Touch Panel Patents (Class 345/173)
  • Patent number: 10261645
    Abstract: A touch sensing device including first electrodes and second electrodes. The first electrodes at a first height position are spaced apart along a first direction and each include an electrode body of strip shape extending in a second direction. The electrode body of each first electrode includes first overlapping portions. The second electrodes at a second height position are spaced apart along the second direction and intersect the first electrodes. Each second electrode includes wide portions and narrow portions. The wide portions of each second electrode are spaced apart along the first direction and include pairs of adjacent wide portions. The adjacent wide portions of each pair are located adjacent to each other in the first direction. Each narrow portion is smaller in the second direction than each wide portion, interconnects the adjacent wide portions of a corresponding pair, and overlaps a corresponding one of the first overlapping portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Shinoda
  • Patent number: 10262601
    Abstract: An electrowetting display device includes a first support plate and a second support plate. The first support plate has rows and columns of pixel walls defining individual electrowetting pixels. A first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid are between the first support plate and the second support plate. A sensor is coupled to the second support plate and configured to detect a first intensity of light incident upon the second support plate at a first angle. A controller is configured to displace the first fluid in either a first direction or a second direction based at least in part upon the first intensity of light detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tulasi Sridhar Reddy Guntaka, Pavel Novoselov, Gor Manukyan
  • Patent number: 10261682
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus configured to sense deformation of the flexible display apparatus, control display of an object displayed on the flexible display apparatus based on the deformation, and execute operations based on the displayed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon-kyu Seo, Hyun-jin Kim, Nipun Kumar, Jung-joo Sohn, Geun-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10261641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of providing input to an electronic unit comprising a touch-sensitive surface that is configured for registering application of touch by a flexible unit and a toy comprising an electronic unit comprising a touch-sensitive surface and a structure; the structure configured from a material that cannot be registered by the touch-sensitive surface, and it comprises, either at the periphery or within the periphery, at least one marked position. One or more flexible units that comprise(s) material that can be registered by the touch-sensitive surface, wherein the one or more flexible units extend(s) past the top side of the structure and to the bottom side of the structure, to the effect that the registration of a flexible unit is conditioned by the configuration of the at least one marked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LEGO A/S
    Inventors: Maiken Hillerup Fogtmann, Jens Valentin Laulund, Daniel W. Mathiasen
  • Patent number: 10261635
    Abstract: A touch substrate includes a base substrate and at least one driving electrode chain and at least one sensing electrode chain each of which is arranged parallel to each other on the base substrate. Each driving electrode chain includes a plurality of driving electrodes which are connected in series, and each sensing electrode chain includes a plurality of sensing electrodes which are connected in series. The driving electrodes and/or the sensing electrodes are made of a metal conductor, and a plurality of light transmissive regions are provided in each of the driving electrodes and/or the sensing electrodes made of the metal conductor. The touch substrate can be touched and controlled normally and can transmit light normally, while the surface resistance of each of the driving electrodes and/or the sensing electrodes therein is decreased greatly. Thus, the power consumption and production cost of the touch substrate is further decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaofang Gu, Ming Hu
  • Patent number: 10261606
    Abstract: An electronic assembly includes an expandable input device having a display, different touch sensitive surfaces, and one or more processors. The input device transitions from a collapsed state having a first touch sensitive surface to an expanded state having a larger, second touch sensitive surface. The one or more processors detect touch of the touch sensitive surfaces of the input device and performing an operation based on the touch that is detected and display a result of the operation on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent
  • Patent number: 10261619
    Abstract: Techniques for determining force applied by an input object in a sensing region of an input device are provided. The techniques generally include driving a plurality of sensor electrodes within a sensing region to acquire sensor data, generating a first histogram based on the sensor data, the first histogram including a plurality of bins each having an associated value, and based on the values associated with at least a subset of the plurality of bins of the first histogram, determining force information for an input object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Petr Shepelev, Arnulf Graf
  • Patent number: 10261543
    Abstract: A mobile device cradle with improved functionality. Such added functionality makes the mobile device cradle useful even when not coupled with a mobile device. Cradles with improved functionality will find use in vehicles, homes, offices, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Signifi Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Ari Schachter, Justin Neil Goldenblatt, Marc Seelenfreund
  • Patent number: 10261586
