Touch Panel Patents (Class 345/173)
  • Patent number: 10102676
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an imaging section that performs imaging over a range including at least part of a user's field of view and a control section that detects the user's operation based on an image captured by the imaging section and estimates a target object from objects contained in the captured image in accordance with the detected operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenro Yajima, Yuichi Mori
  • Patent number: 10102414
    Abstract: A package includes a fingerprint panel having a fingerprint area configured for a diffuse transmission of light. An illumination side of the fingerprint area is configured to be directly illuminated with light from a light source. An opposite imaging side of the fingerprint area is configured to be directly imaged with an imaging device. The fingerprint area includes features that represent an identity of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jorge Guajardo Merchan
  • Patent number: 10102742
    Abstract: A control device may be configured to control one or more electrical loads in a load control system. The control device may be a wall-mounted device such as dimmer switch, a remote control device, or a retrofit remote control device. The control device may include a gesture-based user interface for applying advanced control over the one or more electrical loads. The types of control may include absolute and relative control, intensity and color control, preset, zone, or operational mode selection, etc. Feedback may be provided on the control device regarding a status of the one or more electrical loads or the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Matthew V. Harte, Matthew Philip McDonald, Daniel L. Twaddell
  • Patent number: 10102725
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for converting a control track designed for use with a number and/or type of haptic output devices to be used with other numbers and/or types of haptic output devices. For example, a computing device may convert the control track into another control track that can be applied to other types and/or numbers of haptic output devices. The converted control track may be compatible for use with a smartphone or other system that includes a different number and/or type of haptic feedback devices than the system for which the haptic track was originally designed. In this manner, the user of the smartphone or other system may experience haptic feedback using a device that is different from another haptic feedback system for which the control track was originally designed for use. The conversion may occur locally at the smartphone or other system and/or remotely at another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Jamal Saboune, David M. Birnbaum
  • Patent number: 10101956
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for implementing content displaying of a component are provided. The method includes displaying, on a terminal screen, a first display interface of a component; acquiring a first display instruction; acquiring a second display interface of the component according to the first display instruction; and displaying, on the terminal screen, the second display interface of the component, where the second display interface includes the first display interface. According to the method and the apparatus in the embodiments, interface display utilization is improved effectively; meanwhile, a successive change of displayed application information of a component is ensured, thereby improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianxin Ding, Liping Hu
  • Patent number: 10102799
    Abstract: The description provides an organic light emitting display panel and a driving method thereof, characterized in that the organic light emitting display panel is divided into a display area and a non-display area, and the non-display area surrounds the display area; the display area includes a plurality of rows of pixel units, and each row of pixel units include a plurality of pixel circuits; a plurality of driving circuit units located in the non-display area; and any one of the driving circuit units is electrically connected to more than two rows of the pixel units simultaneously. Using the organic light emitting display panel and the driving method thereof provided by at least one embodiment of the invention can be more advantageous to narrow borders on the basis of ensuring resolution and avoiding abnormal display of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED Co., Ltd., Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tong Wu, Wenhui Zou, Dong Qian, Yue Li, Gang Liu, Dongxu Xiang, Renyuan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10101828
    Abstract: A stylus that receives a signal transmitted by a digitizer and processes the received signal to control a state of the stylus is described. In implementations, a detector circuit in the stylus detects a signal emitted from a transmitter of the digitizer and toggles a state of the stylus between multiple states supported by the stylus. In implementations, the state of the stylus toggles between the multiple states in dependence upon a peak voltage associated with the detected signal. The stylus can also or instead be implemented to toggle a state of the stylus between the multiple states in dependence upon a relative proximity of the stylus to a digitizer. Different battery usage and conservation modes can be implemented in dependence upon a state of the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Ron Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10101811
