Tiling Or Modular Adjacent Displays Patents (Class 345/1.3)
  • Patent number: 11177454
    Abstract: Provided is a window of a display apparatus. The window includes a front surface part including first short sides extending in a first direction to face each other in a second direction crossing the first direction, first long sides extending in the second direction to face each other in the first direction, and first rounded portions respectively extending from both sides of the first long sides and respectively connected to both sides of the first short sides disposed adjacent to the first long sides, side surface parts respectively extending from the first long sides and bent in a third direction crossing a plane parallel to the first and second directions, and a rear surface part extending from one of the side surface parts to face the front surface part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Beomgyu Choi
  • Patent number: 11176872
    Abstract: Provided are a display apparatus and a controlling method thereof for implementing a local dimming function. A display apparatus including a plurality of display modules includes: a receiver configured to receive image data; a controller configured to calculate a local dimming value based on the received image data, and extract the image data corresponding to the display module from the image data to which the local dimming value is applied; and an output configured to output the extracted image data to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Tai Jeong, Kwang Min Kim
  • Patent number: 11175874
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for displaying an image on a multi-display device including two or more displays comprises determining whether the image includes a boundary area image to be displayed over a boundary area between a first display and a second display adjacent to the first display; and inserting dummy data into the image so that the image has an increased size and the dummy data is displayed on a position corresponding to the boundary area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gukchan Lim, Seungmin Seen, Yong Woo Bae, Dongyoub Sinn, Seungho Shin, Hak-Soon Lee, Jinsoo Jeon
  • Patent number: 11169565
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module, first and second supporters disposed under the display module and arranged in a first direction, spacers disposed between the first and second supporters, third and fourth supporters respectively disposed under the first and second supporters, hinge parts connected to the third and fourth supporters, sliding parts disposed in openings defined in the third and fourth supporters and connected to the first and second supporters, and elastic parts disposed in guide grooves defined in the third and fourth supporters and extending in the first direction from the openings toward distal portions of the third and fourth supporters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Changmin Park
  • Patent number: 11169704
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal including a display located at a first side and a second side of the mobile terminal such that a size by which the display is located at the first side is changeable, the second side facing the first side, and a controller. The controller may display first content of a first application in a first area of the display located at the first side and display second content of a second application in a second area of the display located at the first side, arrange at least a portion of the first area of the display on another side, and display the first content of the first application in at least a portion of the second area when a first input related to the first application is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS, INC
    Inventor: Changmok Kim
  • Patent number: 11164506
    Abstract: A method of controlling an optoelectronic device including display pixels arranged in rows and in columns. The optoelectronic device further includes first electrodes, each connected to the display pixels of at least one row, second electrodes, each connected to the display pixels of at least one column, and a circuit for controlling the first and second electrodes. The method includes, in a first phase, the activation of the display pixels connected to one of the first electrodes and to one of the second electrodes by the following steps, simultaneously carried out: taking one of the first electrodes to a first potential, the other first electrodes being maintained at a second potential smaller than the first potential; and taking one of the second electrodes to a third potential smaller than the second potential, the other second electrodes being maintained at a fourth potential greater than the third potential and smaller than the second potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Aledia
    Inventors: Xavier Hugon, Philippe Gilet, Ivan-Christophe Robin, Zine Bouhamri, Frédéric Mercier, Matthieu Charbonnier
  • Patent number: 11164934
    Abstract: A tiled display structure comprises a screen support having a screen emitter side and an opposing screen back side. A black matrix comprises a patterned layer of black-matrix material disposed on the screen back side, the pattern defining pixel openings that are substantially devoid of black-matrix material. An array of tiles comprises tiles each having a tile substrate and a plurality of pixels disposed in or on the tile substrate. Each pixel comprises one or more light emitters. The one or more light emitters are each disposed to emit light through a pixel opening in the black matrix. A substantially transparent adhesive layer adheres the array of tiles to the black-matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: X Display Company Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Bower, Matthew Alexander Meitl, Erich Radauscher, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11156829