    Abstract: One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a computing device with an electrostatic force (“ESF”) haptic output device coupled to a surface of the computing device. The ESF haptic output device comprises a signal electrode that includes an insulation layer and a conductive layer positioned proximate to the insulation layer and the conductive layer is electrically coupled to a voltage supply to receive an amount of voltage for generating an ESF haptic effect, which can include a dynamic ESF haptic effect or a static ESF haptic effect. The ESF haptic output device can output the ESF haptic effect to the surface of the computing device to which the ESF haptic output device is coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Jamal Saboune, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10261587
    Abstract: A control device for automotive vehicle is disclosed. The control device includes a tactile surface to detect a contact of a finger of a user, a haptic feedback module configured to vibrate the tactile surface, and a drive unit configured to drive the haptic feedback module so as to generate a haptic feedback in response to a press on the tactile surface. The haptic feedback is composed of at least two individual haptic patterns which exhibit an identical trend and are generated successively, with a period of no haptic feedback intercalated between two successive individual haptic patterns, the energy of the individual haptic patterns varying with their repetition. A method of control of such a device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DAV
    Inventors: Stéphanie Dabic, Nour-Eddine El-Ouardi
  • Patent number: 10261605
    Abstract: An elongated stylus is configured to be capacitively coupled with a sensor array providing a plurality of electrodes to indicate a position on the sensor array. The stylus includes a housing having an end in an elongated direction of the housing, a conductive tip disposed at least partially extended from the end of the housing, an electrode disposed around the conductive tip and configured to at least partially expose the conductive tip, and a signal transmit drive circuit configured to provide a signal. Control is performed to form an electrical connection between the electrode and a ground and an electrical connection between the electrode and the signal transmit drive circuit when the elongated stylus is activated for capacitive coupling with the sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: WACOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Viktor Kremin, Andriy Ryshtun, David G. Wright
  • Patent number: 10260188
    Abstract: An appliance and method of operation is provided. The appliance may include an outer casing, a user interface, and a controller. The outer casing may define an enclosed volume. The user interface may be mounted to the outer casing to include a light projector and a translucent diffuser disc. The light projector may be positioned within the enclosed volume and include a plurality of discrete segmented light emitting diodes to each selectively emit one or more discrete light emissions. The translucent diffuser disc may be positioned between the light projector and the outer casing. The diffuser disc may include a continuous outer surface aligned with the light projector to display the one or more discrete light emissions as a visually continuous pattern. The controller may be operably connected with the light projector and configured to determine the visually continuous pattern displayed at the continuous outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Scott Tarr, Jarvis Ward, Tomas Garces, William Everette Gardner, John Donovan Nolan
  • Patent number: 10261612
    Abstract: An apparatus for recognizing a proximity motion using sensors may include a first sensor to sense a first input region, a second sensor to sense a second input region distinct from the first input region, and an information transfer controller to transfer information related to a transition, between the first sensor and the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Ju Han, Joon Ah Park, Hyun Surk Ryu, Du Sik Park, Ki Myung Lee
  • Patent number: 10261613
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiments provides a touch panel including: a substrate including a touch area and a non-touch area, the non-touch area disposed adjacent to the touch area; a touch pad disposed in the touch area; a connection pad disposed in the non-touch area; and a connection line including: a first sub line disposed in the touch area, the first sub line connected to the touch pad; and a second sub line which is disposed in the non-touch area, the second sub line connecting the connection pad and the first sub line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eung Kwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10261618
    Abstract: A touch driving circuit and a touch sensitive display panel are provided. The touch driving circuit is disposed on a corresponding touch sensitive display panel. The touch driving circuit includes a touch driving chip, driving signals encoders, driving lines, sensing lines, driving wires, and sensing wires. Preliminary touch driving signals herein include touch data signals and touch clock signals, and the driving signals encoders convert the touch data signals into the touch driving signals according to the touch clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD, WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Man Li, Xiaoping Tan, Xingling Guo
  • Patent number: 10261625
