Touch Panel Patents (Class 345/173)
  • Patent number: 10048861
    Abstract: A method of creating a virtual keyboard is disclosed. The method comprises displaying the virtual keyboard on a touch screen in response to a user input; enabling a user to add a first virtual key to the virtual keyboard to form a first virtual keyboard; and storing in a memory the first virtual keyboard and a signature associated with the first virtual keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Roger Dominik Bozzini, Anton Werner Keller
  • Patent number: 10046637
    Abstract: A personal device may include a display and a processor. The processor of the personal device may be programmed to send, to the display, a vehicle interior map overlaid with indications of in-vehicle components, create a group of the in-vehicle components responsive to receipt of a swipe gesture to the display selecting a subset of the indications, receive input from the display of a location on the map, and aim outputs of the in-vehicle components of the group based on the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pietro Buttolo, Stephen Ronald Tokish, James Stewart Rankin, II, Stuart C. Salter, Gary Steven Strumolo
  • Patent number: 10048526
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bezel-free display device, including a display panel including a display surface and a back surface opposite to the display surface, a panel connector, one end of which is secured onto a peripheral region of the back surface, and the other end of which is provided with a first support surface, a first snap-on member being provided on the first support surface, and a backlight module including a back plate and a sealant both arranged at a side of the back surface, the sealant being secured onto a periphery of the back plate and arranged at a position corresponding to the panel connector, one end of the sealant adjacent to the display panel being provided with a second support surface cooperating with the first support surface, a second snap-on member cooperating with the first snap-on member being provided on the second support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Zhao, Dan Wang, Seungmin Lee, Bin Zou, Junjie Guo, Yutao Hao
  • Patent number: 10051177
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method includes executing a camera application at an electronic device; activating a heart rate monitor (HRM) sensor operatively coupled with a first surface of the electronic device in response to the execution of the camera application; receiving an input signal via the HRM sensor; and capturing, using a processor operatively coupled with the electronic device, an image via an image sensor operatively coupled with a second surface of the electronic device based at least in part on the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Namjin Kim, Sora Hyun, Hyunho Seo, Changhyun Chun, Yunemo Koo, Gaeyoun Kim, Geonsoo Kim, Heedeog Kim, Sunghyuk Shin, Kihuk Lee, Chulhwan Lee, Cheolho Cheong, Seungmin Choi
  • Patent number: 10048817
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a touch control method of a touch control device which drives a touch sensor to collect data indicating a position of at least one object to be detected, and outputs the data to an external device, the touch sensor having plural first electrodes arranged to extend a first direction, and plural second electrodes arranged to extend in a second direction crossing the first direction, the touch control method includes driving the first electrodes in a self-detection mode to specify at least one of the first electrodes which detects the object, and driving the specified at least one first electrode and the second electrodes in a partial mutual detection mode to collect data indicating the position of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Fumitaka Gotoh, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Hayato Kurasawa, Yoshitoshi Kida
  • Patent number: 10048801
    Abstract: A capacitive sensing device is configured to detect force being applied to an input surface of the device by an input object, in addition to the position of the input object using touch sensing methods. Embodiments generate a compensation factor that is used to determine the force information in order to compensate for physical changes to the capacitive sensing device over time, air-gap non-uniform distribution, and other mechanical variations and changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ying Wang, Adam L. Schwartz, Shubha Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10046639
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a dial having a first surface, a second surface and an opening; a meter; a decorative part at a peripheral part of the meter; a display at a second surface side and displaying an image; and a controller controlling an image display state. An outermost area of the display overlaps with a part of the meter. The decorative part includes: a body member having a light-transmitting property; and a surface-treated layer having a light-transmitting property and a light-reflecting property. The controller switches the state of image display in the outermost area and a non-overlapping area. The decorative part is visually recognized due to the light-reflecting property of the surface-treated layer when the image is in the non-overlapping area. The image is visually recognized in an overlapping part of the decorative part due to the light-transmitting property when the image is in the outermost area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seigo Tane, Satoru Tamura
  • Patent number: 10048794
    Abstract: A touch display panel comprises a display module and a sensing electrode layer. The sensing electrode layer is disposed on the substrate of the display module and includes first sensing electrodes, second sensing electrode and wires. The first sensing electrodes are arranged along a longitudinal direction. The second sensing electrode is extended along the longitudinal direction and disposed beside the first sensing electrodes. The wires are electrically connected with the first sensing electrodes and include a plurality of wire segments which are extended alternately along a first extending direction and a second extending direction. The first sensing electrode includes a plurality of first slits, the first slits are extended along the first extending direction, the second extending direction or the combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Chien, Chia-Wei Pan, Ming-Huang Chen, Hsiu-Ting Hsu
