Touch Panel Patents (Class 345/173)
  • Patent number: 10996530
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: transistors and pixel electrodes respectively provided in pixels; a common electrode facing the pixel electrodes; gate lines extending along the first direction and supplying gate signals to the transistors respectively; gate lead lines extending along the second direction and respectively connected to the gate lines at at least one of a plurality of intersections between the gate lead lines and the gate lines; and data lines extending along the second direction and supplying data signals to the transistors respectively. The pixels are made up of a plurality of types of pixels arranged periodically and repeatedly along the first direction, the data lines and the gate lead lines are formed in a same layer, and either of the data lines and the gate lead lines are alternatively provided for boundaries between two pixels adjacent in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Kajita
  • Patent number: 10996798
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a substrate, a plurality of peripheral traces, a plurality of marks, a touch sensing electrode, a plurality of first intermediate layers, and a plurality of second intermediate layers. The peripheral traces and the marks are disposed in a peripheral area of the substrate. The first intermediate layers are disposed between the peripheral traces and the substrate, and the second intermediate layers are disposed between the marks and the substrate. Each of the first intermediate layers and the second intermediate layers includes a metal nanowire, and the touch sensing electrode is electrically connected with the peripheral traces. A touch sensor tape is also proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TPK Glass Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Chia Fang, Chung-Chin Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10996720
    Abstract: In a terminal control method, a terminal may be disposed with two Hall effect sensors for sensing a change of a magnetic field generated by a magnet in a protective case, and identify a forward snap-fit operation, an opening operation, a backward snap-fit operation, and the like of the protective case. When detecting the forward snap-fit operation of the protective case, the terminal performs a screen off operation; or when detecting the backward snap-fit operation of the protective case, the terminal may skip performing screen off operation. Thus, the protective case can be prevented from turning off a screen by mistake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiafu Hu, Haojie Zhang
  • Patent number: 10999647
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for displaying subjects of a portion of content and searching for content related to a particular subject in the content. Media data of content is analyzed during playback, and a number of action signatures are identified. Each action signature is associated with a particular subject within the content. The action signature is stored, along with a timestamp corresponding to a playback position at which the action signature begins, in association with an identifier of the particular subject. Upon receiving a command, icons representing each of a number of action signatures at or near the current playback position are displayed. Upon receiving user selection of an icon corresponding to a particular signature, a portion of the content corresponding to the action signature is played back or a search is performed for content related to the signature represented by the selected icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Charishma Chundi, Gabriel Dalbec, Nicholas Lovell, Lance G. O'Connor, Susanto Sen
  • Patent number: 10996559
    Abstract: A roll-to-plate process comprising at least one roll for texturing or patterning discrete substrates, such as displays, lighting or solar panels comprising the steps of supplying an imprinting lacquer in the shape of a continuous layer, texturing the imprinting lacquer with a mold having a rear side and a front side, wherein the rear side is in frictional contact with the at least one roll, and wherein the front side exhibits an imprint texture comprising a functional area which functional area is formed by openings and elevations thus creating volumes in the imprint texture to obtain an imprinted lacquer and optionally followed by curing the imprinted lacquer to obtain a solidified textured or patterned layer, characterized in that the texturing or patterning is performed with an imprint texture that comprises a starting area which is a lead-in area with a texture for which gas can escape followed by the functional area with a texture which is different from the texture of the lead-in area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Morphotonics Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Matthijs Ter Meulen, Bram Johannes Titulaer, Adrianus Johannes Van Erven
  • Patent number: 10996784
    Abstract: A display device with a touch detection device is provided and includes display elements arranged in matrix of row and column direction and surrounded by scan lines each extending in a first direction and a signal lines each extending in a second direction, the display elements including a red display element, a green display element, and a blue display element; light shielding members each extending in one direction, the light shielding members arranged between the display elements adjacent to each other; and touch detection electrodes each extending in the one direction and arranged between the light shielding members and the display elements, and the touch detection electrodes including metal wires that extend overlapping the light shielding members, Wherein the metal wires are divided into metal wire parts that are arranged in the column direction, and the metal wire parts, each being longitudinal in the one direction, are disposed without crossing each other and spaced from each other in the one directio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa, Kohei Azumi
  • Patent number: 10996498
