Touch Panel Patents (Class 345/173)
  • Patent number: 10212365
    Abstract: A method includes maintaining images and associated video streams; detecting a swipe gesture of a user on a touch sensitive display, wherein the swipe gesture comprises direction and speed information; and selecting an image based on the direction information of the swipe gesture. The method includes adjusting a playback of an associated video stream based on the direction and the speed information of the swipe gesture; providing the associated video stream on the display during the swipe gesture, for creating a motion effect relating to the image; and providing the image on the display after the swipe gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Sami Niemi
  • Patent number: 10209872
    Abstract: A mobile computing device that is configured to: display an icon for a native application via an application launcher, the icon comprises a first image, the application launcher being configured to launch the native application into a first state upon receiving a user selection of the first image; receive a data object that includes information regarding a second state of the native application, the information comprises: an access mechanism that provides access to the second state; and a second image that corresponds with the second state; display the second image in association with the icon, the second image being displayed in conjunction with the first image; launch the native application into the first state in response to the user selection corresponding with the first image; and launch the native application into the second state in response to the user selection corresponding with the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Glover, Brent Harrison
  • Patent number: 10210817
    Abstract: The present application discloses a circuit for driving a light emitting diode light source assembly having a plurality of light emitting diode groups, each group having at least one light emitting diode. The circuit includes a processor configured to determine a set brightness level, calculate a number of light emitting diode groups required to be on to achieve the set brightness level, and select the number of light emitting diode groups to be turned on at allocated positions in the light emitting diode light source assembly; and a driving sub-circuit configured to turn on the number of light emitting diode groups at the allocated positions. The number of light emitting diode groups is a positive integer N, N is less than a total number of the plurality of light emitting diode groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Zhang, Shuo Li, Zhipeng Feng, Jianguang Yang, Dan Su, Zongze He, Jieqiong Wang
  • Patent number: 10210739
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to electrical/electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, portable, wearable, and stationary media devices. Media devices may include a plurality of RF transceivers, an audio system, and a proximity detection system. The RF transceivers and/or audio system may be used to wirelessly communicate between media devices and allow configuration and other data to be wirelessly transmitted from one media device to another media device. The proximity detection system may be configured to detect a presence of a user or multiple users and upon detecting presence, take some action defined by a user preference and/or environmental conditions around the media device. One or more user devices in proximity of the media device post detection may wirelessly communicate with the media device and the media device may orchestrate handling of content from those devices or from a wirelessly accessible location such as the Cloud or Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Edward Smith Luna
  • Patent number: 10212593
    Abstract: In one arrangement, a first device presents a display that is based on context data, derived from one or more of its sensors. This display is imaged by a camera in a second device. The second device uses context data from its own sensors to assess the information in the captured imagery, and makes a determination about the first device. In another arrangement, social network friend requests are automatically issued, or accepted, based on contextual similarity. In yet another arrangement, delivery of a message is triggered by a contextual circumstance other than (or in addition to) location. In still another arrangement, two or more devices automatically establish an ad hoc network (e.g., Bluetooth pairing) based on contextual parallels. In still another arrangement, historical context information is archived and used in transactions with other devices, e.g., in challenge-response authentication. A great number of other features and arrangements—many involving head-mounted displays—are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Tony F. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10209868
    Abstract: A display terminal includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, executed by the processor, to cause the processor to execute receiving information regarding one or more applications via a network; displaying, on a display screen of the display terminal, displayed images corresponding to each application related to the received information; detecting a predetermined operation for one of the displayed images; storing, for the one of the displayed images for which the predetermined operation was detected, arrangement position information of the image, wherein, in the displaying, the one of the displayed images for which the arrangement position information is stored, is displayed at a fixed position indicated by the arrangement position information independently of the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Naruhiro Kusumine, Kota Itakura, Kazumasa Ushiki, Akira Fujii, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10209075
