Single Display System Having Stacked Superimposed Display Devices (e.g., Tandem) Patents (Class 345/4)
  • Patent number: 11114421
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to integrating System in Package (SiP) with Input/Output (IO) board for platform miniaturization are described. In an embodiment, a SiP board includes a plurality of logic components. An IO board is coupled to the SiP board via a grid array. The plurality of logic components is provided on both sides of the SiP board and one or more of the plurality of logic components are to positioned in an opening in the IO board. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eng Huat Goh, Wee Hoe, Khang Choong Yong, Ping Ping Ooi
  • Patent number: 11078932
    Abstract: A hydraulic machine is provided. A first flow control valve directs fluid from a first fluid supply to a first actuator when the first flow control valve is in a first position. A conflux control valve directs fluid from the first fluid supply to a second flow control valve when the conflux control valve is in a conflux position. The second flow control valve directs fluid from a second fluid supply and the first fluid supply to a second actuator when second flow control valve is in a second position. A bypass path allows the first fluid supply to communicate with the conflux control valve by passing around the first flow control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
    Inventors: Youngjin Son, Seonggeun Yun, Manseuk Jeon
  • Patent number: 11079607
    Abstract: An image display device includes: an input unit that inputs image data constituted with pixel data, each set of the pixel data being generated based upon a plurality of image signals output from a plurality of image-capturing pixels arrayed in correspondence to a plurality of photographic micro-lenses distinct from one another; a generation unit that generates display image data containing three-dimensional information based upon the image data; a display unit constituted with a plurality of display pixels disposed in a two-dimensional pattern, which emits light fluxes from the plurality of display pixels in correspondence to the display image data; and a micro-lens array that includes a plurality of micro-lenses, via which a three-dimensional image is formed by combining the light fluxes emitted from the plurality of display pixels, disposed in a two-dimensional array pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru Iwane
  • Patent number: 11017609
    Abstract: A user can use a camera of a smart device to capture a video of the user's surroundings, and the smart device may superimpose a virtual object on the image being captured by the smart device. The virtual object can be selected based on actual objects in the surrounding environment of the smart device, e.g., a chalk drawing on the floor. The application may consider other factors in selecting the item, e.g., the user's profile and geolocation as well as features downloaded by user of the application, e.g., characters, accessories, masks, avatars, etc. The application can enable the user to interact with the virtual object by allowing the user to customize the object and add features to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Horizon Group USA, INC
    Inventors: Evan Buzzerio, Hiu Lee
  • Patent number: 10937344
    Abstract: In one general aspect, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a display case door that includes an insulated panel assembly that is transparent to visible light. The door further includes a door frame extending about and secured to a peripheral edge of the insulated panel assembly, an electronic display overlaying the insulated panel assembly, and at least one display retainer secured to the door frame and having a coupling end that mates with the electronic display to releasably secure the display to the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Artwohl, Jeffery W. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 10899229
    Abstract: An operating system includes a display device having at least two planar display regions, which are arranged one behind the other in a viewing direction of an operator and extend transversely to the viewing direction. The operating system can be used to control a plurality of apparatuses of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Vit Rosicky, Jacques Hélot
  • Patent number: 10901206
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) device includes: an HMD unit comprising a display panel configured to display an image and at least one lens for viewing the image on the display panel at a close distance; a distance-sensing sensor provided on the HMD unit to sense a distance between a user and the HMD unit to make the HMD unit be spaced apart from the user by a preset distance and avoid contact with the user; and a unit movement mechanism configured to position the HMD unit in front of the eyes of the user based on information sensed by the distance-sensing sensor to make the HMD unit avoid contact with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TOVIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Beom Kim
  • Patent number: 10891767
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a controller circuit configured to calculate a number of multiple micro-triangles included in a region of each pixel of the multiple pixels, the region being covered by the right triangle, each micro-triangle of the multiple micro-triangles and the first micro-triangle being congruent, and calculate an area of the region of each pixel of the multiple pixels, the region being covered by the right triangle, on a basis of the number of the multiple micro-triangles and the area of the first micro-triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Yasuhide Sato
  • Patent number: 10878580
    Abstract: A method of LiDAR-based vehicle tracking for a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs is disclosed. The one or more programs include instructions, which when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform the following steps including: calculating the probability of a cluster pair that belongs to a same vehicle using tracking information from a previous frame and spatial information from current frame, determining that the clusters of the cluster pair are merged into one by taking both spatial information and tracking information into consideration, and merging the clusters into a single, complete cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Xue Mei, Chenyang Li