    Abstract: A display apparatus with touch sensing and force sensing functions includes a display panel, a first touch device, a conductive layer and a dielectric layer. The first touch device includes multiple touch sensing pads. The conductive layer includes multiple force sensing pads electrically connected to each other, where the touch sensing pads separately overlap the corresponding force sensing pads in a vertical projection direction. The dielectric layer is disposed between the conductive layer and the first touch device. The touch sensing pads, the dielectric layer and the force sensing pads form a force sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-San Hsieh, Shih-Lun Lai, Wen-Chang Hsieh, I-Hsiung Huang
  • Patent number: 10997741
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method of scene camera retargeting is performed by a head-mounted device (HMD) including one or more processors, non-transitory memory, a scene camera, and a display. The method includes capturing, using the scene camera, an image of a scene. The method includes determining, using the one or more processors, a depth of the scene. The method further includes transforming, using the one or more processors, the image of the scene based on the depth and a difference between a point-of-view of the scene camera and a point-of-view of a user. The method further includes displaying, on the display, the transformed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Tobias Eble, Thomas Post
  • Patent number: 10996793
    Abstract: Systems and methods for correcting a vibration-induced error on a touch screen display device on an aircraft are provided. A method can include providing a user interface for display on a touch screen display device. The user interface can include one or more virtual elements associated with functions to be performed by a component of the aircraft. The method can include receiving data indicative of an actual user interaction with the touch screen display device. The method can include receiving data indicative of an intended user interaction. The method can include receiving data indicative of a sensed vibration. The method can include determining a corrected user interaction corresponding to a selected virtual element based on the data received. The method can also include sending one or more command signals to one or more components to perform a function associated with the selected virtual element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventors: George R. Henderson, Paul Richard Hickman, Luke Patrick Bolton
  • Patent number: 10996821
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that, in a case where processing corresponding to a user operation is determined to be cancelled before cancellation of the processing corresponding to the user operation, the user operation is determined to correspond to a hold-down operation, and a context menu is displayed in a case where the user operation corresponds to the hold-down operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiteru Horiike
  • Patent number: 10996762
    Abstract: An electronic device including a housing having a first surface and a second surface, and an interactive display having a keyboard-enabled mode and a keyboard-disabled mode. The interactive display includes a first image display device disposed at the first surface that displays image data, and a physical keypad disposed at the second surface that provides tactile feedback to a user only when the interactive display is in the keyboard-enabled mode, the physical keypad being substantially smooth when the interactive display is in the keyboard-disabled mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TACTILE DISPLAYS, LLC
    Inventor: R. O'Neal Gray
  • Patent number: 10996851
    Abstract: Described herein is a split virtual keyboard that is displayed on a tablet (slate) computing device. The split virtual keyboard includes a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being separated from the second portion. The first portion includes a plurality of character keys that are representative at least one respective character. The tablet computing device is configured to support text generation by way of a continuous sequence of strokes over the plurality of character keys in the first portion of the split virtual keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy S. Paek, Bongshin Lee, Asela Gunawardana, Johnson Apacible, Anoop Gupta
  • Patent number: 10996777
    Abstract: An electronic device including an input sensing unit configured to sense an external input. The input sensing unit includes first electrodes including first patterns including normal patterns and notch patterns and first connection patterns connecting the first patterns, a second electrode, a first trace line connected to one of the normal patterns, and a connection trace line connected to at least two of the notch patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-hwa Kim, Il-joo Kim, Duckjoong Kim, Kyungsu Lee
  • Patent number: 10996635
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, control method, and program that allow for recognition of a state of an arm on the basis of determination of whether the information processing apparatus is worn on the left arm or the right arm, the information processing apparatus including: a determination unit configured to determine whether the information processing apparatus is worn on a user's right arm or left arm; a recognition unit configured to recognize a state of the arm; and a control unit configured to perform predetermined control on a device included in the information processing apparatus according to the recognized state of the arm. The recognition unit switches settings of a parameter which is used in the recognition of the state of the arm, according to a result of the determination by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Yuhei Taki, Tsubasa Tsukahara, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 10996766
