Plural Display Systems Patents (Class 345/1.1)
  • Patent number: 11189254
    Abstract: A video processing device processing input videos, includes a video processing unit that processes the input videos; and a control unit that sets a control value for controlling the video processing unit, wherein an entire input video is constituted by combining the input videos, and among partial areas associated with the respective input videos constituting the entire input video, one of the partial areas is defined as a first partial area, and another of the partial areas adjacent to, the first partial area is defined as a second partial area, and when processing which is performed, by referring to a pixel value in one of the first partial area and the second partial area, on another of the first partial area and the second partial area, is defined as adjacent boundary processing, the video processing unit performs the adjacent boundary processing on the entire input video, and generates processed videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsunori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11188222
    Abstract: An electronic computing device provides a plurality of displays unified under a single touchscreen module. The device includes a casing for housing device components and a processor operable to control the functionality of the device. A graphical user interface may be stored on the processor to provide interactive elements and an environment for a device user. A glass substrate layer defining a top surface of the device is positioned adjacent a touchscreen module in operable communication with the processor. Below the touchscreen module, a plurality of displays may be positioned adjacent the touchscreen module and are each in operable communication with the processor to display a screen. With this configuration, multiple programs may be seamlessly run within one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cabin Management Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Marsden Pike
  • Patent number: 11183075
    Abstract: An automated assessment of various capabilities, such as cognitive, fine-motor, and memory skills, includes the use of Tangible Geometric Games (TAG-Games), which are a play-based assessment tools. TAG-Games are based on Sensor-Integrated Geometric Blocks (SIG-Blocks) and an interactive graphical user interface (GUI), which provide a means for real-time and remote monitoring of a user through operative communication between blocks and a remote computer. The data made available by employing TAG-Games includes: 1) block accelerations, 2) time at stages of assembly completion, 3) total completion time for quizzes, and 4) correctness of assembly steps. In addition, a GUI can display the real-time assembly configuration of the blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventor: Kiju Lee
  • Patent number: 11177245
    Abstract: A large area passive micro light-emitting diode matrix display includes a plurality of micro light-emitting diode matrices and an external circuit component. Each of the micro light-emitting diode matrices includes a first layer, a plurality of light-emitting layers disposed on the first layer, a plurality of second layers disposed on the light-emitting layers, respectively, a plurality of first inner electrode layers disposed on the second layers, respectively, and a second inner electrode layer which is disposed on the first layer, and which includes a first portion and a second portion having a plurality of through holes to accommodate said light-emitting layers, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHUNG-HSING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dong-Sing Wuu, Shuo-Huang Yuan, Po-Wei Chen, Ray-Hua Horng
  • Patent number: 11169859
    Abstract: A processor determines a priority for a user of a digital calendar system. The processor determines a link between the priority and a calendar entry in the digital calendar system. A change to the digital calendar system associated with the priority is determined. An effect on the priority based upon the change to the digital calendar system is determined. Data is generated describing a display of the effect on the priority for display in a user interface of the digital calendar system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: INDIGGO LLC
    Inventors: Janine Gelbart, Marc Inzelstein, Vijay Perincherry
  • Patent number: 11163514
    Abstract: A display device capable of switching image sources and including a first transmission interface, a second transmission interface, a system on chip (SOC), and a display panel is provided. The first transmission interface is configured to be coupled to a first electronic device and receive a first image signal and selection information from the first electronic device. The second transmission interface is configured to be coupled to a second electronic device and receive a second image signal from the second electronic device. The SOC selects at least one of the first and second image signals according to the selection information to generate a display signal. The display panel displays an image according to the display signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuei-Shan Chang, Chin-Hui Chen, Erh-Chia Joung, Chun-Keung Chau, Shih-Pin Chang
  • Patent number: 11157127
    Abstract: A user terminal apparatus is provided. The user terminal apparatus includes a display consisting of a main display area disposed on a front side of the user terminal apparatus and a sub display area extended from one side of the main display area to be disposed on at least one area of a rear side of the user terminal apparatus, and a processor configured to provide a lock screen to a display area of at least one of the main display area and the sub display area and, in response to a user input of releasing the lock screen being sensed, control the display to provide a different home screen based on a display area where the user input is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Choi, Il-ho Lee, Hyun-sub Park, Wan-ho Roh