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided to determine orientation of a device that includes sources of electromagnetic interference. Data generated by one or more gyroscopes in the device, in conjunction with data generated by one or more accelerometers, can be used to generate an estimate of the change of orientation of the device from the time of a last accurate magnetometer reading. In one embodiment, in order to conserve system power, the gyroscope is kept powered down or in a stand-by state until receiving a control signal to power up. The control signal is provided in advance of the source of electromagnetic interference being powered up, thereby providing an accurate starting point from which magnetometer orientation estimates may be calculated during such interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael E. Stanley
  • Patent number: 10209854
    Abstract: Interchangeable display of information panels on a Dashboard screen of a dashboard in a transportation apparatus is disclosed. The information panels may be graphically displayed at respective positions on the Dashboard screen such that they are separate and independent from each other. In some examples, the display position of a given information panel may be swapped with the display position of another given information panel on the Dashboard screen. In some examples, the display the given information panel may be duplicated at another display position on the Dashboard screen. In some examples, the display the given information panel may be moved to a new display position on the Dashboard screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yong-Syuan Chen, Jen-Chieh Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10209271
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a handheld measurement system generates a measurement image derived from measurement data that is generated and/or received by the handheld measurement system. The handheld measurement system also generates a plurality of option images that each correspond to a particular selectable option. A display screen, which may be a touch screen, simultaneously displays the measurement image and the option images. The measurement device modifies the measurement image and/or the option images in response to received option image selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: David Lawrence Epperson, Glen Howard Vetter, Joseph V. Ferrante
  • Patent number: 10209878
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display panel; a deformation sensor configured to sense a bending of the display panel; and a controller configured to control the display panel, wherein the controller is configured to: control displaying a plurality of objects on the display panel; detect the bending of the display panel through the deformation sensor; divide the display panel into a first area and a second area with respect to a bending line defined by the bending; divide the objects into a first object corresponding to the first area and a second object corresponding to the second area according to the bending; and move the first and second objects in first and second directions, respectively, according to the bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeonjeong Sang, Heeyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10209793
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present application relate to the technical field of touch display device, and disclose a touch display device, including a touch display panel and a control unit arranged on a side of the touch display panel, with a first wiring area being arranged between the touch display panel and the control unit; wherein a plurality of data connection lines and a plurality of touch connection lines are led out of a side edge of the touch display panel, the plurality of data connection lines being connected with a plurality of data pins on the control unit in a one-to-one correspondence manner, while the plurality of touch connection lines being connected with a plurality of touch pins on the control unit in a one-to-one correspondence manner; and wherein within the first wiring area, the plurality of data connection lines are divided into two wiring layers, the plurality of touch connection lines being arranged at least in layer in which one wiring layer of the data connection lines are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Hailin Xue, Haisheng Wang, Zhiying Bao, Zhenhua Lv, Shengji Yang, Yingming Liu, Shijun Wang, Yue Li, Xiaoliang Ding, Yanna Xue, Hongjuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10209884
    Abstract: A device displays a user interface that includes a plurality of application icons. While displaying the user interface, the device detects an input that a contact at a location that corresponds to an application icon associated with an application. In response to detecting the input: when an intensity of the contact does not meet an intensity threshold, the device launches the application and replaces display of the user interface that includes the plurality of application icons with a user interface of the application; and when the characteristic intensity of the contact meets the intensity threshold, the device concurrently displays a content object and an affordance that is associated with the content object. The content object includes content automatically selected from the application based on a current context of the electronic device. The affordance is configured to add the content object to a user interface that includes information for multiple applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Dascola, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss
  • Patent number: 10209875
