Including Optical Detection Patents (Class 345/175)
  • Patent number: 10725347
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an array substrate and a display device. The array substrate includes a three-dimensional imaging device configured to acquire three-dimensional imaging information of a target object; and a processing circuit connected to the three-dimensional imaging device and configured to receive three-dimensional imaging information from the three-dimensional imaging device and generate a three-dimensional image of the target object based on the three-dimensional imaging information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunke Qin, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Lijun Zhao, Rui Xu, Yuzhen Guo, Pinchao Gu, Ping Zhang, Yanan Jia, Changfeng Li
  • Patent number: 10712873
    Abstract: A display device according to the present disclosure includes a sensor pixel unit including a plurality of pixels, a photo touch sensor in the sensor pixel unit, a read out line which is disposed in a second direction and transmits a touch sensing signal by the photo touch sensor, a sensor data line which is disposed in the second direction and applies a sensor data signal to the photo touch sensor, and a sensor display gate line which is disposed in a first direction different from the second direction and applies a sensor gate signal to the photo touch sensor and applies a display gate signal to the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SeungHwan Shin, DaeYoung Seo, YoungMin Jeong, SoYoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10714506
    Abstract: A photodetector, a driving method thereof, a display panel and a display device are disclosed in the field of display technology. The photodetector includes photosensitive element, a voltage divider, a switch circuitry and a detection transistor. The photosensitive element and the voltage divider are connected in series between two power terminals. The gate of the detection transistor is connected to a first voltage dividing node between the photosensitive element and the voltage divider. Therefore, when the resistance of the photosensitive element becomes smaller under illumination, the voltage of the first voltage dividing node correspondingly rises, and the detection transistor is turned on and may output a current to a read line under the driving of a DC power terminal. The magnitude of the current is determined by the magnitude of the voltage of the first voltage dividing node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongsheng Li, Huili Wu, Jianming Sun, Shipei Li, Xiaolong He
  • Patent number: 10705653
    Abstract: An input device includes a plurality of sensor electrodes and a processing system. The plurality of sensor electrodes is configured for capacitive sensing in a sensing region of the input device. The processing system is configured to receive first sensor information about the sensing region from the plurality of sensor electrodes, and to receive second sensor information about the sensing region from an auxiliary sensing device coupled to the sensing region. The processing system is further configured to dynamically calibrate the plurality of sensor electrodes based at least in part on the first sensor information and the second sensor information. In some aspects, the auxiliary sensing device may comprise one or more optical sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Nickolas Fotopoulos
  • Patent number: 10706306
    Abstract: An apparatus may include an ultrasonic sensor system and a control system. The control system may be configured to distinguish, according to image data acquired via an ultrasonic sensor system, the pyroelectric effect caused by an actual human finger from the pyroelectric effect caused by a sleeve-type spoof or a “fake finger” spoof. Some such examples involve obtaining multiple frames of ultrasonic image data of a target object on or near a platen of an ultrasonic sensor system via the ultrasonic sensor system and determining at least one target object pyroelectric indication based, at least in part, on the multiple frames of ultrasonic image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jack Conway Kitchens, John Keith Schneider, Evan Michael Breloff, Stephen Michael Gojevic
  • Patent number: 10698511
    Abstract: There are provided a display panel with a touch detector that allows the touch detection electrodes to be less visible, a touch panel, and an electronic unit having the display panel with a touch detector. The display panel with a touch detector includes: a display layer including a plurality of display elements arranged side by side; and an electrode layer alternately segmented into first regions and second regions along a first direction, the electrode layer including a plurality of first slits arranged side by side to extend in a second direction, and a plurality of second slits each allowing an adjacent pair of the plurality of first slits in the second regions to be in communication with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Koji Noguchi, Masanobu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10698536
    Abstract: A method for detecting multiple touch positions on a touch surface, which is applicable to a touch apparatus having multiple optical sensing modules, where each optical sensing module includes at least two optical sensing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: You-Jyun Syu, Ching-An Cho, Kuo-Ting Huang, Yu-Yen Chen
  • Patent number: 10692944
