US Pat. No. 10,657,923

DISPLAY CONTROL CIRCUIT, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display control circuit, comprising:a switch circuit having a first signal input terminal connected to a control terminal, a second signal input terminal connected to a power supply signal terminal, and a power supply signal output terminal; and
a display driving circuit having a first signal input terminal connected to the control terminal, a power supply signal input terminal connected to the power supply signal output terminal of the switch circuit, and a driving signal output terminal,
wherein the switch circuit is configured to receive an operating power supply voltage from the power supply signal terminal via the second signal input terminal and output the operating power supply voltage to the display driving circuit via the power supply signal output terminal under the control of the control terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,657,922

ELECTRONIC DEVICES, METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA BLOCK, METHOD OF DETERMINING CONTENTS OF TRANSMISSION SIGNAL, AND TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an information receiving unit configured to receive Enhanced Extended Display Identification Data (E-EDID) from a first external device of a plurality of external devices, wherein
the E-EDID comprises a high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) vendor specific data block (VSDB) and a vendor VSDB,
the HDMI VSDB indicates a compatibility status of the first external device,
the compatibility status of the first external device corresponds to a function associated with a conventional HDMI,
the vendor VSDB includes capability information that indicates existence of compatibility of the first external device with an extended function, and
the vendor VSDB comprises a layer field that indicates a connection layer in the vendor VSDB;
a control unit configured to:
determine content of the vendor VSDB is comprehensible, based on compatibility of the electronic device with the extended function; and
increment a value of the layer field in the vendor VSDB based on the determination the content of the vendor VSDB is comprehensible;
an information processing unit configured to:
change values of the HDMI VSDB based on a compatibility status of the electronic device, wherein the compatibility status of the electronic device corresponds to the function associated with the conventional HDMI; and
change values of the vendor VSDB based on the incremented value of the layer field; and
an information transmitting unit configured to transmit the HDMI VSDB including the changed values of the HDMI VSDB and the vendor VSDB including the changed values of the vendor VSDB to a second external device.

US Pat. No. 10,657,921

SHIFT REGISTER UNIT AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, GATE DRIVING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A shift register unit, comprising:an input circuit, whose first terminal receives an input signal of the shift register unit and second terminal is connected to a pull-up node, the input circuit being configured to output the input signal to the pull-up node;
an output circuit, whose first terminal is connected to a first clock signal terminal, second terminal is connected to the pull-up node, and third terminal is connected to an output terminal of the shift register unit, the output circuit being configured to output a first clock signal of the first clock signal terminal to the output terminal under control of the pull-up node;
a pull-down circuit, whose first terminal is connected to a pull-down node, second terminal is connected to the pull-up node, third terminal is connected to the output terminal, and fourth terminal is connected to a first power supply voltage terminal, the pull-down circuit being configured to pull down the pull-up node and the output terminal to a first power supply voltage of the first power supply voltage terminal under control of the pull-down node;
a first pull-down control circuit, whose first terminal is connected to a second clock signal terminal, second terminal is connected to a first pull-down control node, third terminal is connected to the pull-down node, fourth terminal is connected to the pull-up node, and fifth terminal is connected to the first power supply voltage terminal, the first pull-down control circuit being configured to pull down the pull-down node to the first power supply voltage of the first power supply voltage terminal under control of the pull-up node, and to output a second clock signal of the second clock signal terminal to the pull-down node under control of the first pull-down control node; and
a second pull-down control circuit, whose first terminal is connected to the second clock signal terminal, second terminal is connected to the first power supply voltage terminal, third terminal is connected to the pull-up node, fourth terminal is connected to the first pull-down control node, and fifth terminal is connected to a second power supply voltage terminal, and the second pull-down control circuit being configured to pull down the first pull-down control node to the first power supply voltage of the first power supply voltage terminal when the pull-up node is at a valid pull-up level, and to compensate for the first pull-down control node through a second power supply voltage when the pull-up node is at an invalid pull-up level and the second clock signal is at a first level, so that the first pull-down control node drives the first pull-down control circuit to output the second clock signal to the pull-down node.

US Pat. No. 10,657,920

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A display panel, comprising:an array substrate;
an opposed substrate arranged opposite to the array substrate;
a circuit board, disposed on a side of the array substrate away from the opposed substrate;
a driving circuit, disposed on a side of the array substrate close to the opposed substrate;
a light emitter, disposed on a side of the circuit board close to the array substrate and electrically connected with the circuit board, in which the light emitter includes a light emitting surface which faces the array substrate; and
a light receiver, disposed on a side of the array substrate close to the opposed substrate and directly and electrically connected with the driving circuit, in which the light receiver includes a light receiving surface which faces the light emitter,
wherein the light receiver is configured to convert light intensity information received by the light receiving surface into an electrical signal and output the electrical signal to the driving circuit,
the light receiver provides the electrical signal to the driving circuit, the electrical signal is a signal which drives the display panel to display image information,
wherein the display panel further comprises a collimator, and the collimator includes a second focus which is disposed on the light emitting surface, and the collimator is selected from a group consisting of a microlens, an aspherical lens and a spherical lens, the collimator is disposed at a light-exiting side of the light emitter, the collimator is disposed between the light emitter and the light receiver, and a distance of the collimator and the light emitter is an object focal length, and
wherein the display panel further comprises a moving unit which is configured to drive the light emitter to do translational motion during displaying an image.

US Pat. No. 10,657,919

GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT, DRIVING METHOD, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A gate driving circuit, comprising a multi-stage structure, wherein an nth-stage circuit comprises:a Qn node precharge unit, which is configured to control signal transmission between a high-voltage signal VGH and a Qn node under action of a first input signal Qn?1 and a second input signal Qn+1 so as to precharge the Qn node;
a Qn node pull-up unit, which is electrically connected between the Qn node and an output end Gn of a current-stage circuit for maintaining the Qn node in a high-level state;
a Qn node pull-down unit, which is electrically connected between a low-voltage signal VGL and the Qn node for controlling signal transmission between the low-voltage signal VGL and the Qn node under action of a Pn node voltage signal so as to maintain the Qn node in a low-level state;
a Pn node pull-up unit, which is electrically connected between the high-voltage signal VGH and a Pn node for controlling signal transmission between the high-voltage signal VGH and the Pn node under action of a first clock signal so as to maintain the Pn node in a high-level state;
a Pn node pull-down unit, which is electrically connected between the low-voltage signal VGL and the Pn node for controlling signal transmission between the low-voltage signal VGL and the Pn node under action of a Qn node voltage signal so as to maintain the Pn node in a low-level state;
a Gn output unit, which is electrically connected between a second clock signal and the output end Gn of the current-stage circuit for controlling signal transmission between the second clock signal and the output end Gn of the current-stage circuit under action of the Qn node voltage signal so as to output a Gn high-level signal; and
a Gn output end pull-down unit, which is electrically connected between the low-voltage signal VGL and the output end Gn of the current-stage circuit for controlling signal transmission between the low-voltage signal VGL and the output end Gn of the current-stage circuit under action of the Pn node voltage signal so as to maintain the output end Gn of the current-stage circuit in a low-level state,
wherein the first input signal Qn?1 is a Qn?1 node output signal in a previous-stage driving circuit, and the second input signal Qn+1 is a Qn+1 node output signal in a next-stage driving circuit;
wherein the Qn node precharge unit comprises: a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor, and a fourth transistor,
wherein the first transistor has a source connected with the high-voltage signal VGH, a gate connected with the second input signal Qn+1, and a drain connected with a source of the second transistor,
wherein the second transistor has a gate connected with the first input signal Qn?1, and a drain connected with a source of the third transistor and simultaneously connected with the Qn node,
wherein the third transistor has a gate connected with the first input signal Qn?1, and a drain connected with a source of the fourth transistor, and
wherein the fourth transistor has a gate connected with the second input signal Qn+1, and a drain connected with the high-voltage signal VGH.

US Pat. No. 10,657,918

GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A gate driving circuit, comprising a precharging unit circuit, an output unit circuit, and a compensation charging unit circuit,wherein the output unit circuit comprises a first reference point Qn corresponding to a current-row scanning line and a first clock signal line;
wherein the precharging unit circuit is configured to input a high level to the first reference point Qn before an output period;
wherein the first reference point Qn maintains the high level during the output period, and meanwhile the first clock signal line outputs a high level, so that the output unit circuit outputs a scanning signal to the current-row scanning line; and
wherein the compensation charging unit circuit is configured to input a compensation voltage to the first reference point Qn during a previous period and a next period of the output period, so as to maintain the high level of the first reference point On;
wherein the compensation charging unit circuit comprises a high-level signal line, an eighth switch tube, and a ninth switch tube, wherein a gate of the eighth switch tube is connected to a first reference point Qn?1 corresponding to a previous-row scanning line, and a source thereof is connected to the high-level signal line; a gate of the ninth switch tube is connected to a first reference point Qn+1 corresponding to a next-row scanning line, and a drain thereof is connected to the first reference point Qn; and a drain of the eighth switch tube is connected to the source of the ninth switch tube.

US Pat. No. 10,657,917

SHIFT REGISTER AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A shift register for driving scanning signal lines, the shift register including a plurality of stages and sequentially outputting active output signals from the plurality of stages based on a plurality of clock signals that periodically repeat an on level and an off level, whereina unit circuit that forms each of the plurality of stages includes:
an output node configured to output the output signal;
an output control transistor having a control terminal, a first conduction terminal to which one of the plurality of clock signals is provided, and a second conduction terminal connected to the output node;
an output control node connected to the control terminal of the output control transistor;
an output control node setting portion configured to bring the output control node to an on level, based on an output signal outputted from a preceding stage; and
a target node control portion configured to maintain a target node at an off level during a normal operation period, the target node being at least one of the output node and the output control node,
the target node control portion includes:
at least one stabilization transistor having a control terminal, a first conduction terminal connected to a corresponding target node, and a second conduction terminal to which an off-level potential is provided;
a stabilization node connected to the control terminal of the stabilization transistor, and
a stabilization node control portion configured to control a level of the stabilization node,
the plurality of clock signals are clock signals of eight or more phases with an on-duty of less than ½, and
the stabilization node control portion brings the stabilization node to an on level for a period less than 50 percent of the normal operation period, based on two or more clock signals among the plurality of clock signals.

US Pat. No. 10,657,916

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

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A shift register unit, comprising two transfer gate modules, four AND gate modules, and two capacitor modules, as well as a pulse signal input terminal, four pulse signal output terminals, and a plurality of clock signal input terminals;a first terminal of a first capacitor module is connected to a first node; a first terminal of a second capacitor module is connected to a third node;
a first input terminal of a first transfer gate module is connected to the pulse signal input terminal, a second input terminal of the first transfer gate module is connected to a first clock signal input terminal, a third input terminal of the first transfer gate module is connected to a second clock signal input terminal, and an output terminal of the first transfer gate module is connected to the first node; a first input terminal of a second transfer gate module is connected to a second node, a second input terminal of the second transfer gate module is connected to a third clock signal input terminal, a third input terminal of the second transfer gate module is connected to a fourth clock signal input terminal, and an output terminal of the second transfer gate module is connected to the third node;
each transfer gate module is configured to be turned on when a first level is inputted to the second input terminal thereof and the third input terminal thereof is at a second level, so as to write a scan signal inputted to the first input terminal thereof to a node connected to the output terminal thereof; a level of the scan signal is the first level, the second level being opposite to the first level;
a first input terminal of a first AND gate module is connected to a fifth clock signal input terminal, a second input terminal of the first AND gate module is connected to the second node, and an output terminal of the first AND gate module is connected to a first pulse signal output terminal; a first input terminal of a second AND gate module is connected to a sixth clock signal input terminal, a second input terminal of the second AND gate module is connected to the second node, and an output terminal of the second AND gate module is connected to a second pulse signal output terminal; a first input terminal of a third AND gate module is connected to a seventh clock signal input terminal, a second input terminal of the third AND gate module is connected to a fourth node, and an output terminal of the third AND gate module is connected to a third pulse signal output terminal; a first input terminal of the fourth AND gate module is connected to an eighth clock signal input terminal, a second input terminal of the fourth AND gate module is connected to the fourth node, and an output terminal of the fourth AND gate module is connected to a fourth pulse signal output terminal;
each AND gate module is configured to output the first level through an output terminal thereof when both the first input terminal thereof and the second input terminal thereof are at the first level; and
the second node is electrically connected to the first node, a level state of the second node is in synchronization with a level state of the first node; the fourth node is electrically connected to the third node, a level state of the fourth node is in synchronization with a level state of the third node,
the shift register unit further comprising a first OR gate unit and/or a second OR gate unit;
one input terminal of the first OR gate unit is connected to a clock signal line connected to the fifth clock signal input terminal in each shift register unit, the other input terminal of the first OR gate unit is connected to a clock signal line connected to the sixth clock signal input terminal in each shift register unit, and an output terminal of the first OR gate unit is connected to a clock signal line connected to the first clock signal input terminal in each shift register unit;
one input terminal of the second OR gate unit is connected to a clock signal line connected to the seventh clock signal input terminal in each shift register unit, the other input terminal of the second OR gate unit is connected to a clock signal line connected to the eighth clock signal input terminal in each shift register unit, and an output terminal of the second OR gate unit is connected to a clock signal line connected to the third clock signal input terminal in each shift register unit; and
each OR gate unit is configured to output the first level through the output terminal thereof when either one of the two input terminals thereof is inputted with the first level.

US Pat. No. 10,657,915

SCAN SIGNAL COMPENSATING METHOD AND DEVICE BASED ON GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT

XIANYANG CAIHONG OPTOELEC...

1. A scan signal compensating method base on a gate driving circuit, wherein the method comprises:acquiring a scan signal compensation voltage value in a detecting period; and
adjusting a clock signal(s) and a direct current (DC) voltage source(s) inputted to the gate driving circuit according to the scan signal compensation voltage value, in an adjusting period;
wherein acquiring a scan signal compensation voltage value comprises:
disposing a reference thin film transistor (TFT);
obtaining a driving current of the reference TFT;
acquiring a driving current drift value according to the driving current; and
finding the scan signal compensation voltage value from a second look-up table according to the driving current drift value;
wherein the reference TFT is positioned in a dummy area, and voltages applied on the source, the drain and the gate of the reference TFT are respectively set to be an average value of source voltages, an average value of drain voltages and an average value of gate voltages of all TFTs in an active area.

US Pat. No. 10,657,914

DRIVING METHOD FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL APPARATUS, LIQUID CRYSTAL APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A driving method for a liquid crystal apparatus including a data line extending along a first direction, a scanning line extending along a second direction that intersects the first direction, a pixel electrode corresponding to an intersection of the data line and the scanning line, a counter electrode opposing to the pixel electrode, a liquid crystal layer between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode, an alignment film between the counter electrode and the liquid crystal layer, and an insulating film between the counter electrode and the alignment film and in contact with the alignment film, the method comprising:applying an alternating current voltage to a plurality of pixels, the alternating current voltage being set in a manner that a first region in which a center potential is offset to a high potential side and a second region in which a center potential is offset to a low potential side, with reference to a counter electrode potential applied to the counter electrode, are alternately arranged along the first direction and the second direction in a plane of a display region in which the plurality of pixels are arranged.

US Pat. No. 10,657,913

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display panel, comprising:a first gate line extending in a first direction;
a first data line and a second data line extending in a second direction crossing the first direction;
a first gate control line and a second gate control line,
wherein the first and second gate control lines each comprise a first portion extending in the second direction and a second portion extending in the first direction, and the second portion of the first gate control line overlaps the first data line;
a first pixel comprising a first double-gate switching element, wherein the first double-gate switching element comprises a first gate electrode connected to the first gate line, a first source electrode connected to the first data line, and a second gate electrode connected to the first gate control line; and
a second pixel comprising a second double-gate switching element, wherein the second double-gate switching element comprises a third gate electrode connected to the first gate line, a second source electrode connected to the second data line, and a fourth gate electrode connected to the second gate control line,
wherein a first data voltage having a first polarity is applied to the first data line, a second data voltage having a second polarity different from the first polarity is applied to the second data line, a first gate control voltage is applied to the first gate control line, and a second gate control voltage is applied to the second gate control line,
wherein a level of the first gate control voltage is different from a level of the second gate control voltage,
wherein the first gate control voltage is generated independently from the second gate control voltage, and
wherein the first gate control voltage is output to the second gate electrode of the first double-gate switching element through the first gate control line, and the second gate control voltage is output to the fourth gate electrode of the second double-gate switching element through the second gate control line.

US Pat. No. 10,657,912

DISPLAY WITH PIXEL DIMMING FOR CURVED EDGES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display that includes a plurality of pixels that form an active area of the display, wherein the active area of the display has at least one rounded corner that follows an outline of the active area; and
control circuitry configured to provide image data to the display, wherein the image data comprises a brightness value for each pixel, wherein the control circuitry comprises circuitry is configured to modify the image data based on at least one dimming factor, wherein each pixel has a respective dimming factor, wherein the dimming factor associated with each pixel is associated with at least a location of that pixel relative to the outline, and wherein the dimming factor associated with pixels positioned outside of the outline at least is associated with a contour of the outline at a position on the outline that is associated with the location of that pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,657,911

VERTICAL ALIGNMENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A vertical alignment liquid crystal display, comprising a plurality of data lines and a plurality of scan lines, wherein the plurality of data lines and the plurality of scan lines intersect to form a plurality of pixel regions, and each pixel region is surrounded by two adjacent data lines and two adjacent scan lines;wherein each pixel region comprises a switching thin film transistor and a sub pixel, and a gate and a drain of the switching thin film transistor are respectively connected to one of the two adjacent scan lines and one of the two adjacent data lines, and a source of the switching thin film transistor is connected to the sub pixel;
in two adjacent pixel regions in the same row, a first capacitor is connected in series between the sources of the two switching thin film transistors in the two adjacent pixel regions, and the source of each of the switching thin film transistors in the two adjacent pixel regions is connected to only one of the first capacitors, wherein a previous pixel region in the two adjacent pixel regions in the same row is a main pixel region, and a next pixel region in the two adjacent pixel regions in the same row is a sub pixel region, and the main pixel region is driven with a driving voltage higher than a driving voltage of driving the sub pixel region by connecting the first capacitor in series between the sources of the two switching thin film transistors in the two adjacent pixel regions.

US Pat. No. 10,657,910

METHOD FOR DRIVING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for driving a display device having a pixel portion, comprising:performing image analysis processing on an image to recognize a first region and a second region; and
performing super-resolution processing on the first region and the second region at a first intensity and a second intensity, respectively,
wherein the first intensity is different from the second intensity, and
wherein the super-resolution processing is processing for restoring lost data in photographing or signal transmitting.

US Pat. No. 10,657,909

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR DRIVING SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A liquid crystal display panel, comprising:a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix including a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, each of the plurality of pixels including a first subpixel and a second subpixel arranged so as to adjoin each other in a column direction;
a plurality of TFTs each connected with any of the first subpixels and the second subpixels included in the plurality of pixels;
a plurality of gate bus lines each associated with any of a plurality of pixel rows included in the plurality of pixels;
a plurality of first source bus lines and a plurality of second source bus lines each associated with any of a plurality of pixel columns included in the plurality of pixels; and
a plurality of storage capacitor bus lines each connected with any of storage capacitors of the first subpixels and the second subpixels included in the plurality of pixels,
wherein the plurality of pixels are arranged such that the first subpixel of one pixel and the second subpixel of a pixel which adjoins the one pixel in the column direction adjoin each other,
the plurality of storage capacitor bus lines include a storage capacitor bus line connected with a storage capacitor of the first subpixel of the one pixel and with a storage capacitor of the second subpixel of the pixel which adjoins the one pixel in the column direction,
in any given frame period, the plurality of pixels include a plurality of pixel row pairs each associated with two selected pixel rows among the plurality of pixel rows, the plurality of pixel row pairs being each simultaneously selected,
in each pixel column, one pixel of each of the plurality of pixel row pairs is connected with the first source bus line associated with the pixel column, and the other pixel is connected with the second source bus line associated with the pixel column, and
when the liquid crystal display panel operates over a plurality of frame periods, the plurality of frame periods include a first type frame period and a second type frame period differing in terms of combinations of two pixel rows to be associated with each of the plurality of pixel row pairs, wherein
a period with which the first type frame period and the second type frame period are switched and a period with which a polarity of a display signal voltage supplied to each of the plurality of first source bus lines and to each of the plurality of second source bus lines is inverted are equal to each other, and
a timing at which the first type frame period and the second type frame period are switched and a timing at which a polarity of a display signal voltage supplied to each of the plurality of first source bus lines and to each of the plurality of second source bus lines is inverted are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,657,908

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel having a light transmission property,
the display panel comprising:
a main surface which displays an image;
a rear surface which is opposite to the main surface;
main pixels each including at least one of a first sub-pixel, a second sub-pixel, a third sub-pixel, and a dummy pixel, the first sub-pixel exhibiting a first color, the second sub-pixel exhibiting a second color, the third sub-pixel exhibiting a third color, and the dummy pixel exhibiting a fourth color having brightness lower than the first color, the second color, and the third color;
a first substrate having a light transmission property and comprising the rear surface;
a second substrate opposed to the first substrate and having a light transmission property, and comprising the main surface;
a first color filter disposed on the first sub-pixel of the second substrate to allow light of the first color to be transmitted;
a second color filter disposed on the second sub-pixel of the second substrate to allow light of the second color to be transmitted;
a third color filter disposed on the third sub-pixel of the second substrate to allow light of the third color to be transmitted;
a fourth color filter disposed on the dummy pixel of the second substrate to allow light of the fourth color to be transmitted; and
a light modulating layer located between the first substrate and the second substrate and capable of changing a light transmission property and a light scattering property of regions corresponding to the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel, the third sub-pixel, and the dummy pixel, respectively,
wherein
the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel, and the third sub-pixel display from the main surface and the rear surface,
the light modulating layer is in a scattering mode at a position corresponding to the dummy pixel in one of the main pixels when it does not contribute to the display of the image on the main surface,
the dummy pixel displays from the rear surface when not displaying from the main surface, and
the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel, and the third sub-pixel display from the main surface and the rear surface when the dummy pixel is displaying from the rear surface and is not displaying from the main surface.

US Pat. No. 10,657,907

CALCULATION METHOD FOR VIEWING-ANGLE COMPENSATION OF DISPLAY DEVICE, VIEWING-ANGLE COMPENSATION STRUCTURE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. A calculation method for viewing-angle compensation of a display device, comprising:measuring tristimulus values for red, green, and blue displayed in grayscale of a display device in a viewing angle and a luminance gamma curve;
calculating a central viewing angle, a first viewing angle, and a second viewing angle of an observation viewing angle of the display device, to obtain a viewing angle range of the observation viewing angle;
obtaining a display look-up table (LUT) by using an angle of the viewing angle and the luminance gamma curve and according to a viewing angle algorithm;
obtaining a viewing-angle compensation value by using the central viewing angle and the viewing angle range and according to the display LUT; and
adjusting the corresponding tristimulus values in the display device according to the viewing-angle compensation value;
wherein the display LUT corresponding to the viewing angle is calculated by using a calculation formula of the viewing angle algorithm and by introducing related parameters of the central viewing angle and the viewing angle range into the following formulas:
Gamma_H(0-degree)+Gamma_L(0-degree)=2*Gamma2.2(0-degree), and
Min(Gamma_H(?)+Gamma_L(?)?2*Gamma2.2(0-degree)), wherein
Gamma_H is a luminance gamma curve of a high-voltage pixel, and
Gamma_L is a luminance gamma curve of a low-voltage pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,657,906

TECHNIQUES FOR DUAL MODULATION DISPLAY WITH LIGHT CONVERSION

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A display system, comprising:one or more illumination sources of a backlight configured to emit first light, the first light including at least one of UV spectral components or blue light spectral components;
one or more light conversion layers configured to be stimulated by the first light and to convert at least a portion of the first light and recycled light into second light, the one or more light conversion layers including quantum dots;
logic to compute color shifts as a function of respective distances that the first light emitted from the one or more illumination sources travels before being converted into the second light by the one or more conversion layers; and
a controller to adjust drive values for one or more light modulators based on the logic.

US Pat. No. 10,657,905

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPENSATING FOR BRIGHTNESS OF DISPLAY DEVICE

BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONI...

