Mechanical Control (e.g., Rotatable Knob, Slider) Patents (Class 345/184)
  • Patent number: 11217185
    Abstract: A display device includes first and second pixel areas spaced apart from each other so that corresponding scan lines are separate from each other, a first non-pixel area at a periphery of the first pixel area, a second non-pixel area at a periphery of the second pixel area and opposite to the first non-pixel area with at least one pixel area interposed therebetween, first scan lines in the first pixel area, second scan lines in the second pixel area, a first scan driver in the first non-pixel area and connected to the first scan lines, a second scan driver in the second non-pixel area and connected to the second scan lines, first wires in the first non-pixel area and connected to the first scan driver, second wires in the second non-pixel area and connected to the second scan driver; and connecting wires connecting the first wires and second wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Jin Tae Jeong, Ji Hyun Ka, Tae Hoon Kwon, Min Ku Lee, Seung Ji Cha
  • Patent number: 11209781
    Abstract: An electronic device includes first and second processors, and first and second display units. While the first and second processors cooperate with each other and perform a display operation including a time display, the first processor can be set to a normal mode, a low power mode in which a power consumption is lower than a power consumption in the normal mode, or a pause mode in which a power consumption is lower than the power consumption in the low power mode, and the first processor is stopped. In the normal or low power modes, the first processor controls such that the first display unit displays a time, and the second processor controls such that the second display unit does not display a time. In the pause mode, the first display unit is turned off, and the second processor controls such that the second display unit displays a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Minami, Kimiyasu Mizuno, Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Suenaga, Keiichi Nomura, Shuhei Uchida, Munetaka Seo
  • Patent number: 11181993
    Abstract: An operation knob device includes a holder arranged adjacent to a display panel, a rotor arranged in a holding portion so as to allow rotation around an axis, a knob for which relative movement in a direction along the axis with respect to the rotor is allowed and relative movement in a circumferential direction around the axis is restricted, a conductive transmission member arranged on a first end side of the rotor. The transmission member includes a first transmission member that moves along the axis in conjunction with the knob, a second transmission member that is attached to the first end so as to rotate integrally with the rotor, and a connecting member that conductively connects the first transmission member and the second transmission member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: JAPAN DISPLAY LTD., U-SHIN LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Nishimoto, Nobuo Tsubokura, Kaoru Taketa, Kenji Ito
  • Patent number: 11168973
    Abstract: A device may include a flexible material defining an exterior of a cavity, an interior electrode located within the cavity, a first peripheral electrode peripherally located with respect to the interior electrode on a first side of the interior electrode, a second peripheral electrode peripherally located with respect to the interior electrode on a second side of the interior electrode where the interior electrode is between the first peripheral electrode and the second peripheral electrode, a controller electrically connected to the interior electrode, the first peripheral electrode, and the second peripheral electrode, and programmed instructions written into memory of the controller where the programmed instructions cause the controller, when executed to measure a first capacitance between the first peripheral electrode and the interior electrode and measure a second capacitance between the second peripheral electrode and the interior electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cirque Corporation
    Inventors: Jared Bytheway, Paul Vincent
  • Patent number: 11144198
    Abstract: A control method of a touch display apparatus applicable to a probe station is provided. The probe station includes a movable element. The movable element is a chuck stage, a camera stage, a probe platen, or a positioner. The control method of a touch display apparatus includes displaying a first window and a second window on a touch display apparatus; displaying an operation interface on the first window and displaying a real-time image on the second window; and detecting a touch instruction generated on the operation interface, where the movable element moves according to the touch instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MPI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-Hung Chen, Guan-Jhih Liou, Lin-Lin Chih, Stojan Kanev
  • Patent number: 11108466
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an electronic equipment. The electronic equipment includes a transmission component, a reception component, and a functional component. The transmission component is configured to transmit signals of a specific type into a surrounding environment of the electronic equipment. The reception component is configured to receive signals of the specific type from the surrounding environment of the electronic equipment. The functional component is located between the transmission component and the reception component to reduce a size of the electronic equipment. Further, the transmission component and the reception component are located with a distance in a first direction. The transmission component, the functional component, and the reception component are arranged along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yucong Yang, Yan Zheng, Gang Liu