  • Patent number: 10871657
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to optical systems. One example provides a display device comprising an image source including a plurality of encoded regions from which encoded image light is output, and a lens array. The lens array may be positioned to receive the encoded image light and output decoded image light that forms a floating image viewable from a plurality of different vantage points, wherein from a first vantage point decoded image light forming a portion of the floating image originates from a first encoded region, and wherein from a second vantage point decoded image light forming the portion originates from a second encoded region, different than the first encoded region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Karlton David Powell
  • Patent number: 10860278
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including a first display panel, a second display panel, and a driving unit that is electrically connected to the first display panel and to the second display panel, and that is configured to provide a driving signal, which is a voltage signal having periodicity, to the first display panel and to the second display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Ho Hyun, Hyeong Gwaon Kim, Heung Suk Chin
  • Patent number: 10853014
    Abstract: A head wearable device, a method, and a system. The head wearable device may include a transparent display and a non-transparent display. The transparent display may be implemented in or on the head wearable device. The transparent display may be configured to present first content to a user of the head wearable device. The non-transparent display may be implemented in or on the head wearable device. The non-transparent display may be configured to present second content to the user of the head wearable device. The non-transparent display may be viewable at least in part through the transparent display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. George, Emily M. Flaherty-Woods, Geoffrey A. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10696239
    Abstract: A system for displaying data inside of a vehicle includes a main body including a substrate forming a display surface and defining a vehicle interior. The system also includes a plurality of lenticular lenses located on the display surface. The system also includes an eye tracker designed to detect a location of eyes of a person relative to the display surface. The system also includes a light source designed to generate light to produce an image via the plurality of lenticular lenses. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the eye tracker and the light source and designed to determine the location of the eyes relative to the display surface and to control the light source to center the image based on the location of the eyes relative to the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Chungchih Chou, Ercan M. Dede, Paul D. Schmalenberg
  • Patent number: 10580333
    Abstract: In one general aspect, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a display case door that includes an insulated panel assembly that is transparent to visible light. The door further includes a door frame extending about and secured to a peripheral edge of the insulated panel assembly, an electronic display overlaying the insulated panel assembly, and at least one display retainer secured to the door frame and having a coupling end that mates with the electronic display to releasably secure the display to the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Artwohl, Jeffery W. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 10573063
    Abstract: A content visualizing device and method that may adjust content based on a distance to an object so as to maintain a projection plane and prevent an overlap with the object in front is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Ho Cho, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Patent number: 10552703
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an article recognition apparatus includes a first interface, a second interface, and a processor. The first interface acquires an image captured by photographing a photography range including an area where articles that are recognition targets are arranged. The second interface acquires depth information from a predetermined position relative to an area corresponding to the photography range. The processor extracts image areas of all products existing in the image by using the depth information, and determines whether an unidentified area due to overlapping of a plurality of the products exists in the image, based on the image areas of the products extracted from the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nobuoka, Masaaki Yasunaga
  • Patent number: 10554941
    Abstract: A white balance is adjusted with high precision, irrespective of the contents of an image formed by an image forming element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10502872
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a first display unit, a second display unit and a strip-shaped lens is provided. The first display unit has a first display area and a first edge area. The second display unit has a second display area and a second edge area. The strip-shaped lens is disposed on a boundary of the first edge area and the second edge area. The strip-shaped lens includes a light entering surface, a light emitting surface, a first stairs-shaped surface and a second stairs-shaped surface. The first stairs-shaped surface is located above a part of the first display area adjacent to the boundary, and connects the light entering surface and the light emitting surface. The second stairs-shaped surface is located above a part of the second display area adjacent to the boundary, and connects the light entering surface and the light emitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Yu Tsai, Hsin-Hung Lee, Huei-Tzu Lin, Chiao-Chih Yang
  • Patent number: 10499032