1. A method for compensating for brightness of a display device, comprising:acquiring ambient temperature information and display data information of the display device;
determining compensation information corresponding to the acquired ambient temperature information and the acquired display data information; and
compensating for backlight driving signals and/or the display data information of the display device according to the compensation information to adjust the brightness of the display device,
wherein before the determining compensation information corresponding to the acquired ambient temperature information and the acquired display data information, the method further comprises:
establishing and storing correspondence relationship between ambient temperature information and display data information of the display device and compensation information, and
wherein the establishing correspondence relationship comprises:
acquiring a nominal brightness value corresponding to a test gray-scale value of the display device at a nominal temperature;
acquiring a test brightness value corresponding to the test gray-scale value of the display device at a test temperature;
determining a test compensation value corresponding to the test gray-scale value of the display device at the test temperature according to a ratio of the nominal brightness value to the test brightness value; and
determining the correspondence relationship according to the test gray-scale value, the test temperature, and a corresponding test compensation value,
wherein the display data information of the display device comprises the test gray-scale value.

US Pat. No. 10,657,904

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a base substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the base substrate comprising a plurality of pixels on the first surface of the base substrate;
a protective layer on the second surface of the base substrate, the protective layer having a first opening;
a reflecting member at a side surface of the first opening in the protective layer;
a light sensor corresponding to the first opening; and
a circuit board on the protective layer, the light sensor being mounted on the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,657,903

DISPLAY SYSTEM AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DISPLAY PANEL

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A display system, comprising:a display panel comprising a display area;
a display area dividing device configured to divide the display area of the display panel into at least a first display area and a second display area;
a display driving device configured to drive the first display area with a first refresh frequency and drive the second display area with a second refresh frequency; and
a first group of gate lines, a first group of data lines, a second group of gate lines, a second group of data lines,
wherein the first refresh frequency is greater than the second refresh frequency;
the first display area and the second display area are two display areas with fixed positions in the display panel;
the second display area encircles the first display area;
the display driving device comprises a first display driving device and a second display driving device;
the first display area connects the first display driving device via the first group of gate lines and the first group of data lines, and the second display area connects the second display driving device via the second group of gate lines and the second group of data lines;
the first group of gate lines and the second group of gate lines do not share a common gate line, and the first group of data lines and the second group of data lines do not share a common data line; and
the first display driving device is configured to drive the first display area with the first refresh frequency, and the second display driving device is configured to drive the second display area with the second refresh frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,657,902

SENSING CIRCUIT OF DISPLAY DEVICE FOR SENSING PIXEL CURRENT

Silicon Works Co., Ltd., ...

1. A sensing circuit of a display device, comprising:a current receiving unit configured to receive an input current containing at least a leakage current between a pixel current and the leakage current, convert the pixel current at a preset current ratio, and output the converted pixel current to a first node;
a current source unit configured to provide a predetermined amount of source current to the first node;
a current sinking unit configured to sink a predetermined amount of sinking current from the first node;
a current detection unit configured to provide a detected current corresponding to the leakage current to the first node; and
a detection signal output unit configured to sample an offset voltage corresponding to the leakage current using the detected current, remove the leakage current from the input current using the offset voltage, and output a detection signal corresponding to the pixel current obtained by removing the leakage current from the input current,
wherein the current detection unit provides the detected current so that the sinking current is equal to the sum of the source current, the leakage current and the detected current.

US Pat. No. 10,657,901

PULSE-WIDTH MODULATION BASED ON IMAGE GRAY PORTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device comprising:a self-emitting electroluminescent display;
a pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller to calculate a gray portion of an input display signal, select a PWM duty ratio based on the calculated gray portion, and output a pulse-modulated display signal to the display; and
a display driver to select a gamma band corresponding to peak luminance of the input display signal, and apply the selected PWM duty ratio to the selected gamma band when the peak luminance exceeds a predetermined PWM threshold to create the pulse-modulated display signal output to the display.

US Pat. No. 10,657,900

PIXEL DRIVING CIRCUIT, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF AND OLED DISPLAY PANEL

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A pixel driving method, configured to drive a pixel driving circuit, the pixel driving circuit comprising a plurality of scanning lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of power lines and a data driving chip, the plurality of scanning lines and the plurality of data lines intersecting to define a plurality of pixel units, the plurality of pixel units in each row being connected to a corresponding scanning line and a corresponding power line, the plurality of pixel units in each column being connected to a corresponding data line, ends of the plurality of data lines close to the data driving chip being connected to the data driving chip, wherein the pixel driving method comprising:in a scanning period, inputting scanning signal to an end of the scanning line to drive the plurality of pixel units along a first direction, and inputting power driving signal to an end of the power line opposite to the end of the scanning line to which the scanning signal is input to drive the plurality of pixel units along a second direction, wherein the first direction and the second direction are opposite; and
providing image data signal for the plurality of data lines by the data driving chip.

US Pat. No. 10,657,899

PIXEL COMPENSATION CIRCUIT, DRIVING METHOD FOR THE SAME AND AMOLED DISPLAY PANEL

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A pixel compensation circuit for using in an AMOLED display panel, comprising:a light-emitting device, a reset module, a storage capacitor, a first thin-film transistor, a second thin-film transistor, a third thin-film transistors, a fifth thin-film transistor, and a sixth thin-film transistor;
wherein both ends of the storage capacitor are respectively connected to a drain of the fifth thin-film transistor and a gate of the first thin-film transistor;
wherein a drain and a gate of the fifth thin-film transistor are respectively connected to a power supply voltage signal and the light-emitting signal, and a source of the fifth thin-film transistor is connected to a drain of the first thin-film transistor;
wherein a source of the first thin-film transistor is connected to a drain of the sixth thin-film transistor, a source of the sixth thin-film transistor is connected to an anode of the light-emitting device, and a gate of the sixth thin-film transistor is connected to the light-emitting signal, a cathode of the light-emitting device is connected to a common terminal signal;
wherein the reset module is used to reset the gate of the first thin-film transistor and the anode of the light-emitting device according to a second scanning signal, and the second scanning signal includes a pulse in one frame period;
wherein a drain and a gate of the second thin-film transistor are respectively connected to a data signal and the first scanning signal, and a source of the second thin-film transistor is connected to the drain of the first thin-film transistor;
wherein a drain of the third thin-film transistor is connected to the drain of the fifth thin-film transistor through the storage capacitor, a gate of the third thin-film transistor is connected to the first scanning signal, and a source of the third thin-film transistor is connected to the source of the first thin-film transistor;
wherein the reset module includes: a fourth thin-film transistor and a seventh thin-film transistor; and
wherein gates of the fourth thin-film transistor and the seventh thin-film transistor are both connected to the second scanning signal, and drains of the fourth thin-film transistor and the seventh thin film transistor are both connected to a reset signal, and sources of the fourth thin-film transistor and the seventh thin-film transistor are respectively connected to the gate of the first thin-film transistor and the anode of the light-emitting device.

US Pat. No. 10,657,898

PIXEL DRIVING CIRCUIT, DRIVING METHOD, ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A pixel driving circuit, comprising: a data writing circuit; a storage circuit; at least one first light emitting device; a first driving circuit corresponding to the respective first light emitting device one-to-one; at least one second light emitting device; and a second driving circuit corresponding to the respective second light emitting device one-to-one, wherein:the data writing circuit is respectively connected to a scanning signal terminal, a data signal terminal and a node, and the data writing circuit is configured to provide a signal of the data signal terminal to the node under control of the scanning signal terminal;
the storage circuit is respectively connected to a first reference signal terminal and the node, and the storage circuit is configured to be charged under control of a signal of the node and the first reference signal terminal, and maintain a stable voltage difference between the node and the first reference signal terminal when the node is in a floating state;
the respective first driving circuit is respectively connected to a second reference signal terminal, the node and a first terminal of the corresponding first light emitting device, and a second terminal of the respective first light emitting device is connected to the first reference signal terminal, and the respective first driving circuit is configured to drive the connected first light emitting device to emit light when a potential of the signal of the node is a first potential; and
the respective second driving circuit is respectively connected to a third reference signal terminal, the node and a second terminal of the corresponding second light emitting device, a first terminal of the respective second light emitting device is connected to the first reference signal terminal, and the respective second driving circuit is configured to drive the connected second light emitting device to emit light when a potential of the signal of the node is a second potential.

US Pat. No. 10,657,897

DRIVING COMPENSATION CIRCUIT FOR OLED DISPLAY UNIT, OLED DISPLAY CIRCUIT, AND OLED DISPLAY

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A driving compensation circuit for an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display unit, wherein the OLED display unit comprises M rows and N columns of pixel units, wherein each column of pixel units is connected to a data line, and each row of pixel units is connected to a scanning line; and the compensation circuit comprises:N first switching transistors, each first switching transistor comprising an input end connected to a voltage input end of each pixel unit in a column of pixel units, wherein N is a positive integer;
N second switching transistors, each second switching transistor comprising an output end connected to a voltage input end of each pixel unit in a column of pixel units;
N sensing units, connected to the output ends of the N first switching transistors in a one-to-one corresponding manner, and configured to acquire first current information in sensing mode and second current information in display mode that are of a voltage input end of each pixel unit; and
a calculation and processing unit, connected to the N sensing units and the data line, and configured to calculate a mapping relationship between a data voltage of the data line and the first current information, and to calculate a data compensation voltage in a display phase according to the second current information and the mapping relationship,
wherein on/off states of a first switching transistor and a second switching transistor that are connected to a same column of pixel units are opposite;
wherein the sensing unit comprises a first PMOS transistor and a second PMOS transistor; a source of the first PMOS transistor is connected to an output end of a corresponding first switching transistor; a gate of the first PMOS transistor is connected to the source of the first PMOS transistor; a gate of the second PMOS transistor is connected to the gate of the first PMOS transistor; drains of the first PMOS transistor and the second PMOS transistor are connected to a power supply end; and a source of the second PMOS transistor is connected to the calculation and processing unit; and
the calculation and processing unit comprises a gating module, an analog to digital converter, and a processing chip; an input end of the gating module is connected to the sensing units; an output end of the gating module is connected to the analog to digital converter; and the analog to digital converter is connected to the processing chip.

US Pat. No. 10,657,896

VOLTAGE COMPENSATION METHOD, COMPENSATION CIRCUIT, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS OF OLED

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. An OLED voltage compensation circuit, configured to compensate a driving voltage of an OLED display panel, comprising:a brightness detection unit, configured to detect and acquire a brightness value of each pixel of the OLED display panel;
an encoding unit, configured to convert the brightness value acquired by the brightness detection unit into a driving voltage code according to a Gamma curve; and
a compensation unit, configured to acquire compensation data according to the driving voltage code of the encoding unit and compensate the driving voltage code value according to the compensation data to drive display of the OLED display panel according to the compensated driving voltage code;
wherein the compensation data comprises a voltage compensation code, and an encoding step of the voltage compensation code is the same as an encoding step of the driving voltage code;
wherein the compensation data further comprises a brightness-related scale factor; the compensation unit acquires the voltage compensation code and the brightness-related scale factor corresponding to the compensation data according to the driving voltage code, so as to compensate the driving voltage code by using the voltage compensation code and the brightness-related scale factor.

US Pat. No. 10,657,895

PIXELS AND REFERENCE CIRCUITS AND TIMING TECHNIQUES

Ignis Innovation Inc., W...

1. A display system, including a plurality of pixels, comprising:a controller for receiving digital data indicative of information to be displayed on the display system;
a source driver for receiving data from the controller and for transmitting data signals to each pixel during a programming phase, and including a monitoring system integrated therewith for measuring a current or voltage associated with each pixel for extracting information indicative of a degradation of each pixel during a measurement phase;
a plurality of combined data/monitor lines extending from the source driver for transmitting both data and monitor signals during alternating programming and measurement phases, respectively;
a plurality of data lines extending to each pixel;
a plurality of monitor lines extending to each pixel for measuring a current or voltage associated with each pixel after the programming phase; and
a switching system coupled to each pixel via a data line and via a monitor line different from said data line, and coupled via a combined data/monitor line to the source driver, said switching system for alternatively connecting each combined data/monitor line with the data line and the monitor line respectively to steer to the pixel over the data line, signals received from the source driver over the combined data/monitor line, and to steer to the source driver over the combined data/monitor line, signals received from the pixel over the monitor line.

US Pat. No. 10,657,894

PIXEL CIRCUIT, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A pixel circuit, comprising: a driver transistor, a data writing sub-circuit, a light-emission control sub-circuit, a node reset sub-circuit, and a light-emitting diode, wherein:the node reset sub-circuit is configured to reset a gate of the driver transistor in response to a first scan signal terminal in a first reset stage;
the data writing sub-circuit is configured to write a data signal of a data signal terminal into the gate of the driver transistor, and to compensate threshold voltage of the driver transistor, in response to a second scan signal terminal in a data writing stage;
the light-emission control sub-circuit is configured to provide a first electrode of the driver transistor with a signal of a first voltage terminal in response to a first light-emission control terminal in the first reset stage and a light emission stage; and to connect a second electrode of the driver transistor with an anode of the light-emitting diode in response to a second light-emission control terminal in a light emission stage;
the driver transistor is configured to drive current according to the data signal to drive the light-emitting diode to emit light; and
the first reset stage, the data writing stage, and the light emission stage are consecutive periods of time;
wherein the data writing sub-circuit comprises a second switch transistor, a third switch transistor, and a first capacitor, wherein:
the second switch transistor has a gate connected with the second scan signal terminal, a first electrode connected with the gate of the driver transistor, and a second electrode connected with the second electrode of the driver transistor;
the third switch transistor has a gate connected with the second scan signal terminal, a first electrode connected with the data signal terminal, and a second electrode connected with the first electrode of the driver transistor; and
the first capacitor has one terminal connected with the gate of the driver transistor, and another terminal connected with the first voltage terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,657,893

DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A display device including a plurality of data lines that transmit a plurality of data signals indicating an image to be displayed, a plurality of scanning lines intersecting the plurality of data lines, and a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in a matrix along the plurality of data lines and the plurality of scanning lines, the display device comprising:a data line drive circuit including a plurality of output terminals respectively corresponding to a plurality of sets of data line groups, the data line groups being obtained by grouping the plurality of data lines with a prescribed number of two or more data lines being used as a set, the data line drive circuit time-divisionally outputting a prescribed number of data signals to be transmitted from each of the plurality of output terminals through a prescribed number of data lines corresponding to the each of the plurality of output terminals;
an output selecting circuit including a plurality of demultiplexers respectively connected to the plurality of output terminals of the data line drive circuit and respectively corresponding to the plurality of sets of data line groups; and
a scanning line drive circuit selectively driving the plurality of scanning lines, wherein
each of the plurality of pixel circuits corresponds to any one of the plurality of data lines and corresponds to any one of the plurality of scanning lines,
each pixel circuit includes a display element driven by a current, a holding capacitor that holds a voltage controlling a drive current for the display element, and a driving transistor that applies the drive current corresponding to the voltage held by the holding capacitor to the display element, and applies a voltage of a corresponding data line via the driving transistor to the holding capacitor due to the driving transistor in a diode-connected state in a case where a corresponding scanning line is in a select state,
a period included in a period from or after a time point when supplying a data signal output starts in each of horizontal intervals last among the prescribed number of data signals to a time point before a time point when supplying the data signal ends is set in advance as a delay period,
each demultiplexer demultiplexes the prescribed number of data signals output in each of the horizontal intervals during the horizontal interval and supplies the demultiplexed data signals respectively to the prescribed number of data lines,
the scanning line drive circuit starts to select a scanning line corresponding to the pixel circuit to which the prescribed number of data signals are supplied, when the delay period of each of the horizontal intervals ends, and
in a case where a delay of a scanning signal is larger than a delay of the data signal, the delay period is set to be shorter as a distance from the demultiplexer to a scanning line connected to the pixel circuit into which the prescribed number of data signals are to be written is longer.

US Pat. No. 10,657,892

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device, comprising:a first driving transistor comprising a first gate electrode and a first semiconductor layer, the first semiconductor layer comprising a first source region and a first drain region, the first driving transistor being in a first pixel area of a substrate;
a second driving transistor comprising a second gate electrode and a second semiconductor layer comprising a second source region and a second drain region, the second driving transistor being in a second pixel area adjacent the first pixel area of the substrate;
a first electrode layer overlapping, in plan view, at least a portion of the first source region of the first driving transistor;
a second electrode layer overlapping, in plan view, at least a portion of the second source region of the second driving transistor;
a first power line electrically connected to the first electrode layer; and
a second power line electrically connected to the second electrode layer,
wherein a second overlapping area of the second source region of the second driving transistor and the second electrode layer is greater than a first overlapping area of the first source region of the first driving transistor and the first electrode layer.

US Pat. No. 10,657,891

SOURCE DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A source driving circuit of a display device, comprising:a plurality of unit driving circuits configured to drive a plurality of connection nodes connected to a display panel of the display device, each of the plurality of unit driving circuits comprising:
a plurality of driver circuits configured to perform analog-conversion and amplification operations on a plurality of digital data signals to generate a plurality of analog data signals so that each connection node of the plurality of connection nodes is driven by more than one of the plurality of driver circuits; and
a plurality of output switches connected in parallel between the plurality of driver circuits and a corresponding connection node among the plurality of connection nodes, the plurality of output switches configured to transfer the plurality of analog data signals alternately to the corresponding connection node,
wherein each of the plurality of driver circuits drives only one connection node.

US Pat. No. 10,657,890

PIXEL DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, DISPLAY DRIVING CIRCUIT, DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHN...

1. A pixel driving circuit, comprising:a current control circuit configured to provide a constant current signal and an activation signal to a current switching circuit;
the current switching circuit configured to control the transmission of the constant current signal to a light-emitting device under the control of the activation signal; and
a grounding control circuit configured to control the current control circuit to provide the constant current signal and the activation signal, wherein:
an input terminal of the current control circuit is connected to a data line and a power line, respectively; a control terminal of the current switching circuit is connected to an output terminal of the current control circuit, and an output terminal of the current switching circuit is connected to an input terminal of the light-emitting device; and, a control terminal of the grounding control circuit is connected to a gate line, an input terminal of the grounding control circuit is connected to an output terminal of the light-emitting device, and an output terminal of the grounding control circuit is grounded, and
the current control circuit comprises an operational amplifier and a resistor; a first phase input terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to the data line; the power line is connected to a second phase input terminal of the operational amplifier via the resistor: an output terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to the control terminal of the current switching circuit; and, the second phase input terminal of the operational amplifier is also connected to the input terminal of the current switching circuit;
the current switching circuit comprises a first transistor and a second transistor; a control electrode of the first transistor is connected to the output terminal of the current control circuit, a first electrode of the first transistor is connected to the input terminal of the current control circuit, and a second electrode of the first transistor is connected to a control electrode of the second transistor, and, a second electrode of the second transistor is connected to the input terminal of the current control circuit, and a first electrode of the second transistor is connected to the input terminal of the light-emitting device;
the grounding control circuit comprises a third transistor; and, a control electrode of the third transistor is connected to the gate line, a second electrode of the third transistor is connected to the output terminal of the light-emitting device, and a first electrode of the third transistor is grounded.

US Pat. No. 10,657,889

PIXEL CIRCUIT, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A driving method of a pixel circuit, wherein the driving method is used for driving the pixel circuit comprising: a reset sub-circuit, a compensation sub-circuit, a data writing sub-circuit, a storage capacitor, a driving transistor, a light emitting control sub-circuit and a light emitting sub-circuit wherein,the reset sub-circuit is respectively connected with a reset signal terminal, an initialization signal terminal, a reference signal terminal, a first node and a second node, the reset sub-circuit is configured to output an initialization signal from the initialization signal terminal to the first node and to output a reference signal from the reference signal terminal to the second node under the control of a reset signal from the reset signal terminal;
the compensation sub-circuit is respectively connected with a driving signal terminal, the first node and a third node, the compensation sub-circuit is configured to write a threshold voltage of the driving transistor into the first node under the control of a driving signal from the driving signal terminal;
the data writing sub-circuit is respectively connected with the driving signal terminal, a data signal terminal, the reference signal terminal, the second node and a second electrode of the driving transistor, for the data writing sub-circuit is configured to output a data signal from the data signal terminal to the second node and to output the reference signal to the second electrode of the driving transistor under the control of the driving signal;
one end of the storage capacitor is connected with the first node and the other end thereof is connected with the second node for adjusting a potential of the first node according to a potential of the second node;
a gate of the driving transistor is connected with the first node, a first electrode of the driving transistor is connected with the third node, and the second electrode of the driving transistor is connected with one end of the light emitting sub-circuit for outputting a drive current to the light emitting sub-circuit under the drive of the first node and the third node;
the light emitting control sub-circuit is respectively connected with an enable signal terminal, a first power terminal, the reference signal terminal, the second node and the third node, for the light emitting control sub-circuit is configured to output the reference signal to the second node and to output a first power signal from the first power terminal to the third node under the control of an enable signal from the enable signal terminal;
one end of the light emitting sub-circuit is connected with the second electrode of the driving transistor and the other end thereof is connected with a second power terminal for emitting light under the drive of the drive current; and
the driving method of the pixel circuit includes:
a reset stage, in which a reset signal provided by a reset signal terminal is at a first potential, and in which, under the control of the reset signal, the reset sub-circuit outputs an initialization signal from an initialization signal terminal to a first node and outputs the initialization signal from a reference signal terminal to a second node, the initialization signal being at a second potential;
a data writing stage, in which a driving signal provided by a driving signal terminal is at the first potential, in which the data writing sub-circuit outputs a data signal from a data signal terminal to the second node and outputs a reference signal to a second electrode of the driving transistor, and in which the compensation sub-circuit writes a threshold voltage of the driving transistor into the first node under the drive of the driving signal and a third node; and
a light emitting stage, in which the light emitting control sub-circuit outputs the reference signal to the second node and outputs a first power signal from a first power terminal to the third node, in which the storage capacitor adjusts a potential of the first node according to a potential of the second node, and in which, under the drive of the first node and the third node, the driving transistor outputs a drive current to the light emitting sub-circuit and drives the light emitting sub-circuit to emit light.

US Pat. No. 10,657,888

DRIVING METHOD FOR PIXEL DRIVING CIRCUIT, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A driving method for a pixel driving circuit comprising a driving transistor and a light-emitting element, comprising:in response to a first scanning signal on a first scanning signal line, performing an initialization of the pixel driving circuit, wherein the first scanning signal is a low-level signal;
in response to a second scanning signal on a second scanning signal line and a third scanning signal on the first scanning signal line, compensating a threshold voltage deviation of the driving transistor, and providing a data signal voltage, wherein the third scanning signal is a low-level signal;
in response to a first light-emitting signal on a first light-emitting signal line and a second light-emitting signal on a second light-emitting signal line, generating, by the driving transistor, driving current corresponding to the data signal voltage; and
in response to the driving current, emitting light by the light-emitting element,
wherein at least one clock signal period is provided after the initialization of the pixel driving circuit is completed and before the threshold voltage deviation of the driving transistor is compensated, and
in the at least one clock signal period, a high-level is provided to the first scanning signal line, and a signal provided to the first light-emitting signal line is changed from a high-level to a low-level.

