Touch Panel Patents (Class 345/173)
  • Patent number: 10152224
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a display unit and a touch unit located on a surface of the display unit. The display unit is configured to display a lock screen capable of setting a locked state in which execution of a predetermined processing based on a touch operation is restricted and capable of releasing the locked state through a touch operation performed on the touch unit while the locked state is set. The mobile terminal comprises at least one processor configured to: detect a touch operation performed on a predetermined area of the lock screen; and set, in a case where the detection module detects a touch operation performed on the predetermined area, an invalid area on the basis of the touch operation, the invalid area making a touch operation invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yujiro Fukui
  • Patent number: 10154162
    Abstract: In a mobile terminal, a plurality of operating buttons associated with functions performable by an electronic apparatus are provided on an operation screen. A storage section previously stores correspondence information related to the functions performable by the electronic apparatus and indicating correspondence between a relative location between the mobile terminal and the electronic apparatus and a set of functions available depending on the relative location. A first control section allows a display section to display a setting screen for accepting a change in the correspondence information. Based on an operation accepted by an acceptance section on the setting screen, a second control section changes the correspondence information and allows a storage section to store the changed correspondence information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Kanamaru
  • Patent number: 10152209
    Abstract: For improving a future UI design, a set of data is analyzed. A data in a first subset of the set includes (i) a description of a UI layout including a description of a UI element in a first area of a touch-sensitive device, the first area having a below a level of sensitivity, the data, and (ii) a second area of the touch-sensitive device having a second sensitivity at least equal to the level of sensitivity. A characteristic of the UI element is extracted. A threshold number of data in the first subset include some UI element with the characteristic. For a first area in each data in the subset, the characteristic is determined to cause a sensitivity to reduce to below the level of sensitivity. Accordingly, an instruction causes a UI design tool to move a UI element in the future UI design to a second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Gary Denner, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur
  • Patent number: 10152228
    Abstract: A method, system and electronic device are provided for processing touch inputs on a touchscreen display. A starting touch input is detected on a document displayed at an initial scale on the touchscreen. If the starting touch input is within a disambiguation region for a number of interactive elements in the document, while contact is maintained on the display a further view of the document at an enlarged scale is displayed showing the area of the touch input. When an ending touch input is detected, one interactive element may be selected according to the location of the ending touch input, and an interaction function, such as requesting a resource hyperlinked by the selected interactive element, is automatically initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Michael Ian Barkway
  • Patent number: 10152217
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal capable of carrying out time counting to execute a control function, and a control method thereof. The mobile terminal includes a display unit, and a controller configured to continuously display counting information for guiding the time counting on at least a part of an edge area of a display unit for a predetermined time when the time counting is executed in association with a terminal operation, and execute a control function associated with the terminal operation after a lapse of the predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yoonji Moon
  • Patent number: 10152130
    Abstract: A touch apparatus is provided. The touch apparatus includes a substrate, at least one touch-sensing electrode, at least one vibration electrode, a touch control circuit and a vibration control circuit. The touch-sensing electrode and the vibration electrode are disposed in a first electrode layer on the substrate. The touch control circuit is electrically coupled to the touch-sensing electrode. The touch control circuit can sense a touch event of the touch apparatus through the touch-sensing electrode. The vibration control circuit is electrically coupled to the vibration electrode. The vibration control circuit can drive the vibration electrode to generate a vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Jin-Ting Kuo, Chih-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10152208
    Abstract: An electronic device displays, on a display, a user interface. While displaying the user interface, the device detects an input on the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response to detecting the input while displaying the first user interface, and while detecting the input, in accordance with a determination that the input satisfies an activation intensity threshold, performs a first operation. The activation intensity threshold includes a first intensity threshold component that decreases from a first intensity value over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicole M. Wells, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Alex Bijamov, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Olivier D. R. Gutknecht, Peter L. Hajas, Michael T. Jurewitz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Sophia Teutschler, Wayne C. Westerman
  • Patent number: 10152171
