Graphic And Alphanumeric Display Patents (Class 345/23)
  • Patent number: 9946913
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed herein and includes a multi-functional power button and a processor, where the multi-functional power button includes a power switch and a fingerprint recognition module. The fingerprint recognition module is combined on the power switch, and the processor is coupled to the multi-functional power button. The fingerprint recognition module is configured to extract a fingerprint feature information. The processor is configured to determine whether the multi-functional power button is pressed or touched to respectively cause the power switch to generate a switching signal or cause the fingerprint recognition module to extract the fingerprint feature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yun-Cheng Liu, Wan-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 9462221
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a subtitling format encompassing elements of enhanced syntax and semantic to provide improved animation capabilities. The disclosed elements improve subtitle performance without stressing the available subtitle bitrate. This will become essential for authoring content of high-end HDTV subtitles in pre-recorded format, which can be broadcast or stored on high capacity optical media, e.g. the Blue-ray Disc. Embodiments of the invention include abilities for improved authoring possibilities for the content production to animate subtitles. For subtitles that are separate from AV material, a method includes using one or more superimposed subtitle layers, and displaying only a selected part of the transferred subtitles at a time. Further, colors of a selected part of the displayed subtitles may be modified, e.g. highlighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Dirk Gandolph, Jobst Hoerentrop, Ralf Ostermann, Hartmut Peters, Harald Schiller
  • Patent number: 9110500
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and system for interfacing with an electronic device via respiratory and/or tactual input are provided. In this regard, respiratory and tactual input may be utilized to interact with an electronic device via a user interface. The user interface may comprise a control region that may enable navigating and selecting objects, a fixed region that may enable display of information that may be independent of a state of, or activity in, the control region, and a content region that may enable display of information that may depend on a state of, or activity in, the control region. Accordingly, objects and/or information displayed on the electronic device may be affected and/or manipulated via tactual and respiratory input. Additionally, each region of the user interface may comprise one or more zones and a size, shape, and/or location of each region may be customized by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Pierre Bonnat
  • Patent number: 8857999
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8669988
    Abstract: A data interface for transferring digital data between a host and a client over a communication path using packet structures linked together to form a communication protocol for communicating a pre-selected set of digital control and presentation data. The signal protocol is used by link controllers configured to generate, transmit, and receive packets forming the communications protocol, and to form digital data into one or more types of data packets, with at least one residing in the host device and being coupled to the client through the communications path. The interface provides a cost-effective, low power, bi-directional, high-speed data transfer mechanism over a short-range “serial” type data link, which lends itself to implementation with miniature connectors and thin flexible cables which are especially useful in connecting display elements such as wearable micro-displays to portable computers and wireless communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jon James Anderson, Brian Steele, George Alan Wiley, Shashank Shekhar
  • Patent number: 8538398
    Abstract: A method and system for coordinating a specific subscribed service on a mobile communication device are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, this is provided a method for coordinating a specific subscribed service on a mobile communication device, comprising: registering the mobile communication device with a node; transmitting identification information to the node, the identification information including an identifier of a device, an identifier of a vendor, an identifier of a user, and an identifier of a subscribed service; receiving information from the node in response to the transmitting; and enabling the specific subscribed service in accordance with the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Bryson Wilson, Jeffrey Emery
  • Patent number: 8384619
    Abstract: When switching a motion blur pointer image to a normal pointer image, an intermediate pointer image is displayed between the motion blur pointer image and the normal pointer image. The intermediate pointer image is a rectangle, and coordinates of vertexes of the rectangle are composed of coordinates of vertexes of the motion blur pointer image and the next normal pointer image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Junya Shirakura, Kazuyoshi Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 8275031
    Abstract: Certain aspects of a system and method for handling video data may comprise determining data rates associated with each of a plurality of destination devices utilized for processing video data in a video processing system that supports multiple display data rates. A data rate associated with a first portion of the plurality of destination devices may be adjusted to match at least one data rate associated with one or more of a remaining portion of the plurality of destination devices in instances where the determined data rate of the first portion of the plurality of destination devices is greater than one or more data rate associated with one or more of the remaining portion of the plurality of destination devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Darren Neuman