    Abstract: A system providing various improved processing techniques for haptic feedback is described. An acoustic field is defined by one or more control points in a space within which the acoustic field may exist. Each control point is assigned an amplitude value equating to a desired amplitude of the acoustic field at the control point. Transducers are then controlled to create an acoustic field exhibiting the desired amplitude at each of the control points. When human skin interacts with the acoustic field, vibrations of the skin are interpreted by mechanoreceptors being excited and sending signals to the brain via the nervous system. Improved processing techniques allow for more efficient real-world operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Andrew Carter, Benjamin John Oliver Long, Sriram Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10101830
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for performing an operation according to a floating input are provided. The electronic device includes an input unit, a display unit for displaying a user interface, and a controller configured to, when a floating input by the input unit is detected while a first application is being executed, control the first application to perform an operation corresponding to the detected floating input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Sik Kim, Joon-Oo Kim, Sun-Ah Kim
  • Patent number: 10101812
    Abstract: A haptic device and a display having the same are disclosed. The haptic device in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention may include a first moving bar coupled to a first lateral surface of a touch sensor and a first actuator coupled to the first moving bar and configured to repeatedly move the first moving bar minutely in a direction of the first lateral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jeong-Mook Lim, Min-Kyu Kim, Hee-Sook Shin, Chang-Mok Oh, Hyun-Tae Jeong
  • Patent number: 10101822
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to language input correction. In one example process, a sequence of contact inputs can be detected via a keyboard interface on a touch-sensitive display. A contact input of the sequence of contact inputs can include a contact motion from a first position to a second position of the keyboard interface. A plurality of candidate words corresponding to the sequence of contact inputs can be determined. The plurality of candidate words can be ranked based on a probability that the contact input is an intended input to select a first key of the keyboard interface, and a probability that the contact input is an intended input to select a second key of the keyboard interface. A portion of the plurality of candidate words can be displayed for user selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Hatori, Dominic Yu
  • Patent number: 10101857
    Abstract: A sensor module can include a sensor that is configured to detect any given input or environmental conditions, such as, for example, touch or force inputs. The sensor module can be included in an electronic device. Methods for producing the sensor module are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Po-Jui Chen, Kuo-Hua Sung, Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 10101842
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for driving a touch display apparatus and the touch display apparatus, wherein the quality of the screen display of the touch display apparatus is ensured, by controlling a backlight to be turned on during a first time phase of a time unit, controlling the backlight to be turned off during a second time phase of the time unit, and transmitting, by the chip, a touch driving signal to the touch driving electrodes during a third time phase of the time unit, wherein there is a first relationship between the second time phase and the third time phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongfei Cheng, Yuxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10101846
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing collaboration on a virtual work of art between multiple electronic devices are provided. A first graphical display system of a first device may generate an input command in response to receiving user information through a user interface of the first device, and may then share this input command with a second graphical display system of a second device. The first graphical display system may process the shared input command to generate pixel array data in a canvas of the first device while the second graphical display system may process the shared input command to generate pixel array data in a canvas of the second device. By sharing input commands rather than pixel array data, system latency may be reduced. Despite operating on the same artwork, the user interfaces and graphical processing capabilities of each device may vary, thereby providing the user greater expressiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Jacob Sarnoff
  • Patent number: 10103204
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus and a method of manufacturing the flexible display apparatus that includes a first cover, a display panel configured to be disposed on a surface of the first cover and include a first panel configured to be divided into a first pixel part and a first driving part so as to enable the first pixel part and the first driving part to be folded on a first folding line and a second panel configured to be divided into a second pixel part and a second driving part so as to enable the second pixel part and the second driving part to be folded based on a second folding line, and a second cover configured to cover a back surface of the display panel. The first panel and the second panel are respectively folded by or on the first folding line and the second folding line to be disposed adjacent to each other so as to provide one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joon-hyun Yang
  • Patent number: 10101882
    Abstract: The present aspects relate to swift movement between multiple pages or views. Electronic devices may be limited in readily moving between two or more pages or views within an application process. For example, to move between multiple pages or views, an electronic device may receive a single input for movement between one page or view and another page or view. However, the present aspects enable an electronic device to move between two or more pages in response to receiving a single input representing, for instance, a contact on a touch-sensitive surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Klaver