    Abstract: A display device includes a display area including pixels and a non-display area adjacent to the display area. A circuit layer is disposed on the display area and the non-display area. A light emitting layer is disposed in the display area and includes a light emitting element defining the pixels. A transmitter is disposed on the circuit layer in the non-display area and transmits a sensing signal. A receiver is disposed in the display area separated from the transmitter and receives the sensing signal. A pixel control circuit for controlling the light emitting element is disposed in the circuit layer in the display area. A driving control circuit is disposed in the circuit layer in the non-display area. The driving control circuit is electrically connected to the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Ho Kim, Han Na Ma, Youngseok Kim
  • Patent number: 10685614
    Abstract: A display device or the like with a novel structure which can ensure a sufficiently long period for writing data signals in pixels is provided. A display device or the like with a novel structure which can display an image of one frame without greatly degrading display quality is provided. The display device includes a gate driver and a pixel portion. The pixel portion includes a plurality of pixels. The gate driver is configured to output a first scan signal to a first gate line in a first frame period. The gate driver is configured to output a second scan signal to a second gate line in a second frame period. The second gate line is a gate line next to the first gate line. The pixels are configured to hold data signals, which are written in the pixels in the first frame period, in the first frame period and the second frame period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Mori, Hironori Matsumoto, Takahiro Fukutome
  • Patent number: 10686930
    Abstract: A device, method, and graphical user interface for providing maps, directions, and location-based information on a touch screen display are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Christopher Blumenberg, Andre M. J. Boule, Stephen O. Lemay, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 10684727
    Abstract: A touch sensitive screen arrangement includes an optically dispersive base plate and structures for transmitting light onto the base plate in response to an external body touching the screen at a touch point such that the location of incident light on the surface of the base plate is representative of the relative position of the touch point on the screen. The base plate captures and disperses light that is incident on it. The decrease in incident light intensity with distance from the location of incidence on the base plate approximates a substantially exponential function. A sensor detects intensity of light at a respective edge of the base plate. The arrangement calculates the relative position of the touch point on the screen from the detected light intensity and the exponential function and generates a control signal representative of a control input derived from the position of the touch point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Uniphy Limited
    Inventors: David Dearn, David Lomas
  • Patent number: 10671219
    Abstract: A scanning display system includes smart infrared pulsing to detect gestures and touch events with reduced power consumption. Infrared laser light pulses are emitted at a first density in a field of view and reflections are detected. Times of flight of the infrared laser light pulses are measured to determine if an object is in the field of view. The density of the infrared pulses may be increased based on various factors to detect gestures and touch events. Power consumption is reduced by reducing the density of laser pulses when possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Microvision, Inc.
    Inventors: P. Selvan Viswanathan, Jari Honkanen
  • Patent number: 10667981
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, John D. Haddick, Ed Riehle
  • Patent number: 10671218
    Abstract: Disclosed floating touch control panel includes a substrate, a modulated light source, a read sub-circuit, an output sub-circuit, an ultrasonic wave sensing unit and a light sensing unit; the ultrasonic wave sensing unit is configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave to a touch control side, to convert an ultrasonic wave reflected back from the touch control side into an electric signal and then provide it to a first node; the light sensing unit is configured to convert a modulated light reflected from the touch control side into an electric signal and then provide it to the first node; the read sub-circuit is configured to output a touch control signal to the output sub-circuit according to a potential of the first node; the output sub-circuit is configured to be controlled by a corresponding first touch control scan line to provide a touch control read line with the received touch control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingming Liu, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Xiaoliang Ding, Chun Wei Wu, Chih Jen Cheng, Yuzhen Guo, Yanling Han
  • Patent number: 10664090
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to projecting onto a touch-sensitive surface a projection image having projected regions corresponding to target and non-target touch regions. Examples include a computing system having a touch-sensitive surface, and a camera to capture an image representing an object disposed between the camera and the touch-sensitive surface. The computing system may also include a detection engine to identify, based at least on the object represented in the image, at least one touch region of the touch-sensitive surface, and to generate a projection image including a projected region corresponding to the touch region, and a projector to project the projection image onto the touch-sensitive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jinman Kang, Jordi Morillo Peres, David Bradley Short
  • Patent number: 10664953