    Abstract: A near-eye display (NED) using a pupil expander to expand an eyebox of the NED may suffer from local variations of throughput and color reproduction introduced by the pupil expander of the display. To offset or compensate these variations, the pupil expander, e.g. a pupil-replicating waveguide, may be characterized at a plurality of non-uniformly spaced grid of test points, with the test points disposed more densely at areas of high spatial variation of the throughput or color shift introduced by the pupil expander. The throughput or color shift may be integrated over at least a portion of the field of view of the NED. To determine the areas of high spatial variation, an initial test may be performed at uniformly spaced test grid locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Bo Zhang, Yijing Fu
  • Patent number: 11157073
    Abstract: A method for calibrating an orientation of an eye-mounted display relative to a user's gaze, preferably performed by a system. The system causes the eye-mounted display to project a calibration image onto the user's retina. The user provides information about a relative orientation between the user's gaze and the calibration image, for example a translation offset or a relative rotation. Based on the received information, an orientation for the eye-mounted display that aligns with the user's gaze is determined. Images to be projected by the eye-mounted display onto the user's retina can be adjusted based on the determined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventor: Hansong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11150856
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an interface connected to a modular display apparatus, and a processor scales an image signal received from an external device to a predetermined resolution, divides each display module among a plurality of display modules included in the modular display into a plurality of groups in a first direction, decomposes the scaled image signal to image signals corresponding to each of the plurality of groups, and transmits the decomposed image signals to each of the plurality of groups via the interface connected to each of the plurality of groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeongryeol Seo, Sangwon Kim, Youngkook Kim, Hyewon Lee
  • Patent number: 11151909
    Abstract: A large rollable display device includes flexible display modules arranged spaced apart from each other at first intervals on a rear surface of a transparent cover. Each of the flexible display modules includes primary sub-flexible display modules arranged spaced apart from each other at second intervals on a rear surface of a primary flexible film, and each of the primary sub-flexible display modules includes secondary sub-flexible display modules that are arranged spaced apart from each other at third intervals on a rear surface of a secondary flexible film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joon-hyun Yang
  • Patent number: 11145249
    Abstract: A display may include pixels (such as light-emitting diode pixels) that are susceptible aging effects (burn-in). To help avoid visible artifacts caused by burn-in during operation of the display, compensation circuitry may be used to compensate image data for the display. An optical sensor may be included behind the pixels to directly measure pixel brightness levels. The optical sensor may provide optical sensor data from testing operations to the compensation circuitry. The optical sensor may gather data during burn-in testing operations. During the burn-in testing operations, pixel groups including both high-usage pixels and low-usage pixels may sequentially emit light while the optical sensor gathers data. Brightness differences between the high-usage pixels and low-usage pixels may be used to characterize pixel aging in the display and compensate image data to mitigate visible artifacts caused by burn-in. The optical sensor may also gather data during global brightness testing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Wanglei Han, Akshay Bhat, Michael H. Lim, Kyung Hoae Koo, Jiayi Jin, David A. Doyle, Tae-Wook Koh, Jared S. Price, Yifan Zhang, Mahdi Nezamabadi
  • Patent number: 11145258
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a device and a method for adjusting brightness of a display device. In the method for adjusting brightness of the display device, a first voltage data is applied to the display device when a peak brightness condition is met, or a second voltage data is applied to the display device when the peak brightness condition is not met, enabling the first voltage data greater than the second voltage data to be applied to the display device when the peak brightness condition is met, thus increasing the brightness when the display device emits light to display an image to be displayed and improving contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TCL CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shijiong Tang
  • Patent number: 11144095
    Abstract: A foldable device and a method of controlling the same are provided. The foldable device includes: a flexible display which includes a main display area and an edge display area; and a controller which is configured to determine, based on an angle at which the foldable device is unfolded, a range of a partial activation area of the main display area, wherein the range of the partial activation area is partially bounded by a boundary between the edge display area and the main display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin La, Yu-dong Bae, Yong-ho Kim, Jong-hyun Ryu, Yong-gook Park, Ae-young Lim, Kyung-ho Jeong, Youn-ho Choi
  • Patent number: 11137894
    Abstract: A foldable computing device with multiple display regions repositions UI components of an application. A repositioned UI component may be easier to access, discover, and manipulate. In some configurations, a UI component is repositioned to be closer to the thumbs of a user holding the device. In other configurations, a UI component is repositioned to avoid inter-region gestures. In other configurations, a UI component is repositioned to a location that is less likely to move or shift the device by the physical force of touching the component. A content optimization engine may determine whether to reposition a UI component based on a number of factors, including a posture of the device, a size of the component, a complexity of user interaction needed to use the component, how often the component is used, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Mikalai Andreyanau, Rudy Huyn Van Phuong
  • Patent number: 11131803