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a display that displays a content, and a detector that detects contactless proximity of an object to the display and contact of the object to the display. While the content scrolls on the display at gradually decreasing speeds, when the contactless proximity of the object to the display is detected and the contact of the object to the display is not detected, a scrolling speed of the content changes from the gradually decreasing speeds to a constant speed, which is faster than being stopped. After the scrolling speed of the content has changed to the constant speed, while the contactless proximity of the object to the display is detected and the contact of the object to the display is not detected, the content scrolls on the display at the constant speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kawahara, Takayuki Tanaka, Masatoshi Nakao
  • Patent number: 10209882
    Abstract: A method for performing an action in an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting a gesture performed on a first edge and a second edge of the electronic device. Further, the method includes computing a length of a movement of the gesture, and performing an action corresponding to an item in the electronic device based on the length of the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arjun Raj Kumar S, Kollol Das, Rajeev Verma, Tanu Malhotra
  • Patent number: 10209955
    Abstract: Feedback mechanisms to the user of a Head Mounted Display (HMD) are provided. It is important to provide feedback to the user when speech is recognized as soon as possible after the user utters a voice command. The HMD displays and/or audibly renders an ASR acknowledgment in a manner that ensures the user that the HMD has received/understood his voiced command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, James Woodall
  • Patent number: 10209846
    Abstract: The present application discloses a touch sensing apparatus for detecting a touch motion by induction. The touch sensing apparatus includes a base substrate; a black matrix layer on the base substrate defining a plurality of light transmissive regions; an inductor layer on the base substrate, the inductor layer including at least one inductor unit, each of the at least one inductor unit having a multi-turn planar coil structure, a projection of the inductor layer on the base substrate substantially overlapping with that of a portion of the black matrix layer; and at least one first sensing circuit coupled to the at least one inductor unit and configured to be provided with an AC signal and to detect a change of the AC signal induced by the touch motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Wang, Chengqi Zhou, Yaoqiu Jing, Min Peng, Shou Li, Chengte Lai
  • Patent number: 10209833
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to determine capacitance variations of a first number of two or more sense elements of a touch screen device. A processing device is configured to detect a presence of a conductive object on any one of a second number of three or more button areas of the touch screen device. The first number of sense elements is less than the second number of button areas. The processing device is further configured to recognize an activation of one of the three or more button areas using the determined capacitance variations of the first number of two or more sense elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Creator Technology B.V.
    Inventor: Jiang XiaoPing
  • Patent number: 10209812
    Abstract: A touch substrate and a touch device are provided. The touch substrate includes a thin film transistor, and a common electrode layer and a pixel electrode layer that are transparent. The common electrode layer includes a common electrode and a touch driving electrode that extend along a first direction, and an insulating medium is provided between the common electrode and the touch driving electrode. On the touch substrate, there is further provided a touch sensing electrode that is disposed in a layer different from the touch driving electrode and extends along a second direction, and the touch sensing electrode covers a gap region between the common electrode and the touch driving electrode. Within a period of displaying a frame of image, the touch driving electrode transmits a common electrode signal and a touch scanning signal in a time-division mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shengji Yang
  • Patent number: 10209819
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a display module including a plurality of touch electrodes, a cover window covering a front surface of the display module, a housing including an electrically conductive housing plate disposed below a rear surface of the display module and a housing side wall surrounding at least a portion of a side surface of the display module or supporting the display module, and a driving circuit sensing variation in capacitance between one or more of the touch electrodes and the housing plate, caused by a change in distance between said one or more of the touch electrodes and the housing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junghan Lee, InHyuk Song, Sungho Kim
  • Patent number: 10209816
    Abstract: A coordinate measuring apparatus and a method of controlling the same are provided. The coordinate measuring apparatus includes a touch panel including a plurality of electrodes, a driver configured to generate a driving signal and to provide the driving signal to the touch panel, a receiver configured to receive a first receiving signal for detecting a change in capacitance from the touch panel and a second receiving signal corresponding to a signal transmitted from a coordinate indicating apparatus, and a processor configured to determine an activation region from which a hand position is detected, based on the second receiving signal, and determine the hand position in the determined activation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Sung-soo Park
  • Patent number: 10209834
