Touch Panel Patents (Class 345/173)
  • Patent number: 10656821
    Abstract: A contact state of a finger with respect to a first displayed object is detected. In response to detecting a double-click operation on the first displayed object at a first position in a depthwise direction, the first displayed object is moved onto a surface of a display screen of a three-dimensional (3-D) display. In response to detecting that the finger has moved from the contact state to a proximity state with respect to the first displayed object, a display position of the first displayed object is changed from the surface of the display screen to a depth position at which a second object is displayed at a nearest side in the depthwise direction among displayed objects. The second object remains displayed at the depth position beside the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Uenohara, Satoshi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10659452
    Abstract: The present application provides a dynamic graphical password-based network registration method and system. The method includes: a server receives a registration request transmitted by a client, selects positioning factors from a positioning factor library based on a structure of a full-element dynamic factor table, generates positioning factor strings, and transmits the generated positioning factor strings to the client; the client generates full-element dynamic factor tables based on the structure of the full-element dynamic factor table and the positioning factor strings, wherein a user inputs two dynamic graphical passwords through the full-element dynamic factor tables, and transmits registration information including a user name and the positioning rules corresponding to the dynamic graphical passwords to the server; wherein if the registration information is correct, the positioning rule in the registration information is used as the password of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Dalian Magic Image Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Yuntao Ma, Guanhua Sun, Yongsheng Xu, Jun Huang
  • Patent number: 10659589
    Abstract: The description relates to device pairing. One example can involve a computing device (e.g., companion device) and a stylus. The companion device can have a display and be configured to communicate in accordance with a wireless protocol. The stylus can be configured to transmit proximity information to the computing device when a user brings a tip of the stylus proximate to the display and be configured to supply wireless protocol identification information with the proximity information. The computing device can be configured to pair with the stylus over the wireless protocol using the wireless protocol identification information without requiring any additional action from the user on the computing device or the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joy Gilbert Jeganathan, Tejas Mistry, Justin Coppin, Alain Michaud
  • Patent number: 10659595
    Abstract: A method, a mobile device, and a computer program product for determining orientation of a mobile device. The method includes detecting, via an accelerometer, movement of a mobile device and calculating, by a processor, an orientation of the mobile device based on accelerometer data received from the accelerometer as the mobile device is moving. The method further includes tracking the orientation of the mobile device as the mobile device moves over a period of time and maintaining an image capture device and a display in an off state, while the mobile device is moving. The method further includes determining if the mobile device is in a landing position, based, at least partially, on the calculated orientation of the mobile device and in response to determining that the mobile device is not in the landing position, continuing to maintain the image capturing device in the off state such that power consumption of the mobile device is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Hefner, John S. Ratke, Jenna M. Zylema
  • Patent number: 10659044
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display includes a display stack including one or more layers; and drive or sense electrodes of a touch sensor substantially disposed on one or more of the layers on or within the display stack. The drive or sense electrodes are made of a conductive mesh of conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Esat Yilmaz, David Brent Guard
  • Patent number: 10656823
    Abstract: A method for managing operations of applications includes identifying a first application which is active on the electronic device and an event; and displaying an action element associated with a non-active second application on the first application based on the event. The action element of the second application is dynamically driven based on at least one among a context of the first application and a content of the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Debayan Mukherjee, Mannu Amrit, Preksha Shukla, Sowmya Radhakrishnan Iyer, Swadha Jaiswal, Saumitri Choudhury, Akhilesh Parmar, Rahul Chaurasia Kumar, Suresh Kumar Gara
  • Patent number: 10656765
    Abstract: A display device including a touch sensor and a driving method thereof, and more particularly, a curved display device including a touch sensor and a driving method thereof, are presented. The display device includes: a touch sensor unit including a plurality of touch sensors; and at least one touch surface curved to along a first direction, wherein the touch surface includes a center region and edge regions positioned at both sides of the center region along the first direction, and wherein a sensitivity of the touch sensor in the center region is higher than a sensitivity of the touch sensors in the edge regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Lyong Bok, Won Ki Hong
