Having Display Patents (Class 455/566)
  • Patent number: 11373742
    Abstract: An augmented reality pharmacy system and method for assisting pharmacy personnel with health care-related tasks is presented. The augmented reality pharmacy system can reduce or eliminate common pharmacy fulfillment errors attributable to human error. The present disclosure improves pharmacy fulfilment error rates by providing image processing systems adapted to characterize prescription and drug related information to verify prescription fulfillment; incorporates augmented reality systems with pharmacy systems to provide enhanced fulfillment systems where real-world objects can be over-laid with virtual reality elements to provide additional pharmaceutical information to a user; and shortens the time spent by a user looking for a specific drug bottle in a maze of similar-looking drug bottles by incorporating wayfinding technology coupled with location based components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CHANGE HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Clinton S. Ferguson, III, Shrikant M. Patel, Brandi D. Sherill, Tara L. Long, Aaron D. Howard, Brad T. Crosslin
  • Patent number: 11372616
    Abstract: A portable streaming audio player and methods of using and programming the portable streaming audio player are described. The portable streaming audio player can include an interface panel that includes one or more assignable selection buttons to which streaming audio content can be assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ELLODEE INC.
    Inventors: William Andrew Liddell, Julie Urice Liddell
  • Patent number: 11372452
    Abstract: The display device includes a display module which displays an image at a front surface of the display module and includes a rear surface, a folding area and a non-folding area extended from the folding area; and a supporter facing the rear surface of the display module and including a first portion corresponding to the non-folding area, a second portion corresponding to the folding area, and a boundary between the first portion and the second portion. The display module which is unfolded disposes the supporter bent at the boundary, and the supporter which is bent includes the first portion and the second portion together forming a curvature of the supporter having a center of curvature at the front surface of the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-Chang Kim, Minseop Kim, Changmin Park, Sungwoo Cho
  • Patent number: 11375345
    Abstract: A service for providing messaging extension apps can be an online store that can be browsed and searched for the apps. The store uses extension app identifiers which are related to app identifiers that are sent between devices in a conversation of messages so that a receiving device can, when it does not have the extension app installed to interact with received content, use the extension app identifier to download and install the required extension app. In one embodiment, the download and install can occur while the messaging app remains the foreground app, and the messaging app adds an icon of the newly installed extension app into a browsable tray in the UI of the messaging app.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Adele C. Peterson, Bhaskar P. Sarma, Kevin J. Lindeman, Roberto Garcia, Keith Kowalczykowski, Imran Chaudhri, Chanaka Karunamuni
  • Patent number: 11367128
    Abstract: A smart display apparatus and a smart display method are provided. The smart display apparatus includes: a transparent display screen; a commodity position acquiring module configured to acquire position information of a plurality of commodities; and a control processing unit including a commodity determining unit and a control display unit; the commodity determining unit is configured to determine a recommended commodity; and the control display unit is configured to control the transparent display screen to display a first image of the recommended commodity, and configured to control the transparent display screen to display a commodity recommending mark according to the position information of the recommended commodity so as to indicate a customer to observe the recommended commodity through the transparent display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Deng, Hongyan Pei, Xue Chen
  • Patent number: 11366577
    Abstract: The technical solutions provide a method for presentation by a terminal device, and a terminal device, so as to reduce a memory burden of the terminal device, improve efficiency and an interaction capability, and facilitate use for a user. Specifically, a method for presentation by a terminal device is provided, where the method includes: when the mobile terminal is in a locked state, display, on the touch screen, the first interface, the first interface including an interface of a first application program (FAP), an interface of a second application program (SAP) and a first content determined by the mobile terminal based on a habit of using the mobile terminal by a user of the mobile terminal, the interface of the SAP occupying a second area on the touch screen, and the second area being part of the whole display area of the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Cheng, Huaqi Hao
  • Patent number: 11368868
    Abstract: A control device 22 performs the simulative communication operation on a measurement device 20 for transmitting and receiving signals between the base transceiver station compliant with the first communication standard and the terminal 11a and a measurement device 21 for transmitting and receiving signals between the base transceiver station compliant with the second communication standard and the terminal 11a. In the control device 22, the display control unit 30d performs display in a form in which the same number of graphic forms as the number of base transceiver stations compliant with the first and second communication standards are arranged in association with one first cell icon indicating that the base transceiver station is compliant with the first communication standard and one second cell icon indicating that the base transceiver station is compliant with the second communication standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Nakamura, Shinji Ogawa, Atsushi Motoyama, Anri Muto