  • Patent number: 11106066
    Abstract: A display device which is an electro-optical device includes a panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer and having a display region, a transparent region provided inside the display region, and a frame region provided between the transparent region and the display region. A backlight unit is provided below the panel so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A bezel is provided below the backlight unit so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A cover member is provided above the second substrate so as to overlap with the transparent region. Also, a cap film made of a material different from that of the bezel covers at least a lateral side of the backlight unit in the frame region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Inoue, Hiromichi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Patent number: 11099667
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a casing and a roller module. The roller module is installed within the casing. The roller module includes a roller wheel, a movable magnet, a first magnet and a second magnet. In response to a repulsive force between the first magnet and the movable magnet, the roller module is in a tactile feel mode. In response to an attractive force between the second magnet and the movable magnet, the roller module is in a smooth scrolling mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Kuei Cheng, Sheng-An Tsai, Yung-Ming Tsai, Shu-An Huang, Chun-Che Wu
  • Patent number: 11093052
    Abstract: A direction control pad includes a body with a top side. The top side includes a center surface with a plurality of cardinal surfaces oriented at an angle to the center surface and a plurality of diagonal surface oriented at an angle to the center surface. The cardinal surfaces are recessed below the cardinal surfaces. Each of the cardinal surfaces connect to the center surface at a discontinuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Eugene Whitaker
  • Patent number: 11084379
    Abstract: A user interface capable of controlling various functions of a vehicle is disclosed. More particularly, an in-vehicle function control apparatus using a detachable knob and a method of controlling the same are disclosed. A method of controlling a vehicle function using a detachable knob includes an integrated operation unit detecting an attachment position of the detachable knob among a plurality of attachment positions in a vehicle, transmitting information on a result of the operation from the detachable knob to the integrated operation unit when an operation unit provided in the detachable knob is operated, and the integrated operation unit controlling a controlled function corresponding to the attachment position of the detachable knob based on the information on the result. The detachable knob is fixed at any one of the plurality of attachment positions using magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Si Hoon Sung, Jae Hoon Chung, Sung Un Kim
  • Patent number: 11061493
    Abstract: A mouse roller module includes a roller assembly, a sensing unit and a control unit. The roller assembly includes a stator and a rotator. When the roller assembly is in a first usage mode, the rotator is rotated relative to the stator in response to an applied force of a user. A rotating speed of the rotator relative to the stator is sensed by the sensing unit. If the rotating speed of the rotator relative to the stator reaches a threshold value when the roller assembly is in the first usage mode, the roller assembly is switched form the first usage mode to a second usage mode under control of the control unit. While the first usage mode is switched to the second usage mode, the roller assembly is switched to an enabled state, so that the stator drives rotation of the rotator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Kuei Cheng, Yung-Ming Tsai, Chun-Che Wu
  • Patent number: 11036381
    Abstract: A flexible device according to various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: a touch panel for detecting contact with respect to at least a part of the flexible device; and a processor for judging bending information of the flexible device, judging the properties of each of one or more contact areas detected by the touch panel, and controlling a function of the flexible device on the basis of the judged bending information and a change in the judged properties of the one or more contact areas. In addition to the various embodiments of the present invention, other embodiments may also be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ha-Young Jeon, Sun-Young Yi, Chae-Kyung Lee, Won Lee
  • Patent number: 11029778
    Abstract: A method for generating display data comprises detecting user input via an input interface. A processor is in communication with the input interface to generate display data comprising a display object for display by a display device. The display object is representative of an action that will subsequently be performed by the processor on continuation of the user input. The display data on the display device is output whilst the user input is being detected. Alternatively, the display object is caused to appear on the display device over time as the user input is being performed, wherein the rate at which the display object appears is different to the rate of performance of the user input. A device and executable computer program for performing the steps of the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin Chakirov
