Plural Mechanically Movable Display Elements Patents (Class 345/108)
  • Patent number: 10877257
    Abstract: The phase contrast microscope includes: an illumination optical system 10 that emits illumination light for phase difference measurement to an observation target placed in a container; an adjustment optical system 20 that is provided between the illumination optical system 10 and the observation target S, has at least one optical element 21, and adjusts refraction of the illumination light due to a liquid surface shape of a liquid C in the container 60; an imaging unit 40 that images the observation target to which the illumination light has been emitted; and an adjustment optical system control unit 51 that adjusts optical characteristics of the adjustment optical system 20 based on uniformity of a density of an image captured by the imaging unit 40 and a density contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10838241
    Abstract: A panel sounding display device including a display panel and a vibrating layer disposed within a display region of the display panel. The vibrating layer is used for vibrating the display panel to emanate sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongxiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10817021
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present application disclose a deformation controllable display based display method and display apparatus, and a UE. The method comprises: acquiring target shape information of a spherical surface display object in response to an operation performed on the spherical surface display object; controlling, according to the target shape information, at least a part of a display area of a deformation controllable display to be deformed to a target screen shape, wherein the target screen shape is consistent with a shape of a to-be-displayed part of the spherical surface display object corresponding to the target shape information; and displaying the to-be-displayed part at the at least a part of the display area according to the target shape information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhengxiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10807408
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a decoration element comprising a light reflective layer; and a color developing layer comprising a light absorbing layer provided on the light reflective layer, wherein the light absorbing layer comprises two or more points with different thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Woo Shon, Song Ho Jang, Jin Suk Song, Ji Young Hwang, Ki Hwan Kim, Yong Chan Kim, Han Min Seo, Pilsung Jo
  • Patent number: 10768663
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting a plurality of display monitors is disclosed, wherein the apparatus is provided at a user's desk or workstation. The apparatus can be easily moved toward and away from the user such that all the monitors mounted on the apparatus move in unison in the direction indicated by the user. Accordingly, the apparatus accommodates the visual preferences of virtually all users of the desk or workstation so that eye and skeletal muscle fatigue are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Xybix Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Barry Carson, David R. Carson, Kenneth R. Carson
  • Patent number: 10732472
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel includes a display region and at least one notch. The display region is divided into a first display region and a second display region by a first bending axis. The first bending axis extends along a column direction. The first display region includes a first edge and a plurality of first data lines, wherein the first edge and the plurality of first data lines extend along the column direction. The first edge is recessed toward an inside of the first display region to form the at least one notch. The plurality of first data lines and the second display region are disposed on two opposite sides of the at least one notch along a row direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Linshan Guo, Tianqing Hu
  • Patent number: 10713880
    Abstract: Gaming systems, methods, and machines provided herein may include dynamic displays in which one or more first display panels are arranged around an opening to provide a display frame, and a plurality of second display panels, each part of a different movable display unit, are arranged within the opening. A plurality of linear drive mechanisms may be configured to cause the movable display units to translate inward and outward relative to the display frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Eric F. Taylor, Eric P. Winston, Timothy William Seckel, Steven M. Santisi
  • Patent number: 10691311
    Abstract: Flexible graphic element objects in a process plant are configurable both in a run-time operating environment in which a process is being controlled and in a configuration environment. An instantiated flexible graphic element object may be a display view or may be another graphic element included on a display view. A graphic element object may be linked to and/or derived from another graphic element object, and changes to a particular graphic element object may be propagated to its derivations, e.g., according to a distribution policy. Changes to definitions corresponding to a particular graphic element object (e.g., to the definition of a graphic element attribute such as a shape, animation, event handler or property) may be overridden or modified in another object derived from the particular graphic element object. The modified derived object may be renamed and saved separately from the particular graphic element object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Hammack, Stephen C. Gilbert, Matthew J. Sullivan, Larry O. Jundt
  • Patent number: 10670926
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a spacer particle distribution device used for distributing spacer particles toward a surface of a glass substrate and comprising: a sealed chamber, and a base, a lift pin and multiple adsorption assemblies disposed in the sealed chamber. The adsorption assemblies are disposed correspondingly on four edge regions of the base. Each adsorption assembly is electrified independently to respectively control electrostatic adsorption force of each adsorption assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 10592188