  • Patent number: 10657926
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a mobile terminal including a terminal body that includes a first body and a second body, which is formed to be switchable between an opened state and a close state; a hinge unit that supports the first and second bodies to be rotated relative to each other; and a display unit that includes an inside-surface display area s, and first and second extension display areas, in which information associated with a first screen is displayed on any one of the first and second extension display areas, in which an icon which indicates that the first and second extension display area are combinable is displayed along with information associated with the first screen, and in which the information associated with the first screen is changed and the changed information is displayed on a combined extension display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minkyoung Shin, Yunmi Kwon, Nayeoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10656809
    Abstract: A displaying method of a user terminal device including displaying a first screen on a display of the user terminal device, detecting a user interaction by the user terminal device, and rotating the at least two screens based on the first user interaction, changing a display orientation of the at least two screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-kyung Kim, Yong-yeon Lee, Hae-yoon Park, Ji-yeon Kwak, Hyun-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10657578
    Abstract: Example order processing systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method identifies an order containing multiple items and receives an indication of multiple people associated with the order. The method also receives an indication of a particular person associated with each of the multiple items. Payment information is received for each of the multiple people and that payment information is used to purchase the particular items associated with the particular person. Order processing instructions are generated that identify particular items associated with each of the multiple people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: David Jon Carr, Richard Mark Ramsden
  • Patent number: 10656777
    Abstract: One method includes receiving inputs from one or more input devices, and determining a user interest in use of the interface device based on the inputs. In response to the user interest, changing a state of the first interface device from a deactivated state in which the first interface device is concealed behind a surface to an activated state in which the first interface device emits light through the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine N. Boulanger, Felipe Bacim De Araujo E Silva, Karlin Y. Bark, Seung Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10656760
    Abstract: In aspects of replay of recorded touch input data, a computing device can store recorded touch input data that has been previously recorded based on multiple instances of user inadvertent contact on touch-enabled devices. A replay test application is implemented to test one or more user devices for inadvertent contact rejection using the recorded touch input data, such as to test a palm rejection algorithm of a user device. The replay test application is implemented to communicate the recorded touch input data to a screen overlay device that generates touch inputs on a touchscreen of the user device to test the palm rejection algorithm of the user device. The replay test application also monitors the user device for an action responsive to a touch input that is not filtered as an inadvertent contact with the touchscreen of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Abzarian, Narasimhan Raghunath
  • Patent number: 10656753
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system, method, and computer program product are provided to: display a textual word; detect a gesture via the touch screen on the textual word; in a first touch state, perform a first function in connection with the textual word; in a second touch state, perform a second function in connection with the textual word, the second function including selecting the textual word so as to display a selection of the textual word in a separate virtual display layer that is at least partially transparent or translucent for viewing an insertion point of the textual word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656828
    Abstract: Techniques for providing multi-user multi-touch projected capacitive touch sensors are disclosed herein. Some embodiments may include a method that includes receiving a first sense signal from a first sensing array, the first sensing array configured to provide the first sense signal indicating a first touch on a first touch surface of a touch substrate as well as receiving a second sense signal from a second sensing array, the second sensing array configured to provide the second sense signal indicating a second touch on a second touch surface of a second touch substrate occurring concurrently to the first touch. The method may further include determining whether the first touch and the second touch share at least one anti-ghost. The method may also include associating the first touch and the second touch with a common touch entity in response to determining that the first touch and the second touch share the at least one anti-ghost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ELO TOUCH SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Damien Berget, Kenneth Andrew Feehan, Paul Leonard Futter, David Samuel Hecht, Joel Christopher Kent, Robert William Kitchin, Kenneth John North, James Roney, Kyu-Tak Son, Jung Verheiden, Forrest Kim Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 10653946