    Abstract: While a device is in an unlocked state, a sequence of one or more activations of a button of the device are detected, where a first activation of the button is detected while a respective application user interface is displayed on the display. In response to detecting the sequence of one or more activations of the button: if the sequence of activations of the button meet first criteria, display of the respective application user interface is replaced with display of a different user interface while maintaining the device in the unlocked state; and if the sequence of activations of the button meet second criteria, the device switches from the unlocked state to a locked state, where the first criteria are differentiated from the second criteria based on a number and/or timing of activations of button in the sequence of activations of the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Julian K. Missig, Rachel L. Ciavarella, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Linda L. Dong
  • Patent number: 10996781
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel and the display device include a touch layer including a first electrode layer, a pixel definition layer, and a second electrode layer. The first electrode layer includes at least one first electrode group disposed along a first direction, the second electrode layer includes at least one second electrode group disposed along a second direction, the pixel definition layer covers the at least one first electrode group, and the at least one first electrode group is disposed perpendicular to the at least one second electrode group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cunjun Xia
  • Patent number: 10990205
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a display area and a non-display, an input sensing unit overlapping the display panel, a cover window overlapping the input sensing unit, a first electrode overlapping the non-display area and disposed between the cover window and the input sensing unit, a second electrode disposed between the cover window and the first electrode, a pressure-sensitive member disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a first spacer and a second spacer both disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. A first minimum thickness of the pressure-sensitive member corresponds to the first spacer. A second minimum thickness of the pressure-sensitive member corresponds to the second spacer and is unequal to the first minimum thickness of the pressure-sensitive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Choon Hyop Lee
  • Patent number: 10990180
    Abstract: A tactile presentation device includes: a substrate that has a lower surface on which a vibration generation element is mounted, and an upper surface opposite to the lower surface; a first adhesive layer that is disposed on the upper surface of the substrate; a first elastic layer that is disposed on the first adhesive layer, and has a lower elastic modulus than an elastic modulus of the substrate; wherein the elastic modulus of the first elastic layer corresponding to a frequency of an ultrasonic band of the vibration generation element is equal to or more than 1 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Fumio Takei, Ayumu Akabane, Tsuyoshi Kanda, Naoki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10990223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to interpolated variable impedance touch sensor arrays for force-aware large-surface device interaction. An exemplary system for detecting a continuous pressure curve includes a plurality of physical variable impedance array (VIA) columns connected by interlinked impedance columns and a plurality of physical VIA rows connected by interlinked impedance rows. The system also includes a plurality of column drive sources connected to the interlinked impedance columns and to the plurality of physical VIA columns through the interlinked impedance columns as well as a plurality of row sense sinks connected to the interlinked impedance rows and to the plurality of physical VIA rows through the interlinked impedance rows. Further, the system includes a processor configured to interpolate the continuous pressure curve in the physical VIA columns and physical VIA rows from an electrical signal from the plurality of column drive sources sensed at the plurality of row sense sinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SENSEL, INC.
    Inventors: John Aaron Zarraga, Alexander Meagher Grau, Bethany Noel Haniger, Bradley James Bozarth, Brogan Carl Miller, Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, James Frank Thomas, Mark Joshua Rosenberg, Peter Hans Nyboer, Reuben Eric Martinez, Scott Gregory Isaacson, Stephanie Jeanne Oberg, Timothy James Miller, Tomer Moscovich, Yibo Yu
  • Patent number: 10989948
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an active matrix substrate including a thin film transistor for each pixel, and a first electrode and a first wiring line for touchscreen panel function includes: forming a transparent electrically conductive film on an interlayer insulating layer and within a first contact hole; forming, on a portion of the transparent electrically conductive film, an upper wiring portion to become an upper layer of the first wiring line; patterning the transparent electrically conductive film to make a pixel electrode and form a lower wiring portion to become a lower layer of the first wiring line; forming a dielectric layer covering the pixel electrode and the first wiring line and having a second contact hole through which a portion of the first wiring line is exposed; and forming a common electrode which is electrically connected to the first wiring line within the second contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hikaru Yoshino, Junichi Morinaga, Tetsuo Kikuchi, Kengo Hara
  • Patent number: 10990235
    Abstract: A flexible sensor (201) comprises a first conductive layer (202) and a second conductive layer (203). The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer define a sensing region (205) for determining an interaction, such as a mechanical interaction. The first conductive layer comprises a first substrate (206) having a plurality of conductive rows (207) printed thereon and the second conductive layer comprises a second substrate 208 having a plurality of columns (209) printed thereon. The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer are constrained by a constraining means (505) which holds the two layers together but permits movement of the layers perpendicular to each other in the sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Peratech Holdco Ltd