    Abstract: A display may have an array of display pixels that generate an image. A coherent fiber bundle may be mounted on the display pixels. The coherent fiber bundle may have a first surface that is adjacent to the display pixels and a second surface that is visible to a viewer. The coherent fiber bundle may contain fibers that carry light from the first surface to the second surface. The second surface may be planar or may have a central planar region and curved edge regions that run along opposing sides of the central planar region. The fibers may have cross-sectional surface areas with a first aspect ratio on the first surface and a second aspect ratio that is greater than the first aspect ratio on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tseng-Mau Yang, Christopher D. Prest, Dale N. Memering
  • Patent number: 11134554
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for controlling a combined lamp, a lighting system and an electronic device, and the method includes connecting a main controller to any lamp unit of the combined lamp, taking a lamp unit which is physically connected to the main controller as a reference, configuring address information for lamp units of the combined lamp according to a preset algorithm strategy and according to a connection relationship between the lamp units of the combined lamp. The main controller carries the address information parsed from a control instruction in the control signal and sends the control signal to the combined lamp, and enables a lamp unit, which is matched with the address information in the control signal, to utilize the control signal to control a light-emitting state of the lamp unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: Opple Lighting Co., Ltd., Suzhou Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhijun Li, Jun Wu
  • Patent number: 11132975
    Abstract: Displays and eyewear devices incorporating displays are disclosed. One display includes a light source, a first display region, and a second display region. The first display region includes a first contiguous array of pixels. The first contiguous array of pixels includes a first group of pixels and a second group of pixels interspersed with the first group of pixels. The first group of pixels is adapted to emit light from the light source in only a first wavelength band and the second group of pixels is adapted to emit light from the light source in only a second wavelength band different from the first wavelength band. The second display region consists essentially of a second contiguous array of pixels. The second contiguous array of pixels is adapted to emit light from the light source in a predetermined wavelength band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II
  • Patent number: 11134230
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and a method capable of performing calibration of a correction amount in brightness correction more easily. The image processing apparatus according to the present technology performs blending calculation for correcting brightness of an image in accordance with a distance from a projection unit configured to project the image to a projection surface onto which the image is projected, and in accordance with a characteristic of the projection unit. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a projector, a camera, or an electronic apparatus including both function of a projector and a camera, a computer that controls these, and to a system in which an apparatuses having a projector and a camera are operating in cooperation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromasa Naganuma
  • Patent number: 11122695
    Abstract: An LED display is provided in the present disclosure. The LED display includes a casing frame and an LED module. The LED module is fixedly connected with the casing frame by a locking knob, chucks and magnets fitted with each other, and positioning holes and positioning posts fitted with each other. The LED display further includes protective covers, a support base, a power rear cover, and a system control box. The protective covers are connected with the casing frame by fitting the positioning posts with the positioning holes. The support base and the casing frame are connected by fitting the positioning posts with the positioning holes and by a quick fixation with screws. The power rear cover is mounted on the system control box by a latch-hinge to facilitate the assembly and disassembly of various portions of the LED display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: UNILUMIN GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hangfa Yi, Kuang Yang, Pinglin Zhao
  • Patent number: 11119718
    Abstract: A display system includes a first display device having an active display region having individually controllable pixels, a sensor to generate information that is useful for determining a position of the first display device relative to a second display device, and a display controller to determine the position of the first display device relative to the second display device based on the information generated by the sensor. The display controller determines an image to be shown on the first display device based on the position of the first display device relative to the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Rex Huang, Wei-Ru Chen, Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 11100896
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of LCD displays, a plurality of LED strips, an image splitter, an image extractor, and a driving circuit. Each of the LCD displays displays corresponding split data. The LED strips are disposed among the LCD displays. Each of the LED strips displays patch data according to a corresponding driving signal. The LCD displays and the LED strips form a display wall to display image data. The image splitter splits the image data to generate the split data. The screen extractor generates the patch data according to the image data. The driving circuit generates the driving signals according to the patch data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hung Wang, Pei-Kai Hsu
  • Patent number: 11099694