    Abstract: A multi-layer display system may include a plurality of display panels/screens arranged in an overlapping manner, a backlight configured to provide light to the plurality of display screens, and a processing system. The processing system may be configured to: display content (e.g., button or text) on a first display screen of the plurality of display screens, detect an input (e.g., touch) proximate the content, and responsive to the input move the content so that it is displayed at least on a different display screen/panel such as a further rearward screen/panel and/or a further forward screen/panel. This may, for instance, simulate the pressing of a button or the like in the case of moving content so that is becomes displayed on a further rearward screen/panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Pure Death Limited
    Inventors: Austin F. O'Brien, Vijay R. Prema, Richard N. Mans
  • Patent number: 10586478
    Abstract: A method for dynamically reforming a moveable display surface to deliver physicality to a user is provided. The method generates a physical profile of the user to calibrate the moveable display surface by receiving a measurement of at a hand of the user and estimating a maximum depth of a palm of the hand when folded based on causing a subset of cells of the plurality of moveable cells of the grid to increase in height. At least one image of a plurality of images, objects of the at least one image, and relative positions of objects of the at least one image are received Physicality is delivered to the user by causing the grid of the moveable display surface to render the objects based at least in part on the physical profile and the relative positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sreekanth L. Kakaraparthy, Vijay A. Kumar, Kuntal Dey, Danish Contractor
  • Patent number: 10545601
    Abstract: An electronic device and an information processing method include a first body having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other; a connecting body; and a second body having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, with the second body connected to the first body through the connecting body. A first display is arranged on at least the first surface of the first body. A first input unit is arranged on at least the second surface of the second body; wherein, the electronic device has a first outer surface that includes the first surface of the first body and the first surface of the second body, and a second outer surface that includes the second surface of the first body and the second surface of the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Gao, Jie Xia
  • Patent number: 10528807
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides a system and method for processing and identifying data in form. The system and method may distinguish between content data and background data in a form. In some aspects, the content data or background data may be removed, wherein the remaining data may be processed separately. Removal of the background data or the content data may allow for more effective or efficient character recognition of the data. In some embodiments, data may be processed on an element basis, wherein each element of the form may be labeled as background data, content data, noise, or combinations thereof. This system and method may significantly increase the ability to capture and extract relevant information from a form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Berseth, Robert Jackson Marsh
  • Patent number: 10520991
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a body, a driven component, a first magnetic component and a second magnetic component. The driven component is slidably disposed in the body. The first magnetic component is disposed at the driven component. The second magnetic component is located at one side of the driven component, and the first magnetic component and the second magnetic component are disposed corresponding to each other. The second magnetic component is configured to generate a magnetic attraction force or a magnetic repulsion force to the first magnetic component, so as to position the driven component based on the magnetic attraction force or the magnetic repulsion force between the first magnetic component and the second magnetic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jen-Ting Wei, Chen-Cheng Wang, Chun-Chieh Chen, Yuan-Xing Tsai
  • Patent number: 10491272
    Abstract: The drone comprises M antennas, with in particular two offset antennas located symmetrically at the ends of two arms for the connection to the propulsion units (24), and a ventral antenna under the drone body. The radio transmission is operated simultaneously on N similar RF channels, with 2?N<M. An antenna switching circuit couples selectively each of the N RF channels to N antennas out of the M antennas according to a plurality of different coupling schemes, dynamically through a piloting logic selecting one of the coupling schemes. The selection is operated as a function of a signal delivered by the drone-borne microprocessor, as a function of the flight and signal transmission conditions, determined at a given instant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PARROT DRONES
    Inventors: Eric Gasnier, Raphaël Prod'Homme
  • Patent number: 10437376
    Abstract: User interfaces and processes to support a user during the operation of a touch-sensitive control unit. A presence of an input means, such as a finger of the user, is detected in a predefined first area in front of a button displayed on the control unit. In response to the detection a timer is started having a predetermined time segment. When the timer elapses, a secondary function in the control unit is executed relative to the button in which the input means is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Holger Wild, Mark Peter Czelnik, Gordon Seitz
  • Patent number: 10424719
    Abstract: A piezoelectric module includes an element substrate that includes a plurality of piezoelectric bodies (piezoelectric elements) arranged in an array, and a plurality of connection electrodes (lower connection electrode and upper connection electrode) that are connected to the piezoelectric body (piezoelectric element) and are drawn between the piezoelectric body (piezoelectric element) and an adjacent piezoelectric body (piezoelectric element), an input and output circuit that is provided on one surface side of the element substrate and independently inputs and outputs a signal from and to each of the connection electrodes (lower connection electrode and upper connection electrode), and columnar electrodes (first through electrode and second through electrode) each of which is provided between each of the connection electrodes (lower connection electrode and upper connection electrode) and the input and output circuit and connects each of the connection electrodes (lower connection electrode and upper connect