  • Patent number: 10102010
    Abstract: A layer-based user interface for computing devices. In the layer-based user interface, the functionality of the device is distributed to layers and accessed via them. Each layer is composed of a number of components or features that are typically represented by icons. The components can present, for example, data or functions to the user. The components can be interactive or uninteractive. A subset of interactive components is navigational. Navigational components are a special case of the components because of their central role in the user interface concept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Markus Kallio, Risto Lähdesmäki, Marko Vänskä, Petri Heiskanen, Mika Käki
  • Patent number: 10101866
    Abstract: A touch sensor that includes a pressure detection sensor and a position detection sensor. The pressure detection sensor includes a piezoelectric film, a first piezoelectricity detecting electrode adjacent a first principal surface of the piezoelectric film, and a second piezoelectricity detecting electrode adjacent a second principal surface of the piezoelectric film. The position detection sensor includes a dielectric substrate, a plurality of first position detecting electrodes adjacent a first principal surface of the dielectric substrate, and a plurality of second position detecting electrodes adjacent a second principal surface of the dielectric substrate. In the pressure detection sensor, the second piezoelectricity detecting electrode includes an electrode non-forming section in a region where the first position detecting electrode and the second position detecting electrode overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kano, Jun Endo, Takafumi Inoue, Hiroaki Kitada
  • Patent number: 10101850
    Abstract: A sensing unit performs a first sensing process of sensing an approach or a contact of an object to a display panel by collectively sensing electrostatic capacitance of each of a plurality of sensing electrodes provided in a matrix pattern. Further, in a case where the approach or the contact of the object has not been sensed in the first sensing process, the sensing unit repeats the first sensing process, and in a case where the approach or the contact of the object has been sensed in the first sensing process, the sensing unit performs a second sensing process of sensing a position of the object by individually sensing the electrostatic capacitance of each of the plurality of sensing electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10101877
    Abstract: A method of providing access to an application from a portable electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting an event to provide a selectable option, identifying a selectable option associated with the event and providing the selectable options on a touch-sensitive display of the portable electronic device, and in response to detecting a touch associated with the selectable option on the touch-sensitive display and movement of a keyboard portion of the portable electronic device relative to the touch-sensitive display, performing a function associated with the selectable option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Joseph DeFazio, Tomasz Debicki, Shannon Tyler Moore
  • Patent number: 10102423
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are presented for segmenting an image of a video stream with a client device by receiving one or more images depicting an object of interest and determining pixels within the one or more images corresponding to the object of interest. The systems, devices, and methods identify a position of a portion of the object of interest and determine a direction for the portion of the object of interest. Based on the direction of the portion of the object of interest, a histogram threshold is dynamically modified for identifying pixels as corresponding to the portion of the object of interest. The portion of the object of interest is replaced with a graphical interface element aligned with the direction of the portion of the object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Shaburov, Yurii Monastyrshyn, Oleksandr Pyshchenko, Sergei Kotcur
  • Patent number: 10095331
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an array substrate, a touch display panel and a driving method that employ the array substrate. A driver circuit can be disposed in a non-display region of the array substrate, and can include a first and a second shift registers. The first shift register can include a first display scan signal outputting terminal outputting a first display scan signal, and the second shift register can include a second display scan signal outputting terminal outputting a second display scan signal. The array substrate can include a touch scanning circuit having a first control terminal connected to the first display scan signal outputting terminal, and a second control terminal connected to the second display scan signal outputting terminal. During a touch period, the touch scanning circuit outputs a touch signal through the touch signal outputting terminal according to the first and second display scan signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Xiamen Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd., Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhilong Zhuang, Jiancai Huang, Yumin Xu
  • Patent number: 10092480
    Abstract: The present invention is a touchscreen-based control system for massage chairs that includes a touchscreen device. In another aspect, the present invention is a massage chair controlled by a touchscreen-based control system that includes a touchscreen-based control system. In a further aspect, the present invention is a massage chair controlled by a touchscreen-based control system that includes a touchscreen-based control system and at least one health monitoring device or system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Luraco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Le, Thanh Le, Manthan Sheth