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system may access a training sample from a training dataset. The training sample may include a training image of a scene and a corresponding depth map of the scene. The system may generate a plurality of decomposition images by processing the training image and the corresponding depth map using a machine-learning model. The system may generate a focal stack based on the plurality of decomposition images and update the machine-learning model based on a comparison between the generated focal stack and a target focal stack associated with the training sample. The updated machine-learning model is configured to generate decomposition images with defocus-blur effect based on input images and corresponding depth maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Robert Lanman, Matthew Steven Chapman, Alexander Jobe Fix, Anton S. Kaplanyan, Lei Xiao
  • Patent number: 10659042
    Abstract: The device has an input element, which can be used for resetting the device. The input element has at least one first photodiode arranged in series to at least one second photodiode. A voltage is applied over the photodiodes. When the user blocks light to only the second photodiode, the voltage at the interconnection between the photodiodes changes, which can be used to trigger the input element. The input element has low power consumption and high reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Biovotion AG
    Inventor: Thomas Degen
  • Patent number: 10649303
    Abstract: An optical device and an optical system including the optical device are provided. The optical device may include a reflective layer and a plurality of nano-beams spaced apart from the reflective layer. The plurality of nano-beams may be formed as a metasurface. The nano-beams may have a pattern structure having a plurality of metasurface forms, and the distance of the gaps between the plurality of nano-beams and the reflective layer may be adjustable individually or as a whole. The optical device may be a beam steering device or an optical phase modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Wonjae Joo, Mark L. Brongersma, Juhyung Kang
  • Patent number: 10643049
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display substrate, a manufacturing method thereof, a display device and a fingerprint identification method. The display substrate includes a fingerprint identification module. The fingerprint identification module is arranged at a display region of the display substrate, and includes a plurality of sensors arranged in an array form, a plurality of scanning lines, and a plurality of detection lines crossing the scanning lines. Each sensor is arranged at an intersection of one scanning line and a corresponding detection line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shengguang Ban
  • Patent number: 10644070
    Abstract: A component for detecting electromagnetic radiation comprising a first functional layer, in which at least one first element is embodied by which electromagnetic radiation of a first wavelength range can be detected, with the first functional layer being deposited on one side of the substrate. On the opposite side of the substrate a second functional layer is deposited, in which at least one second element is embodied by which either electromagnetic radiation of a second wavelength range can be detected, with the first functional layer and the substrate being transparent with regards to the electromagnetic radiation of the first wavelength range, or by which the electromagnetic radiation of a second wavelength range can be emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Bernd Richter, Philipp Wartenberg, Karsten Fehse, Matthias Jahnel
  • Patent number: 10635207
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a touch panel 1 includes: a touch panel body 10 formed in a bag shape whose touch face 11 is made of a material that is flexible and transmits visible light and infrared light, while an opposite face 12 to the touch face is made of a material that transmits visible light and infrared light, with a fluid 14 filled in the space between the touch face and the opposite face; and an infrared thermographic camera 20 that captures the opposite face; wherein, by recognizing a position touched by the user on the touch face as a heat source, the infrared thermographic camera captures, through the touch face and the opposite face, the infrared light emitted from the heat source. The above touch panel features a simple device constitution, low manufacturing cost, and resistance to failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NETAPPLI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Nishida
  • Patent number: 10635240
    Abstract: An optical touch panel includes: a pair of retroreflective plates that are arranged inside at least a left and right pair of frame portions facing each other in a rectangular frame; a plurality of detectors that are arranged at four corners of the rectangular frame, the detectors being configured to irradiate infrared rays to, at least, the retroreflective plates, and to generate detection images based on reflection light from the retroreflective plates; and an operation determining unit configured to detect a touch position based on the detection images generated by the detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Nakamura, Shimoto Ichihara, Tomonori Maekawa, Yuki Wagatsuma, Shinya Nakanishi, Yoshito Shibata
  • Patent number: 10635192
    Abstract: A multi-functional human interface device includes a control unit and a first multi-functional input button. The first multi-functional input button includes a cover unit configured to receive a touch input of a user's finger, an electrode unit including a transmitter and a receiver to form an electric field, an elastic unit configured to move from a first height to a second height when a first pressure is applied from the cover unit and configured to move back to the first height when the first pressure from the cover unit is released, and a switch unit configured to generate an electric signal representing an input of a predetermined letter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: INNOPRESSO, INC.
