Data Transmitted Or Received At Surface Of Display Patents (Class 345/1.2)
  • Patent number: 11335049
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for component-based digital image synchronization are described. In one example, a digital image is stored as a composite file with a number of separately compressed individual components. Indicators are generated during an editing process of a digital image. The indicators are usable to correlate altered portions of the digital image with compressed components of the composite digital image file. The altered components are then communicated to a synchronization service for synchronization with a remote representation of the digital image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Thomas Williams, Habib Khalfallah, Jan Stoeckmann, Alan Lee Erickson
  • Patent number: 11232642
    Abstract: Methods and systems for populating overlays within a virtual environment. An example method includes generating, by one or more processors, a virtual reality model of an overall region based upon a plurality of images captured of the overall region; accessing, by the one or more processors, a plurality of records associated with a property modeled in the virtual reality model, each of the records having an associated time stamp; generating, by the one or more processors, a plurality of overlays for respective ones of the plurality of records, each of the plurality of overlays having an associated time stamp corresponding to the time stamp associated with the respective record; and adding the plurality of overlays to the virtual reality model such that a time lapse rendering of the virtual reality model sequentially renders the plurality of overlays at times based on the time stamps associated with the plurality of overlays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Bryan R. Nussbaum, Rebecca A. Little, Kevin L. Mitchell, Nathan C. Summers, An Ho
  • Patent number: 11147172
    Abstract: A display device includes an array substrate and two electronic ink layers. The array substrate includes two active regions and a folding region that connects these two active regions. The two active regions are located at two opposite sides of the folding region. The two electronic ink layers are respectively located on the two active regions. The folding region of the array substrate is located below a gap between the two electronic ink layers. When the display device is at an unfolded state, two edges of the two electronic ink layers are adjacent to each other. When the display device is at a folded state, the two electronic ink layers are located between the two active regions of the array substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Hsing-Kai Wang, Yung-Sheng Chang, Chia-Chun Yeh, Yi-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 11010625
    Abstract: A vehicle exterior environment recognition apparatus includes a position deriving unit, a grouping unit, and a pairing unit. The position deriving unit derives three-dimensional positions of respective blocks from an image received from an imaging unit. The grouping unit groups the respective blocks and identifies potential three-dimensional objects from the grouped blocks. The pairing unit projects the potential three-dimensional objects on a horizontal plane, classifies the potential three-dimensional objects into a rear face and a side face on a basis of angles of the potential three-dimensional objects on the horizontal plane with respect to a depth direction, determines whether a relation between the side face and the rear face satisfies a predetermined condition, and pairs the side face with the rear face into a single three-dimensional object when the determination is made that the relation between the side face and the rear face satisfies the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshimi Okubo
  • Patent number: 10997436
    Abstract: An object detection apparatus detects an object present around an own vehicle by using a radar device and an imaging device. The object detection apparatus includes a type recognition section that recognizes a type of the object, based on an image captured by the imaging device, and a distance calculation section that calculates a distance to the object in a case where a single object is detected as the object by the imaging device and the radar device and where the object is recognized to be a bicycle by the type recognition section. The distance in this case is calculated taking account of a positional displacement between a front or rear end of the bicycle, whichever is nearer to the own vehicle, and a detection point on the object obtained through search waves transmitted from the radar device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shogo Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10942696
    Abstract: A computing system is provided, including a first display device having a first hardware configuration including a first display and a second display device having a second hardware configuration different from the first hardware configuration and including a second display. The computing system may further include a processor configured to receive an input including instructions to launch an application program on the first display device. The application program may include application program hardware specifications indicating hardware used by the application program. Based on the first hardware configuration, the second hardware configuration, and the application program hardware specifications, the processor may be further configured to determine that the second hardware configuration matches the application program hardware specifications more closely than the first hardware configuration. The processor may be further configured to launch the application program on the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Michael Sadak, Mario Emmanuel Maltezos, Adolfo Hernandez Santisteban, John Benjamin Hesketh, Donna Katherine Long, Timothy D. Kviz, Arthur Charles Tomlin, Jeffrey R. Sipko