    Abstract: A naked-eye stereoscopic display adapted to provide a stereoscopic image is provided. The naked-eye stereoscopic display includes a first display panel, a second display panel, and an image-depth adjusting device. The second display panel is disposed on the first display panel. The image-depth adjusting device is disposed between the first display panel and the second display panel. The image-depth adjusting device includes a transparent insulation layer and a liquid crystal layer. A material of the transparent insulation layer includes glass or plastic, and a thickness of the transparent insulation layer is 0.5 cm to 10 cm. A stereoscopic image display method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Ya-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 10474669
    Abstract: There is provided a control apparatus through which it is possible to present a response to a question about content that is uttered by the user while viewing the content to the user who asked the question in an appropriate form, the control apparatus including a control unit configured to perform control such that details of a response generated for a query about content that is output to at least one user from the user and a target to which the response is output are decided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junya Ono
  • Patent number: 10462919
    Abstract: A cover accessory may include a rear cover that is configured to mount on a mobile communication device; and a front cover that is configured to cover a display of the mobile communication device and comprising a fluorescent material, wherein a light reflection layer facing the display is formed in the central area of the front cover, and in at least a partial area of an edge area enclosing the central area of the front cover, the light reflection layer is not formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangjin Wang, Yunsung Ha, Yeongmin Park, Sukjin Yun
  • Patent number: 10416714
    Abstract: A display control device comprising a first display, a second display, a first processor, and a second processor, wherein the first processor controls the first display to display a first information, and wherein the second processor controls the second display to display second information which is undisplayable on the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10395401
    Abstract: A method for efficiently visualizing parallel vector data rapidly renders high-quality complex vector graphics. The present invention provides a scanline algorithm for calculating and rendering on contour lines, which parallel-rasterizing on the contour lines. The algorithm firstly rasterizes the contour lines into segments corresponding to output image pixels. On each segment, color values are analytically calculated, or approximately obtained by a sampling algorithm. Contour rasterizing is efficiently completed in parallel. By analytical calculation or 32-bit sampling, high quality results are obtained. The present invention adapts parallel prefixes and algorithms in a scanline direction to obtain covering information for each pixel and generate filled areas. Finally, the contour line segments and the filled areas of the vector graphics are rendered in the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Qiming Hou, Rui Li, Kun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10379412
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device comprises: a first display panel and a second display panel, which are overlapping each other; and a backlight disposed on rear surface sides of the first display panel and the second display panel. The backlight irradiates the first display panel and the second display panel with light beams in a plurality of colors while sequentially switching the light beams. Each of the first display panel and the second display panel includes a plurality of pixels. An area of the pixel included in the first display panel is smaller than an area of the pixel included in the second display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kikuo Ono
  • Patent number: 10371946
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for a health system to be used in various healthcare applications, e.g., for patient diagnostics, monitoring, and/or therapy. The health system may comprise a light generation module to transmit light or an image to a user, one or more sensors to detect a physiological parameter of the user's body, including their eyes, and processing circuitry to analyze an input received in response to the presented images to determine one or more health conditions or defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole Elizabeth Samec, John Graham Macnamara, Christopher M. Harrises, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Rony Abovitz, Mark Baerenrodt
  • Patent number: 10359640
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to optical systems. One example provides a display device comprising an image source including a plurality of encoded regions from which encoded image light is output, and a Fourier transform array. The Fourier transform array may be positioned to receive the encoded image light and output decoded image light that forms a floating image viewable from a plurality of different vantage points, wherein from a first vantage point decoded image light forming a portion of the floating image originates from a first encoded region, and wherein from a second vantage point decoded image light forming the portion originates from a second encoded region, different than the first encoded region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Karlton David Powell
  • Patent number: 10331914
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a KVM appliance for preventing the passing of status information between a target computer, which is in communication with the KVM appliance, and a peripheral of a user. The KVM appliance may comprise a housing, an indicator supported on the housing, and a main processing unit (MPU) for receiving status information. The MPU monitors status information received by it and determines when the received status information is of a specific type which is used to set the indicator, which in turn apprises the user of a real time status of a feature of the peripheral. When the status information is identified as being of the type to set the indicator, it is then used to set the indicator to indicate the real time status of the feature to the user of the peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Vertiv IT Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Balducci
