Video Display Patents (Class 348/739)
  • Patent number: 10657392
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to improve the speed of processing related to the presence of objects, while maintaining measurement accuracy of object detection, in an object detection device. This object detection device is provided with: an output unit; a plurality of detection units; a first data generation unit; a second data generation unit; and an information processing unit. The output unit outputs measurement light. The plurality of detection units detect reflected light. The first data generation unit generates first data. The second data generation unit generates second data by extracting, from the first data, a plurality of pieces of second position information, which are pieces of first position information that correspond to representative points expressing the presence ranges of objects. The information processing unit uses the second data to execute information processing related to the presence of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiko Yanagawa, Manabu Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10649259
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, an optical member disposed under the display panel, and an elastic inter-module fixing member disposed between the display panel and the optical member and overlapping the optical member, such that the display panel is fixed with respect to the optical member solely by the friction coefficient of the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Won Lee, Jae Sul An, Seung Beom Park
  • Patent number: 10630933
    Abstract: Various embodiments for compensating for user view angle of a display device are presented. The viewing angle of a user may be determined using sensors. Based on the viewing angle, the attenuation of the output of the display device may be determined. Compensation mode for the display output may be determined. The compensation mode may adjust the output of the display to compensate for the display attenuation allowing an improved image quality at large viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Ukraine L.L.C.
    Inventor: Andrey Kuplevakhsky
  • Patent number: 10592714
    Abstract: A projection apparatus and an operation method thereof are provided. The projection apparatus may include a projector, a detector, and a processor. The projector may be configured to project an image to a projection area. The detector may be configured to detect an ID pattern disposed onto the projection area and a position of the ID pattern. The processor may be configured to generate a projection image including content corresponding to the detected ID pattern such that the content is projected to the position corresponding to the detected ID pattern. The processor may be further configured to control the projector to project the generated projection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Byung-chul Kim, Woo-sung Shim
  • Patent number: 10564470
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a backlighting device is provided. The backlighting device may include a plurality of semiconductor light sources arranged in a plane and serving for generating light radiation, and a side wall arranged laterally with respect to the semiconductor light sources, where the side wall is inclined with respect to the plane predefined by the semiconductor light sources, and wherein the side wall is retroreflective at a side which can be irradiated with light radiation of the semiconductor light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM OPTO Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Felix Kimme, Christopher Koelper, Peter Brick
  • Patent number: 10552656
    Abstract: A projection apparatus and an operation method thereof are provided. The projection apparatus may include a projector, a detector, and a processor. The projector may be configured to project an image to a projection area. The detector may be configured to detect an ID pattern disposed onto the projection area and a position of the ID pattern. The processor may be configured to generate a projection image including content corresponding to the detected ID pattern such that the content is projected to the position corresponding to the detected ID pattern. The processor may be further configured to control the projector to project the generated projection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Byung-chul Kim, Woo-sung Shim
  • Patent number: 10502953
    Abstract: A display device includes: a video display that displays a video for projecting a virtual image onto a target space on a video display surface; an optical element; and a projector. The optical element moves a partial video, which is a part of the video displayed on the video display surface, to a position distant from the video display in a projection direction in which the video is projected. The projector projects a virtual image viewed by a user by projecting light output from the video display and the optical element to a reflecting member. The optical element has an incident surface on which the partial video is incident, and an emitting surface from which the partial video incident on the incident surface emits. The incident surface and the emitting surface are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Kubota, Toshiya Mori, Ken'ichi Kasazumi, Masahito Ogata
  • Patent number: 10498870
    Abstract: A mobile device case or cover can include a display module that can display notifications or other useful data to users. The display module can communicate wirelessly with the mobile device to obtain notifications. In addition, in some embodiments, the display module can communicate with a secondary mobile device (such as a phone in a user's pocket) to obtain notifications or other data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Del Toro, Andy Fathollahi
  • Patent number: 10495941
    Abstract: An electro-optic display that is flexible and may be folded in a book-like fashion. The display apparatus may include a flexible display and a bending mechanism for accommodating the flexible display in a closed state. Portions of the flexible electro-optic display can be coupled to regions of the planar support members so that when the display is in an open state, the display lays flat and smooth. In advanced embodiments, the electro-optic display may include touch sensing or a digitizing layer to record interactions with a stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Hashimoto, Kenji Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10449901
