Segmented Display Elements Patents (Class 345/33)
  • Patent number: 10171294
    Abstract: Consistency between a requirement for communication with respect to software in a system and a requirement for a network is maintained, without re-designing a network by the user. A requirement conversion unit (110) of a system design support device (100) generates a requirement for communication between computers based on a requirement for communication between software components included in a system, and based on identifiers of the computers in which the software components are deployed. The requirement conversion unit (110) generates a requirement for a network for connecting between the computers based on the requirement for communication between the computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Soejima
  • Patent number: 10045123
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein that provide numerous volume enhancements to a media playback system. An example implementation involves a playback device playing audio content at a first volume level as part of a first audio playback group configuration, storing a first volume level in association with the first audio playback group configuration, joining a second audio playback group configuration, playing audio content at a second volume level as a part of the second audio playback group configuration, receiving a command to play audio content as part of the first audio playback group configuration, identifying the first volume level in the data storage; and playing audio content at the first volume level as part of the first audio playback group configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Agustin, Jonathan P. Lang, Mark W. Triplett
  • Patent number: 9903983
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a curved display device including: a display panel; and a protection pattern coupled to the display panel, wherein the protection pattern includes a plurality of first patterns and second patterns connecting adjacent first patterns, and the second patterns have arcuate shapes when the display panel is flat. According to embodiments of the present invention, the panel is prevented from being bent beyond a threshold curvature by the protection pattern, thereby preventing damage to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Woo Lim
  • Patent number: 9713957
    Abstract: A method for displaying at least one parameter concerning the operation of a vehicle in the vehicle by a display device with a display surface wherein, in a first display mode of the display device, the display surface generates a display element with a first boundary and an area lying within the first boundary. The area is divided into at least a first sub-area and a second sub-area and the first sub-area includes a scale by which a state variable of the vehicle is displayed. The current value of the state variable is displayed in the first display mode by a graphical element which extends from the second sub-area in the first sub-area to the scale. Also disclosed is a device for displaying at least one parameter concerning the operation of a vehicle in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Volkmar Wagner, Mi-Ran Jun, Sönke Petersen, David Schriever, Matthias Peukert, Tobias Brandt, Jens Geissler, Martin Hofmann, Christian Burghoff
  • Patent number: 9706607
    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: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungwoo Kim, SieHyug Choi, Jehong Park, Yeasle Lee, Chiwoong Kim
  • Patent number: 9287342
    Abstract: Provided is a flexible organic light-emitting display device. The flexible display device includes a flexible substrate having a display area, a non-display area, and a bending area. On the flexible substrate, a first insulation layer is formed in a part of the non-display area. The first insulation layer includes a zigzag pattern. A plurality of wirings are electrically connected to the display area and are extended to traverse the non-display area and the bending area and are disposed on the first insulation layer. On the first insulation layer and the plurality of wirings, a passivation layer is formed. By virtue of a zigzag pattern of the first insulation layer, the frequency of occurrence of cracks in the passivation layer is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeYeoul Kwon, SangCheon Youn, Saemleenuri Lee
  • Patent number: 9275266
    Abstract: A moving object contour tracking apparatus includes a contour tracking section for performing, by taking an initial contour of the moving object in a predetermined image slice as a starting contour, contour tracking in a first time direction to acquire a first contour of the moving object and contour tracking in a second time direction to acquire a second contour of the moving object in each image slice; a contour comparison section for calculating, in the predetermined image slice, a similarity between the first contour and the initial contour and a similarity between the second contour and the initial contour; and a contour correction section for taking the contours in the image slices that are acquired in a contour tracking direction corresponding to the greater one of the two similarities as the contours of the moving object in the respective image slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yanhua Wang, Chao Cong, Yanli Wang, Shaobin Wang, Qiuying Dong
  • Patent number: 9013382
    Abstract: A LCD device includes a liquid crystal panel and a control circuit. The liquid crystal panel is configured to display an image in response to various received signals, one of which may include a common voltage signal. The control circuit receives a control signal. In response to the control signal, the control circuit couples the liquid crystal panel to the common voltage signal or to a ground voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gun Woo Do
  • Publication number: 20150091782