US Pat. No. 10,657,887

PROTECTION CIRCUIT AND METHOD, PIXEL CIRCUIT, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A protection circuit, comprising: a determination circuit, a first coupling circuit, a first terminal, a second terminal and a second coupling circuit;the determination circuit is coupled to the first terminal and the first coupling circuit, and is configured to determine whether a voltage at the first terminal of the protection circuit belongs to one of a first predetermined range and a second predetermined range;
the first coupling circuit is coupled to the first terminal, the second terminal and the determination circuit, and is configured to:
couple the first terminal to the second terminal in response to the voltage at the first terminal belonging to the first predetermined range; and
decouple the first terminal from the second terminal in response to the voltage at the first terminal belonging to the second predetermined range;
the second coupling circuit is connected to the first terminal of the protection circuit and configured to make the voltage at the first terminal of the protection circuit belong to the first predetermined range;
wherein the second coupling circuit comprises a second transistor; and
wherein a control electrode of the second transistor is coupled to a first control signal terminal, a first electrode of the second transistor is coupled to the first terminal of the protection circuit, and a second electrode of the second transistor is coupled to the second terminal of the protection circuit;
wherein the protection circuit further comprises a voltage detection line;
wherein the voltage detection line is configured to couple the first terminal of the protection circuit to a voltage detection device; and
wherein the second transistor is configured to be turned on in response to the voltage at the first terminal of the protection circuit belonging to a third predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,657,886

PIXEL COMPENSATION CIRCUIT, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A pixel compensation circuit, comprising: a signal input circuit, a driving circuit, a light-emitting control circuit, a first reset circuit, a second reset circuit, a first storage capacitor, a first switching transistor, and a second switching transistor, whereinthe signal input circuit is connected with an input of the first switching transistor; a signal write control line is connected with a control end of the first switching transistor; an output of the second switching transistor, the second reset circuit, and one end of the first storage capacitor are connected with an output of the first switching transistor; the first reset circuit and the driving circuit are connected with an other end of the first storage capacitor; an output of the first reference voltage is connected with an input of the second switching transistor; a first scanning signal line is connected with a control end of the second switching transistor; a high-level output of a power supply, the driving circuit, and the light-emitting control circuit are sequentially connected with one to another; a light-emitting control signal line is connected with the light-emitting control circuit; and
when a display data is written into the signal input circuit, the signal write control line controls the first switching transistor to be switched on,
wherein the driving circuit includes a driving switching transistor and a third switching transistor, in which
a control end of the driving switching transistor is connected with an output of the third switching transistor; the control end of the driving switching transistor is connected with the first reset circuit; the control end of the driving switching transistor is connected with the other end of the first storage capacitor; an input of the driving switching transistor is connected with the high-level output of the power supply; an output of the driving switching transistor is connected with an input of the third switching transistor; the output of the driving switching transistor is connected with the light-emitting control circuit; and the first scanning signal line is connected with a control end of the third switching transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,657,885

ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, DRIVING METHOD OF ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An electro-optical device comprising:a first capacitor having a first electrode and a second electrode;
a control circuit that supplies a data signal to the first electrode of the first capacitor;
a first wiring electrically connected to the second electrode of the first capacitor;
a second wiring to which a fixed potential is supplied, the second wiring extending along a direction that is parallel with a direction in which the first wiring extends;
a second capacitor having a third electrode electrically connected to the first wiring and a fourth electrode electrically connected to the second wiring;
a pixel circuit electrically connected to the first wiring, the pixel circuit having a pixel capacitor holding a first voltage according to the data signal, the pixel circuit including:
an electro-optical element;
a first transistor that controls current supplied to the electro-optical element when electrically connected to the electro-optical element, the first transistor having a gate electrode;
a second transistor which is electrically connected between the first wiring and a gate of the first transistor and which is configured to be turned on or off;
a third transistor connected between the first transistor and the light emitting element, the third transistor being configured to be turned on or off; and
a fourth transistor connected between the second wiring and the light emitting element, the fourth transistor being configured to be turned on or off, a drain of the fourth transistor being directly connected to the second wiring, and a source of the fourth transistor being directly connected between the third transistor and the light emitting element,
wherein the first voltage is generated based on the data signal and a capacitance ratio of at least the first capacitor and the second capacitor,
a capacitance of the second capacitor is greater than a capacitance of the first capacitor,
the capacitance of the first capacitor is greater than a capacitance of the pixel capacitor,
the pixel capacitor is connected to the gate electrode of the first transistor and a potential voltage change amount of the data signal is compressed at the gate electrode of the first transistor by the capacitance ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,657,884

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING DISPLAY AND SENSOR AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing;
a display disposed on a surface of the housing;
a sensor mounted under the display inside the housing to sense light received through the display and light received from the display; and
a processor electrically connected with the display and the sensor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
obtain sensing data from the sensor while an image is displayed on the display,
identify a first brightness setting value of the display,
identify an image brightness ratio for the image currently displayed on the display,
identify an illuminance of outside of the housing based on the obtained sensing data from the sensor and compensation value, the compensation value corresponding to the identified first brightness setting value of the display and the identified image brightness ratio of the image among a pre-stored plurality of compensation values, and
set a brightness setting of the display to a second brightness setting value determined based at least on the identified illuminance of outside of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,657,883

PIXEL DRIVING CIRCUIT, DRIVING METHOD, ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A pixel driving circuit, comprising:a data line for providing a data voltage;
a gate line for providing a scanning voltage;
a first power supply line for providing a first power supply voltage;
a second power supply line for providing a second power supply voltage;
a light emitting device having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the second terminal of the light emitting device is connected to the second power supply line;
a driving transistor having a gate, a source, and a drain, wherein the source of the driving transistor is connected to the first power supply line;
a storage capacitor having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the storage capacitor is connected to the gate of the driving transistor so as to transfer the data voltage to the gate of the driving transistor;
a resetting sub-circuit configured to reset voltages at the first terminal and the second terminal of the storage capacitor to a resetting signal line voltage and to the data voltage, respectively;
a data writing sub-circuit connected to the gate line, the data line, and the second terminal of the storage capacitor and configured to write the data voltage into the second terminal of the storage capacitor;
a compensating sub-circuit it connected to the gate line, the first terminal of the storage capacitor, and the drain of the driving transistor and configured to write a compensation voltage into the first terminal of the storage capacitor, wherein the compensation voltage is equal to a difference between the first power supply voltage and a threshold voltage of the driving transistor; and
a light emitting control sub-circuit connected to the second terminal of the storage capacitor, the drain of the driving transistor, and the first terminal of the light emitting device and configured to control the driving transistor to drive the light emitting device to emit light,
wherein the driving transistor is configured to control, under a control of the light emitting control sub-circuit, a magnitude of a current flowing into the light emitting device,
wherein the resetting sub-circuit, comprises a resetting control line, a resetting signal line, a first transistor, and a second transistor, wherein the first transistor has a gate, a source, and a drain, wherein the gate of the first transistor is connected to the resetting control line, the source of the first transistor is connected to the resetting signal line, and the drain of the first transistor is connected to the first terminal of the storage capacitor, wherein the first transistor is configured to write the resetting signal line voltage into the first terminal of the storage capacitor, wherein the second transistor has a gate, a source, and a drain, wherein the gate of the second transistor is connected to the resetting control line, the source of the second transistor is connected to the data line, and the drain of the second transistor is connected to the second terminal of the storage capacitor, and wherein the second transistor is configured to write the data voltage into the second terminal of the storage capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,657,882

DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING DISPLAY DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display device comprising:a driving transistor comprising:
a first gate electrode;
a second gate electrode over the first gate electrode;
a first oxide semiconductor layer between the first gate electrode and the second gate electrode;
a first source electrode over and electrically connected to the first oxide semiconductor layer; and
a first drain electrode over and electrically connected to the first oxide semiconductor layer;
a switching transistor comprising:
a second oxide semiconductor layer;
a third gate electrode over the second oxide semiconductor layer;
a second source electrode over and electrically connected to the second oxide semiconductor layer; and
a second drain electrode over and electrically connected to the second oxide semiconductor layer; and
an organic EL element,
wherein the switching transistor does not comprise a gate electrode under the second oxide semiconductor layer,
wherein the organic EL element comprises a first electrode, a second electrode over the first electrode, and a layer comprising an organic compound between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein one of the second source electrode and the second drain electrode is electrically connected to a signal line,
wherein the other of the second source electrode and the second drain electrode is electrically connected to one of the first gate electrode and the second gate electrode of the driving transistor,
wherein one of the first source electrode and the first drain electrode is electrically connected to the organic EL element,
wherein each of the first oxide semiconductor layer and the second oxide semiconductor layer comprises indium, gallium, and zinc,
wherein a length of the first gate electrode in a channel length direction is larger than a length of the second gate electrode in the channel length direction, and
wherein each of the first source electrode and the first drain electrode overlaps with the first gate electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,657,881

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A display panel comprising:a partition between a light emitting unit and an adjacent light emitting unit, a middle layer part of the partition is between an upper layer part of the partition and a lower layer part of the partition; and
a protective layer that covers the partition, a refractive index of the upper layer part is lower than a refractive index of the protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,657,880

DISPLAY, METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING PARALLEL HOLDING CAPACITORS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A display device comprising a plurality of pixels and a driving circuit configured to drive the pixels,a respective pixel of the plurality of pixels comprising a light emitting element, a sampling transistor, a drive transistor, and a capacitor,
wherein the driving circuit is configured to drive the respective pixel within one scanning cycle such that:
a predetermined voltage is provided to the capacitor so as to set a voltage stored in the capacitor to be greater than zero, during a first period;
a first current through the drive transistor is provided to the capacitor at least within a period in which the sampling transistor is set in a conductive state, the first current being provided during a second period after the first period;
a second current is provided to the light emitting element in accordance with an image signal data sampled to the capacitor during a third period after the second period,
wherein the capacitor includes a first electrode being a portion of a first layer, a second electrode being a portion of a second layer, and a third electrode being a portion of a third layer, the first, second, and third layers being different from one another,
wherein the second electrode is disposed to face one surface of the first electrode and the third electrode is disposed to face another surface of the first electrode,
wherein at least a part of a first connection wiring from the sampling transistor to the capacitor is formed as a portion of the first layer,
wherein at least a part of a second connection wiring from the capacitor to a current electrode of the drive transistor is formed as a part of the second layer,
wherein the display device further comprises:
a first insulator layer sandwiched between the first electrode and the second electrode,
a second insulator layer sandwiched between the second electrode and the third electrode, and
a third insulator layer sandwiched between an anode electrode of the light emitting element and the second insulator layer, and
wherein the third electrode is in contact with the second insulator layer.

US Pat. No. 10,657,879

GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS...

1. A gate driving circuit, comprising N stages of cascaded shift registers, N being an integer greater than or equal to 4, whereinin the N stages of shift registers, an output signal terminal of an nth stage of shift register is connected to an input signal terminal of an (n+I/2)th stage of shift register, and a reset signal terminal of the nth stage of shift register is connected to an output signal terminal of an (n+K)th stage of shift register, wherein n is an integer greater than or equal to 1 and less than (N?I/2), K is an integer greater than I/2 and less than I, and I is a number of clock signal lines connected to the gate driving circuit, which is an even number greater than or equal to 4;
wherein each stage of shift register among the N stages of shift registers comprises:
an output sub-circuit connected to an output signal terminal, a clock signal input terminal for receiving a clock signal of the stage of shift register and a pull-up control node of the stage of shift register, and configured to turn on a connection between the clock signal input terminal and the output signal terminal when the pull-up control node is at an active operating level;
a reset sub-circuit connected to a reset signal terminal for receiving a reset signal, the pull-up control node and a first level terminal for providing a first level respectively, and configured to reset the pull-up control node to the first level under control of the reset signal;
an input sub-circuit connected to an input signal terminal for receiving an input signal, the pull-up control node of the stage of shift register and a second level terminal for providing a second level respectively, and configured to provide the second level to the pull-up control node under control of the input signal, wherein the second level is different from the first level; and
a control sub-circuit connected to a control signal terminal for receiving a control signal, a first fixed level terminal for providing a first fixed level, the output signal terminal and the pull-up control node respectively, and configured to turn on a connection between the first fixed level terminal and the output signal terminal under control of the control signal and the pull-up control node;
wherein the control sub-circuit comprises:
a first transistor, wherein a gate of the first transistor is connected to the pull-up control node, a first electrode of the first transistor is connected to the first fixed level terminal, and a second electrode of the first transistor is connected to a pull-down control node of the stage of shift register;
a second transistor, wherein a gate and a first electrode of the second transistor are connected commonly to the control signal terminal, and a second electrode of the second transistor is connected to the pull-down control node;
a third transistor, wherein a gate of the third transistor is connected to the pull-down control node, a first electrode of the third transistor is connected to the first fixed level terminal, and a second electrode of the third transistor is connected to the pull-up control node;
a fourth transistor, wherein a gate of the fourth transistor is connected to the pull-down control node, a first electrode of the fourth transistor is connected to the first fixed level terminal, and a second electrode of the fourth transistor is connected to the output signal terminal; and
a second capacitor, wherein a first electrode of the second capacitor is connected to the pull-down control node, and a second electrode of the second capacitor is connected to the first fixed level terminal; and
wherein the control signal is an inversion of the clock signal of the stage of shift register.

US Pat. No. 10,657,878

POWER CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
a plurality of pixels arranged on the display panel;
a data driver and a gate driver which respectively apply an image data signal and a gate pulse signal to the plurality of pixels;
a timing controller which applies control signals respectively to the data driver and the gate driver; and
a power management integrated circuit which applies a driving voltage to the data driver and the gate driver,
wherein the timing controller detects an operational condition of the display panel and selects one of a plurality of stored power setting values to output the selected one of the power setting values to the power management integrated circuit, and
the power management integrated circuit comprises:
a first storage bank;
a second storage bank;
a controller which receives the power setting value from the timing controller, stores the power setting value in one of the first storage bank and the second storage bank, and calls the stored power setting value to determine the driving voltage; and
a power generator which applies the driving voltage based on the driving voltage determined by the controller,
wherein, after calling all of the power setting values stored in said one of the first storage bank and the second storage bank, the controller receives another power setting value from the timing controller and stores said another power setting value in the other of the first storage bank and the second storage bank.

US Pat. No. 10,657,877

DRIVING CIRCUIT, DRIVING METHOD AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A driving circuit, comprising one or more shift registers, wherein each of the one or more shift registers comprises:a first input unit configured to provide a signal at an input signal terminal to a first node under control of a first clock signal terminal; provide the signal at the input signal terminal to the first node under control of the first clock signal terminal and a second clock signal terminal; provide a signal at an output signal terminal to the first node under control of a second node and the second clock signal terminal; and provide the signal at the output signal terminal to the first node under control of the second node, the second clock signal terminal and the first clock signal terminal;
a second input unit configured to provide a signal at a first constant potential terminal to the second node under control of the first clock signal terminal and provide the signal at the input signal terminal or a signal at the first clock signal terminal to the second node under control of the first node; and
an output unit configured to provide a signal at the second clock signal terminal to the output signal terminal under control of the signal at the first node and provide a signal at a second constant potential terminal to the output signal terminal under control of the signal at the second node,
wherein the output unit comprises an eighth transistor and a ninth transistor, wherein
the eighth transistor has a control terminal connected to the first node, a first terminal connected to the second clock signal terminal and a second terminal connected to the output signal terminal, and
the ninth transistor has a control terminal connected to the second node, a first terminal connected to the second constant potential terminal and a second terminal connected to the output signal terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,657,876

GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR PROVIDING PRESENT VOLTAGE BY TRANSMISSION PATH IN NON-OPERATIVE STATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONI...

1. A gate driving circuit, comprising:N-stage gate driving units, the gate driving unit at each stage of the N-stage gate driving units having a first voltage terminal and a clock signal terminal, and a first transmission path being formed between the first voltage terminal and the clock signal terminal, wherein N is an integer greater than 1, and at each stage, the first transmission path of the gate driving unit is conductive when the gate driving unit is in a non-operative state; and
a first voltage line connected to the first voltage terminal of the gate driving unit at each stage,
wherein a preset voltage received by the clock signal terminal of the gate driving unit that is in a non-operative state is transmitted to the first voltage line through the first transmission path of the gate driving unit, so that the first voltage line provides the preset voltage for the first voltage terminal of the gate driving unit at each stage,
wherein the gate driving unit at each stage comprises an output unit, an input unit and a first pull-down unit,
in the gate driving unit at each stage, the first transmission path is formed by the output unit and the first pull-down unit,
the output unit is connected to the clock signal terminal, the input unit of the gate driving unit and an output terminal of the gate driving unit,
the first pull-down unit is connected to the first voltage terminal and the output terminal of the gate driving unit, and
the gate driving unit at each stage comprises a reset unit and a second pull-down unit, wherein in the gate driving unit at each stage, the second transmission path is formed by the reset unit and the second pull-down unit, the reset unit is connected to the second voltage terminal, the output unit, the input unit of the gate driving unit and the second pull-down unit, and the second pull-down unit is connected to the first voltage terminal and the reset unit.

US Pat. No. 10,657,875

DISPLAY DRIVING DEVICE AND A DISPLAY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display driving device, comprising:a gate driver configured to provide a first gate selection signal to a first gate line of a display panel to select the first gate line;
a source driver configured to provide an image signal corresponding to the first gate line to a source line;
an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) detection circuit configured to receive a power supply voltage, determine whether there is an ESD in the power supply voltage and, when the ESD is detected, generate a first detection signal; and
a controller configured to receive the first detection signal to generate a masking signal,
wherein the gate driver is configured to receive the masking signal and not provide a second gate selection signal to select a second gate line,
wherein the gate driver is configured to not provide the second gate selection signal during a first in which a first vertical synchronization signal is enabled, and
when a second vertical synchronization signal is enabled, the gate driver is configured to provide the second ate selection signal.

US Pat. No. 10,657,874

OVERDRIVE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE DISPLAYS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising a display configured to show content, wherein the content comprises a plurality of frames comprising:a first frame, wherein the first frame is associated with a pre-transition value; and
a second frame, wherein the second frame is associated with a current frame value;
wherein the electronic device is configured to:
determine a preliminary compensated current frame value corresponding to a first luminance of a third frame in a transition from the first frame to the second frame to the third frame;
determine a final compensated current frame value corresponding to a second luminance of the third frame in a transition from the first frame to the second frame to the third frame in which the second frame is associated with the preliminary compensated current frame value; and
display the second frame using the final compensated current frame value.

US Pat. No. 10,657,873

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUBPIXEL RENDERING AND DISPLAY DRIVER

Synaptics Japan GK, Toky...

1. A display driver comprising:subpixel rendering circuitry configured to:
generate, from input image data describing input grayscale values associated with N pixels of an input image, output image data describing output grayscale values associated with M corresponding pixels of an output image corresponding to the N pixels of the input image, N being an integer of two or more and M being an integer satisfying 1?M calculate input-side squared grayscale values which are squares of the input grayscale values for the respective N pixels of the input image;
calculate correction values associated with the M corresponding pixels from a correction parameter determined in response to a gamma value set to the display driver and the input grayscale values; and
generate the output image data by independently correcting the input-side squared grayscale values based on the correction values; and
drive circuitry configured to drive a display panel in response to the output image data.

US Pat. No. 10,657,872

DISPLAY DEVICE

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A display device, comprising:a plurality of pixels, comprising a first column of pixels, a second column of pixels, a third column of pixels, a fourth column of pixels, a fifth column of pixels, a sixth column of pixels, a seventh column of pixels, an eighth column of pixels, a ninth column of pixels, a tenth column of pixels, an eleventh column of pixels, and a twelfth column of pixels that are sequentially configured from left to right;
a plurality of gate lines, configured to output corresponding scan signals to corresponding pixels;
a plurality of data lines, the plurality of data lines comprising 12 successive data lines from left to right, configured to receive a piece of display data and output corresponding pixel voltages respectively to a first column of pixels, a second column of pixels, a third column of pixels, a fourth column of pixels, a fifth column of pixels, a sixth column of pixels, a seventh column of pixels, an eighth column of pixels, a ninth column of pixels, a tenth column of pixels, an eleventh column of pixels, and a twelfth column of pixels;
a gate driver, electrically coupled to the gate lines, configured to drive the plurality of pixels; and
a data driver, electrically coupled to the data lines, configured to provide data signals to the plurality of pixels, wherein the data driver respectively provides data with polarities of: positive, negative, positive, negative, positive, negative, negative, positive, negative, positive, negative, and positive to the 12 data lines, and
each column of pixels comprises at least two of a pixel in a first form (PH) corresponding to a pixel voltage (VH), a pixel in a second form (PL) corresponding to a pixel voltage (VL), and a pixel in a third form (PI) corresponding to a pixel voltage (VI);
wherein a pixel group (Pt) comprises four pixels that display a same color: one pixel in the first form (PH), two pixels in the second form (PL), and one pixel in the third form (PI); and when the display data of the pixel in the first form (PH) of the pixel group (Pt) and that of the two pixels in the second form (PL) of the pixel group (Pt) have same gray scale, the data driver respectively provides a first pixel voltage and a second pixel voltage to the pixel in the first form (PH) of the pixel group (Pt) and the two pixels in the second form (PL) of the pixel group (Pt), and the first pixel voltage is greater than the second pixel voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,657,871

TIMING CONTROLLER, DATA DRIVER, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A display device comprising:a display panel on which a number of data lines, a number of gate lines, and a number of subpixels defined by the number of data lines and the number of gate lines are disposed;
a data driver circuit driving the number of data lines;
a gate driver circuit driving the number of gate lines; and
a timing controller controlling the data driver circuit and the gate driver circuit,
wherein the timing controller shifts data having n gray scale into data having m gray scale greater than the n gray scale by K gray scale, where the n is a real number equal to or greater than 0, the K is a positive integer, and the m is n+K, and transfers the data having the m gray scale to the data driver circuit, and
wherein the data driver circuit receives and converts the data having the m gray scale to a data voltage for expressing the n gray scale by referring to a shift gamma look-up table, and outputs the data voltage for expressing the n gray scale to a corresponding data line among the number of data lines.

US Pat. No. 10,657,870

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAY COLOR ADJUSTMENT

Synaptics Japan GK, Toky...

1. A method for use with a display apparatus comprising color correction circuitry and drive circuitry, the method comprising:measuring luminance coordinate data for at least:
a first color displayed when image data corresponding to a white point is supplied to the drive circuitry, wherein the white point is a white color of a maximum allowed grayscale value;
a second color displayed when image data corresponding to a white color of a first intermediate grayscale value is supplied to the drive circuitry, wherein the first intermediate grayscale value corresponds to grayscale values for a plurality of elementary colors, wherein the grayscale values for the plurality of elementary colors are equal to each other; and
respective third colors displayed when image data corresponding to respective elementary color points for each of the plurality of elementary colors is supplied to the drive circuitry;
calculating, based on the luminance coordinate data, first gamma values for the white color of the first intermediate grayscale value;
calculating, based at least on the first gamma values, second gamma values for at least one of the plurality of elementary colors;
calculating, using the second gamma values, desired values for displaying the white point and for displaying an adjustment target color; and
calculating, based on the desired values for displaying the white point and for displaying the adjustment target color, correction parameters to apply to the color correction circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,657,869

METHODS FOR DRIVING COLOR ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAYS

E Ink Corporation, Bille...

1. A method for reducing flashiness when addressing a color electrophoretic display having pixels, the method comprising:applying a series of voltages to effect a transition in a first pixel from a first optical state to a second optical state; and
applying the series of voltages to effect the transition in a second pixel from the first optical state to the second optical state after an offset period, wherein the offset period lasts for a duration shorter than the applying of the series of voltages,
thereby reducing the number of pixels that are transitioning between the same color states that are oscillating between extreme optical states at the same time to minimize the flashiness.

US Pat. No. 10,657,868

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CORRECTION METHOD

Sony Semiconductor Soluti...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display section comprising a plurality of display units arranged in a two-dimensional array, wherein each of the display units comprises a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, and each of the plurality pixels comprises a plurality of light-emitting devices that each emit a different color of light; and
circuitry configured to generate a corrected image signal based on an uncorrected image signal and correction factors that correct luminance and chromaticity of the light-emitting devices, including correction factors determined by adjusting light emission intensity ratios of first light-emitting devices that emit light of a particular color and are disposed in different ones of the plurality of pixels, wherein each of the display units comprises a unit array of pixel assemblies that each comprises a plurality of adjacent pixels, the first light-emitting devices vary in light emission wavelength according to pixel positions, at least one of the correction factors is determined for each of the pixel assemblies by adjusting light emission intensity ratios of the first light-emitting devices disposed in different pixels, and the correction factor for each of the pixel assemblies is determined by performing a calculation in which the light emission intensity ratios of the first light-emitting devices in that pixel assembly are assumed to have a uniform value.

US Pat. No. 10,657,867

IMAGE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSLUCENT AND NON-TRANSLUCENT DISPLAYS

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. A method of controlling display content for a translucent display and a non-translucent display, the method comprising:receiving a brightness or contrast control signal from a user interface;
receiving a video input signal;
filtering the video input signal in accordance with a spatial frequency threshold related to the control signal to provide a filtered video output frame, the filtered video output frame being filtered by at least spatial frequency filtering; and
providing the filtered video output frame for display of images corresponding to the filtered video output frame on the translucent display and the non-translucent display.

US Pat. No. 10,657,866

DISPLAY DEVICE, GATE DRIVE CIRCUIT, SHIFT REGISTER AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTR...