    Abstract: A display device may comprise a transmittance control structure having a variable transmittance and a mirror type display panel disposed on a rear surface of the transmittance control structure. The mirror type display panel may comprise a substrate, a display member disposed on the substrate, the display member including a light emission region, a first transmission region, and a peripheral region surrounding the light emission region and the first transmission region, and a reflective member facing the substrate with respect to the display member, the reflective member including an opening region corresponding to the light emission region, a second transmission region corresponding to the first transmission region, and a reflective region surrounding the opening region and the second transmission region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung-Hee Park, Joon-Youp Kim, Jeong-Woo Moon, Jin-Koo Chung
  • Patent number: 10434947
    Abstract: A vehicle collision avoidance system has a camera disposed on a vehicle and arranged to monitor at least one collision prone region adjacent to the vehicle; a sensor positioned within the vehicle and arranged to determine a driver's head position relative to a designated point in the vehicle; a display disposed in view of the driver and coupled to the camera; and a controller configured to control operation of the sensor, the camera and the display. The controller activates the display and the camera to display the at least one collision prone region adjacent to the vehicle when the sensor detects that the driver's head is beyond a threshold distance from the designated point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Georgios Zafeirakis
  • Patent number: 10437103
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel, LEDs disposed behind the display panel and spaced from the display panel to emit light toward the display panel, a bottom chassis configured to accommodate the LEDs, and a reflective member disposed inside the bottom chassis and configured to reflect a light portion incident thereon toward the display panel. The reflective member includes a reflective bottom portion corresponding to a front surface of the bottom chassis, and reflective inclined portions obliquely formed to face a rear surface of the display panel and having a plurality of holes thereon. The reflective inclined portions include a first region that corresponds to an LED and a second region that is between two neighboring LEDs, and the first region has a higher hole density than the second region, and the first region is closer to the LED than the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Jin Cho, Young Man Ahn, Dae Hee Lee, Nae Won Jang, Hyeong Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 10310313
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a display including an active area on which an image is displayed and a bezel covering edges of the display so that the bezel covers a part of the active area of the display. The bezel includes a transparent part that covers the part of the active area of the display and internally transports light emitted from the covered part of the active area of the display by reflecting the light, emitted from the covered part of the active area of the display, inside the transparent part and a reflection part including a reflection surface disposed parallel to one surface of the transparent part and reflecting light transmitted from the transparent part back into the transparent part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Hee Lee, Eun Ah Kim, Eui Seok Kim, Joon Seok Ahn
  • Patent number: 10254585
    Abstract: A backlight unit and a display device including the backlight unit are disclosed. The backlight unit includes a frame including a bottom area and a side area extended from the bottom area, at least one substrate positioned at a front surface of the frame and mounting a plurality of light sources, a reflective sheet positioned at a front surface of the at least one substrate and including a strip area in at least a portion of the reflective sheet, and an optical sheet positioned at a front surface of the reflective sheet. A reflectance of the at least the portion of the reflective sheet is different from a reflectance of at least another portion of the reflective sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongyoung Shin, Uihyung Lee, Eunseok Kim, Juyoung Joung
  • Patent number: 10242617
    Abstract: Control of a light emission period of a light-emitting element results in higher visibility. A display device includes a signal line, a first scan line, a second scan line, and a pixel circuit. The pixel circuit includes a light-emitting element, a first transistor, and a second transistor. The second transistor includes a back gate. The second scan line is electrically connected to the back gate. The second scan line has a function of controlling the threshold voltage of the second transistor and a function of controlling the light emission period of the light-emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Miyake
  • Patent number: 10234099
    Abstract: A light-beam control member according to the present invention includes: an entrance face and an exit face. The exit face includes: a first exit face constituting an inner face of a second concave portion located so as to intersect the central axis; and a second exit face constituting a convex curved face located so as to surround the first exit face. The second exit face has multiple, circular ring-shaped convex portions disposed concentrically about the central axis and projecting in the direction along the central axis. The pitch of the convex portions in the direction perpendicular to the central axis in a cross section including the central axis is constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10209565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to illumination techniques and a reflection member that receives light from a light source and forms an irradiated area having a substantially polygonal shape in an irradiated plane, and an illumination device, a surface light source device, a display device, electronic equipment and the like using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukuda, Yuta Kodama
  • Patent number: 10181083
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of detecting scene changes in a stream of frames by analyzing content differences between consecutive frames, comprising: (a) Identifying a content of each of a plurality of frames of a frames stream by applying a plurality of visual classification functions to each frame. The content comprises one or more of a plurality of visual elements. (b) Determining a content difference between every two consecutive frames of the plurality of frames by comparing the content of the two consecutive frames. (c) Detecting a scene change between the two consecutive frames when the content difference exceeds a pre-defined threshold. The scene change defines a separation between consecutive scenes of a plurality of scenes in the frames stream wherein each of the scenes comprises a subset of the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Viisights Solutions Ltd.