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a touch sensor integrated display device capable of preventing generation of a defective image between touch/common electrodes, which includes a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines intersecting the gate lines, a plurality of pixel electrodes, a plurality of touch/common electrodes and a plurality of touch/common lines. The plurality of pixel electrodes are respectively disposed in regions defined by intersections of the plurality of data lines and the plurality of gate lines and provided with data voltages. The plurality of touch/common electrodes are arranged to generate electric fields with the plurality of pixel electrodes and to correspond to parts of the plurality of pixel electrodes. The plurality of touch/common lines are respectively connected to the plurality of touch/common electrodes. Each touch/common electrode overlap with at least one gate line shared by neighboring touch/common electrodes arranged in a data line arrangement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungwan Cho, Kwangjo Hwang, Sungho Hong, Byeongseong So, Ruda Rhe
  • Patent number: 10261640
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an embedded touch panel and display device. The embedded touch panel comprises an upper substrate, a lower substrate opposite to the upper substrate, multiple pixel units disposed on a plane of the lower substrate facing the upper substrate, wherein each of the pixel units comprises a bottom-emitting OLED pixel structure and a pixel circuit; a plurality of independent self-capacitance electrodes disposed between the lower substrate and the pixel units and insulated from the pixel units; a touch sensing chip which determines a touch position by detecting a change in capacitance of each of the self-capacitance electrodes during a touch duration; and wires disposed between the lower substrate and the OLED pixel structure, each of the wires corresponding to each of the self-capacitance electrodes and connecting the self-capacitance electrode to the touch sensing chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengpeng Wang, Xue Dong, Hailin Xue, Haisheng Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Xiaoliang Ding, Shengji Yang, Yingming Liu, Weijie Zhao, Hongjuan Liu, Changfeng Li, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10261615
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch sensitive display, and a processor electrically connected with the touch sensitive display. The processor is configured to sense a first touch and a second touch on the touch sensitive display, to display a first region expanding with respect to a location at which the first touch is made, on the touch sensitive display, to display a second region expanding with respect to a location at which the second touch is made, on the touch sensitive display, and to display a specified screen in the touch sensitive display if a sum of an area of the first region and an area of the second region exceeds a specified value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho Young Lee, Gyu Chual Kim, Bo Keun Kim, Ji Won Kim, Kyu Ok Choi
  • Patent number: 10261632
    Abstract: One embodiment describes an electronic display that includes display driver circuitry that displays at least a first image frame and a second image frame on the electronic device using a first display pixel and a second display pixel. A timing controller of the electronic display determines at least a first insertion time for a first intra-frame pause for the first image frame and a second insertion time for a second intra-frame pause for the second image frame, which pause rendering of image data to allow the touch sensing circuitry to detect user interaction. The insertion times for the first and second intra-frame pauses are varied from one another by a determined step size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Peter F. Holland, Christopher P. Tann, Malcolm D. Gray
  • Patent number: 10261630
    Abstract: An input device includes a display unit which displays data on a screen, a proximity detection unit which detects proximity of a finger to the screen and outputs a proximity detection signal, a manipulation judging unit which discriminates between a valid manipulation and a return manipulation of successive movement manipulations of the finger on the basis of proximity detection signals in accordance with the successive movement manipulations of the proximity detected finger, and a control unit which invalidates proximity detection signals corresponding to the discriminated return manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Masatoshi Nakao
  • Patent number: 10261627
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display layer; plural first electrodes formed to be arranged above the display layer; a shield electrode formed apart from the plural first electrodes so as to surround the whole plural first electrodes along an arrangement surface; an insulating layer; and a semiconductive layer formed opposite to the first electrodes and the shield electrode so as to sandwich the insulating layer, wherein the difference between an average potential of the first electrodes and an average potential of the shield electrode is equal to or less than 0.5V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Koji Ishizaki, Kohei Azumi
  • Patent number: 10261633
    Abstract: The present application provides a touch sensitive processing method for configuring interconnection parameters between a touch panel and a touch sensitive processing apparatus in an electronic system. The method comprises: connecting, by an interconnection network of the apparatus, P first circuits of a first apparatus connector with a detecting circuit of the touch sensitive processing apparatus, respectively; detecting, by the detecting circuit, an impedance value of each of the first circuits sequentially via the interconnection network; and determining that there are M consecutive first touch sensitive electrodes connected to the M consecutive first circuits based on the impedance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Chang, Shang-Tai Yeh
  • Patent number: 10261637