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, which may include a display unit that displays a virtual space, an operating unit that outputs input operation data associating an input operation of a user with coordinate information, and a storage unit that stores the input operation data and may execute a game where a character moves based on the input operation. The information processing apparatus may retrieve the input operation data from the storage unit, perform control including moving the character in a predetermined direction when the input operation is determined to be a first input operation and when the input operation is determined to be the second input operation, and may determine that the input operation is the second input operation when a distance, in the predetermined direction, between an intermediate point and an end or start point is larger than a distance in the predetermined direction between the start and end point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Nariaki Wada, Masao Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 10656740
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor-equipped display device includes a first substrate includes a first area and a second area adjacent to the first area, the first substrate includes a first terminal and a second terminal which are located in the first area, and a first wiring which electrically connects the first terminal and the second terminal, a second substrate includes a detection electrode, and a third terminal electrically connected to the detection electrode, and a connecting member which electrically connects the first terminal and the third terminal, at least a part of the first wiring being extended from the first terminal toward the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Masaki Murase, Yasushi Nakano, Koji Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 10656715
    Abstract: One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a sensor configured to detect a user input associated with a projected user interface and transmit a sensor signal associated with the user interaction, and a processor in communication with the sensor, the processor configured to: receive the sensor signal, determine a remote haptic effect based at least in part on the user input, generate a haptic signal based at least in part on the remote haptic effect, and transmit the haptic signal. The illustrative system further includes a haptic output device in communication with the processor, the haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and output the remote haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Ali Modarres, Amaya B. Weddle, David M. Birnbaum
  • Patent number: 10656741
    Abstract: A display device includes at least one touch sensor configured to sense a touch in response to a touch signal, a display panel including the at least one touch sensor and configured to operate in one of a display mode and a touch-sensing mode, a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit is configured to supply at least one of a first touch signal and a second touch signal to the at least one touch sensor during the touch-sensing mode, to yield at least one supplied signal, the first touch signal being different from the second touch signal. The second circuit is configured to control signal lines corresponding to the at least one touch sensor to receive a signal corresponding to the at least one supplied signal or to be in an electrically open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JaeKyu Park, HyunWoo Jang, HyeongWon Kang, SuWon Lee
  • Patent number: 10656716
    Abstract: A control device according to the embodiment includes an operation detecting unit and a driving unit. The operation detecting unit detects a pressing operation onto an operation surface of a panel having the operation surface. The driving unit drives a vibration element attached to the panel to vibrate the panel. Moreover, the driving unit generates an initial vibration having a lower frequency than that of a main vibration in advance of the main vibration when the pressing operation is detected by the operation detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventor: Shinsuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10656744
    Abstract: A thin film transistor array substrate in a touch display panel having reinforced common voltage uniformity on sub-electrodes therein includes a common electrode layer, a driving circuit, a controlling switch, a plurality of first lines, at least one second line, and at least one third line. The common electrode layer includes the spaced sub-electrodes. Each sub-electrode uses a first line electrically connect to the driving circuit and the controlling switch. The at least one second line is electrically connected to the driving circuit and the controlling switch, and when the controlling switch is turned on, the second line is electrically connected to the first lines, the driving circuit thus applying a common voltage to the sub-electrodes. A touch display panel using the thin film transistor array substrate is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Fu Weng, Chien-Wen Lin, Chia-Lin Liu, Tzu-Yu Cheng
  • Patent number: 10656735