  • Patent number: 10322566
    Abstract: A vehicle includes laminated glass located between a vehicle interior and an outside, and an on-vehicle radar device fixed to an inner surface of the laminated glass, a rear-view mirror, or a ceiling. The laminated glass includes an innermost glass layer, an outermost glass layer, and an intermediate resin layer. The on-vehicle radar device includes an antenna part that includes a transmitting antenna for transmitting a transmission wave. Reflection of the transmission wave on the laminated glass will be suppressed by selecting optimum values for the incident angle of the transmission wave on the innermost glass layer and the refractive index and thickness of each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kamo
  • Patent number: 10311809
    Abstract: A dual view-field display and a fabricating method and a driving method thereof are provided. The dual view-field display includes a color filter substrate and an array substrate which are oppositely disposed. A slit grating is disposed on a side of the color filter substrate or the array substrate, and the color filter substrate includes a plurality of pixel units and a first black matrix surrounding each pixel unit. The slit grating includes light-shielding regions and light-transmitting regions, which are arranged at intervals in a matrix. The dual view-field display further comprises a light blocking portion configured for preventing light rays from leaking out of an upper-edge region and/or a lower-edge region of the light-transmitting region, which solves a problem that a viewing angle of a user of the dual view-field display is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia Chiang Lin, Yanbing Wu
  • Patent number: 10275150
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes: an accepting unit configured to accept a predetermined operation from a user; a switching unit configured to switch between a first screen on which a display item is displayed in a first layout, and a second screen which includes at least one display item displayed with a first size on the first screen and on which the display item is displayed with a second size and in a second layout; and a display control unit configured to perform control such that, during the predetermined operation for switching from the first screen to the second screen, the first screen and the second screen are displayed while being superimposed without continuously changing the size of the display item in accordance with the predetermined operation, and upon completion of the predetermined operation, the second screen is displayed without the first screen and the second screen being superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Rui Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10274728
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) includes an electronic display element and an optics block. The electronic display element includes a plurality of display panels that together output image light. The plurality of panels including a first display panel and a second display panel. The first display panel includes a first plurality of sub-pixels that are separated from each other by a non-emission area. The second panel includes a second plurality of sub-pixels. The second display panel is positioned offset from the first display panel such that the second plurality of sub-pixels emit light through the non-emission area of the first display panel. The optics block configured to direct the image light to an exit pupil of the HMD corresponding to a location of an eye of a user of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Evan M. Richards, Shizhe Shen, Atman Jacob Binstock
  • Patent number: 10242609
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a barrier type naked-eye 3D display screen and a display device. The barrier type naked-eye 3D display screen comprises an OLED screen and a liquid crystal screen, a light emergent surface of the OLED screen facing a light incident surface of the liquid crystal screen, wherein the liquid crystal screen comprises a color film substrate having no color resist; the OLED screen comprises a color OLED array serving as a luminous layer thereof, and a drive array connected to and driving the luminous layer so that the OLED screen can produce alternately dark and bright color fringes, which can form a first color image and a second color image having a parallax via the liquid crystal screen, to form a 3D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Yang, Xiaochuan Chen, Pengcheng Lu, Wenqing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10228726
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus 100 includes a first display unit 16a, a second display unit 16b, a first display control unit 17, a second display control unit 18, and a cooperative processing unit 11g. The first display control unit 17 displays the first information on the second display unit 16b. The second display control unit 18 displays, on the first display unit 16a, at least a part of time information (the first information) and various types of display information (the second information) undisplayable on the second display unit 16b. The cooperative processing unit 11g alternatively selects the control by the first display control unit 17 or the second display control unit 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10198031
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus 100 includes a first display unit 16a, a second display unit 16b, a first display control unit 17, a second display control unit 18, and a cooperative processing unit 11g. The first display control unit 17 displays the first information on the second display unit 16b. The second display control unit 18 displays, on the first display unit 16a, at least a part of time information (the first information) and various types of display information (the second information) undisplayable on the second display unit 16b. The cooperative processing unit 11g alternatively selects the control by the first display control unit 17 or the second display control unit 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10198651