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kanechika Kiyose
  • Patent number: 10424720
    Abstract: A piezoelectric device includes an element substrate that includes a first surface (operating surface) and a second surface (back surface) on a side opposite to the first surface, and includes a recessed opening provided on the first surface and a supporting portion surrounding the recessed opening, a piezoelectric body that is provided on the second surface of the recessed opening, a plurality of connection electrodes (lower connection electrode and upper connection electrode) that are connected to the piezoelectric body and are drawn to the second surface of the supporting portion from the piezoelectric body, a reinforcement plate that is bonded to the second surface side of the element substrate, and a plurality of through electrodes that are provided at a position of the reinforcement plate which faces the supporting portion, pass through the reinforcement plate in a thickness direction, and are respectively connected to the plurality of connection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kanechika Kiyose
  • Patent number: 10419742
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for capturing an image, comprising: receiving an image capturing instruction, and acquiring an image capturing zone and an image capturing parameter according to the image capturing instruction; measuring a bending parameter of the image capturing zone, when the image capturing zone is determined as a curved surface according to the bending parameter, acquiring a three-dimensional spatial coordinate of pixel points in the image capturing zone and a color value of the pixel points in the image capturing zone; and projecting the three-dimensional spatial coordinate to a two-dimensional planar coordinate, and the two-dimensional planar coordinate generating an image file according to the image capturing parameter and the color value of the pixel points in the image capturing zone. Also disclosed are a device for capturing an image and a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Zhongkun Xie
  • Patent number: 10411343
    Abstract: Described embodiments include an electromagnetic beam steering apparatus. The apparatus includes a first planar component including a first artificially structured effective media having a first tangential refractive index gradient configured to deflect incident electromagnetic beams at a first deflection angle. The apparatus includes a second planar component includes a second artificially structured effective media having a second tangential refractive index gradient configured to deflect incident electromagnetic beams at a second deflection angle. The apparatus includes an electromagnetic beam steering structure configured to independently rotate the first planar component and the second planar component about a coaxial axis such that an electromagnetic beam incident on the first planar component exits the second planar component as a steered electromagnetic beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Tom Driscoll, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10395571
    Abstract: A method for dynamically reforming a moveable display surface to deliver physicality to a user is provided. The method generates a physical profile of the user to calibrate the moveable display surface by receiving a measurement of at a hand of the user and estimating a maximum depth of a palm of the hand when folded based on causing a subset of cells of the plurality of moveable cells of the grid to increase in height. A query is generated to search a database comprising a plurality of images. The database is queried based on the generated query to obtain a search response that includes an image, the objects of the image, and relative positions of the objects. Physicality is delivered to the user by causing the grid of the moveable display surface to render the objects based at least in part on the physical profile and the relative positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sreekanth L. Kakaraparthy, Vijay A. Kumar, Kuntal Dey, Danish Contractor
  • Patent number: 10353266
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of rendering an image on a reflective display wherein each pixel is capable of rendering a limited number of colors, each of which is rendered by predetermined set of waveforms stored in a waveform lookup table. Furthermore, the present invention provides for a method for rendering an image using such colors, having been chosen for optimal color rendition. This invention further provides for rendering a color image formed from a plurality of pixels on a reflective display wherein each pixel has a color selected from the group consisting of at least: red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow, black and white.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Alain Bouchard, Stephen J. Telfer
  • Patent number: 10349179
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a surface arranged to be mechanically displaced, a first permanent magnet coupled with the surface, at least one supporting member for supporting the surface, a base, a second permanent magnet, a coil coupled with the second magnet, and a signal port electrically coupled with the coil. An electrical signal is configured to travel between the signal port and the coil. The electrical signal in the coil is proportional to mechanic displacement of the surface when a force equilibrium state of the surface is broken by the electrical signal in the coil or the mechanic displacement of the surface from a position of the force equilibrium state The coil is arranged at least partially between the first magnet and the second magnet or around one of the first magnet, the second magnet. Either the same or different polarities of the first and second magnets are arranged to directly face each other at a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PS AUDIO DESIGN OY
    Inventor: Vesa Kajanus
  • Patent number: 10234960
