US Pat. No. 11,114,069

PRIVATE VIRTUALIZED DISPLAYS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


1. A non-transitory machine readable medium storing instructions executable by a processor to:store display information in a private physical memory hidden from an operating system (OS); and
divisibly virtualize a contiguous planar display into a first area as a main display and a second area as a second display separate from the main display, wherein the continuous planar display is divisibly virtualized responsive to:exposure of the display information in the private physical memory to the OS; or
the display information being directly provided from the private physical memory to a graphics processing unit (GPU).


US Pat. No. 11,114,068

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ALTERING VIRTUAL BUTTON ARRANGEMENTS PRESENTED ON ONE OR MORE DISPLAYS OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...


1. An electronic device, comprising:a device housing;
one or more displays presenting one or more user actuation targets defining one or more virtual buttons in a predefined arrangement relative to a first end of the device housing;
one or more sensors detecting an object approaching a portion of the device housing when the electronic device is in an enclosed condition; and
one or more processors, operable with the one or more sensors, the one or more processors causing, when the portion of the device housing is a distal portion of the device housing from the first end of the device housing, the one or more displays to present the one or more user actuation targets defining the one or more virtual buttons in another predefined arrangement that is different from the predefined arrangement.

US Pat. No. 11,114,067

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...


1. A display device comprising:a housing;
a display;
a roller disposed inside the housing, wherein the roller is configured to rotate in a first direction for the display to be wound around the roller or in a second direction for the display to be unwound around the roller; and
a controller configured to:
cause the display to display content in a region of the display that is extended to a first length from the housing when in a partial view mode, wherein an extended length of the display to be extended from the housing is variable, wherein the partial view mode is entered in response to receiving a command activating a frame mode, and
cause the display to display a black background in the region of the display when in the frame mode.

US Pat. No. 11,114,066

PATH DISPLAY DEVICE AND PATH DISPLAY METHOD

Nippon Telegraph and Tele...


1. A path display apparatus for displaying a path configured for a plurality of optical network apparatuses subdivided by disaggregation, the path display apparatus comprising:a storage unit configured to store configuration information indicating a connection relationship of each of the optical network apparatuses;
a grouping unit configured to identify a high-speed port of a route apparatus which is the optical network apparatus, and determine a group to which optical network apparatuses divided by the identified high-speed port belong, based on the configuration information; and
a display control unit configured to display, on a screen, a symbol of each of the optical network apparatuses, a symbol of the connection relationship, and a symbol of the group.

US Pat. No. 11,114,065

COMPUTER HAVING A REMOTE SECOND DISPLAY


1. A dual display computer comprisinga first display receiving its video signal directly from a first computer to which it is functionally connected and at all times dedicated exclusively to the first computer,
a stand alone second display, mounted to a back of the first display, also at all times dedicated exclusively to the first computer, thus separate from and otherwise unassociated with a second computer, the second display being physically detached or detachable from the first computer and receiving its video signal directly and exclusively from the first computer by telemetry without a second computer intermediate the second display and the first computer such that display content displayed on the first display is displayed on the second display.

US Pat. No. 11,114,064

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...


1. A display device, comprising:a pixel circuit disposed on an active area, wherein the pixel circuit comprises a plurality of pixel units; and
a plurality of receiving antenna units electrically coupled to the pixel circuit, wherein the receiving antenna units comprise:a first receiving antenna unit, configured to provide a first data signal to the pixel units in a first part for driving the pixel units in the first part to illuminate at a first brightness; and
a second receiving antenna unit, configured to provide a second data signal to the pixel units in a second part for driving the pixel units in a second part to illuminate at a second brightness;

wherein, during a first frame, a first phase difference exists between the first data signal and the second data signal, the pixel units in the first part are configured to illuminate at the first brightness according to the first data signal with the first phase difference, the pixel units in the second part are configured to illuminate at the second brightness according to the second data signal with the first phase difference.

US Pat. No. 11,114,063

PRIVACY DISPLAY APPARATUS

RealD Spark, LLC, Beverl...


1. A privacy display apparatus comprising:a display device arranged to display an image, the display device being capable of providing a privacy function in which the visibility of the image to an off-axis viewer is reduced compared to the visibility of the image to an on-axis viewer;
a control system arranged to control the display device; and
an ambient light sensor arranged to detect the illuminance level of ambient light,
wherein the control system is arranged to control luminance of the displayed image on the basis of the detected level of the ambient light in accordance with a transfer function, and when the privacy function is provided the transfer function maintains a relationship Ymax ?Yupper, where Ymax is the maximum output luminance of the display device and Yupper is given by the equation:





wherethe equation for Yupper applies for an observation direction having a polar angle ? of 45° from the normal to the display device at at least one azimuth angle around the normal to the display device,
I is the detected level of the ambient light, the units of I being the units of Ymax multiplied by solid angle in units of steradian,
?(?-45° ) is the reflectivity of the display device along the observation direction,
P(?-45° ) is the ratio of the luminance of the display device along the observation direction to the maximum output luminance Ymax of the display device, and
Smin has a value of 1.0 or more.

US Pat. No. 11,114,062

PROJECTION BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CURRENT OUTPUT OF POWER SOURCE AND PROJECTOR THEREOF

Qisda Corporation, Taoyu...


1. A projection brightness adjustment method applied to a projector, the projection brightness adjustment method comprising:driving the projector to project an image by a power source;
detecting a working temperature of the projector by a temperature sensor;
dividing a total pixel amount of the image by a total brightness level amount of the image to calculate a pixel average amount corresponding to each pixel brightness level of the image;
determining whether the working temperature is less than an upper operating-temperature limit of the power source;
determining a level amount of the pixel brightness levels having a pixel amount larger than the pixel average amount;
determining whether the level amount is less than or equal to half of the total brightness level amount; and
controlling the power source to output an overload current to the projector for image projection when determining the working temperature is less than the upper operating-temperature limit and determining the level amount is less than or equal to half of the total brightness level amount, wherein the magnitude of the overload current is between a maximum current limit and the upper operating-current limit of the power source.

US Pat. No. 11,114,061

LIGHT-EMISSION CONTROL SIGNAL GENERATING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...


1. A light emission control signal generation device, comprising:a state detection circuit configured to detect whether a current frame is a static frame or a dynamic frame and output an indication signal indicating the static frame or the dynamic frame; and
a plurality of light emission control signal generation circuits, wherein:
the plurality of light emission control signal generation circuits are divided into a plurality of blocks, and individual ones of the blocks are input with different light emission enable signals based on the indication signal to generate light emission control signals;
two adjacent blocks are connected through a switching circuit configured to input a first light emission enable signal or a second light emission enable signal to one of the two adjacent blocks based on the indication signal; and
a light emission enable portion of the second light emission enable signal is shorter than a light emission enable portion of the first light emission enable signal.

US Pat. No. 11,114,060

CURSOR IMAGE DETECTION COMPARISON AND FEEDBACK STATUS DETERMINATION METHOD

ADLINK TECHNOLOGY INC., ...


1. A cursor image detection comparison and feedback status determination method, based on a non-invasive data-extraction system architecture, and using an image processing unit to read a cursor image of an operation screen outputted by a machine controller and perform detection and comparison on the cursor image, and the cursor image detection comparison and feedback status determination method comprising:(A): obtaining a cursor foreground image set by a user;
(B): obtaining a cursor background image set by the user;
(C): selecting an algorithm to process the foreground image and the background image, to generate a cursor mask;
(D): reading the cursor image, and apply the cursor mask on the cursor image to perform pattern comparison; and
(E): providing information of a comparison result and a cursor feedback status,
wherein the step (E) of using the image processing unit to provide the cursor feedback status, further comprises:
(E01): starting to move the cursor;
(E02): waiting for a report of the image processing unit indicating that the cursor status is stable, or determining whether a time of waiting the report exceeds a preset waiting time;
(E03): determining whether the cursor is found, and when the cursor is found, executing a step (E04), and when no cursor is found, executing a step (E10);
(E04): determining whether the cursor has multiple positions, and when the cursor has multiple positions, executing a step (E05), otherwise, executing a step (E06);
(E05): providing a warning message indicative of the cursor having multiple positions, and executing a step (E06);
(E06): determining whether the position of the cursor is correct, and when the position of the cursor is correct, executing a step (E07), otherwise, executing a step (E15);
(E07): determining whether multiple cursors are found, and when multiple cursors are found, executing a step (E08), otherwise, executing a step (E09);
(E08): providing a warning message indicative of multiple cursors, and executing a step (E09);
(E09): determining that the cursor is moved successfully;
(E10): determining whether the execution of cursor detection is first time, and when the execution of cursor detection is first time, executing a step (E11), otherwise, executing a step (E12);
(E11): performing cursor compensation, and executing the step (E02);
(E12): obtaining information of positional information of previous movement of the cursor, and executing a step (E13);
(E13): determining whether the execution of cursor detection is second time or third time, and when the execution of cursor detection is second time or third time, executing a step (E14), otherwise, executing a step (E16);
(E14): moving the cursor back to a zero position and then to a target position, and executing the step (E02);
(E15): determining whether a number of retrying the cursor detection reaches a preset value, or the time of trying the cursor detection exceeds the waiting time, and if yes, executing the step (E07), otherwise, repeating the step (E11);
(E16): waiting for the report of the image processing unit indicating that the cursor status is stable, or determining whether the time of waiting the report exceeds the preset waiting time, and executing a step (E17);
(E17): moving the cursor to a safe area, and executing a step (E18);
(E18): waiting for the report of the image processing unit indicating that the cursor status is stable, or determining whether the time of waiting the report exceeds the preset waiting time, and executing a step (E19);
(E19): obtaining the positional information of the previous movement of the cursor, and executing a step (E20);
(E20): determining whether the cursor is found, and when no cursor is found, executing a step (E21), otherwise, executing a step (E22);
(E21): providing an error message indicative of no cursor being found;
(E22): determining whether there is a difference between the positions of previous two movements of the cursor, and when there is a difference between the positions of the previous two movements of the cursor, executing a step (E23), otherwise, executing a step (E24);
(E23): providing an error message indicative of being unable to control the cursor; and
(E24): providing an error message indicative of losing cursor position.

US Pat. No. 11,114,059

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLOR CALIBRATION

Portrait Displays, Inc., ...


1. A color calibration system comprising:a display device including a non-volatile memory, a display screen, and a target sensor;
a computing system in communication with the display device and including a processor, a persistent memory, a temporary memory, and a reference sensor, the computing system executing an instance of a calibration application, the computing system configured to:detect and capture, via the reference sensor, reference data based on a display data rendered on the display screen of the display device, the display data including a plurality of luminance patterns and a plurality of color patterns;
store the reference data in the temporary memory;

wherein the display device is configured to:detect and capture, via the target sensor, target data based on the display data rendered on the display screen of the display device;
transmit the target data to the computing system;

wherein the computing system is configured to:receive the target data;
store the target data in the temporary memory;
derive, via the calibration application, a linear calibration for the target sensor based on the reference data and the target data, the reference and target data including luminance data captured by the reference and target sensors based on each of the plurality of luminance patterns;
derive, via the calibration application, a calibration matrix using the reference and target data stored in the temporary memory, the reference and target data including color data; and
calibrate the target sensor using the calibration matrix.


US Pat. No. 11,114,058

METHOD OF V-BY-ONE (VBO) SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR SAVING HARDWARE RESOURCES, DEVICE, AND TERMINAL THEREOF

TCL CHINA STAR OPTOELECTR...


1. A method of V-By-One (VBO) signal processing for saving hardware resources, comprising steps of:obtaining a plurality of VBO signals transmitted through data lanes respectively and having a same descrambling reset flag;
processing and resolving each of the VBO signals to obtain a data signal and a control signal of each of the VBO signals, wherein the control signal comprises a valid data strobe signal;
selecting one control signal from all of the control signals as a synchronization signal, and using the valid data strobe signal comprised in the synchronization signal as a synchronization strobe signal;
obtaining a delay strobe signal by performing time-delay processing on the synchronization strobe signal, in which a duration of delay is one or more VBO signal receiving clocks;
writing the data signal and the control signal alternately into a first register and a second register under control of the synchronization strobe signal based on the same descrambling reset flag that all of the VBO signals have, in which the first register and the second register operate synchronously; and
reading the data signal and the control signal alternately from the second register and the first register under control of the delay strobe signal based on the same descrambling reset flag that all of the VBO signals have.

US Pat. No. 11,114,057

SMART GATE DISPLAY LOGIC

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....


1. A method of reducing power consumption by a display device comprising a display logic for processing pixel data, and a display panel comprising a plurality of pixels, the method comprising:receiving the pixel data indicating input values for the plurality of pixels;
counting a number of consecutive pixels of the plurality of pixels that have consecutive identical input values;
determining, for a single image frame, that the number of consecutive pixels exceeds a threshold number; and
powering down the display logic.

US Pat. No. 11,114,056

POWER VOLTAGE GENERATING CIRCUIT COMPENSATING RIPPLE OF A DATA POWER VOLTAGE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....


1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel which displays an image based on input image data;
a data driver which outputs a data voltage to the display panel;
a power voltage generator which outputs a data power voltage to the data driver;
a driving controller which controls a driving timing of the data driver; and
a timing compensator which changes an output timing of the data voltage of the data driver when a feedback data power voltage is less than a reference data power voltage at a start point of an active period independent of a data signal from the data driver,
wherein the timing compensator adjusts the output timing of the data voltage such that a start point of outputting the data voltage is in a vertical blank period which is prior to the active period, the vertical blank period and active period being in a same frame.

US Pat. No. 11,114,055

SHIFT REGISTER, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DRIVING METHOD OF SHIFT REGISTER

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...


1. A shift register, applied in a display panel in which gate driver on array is used, the display panel comprising a plurality of cascaded shift registers, the shift register being configured to receive a previous-stage gate signal and transmit a gate scan signal to a gate line, the shift register having a quiescent point voltage signal;wherein the shift register comprises:
an output circuit, configured to receive a clock signal and the previous-stage gate signal to generate the gate scan signal, and transmit the gate scan signal to the gate line; and
a pull-down feedback circuit, comprising a first switch and a second switch;
wherein a control end of the first switch is configured to receive a subsequent-stage quiescent point voltage signal as a feedback signal, to pull down a current-stage quiescent point voltage to a subsequent-stage gate scan signal; and
a control end of the second switch is configured to receive the subsequent-stage gate scan signal as a feedback signal, to pull down the gate scan signal of the gate line to a low preset level.

US Pat. No. 11,114,054

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...


1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor, a fourth transistor, a fifth transistor, and a sixth transistor,
wherein a gate of the first transistor is electrically connected to a gate of the second transistor, a gate of the third transistor, one of a source and a drain of the fourth transistor, one of a source and a drain of the fifth transistor, and one of a source and a drain of the sixth transistor,
wherein one of a source and a drain of the first transistor is electrically connected to a wiring,
wherein the other of the source and the drain of the first transistor is electrically connected to one of a source and a drain of the second transistor,
wherein one of a source and a drain of the third transistor is electrically connected to the other of the source and the drain of the fifth transistor and the other of the source and the drain of the sixth transistor,
wherein the other of the source and the drain of the third transistor is electrically connected to a gate of the fifth transistor,
wherein the other of the source and the drain of the fourth transistor is electrically connected to a gate of the fourth transistor,
wherein a channel formation region of at least one of the first transistor, the second transistor, the third transistor, the fourth transistor, the fifth transistor, and the sixth transistor comprises an oxide semiconductor, and
wherein the oxide semiconductor comprises indium.

US Pat. No. 11,114,053

ANTI-PEEPING CIRCUIT, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHN...


1. An anti-peeping circuit for a display panel, the anti-peeping circuit comprising a waveform generator,wherein the waveform generator is connected to an anti-peeping electrode of the display panel, and the waveform generator is configured to generate an anti-peeping signal and output the anti-peeping signal to the anti-peeping electrode of the display panel; and
a calculating circuit, wherein the calculating circuit is connected to the waveform generator and the anti-peeping electrode, respectively, and the calculating circuit is configured to amplify the anti-peeping signal and output the amplified anti-peeping signal to the anti-peeping electrode,

wherein the calculating circuit comprises a first calculating sub-circuit and a second calculating sub-circuit;the first calculating sub-circuit comprises a first input terminal, a second input terminal and a first output terminal,
the second calculating sub-circuit comprises a third input terminal, a fourth input terminal and a second output terminal,
the first input terminal of the first calculating sub-circuit is connected to an output terminal of the waveform generator to receive the anti-peeping signal, the second input terminal of the first calculating sub-circuit is connected to a reference voltage terminal to receive a reference voltage, and the first output terminal of the first calculating sub-circuit is connected to the third input terminal of the second calculating sub-circuit; and
the fourth input terminal of the second calculating sub-circuit is connected to a bias voltage terminal to receive a bias voltage, and the second output terminal of the second calculating sub-circuit is connected to the anti-peeping electrode to output the amplified anti-peeping signal.

US Pat. No. 11,114,052

COMMON VOLTAGE FEEDBACK COMPENSATION CIRCUIT, METHOD, AND FLAT DISPLAY DEVICE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...


1. A common voltage feedback compensation circuit, comprising:a switch selecting circuit, wherein a feedback common voltage is inputted to a first end of the switch selecting circuit, a first reference voltage is inputted to a second end of the switch selecting circuit, and a second reference voltage is inputted to a third end of the switch selecting circuit, the switch selecting circuit is configured to determine a range of the feedback common voltage received from a display panel according to the first reference voltage and the second reference voltage, and an output end of the switch selecting circuit is configured to output corresponding switch signals according to a determining result;
a switch circuit, wherein the feedback common voltage is inputted to an input end of the switch circuit, an output end of the switch circuit connects to an input end of a compensation circuit, and the switch circuit is configured to be disconnected or closed according to the corresponding switch signals;
an attenuation circuit, wherein the feedback common voltage is inputted to an input end of the attenuation circuit, and an output end of the attenuation circuit connects to an input end of the compensation circuit; when the switch circuit is disconnected, the feedback common voltage is inputted to and is attenuated by the attenuation circuit, and the attenuated feedback common voltage is outputted to the compensation circuit; when the switch circuit is closed, the feedback common voltage is directly inputted to the compensation circuit;
the compensation circuit, wherein the input end of the compensation circuit connects to the output end of the switch circuit and the output end of the attenuation circuit, and an output end of the compensation circuit is configured to output common voltage compensation signals;
wherein the switch selecting circuit comprises:
a first comparator, wherein a non-inverting input end of the first comparator is configured to receive the feedback common voltage, an inverting input end of the first comparator is configured to receive a first reference voltage, an output end of the first comparator is configured to output a first comparison result to a logical processor according to a comparison result between the feedback common voltage and the first reference voltage;
a second comparator, wherein an inverting input end of the second comparator is configured to receive the feedback common voltage, a non-inverting input end of the second comparator is configured to receive a second reference voltage, the second comparator is configured to output a second comparison result to the logical processor according a comparison result between the feedback common voltage and the second reference voltage;
the logical processor, wherein a first input end of the logical processor is configured to receive the first comparison result, a second input end of the logical processor is configured to receive the second comparison result, the logical processor is configured determine the range of the feedback common voltage according to the first comparison result and the second comparison result, and an output end of the logical processor is configured to output the corresponding switch signals to the switch circuit.

US Pat. No. 11,114,051

METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM AND DISPLAY DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING A DISPLAYED IMAGE

TCL CHINA STAR OPTOELECTR...


1. A method for adjusting a displayed image, applied to a display apparatus, the method comprising:obtaining brightness information of a plurality of color channels of a currently displayed image;
determining a target color channel with abnormal brightness from the plurality of color channels based on the brightness information;
obtaining stimulus information of the target color channel, and determining a target grayscale from a predetermined grayscale interval based on the stimulus information; and
determining brightness and chromaticity corresponding to the target grayscale, and adjusting the displayed image based on the brightness and chromaticity corresponding to the target grayscale.

US Pat. No. 11,114,050

DRIVING METHOD AND DRIVING DEVICE OF DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...


1. A driving method of a display panel, wherein the display panel comprises a display array comprising pixels arranged in an array, each of the pixels consisting of three subpixels; and the driving method of the display panel comprises:acquiring a first scanning drive signal, a second scanning drive signal and a preset data drive signal, reducing a drive time duration of the first scanning drive signal to make the drive time duration of the first scanning drive signal shorter with respect to a drive time duration of the preset data drive signal, wherein the first scanning drive signal comprises a first main scanning signal and a first sub-scanning signal, and the second scanning drive signal includes a second main scanning signal and a second sub-scanning signal; and
taking two adjacent rows of the subpixels being scanned as a driving cycle, driving an even-numbered column of the subpixels in a first row in the driving cycle by applying the first main scanning signal, and driving an odd-numbered column of the subpixels in the first row by applying the second main scanning signal; and driving an odd-numbered column of the subpixels in a second row in the driving cycle by applying the first sub-scanning signal and driving an even-numbered column of the subpixels in the second row by applying the second sub-scanning signal.

US Pat. No. 11,114,049

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL ...


1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a display unit including a first liquid crystal panel and a second liquid crystal panel that is superimposed on the first liquid crystal panel on a rear surface side of the first liquid crystal panel; and
an image processor that generates a first output image signal output to the first liquid crystal panel and a second output image signal output to the second liquid crystal panel based on an input image signal,
wherein the image processor includes:a distributor that distributes the input image signal into a first distribution image signal used to generate the first output image signal and a second distribution image signal used to generate the second output image signal; and
a first unevenness corrector that generates the first output image signal by performing first unevenness correction to prevent display unevenness of the display unit on the first distribution image signal output from the distributor, and outputs the generated first output image signal to the first liquid crystal panel,

the distributor outputs the second distribution image signal as the second output image signal to the second liquid crystal panel, and
the first unevenness corrector includes a prediction unit that predicts the second output image signal based on the input image signal, and the first unevenness corrector performs the first unevenness correction on the first distribution image signal based on the signal predicted by the prediction unit.

US Pat. No. 11,114,048

DRIVING CIRCUIT ADAPTABLE TO AN ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY

Himax Technologies Limite...


1. A driving circuit adaptable to an electrophoretic display, comprising:a first transistor and a second transistor electrically connected in series between a first positive voltage node and a first negative voltage node, the first transistor and the second transistor being interconnected at an output node;
a third transistor electrically connected between the output node and a ground;
a first voltage regulator that switchably provides one of a plurality of positive supply voltages to the first positive voltage node;
a second voltage regulator that provides a negative supply voltage to the first negative voltage node;
a switching circuit having a plurality of outputs electrically connected to the first transistor, the second transistor and the third transistor to turn on or off the first transistor, the second transistor and the third transistor respectively; and
a controller that controls the first voltage regulator, the second voltage regulator and the switching circuit.