    Abstract: A flexible display screen system (100) includes a flexible display screen (10), a sensor (30) and a processor (50), in which the flexible display screen (10) is formed with a first display region (11), the sensor (30) is configured to generate a bending signal when the flexible display screen (10) is bent, and the processor (50) is configured to control the flexible display screen (10) to form a second display region (13) according to the bending signal and the display content of the first display region (11) and control the second display region (13) to display the display content. The flexible display screen system (100) realizes control over the flexible display screen (10) by bending, and may form another display area which facilitates sharing the content of the original display area with others, and is easy and convenient to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinxin Li
  • Patent number: 11094118
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a system having a memory area associated with a computing device and a processor. The processor executes to classify device panel descriptors and location descriptors according to associated device instances. The processor generates device panel objects using the classified device panel descriptors and location descriptors. A schema comprising device panel locations and adjacency relationship information is populated for the computing device based on the generated device panel objects. The processor provides the populated schema as dynamic device properties to one or more operations executing on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arvind M. Murching, James G. Cavalaris, Adam Lenart
  • Patent number: 11087644
    Abstract: A display (100) primarily intended for use on an external surface of a building comprises a weatherproof housing (310, 340); a bistable electro-optic medium (326) enclosed within and visible through the housing; an electrode (324, 330) enclosed within the weatherproof housing and arranged to drive the electro-optic medium; a power source (504) enclosed within the weatherproof housing; data receiving means (508) enclosed within the weatherproof housing and arranged to receive data wirelessly from a source outside the weatherproof housing; and display drive means (510) arranged to receive data from the data receiving means and power from the power source, and to control the potential of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Carl Taussig, Seth J. Bishop, David Victor Marcolin, Russell J. Dewitte
  • Patent number: 11086500
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a foldable electronic device and a method for displaying information in the foldable electronic device. The foldable electronic device includes a foldable housing, a first display disposed on first and second inner surfaces of the foldable housing, where the first and second inner surfaces face each other in a folded state, a second display exposed through at least a portion of an outer surface of the foldable housing, a processor operatively connected to the first and second displays, and a memory operatively connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to display contents on the first display, receive a first user input for selecting at least a partial area of the displayed contents, generate an image based on information related to the selected partial area, and display the image on the second display. Other various embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunku Park, Jaecheon Jeong, Sukgi Hong, Jungsik Park
  • Patent number: 11074841
    Abstract: A flexible display panel and a display device are provided. The flexible display panel has a bent edge area and a planar area. The bent edge area and the planar area are arranged in the row direction. A boundary extends in the column direction between each of the at least one bent edge area and the planar area. A side of the bent edge area that is away from the planar area is bent towards a non-light-exiting side of the flexible display panel, so that a portion of the flexible display panel that is located in the bent edge area forms a curved surface when the flexible display panel is in a bent state. A size of each column of sub-pixels located in the edge area in the row direction is larger than a size of each column of sub-pixels located in the planar area in the row direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: WuHan TianMa Micro-electronics CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiangyu Gao, Jingxiong Zhou, Guang Wang
  • Patent number: 11064038
    Abstract: An improved system and method for defining an event based upon an object location and a user-defined zone and managing the conveyance of object location event information among computing devices where object location events are defined in terms of a condition based upon a relationship between user-defined zone information and object location information. One or more location information sources are associated with an object to provide the object location information. One or more user-defined zones are defined on a map and one or more object location events are defined. The occurrence of an object location event produces object location event information that is conveyed to users based on user identification codes. Accessibility to object location information, zone information, and object location event information is based upon an object location information access code, a zone information access code, and an object location event information access code, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Perdiemco LLC
    Inventor: Darrell Diem
  • Patent number: 11057597
    Abstract: A projector is included in a display system having a plurality of projectors. The projector includes: an image input unit having an input image inputted thereto; a projection unit displaying the input image; an estimation unit estimating an arrangement of the plurality of projectors, based on a resolution of the input image and a resolution of an image displayed by the projection unit; and a display control unit causing the projection unit to display an image showing an arrangement of the plurality of projectors, based on a result of estimation by the estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Suzuki, Masato Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 11054553