  • Patent number: 10048757
    Abstract: An electronic device is configured to: while presenting media content at a first non-zero playback speed, detect a press input by a first contact on a first media control; and, in response to detecting the press input: determine whether an intensity of the first contact is above a first intensity threshold; if the intensity of the first contact is above the first intensity threshold, present the media content at a second playback speed, where the second playback speed is faster than the first non-zero playback speed; and, if the intensity of the first contact is below the first intensity threshold, maintain presentation of the media content at the first non-zero playback speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Gary Flint, Stefan Hafeneger
  • Patent number: 10048795
    Abstract: A display device with fingerprint identification and touch detection includes a first substrate, a second substrate parallel to the first substrate, a display material layer configured between the first substrate and the second substrate, and a thin-film-transistor-and-sensing-electrode layer. The thin-film-transistor-and-sensing-electrode layer is disposed at one surface of the first substrate facing the display material layer. The thin-film-transistor-and-sensing-electrode layer has a plurality of sensing electrodes for performing fingerprint identification sensing and touch sensing at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SUPERC-TOUCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsiang-Yu Lee, Shang Chin, Ping-Tsun Lin
  • Patent number: 10048755
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor, a processor configured to receive a signal output by the sensor, determine a position and descriptor of the sensor, determine a scene selection of a video, and create a haptic signal based on the selected scene, the signal output by the sensor, and the position and descriptor of the sensor, and a haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and generate a haptic effect based on the haptic signal. A system includes a sensor, a processor configured to receive a signal from the sensor, determine a type of event and activity associated with the sensor, and generate a haptic signal based on the signal from the sensor and the type of event and activity associated with the sensor, and a haptic output device configured to generate a haptic effect based on the haptic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Jamal Saboune, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10048749
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that relate to gaze tracking. One example provides a computing device including an eye-tracking system including an image sensor, a logic device, and a storage device comprising instructions executable by the logic device to track an eye gaze direction by acquiring an image of the eye via the eye-tracking system, and determining a determined location of a center of a lens of the eye from the image of the eye. The instructions are further executable to adjust the determined location of the center of the lens on a sub-pixel scale by applying a predetermined sub-pixel offset to the determined location of the center of the lens to produce an adjusted location of the center of the lens, to determine a gaze direction from the adjusted location of the center of the lens, and perform an action on a computing device based on the gaze direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Xu Miao, Michael J. Conrad, Dijia Wu
  • Patent number: 10048728
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, which recognizes an operation input using a pointed position, includes a position acquisition unit configured to acquire at least one pointed position pointed on a display screen; a pressure acquisition unit configured to acquire information related to pressure corresponding to each pointed position, acquired by the position acquisition unit; and a recognition unit configured to, in a case where a plurality of pointed positions pointed on the display screen exist at a same point-in-time, use a pointed position of the plurality of pointed positions excluding a pointed position regarding which a decision is made based on information relating to pressure acquired by the pressure acquisition unit that the pointed position does not make up input used for an operation of the information processing apparatus, recognize the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hikaru Ito, Seiko Kono, Takeshi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10048827
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for controlling data displayed thereby are disclosed. Specifically, the data displayed by the multiple screens of the dual-screen user device is conditioned upon the type of user gesture or combination of user gestures detected. The display controls described herein can correlate user inputs received in a gesture capture region to one or more display actions, which may include maximization, minimization, or reformatting instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Martin Gimpl, Alexander de Paz, Sanjiv Sirpal
  • Patent number: 10048804
    Abstract: A method for preventing false touches on a terminal and a terminal includes: a touch operation on a touch screen of a terminal is detected and a touch parameter of the touch operation is obtained. If the touch parameter matches a preset touch parameter, it is determined that the touch operation is an invalid operation, and the touch operation will be responded nothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zuopeng Wang, Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10050949