    Inventor: Eunhyung Cho
  • Patent number: 10627940
    Abstract: A touch substrate and a display device. The touch substrate includes a substrate; and a touch unit and a light emitting unit disposed on the substrate successively. An orthographic projection of the touch unit and that of the light emitting unit on the substrate at least partially overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changfeng Li, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Xiaoliang Ding, Rui Xu, Lijun Zhao, Pengcheng Lu, Wei Liu, Yanling Han, Pinchao Gu, Yunke Qin
  • Patent number: 10627961
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are structures, devices, and systems for detecting touch and force inputs at multiple sensing locations on a surface of an electronic device using waveguide-based interferometry. A laser light source, such as a VCSEL, inserts light into a waveguide positioned adjacent to the sensing locations, and an input at a sensing location alters the inserted light in the waveguide allowing for determination of the input's touch or force at the sensing location. Wavelength modulation of the inserted light allows isolation in frequency of the signals from each sensing location. Optical phase locking can be used to lock an absolute distance beat frequency corresponding to a stationary reference point in the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Mutlu, Tong Chen, Mark T. Winkler, Omid Momtahan
  • Patent number: 10623697
    Abstract: A display panel, a display device and an image pickup method therefor are provided. The display panel includes a display region and an image pickup apparatus, wherein in a plan view of the display panel, at least a portion of the image pickup apparatus is located in the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzhen Guo, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Xiaoliang Ding, Chun Wei Wu, Chih-Jen Cheng, Yanling Han, Rui Xu, Changfeng Li, Yunke Qin, Pinchao Gu
  • Patent number: 10606414
    Abstract: An optical IR touch sensing apparatus configured to determine, based on output signals of light detectors, a light energy value for each light path across a touch surface, and generate a transmission value for each light path based on the light energy value. A processor is then configured to process the transmission values to determine an object reference point on the touch surface where the light is attenuated or occluded by an object and determine, from a set of light paths unaffected by an object, a set of object boundary light paths comprising one or more light paths passing closest to the object reference point. The characteristics of the object may then be determined in dependence on the set of object boundary light paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: FlatFrog Laboratories AB
    Inventors: Tomas Christiansson, Kristofer Jakobson, Nicklas Ohlsson
  • Patent number: 10591764
    Abstract: An array substrate, a display panel and a display device are disclosed. An array substrate includes a base substrate; the base substrate includes a display area and a peripheral area encircling the display area; a pixel array structure is disposed in the display area; arid at least one touch electrode is disposed in the peripheral area and arranged along an edge of the base substrate. In the array substrate, a touch electrode is disposed in a peripheral area, so that the objective of replacing physical keys can be achieved, and hence the bezel width of the display device employing the array substrate can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaochuan Chen, Lei Wang, Rui Xu, Ming Yang, Pengcheng Lu, Haisheng Wang, Changfeng Li
  • Patent number: 10594914
    Abstract: A paint-applied digital imaging system may include a plurality of small pixel devices each including a photodiode, a battery, and an antenna. The plurality of pixel devices may be suspended in a liquid dispersion medium, such as a transparent paint, and brushed or rolled onto an extended surface, such as a wall. Each photodiode collects light, charging its battery, which powers the antenna. The antenna transmits a signal indicating the intensity of light incident on the photodiode to a base station. The signals sent by the plurality of pixel devices are received by the base station and converted into a digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ross Mitchell Blanton, Keith Daniel Humfeld
  • Patent number: 10574942
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating collaboration between a local user or team in a meeting space and one or more remote users outside the meeting space are provided. The virtual co-location system may include, for example, an IOT device including sensors, a microphone, a beacon light, a speaker, a user control interface (e.g., including a control input adjusted by the local user, the user control interface producing an electronic control signal representing a setting of a control device), and/or a local microprocessor for executing local collaboration software. The virtual co-location systems and methods may also or alternatively include a remote computer having a remote microprocessor for executing remote collaboration software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Travelers Indemnity Company