    Abstract: A touch panel is disclosed, which includes a substrate, a black matrix layer, and an insulating layer. The black matrix is over the substrate, the insulating layer is over the black matrix layer, and an edge of the insulating layer has a longer distance to an edge of the substrate on a same side of the touch panel than an edge of the black matrix layer on the same side of the touch panel. The touch panel further includes a protecting layer over the insulating layer, configured such that an edge of the protecting layer on the same side of the touch panel has a longer distance to the edge of the substrate than the edge of the insulating layer. A manufacturing method of the touch panel, and a display apparatus containing the touch panel, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xie, Ming Hu, Ming Zhang, Qingpu Wang
  • Patent number: 10656747
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a touch input device, a touch control circuit configured to generate touch information about a touch input detected by the touch input device, at least one processor, and a memory. The memory stores instructions, when executed, causing the at least one processor to obtain touch information about a first touch input at least once from the touch control circuit after a first time when the first touch input begins to a second time when the first touch input is released, obtain at least one of an area of the first touch input or a pressure of the first touch input based on the obtained touch information, and execute a function corresponding to release of the first touch input if the at least one of the area of the first touch input or the pressure of the first touch input meets a specified condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Jun Lee, Seung Ho Kang, Ki Won Kim, Jeong Jin Lee, Hye Lin Lee, Il Joo Chae, Jae Min Lee, Min Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 10656736
    Abstract: A curved touch module structure and a method for laminating the same, which are the theremoplastic technologies, are used to solve the problem with wrinkles at stress-accumulated positions easily caused by a laminated material during a process of laminating a curved surface. The internal curved surface of an appearance-protecting layer has a planar structure whose position corresponds to the bonding area of a touch element layer. When the touch element layer is theremoplastically laminated to the curved surface of the appearance-protecting layer, the first bonding pads of the bonding area are formed on the planar structure. As a result, when a rear-end process for hot pressing and bonding is performed, a bonding platform needs to be designed according to the shape and curvature of products without modifying the other existing elements, thereby increasing the fabrication yield and reducing the production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY (CHENGDU) CO., LTD., INTERFACE OPTOELECTRONICS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., GENERAL INTERFACE SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Po Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 10656750
    Abstract: Touch-sensitive bezel techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a computing device includes touch sensors in a display portion of a display device and in a display capable bezel portion of the display device. The touch sensors can detect a touch input, and based on one or more characteristics of the touch input, a likelihood that a user intends or does not intend to interact with the computing device can be determined. A location of a centroid of the touch input is one such characteristic that can be utilized. In at least some implementations, the display capable bezel portion has display capabilities such that when a touch input is detected, the display capabilities in a region of the bezel portion can be activated, such as to display a menu in the region of the bezel portion of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Nabil Bathiche
  • Patent number: 10656746
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program which are capable of increasing types of processes that can be implemented by a touch operation using a plurality of fingers, the information processing device including: a processing executing unit configured to execute a predetermined process on the basis of a combination of results of detecting touch strengths of a plurality of fingers on an operation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Touyama, Kae Nagano, Tomohiro Ishii, Kozue Sasaki, Kazuhiro Toma, Nobuaki Kawai
  • Patent number: 10649711
    Abstract: A method of switching display of a terminal and a terminal are disclosed. The method of switching display includes: obtaining a display mode of the terminal selected by a user, herein the terminal includes a first display screen and a second display screen; determining a display way of an output object on the first display screen and the second display screen according to the display mode selected by the user; and displaying the output object on at least one of the first display screen and the second display screen according to the determined display way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 10649207
    Abstract: A display system includes a display unit which displays a virtual image in a target space, a controller which controls display of the display unit, and an obtaining unit which obtains vibration information about vibration applied to the display unit. The controller changes the display mode of the virtual image based on the vibration information, when the vibration exceeds a first threshold value and a viewing distance of the virtual image exceeds a second threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanaga Tsuji, Tadashi Shibata, Nobuyuki Nakano, Akira Tanaka, Shohei Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10647895