  • Patent number: 11157227
    Abstract: A switching control device, a control method, and a display device are provided. The switching control device includes: a main control circuit and switch control circuits in one-to-one correspondence with display screens. The main control circuit is configured to output a display control voltage, and output in a time-division manner a display switching instruction in one-to-one correspondence with each of the display screens. For each of the display screens, the display switching instruction includes: a switch control signal, a data signal, a lighting signal, and an extinguishing signal. The main control circuit is configured to output a lighting signal to the corresponding display screens, and to output an extinguishing signal to the corresponding display screens. The switch control circuits are configured to receive a display control voltage and a switch control signal, and supply a display control voltage to the corresponding display screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanfei Ren, Jigang Sun, Wanhua Yang, Weixing Shan, Shaolei Zong
  • Patent number: 11151965
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for display processing. Aspects of the present disclosure can determine a refresh offset for at least one group of lines in a first display based on at least one group of lines in a second display. Aspects of the present disclosure can also apply the refresh offset for the at least one group of lines in the first display based on the at least one group of lines in the second display. Further, aspects of the present disclosure can adjust combined instantaneous bandwidth corresponding to each of the at least one group of lines in the first display and each of the at least one group of lines in the second display based on the applied refresh offset. Aspects of the present disclosure can also determine one or more overlapping layer regions based on the first display and the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dileep Marchya, Srinivas Pullakavi, Prashant Nukala
  • Patent number: 11145228
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to apparatuses, systems, and methods for immersive display. A faceted geometric structure may have an axis and a perpendicular plane. Display panels may be arranged on a level of the plane radially about the axis and having a slope relative to the axis to define an opening of a first shape. Each display panel may have a second shape different from the first shape to provide a display to an interior of the structure. A display tile having the second shape may be mounted at the opening. A light relay having the first shape may be disposed within the opening. The light relay may receive a first output from the display tile corresponding to the second shape. The light relay may convert the first output to a second output to conform with the first shape. The light relay may provide the second output to the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Lee Seeliger, Steven P. Szaroletta, Tracy Alan Taylor, Matthew Wayne Dixon, John Michael Magda, Christopher Jon Shepp
  • Patent number: 11137798
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to an electronic device. The electronic device may include: a housing including a first surface facing a first direction and a second surface facing a second direction opposite the first direction; a first display viewable through the first surface; a battery disposed between the first display and the second surface; a second display having a size smaller than a size of the first display and viewable through a partial area of the second surface; a short-distance wireless communication antenna disposed at a lower end of the second display and configured to transmit/receive a short-distance wireless communication signal through the partial area of the second surface and the second display; and a shield disposed at a lower end of the short-distance wireless communication antenna and configured to block transmission/reception of the short-distance wireless communication signal through the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wanjae Ju, Seunghak Lee, Chanho Park
  • Patent number: 11137607
    Abstract: An image capturing and display apparatus includes a plurality of image capturing units, a plurality of display units, and a signal processing unit. The plurality of image capturing units includes a first image capturing unit and a second image capturing unit configured to output a signal corresponding to an incident light quantity higher than that of the first image capturing unit. The signal processing unit generates a single third image signal based on a first image signal from the first image capturing unit and a second image signal from the second image capturing unit, and the plurality of display devices displays images based on the third image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Kobayashi, Takeshi Ichikawa, Akira Okita
  • Patent number: 11132970
    Abstract: Disclosed are a driving device, a driving method and a display apparatus of a display panel, the display array of which has two kinds of gate driving lines for sub-pixels in the same row. The pixels in the odd-numbered column has a different gate driving signals with those in the even-numbered column. The driving time sequence of the main gate driving signals is the original gates driving time sequence corresponding to the low voltage subpixels in the row direction, and the driving time sequence of the sub-gate driving signals is the gate driving time sequence and the source driving time sequence corresponding to the previous high voltage subpixels that is adjacent to the low voltage subpixels. As such, the charging capability is different of sub-pixels on two adjacent rows of gate driving lines for the same drive voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Jianfeng Shan
