Having Display Patents (Class 455/566)
  • Patent number: 10691767
    Abstract: An apparatus includes at least one image sensor configured to capture a plurality of images, at least one communication interface, at least one display, and at least one processor coupled to the at least one image sensor, the at least one communication interface, and the at least one display. The at least one processor is configured to identify a network address encoded into one or more first images of the plurality of captured images and transmit a first request to the network address. The at least one processor is also configured to identify a unique identifier encoded into one or more second images of the plurality of captured images and transmit a second request containing the unique identifier. The at least one processor is further configured to receive session information and output, to the at least one display, extended reality-related content obtained during a session associated with the session information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Peri
  • Patent number: 10694629
    Abstract: A magnetic stand for a tablet device is disclosed. The magnetic stand is configured to rigidly hold a portion of the tablet device in place and to shield the magnetic field from adversely affecting nearby devices susceptible to strong magnetic fields. The shielding portion of the magnetic stand allows for significant increases in magnetic field strength when compared to similarly configured, unshielded products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew D. Rohrbach
  • Patent number: 10690984
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention is to provide an electronic apparatus which is configured to provide a color writing function by means of the physical force of an external input means, and a control method thereof. More particularly, the present invention is to provide an electronic apparatus equipped with a plurality of liquid crystal panels in an electronic apparatus so that a plurality of colors can be written by the physical force of an external input means, and a control method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Cheol Bae, Chul Baik, Hong Suk Kim, Byung Hwa Seo, Hyun Min Song, Tatsuhiro Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10693672
    Abstract: Systems and methods described provide and add significant functionality to virtual and augmented reality display systems. For example, when a user is “immersed” in a virtual reality environment, certain home environmental parameters may be changed, or may change state, and efforts at energy conservation can be automatically or semi-automatically initiated, at least temporarily, while the user is in the virtual reality environment. This allows the user to reduce energy consumption in their home while they are immersed in the virtual reality world by automatically turning down output to lights and other devices that the user does not need while in the headset. Users are further provided with the benefit of notifications during their virtual reality experience, bridging the gap of separation from the outside world with regard to security by allowing users to remain “in” a virtual reality environment while they are still alerted of important activity in their surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Crackle, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Goldstein, Christine Coner, Ihor Yaskiw
  • Patent number: 10684714
    Abstract: A display device including a touch display panel, a roller housing, a touch bar, and a panel driver. The touch display panel includes a plurality of pixels and a plurality of touch sensing elements. At least a portion of the touch display panel is rolled around a roller. The roller housing is configured to receive the roller and has an opening configured to receive the touch display panel. The touch bar is disposed between the roller housing and the touch display panel and contacts the touch display panel. The panel driver divides a display portion of the touch display panel into a display area and a non-display area according to positions of touch sensing elements contacting the touch bar. The panel driver deactivates at least a portion of the non-display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taean Seo, Sunho Kim, Youngseok Seo, Junghun Lee, Jinhwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10671276
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device includes a display section having a display screen, an input section having a touch input region on the display screen, and a control section for displaying a plurality of keys. The display screen is provided as a software keyboard where a touch operation on a specific key causes an input of the specific key. In the specific display region on the display screen that can display operation keys on the software keyboard, the control section selects these keys from a previously prepared set of input candidate key groups. In response to a specific operation on the specific display region, the control section allows the plurality of keys to be displayed on the specific display region. In response to touch on a desired key in the specific display region, the control section determines that an input of the key has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kondo, Takashi Hasegawa, Tatsuhiko Nishimura, Daisuke Matsui, Masatoshi Inagawa, Tetsuro Inukai
  • Patent number: 10667365
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an intelligent lighting control system. A first switch control circuit of a first lighting control module of a plurality of lighting control modules is actuated. The actuation is detected at each lighting control module in the plurality of lighting control modules. The light sensor in each lighting control module are polled by the respective processor in each lighting control module, to detect a change in a light level. The change in the light level detected by the respective lighting control module is transmitting, from each lighting control module. The lighting control modules that detected the change in the light level are catalogued into a 1st zone of one or more zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Racepoint Energy, LLC
    Inventor: William Lark, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10661175