  • Patent number: 10095347
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an object recognition process that is configured to detect a passive stylus and reject non-passive stylus objects on a touch screen, including an edge portion of the touch screen. In one embodiment, the object recognition process includes receiving sense signals from sense elements of a sense array in response to a touch object being on the sense array, selecting three sense signals from three respective sense elements, calculating a first sum of the strengths of the three selected signals, calculating a second sum of the strengths of two of the selected signals which are greater than the strength of one of the selected signals; and determining a type of the object (e.g., a passive stylus or a user hand's grip shadow) based on the first sum and the second sum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oleksiy Savitskyy, Oleksandr Karpin, Igor Kravets
  • Patent number: 10095336
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an integrated touch control display panel, including a first substrate, a plurality of data lines supplying display signals to display pixels, a plurality of touch control signal lines carrying touch control signals for touch control electrodes, a plurality of first lead lines for the data lines configured outside a display region, a plurality of second lead lines for the touch control signal lines configured outside the display region, and a conductive layer configured adjacent to the second lead lines. In a direction perpendicular to the first substrate, the first lead lines overlap with the second lead lines in an overlapping region. The second lead lines are configured on the side of the first lead lines facing away from the first substrate. The conductive layer is insulated from the first lead lines, and is electrically connected to the second lead lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Shanghai AVIC OPTO Electronics Co., Ltd., Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Huijun Jin
  • Patent number: 10095345
    Abstract: A low power can for device wake up and unlock is disclosed. The low power scan can include one or more algorithms used to detect a sequence and/or one or more gestures to wake up a processor and unlock the device for user interaction. A sequence and/or one or more gestures can be determined by a microcontroller and/or by a separate hardware component. The microcontroller can send a notification or a wake signal to the processor and/or switch the device from an idle to an active state. By detecting a sequence and one or more gestures in the microcontroller before powering on or waking up the processor, the amount of power consumed can be reduced and the battery life extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Louis W. Bokma, Sean Erik O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10095033
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, comprising tracking the gaze of an eye of a user by a first camera, wherein a position of the gaze determines a place for the cursor on the screen of a near-to-eye display (NED), wherein the movement of the gaze is configured to move the cursor on the screen and when the movement of the gaze is detected to be still or moving only slightly; observing a gesture of one hand of the user by a second camera, and executing a further operation if at least one gesture of the hand is detected. The invention further relates to an apparatus and a computer program product configured to perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Kongqiao Wang, Vuokko Lantz, Jiangwei Li, Lei Xu, Jyri Huopaniemi
  • Patent number: 10095348
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a body; a touchscreen provided to a front and extending to side of the body and configured to display content; and a controller configured to detect one side of the body comes into contact with one side of an external terminal, display a first area on the touchscreen corresponding to a contact area of the body and the external terminal and a second area including the content, receive an input of moving the content displayed in the second area to the first area, display the content in the first area, and share the content in the first area with the external terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yeongnam Ahn, Haein Lee
  • Patent number: 10095277
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a display control method are described. The display control method includes determining whether the external input device is connected with the electronic apparatus; controlling the display component to display the graphic user interactive interface with a first display mode in a state where the external input device is not connected with the electronic apparatus; and controlling the display component to display the graphic user interactive interface with a second display mode in a state where the external input device is connected with the electronic apparatus, wherein layout of operable objects in the graphic user interactive interface displayed with the first display mode and layout of operable objects in the graphic user interactive interface displayed with the second display mode are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Kang, Xu Jia
  • Patent number: 10095324
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are provided. The electronic device includes an electromagnetic resonant panel, an electromagnetic controller configured to detect input values, which are induced in multiple locations of the electromagnetic resonant panel by at least one resonant circuit of an input pen, and a controller configured to detect a pen multi-input event based on the detected input values, and to control an operation corresponding to the detected pen multi-input event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Woo, Eun-Yeung Lee, Hyun-Suk Choi
  • Patent number: 10095384