1. A shift register, comprising:an input circuit connected to a first signal input terminal and a pull-up node, and configured to write a voltage of the first signal input terminal to the pull-up node responsive to a first input signal provided at the first signal input terminal;
a first output circuit connected to the pull-up node, a first clock signal terminal and a first signal output terminal, and configured to write a voltage of the first clock signal terminal to the first signal output terminal responsive to a voltage of the pull-up node;
a second output circuit connected to the first clock signal terminal and a second signal output terminal, and configured to write the voltage of the first clock signal terminal to the second signal output terminal responsive to a voltage of a control terminal of the second output circuit;
a control circuit connected to a second clock signal terminal, the pull-up node, a reset signal terminal, a low voltage signal terminal and the first signal output terminal, and configured to control voltages of the first signal output terminal and the pull-up node responsive to a second clock signal provided at the second clock signal terminal and a voltage of the reset signal terminal;
an output drive circuit connected to a second signal input terminal, the pull-up node, a control terminal of the second output circuit and the low voltage signal terminal, and configured to write a voltage of the second signal input terminal to the control terminal of the second output circuit and provide the voltage of the pull-up node to the control terminal of the second output circuit responsive to a second input signal provided at the second signal input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,657,865

REFERENCE VOLTAGE CIRCUIT, REFERENCE VOLTAGE SUPPLY MAIN CIRCUIT, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A reference voltage circuit, comprising:N first signal-line reference voltage lines, M second signal-line reference voltage lines, and a resistance circuit,
wherein both N and M are positive integers, and at least one of the following (i) or (ii):
(i) the N first signal-line reference voltage lines are configured to receive N first signal-line reference voltages, respectively; the resistance circuit comprises M resistors; a m-th resistor of the M resistors comprises P first sub-resistors, and a first terminal of a p-th first sub-resistor of the P first sub-resistors is connected to a p-th first signal-line reference voltage line of the N first signal-line reference voltages lines, and a second terminal of the p-th first sub-resistor is connected to a m-th second signal-line reference voltage line of the M second signal-line reference voltage lines; a resistance value of each of the P first sub-resistors is larger than a resistance value of each of the N first signal-line reference voltage lines, P is a positive integer smaller than or equal to N, m is a positive integer smaller than or equal to M, and p is a positive integer smaller than or equal to P; or
(ii) the M second signal-line reference voltage lines are configured to receive M second signal-line reference voltages, respectively; the resistance circuit comprises N resistors; a n-th resistor of the N resistors includes Q second sub-resistors, and a first terminal of a q-th second sub-resistor of the Q second sub-resistors is connected to a n-th first signal-line reference voltage line of the N first signal-line reference voltages lines, and a second terminal of the q-th second sub-resistor is connected to a q-th second signal-line reference voltage line of the M second signal-line reference voltage lines; a resistance value of each of the Q second sub-resistors is larger than a resistance value of each of the M second signal-line reference voltage lines, wherein Q is an integer smaller than or equal to M, n is a positive integer smaller than or equal to N, and q is a positive integer smaller than or equal to Q.

US Pat. No. 10,657,864

DRIVE CIRCUIT OF DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING SINGLE-ENDED TO DIFFERENTIAL MODULES

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. A drive circuit of a display device, wherein the display device comprises a driver module and a display panel, and the drive circuit of the display device comprises:N single-ended to differential modules, connected to N signal output lines of the driver module and 2N scanning lines of the display panel and connected to a clock signal, wherein each single-ended to differential module is correspondingly connected to one signal output lines and two scanning lines, wherein
the N single-ended to differential modules are configured to: output, to the 2N scanning lines according to the clock signal, scanning signals output by the N signal output lines, and charge the 2N scanning lines by using the N signal output lines, wherein N?1 and N is a positive integer;
the single-ended to differential module comprises:
a first electronic switch unit, wherein an output end of the first electronic switch unit is correspondingly connected to a first scanning line of the display panel; and
a second electronic switch unit, wherein an input end of the second electronic switch unit and an input end of the first electronic switch unit are co-connected to one signal output line, a control end of the second electronic switch unit and a control end of the first electronic switch unit are co-connected and are connected to the clock signal, and an output end of the second electronic switch unit is correspondingly connected to a second scanning line of the display panel;
the clock signal comprises a first level signal and a second level signal alternately sent according to a preset frequency;
when the clock signal is a first level signal, the single-ended to differential module outputs a scanning signal received by the single-ended to differential module to the first scanning line connected to the single-ended to differential module; and
when the clock signal is a second level signal, the single-ended to differential module outputs a scanning signal received by the single-ended to differential module to the second scanning line connected to the single-ended to differential module.

US Pat. No. 10,657,863

SHIFT REGISTER, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A shift register comprising an input sub-circuit, a reset sub-circuit, a control sub-circuit, a pull-down sub-circuit, and an output sub-circuit, wherein:the input sub-circuit is electrically connected to a signal input terminal and a pull-up node, and is configured to provide a signal of the signal input terminal to the pull-up node under control of the signal input terminal;
the output sub-circuit is electrically connected to a first clock signal terminal, the pull-up node and a signal output terminal, and is configured to provide a signal of the first clock signal terminal to the signal output terminal under control of the pull-up node;
the reset sub-circuit is electrically connected to a reset terminal, a power supply terminal, the signal output terminal, and the pull-up node, and is configured to provide a signal of the power supply terminal to the pull-up node and the signal output terminal under control of the reset terminal;
the control sub-circuit is electrically connected to a second clock signal terminal and a pull-down node, and is configured to provide a signal of the second clock signal terminal to the pull-down node under control of the second clock signal terminal; and
the pull-down sub-circuit is electrically connected to the pull-up node, the pull-down node, the power supply terminal, a third clock signal terminal, a fourth clock signal terminal, and the signal output terminal, and is configured to provide the signal of the power supply terminal to the pull-up node and the signal output terminal under control of the third clock signal terminal, the fourth clock signal terminal and the pull-down node;
wherein, signals of the third clock signal terminal and the fourth clock signal terminal are mutually inverted signals, and signal periods of the third clock signal terminal and the fourth clock signal terminal are a half of a signal period of the first clock signal terminal or the second clock signal terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,657,862

DRIVING METHOD FOR DISPLAY DEVICE, TIMING CONTROLLER AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A driving method for a display device, comprising:acquiring a target update frequency of image display of a display panel;
determining a target frame rate corresponding to the target update frequency according to a prestored corresponding relationship between update frequencies and frame rates;
adjusting a blanking duration of a data signal output by a source driving circuit according to the target frame rate; and
outputting a first control signal with a frequency being the target frame rate to a gate driving circuit, to cause the gate driving circuit to scan pixel units of the display panel according to the target frame rate,
wherein a display field of the display panel includes an active field and a blanking field located around the active field; and
adjusting the blanking duration of the data signal output by the source driving circuit according to the target frame rate includes:
acquiring a preset pixel refresh rate Fc;
calculating an area of the blanking field according to the target frame rate, an area of the active field, the preset pixel refresh rate Fc, and a pixel refresh rate formula, with the pixel refresh rate formula being:
Fc=(A1+A2)×Fr,
where Fr is the target frame rate, A1 is the area of the active field, and A2 is the area of the blanking field; and
adjusting a frequency of a second control signal output to the source driving circuit according to the calculated area of the blanking field, to cause the source driving circuit to adjust the blanking duration of the data signal according to the frequency of the second control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,657,861

DISPLAY PANEL AND ITS DRIVING METHOD AND DRIVING DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display panel, comprising:a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns, each of the plurality of gate lines is vertical to each of the plurality of data lines;
a plurality of switching units, each switching unit connected between two adjacent gate lines among the plurality of gate lines, and each switching unit being configured to control whether the two adjacent gate lines are conducted; and
a driving control module having a plurality of first output terminals and a plurality of second output terminals, each of the plurality of first output terminals being connected to a control terminal of a corresponding switching unit among the plurality of switching unit, and each of the plurality of second output terminals being connected to an input terminal of a corresponding data line among the plurality of data lines;
wherein the driving control module outputs, via each of the at least one first output terminal, a control signal for controlling whether to switch on the corresponding switching unit, and decides, according to an on/off state of the corresponding switching unit, whether to output an image signal to a corresponding data line via its second output terminal,
wherein the driving control module is configured to:
determine, based on a resolution of an image to be displayed which is transmitted by a signal source, a display mode to which the resolution of the image to be displayed corresponds; and
determine, based on the display mode, switching units that need to be switched on and switched off, output, via the first output terminals, a control signal for controlling whether to switch on a corresponding switching unit, and output, via the second output terminals, an image signal to a corresponding data line based on an on/off state of the switching unit,
wherein, when the display mode to which the resolution of the image to be displayed corresponds is determined as a full-high-definition display mode, either:
switching units in odd-numbered rows of pixels are controlled to be switched on and switching units in even-numbered rows of pixels are controlled to be switched off, and an image signals of the image to be displayed is transmitted to data lines in odd-numbered rows of pixels, or
switching units in odd-numbered rows of pixels are controlled to be switched off and switching units in even-numbered rows of pixels are controlled to be switched on, and an image signal of the image to be displayed is transmitted to data lines in even-numbered rows of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,657,860

SENSOR INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, SENSOR INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND SENSOR INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A sensor information processing apparatus comprising:a display configured to display a GUI (Graphical User Interface) screen including a map area, which represents a layout of a plurality of types of icons corresponding to a plurality of types of registered sensors, respectively, the map area including the icons arranged at aimed display positions corresponding to actual positions of the registered sensors;
a communication device configured to receive sensor information indicating a result of measurement performed by the plurality of types of registered sensors;
a processor configured to determine presence/absence of abnormality regarding the received sensor information; and
a memory configured to store registered sensor information including whether the registered sensor is a display target on the display or the registered sensor is a non-display target on the display, wherein
the processor determines a first icon corresponding to a first sensor as a display target for the map area among the plurality of types of registered sensors on the basis of the registered sensor information,
the processor determines a second icon corresponding to a second sensor as a non-display target for the map area among the plurality of types of registered sensors on the basis of the registered sensor information, and
the processor causes the display to display, at an aimed display position of the aimed display positions, in the map area corresponding to an actual position of the second sensor, the second icon corresponding to the second sensor, contrary to determination of non-display target regarding the second icon, when the sensor information of the second sensor is determined to be abnormal.

US Pat. No. 10,657,859

TESTING METHOD FOR SPLICING SCREENS

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A testing method for splicing screens, comprising:outputting an image signal to a display screen, wherein the display screen includes a plurality of splicing screens, the image signal includes a plurality of testing sub pictures, the testing sub pictures are arranged correspondingly to the splicing screens so as to enable the splicing screens to display the corresponding testing sub pictures, and the testing sub pictures include testing contents; and
testing the splicing screens through the testing contents,
wherein the testing contents comprise a graduation signal, by which an accurate measurement is performed on the splicing screens and displacement parameters between two adjacent splicing screens are obtained.

US Pat. No. 10,657,858

BACKLIGHT DETECTION APPARATUS AND BACKLIGHT DETECTION METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A backlight detection method, comprising:placing a film on a surface of a backlight,
evacuating a gap between the film and the surface of the backlight so that the film generates a pressure on the surface of the backlight, and
detecting a bright spot on the surface of the backlight,
wherein detecting the bright spot on the surface of the backlight further comprises generating a completion signal after the bright spot detection is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,657,857

TRANSPARENT ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an adjustable opacity layer having a transparent portion and an opaque portion;
a processor configured to adjust a size of transparent portion and the opaque portion; and
a display configured to display content that overlaps the opaque portion of the adjustable opacity layer.

US Pat. No. 10,657,856

PHOTOSENSOR SYSTEMS FOR LENS DETECTION

North Inc., Kitchener, O...

1. A projection apparatus comprising:a projector;
a photosensor having a filter;
a lens detector to compare an output from the photosensor to a threshold, wherein the threshold is between 0% and 10% overlap of the normalized spectral distribution graphs of light passing through the filter and a lens; and
a projector controller to selectively enable or disable the projector based on the comparison between the output from the photosensor and the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,657,855

VEHICLE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A vehicle comprising:a substantially box-shaped body;
a plurality of wheels disposed on four corners of the vehicle; and
at least one side display disposed on either or both exterior side surfaces of the body for displaying an image or video,
wherein the at least one side display stretches lower than a top of the plurality of wheels along a vertical axis of the vehicle and wider than between inside ends of the plurality of wheels along a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, and
a lower edge of the at least one side display is curved or bent upwards at both front and rear ends to avoid overlapping with the plurality of wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,657,854

ELECTRICAL CHARGER FOR A SPINNING DEVICE

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:a base providing a charging surface;
a rotor situated over the charging surface and configured to spin;
a device including a battery, the device coupled to the rotor and configured to spin with the rotor; and
a charging coupler electrically connected to the battery;
wherein the charging coupler is configured to make electrical contact with the charging surface so as to charge the battery when the rotor is not spinning, and wherein the charging coupler is configured to break electrical contact with the charging surface after the rotor begins to spin.

US Pat. No. 10,657,853

IDENTIFIABLE ELEMENT, DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF FORMING A DISPLAY PATTERN

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A method of manufacturing an identifiable element, comprising:providing or receiving a display layer, the display layer comprising:
a bistable layer;
an electrode layer;
a conductive transparent layer, wherein the electrode layer and the conductive transparent layer are disposed at opposite sides of the bistable layer; and
a light-trigger electric change layer disposed between the bistable layer and the conductive transparent layer;
applying a voltage bias across the electrode layer and the conductive transparent layer; and
providing a light illuminating a portion of the light-trigger electric change layer through the conductive transparent layer to change a display status of a region of the bistable layer corresponding to the portion of the light-trigger electric change layer, whereby forming a display pattern in the display layer.

US Pat. No. 10,657,852

FLEXIBLE TRANSPARENT DISPLAY SHEET, AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A flexible transparent display sheet having a display area and a connection area, the flexible transparent display sheet comprising:a base disposed in the display area and the connection area;
a metal layer formed on the base;
an anti-oxide layer formed on a portion of the metal layer;
a plurality of solders formed on a portion of the anti-oxide layer;
a plurality of light emitters, each of which is connected to each of the plurality of solders; and
an insulation layer disposed in the connection area and formed on the anti-oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,657,851

DISPLAY DEVICE

InnoLux Corporation, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:a supporting substrate;
a first flexible substrate disposed on the supporting substrate;
an oxide layer on the first flexible substrate;
a first insulating layer disposed on the oxide layer, wherein in a cross-sectional view, the first insulating layer has at least one opening;
a light emitting unit disposed on the first insulating layer;
a protective layer disposed on the light emitting unit; and
another oxide layer and a second insulating layer, wherein the another oxide layer is disposed between the supporting substrate and the first flexible substrate, the second insulating layer is disposed between the oxide layer and the first insulating layer, and a ratio of a sum of a thickness of the oxide layer, a thickness of the second insulating layer and a thickness of the first insulating layer to a thickness of the another oxide layer is in a range from 0.5 to 2;
wherein at least a portion of the protective layer is disposed in the at least one opening.

US Pat. No. 10,657,850

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A foldable display comprising:a display panel comprising a display area, a non-display area, and a folding area; and
a support member disposed below the display panel and comprising first stress relief portion and second stress relief portions that do not overlap with each other,
wherein the support member has a first surface facing the display panel and a second surface opposite the first surface,
the first stress relief portion is disposed at a center portion of the folding area of the first surface of the support member, and
the second stress relief portions are disposed at edges of the folding area of the second surface of the support member.

US Pat. No. 10,657,849

CONTENTS DISPLAY APPARATUS, CONTENTS DISPLAY METHOD, AND CONTENTS DISPLAY SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A contents display apparatus that receives signage data including contents from a contents management apparatus, the contents display apparatus comprising:an alternative contents storage that receives alternative contents from the contents management apparatus and stores the alternative contents;
acknowledgement circuitry that causes the contents management apparatus to acknowledge validity of the signage data; and
a contents display that displays contents based on the signage data, wherein
the acknowledgement circuitry:
generates validity acknowledgement information from the signage data,
transmits a validity acknowledgement request signal including the validity acknowledgement information to the contents management apparatus to cause the contents management apparatus to acknowledge the validity of the signage data, and
receives a validity acknowledgement response signal including an acknowledgement result of the validity from the contents management apparatus, and
the contents display displays contents of the signage data in a case where the validity acknowledgement response signal received by the acknowledgement circuitry indicates the validity of the signage data and displays the alternative contents stored in the alternative contents storage in other cases.

US Pat. No. 10,657,848

METHOD FOR MARKING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

1. A method for marking electrical components, the method comprising:attaching at least one unlabeled marking material at a predefined position to at least one component;
introducing the at least one component into a marking position in a marking device comprising a laser head and a linear pivot system, the at least one component being received via the linear pivot system and being put into the marking position relative to the laser head, the linear pivot system comprising:
a receiving device configured to receive the at least one electrical component,
a pivot device configured to pivot the receiving device, and
a linear feed configured to linearly move the at least one electrical component received by the receiving device; and
labeling the at least one marking material using the laser head,
wherein the pivot device comprises two rotary mounts lying opposite each other, and
wherein the receiving device is situated between the rotary mounts and ends of the receiving device are connected to the rotary mounts.

US Pat. No. 10,657,847

SECRET RANDOM NUMBER SYNTHESIZING DEVICE, SECRET RANDOM NUMBER SYNTHESIZING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. A secret random number synthesizing device, wherein “t” is an integer of zero or more, m=2t+1, “i” is any of integers ranging from one to “m”, inclusive, [ai], [bi] and [ci] are secure texts of “ai”, “bi” and “ci” whose numbers are each “m”, k0, . . . , km are (m+1) numbers whose values are different each other, and f(x) and g(x) are random t-th order polynomials, comprising:circuitry configured to:
generate secure texts [xi] of xi satisfying xi=f(ki), and secure texts [yi] of yi satisfying yi=g(ki), for i=0, . . . , m;
generate ?i decrypted from [xi]?[ai] and ?i decrypted from [yi]?[bi], for i=1, . . . , m, and calculate [ci]+?i[bi]+?i[ai]?i?i and generate secure texts [z1], . . . , [zm];
generate a secure text [z0] by calculating a following formula,

 and
output the combination of secure texts ([x0], [y0] and [z0]).

US Pat. No. 10,657,846

EDUCATIONAL KITS FOR SURFBOARD CONSTRUCTION

1. An educational kit for construction of a scale-model surfboard that is a reduced-size representation of a selected full-size surfboard, comprising:a container and a plurality of selected components disposed in said container, including
(i) a generally rectangular blank comprised of wood and being pre-shaped with (a) a top and
(b) a bottom including a rocker curve;
(ii) a template dimensioned to fit on the blank for tracing, the template representing in outline fashion a scale-model surfboard for construction; wherein the outline of said scale-model surfboard on said template maintains the relative proportions of the physical size of said selected full-size surfboard; and further wherein said outline of scale-model surfboard on said template comprises dimensions within a range of from 2 inches in width by 8 inches in length to 8 inches in width by 32 inches in length; and,
(iii) one or more separate skeg or rail fins;
(iv) at least one adhesive; and,
(v) instructions comprising a plurality of steps for the construction of said scale-model surfboard, said instructions describing techniques utilized in full-size surfboard construction, and further said instructions including one or more steps for (a) shaping at least one of said plurality of selected components including the rectangular blank using said template and (b) adhesively attaching said one or more skeg or rail fins to said bottom.

US Pat. No. 10,657,845

FIRST ENTRY MODEL

Applied Medical Resources...

1. A simulated tissue structure, comprising:a support including a top frame defining a top opening and a bottom frame defining a bottom opening;
an artificial anatomical portion configured to simulate a region of an abdominal wall; the anatomical portion being connected to the support between the top frame and the bottom frame such that the anatomical portion is penetrable through the top opening and bottom opening; the anatomical portion including:
a plurality of top layers with at least one layer having an opening; the plurality of top layers comprising at least one of a simulated skin and fat layers;
a plurality of middle layers with each layer of the plurality of middle layers having an opening; the plurality of middle layers comprising at least one of a simulated anterior rectus sheath layer and a plurality of simulated rectus muscle layers; and
a plurality of bottom layers with each layer of the plurality of bottom layers having an opening; the plurality of bottom layers comprising at least one of a simulated posterior rectus sheath, transversalis and peritoneum layers.

US Pat. No. 10,657,844

ATOM-MODELS CONSISTING OF A CENTRAL BODY ATTACHED TO ORIENTABLE MAGNETS

1. An atomic bonding model for molecular model building, said atomic bonding model comprising,a spherical portion,
at least one flexible filament having a first end attached to said spherical portion and a second end attached to a plug, and
a housing comprising a) a planar multi-polar magnetic end-face rigidly attached to said housing; b) an aperture smaller than said plug located at the opposite end of said housing from said planar multi-polar magnetic end face wherein said filament passes from the outside to the inside of the housing through said aperture; and c) a cavity wherein said cavity is located between the aperture and said planar multi-polar magnetic end face and is larger than said plug thus allowing said housing to rotate freely around the axis of the filament.

US Pat. No. 10,657,843

PHYSICAL MOVEMENT SIMULATION ON A DISPLAY DEVICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:displaying, by a computer device, video content on a display of the computer device; and
controlling, by the computer device, a plurality of microbots to move, on the display, over locations of a moving object in the video content.

US Pat. No. 10,657,842

NAVIGATION SYSTEM

1. A navigation system, comprising:an installation pathway flooring for navigation to a plurality of fixtures;
a sensor to sense and communicate signals in the installation pathway flooring; and
a computer processing unit to activate sensor signal feedback responsive to the signals in the installation pathway flooring indicative of a fixture location.

US Pat. No. 10,657,841

EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WHOLE-PROCESS SIMULATION OF SEEPAGE FAILURE IN FILLING-TYPE KARST MEDIA

SHANDONG UNIVERSITY, Sha...

1. An adjustable angle experimental system for whole-process simulation of seepage failure in filling-type karst media, comprising:a visualized model system loaded with test samples and serving as a bearing device to accomplish the simulation of whole-process seepage of filling-type karst; wherein the visualized model system comprises a seepage model box and a water inlet pipe; the seepage model box has an opening at each of a water outlet end and a water inlet end thereof, the water inlet end is connected to the water inlet pipe;
a controllable support system for supporting the visualized model system and capable of controlling the seepage direction of fluid in the seepage model box by changing the inclination angle of the seepage model box; the controllable support system comprises fixing hinge supports, hydraulic telescopic rods and triangular hydraulic telescopic frames;
the fixing hinge supports comprise inlet fixing hinges and outlet fixing hinges which are respectively fixed on the water inlet side and the water outlet side of the seepage model box; the inlet fixing hinges are connected with two sets of triangular hydraulic telescopic frames; the outlet fixing hinges are connected to a base through the hydraulic telescopic rods; and the triangular hydraulic telescopic frames and telescopic rods are controlled to realize 180° rotation of the seepage model box, thereby simulating the seepage failure of a filling medium under different output forms;
a servo loading system for controlling water pressure in the test process and providing four different loading modes of constant flow, variable flow, constant pressure and variable pressure for the visualized model system;
a high-speed camera system for recording seepage failure in the visualized model system in the seepage failure process; the high-speed camera system comprises a high-speed camera, a wireless transmission transceiver, an electric slide rail, an automatic lifting rod and a laser range finder; the electric slide rail is arranged on a test rack; the high-speed camera, the wireless transmission transceiver and the laser range finder are integrated in a shell and suspended on the electric slide rail through the automatic lifting rod;
the wireless transmission transceiver communicates with the high-speed camera, the laser range finder and a central processing unit respectively; the wireless transmission transceiver (a) transmits images photographed by the high-speed camera to the central processing unit in real time, and (b) transmits the distance between the camera and the seepage model box measured by the laser range finder to the central processing unit; and the central processing unit (a) adjusts the electric slide rail and the automatic lifting rod according to the measured distance to maintain a certain distance between the camera and the center of the seepage model box, and (b) automatically rotates and adjusts the high-speed camera to keep lens of said camera parallel to the surface of a seepage container;
a comprehensive data measuring system for monitoring and recording change in factors including seepage pressure, seepage amount and sand gushing amount in the seepage failure process; the comprehensive data measuring system comprises a seepage pressure sensor, a flow recorder, a pressure recorder, a plurality of water collectors, an automatic weighing measuring instrument and a screening drying device;
the seepage pressure sensor is embedded in an undisturbed soil sample; the flow recorder and the pressure recorder are fixed on the water inlet pipe to reduce measurement error caused by uneven loading of the servo loading system; and the seepage pressure, flow and water pressure changes during the test are transmitted to the central processing unit in real time; the water collectors are used for collecting water and solid particles taken out by the seepage failure; and the automatic weighing measuring instrument records an effluent mud gushing weight P1; the screening drying device performs standing separation, screening drying and weighing on the water collectors that have completed the mud water collection to obtain a solid weight P2; and a corrected seepage flow Q is further obtained, where:
Q*=P1/?wt
Q=(P1?P2)/?wt
wherein Q* is flow data, ?w is the density of water and t is the time for weighing; and
an information analysis and feedback system for (a) receiving radio signals emitted by the servo loading system, the high-speed camera system and the comprehensive data measuring system, and (b) recording and analyzing the seepage process and the whole seepage failure process in real time to achieve data processing and feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,657,840

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image forming device configured to form a fold line image, a pattern image, and a folding sequence image on a recording medium, the fold line image representing a fold line, the pattern image representing a pattern, the folding sequence image representing a folding sequence;
a first selection section configured to select one of a first manner and a second manner in formation of the fold line image and select one of a third manner and a fourth manner in formation of the folding sequence image;
a second selection section configured to select one of a fifth manner and a sixth manner in formation of the pattern image;
a first recording head configured to eject a first ink;
a second recording head configured to eject a second ink; and
a third recording head configured to eject a third ink, wherein
the first ink becomes invisible when a first period elapses, the first period corresponding to a period for folding the recording medium,
the second ink remains visible for a second period or longer, the second period being longer than the first period,
the third ink is invisible at image formation on the recording medium with the third ink, and becomes visible when the first period elapses,
the fold line represents a to-be-folded position and a folding orientation of the recording medium,
the folding sequence indicates sequential order of folding of the recording medium,
the first manner is a manner in which the fold line image becomes invisible when the first period elapses from a first time point at which the fold line image is formed on the recording medium,
the second manner is a manner in which the fold line image remains visible for the second period or longer from the first time point,
the third manner is a manner in which the folding sequence image becomes invisible when the first period elapses from a second time point at which the folding sequence image is formed on the recording medium,
the fourth manner is a manner in which the folding sequence image remains visible for the second period or longer from the second time point,
the fifth manner is a manner in which the pattern image becomes visible when the first period elapses from a third time point at which the pattern image is formed on the recording medium,
the sixth manner is a manner in which the pattern image becomes visible at the third time point,
the image forming device forms the fold line image and the folding sequence image on the recording medium through switching between the first recording head and the second recording head according to a selection result by the first selection section, and
the pattern image is formed on the recording medium through switching between the second recording head and the third recording head according to a selection result by the second selection section.