    Abstract: A method, system, and processor-readable storage medium for providing audio playback are disclosed to enable users to replace background music in a computer or video game with music of user choice, while preserving other in-game sounds. An example method comprises receiving a game music stream from a gaming application of a user which includes a game background soundtrack and in-game sounds, extracting audio parameters of the game background soundtrack, determining an emotional classification of the game background soundtrack based on the audio parameters of the game background soundtrack, selecting a user soundtrack from a user music library that matches the emotional classification of game background soundtrack, replacing at least a part of the game background soundtrack with the user soundtrack, and providing a replacement game music stream to the user, the replacement game music including the user soundtrack and the in-game sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 10657329
    Abstract: A recommended word for each category is configured to be extracted from review information in a review database to manage the recommended word. The review database is configured to manage the review information on merchandise or a service in units of categories of the merchandise or the service. A control is configured to be executed such that a review post page on the specified merchandise or service is presented. A determination whether present time is assistance timing or not is configured to be executed based on an aspect of character input to the review post page. In response to an acquisition of a determination result that the present time is the assistance timing, a control is configured to be executed such that the recommended word corresponding to the category to which the specified merchandise or service belongs is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Kasai
  • Patent number: 10657708
    Abstract: Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. A 3D point cloud data describing an environment is then accessed. A first image of an environment is captured, and a portion of the image is matched to a portion of key points in the 3D point cloud data. An augmented reality object is then aligned within one or more images of the environment based on the match of the 3D point cloud with the image. In some embodiments, building façade data may additionally be used to determine a device location and place the augmented reality object within an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Jurgenson, Linjie Luo, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II, Rahul Sheth, Jia Li, Xutao Lv
  • Patent number: 10635293
    Abstract: A method and system for enabling the sharing of information between a first application and a second application on a computing device are described herein. The method includes the steps of receiving a global search request through the first application and—in response to the reception of the global search request—prompting for a search term from a user. The method further includes the steps of receiving the search term and—based on the received search term—automatically presenting one or more corresponding candidate elements associated with the second application for selection by the user. In addition, the method includes the steps of receiving the selection of at least one of the candidate elements and linking the selected candidate element with the first application such that a user may access the selected candidate element from the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Carsten Michael Dietz
  • Patent number: 10634914
    Abstract: An information handling system enhances end user situational awareness by selectively presenting sensed environmental conditions with tactile feedback, such as with haptic device output at a band worn on the end user's body. Tactile trigger rules apply sensed conditions to detect events that trigger a haptic device notification, such as a threat to the end user in a tactical situation that is not in the field of view of a head-mounted display or that has a lower level of significance relative to other identified threats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hana Schuster Smith, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 10631247
    Abstract: A method and apparatus capable of minimizing power consumption occurring when a mobile device is changed from a sleep state to a wake-up state by partially controlling on/off of a display unit and partial booting control of a system function are provided. The method includes detecting a change of the mobile device from a sleep state to a wake-up state, turning on a display unit of the mobile device such that a first section of the mobile device displays an operating region, the first section including one or more portions of the display unit and less than an entire screen of the display unit and waiting for a system function registered in the operating region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeong Do Ahn, Sung Min Cho
  • Patent number: 10630830
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first microphone, a second microphone, a sensing unit, and a control unit. The first and second microphones are respectively positioned at two different sides of the electronic device. The sensing unit is configured to sense a first light value of a first side of the electronic device, a second light value of a second side of the electronic device and an orientation of the electronic device. The control unit is configured to select one of the first microphone and the second microphone to work according to the first and second light values and the orientation of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Yuan Lee, Chun-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 10628012
    Abstract: The present invention may comprise: a terminal body having a front surface and a rear surface; a display unit disposed on the front surface and configured to output first screen information; a rear input unit disposed on the rear surface and configured to receive a touch input; and a control unit which, when a predetermined touch input is received by the rear input unit, controls the display unit to display a window area on at least one area of the first screen information, wherein the window area is displayed while a touch is sensed by the rear input unit, and a apart of second screen information, which has been output on the display unit before the first screen information is output, is displayed in the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sesook Oh, Samsick Kim, Jongin Lim, Kyungjin Moon, Sungjin Kang
  • Patent number: 10620785