    Abstract: A device including a display such as a touch screen is provided. The device includes a communication unit configured to obtain movement information of a user, a display unit configured to move a cursor displayed on the display or touch screen in accordance with the movement information of the user, and a controller configured to determine coordinates where the cursor and/or moved cursor is located as dwell start coordinates and determine the dwell start coordinates as touch coordinates when the cursor is located within a reference distance from the dwell start coordinates during an entire reference time starting from a point in time when the cursor is moved to the dwell start coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-uk Jung, Hyun-jin Ahn, Ki-beom Kim, Ji-yeon Ma, Jae-seok Yoon, Geul-ji Jung, Hyeon-bin Choi
  • Patent number: 10095062
    Abstract: A touch display device includes: a second substrate disposed corresponding to a first substrate; a pixel array structure disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a color filter structure disposed between the pixel array structure and the second substrate. Herein, the pixel array structure includes: a scan line extending along a first direction; a data line extending along a second direction, wherein the scan line and the data line are crossed; and a first touch signal line extending along the second direction and overlapping with the data line. The color filter structure includes: a first red unit, a first green unit and a first blue unit arranged along the first direction; and the first touch signal line locates between the first red unit and the first green unit or locates between the first green unit and the first blue unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jian-Cheng Chen, Ming-Jhih Chen, Yu-Hsien Wu, Yang-Chen Chen, Chia-Hsiung Chang
  • Patent number: 10095353
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display; a touch sensor overlapped with the display and configured to detect a touch input; and a controller configured to detect a first tap input applied on the touch sensor in state of a deactivated display and the touch sensor being periodically driven with a second period; determine a region of the display that corresponds to the first tap input; detect a second tap input applied on the touch sensor in state of the deactivated display within a predefined time period from the first tap input; determine if the second tap input is applied within the region; if the second tap input is applied within the region and within the predefined time period from the first tap input, activate the display and periodically drive the touch sensor with a first period shorter than the second period; and if the second tap input is applied to a spot outside the region, maintain the deactivation of the display and periodically drive the touch sensor with the second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunmo Yang, Hangshin Cho, Joonwon Byun, Jeunguk Ha, Mansoo Sin
  • Patent number: 10098222
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an article having a substrate having opposing first and second surfaces. A conductor micropattern is disposed on the first surface of the substrate. The conductor micropattern has a plurality of traces defining a plurality of cells. The conductor micropattern may have an open area fraction greater than 80% and a uniform distribution of trace orientation. Each of the traces has a trace width from 0.5 to 10 micrometer. The conductor micropattern is a tri-layer material comprising in sequence a semi-reflective metal, a transparent layer, and a reflective layer disposed on the transparent layer. The articles are useful in devices such as displays, in particular, touch screen displays useful for mobile hand held devices, tablets and computers. They also find use in antennas and for EMI shields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew H. Frey, Stephen P. Maki
  • Patent number: 10095335
    Abstract: An in-cell type touch panel, a manufacturing method thereof and a LCD device are provided. The touch panel includes an array substrate including: a glass substrate, thin film transistors, a planarization layer overlying the thin film transistors, a connecting wire on the planarization layer, a first insulating layer overlying the connecting wire, a touch sensing electrode on the first insulating layer, a second insulating layer overlying the touch sensing electrode and a pixel electrode on the second insulating layer. The connecting wire is connected to the touch sensing electrode by a first via hole, and the pixel electrode is connected to one of the thin film transistors by a second via hole. The touch sensing electrode further is configured as a common electrode, and during a displaying time period of an image frame, the touch sensing electrode transmits a common voltage and a touch control signal in time division manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Man Li, Xingling Guo, Zhenzhou Xing
  • Patent number: 10095391
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, touch-sensitive surface and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a first user interface object and detects first movement of the contact that corresponds to movement of a focus selector toward the first user interface object. In response to detecting the first movement, the device moves the focus selector to the first user interface object; and determines an intensity of the contact. After detecting the first movement, the device detects second movement of the contact. In response to detecting the second movement of the contact, when the contact meets selection criteria based on an intensity of the contact, the device moves the focus selector and the first user interface object; and when the contact does not meet the selection criteria, the device moves the focus selector without moving the first user interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Matthew I. Brown, May-Li Khoe, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 10095362