  • Patent number: 11366584
    Abstract: Disclosed, according to various embodiments of the present invention, is an electronic device comprising: a housing comprising a cover glass and a rear cover facing the cover glass; a display comprising a first region and a second region connected to one end of the first region, and having a first state where the first region is exposed, via the cover glass, to the outside of the electronic device, and a second state where the first region and the second region are exposed, via the cover glass, to the outside of the electronic device; and a processor electrically connected to the display. The processor may be configured so as to control the outputting of content on the basis of the state of the display. In addition, various embodiments are possible as identified in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinkyo Chung, Hyemi Lee, Sungho Park, Joonhwan Kim, Hanna Kim, Ahreum Nam, Daeun Park, Bona Lee, Jihun Lee
  • Patent number: 11360565
    Abstract: Computing devices, computer-readable storage media, and methods associated with human computer interaction. In embodiments, a computing device may include a display, a processor coupled with the display, a user interface engine and one or more applications to be operated on the processor. In embodiments, the user interface engine or the one or more applications may be configured to detect movement of the portable computing device indicating a direction a user of the portable computing device would like a portion of the user interface to move and cause the portion of the user interface to be moved, from a current location on the display to another location on the display, in accordance with the indicated direction. Such movement may facilitate the user to interact with the portion of the user interface via the interaction zone of the display. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vinod Govindapillai, Tomer Rider
  • Patent number: 11361689
    Abstract: [Object] Construct a system for freely changing images to be displayed or displaying images at appropriate timing [Solution] Control system for controlling the rotating displays. light emitting elements arranged in a line on a rotating plate. A server stores image data in a storage device and transmits the image data to the rotating displays. The storage device stores user data. user data includes a type of each rotating display held by the user. The user data includes a time schedule for displaying the image data. The server supplies to the terminal device an operation screen for user interface. User interface allows to select the image data and a time schedule for displaying the image data, or allows the user to create displayable image data. The server has a display controller that transmit to the rotating displays the image data, that selected or created by the user and transmit the data indicating the time schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: LIFE IS STYLE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Makoto Onuki
  • Patent number: 11353972
    Abstract: A display device with a touchscreen is provided. The display device includes a display panel having an electrode layer in a display area and a non-display area thereof, and a panel ground layer in the non-display area, and a touchscreen over the display panel and including a touch ground layer having an area overlapping with at least one of the electrode layer and the panel ground layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Hoy Kim, Chang-Hoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 11355086
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that enable a first device to obtain two-dimensional (2D) content referenced by a webpage and a second device in communication with the first device to display 3D content referenced by the webpage. In an example, it is detected that the webpage references 3D content associated with 2D content and detected that a second device, capable of displaying the 3D content referenced by the webpage, is linked to or in communication with the first device. In one example, the second device receives input corresponding to a user selection to view the 3D content, and in response, displays an 3D environment including the 3D content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Long H. Ngo
  • Patent number: 11354026
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method includes: while presenting an object via the display device, determining an operation set associated with the object that includes a plurality of input-response pairings, wherein each input-response pairing includes an input type and an associated response; obtaining, via the one or more input devices, a user input directed to the object; and, in response to detecting the user input: mapping the user input to an input-response pairing within the operation set associated with the object; and performing an operation on the object based on the user input and the input-response pairing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Tyler Casella
  • Patent number: 11355091
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body; a flexible display to be rolled up and placed in the main body; a sensor configured to detect unrolling of the flexible display; and a controller configured. The controller is configured to control the flexible display to present information while the flexible display is exposed from the main body, and, based on detecting the flexible display being rolled into the main body while the information is presented, control to change a presentation position of the information on the flexible display according to the rolling of the flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-young Lee, Kyu-hyun Cho