    Abstract: Web pages, such as a captive portal web page, may be rendered on an electronic display such as a display of a television that is removably coupled to a content streaming device. The web pages may be rendered using a customized user interface (UI) of a captive portal application executable on the content streaming device. The UI of the captive portal application may be customized for viewing at a longer distance than a typical distance between a user and a handheld mobile device. A computer-executable script may be embedded or otherwise associated with source code of a web page to cause a focus outline of a selectable UI element to be displayed more prominently when a user navigates to the selectable UI element using, for example, a remote control device configured to communicate with the content streaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Andrew Marcy, Rajan Ranga, He Chen, Ben Zion Gabay, Patricia Julia Cuadra, Michael William Miller
  • Patent number: 10048788
    Abstract: Improvement of visual uniformity of an integrated touch screen display is provided. A touch screen can include common electrodes separated by gaps in a Vcom layer. To improve visual non-uniformity in the display resulting from the gaps, a first set of semi-transparent dummy features (primary-dummy features) can be formed on a second layer at the locations of the gaps, and a second set of dummy features (supplementary-dummy features) can also be formed on the second layer or another layer to mitigate low spatial resolution of the primary-dummy features and/or non-uniform spacing of the primary-dummy features. In some examples, holes or slits can be formed in the Vcom layer at areas of the supplementary-dummy features to further improve visual uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Cheng Chen, Abbas Jamshidi-Roudbari, Hiroshi Osawa, Shang-Chih Lin, Shih-Chang Chang, Shin-Hung Yeh, Ting-Kuo Chang, Majid Gharghi, Keitaro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10048816
    Abstract: A touch window is provided. The touch window may include a substrate including an active area and an unactive area, a first sensing electrode on the active area, a wire electrode on the unactive area, an intermediate layer on the substrate, a second sensing electrode on the intermediate layer, and a conductive layer on the wire electrode. The conductive layer may include a material that corresponds to a material constituting at least one of the first sensing electrode and the second sensing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soung Kyu Park, Gyun Rin Lee, Do Youb Kwon, Seok Pyo Yun, Jae Hak Her
  • Patent number: 10048786
    Abstract: A display device, including a display panel that displays an image; a flexible printed circuit board including an attaching part attached to one end of the display panel and a curved part extending from the attaching part and not overlapping with the display panel; a window assembly on an upper surface of the display panel; an adhesive part between the window assembly and the display panel to couple the display panel and the window assembly; and a compensating part not overlapping with the display panel, overlapping with the curved part, and on a same layer as the attaching part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeong-Cheol Ahn, Won-il Lee, Byughoon Chae
  • Patent number: 10048860
    Abstract: A method (FIG. 1) and apparatus (205) for user interface adaptation determines (110) a handedness of a user who is operating the handheld device, and changes (115) physical aspects of at least one touch target of a user touch interface of the handheld device to adapt to the handedness of the user when the handedness of the user is different than a current handedness of user touch interface of the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Hoi L. Young, Michael Bohan, Steven M. Herbst, Conor P. O'Sullivan, Chad A. Phipps, Elisa S. Vargas
  • Patent number: 10048856
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring a user interface based on an experience mode transition are described. Generally, an experience mode refers to a visual and functional arrangement that is presented to a user of a device. Different experience modes present different visual and functional arrangements to a user. According to various embodiments, a computing device is configured to operate in multiple experience modes and may transition between different experience modes and based on a variety of different triggering events. Generally, a transition between different experience modes causes a visual and/or functional reconfiguration of a user experience on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Robert J. Jarrett, Alex Snitkovskiy, Zachary G. Herman, Song Zou, Mohammed Amirali Samji, Christopher Doan, Nils Anders Sundelin, Michael H. Krause, Yaou Wei
  • Patent number: 10048845
    Abstract: A mobile electronic apparatus comprises a display including a display area having a first edge and a second edge, an input unit including a detector, and at least one processor. The display displays a display screen on the display area. The detector detects an operation performed on the display area. The at least one processor places a mode change element adjacent to the first edge or the second edge of the display area, scales down the display screen in response to detection of a first operation performed on the mode change element, and displays the display screen, which is scaled down, as a scaled-down screen on a part of the display area. The at least one processor determines, in response to a user's input to the input unit, which one of the first edge and the second edge is to be adjacent to the mode change element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Yamada, Natsuhito Honda
  • Patent number: 10049221