US Pat. No. 11,114,047

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, OPERATION METHOD OF THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND MOVING VEHICLE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...


1. An electronic device comprising:a housing;
a display portion;
a first sensor;
a second sensor; and
a semiconductor device comprising a neural network,
wherein the display portion comprises a plurality of pixels,
wherein one of the plurality of pixels comprises a reflective element and a light-emitting element,
wherein the neural network is configured to automatically adjust light and color of image data to be displayed on the display portion using data obtained by the first sensor and/or the second sensor,
wherein the neural network comprises a first memory cell, a second memory cell, and an offset circuit electrically connected to the first memory cell and the second memory cell, and
wherein the offset circuit is configured to supply a third current corresponding to a difference between a first current supplied by the first memory cell and a second current supplied by the second memory cell.

US Pat. No. 11,114,046

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, DRIVING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONI...


1. A method for driving a display device comprising a display panel and a backlight module, the method comprising:determining backlight signal values of a plurality of backlight partitions in the backlight module according to input grayscale values of pixels in an image to be displayed;
adjusting the backlight signal values of the plurality of backlight partitions by performing peak stretching processing on at least one of the plurality of backlight partitions having a backlight signal value greater than a peak stretching threshold, so that a total power consumption of the plurality of backlight partitions in the backlight module is less than a power threshold of the backlight module;
determining backlight signal values of the pixels in the image to be displayed according to the adjusted backlight signal values of the plurality of backlight partitions;
determining output grayscale values of the pixels according to the backlight signal values of the pixels and the input grayscale values of the pixels;
driving the display panel using the determined output grayscale values of the pixels; and
driving the backlight module using the adjusted backlight signal values of the plurality of backlight partitions.

US Pat. No. 11,114,045

METHOD OF ENHANCING THE VISIBILITY OF SCREEN IMAGES

JL MARINE SYSTEMS, INC., ...


1. An image processing system to improve the clarity of object images to be displayed on a display screen comprising to a micro-controller and circuitry:wherein said micro-controller and circuitry processes said object images by image analysis, transformation calculation and image transformation to enhance the clarity of object images to be displayed as corresponding display images; and
wherein said image analysis comprises the derivation of image characteristics of the object images including:image grey scale values including brightness, perceived brightness and luminance;
image grey scale frequency histogram;
image average brightness;
image range of brightness;

wherein said range of brightness is derived using a threshold of range values calculated from pixels occurring a predetermined minimum number of times in the object image and dividing the pixels into at least two groups of greater brightness than the image average brightness and those of lesser brightness then using the average brightness of each of said two groups as the minimum and maximum values and
wherein said range of brightness is calculated as:accumMin=0, countMin=0, accumMax=0, countMax=0
for j=0 to imageWidth {for k=0 to imageHeightif brightness[j,k] accumMin=accumMin+brightness[j,k]
countMin=countMin+1

else if brightness[j,k]>averageBrightness thenaccumMax=accumMax+brightness[j,k]
countMax=countMax+1}


if countMax>0 and countMin>0 thenresult=accumMax/countMax?accumMin/countMin else
result=0.



US Pat. No. 11,114,044

BLUE LIGHT COMPENSATION FILM AND OLED DISPLAY

TCL CHINA STAR OPTOELECTR...


1. A blue light compensation film, which comprises, from a bottom up in a stack, an adhesive layer, a first transparent film, and a second transparent film;the blue light compensation film satisfying following condition:a gap between the adhesive layer and the first transparent film being provided with a blue light upconversion luminescent material;

the blue light upconversion luminescent material comprising at least one of an upconversion organic luminescent material based on a triplet-triplet annihilation and a host material doped with a rare earth ion; the blue light upconversion luminescent material being capable of absorbing light with wavelength greater than a blue light wavelength and converting to blue light.

US Pat. No. 11,114,043

BLUE LIGHT COMPENSATION FILM AND OLED DISPLAY

TCL CHINA STAR OPTOELECTR...


1. A blue light compensation film, which comprises, from a bottom up in a stack, an adhesive layer, a first transparent film, and a second transparent film;the blue light compensation film satisfying following condition:a gap between the first transparent film and the second transparent film being provided with a blue light upconversion luminescent material;

the blue light upconversion luminescent material comprising at least one of an upconversion organic luminescent material based on a triplet-triplet annihilation and a host material doped with a rare earth ion; the blue light upconversion luminescent material being capable of absorbing light with wavelength greater than a blue light wavelength and converting to blue light.

US Pat. No. 11,114,042

BLUE LIGHT COMPENSATION FILM AND OLED DISPLAY

TCL CHINA STAR OPTOELECTR...


1. A blue light compensation film, which comprises, from a bottom up in a stack, an adhesive layer, a first transparent film, and a second transparent film;the blue light compensation film satisfying following condition:the adhesive layer being doped with a blue light upconversion luminescent material;

the blue light upconversion luminescent material comprising at least one of an upconversion organic luminescent material based on a triplet-triplet annihilation and a host material doped with a rare earth ion; the blue light upconversion luminescent material being capable of absorbing light with wavelength greater than a blue light wavelength and converting to blue light.

US Pat. No. 11,114,041

BLUE LIGHT COMPENSATION FILM AND OLED DISPLAY

TCL CHINA STAR OPTOELECTR...


1. A blue light compensation film, which comprises, from a bottom up in a stack, an adhesive layer, a first transparent film, and a second transparent film;the blue light compensation film satisfying following condition:the first transparent film being doped with a blue light upconversion luminescent material;

the blue light upconversion luminescent material comprising at least one of an upconversion organic luminescent material based on a triplet-triplet annihilation and a host material doped with a rare earth ion; the blue light upconversion luminescent material being capable of absorbing light with wavelength greater than a blue light wavelength and converting to blue light.

US Pat. No. 11,114,040

PIXEL DRIVING METHOD

CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONI...


7. A pixel driving method applied to a display panel comprising pixels in N rows and 2M columns and 2M data lines respectively coupled to the 2M columns of pixels, the display panel further comprising M multiplexers each of which is coupled to two data lines of the 2M data lines and has a first driving branch coupled to a first one of the two data lines and a second driving branch coupled to a second one of the two data lines, the pixel driving method comprising: for each of the multiplexers,in a pre-charging phase, turning on the second driving branch to write a preset voltage into the second data line, and turning off the second driving branch after the preset voltage written into the second data line is stable;
in a first data writing phase, turning on the first driving branch to write a first data voltage into the first data line, and turning off the first driving branch after the first data voltage written into the first data line is stable; and
in a second data writing phase, turning on the second driving branch to write a second data voltage into the second data line.

US Pat. No. 11,114,039

MICRO-DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...


1. A micro-display device comprising:a silicon substrate in which a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of emission signal lines, and a plurality of subpixels are disposed;
a gate driver circuit disposed on a first side of a pixel array to drive the plurality of gate lines;
an emission driver circuit driving the plurality of emission signal lines and disposed on a second side of the pixel array different from the first side of the pixel array where the gate driver circuit is disposed;
a data driver circuit disposed on a third side of the pixel array to drive the plurality of data lines;
a memory storing duty data regarding duty ratios of an emission signal applied to the plurality of emission signal lines; and
a control circuit controlling signals applied to the gate driver circuit, the data driver circuit and the emission driver circuit,
wherein the control circuit is set to have different emission times with respect to subpixels connected to the plurality of emission signal lines,
wherein the duty data corresponding to a first subpixel of the plurality of subpixels is greater than the duty data corresponding to a second subpixel of the plurality of subpixels, and
wherein a distance between the first subpixel and the data driver is greater than a distance between the second subpixel and the data driver,
wherein the emission driver circuit comprises:
at least two emission shifters each sequentially shifting the emission signal and supplying the shifted emission signal to one or more of the plurality of emission signal lines; and
at least two emission controllers each controlling one or more of the emission times according to the one or more of the plurality of emission signal lines, the at least two emission controllers directly electrically connected to the at least two emission shifters respectively,
wherein the at least two emission shifters respectively connected to either two or more groups each including the one or more of the plurality of emission signal lines, or one of the plurality of emission signal lines, and
wherein the at least two emission controllers each comprises:
a duty register receiving the duty data used to determine one or more emission times corresponding to the one or more of the plurality of emission signal lines and stored in the memory;
a counter counting counter clock signals; and
a comparator comparing a counting value, obtained by counting the counter clock signals by the counter, with the duty data, if the counting value is smaller than the duty data, maintaining the emission signal at a level, at which the subpixels are turned on, and if the counting value is equal to the duty data, transiting the emission signal to a level, at which the subpixels are turned off.

US Pat. No. 11,114,038

DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONI...


1. A display control apparatus, comprising a timing controller, an image processor, a data driver and a light valve controller, whereinthe timing controller is electrically connected to the image processor and the data driver, and configured to generate a first timing signal according to an image rendering rate, and to generate a second timing signal according to an image refresh rate; and to provide the first timing signal and the second timing signal to the image processor and the data driver respectively;
the image processor is electrically connected to the data driver and configured to provide a plurality of sets of image data to the data driver at the image rendering rate in response to a first timing signal;
the data driver is configured to continuously provide K display signals, every K display signals of which include a same set of image data, to a display panel at the image refresh rate in response to the second timing signal, wherein K is an integer greater than or equal to 2; and
the light valve controller is configured to provide a turn-off signal to a light valve whenever the data driver provides one of first T or odd-numbered display signals in the K display signals, and provide a turn-on signal to the light valve whenever the data driver provides one of last (K?T) or even-numbered display signals in the K display signals, wherein T is an integer greater than 0 and less than K, and (K?T) refers to a difference between K and T.

US Pat. No. 11,114,037

GATE DRIVER ON ARRAY (GOA) CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS


8. A gate driver on array (GOA) circuit, comprising:a multi-stage cascade of GOA units, each of which includes: an input module, an inversion module, a clamping module, a first output module, a second output module, and an output control module;
the input module is connected to a current stage clock signal and a prior stage transmitted signal, and electrically connected to a first node, and is configured to output the prior stage transmitted signal to the first node under control of the current stage clock signal;
the inversion module is electrically connected to a second node and the first node, and is configured to control a voltage level of the second node under control of a voltage level of the first node;
the clamping module is connected to a low level signal and electrically connected to the second node and the first node, and is configured to maintain the voltage level of the first node at a voltage level of the low level signal under control of the voltage level of the second node;
the first output module is connected to the current stage clock signal and electrically to the second node, and is configured to output a current stage transmitted signal under control of the voltage level of the second node;
the second output module is connected to the current stage clock signal and electrically connected to the second node, and is configured to output a current stage scanning signal under control of the voltage level of the second node;
the output control module is connected to a first high level signal and a second high level signal, and electrically to the first node, the current stage scanning signal, and the current stage transmitted signal, and is configured to pull the current stage transmitted signal up to a voltage level of the first high level signal, and the current stage scanning signal up to a voltage level of the second high level signal under control of the voltage level of the first node;
wherein the voltage level of the first high level signal is greater than the voltage level of the second high level signal, and a high voltage level of the current stage clock signal is equal to the voltage level of the first high level signal.

US Pat. No. 11,114,036

SCAN DRIVER AND DISPLAY DEVICE FOR DRIVING A PLURALITY OF SCAN LINES

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....


1. A scan driver comprising a plurality of circuit stages cascade-connected with each other and outputting a plurality of gate signals, each of the plurality of circuit stages comprising:a first input part configured to transfer a carry signal to a first node in response to a first clock signal;
a second input part configured to transfer the first clock signal to a second node in response to a signal of the first node;
a first output part configured to transfer a third clock signal to an output terminal in response to a signal of the second node;
a holding part configured to maintain a signal of a third node in response to a second clock signal;
a second output part configured to transfer a signal of the third node to the output terminal in response to the second clock signal:
a first output control part configured to transfer the first clock signal to the second node in response to the first clock signal; and
a second output control part configured to transfer a signal of the first node to the third node in response to a first driving voltage,
wherein the second output control part comprises:an eighth transistor including a control electrode connected to a first driving voltage terminal and receiving always constant voltage that is the first driving voltage, a first electrode connected to the first node, and a second electrode connected to the third node.


US Pat. No. 11,114,035

PIXEL CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

KunShan Go-Visionox Opto-...


1. A pixel circuit, comprising:a charging unit having a voltage storage terminal;
a light-emitting unit having a voltage input terminal, the voltage storage terminal of the charging unit is connected to the voltage input terminal of the light-emitting unit; and
an error compensation unit, one end of the error compensation unit is connected to the voltage storage terminal of the charging unit, a voltage at the voltage storage terminal of the charging unit is used to determine a magnitude of a current flowing through the light-emitting unit, a control terminal of the error compensation unit is configured to receive a light-emitting control signal which is used to control the light-emitting unit to emit light or stop emitting light, and the error compensation unit is configured to lower the voltage at the voltage storage terminal of the charging unit when the light-emitting control signal controls the light-emitting unit to emit light.

US Pat. No. 11,114,034

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...


1. A display device, comprising:a display panel having a plurality of pixels; and
a driving circuit supplying a scan signal and a light emission signal supplied through a gate line connected to pixels from the plurality of pixels of each horizontal line of the display panel to drive the display panel, in synchronization with supply of a data voltage through a data line,
wherein each pixel of the plurality of pixels includes:
a driving transistor generating an electric current corresponding to the data voltage;
a light emitting element emitting light by the electric current;
a first switching transistor sensing a threshold voltage of the driving transistor;
a storage capacitor storing the data voltage and the threshold voltage in both electrodes of the storage capacitor;
a second switching transistor applying the data voltage of the data line to the storage capacitor;
a third switching transistor initializing the storage capacitor to a reference voltage;
a fourth switching transistor initializing the light emitting element to the reference voltage;
a fifth switching transistor controlling a current flow between the driving transistor and the light emitting element; and
a sixth switching transistor connecting both electrodes of the storage capacitor,
wherein at least one of the plurality of pixels operates in response to a first scan signal supplied to apply the data voltage to another pixel from the plurality of pixels disposed on a previous horizontal line rather than a current horizontal line in which the at least one of the plurality of pixels is disposed, a second scan supplied to apply the data voltage to the at least one of the plurality of pixels, and the light emission signal for controlling a current flow to the light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 11,114,033

PIXEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....


1. A pixel, comprising:a light emitting element;
a first transistor including a first electrode electrically coupled to a first power supply, and a second electrode electrically coupled to the light emitting element, the first transistor configured to control a driving current;
a first capacitor coupled between a second node and a third node, wherein the second node is connected to the second electrode of the first transistor;
a second transistor coupled between the third node and a data line and configured to be turned on by a scan signal;
a third transistor coupled between a first node and the second node, and configured to be turned on by a control signal, wherein the first node is connected to a gate electrode of the first transistor;
a fourth transistor coupled between the first power supply and the third node, and configured to be turned on by a first emission control signal;
a fifth transistor coupled between the first power supply and the first electrode of the first transistor, and configured to be turned on by the first emission control signal;
a sixth transistor coupled between the second node and the light emitting element, and configured to be turned on by a second emission control signal; and
a second capacitor coupled between the first power supply and the first node,
wherein, during a non-emission period in a frame, each of the fourth, fifth and sixth transistors repeatedly performs a turn-on operation and a turn-off operation at least four times in response to the first emission control signal or the second emission control signal.

US Pat. No. 11,114,032

DISPLAY STRUCTURE, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...


1. A display structure, comprising:a plurality of pixels provided in a first area of the display structure, wherein the plurality of pixels are arranged based on a preset pattern, an area of the preset pattern is less than that of the first area, each pixel comprises sub-pixels of three different colors, and each sub-pixel comprises an organic light emitting diode; and
a plurality of first driving circuits provided in a second area outside the first area, the plurality of first driving circuits being connected to the organic light emitting diodes and configured to drive the organic light emitting diodes to emit light, wherein all of the sub-pixels of a same color in a display segment comprising at least two pixels in the first area are connected to one first driving circuit in the second area outside the first area.

US Pat. No. 11,114,031

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...


1. A display device including a plurality of data signal lines, a plurality of scanning signal lines intersecting the plurality of data signal lines, a plurality of light emission control lines individually corresponding to the plurality of scanning signal lines, and a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in a matrix along the plurality of data signal lines and the plurality of scanning signal lines, the display device comprising:first and second power source lines;
an initialization voltage supply line;
a data signal line drive circuit configured to drive the plurality of data signal lines;
a scanning signal line drive circuit configured to selectively drive the plurality of scanning signal lines; and
a light emission control circuit configured to drive the plurality of light emission control lines,
each pixel circuit comprising:
a display element driven by a current;
a holding capacitor configured to hold a voltage used for controlling a drive current of the display element;
a drive transistor configured to control a drive current of the display element according to a voltage held by the holding capacitor;
a write control switching element;
a threshold compensation switching element;
first and second light emission control switching elements; and
an initialization switching element,
wherein a first conduction terminal of the drive transistor is connected to any one of the plurality of data signal lines via the write control switching element, and the first power source line via the first light emission control switching element,
a second conduction terminal of the drive transistor is connected to a first terminal of the display element via the second light emission control switching element,
a control terminal of the drive transistor is connected to the first power source line via the holding capacitor, and the second conduction terminal via the threshold compensation switching element,
the first terminal of the display element is connected to the initialization voltage supply line via the initialization switching element, and a second terminal of the display element is connected to the second power source line, and
when a holding voltage of the holding capacitor is to be initialized, the threshold compensation switching element, the second light emission control switching element, and the initialization switching element are controlled to an on state, and the write control switching element and the first light emission control switching element are controlled to an off state.

US Pat. No. 11,114,030

FAST DATA PROGRAMMING TFT PIXEL THRESHOLD VOLTAGE COMPENSATION CIRCUIT WITH IMPROVED COMPENSATION ACCURACY

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...


1. A pixel circuit for a display device operable in an initialization phase, a combined data programming and threshold compensation phase, a prolonged threshold compensation phase, and an emission phase, the pixel circuit comprising:a drive transistor configured to control an amount of current to a light-emitting device during the emission phase depending upon a voltage applied to a gate of the drive transistor, the drive transistor having a first terminal and a second terminal with the second terminal being connected to a first voltage supply line;
a programming capacitor having a first plate connected to the first terminal of the drive transistor, and a second plate that is electrically connected to the gate of the drive transistor during the initialization phase and the emission phase, wherein the programming capacitor stores a data voltage and a portion of a threshold voltage of the drive transistor during the combined data programming and threshold compensation phase;
a storage capacitor having a first plate connected to the first terminal of the drive transistor and a second plate connected to the gate of the drive transistor, wherein the storage capacitor stores the threshold voltage of the drive transistor during the prolonged threshold compensation phase;
the light-emitting device having a first terminal that is electrically connected to the first terminal of the drive transistor during the emission phase, and a second terminal connected to a second voltage supply line; and
a first switch transistor connected between the gate of the drive transistor and the first voltage supply line, wherein the first transistor is placed in an on state during the initialization phase, the combined data programming and threshold compensation phase, and the prolonged threshold compensation phase to electrically connect the gate and the second terminal of the drive transistor for threshold compensation of the threshold voltage of the drive transistor.

US Pat. No. 11,114,029

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING A DRIVE TRANSISTOR WITH A CHANNEL LENGTH LONGER THAN A CHANNEL LENGTH OF INDIVIDUAL SWITCHING TRANSISTORS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...


1. An image display device comprising:a plurality of scanning lines arranged in rows;
a plurality of signal lines arranged in columns;
a scanner part configured to supply a control signal to the plurality of scanning lines;
a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in a matrix, respective ones of the plurality of pixel circuits connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of scanning lines and a corresponding one of the plurality of signal lines, wherein
respective ones of the plurality of pixel circuits include a pixel capacitor, a sampling transistor, a drive transistor having a first channel length, a first switching transistor having a second channel length, and a light emitting device, and
the first channel length is longer than the second channel length.

US Pat. No. 11,114,028

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...


1. A display device comprising:a light emitting diode configured to emit light, the light emitting diode having an anode, a cathode, an internal resistor and a parasitic capacitor;
a multiplexer circuit having an input connected to an anode of the light emitting diode;
an amplifier having an inverting terminal, a non-inventing terminal, and an output terminal;
a feedback capacitor having a first plate and a second plate, the second plate being coupled to an output terminal of the amplifier;
a first output of the multiplexer circuit selectively connectable to the first plate;
a second output of the multiplexer circuit selectively connectable to the inverting terminal;
a sensing resistor positioned in a series path between the second output of the multiplexer circuit and the inverting terminal; and
a third output of the multiplexer circuit selectively connectable to the output terminal of the amplifier,
wherein a driving characteristic value of the light emitting diode is determined based on a ratio of the internal resistor and the sensing resistor.

US Pat. No. 11,114,027

OLED PIXEL CIRCUIT, AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND A DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...


1. A pixel circuit comprising:a data-input sub-circuit having a first terminal coupled to a data line, a second terminal coupled to a first scan line configured to be provided with a first control signal, a third terminal coupled to a first node, and being configured to using the first control signal to control application of a data voltage from the data line to the first node;
a reset sub-circuit having a first terminal coupled to a reset line, a second terminal coupled to a third scan line configured to be provided with a third control signal, and a third terminal coupled to a second node, and being configured to using the third control signal to control application of a reset voltage from the reset line to the second node;
a driving-control sub-circuit having a first terminal coupled to a first power supply, a second terminal coupled to the first node, and a third terminal coupled to the second node;
a power-storage sub-circuit having a first terminal coupled to the first node and a second terminal coupled to the second node, and being configured to regulate a voltage difference between the first node and the second node;
a light-emitting device having a first terminal coupled to the second node and a second terminal coupled to a second power supply; and
a sampling sub-circuit having a first terminal coupled to the data line, a second terminal coupled to a second scan line configured to be provided with a second control signal, and a third terminal coupled to the second node, and being configured to use the second control signal to control the second node being connected to the data line;
wherein an ADC sub-circuit is coupled to the data line through a first switch sub-circuit and is configured to collect an analog voltage signal in the data line during a sampling period of the pixel circuit when the first switch sub-circuit is in conduction state and convert the analog voltage signal to a digital signal which is used by a processor to calculate a compensated data voltage;
wherein a DAC sub-circuit is configured to convert a digital signal associated with the compensated data voltage to an analog voltage signal and is coupled to the data line through a second switch sub-circuit to send the analog voltage signal to the data line during an emission period of the pixel circuit when the second switch sub-circuit is in conduction state.