US Pat. No. 10,657,839

STICK WELDING ELECTRODE HOLDERS WITH REAL-TIME FEEDBACK FEATURES

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A stick electrode holder comprising:a stick electrode holding assembly configured to hold a stick electrode during a stick welding process; and
a display device configured to produce a display of a plurality of visual guides relating to a position, orientation, or movement of the stick electrode with respect to a workpiece during performance of the stick welding process,
wherein the display device comprises a projection system configured to produce a projection of the plurality of visual guides onto the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,657,838

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO TEACH AND EVALUATE IMAGE GRADING PERFORMANCE USING PRIOR LEARNED EXPERT KNOWLEDGE BASE

International Business Ma...

1. An image analysis teaching and evaluation system, comprising:a hardware processor configured to execute a user interface, the hardware processor configured to retrieve an image from a database of images and cause presenting of the image on the user interface displayed on a display device;
an eye tracker comprising at least a camera and coupled to the hardware processor, the eye tracker configured to monitor eye movements of a learning user analyzing the image and generate a sequence of eye movements;
the user interface configured to receive annotations on the image input by the learning user;
a microphone coupled to the hardware processor;
the hardware processor configured to receive via the microphone audio data associated with the image spoken by the learning user, the hardware processor configured to translate the audio data into text, the hardware processor configured to extract keywords from the text;
the hardware processor configured to correlate the sequence of eye movements, the annotations and the keywords according to their time of occurrence;
the hardware processor configured to extract image features from the image and map the image features with the sequence of eye movements, the annotations and the keywords that are correlated;
the hardware processor configured to generate a search pattern of the learning user based on the image features mapped with the sequence of eye movements, the annotations and the keywords that are correlated;
a knowledgebase stored in a storage device, the knowledgebase comprising a recurrent neural network model that predicts a likelihood of an expert image analyzer focusing on a feature in the image, the knowledgebase further comprising an expert image analyzer's search pattern of the image with associated audio cues and time spent by the expert image analyzer on the feature;
the hardware processor configured to generate the expert's search pattern of the image by executing the recurrent neural network model, and cause displaying of the expert's search pattern on the user interface while playing associated audio cues retrieved from the knowledgebase, the hardware processor further configured to cause zooming in the feature predicted by the recurrent neural network model on the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,657,837

MULTI-LEVEL EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING TASKS

PEARSON EDUCATION, INC., ...

1. A system comprising a server hardware computing device coupled to a network and comprising at least one processor executing specific computer-executable instructions within a memory that, when executed, cause the system to:generate:
a first series of user interface objects selected from a database coupled to a network, and comprising:
a first sequence including a plurality of letters; or
a plurality of character string descriptions, each character string in the plurality of character strings comprising a color character string or a user interface characteristic character string;
a second series of user interface objects selected from the database
and comprising:
a second sequence including a plurality of numbers; or
a plurality of user interface characteristics including a color or a characteristic of a user interface object in the first series of user interface objects or the second series of user interface objects;
a third series of user interface objects comprising a plurality of visual or audio distractors designed to pull the attention of a user from the first series of user interface objects or the second series of user interface objects;
at least one visual indicator display object selected from the database and requiring, according to a logic or at least one rule within the specific computer-executable instructions, a switch, alternating between the first series of user interface objects, and the second series of user interface objects;
encode, for display on a client hardware computing device comprising an examinee client device or an examiner client device, a graphical user interface (GUI) comprising the first series of user interface objects, the second series of user interface objects,
the third series of user interface objects, and the at least one visual indicator display object;
decode, from the GUI, an electronic input from the user switching from the first series of user interface objects, displayed in association with the visual indicator display object, to the second series of user interface objects;
responsive to the electronic input failing to match a correct response associated in the database with a task data defining a function skill demonstrating a cognitive ability of a user, calculate a score;
pause additional input into the GUI;
update a content within the GUI to include:
an identification of the electronic input as incorrect;
a visual cue for the electronic input failing to match the correct response;
and
a last correct input from which to continue; transmit a real-time rendering of the GUI and the electronic input to the examiner client device for display on an examiner GUI;
display, on the examiner GUI an instruction for how to proceed; and
compare the score with a previous score for a task not including the third series of user interface objects.

US Pat. No. 10,657,836

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD FOR ESTIMATION OF ACCEPTANCE ABILITY

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device, comprising:at least one processor configured to:
control, via a network, communication of the information processing device with a learner terminal and an administrator terminal, wherein the learner terminal is associated with a first learner and the administrator terminal is associated with an administrator of the first learner;
determine learning content to be displayed on a display screen of the learner terminal, wherein
the learning content is determined based on a mode selected at the administrator terminal, and
the learning content is for the first learner;
acquire operation history information from the learner terminal, wherein the operation history information indicates a first association of an input operation of the first learner for the learner terminal with a first time point of acquisition of the input operation of the first learner;
acquire instruction operation history information from the administrator terminal, wherein the instruction operation history information indicates a second association of an instruction input operation of the administrator for the administrator terminal with a second time point of acquisition of the instruction input operation of the administrator;
determine a first relative time period for the first learner based on:
a first time period between the input operation of the first learner and the instruction input operation of the administrator, and
an average value of time periods of a plurality of second learners that has a decision identical to the first learner;
determine a first number of relative cancel operations for the first learner based on a number of cancel operations of the first learner and an average number of cancel operations of the plurality of second learners, wherein
the number of cancel operations of the first learner corresponds to the input operation of the first learner for the instruction input operation of the administrator,
the operation history information corresponds to an answer to a question of a first plurality of questions, and
each of the first plurality of questions is associated with the learning content;
compare the first relative time period for the first learner with the average value of the time periods of the plurality of second learners to generate a first comparison result;
compare the first number of relative cancel operations for the first learner with the average number of cancel operations of the plurality of second learners to generate a second comparison result;
determine an acceptance ability of the first learner with regard to the learning content based on the first comparison result and the second comparison result, wherein
the acceptance ability includes an understanding level of the first learner and a thinking ability of the first learner, and
the understanding level indicates a degree of understanding of the first learner with regard to the learning content;
transmit ability information to the administrator terminal of the administrator of the first learner, wherein
the ability information includes the determined acceptance ability,
the administrator terminal sorts a list of learners and a list of notebook images based on the acceptance ability,
the list of learners includes the first learner and the plurality of second learners,
the list of notebook images includes a notebook image associated with the first learner and notebook images associated with the plurality of second learners, and
the administrator terminal displays the sorted list of learners and the sorted list of notebook images;
classify the first learner as a specific type of learner based on the thinking ability of the first learner and the understanding level of the first learner;
select, as an exercise, a second plurality of questions for the first learner based on the classification of the first learner; and
transmit the exercise to the learner terminal, wherein the selected exercise is displayable on the display screen of the learner terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,657,835

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING CONTENT

1. A method for completing a project using a content-generating device, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors associated with a learning management system, a task defining a content item to be generated in connection with the project, wherein the task is defined by a first user;
causing, by the one or more processors associated with the learning management system, operation of at least a first component of the content-generating device to be restricted;
receiving, by the one or more processors associated with the learning management system, the content item, wherein the content item was generated in connection with a second user's use of at least a second component of the content-generating device;
making, by the one or more processors associated with the learning management system, available the generated content item, wherein the generated content item is made available after a predefined period of time has lapsed since the content item was received, the predefined period of time lapsing when the one or more processors receive an interaction generated in connection with a third user's use of at least a third component of the content-generating device;
receiving an indication from the first user as to whether to accept the generated content item; and
in response to receiving the indication to accept the generated content item, permitting access to the generated content by a plurality of other users associated with the project.

US Pat. No. 10,657,834

SMART BOOKMARKS

COURSERA, INC., Mountain...

1. A method for generating a note for a video of an online course, the method comprising:providing, by a computer system and to a computing device, a video of an online course for display in a user interface on a display device included in the computing device;
providing, by the computer system and to the computing device, a transcript of the video of the online course synchronously with the providing of the video of the online course, the transcript being displayed in the user interface with the video of the online course;
receiving, by the computer system and from the computing device, an indication of a selection of a save-a-note element included in the user interface; and
in response to receiving the indication of the save-a-note element, creating a note for the video of the online course, the note including:
an indicator of a frame in the video when a particular phrase included in the transcript of the video is spoken;
the particular phrase; and
a screen shot of the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,657,833

VISION-BASED COOPERATIVE COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for a drone collision avoidance, the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry to:
extract first feature information from an image, the image captured from a first camera oriented in a direction;
receive second feature information from an external source, wherein the second feature information is extracted from a second image of the environment captured by a second camera oriented in the direction;
match the first feature information and the second feature information;
transform a second local frame of reference of the second feature information to a first local frame of reference of the first feature information to determine a location of the external source;
determine if a collision with the external source will occur based on the location of the external source and a current flight trajectory;
receive a location of a third source, the third source not having overlapping features with the first feature information;
determine if a collision with the third source will occur based on the location of the third source and the current flight trajectory; and
alter the current flight trajectory based on the determination that the collision with the third source will occur.

US Pat. No. 10,657,832

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TARGET RELATIVE GUIDANCE

INSITU, INC., Bingen, WA...

1. A method of navigating a vehicle comprising an image sensor in the absence of global positioning information, comprising:selecting and tracking a target within an image sequence produced by the imaging sensor;
determining a difference between an optic flow of the selected target due only to motion of the vehicle and the selected target of the image;
determining a vehicle guidance command at least in part according to the difference between the optic flow of the selected target due to motion of the vehicle and the selected target of the image, and an estimate of a ground speed of the vehicle; and
commanding the vehicle and imaging sensor at least in part according to the vehicle guidance command.

US Pat. No. 10,657,831

METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTING DEVICES AND CONTROLLERS

1. A method of controlling a computing device, the computing device comprising a camera and a display, the method comprising:receiving image data from the camera, the received image data representing a scene comprising an unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV;
receiving identification data wirelessly from the UAV;
associating the received image data with the received identification data; and
causing the received image data to be displayed at the same time as the received identification data on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,657,830

OPERATION OF AN AERIAL DRONE INSIDE AN EXCLUSION ZONE

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a drone controller device, a presence of an aerial drone;
negotiating, between the drone controller device and the aerial drone, permission to fly within a predetermined airspace under a predefined aerial drone state, wherein the predefined aerial drone state is an operational state of the aerial drone;
in response to successfully negotiating the permission, the drone controller device enabling a drone on-board computer to operate the aerial drone within the predetermined airspace in accordance with the predefined aerial drone state;
determining that a light on the aerial drone is currently producing more than a predefined amount of light; and
in response to determining that the light on the aerial drone is currently producing more than a predefined amount of light, allowing the aerial drone to continue to operate within the predetermined airspace.

US Pat. No. 10,657,829

METHOD OF CALCULATION BY A FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF A TRAJECTORY EXHIBITING IMPROVED TRANSITIONS

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A method for calcuiating, by a light management system, a trajectory intended to be flown by an aircraft, the intended trajectory being determined based on a flight plan comprising an ordered series of legs defined by an aeronautical standard, a leg corresponding to a directive for calculating an elementary trajectory, the intended trajectory being constructed gradually based on the directive contained in each of the legs, a trajectory portion making it possible to link two non-aligned elementary trajectories corresponding to two consecutive legs being termed a transition, the method comprising for at least one transition of the intended trajectory:1) determining an initial transition comprising at least one circular arc exhibiting a single initial turning radius that is calculated based on initial values of at least two parameters representative of a state of the aircraft, the initial values guaranteeing a flyable character of the initial transition, wherein the at least two parameters are air speed of the aircraft and wind speed,
2) determining an initial trajectory incorporating the initial transition,
3) determining, for each of the at least two parameters, a plurality of predicted values that the at least two parameters will be predicted to be during the initial transition, based on the determination of the initial trajectory,
4) determining a plurality of angular subdivisions of the circular arc of the initial transition according to a predetermined criterion, the plurality of angular subdivisions being ordered with respective indices,
5) determining, for each of the plurality of angular subdivisions a different turning radius calculated on the basis of a representative value of each of the at least two parameters for each subdivision, wherein each representative value is extrapolated on the basis of the plurality of predicted values of each of the at least two parameters in each subdivision, thus defining a plurality of ordered turning radii associated with said plurality of ordered angular subdivisions,
6) determining an improved transition comprising said plurality of ordered turning radii continuously linked,
7) determining an improved trajectory incorporating the improved transition, and
8) displaying the improved trajectory to a pilot of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,657,828

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC AIRCRAFT TRAJECTORY MANAGEMENT

Smartsky Networks LLC, C...

1. A method for determining the capacity of airspace to safely handle multiple aircraft, the method comprising:A) acquiring electronic data describing a plurality of trajectories each representing an aircraft or an obstacle within an airspace, each respective one of the trajectories comprising a mathematical equivalent of an electrical charge at any point along the respective one of the trajectories,
B) recalculating selected of the trajectories at time intervals;
C) identifying conflicts between pairs of aircraft trajectories or between an aircraft trajectory and an obstacle trajectory;
D) modifying the trajectory one of the pair of aircraft trajectories or the aircraft trajectory in conflict with an obstacle; and
E) repeating B) through D) a predetermined number of cycles until no conflicts are identified in C), else provide an indication that the airspace is approaching unsafe capacity to handle additional trajectories.

US Pat. No. 10,657,827

DRONE FLIGHT OPERATIONS

DroneSense LLC, Austin, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling drone approaches to target locations, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising:receiving, by the one or more processors, a request for a drone to enter a drone approach corridor to a geographic location, wherein the drone approach corridor is a volume of airspace extending from an area above the geographic location to the geographic location and wherein the drone approach corridor is defined by boundary data comprising:
geographical coordinates of an entry point to the drone approach corridor,
geographical coordinates of a landing site at the geographic location associated, and
geographical boundaries of the drone approach corridor that provide a flight path from the entry point to the landing site;
determining, by the one or more processors, whether the drone approach corridor is available for the drone to enter; and
sending, by the one or more processors, a response that grants or denies permission for the drone to enter the drone approach corridor based on the determination of whether the drone approach corridor is available for the drone to enter.

US Pat. No. 10,657,826

COMPREHENSIVE FLIGHT PLANNING TOOL

Aircraft Owners and Pilot...

1. A system for providing a flight planning tool, comprising:at least one memory device for storing flight information;
a plurality of modules configured to collect, store, or generate information, wherein the plurality of modules includes a support data module configured to receive support data from a third party device, the support data including information usable by a flight planning module to generate a flight plan; and
at least one hardware processor configured to execute instructions to:
provide an Application Program Interface (API) for facilitating communication between the system and at least one of a client device and one or more third-party devices;
receive, via the API, a request from the client device, the request from the client device including a user input received via a computing system and indicative of first information related to a flight;
collect, via the API, second information from one or more third-party devices based on the first information received from the client device via the API;
generate a notice to airman (NOTAM) based on the user input indicative of the first information and the second information collected from the one or more third-party devices, wherein the NOTAM includes information associated with the flight;
provide, via the API, at least one user interface to the client device for communicating the NOTAM; and
display, via the at least one user interface provided to the client device, graphics indicative of the information associated with the flight included in the generated NOTAM.

US Pat. No. 10,657,825

VEHICLE OPERATION ASSISTANCE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A system for vehicle operation assistance comprising:a processing unit; and
a memory, storing processor-executable instructions, which when executed by the processing unit, perform:
automatically transmitting a request for help based on an emergency status of an occupant of a vehicle;
receiving a “follow me” request from a potential leader vehicle in response to the request for help;
placing the system in a follower mode based on an acceptance of the “follow me” request received from the occupant of the vehicle via a vehicle interface by establishing a connection with the potential leader vehicle, wherein in follower mode the vehicle is a follower vehicle and the potential leader vehicle is a leader vehicle;
wirelessly receiving a navigation instruction from the leader vehicle; and
executing a driving maneuver in an autonomous fashion based on the navigation instruction from the leader vehicle,
wherein the processing unit transmits a request to the leader vehicle to wait for the follower vehicle based on an obstacle, and
wherein the processing unit places the system in an emergency mode and terminates the connection with the leader vehicle based on no response to the request to wait for the follower vehicle from the leader vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,657,824

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to:
obtain request data indicating a service request for a vehicle;
generate eligible service provider data based on the obtained request data, where the eligible service provider data comprises a ranked list of service providers;
provide a request to a first service provider system in the ranked list of service providers;
obtain a response to the request;
when the response indicates an acceptance of the request:
obtain performance data indicating equipment of the service provider allocated to the request; and
automatically update the eligible service provider data based on the performance data and the response to the request, wherein the ranking of the service provider in the eligible service provider data is adjusted based on the equipment of the service provider allocated to the request; and
when the response indicates a decline of the request:
automatically update the eligible service provider data based on the response to the request; and
provide the request to a second service provider system in the ranked list of service providers.

US Pat. No. 10,657,823

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING WHEN AN OBJECT DETECTED BY A COLLISION AVOIDANCE SENSOR ON ONE MEMBER OF AN ARTICULATED VEHICLE COMPRISES ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE VEHICLE

Bendix Commercial Vehicle...

1. A system for determining when an object detected by a collision avoidance sensor on one member of an articulated vehicle comprises another member of the vehicle, comprising:a collision avoidance sensor disposed on a first member of an articulated vehicle in which the first member is configured to pivot relative to a second member of the articulated vehicle about a pivot axis, the collision avoidance sensor configured to detect an object within a field of view of the sensor on a side of the first member of the articulated vehicle; and
a controller configured to
determine an articulation angle between the first member of the articulated vehicle and the second member of the articulated vehicle about the pivot axis; and
determine, in response to the articulation angle, whether the second member of the articulated vehicle is the object within the field of view of the collision avoidance sensor on the first member of the articulated vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,657,822

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle control device comprising:an external situation recognition unit configured to recognize a crossing person who crosses over a path of a vehicle and acquire information on the crossing person and information on an environment where the crossing person crosses;
a scheduled departure time deciding unit configured to decide a scheduled departure time of the vehicle based on the information on the crossing person and the environment where the crossing person crosses when the crossing person is recognized by the external situation recognition unit; and
an informing controller configured to perform a control to inform an outside of the vehicle of the scheduled departure time decided by the scheduled departure time deciding unit,
wherein the scheduled departure time deciding unit predicts a crossing completion time at which the crossing person recognized by the external situation recognition unit completes the crossing and decides the scheduled departure time based on the crossing completion time.

US Pat. No. 10,657,821

AUTONOMOUS INTERSECTION WARNING SYSTEM FOR CONNECTED VEHICLES

WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPAN...

1. A warning system for an emergency vehicle at a geographic location, comprising:a warning device on the emergency vehicle for generating a warning to civilians; a control assembly for activating the warning device, the control assembly comprising a controller, a processor, a memory and a power supply;
a GPS receiver on the emergency vehicle for determining the geographic location of the emergency vehicle;
a server in communication with the control assembly and the GPS receiver, the server being configured to access a map file which includes the geographic location and comprising an intersection detection system for identifying a target intersection being approached by the emergency vehicle;
the server comprising memory which stores a proximity parameter; and wherein the server is configured to determine a distance between the emergency vehicle and the target intersection, access the proximity parameter, and compare said distance to the proximity parameter to determine whether the emergency vehicle is in proximity of the target intersection and if so, to send an intersection warning trigger signal to the control assembly to activate the warning device to generate the warning to civilians of the approach of the emergency vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,657,820

SENSOR DATA SHARING MANAGEMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A vehicle sensor-data sharing device, comprising:one or more processors configured to:
receive sensor information representing sensor data output from the one or more sensors of a first vehicle;
determine a reliability indicator indicating the reliability of the received sensor information;
determine from the received sensor information a criticality indicator indicating the criticality of the received sensor information for the first vehicle;
select a data sharing level based on the criticality indicator and the reliability indicator; and
generate a message comprising observation information or a request for observation information, wherein the observation information corresponds to sensor information according to the data sharing level.

US Pat. No. 10,657,819

EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION FOR VEHICLES

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for external vehicle communication, the method comprising:determining, by a processor, a vehicular path for a vehicle and an extra-vehicular path for an extra-vehicular object external to the vehicle, the vehicular path based on vehicle state data including a vehicle velocity and a vehicle orientation, the extra-vehicular path based on extra-vehicular state data including an object velocity and an object orientation of the extra-vehicular object;
in accordance with determining, by the processor, based on the vehicle state data and the extra vehicular state data, that the vehicular path intersects the extra-vehicular path, determining, by the processor, an object identity for the extra-vehicular object and a distance between the vehicle and the extra-vehicular object, wherein the object identity is based on the extra-vehicular state data;
selecting, by the processor, a communication type based on a determination of whether a display portion of the vehicle is visible to the extra-vehicular object, the display portion being used for displaying external communications directed at the extravehicular object; and
generating, by the processor, at least one external communication directed at the extra-vehicular object, the at least one external communication generated based on the object identity when the distance between the vehicle and the extra-vehicular object is less than a predetermined threshold distance, wherein the at least one external communication is further generated using the communication type.

US Pat. No. 10,657,818

EXTERNAL ALERT SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE DOOR OPENING

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A vehicle, comprising:an interior cabin;
an interior sensor that senses an action taken by an occupant of the vehicle within the interior cabin; and
a processor in communication with the interior sensor, the processor to:
detect a trigger event associated with the vehicle;
receive information from the interior sensor regarding the action taken by the occupant;
determine, in response to detecting the trigger event and based on the information, that the action corresponds to an exit behavior associated with the occupant;
determine a location in the interior cabin where the action corresponding to the exit behavior is sensed by the interior sensor;
determine an exit door of the vehicle closest to the location in the interior cabin where the exit behavior is sensed by the interior sensor; and
based on the determination that the action corresponds to the exit behavior and the determination of the exit door closest to the location in the interior cabin where the exit behavior is sensed by the interior sensor, provide an alert external to the vehicle to warn that the occupant is exiting the vehicle and to identify a side of the vehicle including the exit door through which the occupant is exiting, wherein the alert comprises a visual indicia projected as a sign from the vehicle onto a sidewalk or roadway in physical proximity to the vehicle and the exit door.

US Pat. No. 10,657,817

AUTOMATED PARKING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for controlling and parking in a parking space of a parking lot a motor vehicle having a sensor for scanning a surrounding area of the motor vehicle, the method comprising:ascertaining a driving situation of the motor vehicle;
scanning the surrounding area with the sensor, which is on-board the vehicle, to produce scanned information;
processing the scanned information; and controlling and parking in the parking space of the parking lot the motor vehicle based on the processed information, wherein at least one of the scanning and the processing takes place as a function of the ascertained driving situation;
wherein a driver of the vehicle leaves the vehicle at a hand-over-point in the parking lot, and wherein the vehicle is autonomously guided on a route having different driving sections to the parking space and parking the vehicle in the parking space,
wherein the motor vehicle is controlled in the parking lot within a framework of an automated parking process,
wherein at least one of the scanning and the processing takes place as a function of a state of the ground,
wherein the ground is a surface on which the motor vehicle is standing or across which the motor vehicle is traveling, and wherein the state of the ground includes at least one of a roughness of a cement pavement or other floor pavement, a rough asphalt, pebbles or crushed rock, and/or a structure or an obstacle on the ground, including at least one of an indentation, a threshold, an edge, a step, a rain gutter or a bulge,
wherein the parking lot includes an infrastructure, which includes a further processing device, a wireless communications device to communicate with a communications device of the motor vehicle, and at least one further sensor for scanning the motor vehicle or a surrounding area, including at least a portion of the route traveled by the vehicle to the parking space,
wherein the ascertaining includes ascertaining a position of the motor vehicle in the parking lot, wherein the driving situation is ascertained based on the ascertained position, and
wherein the ascertained driving situation is determined based on the ascertained position and based on driving parameters, including a distance to a topographical obstacle, including at least one of the threshold, a ramp and/or a pedestrian crossing in the parking lot.