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit that displays a physical quantity; and a display control unit that causes the display unit to display the physical quantity. The display unit includes a numerical value display part that displays a numerical value of a plurality of digits and a unit display part, in which a plurality of units representing the physical quantity coexist; the numerical value display part has a numerical character segment group representing a numerical character in each of the digits; the unit display part has a plurality of symbol segments representing symbols making up the units; and the display control unit selects one of the units, causes symbol segments that represent a selected unit to be displayed in the unit display part, and causes a numerical value representing the physical quantity corresponding to the selected unit to be displayed in the numerical value display part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuo YAMAZAKI, Masaki YOSHIKAWA, Kazuyuki ITO
  • Patent number: 8941635
    Abstract: There is offered a driving circuit for an electrophoretic display device directed to avoiding a problem that clearing display on a display unit is not performed when the power supply is lost and a wrong display such as wrong time display is left unchanged. In the driving circuit for the electrophoretic display device, either a display clearing signal or a display retaining signal is set in a display setting register in advance. When the loss of the power supply is detected by a low voltage detection circuit while the display clearing signal is retained in the display setting register, the display on the display unit is cleared or retained in accordance with the setting in the display setting register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Onoue
  • Patent number: 8922458
    Abstract: A system and method distributes data and power in a robust manner for a large scale LED display. Master modules of the display are capable of receiving a data stream on any one of four data ports. The master modules extract the data for its module and an associated group of slave modules from a data stream received on one port and send the received data stream to three other master modules via the other three data ports. Unregulated D.C. power is distributed from one or more power hubs to the master modules which in turn distribute regulated D.C. power to their associated slave modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. Sefton, Sheldon Lee Black, Hamid Kharrati, Daniel S. Kline, Anthony D. Barghini
  • Patent number: 8885117
    Abstract: A display apparatus having a thin thickness and improved esthetic sense is disclosed. The display apparatus comprises a display panel including an upper substrate having a signal line to which gate and data signals are supplied, and at least one lower substrate bonded to the upper substrate; and a panel support member supporting the display panel to externally expose an entire upper surface of the display panel, wherein the display panel includes a display portion having a main display region, a sub display region having an area smaller than that of the main display region, and a boundary region dividing the main display region and the sub display region from each other; and a periphery portion surrounding the display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: HongSung Song, JoungMoo Ko, YoungMin Kweon, YongGi Son, ChangSoo Jang
  • Patent number: 8879035
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device, a color-filter substrate, a thin-film-transistor substrate and a manufacturing method thereof. The thin-film-transistor substrate has a pixel array and transparent conductive material. The pixel array has a plurality of thin-film-transistor units, pixel electrodes and metal signal lines. The transparent conductive material is mounted on the pixel array with an insulating layer placed therebetween, and correspondingly covers an area containing the thin-film-transistor units and the metal signal lines. And voltage difference between the transparent conductive layer and a common electrode of the color-filter substrate is smaller than a threshold voltage of liquid crystal cell. Therefore, without enough voltage difference for driving, the liquid crystal material between the transparent conductive material and the common electrode can maintain at a vertical status to block lights, so as to replace the function of traditional black matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shyh-feng Chen
  • Patent number: 8866871
    Abstract: An image processing method and an image processing device are provided. The image processing method includes: determining a first width and a second width, where the second width is the width of a gap between display devices of target images on N screens, the first width is the width of a blind spot between source images corresponding to the N screens, N is an integer greater than 1, and the N screens are of a same size and are arranged side by side at a same height; and when the first width is different from the second width, adjusting the source images according to the determined first width and second width so as to obtain the target images, so that no mismatch exists in the stitched target images on the N screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing Xiao, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 8704734
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a digit display are provided. In one aspect, a digit display comprises at least one display unit. The at least one digit unit comprises twenty-eight character segments that are arranged in a manner including a quadrilateral, a cross, and four X-shaped arrangements. The quadrilateral is formed by eight of the twenty-eight character segments with two character segments on each of four sides of the quadrilateral. The cross is formed by four of the twenty-eight character segments and dividing the quadrilateral into four quadrants. Each of the four X-shaped arrangements is disposed in a respective one of the four quadrants and formed by respective four of the twenty-eight character segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Wu, Wen-Chieh Huang, Yao-Wen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20140098034