    Abstract: A touch panel includes: first touch patterns disposed on a substrate, the first touch patterns being spaced apart from and electrically connected to one another; and second touch patterns partially overlapping the first touch patterns, the second touch patterns being spaced apart from and electrically connected to one another. A first touch pattern of the first touch patterns is disposed adjacent to different first touch patterns of the first touch patterns in at least two different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Nyeng Kang, Sun Haeng Cho
  • Patent number: 10152132
    Abstract: A system for amplifying haptic effects provided by a push-pull actuator includes a housing component, a push-pull actuator coupled to the housing component and configured to provide a force and a displacement, a lever component including a lever arm and a fulcrum, and a haptic touch surface coupled to the lever arm via an output interface. The push-pull actuator is via an actuator mount. The amount of displacement transferred to the haptic touch surface from the push-pull actuator is reduced by the lever component and the amount of force transferred to the haptic touch surface from the push-pull actuator is increased by the lever component. The system may include a material stop coupled to the housing component that when compressed by the haptic touch surface exhibits hysteresis to dampen the haptic touch surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benoit Paul Belley, Charles Banter, Daniel Parker, Kohei Imoto
  • Patent number: 10152218
    Abstract: An operation device includes a touch panel, a detection unit, and a line drawing determination unit. The touch panel detects a contact position where an object has contacted, and outputs a result of detection. The detection unit detects a trace from a start position of contact to an end position of the contact based on the result of the detection output by the touch panel, and detects a change of an area or a width of the contact of the object with the touch panel from the start position to the end position with time. The line drawing determination unit determines whether a line drawing operation to divide the touch panel by a straight line has been performed based on the trace and the change of the area or the width with time detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Ugawa, Reisuke Osada
  • Patent number: 10152188
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch window. The touch window includes a cover substrate; a substrate on the cover substrate; and an electrode on the substrate, wherein the substrate includes one surface facing the cover substrate and an opposite surface opposite to the one surface, the electrode is disposed on the opposite surface, and the cover substrate and the substrate have flexible curved surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Chang Ryu, Gyu Rin Lee, Soung Kyu Park, Mun Suk Kang, Do Youb Kwon, Seok Pyo Yun, Jin Seok Lee, Chung Wan Lee, Gwang Hei Choi, Jae Hak Her
  • Patent number: 10152147
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to touch sensors for display devices having a double routing wire structure. The touch sensor includes a plurality of first touch electrode serials and a plurality of second touch electrode serials electrically insulated from each other; a plurality of first routing wires, each of which is respectively connected with at least one of both ends of each of the plurality of first touch electrode serials; a plurality of second routing wires, each of which is respectively connected with each of the plurality of second touch electrode serials; and at least one of a first jumping wire and a second jumping wire, wherein the first jumping wire connects the first routing wire with a first pad, and the second jumping wire connects the second routing wire with a second pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Howon Choi, Jinyeol Kim
  • Patent number: 10152153
    Abstract: A flexible display device is provided. The flexible touch-sensitive display device includes a display which is deformable, a sensor which senses an input comprising a touch of the display and a deformation of the display, and a controller which receives the input, determines whether to select one of only the touch and only the deformation based on a condition of the input, and selects only the touch if it is determined to select only the touch and only the deformation if it is determined to select only the deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-hyun Jung, Chang-soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10152156
    Abstract: A touch sensor integrated type display device can include a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines crossing over each other, a plurality of pixel electrodes respectively disposed in areas defined by the crossing of the gate and data lines; a plurality of touch/common electrodes configured to form an electronic field together with the plurality of pixel electrodes, each touch/common electrode corresponds to p number of pixel electrodes arranged in a row direction and q number of pixel electrodes arranged in a column direction, in which p and q are natural numbers equal to or greater than two, and a plurality of touch/common lines respectively connected to the plurality of touch/common electrodes, in which a gate line corresponding to pixel electrodes of a q-th row overlaps a touch/common electrode of a subsequent stage following a touch/common electrode corresponding to the pixel electrodes of the q-th row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinseong Kim, Seungkyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 10152163
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing the number of electrodes needed to operate a touch sensor by arrangement of drive and sense electrodes on a single layer touch sensor, the electrodes being arranged such that drive signals that are sent to the electrodes are sent in a non-uniform pattern that enables selected regions of the touch sensor to generate a useful drive signal while the remaining regions do not. The arrangement of the drive and sense electrodes is such that the routing of signals to and from the electrodes may not interfere with operation of the touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CIRQUE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jared G. Bytheway, Steven M. Austin
