US Pat. No. 10,714,069

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TUNING PROPELLER NOISE

Wing Aviation LLC, Mount...

1. A system, comprising:at least one propeller;
at least one acoustic resonator proximate to the at least one propeller;
at least one tuning element coupled to the at least one acoustic resonator;
at least one sensor;
a controller comprising at least one processor and a memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to carry out instructions stored in the memory so as to perform operations, the operations comprising:
receiving, via the at least one sensor, information indicative of at least one tone emitted from the at least one propeller; and
based on the received information, adjusting the at least one tuning element such that the adjusted tuning element and the corresponding acoustic resonator emit at least one additional tone, wherein i) the at least one tone and the at least one additional tone form a chord, wherein the chord comprises a plurality of intervals with respect to the at least one tone, wherein the plurality of intervals comprise at least a major third and a perfect fifth, or ii) the at least one additional tone forms a melody, wherein the melody comprises a plurality of successive additional tones.

US Pat. No. 10,714,068

MOUTHPIECE WITH WHISTLING MECHANISM

David Hopson, Cypress, T...

1. An apparatus, wherein:the apparatus is curved in top view, has a U-shape in side cross-section, and comprises a first side portion, a bottom portion, and a second side portion, wherein the first side portion and the second side portion are configured to fit upper teeth of a human being with the first side portion being on an outer curve of the curve in top view and the second side portion being on an inner curve of the curve in top view;
wherein the first side portion has an outer face and the outer face comprises at least one decorative member;
wherein the bottom portion comprises at least one slot that is capable of producing a whistling sound when air passes through said slot, wherein said slot has an inlet opening at a back of the bottom portion adjacent the second side portion and an outlet opening at a front of the bottom portion adjacent the first side portion or at a bottom side of the bottom portion;
wherein said outer face is substantially vertical from a top of said first side portion to a top of said bottom portion;
wherein said bottom side of said bottom portion is substantially perpendicular to said outer face; and
wherein said apparatus is configured to be fully contained within a mouth of said human being when the U-shape is fitted over said upper teeth of said human being.

US Pat. No. 10,714,067

CONTROLLER FOR PRODUCING CONTROL SIGNALS

ROLI Ltd., (GB)

1. A controller for producing control signals, comprising:a pressure sensor;
a hinged input mechanism configured to:
receive input forces between a hinge point and a front end of the hinged input mechanism; and
direct said input forces towards the pressure sensor; and
a processor, configured to receive a signal from the pressure sensor indicating that the hinged input mechanism is being depressed or released and, based on the received signal, further configured to:
determine, during a time interval, a rate of change of pressure detected at the pressure sensor resulting from the input forces received between the hinge point and the front end of the hinged input mechanism; and
generate a control signal associated with the hinged input mechanism;
wherein the control signal comprises a velocity characteristic representative of a speed at which the hinged input mechanism is depressed or released, and
wherein the velocity characteristic of the control signal is based at least partly on the determined rate of change of pressure resulting from the input forces received between the hinge point and the front end of the hinged input mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,714,066

CONTENT CONTROL DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

1. A content control device comprising:a plurality of controls respectively assigned to a plurality of parameters for controlling properties of a content containing sound, each of the plurality of controls outputting a first indicated value in accordance with an operation amount of the respective control; and
a processor configured to:
obtain a second indicated value;
acquire predetermined setting information for determining a range of each of the respective first indicated values of the plurality of parameters; and
set the respective first indicated values of the plurality of parameters in accordance with the second indicated value and the setting information to control the properties of the content.

US Pat. No. 10,714,065

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR GENERATING MUSICAL PIECES

MIXED IN KEY LLC, Miami,...

1. An apparatus that generates a musical piece, the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to
receive a chord selection including a musical key and a scale selection,
generate, within a digital audio work session, a chord progression sequence based on the received chord selection, the chord progression sequence including a selection of related chords within the selected key and scale,
in response to a detected chord selection change, modify the chord progression sequence to include a chord progression corresponding to the chord selection change,
set the chord progression sequence as a master sequence,
in response to detecting a second progression sequence within the digital audio work session, transmit an identifier to the second progression sequence, the identifier setting the second progression sequence as a slave sequence, and establishing a communication link between the master sequence and the slave sequence to synchronize the slave sequence and the master sequence, wherein changes made in the master sequence are automatically effectuated in the slave sequence, and
combine the master sequence and the slave sequence to form a composed musical piece, wherein
the processing circuitry is further configured to calculate a tension parameter between each element of the master sequence and each element of the slave sequence, the tension parameter indicating a level of harmony between each element of the master sequence and its corresponding counterpart in the slave sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,714,064

INSTRUMENT SUPPORT STRAP WITH COOLING FEATURE

1. A cooling accessory for attachment to a strap to support a musical instrument, the cooling accessory comprising:a pouch having opposite sides;
a coolant pack held in the pouch between the opposite sides;
rear interior surface holding one side of the pouch, the rear interior surface having opposite ends;
a front exterior surface opposite the rear interior surface, the front exterior surface in contact with an interior surface of the strap; and
an attachment device on each of the opposite ends to attach the cooling accessory to the strap, wherein the side of the pouch opposite the side held by the rear interior surface is in contact with a musician when the musician wears the strap.

US Pat. No. 10,714,063

DRUMHEAD TUNING RIM SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Bedson Drum Co., Edmonds...