    Abstract: An electrostatic sensing device comprises an electrostatic sensing module and a control unit electrically connected to the electrostatic sensing module. The electrostatic sensing module comprises a first electrostatic sensing element comprising opposite ends, and two first electrodes. The two first electrodes are separately located on and electrically connected to the two opposite ends of the first electrostatic sensing element. The first electrostatic sensing element is one-dimensional semiconducting linear structure with a diameter less than 100 nanometers. The control unit electrically is configured to apply a direct voltage to the first electrostatic sensing element and measure a current/resistance of the first electrostatic sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin-He Wang, Dong-Qi Li, Jiang-Tao Wang, Wen-Yun Wu, Yu-Jun He, Peng Liu, Qing-Yu Zhao, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10254863
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a body including a first body, a second body, and a connection unit configured to connect the first and second bodies to each other so that an angle between the first and second bodies is changeable, and the body formed so that at least one region thereof is formed of a transmissive region; a transparent flexible display unit mounted to one surface of the body, and configured to output screen information; a sensing unit configured to sense a first state where the flexible display unit is unfolded, and a second state where the first and second bodies are overlapped with each other, by change of the angle; and a controller configured to change transparency of a region corresponding to the transmissive region, based on change of the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Choonghwan Shin, Eunsang Lee, Byunghwa Lee, Sanghyun Eim
  • Patent number: 10254876
    Abstract: An array substrate, a fabricating method thereof and a display device, the fabricating method comprises forming a plurality of touch electrodes on a base substrate, a plurality of touch electrode leads for leading out signals of the touch electrodes and an array structure comprising a plurality of conducting structures. At least part of touch electrode leads and at least one of the conducting structures are disposed in a same layer and made from a same material. The fabricating method can reduce the amount of masks used in the fabricating process of the array substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youqiang Lu, Xiaojing Qi, Zhidong Wang, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 10254868
    Abstract: To provide a display device having a pressure sensor, including a plurality of first electrodes formed discretely at positions above a display area, a plurality of dielectric layers formed discretely on each of the plurality of first electrodes, a plurality of second electrodes formed on the plurality of dielectric layers, an elastic layer formed on each of the plurality of first electrodes in an area not overlapping the plurality of dielectric layers and the plurality of second electrodes, and a third electrode formed continuously in an area over the plurality of first electrodes, the plurality of dielectric layers, the plurality of second electrodes, and the plurality of elastic layers, wherein the third electrode is spaced apart from the dielectric layer and the second electrode, and the elastic layer is in contact with the first electrode and the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Hamada, Hajime Akimoto
  • Patent number: 10254951
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for correcting an input error in an input apparatus capable of touch inputs of a first touch input scheme and a second touch input scheme. Upon detecting a touch input of the first touch input scheme, an activity corresponding to the detected touch input is executed and activity execution information corresponding to the activity is stored. The activity executed in accordance with the touch input of the first touch input scheme is cancelled, when a touch input of the second touch input scheme occurs before the touch input of the first touch input scheme is released or before a preset timer expires. The first touch input scheme and the second touch input scheme are different schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Gwan-Hyung Kim, Joo-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10254840
    Abstract: Sensor data is obtained regarding an environment around a guidance device. A model of the environment is generated based on the data. The model is mapped at least to an input/output touch surface of the guidance device. Tactile output is provided to a user of the guidance device via the input/output touch surface based at least on the mapping. Other output based on the model may also be provided. The guidance device may include a variety of different components such as sensors that obtain data regarding the environment, input/output mechanisms for receiving input from and/or providing input to the user, processing units and/or other components for generating the model and/or mapping the model to various input/output mechanisms, and so on. Additionally, the guidance device may cooperate and/or communicate with a variety of different electronic devices that have one or more such components in order to perform such functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Chananiel Weinraub
  • Patent number: 10254865
    Abstract: Display device intended notably for a motor vehicle and comprising:—a display screen (2),—a touch-sensitive pad (5) positioned in front of the display screen,—a lateral surround (3) positioned over part of the front surface of the display screen, —a first opaque mask (4) positioned between the touch-sensitive pad and the lateral surround (3) and extending toward the center of the front surface of the display screen beyond the lateral surround so as to conceal said lateral surround,—a second opaque mask (6) positioned in front of the touch-sensitive pad and concealing a lateral part of the front surface of the touch-sensitive pad which part is positioned in front of the first mask, in which device the first mask extends toward the center of the front surface of the screen beyond the second mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Henry Beraud
  • Patent number: 10254895