  • Patent number: 10152158
    Abstract: To improve the detection accuracy of an operation for an object displayed on a display screen without corrupting display on the display screen. A navigation device 100 includes: an acceleration sensor 130 which measures an acceleration; a display control unit 202 which displays an object for receiving an instruction of processing on a display panel of a display unit; an operation determination unit 204 which detects an operation for an object 165; and a setting unit 203 which sets a reaction region 167 detectable as an operation for the object 165 by the operation determination unit 204. The setting unit 203 changes the range of the reaction region 167 according to the magnitude and direction of the acceleration measured by the acceleration sensor 130.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10152178
    Abstract: Disclosed is an active matrix liquid crystal display device with transverse electric field system, which improves afterimage. One electrode of many pixel comb electrodes is thicker in width than the other pixel comb electrode and common comb electrodes and is equal to a width of the common shield electrode covering through a second insulator film on video signal wirings. The display area is divided into two sub areas by the thick pixel comb electrode. The pixel comb electrode and the common comb electrode have the same number in each sub area. As the common shield electrode and the thick pixel comb electrode have the same width, the concentration of electric field can be eased near the pixel comb electrodes. The electric potential distribution becomes symmetric by symmetric configuration, reducing asymmetric lighting mode between frames. DC offset of the video signal after flicker adjustment decreases and the afterimage improves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Takatori
  • Patent number: 10144285
    Abstract: In a method for operating vehicle devices in which different information is shown for different viewing angles on a display of a display device, seating positions of users are assigned to the viewing angles, the position of an object in a switching zone is detected and a switching signal assigned to the switching zone is generated, the seating position of a user assigned to the object is identified, and a control signal for the vehicle devices and/or the display device is generated as a function of the switching signal and of the seating position of the user who triggered the switching signal. Furthermore, an operating device for vehicle devices includes an input unit and a display unit having a display with which different information is able to be displayed for different viewing angles, seating positions of users being assigned to the respective viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Christoph Waeller, Katharina Bachfischer, Joerg Lilienthal
  • Patent number: 10146340
    Abstract: An information processing system including first and second information processing apparatuses capable of communicating with each other is provided. Each of the first and second information processing apparatuses includes an input portion which accepts an operation by a user and a display. The first information processing apparatus includes a first display control module which has, in response to a first input to the input portion, a first image corresponding to the first input displayed in a first manner of representation within a display area of the display of the first information processing apparatus and a second display control module which has, in response to a second input following the first input to the input portion, the first image displayed in a second manner of representation different from the first manner of representation within the display area of each of the first and second information processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromasa Shikata, Mari Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 10146338
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method to detect and evaluate movement patterns and pen positions of an electronic pen with inertial measurement sensors during writing on a two-dimensional writing substrate, comprising: •an initial specification of two axes X, Y, that are orthogonal to each other on the writing substrate, and an axis Z that is perpendicular to the two-dimensional writing substrate, •whereby the X-axis defines the predominant writing direction, as well as a compensation of undesired drift in the pen position signal of the electronic pen to be output, comprising: •a moving average process during a predefined time interval and a predetermined frequency of the pen movements on the writing substrate, determined by the inertial measurement sensors during writing through integration of the sensor data of the measurement sensors, along the two said axes X, Y, that are orthogonal to each other, and a •periodic comparison of currently determined moving average values with initial average values and/or with pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: STABILO INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventor: Karl-Peter Kämpf
  • Patent number: 10146309
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator for a tactile interface module (1) with haptic feedback, to be connected to a tactile surface (3) that can detect pressure by a user and can generate haptic feedback according to a detected pressure, and comprising: a frame (11); a mobile core (13) cooperating with the frame (11), to be movably driven between end positions in order to generate the haptic feedback; electromagnetic actuating means (15, 17) for movably driving the mobile core (13); fixing elements (23) for connecting the actuator to the tactile surface (3); and elastic means (21) defining an idle position of the mobile core (13) in the absence of the actuating means (15, 17) driving the core, characterized in that the elastic means (21) are arranged around the fixing elements (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Tissot, Anthony Aubry