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer filling material for a touch panel which is used for filling an interlayer space between a touch panel and another component or an interlayer space between transparent conductive films included in the touch panel in production of a personal digital assistant, is less likely to cause cracks or breakage in a surface protection panel or a glass substrate, and enables production of a touch panel laminate that is not likely to display images with color irregularity. The present invention also aims to provide a touch panel laminate produced using the interlayer filling material for a touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juichi Fukatani, Kiyomi Uenomachi, Takazumi Okabayashi, Ryousuke Ebina, Atsushi Wada
  • Patent number: 10649597
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a touch sensor, an adhesive layer, a first flexible printed circuit board, and a second flexible printed circuit board. The touch sensor is disposed on the display panel. The adhesive layer is disposed between the display panel and the touch sensor. The first flexible printed circuit board and the second flexible printed circuit board are disposed between the display panel and the touch sensor. The first flexible printed circuit board is connected to the display panel, and the second flexible printed circuit board is connected to the touch sensor. The adhesive layer overlaps with the first flexible printed circuit board and is in contact with the first flexible printed circuit board and the touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeong-jin Lee, Jinhwan Kim, Mi-ae Park
  • Patent number: 10649530
    Abstract: A haptic device includes a display configured to display an image, a haptic output device configured to generate a haptic effect to a user when the user interacts with the display, and a processor configured to receive information related to the image displayed on the display. The processor is also configured to create a friction based haptic effect map associated with the image displayed on the display, and generate a signal to the haptic output device to output the haptic effect when the user interacts with the display when the image is displayed on the display, the haptic effect being configured to simulate a feel of the image in three dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lacroix, Vincent Levesque
  • Patent number: 10650184
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to linking text boxes and features associated with linked text boxes. A user interface feature in a document authoring application program for creating text boxes may include a text box creation graphical menu item presented on a display of an electronic device. In response to receiving user input indicative of a selection of the text box graphical menu item, the application program is configured to cause the electronic device to render a text box that includes a bounding edge in the document on the display. Additionally, the user interface feature includes a selectable visual indicator displayed as an integral part of the text box. The selectable visual indicator is indicative of a thread of text boxes in which the text box is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Elizabeth Frazer, Allen Wayne Lucas, Jonathan Cho, Michael Scott Lindsey, Kevin R. Smyth
  • Patent number: 10649532
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-rate control of haptic effects with sensor fusion are disclosed. One illustrative system includes, a haptic output device configured to output a haptic effect, a first sensor configured to sense the output of the haptic output device and generate a first sensor signal, a processor in communication with the first sensor. The processor is configured to: sample the first sensor signal from the first sensor at a first rate, receive a reference signal, determine an error between the first sensor signal and the reference signal, generate a haptic signal based at least in part on the reference signal and the error, transmit the haptic signal to a haptic output device configured to output a haptic effect based on the haptic signal, and sample the first sensor signal at a second rate, wherein the second rate is lower than the first rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Danny A. Grant, Christopher J. Ullrich
  • Patent number: 10649566
    Abstract: The in-cell touch display panel has a display area and a non-display area. Multiple pixel structures are disposed in the display area. Transparent conductive layers, metal layers, and first to fourth insulation layers are disposed in the pixel structures. The thickness of the third insulation layer is greater than or equal to that of the second insulation layer. The thickness of the third insulation layer is 1.2 or more times of that of the fourth insulation layer. The thickness of the third insulation layer is greater than or equal to 5000 ?. The sum of the thickness of the third insulation layer and the thickness of the fourth insulation layer is greater than or equal to 7000 ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: HannStar Display (Nanjing) Corporation, HannStar Display Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Yen Yeh
  • Patent number: 10649538
    Abstract: A method includes displaying information associated with a first application on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device. A gesture is detected on the touch-sensitive display, which gesture indicates a request to display information associated with a second application. At least part of the information associated with the second application is displayed without opening the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Donald James Lindsay, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Robert Simon Lessing, Jason Tyler Griffin, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Todd Andrew Wood
  • Patent number: 10649593