    Inventor: Matthew Gospel
  • Patent number: 10990199
    Abstract: An electronic device using a digital pen is provided. The electronic device includes a digital pen, a wireless communication circuit, a processor, and a memory operatively connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions which, when executed, cause the processor to receive a first input through the wireless communication circuit from the digital pen, identify whether a first application or a second application is being executed based on the reception of the first input, when the first application is being executed, identify and perform a first operation associated with the first application from one or more operations corresponding to the first input, and when the second application is being executed, identify and perform a second operation associated with the second application from the one or more operations corresponding to the first input, wherein the first application is different from the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byunghyuk Moon, Banghyun Kwon, Hyunwoong Kwon, Junki Jeong, Jongwu Baek
  • Patent number: 10990181
    Abstract: A display device may include a display panel, a touch member disposed on the display panel and configured to sense a touch signal, a cover panel sheet disposed under the display panel and having an opening via which at least a part of the display panel is exposed, a first vibrating element disposed in the opening, a touch drive chip electrically connected to the touch member and configured to detect touch coordinates in response to the touch signal, a processor electrically connected to the touch drive chip and configured to receive the touch coordinates to generate a pattern signal corresponding to the touch coordinates, and a haptic drive chip electrically connected to the processor and configured to receive the pattern signal to control the first vibrating element. The first vibrating element may be operated differently for different periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Ho Myung
  • Patent number: 10990220
    Abstract: A method of detecting a touch point and a touch controller is disclosed. The method includes: a touch detection mode is determined according to a first result at an initial time of a detection period (S110), the first result being a touch detection result corresponding to an adjacent detection period prior to the detection period; and a touch point on a touch screen is detected in the touch detection mode (S120), where the touch detection mode includes a single-finger touch detection mode and a multi-finger touch detection mode. A method of detecting a touch point could achieve a balance between power consumption and response speed, and accordingly, improve user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Fang
  • Patent number: 10990219
    Abstract: An integrated circuit and a touch display apparatus are provided. The integrated circuit is configured to drive a touch display panel. The integrated circuit includes a regulator. An output terminal of the regulator is employed as a first node to output a common voltage, wherein the common voltage is configured to be provided to at least one common electrode of the touch display panel. An input terminal of the regulator is coupled to a second node different from the first node to receive a feedback voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Huan-Teng Cheng, Wen-Yi Hsieh, Huang-Chin Tang
  • Patent number: 10990206
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display panel and a touch display device. The display panel comprises: a first substrate and a second substrate provided opposite to each other, which are adhered to each other via a sealant; a plurality of pressure sensors, which are provided on one side of the first substrate facing the second substrate or on one side of the second substrate facing the first substrate, wherein, the pressure sensor comprises plurality of resistors, and a projection of the sealant in a direction vertical to the display panel covers at least one resistor in the pressure sensor. In the embodiments of the disclosure, the projection of the sealant adhering the first substrate to the second substrate in the direction vertical to the display panel covers at least one resistor in the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Liu, Qijun Yao, Xingyao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10990148
    Abstract: This disclosure generally provides an input device that includes multiple sensor and display electrodes and a processing system. The processing system includes a plurality of local receivers coupled to respective ones of the sensor electrodes, where the local receivers are configured to acquire first resulting signals from the sensor electrodes. The processing system also includes a central receiver coupled to the sensor electrodes and configured to acquire second resulting signals from each of the sensor electrodes simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Kurth Reynolds, Stephen L. Morein
  • Patent number: 10990213
    Abstract: A display device includes a bracket, a display panel, a first force sensor, and a main circuit board. The display panel is disposed on the bracket. The first force sensor is disposed between the display panel and the bracket, the first force sensor being adjacent to a first edge of the display panel. The main circuit board is disposed below the bracket such that the bracket is disposed between the display panel and the main circuit board. The bracket includes a first hole exposing the main circuit board. The first force sensor is connected to the main circuit board through the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Hee Lee, Sung Kook Park, So Hee Park, Hee Seomoon, Won Ki Hong
  • Patent number: 10990216