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide notifications to a user of a communications device. The communications device groups electronic communications received from different communications services according to senders of the electronic communications. The communications device sorts a list of one or more of the senders according to the electronic communications received. The communications device displays the sorted list via a graphical user interface of the communications device. For each sender on the list, the communications device displays an indication of a number of electronic communications received from the sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Adi Kidron, Adam Lahav
  • Patent number: 10620911
    Abstract: A system, computer program product, and method are provided for use with an intelligent computer platform to convert audio data intents to one or more physical actions. The aspect of converting audio data intent includes receiving audio, converting the audio to text, parsing the text into segments, identifying a physical action and associated application that are proximal in time to the received audio. A corpus is searched for evidence of the text to identify evidence of a physical user interface trace with a select application. An outcome is generated from the evidence. The outcome includes an instruction to invoke a user interface trace with the select application as a representation of the received audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10621894
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for controlling a flexible screen and an electronic device. The method includes: obtaining a press parameter with respect to a motor drive switch; and controlling a motor to rotate according to the press parameter, to unfold or fold the flexible screen. The flexible screen can be controlled to unfold and fold to obtain a suitable screen size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yugui Lin
  • Patent number: 10623717
    Abstract: A technology is provided in which a user generates a 3-D image for a photographing target only by a simple device without the rent of a studio or the use of a professional product and easily controls the generation of the 3-D image. The photographing turn table is installed in one area of a studio device having one area in which a photographing target is located and having an open one surface to allow image photographing through the open one surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGEMONKIE KOREA, INC.
    Inventors: Sang Kon Mun, Jun Myeong Park, Yong Su Cho
  • Patent number: 10620805
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for displaying, navigating, and manipulating digital content (e.g., e-books). An example system comprises a content module for storing digital content, a user interface, and a content navigation module. The user interface enables a user to interact with the digital content, which includes a plurality of content units. The content navigation module is configured to display a virtual sphere through the user interface, present a plurality of actionable buttons on a surface of the virtual sphere, where each actionable button is associated with one of the plurality of content units; position the virtual sphere in response to a user input, activate one of the actionable buttons in response to another user input, and present one of the content units that corresponds to the activated actionable button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Gauri Chopra
  • Patent number: 10620972
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards systems and method for receiving and processing user inputs with respect to hybrid computing applications. For example, systems and methods described herein involve detecting one or more user inputs of a touch gesture provided by a user and selectively channeling the one or more user inputs to a non-native element of the hybrid application or a native element of the hybrid application. In particular, the systems and method involve selectively channeling user inputs of touch gestures to prevent instances of input ambiguity with respect to interacting with a graphical user interface associated with the hybrid application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Kirk Mattson
  • Patent number: 10620912
    Abstract: A system, computer program product, and method are provided for use with an intelligent computer platform to convert speech intents to one or more physical actions. The aspect of converting speech intent includes receiving audio, converting the audio to text, parsing the text into segments, identifying a physical action and associated application that are proximal in time to the received audio. A corpus is searched for evidence of a pattern associated with the received audio and corresponding physical action(s) and associated application. An outcome is generated from the evidence. The outcome includes identification of an application and production of an affirmative instruction. The instruction is converted to a user interface trace that is executed within the identified application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maryam Ashoori, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10613587
    Abstract: An image display apparatus including a rollable display; a driving unit configured to change a size of the rollable display; an interface configured to receive a signal from a remote controller; and a controller configured to in response to an image display input, control the driving unit to unroll the rollable display, and display a first video, corresponding to a video to be displayed on the unrolled display, on a display of the remote controller and without displaying the video on the rollable display during the unrolling of the rollable display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sukhyun Hong, Ilho Seo, Kwangsoo Choi
  • Patent number: 10613809
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display device for displaying multiple applications on a flexible display and a method for controlling the display device. The display device according to the present specification comprises a main display and a flexible display. When the flexible display is unrolled, the size of a first application execution screen is determined by the unrolled length. When the flexible display is further unrolled thereafter, a second application execution screen is displayed along with the first application execution screen on the flexible display. Here, the second application execution screen is displayed on the portion by which the flexible display has been increased and can be displayed on the part adjacent to the first application execution screen. According to the present specification, the size of an application execution screen can be determined according to the intent of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Doyoung Lee, Sinae Chun, Sihwa Park