  • Patent number: 11349972
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a master machine and a slave machine. The master machine includes a first power source unit; the slave machine includes a second power source unit, a display screen, a main board and a fingerprint identification assembly. The slave machine is able to be mounted to the master machine and detached from the master machine. When the slave machine is detached from the master machine, the slave machine is able to be in communication connection with the master machine. The main board is provided with a first through hole, the fingerprint identification assembly includes a connecting circuit board and an identification unit, the identification unit is able to be in communication connection with the main board through the connecting circuit board, and the identification unit is inserted into the first through hole. The present application further provides a slave machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jie Li
  • Patent number: 11340959
    Abstract: Provided is a control method of an electronic apparatus, the method including displaying content corresponding to a first application in a first area of a display, displaying content corresponding to a second application in a second area of the display, identifying resource allocation information associated with the first application and the second application, and running the first application and the second application based on the identified resource allocation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kensin Noh, Dongwan Kang, Seungyong Lee
  • Patent number: 11343637
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for use of crowdsourced microphone or other information with a digital media content environment. A user may bring their media device with media application to a venue/performance, for example a theater, or a music concert, or other event which the user desires to attend. A microphone and/or other hardware components of the media device can be used to indicate a presence of the media device. The system can also, or alternatively, utilize an interaction information by the media device or the user thereof with other systems or environments. The media application can be configured so that, upon determining that the media device is present within a particular venue or attending a particular performance, the media server can enable one or more venue-aware media application features, to provide various types of functionalities that improve the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventor: Ari Liusaari
  • Patent number: 11335208
    Abstract: A device and method for identifying a user. The device including a terminal including a touch screen with a set of embossments superimposed on a virtual keyboard and displaying information related to a transaction, a contact and/or contactless smart card reader device, a processor and a memory containing a set of modules and/or algorithms to implement the method including activation of a low vision mode by a double-tap gesture on the screen, the searching for the center of a virtual keyboard where an embossment is located, determination of the positions of the other keys from the central key, choice and storage of a desired key by lifting the finger from the touch screen at the position of the desired key, validation of the choice of key made by a double-tap gesture on the touch screen or validation of the code/PIN by a double-tap gesture on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: WORLDLINE
    Inventors: Luc Luyckx, Pierrot Baessens
  • Patent number: 11320910
    Abstract: A device detects a first press input followed by a second press input on the button. The device provides a first non-visual output in response to the first press input and before the second press input. Depending on the amount of time lag between the first press input and the second press input, the device provides either a second non-visual output in conjunction with performing a first operation or a third non-visual output in conjunction with performing a second operation, where the second non-visual output and the third non-visual output have different output profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Joshua B. Kopin, Duncan R. Kerr, Hugo D. Verweij
  • Patent number: 11321857
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to displaying and editing image with depth information. Image data associated with an image includes depth information associated with a subject. In response to a request to display the image, a first modified image is displayed. Displaying the first modified image includes displaying, based on the depth information, a first level of simulated lighting on a first portion of the subject and a second level of simulated lighting on a second portion of the subject. After displaying the first modified image, a second modified image is displayed. Displaying the second modified image includes displaying, based on the depth information, a third level of simulated lighting on the first portion of the subject and a fourth level of simulated lighting on the second portion of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matan Stauber, Amir Hoffnung, Matthaeus Krenn, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Joseph A. Malia, Mark Hauenstein
  • Patent number: 11317256