  • Patent number: 10824383
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a display device, which includes a casing, a plurality of proximity sensors, a communication module, a display screen, and a processing module. The proximity sensors are disposed with respect to the side walls of the casing, and the proximity sensors generate a position signal when other display device is close to the casing. The communication module is disposed in the casing, and the communication module is used for communicating with the other display device. The processing module electrically connects to the proximity sensors and the communication module. The processing module controls the display screen to show a particular frame according to the position signal, and the other display screen of the other display device to show the other particular frame via the communication module, wherein the particular frame is capable of being combined with the other particular frame to be an entire frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Wen Chang, Chen-Yu Tsai, Chun-Yuan Wang, Cheng-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 10803135
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure present devices, methods, and computer readable medium for disambiguating clustered occurrence identifiers. Digital assets contain a plurality of metadata that can be used to identify the occurrence or event during which the digital asset was captured. Techniques can use various types contextual information based on a category of the digital asset for disambiguation. Events can occur at various locations, over a dispersed area and it can be challenging to automatically identify and label the digital assets with the identification of the event. Automatically labelling the digital assets assists user in organizing and sharing the digital assets with friends and family. Users can search for events by event name, performer name, and category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benedikt M. Hirmer, Kevin Bessiere, Eric Circlaeys, Shanni A. Weilert, Christopher C. Foster, Krishna M. Behara, Kartheekeya D. Kasibatta
  • Patent number: 10803783
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic shelf display apparatus. An electronic shelf display is provided. The electronic shelf display comprises a display module, an electronic paper (ePaper) module, a communication module, and a control module. The communication module receives a first signal indicating a first message to be displayed on the display module and receives a second signal indicating a second message to be displayed on the ePaper module. The control module is electrically connected to the communication module, the display module, and the ePaper module. The control module controls the display module and the ePaper module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DYNASCAN TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Tsun-I Wang, Ching-Chun Wu, Chia-Liang Yang, Chih-Chin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10750234
    Abstract: A display device and a method are provided. The display device includes a network interface connected to a network; an internal storage configured to store at least one content; a display; and a processor configured to control the display to display, in a first area of a user interface (UI) screen, a category list, including a video category and a photo category, to enable selection of one category from the list, and control the display to display, in a second area of the UI screen, at least one thumbnail image corresponding to at least one content stored in at least one external device connected through the network interface and at least one thumbnail image corresponding to the at least one content stored in the internal storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ray Hong, Sahng-hee Bahn, Chang-hwan Hwang
  • Patent number: 10623934
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems, devices and methods described herein generally facilitate performing Bluetooth pairing between a first device and a second device. In accordance with one example embodiment, a first device generates a barcode that encodes Bluetooth pairing data for transmission to the second device, wherein the pairing data comprises a Bluetooth address associated with the first device, and wherein the pairing data further comprises a personal identification number usable to complete the Bluetooth pairing, the barcode is transmitted to the second device, and Bluetooth pairing is performed with the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Herbert Anthony Little
  • Patent number: 10620902
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product provide an indication to a first user as to the content presented to another user by the head mounted display of the other user. In the context of a method, information is received relating to content presented to a second user by a head mounted display of the second user. Based upon the information, the method also includes causing, with a processor, an indication to be presented to a first user identifying the content presented to the second user by the head mounted display of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Daniel Ashbrook, David Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10585557