  • Patent number: 10602861
    Abstract: A digital vanity mirror assembly includes a mirror that has a reflective surface being directed toward a user to provide a reflection for personal grooming. A pedestal is positionable on a horizontal support surface and the mirror is coupled to the pedestal such that the mirror is supported above the horizontal support surface. A control circuit is coupled to the mirror and a transceiver is coupled to the mirror. The transceiver is in electrical communication with an extrinsic communication network to facilitate two way communication between the user and a remote individual when the user is viewing the mirror. A touch screen is integrated into the reflective surface of the mirror and the touch screen is electrically coupled to the control circuit for controlling operational parameters of the control circuit and the transceiver. Moreover, the touch screen displays indicia received from the transceiver and a remote control is provided that is in wireless communication with the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Ksenia Meyers, Oscar Boveda
  • Patent number: 10609209
    Abstract: A touch-panel cellular phone specifies an invalid area not accepting a user's input operation on a touch panel in advance. The cellular phone detects a user's touch area on the touch panel so as to execute a function pre-assigned to the touch area not encompassed by the invalid area. Additionally, it is possible to reduce and display menu icons in the display area precluding the invalid area on the touch panel. Thus, it is possible to prevent an error operation when a user holding a cellular phone inadvertently touches the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoya Makiguchi
  • Patent number: 10599321
    Abstract: A display device includes a display member configured to display an image in a first direction and a cover member on the display member. The cover member includes a flexible member including a front part defining a front plane perpendicular to the first direction, and a first side part connected to a first side of the front part and defining a first side plane different from the front plane, and a rigid member partially overlapping the flexible member and on the front part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaejoong Kwon, Hyesog Lee, Yunseon Do
  • Patent number: 10595648
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a transparent electronic display includes providing a display case having a door housing the transparent electronic display, and a controller programmed with transparency data which is in electronic communication with the electronic display. Said transparency data comprises a number of predetermined transparency levels for the electronic display during a number of corresponding time periods. The current time is determined and the electronic display is operated at the predetermined transparency level associated with a time period corresponding to the current time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Rick De Laet
  • Patent number: 10600988
    Abstract: Provided is a window of a display apparatus. The window includes a front surface part including first short sides extending in a first direction to face each other in a second direction crossing the first direction, first long sides extending in the second direction to face each other in the first direction, and first rounded portions respectively extending from both sides of the first long sides and respectively connected to both sides of the first short sides disposed adjacent to the first long sides, side surface parts respectively extending from the first long sides and bent in a third direction crossing a plane parallel to the first and second directions, and a rear surface part extending from one of the side surface parts to face the front surface part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Beomgyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10600853
    Abstract: The invention relates to: a light-emitting device which includes a first flexible substrate having a first electrode, a light-emitting layer over the first electrode, and a second electrode with a projecting portion over the light-emitting layer and a second flexible substrate having a semiconductor circuit and a third electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor circuit, in which the projecting portion of the second electrode and the third electrode are electrically connected to each other; a method for manufacturing the light-emitting device; and a cellular phone which includes a housing incorporating the light-emitting device and having a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction, in which the light-emitting device is disposed on a front side and in an upper portion in the longitudinal direction of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Hatano, Satoshi Seo, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10599306
    Abstract: An electronic device which can easily access information associated with an item displayed in a notification bar and a method for operating a notification bar thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a touch screen for detecting a selection of an item displayed in the notification bar, and a controller for controlling the touch screen so as to display an information providing window which provides information associated with the selected item, in response to selection of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tanvir Hussain, Muhammad Anwar Parvez, Muhammad Saiful Islam
  • Patent number: 10599250
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface, for example a touch pad or touch screen. The user interacts with the touch-sensitive surface, producing touch interactions. The resulting actions taken depend at least in part on the touch type. For example, the same touch interactions performed by three different touch types of a finger pad, a finger nail and a knuckle, may result in the execution of different actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: QEEXO, CO.