    Abstract: A display apparatus with multi screens includes a plurality of display screens and a prism structure optical element disposed between two adjacent display screens. The prism structure optical element includes a base and a plurality of prism pillars arranged on the base in a predetermined direction and facing two adjacent display screens. The base includes adjacent a first region and a second region. Lengths of the first region and the second region along the predetermined direction are La and Lb, respectively, wherein La?Lb. The prism pillars include a plurality of first prism pillars arranged in the first region and a plurality of second prism pillars arranged in the second region. Each of the first prism pillars and the second prism pillars respectively has a total reflecting surface and a refracting surface. The total reflecting surface is located between the refracting surface and an adjacent area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CHAMP VISION DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Ku Liu, Chung-Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 11056082
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to systems and methods for generating a waterfall display to display a stream of high-speed data measurements. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a communication subsystem to receive a stream of high-speed data measurements. A waterfall generation subsystem may receive the stream of high-speed data measurements from the communication subsystem and identify a plurality of changes in the stream of high-speed data. A subset of data measurements may be selected that includes changes in the high-speed data. The changes may be highlighted through a plurality of modifications. A representation of the subset of data measurements in which changes are highlighted may be generated and presented at a rate below a perception threshold of a human operator. A waterfall display subsystem may generate a human-perceptible waterfall display to represent the stream of high-speed data measurements and the plurality of modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, David E. Whitehead, David J. Casebolt, Krishnanjan Gubba Ravikumar, Austin Edward Wade
  • Patent number: 11056081
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel includes at least one first display area, and a second display area located at a periphery of the first display area. The first display area includes a plurality of first repeating sub-areas that can be repeatedly arranged in both a first direction and a second direction. The second display area includes a plurality of second repeating sub-areas that has a same size as the first repeating sub-areas. A number of the pixels disposed within the first repeating sub-areas is less than a number of the pixels disposed within the second repeating sub-areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Zhao, Zuomin Liao, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 11049440
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a display including a first display module and a second display module, a first driving module comprising driving circuitry connected to the first display module, a second driving module comprising driving circuitry connected to the second display module, a processor configured to: obtain total power consumption of the first display module and second display module based on brightness of an input image, obtain supply power of each of the first driving module and second driving module based on the obtained total power consumption, and control the first driving module and the second driving module based on the obtained supply power, and the processor may control the display apparatus so that a part of supply power of the first driving module is provided to the second display module based on power consumption of the first display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungyong Joo, Taehyuck Kim
  • Patent number: 11048296
    Abstract: The present invention provides a folding-length-difference compensatory mechanism for the multi-step foldable device. Two bases are connected by three hinge module, such that the matched flexible display can be turned in folded or unfolded states. Each base includes two housings that slide relative to each other, and each hinge module includes a main body and two sliding units. One end of main linkage members and one end of sub-linkage members of sliding units are pivotally connected to the two main pivoting portions of each end of each main body, and the opposite ends of each main linkage member and each sliding member are respectively connected to the housing. The guiding structure is provided on the side and the end between the two housings of the two bases, and/or a support plate body that can be swung is provided on one housing of the two bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Jarllytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 11036455
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an interface connected to a modular display apparatus, and a processor for transmitting an image signal to the modular display apparatus connected through the interface. The processor divides a plurality of display modules included in the modular display apparatus into a plurality of groups based on a vertical direction, divides the image signal into a plurality of image signals corresponding to the plurality of groups, and transmits the divided plurality of image signals to the plurality of groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Youngkook Kim, Jeongryeol Seo, Hyewon Lee
  • Patent number: 11019192
    Abstract: An auxiliary user interface for a mobile device is disclosed herein. The auxiliary user interface includes a mobile device encasement configured to enclose the mobile device and an auxiliary capacitive touchscreen fixed to the mobile device encasement and configured to communicably couple with the mobile device when the mobile device encasement is attached to the mobile device. The auxiliary capacitive touchscreen is configured to operate as a user interface of the mobile device. The auxiliary user interface may be useful for providing protection and an auxiliary interface for the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Eric Harrell
  • Patent number: 11010047