    Abstract: A parameter relating to the video card preferences of a target computer program is determined. In response to the target computer program being started on a computing device having a number of video cards, one of these video cards is selected to run the target computer program on, based on the parameter. The target computer program is then run on the video card selected. The parameter may include the specific identify of one of the video cards on which the target computer program is to be run, as well as other types of parameters that do not specifically identify any of the video cards. The video card preferences of the target computer program may also include video card requirements of the target computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Steven D. Cook
  • Patent number: 10481853
    Abstract: An information processing method executed by an information processing apparatus which transmits data to a different information processing apparatus, the method includes: receiving a granularity capable of expressing a change of the data in the different information processing apparatus; and when the data changes, transmitting the data after change to the different information processing apparatus according to the granularity received in the receiving and an extent of the change of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Junya Kani, Hideto Kihara, Junichi Yura
  • Patent number: 10430142
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes: a display configured to include a plurality of display modules, a storage configured to store a first luminance correction coefficient corresponding to light-emitting pixels constituting each of the plurality of display modules and a second luminance correction coefficient corresponding to at least one target pixels adjacent to a seam region from among the light-emitting pixels, and a processor configured to apply the second luminance correction coefficient to the target pixel, apply the first luminance correction coefficient to remaining pixels, and drive the display, wherein the second luminance correction coefficient may be a luminance correction coefficient which is calculated based on a target luminance value to compensate the seam region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Byung-chul Kim, Sung-yeol Kim
  • Patent number: 10431167
    Abstract: An electronic paper display apparatus, a signal transmission system and a method thereof are provided. The electronic paper display apparatus is configured to transmit an encrypted signal. The electronic paper display apparatus includes an electronic paper display panel and a display driver. The electronic paper display panel is configured to display a first image or a second image. The display driver is electrically coupled to the electronic paper display panel and configured to output a driving signal to the electronic paper display panel. The display driver drives the electronic paper display panel to alternately display the first image and the second image for transmitting the encrypted signal by using the driving signal during a signal transmission period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Chuen-Jen Liu, Li-Wei Chou, Jia-Hong Xu, Yu-Ming Lee, Chih-Jen Wu, Chi-Mao Hung
  • Patent number: 10347214
    Abstract: A display matrix, a display device and an associated display method are provided. The display matrix includes a first display device and a second display device. The first display device transmits a source image at a first transmitting time point. The second display device is serially connected to the first display device via a daisy chain. The first display device and the second display device are arranged in a matrix. The second display device receives the source image via the daisy chain at a second receiving time point. The first display device displays the source image at a first display time point. The first display time point is the same as or later than the second receiving time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pi-Chang Chiu, Kuo-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 10268370
    Abstract: Character input device includes touch screen; word dictionary database; first keypad information database for storing information on first keypad; second keypad information database for storing information on second keypad; first keypad creation unit for displaying the first keypad; first key touch recognition unit for acquiring character code corresponding to value of the first key from the first keypad information database and invoking second keypad creation unit; the second keypad creation unit for creating and displaying the second keypad on the first keypad; second keypad touch recognition unit for acquiring character code corresponding to touch movement from the second keypad information database; input character string creation unit for creating one or more input character strings by combining the character code of the first key with the character codes acquired by the second keypad touch recognition unit; and word recognition processing unit for extracting and displaying character strings of a complet
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Neopad, Inc.
    Inventor: Hee Sung Chung
  • Patent number: 10235120
    Abstract: A display apparatus constituting a video wall system is provided. The display apparatus includes a display, a first communicator configured to perform communication with at least one adjacent display apparatus, and a processor configured to allocate identification information corresponding to the display apparatus based on identification information received from the adjacent display apparatus and information on a location relationship of the display device relative to the adjacent display apparatus and display a sub-image of an image through the display based on the allocated identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong-phil Cho, Tae-je Park, Ho-seop Lee, Byeong-cheol Hyeon