  • Patent number: 11128926
    Abstract: According to embodiments, a client device, a companion screen device, and an operation method thereof are disclosed. The disclosed client device includes: a communication interface; a display; a memory configured to store one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory to control the display to display at least a part of 360-degree video content, identify a companion screen device having a 360-degree control capability to perform 360-degree control on the 360-degree video content, control the communication interface to connect a communication channel with the identified companion screen device, and control the display to control the displaying of the 360-degree video content according to a control command received from the connected companion screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Christopher Alder, Richard Moreton
  • Patent number: 11127212
    Abstract: A method of augmenting real world objects and surfaces with projected virtual imagery. A camera interfaced with a projector, captures an image of the object or the surface in real time and a software application generates the three-dimensional positional location of the object or surface with respect to the camera. This information is transmitted to the projector together with selected virtual imagery. The camera and projector are positioned for synchronized movement for aiming the projected virtual imagery on the real world object or surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Sean Asher Wilens
  • Patent number: 11128811
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including circuitry that connects a reference image and a target image with at least one of a plurality of complement images based on a reference viewpoint of a subject and a target viewpoint of the subject in response to an identification of the target viewpoint. Each of the plurality of complement images corresponds to a complementary viewpoint of the subject between the reference viewpoint and the target viewpoint. At least one of the plurality of complement images is an interpolation image, which is an image corresponding to a virtual viewpoint along the virtual path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ikeda, Nobuho Ikeda, Seijiro Inaba, Kazuhiro Shimauchi, Yuki Ono, Shuichi Asajima
  • Patent number: 11112961
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system, an information processing method, and a program capable of adaptively controlling a display on a display surface in response to an operation of moving an object in a certain display surface with respect to a transfer object. The information processing system includes a processing unit that performs, on a first display surface, a predetermined display control indicating that one or more pieces of display information in a second display surface corresponding to the first display surface is changed to be operable in the first display surface when a first operation for a first user to move a first object to a detection area having a predetermined positional relationship with one or more predetermined transfer objects positioned in the first display surface, and changes a display state of the second display surface based on a detection result of a second operation by the first user after the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Haruo Oba, Makoto Niijima, Rei Fukuda, D. Forrest Matthew
  • Patent number: 11112967
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying a user interface, a terminal, and a storage medium are provided in the field of human-computer interaction. The method includes: when a signal triggered by touching an identifier of the first program is received, starting a first application; when the folding display screen is in an open state, displaying the first application on a first screen area of the folding display screen; displaying a control area of the first application on a first partial area of the second screen area of the folding display screen; and displaying information of the second application on a second partial area of the second screen area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhe Liang, Zhenzhou Lu, Xiaodong Li, Lan Li
  • Patent number: 11100827
    Abstract: A sign-monitoring system includes at least one electronic sign and a controller comprising a processor and memory. The electronic sign includes a pixel array, the pixel array including a plurality of pixels. The electronic sign further includes an embedded controller coupled to the at least one electronic sign. The embedded controller develops diagnostic information for the at least one electronic sign, the diagnostic information including information related to a number of malfunctioning pixels in the plurality of pixels. The controller is communicably coupled to the embedded controller and receives at least a portion of the diagnostic information from the embedded controller. In addition, the controller assesses the at least a portion of the diagnostic information to develop health information. The assessment involves evaluating the information related to the number of malfunctioning pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Ramin Safavi, Zhicun Gao, Xiaoping Zhou, Larry T. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11099801
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display system configured to control a plurality of display devices by combining a plurality of information processing devices and the display devices, even if the display system includes a display device incapable of communicating a switch signal with all of the information processing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: EIZO Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Sugumi, Airi Kurokawa, Hideaki Hashimoto, Tatsuya Nakamura, Wei Song
  • Patent number: 11097188