    Abstract: A display with integrated self-capacitance sensors comprises a sensor electrode and a guard layer in the display stack. Touch displays combine internally elements required for the display function and the touch sensing function. In an embodiment, the common voltage layer, VCOM layer, is used as the guard layer and another layer on top of the common voltage layer, for example a color filter layer, is used as the electrode array layer. The functionality of the common voltage layer is alternated between the touch sensing function and the display function. Either function may be used while the other function is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Pasi Pylvas
  • Patent number: 10209835
    Abstract: A touch panel controller is provided with a calibration circuit that performs offset adjustment with respect to input signals of a plurality of detection circuits corresponding to a plurality of X electrodes of the touch panel, and a storage device that stores first parameter data that specifies an offset adjustment operation of the calibration circuit, and second parameter data for correction for the first parameter data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Japan GK
    Inventors: Akihito Akai, Takayuki Noto
  • Patent number: 10203548
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide a backlight assembly and a display device. The direction of light for display can be adjusted without increasing the thickness of the display device. The backlight assembly comprises: an adjustable liquid crystal lens; a first polarizer located on a light input side of the adjustable liquid crystal lens; a determining unit configured for determining an output direction for light from the backlight assembly; and a controlling unit configured for controlling a tilt angle of the liquid crystal in the adjustable liquid crystal lens based on the output direction determined by the determining unit, thereby ensuring light from the backlight assembly propagating in the determined output direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chiachiang Lin
  • Patent number: 10202040
    Abstract: A user interface apparatus for a vehicle includes: a circuit part injection-molded body formed in an insert injection process in which first resin melt is injected while a circuit part is inserted; and a cover part injection-molded body coupled to the circuit part injection-molded body, and formed in an insert injection process in which second resin melt is injected while a cover part is inserted. The circuit part includes: a light emitting unit; a touch sensor that detects a touch input; and at least one processor that controls the light emitting unit in response to an event to generate light; activates the touch sensor in response to generation of the light; and generates a signal for controlling a vehicle device in response to a touch input. The cover part allows light generated by the light emitting unit to pass therethrough and illuminate a shape on the cover part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyungoo Kang, Jihyun Kim, Yeonji Lee
  • Patent number: 10203783
    Abstract: A touch sensitive device that detects the occurrence of an electrostatic discharge event on the device by analyzing an acquired touch image for characteristics associated with the occurrence of an ESD event is provided. An acquired touch image is analyzed for characteristics that differentiate it from a touch image generated by a user input and are correlated with an expected touch image generated by an ESD event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David H. C. Shih, Albert Lin, Sean E. O'Connor, Ari Y. Benbasat, Wayne Carl Westerman
  • Patent number: 10203814
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement for an electronic device with user input means comprises a sensor. The sensor is adapted to generate an electric field in an area of the user input means and to enable a detection of a change in the electric field. The sensor arrangement further comprises a conductive web. The conductive web is arranged between the sensor and an external surface of the user input means, in order to concentrate the volume of the generated electrical field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Matti Ryynanen, Marko Karhiniemi, Jani Maenpaa, Joonas Ryynanen, Tessa Ryynanen
  • Patent number: 10203444
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display panel having a display surface; a light-guiding plate over the display surface, the light-guiding plate including a bottom surface facing the display surface; a light source on a side surface of the light-guiding plate; and a low-refractive-index medium layer between the bottom surface and the display surface, a refractive index of the low-refractive-index medium layer being lower than a refractive index of the light-guiding plate by at least about 0.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinku Lv, Xue Dong, Ming Chen, Zhanchang Bu, Bochang Wang, Yutao Hao, Ying Chen, Junjie Guo, Xiang Li
  • Patent number: 10203774
    Abstract: A handheld device including: a body with an operating surface; a touch sensor for sensing a touch on the operating surface to output a touch signal; a displacement sensor configured with the body for sensing a displacement of the body to output a displacement signal; and a processor receiving the touch signal to respectively generate a control command and disable the touch signal for a first time duration when the displacement signal is larger than a moving threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Tse-Chung Su
  • Patent number: 10203820
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a self-capacitance touch liquid crystal grating, a manufacturing method thereof, a driving method thereof, a self-capacitance touch liquid crystal 3D display panel, and a self-capacitance touch liquid crystal 3D display device. In the grating provided by embodiments of the present invention, as orthographic projections of strip-shaped electrodes on a sensing electrode layer are respectively located in row spacing areas or column spacing areas formed through sensing electrodes arranged in a matrix form, the sensing electrode-to-earth capacitance is located between a surface-shaped electrode and the sensing electrodes, and the strip-shaped electrode will not cause the sensing electrode-to-earth capacitance to be increased. Therefore, RC loading of the sensing electrodes can be largely reduced, and also the interference between the sensing electrodes and the grating can be avoided, so that touch operations will not interfere with operations of the grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Ding, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Changfeng Li, Tao Ren