    Abstract: An information processing method, an electronic device, and an information processing apparatus are provided. The information processing method comprises determining whether a display output state of a display screen satisfies a first preset condition; in response to the first preset condition being satisfied, controlling a key region to be in a mis-touch avoidance mode; in the mis-touch avoidance mode, in response to a first operation at the key region being detected, determining whether the first operation satisfies a second preset condition; and in response to the second preset condition being satisfied, controlling the key region to be unresponsive to the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiangtong Tian
  • Patent number: 10254950
    Abstract: A display method of a terminal device and a terminal device is provided. The display method of a terminal device includes: a framework layer sends a first touch point data; an application layer sends instruction information used to instruct to transfer slide drawing control rights to the framework layer and a generated display list to the framework layer after the application layer determines that the terminal device enters a sliding state according to acquired first touch point data; and the framework layer acquires second touch point data from a shared memory according to the instruction information, and draws an image according to the second touch point data and the display list. In this way, in an operation with repetitive image composition, the slide drawing control rights are transferred from an application module to a framework module, improving a response speed of a terminal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bo Yu, Jianbin Qiu
  • Patent number: 10254904
    Abstract: In a conductive sheet constituting a touch panel for use in a display device, it is possible to improve the transmittance of electrodes having meshes, to improve sensitivity of touch detection, and to suppress the occurrence of moire. A conductive sheet has an underlying first electrode and an overlying second electrode with a second sheet body as an insulating layer sandwiched therebetween. The first electrode and the second electrode respectively include a plurality of first cells and a plurality of second cells which are formed in a diamond shape by making thin wires and formed with metal wires intersect each other. The average cell pitch of the second cells is set to an integer multiple equal to or greater than two times and equal to or less than eight times the average cell pitch of the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tasuku Satou
  • Patent number: 10254875
    Abstract: A display device includes a flexible display panel, a sensing scan driver, and a sensing signal processor. The display panel includes a plurality of flexible touch input electrodes arranged in a first direction and a plurality of flexible touch output electrodes arranged in a second direction. The sensing scan driver supplies sensing input signals to the flexible touch input electrodes. The sensing signal processor receives sensing output signals through the flexible touch output electrodes. The display panel includes a plurality of touch sensing areas. One of the touch input electrodes and a pair of the touch output electrodes correspond to one of the touch sensing areas when the display panel stretches in the first direction by a predetermined first threshold value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won-Ki Hong, Jong Seo Lee
  • Patent number: 10254874
    Abstract: A touch screen includes a first electrode and a second electrode that are disposed oppositely, and a sensing layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The sensing layer is made of transparent material having piezoelectric effect. The touch screen can sense pressure by any object, and therefore cannot only sense a position of a contact, but also sense a magnitude and a change characteristic of acting force. Also, the touch screen according to the present disclosure directly converts the pressure applied by the object onto the touch screen into an electric signal, which reduces the power consumption greatly, and therefore reduces whole power consumption of the screen effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingpu Wang, Ming Hu
  • Patent number: 10254871
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for routing user inputs to an operating system or an application based on other inputs received at pressure sensors. In one example, computing device receives an indication of a first user input that is detected by pressure sensors of the computing device. The pressure sensors are positioned along two or more sides of a housing of the computing device. The computing device also receives an indication of a second user input, detected by a presence-sensitive display of the computing device. The computing device determines, based on the first user input, whether the second user input is associated with an application or an operating system executing at the computing device. Responsive to determining that the second user input is associated with the operating system, the computing device performs a system-level action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Ramon Karlo, Isaac Reynolds, Kishore Sundara-Rajan
  • Patent number: 10254884
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to a touch panel. The touch panel may include a cover layer, of a plurality of layers, configured to receive a touch force applied to the touch panel. The touch panel may include a force determination set of layers, of the plurality of layers, to determine a magnitude of the touch force applied to the touch panel. The force determination set of layers may include a piezoelectric layer with a set of force determination pixels. The set of force determination pixels may be arranged in a matrix to address the set of force determination pixels. A force determination pixel may be configured to generate a charge for determining a location of the touch force applied to the touch panel and a magnitude of the touch force applied to the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard Stacy Withers, Kevin Johnson, David Johnson, Rizwan Muhammad Khan Afridi, Adithya Naresh, Ronald Scott Lee, Mark Bisbee