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a touch screen, a touch chip, and an electronic terminal are provided. The method for adjusting a touch screen includes: receiving a characteristic signal corresponding to a usage scenario type of a terminal device that includes the touch screen; acquiring a touch screen adjustment parameter corresponding to the characteristic signal, where the touch screen adjustment parameter includes: at least one of a chip simulation parameter for controlling a touch chip of the touch screen and a firmware algorithm parameter; and adjusting an operating state of the touch screen based on the touch screen adjustment parameter. Through the embodiments of the present disclosure, a user can get excellent experience when using the touch screen in various usage scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bo Pi, Haolei Wang, Xing Huang, Xiaohong Yang, Yejia Feng
  • Patent number: 10990209
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the disclosure relate to display technology, and more particularly to touch panels and display devices, so as to improve the problem in the prior art of reflective effect caused by a too long metal bridge. A transparent conductive connection portion is arranged in the bridge unit, and the connection portion is connected to the adjacent second touch units by the metal bridges connected at both ends of the connection portion. Through this structural improvement of integrating a plurality of parts, the area of the metal bridges in the bridge unit can be reduced, the reflective image of the metal bridges due to external hard light can be reduced, thereby improving the display quality of the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Yungu (Gu'an) Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yapeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10990128
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus having a display that appears to be floating in air is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes a first transparent plate; a second transparent plate facing the first transparent plate; a display provided between the first transparent plate and the second transparent plate to partially cover the first transparent plate and the second transparent plate; and a transparent member provided between the first transparent plate and the second transparent plate to fill around the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Masayuki Amano, Kenji Watamura, Seita Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10990234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a touch sensor having an antenna. The touch sensor comprises: a touch sensor part including a sensing electrode part; and an antenna part formed on the touch sensor part. The antenna part is formed in a state of being insulated from the sensing electrode part on the sensing electrode part composing the touch sensor part. According to the present invention, even when mounting the antenna on a display region in which a touch sensor is installed, noise due to interference between a touch sensor signal and an antenna transmission/reception signal can be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Min Kim, Dong Pil Park, Byung Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10990214
    Abstract: Methods, systems and media for controlling playback of video using a touchscreen are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: causing video content to be presented in a player window of a screen of a touchscreen; detecting a first tap gesture within the player window; causing presentation of the video content to be paused; detecting a second tap gesture via the touchscreen; causing presentation of the video content to continue; detecting a left to right swipe gesture; causing a first portion of the video content that is later in time to be presented; detecting a right to left swipe gesture; causing a second portion of the video content that is earlier in time the video content that is currently being presented to be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Garen Checkley, Bryce Gibson Reid
  • Patent number: 10990140
    Abstract: A touchpad device is fixed to a chassis. The touchpad device includes a base plate. The base plate is fixed to the chassis. The base plate includes a body portion and fixed portions. The body portion has holes. Each of the fixed portions is connected to the body portion and extends into a corresponding one of the holes. Each of the fixed portions includes a fixed segment and at least one connecting arm. The fixed segment is fixed to the chassis. The connecting arm is connected between the fixed segment and the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Wei Chang, Yi-Long Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10990221
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a touch and/or proximity detection system having some components operating in the guard domain and other components operating in the earth or chassis ground domain. A guard chip in the earth or chassis ground domain can include a voltage driver configured to produce a guard signal, for example. In some examples, the guard signal can be coupled to one or more shielding electrodes of a touch screen and to the ground pin of one or more touch sensing chips of the touch and/or proximity detection system. In this way, for example, the touch sensing chips, which can include sense amplifiers coupled to one or more sensing electrodes of the touch screen, can operate in the guard domain. In some examples, the guard chip can further include differential amplifiers and/or ADCs, allowing these components to operate in the earth or chassis ground domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Christoph H. Krah
  • Patent number: 10990232
    Abstract: A touch panel and a manufacturing method thereof, and a touch display device are provided. The touch panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate disposed opposite to each other, and the first substrate and the second substrate have an interval therebetween. The first substrate includes a first base substrate and a force touch electrode layer disposed on the first base substrate, the force touch electrode layer includes a plurality of independent force touch electrodes. The second substrate includes a second base substrate and a capacitance reference layer disposed on the second base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shifeng Xu, Ming Hu, Ming Zhang, Jian Tian, Guiyu Zhang, Jing Wang, Min He, Xiaodong Xie, Xinbin Tian, Yu Zhu, Qitao Zheng, Chunjian Liu, Zouming Xu