    Abstract: A device is provided that includes a display that is switchable between a collapsed state and an extended state. In the collapsed state, the display is approximately the size of a smartphone. The device may be unfolded or unrolled to the extended state, which is approximately the size of a tablet or three times the size of a smartphone. The device may be held and operated with one hand in the collapsed state while the extended state may require two hands to hold or operate. The device may include a housing affixed to a flexible display. The housing may be used to incorporate rigid electronics or a battery into the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Hack, Ruiqing Ma, Emory Krall
  • Patent number: 8676921
    Abstract: A method, network server, communication device and system of preparing a pictorial representation of information. The system comprises a server for providing information and generating the pictorial representation, a wireless network for communicating said server over the air waves, and wireless terminals of said wireless network for receiving the information and making mark-ups or indications to the information from which the pictorial representation is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Kaisa Kautto-Koivula, Tomi Konkonen
  • Patent number: 8661277
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including an HDMI connector complying with HEC (HDMI Ethernet Channel)-compliant HDMI standards, comprising: an HEC communication unit configured to communicate, via HEC, with an HEC-compliant communication apparatus connected to the HDMI connector; a determination unit configured to determine, using a protocol of the HDMI standards, whether or not an HEC-compliant communication apparatus is connected to the HDMI connector; and a control unit configured to stop power supply to the HEC communication unit if it is determined that an HEC-compliant communication apparatus is not connected to the HDMI connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Tokoro
  • Patent number: 8654054
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a liquid crystal display device which is capable of driving a liquid crystal using image signals supplied to two adjacent data lines, and a driving method thereof. The liquid crystal display device has a plurality of liquid crystal cells formed respectively in pixel areas defined by intersections of n gate lines and m data lines. Each of the liquid crystal cells includes a thin film transistor connected to any one of the gate lines and any one of two data lines adjacent respectively to left and right sides of a corresponding one of the liquid crystal cells, among the data lines, and a liquid crystal capacitor and a storage capacitor each formed between the other one of the two adjacent data lines and the thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8648774
    Abstract: A large scale LED display has a number of display panels each having a cable and spacer support structure for a number of LED modules. Adjacent display panels are connected together by a number of seam links that snap onto one cable of one of the display panels and one cable of the adjacent display panel. The cables may include a number of seam link engagement members spaced along the length of the cable and onto which the seam links snap wherein each of the seam link engagement members locates an LED module on the support structure. The LED modules include top and bottom housing sections that snap together, wherein one of the housing sections includes a seat for an electrical connector. The seat locates the connector and a printed circuit assembly within the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel S. Kline, Matthew W. Shankle, David F. Cox, James C. Lee, Sam R. Sarcia
  • Patent number: 8633883
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiment relates to a liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Sung Song, Chaeyoul Cho, Woongki Min, Yonggi Son, Suhyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 8605091
    Abstract: An enhanced power distribution unit (PDU) with self-orienting display uses an orientation sensor in conjunction with a microprocessor to properly orient visual display of information by one or more displays of the enhanced PDU. Information displayed can relate to electrical current furnished to one or more power outlets of the enhanced PDU and/or information related to temperature, humidity or other conditions of the enhanced PDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Bradbury, Carlos Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8581804
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a display driver having an internal non-volatile memory in order to save memory storage and computation effort of a host processor. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the display driver is applied for an electronic paper display. Contained within the display driver are user-definable display graphics bitmaps, multiple stored bitmaps used to assemble complex display images, and multiple phase tables, each table of arbitrary length. The invention removes the requirement for a host processor to store display images and/or display image decodes of numerical data and simplifies the process required to construct a display image from stored bitmaps. Furthermore the invention provides pre-programmed multiple phase tables (phase/delay waveform definitions), allowing a simple mechanism to alter the waveform generation, required for example to accommodate temperature variations, blanking the display before updating an image, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Dialog Semiconductor GmbH.