  • Patent number: 8223160
    Abstract: A display control system includes a division unit configured to divide a display screen into plural areas, a display unit configured to display data in each of the plural areas, and a setting unit configured to set any one of plural data transfer modes to each of the plural areas according to an instruction by a user, without changing a type of display data to be displayed in each of the plural areas. In addition, a transfer unit is configured to transfer, for each of the plural areas, display data to be displayed in the area in the data transfer mode set to the area by the setting unit. The display unit displays the display data transferred by the transfer unit in the area among the plural areas and corresponding to the type of display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Junji Iguchi
  • Patent number: 8086262
    Abstract: To provide an information terminal device contributing to prevention of an operation not intended by a user. A communication management unit (512) of an SVG processing unit (510) displays an image (confirmation image) for requesting a user to perform a confirmation input to confirm whether to be connected to the network before performing network connection according to the definition of a link definition unit (630) in the SVG content (600). When the user rejects the network connection, the link defined by the link definition unit (630) is not referenced. On the other hand, when the user permits the network connection, the communication management unit (512) requests the data of the address defined by the link definition unit (630) from the HTTP server (10) or the like specified in the address. Upon reception of a response to this, a communication state display unit (513) displays the data reception state according to the report from a communication state report unit (121).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Vodafone Group PLC
    Inventors: Masayuki Doi, Akiho Shibata
  • Patent number: 7994409
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to audio mixing and editing devices and methods. A system is provided that permits mixing of and editing of multiple input audio tracks through the use of visual representation of audio signals. By viewing the visual representations of the audio inputs, a user is able to achieve a desired mix of signals with more accuracy and efficiency when compared with mixing based on hearing alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Master Key, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Lemons
  • Patent number: 7935877
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to music composition devices and methods. A system is provided which allows composers of all skill levels to easily create music that is pleasurable to the ear. The system may also assist more advanced composers in creating complex musical arrangements based off of partially completed compositions. The system also streamlines composition and arrangement in multi-instrument environments. The user is able to select from a variety of available music visualizations and instrument views, allowing comparison therebetween. The system may comprise composition error checking functions, free-play performance abilities, and recording and playback features. Certain embodiments incorporate remote access for collaboration between users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Master Key, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Lemons
  • Patent number: 7890778
    Abstract: In some embodiments of the invention, a graphical user interface in an electronic device with a touch screen display and power switch includes one or more user-interface objects to assist a user in powering-off the device while avoiding unintended power-off events due to inadvertent contact with the power switch or the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Freddy Allen Anzures, Patrick Lee Coffman
  • Patent number: 7820900
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sound and speech recognition devices and methods. A system is provided that utilizes a system of tonal and rhythmic visualization methods to recognize different sounds so as to accurately identify true security problems in a cost effective manner. The system can also be utilized to recognize different vocal characteristics so as to accurately identify individuals based on their speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Master Key, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Lemons
  • Patent number: 7813768
    Abstract: A method for providing a dialing screen which visually changes depending on status information providable through a mobile terminal. Particularly, the dialing screen (such as an alphanumeric character inputting screen) displays status information including network status information, time-zone information of a transmitting side or receiving side, etc., which can be provided through the mobile terminal, with graphic elements thereof embossed. Therefore, it is possible to output a dialing screen in which specific status information is reflected, so that the various tastes of the users can be reflected in the dialing screen and simultaneously visibility of the transmitted information increases. The method may include the steps of determining a received signal strength and a current time zone of the mobile communication terminal and displaying an animation data on a background image wherein the animation data changes based on the strength of the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Hwan Baek, Jin-Yong Kim, Kyoung-Sik Yoon, Hee-Woong Choi, In-Won Jong, Hee-Kyung Jeon
  • Patent number: 7697011