  • Patent number: 11023052
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for outputting a command by detecting a movement of an object, which includes the following steps. First, an image capturing device captures images generated by the movement of the object at different timings by. Next, a motion trajectory is calculated according to the plurality of images. Further next, a corresponding command is outputted according to the motion trajectory. The present invention also provides a system which employs the above-mentioned method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Hao Huang, Yi-Fang Lee, Ming-Tsan Kao, Nien-Tse Chen
  • Patent number: 10998148
    Abstract: A display cover apparatus having a display cover for a push button on a push button switch, a holder for the display cover, and a housing. The display cover has lock hooks and the holder has a hollow interior, a top end with lock slots that reversibly connect to the lock hooks, a bottom end, a flexible retaining washer in a groove at the bottom end, and a locking key between the top end and the bottom end. The holder is positioned on a circular shelf in an interior of the housing. The circular shelf has an internal circular flange with a locking slot that receives the locking key to prevent rotation of the holder in the housing. The flexible retaining washer is positioned beneath the flange. The circular shelf and the flexible retaining washer prevent linear movement of the holder in the housing. An alignment hook on the display cover reversibly connects to an alignment slot on the holder, thereby preventing the display cover from rotating on the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: David Worsham
  • Patent number: 10996780
    Abstract: A multi-touch touch panel and a method of detecting touches is disclosed. The touch panel comprises at least one hole in an active region of the touch panel, having a selected size for mechanically mounting a respective user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ZYTRONIC DISPLAYS LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Morrison, Christopher Graham John Caldwell, Stephen Michael Ormston, Philip Andrew Rudland
  • Patent number: 10990182
    Abstract: A force sense is presented to a person who has operated an input device, without using an electromagnet. A force sense presenting object includes a first object and a second object. The first object includes a first surface, which is preliminarily magnetized with a first texture including an S-pole region and an N-pole region, and is disposed on an input surface of a touch panel. The second object includes a second surface, which is preliminarily magnetized with a second texture including an S-pole region and an N-pole region, and is worn, gripped, or supported by an acting subject performing an input operation with respect to the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Yasu
  • Patent number: 10955959
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose an interaction method, an interaction apparatus, and user equipment. The method comprises: determining shape related information of a deformable touch sensing surface, where the shape related information corresponds to a first shape of the deformable touch sensing surface after a folding deformation; determining multiple effective interaction areas on the deformable touch sensing surface at least according to the shape related information, where the multiple effective interaction areas meet the following conditions: in nonadjacent positions on the deformable touch sensing surface, and adjacent in a spatial position in the first shape; and using the multiple effective interaction areas as an interaction area at least according to a first relative position of the multiple effective interaction areas in the spatial position in the first shape to provide a touch sensing interface to at least one interaction object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuifei Yu, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 10921862
    Abstract: An electronic device including a first body, a second body and a rotating switch is provided. The second body is pivoted to the first body. The rotating switch is disposed at a side of the first body, and the rotating switch includes a rotary knob, a rotation sensor and a switch component. The rotary knob is configured to rotate around and slide along a reference axis, and the rotary knob includes a rotating portion and an actuation portion opposite to the rotating portion. The rotation sensor is sleeved on the actuation portion. The switch component is disposed at a side of the actuation portion. On the reference axis, the actuation portion is aligned to the switch component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Shu-Hsien Chu, Wang-Hung Yeh, Hsin-Chieh Fang, Ching-Shiang Chang
  • Patent number: 10890978
    Abstract: An electronic device is configured to provide haptic feedback to a user based on an input action associated with an input device. The electronic device includes a haptic engine operably connected to a processing device. The haptic engine includes an electromagnetic actuator that detects an input action associated with the input device. The electromagnetic actuator also produces a haptic output in response to the detection of the input action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler S. Bushnell, Benjamin J. Kallman, David M. Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10871944