  • Patent number: 10146363
    Abstract: An alternating current (AC) drive signal having a first frequency and a high logic level at a boosted supply voltage is applied to drive a capacitive sensing line of a capacitive touch panel. The boosted supply voltage is generated by boosting an input voltage. The voltage boosting is effectuate by a charge pump circuit operating synchronous to assertion of the AC drive signal with a charge transfer time that is adaptable to different capacitive load conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Abhishek Singh, Hugo Gicquel
  • Patent number: 10146764
    Abstract: A computing device is described that outputs, for display at a presence-sensitive display, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys. The computing device determines, based on an initial selection of one or more keys from the plurality of keys, one or more candidate words. The computing device also determines, based on the one or more candidate words, a probability that a particular key will be selected after the initial selection of the one or more keys. Responsive to determining that the probability does not satisfy a probability threshold, the computing device outputs, for display at the presence-sensitive display, an updated graphical keyboard that includes a graphical indication designating an area of the graphical keyboard associated with the particular key as being an additional portion of the graphical keyboard for selecting a character associated with an adjacent key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Xiaojun Bi
  • Patent number: 10146368
    Abstract: A display device with a touch sensor having a display function and a touch sensor function is provided. The display device includes a first substrate including a pixel electrode; a first electrode along a first direction; and a second substrate including a second electrode that includes patterns of electrodes along a second direction crossing the first direction and that faces the first electrode and the pixel electrode, wherein upon the display function being activated, the pixel electrode is supplied with a pixel signal, and the second electrode is supplied with common voltage, and upon the touch sensor function being activated, the first electrode is applied with a first signal and the second electrode is configured to receive the first signal to be a second signal as a touch detecting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Naosuke Furutani, Hayato Kurasawa, Makoto Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10146313
    Abstract: The present invention provides an input device capable of providing a satisfactory operational feeling while achieving a simple structure and a reduced thickness of the device, and an electronic apparatus provided with the input device. The input device includes a touchpad having a sensor plate, which functions as a sensor capable of detecting a touch operation on an operation surface, an actuator driven when a touch operation is detected by the sensor plate, and a vibration generation part on the rear surface of the touchpad, and which generates a vibration by being pressed by the driven actuator and applies the vibration to the touchpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Fujii, Masayuki Amano, Kenji Watamura
  • Patent number: 10146390
    Abstract: A capacitance sensing method includes generating a first set of currents by, for each transmit (TX) electrode of a set of TX electrodes, precharging a self capacitance of the TX electrode and a mutual capacitance between the TX electrode and a receive (RX) electrode of a set of RX electrodes by applying to the TX electrode a first excitation voltage corresponding to the TX electrode to induce a first current of the first set of currents, generating a second set of currents by, for each TX electrode, applying a reference voltage to the TX electrode to induce a second current of the second set of currents, and for each TX electrode, calculating a measure of the self capacitance of the TX electrode based on the second set of currents, and calculating a measure of the mutual capacitance between the TX electrode and each RX electrode based on the first set of currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Roman Ogirko, Andriy Maharyta
  • Patent number: 10146336
    Abstract: Provided is a touch screen device which includes an Electromagnetic Resonance (EMR) sensing panel for sensing, an input from an electronic pen, a display panel that is installed on a top layer portion of the EMR sensing panel, configured to receive a control signal or graphic signal from outside, and displays a corresponding image, a bracket that is formed in the form of a plate beneath the EMR sensing panel and the display panel and has an extension portion that extends from the corresponding portions of the EMR sensing panel and the display panel, and a frequency compensating plate that is formed of a soft magnet installed on the extension portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo-Hoon Lee, Se-Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10146369
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus with a touch panel including a host controller, an interface unit, and a touch panel control unit is provided. The host controller is used to control an electronic apparatus implemented with the host controller. The touch panel control unit is coupled to the host controller through the interface unit. The host controller transmits an updating information to the touch panel control unit with a format of the interface unit, in which the updating data is used to update the touch panel control unit. The touch panel control unit decodes the updating data to accordingly update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Hui-Hung Chang, Meng-Hsiu Wu
  • Patent number: 10146356