US Pat. No. 11,114,026

DISPLAY APPARATUS COMPRISING COLOR ACCURACY ENHANCEMENT TRANSISTOR OR BRIGHTNESS BOOSTING TRANSISTOR

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....


1. A display apparatus, comprising:a plurality of pixels, each of the plurality of pixels including:an organic light emitting diode;
a first transistor providing a driving current to operate the organic light emitting diode;
a second transistor including a gate electrode that receives a first scan signal, a first electrode that receives a data signal, and a second electrode electrically connected to a first electrode of the first transistor;
a storage capacitor including a first electrode receiving a first power voltage and a second electrode electrically connected to a gate electrode of the first transistor; and
a color accuracy enhancement transistor that applies a first back bias voltage to the first transistor in response to a color accuracy enhancement signal.


US Pat. No. 11,114,025

METHOD FOR SENSING LIGHT

AMS AG, Premstaetten (AT...


1. A method for sensing light being incident on an electronic device, the electronic device comprising a display and a light sensor arrangement mounted behind the display such as to receive incident light through the display, the method comprising the steps of:repeatedly switching the display on and off depending on a modulation signal, wherein a sub-frame is defined by an on-state and a consecutive off-state of the display, and the modulation signal depends on at least one modulation parameter, in a first sub-frame, setting a display brightness to a first level depending on a first value of the at least one modulation parameter, determining a first frame count by integrating the incident light by means of the light sensor arrangement during the first sub-frame, in a second sub-frame, setting the display brightness to a second level depending on a second value of the at least one modulation parameter, generating a second frame count by integrating the incident light by means of the light sensor arrangement during the second sub-frame, and determining an ambient light level depending on the first frame count and the second frame count, wherein for at least two sub-frames the first frame count, denoted FC1, and the second frame count denoted FC2, are expressed as follows:FC1=AL+DL1=AL+DL(1.±.MI1/2)B
FC2=AL+DL2=AL+DL(1.?.MI2/2)B,

wherein DL denotes a maximum brightness or defined brightness, DL1 and DL2 the first and second display level, MI1 and MI2 denote first and second modulation indices, and B denotes a mean display brightness.

US Pat. No. 11,114,022

MICRO DISPLAY AMBIENT COMPUTING

Intel Corporation, Santa...


1. An apparatus comprising:a portion of a backplane, wherein the portion is associated with a particular pixel of a display, and the display is to comprise an array of pixels;
a particular light emitting diode (LED) on the portion of the backplane, wherein the particular LED is to implement the particular pixel; and
local memory located with the particular LED on the portion of the backplane, wherein the local memory is to store data to be used to control the particular LED and presentation at the particular pixel; and
execution unit circuitry to implement a portion of graphics processing logic for the display, wherein the execution unit circuitry is to perform one or more graphics operations for the particular pixel using data stored in the local memory, wherein the execution unit circuitry is located with the particular LED and the local memory on the portion of the backplane.

US Pat. No. 11,114,021

DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND GLASS STACK

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....


1. A display device comprising:a light emitting substrate which comprises a base and a light emitting element disposed on the base;
an encapsulation substrate which is disposed on the light emitting substrate;
a frit which surrounds the light emitting element and is disposed between the light emitting substrate and the encapsulation substrate; and
a first coating layer which is disposed between the encapsulation substrate and the frit, and comprises a compound having an intramolecular *—(OCH2CH2)—OH structure, and at least partially contacting the frit.

US Pat. No. 11,114,020

MICRO LED DISPLAY MINIATURIZATION MECHANISM

Intel Corporation, Santa...


1. A mobile computing device comprising:a Light Emitting Diode (LED) display, including:a display panel;
a bezel component, the bezel component comprising a curved portion;
two or more controller integrated circuits (ICs) mounted on the curved portion of the bezel component, the two or more controller ICs to directly drive a serial interface into the display panel; and
a memory unit mounted on the bezel component, the memory unit separate and distinct from the two or more controller ICs.


US Pat. No. 11,114,019

HARDWARE-BASED GRAPHICS INTERFACE FOR MEDICAL DEVICE SENSORS AND CONTROLLERS

Valcura Medical, Inc., S...


1. A hardware-based display apparatus for medical devices, the apparatus comprising:a sensor input;
a matrix liquid crystal display (LCD) panel;
a read-only memory (ROM) hosting two-dimensional, graphical bitmaps of digits 0 through 9, each bitmap stored at a predetermined, fixed memory location within the ROM;
a programmable logic device (PLD) comprising a series of logic gates, the PLD operatively connected with the display panel and the ROM and configured to:automatically convert a value from the sensor input, through the series of logic gates, to at least one selected location of the ROM memory locations storing the bitmaps of digits; and
copy the bitmap from the selected location to a random-access memory (RAM) frame buffer address corresponding to an x, y coordinate on the display panel;

wherein the display panel is configured to show the bitmap that is copied to the RAM frame buffer address at the x, y coordinate.

US Pat. No. 11,114,018

LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...


12. A method for driving a light emitting display device, comprising:selecting a threshold value of each color based on an input maximum luminance from a plurality of different threshold values set for colors;
outputting selected threshold values for a plurality of maximum luminances;
accumulating output of a previous frame as a usage of each light emitting element for each of a plurality of subpixels;
generating a grayscale reproduction mask of each color in consideration of the selected threshold value of each color and a cumulative usage of each light emitting element;
comparing input image data with the threshold value of each color;
comparing image data less than the threshold value of each color with a corresponding mask value in the grayscale reproduction mask of each color;
converting the image data into the threshold value of each color or a minimum value;
outputting the converted image data;
outputting image data equal to or greater than the threshold value of each color without converting the image data; and
displaying the outputted image data on a panel.

US Pat. No. 11,114,017

MURA CORRECTION DRIVER

Silicon Works Co., Ltd., ...


1. A Mura correction driver comprising:a Mura memory configured to store Mura correction data including a position value of a Mura block for a display panel and coefficient values for the Mura block; and
a Mura correction unit configured to receive display data and the Mura correction data, set first display data corresponding to the position value of the Mura block, as a first input value of a quadratic Mura correction equation to which the coefficient values of the Mura block are applied, generate a solution of the Mura correction equation corresponding to the first input value, as first correction display data for the first display data, and output the display data including the position value of the Mura block and the first correction display data,
wherein the Mura memory,
stores the position value of the Mura block which has Mura as a result of determining a brightness value in a block unit of a detection image for each gray level of the display panel, and stores the coefficient values of coefficients of the Mura correction equation for correcting a measurement value of the Mura block for each gray level to an average pixel brightness value of the display panel by using the Mura correction equation.

US Pat. No. 11,114,016

PIXEL ARRANGEMENT STRUCTURE, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

KunShan Go-Visionox Opto-...


1. A pixel arrangement structure, comprisinga plurality of first sub-pixels, a plurality of second sub-pixels and a plurality of third sub-pixels, the plurality of first sub-pixels, the plurality of second sub-pixels and the plurality of third sub-pixels form a plurality of virtual polygons, wherein, in each virtual polygon,
the virtual polygon has a first vertex and a second vertex,
the second sub-pixel is located at the first vertex of the virtual polygon,
the third sub-pixel is located at the second vertex of the virtual polygon, the first vertex and the second vertex are disposed alternately and spaced apart, the first sub-pixel is located inside the virtual polygon, and
a first distance from a center of the first sub-pixel to a center of one or more of the third sub-pixels is equal, a second distance from a center of the first sub-pixel to a center of one or more of the plurality of second sub-pixels is equal, and the first distance is equal to the second distance;
wherein the virtual polygon is defined as a first virtual quadrangle, and the first virtual quadrangle is a non-right-angle trapezoid;
wherein a plurality of first virtual quadrangles are arranged in a manner of sharing some sides to form an array; and
wherein in a direction along a line connecting centers of two second sub-pixels in the first virtual quadrangle, any two adjacent second sub-pixels are separated by one first sub-pixel; in a direction along a line connecting centers of two third sub-pixels in the first virtual quadrangle, any two adjacent third sub-pixels are also separated by one first sub-pixel; and wherein any four adjacent first sub-pixels form a quadrangle.

US Pat. No. 11,114,015

DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHN...


1. A display substrate, comprising:a base substrate; and
a plurality of pixel units, a plurality of scan lines, and a plurality of data lines, wherein the plurality of pixel units, the plurality of scan lines, and the plurality of data lines are on the base substrate;
wherein an extension direction of the scan line is different from an extension direction of the data line, each of the plurality of pixel units comprises a first sub-pixel, a second sub-pixel and a third sub-pixel, the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel and the third sub-pixel have different colors, sub-pixels having a same color in the plurality of pixel units are located in a same sub-pixel row, and an extension direction of each sub-pixel row is the same as the extension direction of the scan line; and
wherein the data line comprises a first sub-data line and a second sub-data line, the first sub-pixels in two columns of sub-pixels on two sides of each first sub-data line are electrically connected to a same first sub-data line and are driven via a same first sub-data line, all the second sub-pixels and all the third sub-pixels in the two columns of sub-pixels are not electrically connected to the first sub-data line, and the second sub-pixel and the third sub-pixel in a same column are electrically connected to a same second sub-data line and are driven via a same second sub-data line.

US Pat. No. 11,114,014

DATA DRIVING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....


1. A display device comprising:a display unit including a plurality of first color subpixels, a plurality of second color subpixels, and a plurality of third color subpixels;
a scan driver configured to apply scan signals to a plurality of scan lines connected to the plurality of first color subpixels, the plurality of second color subpixels, and the plurality of third color subpixels;
a switch circuit configured to select a plurality of first data lines connected to the plurality of first color subpixels and the plurality of second color subpixels for a first section in each horizontal period, each of the plurality of first data lines coupled to at least one of the plurality of first color subpixels and at least one of the plurality of second color subpixels, and to select a plurality of second data lines connected to the plurality of third color subpixels for a second section after the first section in each horizontal period; and
a data driver configured to apply data signals corresponding to the plurality of third color subpixels to the switch circuit for a third section between the first section and the second section in each horizontal period, and apply data signals corresponding to the plurality of first color subpixels and the plurality of second color subpixels to the switch circuit for a fourth section after the second section in each horizontal period.

US Pat. No. 11,114,013

DISPLAY DRIVING DEVICE, DISPLAY DRIVING METHOD, DISPLAY MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HEFEI BOE DISPLAY TECHNOL...


1. A display driving device, comprising:a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) signal generating circuit configured to generate a PWM signal;
a PWM signal acquisition circuit, connected to a PWM signal generating circuit, and configured to identify whether a PWM signal output by the PWM signal generating circuit is at a high level or a low level;
a gamma voltage debugging circuit, configured to debug a gamma voltage to obtain a first group of gamma voltage reference data corresponding to the PWM signal at the high level and a second group of gamma voltage reference data corresponding to the PWM signal at the low level in each gray-scale image in a case that an actual voltage value of a pixel voltage corresponding to the PWM signal at the high level is the same with an actual voltage value of the pixel voltage corresponding to the PWM signal at the low level; and
a gamma voltage switching circuit, connected to the PWM signal acquisition circuit, the PWM signal generating circuit and the gamma voltage debugging circuit, and configured to store the first group of gamma voltage reference data and the second group of gamma voltage reference data, output the first group of gamma voltage reference data to a source driver in a case that the PWM signal acquisition circuit determines that the PWM signal is at the high level, and output the second group of gamma voltage reference data to the source driver in a case that the PWM signal acquisition circuit determines that the PWM signal is at the low level.

US Pat. No. 11,114,012

DISPLAY PANEL DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...


1. A display panel driving circuit, wherein the display panel driving circuit comprises:a memory;
a control chip, connected to a serial communication bus;
a communication switching circuit, comprising a controlled end, a control signal input end and a control signal output end, the control signal input end being in communication with the control chip through the serial communication bus; and
a timing controller, comprising data transmission ends and a control end, the data transmission ends being connected with the control signal output end of the communication switching circuit and a data output end of the memory, and the control end being connected with the controlled end of the communication switching circuit; wherein
the timing controller is configured to receive a control signal output by the control chip when controlling the communication switching circuit to be turned on and to read software data of the memory when controlling the communication switching circuit to be turned off.

US Pat. No. 11,114,011

DISPLAY DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR HIGH RESOLUTION AND HIGH FRAME RATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

FOCALTECH SYSTEMS CO., LT...


1. A display driver circuit for high resolution and high frame rate, comprising:a GAMMA output circuit outputting multiple grayscales of GAMMA voltages;
multiple digital-to-analog converters (DACs) each comprising an output terminal, wherein the DACs receive the GAMMA voltages and provide output data voltages according to display data;
multiple source operation amplifiers each comprising an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminals of the source operation amplifiers are correspondingly coupled to the output terminals of the DACs and receive the corresponding output data voltages; and
at least a pre-charging circuit which is configured between the input terminal of at least one of the source operation amplifiers and the output terminal of at least one of the DACs, and pre-charges the input terminal of the coupled source operation amplifier, so that the output terminal of the coupled source operation amplifier can have fast response to the received output data voltage;
wherein the pre-charging circuit comprises:a first switch circuit coupled between the input terminal of the source operation amplifier and the output terminal of at least one of the DACs;
a voltage supply circuit providing multiple voltages; and
a selection circuit comprising multiple input terminals and an output terminal, wherein the input terminals of the selection circuit respectively receive the voltages, and the output terminal of the selection circuit is coupled to the input terminal of the source operation amplifier,
wherein before the DAC provides the corresponding output data voltage, the first switch circuit disconnects the input terminal of the source operation amplifier from the output terminal of the DAC,
wherein the selection circuit selects a specific voltage of the voltages, provided by the voltage supply circuit, to be outputted to the input terminal of the source operation amplifier according to a corresponding portion of the display data to perform pre-charging.


US Pat. No. 11,114,010

SHIFT REGISTER, METHOD FOR DRIVING SAME, GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTR...


1. A circuit comprising:an input sub-circuit coupled to a first clock signal terminal, an input signal terminal and a feedback node, and configured to transmit an input signal from the input signal terminal to the feedback node under the control of a first clock signal from the first clock signal terminal;
a pull-up node control sub-circuit coupled to the first clock signal terminal, the feedback node and a pull-up node, and configured to transmit a feedback signal of the feedback node to the pull-up node under the control of a first clock signal from the first clock signal terminal;
a feedback sub-circuit coupled to the pull-up node, a first voltage signal terminal and the feedback node, and configured to transmit a first voltage signal from the first voltage signal terminal to the feedback node under the control of the pull-up node;
an output sub-circuit coupled to the pull-up node, a second clock signal terminal and an output signal terminal, and configured to transmit a second clock signal from the second clock signal terminal to the output signal terminal under the control of the pull-up node; and
a pull-down sub-circuit coupled to a pull-down node, a second voltage signal terminal and the output signal terminal, and configured to transmit a second voltage signal from the second voltage signal terminal to the output signal terminal under the control of the pull-down node.

US Pat. No. 11,114,009

CONTROLLER AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...


1. A display device comprising:a display panel having a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels comprising at least two subpixels, the display panel comprising a first display area and a second display area, the second display area being disposed to overlap an optical module;
a memory configured to store shape information of the second display area comprising position information of a starting point, vertical length information of the second display area, and line-based direction information and width information for indicating a border of the second display area; and
a controller configured to change an image that is displayed in at least one of the first display area and the second display area of the display panel using the shape information of the second display area and to perform control such that the changed image is displayed on the display panel.

US Pat. No. 11,114,008

DISPLAY DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...


8. An operating method of a display device, comprising:providing a plurality of data voltages from a source driver, wherein the source driver is disposed in a non-display area of the display device;
through a first multiplex switch disposed in a display area of the display device, providing a first data voltage of the data voltages to a first data line in response to a first multiplex signal; and
through a plurality of data switches, the data voltages configured to respectively provide the data voltages to the plurality of pixel electrodes, wherein the first multiplex switch is located among the data switches.

US Pat. No. 11,114,007

DISPLAY PANEL FOR PRECHARGING ACCORDING TO DATA SIGNAL AND DISPLAY PANEL DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...


1. A display panel, comprising:a plurality of data lines configured to receive a plurality of data signals during a display period, wherein a buffer period before the display period;
a scan line configured to receive a scan signal during the display period;
a plurality of pixel circuits electrically connected to the plurality of data lines and the scan line, and configured to receive the plurality of data signals and the scan signal;
a driving circuit electrically connected to the plurality of data lines, wherein the driving circuit is configured to receive a plurality of charging signals during the buffer period, the plurality of charging signals are corresponding to the plurality of data lines, and gradually increase so that the driving circuit charges the plurality of data lines according to the plurality of charging signals, and a voltage level of the plurality of data lines is increased to equal a voltage level of the plurality of data signals before the end of the buffer period; and
a processor comprising a plurality of registers and electrically connected to the driving circuit, wherein the plurality of registers receive the plurality of data signals during the buffer period, so that the processor processes the plurality of data signals stored by the plurality of registers to generate and transmit the plurality of charging signals to the driving circuit during the buffer period.

US Pat. No. 11,114,006

DISPLAY DEVICE, DRIVE METHOD THEREFOR, AND DRIVE SYSTEM THEREFOR

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...


1. A drive method for a display device, wherein the display device comprises a control module, a source drive module, and a display panel; and the drive method comprises:detecting whether a spectrum of a drive signal is spread when the drive signal is received, and the drive signal is configured to drive the display panel;
outputting a clock signal output from the control module to the source drive module if the spectrum of the drive signal is spread;
performing spectrum spread on the clock signal according to a preset spread spectrum ratio if the spectrum of the drive signal is not spread; and
outputting the clock signal with the spread spectrum to the source drive module;
wherein, the step of detecting whether the spectrum of the drive signal is spread comprises:
detecting whether a frequency of the drive signal is consistent with a frequency of a preset drive signal;
determining that the spectrum of the drive signal is not spread if the frequency of the drive signal is consistent with the frequency of the preset drive signal; and
determining that the spectrum of the drive signal is spread if the frequency of the drive signal is not consistent with the frequency of the preset drive signal.

US Pat. No. 11,114,005

PIXEL STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...


1. A display apparatus, comprising:a plurality of scanning lines;
a plurality of data lines intersecting the plurality of scanning lines; and
a plurality of sub-pixels which are located at respective intersections of the plurality of scanning lines and the plurality of data lines and are arranged in rows and columns,
wherein (4n+1)th and (4n+2)th data lines of the plurality of data lines are located on opposite sides of a (2n+1)th column of sub-pixels respectively,
(4n+3)th and (4n+4)th data lines of the plurality of data lines are located on opposite sides of a (2n+2)th column of sub-pixels respectively,
the (4n+2)th and (4n+3)th data lines of the plurality of data lines are located between the (2n+1)th column of sub-pixels and the (2n+2)th column of sub-pixels, where n is an integer greater than or equal to 0, and
the (4n+1)th, (4n+2)th, (4n+3)th, and (4n+4)th data lines of the plurality of data lines have a configuration selected from a group consisting of:(i) the (4n+1)th data line of the plurality of data lines is connected to odd-numbered rows of sub-pixels in the (2n+1)th column of sub-pixels, the (4n+2)th data line of the plurality of data lines is connected to even-numbered rows of sub-pixels in the (2n+1)th column of sub-pixels, the (4n+3)th data line of the plurality of data lines is connected to even-numbered rows of sub-pixels in the (2n+2)th column of sub-pixels, and the (4n+4)th data line of the plurality of data lines is connected to odd-numbered rows of sub-pixels in the (2n+2)th column of sub-pixels; and
(ii) the (4n+1)th data line of the plurality of data lines is connected to the even-numbered rows of sub-pixels in the (2n+1)th column of sub-pixels, the (4n+2)th data line of the plurality of data lines is connected to the odd-numbered rows of sub-pixels in the (2n+1)th column of sub-pixels, the (4n+3)th data line of the plurality of data lines is connected to the odd-numbered rows of sub-pixels in the (2n+2)th column of sub-pixels, and the (4n+4)th data line of the plurality of data lines is connected to the even-numbered rows of sub-pixels in the (2n+2)th column of sub-pixels;

further comprising:a scanning driver configured to sequentially supply a scanning signal to the plurality of scanning lines;
a data driver configured to generate a plurality of analog data signals from a digital image signal; and
a demultiplexer configured to receive the plurality oi analog data signals from the data driver, supply the analog data signals to the (4n+1)th and (4n+4)th data lines of the plurality of data lines in a first period, and supply the analog data signals to the (4n+2)th and (4n+3)th data lines of the plurality of data lines in a second period different from the first period,
wherein the demultiplexer comprises a plurality of transistors, wherein:(4n+1)th, (4n+2)th, (4n+3)th, and (4n+4)th transistors of the plurality of transistors connect the (4n+1)th, (4n+2)th, (4n+3)th, and (4n+4)th data lines of the plurality of data lines to the data driver respectively,
the (4n+1)th and (4n+2)th transistors of the plurality of transistors are connected to the same output terminal of the data driver, and
the (4n+3)th and (4n+4)th transistors of the plurality of transistors are connected to the same output terminal of the data driver.



US Pat. No. 11,114,004

GATE DRIVING UNIT, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONI...


1. A gate driving unit, comprising an input resetting module, a storage module, a pull-up node control module, a pull-down node control module and an output module, whereinthe input resetting module is connected to a pull-up node, the pull-up node control module is connected to a pull-down node and the pull-up node, and the storage module is connected to the pull-up node and a gate driving signal output end;
the pull-down node control module is connected to a first clock signal end, the pull-up node and the pull-down node, and configured to control the pull-down node to be electrically connected to the first clock signal end when a potential at the pull-up node is a first level and a second level is applied to the first clock signal end;
the output module is connected to the pull-up node, the pull-down node, a second clock signal end and the gate driving signal output end, and configured to control the gate driving signal output end to be electrically connected to the second clock signal end when the potential at the pull-up node is a second level; and
the gate driving unit further comprises a clock signal control module connected to a first control signal end, a second control signal end, a first reference clock signal end, a second reference clock signal end, the first clock signal end and the second clock signal end, and configured to, under the control of a first control signal from the first control signal end and a second control signal from the second control signal end, output clock signals at a same frequency and in opposite phases to the first clock signal end and the second clock signal end at the same time respectively in accordance with a first reference clock signal from the first reference clock signal end and a second reference clock signal from the second reference clock signal end.