    Abstract: A computing device and a method for controlling narration. The computing device comprises a display device displaying a visual user interface including textual information and an electronic processor configured to map the textual information to an implicit audio narration, wherein mapping textual information to the implicit audio narration has a scalable level of precision to the textual information depending on the visual user interface, and the electronic processor further configured to output the implicit audio narration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. Stucker, David Lu, Allen L. Ussher, Jennifer L. Bost
  • Patent number: 10841481
    Abstract: The present invention enables one to easily set an image capturing condition, and to easily grasp a state of a captured image. For doing so, an instruction of either a zooming-in control or a zooming-out control of the image capturing apparatus, is determined based on a position relation of a first coordinate and a second coordinate instructed with respect to an image from the image capturing apparatus displayed on a display unit. The image capturing apparatus is controlled based on the result of that determination, the first coordinates and the second coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nagao, Toru Nakanishi, Takumi Kimura, Motoo Ohnishi, Takahiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10838523
    Abstract: A touch screen device includes a display screen having a touch surface, an input knob, and a microcontroller programmed to execute a method. The knob has a stationary member with conductive base pads facing the surface and a moveable member. The knob lacks a direct electrical connection to the surface. The microcontroller receives encoder signals as the moveable member moves with respect to the stationary member, with the signals being indicative of discrete touch events between the moveable member and the screen, e.g., via an intervening switch. The microcontroller processes the encoder signals to determine a direction of movement of the knob, and derives a true position of a center point of the knob using a position of each of the base pads. The microcontroller then controls an operation of the touch screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Lopez, Omar Alejandro Martinez Vega, David Whitton
  • Patent number: 10800454
    Abstract: A steering input device for a trailer backup assist system includes a control element moveable away from a center position sequentially through a first sub-range and a second sub-range and defining a first stop between the first sub-range and the second sub-range, movement past the first stop being permitted upon a first predetermined movement of the control element. The steering input device further includes a controller generating a vehicle steering command based on a position of the control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, Robert Bell, Donald Jacob Mattern
  • Patent number: 10802619
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating element (4) for an electrically controlled machine (2), having an operating element body (7) and a rotating wheel (10) for inputting a command into a controller (3) of the machine (2), wherein the rotating wheel (10) is arranged on the operating element body (7) in a rotatable manner about a rotational axis (12) and is surrounded by a lateral surface (11) that has local diameter mean value (13) specified in the perpendicular direction to the rotational axis (12), on which lateral surface (11) the rotating wheel (10) may be gripped and rotated by a machine operator (5), wherein the lateral surface (11) of the rotating wheel (10) has at least two actuation portions (14, 15) with different surface structures (17), wherein a sensor region (18, 19) of a sensor element (21, 22) is associated with at least one of the actuation portions (14, 15), and wherein different machine functions for inputting at least one command into the controller (3) are associated with at least one of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KEBA AG
    Inventors: Harald Fischer, Benjamin Hackl, Wolfgang Mahr
  • Patent number: 10766334
    Abstract: A method and a device for operating a multi-channel device wherein common control of an adjustment parameter is carried out in different zones in a synchronization mode. In another operating mode, the zones are controlled separately according to the individually adjusted adjustment parameters. There are at least a first parameter adjuster and a second parameter adjuster for setting the parameters for the at least two zones. The individual operating mode, on further actuating the second parameter adjuster so the selected parameter is brought into agreement with the parameter value selected by the first parameter adjuster, the second operating mode is exited and the at least two different zones are again controlled in common in the first operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Oliver Hengstenberg, Jens Baumgarten, Jörn Michaelis
  • Patent number: 10725296
    Abstract: A head-up display device includes: a cradle on which an electronic device is placed; a glass in which an image, which is output from the electronic device, is reflected; and a controller that receives a control command of the electronic device and adjusts a tilt of the cradle. Accordingly, even though the position of a driver's eyes is shifted according to the driver's posture change, or a new driver sits in the driver's seat, the head-up display device enables the driver to easily gaze at the head-up display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Won Suk Lim
  • Patent number: 10635200