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an article recognition apparatus includes a first interface, a second interface, and a processor. The first interface acquires an image captured by photographing a photography range including an area where articles that are recognition targets are arranged. The second interface acquires depth information from a predetermined position relative to an area corresponding to the photography range. The processor extracts image areas of all products existing in the image by using the depth information, and determines whether an unidentified area due to overlapping of a plurality of the products exists in the image, based on the image areas of the products extracted from the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nobuoka, Masaaki Yasunaga
  • Patent number: 10147742
    Abstract: To provide a display device including a flexible panel that can be handled without seriously damaging a driver circuit or a connecting portion between circuits. The display device includes a bent portion obtained by bending an element substrate. A circuit for driving the display device is provided in the bent portion and a wiring extends from the circuit, whereby the strength of a portion including the circuit for driving the display device is increased and failure of the circuit is reduced. Furthermore, the element substrate is bent in a connecting portion between an external terminal electrode and an external connecting wiring (FPC) so that the element substrate provided with the external terminal electrode fits the external connecting wiring, whereby the strength of the connecting portion is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Miyaguchi
  • Patent number: 10134322
    Abstract: A pixel structure, including a first color pixel, a second color pixel and a third color pixel. The first color pixel includes a first-color normal-viewing sub-pixel and at least one first-color side-viewing sub-pixel. The second color pixel includes a second-color normal-viewing sub-pixel and at least one second-color side-viewing sub-pixel. The third color pixel includes a third-color normal-viewing sub-pixel and at least one third-color side-viewing sub-pixel. First color light emitted from the first-color normal-viewing sub-pixel, second color light emitted from the second-color side-viewing sub-pixel, and third color light emitted from the third-color side-viewing sub-pixel are mixed to obtain a white emission in a first side view direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yi-Wen Chang
  • Patent number: 10126576
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus includes a flexible substrate including a first surface, a second surface, a first side surface and a second side surface connected to the first side surface. A display layer is disposed on the first surface. A first substrate extension portion extends from the first side surface and is bent along the first side surface to overlap the flexible substrate. A second substrate extension portion extends from the second side surface and is bent along the second side surface to overlap the flexible substrate and the first substrate extension portion. First and second drivers provide driving signals to the display layer, wherein the first and second drivers are mounted on the first and second substrate extension portions, respectively. A first conductive connection member is disposed between the first and second substrate extension portions, electrically connecting the first extension portion with the second extension portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Na-Ri Park, Sung-Un Park
  • Patent number: 10111346
    Abstract: A display device may include a support plate, a first display unit, a second display unit, a third display unit, a pad, and a circuit board. The first display unit overlaps the support plate. The second display unit is connected to the first display unit. A portion of the second display unit may move relative to the support plate. The third display unit is connected through the first display unit to the second display unit. A portion of the third display may move relative to the support plate. The pad includes a pad electrode that is electrically connected to the first display unit. The circuit board is electrically connected to the pad. A first section of the circuit board is bent relative to a second section of the circuit board and is oriented perpendicular or oblique with respect to the first display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae An Seo, Jung Hun Lee, Jin Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10110303
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose various light-communication sending methods and apparatus, various light-communication receiving methods and apparatus, and various light communication systems. A light-communication sending method comprises: acquiring a first region of an image; determining, according to the first region, information about density distribution of communication information that is to be modulated to light emitted by a light source; and controlling the light source to display the image, and during displaying of the image, modulating, according to the information about the density distribution of the communication information, the communication information to the light emitted by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Du, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 10083640
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a system including a user-interactive display device having LCDs in substantially parallel spaced apart relation to one another. A proximity sensor is located proximate to the user-interactive display device. A controller is configured to perform instructions to perform functionality including: generating visual content, including one or more user interface elements (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PURE DEPTH LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard N. Mans, Sok-Mung Ng
  • Patent number: 10085014
    Abstract: Systems and methods for viewing stereoscopic television are described. The methods generate stereoscopic views from 3D content; synchronize with external view ware (e.g., shuttered glasses) to include shutter information and viewing geometry; sequence 3D content for multiple viewers at multiple perspective views; and output to a display component for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Virginia Venture Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Abeloe