  • Patent number: 10254867
    Abstract: The technical field of touch panel is related to. A touch panel provided herein includes a touch area and a peripheral area. A first driving circuit and a GOA circuit are provided in the peripheral area. The first driving circuit and the GOA circuit include same stage transmission units, and share a same driving signal. The first driving circuit is sandwiched in the GOA circuit, and thus a layout space of the first driving circuit can be saved, which can facilitate realization of narrow frame design. Sensor pads in the touch area are arranged in a rectangular array, and a first sensor pad and a last sensor pad of each row of sensor pads are connected with the first driving circuit respectively. Two adjacent sensor pads are connected by a first connecting line or a second connecting line. A display device including the touch panel is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiang Gong
  • Patent number: 10254955
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for progressively indicating new content in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view indications of new content for applications progressively, rather than all at one time. By so doing, the techniques may avoid mentally or visually overloading or over-stimulating a user viewing the indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Tyler J. Donahue, Ethan Nelson Ray, Maverick J. Velasco
  • Patent number: 10257303
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented method for providing an alternative GUI to a client application. A proxy computer comprises a history with request sequences respectively representing a part of a workflow predefined by an original GUI. Each request sequence in the history has been transmitted previously from an original GUI displayed in a client application via the proxy computer and via a network to a backend application. The proxy computer intercepts a current request transmitted from the original GUI to the backend application via the network and the proxy computer, compares the current intercepted request with the request sequences in the history, identifies and evaluates a matching request sequence for generating the alternative GUI, the alternative GUI completely or partially implementing the part of the workflow represented by the identified request sequence and returns the generated alternative GUI via the network to the client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas Arning, Jens Engelke, Klaus Rindtorff, Thomas Stober
  • Patent number: 10255475
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical fingerprint/palmprint identification device, and a touch display panel and a display apparatus which includes the optical fingerprint/palmprint identification device, which enables easy determination of relative positions of ridges and valleys of a fingerprint/palmprint. The optical fingerprint/palmprint identification device includes: a photosensitive sensor configured for acquiring an optical signal indicative of fingerprint/palmprint information, and converting the acquired optical signal into a current; a storage capacitor configured as a separate capacitor in the optical fingerprint/palmprint identification device and electrically connected to the photosensitive sensor so as to receive and store the current from the photosensitive sensor during scanning a fingerprint/palmprint; and a switch transistor electrically connected to the storage capacitor so as to output the current stored in the storage capacitor during reading out a current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingming Liu, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Haisheng Wang, Xiaoliang Ding, Shengji Yang, Weijie Zhao, Lei Wang, Changfeng Li, Wei Liu, Liguang Deng, Huizhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10254846
    Abstract: A system configured to facilitate interactions with virtual content in an augmented reality environment may comprise one or more of a hand tracking device, a light source, an optical element, one or more physical processor, non-transitory electronic storage, and/or other components. The hand tracking device may be configured to generate output signals conveying positions of a digit of a user's hand over time. The light source may be configured to emit light forming images of virtual content. The optical element being configured to provide the light emitted from the light source into one or more eyes of a user. A visual indicator may be provide that visually indicates a perceived distance between the virtual content and the digit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: META COMPANY
    Inventors: Zachary R. Kinstner, Jared Bott, Ryan Goodrich
  • Patent number: 10255873
    Abstract: A touch module and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The touch module includes a substrate, at least one bridge, an active layer, at least two first touch electrodes, at least two second touch electrodes, and at least one electrode channel. The bridge is disposed on the substrate. The active layer overlays the bridge and the substrate. The first touch electrodes are embedded in the active layer and electrically touch the bridge, so that the first touch electrodes are electrically connected to each other via the bridge. The electrode channel is embedded in the active layer, and is configured to allow the second touch electrodes to be electrically connected to each other. The first touch electrodes are electrically isolated from the second touch electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Liu, Lu-Hsing Lee, Cheng-Chieh Chang, Huai-San Ku