    Abstract: Presenting a plurality of windows on a display of a mobile device can comprise displaying a first window on the display. The first window can be a dual-display window displayed on both a first and second display portion of the display. In response to a touch gesture, a second window can be presented on at least one of the first and second display portions. When the second window is a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed in the first and second display portions. When the second window is not a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed on one of the first and second display portions and a third window can be displayed on another one of the first and second display portions. When the third window is a dual-display window, it can be displayed on the other one of the first and second display portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett B. Faulk, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney W. Schrock, John S. Visosky, Eric Freedman, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise L. Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 11011109
    Abstract: A portable information handling system organic light emitting diode (OLED) display manages power consumption by dividing the display into plural zones of contiguous pixels and presenting visual images in a first zone at a full pixel density and in a second pixel density. For example, a full pixel density presents visual images with all pixels at a display setting and a partial pixel density presents visual images with at least some pixels at the display setting and at least some pixels at a reduced power setting, such as off or a reduced illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Asim M. Siddiqui, Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Jong Seo Lee
  • Patent number: 10997902
    Abstract: A display device includes M number of first signal lines, a first pixel arranged corresponding to each of the M number of first signal lines, N number of second signal lines, a second pixel arranged corresponding to each of the N number of second signal lines (each of M and N is a natural number of 2 or more), a third signal line provided in a first region capable of transforming in response to an external force, and electrically connected to at least any one of the M number of first signal lines, a first connection control circuit electrically connecting the third signal line to any one of the N number of second signal lines, and a drive circuit supplying a signal to the first signal line for driving the second pixel when the third signal line is electrically connected to any one of the second signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Hirondo Nakatogawa
  • Patent number: 10984755
    Abstract: A display device whose aspect ratio can be changed is provided. The display device includes a plurality of display units and a plurality of driver circuit units. The plurality of display units each include a light-emitting portion and a connection region. The plurality of driver circuit units each include a driver circuit portion and a connection region. The connection regions of the adjacent units overlap with each other and one shaft passes through the connection regions. The adjacent units are electrically connected to each other with the one shaft. With such a structure, an angle between the adjacent units electrically connected to each other with one shaft can be changed, which enables the aspect ratio of the display device to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Chida
  • Patent number: 10983749
    Abstract: A method of an electronic device according to various embodiments of the present disclosure may comprise the operations of: indicating that a first screen related to a first application operating in a background state is being displayed in an external electronic device, connected to the electronic device, on the basis of data transmitted from the electronic device; and displaying an object floating on a second screen being displayed on the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunkyoung Kim, Woonghee Park, Saetbyeol Lee, Bongkyu Kim, Tae Hyung Kim, Hyung-Jun Ahn, Kwang-Yong Lee, Sang-Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10976775
    Abstract: A roll-slide mobile terminal including a case including a first frame and a second frame configured to slide and extend in a first direction with respect to the first frame, a flexible display wound over a front surface and a rear surface of the case, wherein an area of the front surface of the flexible display is increased or decreased in size based on a sliding movement of the second frame, a slide assembly provided in one member of the first frame and the second frame and including a shaft having a rotation axis in the first direction and forming a screw line along the rotation axis, wherein the second frame slidably moves with respect to the first frame according to a rotation of the shaft, and a screw hole provided in the other member of the first frame and the second frame, the screw hole configured to engage the screw line of the shaft passing through the screw hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Youngdo Cha
  • Patent number: 10971568
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display device including a first display panel, a second display panel, at least one detection device, and a control module. The first display panel includes a first display area having first sub-pixel regions, the second display panel includes a second display area having second sub-pixel regions, and the second display panel is movable to at least partially overlap the first display panel. The detection device is disposed on at least one of the first and second display panels to detect a position of the other one and generate a relative position detection signal correspondingly. The control module is electrically connected to the detection device to receive the relative position detection signal and an image display signal from an image signal source, so as to generate a first display signal and a second display signal to respectively output to the first and second display panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chung-Chan Liu, Pin-Miao Liu
  • Patent number: 10963204