1. A drumhead tuning rim system comprising at least one drumhead tuning rim apparatus for securing and tuning a drumhead on a drum shell of a drum, the drumhead tuning rim apparatus comprising:a cable tension dial assembly configured for operably engaging a rim of the drum so as to increase or decrease tension on the rim, the rim being configured for seating over the drumhead on the drum shell, the cable tension dial assembly comprising a rotatably installed take-up shaft;
a plurality of low friction lug assemblies configured to be installed spaced about the drum shell; and
a single continuous tensioning cable configured for alternately passing about the lug assemblies substantially about the drum shell and for winding about the take-up shaft for operably engaging the cable tension dial assembly so as to selectively raise or lower the overall pitch of the drumhead.

US Pat. No. 10,714,062

TENSIONING SYSTEM FOR VIBRATING MEMBRANES

WELCH TUNING SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A tensioning system for tuning and securing a vibrating membrane on a drum shell, the tensioning system comprising:a top hoop, the top hoop fitting the vibrating membrane on the drum shell;
a plurality of pulley assemblies adjoining each of the top hoop and either a bottom hoop or the drum shell, wherein each of the pulley assemblies further comprising:
a pulley, the pulley supported by the pulley assembly at an angle relative to the drum shell;
a cable, the cable running over the pulleys of each pulley assembly, wherein the cable is parallel to the pulley; and
a tensioning mechanism to adjust tension by either tightening or loosening the cable, thereby tuning the vibrating membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,714,061

GO DRUM

1. A compact drum kit comprising:a multi-sided body having a hollow interior defined by an upper snare drum surface, a bottom, a kick drum surface and a sound hole;
a plurality of upward extending component mounting shafts mounted in the hollow interior of the body and protruding through a plurality of openings in the body;
a plurality of leg shafts mounted in the hollow interior of the body and protruding through at least one opening in the body;
one or more percussion modules that attach to one or more of the plurality of component mounting shafts, wherein each percussion module produces a sound in response to being struck or scraped; and
a kick pedal including a beater positioned to strike a first side of the three or more sides and produce a sound.

US Pat. No. 10,714,060

GLOVE FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENT

1. A stringed instrument glove, comprising a stringed instrument:a glove body having a palmate side, a distal side, a palm cuff area, a distal cuff area, and a wrist opening adjacent said palm cuff area and said distal cuff area;
a thumb sleeve protruding away from said glove body opposite said wrist opening, said thumb sleeve having a thumb pick affixed to a distal end and a thumb air vent located adjacent said thumb pick;
an index sleeve protruding away from said glove body opposite said wrist opening, said index sleeve having an index pick affixed to a distal end and an index air vent located adjacent said index pick;
a middle sleeve protruding away from said glove body opposite said wrist opening, said middle sleeve having a middle pick affixed to a distal end and a middle air vent located adjacent said middle pick;
a ring sleeve protruding away from said glove body opposite said wrist opening, said ring sleeve having a ring pick affixed to a distal end of each of said ring sleeves and a ring air vent located adjacent said ring pick;
a fingerless pinky sleeve;
a securement aid located on said glove body for removably fastening said glove to a user; and
a bifurcated portion located on said distal end, extending upward from said distal cuff area and terminating subjacent to said pinky sleeve;
wherein each said pick is affixed to a distal side of a respective sleeve; and
wherein said glove further comprises multiple ventilation holes disposed about said distal side thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,714,059

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PICKCATCHER SYSTEM

1. A method of manufacturing a pickcatcher device, comprising:manufacturing a circular tilted frame having an inner and outer diameter;
manufacturing a circular screen, also having an inner and outer diameter, to be inserted within the circular tilted frame in a non-movable snug-fit;
fabricating the circular tilted frame to have a circular string-facing surface and a circular instrument-facing surface, wherein an entirety of the circular string-facing surface is formed to be opposite to an entirety of the circular instrument-facing surface;
fabricating the entirety of the string-facing surface to be substantially flat and thus occupying a first plane;
fabricating the entirety of the instrument-facing surface to be substantially flat and thus occupying a second plane;
fabricating the circular tilted frame so that the first and second planes are tilted relative to each other and not parallel;
preparing the instrument-facing surface of the circular tilted frame to be suitable for attachment to a surface of an instrument;
fabricating the circular tilted frame in a size suitable for insertion within and covering a top of a soundhole within the instrument; and
fabricating the circular screen to be suitable to fit within the instrument-facing surface of the circular tilted frame.

US Pat. No. 10,714,058

DECISION-BASED DATA COMPRESSION BY MEANS OF DEEP LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for handling data based on compressibility, wherein the method comprises:training, using sample data, a supervised learning model, wherein the training comprises determining weighting factors and bias for the supervised learning model, and wherein the sample data comprises a set of known further compressible data and a set of known non-compressible data;
evaluating, using the trained supervised learning model, a set of unclassified data;
predicting a subset of the unclassified data is non-compressible data; and
testing the prediction that the subset of unclassified data is non-compressible data by attempting to compress the subset of unclassified data, wherein:
if the subset of unclassified data compresses then the predication is false, and
if the subset of unclassified data does not compress then the prediction is true such that the supervised learning model is accurately predicting compressibility.