    Inventors: Julian Tyrrell, Peter Hayes
  • Patent number: 8576140
    Abstract: Methods and systems for simultaneous local and contextual display comprise displaying a smaller, “local” image on a first surface using a first device having limited screen real estate. A second, larger, “contextual” image is simultaneously displayed on a larger second surface, which may comprise a projector screen or a separate computer monitor screen. The contextual image may be projected onto the second surface using the first device, or the first device may be coupled to a second device for displaying the contextual image. The local image comprises a subset of the contextual image such that a user may view both the fine detail of the local image using the first device and the context of the local image within the contextual image on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Wilsher
  • Patent number: 8553052
    Abstract: Display device, with a plurality of display elements arranged in the shape of a bar, wherein each display element can represent at least one first display state (off) and one second display state (on), and a value being shown can be indicated by the second display state (on) of at least one display element assigned to the value, so that an intermediate value between the value being displayed and a succeeding or preceding value can be represented by activating the preceding or succeeding display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Vega Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Siegbert Wöhrle, Daniel Schultheiss, Josef Fehrenbach, Thomas Deck, Michael Fischer
  • Patent number: 8552928
    Abstract: Discrete flexible pixel assemblies can be hermetically sealed from the environment and can comprise unitary, self-contained replaceable modules which enable efficient, economical production of large scale, free-form electronic displays, signs and lighting effects for outdoor use. The method and means for producing hermetically sealed discrete flexible pixel assemblies can include encapsulation means, exterior encasement means, and cable connector means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett David Wendler, Eric Steven Bravek, Erich J. Grebel
  • Patent number: 8552929
    Abstract: A graphical display station of arbitrary shape such as channel letters or other shaped structures is populated with pixels which are components of flexible pixel strings which can be arranged to fit the arbitrary shape(s). The flexible pixel strings provide for straightforward and cost effective fabrication of channel letter or other shaped displays. The invention also includes pixel units which comprise lighting elements together with such control circuits as are needed to roperly drive the lighting elements to form a graphical image. Addressing of the particular pixels is provided to accommodate the arbitrary arrangement of pixels of the flexible pixel strings. Methods of fabricating a channel letter display are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Mittan, Chad Neal Gloege, Brett David Wendler
  • Patent number: 8548528
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a touch pad; a first display unit including a transparent display; a second display unit including a non-transparent display disposed below the transparent display; and a controller configured to selectively control the first and second display units to operate in a dual-operation mode by controlling at least a portion of the first display unit to be transparent and not display information and controlling the second display unit to display information that can be viewed through the at least the portion of the first display unit that is transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghwan Kim, Byunghee Hwang
  • Patent number: 8543165
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a transmission processing section which performs short-range one-to-one communication with a communication partner device, a reception processing section, a received data processing section which acquires information displayed by the communication partner device by communication with the communication partner device, a display processing section which performs processing for displaying information acquired by the information acquisition section, and a display section which displays the information. According to such a configuration, it becomes possible to easily and visually recognize the information displayed on the communication partner device of a connection destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Matsubara, Toyohide Isshi, Aramu Mine
  • Patent number: 8542172
    Abstract: A method of operating an electro-optic display apparatus, wherein the display apparatus includes a display device having image regions and a display driving system having a data input for selecting image regions. The data input is connected to the input of a distributor for providing signals for driving the image regions. Each image region has an active display state in which the image region is driven with an active voltage signal. The active voltage signal includes a first signal level which sets an image region to the active display state and a second signal level different from said first signal level and which is applied for a shorter duration than said first signal level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Liquavista B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Gerardus Hendrik Boom, Roy Van Dijk, Henricus Petronella Maria Derckx
  • Patent number: 8514170