    Abstract: A method of, and a mobile terminal configured for, efficiently displaying an event indication in the form of a pop-up box during idle mode of a mobile terminal is provided. Upon occurrence of a second event in idle mode, it is determined whether an event pop-up box indicating an occurrence of a first event of the same type as the second event exists. When the event pop-up box indicating the occurrence of the first event exists, the event pop-up box is updated with information indicating the occurrence of the second event and displayed on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Su-A Baek, Kyung-Ae Lim, Seung-Chul Choi, Jae-Won Chang
  • Patent number: 11310356
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of and apparatus for displaying call information in a mobile communication terminal and a mobile communication terminal adapted to display call information. The method includes the steps of checking the call information when a call occurs, updating and storing the call information according to a status of the call, and displaying the updated call information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Hee-Jeong Cho, Kyoung-Ae Lim, Seung-Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 11281341
    Abstract: An active pen is provided, which facilitates avoiding complex computation for phase acquisition on the side of a sensor integrated circuit configured to receive downlink signals from active pens, and allows for generating carrier waves for the downlink signals using a simple configuration, namely, a frequency dividing circuit, while reducing a difference in unused time in one time slot between the active pens. An active pen 2 is configured to transmit one or more symbol values in one time slot, and includes a frequency dividing circuit 43 configured to frequency-divide a reference clock with a frequency division ratio based on each of a plurality of frequencies different from each other, to thereby generate a plurality of carrier waves having frequencies different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11278361
    Abstract: A control system for surgical robots based on proximity sensing, the control system including a proximity sensor coupled to a component of a surgical robot, the surgical robot component including a table, robotic arms coupled to the table, and surgical tools mounted on the robotic arms, the proximity sensor configured to sense a movement of a nearby controlling object in one or more degrees of freedom; and a processor configured to drive the component of the surgical robot to follow the movement of the controlling object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Berk Gonenc, Xin Liu, Bernhard A. Fuerst, Jose Luis Cordoba, Pablo E. Garcia Kilroy
  • Patent number: 11269443
    Abstract: A method for distinguishing between touches intended as commands on a display screen and fingertip presentation for fingerprint recognition, applied to an electronic device, includes: (Step 1) detecting a touched area of a touch event on a display screen; (Step 2) determining whether an area size of the touched area is greater than a predetermined threshold; (Step 3) when the area size of the touched area is smaller than the predetermined threshold, determining that the touch event is a touch operation and executing a corresponding function; and (Step 4) when the area size of the touched area is greater than the predetermined threshold, determining that the touch event is for fingerprint recognition, detecting the fingerprint input by the fingerprint sensor and executing a function corresponding to the fingerprint presentation and recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jung-Feng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11269448
    Abstract: A touch sensor includes a plurality of touch driving electrodes arranged in each of a plurality of touch driving columns in a column direction, and a plurality of touch sensing electrodes arranged in each of a plurality of touch sensing columns in the column direction, the plurality of touch driving columns and the plurality of touch sensing columns being alternately arranged in a row direction. In each of the plurality of touch driving columns, two or more odd-numbered touch driving electrodes among the plurality of touch driving electrodes are substantially simultaneously driven during a first touch group driving period. In each of the plurality of touch driving columns, two or more even-numbered touch driving electrodes among the plurality of touch driving electrodes are substantially simultaneously driven during a second touch group driving period that is different from the first touch group driving period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yong Jin Jee, Gwang-Bum Ko, Sang Hun Park
  • Patent number: 11262845
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the disclosure provide a method and apparatus for providing a vibration in an electronic device. According to various embodiments of the disclosure, an electronic device may include a memory including instructions stored therein, and at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor coupled to the memory is configured to execute the stored instructions for detecting an event for a user's input related to a direction, identifying a vibration pattern having directivity, in response to the detected event, and providing a vibration having directivity by driving the one or more vibration devices, based on the vibration pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wonjun Lee, Minkoo Kang, Jiwon Kim, Won Lee, Myojin Bang, Sangwon Shim, Younghak Oh, Sunyoung Yi, Yonggu Lee, Kyuok Choi
  • Patent number: 11265462