US Pat. No. 10,714,057

DISPLAY SYSTEM AND DISPLAY METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A display system, comprising:a plurality of display devices that are arranged side by side;
an input detection device that detects an input performed by a user to a master display device among the plurality of display devices; and
a control device that is connected to the plurality of display devices and the input detection device, wherein
the control device includes:
an image data display control unit that performs control to display, on each of the plurality of display devices, each of image data of successive pages among image data of a plurality of pages, and
a shift display control unit that, in a case where an image data displayed on the master device among the image data of the successive pages is subjected to a page operation, performs control to display by shifting, on each of display devices arranged in a direction of the page operation from each of the display devices, each of the image data of the successive pages, wherein
in a case where a drawing input to the image data displayed on the master display device is detected, the image data display control unit displays the image data reflected information of the drawing input on the master display device, and
in a case where the image data displayed on the master device is subjected to the page operation, the image data being reflected the information of the drawing input, the shift display control unit displays by shifting the image data reflected the information of the drawing input on the each of display devices arranged in a direction of the page operation from each of the display devices.

US Pat. No. 10,714,056

EXTENDING THE RANGE OF VARIABLE REFRESH RATE DISPLAYS

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A method of providing display content for a variable refresh rate display, the method comprising:providing a first content of a first frame on the display during an active refresh cycle where the display is refreshing with the first content of the first frame;
determining whether a second frame has been rendered at a render rate within a display refresh rate range of the display during the active refresh cycle, the second frame being after the first frame; and
when the second frame has been rendered at the render rate within the display refresh rate range of the display during the active refresh cycle, providing a second content of the second frame during a next refresh cycle of the display at a location on the display where the first content of the first frame is displayed such that the display is continuously refreshing with the second content of the second frame, thereby preventing an image tear on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,714,055

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAY SYNCHRONIZATION IN HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICES

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A method for calibrating a head-mounted display system, the method comprising:directing the head-mounted display system to render, within a frame generated by the head-mounted display system, at least one performance metric for the frame;
recording when the frame containing the performance metric is displayed by a display of the head-mounted display system, wherein recording when the frame containing the performance metric is displayed comprises:
capturing an image of the displayed frame using a camera that is positioned approximately where a user's eyes would be positioned with respect to the display when the head-mounted display system is in use by the user; and
recording when the image of the displayed frame was captured by the camera;
measuring, based at least in part on when the frame containing the performance metric was displayed, at least one aspect of the head-mounted display system's performance; and
calibrating the head-mounted display system based on the measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,714,054

DISPLAY DEVICE

TIANMA JAPAN, LTD., Kawa...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel; and
a controller configured to convert relative luminance data for a picture frame to relative luminance data for the display panel,
wherein the picture frame includes a region composed of a plurality of frame unit regions disposed in a matrix,
wherein each of the plurality of frame unit regions includes:
a first frame pixel, a second frame pixel, and a third frame pixel disposed in a first direction along a first axis in order of the first frame pixel, the second frame pixel, and the third frame pixel; and
a fourth frame pixel, a fifth frame pixel, and a sixth frame pixel disposed in the first direction to be adjacent to the first frame pixel, the second frame pixel, and the third frame pixel, respectively, in a second direction along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis,
wherein a display region of the display panel includes a region composed of a plurality of panel unit regions disposed in a matrix,
wherein each of the plurality of panel unit regions includes:
a first subpixel line including a first subpixel of a first color, a first subpixel of a second color, and a first subpixel of a third color disposed in the second direction in order of the first subpixel of the first color, the first subpixel of the second color, and the first subpixel of the third color;
a second subpixel line including a second subpixel of the third color, a second subpixel of the first color, and a second subpixel of the second color disposed in the second direction in order of the second subpixel of the third color, the second subpixel of the first color, and the second subpixel of the second color, the second subpixel line being adjacent to the first subpixel line in the first direction;
a third subpixel line including a third subpixel of the first color, a third subpixel of the second color, and a third subpixel of the third color disposed in the second direction in order of the third subpixel of the first color, the third subpixel of the second color, and the third subpixel of the third color, the third subpixel line being adjacent to the second subpixel line in the first direction; and
a fourth subpixel line including a fourth subpixel of the third color, a fourth subpixel of the first color, and a fourth subpixel of the second color disposed in the second direction in order of the fourth subpixel of the third color, the fourth subpixel of the first color, and the fourth subpixel of the second color, the fourth subpixel line being adjacent to the third subpixel line in the first direction,
wherein a relative luminance value for each subpixel in the panel unit region is determined by calculation of relative luminance values of a plurality of frame pixels with weights,
wherein the plurality of frame pixels include a frame pixel closest to the subpixel,
wherein the plurality of frame pixels are disposed in a plurality of frame pixel lines each extending in the first direction and in a plurality of frame pixel lines each extending in the second direction,
wherein a first frame pixel line extending in the first direction that includes the closest frame pixel and a second frame pixel line extending in the second direction that includes the closest frame pixel are composed of frame pixels assigned positive weights,
wherein each of the frame pixel lines except for the first frame pixel line and the second frame pixel line includes a frame pixel assigned a negative weight,
wherein a sum of weights for the first frame pixel line is larger than a sum of weights for any one of the other frame pixel lines extending in the first direction, and
wherein a sum of weights for the second frame pixel line is larger than a sum of weights for any one of the other frame pixel line extending in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,714,053