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of automatically digitizing analog video and stroke and with size and positioning information. This is accomplished using signal characteristics of the deflection waveforms and video signals together with the video synchronization and blanking timing. This allows analog real time positioning and scaling by synchronizing the video data and deflection information. The deflection information in the form of signals either or both horizontal or X axis and vertical or Y axis characteristics such as amplitude, peak or peak to peak, and zero crossing, can be used to determine the size or scaling for each axis independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Bill A. Dickey, Kevin W. Blietz
  • Patent number: 7643691
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus holds a compressed image without being subjected to edging, or holds an edged image of the image after the image is subjected to edging, depending on predetermined conditions. The image processing apparatus creates an image on the basis of an edged image created from the compressed image held by a holding unit or on the basis of the held edged image held by the holding unit. Therefore, an optimal performance suitable for the capability of the image processing apparatus is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukimasa Sato
  • Patent number: 7369044
    Abstract: A display apparatus for a vehicle includes display screen having a plurality of display areas such as a tachometer display area, a speedometer display area, and an auxiliary display area. The display apparatus for a vehicle further includes a CPU for controlling images displayed on the display screen. A display partition member is mounted on a part of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Ono, Masahiro Muramatsu, Yoshiharu Matsuo, Hiroyuki Yokota, Satoshi Saotome, Takeshi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 7184032
    Abstract: An overlay for use with a display screen, comprising at least one first tactilely readable area, wherein the display screen includes a first feature thereon, wherein the tactilely readable area includes information in a tactilely readable format, and wherein the information identifies a first feature displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Stohrer, Murray O. Meetze, Jr., Dennis C. DeYoung
  • Patent number: 6864878
    Abstract: An overlay for use with a video screen having a display thereon, comprising at least one first tactilely readable area corresponding to a feature of a first graphical display on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Stohrer, Murray O. Meetze, Jr., Dennis C. DeYoung
  • Patent number: 6864922
    Abstract: A periodic clock display method and system for a viewing device, such as a television set. A clock is displayed on a viewing device according to a first time interval and a second time interval. The first time interval determines how long the viewing device displays the clock. After the first time interval is finished, the clock is removed from the viewing device. The second time interval determines how long the clock remains off the viewing device. When the second time interval is complete, the clock is again displayed on the viewing device for the duration of the first time interval. This continues indefinitely until the user turns the periodic clock display function off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Yang, Jenny Su Chow
  • Patent number: 6529176
    Abstract: A video signal processing circuit synthesizes a video signal and a graphic signal on the basis of a display switching control signal, inverts a synthesized signal on the time axis for each of a forward scanning period and a backward scanning period, and output a display signal. A speed modulating signal control circuit inverts the binarized display switching control signal on the time axis for each of the forward scanning period and the backward scanning period, expands the pulse width thereof, and feeds the display switching control signal to a speed modulating signal generating circuit. The speed modulating signal generating circuit subjects a display signal to first-order differentiation, inverts the polarity of a differentiated signal in the backward scanning signal, sets a portion, corresponding to the graphic signal, in the differentiated signal on the basis of the display switching control signal at a zero level, and generates a speed modulating signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoji Okumura, Hiroki Monta, Hideyo Uwabata, Yutaka Nio, Kazuto Tanaka, Yutaka Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20010021107
    Abstract: A composite lighting device is provided, which is inexpensive and has high uniformity in brightness, in which light emitted from an end face of a backlight having an organic EL device is used to illuminate input buttons and the like. The lighting device includes a transparent substrate having one principal plane on which a transparent electrode film, a luminescent layer, and a reflective electrode film are at least formed. In the lighting device, a liquid crystal display unit is adjacently disposed on the other principal plane, and a light-guide element is adjacent to an end face of the substrate, so that input buttons embedded into the light-guide element are illuminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: September 13, 2001
    Inventors: Tatsuaki Funamoto, Osamu Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20010011969
    Abstract: The process and system generates three-dimensional ultrasound image data sets of diagnostic-quality. A probe which can be inserted into the patient is used to obtain the ultrasound images. The probe is used to generate position information along with the image or image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Inventor: Hans Polz
  • Patent number: 6230296