  • Patent number: 10203799
    Abstract: A touch input device comprising a touch device with which a user is capable of inputting a touch gesture, wherein the touch device includes a base, of which a surface has a concave shape, wherein a depth of the base is gradually increased from an outer portion toward a center portion or is uniformly maintained, a pattern groove formed in the surface of the base, a sense pattern provided in the pattern groove and including a conductive material, a wire for connecting the sense pattern to an integrated circuit, and a coating layer stacked on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Gideok Kwon, Jong Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 10203722
    Abstract: An auxiliary screen. The auxiliary screen includes a display having a screen, wherein a compartment is disposed within the display. An opening of the compartment is disposed along a lateral side of the display. A housing is slidably disposed within the compartment, wherein the housing can selectively move between an open position and a closed position. The housing can further receive a mobile device therein. The mobile device is operably connected to the display, such that the screen displays the graphical interface of the mobile device. An input device that can allow a user to interact with the graphical interface of the mobile device is operably connected to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Jose Luis Gonzalez, III
  • Patent number: 10203810
    Abstract: An electronic device and method thereof are provided. In one aspect, the electronic device includes a housing, a touch screen with edges, and one or more processors. First and second touch recognition regions are defined adjacent to one of the touch screen edges. The one or more processors determine whether to ignore a touch input based at least on whether the touch input is in one of the first and second touch recognition region and at least one of the type and the duration of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hoon Do Heo, Heon Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10203763
    Abstract: Gesture detection and interaction techniques are described. Object detection used to support the gestures may be accomplished in a variety of ways, such as by using radio waves as part of a radar technique. In a first example, the techniques are implemented such that one hand of a user sets a context for a gesture that is defined by another hand of the user. In another example, a gesture recognition mode is utilized. In yet another example, detection of distance is used such that the same motions may be used to different between operations performed. In a further example, split gestures are supported. In another instance, entry into a gesture recognition mode may be implemented through touch and then recognized through three-dimensional orientation and motion of that hand or another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Carsten Schwesig, Jack Schulze, Timo Arnall, Durrell Grant Bevington Bishop
  • Patent number: 10203792
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a pixel array and built-in touch sensors, with a shared common electrode, driven between display and touch sensing periods; a display drive circuit outputting image data to the display panel during the display period; a common voltage regulator outputting common voltage data to indicate a common voltage to be applied to the common electrode during the touch sensing period; and a touch sensing circuit decoding the common voltage data during the touch sensing period to vary the common voltage and applying the varied common voltage to the common electrode. The common voltage regulator determines an average value of image data for each line of the pixel array and outputs a first common voltage data to decrease the voltage level of the common voltage when the average value is at or above a preset threshold and corresponds to positive image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kitae Kwon
  • Patent number: 10203933
    Abstract: A computing device receives a trigger to surface commands. A possible set of commands is identified and broken into categories. A category is surfaced for user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chenguang Yang, Annie Y. Bai, Julie C. Seto, James R. Fullmer, Julianne M. Emmons
  • Patent number: 10204082
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of systems and methods for a digital content management system for creating a digital document from handwritten content are described herein. For example, the digital content management system receives a digital image of handwritten content and analyzes the digital image to identify handwritten content as well as to identify specific command indicators. In response to identifying a command indicator associated with a command to create a digital document, the digital content management system creates a new digital document and adds digital content portions to the digital document that correspond to the identified content portions identified within the handwritten content depicted within the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Mathew Antony, Michael Q. Wu
  • Patent number: 10203796