US Pat. No. 10,657,816

AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF PARKING SPACES BASED ON PARKING SPACE ATTRIBUTES, DRIVER PREFERENCES, AND VEHICLE INFORMATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, vehicle identification information for a vehicle that is entering a parking facility;
identifying, by the computing device, a driver profile and vehicle information based on the vehicle identification information, wherein the driver profile identifies criteria for scoring and selecting a parking space;
determining, by the computing device, attributes of one or more open parking spaces in the parking facility when the vehicle enters the parking facility, wherein the attributes are determined by analyzing image data associated with the parking facility by applying pixel-based classification to the image data;
scoring, by the computing device, each of the one or more open parking spaces based on the attributes, the driver profile, and the vehicle information, wherein the scoring is further based on a proximity of the one or more open parking spaces to a destination of the driver as identified by activity of the driver;
selecting, by the computing device, a particular one of the one or more parking spaces based on the scoring; and
determining, by the computing device, navigation directions from the vehicle to the selected parking space, wherein the navigation directions are based on the image data and navigation directions previously provided to a different vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,657,815

VEHICULAR INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVER...

1. A sensor circuit mountable to a vehicle, the sensor circuit comprising one or more sensors that are configured to:generate sensor information as the vehicle moves along a path,
communicate, via a network, the sensor information to a computing device that translates the sensor information into detailed spatio-temporal statistical information,
access to the detailed spatio-temporal statistical information via the network, and
output the detailed spatio-temporal statistical information on an audio/visual device.

US Pat. No. 10,657,814

PARKING SPACE DETECTION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Municipal Parking Service...

1. A method of determining whether a vehicle is present in a parking space, the method comprising:monitoring the parking space with a first vehicle detection technique via a sensor coupled to a parking meter, wherein the sensor is not a camera;
monitoring the parking space with a second vehicle detection technique via a camera coupled to the parking meter;
determining via the second vehicle detection technique whether the vehicle is present in the parking space;
evaluating an output value of the sensor utilized in the first vehicle detection technique via a processor provided to the parking meter to determine whether the output is value is above a preset threshold value when the second vehicle detection technique determines that the parking space is occupied; and
concluding that the vehicle is present in the parking space only when both of the first and second vehicle detection techniques indicate that the vehicle is present in the parking space and the output value of the sensor utilized in the first vehicle detection technique is above the preset threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,657,813

NETWORK COMPUTER SYSTEM TO EVALUATE AN OPERATOR OF A FREIGHT VEHICLE

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A computer system comprising:processing and memory resources to implement logic, including logic to:
during a time interval a freight operator is fulfilling an assigned freight service request, obtain interval data including (i) location data generated by a location-detection component of a mobile computing device operated by the freight operator, and (ii) sensor data generated by one or more sensors of the mobile computing device;
determine, by using the obtained sensor data generated by the one or more sensors of the mobile computing device, (i) one or more instances the freight operator has left a freight vehicle during the time interval, and (ii) a non-operating activity of the freight operator that is associated with the one or more instances; and
update account data associated with the freight operator based at least in part on the determined non-operating activity.

US Pat. No. 10,657,812

NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, NOTIFICATION DEVICE, AND NOTIFICATION METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A notification system comprising:a first terminal for use by a first person; and
a second terminal for use by a second person and configured to notify the second person of position information relating to a parking position of a vehicle and auxiliary information to help the second person to find the vehicle after the vehicle is moved and parked by the first person,
wherein the second terminal notifies the second person of the position information by displaying a map image indicating the position information,
wherein when the second person enters a predetermined area, the second terminal displays information indicating a distance to the vehicle,
wherein the auxiliary information includes an image of the vehicle and surroundings of the vehicle, and
wherein when the second person enters the predetermined area, the second terminal displays the image of the vehicle and surroundings of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,657,811

TRAVEL LANE IDENTIFICATION WITHOUT ROAD CURVATURE DATA

1. A method of identifying a current travel lane for an ego vehicle traveling on a road, the method comprising:detecting a dynamic leading object in an external environment of the ego vehicle;
acquiring position data of the dynamic leading object over time;
determining a current position of the ego vehicle;
determining a current reference frame of the ego vehicle;
transforming the acquired position data of the dynamic leading object based on the current position and the current reference frame of the ego vehicle;
determining whether the current position of the ego vehicle is at substantially the same longitudinal position as a previous position of the dynamic leading object based on the acquired position data of the dynamic leading object; and
responsive to determining that the current position of the ego vehicle is at substantially the same longitudinal position as a previous position of the dynamic leading object, determining a lateral offset between the current position of the ego vehicle and the previous position of the dynamic leading object using the transformed acquired position data.

US Pat. No. 10,657,810

REMOTE CONTROLLED MOBILE TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A remote controlled mobile traffic control apparatus comprising:(a) at least one mobile traffic control device comprising:
(i) a mobile platform;
(ii) a locomotion system installed on the mobile platform to carry the mobile platform in a movable manner over a ground surface;
(iii) a traffic control indicator mounted on the mobile platform and operable to display different traffic control indications to oncoming traffic approaching said mobile platform;
(iv) a control module installed on the mobile platform and operable to receive incoming signals, and based on said incoming signals, switch between the different traffic control indications displayed to the oncoming traffic and move the mobile platform over the ground surface via the locomotion system;
(b) at least one human-operated remote device operable to transmit said incoming signals to the at least one mobile traffic control device from remote distances; and
(c) an alarm unit separate of said at least one mobile traffic control device, or separable from one thereof, for placement of said alarm unit at a work zone located down-road of the at least one mobile traffic control device and remotely of the at least one human-operated remote device, said alarm unit being operable to emit an alarm warning one or more workers of a vehicle approaching the work zone in an unauthorized or unsafe manner;
wherein:
said at least one human-operated remote device has a safety alarm actuator operable to transmit an alarm signal to the remote alarm unit to trigger the alarm at the remote alarm unit;
said alarm unit is operable to emit different alarms representing different safety hazard situations; and
said alarm unit is configured to receive respective alarm signals from two different human-operated remote devices, and to respectively activate said different alarms in response thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,657,809

AUTOMATIC LEARNING FOR VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. An automatically updating vehicle classification system, comprising:a processor which extracts from a vehicle image a unique vehicle identifier from the vehicle image and visual features of the vehicle in the vehicle image;
wherein if the visual features are below a probability threshold for matching a vehicle class in a local database, the processor looks up the unique vehicle identifier in a registration database;
wherein the registration database stores vehicle registration information including unique vehicle identifiers and associated vehicle class information;
wherein if the vehicle class information associated with the vehicle identifier is not a class recognized by the processor, the processor creates a new vehicle class associated with the visual features of the vehicle; and
wherein the probability threshold is determined based on sample data sets to determine where matching accuracy is below a particular level.

US Pat. No. 10,657,808

VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. A system for vehicular communication, said system comprising:an imaging device, processor, and a light display adapted for attachment to a vehicle;
said processor receiving image data from said imaging device, applying computer vision to said image data to detect the presence of a decelerating vehicle;
said processor in communication with said light display, said processor signaling said light display in response to detection of a decelerating vehicle, said light display activating in response to an instruction from said processor;
wherein the detection of a decelerating vehicle further comprises detecting whether said decelerating vehicle is within a target lateral bound;
wherein said target lateral bound detection comprises detecting lane markings and comparing the position of said lane markings to the position of the detected decelerating vehicle to determine that said decelerating vehicle is within said target lateral bound.

US Pat. No. 10,657,807

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETECTING CHANGES IN ROAD TRAFFIC CONDITION

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method for detecting changes in road traffic condition comprising:receiving a plurality of probe data points, each probe data point received from a probe apparatus of a plurality of probe apparatuses, each probe apparatus comprising one or more sensors and being onboard a respective vehicle, wherein each probe data point comprises location information associated with the respective probe apparatus and having at least speed and timestamp information associated with the respective probe apparatus;
map-matching probe data points of the plurality of probe apparatuses to road segments of a candidate road of a road network;
for a plurality of time epochs, clustering probe speeds map-matched to road segments of the candidate road according to a clustering algorithm;
establishing centroid speeds corresponding to clusters of probe speeds;
spatially grouping said road segments according to probe-to-cluster mapping; and
providing a road traffic condition change message in response to a difference between centroid speeds along the candidate road exceeding a predefined threshold, wherein the road traffic condition change message includes at least information about said road segment groups that correspond to said clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,657,806

TRANSFORMATION OF POINT OF INTEREST GEOMETRIES TO LISTS OF ROUTE SEGMENTS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE TRAFFIC ANALYSIS

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A geolocating method of converting a user defined point-of-interest (POI) geometry to a POI definition object comprising a collection of route segments, determining route segments traversed by a plurality of mobile communication devices based on geolocations of the mobile communication devices, and analyzing the intersections of the route segments of the POI definition object and the route segments traversed by the mobile communication devices to determine a traffic flow at the POI, comprising:storing a map of travel routes in a first data store, where each travel route comprises a plurality of abutting route segments;
presenting a user interface on a display screen by a point-of-interest (POI) definition application executing on a computer system, where the user interface shows at least some of the travel routes;
receiving an input by the POI definition application that defines a POI geometry as a location and one or more of a bearing, a radius, and a perimeter;
determining by the POI definition application route segments contained within the POI geometry;
creating a POI object by the POI definition application that comprises the identities of the route segments contained within the POI geometry, whereby a geolocation of the POI is defined;
storing the POI object by the POI definition application in a second data store;
for each of a plurality of mobile communication devices, determining route segments traversed by the mobile communication device based on geolocations of the device by an analysis application executing on a computer system;
reading the POI object by the analysis application from the second data store; and
determining by the analysis application a number of different mobile communication devices that intersect with the POI based on comparing the route segments traversed by the mobile communication devices to the route segments associated with the POI object, whereby a traffic flow at the geolocation of the POI is determined.

US Pat. No. 10,657,805

VEHICLE TO VEHICLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A vehicle to vehicle communication device, at a first vehicle, comprising:a satellite vehicle signal reception means configured to decode one or more signals from one or more satellite vehicles to receive satellite vehicle information for each satellite vehicle, respectively;
a communication means configured to transmit first velocity vectors of the first vehicle to a second vehicle and configured to receive second satellite vehicle information, and second velocity vectors representing a motion of the second vehicle;
a kinematic acquisition means configured to measure or calculate the first velocity vectors of the first vehicle;
a positioning means configured to calculate a position of the first vehicle based on position information received from the satellite vehicle signal reception means;
a first vehicle information storage means configured to store first satellite vehicle information and the first velocity vectors of the first vehicle with respect to each time they are received at the first vehicle information storage means;
a second vehicle information storage means configured to store satellite vehicle information and the second velocity vectors of the second vehicle with respect to each time they are received at the second vehicle information storage means;
a relative position calculation means configured to calculate a relative position from the first velocity vectors of the first vehicle, the second velocity vectors of the second vehicle, and the satellite vehicle information of the first and second vehicles;
a requested satellite vehicle number generation means configured to, in response to a satellite number request from the second vehicle, generate a satellite vehicle number notifying the second vehicle of a satellite vehicle number assigned to the second vehicle by the first vehicle based on a priority order determined by the requested satellite vehicle number generation means for the second vehicle and one or more other satellite vehicles; and
a transmitting satellite vehicle information generation means configured to generate, from the satellite vehicle information corresponding to the satellite vehicle number requested by the second vehicle, information to be sequentially transmitted to the second vehicle in the determined priority order up to an amount falling within a predetermined allowable communication amount for the communication means, the predetermined allowable communication amount is calculated based at least upon a total number of vehicles communicating with the first vehicle at a particular point in time,
wherein based on the determined priority order and the predetermined allowable communication amount for the communication means, the relative position can be calculated with greater accuracy by decreasing the allowable communication amount as the total number of vehicles increases while maintaining communication with vehicles having higher priority.

US Pat. No. 10,657,804

UPDATING MAPS AND ROAD STATUS

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method for updating a geographic database, the method comprising:determining an initial value set for an existence probability that a road object exists;
receiving observation data based on sensors of a plurality of vehicles, wherein a first quantity of the plurality of vehicles observed a presence of the road object and a second quantity of the plurality of vehicles observed an absence of the road object;
calculating, using a processor, a presence probability based on the first quantity of the plurality of vehicles for a number of positive observations, a total quantity for the plurality of vehicles, and an observation efficiency, the presence probability indicative of a likelihood that observation data from the first quantity of the plurality of vehicles accurately describe the road object;
calculating, using the processor, an absence probability based on the second quantity of the plurality of vehicles, the absence probability indicative of a likelihood that observation data from the second quantity of the plurality vehicles accurately describe the absence of the road object;
calculating, using the processor, an updated value for the existence probability that the road object exists based on the initial value set, the presence probability, and the absence probability;
performing, using the processor, a comparison of the updated value for the existence probability to a threshold confidence level; and
updating the geographic database as a function of the comparison of the updated value for the existence probability to the threshold confidence level.

US Pat. No. 10,657,803

CENTRAL MONITORING AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

La Crosse Technology Ltd....

1. An apparatus housed within a digital photo frame, the apparatus comprising:a receiver housed within the digital photo frame and configured to:
connect wirelessly to a first transmission system of a first external sensor; and
receive wirelessly first measured data from the first transmission system of the first external sensor;
at least one processor housed within the digital photo frame; and
at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor housed within the digital photo frame, the at least one memory storing executable instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor housed within the digital photo frame, cause the processor housed within the digital photo frame to:
receive a plurality of sensor data from a plurality of sensors;
receive, via a display screen of the digital photo frame, a first user input requesting data from a subset of sensors of the plurality of sensors;
output, via the display screen of the digital photo frame and based on the first user input, a subset of sensor data of the plurality of sensor data;
receive, via the display screen of the digital photo frame, a second user input requesting first user-desired information, the first user-desired information comprising trend data associated with the first measured data;
calculate, based on the first measured data and responsive to receiving the second user input requesting the first user-desired information via the display screen of the digital photo frame, the first user-desired information; and
output, via the display screen of the digital photo frame, the first user-desired information,
wherein the apparatus housed within the digital photo frame is configured to display first data in a first display portion of the display screen of the digital photo frame and to display the first user-desired information in a second display portion of the display screen of the digital photo frame.

US Pat. No. 10,657,802

METHOD, DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT OF COLLABORATIVE INDUSTRIAL ROBOT

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERS...

1. A method of controlling a robot graphic user interface (“RGUI”) on a mobile device, the method comprising:determining a distance, a position, or both of the mobile device with respect to a first robot;
determining a first communication protocol between the mobile device and the first robot; and
causing, by a processor, a different RGUI to be displayed on a display of the mobile device based on the determining the distance and the determining the first communication protocol, wherein the different RGUI comprise a first RGUI for a first near operating mode, a second RGUI for an intermediate operating mode, and a third RGUI for a far operating mode,
wherein the different RGUI changes as one or more of the distance, the position, the first communication protocol of the mobile device changes.

US Pat. No. 10,657,801

PREDICTING TEMPERATURE RISE EVENT

STS Defence Limited, Gos...

1. A firefighter protection method for predicting occurrence of a temperature rise event caused by a fire within an environment, comprising:receiving ambient air temperature data captured by at least one temperature sensor configured to sense an ambient air temperature within the environment, where at least one of the at least one temperature sensor is provided on a portable or wearable device which is portable or wearable by a firefighter;
processing the ambient air temperature data captured by the at least one temperature sensor in a previous window of time using a trained machine learning model to determine a risk indication indicative of a risk of the temperature rise event, which comprises a rise in the ambient air temperature within said environment, occurring in a future window of time, wherein the risk indication is based on one or more predicted ambient air temperature values for said future window of time predicted using the trained machine learning model;
when the risk indication satisfies a predetermined condition,
outputting a temperature rise warning indication in dependence on the risk indication determined using the machine learning model;
wherein the temperature rise warning indication comprises at least one of: an audible indication, a visual indication, and a vibrating indication; and
the processing comprises processing the ambient air temperature data captured by the at least one temperature sensor in successive sliding windows of time using the trained machine learning model, to determine the one or more predicted ambient air temperature values for corresponding future sliding windows of time.

US Pat. No. 10,657,800

GUNSHOT DETECTION WITHIN AN INDOOR ENVIRONMENT

Shooter Detection Systems...

1. A processor-implemented method for gunshot analysis comprising:collecting infrared information within an indoor environment using a gunshot sensor;
collecting acoustic information within the indoor environment using the gunshot sensor;
analyzing the infrared information and the acoustic information to determine a gunshot occurrence wherein the gunshot occurrence is determined independently of location for the gunshot sensor; and
evaluating strobe occurrence, based on the infrared information and the acoustic information, and using the strobe occurrence to provide gunshot false alert detection.

US Pat. No. 10,657,799

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE

RAPIDSOS, INC., New York...

1. A method for establishing communications between a wearable device and an emergency dispatch center (EDC) by an emergency management system (EMS), the method comprising:a) receiving, by the EMS, an emergency alert initiated by a wearable device based on user input at a user interface of the wearable device, wherein the emergency alert comprises location information, wherein said location information comprises a current location of the wearable device;
b) selecting, by the EMS, an EDC from a plurality of emergency dispatch centers based on the current location of the wearable device, wherein the EDC is an entity that coordinates emergency assistance;
c) establishing, by the EMS, a first communication link with the wearable device and a second communication link with the EDC selected from the plurality of emergency dispatch centers;
d) providing, by the EMS, the location information to the EDC through the second communication link; and
e) bridging, by the EMS, the first and second communication links to facilitate an emergency communication session between the wearable device and the emergency dispatch center.

US Pat. No. 10,657,798

REPORTING HAZARDOUS CONDITION USING A MOBILE DEVICE

DAQRI, LLC, Los Angeles,...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:capturing, by at least one hardware processor on a mobile device, first sensor data at a first time using at least one sensor of the mobile device;
determining, by the at least one hardware processor, that a predetermined hazard criteria is satisfied by an environment of a user of the mobile device in a first determination instance, the predetermined hazard criteria being configured to indicate that a hazardous condition is present within the environment of the user of the mobile device;
determining, by the at least one hardware processor, that the first sensor data does not satisfy a predetermined threshold amount of data, the predetermined threshold amount of data comprises a minimum amount of geographic area represented in sensor data;
suppressing, by the at least one hardware processor, transmission of a representation of the captured first sensor data to a remote computing device based on the determination that the predetermined threshold amount of data is not satisfied by the first sensor data;
capturing, by the at least one hardware processor, second sensor data at a second time different from the first time using the at least one sensor of the mobile device, the second time being after the first time;
determining, by the at least one processor, that the predetermined hazard criteria is satisfied by the environment of the user of the mobile device in a second determination instance different from the first determination instance;
determining, by the at least one processor, that a combination of the first sensor data and the second sensor data satisfies the predetermined threshold amount of data; and
transmitting, by the at least one hardware processor, a representation of the combination of the first sensor data and the second sensor data to the remote computing device based on the determination that the predetermined hazard criteria is satisfied by the environment of the user of the mobile device in the second determination instance and the determination that the combination of the first sensor data and the second sensor data satisfy the predetermined threshold amount of data.

US Pat. No. 10,657,797

OWNER CONTROLLED EVACUATION SYSTEM

OneEvent Technologies, In...

1. An evacuation system comprising:a plurality of sensory nodes installed within a first structure and a second structure, wherein a first subset of the plurality of sensory nodes in the first structure are configured to detect a first evacuation condition and a second subset of the plurality of sensory nodes in the second structure are configured to detect a second evacuation condition; and
a user device configured to receive an indication of the first evacuation condition and the second evacuation condition from the plurality of sensory nodes, and in response:
determine that a location of the user device is within a predetermined distance from the first structure associated with the first evacuation condition and not within the predetermined distance from the second structure associated with the second evacuation condition;
alert a user of the user device of the first evacuation condition and not of the second evacuation condition responsive to determining that the location of the user device is within the predetermined distance from the first structure and not within the predetermined distance from the second structure;
determine an evacuation route for exiting the first structure;
monitor the evacuation route and location of the user device to determine that an update condition is satisfied in response to detecting that the user device is moving toward a location of the first structure that is unsafe based on ambient sound sensed by the user device;
update the evacuation route based upon the update condition being satisfied wherein the updated evacuation route directs the user of the user device away from the unsafe location.

US Pat. No. 10,657,796

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXPEDITING THE RESCUE OF VICTIMS EXPERIENCING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST (SCA) WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED)

Scion Limited Medical, M...

1. A method for expediting the rescue of a victim experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), wherein the method wirelessly connects a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) detection apparatus located with the victim to a location apparatus located with an automatic external defibrillator (AED), wherein the SCA detection apparatus comprises one or more electrodes for attachment to the victim, the method comprising:(1) analyzing the victim to detect whether the victim is in SCA;
(2) calling for help, wherein the call for help is performed in accordance with a list of prioritized numbers, with the SCA detection apparatus calling a secondary number if there is no answer at a primary number, and further wherein the call for help is performed as a background task so as not to affect further operation of the SCA detection apparatus;
(3) if SCA is detected, guiding a rescuer through performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
(4) locating a nearby AED by communicating with the location apparatus located with the nearby AED;
(5) indicating the location of the victim to the nearby AED;
(6) guiding at least one of the rescuer and a second rescuer to the location of the nearby AED; and
(7) guiding at least one of the rescuer and the second rescuer on how to connect the nearby AED to the SCA detection apparatus;
wherein steps (1)-(3) and (7) are performed by the SCA detection apparatus, wherein step (4) is performed by the SCA detection apparatus and the location apparatus, and further wherein steps (5) and (6) are performed by at least one of the SCA detection apparatus and the location apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,657,795

ALARM SYSTEM WITH FIRST RESPONDER CODE FOR BUILDING ACCESS

SimpliSafe, Inc., Boston...

1. An alarm system, comprising:a door lock associated with a door of a building, the door lock arranged to engage to lock the door in a closed position and to disengage to permit movement of the door from the closed position to an open position; and
a base station configured and arranged to enter an armed state in which the base station indicates an alarm state in response to an emergency condition including detection of smoke or fire at the building, detection of forced entry into the building, or detection of a medical emergency at the building,
wherein the door lock is configured to disengage to permit movement of the door to the open position in response to a first responder code received only during a period of time after the base station indicates the alarm state in response to the emergency condition, and wherein the door lock is configured to remain engaged to lock the door in the closed position in response to the first responder code if the base station no longer indicates the alarm state during the period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,657,794

SECURITY, MONITORING AND AUTOMATION CONTROLLER ACCESS AND USE OF LEGACY SECURITY CONTROL PANEL INFORMATION

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a controller, to a security system, and via a plurality of protocols, a plurality of probe messages;
receiving, by the controller, from the security system, and via a protocol of the plurality of protocols, a response to at least one probe message of the plurality of probe messages, wherein two or more components of the security system are configured to communicate via the protocol;
receiving, by the controller and via the protocol, configuration information associated with the security system;
receiving, by the controller, from the security system, and via the protocol, a sensor signal indicating a status of a sensor of the security system;
determining, based on the configuration information and the sensor signal, an interpreted sensor message; and
transmitting, by the controller and based on the configuration information, an alarm message indicating the interpreted sensor message.

US Pat. No. 10,657,793

PROCESSING ALERT SIGNALS FROM POSITIONING DEVICES

AiRISTA Flow, Inc., Newa...

1. A method comprising the following acts performed by a data processing apparatus, which comprises or cooperates with a positioning server system configured to manage a database storing respective location estimate for each of several positioning devices and to maintain descriptive information on each of several users, each of whom is associated with a respective positioning device:receiving one or more alert messages from an alerting positioning device, wherein each alert message conveys identifying information of the alerting positioning device that sent the one or more alert messages;
using the identifying information conveyed in the at least one alert message to retrieve from the database system a location estimate of the alerting positioning device;
determining a first set of other positioning devices in a vicinity of the alerting positioning device; and
sending an assist request message to each of the positioning devices in the first set of other positioning devices,
wherein the assist request message indicates the location estimate of the alerting positioning device or said descriptive information on the user associated with the alerting positioning device.