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for management of application access. A security management application can be configured to set access controls and/or other security settings relating to application programs. Additionally, or alternatively, particular functions and/or functionality associated with application programs may be individually configured. Settings reflecting the access controls and/or other security settings can be stored and can be applied at the user device. The security management application also can be configured to determine if security settings and/or access controls are to be overridden. Data can be collected from various sensors and/or other sources to use in determining if particular application programs and/or application program functionality is to be allowed. Thus, normally disallowed activities can be allowed in emergency conditions, when in a business location associated with a particular device, and/or at other times and/or under other circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Ginger Li Chien
  • Patent number: 10049639
    Abstract: A Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) Gate Driver on Array (GOA) circuit includes a plurality of cascaded GOA units, where each of the GOA units comprises a forward-rearward control module, a signal-latch module, a signal-process module, and a signal-buffer module. A waveform of a scan-line driving signal outputted has two falling edges, to prevent un-uniformity of a liquid crystal panel display by decreasing high-shift voltage value of the pixel electrodes caused by the voltage coupling while charging pixel electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qiang Gong
  • Patent number: 10042451
    Abstract: A touch sensor input device includes a first and second array of electrodes, the electrodes in the first array being orthogonal to the electrodes in the second array. A capacitor sensing arrangement senses an electrode capacitance signal which varies in the presence of a touch input. The capacitance signals for groups of electrodes in each array are combined in order to derive respective individual sense signals. This arrangement has electrodes with a finer resolution than the sensing resolution, and this gives improved ability to sense accurately the position of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin John Edwards, John Richard Ayres, Nicola Bramante
  • Patent number: 10042445
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for adaptively displaying graphic elements (e.g., user interface elements) on a display of a device based on sensing proximity of an input device (e.g., a hand or fingertip of a user, a stylus, etc.) to the display of the device. For example, in response to an input device being detected to be less than a threshold distance from the display of the device, one or more graphic elements are presented or dynamically resized on the display. However, in response to no input device being detected to be less than the threshold distance from the display, the one or more graphic elements are not presented or are maintained in their current size on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Joel Boelter
  • Patent number: 10042448
    Abstract: A touch module for preventing separation of silver paste between laser etching traces, comprises a substrate, a plurality of touch electrodes, and a silver paste. A side of the touch electrode has a pin area. The pin area contains a plurality of perforations. The silver paste is coated on the substrate and the pin area for connecting electrical circuitry between the pin area and the connection line area. Wherein the silver paste on the pin area flows into the perforations and connects to the substrate. Therefore separation of the silver paste on the pin area and touch electrodes will less likely occur due to minor coating errors. The present invention also provides a manufacturing method of a touch module that prevents separation of the silver paste between laser etching traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY (CHENGDU) CO., LTD., INTERFACE OPTOELECTRONICS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., GENERAL INTERFACE SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Hsuan-Man Chang, Po-Lin Chen, Ya-Yin Cheng, Chia-Chi Yeh
  • Patent number: 10039524
    Abstract: A medical image diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes image generation circuitry, a touch panel, and control circuitry. The image generation circuitry generates a medical image based on data collected through scanning on a subject. The touch panel displays the medical image, and detects a tap operation, a long-press operation, or a flick operation on the displayed medical image. The control circuitry changes a parameter that affects the display of the medical image in a region relative to a position where the tap operation, the long-press operation, or the flick operation is detected, based on at least one of the strength of the tap operation, the number of times of the tap operation, the strength of the long-press operation, the long-press time of the long-press operation, the strength of the flick operation, the direction of the flick operation, and the speed of the flick operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Koichiro Kurita, Tomohisa Imamura, Satoshi Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10042497
    Abstract: A sheet-like conductor that is arranged on a display screen includes at least an insulator, a first detection electrode that is placed on a surface of the insulator on an opposite side to the display screen and arranged on a viewing side, and a second detection electrode that is placed on a surface of the insulator on a side close to the display screen and arranged on an opposite side to the viewing side, in which the first detection electrode and the second detection electrode are formed of thin metal wires in a mesh shape, and when a line width of the thin metal wire of the first detection electrode is a line width Wa and a line width of the thin metal wire of the second detection electrode is a line width Wb, the line width Wa and the line width Wb satisfy the following expressions (1) and (2). 0.5 ?m?Wb<Wa?10 ?m??(1) Wa?Wb ?4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Sutou
  • Patent number: 10043488