    Abstract: An electronic device can include a key and/or a keyboard system. In one embodiment, magneto-rheological materials are employed to provide a variable response keyboard of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Shravan Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 10209511
    Abstract: A spatial light modulator is provided by positioning and repositioning micromirrors of a microelectromechanical system. The micromirrors are positioned by an actuator linked to the micromirrors by a frame. The actuator responds to a control signal having voltages that create electrical fields. The electrical fields provide forces that change the positions of the micromirrors in such a way that a light beam striking the micromirrors reflects as a modulated light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: C. Anthony Hester, Charles F. Hester
  • Patent number: 10189402
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus for a vehicle includes a projector configured to project an image of visible light; and a processing apparatus configured to predict a travel area of the vehicle after a predetermined time or a predetermined distance of travel, and project an image in the predicted travel area with the projector for illumination of the travel area, the image being indicative of a travel state of the vehicle or a control state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuya Asaoka
  • Patent number: 10192502
    Abstract: In an apparatus for modulating light, an spatial light modulator includes a plurality of pixels and configured to modulate input light in response to a drive voltage for each of the pixels. An input value setting unit is configured to set an input value for the each of pixels. The input value is a digital value, an entire gray level of the digital value is “N”, and “N” is a natural number. A converting unit is configured to convert the input value to a control value. A control value is a digital value, an entire gray level of the control value is “M”, and “M” is a natural number greater than “N”. A driving unit is configured to convert the control value to a voltage value and drive the each of the pixels in response to the drive voltage corresponding to the voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Naoya Matsumoto, Takashi Inoue, Norihiro Fukuchi, Yuji Kobayashi, Tsutomu Hara
  • Patent number: 10120560
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for assisting a user in the operation of a touch-sensitive operator control unit, where a presence of input means, such as a user's finger, is detected in a predefined first area in front of the operator control unit, and, in response to it, acknowledging of the detected presence by a predefined first audio output. The first area may be bounded in a direction parallel to a surface of the operator control unit corresponding to a button displayed on the operator control unit. The crossover of the input means from the first area into a predefined second area in front of the operator's control unit may also be detected and acknowledged by a predefined second audio output. Also, a predefined pattern of movement of the input means in the first area may be detected and acknowledged via audio or visual indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Holger Wild, Mark Peter Czelnik, Gordon Seitz
  • Patent number: 10101507
    Abstract: A mirror device includes at least one electrically conductive shielding element, which forms a mechanism for producing an electric field in a region adjacent to at least one side surface and/or a rear side of a mirror body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Yanko Sarov, Markus Holz, Fabian Haacker, Mark Christof Wengler, Markus Hauf
  • Patent number: 10068155
    Abstract: A method of verifying optical character recognition (OCR) results may involve: performing OCR on one or more initial images of a document and displaying initial OCR results of the document to a user; receiving a feedback from the user regarding an error location in the initial OCR results, the error location being a location of a misspelled character sequence; receiving an additional image of the document, which corresponds to the error location, and performing OCR of the additional image to produce additional OCR results; identifying a cluster of character sequences, which correspond to the error location, using the initial OCR results and the additional OCR results; identifying an order of character sequences in the cluster of character sequences based on their respective probability values; and displaying to the user modified optical character recognition results, which contain in the error location a corrected character sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ABBYY Development LLC
    Inventor: Aleksey Ivanovich Kalyuzhny
  • Patent number: 10049612
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a pixel structure and a preparation method thereof, a pixel display method and an array substrate. The pixel structure comprises: a thin film transistor TFT for controlling a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System MEMS switch; the Micro-Electro-Mechanical System MEMS switch being used for controlling transmission amount of outgoing light of a quantum dot light emitting diode QLED device; the quantum dot light emitting diode QLED device being a top emission type for emitting light constantly based on a constant light emitting driving signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Zhang, Zhanfeng Cao, Xiangchun Kong, Qi Yao, Jincheng Gao, Zhengliang Li, Xiaolong He
  • Patent number: 10031408
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a screen device. The screen device includes a screen part used for displaying an image, at least one polyhedron including a plurality of planes used as the screen part for displaying the image, and a first drive device configured to rotate the at least one polyhedron around at least one axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Koji Hara, Yoshitaka Takemori, Ichinao Sugiyama, Haruhiko Koike
  • Patent number: 10019934
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a pixel structure and a preparation method thereof, a pixel display method and an array substrate. The pixel structure comprises: a thin film transistor TFT for controlling a Micro-Electro-Mechanical System MEMS switch; the Micro-Electro-Mechanical System MEMS switch being used for controlling transmission amount of outgoing light of a quantum dot light emitting diode QLED device; the quantum dot light emitting diode QLED device being a top emission type for emitting light constantly based on a constant light emitting driving signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Zhang, Zhanfeng Cao, Xiangchun Kong, Qi Yao, Jincheng Gao, Zhengliang Li, Xiaolong He