    Abstract: A method for controlling a state of a touch screen is provided. The touch screen includes a touch sensor and the touch sensor includes multiple touch nodes, the control method including the following steps: S1. detecting that detected capacitance values of touch nodes in a preset particular region on the touch sensor uniformly change within a preset time length; S2. obtaining a quantity of touch nodes whose change in the detected capacitance value is greater than a preset detected capacitance threshold value; and S3. when the quantity of touch nodes whose change in the detected capacitance value is greater than the preset detected capacitance threshold value is greater than a preset quantity, controlling the touch screen to perform state switching. The control method is simple and convenient and does not require any complex detection circuit. A touch screen and a portable touch terminal having the touch screen are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gengchun Deng
  • Patent number: 10149005
    Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. The set-top box receives trajectory data from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device, which represents motion-based commands provided by a user. The set-top box evaluates the trajectory data and sends a command signal to the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, Edward H. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10146344
    Abstract: A touch apparatus and a touch method are provided. The touch apparatus includes a touch panel and a processing unit. The touch panel includes a plurality of sensing electrodes. The touch panel has a first contact surface and a second contact surface. The processing unit is configured to the touch panel. The processing unit receives a touch signal generated by the touch panel sensing a touch operation. The processing unit determines whether the operation is located on the first contact surface or on the second contact surface of the touch panel according to the touch signal and a preset condition. The preset condition is determined by a sensing signal generated by sensing the touch operation touching first contact surface or the second contact surface of the touch panel using at least one of the sensing electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yao-Tsung Chang, Chih-Chung Chiang, Wen-Hua Chang, Meng-Chi Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10149057
    Abstract: An audio device includes: at least one processor, and at least one memory configured to store instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the audio device to: transmit a first device name relating a group to which the audio device belongs to in a case where the audio device is set as a master device, wherein the master device serves as a content supply source for another device that belongs to the group, and transmit a second device name relating to the audio device in a case where the audio device is not set as the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Suyama, Kazuya Mushikabe, Futoshi Muronaga, Tomoyoshi Akutagawa, Keisuke Tsukada
  • Patent number: 10146371
    Abstract: A method for touch detection includes identifying a high-pass filtered sequence from a plurality of sensor measurements, accumulating a number of samples from a first high-pass filtered sequence into an accumulated value, comparing the first accumulated value against a threshold of accumulated values, and, based upon a determination whether the accumulated value is greater than the threshold of accumulated values, identify whether the sensor has been approached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Axel Heim, Joao Ferreira
  • Patent number: 10147309
    Abstract: A universal remote control device and methods for controlling multiple devices with a universal remote control device are provided. The method includes receiving a boot completed notification from a control unit of the universal remote control device and displaying a troubleshooting icon on a display of the universal remote control device. Upon receiving a user input selecting the troubleshooting icon, the method includes generating a power user interface menu enabling discrete control of power for each device controlled by the universal remote control device. The power user interface menu is displayed on a least a portion of the display of the universal remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ray Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: David Skokna, Bernardo Ferreira de Carvalho e Silva, Mark Isaac Kizelshteyn, Daniel Cristiano Rocha
  • Patent number: 10146347
    Abstract: In an aspect, a display device including: an entire window, said entire window including a display area and a non-display area outside the display area; a display panel; a first adhesive layer disposed on the display panel; a touch screen panel disposed on the first adhesive layer; a first light blocking member disposed on the touch screen panel; a second adhesive layer disposed on the touch screen panel and the first light blocking member; and a protection window disposed on the second adhesive layer is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Woo Han, Tae Joon Kim, Kwan Young Han
  • Patent number: 10148998
    Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced functionality and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the set-top box system, first and second set-top boxes each include a housing securing a television input, a television output, a processor, a wireless transceiver, memory, and storage communicatively interconnected by a busing architecture. Each of the set-top boxes is connected to a display, such as a television. A syndication profile associated with the set-top boxes enables a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device to control both displays via each of the set-top boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 10146354
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to provide wireless communication; a touchscreen; a motion sensor configured to detect a motion of the mobile terminal; and a controller configured to receive a touch input through the touchscreen in combination with a rotation of the mobile terminal detected through the motion sensor, and execute a specific function on the mobile terminal corresponding to the combination of the touch input and the rotation of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Jeongyun Heo