    Abstract: A touch knob device that is mountable to a curved surface of a touch panel is provided. The touch knob device is removably disposed on a curved touch panel for controlling the touch panel. The touch knob device comprises a flexible base and a sense measuring knob. The base comprises a soft base body, a base pad and a base platform. The bottom surface of the base body contacts the base platform which connects the touch knob device to the touch panel. The sensing knob is rotatably disposed along an axis on the base top surface. A conductive line is connected between the sensing knob and the base pad for transferring the rotational direction or position of the sensing knob to a sensor on the touch panel via the base pad. Rotating the sensing knob allows the touch knob device to control aspects of the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: Interface Technology (ChengDu) Co., Ltd., Interface Optoelectronics (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., General Interface Solution Limited
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Lin, Yen-Heng Huang
  • Patent number: 10564177
    Abstract: A system to recognize user activity includes a filter to form a gravity measurement from a three-dimensional (3D) accelerometer measurement of a user activity; a body component extractor to form a body measurement of the user activity by removing the gravity measurement from the 3D accelerometer measurement; a rotation matrix calculator to form a rotation matrix that is used to rotate the extracted gravity to align with a predetermined direction, and to rotate the 3D accelerometer measurements and the body measurement to be the input to features determiner module; and a features determiner to determine values of a predetermined number of features of the user activity based on the rotated 3D accelerometer measurement and the rotated body measurement in which the predetermined number of features are invariant under arbitrary rotation of the accelerometer measurement around the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xue Li, Linbo Li, Andrey Zobenko, Seongwook Song
  • Patent number: 10564676
    Abstract: A rollable display apparatus includes a flexible display panel, a panel extension sheet connected to the flexible display panel, and a housing module. The flexible display panel is configured to be loaded into and unloaded from the housing module. The rollable display apparatus further includes a roller part in the housing module that has a double roller structure. The roller part is configured to individually wind and unwind each of the panel extension sheet and the flexible display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoiyong Kwon, DongYoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10564744
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a flexible display device having a bending sensor mounted in a layer that is tensioned or a layer that is compressed in order to increase the magnitude of voltage output from the bending sensor. The flexible display device includes at least two bending sensors mounted in a layer that is tensioned and/or a layer that is compressed when the flexible display device, including a plurality of layers, is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Ho Sohn, Sung-Jin Kang, Su-Jin Kwon, Yong-Kyun Choi
  • Patent number: 10551876
    Abstract: A method is performed at a computing system, the computing system including: a first housing that includes a primary display, and a second housing containing (i) a physical keyboard and (ii) a touch-sensitive secondary display (TSSD). The method includes displaying, on the primary display, a first user interface. While the TSSD is operating in an adaptive display mode, the method includes: displaying, on a respective portion of the TSSD, application-specific user interface elements that are selected based on current state of the first user interface for the application. The method further includes, in response to detecting a press of a key via the physical keyboard: displaying, on the primary display, representations of available display modes for the TSSD. The method additionally includes, receiving a selection of a representation of another display mode of the available display modes; and operating the TSSD in the other display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raymond S. Sepulveda, Chun Kin Minor Wong, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 10551922
    Abstract: An electronic device for offering an optimized and differentiated haptic feedback to a user on the basis of various states of an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a haptic module configured to provide a haptic feedback, a processor electrically connected to the haptic module, and a memory electrically connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions, that when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control to detect a signal of a request for the haptic feedback, to identify a contact part of the electronic device by using a sensor module, and to provide the haptic feedback based on results of identifying the contact part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seongwoong Park, Byungjin Kang, Gusul Kim, Namhoi Kim, Myunghyun Lee, Yusun Cheong
  • Patent number: 10539937
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for environmental control management. In response to a controller, sensors and effectors throughout a physical site operate to maintain the temperature, humidity, and/or peak energy usage of the physical site within parameters selected for occupant comfort and economical operation while accommodating changing occupancy patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAL IMPACT, INC.