  • Patent number: 10007484
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising a display unit operable under different operating modes based on a structure of the display unit, and first and second sound acquisition units that acquire sound in a first or second operating mode based on a first or second structure of the display unit. Also provided is a method for controlling an electronic device comprising steps of determining whether a display unit is in a first or second mode, where the display unit is in the first mode when all parts on the display unit are on a same plane, and in the second mode when at least two parts on the display unit are not on the same plane; controlling a first sound acquisition unit to work when the display unit is in the first mode; and controlling a second sound acquisition unit to work when the display unit is in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Bin Li, Wenjing Shen
  • Patent number: 9996722
    Abstract: A biometric feature identification device includes a substrate, an electrode layer, and a switch and trace layer. The electrode layer is arranged at one side of the substrate and has a plurality of electrodes. The switch and trace layer has a plurality of switches and a plurality of traces. The switches are provided to divide the plurality of electrodes sequentially or dynamically into at least one sensing electrode group and a plurality of deflection electrode groups corresponding thereto. Each sensing electrode group corresponds to at least two deflection electrode groups. Each sensing electrode group has at least one electrode for sensing. Each deflection electrode group has a plurality of electrodes for deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SUPERC-TOUCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsiang-Yu Lee, Shang Chin, Ping-Tsun Lin
  • Patent number: 9927878
    Abstract: Provided is a convenient display device including: a display unit capable of projecting a projection image on a domain in accordance with a position of a user; and a judgment unit that judges whether the projection image can be projected on the domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Tanaka, Kumiko Ishida, Toru Miyakoshi, Chiori Saito, Michiyo Ogawa, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9773855
    Abstract: An array substrate, a method for fabricating the array substrate, and a related display device are provided. The array substrate comprises: a base substrate with a plurality of first via holes; a plurality of first signal lines on a first side of the base substrate; and a plurality of first signal driver lines on a second side of the base substrate; wherein each first signal line is connected with at least one first signal driver line through at least one first via hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanbing Wu
  • Patent number: 9766660
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatuses includes a flexible display module configured to extend in a first direction, and including a front surface configured to display an image, and a rear surface opposite the front surface, a housing configured to house the flexible display module, a first roller inside the housing and configured to contact the front surface of the flexible display module to bend the front surface inward, and a second roller spaced from the first roller in the housing and configured to contact the rear surface of the flexible display module to bend the rear surface inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-hun Ryu, Sangjo Lee
  • Patent number: 9372397
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods of printing indicia on a substrate using a tip array comprised of elastomeric, compressible polymers. The tip array can be prepared using conventional photolithographic methods and can be tailored to have any desired number and/or arrangement of tips. Numerous copies (e.g., greater than 15,000, or greater than 11 million) of a pattern can be made in a parallel fashion in as little as 40 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chad A. Mirkin, Fengwei Huo, Zijian Zheng, Gengfeng Zheng
  • Patent number: 9335830
    Abstract: An adjustable keyboard where a macro key is (or can be) made up of multiple, proximate micro keys by adjusting a vertical, at-rest position of the micro keys individually. More specifically, the micro keys forming the macro key are set in a high position, while micro keys surrounding the micro keys forming the macro key will generally be set in the low position. In this way, traditional data entry keyboard keys (that is, macro keys) can be built up in an arbitrary fashion, according to the desires and needs of the user, from a larger matrix of micro keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Xavier R. Guerin
  • Patent number: 9330829
    Abstract: A rolled-up transformer structure comprises a multilayer sheet having a rolled configuration comprising multiple turns about a longitudinal axis. The multilayer sheet comprises more than one conductive pattern layer on a strain-relieved layer, including a first conductive film and a second conductive film separated from the first conductive film in a thickness direction. The first conductive film comprises an even number of primary conductive strips, where each primary conductive strip has a length extending in the rolling direction, and the second conductive film comprises an even number of secondary conductive strips, where each secondary conductive strip has a length extending in the rolling direction. In the rolled configuration, turns of the primary conductive strips and turns of the secondary conductive strips wrap around the longitudinal axis. The primary conductive strips serve as a primary winding and the secondary conductive strips serve as a secondary winding of the rolled-up transformer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Xiuling Li, Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 9262677