DRIVING CIRCUIT, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIGHT EMISSION AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A driving circuit, comprising one or more light emission shift registers, wherein each of the one or more light emission shift registers comprises:a first processing module electrically connected to an input signal terminal, a first clock signal terminal and a second clock signal terminal, and configured to control a signal at a first node based on a signal at the input signal terminal, a signal at the first clock signal terminal and a signal at the second clock signal terminal;
a second processing module electrically connected to a first level signal terminal, the first clock signal terminal, the second clock signal terminal, a pulse signal terminal and the first node, and configured to control a signal at a second node based on a signal at the first level signal terminal, the signal at the first clock signal terminal, the signal at the second clock signal terminal, a signal at the pulse signal terminal and the signal at the first node, wherein the second processing module comprises a first transistor and a second transistor, the first transistor is a dual-gate transistor having a control terminal electrically connected to the first node, a first terminal electrically connected to the first clock signal terminal and a second terminal electrically connected to a third node, and the second transistor has a control terminal electrically connected to the first node or the first clock signal terminal, a first terminal electrically connected to the pulse signal terminal and a second terminal electrically connected to the second node; and
an output module electrically connected to the first level signal terminal, a second level signal terminal, the first node and the second node, and configured to control a signal at an output signal terminal based on the signal at the first level signal terminal, a signal at the second level signal terminal, the signal at the first node and the signal at the second node,
wherein the first processing module comprises a third transistor, a fourth transistor, a fifth transistor, and a first capacitor,
the third transistor has a control terminal electrically connected to the first clock signal terminal, a first terminal electrically connected to the input signal terminal, and a second terminal electrically connected to the first node;
the fourth transistor has a control terminal electrically connected to the second clock signal terminal, a first terminal electrically connected to the first node, and a second terminal;
the fifth transistor has a control terminal electrically connected to the third node, a first terminal electrically connected to the second terminal of the fourth transistor, and a second terminal electrically connected to the input signal terminal or the first clock signal terminal; and
the first capacitor has a first terminal electrically connected to the first node, and a second terminal electrically connected to the second clock signal terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,714,052

DISPLAY DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A display device comprising: a display that displays an image including an object; and a controller configured to: set color component values of respective display colors of corresponding pixels forming the image to first component values, while the displayed object is not moving, wherein the color component values are provided as R, G, and B values that indicate red, green, and blue color components, respectively; and execute, when the displayed object is displayed as moving, moving-manner correction processing by which the color component values of respective display colors of destination pixels for newly displaying the object are set to second component values, wherein the second component values are component values obtained by adding RGB correction values to the first component values, wherein the first color component values are different from the second color component values when representing the same display color, wherein in each pixel, the RGB correction values have been previously determined in common for the color component values of a corresponding display color, and the RGB correction values are set so as to be larger when corresponding to a display color of a pixel in a region of the displayed object that is relatively short in the direction of moving the displayed object and to be smaller when corresponding to a display color of a pixel in a region of the displayed object that is relatively long in the direction of the moving the displayed object.

US Pat. No. 10,714,051

DRIVING APPARATUS AND DRIVING SIGNAL GENERATING METHOD THEREOF

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A driving apparatus adapted for a display, comprising:a timing controller, providing an output differential voltage and having a pre-emphasis circuit, the timing controller generating a bi-direction lock signal;
at least one driver, having an equalizer, coupled to the timing controller through a first data line and a second data line and receiving a differential signal pair, the at least one driver generating at least one lock signal;
at least one switch, coupled between the first data line and the second data line, and the at least one switch being turned on or cut off according to an eye diagram detection result of the differential signal pair; and
at least one resistor, connected in series with the at least one switch between the first data line and the second data line,
wherein, according to the bi-direction lock signal, the timing controller and the at least one driver are configured to:
perform a first clock and data synchronization operation on the differential signal pair in a first time period;
set setting parameters of the output differential voltage, the pre-emphasis circuit and the equalizer according to the eye diagram detection result of the differential signal pair and an on or off state of the at least one switch, and perform a second clock and data synchronization operation on the differential signal pair in a second time period; and
drive the display according to the differential signal pair in a third time period.

US Pat. No. 10,714,050

REDUCING LATENCY IN AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) DISPLAYS

DAQRI, LLC, Los Angeles,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a display controller of a display device, a first stream of image pixels of a first frame of virtual content to be presented on a display of the display device, the first stream of image pixels received from a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) that rendered the first frame based on an initial three-dimensional pose of the display device, the initial three-dimensional pose determined based on sensor data gathered by one or more sensors of the display device, the first stream of image pixels received by the display controller via a high-speed bulk interface that transfers data at least as fast as can be consumed by the display;
converting, by the display controller, each respective image pixel in the stream of image pixels as the respective image pixel is received from the GPU, each respective image pixel converted from a first data format used to transmit the first stream of image pixels via the high-speed bulk interface to a second data format that is compatible for display by the display, wherein each respective image pixel is converted without any portion of the first frame of virtual content being buffered by the display controller;
after each image pixel is converted into the second data format, storing the respective image pixel in one of a plurality of pixel cells of the display, wherein at least a first pixel of the first stream of pixels of the first frame is stored in a pixel cell of the display while a second pixel of the first stream of pixels of the first frame is being converted into the second data format by the display controller; and
in response to the first stream of image pixels of the first frame being converted into the second data format and stored in the pixel cells of the display, causing the display to present the first frame.