US Pat. No. 11,114,003

FOLDABLE OLED DISPLAY PANEL

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...


1. A foldable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display panel, comprising:a display region having a folded region and a non-folded region, and further including a plurality of rows of pixel units, a plurality of signal lines, and gate on array (GOA) unit circuits of a plurality of stages,
wherein the GOA unit circuits of each stage are electrically connected to a corresponding row of the pixel units by the signal lines, and the GOA unit circuits of each stage are configured to drive the corresponding rows of the pixel units;
wherein the signal lines further comprise first sub-signal lines overlapping the folded region, and the first sub-signal lines are configured to be waveform lines, or surfaces of the first sub-signal lines are provided with through holes;
wherein the signal lines further comprise second sub-signal lines overlapping the non-folded region and the second sub-signal lines are straight lines.

US Pat. No. 11,114,002

SCANNING WAVEGUIDE DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...


1. A waveguide display comprising:a source waveguide configured to:receive light at a coupling element of the source waveguide,
expand the light along at least one dimension, and
output the expanded light from a decoupling element of the source waveguide; and

an output waveguide configured to:receive the expanded light at one or more coupling elements of the output waveguide, and
output a version of the expanded light from one or more decoupling elements of the output waveguide along at least two dimensions.


US Pat. No. 11,114,001

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SEIKO ESPON CORPORATION, ...


1. An image processing device configured to generate a first image and a second image so that first pixels constituting the first image and second pixels constituting the second image are displayed so as to be shifted from each other, the image processing device comprising:a filter processing circuit configured to execute a filter process of limiting a frequency band of an image signal of an input image with a one-dimensional filter to generate an intermediate image;
an image expanding circuit configured to expand the intermediate image generated by the filter processing circuit to generate an expanded image; and
an image dividing circuit configured to divide some of pixels constituting the expanded image generated by the image expanding circuit into the first image and the second image;
wherein the one-dimensional filter includes a first filter configured as a low-pass filter and a second filter configured as a low-pass filter,
pixels constituting the input image are arranged in a first direction and a second direction crossing the first direction, and
the filter processing circuit comprises a filter processing circuit configured for limiting a frequency band in the first direction of the input image with the first filter, and for limiting a frequency band in the second direction of the input image with the second filter.

US Pat. No. 11,114,000

GATE DRIVER AND METHOD OF REPAIRING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...


1. A gate driver comprising:a plurality of driving stages cascade connected;
at least one repairing stage disposed between the plurality of driving stages; and
a plurality of repair lines connected to the at least one repairing stage,
wherein the plurality of repair lines overlap with a plurality of lines connected to the plurality of driving stages,
wherein the plurality of repair lines comprise a plurality of input repair lines overlapping a plurality of lines connected to input terminals of the plurality of driving stages; and a plurality of output repair lines overlapping a plurality of lines connected to output terminals of the plurality of driving stages,
wherein each of the plurality of driving stages comprises a plurality of pull-up transistors each controlled by a Q-node, a plurality of pull-down transistors each controlled by a QB-node, a Q-node control unit controlling the Q-node and a QB-node control unit controlling the OB-node,
wherein each of the at least one repairing stages comprises a plurality of pull-up transistors each controlled by a Q-node, a plurality of pull-down transistors each controlled by a QB-node, a O-node control unit controlling the Q-node and a QB-node control unit controlling the QB-node, and
wherein the input repair lines comprise a first input repair line connected between an output terminal of a Q-node control unit of some of the plurality of driving stages and a Q-node of some of the at least one repairing stage; and a second input repair line connected between an output terminal of a QB-node control unit of the some of the plurality of driving stages and a GB-node of the some of the at least one repairing stage.

US Pat. No. 11,113,999

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Chongqing HKC Optoelectro...


1. A data processing method, wherein, the data processing method comprises:determining image data captured in preset grayscale;
determining first compensation data of display defect according to the image data, wherein the first compensation data is data for compensation in addition to data of the preset grayscale, the first compensation data is to be recorded in a memory of a display apparatus, and the data of the preset grayscale is not to be recorded in the memory of the display apparatus; and
composing compensation data of the display defect by the first compensation data and the data of the preset grayscale;
for the compensation data, recording only the first compensation data into the memory of the display apparatus in a form of a relative value, wherein each first compensation data occupies only one address of the memory; and
repairing the display defect according to the compensation data which is generated by the recorded first compensation data and the data of the preset grayscale, when compensating a display image.

US Pat. No. 11,113,998

GENERATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL USER EXPERIENCE BASED ON TWO-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA CONTENT

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...


1. A method of generating three-dimensional (3D) effect on a two-dimensional display, comprising:at a computing device having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors:receiving a sequence of image frames;
recognizing locations of a moving object in the sequence of image frames; and
rendering, on the display, the sequence of image frames with a predetermined foreground template covering at least a portion of each image frame rendered on the display, further including:when there is an overlap between the location of the moving object within a respective one of the sequence of image frames and the predetermined foreground template:
identifying, within the image frame, at least a portion of the moving object covered by the predetermined foreground template, and rendering, on the display, the covered portion of the moving object in front of the predetermined foreground template in a size bigger than the covered portion that was fully hidden before rendering while a remaining portion of the image frame is rendered behind the predetermined foreground template.



US Pat. No. 11,113,997

MULTI-VIEW DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...


1. A multi-view display device, comprising:a display panel including a plurality of pixels disposed in a matrix arrangement, the plurality of pixels grouped into a first pixel group and a second pixel group, the first pixel group including a plurality of first pixels, the second pixel group including a plurality of second pixels;
a barrier disposed on the display panel, the barrier including: and havingopenings that transmit light; and
shielding portions that shield light; and

a driver configured to selectively drive the display panel in a normal driving mode, a narrow viewing angle mode, and a multi-view mode by controlling signals applied to the first and second pixels,
wherein the first and second pixels are alternately arranged in a horizontal direction of the matrix arrangement, such that each first pixel is adjacent to two second pixels in the horizontal direction, and each second pixel is adjacent to two first pixels in the horizontal direction,
wherein the first and second pixels are alternately arranged in a vertical direction of the matrix arrangement, such that each first pixel is adjacent to two second pixels in the vertical direction, and each second pixel is adjacent to two first pixels in the vertical direction,
wherein the openings are overlapped with the first pixels,
wherein the shielding portions are overlapped with the second pixels,
wherein the first and second pixels are shifted every horizontal line of the matrix arrangement,
wherein the openings and the shielding portions are shifted every horizontal line of the matrix arrangement, whereby the openings and the shielding portions respectively overlap with every first and second pixel in the horizontal direction and in the vertical direction, such that the openings are arranged in a first diagonal direction and the shielding portions are arranged in a second diagonal direction to form a checkerboard pattern,
wherein centers of each of the openings are aligned with respective centers of each of the first pixels relative to a direction perpendicular to the display panel, and
wherein a first image that includes light from the first pixel through the opening is provided to a first viewing point corresponding to a center of the display panel at the center through the opening, and a second image that includes light from the second pixel through the opening is provided to second and third viewing points corresponding to positions to right and left sides of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 11,113,996

DISPLAY INCLUDING BENDING AREA AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A display comprising:a touch screen panel;
a window disposed on the touch screen panel, the window including a transparent area and a bezel area surrounding at least a part of the transparent area;
a display panel disposed under the touch screen panel, and including a first flexible substrate;
a driving circuit configured to drive the touch screen panel or the display panel; and
a second flexible substrate extending from a partial portion of the touch screen panel to the outside of the touch screen panel,
wherein the second flexible substrate comprises:a driving circuit area in which the driving circuit is disposed;
at least one first wire connected to the driving circuit and the touch screen panel; and
a bending area bent with respect to the touch screen panel, and

wherein the driving circuit area is disposed under the display panel within the transparent area.

US Pat. No. 11,113,995

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...


1. An information processing device comprising:a hinge;
a first housing;
a second housing;
a panel substrate; and
a first film,
wherein the hinge comprises a rotation axis,
wherein the first housing is connected to the second housing through the hinge so as to be rotatable around the rotation axis,
wherein the first housing comprises a first slit,
wherein the second housing comprises a second slit,
wherein the panel substrate comprises a region overlapping with the first film,
wherein the region is stored in one or both of the first slit and the second slit,
wherein one or both of the panel substrate and the first film is configured to slide along the second slit, and
wherein, in a folded state, the first film extends beyond the panel substrate.

US Pat. No. 11,113,994

LABEL CLIP


1. A label clip assembly for labelling an optical cable, the label clip assembly comprising:an annular clip having an inner surface and an outer surface radially positioned around a primary axis, and having a height extending in the direction of the primary axis;
a label member attached to the outer surface of the clip; and
a plurality of projections extending radially from the inner surface of the clip towards the primary axis, wherein the projections are configured to permit sliding of the clip onto a cable in a first direction and are adapted to engage with a cable boot of the optical cable while sliding in the first direction in order to obstruct sliding of the clip in an opposite direction when the projections of the clip are engaged with the cable boot, wherein the cable boot is made of a material that is softer than the material of the plurality of projections.

US Pat. No. 11,113,993

CLEANING SYSTEM, CLEANING DEVICES, INSTRUCTION INSERT, AND METHODS THEREFOR

Medline Industries, Inc.,...


1. A cleaning package assembly, comprising:a package;
one or more cleaning cloths disposed within the package, each cleaning cloth defining a plurality of portions thereof; and
an instructional insert, disposed within the package with the one or more cleaning cloths and instructing an order of using the plurality of portions to clean a predefined area;
the instructional insert comprising a plurality of sequential numerical indicia defining a cleaning order for the predefined area; and
each portion of the plurality of portions comprising one of the plurality of sequential numerical indicia to indicate the order of using the plurality of portions.

US Pat. No. 11,113,992

SPRAY PATTERN DEMONSTRATION KIT

WinField Solutions, LLC, ...


1. A demonstration kit comprising:a case having a base and a cover connected to the base, the base and the cover moveable relative to one another to define an opened position of the case and a closed position of the case;
a boom connected to the case and manipulatable between a collapsed position when the case is in the closed position, and an extended position when the case is in the opened position;
one or more nozzles coupled to the boom and repositionable along a length of the boom;
a plurality of panels positioned relative to the case and configured to block spray from the one or more nozzles; and
at least one pump that when in an operating orientation is fluidly connected to the one or more nozzles.

US Pat. No. 11,113,991

HUMAN BODY MODEL

TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...


1. A human body model used for at least one of basic study and technique acquisition for a medical device that is inserted into a body lumen and acquires an image of an inside of the body lumen by using ultrasound waves, the human body model comprising:a main body portion having a lumen passing through a portion of the main body portion between a first surface of the main body portion and a second surface of the main body portion, the second surface of the main body portion being arranged on a side opposite to the first surface of the main body portion, the main body portion including one of a convex portion and a concave portion that are fitted to each other;
a tubular body provided in at least a part of the lumen, the tubular body being made of a material different from a material of the main body portion, the tubular body including an other of the convex portion and the concave portion that are fitted to each other;
an acoustic impedance of the material of the tubular body being equal to an acoustic impedance of the body lumen; and
a hardness of the material of the main body portion being higher than a hardness of the material of the tubular body.

US Pat. No. 11,113,990

AUSCULTATORY SOUND IDENTIFICATION TRAINING DEVICE AND AUSCULTATORY SOUND IDENTIFICATION TRAINING SYSTEM

TELEMEDICA INC.


1. An auscultatory sound identification training device comprising:a sounding body to convert an electric signal related to auscultatory sound information into an auscultatory sound;
a vibration member provided to contact the sounding body so that the auscultatory sound generated by the sounding body is transmitted to the vibration member;
a cover member made of a resin provided to contact the vibration member so that the auscultatory sound is transmitted to the cover member to output the auscultatory sound; and
a case which has a bottom portion and in which the sounding body, the vibration member and the cover member are provided not to contact the bottom portion.

US Pat. No. 11,113,989

DYNAMIC LIBRARY ACCESS BASED ON PROXIMATE PROGRAMMABLE ITEM DETECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A device comprising:a sensor; and
a processor configured to:detect, using the sensor, a programmable physical item in a proximate area;
responsive to detecting the programmable physical item, initiate a pre-authored coding lesson associated with the programmable physical item, and provide an indication of available functions for programming the programmable physical item as part of the pre-authored coding lesson;
receive an input of code that comprises at least one of the available functions for programming the programmable physical item; and
program the programmable physical item based at least in part on the code.


US Pat. No. 11,113,988

APPARATUS FOR WRITING MOTION SCRIPT, APPARATUS FOR SELF-TEACHING OF MOTION AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...


1. An apparatus for writing a motion script, comprising:a processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage media storing a plurality of units which are executed by the processor, the plurality of units comprising:an authoring unit for creating property information corresponding to a motion of a user;
a sensor unit for acquiring sensing data from the motion of the user;
a motion script creation unit for creating a motion script based on the property information and the sensing data; and
an editing and publication unit for distributing the motion script, wherein the authoring unit comprises:
a header information configuration unit for creating motion script header information including at least one of a file property for the motion script and tag information to be used to search for the motion script;
a motion property-mapping unit for mapping the motion of the user to the property information; and
an additional information configuration unit for determining whether to provide additional information used for motion learning.


US Pat. No. 11,113,987

TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT OF TECHNICIANS IN THE SERVICE OR REPAIR OF MACHINES, DEVICES, OR SYSTEMS

XOEYE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...


1. A method of providing training to a technician in need of training comprising:a. receiving, by a computer, a request for service or repair of a first machine, device, or system at a remote location, wherein the request for service or repair includes:i. a first identification for the first machine, device, or system; and
ii. information about at least one potential problem or issue associated with the first machine, device, or system, thereby initiating a first machine, device, or system repair or servicing event;

b. identifying, automatically by the computer, at least one qualification needed by a technician for repair or servicing of the first machine, device, or system;
c. analyzing, automatically by the computer, a technician database comprising a plurality of technician profiles, wherein each of the plurality of technician profiles comprises technician qualification information for a corresponding technician, each technician profile comprising at least some of:i. a number of previous repair or servicing events completed;
ii. information for machine, device, or system serviced or repaired in one or more previous repair or servicing events;
iii. information about ratings or quality scores generated after completion of one or more previous repair or servicing events;
iv. information about one or more training or education levels;
v. a number of years of service or repair experience; and
vi. certifications or licensing information;

d. predicting, by the computer, whether one or more of the corresponding technicians possesses one or more qualifications relevant for completing the requested service or repair of the machine, device, or system at the remote location;
e. selecting, by the computer, a first technician from the technician database;
f. dispatching, by the computer, the first technician to the remote location in response to the first machine, device, or system repair or servicing event;
g. providing, by the computer, instructions to the first technician for acquiring images at the remote location via a mobile device, wherein the instructions are associated with acquisition of one or more of:i. a serial number or QR code present on the first machine, device, or system;
ii. one or more areas of interest on the first machine, device, or system;
iii. one or more areas proximate to the first machine, device, or system; and
iv. one or more areas at the remote location;

h. processing, by the computer, the acquired images from the mobile device to generate additional information for the first machine, device, or system as present at the remote location;
i. selecting, by the computer, one or more training materials for presentation to the first technician based at least in part upon the additional information, where the selected one or more training materials are included in a library of training materials in a technician training module, and where the selected one or more training materials are associated with the at least one qualification associated with the repair or servicing of the machine, device, or system by the first technician;
j. presenting, by the computer, the selected one or more training materials to the first technician in real time via the mobile device, the selected one or more training materials in the form of at least one of:i. a video presentation;
ii. an audio presentation;
iii. written material;
iv. an augmented reality presentation; and
v. a virtual reality presentation;

k. collecting, by the computer, information associated with the first technician's repair or servicing of the first machine, device, or system at the remote location via the mobile device;
l. evaluating, by the computer, whether the first technician has acquired the at least one qualification after being presented with the selected one or more training materials based at least in part upon the collected information, thereby generating updated technician qualification information for the first technician;
m. updating, by the computer, technician database to include the collected information for the first machine, device, or system repair or servicing event; and
n. incorporating, by the computer, information associated with the at least one qualification of the first technician in machine learning processes configured for use in providing additional training for the first technician or for use in training of other technicians who are in need of training.

US Pat. No. 11,113,986

STORY MACHINE, CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE THEREFOR, STORAGE MEDIUM AND STORY MACHINE PLAYER SYSTEM

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...


1. A story machine, comprising:circuitry configured to:
detect movement indication information for indicating a first movement path of the story machine;
control the story machine to move along the first movement path based on the detected movement indication information;
detect play indication information for indicating multimedia information;
control the story machine to stop moving in response to detecting the play indication information; and
play the multimedia information based on the detected play indication information.

US Pat. No. 11,113,985

VISUAL ACUITY MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

Focus Reading Technology ...


1. A device for determining a visual acuity of a reader, the device comprising:a display adapted to present a scrolling first line of text to a reader, the scrolling first line of text having an associated first readability vector including an associated scrolling speed and an associated font size;
an input device adapted to receive signals reflecting a reading performance of the reader when reading the scrolling first line of text; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the input device and configured to:determine a reading score for the reader associated with the scrolling first line of text based on the received signals from the input device and on the associated scrolling speed;
generate an acuity parameter for the reader, wherein the acuity parameter comprises a reading index determined based on the reading score and the associated font size; and
determine a visual acuity of the reader based on the acuity parameter relative to a reference acuity parameter.


US Pat. No. 11,113,983

VIDEO PRESENTATION, DIGITAL COMPOSITING, AND STREAMING TECHNIQUES IMPLEMENTED VIA A COMPUTER NETWORK

STUDY SOCIAL, INC., Gain...


1. A video presentation production system comprising:a background which includes a planar surface;
a video camera configured to capture a live video image of a presenter delivering a live presentation in front of said background, said video camera having a field of view that does not include objects other than said presenter and said background, said video camera producing a presenter video feed;
an electronic whiteboard arranged to be physically manipulated by said presenter and configured to generate digital content associated with said live presentation and to produce a presentation video feed that includes said digital content, wherein said electronic whiteboard is included within a tablet computer that lies flat upon a surface in front of said presenter, wherein said tablet computer and said video camera are aligned along a plane perpendicular to said planar surface, wherein said electronic whiteboard being further arranged to receive an annotation from said presenter upon said digital content using a stylus, wherein said field of view of said video camera does not include said tablet computer or said stylus, and wherein said presentation video feed includes said annotation;
a video presentation server including at least one processor and a memory, said video presentation server being remote from said electronic whiteboard and not able to be physically manipulated by said presenter while delivering said live presentation from a fixed location, and being communicatively coupled to said video camera and to said electronic whiteboard and receiving said presenter video feed and said presentation video feed, said video presentation server being operable to cause said at least one processor to execute a plurality of instructions stored in said memory to (i) generate, from said presenter video feed and said presentation video feed using a compositing technique, a synchronized video presentation media stream in real time or near real time while said presenter is delivering said live presentation, such that only said live video image of said presenter from said presenter video feed is superimposed over a portion of said digital content, and (ii) record or stream said synchronized video presentation media stream;
a remote controller arranged to be physically manipulated by said presenter, being communicatively coupled to said video presentation server, and being configured to control generation of said synchronized video presentation media stream based upon input received from said presenter while maintaining substantially continuous eye contact with said video camera; and
a confidence monitor communicatively coupled to said video presentation server, and being positioned adjacent to or behind said video camera, that receives and displays said synchronized video presentation media stream from said video presentation server, such that said presenter is able to concurrently view, while delivering said live presentation, said synchronized video presentation media stream displayed on said confidence monitor while maintaining substantially continuous eye contact with said video camera, wherein said electronic whiteboard is not directly communicatively coupled to said video camera, said remote controller or said confidence monitor.

US Pat. No. 11,113,982

PROGRAMMABLE EDUCATION DEVICE

Kyle Muir, Salt Lake Cit...


1. A programmable device configured for education and entertainment, comprising:a circuit board with a magnetic reed switch and a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), the magnetic reed switch being configured to activate one or more modes of the programmable device, the LEDs being configured to display a pattern of light; and
a polymer disk with a cylindrical receptacle to connect the circuit board to the polymer disk.

US Pat. No. 11,113,981

SKILL TRAINING SYSTEM

ADP, LLC, Roseland, NJ (...


10. A computer system comprising:a processor unit;
a memory in communication with the processor unit; and
a skill trainer implemented by the processor unit and the memory, the skill trainer comprising a relevancy assessor connected to statistics and a proficiency assessor comprising benchmarks, wherein the skill trainer is for training skills in an organization, and the skill trainer is configured to:receive a submission from a user, the submission comprising content that is relevant to a particular skill, as identified by the relevancy assessor;
publish the content as material relevant to increasing proficiency in the particular skill;
increase a proficiency of the user for the particular skill according to a policy for submission of the content relevant to the particular skill using the proficiency assessor;
identify whether the proficiency of the user for the particular skill exceeds a benchmark for proficiency in the particular skill using the proficiency assessor; and
responsive to identifying that the proficiency of the user exceeds the benchmark for proficiency in the particular skill using the proficiency assessor:automatically designate the user as a skill mentor;
automatically grants the user a plurality of additional privileges within the skill trainer with regard to feedback based on submission of positive feedback; and
automatically grant administrative privileges to the user over additional content submitted by other users who are different than the user, wherein the additional content is different than the content and the administrative privileges comprise at least one of review of content, approval of content, deletion of content, or content feedback; and
enable a performance of operations for an organization implemented in the skill trainer automatically in at least one of a content manager, a program manager and a content generator based on the proficiency of the user in the particular skill, wherein the performance of operations is selected from at least one of hiring, benefits administration, payroll, human resource performance reviews, forming teams for new products, or assigning research projects.



US Pat. No. 11,113,980

BOOLEAN MATHEMATICS APPROACH TO AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

The Boeing Company, Chic...


1. A method of managing air traffic, the method comprising:for each aircraft of a plurality of aircraft, generating a corresponding 3-dimensional (3D) volume of protected space that surrounds and moves with the aircraft, wherein generating the 3D volume of protected space comprises generating two or more nested volumes of protected space that surround and move with the aircraft;
dynamically increasing or decreasing a volume of one or more of the nested volumes of protected space based on a phase of flight of the aircraft;
detecting an intersection between the volume of protected space surrounding a first aircraft and the volume of protected space surrounding a second aircraft; and
generating an alarm notification responsive to detecting the intersection.