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an error correction scheme used in a computer system where data is provided from a service to a terminal. The data is dynamically changing, and the user is interested more in a final or current state of the data than in intermediate states. Data is provided in a stream of blocks with sequential “sequence” numbers associated with each block. The invention assumes that the data provider transmits data blocks in order of sequence. The terminal tracks the sequence numbers of incoming blocks. When the terminal finds that one or more blocks have been skipped or are missing, the terminal sends a request to the central source for update data. Unlike prior art systems, which request that the missing block or blocks be re-sent, the present invention requests that the information contained in the missing command be provided, for example the current data at the display area associated with the missing block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Hanko, Alan T. Ruberg
  • Patent number: 5995067
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus detects the temperature and humidity of the environment in which the ink jet recording apparatus is used when the power-supply is turned on, and checks the detected levels. If the detected levels are lower than the predetermined levels, no ink exhaust is executed as uniquely set, but the number of predischarges is set in accordance with the detected levels. Hence the recording apparatus rises. Also, the standby time of the recording apparatus is measured, and after the recording apparatus rises, the recovery mode is automatically selected in accordance with the temperature, humidity, and standby time. Also, depending on the conditions, the predischarges are executed in the number of discharges which has been changed, thus making it possible to reduce the ink consumption for the operations other than printing, and implement shortening the time required for the recovery operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koji Terasawa, Sanko Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 5956260
    Abstract: An electronic level includes both a numeric scale and a graphic scale having a "fan-like" configuration of a number of elongated wedge-shaped segments. The inclination of the device is shown numerically using a digital display and, at cardinal angles, graphically by illuminating various segments on either side of a central segment line. The numeric scale provides a numeric indication of the angle of the level from 0.degree. to 360.degree. with respect to a null position, thus satisfying the need to measure absolute angles or slopes. The graphic display provides high resolution at cardinal angles while the numeric display provides lower resolution over 360.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Zircon Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Heger, Paul W. Dodd
  • Patent number: 5790797
    Abstract: In order to lighten the processing load on each monitoring device and enable each monitoring device to recognize the operating condition of a network as a whole, each monitoring device monitors operating conditions of transmission devices in a subnetwork allocated thereto and reports the operating conditions to the other monitoring devices periodically or when there is a change in the operating condition. Further, in order to enable of a change of the monitoring zone by the monitoring device due to a trouble or the like, the monitoring device holds supervisory screen image data which corresponds to various monitoring zone, and when a predetermined monitoring zone is designated, the monitoring device displays a supervisory screen image on the basis of the supervisory screen image data which corresponds to the designated monitoring zone and also displays the operating conditions of the transmission devices in the monitoring zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Junichi Shimada, Satoshi Kumano
  • Patent number: 5666030
    Abstract: The invention concerns storage of data within a computer, from which a composite image may be generated on the computer's display. The data may include different types, which are normally incompatible, such as particular types of RGB data, and particular types of YUV data. As a specific example, the invention allows a user to view the image generated by an ordinary computer program, such as a word-processing program; which uses RGB data, together with a movie stored on video tape, which may use YUV data. The movie appears in a small window on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Donald H. Parson
  • Patent number: 5559530
    Abstract: An image data processing apparatus for generating a font with contour lines expressed with gradations comprises a font ROM for storing a binary font data. An output port is provided for reading a target pixel with ambient pixels arranged in 3.times.3 matrix of the binary font data stored in the font ROM. A shift register produces an address data based on the binary data read from the font ROM. A look-up table has 2.sup.3.times.3 elements in which multilevel values in commensurate with the pixel patterns included the 3.times.3 matrix. One data of the multilevel data is output from the look-up table by designating one element by said address data, and is used as a gradation data of the target pixel. Thus, pixel of font can be expressed with a gradation, the jagged contour of the font is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruo Yamashita, Masami Matsumiya, Tsumoru Fukushima
  • Patent number: 5315310
    Abstract: Cathode ray tube display apparatus comprises a cathode ray tube display screen for displaying successive frames of a non-interlaced video image in response to excitation by at least one raster-scanned electron beam. A line timebase circuit sequentially addresses each electron beam to successive pixels on the screen in a line of a raster in response to a line timebase sync signal. A frame timebase circuit sequentially addresses each electron beam to successive lines of the raster in response to a frame timebase sync signal. The frame timebase circuit comprises means for offsetting successive frames of the video image in a direction transverse of the lines of the raster by a distance less than the spacing of adjacent lines of the raster. Gaps between adjacent pixels on successive lines of the raster are made invisible to the viewer because the persistence of viewer's eye effectively integrates the image content of successive frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Eagle, Andrew J. Morrish