  • Patent number: 10146376
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive apparatus operates by light frustration (FTIR) and comprises a light transmissive panel that defines a front surface and a rear surface, a light emitter optically connected to the panel so as to generate light that propagates by total internal reflection inside the panel, and a light detector optically connected to the panel to receive propagating light from the emitter. The emitter is a VCSEL array including a number of VCSELs driven to collectively form one light emitter, and a light coupling mechanism connecting the emitter to the panel is configured to give light from a plurality of the VCSELs in the VCSEL array substantially the same spread in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FlatFrog Laboratories AB
    Inventors: Ola Wassvik, Håkan Bergström
  • Patent number: 10146387
    Abstract: A touch panel device including, and arranged above each other in a downward direction, a cover layer, a sensor layer including a plurality of sensing elements, characterized in that between the cover layer and the sensor layer is an electrically-resistive layer, electrically resistive layer being an electrically non-insulating layer and having an electrical resistance is provided, wherein the electrical resistance of the electrically-resistive layer is lower than the electrical resistance of the cover layer and higher than the electrical resistance of the sensing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frans Verweg, Serge Toussaint, David Yeates
  • Patent number: 10146377
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a touch sensor device. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a flexible touch sensor device. A touch sensor device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a first touch sensing region and a second touch sensing region, wherein each of the first touch sensing region and the second touch sensing region includes a plurality of first touch electrodes and a plurality of second touch electrodes, a first connection portion connecting two adjacent first touch electrodes among the plurality of first touch electrodes, and a second connection portion connecting two adjacent second touch electrodes among the plurality of second touch electrodes, wherein an extending direction of the first connection portion positioned at the first touch sensing region is different from an extending direction of the first connection portion positioned at the second touch sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee Woong Park, Hyung Chul Kim, Jeong Heon Lee, Byeong Kyu Jeon
  • Patent number: 10146386
    Abstract: The touch input device comprises a base including a metal composite; a first pattern groove formed concavely in one surface of the base, a second pattern groove formed concavely in the other surface of the base; a first sensing pattern disposed in the first pattern groove and including a conductive material; a second sensing pattern disposed in the second pattern groove and including a conductive material; and a wire connecting the first sensing pattern and the second sensing pattern to an integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Gideok Kwon, Jong Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 10148267
    Abstract: A fully automatic coffee machine (1) includes an operating unit (2) having at least one touch sensor (102) for generating an operating signal, and a signal-conductor (20) to conduct the operating signal to a logic unit (202) connected to a coffee-producing assembly. The touch sensor (102), signal-conductor (20) and logic unit (202) are arranged on a common printed circuit board (10). The logic unit (202) is arranged in a logic section (200) of the printed circuit board (10) and the touch sensor (102) is arranged in a sensor section (100) on the printed circuit board (10). The logic section (200) integrally transitions into the sensor section (100), and is embodied as a logic unit flap which is released from the sensor section (100), such that and is delimited from the sensor section (100) by at least one recess (204) in the printed circuit board such that the logic section (200) is not deformed by deformation of the sensor section (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Eugster/Frismag AG
    Inventors: Stefan Reinhart, Simon Wager, Wolfgang Riessbeck
  • Patent number: 10146407
    Abstract: An input device, such as a multifunction straight edge or a keyboard, has a recognizable contact shape when placed on a touchscreen display surface of a computing device. The contact shape of the input device can be a defined pattern of contact points, and a location and orientation of the input device on the touchscreen display surface is determinable from the defined pattern of the contact points. The input device includes an interaction module that interfaces with a companion module of the computing device. The companion module can initiate a display of an object responsive to the input device being recognized on the touchscreen display surface. The interaction module can receive a user input to the input device, and communicate the user input to the companion module of the computing device to modify the display of the object on the touchscreen display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Remon Tijssen, Timothy W. Kukulski, Michael W. Gough, Geoffrey Charles Dowd, Gregory Cy Muscolino
  • Patent number: 10147356
    Abstract: The OLED pixel driving circuit adds the third thin film transistor (T3) and arranges the switch (K) on the basis of the 2T1C structure. The first pin (K1) of the switch (K) is electrically coupled to the drain of the third thin film transistor (T3), and the second pin (K2) is electrically coupled to the digital to analog converter (DAC), and the third pin is electrically coupled to the analog to digital converter (ADC). The switch signal (Switch) is used to control the switch (K) to connect the first pin (K1) and the second pin (K2) for entering the display mode, and the switch signal (Switch) is used to control the switch (K) to connect the first pin (K1) and the third pin (K3) for entering the sensing mode so that the analog to digital converter (ADC) can sense the threshold voltage (Vth) of the second thin film transistor (T2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jimu Kuang