    Inventors: Ryan M. Scanlon, Douglas L. Roy
  • Patent number: 10565940
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device having a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of pixels connected with the plurality of gate lines and an optical sensor connected with a k-th gate line among the plurality of gate lines. A gate pulse applied to the k-th gate line includes a sensing gate pulse applied during a (k?i)-th horizontal period and a pixel driving gate pulse applied during a k-th horizontal period. The optical sensor connected with the k-th gate line outputs a sensing voltage in response to the sensing gate pulse. The pixel connected with the k-th gate line is applied with a data voltage in response to the pixel driving gate pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joohee Lee, Moonsoo Chung
  • Patent number: 10560672
    Abstract: An electronic device and an object reproduce method are provided. In the photographing mode, the camera module is used to capture and store at least one background image within the photographing range and sense whether an external object appears within the photographing range. When the external object is sensed within the photographing range a processor is used to reproduce the external object as a virtual object image. Then, in the projection mode, an image projection module is used to project the virtual object image onto a work plane, and the user is allowed to interact with the virtual object image on the work plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Hao Tseng, Kun-Hsuan Chang, Zi-Ping Liu, Hsin-Chieh Cheng, Ming-Che Weng
  • Patent number: 10551660
    Abstract: A cholesteric liquid crystal writing board, which can display a writing track, includes a cholesteric liquid crystal device, an optical layer, a photo-sensing array and a voltage control circuit. The cholesteric liquid crystal device includes plural liquid crystal control areas. The optical layer has plural optical openings. The photo-sensing array includes plural photo sensors arranged in an array. The photo sensors are disposed corresponding to the optical openings. One of the photo sensors senses a luminous flux change and generates an erasing signal accordingly. The voltage control circuit receives the erasing signal and outputs a voltage signal accordingly to the liquid crystal control areas corresponding to the photo sensors having the luminous flux change, such that a part or all of cholesteric liquid crystals corresponding to the liquid crystal control areas are morphologically changed so as to clear a part or all of the writing trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: IRIS OPTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Chang Liao, Shu-Shien Liu, Tsung-Ming Pai, Fu-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 10539864
    Abstract: A projection screen including a capacitive touch panel, such as a projected capacitive touch panel. The touch panel includes first and second glass substrates, one of which is patterned (e.g., etched with acid or the like) to form a diffuser. A conductive coating is formed on the patterned surface of the diffuser glass substrate, and is patterned into a plurality of electrodes for the touch panel. The system, including an optional projector, may be used as an interactive transparent display for augmented reality applications such as storefronts. The touch panel may also be used in applications such as capacitive touch panels for controlling showers, appliances, vending machines, electronics, electronic devices, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Willem Den Boer, Jason Blush, Eric W. Akkashian
  • Patent number: 10534440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle display device comprising: a display; a gesture sensing unit disposed in the vicinity of the display so as to generate a first sheet beam to be emitted in a first direction and a second sheet beam to be emitted in a second direction different from the first direction, and sensing a three-dimensional gesture of an object through the first and second sheet beams; and a processor for providing a control signal according to the three-dimensional gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngjun Cho, Jinho Youn, Munchae Joung, Sunuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10527344
    Abstract: An appliance user interface and display is provided herein. The appliance user interface may include a substrate panel, an electromagnetic sensor, and an applied layer. The electromagnetic sensor may be positioned behind the substrate panel along the axial direction. The applied layer may be attached to the substrate panel. The applied layer may include a perforated region axially aligned with the electromagnetic sensor. The perforated region may have a deposited portion and a negative portion. The deposited portion may include a material restricting infrared light along the axial direction. The negative portion may define a transparent void through the material and permit infrared light along the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hayward Osborne, Timothy Ray Jackson, Corey Phillip Polhamus