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method of controlling a display of the electronic device are provided. The method includes arranging a first image and a second image vertically on different layers; measuring a tilt of the electronic device; and displaying at least one of the first image and second image by controlling transparency of the first image based on the measured tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyungmin Lee, Hyosang Bang, Jeeyeun Wang, Jaemyoung Lee, Joohyung Lee, Chulho Jang
  • Patent number: 10042492
    Abstract: An apparatus including a notched shield electrode portion including a notch at an edge; and an overlapping shield electrode portion, wherein the overlapping shield electrode portion overlaps the notch in the notched shield electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Janne Lesonen, Esa Makelainen
  • Patent number: 10042460
    Abstract: A display device, comprising a display panel with a touch control unit, a glass cover plate being positioned at a light emitting side of the display panel, and a light guiding film for buttons being positioned on a side of the glass cover plate facing to the display panel, and further comprising a first flexible circuit board extended to be interposed between the light guiding film for buttons and the display panel, provided with a functional module electrically connected with the light guiding film for buttons and a functional module electrically connected with the touch control unit. A functional module for providing signals to the light guiding film for buttons and a functional module for providing signals to the touch control unit are integrated into one flexible circuit board, so that a thickness of one layer of flexible circuit board is reduced in the thickness direction of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guangquan Wang, Zijian Wang, Yumei Chen, Zhanqing Cao, Fang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10042486
    Abstract: A touch controller on a touch sensitive device configured to generate a dynamic demodulation waveform so as to minimize the effects on a signal to noise ratio caused by a tonal noise is disclosed. The demodulation waveform can be turned off for finite durations so as to minimize the probability that a transitional voltage of the tonal noise source is included in the demodulation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Shahrooz Shahparnia
  • Patent number: 10043142
    Abstract: Features are disclosed relating to a collaborative ticketing system that manages various aspects of ticketing for events (e.g., movies, concerts, sporting events, and the like) using knowledge about the contacts of system users. The collaborative ticketing system includes a mobile application that includes a personalized user interface through which users can identify movies or other events to attend at specific venues. The mobile application provides functionality for users to publish information to their contacts about the events they want to attend, and to arrange group outings to selected events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Atom Tickets, LLC
    Inventors: Ameesh Paleja, Alexander Rouse, Alan Raddatz, Kenley Capps
  • Patent number: 10042461
    Abstract: An array substrate, manufacturing and driving methods thereof, and a display device are provided. The array substrate includes a base substrate and a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines disposed on the base substrate. A plurality of pixel units distributed in an array are defined by the gate lines and the data lines; each pixel unit includes a common electrode, a pixel electrode and a thin-film transistor (TFT); a first insulating layer is disposed on one side of a layer provided with the common electrodes away from the base substrate; and a plurality of self-capacitance electrodes are disposed on one side of the first insulating layer away from the base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingming Liu, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Xiaoliang Ding, Shengji Yang, Weijie Zhao, Hongjuan Liu, Changfeng Li, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10042596
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an electronic device and a method of controlling the same. The electronic device may include a controller configured to generate a group of a plurality of electronic devices by paring the electronic device with at least one electronic device through the communication unit and to control the plurality of electronic devices included in the group to share at least part of content and to simultaneously display the content on touchscreens of the plurality of electronic devices. Upon sequential reception of touch inputs applied to the touchscreens of the electronic devices included in the group, the controller can display at least part of the content on the touchscreen of each electronic device included in the group on the basis of the number of touch inputs and touch input reception time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehun Jung, Kyeongtae Lee
  • Patent number: 10042457
    Abstract: A watch-type terminal including a touch screen configured to display screen information; a bezel portion surrounding a periphery of the touch screen and configured to receive a touch input; and a controller configured to display an image object indicating a status associated with the displayed screen information in one region of the touch screen in response to a first touch input received at a first part of the bezel portion, apply a first function to the screen information in response to a second touch input received at a second part of the bezel portion while the first touch input is maintained at the first part of the bezel portion, and apply a second function different from the first function to the screen information in response to a touch area corresponding to the first touch input being changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Samsick Kim, Jongin Lim, Sesook Oh, Younhwa Choi, Shinnyue Kang, Yoonseok Yang
  • Patent number: 10042510