  • Patent number: 10146428
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, device, and system for entry of command using a touch sensitive surface. Instead of the device providing predefined locations for entering different commands, the device identifies the locations of three or more of the user's fingers or other objects. After determining the locations of the fingers, an entry mode allows for the entry of one or more commands based on an association between the commands and movements of different fingers and the type or direction of movement. The association may include a first command associated with the sliding motion of only a first finger in a first direction and a second different command associated with the sliding motion of only a second finger in a second direction. The first and second directions may be the same (i.e., within about 30°, within about 20°, within about 15°, within about 10°, or within about 5°) or different (e.g., angled by more than 30°, angled by more than 40°, or angled by more than 50°).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INPRIS INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS FROM ISRAEL LTD
    Inventors: Ben Etzion Yaron, Nissan Yaron
  • Patent number: 10139980
    Abstract: A capacitive touch window includes: a substrate; a cover substrate; and an electrode, wherein a portion of the substrate is flat and another portion thereof is curved, and the electrode includes: a first sensing electrode; a second sensing electrode including second unit sensing electrodes spaced apart from the first sensing electrode; a bridge electrode connecting the second unit sensing electrodes; and an insulating layer between the first sensing electrode and the bridge electrode. The first and second sensing electrodes are disposed on a same surface of the substrate. The bridge electrode includes: a first mesh line having a first width; a second mesh line having a second width; and a first cross area in which the first and second mesh lines cross each other, the first cross area having a third width, wherein the third width is 2 to 5 times the first width and the second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hyuck Han, Yu Lim Choe, Chan Kyu Koo, Jun Sik Shin, Joon Hyuk Yang, Seung Jin Lee, Yu Hong Jeon
  • Patent number: 10139942
    Abstract: A display device includes: a plurality of pixel electrodes each of which is provided in each of a plurality of sub-pixels arranged in a display region; a driving electrode provided so as to overlap the plurality of pixel electrodes when seen in a plan view; a plurality of detecting electrodes provided so as to overlap the driving electrode when seen in a plan view; and a dummy electrode provided apart from the detecting electrodes. The detecting electrodes and the dummy electrode include a metal layer or an alloy layer. A ratio of total sum of areas of portions of the plurality sub-pixels which overlap any of the detecting electrodes and the dummy electrode when seen in a plan view to total sum of areas of the plurality of sub-pixels is 1 to 22%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Koji Ishizaki, Takeo Koito
  • Patent number: 10139950
    Abstract: A flexible display device and driving method thereof are disclosed. The flexible display device includes: a first substrate and at least one bending status sensing module, the bending status sensing module includes: a driving unit for generating and outputting a driving signal; a sensing section connected with the driving unit and disposed on the first substrate, which is bent as the flexible display device is bent to sense the bending status of the flexible display device under the driving of the driving signal and generate a sensing signal; an analyzing unit connected with the sensing section and configured for obtaining the bending status information of the flexible display device according to the sensing signal to enable the flexible display device to perform an operation corresponding to the obtained bending status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Hsi Wang
  • Patent number: 10139951
    Abstract: An information handling system touchscreen display interacts with totem devices by recognizing and tracking spectral signatures of the totem devices so that totem positions are reported as a single length, width and rotational orientation message to a host operating system. Ignore zones and hysteresis time periods are defined from the position message based upon totem context so that the host operating system processes touchscreen inputs with minimal latency and improved accuracy. Communication and battery charging are provided to the totem by the touchscreen display will illumination directed to the totem position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Larry A. Stone, Jace W. Files, Yagiz C. Yildiz
  • Patent number: 10139975
    Abstract: Pressure compensation can be used to improve performance of force-sensitive touch screens. Changes in pressure, particularly transient, internal pressure changes in an electronic device due to an object applying force to a touch screen of the electronic device, can degrade force sensing performance of the touch screen. For example, when a finger presses a force-sensitive touch screen of a sealed electronic device, the applied force can increase internal pressure of the sealed electronic device until internal pressure can equalize. The increased internal pressure can cause a normal force to oppose the deflection of the touch screen, resulting in inaccurate force measurements of applied user force. In some examples, an electronic device including a force-sensitive touch screen can include a pressure sensor configured to measure internal pressure of the electronic device. The measured pressure can be used to compensate the amount of force measured by the force sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Kevin Shutzberg, Adam Monkowski, Baboo Gowreesunker