    Inventors: Simon Polak, Menashe Rothschild, Asaf Birenzvieg
  • Patent number: 10175532
    Abstract: A display module includes a display panel; a backlight unit which is disposed behind the display panel; a bottom chassis to accommodate the backlight unit; and a reflective sheet which is disposed inside the bottom chassis and configured to reflect a light portion incident thereon toward the display panel. The backlight unit includes LEDs disposed apart from one another in 2D array, and the reflective sheet includes a sheet bottom portion corresponding to a front surface of the bottom chassis, a sheet inclined portion which is obliquely formed to face a rear surface of the display panel, and light adjustment portions which are provided on the sheet inclined portion and configured to adjust the light portion reflected by the sheet inclined portion. Each of the light adjustment portions corresponds to one of the LEDs disposed adjacent to the sheet inclined portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Jin Cho, Young Man Ahn, Dae Hee Lee, Nae Won Jang, Hyeong Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 10148903
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: at least one determiner configured to determine at least one characteristic associated with a flexible part of a further apparatus; a signal processor configured to process at least one signal dependent on the at least one characteristic associated with the flexible part of the further apparatus, wherein the signal is at least one of an audio and a video signal; and an user interface generator configured to generate at least one user interface indication dependent on the characteristic associated with a flexible part of the further apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Juha Henrik Arrasvuori, Kari Juhani Jarvinen, Roope Olavi Jarvinen, Miikka Tapani Vilermo
  • Patent number: 10101610
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a display surface defined therein and curved in a first direction, and a backlight unit which provides the display panel with light. The backlight unit includes a center light source, outer light sources, and a reflective layer. The display panel includes a display surface defined therein and curved. The center light source includes center light emitting diode packages. Each of the outer light sources includes outer light emitting diode packages. The reflective layer defines a reflective surface. Each of the center light emitting diode packages is disposed on a first support surface. At least one of the outer light emitting diode packages is disposed on a second surface, which is different from the reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Euijeong Kang, Jung-hyun Yang, Sojeong La, Young-min Park, Sanghyuck Yoon
  • Patent number: 10057554
    Abstract: A projection control device comprises a projection control unit, an image acquisition unit, and a corresponding determination unit. The projection control unit outputs a synthesis pattern light to a screen. The synthesis pattern light comprises plurality of pattern light including light area of different wave range from each other. The image acquisition unit acquires a captured image includes the synthesis pattern light which has been outputted to the screen, wherein the captured image is captured by an image capture unit. The corresponding determination unit determines a relationship between projection pixels of the projector and pixels of the captured image of the image capture unit, on the basis of the synthesis pattern light on the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Narikawa, Toru Takahama
  • Patent number: 10012775
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein are directed towards the fabrication of a nanomesh composite filter (NCF) that can be manufactured according to various embodiments, all of which are intended to be fabricated in order to control the transmission, reflection, and absorption of various wavelengths bands. In particular, the disclosed embodiments may be used for heat shielding applications where certain wavelength ranges may be desirable to transmit and others may be desirable to reflect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
    Inventors: Zhifeng Ren, Tianyi Sun, Chuanfei Guo
  • Patent number: 9930268
    Abstract: A method and a display apparatus for generating and outputting an image generated to apply a special effect to a video are provided. The method includes outputting a video to a first area of a screen of the display apparatus, generating an image based on information comprised in the video, and outputting the generated image to a second area, surrounding the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-kyu Jung, Seong-hoon Kang, Hark-joon Kim, Sung-wook Baek, Sung-bin Kuk
  • Patent number: 9899117
    Abstract: A transparent flexible nanomesh having at least one conductive element and sheet resistance less than 300?/? when stretched to a strain of 200% in at least one direction. The nanomesh is formed by depositing a sacrificial film, depositing, etching, and oxidizing a first metal layer on the film, etching the sacrificial film, depositing a second metal layer, and removing the first metal layer to form a nanomesh on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
    Inventors: Zhifeng Ren, Tianyi Sun, Chuanfei Guo
  • Patent number: 9884591
    Abstract: A display system for use in a controlled vehicle is provided, and includes a rearview assembly having a display device located behind a mirror element, a camera system configured to acquire images of a scene external of the controlled vehicle, and a processing system configured to receive a signal representative of the acquired images and to produce an image of the scene on the display device of the rearview assembly, wherein the processing system is further configured to adjust the photosensitivity of the camera system based on an input from at least one of an ambient light sensor and a direct glare sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven G. Hoek, Ethan J. Lee
  • Patent number: 9801291