    Abstract: Methods for capturing intended subjects in an image are disclosed. Various embodiments may include determining a first quantity of a bilateral body part of individuals visible in a first preview image obtained by a first camera-lens combination having a first field of view, and automatically selecting one of a plurality of camera-lens combinations to use in capturing an image based on the first quantity of the bilateral body part of individuals visible in the first preview image. Some embodiments may include selecting a wide-angle camera-lens combination in response to the determined quantity of the bilateral body part of individuals visible in a first preview image is odd. Some embodiments may include automatically switching back to a standard or default camera-lens combination if an individual added in a wide-angle image is separated from the individuals visible in the first preview image by a predetermined threshold distance or distance ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nikhil Verma, Vishnu Vardhan Kasilya Sudarsan, Sumeet Kumar Sahu, Ganesh Babu Ketti Gangadharan
  • Patent number: 11262853
    Abstract: An apparatus may include an input surface, a plurality of key positions on the input surface, a force sensor positioned underneath the input surface at at least one of the key positions, and a proximity controller in communication with a capacitance measuring circuit incorporated into the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Cirque Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Monson
  • Patent number: 11256315
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display and a battery can determine a battery level of the battery, and in accordance with a determination that the battery level is at or below a first threshold value, cause a haptic output and/or enter a low-power mode. While in low-power mode, the device may produce different outputs in response to user inputs than while in a normal power mode. In some embodiments, while in the low-power mode, the device may display only the time and an indication that the device is in a low-power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Chance Graham, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 11252826
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed. The electronic device includes a first and second housing movable relative to each other. The second housing supports a flexible display which may be at least partially exposed to an exterior, and at least partially stowed within the first housing based on the movement of the housings. A processor implements the method including detecting movement of the housings such that a visible display area of the display is changed, detecting whether the resizing meets a predetermined condition, and if resizing does not meet the predetermined condition, executing image processing on a portion of the resized visible display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungsik Park, Youngsoo Chun, Woongeun Kwak, Seunghui Sunwoo, Dohun Cha, Gidae Kim, Junyun Kim, Jooho Seo, Hyoseok Na, Jongchul Choi
  • Patent number: 11252238
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a device for outputting updated messages a determinate number of times is provided. The device may comprise an output, an input, one or more processors, a memory, code stored in the memory and executed by the processor, wherein at least one message is received from time to time by the device through the input, and wherein the code selects if and when the at least one message is to be provided on the device via the output a determinate number of times. The operation of the enabled device can allow the message to be delivered to the user as the result of some action in regards to enabled device usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: STRATOSAUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, John Phillip Hansen, Thomas Daniel Mock
  • Patent number: 11249716
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel which includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a light emitting element layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and outputting light to the second substrate, a first sound generator which is disposed on a surface of the first substrate and outputs sound by vibrating the display panel, and a first buffer member which is disposed on the surface of the first substrate, where a height of the first buffer member is smaller than that of the first sound generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Joon Ahn, Ga Na Kim, Byeong Hee Won, Jae Been Lee, Jae Woo Im
  • Patent number: 11243646
    Abstract: A display device displays an image and also detects a touch by a user. The display device includes a plurality of touch detection electrodes, a conductive member, and a floating electrode. The plurality of touch detection electrodes are disposed overlapping a display region in a plan view, and the conductive member is disposed in a position closer to a surface touched by the user than the plurality of touch detection electrodes. The floating electrode is disposed in a position closer to the surface touched by the user than the plurality of touch detection electrodes, and overlaps at least a part of each of the plurality of touch detection electrodes in the plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Kida
  • Patent number: 11243634
    Abstract: Provided is a flexible display. A flexible display, having a first region and a second region extending therefrom in a first direction, may comprise: a display panel comprising a pixel array; and a touch sensor layer comprising first electrodes arranged on the first region and second electrodes arranged on the second region; and switches, each electrically connecting a first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghoon Ko, Gidae Kim, Jungchul An, Joungmin Cho, Kwangtai Kim, Hyungsup Byeon
  • Patent number: 11237613
    Abstract: A capacitive proximity sensor for use in mobile devices such as smartphones and connected tables, in which it is used to switch off a display (70) when the device is brought to the ear. The capacitive sensor is arranged for rejecting spurious detection induced, for example, by condensation, ingress of water, or thermal drift, based on the time variations of a capacity seen by the readout circuit (80), Additionally, the proximity sensor may integrate signals form motion sensors, temperature sensors or other sensors, to discriminate spurious proximity signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Semtech Corporation