    Abstract: A valuable file identification method includes step 1: selecting a characteristic area of the valuable file, and extracting a valuable file characteristic for last classification; step 2: an input valuable file is fast classified according to the extracted valuable file characteristic in step 1 to gain the banknote kind, denomination, direction and image quality information of the valuable file, and the banknote with better image quality and bad image quality are selected; step 3: an image restoration technique is utilized based on a partial differential equation to restore the old banknote image; step 4: the new banknote is directly identified and the old banknote is identified via the restored image to judge the authenticity of the current banknote; step 5: a result is output. The method enables eliminating restoration treatment for images comprising good quality and uninterested area, and saving time and improving system processing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tiancai Liang, Zongbin Mu, Dahai Xiao
  • Patent number: 9173014
    Abstract: A speaker apparatus having a video screen function is disclosed, in which a cone paper of a conventional speaker is substituted with a flexible OLED for thereby displaying various images and video sources in sync with an audio source. A flexible OLED is provided for displaying a video source and an externally upgraded video source in a speaker apparatus which comprises a sound output apparatus having a sound coil, a magnet, and a damper, and an electric circuit apparatus of the sound output apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: THE KOREA DEVELOPMENT BANK
    Inventor: Seung-Min Park
  • Patent number: 9158977
    Abstract: A method for estimating ego motion of an object moving on a surface, the method including generating at least two composite top view images of the surface on the basis of video frames provided by at least one onboard video camera of the object moving on the surface; performing a region matching between consecutive top view images to extract global motion parameters of the moving object; calculating the ego motion of the moving object from the extracted global motion parameters of the moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Application Solutions (Electronics and Vision) Ltd.
    Inventor: Alexander Sibiryakov
  • Patent number: 9030403
    Abstract: A pixel circuit includes a first control electrode and a second control electrode between which a mechanical shutter is put, and a first control voltage application circuit for inputting a first control voltage to the first control electrode according to an image signal. The first control voltage application circuit includes an input transistor, a retaining capacitor and a first transistor. One of current terminals of the input transistor is connected to a signal line. A gate of the input transistor is connected to a scanning line. One terminal of the retaining capacitor is input with a capacitor control signal and the other terminal is connected to the input transistor. The first transistor has a gate connected to the retaining capacitor and two current terminals, one of which is connected to a first control electrode and the other of which is input with a first control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Pixtronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Hajime Akimoto, Toshio Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 9025238
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a variety of designs of piezo electrophoretic displays which may be driven without connecting to a power source. The piezo-electrophoretic display comprises an electrophoretic layer, a conductor layer, and a layer of piezo material. The processes for manufacturing the piezo electrophoretic displays are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: E Ink California, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Hans Chan, Craig Lin, HongMei Zang
  • Publication number: 20150109355
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for displaying high bit-depth images using spatial vector screening and/or temporal dithering on display devices including display elements that have multiple primary colors. The systems, methods and apparatus described herein can be configured to select a method of rendering high bit-depth images and/or videos on low bit-depth devices based on the operating speed of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Mems Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shen-Ge Wang, Jian Ma, Bing Wen, Songhe Cai
  • Patent number: 9007676
    Abstract: An electrostatic display employing MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) technology is disclosed. The transition from white to black pixel color occurs as two cantilevers covering the pixel area are electrostatically turned from their position parallel to the substrate plane to the position normal to the substrate plane. Four electrode pixel control circuits are used to form row and column matrix. This matrix employs a bi-stability effect resulting from the difference in voltages needed to move the cantilever into an upright position and hold the cantilever in this position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Copytele, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Kastalsky, Anthony J. Campisi
  • Patent number: 9001412
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical (MEMS) device includes a substrate, a movable element over the substrate, and an actuation electrode above the movable element. The movable element includes a deformable layer and a reflective element. The deformable layer is spaced from the reflective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence Chui, William Cummings, Brian James Gally, Lior Kogut, Ming-Hau Tung, Yeh-Jiun Tung, Chih-Wei Chiang, Denis Endisch
  • Patent number: 9001010
    Abstract: A flexible display device and a method of compensating for luminance of the flexible display device, the flexible display device including: a flexible display panel including a first display region and second display regions at opposite sides of the first display region and having a shape of a curved surface that is bent from a central axis of the flexible display panel at a angle; optical sensors disposed in each of the first display region and the second display regions and measuring amounts of light in the first display region and the second display regions; and a luminance compensation unit compensating luminance of the first display region and luminance of the second display regions based on the measured amounts of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mu-Kyung Jeon