    Abstract: A smaller sized flip dot display utilizes a magnetically actuated pixel that rotates between two orientations. The orientations display two different optical states. A simulated dot matrix design improves the aesthetics and consumer appeal, and also permits a flip dot display capable of producing a positive contrast display image with darker colored “ON” pixels contrasting with brighter background and “OFF” pixels by reducing the visibility of the spacing gap between each rotating pixel and the surrounding background. An interwoven configuration of magnetic actuators with a coil around each arm of a U-shaped core may result in lower power consumption, low production cost, and small size required for use in consumer and small mobile devices such as watches and mobile phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Art Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Brewer, David B. Cope, Andrew M. Wright, Christopher J. Corcoran
  • Patent number: 8493290
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device includes: a segment driver having a plurality of segment signal output circuits for driving a plurality of segment lines; a common driver having a plurality of common signal output circuits for driving a plurality of common lines; and a power supply circuit that supplies a first power supply at a first voltage level, a second power supply at a second voltage level, a third power supply at a third voltage level and a fourth power supply at a fourth voltage level to the segment driver and the common driver, wherein each of the plurality of segment signal output circuits sets a voltage level of a segment signal to the third voltage level in a first transition period from a period in which the voltage level of the segment signal is set to the first voltage level to a period in which the voltage level of the segment signal is set to the fourth voltage level, and sets the voltage level of the segment signal to the second voltage level in a second transition period from a period in which
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 8482515
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first substrate provided with a plurality of closed containers, a fluid filled in the closed containers, a plurality of positively charged particles which have a relative dielectric constant different from the fluid and are dispersed and held in the fluid, a plurality of negatively charged particles which have a same color as the positively charged particles and a relative dielectric constant different from the fluid and are dispersed and held in the fluid, and a pair of electrodes for generating an electric field in the closed containers. The display apparatus displays an image formed by a positional distribution of positively and negatively charged particles in each of the closed containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yojiro Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8446293
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a traffic sign system that has a number of information centers. A communication network provides a communication path between the information centers. The communication network is National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems Protocol (NTCIP) compliant. A sign controller is in communication with the information centers through the communication network. A first sign has a first address with a local control link to the sign controller. The local control link is not National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems Protocol compliant. A second sign has a second address with a second local control link to the sign controller. The second local control link is not National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems Protocol compliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Skyline Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. Stadjuhar, Jr., Eugene Daigle
  • Patent number: 8437069
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to luminance enhancement structure for reflective display devices. The luminance enhancement structure comprises grooves and columns, wherein said grooves have a triangular cross-section and a top angle, and said grooves and columns are in alternating order and in a continuous form in one direction. The luminance enhancement structure not only can reduce the total internal reflection, but also especially can enhance the on-axis brightness of a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Lin
  • Patent number: 8421712
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display part includes a seven segment display group and first and second switches. If the first switch “on”, a display provided by the seven segment display group is switched to a normal direction display having an upward orientation. In addition, if the second switch is “on,” then the display provided by the seven segment display group is switched to an inverse direction display having a downward direction. In addition, a first character pattern that indicates the unit of the measurement value is displayed for the normal direction display, and a second character pattern that indicates the unit of the measurement value is displayed for the inverse direction display. A cover is openably, closably, and rotatably provided to the liquid crystal display part, and the display direction of the measurement value is switched according to the position of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Azbil Corporation
    Inventor: Ichiro Mitsutake
  • Patent number: 8410370