  • Patent number: 10042597
    Abstract: Redundant display systems and methods for providing display redundancy are disclosed. A display system may include a primary display and at least one secondary display. The primary display and the at least one secondary display may be stacked in series relative to a line of sight of a user, and the at least one secondary display may be configured to serve as a backup to the primary display upon a failure of the primary display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy J. Barnidge, Joseph L. Tchon, Blake P. Covington, Donald E. Mosier, Neil C. Johnson, Christopher R. Chapman, Maria A. Appel
  • Patent number: 10001835
    Abstract: A head-up display (HUD) automatic correction method includes: projecting, by a HUD device, a head-up display image onto a windshield of a vehicle; photographing, by a camera disposed outside of the vehicle, the head-up display image; generating, by an image processing unit, a correction signal by analyzing the head-up display image photographed by the camera; and controlling, by a HUD controller, the HUD device to correct the head-up display image using the correction signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Changmo Yang
  • Patent number: 9971152
    Abstract: A projector includes a light source portion that emits laser light, a first reflection portion that is swingable and reflects the laser light from the light source portion, and a second reflection portion that is swingable and reflects the laser light from the first reflection portion. The laser light from the light source portion passes through an opening provided near the second reflection portion and is irradiated to the first reflection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fuminori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9959838
    Abstract: An instrument cluster assembly for a vehicle includes a vehicle instrument that is viewable by an occupant of the vehicle. A transparent protective cover covers the vehicle instrument such that the vehicle instrument is viewable by the occupant through the transparent protective cover. A transparent display overlay system includes an overlay display comprising a transparent display layer connected to the transparent protective cover by an optical adhesive layer. A display controller displays an image on the transparent display layer based on vehicle information. The vehicle instrument is viewable by the occupant through the transparent protective cover and the transparent display layer adjacent the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Patent number: 9946070
    Abstract: A head-up-display (HUD) system includes at least one scanning laser projector operative to generate laser light, and a stacked array of multiple-switchable screens arranged relative to the projector to receive laser light generated by the projector, each screen of the stacked array of multiple-switchable screens spaced apart from one another and operative to switch between a transparent state and a diffusive state. A controller is operatively coupled to the stacked array of multiple-switchable screens, the controller configured to time sequentially switch each screen of the array from a transparent state to a diffusive state, wherein only one screen is switched to the diffusive state at any given time. An output of the projector is arranged at an angle or a distance from imaging optics succeeding the array of screens to prevent a specular beam emitted by the at least one scanning laser projector from intercepting the imaging optics succeeding the array of screens when all screens are in the transparent state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ka Ho Tam, David James Montgomery
  • Patent number: 9927099
    Abstract: An optical-wavelength converting wheel component comprises a motor (1) and an optical-wavelength converting wheel (2). The optical-wavelength converting wheel (2) comprises an optical-wavelength converting material layer (21) and at least one functional layer adjacent to the optical-wavelength converting material layer (21), particularly the optical-wavelength converting wheel (2) further comprises at least one spacing layer (26), which is a thin gap spaced between the location of the optical-wavelength converting material on the optical wavelength converting material layer (21) and the functional layer, arranged between the optical-wavelength converting material layer (21) and the functional layer. Brightening can be realized in low cost by means of adopting a light source comprising the optical-wavelength converting wheel component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: APPROTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiliang Wu, Yi Li, Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 9927883
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for estimating mouse resolution includes receiving a mouse movement event for a mouse at an operating system of a computing device. In response to receiving the mouse movement event, an average speed of the mouse movement event is measured. Multiple average speed measurements for the mouse are aggregated based on multiple mouse movement events. The aggregated average speed measurements for the mouse are reported to a server. An estimated resolution for the mouse is received from the server based on the aggregated average speed measurements for the mouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tai-hsu Lin, Andrew de los Reyes
  • Patent number: 9898721
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display system which includes an electronic device and a user-side auxiliary viewing module. The electronic device may include a device-side display module, which includes an array substrate, a color filter substrate, a liquid crystal layer arranged between the array substrate and the color filter substrate, and a first polarizer adhered onto a surface of the array substrate away from the liquid crystal layer. A second polarizer may be arranged on the user-side auxiliary viewing module, and have a polarization axis in a direction substantially perpendicular to a polarization axis of the first polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenbo Li, Zhongbao Wu