    Inventors: Chaouki Rouaissia, Hehai Zheng
  • Patent number: 11227412
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence apparatus for calibrating a color of a display panel includes a camera configured to capture an image displayed by the display panel; and a processor configured to: transmit a signal for outputting a color reference image to the display panel, receive, via the camera, a captured image for the display panel, calculate a color offset for the display panel in a predetermined unit based on the color reference image and the captured image, determine an output color calibration value for the display panel using the calculated color offset, and transmit the determined output color calibration value to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jichan Maeng, Beomoh Kim, Taehyun Kim, Wonho Shin, Jonghoon Chae
  • Patent number: 11215478
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor generates a detection signal that varies according to the strength of a target magnetic field at a detection position in a reference plane. The magnetic sensor includes a magnetoresistive element. The magnetoresistive element includes a magnetization pinned layer having a magnetization in a first direction, and a free layer having a magnetization whose direction is variable according to the direction of an acting magnetic field, the acting magnetic field being a composite magnetic field of all magnetic fields acting on the free layer. The free layer has uniaxial magnetic anisotropy such that an easy axis of magnetization is oriented in a direction parallel to a second direction. In the reference plane, both of two directions orthogonal to the second direction are different from the direction of the target magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenzo Makino, Tsuyoshi Umehara
  • Patent number: 11210076
    Abstract: The user experience of application downloading and usage between multiple devices in a network is enhanced. One instance of an app on a first device is able to identify and verify installation and/or execution of a companion app on a second device where the two devices may have entirely different platforms (e.g., smartphone operating system and TV platform). The experience for users who have devices on the same network converge in order to improve the user experience with respect to a particular app. In this manner, an enhanced and efficient means of providing an n-screen experience with the app is enabled; ways that provide synergy between devices on the same network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fabio Gava, Fei Xie, Nan Yang, Shiangfeng Lee, Murugan Viswanathan, Andrew Shelansky
  • Patent number: 11204692
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces. In some examples, the electronic device provides for transitioning between simulated lighting effects. In some examples, the electronic device applies a simulated lighting effect to an image. In some examples, the electronic device provides user interfaces for applying a filter to an image. In some examples, the electronic device provides for a reduced filter interface. In some examples, the electronic device provides a visual aid displayed in a viewfinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Behkish J. Manzari, Marek Bereza, Jeffrey A. Brasket, Frederic Cao, Alan C. Dye, Elliott Harris, Cyrus Daniel Irani, Jonathan P. Ive, Garrett Johnson, Emilie Kim, Joseph A. Malia, Grant Paul, Pavel Pivonka, Billy Sorrentino, III, Andre Souza Dos Santos
  • Patent number: 11190865
    Abstract: A display module and a mobile terminal are provided. The display module comprises a display panel comprising an earpiece area; and a vibration function layer disposed on a surface of the display panel and used to make mechanical vibrations under control of electric signals to generate sound waves; wherein the vibration function layer comprises an actuator and a vibration layer, the actuator comprises a vibrator disposed in the earpiece area and sound insulation sections disposed on one edge of the earpiece area, and the sound insulation sections are used to stop the sound waves of the earpiece area located on one side of the sound insulation sections from propagating to an opposite side of the sound insulation sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongxiang Zhou, Chunhung Huang, Yucheng Tsai, Tengteng Shi
  • Patent number: 11188203
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for generating a multimedia material. The method includes displaying an album interface in response to receiving a first operation. The album interface includes a draft box interface switching control of the application and at least one terminal album management control. The method includes displaying a draft box interface in response to receiving a second operation. The draft box interface includes at least one first multimedia material belonging to a draft box of the application. The method includes determining a first material in response to receiving a first selection operation in the draft box interface, the first selection operation triggered on the first multimedia material from the user; and generating a first target multimedia material based on the first material in response to receiving a first determination operation, the first determination operation triggered on the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING DAJIA INTERNET INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qian Li, Qian Shao
  • Patent number: 11178710