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a hand holding state detection method, a capacitive touch apparatus and an electronic device. The method includes: acquiring feature data output by each coupling capacitor in a capacitor array network when the coupling capacitor is touched, and reference feature data corresponding to each coupling capacitor; and determining a feature region formed by touch on the capacitor array according to the feature data output by each coupling capacitor and the corresponding reference feature data, to determine a hand holding state according to the feature region. In this way, a man-machine interaction interface may be adjusted according to the hand holding state, such that a user may conveniently or accurately touch all the virtual keys in the man-machine interaction interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Fang
  • Patent number: 10649533
    Abstract: A touch-control panel includes a display panel and at least one actuator. The display panel includes a touch-control detection device. Each actuator of the at least one actuator includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an inductive layer sandwiched between the first electrode and the second electrode. In response to the touch-control detection device detecting a touch-control operation, an actuator of the at least one actuator located in a region where the touch-control operation is performed vibrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Chang, Yuan Ding, Donghua Chen
  • Patent number: 10649488
    Abstract: An electrode arrangement has a transmitting electrode which during a measurement cycle is configured to receive an alternating transmission signal and a plurality of receiving electrodes configured to detect disturbances in an electric field formed by the transmitting electrode. The transmitting electrode and the receiving electrode are arranged in a single layer such that a single transmitting electrode is formed by an electrode structure that substantially surrounds each receiving electrode of the plurality of receiving electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microchip Technology Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Aubauer, Andreas Dorfner
  • Patent number: 10649626
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for displaying, by the one or more processors, at least one graphical representation associated with an electronic document on a touchscreen display; and receiving, by the one or more processors, user input to the at least one graphical representation, the user input indicating a touchscreen gesture to the touchscreen display, and in response: determining a type of the touchscreen gesture; determining a degree of the touchscreen gesture; identifying one or more actions based on the type and the degree, each action of the one or more actions being executable to progress through a workflow; and displaying one or more action elements on the touchscreen display, each action element representing an action of the one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Boxer, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Eye, Adam Cianfichi
  • Patent number: 10649563
    Abstract: A display device including a substrate, a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in a form of a matrix in a plane parallel with the substrate, a display functional layer exerting an image display function on a basis of an image signal supplied to the plurality of pixel electrodes, a driving electrode opposed to the plurality of pixel electrodes, and a plurality of detecting electrodes arranged in a form of a plane opposed to the driving electrode, separated and arranged at a pitch of a natural number multiple of an arrangement pitch of the pixel electrodes in one direction in the arrangement plane, and each capacitively coupled with the driving electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Kouji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10649568
    Abstract: An array substrate and a method for manufacturing the same, a display panel and a display device are provided. The array substrate includes: a substrate; a gate metal layer arranged on the substrate, the gate metal layer including a gate line and a patterned auxiliary metal; a source and drain metal layer, the source and drain metal layer including source signal lines and touch signal lines, and the source and drain metal layer being separated from the gate metal layer by an insulating layer; a planarization layer arranged on the source and drain metal layer; and a common electrode arranged on the planarization layer. The patterned auxiliary metal is electrically connected to the touch signal lines through first holes penetrating the insulating layer, and is electrically connected to the common electrode through second holes penetrating the insulating layer and third holes penetrating the planarization layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinguo Wu, Fengguo Wang, Dawei Shi, Hong Liu, Feng Li, Zifeng Wang, Bo Ma, Zhixuan Guo, Yuanbo Li, Cenhong Duan, Jing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10649559
    Abstract: A handheld electronic apparatus includes a housing, a plurality of touch sensors, and a controller. The controller under power saving mode activates parts of touch sensors to execute a touch detection action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Chu Ho, Hao-Tien Yen, Shih-Hung Chang
  • Patent number: 10649595
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a touch screen device includes a controller, a force sensing layer, a cushion layer, and a reference layer. The controller includes a processor to determine a distance between the force sensing layer and the reference layer. The cushion layer is between the force sensing layer and the reference layer. The cushion layer may include a plurality of holes at selected locations devoid of material of which the cushion layer is made. The reference layer may include a plurality of raised areas at selected locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Carley, Paul Clements, Karl Attrill, Thomas Matthew Bell