    Abstract: A system, method, and graphical user interface for playing games and/or executing applications on a tablet-based client. One embodiment of a graphical user interface (GUI) for playing a video game on a tablet-based client device comprises: a virtual controller rendered on a display of the tablet computer, the virtual controller substantially mimicking the control provided by a thumb stick of a physical game controller and providing omnidirectional, free-form movement in a synchronous direction in which a user moves a finger on the display of the tablet-based client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Joshuah Vincent, Nico Benitez, Emily Adams, Jan Chong, Ryan Cook, Paul Marshall, Pierpaolo Baccichet, Matt Piotrowski, Collin Carey, Kevin Koleckar
  • Patent number: 11094281
    Abstract: A spliced display device and a configuration method thereof, and a display server and a control method thereof are provided. The configuration method may be applied to a spliced display device, and the spliced display device includes a plurality of displays spliced together in an array. The configuration method includes: receiving display control information sent by a display server in a preset protocol format, wherein the display control information at least includes position setting information; and configuring the plurality of displays according to the display control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianting Wang, Jinhui Cheng, Wei Zhang, Zhanchang Bu, Junning Su, Jianzi He, Rui Guo
  • Patent number: 11094242
    Abstract: A multi-vision system for preventing luminance deviation due to a driving time difference in a plurality of display modules is disclosed. The plurality of display modules adjust driving time of the respective display modules to be identical or similar via inter-module communication, determines target gain according to the adjusted driving time, and applies the determined target gain to correct luminance of received image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Oh-Jong Kwon
  • Patent number: 11093101
    Abstract: A method to improve a user's experience operating within a multiple monitor configuration; the method for assigning a first color to a first display screen within a first monitor and a second color to a second display screen within a second monitor; partitioning a first shared border edge of the first display screen; determining that a mouse pointer satisfies a threshold of the first partitioned shared border edge on the first display screen; modifying, in response to the mouse pointer satisfying the threshold, the first partitioned shared border edge with the second color; and highlighting, in response to the mouse pointer moving to the second display screen, a second border boundary of the second monitor display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Manjari Roy, Thomas A. Morse, Christopher M. Wood
  • Patent number: 11093197
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a master agent, announcements from candidate consumer agents indicating the presence of the candidate consumer agents. Each announcement includes display parameters for a display of the corresponding candidate consumer agent. The method further includes receiving at the master agent content parameters from a producer agent, the content parameters defining characteristics of content to be provided by the consumer agent. A mosaic screen is configured based on the received announcements and the content parameters. This configuring of the mosaic screen includes selecting ones of the consumer agents for which an announcement was received and generating content distribution parameters based on the content parameters and the display parameters of the selected ones of the consumer agents. The generated content distribution parameters are provided to the consumer agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS, INC., STMICROELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL NV
    Inventors: Benedetto Vigna, Mahesh Chowdhary, Matteo Dameno
  • Patent number: 11086363
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first display area and a second display area. The first display area includes a planar area and a bending area. The first display area and the second display area are arranged along a first direction. The planar area and the second display area are arranged at opposite sides of the bending area along the first direction. A maximum length of the planar area along a second direction is greater than a minimum length of the second display area along the second direction. The first direction intersects the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai AVIC OPTO Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shihu Su, Tianqing Hu, Zhaokeng Cao
  • Patent number: 11081085
    Abstract: An on-board information display device can effectively display information by synchronizing a plurality of display units in accordance with information to be provided. The on-board information display device controls a plurality of display units, and includes an on-board information display controller including: a display-execution-processing determination unit that outputs a display-execution-processing determination result indicating whether parts or all of display screens to be displayed on the plurality of display units are to be synchronized, in accordance with on-board information to be displayed on the plurality of display units; and a display data generation unit that receives the display-execution-processing determination result and generates display data to allow the display screens to be displayed on the plurality of display units, in synchronization or without synchronization in accordance with the display-execution-processing determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daiki Niinuma
  • Patent number: 11070707