US Pat. No. 10,714,049

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY BORDER GAIN SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an electronic display, wherein the electronic display comprises:
a display region with a rounded border, wherein the display region comprises a first display pixel of a plurality of pixels at a first pixel position adjacent the rounded border; and
a display pipeline communicatively coupled to the electronic display, wherein the display pipeline is configured to:
receive first image data that indicates target luminance at the first pixel position in an image frame, wherein the image frame has a rectangular shape;
determine a first gain value associated with the first pixel position from a compressed gain map that is based on an uncompressed gain map, wherein the compressed gain map comprises a coded row run of one or more coded rows of the uncompressed gain map and an uncoded row run of one or more uncoded rows of the uncompressed gain map, wherein the coded row run indicates a gain map entry for a respective pixel position of a plurality of pixels associated with the coded row run, wherein the coded row run comprises at least one gain map entry of a gain less than unity, and wherein the uncoded rows indicate gain map entries of a row of pixels of unity gain, wherein determining the first gain value comprises:
determining whether the first pixel position is in the coded row run or the uncoded row run;
in response to determining that the first pixel position is in the uncoded row run, determining that the first gain value is unity gain; and
in response to determining that the first pixel position is in the coded row run, decompressing the compressed gain map to the uncompressed gain map and determining the first gain value based at least in part on a gain value map comprising a gain value for the first pixel position;
determine second image data that indicates target luminance of the first display pixel to display the image frame by processing the first image data based at least in part on the determined first gain value; and
output the second image data to the electronic display to facilitate displaying a non-rectangular portion of the image frame on the display region.

US Pat. No. 10,714,048

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A flexible display device, comprising: a main flexible display panel and at least one auxiliary flexible display panel stacked on the main flexible display panel, wherein:the main flexible display panel comprises a plurality of main pixel units spaced apart from each other, the auxiliary flexible display panel comprises a plurality of auxiliary pixel units spaced apart from each other, and orthographic projections of the auxiliary pixel units onto the main flexible display panel overlap with the main pixel units;
the main flexible display panel is configured to, in the case that the flexible display device is stretched, enable at least a part of an orthographic projection of each main pixel unit of the main flexible display panel onto the auxiliary flexible display panel to be arranged between two adjacent auxiliary pixel units of the auxiliary flexible display panel, and/or
the auxiliary flexible display panel is configured to, in the case that the flexible display device is stretched, enable at least a part of an orthographic projection of each auxiliary pixel unit of the auxiliary flexible display panel onto the main flexible display panel to be arranged between two adjacent main pixel units of the main flexible display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,714,047

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF CHANGING LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE OF THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of changing a light transmittance of a head-mounted display device including a display and an optical lens, the method comprising:identifying an application displayed on the display of the head-mounted display device in front of a portion of the optical lens;
identifying a first light transmittance based on a type of the application or a type of a content of the application;
changing, by a processor, a light transmittance of the optical lens to the first light transmittance; and
displaying the content of the application on the display while the light transmittance of the optical lens is maintained in the first light transmittance.

US Pat. No. 10,714,046

DISPLAY DRIVER, ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A display driver comprising:a driving circuit including first to N-th drive units configured to output first to N-th image signals to first to N-th image signal lines coupled to first to N-th demultiplexers of a demultiplexer circuit of an electro-optical panel, N being an integer of 2 or greater;
a first switch signal output circuit configured to output a first switch signal group to one end of a switch signal line group coupled to the first to N-th demultiplexers of the electro-optical panel; and
a second switch signal output circuit configured to output a second switch signal group to the other end of the switch signal line group, wherein
an i-th drive unit of the first to N-th drive units of the driving circuit is configured to output, to an i-th image signal line of the first to N-th image signal lines, an i-th image signal obtained by time-division multiplexing a plurality of image signals corresponding to a plurality of data lines of the electro-optical panel, i being an integer of 1 to N,
an i-th demultiplexer of the first to N-th demultiplexers includes a plurality of switching elements coupled to the switch signal line group, and is configured to distribute each of the plurality of image signals time-division multiplexed into the i-th image signal to a corresponding data line among the plurality of data lines, and
the first switch signal output circuit is configured to set an output terminal group of the first switch signal group to a high impedance state in a transition period of a voltage level of a switch signal of the first switch signal group.

US Pat. No. 10,714,045

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR DISPLAY MODULE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A control device, configured to control a display module and comprising a judgment circuit and a storage module, whereinthe judgment circuit is configured to receive a reference voltage and to receive a supply voltage of the display module, and is configured to judge whether the display module is supplied with power or not according to the reference voltage and the supply voltage;
the storage module is connected with the judgment circuit and is connected with a display screen of the display module, the storage module is configured to store a preset image, and when the display module is supplied with power, the storage module transmits the preset image to the display screen so that the display screen displays the preset image;
the control device further comprises an output control circuit which is connected with the judgment circuit and is connected with the storage module and which is connected with the display screen; the output control circuit is configured to retrieve the preset image stored in the storage module and transmit the preset image to the display screen when the display module is supplied with power;
the output control circuit comprises an enable sub-circuit and a retrieving sub-circuit;
the enable sub-circuit is connected with the judgment circuit and the enable sub-circuit is configured to generate and output an enable signal when the display module is supplied with power; and
the retrieving sub-circuit is connected with the enable sub-circuit and is connected with the storage module, and the retrieving sub-circuit is connected with the display screen, the retrieving sub-circuit is configured to retrieve the preset image stored in the storage module under the control of the enable signal and transmit the preset image to the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,714,044

