Data Transmitted Or Received At Surface Of Display Patents (Class 345/1.2)
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 9013366
    Abstract: A display environment for a plurality of display devices is described. In one or more implementations, a display environment of an operating system of a computing device is configured to display a plurality of shells that support user interaction with the operating system by launching a first shell for display on a first display device of the computing device and launching a second shell for display on a second display device of the computing device such that the first and second shells are displayable simultaneously by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Qixing Zheng, Mark Yalovsky, Thomas Scott Coon, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Gabriel S. DeBacker
  • Patent number: 9013318
    Abstract: An electronic shelf label system is provided. There is provided a method in which an electronic shelf label periodically transmits its remaining battery capacity to a server in a electronic shelf label system according to the present invention, and the server converts the battery level into a remaining battery life (time) and provides the same, so that a manager can check the remaining battery life in a management mode of the server and a terminal, and easily manage an electronic shelf label using a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hye Kim, Yong Taek Oh
  • Patent number: 9004694
    Abstract: A display system displays images projected by a plurality of projection type display devices so as to overlap each other. When a user uses this system, events occurring in these devices can be reliably delivered to the user. A commander and a slave project and display images so as to overlap each other. When a notification-required event occurs in the commander or the slave, the commander specifies this notification-required event. Then, the commander displays a first OSD image between the first OSD image and a second OSD image, which form an image corresponding to the specified notification-required event, in a predetermined region of a first screen of screens on which images are displayed. Also, the commander outputs to the slave a control signal to display the second OSD image in the predetermined region. The slave displays the second OSD image in the predetermined region when the control signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tadanori Aruga, Yutaka Yasuda, Toru Katahira
  • Patent number: 9007278
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a brightness controller includes a plurality of display modules, a specifying module, and a controller. The display modules each include a display screen the brightness of which is adjustable. The specifying module specifies at least one of the display modules to display an application. The controller individually controls the brightness of the display screen of the display module specified by the specifying module based on features of the application displayed on the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Michio Seki, Kazuaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9002947
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display-side communication section adapted to receive image configuration alteration request information related to a configuration of a first image and image information of at least one second image constituting the first image from at least one terminal device; a display-side image generation section adapted to generate the first image based on the image configuration alteration request information and the image information; and a display-side display section adapted to display the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takeaki Arizumi, Mitsuhiro Yoshida, Issei Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 8994671
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for displaying indications of notifications received by a multi-screen device. The notifications may relate to a number of different categories including, without limitation, phone calls, SMS messages, email, notifications from applications, battery level, and signal strength. The multi-screen device includes a unified desktop that displays indications of the notifications regardless of the state of the multi-screen device, which in embodiments includes an undocked state and a docked state, in which a peripheral screen is used to display the indications. The indications may be displayed differently depending on the state of the multi-screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 8994988
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image forming apparatus, a host apparatus, and a print method thereof. A method includes receiving a one touch print command from a print button provided in the image forming apparatus to print an image of at least one monitor among a plurality of monitors of a host apparatus connected to the image forming apparatus. With this configuration, high quality output products may be provided without any image distortion due to a difference in resolution upon receiving a one touch print command in the multi monitor environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-ki Min, Do-hyung Kim, Tae-joon Chung
  • Publication number: 20150084836
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for displaying and managing dynamic, multi-media, video content presentation on an architectural scale. Methods and systems described include associating a video display with an advertising marketplace and leasing rights to a video display. A plurality of physical panel, rod, curtain, blade, and fin video display arrays are described, as are methods and systems for managing and editing video for display and powering a video display that is associated with an architectural feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Adrian Velicescu
  • Patent number: 8988311