    Abstract: A touch pad including a printed circuit board, a plurality of column-conductor groups and a plurality of row-column groups. The printed circuit board is formed with an upper surface and a lower surface. The column-conductor groups include a plurality of first column-conductors and a plurality of second column-conductors. The row-conductor groups include a plurality of first row-conductors and a plurality of second row-conductors. The first column-conductors and the first row-conductors are provided on the upper surface. The second column-conductors and the second row-conductors are respectively provided on one and the other of the upper surface and the lower surface, and electrically connected to each other through column-vias and row-vias. Whereby the structure, the existing material and process can be still be used, and the problem of crossed wires can be avoided, also the yield of products can be increased with less waste of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sentelic Corporation
    Inventors: Jao-Ching Lin, Abel Lin Chu, Chung-Yi Shen, Chih-Chieh Yu
  • Patent number: 8401197
    Abstract: An audio power display provides a signal and an update rate. An audio power monitoring system comprises a digital display unit including at least one light-emitting display element and a rapid update rate. The digital display unit displays signal levels at the rapid update rate to emphasize the dynamic nature of music. In one embodiment, the display update rate is varied to increase proportionally to increases in signal level, and decrease proportionally to decreases in signal level to further represent the dynamic nature of music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Monster, LLC
    Inventors: Noel Lee, Demian Martin
  • Patent number: 8384660
    Abstract: A display system displays a received image on a display device based on image information transmitted from at least one image supply device via a network. An image generating unit generates a segmented image segmented into plural individual areas, the segmented image contains an individual connection image representing connection information for the image supply device to connect to the display device in an area correlated to one individual area of the plural individual areas. A determining unit determines whether connection is permitted or not based on the connection request information. When connection to the image supply device is permitted by the determining unit, the image generating unit generates the segmented image containing the received image based on the image information from the image supply device in the individual area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ichieda
  • Patent number: 8344966
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing a fault tolerant display unit for an electronic device such as a glucose meter, including display unit, and a controller unit operatively coupled to the display unit, the controller unit configured to control the display unit to display an information, where when a failure mode of the display unit occurs, the display unit is configured to display a modified information, where the modified information is different from the information for display under the control of the controller unit, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher V. Reggiardo, Christopher L. Zeiger
  • Patent number: 8319703
    Abstract: Rendering an image pixel in a composite display is disclosed. In some embodiments, an image pixel is mapped to a plurality of temporal pixels, and the image pixel is rendered in a composite display using at least a subset of the plurality of temporal pixels to which it is mapped, with the intensity of the image pixel spread across the subset of temporal pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Clarence Chui
  • Patent number: 8321046
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus including a controller connected to a plurality of sub-controllers for controlling a substrate processing, and an operating section having a display unit for showing an operation screen displaying a daily check data for checking utility equipment relating to each part and having a daily check initial parameter file defined in a client type, a presence of an item and unit conversion. The controller is configured to receive the daily check data from a sub-controller, to convert a unit of the received daily check data, and then to transfer the unit-converted daily check data to the operating section, and the operating section is configured to refer to the daily check initial parameter file and to display the daily check data transferred from the controller on the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventors: Masako Sueyoshi, Kazuhito Saito
  • Patent number: 8314814
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an imaging system includes a processing system and a display generator. The processing system is operable to process a signal received from a camera to yield foveal data for a foveal display region and outer data for an outer display region. The outer data have a reduced pixel density with respect to the pixel density of the foveal data. The display generator is operable to generate the foveal display region from the foveal data according to a 1:n mapping ratio, and generate the outer display region from the outer data according to a 1:m mapping ratio, where m is greater than n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Robert C. Gibbons
  • Patent number: 8228264
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are provided for driving segments of a bistable display. The method may include providing, at the same time, a plurality of independent waveforms corresponding to display data for driving a plurality of segments of the display. The method may include selecting, for each segment, one of the independent driving waveforms. The method may also include determining whether an update of display data has occurred for one of the segments. The method may include selecting a different one of the waveforms to drive the segment if an update has occurred. The method may further include maintaining a currently selected waveform to drive the segment if an update has not occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Solomon Systech Limited