    Inventors: Wesley O. McDaniel, Todd A. Porter, Kimberly J. Hornback
  • Patent number: 10535836
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display device comprising: a rollable display panel configured to display an image; a display-panel roller, the display panel being fixed thereto; and a support frame, the display-panel roller being rotatably coupled to the frame, wherein the display-panel roller includes: first and second elongate half-circularly rounded plates to face away each other to form a substantially cylindrical elongate inner space; and first and second support annular rings spaced from each other, wherein the first and second support annular rings are disposed in the inner space. Thus, the rollable display panel may be more easily fixed to the display-panel roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeonghun Kim, Bongchul Kim
  • Patent number: 10522309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a switching element (10) for a control device, in particular of a domestic appliance. The switching element (10) comprises a rotatable and shiftable rim element (14) being rotatable around and shiftable along the same axis. The switching element (10) comprises a stator element (20). The rim element (14) is rotatably and shiftably coupled to the stator element (20). The switching element (10) comprises a micro switch (16) including a stationary part and a movable part (30). The stationary part of the micro switch (16) is coupled to the stator element (20), while the movable part (30) of the micro switch (16) is rotatable around and shiftable along the same axis and coupled to the rim element (14). The micro switch (16) includes an encoder for indicating a rotation left or right and a shifting of the movable part (30) of said micro switch (16). The switching element (10) comprises at least one sensor antenna (18) forming a part of a capacitive touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Jérôme Brasseur, Alexandre Barros Neves, Eddie Cheng, Jürgen Feser, Klaus Winkelmann
  • Patent number: 10503256
    Abstract: A technique for force feedback can include displaying a data set in a visual model. A technique for force feedback can include selecting a portion of the data instances in the data set. A technique for force feedback can also include providing a force feedback via a force feedback device as an interaction point interacts with the portion of the data instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Mithra Vankipuram, Gregory W. Cook, Nelson L. Chang, Joshua Hailpern
  • Patent number: 10489110
    Abstract: A computing device and a method for controlling narration. The computing device comprises a display device displaying a visual user interface including textual information and an electronic processor configured to map the textual information to an implicit audio narration, wherein mapping textual information to the implicit audio narration has a scalable level of precision to the textual information depending on the visual user interface, and the electronic processor further configured to output the implicit audio narration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian S. Stucker, David Lu, Allen L. Ussher, Jennifer L. Bost
  • Patent number: 10489027
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a selection unit that displays a drawing indicating a search word or an attribute of the search word on a trajectory at one corner of four corners of a screen in a selectable state, moves the drawing along the trajectory in response to an operation of a user, and selects the drawing to select the search word with the attribute attached thereto or the attribute of the search word, and a search unit that performs a search using the search word or the attribute of the search word that is selected by the selection unit, wherein the selection unit displays a plurality of trajectories, each of which an attribute is associated with and the drawing is arranged on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Fuse, Masako Kitazaki, Kimitake Hasuike
  • Patent number: 10482829
    Abstract: A display device includes first and second pixel areas spaced apart from each other so that corresponding scan lines are separate from each other, a first non-pixel area at a periphery of the first pixel area, a second non-pixel area at a periphery of the second pixel area and opposite to the first non-pixel area with at least one pixel area interposed therebetween, first scan lines in the first pixel area, second scan lines in the second pixel area, a first scan driver in the first non-pixel area and connected to the first scan lines, a second scan driver in the second non-pixel area and connected to the second scan lines, first wires in the first non-pixel area and connected to the first scan driver, second wires in the second non-pixel area and connected to the second scan driver; and connecting wires connecting the first wires and second wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Tae Jeong, Ji Hyun Ka, Tae Hoon Kwon, Min Ku Lee, Seung Ji Cha
  • Patent number: 10466787
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a first magnetic plate; a second magnetic plate oriented parallel no the first magnetic plate, magnetically coupled to the first magnetic plate, and slidable relative to the first magnetic plate; a dielectric material positioned between the first magnetic plate and the second magnetic plate; and a contact in communication with the first magnetic plate and the second magnetic plate through which a voltage is applied, the voltage generating a signal that is responsive to a task performed on a mobile device, the signal providing a haptic effect to the first magnetic plate and the second magnetic plate upon sliding of the first magnetic plate relative to the second magnetic plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PROVENANCE ASSET GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Zoran Radivojevic, Paul Beecher, Chris Bower, Anton Fahlgren
  • Patent number: 10339892
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices which include flexible display sheets or other flexible elements, whereas by physically manipulating said flexible display sheets or elements, interaction with said device may be facilitated. Flexibility features may be employed to provide methods of interaction which include manipulating flexible section. Some of said methods of interaction are disclosed. Further disclosed are units which can connect to flexible display sheets, for interacting with said flexible display sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Saar Shai