  • Patent number: 10984215
    Abstract: A method of recognizing a fingerprint is implemented by dividing a sensor matrix of a mobile terminal into a plurality of blocks by rows. Each of the blocks is under control of an independent switch terminal. When performing fingerprint unlocking, only an area covered by the fingerprint is being scanned, while an area not covered by the fingerprint is not to be scanned, thereby significantly reducing a scanning area, shortening a scanning time, improving unlocking efficiency, fulfilling fast fingerprint unlocking, and reducing power consumption. A mobile terminal is also provided and includes a multiplexer configured to divide the sensor matrix into a plurality of blocks. Each of the blocks can independently perform fingerprint recognition scanning. When fingerprint unlocking is carried out, there is no need to scan an entire area of the sensor matrix, thereby improving unlocking efficiency and saving electric energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhou Zhang, Yucheng Tsai, Changwen Ma, Pan Xu
  • Patent number: 10985222
    Abstract: An electroluminescent display panel, a method for manufacturing the same, and a mask are provided. The method for manufacturing an electroluminescent display panel includes: forming, on at least one side of a predetermined light-emitting layer of the electroluminescent display panel, an electrode layer having a pattern corresponding to patterns of masks under shielding of the masks through an evaporation process, wherein the predetermined light-emitting layer is a film layer for forming a light-emitting layer of the electroluminescent display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minghua Xuan, Lei Wang, Shengji Yang, Pengcheng Lu, Li Xiao, Dongni Liu, Xiaochuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10983638
    Abstract: A multi-stage capacitive sensor is provided having a layered structure, including a user-contact surface, a first capacitive sensor for the user-contact surface, a second capacitive sensor which is spaced apart from the first capacitive sensor in a direction away from the user-contact surface, and a conductive member. The conductive member is positioned between the first and second capacitive sensors, and is engaged with the first circuit substrate and spaced apart from the second capacitive sensor. In a preferred embodiment, under the application of a force at the user-contact surface, the conductive member is deflected relative to the second capacitive sensor to alter a distance therebetween to create a detectable change in a capacitance at the second capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Alan Roger Morey, Alex James Cowcher
  • Patent number: 10986260
    Abstract: A selfie stick comprises: a fixing support assembly, configured for clamping a photographic device; a telescopic tube assembly, a first end of which connects to the fixing support assembly; and a handle assembly, connecting to a second end of the telescopic tube assembly, the second end of the telescopic tube assembly being distant from the first end. The handle assembly comprises a touch screen assembly wirelessly connecting to the photographic device, and the photographic device is controlled by touching the touch screen assembly. The selfie stick according to the present disclosure can adjust photographic parameters or functions of the photographic device. The present disclosure further discloses a method for controlling the photographic device by the selfie stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenjun Liu
  • Patent number: 10983648
    Abstract: A touch input device includes a display module, a substrate for blocking electrical noise or for separating the display module from a circuit board or battery for operation of the touch input device, and a first electrode disposed on the display module and a second electrode disposed on the substrate. A spacer layer is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. A pressure magnitude of the touch is detected based on a capacitance between the first electrode and the second electrode. The capacitance is changed depending on the distance between the first electrode and the second electrode. The display module is bent by the touch, and the distance between the first electrode and the second electrode is changed due to the bending of the display module. The first electrode is disposed on a bendable surface of the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Seyeob Kim, Sangsic Yoon, Sunyoung Kwon, Hojun Moon, Taehoon Kim, Bonkee Kim
  • Patent number: 10985450
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna built-in touch panel that includes an antenna that reads information via near field wireless communication, and that has a small thickness. An antenna built-in touch panel includes: a touch panel; and an antenna that reads information via near field wireless communication, wherein the touch panel includes a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer, and antenna patterns 21a to 21c are provided in at least one of a sensing electrode layer and a drive electrode layer of the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Yamagishi, Yasuhiro Sugita, Jean Mugiraneza
  • Patent number: 10983665
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and method of implementing a user interface according to a pressure intensity of a touch on the electronic apparatus, the method including detecting a position at which the touch is input, identifying the type of object displayed on the position, and detecting the pressure intensity. Accordingly, the user can manipulate electronic apparatuses with greater convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-jin Kim, Yong-gook Park, Ji-yeon Kwak, Min-kyu Park
  • Patent number: 10984179