    Inventors: Chi Wai Ng, Siu Kei Wong, Wai Hon Ng, Man Chun Wong, Jimmy Chiu
  • Patent number: 8214059
    Abstract: A self-addressing control unit system and method for controlling a sequence of or an array of display signs comprising of a remote or master controller and a plurality of control units interconnected by a physical or logical parallel electrical bus having multiple connections to transfer data or power between the plurality of control units; wherein the electrical bus further comprises of a main broadcast line, an addressing line and a feedback line to every control unit. The remote or master controller transmits an initial address to a first of the plurality of control units on the addressing line of the bus where a calculator or computer within each of the plurality of control units computes its own address by performing a mathematical operation that changes the initial address by adding a constant of one to the address received to produce its own new address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: Richard J. Petrocy, Joseph E. Sidoti
  • Publication number: 20120098735
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a digit display are provided. In one aspect, a digit display comprises at least one display unit. The at least one digit unit comprises twenty-eight character segments that are arranged in a manner including a quadrilateral, a cross, and four X-shaped arrangements. The quadrilateral is formed by eight of the twenty-eight character segments with two character segments on each of four sides of the quadrilateral. The cross is formed by four of the twenty-eight character segments and dividing the quadrilateral into four quadrants. Each of the four X-shaped arrangements is disposed in a respective one of the four quadrants and formed by respective four of the twenty-eight character segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicants: EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., EVERLIGHT YI-GUANG TECHNOLOGY (SHANGHAI) LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Wu, Wen-Chieh Huang, Yao-Wen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20120062447
    Abstract: A flexible display panel includes a flexible substrate, a plurality of pixels, a plurality of signal lines, a plurality of wave-like connecting lines, and a display medium. The flexible substrate has a plurality of display regions separated from one another and at least one foldable region located among the display regions. The pixels are disposed in the display regions. The signal lines are disposed on the flexible substrate and electrically connected to the pixels. The wave-like connecting lines are distributed in and across the foldable region. Each of the wave-like connecting lines is electrically connected to two of the signal lines adjacent to the wave-like connecting line. Each of the wave-like connecting lines across the foldable region has a wave-like pattern. The display medium is disposed on the flexible substrate to cover at least the display regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shih-Hao Tseng, Shih-Hsing Hung, Chih-Jen Hu
  • Patent number: 8134522
    Abstract: An LED driving circuit includes: a current generating circuit configured to generate a drive current corresponding to a voltage level of a drive voltage applied to anodes of the first to fourth LEDs so as to alternately drive the first and second LEDs and the third and fourth LEDs; a first drive control circuit connected to cathodes of the first and third LEDs, and configured to drive the first or third LED with the drive current in response to a first control signal for controlling driving of the first or third LED; and a second drive control circuit connected to cathodes of the second and fourth LEDs, and configured to drive the second or fourth LED with the drive current in response to a second control signal for controlling driving of the second or fourth LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignees: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC, Sanyo Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 8125409
    Abstract: A light guiding plate is provided on the obverse side of a display for displaying a display image while varying the display image. Unevenness is formed at a predetermined position at a reverse surface of the light guiding plate. A light emitting element is disposed at the side surface of the light guiding plate in such a manner as to introduce the light to the light guiding plate. Alternatively, an uneven portion in conformity with a pattern of a desired display image may be formed at a reverse surface of the light guiding plate, and a light emitting element is disposed at the side surface of the light guiding plate in such a manner as to introduce the light to the light guiding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasunari Nakaoka
  • Patent number: 8120836
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to luminance enhancement structures for reflective display devices. The structure comprises columns and grooves, wherein each of said grooves has a cross-section comprising an apex angle and two edge lines. The structure increases the overall reflectance by reducing the total internal reflection, and as a result, the brightness of a display device is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Lin, Robert A. Sprague