    Abstract: One general aspect includes a method to remove a vehicle shadow from image information, the method includes the steps of—determining a location of the vehicle shadow in an environment surrounding the vehicle, (based on the outcome of step) selecting one or more cameras installed on the vehicle, and removing the vehicle shadow from the image information produced by the one or more cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Sai Vishnu Aluru, Yun Qian Miao
  • Patent number: 11064095
    Abstract: An image display system includes a display and a processor. The processor is configured to: synchronize a first relative position of a first area in an area of a first panorama image and a second relative position of a second area in an area of a second panorama image, and display at least the first area in the first panorama image and at least the second area in the second panorama image on the display. The processor is further configured to change the first area displayed which is displayed in response to change the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Ogawara
  • Patent number: 11055048
    Abstract: This game system is provided with a plurality of information processing apparatuses that are capable of communicating with each other and include at least a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus, and a control unit that controls the plurality of information processing apparatuses. The first information processing apparatus includes a first display unit and a first touch panel that detects contact on the first display unit, and the second information processing apparatus includes a second display unit and a second touch panel that detects contact on the second display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyokazu Nonaka, Toshiaki Suzuki, Yoshiaki Onishi, Osamu Tsuchihashi, Shun Hakamada
  • Patent number: 11048108
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a multi-perspective image display system includes a motor configured to spin a rotor, a display screen coupled to the rotor, and a controller. The controller is configured to cause the motor to spin the display screen, using the rotor, about an axis of rotation at a spin rate, and to determine, based on the spin rate, an illumination on-time for an illumination source of the display screen. The controller is also configured to sequentially render each of multiple different perspectives of an image on the display screen during each revolution of the display screen about the axis of rotation and, concurrently with sequentially rendering each of the plurality of perspectives of the image on the display screen, to strobe the illumination source of the display screen based on the determined illumination on-time to display the multiple different perspectives of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan D. Nocon, Stephen A. Thornton, Clifford Wong, Eric C. Haseltine
  • Patent number: 11042284
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first housing including a first surface and a second surface faced away from the first surface, a second housing including a third surface and a fourth surface faced away from the third surface, a first display including a folding part rotatably connecting a side surface of the first housing and a side surface of the second housing facing the side surface of the first housing, the first display being disposed on the first surface and the third surface across the folding part, a second display disposed on the second surface of the first housing, at least one memory storing instructions, and at least one processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangeun Lee, Dasom Kim, Sangki Lee
  • Patent number: 11036454
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to display control. In some examples, a computing device may include a first processing resource, a second processing resource, a first display controlled by the first processing resource, and a second display storable in a first position within a pocket of the first display and controlled by the second processing resource. The second processing resource may provide notification data content to the second display when the second display is stored within the first position and the first processing resource of the computing device is in a non-active mode. The second processing resource may share control of the second display with the first processing resource when the second display is in a second position extended from the first display and while the computing device is in an active mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Ann Alejandro Villegas, Hsing-Hung Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11037477
    Abstract: Provided are a display apparatus, and a method and system for controlling the same, the display apparatus including: a display; an interface; a storage; and a processor configured to transmit information on a refresh rate of the display, stored in the storage, to a source apparatus connected to the interface; based on an image signal received from the source apparatus being displayed as an image on the display at a preset first refresh rate for more than a predetermined period, switch the refresh rate, stored in the storage, to a second refresh rate that is lower than the first refresh rate; transmit information about the second refresh rate to the source apparatus; and display the image on the display at the second refresh rate of the image signal received from the source apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunmook Choi, Boyoung Kim, Hwichul Kim, Euihyung Yoo, Kwansoo Lee, Sanghyeok Lee
  • Patent number: 11029906
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for managing display content across overlapping devices are disclosed. A display connected to or part of a first device may be at least partially occluded by a second device. In the disclosed embodiments, the first device detects the position and orientation of the second device relative to the display, determines a portion of the display that is occluded by the second device, and manages the content of the display and/or a display connected to the second device to accommodate the occluded portion. In some embodiments, the content is managed with respect to the context of the content displayed on the displays connected to the first and second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Aleksander Magi, Gustavo Fricke