US Pat. No. 11,113,979

AERODROME SYSTEM AND METHOD

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...


1. An aerodrome system for an aerodrome, the aerodrome system comprising:a plurality of light emitting elements configured to emit light from a surface of the aerodrome upon which aircraft may take-off, land and maneuver; and
a controller operatively coupled to each of the light emitting elements so as to selectively control the light emitting elements to emit light of a first color in a first direction along a runway and light of a different color in an opposite direction,
wherein the light emitting elements form pixels of a display,
wherein the controller is configured to control an image displayed by the display so as to display and demarcate a pair of runways for aircraft to take-off or land,
wherein the light emitting elements are spaced and have a density such that the controller may display the runways with a continuously variable orientation,
wherein the controller is further configured to change the image displayed by the display so as to dynamically change the orientation of the runways and to realign the runways in response to a wind direction.

US Pat. No. 11,113,978

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND DISPLAYING OPTIMIZED AIRCRAFT ENERGY LEVEL

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...


1. A method of displaying optimized aircraft energy level to a flight crew, the method comprising the steps of:processing flight plan data, in a processor, to determine the optimized aircraft energy level along a descent profile of the aircraft from cruise altitude down to aircraft destination;
continuously processing aircraft data, in the processor, to continuously determine, in real-time, an actual aircraft energy level;
continuously comparing, in the processor, the actual aircraft energy level of the aircraft to the optimized aircraft energy level; and
commanding, using the processor, a display device to render an image that indicates:(i) the optimized aircraft energy level,
(ii) how the actual aircraft energy level differs from the optimized aircraft energy level, and
(iii) how the actual aircraft energy level is trending relative to the optimized aircraft energy level,

wherein:the image is rendered as a numbered energy scale having a middle position, a left end, and a right end,
a “0” is rendered at the middle position and represents the optimized aircraft energy level,
increasing magnitude positive numbers are rendered left of the middle position to indicate a relative amount by which the aircraft actual energy level differs from the optimized aircraft energy level in an over-energy condition, and
increasing magnitude negative numbers are rendered right of the middle position to indicate a relative amount by which the aircraft actual energy level differs from the optimized aircraft energy level in an under-energy condition.


US Pat. No. 11,113,977

RUNWAY OBSTACLE CLEARANCE DEVICE AND METHOD


1. A surveying instrument for determining a clear landing path for a runway approach and side clearances comprising:a support base having top and bottom planar surfaces the upper surface of which can be positioned parallel to the ground;
a sighting support member having a bottom surface parallel to the top surface of the support base and a top surface being oriented at a selected non parallel angle in relationship to said planar surfaces of said support base;
a sighting mechanism mounted on said top surface of the sighting support member, the central axis of said sighting mechanism being parallel to the top planar surface of said sighting support member; and the sighting mechanism being rotatable around an axis perpendicular to the top surface of the sighting support member whereby the central axis of said sighting mechanism is maintained at a constant angle relative to the top planar surface of said support base so as to be used to determine a clear landing path and the side clearances, of the runway when rotated.

US Pat. No. 11,113,976

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

ZIPLINE INTERNATIONAL INC...


1. A system for fulfilling a request for an airborne delivery, comprising:a first computer system configured to:receive a service request from a remote client device operated by a user, the service request specifying at least:a payload; and
a location of a destination site;

select a distribution center, from a set of candidate distribution centers, based at least in part on the location of the destination site and the payload; and
send a message to the selected distribution center, the message including the payload and the location of the destination site; and

a second computer system associated with the selected distribution center and configured to:generate mission data including instructions for guiding an unmanned aerial vehicle to the destination site; and
communicate the mission data to the unmanned aerial vehicle at the selected distribution center.


US Pat. No. 11,113,975

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ASSISTING IN THE PILOTING OF AN AIRCRAFT TO OBSERVE A REQUIRED TIME OF ARRIVAL

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, T...


1. A method for assisting in the piloting of an aircraft in order to observe a required time of arrival at a waypoint during a flight of the aircraft according to a predetermined flight plan, this flight plan comprising a nominal speed profile of the aircraft comprising at least two distinct flight segments for each of which there are defined a nominal flight speed, a maximum flight speed and a minimum flight speed of the aircraft,the method comprising the following steps implemented by a processing unit of a flight management computer of the aircraft:a) determination of an effective speed profile of the aircraft, this effective speed profile comprising flight segments similar to those of the nominal speed profile, said determination comprising the following substeps:a3) computation, for each segment of the nominal speed profile, of a corrective term corresponding to a product of a correction coefficient by a difference between one of the maximum speed or the minimum speed defined for this segment and the nominal speed corresponding to this segment, the correction coefficient being a correction coefficient common to all the segments of the nominal speed profile; and
a4) computation, for each segment of the effective speed profile, of a setpoint speed equal to a sum of the nominal speed defined for a corresponding segment of the nominal speed profile and of the corrective term computed for the corresponding segment of the nominal speed profile,

b) controlling of a guidance computer of the aircraft to guide the aircraft according to the effective speed profile determined in the step a).


US Pat. No. 11,113,974

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED ROUTING OF MASS TRANSIT VEHICLES

PANTONIUM INC., Toronto ...


1. A computer implemented method for routing a vehicle, comprising:establishing, in a non-transitory computer memory, a set of parameters comprising a plurality of hub stops and a threshold time;
receiving a service request comprising a service location;
determining a current location of the vehicle;
determining an upcoming travel time for the vehicle to travel from the current location to the service location; and
determining, via a routing component comprising a processor, a next stop for the vehicle selected from:if the upcoming travel time does not exceed the threshold time, the service location; and
if the upcoming travel time exceeds the threshold time, an intermediate stop on route to the service location selected from one of the plurality of hub stops, wherein the routing component retains the service location as a stop to be made subsequent to travelling to the intermediate stop.


US Pat. No. 11,113,973

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT BLOCKING MONITORING

Nissan North America, Inc...


1. A method for use in traversing a vehicle transportation network, the method comprising:traversing, by an autonomous vehicle, a vehicle transportation network, wherein traversing the vehicle transportation network includes:operating a blocking monitor instance, wherein operating the blocking monitor instance includes:identifying operational environment information including information corresponding to a first external object within a defined distance of the autonomous vehicle and a second external object within the defined distance of the autonomous vehicle;
determining a first area of the vehicle transportation network based on a current geospatial location of the autonomous vehicle in the vehicle transportation network and an identified route for the autonomous vehicle; and
determining a probability of availability for the first area based on the operational environment information; and

traversing a portion of the vehicle transportation network based on the probability of availability, wherein determining the probability of availability for the first area includes:determining a first expected path for the first external object;
determining a second expected path for the second external object; and
on a condition that the first expected path intersects spatially and temporally with the second expected path:on a condition that the first external object represents a pedestrian and on a condition that the second external object represents a pedestrian, determining that the first expected path spatially and temporally overlaps the second expected path; and
on a condition that the first external object represents a remote vehicle:
?identifying a second area of the vehicle transportation network corresponding to a spatial and temporal intersection of the first expected path and the second expected path;
?determining that the second expected path includes the second external object traversing a second portion of the vehicle transportation network corresponding to the second area at a first temporal location; and
?determining that the first expected path includes the first external object traversing the second portion at a second temporal location subsequent to the first temporal location.




US Pat. No. 11,113,972

POSITION DETECTOR AND SYSTEM

Precision Triatholon Syst...


1. A proximity monitor for monitoring a zone associated with a vehicle, the proximity monitor comprising:a first radiofrequency (RF) transmitter configured to communicate data with one or more proximate RF receivers of a proximate vehicle in the monitored zone;
a first RF receiver configured to acquire signal timing information from signals transmitted by one or more proximate RF transmitters of the proximate vehicle;
a long-range communication module configured to receive a penalty signal from a remote device; and
a processor configured to:generate spacing information as to the spacing between the vehicle and the proximate vehicle;
generate an alert signal based on the penalty signal.


US Pat. No. 11,113,971

V2X COMMUNICATION-BASED VEHICLE LANE SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...


1. A computer-implemented method to generate a driving trajectory for navigating an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), the method comprising:receiving, by a transceiver of a first sensor of the ADV, a first vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication data from a first infrastructure, wherein the transceiver supports V2X communication;
receiving, by the transceiver, a second vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication data from a second infrastructure, wherein the first and second infrastructures are V2X-enabled;
determining, by the ADV, a first distance, D1, from the ADV to the first infrastructure based on the first V2X communication data, wherein the first V2X communication data includes distance D1 or a location of the first infrastructure;
determining, by the ADV, a second distance, D2, from the ADV to the second infrastructure based on the second V2X communication data, wherein the second V2X communication data includes distance D2 or a location of the second infrastructure;
determining, by the ADV, a third distance, D3, between the first and second infrastructures using the first and second V2X communication data;
determining, by the ADV, a relative location of the ADV to the first infrastructure and to the second infrastructure based on the first distance D1 and the second distance D2 and the distance D3;
retrieving, by the ADV, lane information from the first or second infrastructure based on the relative location of the ADV to the first infrastructure or the second infrastructure; and
generating, by the ADV, a trajectory based on the lane information to control the ADV autonomously according to the trajectory.

US Pat. No. 11,113,970

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SAFETY SUPPORT FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., ...


1. A vehicle safety support apparatus comprising:a driver monitoring sensor configured to monitor a driver;
an external environment monitoring sensor configured to monitor an external environment of a vehicle; and
at least one processor configured to:
determine whether the vehicle is in an immediate hazard situation based on data acquired from the driver monitoring sensor and the external environment monitoring sensor;
determine, in response to determining that the vehicle is in the immediate hazard situation, whether to perform a recovery maneuver or a rescue maneuver based on the data acquired from the driver monitoring sensor and the external environment monitoring sensor to get out of the immediate hazard situation;
perform, in response to determining to perform the rescue maneuver, autonomous driving to move the vehicle to a safe area by taking over a driving control from the driver; and
a driver input filtering unit configured to filter a vehicle control input by the driver,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to control the driver input filtering unit to block the vehicle control input from the driver in response to determining to perform the rescue maneuver.

US Pat. No. 11,113,969

DATA-TO-CAMERA (D2C) BASED FILTERS FOR IMPROVED OBJECT DETECTION IN IMAGES BASED ON VEHICLE-TO-EVERYTHING COMMUNICATION


15. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory memory storing computer-executable code that, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to:receive a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) message that describes an object that is within proximity of an ego vehicle;
generate a set of data-to-camera (D2C) filters that are specific to the object described by the V2X message by:determining where the object is expected to appear in an initial image,
generating a first D2C filter for an object type, and
generating a second D2C filter for an object location based on where the object is expected to appear in the initial image;

apply the set of D2C filters to image data that describes an initial image of the object; and
generate a modified image, based on applying the set of D2C filters to the image data, wherein the modified image includes an indication of (1) a location and a size of the object in the initial image and (2) a type of object in the initial image.

US Pat. No. 11,113,968

METHOD FOR MOBILE PARKING ASSISTANCE

Continental Automotive Gm...


1. A method for assisting in the parking of a vehicle in a vacant parking area, wherein a position of at least one vacant parking area is calculated on the basis of a vehicle-to-vehicle and/or a vehicle-to-infrastructure communication from a current position of the vehicle and is conveyed to a navigation apparatus of the vehicle, characterized in that a parking process is started by virtue of a radio key of the vehicle being placed onto a smartphone display, so that a lens in the vehicle radio key captures a flashing code and the radio key returns the flashing code to the vehicle by radio.

US Pat. No. 11,113,967

METHOD FOR DETERMINING PARKING SPACES AND FREE-PARKING SPACE ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...


1. A method for determining parking spaces, comprising:ascertaining, by traffic participants, information about free parking spaces;
communicating the information to a cloud computing system, the cloud computing system storing information about the free parking spaces in retrievable fashion in a parking space map, the cloud computing system ascertaining and providing a free parking space in at least one of: i) a local surrounding environment of a traffic participant of the traffic participants, and ii) an environment of a known navigation destination; and
visually presenting information about the provided parking space on a display device of the traffic participant;
wherein the display device is a head-up display, the head-up display blending virtual objects into the field of view of a driver of the traffic participant;
wherein the traffic participants are vehicles equipped with environmental acquisition devices that, when traveling past the free parking spaces, ascertain the free parking spaces, independently of whether parking space markings are present; and
wherein the visually presenting step includes visually displaying on the head-up display virtual boundary lines for the provided parking space and a virtual parking space symbol between the virtual boundary lines, the virtual boundary lines being visibly separate from the virtual parking space symbol, the head-up display blending the virtual boundary lines and the virtual parking space symbol into the field of view of the driver;
wherein the provided parking space is a free parking space without parking space markings.

US Pat. No. 11,113,966

VEHICULAR INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVER...


1. A method comprising:receiving, by at least one first processor, sensor information from at least one sensor attached to at least one vehicle;wherein the at least one sensor is configured to:i) generate a plurality of sensor signals, and
ii) receive a signal reflection associated with each sensor signal of the plurality of sensor signals;

wherein the sensor information comprises timing data indicating:i) a time of generation of each sensor signal of the plurality of sensor signals, and
ii) a time of reception of a signal reflection associated with each sensor signal;


determining, by the at least one first processor, a plurality of time differences based on the timing data;wherein each time difference of the plurality of time differences comprises a difference between the time of generation for each sensor signal and the time of reception of the signal reflection for each sensor signal;

determining, by at least one second processor, a plurality of detected dips based at least in part on at least one set of consecutive time differences within the plurality of time differences;wherein each consecutive time difference of the at least one set of consecutive time differences comprise a value less than a dip depth threshold;

determining, by the at least one second processor, a parking availability status based at least in part on a dip width threshold and a dip width of the at least one set of consecutive time differences;wherein the dip width comprises a count of consecutive time differences of the at least one set of consecutive time differences; and

transmitting, by the at least one second processor, an indication of the parking availability status to at least one computing device to indicate a presence or an absence of an available parking space.

US Pat. No. 11,113,965

SYSTEM FOR OPTIMISING TRANSIENT KERBSIDE ACCESS

YELLOW LINE PARKING LTD.,...


1. A computer-implemented system for dynamically serving parking space requests for a vehicle, the system comprising:one or more processors;
a memory configured to store computer-executable instructions, which when executed on the one or more processors configures the system to provide:
an input module for receiving a request for a parking space;
a search module for determining a plurality of suitable parking spaces based on the received request, the determining comprising:
selecting a region from a plurality of regions corresponding to a plurality of adjacent geographical areas, each of the regions being associated with an individual parking space prediction model adapted for that region, and the selection of the region being based on information derived from the request;
utilising the parking space prediction model of the selected region to determine the plurality of suitable parking spaces based on the information derived from the request;
an allocation module for selecting from the plurality of suitable parking spaces to allocate a parking space for the vehicle, the selection being performed based on a scoring a plurality of weighted selection criteria for each suitable parking space; and
a transmission module for transmitting data indicative of the allocated parking space.

US Pat. No. 11,113,964

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE FOR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND SURVEILLANCE


1. An unmanned aerial vehicle system for deployment at a scene, comprising:an unmanned aerial vehicle configured to travel between two or more destinations;
a command center configured to monitor and regulate movement of the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a communication suite transported within the unmanned aerial vehicle to permit the transfer of electronic data to the command center, the communication suite also configured to receive electronic data from the command center; and
a display mounted to the unmanned aerial vehicle, the display configured to broadcast information visually to observers near the scene, the display being in communication with the communication suite to permit the command center to regulate the information broadcast on the display;
wherein the communication suite can assess environmental conditions via a camera, the communication suite compares traffic behavior in view of the environmental conditions with local laws to identify and flag potential infractions, the infraction being transmitted for review, the communication suite configured to selectively issue a citation.

US Pat. No. 11,113,963

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION OF TRAVELERS AT ROADWAY INTERSECTIONS

STC, Inc., Mcleansboro, ...


1. A method for assisting a loaded mass transit vehicle through an intersection, the method comprising:transmitting, using a vehicle identifier system, a location and direction of travel of a mass transit vehicle;
a plurality of mobile communication devices communicating with said vehicle identifier system that travelers associated with said mobile communication devices are on said mass transit vehicle;
receiving at a receiver said location and direction of travel transmission;
evaluating said location and direction of travel information to determine if said mass transit vehicle is approaching an intersection;
if said mass transit vehicle is approaching said intersection, assigning a priority to said mass transit vehicle for said mass transit vehicle to go through said intersection, said priority increasing for each traveler on said mass transit vehicle; and
altering a traffic signal at said intersection if said assigned priority is above a threshold number of travelers.

US Pat. No. 11,113,962

TERMINAL DEVICE, REARWARD SERVER, IN-VEHICLE TRANSPONDER, DETERMINATION SYSTEM, DETERMINATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...


1. A terminal device comprising:a candidate acquiring unit configured to acquire reverse traveling candidate information including positional information and traveling direction information of a vehicle when a candidate determining unit configured to determine whether there is a likelihood that the vehicle is traveling in reverse determines that there is a likelihood that the vehicle is traveling in reverse; and
a candidate transmitting unit configured to transmit the reverse traveling candidate information to a rearward server configured to determine whether the vehicle is traveling in reverse by determining that the vehicle is traveling in reverse when the positional information and the traveling direction information are within a prescribed range.

US Pat. No. 11,113,961

DRIVER BEHAVIOR MONITORING

NETRADYNE, INC., San Die...


1. A method comprising:detecting, by at least one processor of a computing device in communication with a camera, the presence of a traffic light, a state of the traffic light, and an intersection marking in a field of view of the camera, wherein the camera is mounted on or in a vehicle; and
determining, by the at least one processor, that the vehicle passed the intersection marking after the traffic light turned red, based at least in part on first visual data captured by the camera,
wherein detecting the presence of the traffic light further comprises:initially receiving, by the at least one processor, the first visual data; and
identifying, by the at least one processor, a location of the traffic light in the first visual data, and

wherein determining that the vehicle passed the intersection marking after the traffic light turned red further comprises:identifying, by the at least one processor, that the traffic light is in a red state in the first visual data;
determining, by the at least one processor, that the vehicle was not in the intersection at a first time corresponding to when the visual data was captured;
receiving, by the at least one processor, second visual data captured by the camera, wherein the second visual data is captured by the camera subsequent to the capture of the first visual data;
identifying, by the at least one processor, a second location of the traffic light in the second visual data; based at least in part on the first location of the traffic light in the first visual data;
identifying, by the at least one processor, that the traffic light is in a red state in the second visual data; and
determining, by the at least one processor, that the vehicle was in the intersection at a second time; wherein the second time corresponds to when the second visual data was captured.


US Pat. No. 11,113,960

INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FOR VEHICLE PLATOONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...


1. A road controller system including a plurality of road controllers, comprising:a data store to store an active traffic policy, the active traffic policy including rules to control traffic in a controlled area to reduce noise pollution of vehicle platoons;
a sensor array interface to receive sensor data, the sensor data including road condition data;
a processor subsystem to:access a status message received from a vehicle platoon traveling on an area controlled by a road controller of the plurality of road controllers in the road controller system, the status message including a platoon identifier and a number of vehicles in the vehicle platoon, and the status message transmitted to the road controller when the vehicle platoon enters the area controlled by the road controller;
determine a platoon size of the vehicle platoon based on the status message received from the vehicle platoon;
determine a change to the platoon size of the vehicle platoon, the change to the platoon size based on the active traffic policy and the road condition data; and
cause transmission of a control message to the vehicle platoon to implement the change to the platoon size of the vehicle platoon.


US Pat. No. 11,113,959

CROWDSOURCED DETECTION, IDENTIFICATION AND SHARING OF HAZARDOUS ROAD OBJECTS IN HD MAPS

Intel Corporation, Santa...


1. A semiconductor apparatus comprising:one or more substrates; and
logic coupled to the one or more substrates, wherein the logic is implemented at least partly in configurable logic or fixed-functionality hardware logic, the logic coupled to the one or more substrates to:
detect one or more differences between a crowdsourced map of an ambient environment and a real-time volumetric map of the ambient environment;
send a first message via a vehicle-to-vehicle link, wherein the one or more differences are represented in the first message at a first resolution; and
send a second message via a vehicle-to-infrastructure link, wherein the one or more differences are represented in the second message at a second resolution, and wherein the first resolution is less than the second resolution.

US Pat. No. 11,113,957

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REAL-TIME AND PREDICTIVE SPEED, TRAFFIC SIGNAL TIMING, STATION DWELL TIME, AND DEPARTURE WINDOW INFORMATION TO TRANSIT VEHICLE

TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY SERVIC...


1. A method comprising:provisioning a computer system, the computer system including a database server to store, access and update data;storing in the database server transit vehicle route data describing a transit vehicle route including locations of traffic signals and transit stations along the route;
in the computer system, implementing an iterative process to acquire real-time traffic signal state data from the traffic signals along the route;
updating the acquired real-time traffic signal state data on second-by-second or similar frequency basis;

in the iterative process, acquiring real-time position and speed data from the transit vehicle operating on the transit system route;updating the acquired real-time position and speed data on second-by-second or similar frequency basis;
in the computer system, calculating expected arrival times of the transit vehicle at next downstream stations and signals along the route based on the stored route data and the current updated position and speed data from the transit vehicle;
in the computer system, calculating a recommended speed for the transit vehicle to travel through a maximum number of consecutive downstream traffic signals along the route during respective green signal phases of the downstream traffic signals based on the acquired real-time position and speed data, calculated estimated travel times to the downstream traffic signals and signal predictions for the downstream traffic signals;

transmitting a first advisory message to the transit vehicle in real time, the first advisory message including the recommended speed;
receiving the first advisory message onboard the transit vehicle;
generating a first screen display in the transit vehicle based on the first advisory message, the first screen display including an indication of the recommended speed, and/or providing the first advisory message to an autonomous vehicle longitudinal control system;
in the computer system, in a case where a recommended speed is not possible under current circumstances, determining a station dwell time that the transit vehicle should remain at the current location;
sending a second advisory message to the transit vehicle, the second advisory message including the station dwell time;
receiving the second advisory message onboard the transit vehicle; and
generating a second screen display based on the second advisory message, the second screen display including an indication of the station dwell time, and/or providing the second advisory message to an autonomous vehicle longitudinal control system.