  • Patent number: 10652376
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a main body and a flexible screen assembly. The main body defines a receiving cavity and includes a front side and a back side arranged opposite to each other, the receiving cavity has an opening located between the front side and the back side. The flexible screen assembly includes a fixed portion and an activity portion connected sequentially, the fixed portion is provided on the front side, and the activity portion is bent over and received in the receiving cavity or is bent over and contacts the back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Weibin Yu, Jiao Cheng, Yugui Lin
  • Patent number: 10639992
    Abstract: A vehicle and a control method of the vehicle are provided. The vehicle includes at least one touch input device that is mounted within the vehicle and configured to sense a touch input of a user based on an electrode pattern mounted on a base thereof by forming an electrode on an injection object. Additionally, a controller operates apparatuses mounted within the vehicle based on the sensed touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Gideok Kwon, Jong Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 10642393
    Abstract: The present application provides a touch device, including a touch circuit, connected to a panel device and generating a signal according to a touch on the panel device by an external object, wherein the touch circuit takes a reference signal provided by the panel device as a signal source of a ground terminal; a power supply circuit, connected to the touch circuit, for providing power for the touch circuit; and a host system, connected to the touch circuit, for receiving the signal from the touch circuit. The touch display system provided by the present application has advantages of capable of eliminating the noises from the panel device and improving the signal quality of the touch circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Meng-Ta Yang
  • Patent number: 10642087
    Abstract: A light-absorbing, neutral density filter for an electronic device display. More specifically, a light-absorbing, neutral density filter applied as a shield, protective film, or protective coating layer for an electronic device display that blocks ultraviolet light, high energy visible light, and at least a portion of blue light. The neutral density filter comprises a polymer substrate and an absorbing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Eyesafe, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Barrett, Steven D. Moe, Bonnie G. Simmons, Justin Tolle
  • Patent number: 10642310
    Abstract: A sleeve type smart device comprises: a cylindrical flexible display panel which displays seamless continuous images on an outer surface thereof, and has a sleeve-shaped form of which the inside is empty; a sensing unit located at an inner surface of the flexible display panel so as to recognize an entity located inside the flexible display panel; a mode selection unit for automatically selecting an operation mode corresponding to the recognized entity; and a control unit for controlling so as to operate in the operation mode selected by the mode selection unit. Accordingly, the implementation of the seamless images is possible and one device could be used in various ways according to an installation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ji Hyung Park, Hyo Young Kim, Bo Kyung Hur, Heesun Kim
  • Patent number: 10642407
    Abstract: An apparatus classifies touch events. The apparatus includes a touch sensitive surface configured to generate a touch event when an object touches the touch sensitive surface. The touch event entails a mechanical vibration upon contact with the surface. The apparatus includes a touch event detector configured to detect the onset of a touch, and a touch event classifier configured to classify the touch event to identify the object used for the touch event. The mechanical vibration is created via any one of finger parts including a tip, a pad, a fingernail, and a knuckle, each of which has a unique feature different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Christopher Harrison, Julia Schwarz, Scott E. Hudson
  • Patent number: 10642386
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed which includes a first substrate having an outer touch surface and an inner surface; a touch sensor substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface; wherein the first substrate and the touch sensor substrate are configured to form a part of a laminated structure; and wherein a first region of the first surface of the touch sensor substrate is configured to have a shape different to an adjacent region of the inner surface of the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Esa Makelainen, Hannu Haapakoski
  • Patent number: 10642408
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a display comprising a display panel and a touch panel; and a controller. The controller is configured to execute a first operation; determine an underwater mode in response to receiving of sequential input to a first region, a second region, and a third region, of the touch panel, wherein the second region includes the first region, and the third region includes the second region and the first region; and terminate the executing of the first operation after the determining of the underwater mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangik Mun, Younghwan Kim, Manho Lee