  • Patent number: 11032618
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of processing content from a plurality of external content sources and a content processing device performing the method. Contents of the plurality of external content sources are analysed by an external content analyser, while one or more source modes of the content processing device are analysed by a source mode analyser. Accordingly, the contents of the plurality of external content sources are mapped by a content mapping engine to a content listing in the one or more source modes of the content processing device, based on at least one content parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arihant Jain, Himanshu Gupta
  • Patent number: 11023194
    Abstract: An arrangement includes at least two modules for a video wall including light-emitting components arranged on a carrier, wherein a drive circuit that selectively drives the component at the carrier is provided for each component, row lines and column lines are provided, each drive circuit connects to a row line and a column line, each drive circuit connects to power supply lines, the carrier includes plated-through holes that guide the row lines and the column lines onto an underside of the carrier, the two modules are arranged on a further carrier, the further carrier includes at least one recess, an electrical connector is arranged in the recess, and the electrical connector connects column lines and/or row lines of the two modules to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schwarz, Frank Singer, Jürgen Moosburger, Karl Engl, Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 11018439
    Abstract: A scanned antenna according to an embodiment includes a plurality of first antenna elements and a plurality of second antenna elements. The first antenna elements are driven by a gate driver connected to a plurality of first gate bus lines and a first source driver connected to a plurality of first source bus lines. The second antenna elements are driven by a gate driver connected to a plurality of second gate bus lines and a second source driver connected to a plurality of second source bus lines. The gate driver and the gate driver operate independently of each other, and the first source driver and the second source driver operate independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masashi Otsubo, Yoshinobu Hirayama, Akinori Kubota
  • Patent number: 11006017
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller that controls a notification of a linkage function corresponding to plural selected files. In a further modification of the invention, the controller may control the notification of the linkage function corresponding to formats of the selected files. When the plural files having different formats are selected, the controller may control the notification of the linkage function corresponding to the formats of the selected files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10996913
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to multimodal dual displays. A display apparatus comprises a first electronic display, a second electronic display, and a display attachment including a first region configured to attach to the first electronic display, a second region configured to attach to the second electronic display, and an intermediate region configured to change a distance between the first electronic display and the second electronic display. At least one releasable fastener is configured to releasably couple a first edge of the first electronic display to a second edge of the second electronic display. A second set of releasable fasteners is configured to releasably couple a third edge of the first electronic display to a fourth edge of the second electronic display when regions of the display attachment releasably detach from the displays, enabling the displays to rotate to achieve a different configuration and orientation with a different combined aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff Ku, Shantanu Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10990129
    Abstract: A dual screen display device may include a set of displays including a first display and a second display. A base may support the displays. A hinge may be coupled between the first and second displays. A channel and post may be provided in the displays and the base to provide a sliding translation between the base and the displays. In some embodiments of the dual screen device, the hinge, channel and post cooperate to provide a coupled translation of the first and second displays relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph V. Miele, Drew G. Damm, Dan H. Gerbus, Andrew Larson, Shyamjith Mohan
  • Patent number: 10990204
    Abstract: An information handling system touchscreen display detects touches at a touch detection surface as inputs to the information handling system to report as inputs to an embedded controller. An embedded controller detects placement of a keyboard on the touchscreen display in a forward position and in response commands an infrared position detector to activate to detect finger movement at a virtual touchpad disposed external to the information handling system housing. A microphone disposed proximate the virtual touchpad detects end user taps as inputs and a projector disposed proximate the virtual touchpad illuminates a boundary of the virtual touchpad. When the keyboard is moved from the forward position to a rearward position, a virtual touchpad may be presented on the display and the infrared position detector may be deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: James D. Trim, Hari J. Iyer, John Trevor Morrison, Jace W. Files