  • Patent number: 10228966
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to methods and systems for the management of computing devices. Unnecessary and/or idle processes in a primary memory are hibernated. Hibernation is performed by displacing the processes to a secondary memory. Hibernated processes are resumed when needed. The device is still operational while the processes are in hibernation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mohanish Chandrapalsingh Pachlore, Yin Tan, Dongjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10209801
    Abstract: A bendable device is provided. The device comprises: a body comprising a bending region and a flexible display stack comprising at least one active layer and a supporting layer positioned on the bottom of the flexible display stack. The supporting layer of the flexible display stack comprises one or more fastening areas; the body comprises one or more fastening components; and one or more fastening components of the body are configured to be operable in a movable connection with one or more fastening areas of the flexible display stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ilpo Kauhaniemi, Esa Määttä, Lassi Hyvönen, Jussi Ropo, Vicente Calvo Alonso, Catalin Gheorghiu
  • Patent number: 10146077
    Abstract: A device for eliminating spliced borders/bezels of a liquid crystal display screen by means of edge display, which comprises an edge display unit is arranged on the spliced border/bezel of the liquid crystal display screen, a dodging layer is arranged on the edge display unit to serve as a display surface of the edge display unit, and the dodging layer and a displayable area of the liquid crystal display screen are synthesized and fused to display an original input video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Zhanmin Xia, Weikang Ding
  • Patent number: 10114679
    Abstract: A logical central processing unit (CPU) division management view is displayed for a device having multiple logical CPU divisions. The management view is displayed as a heat map representation that includes multiple cells, each of which corresponds to one of the multiple logical CPU divisions. As part of the heat map representation, each of the multiple cells is displayed in one of multiple different manners based on a usage of the corresponding logical CPU division, and a usage value identifying usage of the corresponding one of the multiple logical processors can also displayed in the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christina L. Rhodes, Peter Seraphim Ponomarev, Matthew P. Duignan, Phillip Daniel Donate
  • Patent number: 10097290
    Abstract: The present invention is an in-train information display apparatus that displays advertisement content to a passenger. The in-train information display apparatus includes a display unit configured to display the advertisement content, a display monitoring unit configured to photograph a video screen which is displayed on the display unit and actually seen from the passenger, and a display-result determining unit configured to calculate color-related information, which is information concerning a color of the video screen, based on an image photographed by the display monitoring unit and determine, based on the calculated color-related information and reference information for display result determination, which is information concerning a color of the advertisement content normally displayed on the display unit, whether the display of the advertisement content has been normally performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masao Oki
  • Patent number: 9983627
    Abstract: A computing device may include a first housing and a second housing attached by one or more hinges. The first housing may house a first set of components, including a first display device. The second housing may house a second set of components, including a second display device. The one or more hinges may enable the first housing and the second housing to be placed at an angle of between about 0 degrees to about 360 degrees relative to each other. When the first housing is placed at an angle of about 180 degrees relative to the second housing, the one or more hinges may pull the first housing and the second housing towards each other, resulting in a gap between a first edge of the first housing and a second edge of the second housing of 2 millimeters or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Pelissier, John Trevor Morrison
  • Patent number: 9836141
    Abstract: An input/output device is provided. The input/output device may include an output device having a display surface, on which characters or symbols are displayed, a body rotatably provided above the display surface, a body through-hole formed in the body to allow the display surface to be visible from an outside of the body, a signal generation device configured to generate a control signal according to whether the body is rotated, and a controller configured to control the output device based on the control signal input from the signal generation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunseok Kim, Hoil Jeon
  • Patent number: 9769437