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples described herein relate to representation of intelligent object movement. Examples described herein replace pre-canned object movement actions and provide new data transformations that better emphasize context related to object movement. An action for placement of a data object may be received. Non-limiting examples of actions comprise a movement of a data object or an object insertion of one or more data objects. The action is analyzed using an object movement data model that evaluates a context for placement of the data object. Insertion characteristics are applied to the data object based on analysis by the object movement data model. A movement of the data object is surfaced, through a user interface, based on the applied insertion characteristics. An exemplary surfaced movement presents a motion animation of the data object from an initial position within the digital canvas to a resting position within the digital canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Dart, Cooper Clauson, Mark Phair, March Rogers, Joshua Baber
  • Patent number: 10983144
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus (1) comprising at least one shielded electronic measurement circuit (2) configured to measure and process electrical signals and a user interface (6) used by a user to interact with the electronic measurement circuits (2) of said measurement apparatus (1), wherein the user interface (6) comprises at least one adaptable graphical user interface (6A) projected by a projection unit (7) of said measurement apparatus on one or several projection areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Bernhard Sterzbach
  • Patent number: 10983601
    Abstract: This disclosure describes operations for operating a touch-sensitive keypad. The operations include: detecting, during a normal operating mode of the keypad, activation of one or more keys of the keypad, the normal operating mode causing the keypad to register a value corresponding to a given key when the given key is activated for a first amount of time; determining that the activation of the keys of the keypad satisfies a visual impaired mode criterion; in response to determining that the activation of the keys of the keypad satisfies the visual impaired mode criterion, transitioning the operating mode of the keypad from the normal operating mode to a visual impaired mode; and registering, during the visual impaired mode, the value corresponding to the given key in response to determining that the given key has been activated for a second amount of time that is longer than the first amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: David Gibbins, Greg Smith
  • Patent number: 10983632
    Abstract: Disclosed are floating state determination and floating compensation methods and apparatuses for a touch screen. The floating state determination method includes: performing two times of self-capacitance interlaced driving on the touch screen in each of a driving direction and a sensing direction; calculating self-capacitance differences corresponding to the two times of self-capacitance interlaced driving in each of the driving direction and a sensing direction, and obtaining an interlaced differential value of each channel based on the self-capacitance differences; and calculating a self-capacitance differential value of each channel, and determining a floating level of the channel based on the result of calculation. The floating state determination method can determine a floating state of the touch screen, and then a floating compensation is performed based on the floating state, so that the capacitive screen can be operated normally under floating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Deng Cheng
  • Patent number: 10984214
    Abstract: A method and a device for unlocking a fingerprint are provided. The method includes: controlling a predetermined light-emitting region of a display device to enter a first display mode upon receipt of external light, controlling the predetermined light-emitting region of the display device to enter a second display mode when the predetermined light-emitting region of the display device is pressed; and acquiring fingerprint information in the predetermined light-emitting region of the display device after the predetermined light-emitting region enters the second display mode, and determining whether to allow unlocking or not according to the fingerprint information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Chai, Yangpeng Wang, Weinan Dai, Yao Hu, Yingsong Xu
  • Patent number: 10983646
    Abstract: A touch input device which includes a display module and is capable of detecting a pressure may be provided. The touch input device includes: a display module including a flat portion and at least one curved portion which extends from the flat portion and is curved with a predetermined curvature; and a pressure detection module which is formed under the display module and detects a touch pressure applied to a surface of the display module. The pressure detection module detects the touch pressure on the basis of a capacitance change amount according to a distance change between a reference potential layer and the pressure detection module. As a result, the touch input device including various types and forms of the display modules is capable of efficiently detecting the touch position and touch pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HiDeep Inc.
    Inventors: Sang Sic Yoon, Se Yeob Kim, Yun Joung Kim, Bon Kee Kim
  • Patent number: 10986252
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and devices for providing touch accommodations to users with tremors or other fine motor impairments to improve the accuracy of such users' touch inputs on touch-sensitive surfaces. Such methods and devices include various approaches for compensating for brief, inadvertent touch inputs; touch inputs with inadvertent motion across the touch-sensitive surface; and/or touch inputs with inadvertent recoil contacts. In some embodiments, the touch accommodations are implemented in a software layer separate from the application layer, such as the operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Fleizach, Clare Kasemset, Nandini Kannamangalam Sundara Raman