    Abstract: A video output apparatus of the present invention includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about display states of a plurality of display devices, a video output unit configured to output video data to the display devices, and a control unit configured to, when a display device to which the video data is output by the video output unit is in a display state of OFF, control the video output unit to output the video data to a display device whose display state is ON based on the information about the display state acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsurou Kitashou
  • Publication number: 20150077309
    Abstract: In a state where an interface unit disposed on a rear surface of a portable terminal faces an interface unit disposed on a rear surface of a sheetlike display terminal, the portable terminal is put on the sheetlike display terminal. With this configuration, the portable terminal and the sheetlike display terminal are electrically connected to each other through the respective interfaces by capacitive coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Hajime AKIMOTO, Toshihiro SATO
  • Patent number: 8982128
    Abstract: A method of providing an image and a display apparatus applying the same are provided. The method of providing an image of a display apparatus includes receiving signals requesting images having different resolutions from each other from a plurality of mobile apparatuses, determining a resolution reproducible by all of the plurality of mobile apparatuses among a plurality of resolutions requested from the plurality of mobile apparatuses as a first resolution and processing the image to be provided to the plurality of mobile apparatuses with the first resolution, and transmitting the image having the first resolution to the plurality of mobile apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo-dae Kim, Myung-suk Bae
  • Patent number: 8982012
    Abstract: Disclosed is a management apparatus, which makes it possible to use an information viewing apparatus without considering the residual amount of the battery, provided therein. The apparatus includes: a plurality of slots to support a plurality of information viewing apparatuses, each of which is activated by an electric power fed from a battery provided therein and is to be inserted into each of the slots in a detachable manner; and a controlling section to control the plurality of information viewing apparatuses, respectively inserted into the slots. When a predetermined information viewing apparatus is inserted into one of the plurality of slots, the controlling section moves data stored in the predetermined information viewing apparatus to another information viewing apparatus, which is currently inserted into another one of the plurality of slots, depending on a residual amount of the battery provided in the predetermined information viewing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Takamura, Tetsuhiro Shibata, Tatsuya Eguchi, Tsutomu Suka, Keiichiro Hyodo, Masayuki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150070248
    Abstract: A visual interface apparatus cooperates with an operation apparatus and has a display surface. The visual interface apparatus comprises a display panel and a control unit. The display panel includes an array substrate and a display medium. The control unit transmits a display data and a transmission data to the display panel. When the operation apparatus is operated on the display surface, a coupling signal containing the transmission data is coupled to the operation apparatus from at least one electrode of the display panel, and the operation apparatus receives the coupling signal to obtain a coupling data. A data transmission system is also disclosed in the invention. Thereby, not only the visual interface apparatus can display images, but also the transmission data such as data or files can be transmitted to another electronic apparatus through the visual interface apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Hsiung-Kuang Tsai
  • Patent number: 8971809
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dummy touch screen system. The dummy touch screen system includes a host mobile terminal and a dummy touch screen. Here, the host mobile terminal includes a first touch screen unit having a first touch panel and a first display, a first application module driven by receiving a first touch signal generated by a touch of the first touch panel, a first display module receiving a first image signal output by a drive of the first application module, a first image communication module receiving a second image signal output by the drive of the first application module, and a first human interface device (HID) module transmitting a touch signal transmitted from the outside to the first application module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Soon Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 8963840
    Abstract: A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the smartpad. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John Steven Visosky, Alexander de Paz
  • Patent number: 8963803
    Abstract: A method comprising providing multiple video units in an array, playing video content on the video units in a synchronized manner, and detecting when one of the video units is removed from the array. In response to detecting removal of the video unit, the video content played on the video units remaining in the array in a synchronized manner is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Duncan Kerr, Daniel T. Preston, Nicholas V. King, Ho Chi Andrew Chin
  • Patent number: 8958742
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for operating the same are discussed. The method for operating the mobile terminal includes displaying on the mobile terminal a remote control screen for remotely controlling an image display apparatus, entering a wireless audio reception mode if a wireless audio reception mode start signal is received during the displaying of the remote control screen, and displaying on the mobile terminal a wireless audio reception mode screen. Accordingly, it is possible to improve user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Seokhee Lee, Jeonghwan Hwang, Sunjung Hwang, Sungmok Shin