  • Patent number: 10521109
    Abstract: A device with a multi-touch panel and a computer readable medium storing software for displaying a user interface on the multi-touch panel detects a touch at the multi-touch panel. The device sends to the software a touch data structure for defining a state of the touch at a particular time. The touch data structure includes: a location field indicating a location where the touch was or is being received on the multi-touch panel; a phase field defining a phase of the touch at the particular time, the phase of the touch being selected from a plurality of predefined phase state values; and a view field indicating a view, of a plurality of views corresponding to portions of the displayed user interface, that corresponds to the location where the touch was or is being received on the multi-touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jason Clay Beaver, Andrew Platzer
  • Patent number: 10521637
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention disclose a password input keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE CHATANI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zirui Niu
  • Patent number: 10515268
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an iris camera; and an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display screen, in which an infrared OLED is integrated, wherein the infrared OLED is configured to emit infrared light to assist the iris camera in acquisition of an iris image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10503952
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification display device includes: a display panel; a light guide plate arranged on a light emitting surface of the display panel; a light emitting component configured to emit modulated light; and a plurality of photosensitive induction units arranged in an array and arranged below the light guide plate, in which the modulated light is transmitted between the light guide plate and the display panel in a total reflection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haisheng Wang, Xue Dong, Jing Lv, Chun Wei Wu, Yingming Liu, Xiaoliang Ding
  • Patent number: 10503257
    Abstract: A method for providing haptic feedback at a portable electronic device including a touch-sensitive display and a physical keyboard comprising depressible keys and touch sensors for detecting touches thereon, is provided. In response to detecting a first touch on the physical keyboard, which physical keyboard is moveable relative to the touch-sensitive display, between a first position in which the physical keyboard is exposed for use and a second position in which the physical keyboard is not exposed, wherein the first touch is associated with haptic feedback, first haptic feedback is provided to the physical keyboard. In response to detecting a second touch on the touch-sensitive display when the physical keyboard is in the second position in which the physical keyboard is not exposed, wherein the second touch is associated with haptic feedback, second haptic feedback is provided to the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jorge Hector Masihy, Jose Eduardo Korneluk, Amirsaman Mirzaei
  • Patent number: 10504485
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a touch panel configured to receive user input, a display configured to show content, a motion quality improvement functionality for the display, at least one sensor configured to detect a pointing device approaching the apparatus, and a control unit configured to selectively activate the motion quality improvement functionality for the display in response to the detection of an approaching pointing device by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Tehnologies Oy
    Inventor: Jani Penttilä
  • Patent number: 10503278
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit which, on a basis of positional relationship between a user and a display region and a first coordinate on the display region pointed by a pointing object of the user, controls a relationship between the first coordinate and a second coordinate at which a display object corresponding to the pointing object is to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kawai, Toru Nagara
  • Patent number: 10506143
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a camera module and mobile terminal having the same, and more particularly, to a camera module, including: a printed circuit board in which a plurality of sensor holes separated from each other in a length direction are formed; a plurality of image sensors connected to the printed circuit board; and a lens module disposed on a top portion of each of the plurality of image sensors, wherein the image sensors are attached to positions corresponding to the plurality of sensor holes on a bottom surface of the printed circuit board, and mobile terminal having the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Dongseuck Ko
  • Patent number: 10497756