    Abstract: A lightweight touch panel is provided. A display panel includes first and second substrates, between which a liquid crystal layer is provided. The first substrate is provided with a pixel electrode, a common electrode, a transistor, and the like of a liquid crystal panel. The second substrate is provided with a touch sensor. The touch sensor includes a first electrode, two second electrodes, a third electrode, and a fourth electrode. The first electrode and the two second electrodes are formed using a first conductive film. The third and fourth electrodes are formed using a second conductive film. The first electrode extends in a first direction. The two second electrodes are provided along a second direction with the first electrode therebetween. The third electrode electrically connects the two second electrodes to each other. The fourth electrode faces the pixel electrode and the common electrode with the liquid crystal layer therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hirakata, Daisuke Kubota, Kenichi Okazaki, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10095395
    Abstract: In a computer with a touch panel, displaying a plurality of images on the touch panel using a display parameter preset to each image, and changing, when a touch gesture associated with changing the display parameter is performed on the touch panel for any one of the plurality of displayed images, the display parameter according to the touch gesture for all of the images other than an image somewhere in the display area of which is being pressed when the touch gesture is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Yamada
  • Patent number: 10095338
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor-equipped display device includes first electrodes and a detection electrode. The first electrodes constitute sensor drive electrodes by being supplied with sensor drive signals separately and sequentially or sensor drive electrodes by simultaneously supplying the sensor drive signals to the first electrodes adjacent to each other. A width of the sensor drive electrode including the first electrode on the edge is smaller than a width of the other sensor drive electrode not including the first electrode on the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Yasuyuki Teranishi, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Koji Ishizaki, Daisuke Ito
  • Patent number: 10095341
    Abstract: Hybrid force sensing includes acquiring absolute capacitance measurements of the absolute capacitance of at least one frame side electrode, acquiring mutual capacitance measurements of the mutual capacitance between the at least one frame side electrode and at least one display side electrode. Hybrid force sensing further includes determining an absolute capacitance derived force from the absolute capacitance measurements, determining a mutual capacitance derived force from the mutual capacitance measurements, and combining the absolute capacitance derived force and the mutual capacitance derived force to obtain a combined force. Hybrid force sensing further includes performing an action based on the combined force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Derek Solven
  • Patent number: 10095365
    Abstract: A position detecting method for a touchscreen panel includes the steps of (a) determining the presence or absence of contact with the touchscreen panel on a conductive film divided into multiple conductive regions; (b) measuring a time after the detection of the absence of the contact and determining whether the measured time is less than a predetermined time if step (a) determines the absence of the contact; and (c) determining the continuance of the contact if the measured time is less than the predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Kondoh, Takashi Nakajima, Nobuyoshi Shimizu, Masanobu Hayama, Norio Endo, Daisuke Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10095403
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention allow a user to input text on electronic devices with touch-sensitive surfaces without physical or virtual keyboards. In operation, a user may touch a certain position on a border of the touch-sensitive surface. A position corresponding to the detected touch is determined from among a plurality of predefined positions distributed along the border. In response, a character associated with the determined position is determined and input into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si Bin Fan, Su Liu, Jun Su, Cheng Xu
  • Patent number: 10095904
    Abstract: A method includes at least a portion of an image displayed on a video screen or film, and generating a signal indicative thereof, wherein the at least a portion of the image includes encoded information identifying at least one of a visualization tool or information that are not available without the encoded information, identifying and reading the encoded information, and at least one of invoking the visualization tool or displaying the information identified and read from the encoded information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Shlomo Gotman, Guy Gilboa
  • Patent number: 10095402
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that determine when an initial stroke and a subsequent stroke track may be part of a common user input action. A method may include receiving a signal from which an initial stroke track representing an initial movement of a user controlled indicator against a touch sensitive surface and sensing a subsequent stroke track representing subsequent movement of the user controlled indicator against the touch sensitive surface can be determined. The method further includes determining that the initial stroke track and the subsequent stroke track comprise portions of common user input action when the initial stroke track is followed by the subsequent stroke track within a predetermined period of time and a trajectory of the initial stroke track is consistent with a trajectory of the subsequent stroke track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QEEXO, CO.