  • Patent number: 10335675
    Abstract: An example game controller includes L and R buttons provided in both left and right end portions on an upper surface of a housing and ZL and ZR buttons provided to sides of the L and R buttons closer to a back surface of the game controller. The ZL/ZR button includes a protruding portion protruding in the direction of the back surface of the game controller and the direction of a side surface of the game controller. This makes it possible to increase the area of an upper surface of a key top of the ZL/ZR button and improve the operability of the ZL/ZR button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiyoshi Suetake, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Takanori Okamura
  • Patent number: 10317202
    Abstract: A parameter setting method of a measuring instrument includes: reading model information, measurement-related setting items, and parameters corresponding to the setting items, which are stored in the measuring instrument, and temporarily storing the read data in a storage unit of a computer; displaying an appearance image of the measuring instrument corresponding to the model information on the screen and displaying icons for selecting an operation on the screen at predetermined positions of the appearance image on the screen in correlation with each other; displaying the setting item, which is able to be selected by an operation in the measuring instrument relevant to the predetermined position corresponding to the selected icon, on the screen when selection of the icon is received; receiving changing of the parameter corresponding to the setting item using the computer; and transmitting the changed parameter from the computer to the measuring instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tsujimoto, Takefumi Kiwada
  • Patent number: 10318135
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a window display position, and a terminal. The method for adjusting a window display position in the present disclosure includes displaying a window in a first position of a terminal screen; acquiring a rotational angular velocity and/or a rotating angle of a terminal; determining a change of a rotation direction of the terminal according to the rotational angular velocity and/or the rotating angle; and adjusting, according to a rotational change direction of the terminal, the window to be displayed in a second position of the screen. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, a function of dynamically adjusting a window display position according to a change of a rotation direction of a terminal is implemented. After the adjustment, a user operation is more convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuan Xu
  • Patent number: 10290240
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a flexible display panel, a flexible plate positioned at a rear of the flexible display panel, a rigid bar adjacent to an edge of a back surface of the flexible plate, a drive unit installed to a rear of the flexible plate, and a wing plate connecting the drive unit to the rigid bar and hinge-coupled to the rigid bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kitae Kang, Jinha Heo, Dohyeon Kim, Choonghwoan Lee, Soonhwang Kwon, Deogjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10248769
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for authenticating users on touchscreen devices may include (i) detecting that the computing device is at an authentication step that requires valid authentication input from a user in order to authenticate the user to a service on the computing device, (ii) detecting that the computing device is physically oriented such that a touchscreen of the computing device is facing away from the user of the computing device, (iii) receiving input from the user via the touchscreen, (iv) determining that the input from the user comprises a mirrored version of the valid authentication input that is flipped along a vertical axis relative to the touchscreen, and (v) authenticating the user to the service in response to determining that the input comprises the mirrored version of the valid authentication input. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Jiang, Ilya Sokolov
  • Patent number: 10222831
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a stretchable display panel, a plurality of movable surfaces adjacent the display panel, an actuator connected to rotate the movable surfaces in a direction, and a plurality of case sections accommodating the movable surfaces and the actuator. The case sections are connected to a border of the display panel. The movable surfaces rotate about a center axis in a predetermined region in order to push the case sections in an outward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wonil Choi, Wonsang Park
  • Patent number: 10191560
    Abstract: Example implementations may relate to a haptic hand-holdable controller configured with throttle functionality. An example device may take the form of a haptic controller, which senses tactile information and provides force feedback. The haptic hand-holdable controller may implement a throttle where a motor varies feedback to the hand-holdable controller to simulate a throttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Linnell
  • Patent number: 10163295
    Abstract: A gaming machine for providing a game to a player is described herein. The gaming machine includes a housing, a sound reproduction system coupled to the housing, a display device, and a gaming controller. The sound reproduction system is configured to generate sound features associated with the game and to emit 3D sound effects within a listening space associated with the gaming machine. The gaming controller randomly determines an outcome of the game and display the outcome on the display device, detects a triggering condition occurring in the outcome of the game, and determines a game feature in response to detecting the triggering condition and causes the sound reproduction system to generate a sound feature including a 3D sound effect traveling along a sound path orientated with respect to a listening reference point defined within the listening space to facilitate simulating a game element moving within the listening space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KONAMI GAMING, INC.
    Inventor: Norikazu Miura