    Inventors: Christopher Harrison, Julia Schwarz, Robert Bo Xiao
  • Patent number: 10594354
    Abstract: A system includes a device case having a front portion and a back portion, the front portion sized to securely receive and house a portable handheld device, and one or more rotatably attached handles affixed to the back portion of the device case, each of the one or more rotatably attached handles capable of rotating 1 to 180 degrees along a plane horizontal to a plane of the back portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SWYVZ, LLC.
    Inventor: Derrick Polseno
  • Patent number: 10587360
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to advertisements of a privacy protected device. For example, advertisements of the privacy protected device are jammed. Additionally dummy device advertisements are broadcasted. The dummy device advertisements include a reduced-information advertisement for the privacy protected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kassem Fawaz, Kyu-Han Kim
  • Patent number: 10582040
    Abstract: A method performed by a user equipment, the user equipment, and a computer program product. The method includes establishing a call connection with another user equipment and when the call is established, activating the touch sensitive display of the user equipment and activating and displaying only the end call key button of the touch sensitive display enabling the user of said user equipment to end or terminate the established call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Håkan Johan Löfholm
  • Patent number: 10575144
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of modifying user content data on a mobile station are disclosed. One example method of displaying customized content data on a mobile station may include receiving the content data at the mobile station, and modifying the content data based on predefined viewing preferences of the user. The modified content may then be displayed on a display interface of the mobile station allowing the user to view the content based on their specified preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Nelson Kessenger, Bruce Pollock
  • Patent number: 10574803
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal comprising a body; a display unit disposed on a front surface of the body and having elasticity; a vibration receiver attached to a rear surface of the display unit; a speaker having a higher output than the vibration receiver and configured to transmit sound to a distant location; and a controller configured to vibrate the display unit by driving the vibration receiver according to an audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Janghwan Shim, Donghan Kang, Taehwan Jeon, Byungkil Choi
  • Patent number: 10565904
    Abstract: A splicing screen, a method and a device for driving the splicing screen and a display apparatus are provided. The splicing screen includes at least one main display region configured to display a first portion of a display image, and a frame display region at edges of the main display region and configured to display a second portion of the display image other than the first portion. The method includes calculating a division manner for a display image; and displaying different portions of the image correspondingly on the main display region and the frame display region according to the division manner. The device for driving the splicing screen includes an image capture module and an image division display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weihao Hu, Xue Dong, Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10557915
    Abstract: An apparatus estimates successive headings of a mobile device based on respective results of measurements by the mobile device on radio signal transmitted by a plurality of transmitters to obtain estimated headings (201). It computes a mean heading based on a predetermined number of the estimated headings and computing a standard deviation of the predetermined number of estimated headings (202). It determines whether the mean heading is to be considered valid based on the computed standard deviation of the estimated headings (203). Finally, it provides an indication of the mean heading as an indication of a current heading of the mobile device for use by a specific application only if the mean heading is determined to be considered valid (204).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan Khan, Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov
  • Patent number: 10560561
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a wireless communication implementer, a route displaying implementer, and a multiple language mode implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10559252
    Abstract: A display apparatus comprises: a display panel comprising a plurality of display elements arranged in a matrix form on a substrate having flexibility; a supporting member having a surface, the substrate of the display panel being placed on the surface; and a holding member provided at a part of or the entire of an outer edge of the display panel along the outer edge so as to rim the display panel, the holding member holding the display panel on the surface of the supporting member. The holding member engages with an outer periphery of the display panel, the holding member is bonded to the surface of the supporting member, and the substrate closely contacts with the surface of the supporting member at a lower strength than a bonding strength between the holding member and the surface of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10554285