GOA CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

1. A gate driver on array (GOA) circuit, comprising a plurality of cascaded sub-circuits, wherein an n-th sub-circuit of the sub-circuits comprises:a control module electrically connected to a positive scan control terminal, a negative scan control terminal, an (n?2)th scan terminal, an (n+2)th scan terminal, an (n+1)th clock terminal, an (n?1)th clock terminal, a high voltage terminal, and a low voltage terminal;
an output module electrically connected to the high voltage terminal, the low voltage terminal, an n-th clock terminal, an n-th scan terminal, and a controllable terminal;
a pull-up supplement module comprising a supplement switch and an auxiliary switch, wherein the supplement switch is electrically connected to the auxiliary switch, the high voltage terminal, the control module, and the output module, and the auxiliary switch is electrically connected to the supplement switch, the high voltage terminal, the control module, and the output module; and
a leakage switch electrically connected to the control module, the output module, the supplement switch, the auxiliary switch, and the low voltage terminal;
wherein the control module comprises a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, a fourth switch, a fifth switch, and a sixth switch; wherein the first switch is electrically connected to the (n?2)th scan terminal, the positive scan control terminal, the second switch, the sixth switch, the supplement switch, and the auxiliary switch; wherein the second switch is electrically connected to the (n+2)th scan terminal, the negative scan control terminal, the first switch, the sixth switch, the supplement switch, and the auxiliary switch; wherein the third switch is electrically connected to the positive scan control terminal, the (n+1)th clock terminal, the fourth switch, and the fifth switch; wherein the fourth switch is electrically connected to the negative scan control terminal, the (n?1)th clock terminal, the third switch, and the fifth switch; wherein the fifth switch is electrically connected to the high voltage terminal, the third switch, the fourth switch, the sixth switch, the leakage switch, and the output module; and wherein the sixth switch is electrically connected to the low voltage terminal, the first switch, the second switch, the fifth switch, the supplement switch, the auxiliary switch, the output module, and the leakage switch; and
wherein the output module comprises a relay unit, a pull-up unit, a pull-down unit, a detection unit, a first energy storing element, and a second energy storing element; wherein the relay unit is electrically connected to the high voltage terminal, the supplement switch, the auxiliary switch, and the pull-up unit; wherein the relay unit, the supplement switch, and the auxiliary switch are commonly connected to form a first node; wherein the pull-up unit is electrically connected to the relay unit, the n-th clock terminal, and the n-th scan terminal; wherein the pull-down unit is electrically connected to the n-th scan terminal, the low voltage terminal, the leakage switch, and the control module; wherein the detection unit is electrically connected to the n-th scan terminal, the low voltage terminal, the controllable terminal, the pull-down unit, the leakage switch, and the control module; wherein the pull-down unit, the detection unit, the leakage switch, and the control module are commonly connected to a second node; wherein the first energy storing element is electrically connected between the first node and the low voltage terminal; and wherein the second energy storing element is electrically connected between the second node and the low voltage terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,714,042

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

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method of driving a display panel, the method comprising:when a scene change is detected, determining whether a time when the scene change occurs is in a process of scanning a frame of display screen of a first scene; and
when it is determined that the time when the scene change occurs is in the process of scanning the frame of display screen of the first scene, controlling a gate driving circuit to re-scan respective gate lines on the display panel sequentially, and controlling a source driving circuit to input display signals of a second scene to respective pixels connected to the respective gate lines, the second scene being different from the first scene;
wherein controlling the gate driving circuit to re-scan the respective gate lines on the display panel sequentially comprises:
inputting a reset signal to the gate driving circuit; and
inputting a frame start signal to the gate circuit after the gate driving circuit stops scanning.

US Pat. No. 10,714,041

GATE DRIVER ON ARRAY CIRCUIT

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A gate driver on array (GOA) circuit, comprising:multiple stages of GOA units connected in cascade, wherein each stage of GOA unit comprises a pull-up controlling module, a pull-up module, a transmission module, a pull-down module, a bootstrap module and a pull-down holding module;
wherein, in a nth stage of GOA unit, n is an integer, and
the pull-up controlling module is connected electrically to a first node of a (n+4)th stage of GOA unit and receiving a stage transmitting signal from a (n?4)th stage of GOA unit and a high-frequency clock signal, for pulling up a voltage level of the first node according to the stage transmitting signal from the (n?4)th stage of GOA unit, and pulling down a voltage level of a second node by using the high-frequency clock signal under control of the first node of the (n+4)th stage of GOA unit;
wherein the pull-up module is connected electrically to the first node and receiving the high-frequency clock signal, for outputting a scan signal by using the high-frequency clock signal under the control of the first node;
wherein the transmission module is connected electrically to the first node and receiving the high-frequency clock signal, for outputting the stage transmitting signal by using the high-frequency clock signal under the control of the first node;
wherein the pull-down module is connected electrically to the second node and receiving the scan signal of the (n+4)th stage of GOA unit, for pulling down the voltage level of the first node by using the voltage level of the second node, under control of the scan signal of the (n+4)th stage of GOA unit or a second start signal;
wherein the bootstrap module is connected electrically to the first node and the scan signal, for pulling up and then holding the voltage level of the first node, during a period of outputting the scan signal; and
wherein the pull-down holding module is connected electrically to the first node, a third node, a fourth node, a first DC low potential and a second DC low potential, and receiving a first low-frequency clock signal, a second low-frequency clock signal, the scan signal and the stage transmitting signal, for pulling down voltage levels of the third node and the fourth node to the second DC low potential when the voltage level of the first node is pulled up, and for pulling up the voltage levels of the third node and the fourth node by using the first low-frequency clock signal and the second low-frequency clock signal alternatively, after the voltage level of the first node is pulled down, to maintain the voltage levels of the first node, the stage transmitting signal and the scan signal at the first DC low potential.