    Abstract: An image display device comprises: a flexible display unit configured to be bent, by an external force, in a first state and a second state where the flexible display unit has different radiuses of curvature; and a middle cabinet assembly configured to cover side surfaces of the flexible display unit, wherein the middle cabinet assembly comprises: a first middle cabinet coupled to the flexible display unit, and disposed to cover a first side of the flexible display unit; and a second middle cabinet disposed to cover a second side of the flexible display unit, the second side perpendicular to the first side, and the second middle cabinet configured to perform a relative motion with respect to the first middle cabinet when the flexible display unit is transformed between the first state and the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Gwangwon Lee, Choongsuk Park
  • Patent number: 9740033
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a test apparatus of a direct-light-type backlight module. The test apparatus comprises: a light-emitting-element fixing unit, configured for fixing a light emitting element; an optical-element fixing unit, configured for fixing an optical element into an optical path of the light emitted from the light emitting element; and a test head (85), configured for testing the light emitted from the light emitting element and passing through the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE VISION-ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingjun Li, Yunlong Tian, Changjia Fu
  • Patent number: 9681516
    Abstract: A lighting system is disclosed that includes one or more master circuit boards configured to power light emitting diodes. The lighting system includes modular light boards with arrays of light emitting diodes that interchangeably couple to the matched connectors on the master circuit board. The system preferably includes modular light boards having different two or more corresponding color spectra and a controller that allows for color temperature tuning and intensity tuning of light emitted from the modular light boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FINELITE INC.
    Inventors: Walter Blue Clark, Johannes Dale Toale, Aaron Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 9607487
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for projecting light to indicate a device status are provided. In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, systems for projecting light to indicate a device status are provided, the systems comprising: a hardware processor that: determines a light status; determines whether to turn a light source on; selects a light format corresponding to the light status; projects light of a light source according to the light format; and determines whether to turn the light source off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Dureau
  • Patent number: 9581833
    Abstract: This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing a biomedical device, such as an ophthalmic lens with an energy receptor capable of powering a processing device. More specifically, this invention discloses a polymerized ophthalmic lens wherein the energy receptor is included within the lens through use of a binder layer. The energized ophthalmic lens may be activated and operated while the ophthalmic lens is in use on an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tepedino, Randall B. Pugh, Robert Marciello, Tom Aelbrecht, Anthony Milinowicz, James P. Milkowich
  • Patent number: 9559743
    Abstract: A mobile device case or cover can include a display module that can display notifications or other useful data to users. The display module can communicate wirelessly with the mobile device to obtain notifications. In addition, in some embodiments, the display module can communicate with a secondary mobile device (such as a phone in a user's pocket) to obtain notifications or other data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Del Toro, Andy Fathollahi
  • Patent number: 9541494
    Abstract: A method for measuring a quality parameter, such as luminance uniformity, of a video display, according to some embodiments of the present invention, includes providing a plurality of pattern images to be displayed sequentially on the video display, measuring the amount of light produced by each pattern image using a wide-angle light sensor, and calculating the video display quality parameter using the measured light values corresponding to each displayed pattern. Each pattern used in accordance with this method is derived from an orthogonal matrix, resulting in each pattern having a high average brightness, thereby eliminating the need to use a narrow-angle, spot light meter, and instead allowing measurements to be made using a simple, wide-angle, incident-light or reflected-light photometer. This method is compliant with the relevant SMPTE measurement standard for measuring luminance uniformity. Additionally, some embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus for practicing this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: TEKTRONIX, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Baker
  • Patent number: 9508032
    Abstract: A three-dimensional code is generated by adding a time dimension in a two-dimensional code so as to form the three-dimensional information structure, so that a three-dimensional code flow with time continuity is generated. The basic unit of the three-dimensional code flow is a two-dimensional code having time information. An encrypted three-dimensional code is able to represent multiple aspects of user behavior including time, place, location, instruction, operation device and etc. Through the three-dimensional code technique, the three-dimensional code content is implanted into a display scene of a client display screen. The user is able to interact with the display device through the three-dimensional code. Through the present invention, a screen without any interactive function can display the interactive media on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Zhiping Meng
  • Patent number: 9448421
