Plural Physical Display Element Control System (e.g., Non-crt) Patents (Class 345/30)
  • Patent number: 11380334
    Abstract: Methods and Systems for Interactive Online Language Learning in a Pandemic-aware World.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Norman Abramovitz, Jonathan Stiebel
  • Patent number: 11335221
    Abstract: A method, device and system for detecting a display panel are disclosed. The display panel includes a plurality of groups of pixels, and the method includes: controlling the plurality of groups of pixels to be successively displayed with a first gray scale, and in condition that an ith group of pixels are displayed with the first gray scale, controlling other groups of pixels in the plurality of groups of pixels except the ith group of pixels to be displayed with a second gray scale, the ith group of pixels being any group of pixels in the plurality of groups of pixels; detecting a first current output by the display panel, in a process of displaying the ith group of pixels with the first gray scale; determining that a display abnormality occurs to the ith group of pixels, in condition that the first current is not within a first current range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenjun Liao, Da Zhou, Zailong Mo, Yiyang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11292490
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle including a sensor system that outputs a sensor signal indicative of a condition of the autonomous vehicle. The vehicle also includes a user interface device with a display. A computing system determines, based upon a profile of the passenger, that support is to be provided pictorially to the passenger when the support is provided to the passenger. The computing system further detects occurrence of an event that has been identified as potentially causing discomfort to the passenger. The computing system yet further sets a predefined pictorial support message defined in an account corresponding to the event maintained in a database prior to occurrence of the event as a pictorial support message to be presented to the passenger. The computing system additionally causes the display to present the pictorial support message, wherein the pictorial support message solicits feedback from the passenger of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Mary Shannon, Stephanie Olivia Engle
  • Patent number: 11263938
    Abstract: A light-emitting panel and a display device are provided. The light-emitting panel includes a plurality of light-emitting components arranged in an array, a plurality of signal calculation modules, and a reference-signal generation module. A light-emitting component includes a light-emitting module and a first switch module. The light-emitting module and the first switch module are connected in series between a first power terminal and a second power terminal. A control terminal of the first switch module is connected to a signal calculation module, and the signal calculation module is connected to the reference-signal generation module. The reference-signal generation module is configured to generate a reference signal. The signal calculation module is configured to receive an original data signal and the reference signal, and generate a first data signal. The signal calculation module is further configured to generate a pulse width modulation signal, and to control the light-emitting module to emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang Dong, Lihua Wang, Xiaoping Sun, Conghua Ma
  • Patent number: 11209313
    Abstract: An inspection method includes: spectroscopically separating light from a predetermined imaging range of an inspection object into light of a plurality of wavelengths and imaging spectroscopic images of each of the wavelengths; inspecting a shape of the inspection object using the spectroscopic image of a predetermined wavelength among the wavelengths imaged in the imaging of the spectroscopic images of each of the wavelengths; and inspecting a color of the inspection object using the spectroscopic images of each of the wavelengths imaged. The predetermined wavelength is determined so that a maximum light quantity of the light from the inspection object in the corresponding spectroscopic image at the predetermined wavelength is equal to or higher than maximum light quantities in the other spectroscopic images at the other wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Satoshi Oguchi, Ryohei Kuri, Masashi Kanai
  • Patent number: 11176555
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identification of objects using a laser. Data for an application including transactional data associated with a user is accessed from a computerized database in a system. Systems and methods operate to select objects from an electronic display. In an example, the systems and methods operate to select objects from an electronic display using a handheld laser identification device. In an example, an electronic display is in communication with a database that updates the display of objects displayed on the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Steven Dale Zettner
  • Patent number: 11172185
    Abstract: Time information of an output video and setting information of an imaging apparatus at least a switch time included in the time information are obtained. Setting information of a virtual viewpoint at the switch time included in the time information in which setting information of the virtual viewpoint at the switch time is set based on the obtained setting information of the imaging apparatus is obtained. An image processing apparatus generates a virtual viewpoint video based on the setting information of the virtual viewpoint. The image processing apparatus and a storage apparatus storing the captured video synchronously output frames of the same time based on the time information. The virtual viewpoint video and the captured video received from the image processing apparatus and the storage apparatus are outputted while being switched from one video to another at the switch time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinichi Uemura
  • Patent number: 11164489
    Abstract: According to one implementation, an image generation system includes a rotor and a motor for spinning the rotor about an axis of rotation, and a display secured to the rotor. The display includes a display surface and a display aperture, a first privacy screen situated at the display surface and having a convex curvature relative to light emitted from the display surface, and a second privacy screen situated between the first privacy screen and the display aperture and having a concave curvature relative to light emitted from the display surface. The first privacy screen and the second privacy screen are configured to substantially prevent rotational blur of an image displayed by the display surface while the display is spun by the motor and the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan D. Nocon, Clifford Wong
  • Patent number: 11137799
    Abstract: A consumer electronic product includes at least a transparent housing and a flexible display assembly enclosed within the transparent housing. In the described embodiment, the flexible display assembly is configured to present visual content at any portion of the transparent housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Myers
  • Patent number: 11090812
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus for optically inspecting an object, including a camera device is provided. The camera device has a focal plane that includes a focusing region and is designed for taking an image of the focusing region. The inspection apparatus further includes a handling device for gripping and/or picking up the object, and a control device for controlling the handling device. The control device is designed for controlling the handling device to position the object in the focusing region. The control device includes a model of the object; the control device being designed for controlling the handling device to position the object O in the focusing region on the basis of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Thobe, Andreas Natterer, Jens Ackermann, Thomas Geiler
  • Patent number: 11036257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible electronic device, and to an electronic device and method for controlling a display. To this end, according to the present invention, the electronic device for controlling a display can comprise: a display configured to display a first application on a first area; and a processor, which detects a change in the form of the display, and is set to display, in response to the detection and on a second area of the display, a second application paired with the first application displayed on the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon-Hwan Kim, Jeong-Won Ko, Mun-Hwi Kim, Hye-Jin Kim, Kyung-Wook Ro, Myoung-Soo Park, Jung-Woo Shin
  • Patent number: 11009767
    Abstract: A light transmissive optical component comprising an electroactive material layer structure having a controlled deformation. When actuating the component, different relative thickness changes are implemented at different regions of the electroactive material layer thereby providing a non-uniform change in an optical function between those different regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Johnson, Franciscus Johannes Gerardus Hakkens, Achim Hilgers
  • Patent number: 10965328
    Abstract: Overhead communications with wireless wearable devices are disclosed. An example overhead wireless transmission interface apparatus includes a fixture to be mounted above a wearable device, where the wearable device includes a first antenna, and a base station associated with a second antenna, the second antenna coupled to the fixture and to wirelessly communicate with the first antenna, where at least one of the first antenna or the second antenna is circular polarized or diversity polarized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Unnikrishnan G. Pillai, Chetan Verma
  • Patent number: 10940871
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle including a sensor system that outputs a sensor signal indicative of a condition of the autonomous vehicle. The vehicle also includes a user interface device with a display. A computing system determines, based upon a profile of the passenger, that support is to be provided pictorially to the passenger when the support is provided to the passenger. The computing system further detects occurrence of an event that has been identified as potentially causing discomfort to the passenger. The computing system yet further sets a predefined pictorial support message defined in an account corresponding to the event maintained in a database prior to occurrence of the event as a pictorial support message to be presented to the passenger. The computing system additionally causes the display to present the pictorial support message, wherein the pictorial support message solicits feedback from the passenger of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Mary Shannon, Stephanie Olivia Engle
  • Patent number: 10899226
    Abstract: The vehicle trim element includes a body defining the outer surface of the trim element, said outer surface including at least one main area and at least one secondary area, the body including at least one deformable part forming a flap movable in the secondary area between a first stable position, in which said flap extends substantially in the continuation of the main area, and at least one second stable position, in which the flap forms a non-zero angle with the main area so as to extend protruding from said main area. In the second position, the flap forms a wall on one side of which a functional space extends opposite the secondary area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Nicolas Pegorier, Eric Vanel, Fernandez Rayar
  • Patent number: 10894549
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a receiving part configured to receive an emergency signal, an alert control part configured to determine a speech speed of an emergency alert based on current position information of the vehicle and map information of surroundings of the vehicle when the emergency signal is received by the receiving part, and an output part configured to output the emergency alert using the speech speed determined by the alert control part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Hirotaka Karube, Kazuki Matsumoto, Makoto Mori, Jun Kondo
  • Patent number: 10891884
    Abstract: Design-for-test (DFT) architectures, and methods of testing an array of chips, which may be identical, are described. In an embodiment, a comparison circuit includes a plurality of comparators to compare scan-data out (SDO) data streams with an expected data stream and transmit a compared data stream that is indicated of whether or not an error exists in any of the SDO data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Yang, Xiang Lu, Andrew J. Copperhall, Henry C. Jen, Karthik Manickam, Sagar Nataraj, Shriram Vijayakumar, Derek K. Shaeffer
  • Patent number: 10878562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system for the overall brightness of at least one object in a digital image. In particular, the method for determining the overall brightness of at least one object in a digital image, the at least one object being configured to receive molecules comprising genetic information, the method comprising the steps of: generating an area A comprising k sample points, the k points being distributed in the area A according to a predetermined distribution; aligning the center position of the area A to the center position of the at least one object in the digital image; extracting the intensity value at each of the k sample points; and calculating the central tendency of the extracted intensity values at the respective k sample points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Qiagen GmgH
    Inventors: Maiko Lohel, Björn Labitzke, Thorsten Zerfass
  • Patent number: 10858013
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a receiving part configured to receive an emergency signal, an alert control part configured to determine a speech speed of an emergency alert based on current position information of the vehicle and map information of surroundings of the vehicle when the emergency signal is received by the receiving part, and an output part configured to output the emergency alert using the speech speed determined by the alert control part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tae Sugimura, Hirotaka Karube, Kazuki Matsumoto, Makoto Mori, Jun Kondo
  • Patent number: 10837831
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus includes a spectroscopic imager that spectroscopically separates light from a predetermined imaging range of an inspection object into light of a plurality of wavelengths and images spectroscopic images of each of the wavelengths, a shape inspection unit that inspects a shape of the inspection object using a spectroscopic image of a predetermined wavelength among the spectroscopic images of each of the wavelengths, and a color inspection unit that inspects a color of the inspection object using the spectroscopic images of each of the wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Oguchi, Ryohei Kuri, Masashi Kanai
  • Patent number: 10818149
    Abstract: A connectible component is connected to a housing. A sensor of the housing is utilized to detect an identity element of the at connectible component. The connectible component is identified utilizing the at least one sensor. In some implementations, identification of the connectible component may identify whether or not a connectible component is connected to the housing. In other implementations, identification of the connectible component may identify the type of connectible component that is connected. In such implementations, the housing may house an electronic device and the electronic device may be configured based on the type of connectible component that is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik G. de Jong, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Trevor J. Ness
  • Patent number: 10818265
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device includes a first display device coupled to a second display device by a hinge. The computing device may use a facial recognition application to analyze image data from an imaging sensor in a bezel of the second display device to determine that the image data excludes a face of the user and determine that the second display device is not being viewed by the user. The computing device may determine an amount of ambient light falling on the second display device based on an ambient light sensor in the bezel of the second display device. A graphical image, such as a corporate logo, may be displayed on the second display device with a particular brightness amount that is determined based on the amount of the ambient light falling on the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L. P.
    Inventors: Yung Chun Liu, Jace W. Files, John Trevor Morrison
  • Patent number: 10817108
    Abstract: An information input device including a touch panel configured to be provided with a touch sensor that detects a position at which a sensing object is brought close to a sensing surface. In this information input device, the touch sensor has a scanning electrode and a detecting electrode that is opposed to the scanning electrode with the intermediary of a dielectric substance, and is a capacitive sensor whose electrostatic capacitance changes if the sensing object is brought close to the detecting electrode. Furthermore, a slit is formed in a surface of the detecting electrode opposed to the scanning electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakanishi, Koji Noguchi, Koji Ishizaki, Yasuyuki Teranishi, Takeya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10782740
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel including a plurality of pixels and configured to display an image; a housing module including a roller therein such that the display panel is configured to be wound on the roller to be housed in the housing module or unwound from the roller to extend from the housing module; a rolling module including a structure connected to the display panel and configured to wind or unwind the display panel according to a folding or unfolding of the structure; and a vibration device on the structure, the vibration device configured to vibrate the display panel in an unwound state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taehyung Kim, GeunChang Park, ChounSung Kang, Mi-Na Shin, SunBok Song, SeungJun Koo
  • Patent number: 10777714
    Abstract: A method is provided for fabricating an encapsulated emissive element. Beginning with a growth substrate, a plurality of emissive elements is formed. The growth substrate top surface is conformally coated with an encapsulation material. The encapsulation material may be photoresist, a polymer, a light reflective material, or a light absorbing material. The encapsulant is patterned to form fluidic assembly keys having a profile differing from the emissive element profiles. In one aspect, prior to separating the emissive elements from the handling substrate, a fluidic assembly keel or post is formed on each emissive element bottom surface. In one variation, the emissive elements have a horizontal profile. The fluidic assembly key has horizontal profile differing from the emissive element horizontal profile useful in selectively depositing different types of emissive elements during fluidic assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: eLux Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Paul J. Schuele
  • Patent number: 10728518
    Abstract: A head-mounted device (HMD) is configured to perform head tracking, even in low light environments. The HMD includes a stereo camera pair that includes a first camera and a second camera having overlapping fields of view. Both cameras are mounted on the HMD and are configured to detect both visible light and infrared (IR) light. The HMD also includes a flood IR light illuminator that is configured to emit a flood of IR light that spans an illumination area that overlaps with the cameras' fields of view. The intensity of the IR light is sometimes modified to accommodate low light environmental conditions. The cameras obtain images of reflected IR light. These images are then used to track movements of the HMD, even in low light environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Michael Bleyer, Christopher Francis Reidy
  • Patent number: 10712669
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to provide a plurality of radiation beams modulated according to at least two sub patterns of a pattern using radiation sources, the radiation sources producing radiation beams of at least two spot sizes such that each of the radiation beams having a same spot size of the at least two spot sizes is used to produce one of the at least two sub patterns, project the plurality of beams onto a substrate, and provide relative motion between the substrate and the plurality of radiation sources, in a scanning direction to expose the substrate. A method and apparatus to provide radiation modulated according to a desired pattern using a plurality of rows of two-dimensional arrays of radiation sources, project the modulated radiation onto a substrate using a projection system, and remove fluid from between the projection system and the substrate using one or more fluid removal units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Erwin Paul Smakman, Coen Adrianus Verschuren
  • Patent number: 10692435
    Abstract: The present application provides a pixel driving structure and a display apparatus, the pixel driving structure including: pixel units; scan lines for outputting scan signals; data lines for outputting data signals; a gate driver for providing the scan signals; a source driver for providing the data signals; a timing controller for providing timing signals; and switches disposed between adjacent data lines, the timing controller is to control the switches to be turned on or turned off. By the above manner, the present application can reduce the voltage drop of the light and dark switching of the pixel to be driven by the source driver, so as to reduce the power consumption of the driving circuit, and solve the problem that the temperature of the source driver is too high in the high loading image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Wu, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 10684653
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a flexible screen; a casing including a receiving portion and a support base; and a support member between the flexible screen and the casing, the support member including a rigid support portion and a flexible support portion which are arranged in a lengthwise direction of the flexible screen. The receiving portion includes a receiving chamber configured for receiving at least a part of the flexible screen and at least a part of the flexible support portion, and the flexible screen fits slidably with the support base by means of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shaopeng Xu, Hao Wu, Xuzhong Liu, Na An, Zongwei Luo, Xiao Ma, Gang Ci, Baolei Guo, Xinfeng Gong, Bin Xu, Zhenhua Luo, Qingzhu Guan, Zheng Zhang, Wei Su, Guochun Wang, Zuoxin Yu, Jinzhao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10678394
    Abstract: A method of compositing a zooming user interface (ZUI) scene and a physical scene on a screen display is provided including: displaying on a display screen, ZUI motion picture images that show panning and zooming transitions within a ZUI presentation between a sequence of pauses at a sequence of target display elements within the ZUI presentation; displaying on the display screen physical scene motion picture images; prioritizing display of ZUI display elements at a location within an offset region; and prioritizing physical scene images at a location within a priority region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Prezi, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Somlai-Fischer, Dániel Varga, Peter Sipos, Balint Gabor, Elod Kuthy
  • Patent number: 10648845
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first display area displaying first characteristics digitally, a second display area displaying each of second characteristics as a scalar value, and a third display area displaying each of third characteristics as a rotational angle, and the first to third characteristics are displayed on a same display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Tae Hyun Sung
  • Patent number: 10623718
    Abstract: A camera calibration system jointly calibrates multiple cameras in a camera rig system. The camera calibration system obtains configuration information about the multiple cameras in the camera rig system, such as position and orientation for each camera relative to other cameras. The camera calibration system estimates calibration parameters (e.g., rotation and translation) for the multiple cameras based on the obtained configuration information. The camera calibration system receives 2D images of a test object captured by the multiple cameras and obtains known information about the test object such as location, size, texture and detailed information of visually distinguishable points of the test object. The camera calibration system then generates a 3D model of the test object based on the received 2D images and the estimated calibration parameters. The generated 3D model is evaluated in comparison with the actual test object to determine a calibration error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Keith Cabral, Albert Parra Pozo, Forrest Samuel Briggs, Joyce Hsu
  • Patent number: 10607548
    Abstract: A display device includes first pixels connected to first scan lines and data lines, a second pixel region including a second scan line and control line and at least one second pixel connected to the second scan line and the control line, a scan driver which drives at least the first scan lines, a sensor unit which is connected to the second pixel and senses current that flows through the second pixel in response to a sensing mode in a predetermined sensing period, and a timing controller which drives the sensor unit in response to the sensing mode, controls a driving order of the first scan lines in response to a first mode, and sets a division driving condition of the first scan lines in the first mode in response to a sensing signal input from the sensor unit in the sensing period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10600356
    Abstract: A representative display system includes: a pixel array having a plurality of pixels, gate lines, and data lines; a first of the pixels having a first TFT, a second TFT, a storage capacitor, and an LED; the first TFT having a first gate electrode, a first source electrode, and a first drain electrode, the first gate electrode coupled to a first of the gate lines, the first source electrode and the first drain electrode coupled between a first of the data lines and a first terminal of the storage capacitor; the second TFT having a second gate electrode, a second source electrode, and a second drain electrode, the second gate electrode coupled between the first TFT and the storage capacitor; the LED coupled to the second TFT; wherein the storage capacitor is configured to store a data voltage corresponding to a data signal, coupled to the first terminal, from the first of the data lines during an on-time of the first TFT; and wherein the LED is controllable to emit light at a brightness corresponding to duratio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: A.U. VISTA INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Hsien Lee, Fang-Chen Luo
  • Patent number: 10574275
    Abstract: Overhead communications with wireless wearable devices are disclosed. An example overhead wireless transmission interface apparatus includes a fixture to be mounted above a wearable device, where the wearable device includes a first antenna, and a base station associated with a second antenna, the second antenna coupled to the fixture and to wirelessly communicate with the first antenna, where at least one of the first antenna or the second antenna is circular polarized or diversity polarized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Unnikrishnan G. Pillai, Chetan Verma
  • Patent number: 10573852
    Abstract: A display device includes a flexible base layer including a first portion and a second portion. A display unit is disposed on a first surface of the first portion. The display unit includes a light emitting element. A driving circuit is disposed on a first surface of the second portion. The driving circuit includes a driving chip. A first support member is disposed on a second surface of the first portion opposite the first surface. A second support member is disposed on a second surface of the second portion. The second support member includes a first opening overlapping the driving circuit. The second surface of the second portion is on an opposite side of the second portion from the first surface of the second portion. A first reinforcing member is disposed in the first opening. The first reinforcing member includes a different material from the second support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Yong Kim, Jeong Ho Hwang
  • Patent number: 10562542
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle including a sensor system that outputs a sensor signal indicative of a condition of the autonomous vehicle. The vehicle also includes a user interface device with a display. A computing system determines, based upon a profile of the passenger, that support is to be provided pictorially to the passenger when the support is provided to the passenger. The computing system further detects occurrence of an event that has been identified as potentially causing discomfort to the passenger. The computing system yet further sets a predefined pictorial support message defined in an account corresponding to the event maintained in a database prior to occurrence of the event as a pictorial support message to be presented to the passenger. The computing system additionally causes the display to present the pictorial support message, wherein the pictorial support message solicits feedback from the passenger of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Mary Shannon, Stephanie Olivia Engle
  • Patent number: 10543486
    Abstract: Microperturbation fluidic assembly systems and methods are provided for the fabrication of emissive panels. The method provides an emissive substrate with a top surface patterned to form an array of wells. A liquid suspension is formed over the emissive substrate top surface, comprising a first liquid and emissive elements. Using an array of micropores, a perturbation medium, which optionally includes emissive elements, is injected into the liquid suspension. The perturbation medium may be the first liquid, a second liquid, or a gas. A laminar flow is created in the liquid suspension along the top surface of the emissive substrate in response to the perturbation medium, and emissive elements are captured in the wells. The ejection of the perturbation medium can also be used to control the thickness of the liquid suspension overlying the top surface of the emissive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: eLux Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Shu-han Yu, Paul J. Schuele
  • Patent number: 10534444
    Abstract: A flexible device, comprising a housing (10) and a flexible element (20), and further comprising a driving element (30) received in the housing (10). The driving element (30) may drive the flexible element (20) to be received in the housing (10) when working. By enabling the housing (10) to receive the driving element (30), the length of the flexible device can he effectively reduced, so that the flexible device is easy to carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qi Lin
  • Patent number: 10496991
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identification of objects using a laser. Data for an application including transactional data associated with a user is accessed from a computerized database in a system. Systems and methods operate to select objects from an electronic display. In an example, these systems and methods operate to select objects from an electronic display using a handheld laser identification device. In an example, an electronic display is in communication with a database that updates the display of objects displayed on the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Steven Dale Zettner
  • Patent number: 10496348
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display device and a method of controlling therefor. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a display device includes a memory configured to store at least one or more contents, at least one or more sensors, a network interface module configured to communicate with at least one or more lights, a display module configured to output the at least one or more contents stored in the memory, and a controller coupled with the memory, the sensor, the network interface module and the display module. In this case, the controller controls the display module to output specific content stored in the memory at specific timing and controls the network interface module to transmit a control signal to a specific light at the specific timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younkyung Lee, Yoonjae Park
  • Patent number: 10475412
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display (LCD) device having a touch panel function, power consumption is reduced in the standby state. The display section is divided into blocks each of which is formed of a plurality of display lines. The counter electrode is disposed for each block. A driving circuit selectively supplies, to the counter electrode of each block, the voltage used for the liquid crystal display and the voltage used for the touch panel scanning. The driving circuit has a source amplifier that supplies the video voltages to the video lines. The driving circuit reduces the current in the source amplifier, such that the current is lower than current at the time of a normal operation, to lower the power consumption, and stops the operation of the source amplifier and supplies the GND voltage to the video lines to further lower the power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Shouji Nagao
  • Patent number: 10439657
    Abstract: Overhead communications with wireless wearable devices are disclosed. An example overhead wireless transmission interface apparatus includes a fixture to be mounted above a wearable device, where the wearable device includes a first antenna, and a base station associated with a second antenna, the second antenna coupled to the fixture and to wirelessly communicate with the first antenna, where at least one of the first antenna or the second antenna is circular polarized or diversity polarized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Unnikrishnan G. Pillai, Chetan Verma
  • Patent number: 10354590
    Abstract: The invention discloses a hybrid compensation circuit and method for OLED pixel, by using a pixel internal driver circuit (100) of 4T1C structure to compensate threshold voltage of driving TFT using the source follow approach to achieve fast compensation; and in driving light-emitting phase, using an external compensation circuit (200) to detect the current flowing through the OLED (D1), comparing, computing and storing the difference between the current flowing through the OLED (D1) and a pre-defined current; when the corresponding row of pixel internal driver circuits (100) entering the threshold voltage programming design phase again, performing compensation on the data signal (Data), correcting compensation result so that the current flowing through the OLED (D1) is closer to the pre-defined current to achieve large compensation range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chenglei Nie, Yuanchun Wu
  • Patent number: 10304297
    Abstract: A connectible component is connected to a housing. A sensor of the housing is utilized to detect an identity element of the at connectible component. The connectible component is identified utilizing the at least one sensor. In some implementations, identification of the connectible component may identify whether or not a connectible component is connected to the housing. In other implementations, identification of the connectible component may identify the type of connectible component that is connected. In such implementations, the housing may house an electronic device and the electronic device may be configured based on the type of connectible component that is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik G. de Jong, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Trevor J. Ness
  • Patent number: 10296125
    Abstract: An input mechanism, such as a crown, detects amounts of applied force. In various examples, an assembly including an input mechanism has an enclosure; a stem coupled to the enclosure such that the stem is rotatable, translatable, and transversely moveable with respect to the enclosure; a sensor, coupled between the stem and the housing, to which force is transferred when the stem moves with respect to the housing; and a processing unit coupled to the sensor. The processing unit is operable to determine a measurement of the force, based on a signal from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, Erik G. de Jong, Fletcher R. Rothkopf
  • Patent number: 10237957
    Abstract: One variation of a method for automatically mapping light elements in light structures arranged in an assembly includes: defining a sequence of test frames—each specifying activation of a unique subset of light elements in the assembly—executable by the set of light structures; serving the sequence of test frames to the assembly for execution; receiving photographic test images of the assembly, each photographic test image recorded during execution of one test frame by the assembly; for each photographic test image, identifying a location of a particular light element based on a local change in light level represented in the photographic test image, the particular light element activated by the set of light structures according to a test frame during recordation of the photographic test image; and aggregating locations of light elements identified in photographic test images into a virtual map representing positions of light elements within the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Symmetric Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Green, Kyle Fleming
  • Patent number: 10215826
    Abstract: An MPI-apparatus comprising a magnet system for generating a time-varying and position-dependent magnetic field and a detection system detecting signals from MPI contrast agents exposed to said magnetic field within a detection volume, said signals being suitable for reconstructing an image of the spatial and temporal distribution of said MPI contrast agents, is characterized in that the magnet system comprises an array with a plurality of permanent magnetic elements geometrically arranged in such a way that at least a part of the plurality of permanent magnetic elements are moved with sufficient speed in the vicinity of the detection volume to create the spatial and temporal magnetic field variations for inducing within the contrast agent the MPI signals recorded by the detection system. This avoids the high power requirements of current MPI scanners, while opening the way for higher spatial resolutions and variable scanning frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bruker BioSpin MRI GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Heinen, Jochen Franke
  • Patent number: 10217408
    Abstract: A method of correcting a display device, including pixels that are arranged in a matrix and have light-emitting elements that emit light according to a luminance signal, is provided. The method includes obtaining in advance first correction data, which includes correction data components each corresponding to a different one of the pixels and is for correcting the luminance signal. The method also includes transforming the first correction data into second correction data, by (i) reconfiguring the correction data components by propagating an error component of each of the correction data components to surrounding pixels of a corresponding one of the pixels, and (ii) performing bit reduction on the correction data components that have been reconfigured. The method further includes correcting the luminance signal using the second correction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Shinya Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 10212231
    Abstract: A large system of networked sensors requires the management and distribution of sensor data via an intelligent server (SmartServer). In this network of sensors, one or more SmartServers use the underlying processes of source detection to optimize network data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Passport Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Cooper, James B. Costales, Krzysztof E. Kamieniecki, Robert J. Ledoux, Jeffrey K. Thompson, Stephen E. Korbly