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device comprises; a display; a first communication module for communicating through a first communication network; a second communication module for communicating through a second communication network; a memory; and a processor electrically connected with the memory, wherein the memory can store, during execution, instructions for enabling the second communication module to be inactivated while the processor executes a designated application by using the first communication module in a state in which both the first communication module and the second communication module having a priority higher than that of the first communication module are activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Nam, Jung-Eun Lee, Ji-Yoon Park
  • Patent number: 11178265
    Abstract: A cover member used to cover a display device is disclosed that includes a first main surface arranged at a visually recognized side, a second main surface arranged opposite to the first main surface, a first light transmission portion, and a second light transmission portion. The first main surface on the second light transmission portion has an arithmetic mean surface height (Sa) that is smaller than an arithmetic mean surface height (Sa) of the first main surface on the first light transmission portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kajioka, Koji Ikegami
  • Patent number: 11178335
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to displaying visual effects in image data. In some examples, visual effects include an avatar displayed on a user's face. In some examples, visual effects include stickers applied to image data. In some examples, visual effects include screen effects. In some examples, visual effects are modified based on depth data in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Lee Broughton, Nicholas V. King, Grant Paul, William A. Sorrentino, III
  • Patent number: 11172577
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a display area and a non-display area at least partially surrounding the display area. A panel support sheet is disposed behind the display panel and has a first hole exposing the display area of the display panel. An optical sensor is disposed within the first hole. A first light-blocking portion is disposed in a void area that is between the panel support sheet and the optical sensor, within the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Young Wang, So Yeon Joo, Hyun Hee Lee, Se Hun Park, Chang Mo Park, Jong Man Bae, Hyeon Deuk Hwang
  • Patent number: 11169900
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms are disclosed that enable a data intake and query system to generate and cause display of circular timelines of timestamped event data. As used herein, a circular timeline generally refers to a graphical display of timestamped events stored by a data intake and query system, wherein the timestamped events may be displayed as arcs of one or more concentric circles and located in a circular timeline area according to a chronological ordering associated with the events. One or more display attributes of each arc may further depend on other data associated with the corresponding events. For example, each arc of a circular time may be displayed at a particular radial distance, with a particular thickness, using a particular shading and/or color, etc., depending on various data values associated with the one or more events represented by the arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Splunk, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Chen, Min Zhang, Feng Shao, Qianjie Zhong, Geng Qin, D. Randall Young, Roy Zhang, Aaron Zhang
  • Patent number: 11169686
    Abstract: An electronic device having a flexible display and method of providing the same are disclosed herein. A flexible display is disposed on at least a portion of an area of the electronic device and configured to egress or ingress from at least one housing of the electronic device to alter an exposed area of the flexible display. At least one processor operatively coupled to the flexible display is configured to detect the exposed area of the flexible display altered by egress or ingress of the flexible display from the housing, detect a setting mode based on the altered exposed area of the flexible display; and execute at least one of changing a resolution setting, changing an operation mode, and changing a user interface setting of the flexible display based on the detected setting mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo-Hyung Kim, Byoung-Uk Yoon
  • Patent number: 11165897
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is disclosed including a first frame, a second frame slidable with respect to the first frame between a first position and a second position, a third frame at a rear side and configured to be slidable with respect to the second frame between a third position and a fourth position, a flexible display unit including a first area, a second area, and a third area, and a sliding unit configured to allow the second frame to slide between the first position and the second position and the third frame to slide between the third position and the fourth position, wherein an area of the third area visible from a front side increases as the second frame slides from the first position to the second position and the third frame slides from the third position to the fourth position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Insu Song, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 11165896
    Abstract: A portable terminal is provided for operation in a first mode in which information is provided on a first curved surface area or a second mode in which information is provided on a second curved surface area, and controlling the display to provide, in response to an occurrence of an event while in the first mode, information related to the event on the first curved surface area, and provide, in response to the occurrence of the event while in the second mode, information related to the event on the second curved surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Donghyun Kim