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to distinguishing meaningful gestures from proximate non-meaningful gestures in a three-dimensional (3D) sensory space. In particular, it relates to calculating spatial trajectories of different gestures and determining a dominant gesture based on magnitudes of the spatial trajectories. The technology disclosed also relates to uniformly responding to gestural inputs from a user irrespective of a position of the user. In particular, it relates to automatically adapting a responsiveness scale between gestures in a physical space and resulting responses in a gestural interface by automatically proportioning on-screen responsiveness to scaled movement distances of gestures in the physical space, user spacing with the 3D sensory space, or virtual object density in the gestural interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Leap Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: David Holz
  • Patent number: 10042542
    Abstract: An electronic device detects a contact associated with a focus selector that controls movement of a respective user interface object; and while continuously detecting the contact, the device detects first movement of the contact. In response to detecting the first movement of the contact, the device moves the focus selector and the respective user interface object, and determines an intensity of the contact. The device detects second movement of the contact and in response to detecting the second movement of the contact: when the contact meets respective intensity criteria, the device moves the focus selector and the user interface object; and when the contact does not meet the respective intensity criteria, the device moves the focus selector without moving the user interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, May-Li Khoe
  • Patent number: 10042490
    Abstract: An array substrate, a display device and a driving method are provided. The array substrate includes a substrate. A common electrode layer and multiple gate lines and data lines are arranged above the substrate. Multiple pixel units are defined by intersecting the gate lines with the data lines insulatively. The multiple pixel units include thin-film transistors and pixel electrodes. Electrode block wires and wire shielding electrodes are arranged above the substrate. The common electrode layer includes electrode blocks arranged in a matrix. In a direction perpendicular to the substrate, the electrode block wire is arranged opposite to the electrode block, and is electrically connected to the electrode block to provide a touch signal or display signal to the electrode block; and the electrode block wire partially overlaps with the wire shielding electrode, and is arranged between the wire shielding electrode and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gujun Li, Yungang Sun, Conghua Ma, Xingyao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10045448
    Abstract: A flexible screen module includes a casing, a flexible screen, a bracket, and a support member. The casing has an opening. The first rotating shaft has an axial direction and is accommodated in the casing. The flexible screen is capable of being wound around the first rotating shaft and is capable of being unwound from the first rotating shaft and extended out of the casing through the opening. A bracket is fixed to the flexible screen and is capable of being wound around the first rotating shaft along with the flexible screen. The bracket supports the flexible screen in the axial direction. A support member is capable of being wound in the casing and is capable of being extended out of the casing along with the flexible screen, the support member has a curve memory characteristic in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Songling Yang
  • Patent number: 10042483
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a touch sensor and a computer-readable storage media coupled to the touch sensor and embodying logic that is configured when executed to receive a first plurality of sense signals from sense electrodes of the touch sensor and determine, based on characteristics of the first plurality of sense signals, a plurality of codes. The logic may then assign the plurality of codes to each of the drive electrodes of the touch sensor and determine, based on the assignment of the first plurality of codes to the drive electrodes, encoded drive signals which may be applied to the drive electrodes. The logic may then receive, based on the encoded drive signals, a second plurality of sense signals from the sense electrodes and determine, based on the assignment of the first plurality of codes to drive electrodes, a first touch on the touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventor: Khashayar Mirfakhraei
  • Patent number: 10042386
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program for enabling a user to easily and accurately determine an operation state of the apparatus. [Solution] An information processing apparatus includes a display panel 101a, a touch panel 101b for detecting a finger moving on the display panel, and a control unit 103 for designating a predetermined moving direction Dd and determining an operation state of the apparatus based on a difference between the designated moving direction Dd and a moving direction Da of the finger moving on the display panel according to the designation. When the apparatus is operated with either hand, a difference due to a finger used for the operation easily occurs between the designated moving direction and the moving direction of the finger due to a structure of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Eiju Yamada, Yoshinori Ohashi, Akihiko Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10042499