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an ophthalmic lens system capable of wireless communication through utilization of an external device, wherein the ophthalmic lens system comprises a first ophthalmic lens on a first eye and a second ophthalmic lens on a second eye, wherein the lenses may be configured to wirelessly communicate with each other by transmitting and receiving data through an external device. More particularly, in some embodiments, the external device may comprise electronic components with more computational power and energization capabilities than the ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Toner, Randall Braxton Pugh, Camille A. Higham
  • Patent number: 9443477
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) system is provided. The LCD system includes a light source and a self-contained display unit including at least a LCD panel and a light guide plate coupled together, wherein the light guide plate is configured to guide light from the light source to the LCD panel as backlight and to structurally support the LCD panel. Further, a plurality of pre-made hollow spaces are contained in the display unit configured to host components of the LCD system. The LCD system also includes a controller contained in the plurality of pre-made hollow spaces and coupled to the LCD panel to control the LCD panel such that the light passing through the light guide plate is used as backlight for operation of the LCD panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Xiao Lin Yu
  • Patent number: 9418624
    Abstract: An image output apparatus, according to the present invention, for outputting images to a display apparatus including an image processing unit capable of performing image quality adjustment processing differently depending on types of images, comprises a selection unit that selects images to be output to the display apparatus according to a user operation, and a control unit that gives a predetermined notice when the number of types of images selected by the selection unit is greater than a maximum adjustable number, which is the number of types of images on which the image processing unit can perform image quality adjustment processing in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirofumi Urabe
  • Patent number: 9358926
    Abstract: A system for managing a camera is comprises an input interface configured to detect a change in state; a processor configured to block transfer of data from an inward facing video camera; and an output interface configured to indicate that transfer of data is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Lytx, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lambert, John Van Nortwick, Michael Shirey
  • Patent number: 9316774
    Abstract: A display device having a heat radiation sheet to prevent temperature rise is provided. The display device includes a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel; a light emitting diode (LED) substrate on which a plurality of LEDs are mounted; a light guiding plate disposed below the LED substrate and configured to guide light emitted from the LEDs to the LED substrate; and a heat radiation sheet disposed below the light guiding plate and the LED substrate and configured to discharge heat generated from the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: WonJong Kim, WonTae Kim
  • Patent number: 9310626
    Abstract: This invention discloses methods and apparatus to form organic semiconductor transistors upon three-dimensionally formed insert devices. In some embodiments, the present invention includes incorporating the three-dimensional surfaces with organic semiconductor-based thin film transistors, electrical interconnects, and energization elements into an insert for incorporation into ophthalmic lenses. In some embodiments, the formed insert may be directly used as an ophthalmic device or incorporated into an ophthalmic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 9310658
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an ultra high-resolution liquid crystal display having a compensating thin film transistor at each pixel. The present disclosure suggests a thin film transistor substrate comprising: gate lines running in horizontal direction and data lines running in vertical direction which define a plurality of pixel area on a substrate; a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode formed by dividing any one gate line disposed at any one of an upper side and a lower side; a first thin film transistor connected to the first gate electrode; and a second thin film transistor connected to the first thin film transistor and the second gate electrode. The flat panel display according to the present disclosure has an ultra high-density resolution over 300 PPI with the high aperture ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jungil Lee
  • Patent number: 9310645
    Abstract: A light source assembly includes a substrate extending in a first direction, and a plurality of light source parts arranged in the first direction. The light source part includes a light source disposed on the substrate to generate light, a first reflecting element disposed on the substrate and having a first opening which exposes the light source, a second reflecting element disposed on a first reflecting element and having a second opening which exposes the light source, the second reflecting element being smaller than the first reflecting element in a plan view, and a lens disposed on the light source and the second reflecting element to diffuse the light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lu-Ly Lee, Dong-Hyeon Lee, Young-Min Park
  • Patent number: 9244285
    Abstract: Methods of eye gaze tracking are provided using magnetized contact lenses tracked by magnetic sensors and/or reflecting contact lenses tracked by video-based sensors. Tracking information of contact lenses from magnetic sensors and video-based sensors may be used to improve eye tracking and/or combined with other sensor data to improve accuracy. Furthermore, reflective contact lenses improve blink detection while eye gaze tracking is otherwise unimpeded by magnetized contact lenses. Additionally, contact lenses may be adapted for viewing 3D information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Ruxin Chen, Ozlem Kalinli