  • Patent number: 10254790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tablet computer including a front surface and a back surface arranged opposite to each other. A display screen is disposed on the front surface, and at least one auxiliary touch screen is disposed on the back surface. When performing a touch operation through the auxiliary touch screen, hands performing the touch operation can still hold the tablet computer. Therefore, the tablet computer can be hold firmly, the hands and arms can hardly fatigue. Meanwhile, the display screen will not be covered when performing touch operation through the auxiliary touch screen. The probability of mistake touch and mistake operation are reduced. Furthermore, when the touch display screen cannot identify a touch action, the user can perform touch operation through the auxiliary touch screen. Therefore, the case in which the tablet computer cannot be used due to identify failure of the touch display screen is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shancai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10254803
    Abstract: Embodiments of a multi-form factor Information Handling System (IHS) with layered, foldable, bendable, flippable, rotatable, removable, displaceable, and/or slideable component(s) are described. In some embodiments, an IHS may include a first display and a second display coupled to the first display, where the second display further comprises a bendable, foldable, or flippable layer having: (i) a screen surface, and (ii) a keyboard surface opposing the screen surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Liam B. Quinn, Christopher Alan Robinette, Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert
  • Patent number: 10249237
    Abstract: Methods and systems to dynamically adjust a voltage supply of a display are provided. Systems are provided to receive a digital data input indicative of an amount of luminance to be emitted from the display, to determine a desired supply voltage to supply to the display based on the received digital data, and to adjust an adjustable voltage supply according to the determined desired supply voltage. Furthermore, the methods and systems disclosed herein provide for dynamically separately controlling supply voltages supplied to distinct subsections of the display. Systems and methods are also provided for operating a display device in an idle mode by turning off subsections of the display that would otherwise be shown dark and thereby save energy required to program the subsections with display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventor: Gholamreza Chaji
  • Patent number: 10248226
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for defining at least some characteristics of a digital pen in a global manner across plural applications, such that the pen exhibits the same characteristics across two or more applications. In one implementation, the technique involves: receiving a pen activation signal in response to a user's activation of an input mechanism provided by a particular digital pen; identifying a location on a user interface (UI) presentation that is readily accessible to the user; generating a pen configuration presentation; presenting the pen configuration presentation on the UI presentation at the location that has been identified; receiving a configuration input from the user in response to the user's interaction with the pen configuration presentation; and, in response to the configuration input, storing a global configuration setting that governs a characteristic of ink strokes produced by the particular digital pen across at least two different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Gordon, Mark R. Rideout
  • Patent number: 10248277
    Abstract: An integrated multilayer assembly for an electronic device includes a first substrate film configured to accommodate electrical features on at least first side thereof, said first substrate film having the first side and a substantially opposing second side, a second substrate film configured to accommodate electrical features on at least first side thereof, said second substrate film having the first side and a substantially opposing second side, the first sides of the first and second substrate films being configured to face each other, at least one electrical feature on the first side of the first substrate film, at least one other electrical feature on the first side of the second substrate film, and a molded plastic layer between the first and second substrate films at least partially embedding the electrical features on the first sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventors: Jarmo Sääski, Jarkko Torvinen, Pasi Raappana, Mikko Heikkinen
  • Patent number: 10248916
    Abstract: Techniques are described for exporting organizational charts being presented inside a browser window. The system can present an export canvas that identifies the portion of the organizational chart that is to be exported. In some embodiments, the export canvas can be automatically adjusted to prevent collisions with tiles within the organizational chart. In some examples, the export canvas can be presented on a different layer than the organizational chart, thus allowing the export canvas to move around freely without disrupting the underlying organizational chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SuccessFactors, Inc.
    Inventors: Kit Yue Zhang, David Hsia, Dominic Philip Haine
  • Patent number: 10248282
    Abstract: A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the smartpad. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John Steven Visosky, Alexander de Paz
  • Patent number: 10248799
    Abstract: Screen capture mitigation is disclosed. A first finger of a user is detected in a first designated region of a display. Content is displayed when the first finger is detected in the first designated region of the display. Periodically, a determination is made whether the first finger is detected in the first designated region of the display. The content is ceased to be displayed in response to a determination that the first finger is outside the first designated region of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Wickr Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Leavy, Robert Statica