    Abstract: An image-sensing display device and an image processing method are provided. The image-sensing display device includes a substrate, banks, and sensor units. The banks and the sensor units are located on the substrate. Each of the sensor units includes first to fourth light-emitting devices and a photo sensor. The first to fourth light-emitting devices are located around a corresponding bank. The first to third light-emitting devices include a red light-emitting device, a green light-emitting device, and a blue light-emitting device. The first and fourth light-emitting devices are light-emitting devices of a same color. The photo sensor is located on the corresponding bank. The photo sensor includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a sensing layer located between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode and the second electrode respectively extend from the sensing layer along a first direction and a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shin-Shueh Chen, Pin-Miao Liu
  • Patent number: 10496207
    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: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Yasuyuki Teranishi, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Koji Ishizaki, Daisuke Ito
  • Patent number: 10496180
    Abstract: A proximity sensor including a housing, light emitters mounted in the housing for projecting light out of the housing along a detection plane, light detectors mounted in the housing for detecting amounts of light entering the housing along the detection plane, whereby for each emitter-detector pair (E, D), when an object is located at a target position p(E, D) in the detection plane, corresponding to the pair (E, D), then the light emitted by emitter E is scattered by the object and is expected to be maximally detected by detector D, and a processor to synchronously activate emitter-detector pairs, to read the detected amounts of light from the detectors, and to calculate a location of the object in the detection plane from the detected amounts of light, in accordance with a detection-location relationship that relates detections from emitter-detector pairs to object locations between neighboring target positions in the detection plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Neonode, Inc.
    Inventors: Björn Thomas Eriksson, Alexander Jubner, Rozita Teymourzadeh, Håkan Sven Erik Andersson, Per Carl Sture Rosengren, Xiatao Wang, Stefan Johannes Holmgren, Gunnar Martin Fröjdh, Simon Greger Fellin, Jan Tomas Hartman, Per Oscar Sverud, Sangtaek Kim, Rasmus Dahl-Örn, Richard Tom Berglind, Karl Erik Patrik Nordström, Lars Bertil Sparf, Erik Anders Claes Rosengren, John Elis Gösta Karlsson, Remo Behdasht, Robin Kjell Åman, Joseph Shain, Oskar Bertil Hagberg, Joel Verner Rozada
  • Patent number: 10496353
    Abstract: A method and system for a displaying contents that makes LED real-time 3D displays possible. The 3D image formation includes multi-screen display color correction and multi-camera infrared positioning technology. The present invention presents the display effects of a simulation environment in a better way through switching and moving and ensures that while in movement, the display effects of LED screens taken by video cameras from different angles can be maintained the same, so as to create a vivid simulation environment for television programming and film shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jiang Chang, Xingchen Liu
  • Patent number: 10481737
    Abstract: An optical IR touch sensing apparatus can determine, based on output signals of light detectors, a light energy value for each light path across a touch surface, and generate a transmission value for each light path based on the light energy value. A processor can operate an image reconstruction algorithm on at least part of the thus-generated transmission values and determine a position of a touching object on the touch surface, an attenuation value corresponding to the attenuation of the light resulting from the object touching the touch surface, and an occlusion compensation value for compensating the occlusion affect from other objects on the touch surface. Using these values, the processor can identify the type of object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FlatFrog Laboratories AB
    Inventors: Tomas Christiansson, Kristofer Jakobson
  • Patent number: 10481475
    Abstract: A smart lighting device includes a light source module, an image projection module and an ambient light sensing module. The image projection module is pivoted to the light source module, and the ambient light sensing module is electrically connected to the light source module and the image projection module. The ambient light sensing module is configured to sense a brightness value of ambient light. Brightness values of the light source module and the image projection module are adjusted according to the brightness value of the ambient light sensed by the ambient light sensing module. A control method for a smart lighting device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ting-Wei Wu, Wei-Jun Wang, Chia-Min Liao, Tse-Hsun Pang, Wen-Yi Chiu, Po-Hsien Yang, Shi-Kuan Chen, Jui-Tsen Huang, Ming-Che Weng, Kun-Hsuan Chang, Yu-Hao Tseng, Hsin-Chieh Cheng