    Abstract: Touch events can be predicted relative to a visual display by maintaining a database of aggregated touch event history data relative to the visual display and from a plurality of touch screen devices. The database can be queried according to a set of input parameters defining an environment for use of the visual display. The results from the querying of the database can be analyzed to predict a set of touch events within the environment and based upon inferences obtained from the results. A representation of the set of touch events can be displayed along with the visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Debra J. McKinney, Christina L. Wetli
  • Patent number: 10204085
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for editing bidirectional text, including techniques for creating, selecting, inserting, and copying bidirectional text. The disclosed techniques include a method of inserting a character in bidirectional text. The method includes receiving the character, identifying a caret location at which a visual text insertion caret is positioned in displayed bidirectional text, the caret location separating a left character and a right character having opposite text directions, determining a logical insertion location at which the character is to be stored in a data store, wherein the logical insertion location is based on logical locations of the left and right characters in the data store, a text direction of the received character, and text directions of the left and right characters, and inserting the character into the data store at the logical insertion location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Adil Allawi
  • Patent number: 10203803
    Abstract: Touch scan modes for touch sensitive devices during device charge is disclosed. To prevent adverse effects to the touch sensor panel due to inductive noise while the device is charging, the touch controller can switch to a touch scan mode (i.e., power charging touch mode) that can cancel or reduce noise from the touch scan or touch image. Power charging touch modes can include low noise frequency selection, increased number of touch samples employed to calculate an average, and simultaneous sampling. In some examples, a power charging touch mode can be different from a normal touch scan mode (i.e., a touch scan mode when the device is not charging). With the one or more power charging touch modes, false touch readings, erroneous touch location identification, and/or undetected touches can be eliminated or reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley W. Zuber, David H. C. Shih, Louis W. Bokma
  • Patent number: 10203788
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an array substrate, a method for manufacturing the same, and a touch display panel. The array substrate includes a transparent electrode and a plurality of touch electrode lines arranged on a base substrate. The transparent electrode includes a plurality of sub-electrodes, and each of the plurality of sub-electrodes is connected with a respective one of the plurality of touch electrode lines. Each of the touch electrode lines includes a first touch electrode line and a second electrode line arranged in different layers, and projections of the first touch electrode line and the second touch electrode line on the substrate are overlapped with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Shengji Yang, Xiaochuan Chen, Rui Xu, Pengcheng Lu, Changfeng Li, Zhenhua Lv, Xue Dong, Yingming Liu
  • Patent number: 10203773
    Abstract: A packaging system and method for providing information through a packaging system. A cover page of the packaging system is displayed. A determination of a page accessed with the packaging system is made. A display action associated with the page of the packaging system is performed in response to a user turning to the next page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolaj Hviid, Arne D. Loermann, Matthias Lackus
  • Patent number: 10203781
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for implementing integrated free space and surface inputs are provided. An integrated free space and surface input system includes a mixed-input pointing device for interacting and controlling interface objects using free space inputs and surface inputs, trigger buttons, pressure sensors, and haptic feedback associated with the mixed-input pointing device. Free space movement data and surface movement data are tracked and determined for the mixed-input pointing device. An interface input is detected for the mixed-input pointing device transitioning from a first input to a second input, such as, from a free space input to a surface input or from the surface input to the free space input. The interface input is processed based on accessing the free space movement data and the surface movement data. An output for the interface input is communicated from the mixed-input pointing device to interact and control an interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anatolie Gavriliuc, Shawn Crispin Wright, Jeffrey Alan Kohler, Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Scott Francis Fullam, Sergio Paolantonio, Michael Edward Samples, Anthony James Ambrus
  • Patent number: 10203755
    Abstract: An input apparatus has a touch sensor 11 configured to detect a touch input, a piezoelectric element 12 mounted on the touch sensor 11, and a control unit 15 configured to detect a pressure load on a touch face 11a of the touch sensor 11 based on an output signal of the piezoelectric element 12 and, when the pressure load detected satisfies a standard to provide a tactile sensation, to drive the piezoelectric element 12 such that the tactile sensation is provided to an object pressing the touch face 11a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomotake Aono
  • Patent number: 10205791