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product enables the sharing of an overlapping area on a shared projection. A system detects an overlapping area on a shared projection, which presents content from a first projection and a second projection. A computing device identifies any redundant resources, which perform the same function as one another, in the first projection and the second projection. A consolidated resource, which provides the same function as the redundant resources, is defined and/or created, and then displayed in the overlapping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Lydia M. Do, Christopher J. Hardee, Adam Roberts
  • Patent number: 9741316
    Abstract: A method for displaying pixels on display devices, comprising the steps of (a) Providing virtual pixel storage means, preferably one or more virtual frame buffers (6), for temporarily storing the pixel data, (b) Receiving pixel data into the virtual pixel storage means (6) from one or more pixel sources (5), (c) Processing the pixel data stored in the virtual pixel storage means, based on characteristic display parameters characterizing the display devices; and (d) Transmitting the pixel data from the virtual pixel storage means (6) to one or more virtual displays attached to the virtual pixel storage means via a network (7), based on a network transmission protocol. The invention further relates to a system for displaying pixels on display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Universität des Saarlandes
    Inventors: Alexander Loeffler, Luciano Pica, Jochen Miroll, Thorsten Herfet, Philipp Slusallek
  • Patent number: 9691343
    Abstract: A disclosed display device comprises a data line of a display panel, a first switching circuit of the display panel, the first switching circuit including an input and a transistor to pass a test voltage from the input of the first switching circuit to a transistor electrode of the transistor, and a bridge pattern of the display panel, the bridge pattern electrically connecting the transistor electrode to the data line, the bridge pattern being in a different layer of the display panel than the transistor electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinho Lim, Jaehoon Park, Haksu Kim, Cheolhwan Lee, Kyunghyun Jeon
  • Patent number: 9679606
    Abstract: A method of facilitating modified content play such that modification actions may be implemented during play of original content form. The modification actions may be specified by users to modify the original content form. The modification may be disseminated to subscribers or other users desiring similar content modifications. The method may be useful in social networking systems to allow social members to share commentary and otherwise modify original content forms to include their personal reflections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Judson D. Cary, Frank Sandoval, David E. Agranoff, David K. Broberg, Stephen G. Glennon
  • Patent number: 9626748
    Abstract: A filter coefficient calculation portion detects a maximum and a minimum of a pixel-basis deformation factor representing the degree of deformation due to trapezoidal distortion and calculates filter coefficients corresponding to a plurality of deformation factors in accordance with the range of the deformation factors (minimum to maximum). The filter coefficients are corrected by multiplying the calculated filter coefficients by a luminance correction coefficient for correcting luminance deviation due to the trapezoidal distortion, and the corrected filter coefficients are stored in a filter coefficient storage portion. A deformation factor calculation portion calculates the deformation factor in a pixel to be processed by a filter operation portion, and the filter operation portion reads the filter coefficient corresponding to the deformation factor calculated by the deformation factor calculation portion from a filter coefficient storage portion. The filter operation portion then performs filtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manabu Saigo
  • Patent number: 9602310
    Abstract: A messaging system can initiate a communication with one or more users through via cell phone text messages, for example using the short message service protocol. These systems often need a way to correlate user responses with system requests or queries. This problem can present challenges because the email mailbox metaphor used by cell phone user interfaces generally allows users to reply to any previously sent messages, but no message context is automatically supplied. A system that may send multiple messages to a user needs a mechanism by which the system can correlate a user-sent response to one of potentially many system-sent requests or queries. Context correlation to resolve ambiguities can be based on one or more of a dialog-based solution, a token-based solution and a keyword-based solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick P. Block
  • Patent number: 9582759
    Abstract: The present invention envisages a system and method for automating the generation of business decision analytic models. The system uses a plurality of predictor variables stored in a plurality of data sets, to automatically create a business decision analytic model. The system includes a processor configured to process the data sets and determine the total number of records present in each of the data sets and the number of columns containing only numerical values. The processor selects a column containing only numerical values, from a dataset under consideration, and counts the number of unique numerical values in the selected column, and the total number of records present in the selected column. The two counts are compared and the selected column is transformed using a non-linear transformation to obtain a column of transformed values. The transformed values and corresponding time stamps are utilized for the purpose of model generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: DXCONTINUUM INC.