US Pat. No. 10,714,039

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD IN DISPLAY DEVICE

SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CO...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel having a display region constituted by a plurality of pixels; and
a signal processing section configured to perform prescribed signal processing on input data including pixel values of the respective plurality of pixels for generating first output data for displaying an input image based on the input data in the display region, wherein
the signal processing section includes:
a receiving section;
a transmitting section configured to transmit, to the receiving section, a data signal based on the input data or a specified data signal in synchronization with a clock signal; and
a controller connected to the receiving section and the transmitting section,
at a previous stage prior to displaying the input image in the display region, the controller
issues, to the transmitting section, a first instruction to transmit a first data signal having a specific pattern with a phase difference from the clock signal set to a first phase difference,
reads, from the receiving section, a first received data signal corresponding to a data signal received by the receiving section from the transmitting section having received the first instruction,
performs first determination based on the first data signal and the first received data signal as receipt result determination whether or not the data signal transmitted by the transmitting section has been able to be correctly received by the receiving section, and
determines, based on a result of the first determination, a set phase difference corresponding to a phase difference from the clock signal employed in transmitting the data signal based on the input data.

US Pat. No. 10,714,038

DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A display device comprising an active matrix substrate,wherein the active matrix substrate includes:
a plurality of gate lines;
a plurality of sub-gate lines that are provided in such a manner that one or more sub-gate lines are provided with respect to each of the gate lines, the sub-gate lines extending in a direction that intersects at right angles with a direction in which the gate lines extend;
first driving circuitry that is provided in a frame area and scans the gate lines; and
a second driving circuitry that is provided in the frame area and scans the sub-gate lines,
wherein each of the sub-gate lines is connected with the gate line corresponding thereto in a display area,
the first driving circuitry supplies a scanning signal to each of the gate lines via both ends of the gate line, and
the second driving circuitry includes n driving circuits (n is a natural number) that supply the scanning signal to each of the sub-gate lines, via at least one end of the sub-gate line.

US Pat. No. 10,714,037

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprising:a display unit in which a plurality of sub-pixels are arranged in a matrix along row and column directions; and
a signal processor configured to output output signals for causing the display unit to display an image based on input signals for the image in which pixel data including three colors of red, green, and blue is arranged in a matrix,
wherein the sub-pixels comprise a first sub-pixel for red, a second sub-pixel for green, a third sub-pixel for blue, and a fourth sub-pixel for white,
wherein either the first sub-pixel or the third sub-pixel is interposed between the second sub-pixel and the fourth sub-pixel arranged in one direction of the row direction and the column direction,
wherein the signal processor is configured to output the output signals to assign, to a set of the sub-pixels included in the display unit, color components assigned to two pieces of the pixel data arranged in the one direction in the input signals,
wherein the set of the sub-pixels is made up of the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel, the third sub-pixel, and the fourth sub-pixel arranged along the row direction, and
wherein the signal processor is configured to assign a first color component to the fourth sub-pixel and second color components to the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel, and the third sub-pixel, the first color component being a part or the whole of a white component included in one piece of the pixel data among the color components included in the two pieces of the pixel data, the second color components being components other than the first color component of the color components included in the two pieces of the pixel data,
wherein scanning for driving the sub-pixels in the display unit is performed along the column direction,
wherein white at the highest luminance reproducible by a combination of the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel, and the third sub-pixel is higher in luminance than white at the highest luminance reproducible by the fourth sub-pixel,
wherein the first color component is a part of white component included in one of the two pieces of the pixel data arranged in the row direction in the input signals, the one piece of the pixel data being closer to an arrangement position in the row direction of the fourth sub-pixel in the set of the sub-pixels,
wherein the colors of the sub-pixels are arranged in a staggered manner,
wherein the signal processor is configured to, when the signal processor receives the input signals including the one piece of the pixel data and another piece of the pixel data next to the one piece of the pixel data in the row direction each piece of which is pixel data for causing a corresponding pixel to be relatively bright, assign color components not included in the first color component among the color components included in the one piece of the pixel data to the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel, and the third sub-pixel located corresponding to the other piece of the pixel data, and
wherein the signal processor is configured to, when the signal processor receives the input signals including the one piece of the pixel data for causing a corresponding pixel to be relatively bright and the other piece of the pixel data for causing a corresponding pixel to be relatively dark, assign the color components not included in the first color component among the color components included in the one piece of the pixel data to the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel, and the third sub-pixel aligned, in a direction of the scanning, with the fourth sub-pixel assigned the first color component.

US Pat. No. 10,714,036

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display panel including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix; and
a correction circuit configured to determine gray levels of the pixels according to a gray level of a first frame, a gray level of a second frame and positions of the pixels in the matrix, wherein
the correction circuit includes look-up tables according to positions of some pixels among the pixels in the matrix, and
each of the look-up tables indicates a gray level of a post-correction video signal with respect to the gray level of the first frame and the gray level of the second frame.

US Pat. No. 10,714,035

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a timing controller configured to receive an image signal from an external source, identify a color pattern of the image signal and set an output enable value corresponding to the identified color pattern, wherein the color pattern is identified based on whether the image signal comprises each of a plurality of colors and the output enable value comprises a first output enable value when the color pattern is a monochromatic pattern and a second output enable value different from the first output enable value when the color pattern is a white pattern; and
a scan driver configured to receive the output enable value and generate a first scan signal having a first turn-on signal and a second scan signal adjacent to the first scan signal and having a second turn-on signal,
wherein the scan driver adjusts an interval between the first turn-on signal and the second turn-on signal based on the output enable value.