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive module is provided. The touch-sensitive module includes at least one first sub-unit. The first sub-unit includes a first sensor pad, a second sensor pad and a wrapper. The second sensor pad has a first portion and a second portion separated from each other. The first sensor pad passes through a gap between the first portion and the second portion of the second sensor pad. Two ends of a wire are electrically connected to the first portion and the second portion of the second sensor pad, respectively. The wrapper covers the first sensor pad and the second sensor pad. A first lead and a second lead connected to the first sensor pad protrude from the wrapper. A third lead and a fourth lead connected to the second sensor pad protrude from the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TOUCHPLUS INFORMATION CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Hsien Hu, Yi-Feng Wei, Yao-Chih Chuang
  • Patent number: 10042409
    Abstract: Methods and devices useful in discharging an aberrant charge on a touch sensitive display of an electronic device are provided. By way of example, a an electronic device includes a power management and control circuitry configured to receive a first voltage signal and a second voltage signal from a display subsystem of a display of the electronic device, receive a third voltage signal from a touch subsystem of the display, provide a power signal to the display subsystem to activate the display subsystem when the display is determined to be in a temporarily inactive state. Providing the power signal to the display subsystem comprises discharging an aberrant charge based on the third voltage signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keitaro Yamashita, Majid Gharghi, Ting-Kuo Chang, Abbas Jamshidi Roudbari
  • Patent number: 10042545
    Abstract: Techniques for a touch input in a circuit board are described. In at least some embodiments, a touch input device is integrated into a circuit board of an apparatus. For instance, a touch interaction region of the touch input device is formed by cutting and/or etching a portion of the circuit board such that the touch interaction region is moveable with respect to adjacent portions of the circuit board. According to one or more embodiments, a touch input device includes a switch such that movement of the touch interaction region actuates the switch to generate a click input event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoyue Xie, Rahul Marwah, John Jacob Nelson, Ivan Andrew McCracken, David Otto Whitt, III
  • Patent number: 10042480
    Abstract: An electronic device (100) is configured to be operable with the user input attachment (102) so as to provide a user with the option of using a touch sensitive display (101) alone, or in conjunction with the control device or keypad having physical keys to enhance the tactile user experience. The electronic device (100) includes a touch sensitive display (101) and the controller (104) it is operable with a touch sensitive display (101). When the user input attachment (102) is coupled to the touch sensitive display (101), and identification module (106) is configured to identify the user input attachment (102) by way of a temporal signature signal (110). Once identified, and adaptation module (107) is configured to reconfigure the electronic device (100) in response to the user input attachment (102) being attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: John Henry Krahenbuhl, Louis Jerome Lundell, Jiri Slaby
  • Patent number: 10037113
    Abstract: A touch device includes a cover plate, a carrying structure, a first sensor layer, a dielectric layer and a second sensor layer. The carrying structure is disposed on the cover plate and includes a film layer and a buffer layer stacked on each other. The film is located between the cover plate and the buffer layer. The first sensor layer is at least disposed on the carrying structure. The first sensor layer and the cover plate are respectively located at two opposite sides of the carrying structure. The dielectric layer is disposed on the first sensor layer. The dielectric layer and the carrying structure are respectively located at two opposite sides of the first sensor layer. The second sensor layer is at least disposed on the dielectric layer. The second sensor layer and the first sensor layer are respectively located at two opposite sides of the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Shan Lin, Cheng-Chung Chiang, Chan-Hao Tseng
  • Patent number: 10037135
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device includes detecting a touch input by an external object on a first part of a display, determining whether the touch input is accompanied by and adjacent input, and processing a function corresponding to a second part of the display when the touch input is not accompanied by the adjacent input. An electronic device includes a display to display an image, a touch sensor to sense at least one of a touch input and adjacent input, and a processor configured to detect the touch input by an external object on a first part of the display via the touch sensor, determine whether the touch input is accompanied by the adjacent input and process a function corresponding to a second part of the display when the touch input is not accompanied by the adjacent input. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haechang Hyun, Jinkyu Kim, Jinwan An, Mangun Hur
  • Patent number: 10037110
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a first transparent conductive wire and a second transparent conductive wire. The first transparent conductive wire is of a first conductive layer and the second transparent conductive wire is of a second conductive layer. The first transparent conductive wire includes a first conductive portion parallel to a first axis and a second conductive portion parallel to a second axis, wherein the first transparent conductive portion and the second transparent conductive portion commonly have a first overlapping area. The second transparent conductive wire includes a third conductive portion parallel to the first axis and a fourth conductive portion parallel to the second axis, wherein the third transparent conductive portion and the fourth transparent conductive portion commonly have a second overlapping area. The projection centroid of the first overlapping area is not in the same position as the projection centroid of the second overlapping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Lin, Chien-Min Lai