US Pat. No. 10,657,792

LOCATION-BASED WARNING NOTIFICATION USING WIRELESS DEVICES

Massachusetts Mutual Life...

1. A method comprising:periodically monitoring, by a server, location of a receiving device by periodically receiving location information from the receiving device traversing from a first location to a second location,
wherein the location information is broadcasted by a plurality of beacon devices, captured by the receiving device, and periodically transmitted to the server by the receiving device,
identifying, by the server, at least the first location and the second location associated with the receiving device;
receiving, by the server from the receiving device when the receiving device is located at the second location, a request to display a traversed path; and
displaying, by the server on a graphical user interface of the receiving device, instructions to reach the first location, wherein the server notifies the receiving device when a second receiving device is located within the traversed path.

US Pat. No. 10,657,791

INTERACTIVE SECURITY ALERT AND CONTROL

International Business Ma...

1. An interactive security alert improvement method comprising:querying, by a processor of a connected device, a status associated with an alarm system resulting in detection of an active state associated with said alarm system;
detecting in real time, by said processor via sensors communicatively connected to said alarm system, a user located within a specified proximity of an exit structure of an exit point location of a structure, wherein said user is currently located within said structure such that said exit point location prevents said user from exiting said structure, wherein said exit point location comprises an activating device associated with said exit structure, wherein said sensor is integrated with said activating device, wherein said activating device comprises door knob and latch connected to a security hub of said alarm system and said exit structure, said sensors, and control circuitry, and wherein said detecting in real time further comprises:
detecting, via a touch sensor of said sensors, that said user has physically touched said activating device; and
detecting, via a biometric sensor of said sensors, biometric attributes of said user;
generating, by said processor, an alert indicating that: said user has touched said activating device, said biometric attributes have been detected, and said user is located within said specified proximity of said exit point location of said structure; and
disabling, by said processor in response to feedback associated with an alert presented to said user via a user interface, said alarm system.

US Pat. No. 10,657,790

AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT OF METRIC ALERT TRIGGER THRESHOLDS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining that a predetermined alert trigger threshold directly associated with a metric is met;
sending, responsive to the determining and to a plurality of users associated with the metric, an electronic message including an alert notification and a hyperlink;
receiving, responsive to one of the plurality of users selecting the hyperlink, feedback on the alert notification; and
adjusting the alert trigger threshold based on the received feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,657,789

ALERT SENSING DEVICE AND SYSTEM

1. An alert system comprising a plurality of distance separated sensors and a plurality of distance separated doors or windows, wherein the doors or windows each comprise two or more panes of transparent or translucent material, wherein the sensors monitor for breakage of the doors or windows, wherein the sensors are capable of allowing the alert system to determine if a pane of one or more of the doors or windows located closer to an inside environment is broken before a pane located closer to an outside environment, wherein the alert system is capable of determining a real alert or alarm if a pane of one or more of the doors or windows located closer to an inside environment is broken before a pane located closer to an outside environment, and wherein the alert system is capable of determining a false alert or alarm if the alert system determines at least two sensors of the plurality of sensors have triggered an alert or alarm simultaneously or within a set period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,657,788

PORTABLE LIGHTING AND WARNING DEVICE

1. A portable lighting and warning device comprising:a housing;
a lighting generator unit disposed in said housing, and operable to emit light;
a sensor unit disposed in said housing, and sensing shaking of said housing to generate a sense output;
a mode selector unit disposed in said housing, generating a mode indication signal that indicates one of a plurality of modes which include a first lighting mode and a warning mode, and adapted to be actuated to change the mode indicated by the mode indication signal;
a warning generator unit disposed in said housing, and operable to output sound; and
a controller unit disposed in said housing, and coupled to said lighting generator unit, said sensor unit, said mode selector unit and said warning generator unit, said controller unit receiving the sense output and the mode indication signal respectively from said sensor unit and said mode selector unit, and controlling operations of said lighting generator unit and said warning generator unit based on the sense output and the mode indication signal;
under a circumstance where the mode indication signal indicates the first lighting mode, said controller unit controlling said lighting generator unit to emit light;
under a circumstance where the mode indication signal indicates the warning mode, said controller unit
waiting for a predetermined pause time, and then
controlling said warning generator unit and said lighting generator unit to output sound and emit light when the sense output corresponds to the shaking of said housing that has an intensity greater than or equal to a predetermined level.

US Pat. No. 10,657,787

PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM

Palarum LLC, Lebanon, OH...

1. A system for predicting or reporting movement of a patient, comprising:a sock for a foot of the patient, the sock having one or more pressure sensors adapted and arranged to detect pressure applied by the foot of the patient;
a monitoring device coupled to the sock, the monitoring device having:
one or more movement sensors configured to detect movement of the patient;
wherein the monitoring device is configured to calculate a triggering value based on input from the pressure sensors and the one or more movement sensors;
wherein the monitoring device transmits an alert message when the triggering value exceeds a predetermined alert threshold; and
wherein the monitoring device stops processing data received from the one or more movement sensors when the input from the movement sensors remains at or below a predetermined activation threshold for a predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,657,786

INFANT HEALTH MONITOR PATCH WITH MICROPHONE

1. A child monitoring device comprising:a microphone configured to be temporarily connected to a user;
electronic circuitry including a radio transmission circuit coupled in electrical communication with the microphone and configured to transmit a first signal from the microphone via radio waves, and an electromagnetic induction circuit configured to generate power by induction from the radio waves;
a temporary attachment comprising an adhesive patch, wherein the microphone and the electronic circuitry are secured to is embedded in the temporary attachment and the temporary attachment is disposable;
a first electrical stimulus device attached in electrical communication to at least the electromagnetic induction circuit, wherein the first electrical stimulus device is configured to be held against the skin of the user by the temporary attachment and apply an electronic current into the skin or provide resuscitation; and
a base station comprising a radio receiver and a radio transmitter, the radio receiver is configured to receive the first signal generated by the radio transmission circuit, wherein the base station is configured to perform at least one of notifying a caregiver, generating an audio alert, generating a visual alert, sending a mobile device alert to a mobile electronic device associated with the caregiver, and sending a headset alert to a headset worn by the caregiver and configured to play audio for the caregiver and the radio transmitter is configured to transmit a radio signal of a frequency that will cause a first amount of induction in the electromagnetic induction circuit that is sufficient to generate first amount of power that is sufficient to run the electronic circuitry in the temporary attachment.

US Pat. No. 10,657,785

PROCESS AND DETECTOR SYSTEM FOR DETECTING A FLAME EVENT

1. A process for the detection of a flame event, the process comprising the steps of:providing a detector system comprising analysis and control unit, a radiation detector and at least one camera detector, the detector system being configured to monitor a detection area with the radiation detector and the at least one camera detector for the occurrence of flame events;
specifying at least one exclusion area in the detection area of the detector system;
analyzing the radiation detector for a recognition of a radiation event;
upon the recognition of a radiation event, carrying out of a first analysis of the at least one camera detector for a recognition of a camera indication;
upon the recognition of a camera indication, carrying out a check via the analysis and control unit as to whether the camera indication is located outside of the at least one exclusion area; and
upon the check indicating the camera indication is located outside of the at least one exclusion area, detecting a flame event in the detection area outside of the at least one exclusion area.

US Pat. No. 10,657,784

AUXILIARY MOTION DETECTOR FOR VIDEO CAPTURE

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A security system comprising:a camera including a first passive infrared (PIR) sensor and an image sensor, the image sensor having a first field-of-view (FOV) and the first PIR sensor having a second FOV;
a second PIR sensor separate from the camera, the second PIR sensor having a third FOV different from the second FOV, wherein the third FOV partially overlaps with the second FOV; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the camera and the second PIR sensor, wherein the at least one processor is operable to:
determine that the first PIR sensor detects motion during a first timeframe;
determine that the second PIR sensor does not detect motion during the first timeframe;
determine that the first PIR sensor detects motion during a second timeframe;
determine that the second PIR sensor detects motion during the second timeframe;
activate the image sensor to capture video data in response to the determining that the first PIR sensor detects motion during the second timeframe and the determining that the second PIR sensor detects motion during the second timeframe;
determine that the first PIR sensor detects motion during a predetermined first time of day;
determine that, during the predetermined first time of day, activation of the image sensor to capture second video data is triggered by detection of motion by the first PIR sensor while the second PIR sensor is not detecting motion; and
activate the image sensor to capture the second video data in response to the first PIR sensor detecting motion during the first time of day.

US Pat. No. 10,657,783

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE METHOD BASED ON OBJECT DETECTION AND SYSTEM THEREOF

Hangzhou Eyecloud Technol...

1. A video surveillance method based on object detection, comprising the steps of:detecting, by a motion detector, an object motion, in the field of view of a surveillance device when the surveillance device is in a standby mode, wherein the object detector is integrated in the surveillance device;
generating, responsive to a positive detection to switch the surveillance device from the standby mode to an operation mode, one or more images of the moving object;
determining, by processing the one or more images with a deep neural network (DNN) model of an object detector, whether the objects contained in the one or more images belong to a given categories, wherein the DNN model comprises N (N is a positive integer and ranged from 4-12) depthwise separable convolution layers, wherein each depthwise separable convolution layer comprises a depthwise convolution layer for applying a single filter to each input channel and a pointwise layer for linearly combining the outputs of the depthwise convolution layer to obtain feature maps of the one or more images;
video recording, responsive to a positive determination, the moving object in the field of view of the surveillance device; and
generating an alert responsive to a positive determination;
wherein the step of determining whether the objects contained in the one or more images belong to a given categories; comprises the steps of:
identifying different image regions between a first and a second image of the one or more images;
grouping the different image regions between the first image and the second image into one or more regions of interest (ROIs);
transforming the one or more ROIs into grayscale;
classifying, by processing the grayscale ROIs with a deep neural network (DNN) model, the objects contained in the one or more ROIs; and
determining whether the objects contained in the one or more ROIs belong to the given categories.

US Pat. No. 10,657,782

NETWORKED PREMISES SECURITY

1. A system comprising: a sensor positionable proximate to an entryway into a premises, the sensor being configured to capture information about a visitor to the premises without requiring the visitor to provide the information; an actuator positionable proximate to the entryway, the actuator being configured to perform an action with respect to the premises; a local processing device communicatively coupled to the sensor and the actuator, the local processing device comprising: a network communications port for communicatively coupling to a cloud-based analytics system that is configured to analyze the information with respect to one or more databases that include criminal history information and return to the local processing device data representing a risk rating for the visitor or a command to perform the action; a processor configured to control the information and the data communicated through the network communications port; and a memory device having instructions that are executable by the processor to cause the local processing device to: transmit the information to the cloud-based analytics system via the network communications port; receive the data from the cloud-based analytics system via the network communications port; in response to receiving the data, output a command to the actuator to perform the action; and add visit information to a blockchain stored remotely from the local processing device, the blockchain includes immutable data that is subsequently accessible, the visit information representing a confirmation of a visit and is configured to be added to visit data included in the blockchain, the visit data comprising (i) an identification of the visitor and a name of a service company associated with the visitor, (ii) a date of a visit by the visitor, and (iii) a description of maintenance performed at the premises by the visitor.

US Pat. No. 10,657,781

SMART DOORBELL

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A smart doorbell, comprising:a case set, comprising a first case and a second case, wherein the first case is combined with the second case;
a circuit board, located in the case set;
a lens, disposed on the circuit board;
a vibration sensing module, connected to the circuit board;
a locking unit, locking the first case and the second case;
a vibration unit, connected to the locking unit, and comprising a plurality of crests and a plurality of troughs, wherein the plurality of crests and the plurality of troughs are aligned alternatingly; and
a vibration transferring unit, contacting the vibration unit, wherein the vibration transferring unit comprises a moving unit and an elastic unit, one end of the moving unit is pivotally connected to the first case of the case set, the other end of the moving unit contacts the vibration unit, one end of the elastic unit is connected to the moving unit, and the other end of the elastic unit is connected to the vibration sensing module;
wherein when the locking unit rotates, the locking unit causes the vibration unit to rotate such that the vibration transferring unit moves back and forth on the plurality of crests and the plurality of troughs to generate a vibration, and the vibration sensing module senses the vibration.

US Pat. No. 10,657,780

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR MIXING, BLENDING, DISPENSING, MONITORING, AND LABELING PRODUCTS

TRANSPARENSEE LLC, Marie...

17. A blender comprising:a. a motorized housing that engages a rotor blade configured to process food and/or beverages within a bayonet-mounted blending container;
b. the housing comprising a scanner configured to scan a code associated with a food or beverage ingredient intended to be placed within the bayonet-mounted blending container, via readable coded indicia applied either to:
i. the food or beverage ingredient, or
ii. to packaging containing the food or beverage ingredient;
c. a processor configured to:
i. determine completion of a blending operation of a first food or beverage ingredient and a second food or beverage ingredient placed within the blending container, the blending operation resulting in a blended food or beverage product for immediate consumption;
and
ii. determine, without accessing a weighing device, Nutrition Facts and weight data specific to the first food or beverage ingredient and the second food or beverage ingredient based on readable coded indicia associated with the first food or beverage ingredient and the second food or beverage ingredient subsequent to the readable coded indicia having been scanned by the scanner;
and
iii. determine resulting Nutrition Facts specific to the blended food or beverage product for immediate consumption;
and
iv. parse the resulting Nutrition Facts specific to the blended food or beverage product for immediate consumption into a Nutrition Facts label specific to the blended food or beverage product for immediate consumption in a standardized Nutrition Facts label format;
and
e. at least one of:
i. a display on the blender configured to display a virtual Nutrition Facts label specific to the blended food or beverage product for immediate consumption in the standardized Nutrition Facts label format;
or
ii. a printer within the blender configured to print and dispense the Nutrition Facts label specific to the blended food or beverage product for immediate consumption in the standardized Nutrition Facts label format.

US Pat. No. 10,657,779

SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS OF AUDIO SIGNAL TO GENERATE HAPTIC DATA FOR ENHANCED USER EXPERIENCE

Lofelt GmbH, Berlin (DE)...

1. A method of processing haptic data from an audio input signal to produce a haptic output, the method comprising:receiving the audio input signal simultaneously in a digital signal processing chain and an analytics processor, wherein the analytics processor operates independent of the digital signal processing chain to generate a control signal in real time to adjust at least one control parameter in the digital processing chain;
processing the audio input signal in the analytics processor by analyzing characteristics of the audio input signal to select at least one predictive algorithm and a dataset for training the at least one predictive algorithm, the at least one predictive algorithm is for predicting the at least one control parameter to be passed onto the digital signal processing chain for setting at least one control parameter in at least one dynamic processor;
using the selected at least one predictive algorithm to calculate the at least one control parameter to dynamically control the operation of the at least one dynamic processor in the digital signal processing chain; and
processing the audio input signal in the digital signal processing chain having the at least one dynamic processor to derive the haptic data.

US Pat. No. 10,657,778

DOOR SWITCH

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A door switch comprising an actuator and a sensor, whereinthe door switch is installed so that when a door is closed, a surface of the sensor and an opposite surface of the actuator are in contact with or close to each other, and
when the door is open, the surface of the sensor and the opposite surface of the actuator are separated from each other,
the actuator outputs a detection signal,
a display part for indicating a reception state of the detection signal is formed on the surface of the sensor, and
the surface of the sensor has a non-opposite region, wherein the non-opposite region is at least a part of the display part not opposite to the opposite surface of the actuator in the reception state and is configured to indicate the reception state, and wherein the sensor comprises a light source part inside, and the display part guides light of the light source part.

US Pat. No. 10,657,777

SEGMENT, LINEAR DRIVE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A LINEAR DRIVE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A segment for a linear drive for moving at least one runner on the segment, comprising:a sensor including a plurality of individual sensor elements and assigned to the segment, said sensor determining at least one of (i) a position and (ii) speed of the at least one runner on the segment; and
a signal strip assigned to the segment, the signal strip comprising a plurality of signaling devices arranged next to one another;
wherein the signal strip displays a state of at least one of (i) the at least one runner and (ii) the segment.

US Pat. No. 10,657,776

ALARM HANDLING AND VIEWING SUPPORT IN A PROCESS PLANT

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A method of managing alarms in a process control system, comprising:enabling a user to create, using one or more computing devices, a container that includes one or more alarm conditions;
enabling a user to configure, using one or more computing devices, a set of alarm groups, each of the set of alarm groups including one or more alarm handling and viewing properties, wherein the one or more alarm handling and viewing properties are not tied to the container;
enabling a user to assign the one or more alarm conditions of the container to different ones of the set of alarm groups;
presenting an alarm display interface on a user interface device for presenting an indication of one of the alarm conditions of the container when the one of the alarm conditions of the container is initiated by the container;
enabling a user to select an indication of the one of the alarm conditions of the container via the alarm display interface;
assessing, via one or more computing devices, one or more of the alarm handling and viewing properties of the alarm group to which the selected one of the alarm conditions is assigned; and
using the one or more alarm handling and viewing properties of the alarm group to which the one of the alarm conditions is assigned to display information to a user via a user interface device.

US Pat. No. 10,657,775

CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION LINE REJECT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Sensors Incorporated, De...

1. A system comprising:a continuous production line comprising a first conveyor path and a second conveyor path;
a data repository configured to store data for a plurality of electronic keys, wherein each key of the plurality of electronic keys is associated with at least one level of a plurality of levels of authority associated with configuring the continuous production line for operation;
a first scanning device that
detects key data associated with a respective key of the plurality of electronic keys, wherein the respective key is presented to the first scanning device, and
responsive to the detecting, transmits the key data;
at least one second scanning device that
scans each item of a plurality of items as the plurality of items moves along the first conveyor path of the continuous production line, and
responsive to the scanning, transmits respective scan information associated with the respective item;
a rejection device positioned adjacent to an intersection between the first conveyor path and the second conveyor path; and
a controller communicatively connected to the first scanning device, the at least one second scanning device, and the rejection device, wherein the controller is programmed to
receive, from the first scanning device, the key data,
determine, responsive to receiving the key data, the respective at least one level of the plurality of levels of authority associated with the key data,
enable, responsive to determining the respective at least one level of authority, one or more actions for configuring the system for processing the plurality of items on the continuous production line, wherein the one or more actions are associated with one or more of the respective at least one level of authority,
upon configuration of the system for processing the plurality of items on the continuous production line via the one or more actions associated with the respective at least one level of authority,
receive, from the at least one second scanning device, the respective scan information,
detect, for one or more of the plurality of items, a correspondence between a first product of a plurality of products and the scan information for the respective item, and
responsive to detecting a lack of correspondence between the first product and the scan information for the respective item, cause actuation of the rejection device for moving the respective item from the first conveyor path to the second conveyor path.

US Pat. No. 10,657,774

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF AUTHENTICATION USING A RE-WRITABLE CARD VERIFICATION VALUE

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., ...

1. A method of authenticating a financial transaction, comprising:determining that a first financial transaction using a transaction device has been initiated;
determining that a non-zero number of financial transactions prior to the first financial transaction have occurred since a first verification value for the transaction device was updated;
replacing the first verification value for the transaction device with a second verification value when a re-write condition is satisfied, the re-write condition being (i) that the first financial transaction using the transaction device has been initiated and (ii) that the non-zero number of financial transactions prior to the first financial transaction have occurred since the first verification value was updated;
storing the second verification value as a current value in a verification value database;
receiving a verification request related to a second transaction, the verification request including a third verification value; and
authenticating, using verification logic, the second transaction based at least in part on determining that the third verification value is valid based on the second verification value stored in the verification value database.

US Pat. No. 10,657,773

LOTTERY WITH PRE AND POST ALLOCATED RESULTS AND POST SALE ACTIVATION

Pollard Banknote Limited,...

1. An apparatus for managing a lottery distribution or for dispensing funds to customers in a lottery comprising:a lottery control system comprising a programmed computer;
a plurality of lottery tickets each comprising a substrate, game symbols printed on the substrate and one or more removable coverings over the game symbols which are removable by a customer to reveal the symbols;
each lottery ticket being associated in the lottery control system with a predetermined result of the lottery by which the lottery ticket is either a winner of a predetermined prize or a non-winner of the lottery as identified to the customer by revealing the symbols;
a plurality of lottery cards each comprising a substrate;
each of the lottery cards having printed thereon data providing a Point of Sale (POS) code and a unique activation code by which the lottery card is scanned through a POS system for purchase of the lottery card by a customer and data is entered identifying the lottery card into the lottery control system;
the activation code containing no information which identifies the lottery card as either a winner of a predetermined prize or a non-winner of the lottery;
each of the lottery cards having printed thereon an access code which is used for entry by the customer into a digital experience provided by the lottery control system by which the customer accesses game information;
each of the lottery cards having thereon no game symbols which identify the lottery card as either a winner of a predetermined prize or a non-winner of the lottery to the customer;
the lottery control system operating to receive the activation code and to provide in response a validation code which contains information defining a result which identifies the lottery card as either a winner of a predetermined prize or a non-winner of the lottery;
the lottery control system operating, in response to the receipt of the activation code, to provide in said validation code said information which identifies the result by assigning said result from a pool containing a plurality of options for results stored in said lottery control system;
the lottery control system operating to display to said customer on said digital experience the assigned validation code lottery ticket information defining said result as to whether the outcome assigned to the lottery card is either a winner of a predetermined prize or a non-winner of the lottery;
wherein the lottery control system is arranged to allocate to said lottery a plurality of predetermined options for results, some of which are provided on the lottery tickets as predetermined results printed on the tickets and some of which are provided to said pool for said digital presentation.

US Pat. No. 10,657,771

LIVE ACTION VIDEO GAMES

Pridefield Limited, Doug...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a computing device, a request to play a game of chance that includes a plurality of game actions ordered by a game sequence; and
using the computing device to play the game of chance by at least:
determining a particular game action of the plurality of game actions based on the game sequence;
determining a plurality of pre-recorded video segments related to the particular game action, wherein each of the plurality of pre-recorded video segments records a respective instance of the particular game action being performed by a person;
selecting a particular pre-recorded video segment from the plurality of pre-recorded video segments; and
generating a display related to the particular game action that comprises at least a portion of the particular pre-recorded video segment, wherein generating the display related to the particular game action comprises generating a display that comprises the at least a portion of the particular pre-recorded video segment and a three-dimensional graphical object.

US Pat. No. 10,657,770

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING A FEATURE GAME WITH MULTIPLE GAME INSTANCES

Aristocrat Technologies A...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory device storing data indicative of a set of symbols, the set of symbols including a plurality of configurable symbols and a plurality of non-configurable symbols, each configurable symbol displaying a value associated therewith;
a user interface;
a display device; and
a controller executing instructions stored in the memory device which cause the controller to at least:
initiate a first symbol presentation stage based on the input received via the user interface;
generate a first symbol presentation stage outcome by selecting and displaying a plurality of symbols at a plurality of display positions of a first display matrix on the display device, wherein the plurality of symbols is selected from the configurable symbols and the non-configurable symbols;
initiate a second symbol presentation stage with an initial quantity of rounds when the first symbol presentation stage outcome includes a triggering number of configurable symbols;
upon initiating the second symbol presentation stage, display at least one additional display matrix on the display in response a trigger condition, each additional display matrix initially displaying all the configurable symbols from the first symbol presentation stage outcome that triggered the second symbol presentation stage;
for each round of the initial quantity of rounds of the second symbol presentation stage, separately for each of the first display matrix and the at least one additional display matrix:
retain each configurable symbol from the first symbol presentation stage outcome at its corresponding display position of a respective display matrix; and
select and display replacement symbols for non-configurable symbols in a plurality of display positions not occupied by the retained configurable symbols; and
determine a second symbol presentation stage result based at least in part on a value of each configurable symbol displayed at the end of the second symbol presentation stage.

US Pat. No. 10,657,769

GAMING METHOD AND A GAMING SYSTEM

Aristocrat Technologies A...