  • Patent number: 10990346
    Abstract: An electronic blackboard system including an electronic blackboard and an information processing system is disclosed. The information processing system stores content data created based on data displayed on the electronic blackboard, sets of user information each specifying one of users of the electronic blackboard, and a time period indicating a schedule to display the content data on the display part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shiho Katsuragi
  • Patent number: 10990340
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a plurality of display panels arranged in a matrix, each of the image display panel includes a plurality of drive electrodes extending in a first direction and a plurality of detection electrodes extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, wherein an AC voltage is sequentially applied to the plurality of drive electrodes of a first display panel, and the plurality of detection electrodes of a second display panel adjacent to the first display panel detect a signal output from the plurality of drive electrodes of the first display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya Iuchi, Hayato Kurasawa, Masahiro Togashi, Tsutomu Harada, Yuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10979699
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display assembly includes a microlens layer and a pixel array layer. The microlens layer includes a plurality of cells. The pixel array layer is adjacent to the microlens layer. The pixel array layer includes a plurality of pixels. Each cell of the plurality of cells includes a transparent lenslet and one or both of: a plurality of opaque walls configured to prevent light from bleeding into adjacent cells; and a filter layer on one end of each cell of the plurality of cells. The filter layer is configured to limit light passing through the filter layer to a specific incident angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Lamkin, Kyle Martin Ringgenberg, Jordan David Lamkin
  • Patent number: 10963030
    Abstract: A holster is provided to receive a radio (mobile communications device). The radio is operatively equipped with a front-facing touchscreen. The holster is equipped with an optical reflector. The optical reflector is adapted to change the direction of light rays passing through it in order to reflect only a portion of the front-facing touchscreen to a top window located within the holster. The top window and the touchscreen are substantially perpendicular to each other. The holster is equipped with at least one capacitive touch extension element that couples the top window to a point on the touchscreen to control an interface element on the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Wai Mun Lee, Wooi Ping Teoh, Chun Wen Ooi
  • Patent number: 10966329
    Abstract: A display device includes: a panel assembly including a display panel; a bracket to which the panel assembly is attached; and a buffer layer between the panel assembly and the bracket, and the buffer layer includes: a first portion having a first elastic modulus; and a second portion surrounded by the first portion and having a second elastic modulus that is less than the first elastic modulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Jin Park, Han Sun Ryou, Min Gu Kim
  • Patent number: 10960828
    Abstract: An entertainment bracket for a seat of a motor vehicle includes a mount disposed on the seat, the mount having a headrest bracket and a screen support. The headrest bracket extends from a substantially planar headrest attachment portion rearwards to the screen support, the screen support connected at an angle to the headrest attachment portion and including a first portion of a swivel ball joint. A human machine interface (HMI) bracket supports an HMI and includes a second portion of the swivel ball joint connected to the first portion of the swivel ball joint, the first portion and the second portion of the swivel ball joint allowing the HMI bracket to articulate through a range of motion relative to the headrest bracket. A covering component is disposed overtop the headrest attachment portion and forms a substantially smooth, continuous exterior surface of the entertainment bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Stephen L. Smith, Wendy Zaranek, Bryan R. Wakely
  • Patent number: 10957104
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a photographed image acquiring unit acquires an image which has been photographed by a camera attached to a head mount display. A region determining unit predicts a region which a user gazes at in a display image. An image analyzing unit has a first fineness processing unit and a second fineness processing unit, with the former analyzing a region corresponding to the gaze region in the photographed image with a higher fineness than the latter. An information processing unit performs information processing by using the result of analysis. An image generating unit has a first fineness processing unit and a second fineness processing unit, with the former generating a display image on the gaze region with a higher fineness than the latter. An output unit sends data of the display image to the head mount display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Ishida, Akio Ohba, Akihiko Sugawara, Yasuhiro Watari, Akira Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10956110
    Abstract: A system and method are described for creation of a mosaic display system. A device is assigned an address which may be used to produce unique sequence of illumination which is based on a code determined by the address. A sequence of images of a number of devices may be used to determine a spatial location associated with a device address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Eugene M O'Donnell