    Inventors: Robert Xiao, Julia Schwarz, Christopher Harrison
  • Patent number: 10096792
    Abstract: A display device includes a window member and a display module coupled to the window member. The window member includes a first resin layer and a second resin layer. The first resin layer is on the display module and has a first elongation, a first thickness, and a first hardness. The second resin layer is on the display module and the first resin layer and has a second elongation smaller than the first elongation, a second thickness greater than the first thickness, and a second hardness greater than the first hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hungkun Ahn, Sungguk An, Jongsung You, Sookkyung You, Kitae Kim
  • Patent number: 10095396
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a settings user interface that includes one or more control objects. The settings user interface is configured to adjust operations of the device that use one or more sensors that detect intensity of contacts with a touch-sensitive surface, and/or one or more tactile output generators. The device detects an input for a first control object of the one or more control objects; and, in accordance with the detected input for the first control object, changes the second intensity threshold and the second tactile output. The device provides a first tactile output in response to detecting that an intensity of a contact on a touch-sensitive surface increases above a first intensity threshold, and provides a second tactile output in response to detecting that an intensity of a contact on the touch-sensitive surface increases above a second intensity threshold, distinct from the first intensity threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Aram D. Kudurshian, Christopher P. Foss, Gary I. Butcher, Patrick L. Coffman, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Nicole M. Wells, Wayne C. Westerman
  • Patent number: 10088962
    Abstract: A display device includes an array of display pixels having display pixel apertures that are periodic along two orthogonal directions, x and y, at spatial frequencies fx and fy, respectively. An array of electrodes is overlaid on the array of display pixel apertures. The array of electrodes is comprised of a metal mesh having openings that are periodic along a first direction u at an angle ?u relative to x, and along a second direction v at an angle ?v relative to y, and at spatial frequencies fu and fv. The array of electrodes is overlaid on the array of display pixels such that the parameter set {?u, fx, fu, ?v, fy, fv} satisfies specific geometric criteria in order to minimize perceptible moiré patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sean M. Donnelly, Jason D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10088968
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the field of display technology, and provides a touch panel and a display device, which can solve the problem of low sensitivity, complicated wiring, and high power consumption existing in the existing touch panel. The touch panel of the invention includes a substrate and a touch control layer provided on the substrate, the touch control layer comprising a plurality of touch control units, wherein each of the touch control units has a protrusion part and a recess part, wherein a shape of the protrusion part of any one of the touch control units matches with a shape of the recess part of a touch control unit adjacent thereto. The sensitivity of the touch panel provided in the present invention is significantly improved compared to the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liqing Liao
  • Patent number: 10088955
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing interference caused by a near field communication antenna that is in close proximity of a touch sensor that the near field communication antenna will cause electromagnetic interference with operation of the touch sensor when the near field communication antenna is transmitting, wherein specific electrodes of the touch sensor are grounded when the near field communication antenna is actively transmitting a signal, thereby enabling the touch sensor to continue operating at the same time as the near field communication antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CIRQUE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joshua Konopka
  • Patent number: 10088964
    Abstract: A display device (1) is provided that includes a display panel having a display region P; a transparent cover (16) having a top surface parallel to a surface for displaying the image, and a side surface connected to the top surface; a touch panel; and a case (17) for housing the display panel and the touch panel. The touch panel is capable of sensing contact or approach of an object at at least a part of an outer peripheral line of the top surface of the transparent cover (16). At the part of the outer peripheral line of the transparent cover (16), at which contact or approach of an object can be sensed by the touch panel, a part of the outer peripheral line that is recessed inward or is protruded outward is formed as a deformed part (16a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisashi Watanabe, Tomohiro Kimura, Toshiki Matsuoka, Yasuhiro Sugita, Jean Mugiraneza