1. An electronic gaming machine comprising:a first display device;
a second display device;
a first player input interface;
a second player input interface;
a first credit input mechanism including at least one of a card reader, a ticket reader, a bill validator, or a coin input mechanism;
a second credit input mechanism including at least one of a card reader, a ticket reader, a bill validator, or a coin input mechanism; and
a game controller configured to execute instructions stored in a memory, which, when executed by the game controller, cause the game controller to at least:
select a first plurality of card symbols to form a first player hand for a first player, the first plurality of card symbols including a plurality of hole cards dealt only to the first player and at least one community card from a set of cards:
select a second plurality of card symbols to form a first jackpot hand;
determine that at least one card symbol of the first plurality of card symbols forming the first player hand matches at least one card symbol of the second plurality of card symbols forming the first jackpot hand;
adjust, based on the determining, a credit balance of the first player by a value associated with a first jackpot award based upon a number of hole cards in the first player hand that match card symbols in the first jackpot hand;
select a third plurality of card symbols to form a second player hand for a second player, the third plurality of card symbols including a plurality of hole cards dealt only to the second player and at least one community card from the set of cards;
select a fourth plurality of card symbols to form a second jackpot hand;
determine that at least one card symbol of the third plurality of card symbols forming the second player hand matches at least one card symbol of the fourth plurality of card symbols forming the second jackpot hand; and
adjust, based on the determining, a credit balance of the second player by a value associated with a second jackpot award based upon a number of hole cards in the second player hand that match card symbols in the second jackpot hand.

US Pat. No. 10,657,768

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLACING VIRTUAL GEOGRAPHIC ZONE MARKERS

Zonal Systems, LLC, Dall...

1. A method of automated delivery of a set of geo-located information to a mobile device from a server, connected to a network, comprising the steps of:identifying a first virtual zone;
identifying a graphical marker linked to the set of geo-located information, inside the virtual zone;
determining an enhanced location of the mobile device;
comparing the enhanced location to the first virtual zone;
displaying, at the mobile device, a position indicator of the mobile device based on the comparison;
displaying the graphical marker, at the mobile device;
receiving, at the server, a trigger signal from the mobile device, related to the graphical marker; and,
delivering the set of geo-located information from the server, to the mobile device, based on the trigger signal.

US Pat. No. 10,657,767

BONUS WITH PROXIMITY OF OCCURRENCE RELATED TO BASE GAME OUTCOMES OR PAYBACK PERCENTAGE

ACRES TECHNOLOGY, Las Ve...

1. At least one non-transitory computer readable medium that stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by at least one processor causes the at least one processor to:determine a count from a counter that progresses based on play of a game on a gaming device;
select a trigger threshold;
award at least one of a secondary game or a bonus that is configured to be enabled when the count bears a predefined relationship to the trigger threshold; and
modify the count by a number that is a function of a payback percentage of the game.

US Pat. No. 10,657,766

EXAMPLE VIRTUAL WALLET FOR FUND MANAGEMENT OF ACCOUNT BASED WAGERING ACCOUNTS

CFPH, LLC, New York, NY ...

19. An apparatus comprising:a processor configured to control:
determining, from a first location determination signal over a communication network from a first mobile computing device of a player indicating a current location of the player, a first location of the player;
determining a first account that is maintained by the computing device for the player and that is accessible by the player to place wagers associated with a first gaming operator that operates at the first location but not to place wagers associated with a second gaming operator,
in which money in the first account is usable by the player for wagers placed with the first gaming operator;
receiving, over the communication network, a first request to authorize one or more future transfers that sum up to a first amount of money out of the first account and into a set of accounts owned by the player and maintained by the computing device;
after receiving the first request, receiving a second request, over the communication network, to establish a second account for the player;
establishing the second account, in which the second account is accessible by the player to place wagers associated with the second gaming operator, in which the second gaming operator operates at a second location, but not to place wagers associated with the first gaming operator, in which wagering is allowed at both the first location and the second location;
after establishing the second account, receiving, over the communication network from the first mobile computing device, a third request to transfer a second amount of money from the first account to the second account, in which the third request to transfer is received automatically in response to an operation to a graphical user interface of a display of the first mobile computing device that places a wager from the second account;
determining that the second amount is less than or equal to the first amount;
determining that a current location of the player is the second location from a second location determination signal over the communication network from the first mobile computing device indicating a current location of the player at a time the wager is placed from the second account;
automatically in response to determining that the second amount is less than or equal to the first amount and while the current location of the player continues to be determined as the second location from the second location determination signal,
facilitating a transfer of the second amount from the first account to the second account; and
causing, over the communication network, the first mobile computing device to operate in an operating state in which the first mobile computing device is operable by the player to place through the first mobile computing device wagers associated with the second gaming operator using money in the second account and not operable by the player to place through the first mobile computing device wagers using money in the first account.

US Pat. No. 10,657,765

IMAGE PROCESSING UNIT FOR DETECTING ROULETTE WHEEL BIAS

EVOLUTION MALTA LTD, (MT...

9. A method (300) for detecting event data during a game round of a roulette wheel (1) via a camera (2), thereby enabling detection of a roulette wheel bias, which roulette wheel (1) comprises a ball track (11A), upon which a roulette ball (14) is brought into rotation around the roulette wheel (1), and a sloping lower ball track (11B) comprising ball deflectors (13, 15), encircling a rotor (7); wherein the method (300) comprises:detecting (301) that the roulette ball (14), under influence of gravity, reaches an imaginary circle (17) encircling the ball deflectors (13, 15) of the lower ball track (11B);
determining (302) a position where it is detected (301) that the roulette ball (14) reaches the imaginary circle (17);
storing (307) the determined (302) position in a database (6), thereby enabling detection of a roulette wheel bias by detecting a deviation from collected and stored statistics of a plurality of game rounds;
detecting (305) that the roulette ball (14), under influence of gravity, reaches a second imaginary circle (18) encircling the rotor (7);
determining (306) a second position where it is detected (305) that the roulette ball (14) reaches the second imaginary circle (18); and
storing (307) the determined (306) second position in the database (6).

US Pat. No. 10,657,764

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING VIRTUAL CURRENCIES AND ENHANCING ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

Peerless Media Ltd., Gib...

1. A system for providing a secure electronic game in a mobile application and increasing user retention and interest in the game, comprising:a first software module executed by a mobile device comprising one or more processors and one or more memories, the first software module including instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium that:
output, via a user interface, a virtual game lobby including one or more games;
detect a user selection corresponding to the one or more games, and, in response, display reel spin controls associated with a virtual slot reel;
transmit, to a server computer in response to a selection of the reel spin control, a request for a reel configuration;
receive a reel spin configuration and payout amount from the server;
determine if the reel spin configuration includes at least one winning combination, and, if the reel spin configuration includes at least one winning combination, distribute the associated payout amount to the user and provide the user with interface controls corresponding to an in-game reward mini-game,
wherein the reward mini-game includes a player choice between either of two options and where selection of a first of the two options results in the player winning an amount wagered and where selection of the other of the two options results in the player losing an amount wagered,
and wherein the reward mini-game further includes a number of chances that the user may play the reward mini-game;
receive, from the server, an experience level for the user; and
determine if the user has completed a trigger event based on the received experience level and, if the user has completed a trigger event, unlock an additional game feature;
and a second software module executed by the server computer comprising one or more processors and one or more memories, the second software module including instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium that:
maintain a progressive pot based on a percentage of wagers made by users;
maintain an experience level corresponding to a total number of experience points earned by the user for completing in-game activities;
receive and validate the request from the mobile device;
determine, in response to the request, the reel spin configuration and the associated payout amount;
authorize the distribution of the payout amount;
award, in response to the request, experience points to the user and update the experience level of the user;
transmit, to the mobile device, the reel spin configuration, the associated payout amount, and the updated experience level of the user; and
subtract the payout amount from the progressive pot.

US Pat. No. 10,657,763

GENERATING A SCORE RELATED TO PLAY ON GAMING DEVICES

ACRES TECHNOLOGY, Las Ve...

1. A gaming system comprising:a plurality of electronic gaming devices, each having:
a housing;
at least one display device supported by the housing for displaying outcomes of games played on the gaming device;
a plurality of input devices supported by the housing, including:
a device for generating indicia related to the identity of a player of the electronic gaming device,
an actuator for initiating a game on the electronic gaming device,
an acceptor of a physical item associated with a monetary value,
a validator configured to identify the physical item,
a bet input device operable to receive a wager from the player, and
a cashout device configured to receive an input to cause an initiation of a payout associated with a credit balance; and
a credit meter for receiving credits responsive to acceptance of the physical item associated with a monetary value by the acceptor;
a leader board for displaying scores that each result from a game played on one of the gaming devices, each score being associated with indicia so generated; and
at least one processor configured to:
predefine a total number of consecutively wagered credits for a score tracking session associated with each player of the electronic gaming devices,
track each received credit wagered on an outcome of a game played on each electronic gaming device responsive to receipt of an input to the electronic gaming device,
determine an amount awarded based on a random outcome of a game played on each electronic gaming device responsive to a player-initiated input to the actuator,
track the amount awarded by each electronic gaming device in response to wagers placed and games played by the player up to the predefined number of credits wagered,
generate an actual hold number as a function of the tracked amount awarded and the predefined number of credits wagered,
compare the actual hold number to a theoretical hold number for each electronic gaming device,
generate a score for the score tracking session that is a function of the comparison,
display the score associated with each player's identifying indicia on the leader board,
generate a score for each of a plurality of other players of their respective electronic gaming devices, and
display the other players' scores each associated with the respective players' identifying indicia on the leader board.

US Pat. No. 10,657,762

SOCIAL GAMING

Nguyen Gaming LLC, Reno,...

1. A social gaming system for concurrent play of a game of chance, comprising:at least one gaming device configured to play a game of chance and produce game information; and
a social game session manager configured to:
establish a social game session between the gaming device and at least one remote user device;
initiate transfer of at least a portion of the gaming information to the at least one remote user device,
wherein the game of chance is played by a player via the gaming device, and wherein the player receives a monetary award for success with the game of chance,
wherein the game of chance is played by a remote user via the remote user device, and wherein the remote user receives a non-monetary award for success with the game of chance, and
wherein the game of chance being played on the gaming device is concurrently played by the player and the remote user such that (i) the player, via interaction with the gaming device, is able to affect play of the game of chance being played on the gaming device, and (ii) the remote user, via the remote user device, is able to affect play of the game of chance being played on the gaming device.

US Pat. No. 10,657,761

SKILL-BASED WAGERING GAMING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A system of providing a partially skill-based and partially chance-based wagering game, the system comprising: a game server in communication with a random number generator and memory storing a plurality of wagering event preset criteria and a plurality of executable instructions, an account server in communication with memory storing player account information including a credit balance, the game server being in communication with the account server and a display device, wherein responsive to the account server communicating receipt of a credit to play the game being deducted from the credit balance, executing the plurality of executable instructions to perform the steps of:a) actuating the game server to communicate with the random number generator to randomly generate a grid of variable tiles in a first configuration for display on the display device, wherein at least one of the variable tiles is associated with a specific amount of credit;
b) moving a tile in the grid of variable tiles responsive to receiving tile movement data through the user interface; and
c) responsive to tile movement data satisfying any wagering event preset criteria of the plurality of wagering event preset criteria, displaying the grid of variable tiles in a second configuration on the user interface and actuating a wagering event, wherein the wagering event includes the application by the game server of a randomly generated outcome determined by the random number generator, the randomly generated outcome including one of no payout award or a payout award of credits credited to the credit balance through communication with the account server, and a skill-based outcome, the skill-based outcome being responsive to the moving of the tile resulting in one or more variable tiles in the grid of variable tiles being positioned in a predefined positional relationship of variable tiles, wherein one of the predefined positional relationship of variable tiles or the variable tiles in the predefined relationship being associated with one of no payout award or a payout award of credits credited to the credit balance.

US Pat. No. 10,657,760

ELECTRONIC GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING A FEATURE GAME WITH REPLACED REELS

ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES A...

1. A gaming system comprising:a display device; and
a game controller executing instructions stored on a memory, which, when executed by the game controller, cause the game controller to at least:
conduct a base game, using a plurality of base game reels;
detect a trigger condition in the base game, wherein the trigger condition includes a quantity of symbols;
replace a number of base game reels of the plurality of base game reels with a number of feature game reels based on the quantity of symbols;
initiate a feature game using the number of feature game reels in response to detecting the trigger condition; and
conduct a round of the feature game with the replaced feature game reels being active during the round of the feature game, wherein any remaining base game reels are inactive during the round of the feature game.

US Pat. No. 10,657,759

GAMING SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A CONDITIONAL REPLAY FOR A SUBSET OF A GAME PLAY AREA

1. A slot game device comprising:a display presenting a plurality of symbol locations forming a symbol array;
a user interface including at least one user input to enable a player to initiate a slot game event presented via the symbol array;
a wager input device structured to identify and validate player assets, and to permit the player to play the slot game event when the player assets are provided; and
a processor coupled at least to the display and the user interface, and configured to:
present symbols by way of the display in the symbol locations of the symbol array;
randomly designate one of the symbol locations as a target symbol location, and identify the randomly designated one of the symbol locations via the display;
determine whether any candidate substitute symbols associated with a set of the candidate substitute symbols could improve a result of the slot game event if substituted at the target symbol location;
randomly select one of the candidate substitute symbols from the set of candidate substitute symbols if it is determined that any of the candidate substitute symbols could improve the result;
substitute the randomly selected one of the candidate substitute symbols at the target symbol location; and
cause the display to present the randomly selected one of the candidate substitute symbols at the target symbol location.

US Pat. No. 10,657,758

GAMING DEVICE WITH PERSONALITY

ACRES TECHNOLOGY, Las Ve...

1. A gaming device comprising:at least one of a ticket acceptor, a currency acceptor and a coin acceptor for receiving value for wagering;
a game that generates winning and losing random outcomes responsive to each play of the game;
a storage device for storing at least one of audio and visual data associated with a character who in at least one of appearance and tone of voice exhibits at least two different personalities that are a function of at least two game outcomes;
a processor for executing the data; and
a display for displaying at least one of the personalities to a player of the gaming device so that the character appears to be speaking to the player.

US Pat. No. 10,657,757

HYBRID AIR MACHINE

1. An inflation machine configured to inflate an item, the inflation machine comprising:an air pump;
a pressure sensor;
a first air dispenser comprising a first hose and a first air chuck, wherein a user manually controls an amount of air dispensed, wherein a flow of air is stopped manually, and wherein the first air dispenser is in communication with the air pump;
a second air dispenser comprising a second hose and a second air chuck, wherein the second air dispenser is an electronically-controlled dispenser in which a flow of air is stopped without manual control, and wherein the second air dispenser is in communication with the air pump;
a user interface, wherein a user selects a desired air pressure using the user interface;
a controller configured to activate the first air dispenser or the second air dispenser in response to a user input from the user interface;
a coupon dispenser configured to dispense a coupon when the inflation machine is used by a user, wherein the coupon is configured for an establishment where the inflation machine is located; and
a payment mechanism configured to receive a payment in exchange for operation of the first acid: or second air dispenser;
wherein the controller is configured to inactivate the electronically-controlled dispenser in response to a signal from the pressure sensor that the desired air pressure is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,657,756

ARTICLE DISPENSING APPARATUS

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. An article dispensing apparatus comprising:one article discharging apparatus arranged in one article storage passage configured to store therein charged articles in an up-and-down direction, the one article discharging apparatus being configured to prevent the articles stored in the one article storage passage from moving downward in a discharge standby state, and discharge a lowermost article stored in the one article storage passage downward when being driven; and
another article discharging apparatus arranged in another article storage passage that is adjacent to the one article storage passage, and configured to store therein charged articles in the up-and-down direction, the another article discharging apparatus being combined back-to-back to the one article discharging apparatus and configured to prevent the articles stored in the another article storage passage from moving downward in a discharge standby state, and discharge a lowermost article stored in the another article storage passage downward when being driven,
one driving source for the one article discharging apparatus and the another article discharging apparatus;
one output gear arranged rotatably forward and backward about a central axis of the output gear, the one output gear being configured to rotate in one direction by a driving force from the one driving source from a preset standby position when a discharging instruction has been given to the one article discharging apparatus, and rotate in another direction opposite to the one direction from the standby position by the driving force from the one driving source when a discharging instruction has been given to the another article discharging apparatus;
two link levers where each link lever is provided rotatably about an axis of each link lever corresponding to each article discharging apparatus, and is configured to put the corresponding article discharging apparatus into the discharge standby state, and driving the corresponding article discharging apparatus when a driving force is given to the link lever by a rotation of the one output gear and the link lever is rotated by the driving force;
a carrier switch arranged adjacent to the one output gear and configured to switch between an on-state and an off-state; and
a controller,
wherein the one output gear further includes a pressing piece protruding from one face of the one output gear to press the carrier switch, so that when the one output gear is in the standby position, the carrier switch is in the on-state in which the pressing piece presses the carrier switch, and when the one output gear rotates from the standby position, the carrier switch switches from the on-state to the off-state in which the pressing piece does not press the carrier switch,
the controller is configured so that
when the one output gear that has been rotated in the one direction from the standby position by the discharging instruction does not return to the standby position within a preset time, retry processing is performed in which the one output gear is rotated in the another direction to return to the standby position and the returned one output gear is rotated in the one direction, and
when the one output gear that has been rotated from the standby position in the one direction does not return to the standby position in the preset time, after the retry processing, return processing is performed to rotate the one output gear in the another direction to return the one output gear to the standby position so that in a state in which one article discharging apparatus is suspended from dispensing the articles, the another article discharging apparatus is prepared to dispense the articles, and
the controller is configured so that
when the one driving source rotates the one output gear in the standby position in the one direction by the discharging instruction and the carrier switch does not switch to the on-state within the preset time, the retry processing is performed in which the one driving source rotates the one output gear in the another direction to return the one output gear to the standby position and after the carrier switch switches to the on-state, the one driving source rotates the one output gear in the one direction, and
after the retry processing is performed and the carrier switch does not switch to the on-state within the preset time, the return processing is performed in which the one driving source rotates the one output gear in the second direction to return the one output gear to the standby position.

US Pat. No. 10,657,755

INVESTIGATION GENERATION IN AN OBSERVATION AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

1. A system to generate real-time investigations of user behavior comprising:a video camera configured to capture video of user activity to generate video data, wherein the video camera is at least one of a traffic camera or an aerial drone camera; and
a computer configured to receive the video data from the video camera, the computer including:
a video analytics module configured to:
perform real-time video processing of the video data to generate non-video data; and
analyze one of video and non-video data to identify occurrences of particular user behavior; and
an investigation generation module configured to generate an investigation containing at least one video sequence of the particular user behavior.

US Pat. No. 10,657,754

CONTACTLESS CARD AND PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method for dual factor authentication of a request for access to an account associated with a client includes the steps of:receiving an input personal identification number (PIN) from a user interface;
engaging a contactless card, the contactless card storing a PIN associated with the client;
communicating the input PIN to the contactless card;
receiving, in response to a match of the input PIN with the stored PIN, a cryptogram from the contactless card, the cryptogram formed using a dynamic key of the contactless card, the dynamic key formed using a counter value maintained by the contactless card, wherein the cryptogram comprises contactless card data that is encoded using the dynamic key;
communicating the cryptogram to an authenticating device; and
authorizing the request in response to authentication of the cryptogram by the authenticating device.

US Pat. No. 10,657,753

SOFT TOUCH RESIN AND TRANSACTION CARD COMPRISING THE SAME

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a first side;
a second side, wherein a surface of at least one of the first side or the second side is formed of a resin mixture comprising thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and at least one of acetal homopolymer or polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), with a ratio of TPE to the at least one of acetal homopolymer or PBT being between 30:70 and 70:30;
a first transaction component disposed on the first side of the card; and
a second transaction component disposed on the second side of the card.

US Pat. No. 10,657,752

DEVICE, ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD FOR INPUTTING AND/OR OUTPUTTING ONE OR A PLURALITY OF SECURITY DOCUMENTS

Winco Nixdorf Internation...

1. A device for at least one of inputting or outputting one or a plurality of security documents, the device comprising:a security container for keeping available one or a plurality of security documents;
a first input/output interface and a second input/output interface;
a head unit which is mounted so as to be displaceable to a plurality of positions relative to the security container;
wherein the head unit is moveable between
in a first position of the plurality of positions, by means of the first input/output interface, transfer one or a plurality of security documents into or out of the device;
in a second position of the plurality of positions, by means of the second input/output interface, transfer one or a plurality of security documents into or out of the device; and
in a third position of the plurality of positions, transfer one or a plurality of security documents between the head unit and the security container.

US Pat. No. 10,657,751

FACILITATING TRANSFER OF CASH INVENTORIES BETWEEN ENTITIES

1. A method comprising:receiving currency inventory information from a plurality of cash-points, the currency inventory information is received from a currency processing agent at each of the plurality of cash-points;
receiving a currency shipment request from a first cash-point;
determining at least one eligible cash-point from the plurality of cash-points based on the currency inventory information, each eligible cash-point being associated with a respective currency inventory having sufficient currency reserves to fulfill the currency shipment request;
receiving an offer from each eligible cash-point, each offer indicative of an asking price for fulfilling the currency shipment request;
determining a selected cash-point to fulfill the currency shipment request based on the offers received from the at least one eligible cash-point; and
initiating shipment of currency from the selected cash-point to the first cash-point,
wherein each currency processing agent is configured to analyze banknote fitness quality information of each of a plurality of banknotes in the respective currency inventory for the cash-point to evaluate whether such banknotes meet a first threshold banknote fitness criteria corresponding to use in an Automated Teller Machine or a second threshold banknote fitness criteria corresponding to use in a retail location,
wherein the currency shipment request further comprises:
a time requirement, and
a request for banknotes corresponding to one of the first threshold banknote fitness criteria and the second threshold banknote fitness criteria, and
wherein determining the at least one eligible cash-point is further based on whether:
each of the plurality of cash-points is able to fulfill the shipment request within the time requirement, and
a sufficient number of banknotes in the respective currency inventory for each of the plurality of cash-points meets the first threshold banknote fitness criteria or the second threshold banknote fitness criteria, wherein:
when the request corresponds to banknotes corresponding to the first threshold banknote fitness criteria, whether a sufficient number of banknotes in the respective currency inventory for each of the plurality of cash-points meets the first threshold banknote fitness criteria, and
when the request corresponds to banknotes corresponding to the second threshold banknote fitness criteria, whether a sufficient number of banknotes in the respective currency inventory for each of the plurality of cash-points meets either the first threshold banknote fitness criteria or the second threshold banknote fitness criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,657,750

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING FEATURE SUBSTANCES

1. A sensor for the machine check of moved value documents having at least one Raman or SERS or SERRS security feature, wherein, for checking, the sensor is configured to illuminate the value document with excitation light from a laser source and to disperse a resulting Raman light of the security features in a spectrometer and to capture it with spectral resolution with a detector having several spectral channels;wherein the light from the same areal region of the value document collected in the spectral channels is captured synchronously by the detector and measurement signals corresponding to the spectral channels are formed; and
wherein scattered excitation light emanating from the value document is coupled via a slit module into the spectrometer such that Rayleigh-scattered excitation light is re-imaged onto an entrance slit by a lens system or an imaging concave grating within the spectrometer for removing said Rayleigh-scattered excitation light from within the spectrometer, or wherein the Rayleigh-scattered excitation light is directed by the lens system or the imaging concave grating into an absorption element within or outside the spectrometer for suppressing the Rayleigh-scattered excitation light.

US Pat. No. 10,657,749

AUTOMATIC SYSTEM ACCESS USING FACIAL RECOGNITION

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for security and/or automation systems, comprising:detecting, by a processor of a security and/or automation system, a person relative to a premises;
determining, by the processor of the security and/or automation system, a count associated with the person based at least in part on a number of times the person is detected;
determining, by the processor of the security and/or automation system, that the person is a frequent occupant based at least in part on determining the count;
retrieving, by the processor of the security and/or automation system, a predefined profile of user preferences associated with the determined frequent occupant; and
initiating, by the processor of the security and/or automation system, a change of state of a device associated with Flail the security and/or automation system based at least in part on the predefined profile of user preferences associated with the determined frequent occupant.

US Pat. No. 10,657,748

TRI-ANGLED ANTENNA ARRAY FOR SECURE ACCESS CONTROL

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. An access control device adapted to be secured to a door having an interior side and an exterior side, the access control device comprising:an access control mechanism adapted to control access to a passageway;
a housing adapted to be positioned at the exterior side of the door;
an antenna array secured within the housing and including a plurality of antennas that are angularly offset relative to one another;
a processor; and
a memory comprising a plurality of instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the processor, causes the access control device to:
determine a first signal strength of a first signal received by one of the plurality of antennas from a mobile device;
determine a second signal strength of a second signal received by another of the plurality of antennas from the mobile device;
determine whether a location of the mobile device relative to the access control device is indicative of an intent of the user of the mobile device to access the passageway based on the first signal strength and the second signal strength; and
automatically unlock the access control mechanism to allow access to the passageway in response to a determination that the location of the mobile device relative to the access control device is indicative of the intent of the user to access the passageway.