US Pat. No. 11,113,956

VEHICLE-ROADWAY INTERFACE FOR POWER AND DATA EXCHANGE WITH ROADWAY SENSORS SYSTEM


1. A vehicle-roadway interface for power and data exchange with roadway sensors system for use on a roadway or a road surface with at least one vehicle, the system comprising:a. a first node of the system having at least one active vehicle-based adapter removably mounted to the at least one vehicle forming an at least one equipped vehicle and a second node of the system having a plurality of passive roadway-based beacons each being affixed to or within the road surface;
b. the at least one active vehicle-based adapter comprising:i. a power emitting antenna providing a direct wireless beacon power source to a power harvesting antenna of each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons during interactive close proximity between the at least one equipped vehicle and each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons, and coupling to an existing power and data bus of the at least one equipped vehicle for use as an adapter power source for the at least one active vehicle-based adapter;
ii. an adapter communication antenna having an adapter transceiver for dual directional transmission of an at least one vehicle data request to each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons and receipt of an at least one beacon data packet from each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons; and
iii. an adapter processing member coupled to the adapter transceiver and to a vehicle interface for processing information obtained from the at least one beacon data packet and providing one or more commands through the at least one vehicle data request to each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons;

c. each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons comprising:i. a temperature sensor for detecting an ambient temperature and a road surface temperature in real time and transmitting as a temperature data;
ii. a moisture sensor for detecting a moisture condition of the road in real time and transmitting as a moisture data;
iii. the at least one beacon data packet having the temperature data, the moisture data, at least one lane data containing a lane management data structure for storing static data and dynamic data in real time, a record data containing a record-keeping data structure for collecting and storing information about the at least one equipped vehicle which interacts and engages with the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons in real time, and a location data having a high-fidelity positioning record for use in an at least GNSS-denied navigation environment;
iv. the power harvesting antenna obtaining power from the power emitting antenna for powering at least a beacon processing member, a beacon transceiver, and a beacon nonvolatile memory;
v. beacon communication antenna having the beacon transceiver for dual directional transmission of the at least one beacon data packet and receipt of the at least one vehicle data request wirelessly in real time during interaction with the at least one equipped vehicle; and
vi. the beacon processing member being coupled to the beacon transceiver and the beacon nonvolatile memory;

d. wherein the at least one active vehicle-based adapter remains in an idle state as power is continuously transmitted from the power emitting antenna, or between vehicle information updates, or sending the at least one vehicle data request to each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons in close proximity with the at least one active vehicle-based adapter;
e. wherein if no response is received and the at least one vehicle data request delay times out, the at least one active vehicle-based adapter sends an additional at least one vehicle data request, and if a response is received, then the at least one active vehicle-based adapter utilizes the received data from respective plurality of passive roadway-based beacons before returning back to its idle state, wherein, alternatively, if the vehicle information update delay times out, the vehicle information is updated, and wherein after the at least one equipped vehicle no longer supplies power to the at least one active vehicle-based adapter through the vehicle interface, the at least one active vehicle-based adapter will power off;
f. wherein upon interaction or pinging with the power emitting antenna, the power harvesting antenna of each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons receives enough transmitted power to activate an idle beacon microcontroller, the beacon transceiver, the beacon nonvolatile memory, the temperature sensor, and the moisture sensor to take measurements and to retrieve data for the at least one beacon data packet;
g. wherein the at least one vehicle data request is intermittent and is received by the beacon communication antenna and processed to determine an authority of the at least one equipped vehicle, with pertinent authorized information being stored in the beacon nonvolatile memory;
h. wherein in response, each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons transmits the at least one beacon data packet through the beacon communication antenna which contains the appropriate data collected during activation to the at least one active vehicle-based adapter's adapter communication antenna; and
i. wherein whenever a distance between the at least one active vehicle-based adapter and the power harvesting antenna of each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons exceeds the ping or interaction range for the power harvesting antenna, each of the plurality of passive roadway-based beacons suspends data collection activity and powers down to an idle state until later powered and requested by a different the at least one equipped vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,113,955

DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...


1. A data collection system comprising:a plurality of sensors which are synchronized with each other; and
an optical signal distributor which is separate from the plurality of sensors and is connected to each of the plurality of sensors by a first optical transmission channel and a second optical transmission channel, wherein
each of the plurality of sensors comprises:
a physical quantity measurement unit which measures a physical quantity;
a first optical signal transmission unit which transmits a first optical signal to the optical signal distributor via the first optical transmission channel, when the measured physical quantity satisfies a predetermined condition;
a first signal converter which converts a second optical signal into a second electrical signal, the second optical signal being received from the optical signal distributor via the second optical transmission channel;
a first delay unit which delays the second electrical signal obtained by the first signal converter for a first delay time, the first delay time being adjusted beforehand so that a sum of the first delay time and a first conversion time at the first signal converter is equal to a predetermined in-sensor transmission delay time, the predetermined in-sensor transmission delay time being a sum of another delay time at another delay unit and another conversion time at a corresponding another signal converter in any other sensors of the plurality of sensors and being set as a same value for all of the plurality of sensors; and
a data transmission unit which transmits the physical quantity measured at a time the condition is satisfied when the physical quantity satisfies the condition, and transmits the physical quantity measured a predetermined time before a receipt time of the second electrical signal, when the data transmission unit receives the second electrical signal delayed by the first delay unit, and
the optical signal distributor comprises:
a plurality of pairs of a second signal converter and a second delay unit, each of the plurality of pairs corresponding to each of the plurality of sensors, each second signal converter converting the first optical signal received from a corresponding sensor among the plurality of sensors via the first optical transmission channel into a first electrical signal, respectively, each second delay unit delaying the first electrical signal output by the corresponding second signal converter paired with the second delay unit for a second delay time, the second delay time being adjusted beforehand so that a sum of the second delay time at the second delay unit and a second conversion time at the corresponding second signal converter paired with the second delay unit is equal to a predetermined in-distributor transmission delay time, the predetermined in-distributor transmission delay time being set as a same value for all pairs of the plurality of pairs of the second signal converter and the second delay unit; and
a second optical signal transmission unit which transmits the second optical signal to the first signal converter of each of the plurality of sensors via the second optical transmission channel, when the second optical signal transmission unit receives the delayed first electrical signal from at least one of the second delay units.

US Pat. No. 11,113,954

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZED APPLIANCE CONTROL

Universal Electronics Inc...


1. A system for testing communication with a device, the system comprising:a multimedia receiver communicatively coupled to a source media device, the multimedia receiver configured to:
transmit a test command to control the source media device using a communication protocol;
identify a port of the multimedia receiver device to which the source media device is connected;
monitor the port for a video frame output by the source media device to determine whether the source media device received the test command; and
in response to a determination that the source media device received the test command, store an indication that the source media device can be controlled using the communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 11,113,953

VEHICLE-PAIRED DEVICE RANGE EXTENSION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A method of controlling a vehicle from a remote location, comprising:receiving, at a vehicle, a first signal from a vehicle-paired device within a wireless communication range of the vehicle and initiating a vehicle function in response to the first signal, the first signal sent by the vehicle-paired device in response to a second signal sent from a secondary triggering device that is outside the wireless communication range, the first signal is a wireless communication signal.

US Pat. No. 11,113,952

MACHINE LEARNING MOTION SENSING WITH AUXILIARY SENSORS

Alarm.com Incorporated, ...


1. A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property, the monitoring system comprising:a passive infrared (PIR) sensor that has a first field of view and is configured to generate reference PIR data that represents motion within an area of the property;
an auxiliary sensor that has a second field of view and is configured to generate auxiliary sensor data that represents an attribute of the area of the property, wherein the first field of view overlaps with the second field of view;
a motion sensor device configured to:obtain the reference PIR data from the PIR sensor;
determine that a first set of motion detection criteria is satisfied by the reference PIR data;
in response to determining that the first set of motion detection criteria is satisfied by the reference PIR data, activate the auxiliary sensor to cause the auxiliary sensor to generate the auxiliary sensor data;
obtain the auxiliary sensor data from the auxiliary sensor;
map the auxiliary sensor data from an area of the second field of view to a corresponding area of the first field of view;
identify, based on the auxiliary sensor data mapped from the area of the second field of view to the corresponding area of the first field of view, an object that caused the motion detection within the area of the property;
obtain a second set of motion detection criteria based on the reference PIR data and the identified object that caused the motion detection within the area of the property; and
determine whether the second set of motion detection criteria is satisfied by additional PIR data.


US Pat. No. 11,113,951

NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

PATLITE CORPORATION, Osa...


1. A notification system including a plurality of notification devices and a management computer communicatively connected to the plurality of notification devices, whereineach notification device includes
a notification portion,
an information accepting unit to accept an information input,
a command receiving unit to receive a command transmitted from the management computer,
a notification control unit to control the notification portion to make a notification according to the information which the information accepting unit has accepted and the command which the command receiving unit has received, and
a transmitting unit to transmit information corresponding to the information which the information accepting unit has accepted to the management computer, and
the management computer includes
a receiving unit to receive the information having been transmitted by the transmitting unit of the plurality of notification devices,
a storing unit to store a rule for determining a priority of the plurality of notification devices,
a determining unit to apply the information which the receiving unit has received to the rule and determine a priority of the plurality of notification devices, and
a commanding unit to transmit, to a notification device having been given a highest priority by the determining unit, a highest priority notification command to order an execution of a highest priority notification indicating that the notification device is the highest priority notification device.

US Pat. No. 11,113,950

GATEWAY INTEGRATED WITH PREMISES SECURITY SYSTEM

iControl Networks, Inc., ...


1. A method comprising:sending, to a controller device of a security system, enrollment data associated with a gateway device, wherein configuration of the controller device, based on the enrollment data, enables communication, via the gateway device, between the security system and a remote device;
based on the configuration of the controller device, receiving, by the gateway device and from the controller device, security data associated with the security system; and
controlling, by the gateway device and based on the security data, operation of the security system.

US Pat. No. 11,113,949

HYGIENE APPARATUS AND METHOD


1. A method of maintaining compliance with a wash protocol, comprising:scanning a portable electronic device with a wash node to start a timer;
receiving a first indication on the portable electronic device that the wash protocol has been initiated;
obtaining wash data;
scanning the portable electronic device with the wash node to stop the timer;
receiving a second indication on the portable electronic device that the wash protocol has been terminated; and
determining compliance of the wash protocol based on an elapsed time between the start and the stop of the timer.

US Pat. No. 11,113,948

METHOD FOR REMINDING A FIRST USER TO COMPLETE A TASK BASED ON POSITION RELATIVE TO A SECOND USER

CARRIER CORPORATION, Pal...


1. A method of monitoring a user, the method comprising:receiving a reminder request from a first user device belonging to a first user the reminder request requesting an alarm to activate on the first user device when the first user device is within a selected distance of a second user device belonging to a second user;
detecting a first current position of the first user device;
detecting a second current position of the second user device;
determining a distance between the first current position and the second current position;
determining whether the distance is less than or equal to the selected distance; and
activating an alarm on the first user device when the distance is less than or equal to the selected distance,
wherein the reminder request comprises:a time reminder parameter, wherein the time reminder parameter restricts the alarm to only active when the distance is less than or equal to the selected distance and a current time is about equal to the time reminder parameter; and
a location reminder parameter, wherein the location reminder parameter restricts the alarm to only activate when the distance is less than or equal to the selected distance, the first current position is within the location reminder parameter, and the second current position is within the location reminder parameter,
wherein the first user establishes the time reminder parameter and the location parameter by entering the reminder request into the first user device.


US Pat. No. 11,113,947

SMART REMINDER ALARM FOR CARS AND OTHER DEVICES


1. A recording device, comprising:a recorder that enables the recording of a short audible message reminder that is triggered for playback by built-in sensors;
a frame-shaped base defining an opening and configured to be mounted over and around an operational button/handle located in a vehicle or in a home; a lid coupled to the frame-shaped base and configured to close over said frame-shaped base, covering said opening and blocking access to said operational button/handle;
a circuit configured to produce the audible message upon receiving a trigger signal, said circuit being located in at least one of said framed-shaped base and or said lid; and
a switch including a first component located on said frame-shaped base and a second component located on said lid and so configured that when said first component and second component are separated from each other by a predetermined distance, when the lid is opened, the switch causes the creation of said trigger signal and the production of said audible alarm or message.

US Pat. No. 11,113,946

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING CORRESPONDENCE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SENSING TARGET AND SENSOR

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...


1. A method for determining a correspondence relationship between a sensing target and a sensor, which is a correspondence relationship determination method for determining whether or not a correspondence relationship between a sensing target and a sensor attached to the sensing target is correct, the method comprising:acquiring position information of a first sensor fixed and attached to the sensing target;
acquiring position information of a second sensor detachably attached to the sensing target; and
obtaining a distance by comparing the position information of the first sensor and the position information of the second sensor, and determining that a correspondence relationship between the sensing target and the second sensor indicates discrepancy when the distance is equal to or more than a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 11,113,945

AUTOMATED ROBOT ALERT SYSTEM

Maidbot, Inc., Austin, T...


1. A method for generating an alert associated with activity of a mobile robot, the method comprising:receiving contextualized sensor data from the mobile robot via a network, wherein the contextualized sensor data comprises humidity data obtained by the mobile robot, an identifier for a room where the humidity data was captured by the robot, and location data comprising locations in the room where the humidity data was captured;
accessing staff member data associated with each of a plurality of staff members from a staff member database;
accessing a set of stored alert rules, wherein a rule specifies alert criteria for triggering the alert associated with a target staff member of the plurality of staff members;
determining if the contextualized sensor data meets the alert criteria associated with the target staff member by performing steps including:determining, from the location data and the humidity data, a wet area of the room where the humidity data exceeds a predefined threshold;
obtaining a map of the room including locations of possible sources of leaks;
comparing the wet area of the room to the map to determine if the wet area is within a proximity threshold to one of the possible sources of leaks; and
determining that the contextualized sensor data meets the alert criteria responsive to the wet area meeting being within the proximity threshold;

responsive to determining that the contextualized sensor data meets the alert criteria for the target staff member, generating an alert for the target staff member; and
transmitting the alert to a client device associated with the target staff member.

US Pat. No. 11,113,944

WALKING ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND METHOD

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...


1. A walking analysis method comprising:measuring impacts due to floor landing occurring during walking;
identifying an impact section before floor landing, a free fall section, and an impact peak section by floor landing in an impact graph over time;
analyzing at least one impact-related parameter for each of the impact section before floor landing, the free fall section, and the impact peak section by floor landing; and
determining whether a walking-related accident type is a ground-level fall, falling from a high place, or a collision according to the analysis of the at least one impact-related parameter.

US Pat. No. 11,113,943

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREDICTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL FALL RISK IDENTIFICATION

Electronic Caregiver, Inc...


1. A method for predictive environmental fall risk identification for a user, the method comprising:receiving dynamic observations of an environmental map using a sensor;
determining the environmental map;
collecting a set of risk factors for the environmental map using the sensor;
assessing the set of risk factors for the environmental map for a user;
creating a first training set comprising the collected set of risk factors;
training an artificial neural network in a first stage using the first training set;
creating a second training set for a second stage of training comprising the first training set and the dynamic observations of the environmental map;
training the artificial neural network in the second stage using the second training set;
predicting a fall risk of the user using the artificial neural network; and
sending an alert to the user based on the dynamic observations of the environmental map and the fall risk of the user.

US Pat. No. 11,113,942

HUMAN AWARENESS TELEMETRY APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

The Government of the Uni...


1. Apparatus for detecting workplace hazards and alerting a worker, comprising:a user interface comprising a visual display system;
an integrated circuit card comprising:environmental hazard sensors,
health hazard sensors;

a controller programmed to:compare data from the environmental hazard sensors and health hazard sensors with safety thresholds for each environmental hazard and health hazard;
determine if a safety threshold has been exceeded for each environmental hazard and health hazard and communicate an alert for each safety threshold that is exceeded;
monitor rates of change in data received from the environmental hazard sensors and health hazard sensors;
calculate a time interval when each environmental hazard and health hazard is predicted to exceed the safety thresholds; and
communicate the time interval when the safety thresholds are predicted to be exceeded, and

a transmitter configured to transmit alerts comprising each safety threshold that is exceeded, and predictions of the time interval when safety thresholds are predicted to be exceeded,
wherein the alerts comprise visual alerts displayed by the visual display system.

US Pat. No. 11,113,941

AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR IN A HAZARD DETECTOR AND A METHOD OF USING THE SAME

CARRIER CORPORATION, Pal...


1. A method of operating a hazard detector, the hazard detector including a processor operably coupled to a light detector, and a memory, the method comprising:operating the light detector to sample a light intensity within an enclosed space a plurality of times during a first predetermined interval to produce a first plurality of light intensity measurements;
operating the processor to determine a first light intensity value for the first pre-determined interval, wherein the first light intensity value is based upon the first plurality of light intensity measurements produced during the first predetermined interval;
operating the light detector to sample the light intensity within the enclosed space a plurality of times during a second predetermined interval to produce a second plurality of light intensity measurements;
operating the processor to determine a second light intensity value for the second pre-determined interval, wherein the second light intensity value is based upon the second plurality of light intensity measurements produced during the second predetermined interval; and
operating the processor to establish a night cycle having a start time associated with the first light intensity value and an end time associated with the second light intensity value;
wherein operating the processor to establish the night cycle comprises determining whether a difference between a highest light intensity value (HLIV) of the first light intensity value and the second light intensity value and a lowest light intensity value (LLIV) of the first light intensity value and the second light intensity value is greater than or equal to a minimum light threshold.

US Pat. No. 11,113,940

WIRELESS MERCHANDISE SECURITY SYSTEM

InVue Security Products I...


1. A security system configured for securing an item from theft, the security system comprising:a plurality of sensors each configured to be secured to a respective item; and
at least one monitoring component mounted at a fixed position and configured to be associated with each of the plurality of sensors for wirelessly communicating data with each of the plurality of sensors, the data comprising identifying information for the monitoring component,
wherein each of the plurality of sensors is configured to be moved relative to the fixed position of the at least one monitoring component,
wherein the plurality of sensors and the at least one monitoring component are configured to communicate with one another based on a selection of a predetermined distance from a plurality distances, the predetermined distance defined relative to the fixed position of the at least one monitoring component,
wherein any one of plurality of sensors is configured to communicate with the at least one monitoring component subsequent to the selection once within the predetermined distance of the at least one monitoring component and to initiate an alarm signal based on the data transmitted between the sensor and the associated monitoring component when the proximity between the sensor and the associated monitoring component is within the predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 11,113,939

PERSON DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Ecolink Intelligent Techn...


1. An electronic person detector, comprising:a sensor for detecting a presence of a person in an area;
a memory for storing processor-executable instructions;
a transmitter for sending wireless signals; and
a processer coupled to the sensor, the memory and the transmitter, for executing the processor-executable instructions that causes the electronic person detector to:
detect an initial presence of a person in the area monitored by the electronic person detector;
when the electronic person detector is in a security mode of operation:transmit, by the transmitter, a motion-sensed signal in response to detecting the initial presence of the person;
transmit, by the transmitter, a restore command after transmission of the motion-sensed signal, the restore command instructing a security and home automation receiver hub to perform a first action related to a security system; and

when the electronic person detector is in an occupancy mode of operation:transmit, by the transmitter, an occupied signal in response to detecting the initial presence of the person;
transmit, by the transmitter, an unoccupied signal after an occupancy dwell time has expired if the person is no longer in the area, the dwell time initiated after detection of the person, the unoccupied signal instructing the security and home automation receiver hub to perform a second action related to a home automation system.


US Pat. No. 11,113,938

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES WITH MULTIPLE CAMERAS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....


1. An audio/video recording and communication device (A/V device), comprising:a first camera having a first resolution;
a second camera having a second resolution, wherein the second resolution is higher than the first resolution;
a communication module;
a processor operatively connected to the first camera, the second camera, and the communication module; and
a memory storing a camera application comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the A/V device to:maintain the first camera in a powered-on state;
record first video image data using the first camera;
maintain the second camera in a low-power or powered-off state;
power up the second camera based on an output signal from the first camera;
record second video image data using the second camera;
prepend at least a portion of the first video image data, captured before the second camera is powered up, to the second video image data to form combined video image data; and
transmit the combined video image data to a network device.


US Pat. No. 11,113,937

THEFT PREDICTION AND TRACKING SYSTEM


1. A method of theft prediction and tracking, comprising:collecting an electromagnetic signal associated with an individual based on a plurality of RF emission detectors, each of the plurality of RF emission detectors including a respective location relative to the individual;
determining a location of a source of the electromagnetic signal associated with the individual based on the respective locations of each of the plurality of RF emission detectors relative to the individual;
obtaining video data including a video frame of the individual;
analyzing the video data to determine whether the individual has taken possession of an item including an item identifier;
identifying the individual using triangulation enabled by the RF emission detectors in a vicinity of the video frame; and
issuing an alert including identity of the individual.

US Pat. No. 11,113,936

GEOLOCATION METHOD AND ANTI-THEFT TRACER IMPLEMENTING SUCH A METHOD

M2AIM, Les Alluets-le-Ro...


1. A geolocation method for a firearm using an anti-theft tracer, said geolocation method comprising the following steps:a step of determining geographic coordinates of the anti-theft tracer, using a geolocation module of said anti-theft tracer;
a step of transmitting the geographic coordinates to a remote server, by means of a first or a second telecommunications module of the anti-theft tracer;
a timeout step of providing an electrical supply to one or more of the geolocation module, the first telecommunications module, and the second telecommunications module in order to enable operation; and, following the timeout step,
a step of putting the anti-theft tracer onto standby, in which an electronic circuit of said anti-theft tracer cuts off the electrical supply of the geolocation module and of the second telecommunications module,
wherein the remote server transmits a first warning signal to a mobile telephone when the geographic coordinates determined by the geolocation module change relative to reference geographic coordinates taken before entering standby mode, and wherein the remote server transmits a second warning signal to the mobile telephone when the geographic coordinates determined by the geolocation module show a movement of the anti- theft tracer that is greater than a reference amplitude.

US Pat. No. 11,113,935

PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUSES WITH NURSE CALL AUDIO MANAGEMENT

Stryker Corporation, Kal...