    Abstract: A foldable display is disclosed. In one aspect, the foldable display includes a first display unit located on a front surface of the foldable display, a second display unit located on a first side surface of the foldable display, and a third display unit located on a second side surface of the foldable display. The foldable display includes a first configuration in which the first to third display units are exposed and a second configuration in which the first display unit is folded and the second and third display units are exposed. The second and third display units are configured to form a fourth display unit inclined with respect to the folded first display unit in the second configuration of the foldable display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Gon Jung
  • Patent number: 10964292
    Abstract: A display system, a display apparatus, and a method of operating the same are provided. The display system includes: a plurality of display apparatuses connected in series to each other, each display apparatus including: a display, a signal inputter/outputter configured to receive an image signal as a data packet from a preceding display apparatus, and transmit the image signal to a next display apparatus, and a processor configured to: process, for display on the display, an image based on the received image signal, and based on an abnormality in the image displayed on the display, control the signal inputter/outputter to transmit, to the preceding display apparatus, a request for a corrected image signal, of which a signal characteristic in the received image signal is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwangmin Kim
  • Patent number: 10935840
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display element, a frame body, and an optical lens is provided. The display element has a central zone and at least one edge zone located around the central zone. The central zone forms a display surface with at least one edge zone. The frame body has a bezel portion and an accommodating space. The display element is disposed in the accommodating space and the bezel portion surrounds the display element. The optical lens is disposed on the display element and includes a body. The body has a flat portion and at least one extending portion around the flat portion, wherein the at least one extending portion has a feature surface, and the feature surface overlaps the at least one edge zone and the bezel portion in the direction perpendicular to the frame body, so that users can experience a bezel-less visual effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Chueh-Pin Ko
  • Patent number: 10930224
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of eliminating a black border of a display device, a display device and a detecting device. The display device includes a cover plate and a display panel, which are configured in a stack; the cover plate includes a light transmissive region and a non-light transmissive region located around the light transmissive region. The display panel includes a display area corresponding to the light transmissive region. The display area includes a first sub-display area and a second sub-display area around the first sub-display area. A size of the display area is greater than a size of the light transmissive region of the cover plate and pixels of the second sub-display area on at least one side are configured to display the same color as the color of the non-light transmissive area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Boning Wang, Hongliang Lv, Ruifeng Yang, Litao Fan, Yufei Liu, Libao Cui, Huaxu Yang, Qingnan Ai, Fang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10915139
    Abstract: A foldable display is disclosed. The foldable display includes a lower plate having a folding region abutted by unfolding regions. The foldable display includes a display panel on the lower plate which includes LED arrays so as to display images on all of the folding region and the unfolding regions. The lower plate includes first connection holes and second connection holes through which the display panel is connected to a printed circuit board on the lower plate. A hinge is coupled to the lower plate and includes hinge bodies and hinge links coupled together and configured to rotate such that the foldable display is manipulatable between a folded state and an unfolded state through a predetermined rotation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Seo Park, Jun-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10916717
    Abstract: A flexible organic light emitting diode display assembly is provided and includes an OLED panel, a first substrate, and a second substrate, wherein a first support extends outwardly from one end of the first substrate, a second support extends outwardly from one end of the second substrate, the first support and the second support are arranged to abut against each other, the OLED panel is disposed on the first substrate, the first support, the second support, and the second substrate. A flexible connecting member is positioned under the first support and the second support. When the OLED panel is bent such that the second substrate covers the first substrate, the flexible connecting member being stretchable from an original normal state to an extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yun Li
  • Patent number: 10909756
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, devices, and systems for three-dimensional (3D) displaying objects are provided. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining data including respective primitive data for primitives corresponding to an object, determining an electromagnetic (EM) field contribution to each element of a display for each of the primitives by calculating an EM field propagation from the primitive to the element, generating a sum of the EM field contributions from the primitives for each of the elements, transmitting to each of the elements a respective control signal for modulating at least one property of the element based on the sum of the EM field contributions, and transmitting a timing control signal to an illuminator to activate the illuminator to illuminate light on the display, such that the light is caused by the modulated elements of the display to form a volumetric light field corresponding to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Pacific Light & Hologram, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Seamus Blackley, Tina Qin, Asher Zelig Sefami, Kamran Qaderi, Mark Anthony Sararu, Joshua D. Wiensch, Rajay Kumar, Sylvain Marcel Colin