    Abstract: Disclosed are method and apparatus either of which enables a user to capture a burst of photographs or other asset, such as for example collections of audio recordings, and subsequently display the captured burst of photographs and/or other asset such as sound (which together may form content) on a mobile device. The user interacts with the content by way of gesture or action, controlling the speed and directional movement of the collection of frames and/or other assets. Through the interaction of a user, content can be consumed with greater accuracy and finer detail. A variety of gestures or other actions can achieve a same end result, although the process of the interaction may be different. For example, swiping a finger and rotating the phone are two distinct interactions. Yet, both interactions achieve a same end result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DialApp, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Herling, Samuel J. May, Spencer Fornaciari
  • Patent number: 10204257
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments of the disclosed subject matter, a display apparatus and a related display method are provided. In some embodiments, the display apparatus comprises: a display panel; a memory unit for storing user fingerprint information; a fingerprint recognition unit embedded in the display panel for recognizing current fingerprint data of a finger when the finger is sliding on the display panel, and determining a sliding direction of the finger; and a control unit for comparing the current fingerprint data of the finger with the user fingerprint information, and upon matching, controlling a display on the display panel based on the sliding direction of the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xin Li
  • Patent number: 10205796
    Abstract: Systems and methods for content selection with first and second recommendation engines are disclosed herein. The system can include a memory include a content library database and a model database. The system can include a user device having a first network interface and a first I/O subsystem. The system can include one or more servers that can include a packet selection system and a presentation system. These one or more servers can: receive response data from the user device; provide received response data to a first recommendation engine; alert a second recommendation engine when a selected next node is a placeholder node; retrieve at least one statistical model relevant to selection of next node content; and select next node content based on an output of the at least one statistical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Pearson Education, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg McFall, Fred Tibbitts, Mark DeMichelle
  • Patent number: 10197384
    Abstract: A window frame measuring method is provided and includes the steps of: providing a smart electronic device having a window frame measuring application; starting the window frame measuring application of the smart electronic device to allow the image capturing unit to capture a code and a window frame externally and generate a code data and a window frame graphic data, respectively, which are then transmitted to the window frame measuring application by the transmission unit; analyzing and comparing the code data and the window frame graphic data by the window frame measuring application so as to generate a measuring data corresponding to dimensions of the window frame and transmit the measuring data to the display unit for display. Therefore, the window frame measuring method not only enables a user to perform smart human-machine interface interaction but also enhances accuracy in measurement of actual dimensions of window frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CHING FENG HOME FASHIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Jan Hsu, Yen-Chun Huang
  • Patent number: 10198102
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch display panel and its controlling method. The touch display panel includes a plurality of first touch electrodes and a plurality of first touch electrode lines arranged on an array substrate, a plurality of second touch electrodes and a plurality of second touch electrode lines arranged on a color filter substrate, and region scanning electrodes. Each first touch electrode line is connected to each first touch electrode, and each second touch electrode line is connected to each second touch electrode. All the first touch electrodes are located at one half of a display region of the touch display panel, and all the second touch electrodes are located at the other half of the display region of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengji Yang, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Chunlei Wang, Wei Li, Huijie Xie
  • Patent number: 10198112
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for implementing touch feedback is provided. The method for implementing touch feedback includes determining a touch region corresponding to a touch operation in response to the touch operation on a touch display device, processing an image to be displayed based at least in part on the touch region wherein the processing includes adjusting image features of the image to be displayed in the touch region, and displaying the processed image to be displayed on the touch display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kun Li, Jing Wang, Yifei Zhan, Tao Ma, Dayu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10198986
    Abstract: An information processing device is an information processing device that receives a stream for outputting image information from another information processing device through wireless communication, and includes a wireless communication unit and a control unit. The wireless communication unit performs communication with another information processing device so as to exchange the capability information about the information processing device and the capability information about the other information processing device. The control unit sets a power consumption mode in the other information processing device based on the capability information about the other information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Iwami, Masanori Sato, Osamu Yoshimura