1. A bed comprising:a litter frame;
a support deck supported by the litter frame, the support deck adapted to support a patient thereon;
a lift system adapted to change a height of the litter frame relative to a floor on which the bed is positioned;
a speaker;
a microphone;
a nurse call interface adapted to interface between the bed and a wall-mounted nurse call outlet having a plurality of pins, the nurse call interface adapted allow a patient supported on the support deck to communicate with a remotely positioned nurse, the nurse call interface including:a nurse call audio channel communicatively coupled to first and second audio pins of the plurality of pins of the nurse call outlet;
a bed microphone channel communicatively coupled to the microphone;
a bed speaker channel communicatively coupled to the speaker;
a switch adapted to switch between a first state in which the nurse call audio channel is communicatively coupled to the bed microphone channel and a second state in which the nurse call audio channel is communicatively coupled to the bed speaker channel; and
a switch controller adapted to control when the switch is in the first state and when the switch is in the second state.


US Pat. No. 11,113,934

ENCODING/DECODING APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ENCODING/DECODING VIBROTACTILE SIGNALS


1. An encoding apparatus for encoding a vibrotactile signal, comprising: a) a first transforming unit configured to perform a discrete wavelet transform of the signal; b) a second transforming unit configured to generate a frequency domain representation of the signal; c) a psychohaptic model unit configured to generate at least one quantization control signal based on the generated frequency domain representation of the sampled signal and on a predetermined perceptual model based on human haptic perception, wherein the psychohaptic model unit is configured to identify peaks in the signal spectrum, wherein each peak corresponds to a frequency and a magnitude, and wherein psychohaptic model unit comprises a memory adapted to store the frequency and magnitude of each identified peak; d) a quantization unit configured to quantize wavelet coefficients resulting from the performed discrete wavelet transform and adapted by the quantization control signal; e) a compression unit configured to compress the quantized wavelet coefficients; and f) a bitstream generating unit configured to generate a bitstream corresponding to the encoded signal based on the compressed quantized wavelet coefficients.

US Pat. No. 11,113,933

VISUAL INDICATION SYSTEM FOR FEEDBACK CONTROLLER

Therm-Omega-Tech, Inc., ...


1. A visual indicator device for controlling a cooking system comprising:a primary indicator comprising a surround lens at least partially surrounding a display;a secondary indicator comprising a translucent tail adjacent said display;

at least one illuminating element disposed interior said translucent tail;a plurality of illuminating elements disposed interior said primary indicator;
a light reflector disposed between said plurality of illuminating elements and said surround lens;
a housing retaining said primary indicator and said secondary indicator and containing a circuit board for controlling said display, said plurality of illuminating elements, and said at least one illuminating element; and
said plurality of illuminating elements and said at least one illuminated element are configured to indicate status of said cooking system.


US Pat. No. 11,113,932

ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE SUPPORTING TABLE GAMES

Fresh Idea Global Limited...


1. An electronic gaming machine, comprising:a processor configured to execute a plurality of instructions to provide a wager-based primary game for a player of the wager-based primary game at the electronic gaming machine;
a data storage device operatively connected to the processor, the data storage device storing the plurality of instructions, and the plurality of instructions including at least:computer program instructions for configuring the electronic gaming machine to provide primary game operation for the wager-based primary game;
computer program instructions for receiving a player input pertaining to a plurality of player-selectable bet options, each of the plurality of player-selectable bet options associated with one of a plurality of distinct bet options, wherein the player can concurrently select multiple player-selectable bet options for the wager-based primary game;
computer program instructions for initiating randomized action of game objects as configured for the primary game operation for the wager-based primary game;
computer program instructions for determining a primary game outcome for the wager-based primary game based on the determined outcome of the game objects and ceasing the randomized action of the game objects based on the primary game outcome; and
computer program instructions for determining primary game payout for the player of the wager-based primary game; and

a touch screen operatively connected to the processor, the touch screen being configured to display a plurality of player-selectable bet options and configured to receive one or more selections of the plurality of player-selectable bet options, the touch screen having a first portion displaying a first set of the plurality of player-selectable bet options each of which represent a pair of die having common die values, a second portion displaying a second set of the plurality of player-selectable bet options each of which represent a pair of die having different die values, and a third portion displaying a third set of the plurality of player-selectable bet options each of which represent a single die,
wherein each of the plurality of the plurality of player-selectable bet options pertains to a predetermined winning combination and a predetermined corresponding payout, and
wherein the electronic gaming machine has a bonus game operation, and wherein during the bonus game operation at least one of the at least one of the electro-mechanical reels uses a greater number of reel-stop positions that are used during the primary game operation.

US Pat. No. 11,113,931

ARCADE GAME WITH ROTATING CONTAINER FOR CAPTURED PRIZES WITH RFID TAGS

Smart Industries Corporat...


1. An arcade game comprising:a housing;
a prize display area within the housing;
a prize receptacle adjacent to the prize display area;
an electro-mechanical prize capturing device mounted in the housing adapted to capture a prize having a marker with an assigned value from the prize display area within the housing and move the prize to the prize receptacle;
a rotation device that spins the prize receptacle about a generally vertical axis after the prize has been moved to the prize receptacle by the electro-mechanical prize capturing device;
a marker reader proximate to the prize receptacle that reads the marker on the prize within the prize receptacle as the marker is moved past the marker reader; and
a tilting mechanism that tilts the prize receptacle after the marker reader has read the marker to thereby dump the prize back into the prize display area.

US Pat. No. 11,113,930

MULTI-LEVEL WAGERING COMPETITIONS

CFPH, LLC, New York, NY ...


9. A method comprising:storing, by at least one processor, a plurality of video footage of recorded races in a database;
playing back, by the at least one processor, video footage of a first recorded race of the plurality of recorded races;
manipulating, by the at least one processor, some video portions of the first recorded race by reducing a number of frames so as to obscure selected portions of the first recorded race during the playing back of the video footage such that revelation of a likely winner thereof is precluded before bets on a winner of the first recorded race are received;
storing, by the at least one processor, information representing multiple difficulty levels of the first recorded race based at least partially on a point in time within the first recorded race in which bets on the winner are received;
receiving, via a network interface, data representing bets on the winner of the first recorded race from a first set of remote mobile devices; and
preventing, by the at least one processor, acceptance of further data representing bets on the winner of the first recorded race at some point in time before an actual winner of the first recorded race is revealed during the playing back of the video footage of the first recorded race.

US Pat. No. 11,113,929

INTEGRATED GAMING SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING REAL-TIME PARLAY OPTIONS THAT SATISFY USER-SUPPLIED PARLAY PARAMETERS

HIGH SIERRA FINANCIAL COR...


1. A method comprising:receiving one or more parlay parameters, whereinthe one or more parlay parameters are provided by a user of a gaming terminal;

determining one or more available parlay options, whereinthe one or more available parlay options satisfy the one or more parlay parameters;

transmitting the one or more available parlay options to the gaming terminal; and
receiving a parlay selection, whereinthe parlay selection corresponds to a parlay option among the one or more available parlay options;

wherein determining the one or more available parlay options comprises:
determining a plurality of event outcomes;
converting a plurality of moneylines corresponding to the plurality of event outcomes, respectively, to a plurality of natural logarithm values, respectively.

US Pat. No. 11,113,928

INFORMATION PROCESSOR

Universal Entertainment C...


1. An information processor which executes a normal game in which a benefit is awarded as a result of random determination and a high-probability game in which a predetermined benefit is more likely to be awarded than in the normal game, comprising:a storage unit configured to store random determination tables which include a normal game random determination table and a high-probability game random determination table with which the probability of awarding the predetermined benefit is higher than in the normal game random determination table;
a setting unit configured to set one of the random determination tables stored in the storage unit; and
a controller which is programmed to execute the processes of:(a) executing first random determination of determining whether to set the high-probability game random determination table;
(b) when it is determined in the first random determination in the process (a) not to set the high-probability game random determination table, causing the setting unit to set the normal game random determination table as a random determination table used in the normal game and executing second random determination based on the normal game random determination table;
(c) when it is determined in the first random determination in the process (a) to set the high-probability game random determination table, causing the setting unit to set the high-probability game random determination table as a random determination table used in the high-probability game and executing third random determination based on the high-probability game random determination table; and
(d) when the predetermined benefit is to be awarded as a result of the second random determination or the third random determination, awarding the predetermined benefit;
wherein determination of whether to set the high-probability game random determination table in the process (a) is independent of results of the second random determination and independent of results of the third random determination.


US Pat. No. 11,113,927

ELECTRONIC BETTING ASSISTANT AND METHODS THEREFOR

Empire Technological Grou...


1. A wagering table for supporting wager-based table games, said wagering table comprising:a table surface providing a gaming surface for a wager-based table game, the table surface supporting a plurality of player positions provided about the table surface;
a table controller supporting the wager-based table game; and
a plurality of electronic bet assistants, each of the electronic bet assistants being at least partially integrated into the table surface at or proximate to a corresponding one of the player positions,
wherein each of the electronic bet assistants includes at least:an electronic scale;
a visual output apparatus configured to provide a visual notification at the corresponding one of the player positions;
a bet assistant controller operatively connected to the electronic scale; and
a communication interface, operatively connected to the bet assistant controller, for communicating with the table controller of said wagering table, and

wherein, for each of the electronic bet assistants, the visual output apparatus is positioned vertically over and mechanically coupled to the electronic scale.

US Pat. No. 11,113,926

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING MOBILE DEVICE TO TRACK GAMING DATA

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)


1. An electronic gaming machine comprising:a display device;
an input device;
a processor; and
a memory device which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:receive, via the input device, a placement of a wager on a play of a game, for the wagered on play of the game:determine a game outcome,
cause the display device to display the determined game outcome,
determine an award associated with the determined game outcome, and
cause the display device to display the determined award associated with the determined game outcome,

determine trackable activity data associated with the wagered on play of the game, and
wirelessly communicate, to a mobile device, the trackable activity data, wherein the trackable activity data is stored in association with a mobile device application of the mobile device prior to being wirelessly communicated, from the mobile device, to a tracking server.


US Pat. No. 11,113,925

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ELECTRONIC GAMING

Aristocrat Technologies A...


1. An electronic gaming system comprising:a display device configured to display a wagering game;
a game controller;
a memory communicatively coupled to the game controller and having instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the game controller, cause the game controller to perform operations comprising at least:initiating a secondary game in response to certain primary game symbols being displayed in a primary game;
selecting, at the initiation of the secondary game, one trigger symbol action from a plurality of trigger symbol actions, the selected trigger symbol action indicating an action to be applied within the secondary game when a trigger symbol conversion occurs during the secondary game;
at the initiation of the secondary game and prior to displaying secondary game symbols, controlling the display device to display a trigger symbol and a visual indicator of the selected trigger symbol action;
controlling the display device to display the secondary game symbols including the trigger symbol;
controlling the display device to convert the displayed trigger symbol to include the visual indicator of the selected trigger symbol action; and
performing the selected trigger symbol action after the trigger symbol conversion during the secondary game.


US Pat. No. 11,113,924

GAMING DEVICE HAVING EXTENDING WILD SYMBOLS

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)


1. A dedicated electronic gaming machine comprising:a housing;
at least one display device supported by the housing;
a plurality of input devices supported by the housing, said plurality of input devices including a payment acceptor;
at least one processor; and
at least one memory device which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:responsive to a physical item being received via the payment acceptor, establish a credit balance based, at least in part, on a monetary value associated with the received physical item, wherein the physical item is selected from the group consisting of: a ticket associated with the monetary value and a unit of currency;
cause the at least one display device to display a plurality of reels, each reel including a plurality of symbols at a plurality of reel stop positions, wherein distinct from the plurality of reel stop positions of the reels, each reel is associated with a plurality of initially displayed symbol display positions and each reel is associated with at least one initially non-displayed symbol display position,
thereafter, for a play of a game, cause the at least one display device to display a first quantity of symbols by displaying, at the plurality of initially displayed symbol display positions associated with the reels, a plurality of the symbols at a plurality of the reel stop positions of the reels,
for the play of the game, responsive to a wild symbol at one of the reel stop positions of one of the reels being displayed at one of the initially displayed symbol display positions associated with that reel and a wild symbol extension triggering event separately occurring:cause the at least one display device to display a second, greater quantity of symbols by displaying, for that displayed wild symbol, an extension of that displayed wild symbol to at least one of the initially non-displayed symbol display positions associated with that reel,
determine any awards associated with the displayed symbols and any wild symbols displayed at any of the initially displayed symbol display positions associated with any of the reels, and
cause the at least one display device to display any determined awards, wherein the credit balance is increasable based on any determined awards, and

responsive to a cashout input being received, cause an initiation of any payout associated with the credit balance.


US Pat. No. 11,113,923

GAMING TABLE SYSTEMS FOR OVERLAPPING GAME PLAY

Fresh Idea Global Limited...


1. A gaming table system, comprising:a plurality of electronic gaming tables that provide wager-based table games, each of the plurality of electronic gaming tables including a table controller adapted to control electronic gaming table functions and a table communication interface coupled to the table controller and adapted to facilitate communications between the table controller and one or more other gaming table system components;
a plurality of gaming terminals, each of the plurality of gaming terminals including a terminal controller adapted to facilitate the simultaneous play by a single player of multiple wager-based table games at multiple of the plurality of electronic gaming tables, one or more display components coupled to the terminal controller and adapted to provide output to the single player regarding the simultaneous play of the multiple wager-based table games, and a terminal communication interface coupled to the terminal controller and adapted to facilitate communications between the terminal controller and one or more other gaming table system components; and
a first system server in communication with the plurality of electronic gaming tables, wherein the first system server monitors triggering events associated with the plurality of electronic gaming tables and controls starting times of at least some of the wager-based table games played on the plurality of electronic gaming tables such that the starting times of the at least some of the wager-based table games are controlled based at least in part on at least one of the triggering events,
wherein the first server system is configured to send a start time command to one or more of the plurality of electronic gaming tables to thereby control the starting time of the at least some of the wager-based table games, and
wherein the relative start times of the wager-based table games played on the plurality of electronic gaming tables are controllably staggered.

US Pat. No. 11,113,922

LOGGING, RECOVERY AND REPLAY OF WAGERING GAME INSTANCES

Aristocrat Technologies A...


1. A gaming device, comprising:an interface system comprising a user interface;
a display system comprising at least one display device;
a memory system configured for storing a game history data structure; and
a control system configured for:receiving, via the user interface, user input corresponding to a request for play of a gambling game;
determining whether the gambling game is a base game or a sub game; in response to determining that the gambling game is a base game:controlling the display system to provide a sequence of images corresponding to an instance of the base game;
determining base game data and base game metadata corresponding to the instance of the base game; and
adding a base game trace to the game history data structure corresponding to the base game data and the base game metadata;


in response to determining that the gambling game is a sub game:controlling the display system to provide a plurality of instances of the sub game wherein each instance of the sub game includes controlling the display to provide a sequence of images corresponding to the instance of the sub game;
determining, for each instance of the sub game, sub game data and sub game metadata corresponding to each instance of the sub game;
adding, for each instance of the sub game, a sub game trace to the game history data structure corresponding to the sub game data and the sub game metadata; and
adding, for each instance of the sub game, a game round index marker to the game history data structure corresponding to each instance of the sub game, wherein both the sub game trace and the game round index marker together enable indexing to, retrieving, and displaying to a user a particular instance of the plurality of instances of the sub game.


US Pat. No. 11,113,921

ICE VENDING MACHINE AND RELATED METHODS


1. An ice vending machine comprising:a cabinet comprising a frame, the frame slidably coupled within the cabinet;
an ice maker coupled to the frame;
an ice storage section coupled to the frame and below the ice maker, the ice storage section comprising one or more agitators;
an ice feed coupled below the ice storage section;
an ice auger extending through a longest length of the ice feed;
a bagging system coupled to the frame and below the ice feed;
a retrieval section coupled to the frame and below the bagging system; and
an interactive panel coupled to an outer surface of the cabinet;
wherein an entrance to the ice feed from the ice storage section is configured to remain open;
wherein a portion of the ice feed extending away from the entrance to the ice feed is angled towards the ice maker;
wherein the interactive panel is configured to receive a purchase request from a customer for a bag of ice; and
wherein the ice vending machine, in response to the purchase request, is configured to fill and dispense the bag of ice on demand.

US Pat. No. 11,113,920

BANKNOTE STACKING AND SEPARATING APPARATUS AND BANKNOTE PROCESSING DEVICE

Shandong New Beiyang Info...


1. A banknote stacking and separating apparatus, comprising:a frame, and a guide plate and a pressing plate that are disposed on the frame;
wherein the frame is provided with an entrance-and-exit for a banknote;
wherein one end of the guide plate adjacent to the entrance-and-exit is pivotally connected to the frame, and the guide plate is operative to rotate around an axis of a pivoting shaft and is configured to guide a moving direction of the banknote while the banknote is being collected;
wherein the pressing plate is configured to support collected banknotes and press the banknotes towards the guide plate while the banknotes are being separated; and
wherein one end of the guide plate far away from the entrance-and-exit is provided with a force-releasing portion configured for supporting the guide plate while the pressing plate is pressing the banknotes towards the guide plate, thus creating a gap between the guide plate and the banknotes supported by the pressing plate.

US Pat. No. 11,113,919

OPTICAL SWITCH DEVICES

WAVEFRONT TECHNOLOGY, INC...


1. An optical device comprising:an array of lenses;
a plurality of first and second segments disposed under the array of lenses, the first segments corresponding to portions of a first icon and a first background, and the second segments corresponding to portions of a second icon and a second background;
a substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side; and
a layer of material,
wherein the array of lenses is disposed on the first side of the substrate,
wherein the first and second segments are disposed on the second side of the substrate,
wherein the first and second segments comprise transparent or diffusely transmissive features,
wherein the transparent or diffusely transmissive features are disposed over the layer of material such that the layer of material is disposed on a side of the transparent or diffusely transmissive features opposite the array of lenses,
wherein at a first viewing angle, the array of lenses presents for viewing the first icon and the first background without presenting the second icon for viewing, and at a second viewing angle different from the first viewing angle, the array of lenses presents for viewing the second icon and the second background without presenting the first icon for viewing,
wherein for the first segments,specular reflecting features define the first icon, and diffusely transmissive features define the first background, or
specular reflecting features define the first background, and diffusely transmissive features define the first icon, or
transparent features define the first icon, and diffusely reflective features define the first background, or
transparent features define the first background, and diffusely reflective features define the first icon, or
transparent features define first icon, and diffusely transmissive features define the first background, or
transparent features define first background, and diffusely transmissive features define the first icon, or
specular reflecting features define the first icon, and transparent features define the first background, or
specular reflecting features define the first background, and transparent features define the first icon, or
diffusely reflective features define the first icon, and diffusely transmissive features define the first background, or
diffusely reflective features define the first background, and diffusely transmissive features define the first icon,

wherein for the second segments,specular reflecting features define the second icon, and diffusely transmissive features define the second background, or
specular reflecting features define the second background, and diffusely transmissive features define the second icon, or
transparent features define the second icon, and diffusely reflective features define the second background, or
transparent features define the second background, and diffusely reflective features define the second icon, or
transparent features define second icon, and diffusely transmissive features define the second background, or
transparent features define second background, and diffusely transmissive features define the second icon, or
specular reflecting features define the second icon, and transparent features define the second background, or
specular reflecting features define the second background, and transparent features define the second icon, or
diffusely reflective features define the second icon, and diffusely transmissive features define the second background, or
diffusely reflective features define the second background, and diffusely transmissive features define the second icon, and

wherein the device comprises a kinoform diffuser providing the diffusely reflective features or the diffusely transmissive features.

US Pat. No. 11,113,918

METHOD FOR SECURING VALUE DOCUMENTS USING STORAGE PHOSPHORS


1. A method for checking an authenticity feature having an optical storage phosphor, comprising the steps of:a. capturing at least a first measurement value, including a storage charge and/or a light emission of the optical storage phosphor;
b. subjecting the optical storage phosphor to at least one charging process;
c. capturing at least a second measurement value, including a storage charge and/or a light emission of the optical storage phosphor; and
d. quantitatively determining an effect of the charging process on the optical storage phosphor from the at least one first and second measurement value;
wherein the method has at least one query sequence, comprising at least two readout processes,
wherein from the first readout process a first readout measurement value and from the second readout process a second readout measurement value are captured:
and the method comprises the steps of:
d1. creating a readout measurement value time series respectively associated with the at least one query sequence, comprising at least the first readout measurement value respectively associated with the first readout process and the second readout measurement value respectively associated with the second readout process; and
e. evaluating the readout measurement value time series respectively associated with the query sequence for determining a dynamic behaviour from the readout measurement value time series under the respectively associated query sequence;
wherein in step d) the evaluating of the readout measurement value time series is effected quantitatively in order to determine at least one characteristic memory property of the optical storage phosphor.

US Pat. No. 11,113,917

METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING BANKNOTE COUNTING OF BANKNOTE COUNTING DEVICE, AND BANKNOTE COUNTING DEVICE

Comix Business Machine(Sh...


1. A method for implementing banknote counting of a banknote counting device, comprising:turning on counterfeit distinguishing function if a banknote counting instruction carrying user identity information is received, and if a counterfeit banknote is detected during the banknote counting process, recording the sequence of the counterfeit banknote, the denomination of each counterfeit banknote, and the quantity of the counterfeit banknote;
extracting the counterfeit banknote from the banknotes that have been counted according to the sequence of the counterfeit banknote, and calculating the amount of the counterfeit banknote based on the quantity of the counterfeit banknote and the denomination of each counterfeit banknote;
acquiring the user identity information in the banknote counting instruction, and determining, according to the user identity information, whether a circulation amount and number of times of circulation of counterfeit currency having a mapping relationship to the user identity information exist in a preset counterfeit currency circulation database;
if existing, calculating the sum of the circulation amount of counterfeit currency and the amount of the counterfeit banknote, and updating the circulation amount of counterfeit currency according to the sum; and adding “1” to the number of times of circulation of counterfeit currency and updating the number of times of circulation of counterfeit currency according to the calculation result; and
if the updated circulation amount of counterfeit currency is greater than a preset amount threshold and the updated number of times of circulation of counterfeit currency is greater than a preset number of times of circulation threshold, sending an investigation instruction to the public security department according to the user identity information, the updated circulation amount of counterfeit currency, and the number of times of circulation of counterfeit currency, to allow the public security department implementing the investigation instruction in time.