    Inventors: Baskar Jayaraman, Debashish Chatterjee, Kannan Govindarajan, Ganesh Rajan
  • Patent number: 9536100
    Abstract: In one embodiment a controller comprises logic configured to establish a pairing with a remote processor in a second electronic device, create a first secure communication channel with the remote processor, transmit a first portion of a processing task to the remote processor via the first secure channel, receive, via a second communication channel, an input from the first portion of the processing task, and complete at least a second portion of the processing task using the input. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vinay Phegade, Sanjay Bakshi
  • Patent number: 9500906
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a screen layer for displaying a unified image to a viewer and an illumination layer having an array of light sources. Each light source emits a light beam. An array of optical elements, each coupled to a corresponding light source in the array of light sources, is disposed between the screen layer and the illumination layer. The display layer includes a matrix of pixlets and a spacing region disposed between the pixlets in the matrix, wherein the array of light sources emit their light beams through the array of optical elements, wherein each optical element is configured to shape the received light beam into a divergent projection beam having a limited angular spread to project sub-images displayed by the pixlets as magnified sub-images on the backside of the screen layer, the magnified sub-images to combine to form the unified image that is substantially seamless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Mary Lou Jepsen, Adam E. Norton
  • Patent number: 9429833
    Abstract: A device includes a projection and camera system to create an augmented reality environment in which images are projected onto a scene and user movement within the scene is captured. In one implementation, the projection and camera system are mounted in a movable housing or head that is supported by a repositionable support structure. The housing can be moved to a desired position and then locked into a stationary and stable position for creation of the augmented realty environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juli Anna Maria Satoh, Robert Allan Yuan, Navid Poulad, Kebin Sylvia Wu, Jijie Xu, Colter Earl Cederlof
  • Patent number: 9423871
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for determining if a control button on a touch screen controller (TSC) was inadvertently touched. A user gaze point is determined using gaze detection apparatus, and the level of functional significance of the control button is identified. User gaze boundary values for the control button are then determined, and the gaze boundary values are altered to reflect the level of functional significance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Sharath Sukumar
  • Patent number: 9269170
    Abstract: An apparatus including: an image sensor unit configured to convert a sensed hand-drawn sketch to a digital image, an image display unit configured to visualize the digital image to a virtual hand-drawn sketch, and a controller configured to sense a first hand-drawn sketch being drawn with a first sketching tool having a first sketching characteristics on a first sketching plane, store the sensed first hand-drawn sketch as a first digital image with the first sketching characteristics, visualize the stored first digital image as a first virtual hand-drawn sketch on a second sketching plane, sense a second hand-drawn sketch being drawn with a second sketching tool having a second sketching characteristics on the second sketching plane while the first virtual hand-drawn sketch is visualized on the second sketching plane, and store the sensed second hand-drawn sketch as a second digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Eunhyung Cho
  • Patent number: 9244647
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: an interface unit which connects a device; a device control unit which, when a communication device is connected to the interface unit, executes communication via the communication device; and a display unit which displays an image based on image data received via the communication device; wherein the device control unit acquires communication information about the communication using the communication device when detachment of the communication device from the interface unit is detected, and detects that a storage device capable of storing data is connected to the interface unit, and stores the communication information into the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nakamura, Yoshinori Minamide
  • Patent number: 9191483
    Abstract: A method performed by a mobile terminal may include storing a plurality of text messages in a mobile terminal, determining a state of the mobile terminal; and selecting and displaying one of the plurality of stored text messages based on the determined state of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Magnus Jendbro
  • Patent number: 9093007
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of generating a presentation in accordance with a theme defining the graphical appearance and layout of the presentation is provided. The method comprises generating a test image for display on an external display, capturing a digital image of the test image displayed on the external display, digitally analysing the captured digital image, selecting the theme for the presentation based on the analysis, and, generating the presentation in accordance with the selected these. An electronic device and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Carl Fredrik Alexander Berglund, Michael Erik Winberg, Marcus Eriksson
  • Patent number: 9075447
    Abstract: A wireless keyboard comprises at least a keystroke each comprising a first resonating circuit for responsing a first wireless signal to provide a power source, a chip storing a key data, and a switch coupled between the first resonating circuit and the chip for conducting a connection between the first resonating circuit and the chip when receiving an external force, to transmit the power source provided by the first resonating circuit to the chip, such that the chip outputs the key data as a second wireless signal via the first resonating circuit, and a reader coupled to a computer system for emitting the first wireless signal to the each keystroke and responsing the second wireless signal outputted by the each keystroke, so as to determine commands inputted to the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Tien-Chung Tseng