  • Patent number: 9220158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for providing an ambience light effect in a cinema comprising a cinema display screen arranged on a front wall of the cinema and a plurality of light sources, comprising receiving first and second image content to be sequentially displayed on the cinema display screen, determining at least one of a color and intensity for the second image content, determining a second set of control data for controlling the plurality of light sources to emit an ambient light effect based on at least one of the color and intensity for the second image content, and associating the second set of control data with the first set of image content. Advantages with the invention include the possibility to provide an improved ambient lighting experience by using the “extra space” specifically available in a cinema, e.g. walls, floor and ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen, Marcellinus Petrus Carolus Michael Krijn
  • Patent number: 9191419
    Abstract: An information processing system includes at least one first information processing device and a second information processing device. The second information processing device includes: an acquiring unit that acquires a second information in which IP information assigned to a first information processing device and first information that is different from the IP information and specifies the first information processing device are associated with each other; a second storage unit that stores at least one piece of the second information; a first receiving unit that receives an input character string input by a user; and a determining unit that determines a first information processing device identified by IP information included in second information that includes first information corresponding to the input character string among the at least one piece of the second information as a first information processing device to execute a process requested from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Reiji Yukumoto, Hidekuni Annaka, Yoko Sugiura, Aritaka Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 9122099
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight module, which at least comprises: a liquid crystal panel and a backlight sheet. The back of the liquid crystal panel is provided with multiple fastening devices which are provided with a holding portion thereon. The backlight sheet is provided with an assembling portion corresponding to the holding portion thereon. The fastening devices fix the liquid crystal panel on the backlight sheet by latching the assembling portion to the holding portion. The present invention also discloses a liquid crystal display device comprising the backlight module structure mentioned above. The backlight module and the liquid crystal display device according to the present invention can realize the backlight module without frame or with narrow frame structure and improve the assembling efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dehua Li
  • Patent number: 9063259
    Abstract: Provided is an illuminating device capable of preventing luminance unevenness from developing therein. An illuminating device (1) includes a plurality of light-emitting boards (5), each of which includes a long wiring board (52), a plurality of light-emitting elements (51) mounted on the wiring board and clearances (53) between the adjacent light-emitting boards, and a light guide plate having a rectangular shape and arranged to guide light that enters from its end faces (71) inward and emit the light from its front face (73), wherein the plurality of light-emitting boards are aligned along each of the end faces of the light guide plate, the end faces being opposed to each other, while the clearances between the adjacent light-emitting boards on the opposed end faces do not face each other while sandwiching the light guide plate therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasumori Kuromizu
  • Patent number: 9048609
    Abstract: A laser emitter module may include a first laser emitter configured to output first laser beam having a first radiation angle by receiving first input laser beam and a second laser emitter configured to output second laser beam having a radiation angle different from the first radiation angle by receiving second input laser beam having a width different from that of the first input laser beam. The first and second laser emitters output the first and second laser beam together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Jong Deog Kim
  • Publication number: 20150145969
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a main panel which displays video, a sub panel which projects and provides the video displayed on the main panel by including a first lens array and a second lens array facing the first lens array so as to share a focus with the first lens array, a hinge which connects the sub panel and the main panel in a manner in which the sub panel is displaceable from the main panel according to user manipulation, a sensor which senses angles formed by the main panel and the sub panel, and a controller which controls so that the video is adjusted based on the sensed angles and displayed on the main panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-sik KIM, Sergey SHESTAK, Seong-woo CHO
  • Patent number: 9041863
    Abstract: An electronic device, including: one or more hardware interfaces each for connecting to a signal source to receive at least one type of application resources; a control chip electrically connected to the one or more hardware interfaces, the control chip being configured to classify and integrate one or more types of application resources received through the one or more hardware interfaces, and generate a display signal for a main interface including a number of areas arranged according to a predetermined layout, wherein each area is configured to display information regarding a same type of the classified and integrated application resources, and different areas are configured to display information regarding different types of the classified and integrated application resources; and a display screen electrically connected to the control chip to display the main interface according to the display signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Chuan Wang, Xijie Shen, Zhaopeng Cheng, Yongjian Sun, Chuangqi Li, Jun Wan, Yi Ru, Feng Li, Xing Yan, Qingsong Dai