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device which includes an antenna array including a plurality of antenna elements and a wireless communication circuit configured to transmit and/or receive a signal having a frequency in a range of 3 GHz to 300 GHz. The wireless communication circuit includes a plurality of pairs of transmit and receive paths. The wireless communication circuit is configured to allow a first pair of the plurality of pairs to use the transmit path of the first pair and a second pair of the plurality of pairs to use the receive path of the second pair, to transmit a first signal using the transmit path of the first pair, to monitor the receive path of the second pair, and to determine whether the first signal is at least partially blocked, based at least in part on a result of monitoring the receive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongil Son, Hyoseok Na
  • Patent number: 10547722
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a wireless communication implementer, an email transferring implementer, and a multiple language mode implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10547724
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a wireless communication implementer, a navigation implementer, and a multiple language mode implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10547725
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a wireless communication implementer, a map displaying implementer, and a multiple language mode implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10547721
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a wireless communication implementer, an email producing implementer, and a multiple language mode implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10528248
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method and an electronic device for receiving a user input by the electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving a first touch input on a touchscreen, detecting at least part of a region contacted by the first touch input on the touchscreen, a region adjacent to the contacted region, and a position adjacent to the contacted region, after receiving the first touch input, and displaying a user interface on the touchscreen at least partially based on a relative relation between the region contacted by the first touch input, and at least one of the adjacent region and the adjacent position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Joon Park, Chul-Hyung Yang
  • Patent number: 10528088
    Abstract: An electronic device and method is disclosed that determines a fold angle and/or opening state of a foldable electronic device using a self-capacitance measurement of an electrode disposed in the foldable electronic device. Using self-capacitance to determine the opening state provides an accurate result and makes efficient use of power of the foldable electronic device. Further, the technique offers flexibility in the implementation, as it can make use of electrodes, sensors, and/or antennas already present in many foldable electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Whitman, David Voth, Eliyahu Barel, On Haran, Amir Zyskind
  • Patent number: 10530912
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a transparent front glass cover including a planar portion that forms a front surface of the electronic device, a planar rear glass cover that forms a rear surface of the electronic device, a metal bezel that surrounds a space formed by the front glass cover and the rear glass cover, and a flexible display device that is embedded in the space and exposed through the front glass cover. The front cover includes a left bent portion and a right bent portion on the left and right of the planar portion at the center of the front cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Cheul Moon, Sang-In Baek, Kwon-Ho Son, Min-Sung Lee, Bong-Suk Choi, Gyeong-Tae Kim, Jae-Il Seo, Na-Young Chu, Kyung-Pil Kim
  • Patent number: 10530427
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium encoded with a computer readable information processing program executed by an information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes a communication portion which exchanges data with an information storage medium through near field wireless communication. The information processing program causes the information processing apparatus to perform the following acts. The acts include writing available content information in the information storage medium, reading the available content information from the information storage medium, and updating availability of a content based on the read available content information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Moro, Kotaro Hiromatsu, Yoshifumi Masaki, Takahiro Watanabe