  • Patent number: 9071773
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a communication unit, an obtaining unit, a projection unit, a generator, and a controller. The communication unit communicates with an other projection apparatus. The obtaining unit obtains image data and the projection unit projects an image based on the image data obtained by the obtaining unit. The generator generates an on-screen-display (OSD) image. The controller controls the projection unit to project a projection image by superimposing the OSD image onto an image, based on the image data obtained by the obtaining unit, in a stack projection mode in which a projection image of the projection unit and a projection image of the other projection apparatus are projected to be superimposed with each other, and to transmit, to the other projection apparatus, information concerning a position at which the OSD image is superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Oka
  • Patent number: 9047514
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are provided for illuminating objects in a projection area. The system includes a computing device, a projector and a camera. The computing device stores a digital model of an object, and illumination data having lighting parameters and a reference to the digital model. The projector, or another light source, projects structured light onto the projection area, and the camera simultaneously captures an image of the projection area. The computing device receives the captured image, determines a position and orientation of the object by comparing the digital model to the captured image, and then generates a canvas image including a region matching the determined position and orientation of the object. The projector projects the canvas image onto the projection area. A predefined portion of the object corresponding to the reference in the illumination data is thereby illuminated according to the lighting parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: John Vieth, Roy Anthony, Paul Salvini
  • Patent number: 9035851
    Abstract: A portable terminal, a display apparatus, a luminance control method and a control program are provided. The portable terminal includes a plurality of display units, and a luminance control unit which, in response to an input operation performed for a first display unit of the plurality of display units at a state where images are visibly displayed on the respective display units, performs a luminance control of decreasing a display luminance of a second display unit of the plurality of display units to be lower than a current luminance thereof, the second display unit being different from the first display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Noma
  • Publication number: 20150134375
    Abstract: A display method including: performing (S10) a service application that is an application for at lease one of services of a specific event, using an information terminal; obtaining (S11) a plurality of event information items by the information terminal through visible light communication with a display that displays the event information items, the information terminal being held toward a screen of the display; and displaying (S12), when the event information items obtained in the obtaining (S11) include related information, the related information on a display unit of the information terminal, the related information being information related to contents of the at least one of the services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kento OGAWA
  • Patent number: 9030377
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for smart device notifications in surface computing. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for smart device notifications in surface computing includes registering in memory of a surface computing system, a placement of multiple different smart devices upon a surface of the surface computing system. The method also includes detecting a receipt of a notification in one of the smart devices. Finally, the method includes rendering in a visual display of the surface computing system, an indication of a particular one of the smart devices in which the receipt of the notification is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: International Busines Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Denise A. Bell, Jana Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, Sarah Plantenberg
  • Patent number: 9030376
    Abstract: Provided are a display device and a method for driving the same. The display device includes: a plurality of display modules; a plurality of display module drivers for respectively driving the display modules; a data divider receiving data signals for displaying an image on the display device and separating the received data signals into output data signals corresponding to each respective display module driver; and a timing control signal generator for generating a timing control signal to be supplied commonly to the display module drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Gyun Kim, Hee Jung Hong, Nam Yong Gong
  • Patent number: 9026035
    Abstract: A profiling engine is disclosed. The profiling engine collects information from a variety of sources in real time and stores the information in a profile. The profile may have a number of layers, each layer having a number of categories. The profile is made available for use by applications and services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Swanburg, Mark Wuthnow, James Patrick Ryan, Ginger Li Chien, Roger Julian Smith
  • Patent number: 9024956
    Abstract: A digital image viewing system comprises a wireless phone unit, a battery charger for the wireless phone unit and a digital photo frame in short-range wireless communication with the wireless phone unit. The digital photo frame may include phone function unit. Usual slide show is played on display of digital photo frame and replaced by a special image when a speaker of digital photo frame plays a ringer melody. The special image relates to a person causing the ringer melody. An operation at the wireless phone unit is transmitted to the digital photo frame through the short-range wireless communication to change the special image back to the usual slide show. Upon receipt of e-mail with image data attached, cellar phone automatically but conditionally opens the e-mail and takes out the image data to transmit it to digital photo frame through the short-range wireless communication or direct contact with battery charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: NL Giken Incorporated
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka