Plural Physical Display Element Control System (e.g., Non-crt) Patents (Class 345/30)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 10210793
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides LED array systems with a control system for arrays of LED array luminaires that allows for display of images or light patterns across and array of luminaires over a low bandwidth control protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Frantisek Kubis, Pavel Jurik
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10191722
    Abstract: An application development component of a development computing system runs a software application developed with the application development component in a pre-build preview state. A broadcast feature editing component of the development computing system changes a state of a pre-production preview version of a broadcast feature associated with a broadcasting service configured to broadcast graphical content output by a post-build version of the software application. An event synchronization component of the development computing system detects the changed state of the broadcast feature and, based on the changed state, alters the running of the software application in the pre-build preview state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gershom L. Payzer, Richard Michael Fox, Gregory M. Smith, Connor Peet
  • Patent number: 10162387
    Abstract: A rollable display device is provided. The rollable display device includes first and second bodies, a display, a roller supported in the first body to be rotatable, to which one end portion of the display in a length direction of the display is fixed and around an outer circumference of which the display is wound, and a support member a plurality of segmented links connected to pivot around a hinge shaft perpendicular to an image display surface, the support member being accommodated in an accommodation unit provided in the first body. As the first body is separated from the second body, the display is unwound from the roller and is unrolled outward from the first body to expand in the length direction, and the support member is unrolled outward from the first body in the length direction to support a rear surface of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Takayanagi, Chang-bong Shin, Jin-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10139089
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a lamp is provided. The lamp may include two mutually opposite end sections, which each form an electrical contact of the lamp. In each case at least one semiconductor light source is arranged in the region of the end sections. The lamp has an operating apparatus for the semiconductor light sources. The operating apparatus has electrical components, which are arranged in the region of a first section of the lamp, and the operating apparatus has at least one further electrical component, which is arranged in the region of the second end section of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Niedermeier, Jozsef Szekely
  • Patent number: 10096295
    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: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Shouji Nagao
  • Patent number: 10086702
    Abstract: A dashboard display of a vehicle includes a display panel having a speed display area that outputs a speed range of the vehicle at a first speed interval and an event display area that outputs an event information, a needle for indicating a current speed of the vehicle by rotating to thereby point to a corresponding position along the displayed speed range, and a controller that is configured to, when one or more preset conditions of the vehicle being satisfied, change a boundary of the speed display area from a first speed display area within the display panel to a second speed display area within the display panel that is different from the first speed display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Kyunglack Kim
  • Patent number: 10013941
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel and the array substrate thereof are disclosed. The array substrate includes a switch controller respectively connects with the first scanning line and the second scanning line. In the 2D displaying mode, the switch controller turns on the first scanning line and the second scanning line in turn. In the 3D displaying mode, the switch controller turns on the first scanning line, and turns off the second scanning line. With such configuration, the flicker issues in the 3D displaying mode may be improved and the manufacturing cost is prevented from getting higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jinjie Wang
  • Patent number: 9985080
    Abstract: An OLED device and a method of manufacturing the same, the OLED device including a substrate having a pixel area and a transmission area; a pixel circuit on the pixel area; a first electrode on the pixel area and being electrically connected to the pixel circuit; a first organic layer extending continuously on the pixel area and the transmission area and covering the first electrode; an emitting layer selectively on a portion of the first organic layer on the pixel area; a second organic layer extending continuously on the pixel and transmission areas and covering the emitting layer; and a third organic layer selectively on the transmission area, the third organic layer including a non-emitting material that has a different transmittance from that of the emitting layer; and a second electrode extending continuously on the pixel area and the transmission area and covering the second and third organic layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-Ho Choi, Jin-Koo Chung, Eun-Kyoung Nam, Young-Woo Song
  • Patent number: 9977538
    Abstract: A touch display panel is provided. The touch display panel includes a plurality of touch driving electrodes and a plurality of touch sensing electrodes intersecting with and electrically insulated from the plurality of the touch driving electrodes. An individual touch driving electrode of the plurality of touch driving electrodes has an outer contour and an inner contour, the inner contour at least partially defining an area allowing a common electrode to be disposed therein, and an area of the individual touch driving electrode is substantially less than that defined by the outer contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lijun Zhao
  • Patent number: 9966004
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display includes: a substrate comprising a red pixel, a green pixel, and a blue pixel arranged in a matrix; a scan line on the substrate and extending in a row direction; a red data line, a green data line, and a blue data line between adjacent pixel columns to cross the scan line; a driving voltage line alternating with the red data line, the green data line, and the blue data line; and a horizontal driving voltage line extending parallel with the scan line and electrically connected to the driving voltage line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Soo Shin, Do Gi Lim
  • Patent number: 9942970
    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: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Symmetric Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Green, Kyle Fleming
  • Patent number: 9893093
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate including a pixel area and a peripheral area located outside the pixel area; pixels located in the pixel area; power supply lines configured to provide an operating power to the pixels; and a plurality of data fanout wires configured to provide data signals to the pixels, wherein, in at least a portion of the peripheral area, the power supply lines and the plurality of data fanout wires are arranged on a same layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Wan Kim, Sun Ja Kwon, Byung Sun Kim, Hyun Ae Park, Su Jin Lee, Jae Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 9864407
    Abstract: A mobile computing device dock is described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes a support structure and first and second connection portions disposed on opposing sides of the support. Each of the first and second connection portions includes a respective connection device configured to form a communicative coupling to a mobile computing device. The first and second connection portions are configured such that movement of one of the first or second connection portions causes corresponding movement of the other one of the first or second connection portions to engage to or disengage from the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kelong Zhao, Min Li Tee, Xian Ming Huang, Flen Ju, Wei Zheng, Jian Zhong Wang, Mingjie Wang, Ralf Groene
  • Patent number: 9864484
    Abstract: A blind control system for a vehicle includes a touch screen configured to detect an input operation of a user and a position of the input, output a corresponding signal, and display an operated menu item, an accelerator pedal sensor configured to detect an operation of an accelerator pedal and output a corresponding signal, a storage configured to store a non-driving mode including a plurality of set menu items, and a driving mode including a plurality of set menu items; and a controller configured to selectively execute the non-driving mode or the driving mode stored in the storage according to an input signal of the accelerator pedal sensor, execute a corresponding menu item according to an input operation of the touch screen, and a position of the input when a currently executed mode is the non-driving mode or the driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jongmin Oh, Gi Beom Hong, Jungsang Min, Seok Young Youn
  • Patent number: 9851751
    Abstract: An information processor includes a first housing including a display, a second housing including an input device, a connection terminal combined with the first housing so as to be detachable, and a hinge which couples the connection terminal to the second housing, and transforms a mode into an open state, a closed state, a standing state, or a tablet state. The display and the input device are operable in the open state. The display and the input device are inoperable in the closed state. The display and the input device are operable in the standing state. The display is operable, and the input device is inoperable in the tablet state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuusuke Sugiura, Koichiro Takeguchi, Tomofumi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9847071
    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: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Shouji Nagao
  • Patent number: 9818764
    Abstract: There is provided a flexible display having a plurality of innovations configured to allow bending of a portion or portions to reduce apparent border size and/or utilize the side surface of an assembled flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeYeoul Kwon, HeeSeok Yang, Sangcheon Youn
  • Patent number: 9798401
    Abstract: A touch screen, a method of manufacturing the same, and a mobile terminal having the same for minimizing a border area of the mobile terminal are provided. The touch screen includes a flexible display panel including an active area in which an image is displayed and a wiring area including signal lines for transmitting data corresponding to the image, and a flexible touch panel attached to a front surface of the display panel and including a touch detection area at which touch sensors for detecting a touch are positioned and a wiring area at which signal lines for transmitting a touch signal are positioned, wherein the wiring area of the display panel and the wiring area of the touch panel are bent so as not to be parallel to the active area and the touch detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dongsub Kim
  • Patent number: 9795015
    Abstract: One or more embodiments set forth techniques for identifying and locating wireless light emitting elements within a lighting system. An identification and location module executing on calibration system transmits a message to instruct a first light emitting element included in a plurality of light emitting elements within the lighting system to emit light having a first characteristic. The identification and location module detects, via a photosensitive device, a first location of the first light emitting element within the lighting system based on the first characteristic. The identification and location module stores a data entry in a memory that associates the first location with the first light emitting element. At least one advantage of the approach described herein is that wireless light emitting elements are automatically identified and located during post assembly testing, thereby reducing labor costs associated with manually presorting or recording IDs of the light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Davide Di Censo, Stefan Marti, Kevin Hague, Jaime Elliot Nahman
  • Patent number: 9791949
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided that contain flexible displays that are bent to form displays on multiple surfaces of the devices. Bent flexible displays may be bent to form front side displays and edge displays. Edge displays may be separated from front side displays or from other edge displays using patterned housing members, printed or painted masks, or by selectively activating and inactivating display pixels associated with the flexible display. Edge displays may alternately function as virtual buttons, virtual switches, or informational displays that are supplemental to front side displays. Virtual buttons may include transparent button members, lenses, haptic feedback components, audio feedback components, or other components for providing feedback to a user when virtual buttons are activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Myers, Stephen Brian Lynch, Anthony S. Montevirgen
  • Patent number: 9772657
    Abstract: A rollable display device is provided. The rollable display device includes first and second bodies, a display, a roller supported in the first body to be rotatable, to which one end portion of the display in a length direction of the display is fixed and around an outer circumference of which the display is wound, and a support member a plurality of segmented links connected to pivot around a hinge shaft perpendicular to an image display surface, the support member being accommodated in an accommodation unit provided in the first body. As the first body is separated from the second body, the display is unwound from the roller and is unrolled outward from the first body to expand in the length direction, and the support member is unrolled outward from the first body in the length direction to support a rear surface of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Takayanagi, Chang-bong Shin, Jin-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9733672
    Abstract: A rollable display is disclosed. In one aspect, the rollable display includes a flexible display panel, a housing having an internal space defined therein, and a rolling member positioned in the housing and configured to have the flexible display panel rolled therearound. The rollable display also includes a guide member positioned in the housing and having a coil shape. The guide member is configured to separate portions of the flexible display panel from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Joon Kim, Sang Jo Lee, Jung Hun Lee, Jusuck Lee, Mi Jang, Kyung Min Choi
  • Patent number: 9694682
    Abstract: An adaptive, automatically-reconfigurable, vehicle instrument display method and system are described that continuously looks for a specified physical action of a driver operating the vehicle and, upon determining that the specified physical action of the driver has occurred, automatically effects a change to at least one widget in the instrument panel display of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Luis Carlos Cruz Huertas, Edgar Adolfo Zamora Duran
  • Patent number: 9659522
    Abstract: A display driver includes a memory, a receiver, an image output unit, a controller, and an image mode selection unit. The memory stores a video signal. The receiver receives the video signal and a first control signal from a host processor, where the first control signal corresponds to the video signal. The image output unit processes the video signal stored in the memory and outputs the processed video signal to a display unit. The controller controls the image output unit based on an image mode to display an image corresponding to the video signal. The image mode selection unit detects the first control signal and a second control signal from the controller, and changes the image mode based on the first control signal and second control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Young Jeon
  • Patent number: 9582047
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a first pivot structure, a second pivot structure, and a locking structure not in contact with the second pivot structure. The second pivot structure is pivoted to the first body along a first axis through the first pivot structure. The second body is pivoted to the first pivot structure along a second axis through the second pivot structure. When the second body is unfolded to an open position along the first axis, the first pivot structure drives the locking structure to go to an unlocked state, and the second body is adapted to rotate along the second axis. When the second body is folded or unfolded to other positions along the first axis, the first pivot structure drives the locking structure to go to a locked state, and the locking structure stops the second body rotating along the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yao-Tsung Yeh, Wei-Chih Hsu, Li-Fang Chen, Che-Hsien Lin, Wei-Hao Lan, Kun-Hsin Liu