US Pat. No. 11,113,916

COIN FEEDING APPARATUS AND MONEY HANDLING APPARATUS

GLORY LTD., Himeji (JP)


1. A coin feeding apparatus, comprising:a disk that includes a plurality of protrusions on a surface of the disk, is disposed to be inclined and rotatable, and, when rotating, causes one or more coins from a mixture of a first coin and a second coin to be caught on and carried upward by the plurality of protrusions, the second coin having a diameter greater than that of the first coin;
a cover that forms, between the cover and the surface of the disk, a space for storing a coin therein; and
a separation unit that when the plurality of protrusions catches two first coins lying side by side in a radial direction of the disk, separates one coin of the two first coins located outer in the radial direction of the disk from the plurality of protrusions so as to cause the one coin to fall into the space, wherein the plurality of protrusions are disposed on the surface of the disk such that when the plurality of protrusions catches two first coins lying side by side in the radial direction of the disk, a portion of the first coin located outer in the radial direction of the disk projects from a peripheral edge of the disk, and wherein when the plurality of protrusions catches two first coins lying side by side in the radial direction of the disk, the separation unit makes contact with a portion of the first coin located outer in the radial direction of the disk to cause the first coin located outer in the radial direction of the disk to come off the disk and to fall into the space, and when the plurality of protrusions catches one second coin, the separation unit does not make contact with the second coin.

US Pat. No. 11,113,915

VOTE COUNTING STATION


1. A system for processing tendered ballots comprising:a) a table for a worker, said table having a work space for sorting the tendered ballots;
b) a camera being directed to the work space on the table, said camera generating data indicative of an image of the work space;
a memory storing the data indicative of the work space image;
d) a remote poll observer display, said remote poll observer display receiving the data indicative of the work space image and displaying an image based upon the data indicative of the work space image;
e) a postmark reader directed towards a postmark on a voter envelope and generating postmark data;
f) a control mechanism receiving the postmark data from the reader and generating a validity indicator therefrom, said validity indicator for acceptance or rejection of the ballot based upon the postmark data;
g) wherein the table for a worker includes at least two chutes configured to receive a ballot, each chute having a light associated thereto; and,
h) wherein the control mechanism activates a light for one of the at least two chutes based upon the validity indicator.

US Pat. No. 11,113,914

SMART LOCKS UNLOCKING METHODS, MOBILE TERMINALS, SERVERS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA

Advanced New Technologies...


1. A computer-implemented method for unlocking smart locks, comprising:receiving, by a first server from a mobile device, a digital key request for a digital key for unlocking a smart lock;
in response to the digital key request, generating, by the first server, a biometric feature request for collecting biometric feature from the mobile device;
sending, by the first server, the biometric feature request to the mobile device;
receiving, by the first server, biometric feature corresponding to the biometric feature request from the mobile device;
receiving, by the first server, identity information and a device identifier of the smart lock from a second server;
determining, by the first server and based on the identity information, a matching biometric feature stored in a biometric feature database that matches the received biometric feature;
verifying, by the first server, an identity of a user corresponding to the received biometric feature based on the matching biometric feature;
identifying, by the first server after the identity of the user is verified, smart lock information corresponding to the device identifier from a smart lock database;
generating, by the first server, a digital key for unlocking the smart lock based on the digital key request and the smart lock information; and
sending, by the first server, the digital key to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 11,113,913

TEMPERATURE BASED ACCESS CONTROL

SATURDAY CAPITAL, LLC, S...


1. A method comprising:receiving offsite sensor data-indicative of health of a user transmitted from a mobile user device corresponding to the user, wherein the offsite sensor data is captured at, and transmitted from, an offsite area located outside of a facility including an access-controlled area;
receiving offsite user identification data corresponding to the offsite sensor data and the user, wherein the offsite user identification data is captured at, and transmitted from, the offsite area;
determining that the offsite sensor data satisfies an organizational standard related to the health of the user;
determining that the offsite user identification data corresponds to an approved user for the access-controlled area; and
transmitting a notification to the mobile user device, the notification indicating authorization of the user to access the access-controlled area, wherein the notification is transmitted to the mobile user device as the mobile user device is located at the offsite area.

US Pat. No. 11,113,912

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...


1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the instructions to:receive a first facial image of a user who is present in the vicinity of a display terminal; and
display first display information including boarding information associated with a second facial image registered at a check-in stage, the first display information being displayed larger than second display information that is different from the first display information,
wherein the boarding information is associated with the second facial image matching the first facial image of the user, based on a comparison between the first facial image and the second facial image.


US Pat. No. 11,113,911

PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEM

TELEVIC RAIL, Izegem (BE...


1. A passenger information system for a public transport vehicle comprising one or more public compartment accessible by users of the transport vehicle and comprising a restricted compartment accessible by an operator of the transport vehicle to which users of the transport vehicle are not allowed access;said passenger information system comprising:
one or more passenger information terminal for communicating information to the users when located in the one or more public compartment; and
a first electronic identification device configured to exchange an electronic identification with the operator when the operator is located in the restricted compartment and to register the exchanged electronic identification with the passenger information system as a registered electronic identification; and
an interfacing system, said interfacing system comprising:one or more inputting means for inputting information into the passenger information system; and
a second electronic identification device configured to receive an electronic identification for accessing the inputting means;

wherein the passenger information system is further arranged to authorize the inputting of information via said inputting means when the electronic identification received by the second electronic identification device matches the registered electronic identification.

US Pat. No. 11,113,910

ANTI-PASSBACK METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITA...


1. An anti-passback method, applicable to a server communicatively connected to at least two access controllers, comprising:receiving a door opening request sent by a first access controller, wherein the door opening request contains an identifier of an access card, an identifier of the first access controller, and an identifier of a first card reader reading the access card this time, the first card reader being attached to a door controlled by the first access controller;
searching, based on the identifier of the access card, for an identifier of a second card reader that read the access card last time, and an identifier of a second access controller corresponding to the second card reader;
determining a route for the door opening request, wherein, the route is represented by the identifier of the first card reader, the identifier of the first access controller, the identifier of the second card reader, and the identifier of the second access controller;
determining whether the determined route exists in a preset list of routes preconfigured in the server; and
if so, sending a door opening instruction to the first access controller to allow the first access controller to open a door corresponding to the door opening request according to the door opening instruction, wherein after sending the door opening instruction to the first access controller, the method further comprises:
updating the identifier of the card reader that read the access card last time from the identifier of the second card reader to the identifier of the first card reader, and updating the identifier of the access controller corresponding to the card reader that read the access card last time from the identifier of the second access controller to the identifier of the first access controller.

US Pat. No. 11,113,909

DOOR HANDLE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...


1. A door handle, connected with a lock body connecting shaft of a safety door lock and configured to drive the lock body connecting shaft to rotate, the door handle comprising:a human body detection sensor, a controller, a servo assembly, and an engaging assembly;
wherein the controller is electrically connected with the human body detection sensor and the servo assembly, and the engaging assembly is controlled by the servo assembly; and
the engaging assembly comprises a first engaging state and a second engaging state, wherein when the engaging assembly is in the second engaging state, the engaging assembly and a lock body are connected with each other, and the door handle is unable to be rotated together with the lock body connecting shaft; and when the engaging assembly is in the first engaging state, the engaging assembly and the lock body are disengaged from each other, and the door handle is able to be rotated together with the lock body connecting shaft.

US Pat. No. 11,113,907

UTILIZING A SHORT-RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO PROVIDE KEYLESS ACCESS TO A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX

Capital One Services, LLC...


1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a short-range wireless communication device associated with a secured location, first data,the first data identifying a transaction card, and
the secured location being associated with a lock;

receiving, by the short-range wireless communication device and based on the first data, first authorization data indicating whether access to the secured location is authorized,the first authorization data being received from a verification platform, and
a timer being started when the first authorization data indicates that access to the secured location is authorized based on the first data;

receiving, by the short-range wireless communication device, second data,the second data identifying a user device;

receiving, by the short-range wireless communication device, based on the timer being started, and based on the second data, second authorization data indicating whether access to the secured location is authorized,the second authorization data being received from the verification platform;

determining, by the short-range wireless communication device and based on the first authorization data and the second authorization data, that access to the secured location is authorized; and
causing, by the short-range wireless communication device, the lock to be unlocked.

US Pat. No. 11,113,906

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE AND DIAGNOSTICS USING MODULAR CONDITION MONITORING

GM CRUISE HOLDINGS LLC, ...


1. A computing system, comprising:a processor; and
one or more memory devices that store instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform acts comprising:receiving damage accumulation information from a data logger of an autonomous vehicle, the damage accumulation information being indicative of damage accumulation to an electronic module of the autonomous vehicle, the data logger being configured to monitor the electronic module, the damage accumulation information comprising information specifying an amount of time that the electronic module has been exposed to one or more environmental conditions;
identifying a type of the electronic module;
identifying a damage accumulation threshold for the type of the electronic module, wherein the damage accumulation threshold for the type of the electronic module is based on fleet-wide damage accumulation information for the type of the electronic module from a plurality of autonomous vehicles in a fleet, wherein the fleet-wide damage accumulation information for the type of the electronic module comprises at least logged vibrations to which electronic modules of the plurality of autonomous vehicles in the fleet have been exposed over time, wherein the damage accumulation threshold for the type of the electronic module is modified over time as additional fleet-wide damage accumulation information for the type of the electronic module is received;
generating a predicted maintenance schedule for the electronic module of the autonomous vehicle based upon the damage accumulation information from the data logger, the type of the electronic module, and the damage accumulation threshold for the type of the electronic module; and
outputting the predicted maintenance schedule for the electronic module from the computing system.


US Pat. No. 11,113,905

FAULT DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VEHICLE SYSTEM PROGNOSIS

The Boeing Company, Chic...


1. A fault detection system comprising:one or more sensors onboard a vehicle, the one or more sensors being configured to detect a predetermined characteristic of the vehicle and generate a plurality of raw unlabeled sensor signals corresponding to the predetermined characteristic;
a processor onboard the vehicle, the processor being configured toreceive the plurality of sensor signals from the one or more sensors,
generate one or more fast Fourier transform vectors based on the plurality of sensor signals so that the one or more fast Fourier transform vectors are representative of the predetermined characteristic,
generate an analysis model for the predetermined characteristic from a time history of the fast Fourier transform vectors, where the analysis model is trained by the processor with a training data set of fast Fourier transform vectors that are generated from the plurality of raw unlabeled sensor signals obtained only under normal health data operating conditions of the predetermined characteristic, and
determine, using the analysis model, a degree to which the one or more fast Fourier transform vectors could have been generated by the analysis model; and

an indicator in communication with the processor, the indicator being configured to communicate an operational status of the vehicle to an operator or crew member of the vehicle based on the degree to which the one or more fast Fourier transform vectors could have been generated by the analysis model.

US Pat. No. 11,113,904

ON-ROAD RUNNING TEST SYSTEM

HORIBA, LTD., Kyoto (JP)...


11. An on-road running test method comprising:outputting, by an exhaust gas analyzer, exhaust gas analyzer data, outputting, by a control unit, control unit data, or outputting, by a sensor, sensor data;
successively acquiring different types of actual running data on a vehicle on which a driver performs a running test on a road, wherein the exhaust gas analyzer data, the control unit data, or the sensor data is one of the types of actual running data;
comparing predetermined test conditions for the running test and the types of actual running data to calculate a direct driving operation style including at least one of an accelerator operation mode, a brake operation mode, and a shift operation mode for satisfying the test conditions; and
presenting the driving operation style to the driver.

US Pat. No. 11,113,903

VEHICLE MONITORING

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...


1. An apparatus comprising:a processing device configured to perform operations comprising:
computing a difference between a current location of a vehicle and a past location of the vehicle;
comparing, to a threshold, the difference between the current location of the vehicle and the past location of the vehicle;
storing the current location of the vehicle in a history of locations in response to determining that the difference between the current location of the vehicle and the past location of the vehicle exceeds the threshold; and
determining an action based on the history of locations of the vehicle that include the past location and the current location, the history of the locations affecting a characteristic of a component of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,113,902

ON BOARD DIAGNOSTICS DRIVE CYCLE ADVISOR

Innova Electronics Corpor...


1. A method of completing an incomplete drive cycle test on a vehicle resulting from an incomplete vehicle monitoring process for testing the operation of a vehicle operating system, the method comprising the steps of:establishing a communication link between a portable electronic device and a vehicle computer;
receiving initial diagnostic data from the vehicle computer using the portable electronic device;
analyzing the initial diagnostic data to identify the incomplete vehicle monitoring process and a driving procedure for resetting an incomplete vehicle monitor associated with the incomplete vehicle monitoring process;
receiving live data from the vehicle computer while the vehicle is in motion using the portable electronic device to track progression of the vehicle through the driving procedure;
receiving subsequent diagnostic data from the vehicle computer while the vehicle is in motion using the portable electronic device; and
analyzing the subsequent diagnostic data while the vehicle is in motion to determine whether the status of the incomplete vehicle monitoring process has transitioned to complete.

US Pat. No. 11,113,901

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DRIVER-TUNED DIAGNOSTICS AND REPORTING

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A system comprising:a processor configured to:determine instances of an unmodified vehicle-state reporting trigger occurring while an identified driver is driving;
determine whether a predefined incident occurs within a threshold measurement following determining the instance;
aggregate data logging a plurality of determined instances of the reporting trigger and whether the predefined incident occurred within the threshold measurement following the reporting trigger;
define a driver-specific modifier for the vehicle-state reporting trigger based on the aggregated data; and
change a reporting threshold from the vehicle-state reporting trigger to a modified vehicle-state reporting trigger modified by the user-specific modifier responsive to defining the modifier.


US Pat. No. 11,113,900

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, NUMBER-OF-AXLES DETECTION SYSTEM, TOLL SETTING DEVICE, TOLL SETTING SYSTEM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...


1. An image processing device comprising a hardware processor that:specifies a position of a plurality of tires of a moving vehicle from a captured image showing at least one of the plurality of tires of the vehicle;
makes a determination of whether or not each of the plurality of tires is in contact with a ground on a basis of a position of the specified plurality of tires; and
counts the number of axle of a tire in contact with the ground of the vehicle according to a result of the determination,
wherein in the determination, the hardware processor determines whether or not each of the specified plurality of tires is in contact with the ground through comparison between an average level of predetermined parts of the plurality of tires and a level of a predetermined part of each of the plurality of tires.

US Pat. No. 11,113,899

CORRECTING ANATOMICAL MAPS

Biosense Webster (Israel)...


1. A system for anatomical mapping, the system comprising:a display; and
a processor, configured to:compute a point P? on a virtual surface of a point cloud representing an anatomical volume, by projecting another point P, which corresponds to a location on an anatomical surface of the anatomical volume, onto the virtual surface,
define a virtual sphere centered on a virtual line joining P to P? such that P lies on a spherical surface of the virtual sphere,
perform an operation selected from the group of operations consisting of: expanding the point cloud throughout the virtual sphere, and excluding the virtual sphere from the point cloud,
subsequently to performing the operation, regenerate the virtual surface such that, by virtue of having performed the operation, P lies on the virtual surface, and
display the regenerated virtual surface on the display.


US Pat. No. 11,113,898

HALF BOX FOR ULTRASOUND IMAGING

GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE L...


1. A method comprising:generating and displaying a full box volume rendering of a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound volume defined by a full box encompassing a target in a full box rendering mode;
generating and displaying a slice image at a reference position within the full box through the target;
receiving an instruction to switch to a half box rendering mode, wherein the half box rendering mode comprises:continuing to display the slice image, wherein the reference position of the slice image is one side of a half box; and
generating and displaying a half box volume rendering of the 3D ultrasound volume of the target defined by the half box.


US Pat. No. 11,113,897

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTATION OF AUGMENTED REALITY SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT IN COMBINATION WITH PRESENTATION OF MEDIA CONTENT

ROVI GUIDES, INC., San J...


1. A method for providing supplemental Augmented Reality (AR) content, the method comprising:determining a supplemental three-dimensional (3D) AR figure related to a content item, wherein the supplemental 3D AR figures comprises a representation of an actor's body;
identifying furniture within a viewing area, wherein the furniture is not a display screen of a device;
determining a first placement position within the viewing area for the supplemental 3D AR figure over the furniture, such that the representation of the actor's body of the supplemental 3D AR figure occupies the furniture, based on shape and position of the furniture within the viewing area, a body position of the representation of the actor's body of the supplemental 3D AR figure, and a first position of the device within the viewing area, wherein determining the first placement position comprises:determining, based on a first angle of the first position of the device within the viewing area, the first placement position; and
determining, based on a second angle of a second position of the device within the viewing area, a second placement position; and

providing for display the supplemental 3D AR figure in the first placement position.

US Pat. No. 11,113,896

GEOPHYSICAL SENSOR POSITIONING SYSTEM

Advanced Geosciences, Inc...


1. A method, comprising:receiving a target coordinate for a location of interest within a physical environment;
calculating a plurality of image frame coordinates for an image frame when the image frame was captured based on an augmented reality device coordinate and orientation information of an augmented reality device that captured the image frame;
in response to an image frame coordinate of the plurality of image frame coordinates corresponding with the target coordinate, rendering, on a display of the augmented reality device, first annotation content relative to the image frame coordinate according to rendering instructions for the first annotation content; and
rendering second annotation content on the display of the augmented reality device when an object coordinate that includes coordinates of a geophysical sensor is within a predetermined distance from the target coordinate such that the second annotation content indicates when the geophysical sensor is positioned at the target coordinate.

US Pat. No. 11,113,895

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING SPHERES OF RELEVANCE FOR PRESENTING AUGMENTED REALITY INFORMATION

PCMS Holdings, Inc., Wil...


1. A method for selectively presenting augmented reality (AR) information, comprising:detecting a plurality of real-world objects in a field of view of a user;
selecting from the plurality of real-world objects a first group of at least one real-world object within a first shape having a first size;
selecting from the plurality of real-world objects a second group of at least one real-world object outside the first shape and within a second shape having a second size larger than the first size;
augmenting the first group of real-world objects at a first time; and
augmenting the second group of real-world objects at a second time after the first time;
wherein the first size and the second size are selected based at least in part on the locations of each of the detected plurality of real-world objects.

US Pat. No. 11,113,894

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GPS-BASED AND SENSOR-BASED RELOCALIZATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...


1. A system for facilitating relocalization within a mapped environment, the system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more hardware storage devices storing computer-executable instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to configure the system to facilitate relocalization within a mapped environment and by at least configuring the system to perform the following:obtain radio-based positioning data indicating an estimated position of the system within the mapped environment;
identify, based on the estimated position, a subset of keyframes of a map of the mapped environment, the map of the mapped environment comprising a plurality of keyframes captured from a plurality of locations within the mapped environment, the plurality of keyframes being associated with anchor points identified within the mapped environment; and
relocalize the system within the mapped environment based on the subset of keyframes.


US Pat. No. 11,113,893

ARTIFICIAL REALITY ENVIRONMENT WITH GLINTS DISPLAYED BY AN EXTRA REALITY DEVICE


1. A method for presenting a glint related to an object in an environment depicted by an extended reality (XR) device, the method comprising:identifying parameters of the object in the environment, the object related to the glint that is linked to a geographic position of the object;
determining that a distance between the geographic position of the object and a location of the XR device is greater than a first threshold distance, and in response:presenting an indication of the glint on a display area depicting out-of-view objects;

determining that the distance between the geographic position of the object and the location of the XR device has updated to be less than the first threshold distance and greater than a second threshold distance that is less than that of the first threshold distance, and in response:
presenting the glint a threshold amount above the object that is related to the glint; and
determining that the distance between the geographic position of the object and the location of the XR device has updated to be less than the second threshold, and in response:
presenting the glint as attached to the object that is related to the glint
wherein presenting the glint attached to the object includes presenting the glint in a minimized form and wherein, responsive to detecting a first selection action of the glint, the presentation of the minimized glint is updated to a maximized version with A) controls for interacting with the glint and/or B) additional content associated with the glint.

US Pat. No. 11,113,892

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ON-LINE AND OFF-LINE RETAIL OF ALL KIND OF CLOTHES, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES


1. A method for three-dimension (3D) based shopping, the method comprises:generating a 3D representation of at least a part of a body of a certain customer by placing a wearable overall that is equipped with sensors on the certain person; wherein the wearable overall is a one-time disposable wearable overall that does not include the sensors, wherein the method comprises providing equipping the wearable overall sensors during a measurement related to the generation of the 3D representation of the at least part of the body of the certain customer and removing the sensors after the measurement;
receiving a query to find a first wearable item that differs from a shoe and fits the part of the body;
receiving a preference of the certain customer regarding an allowed variation between the 3D representation and the first wearable item;
searching for the first wearable item to provide one or more suggested first wearable item, wherein each suggested first wearable item either (i) fully matches the part of the body, or (b) partially matches the part of the body and exhibit up to the allowed variation from the part of the body;
displaying on a display that is accessible to the certain customer a 3D model of the one or more suggested first wearable item when worn over the part of the body; wherein a suggested first wearable item that partially matches the part of the body is displayed with all adjustment of the suggested first wearable item that are required for obtaining the full match to the part of the body;
receiving a selection of the first wearable item out of the one or more suggested first wearable items; and
completing the 3D based shopping.

US Pat. No. 11,113,891

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND MEDIA FOR DISPLAYING REAL-TIME VISUALIZATION OF PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT IN ARTIFICIAL REALITY

Facebook Technologies, LL...


1. A method comprising, by a computing system:displaying a virtual-reality scene on a device worn by a user;
receiving a request from the user to display a visual representation of at least a portion of a physical environment surrounding the user;
accessing data associated with the physical environment captured by one or more cameras of the device;
generating, based on the data, depth measurements of one or more objects in the physical environment;
generating, based on the depth measurements, one or more three-dimensional (3D) models of the one or more objects in the physical environment;
rendering an output image based on a current viewpoint of an eye of the user and the one or more 3D models of the one or more objects in the physical environment;
generating, based on the output image, the visual representation requested by the user; and
displaying the visual representation with the virtual-reality scene to the user.

US Pat. No. 11,113,890

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ENABLED MIXED REALITY SYSTEM AND METHOD

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLU...


1. A system for moderating interaction amongst plurality of users, comprising:an input module configured to receive image data, speech data and physiological signals of a first user from amongst the plurality of users;
an extraction module configured to extract dynamically varying facial expressions, bodily expressions, and aural characteristics from the received image data, speech data and the physiological signals;
an artificial intelligence engine configured to:perform context driven emotional assessment on the dynamically varying facial expressions, bodily expressions, and aural characteristics;
apply adjustment to a degree of obtaining normalized emotions in an event the context driven emotional assessment is higher than a predetermined threshold; and

a virtual assistant configured to display normalized emotions of the first user to one or more other users such that a moderated response is generated from the one or more of the plurality of users to the adjusted emotions of the first user.