US Pat. No. 10,714,034

DISPLAY DEVICE, CONTROL CIRCUIT OF DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display method for a display panel, comprising:determining a current display mode of the display panel; and
determining whether or not to subject a to-be-displayed image on the display panel to color enhancement in accordance with at least one of the current display mode of the display panel and an image parameter of the to-be-displayed image,
wherein determining whether or not to subject the to-be-displayed image on the display panel to the color enhancement in accordance with at least one of the current display mode of the display panel and the image parameter of the to-be-displayed image comprises:
in the case that the current display mode of the display panel is a first display mode, not subjecting the to-be-displayed image on the display panel to the color enhancement, wherein in the case that the display panel is in the first display mode, power consumption of the display panel is smaller than a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,714,033

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

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display panel driving apparatus comprising:a processor configured to receive an image data and generate a determination signal based on a current image data derived from the image data, wherein the determination signal is based at least in part on color analysis data based on a comparison among a plurality of color pixels within a unit pixel;
the processor including:
a frame memory unit configured to store the image data, and output a previous image data and the current image data;
a pretilt value calculator configured to calculate a first pretilt value of the previous image data, calculate a second pretilt value of the current image data and output the first pretilt value and the second pretilt value; and
an image data compensator configured to selectively output the image data or a pretilt compensation image data according to the first pretilt value, the second pretilt value and the determination signal, and to compensate the current image data based on the previous image data and the current image data to output an over-driving compensation image data using dynamic capacitance compensation;
a data driver configured to generate a data signal based on the pretilt compensation image data output from the processor, and output the data signal to a data line of a display panel; and
a gate driver configured to output a gate signal to a gate line of the display panel,
wherein the image data compensator comprises:
a first data compensator configured to output the pretilt compensation image data;
a second data compensator configured to compensate the current image data based on the previous image data and the current image data to output the over-driving compensation image data using the dynamic capacitance compensation;
a third data compensator configured to interpolate the pretilt compensation image data and the over-driving compensation image data to output the interpolation compensation image data;
a look-up table configured to store compensation grayscale values of the pretilt compensation image data, the over-driving compensation image data and the interpolation compensation image data corresponding to the previous image data and the current image data;
a look-up table area determiner configured to determine whether the previous image data and the current image data correspond to an area of the first data compensator, which is a first area of the look-up table, an area of the second data compensator, which is a second area of the look-up table, or an area of the third data compensator, which is a third area of the look-up table, to output an area determination signal; and
a selector configured to selectively output the pretilt compensation image data, the over-driving compensation image data and the interpolation compensation image data in response to the area determination signal.

US Pat. No. 10,714,032

GENERATING QUINCUNX VIDEO STREAMS FOR LIGHT MODULATING BACKPLANES WITH CONFIGURABLE MULTI ELECTRODE PIXELS

Syndiant, Inc., Dallas, ...

1. A method to generate a quincunx video stream from a high resolution video stream having a plurality of high resolution video frames, the method comprising:generating a first first-type quincunx field having a plurality quincunx pixels, from a first high resolution video frame having a plurality of high resolution pixels, wherein each quincunx pixel in the first first-type quincunx field has an associated pixel in the first high resolution video frame;
calculating each quincunx pixel of the first first-type quincunx field using smoothing filter and a pixel block containing high resolution pixels including the associated pixel;
generating a first second-type quincunx field from a second high resolution video frame.

US Pat. No. 10,714,031

DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

2. A display device comprising:a display portion that is provided on a thin-film transistor (TFT) substrate and that comprises pixel capacitors and pixel transistors included in a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix in a first direction and a second direction intersecting the first direction, a plurality of scan lines each coupled to some of the pixels arranged in the first direction, and a plurality of video signal lines each coupled to some of the pixels arranged in the second direction; and
a driver that is provided on the TFT substrate and that is configured to supply video signals to the video signal lines and to control the pixel transistors to be on and off through the scan lines, wherein
the pixel transistors comprise:
first pixel transistors that are p-channel metal-oxide semiconductor (PMOS) transistors coupled between the video signal lines and the pixel capacitors; and
second pixel transistors that are n-channel metal-oxide semiconductor (NMOS) transistors coupled in parallel to the first pixel transistors,
the scan lines comprise:
first scan lines coupled to gates of the first pixel transistors; and
second scan lines coupled to gates of the second pixel transistors, and
the driver comprises:
a first shift register configured to generate first scan signals to be sequentially supplied to the first scan lines at intervals of a predetermined period; and
a second shift register configured to generate second scan signals to be sequentially supplied to the second scan lines at intervals of the predetermined period, wherein
a high potential of the first scan signals is higher than a voltage upper limit value of the video signals supplied to the video signal lines,
a low potential of the first scan signals is equal to or lower than a middle value of a potential difference between a voltage upper limit value and a voltage lower limit value of the video signals supplied to the video signal lines,
a low potential of the second scan signals is lower than the voltage lower limit value of the video signals supplied to the video signal lines, and
a high potential of the second scan signals is equal to or higher than the middle value of the potential difference between the voltage upper limit value and the voltage lower limit value of the video signals supplied to the video signal lines.

US Pat. No. 10,714,030

DISPLAY DEVICE AND APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display device, comprising a first substrate, a first dimming layer, a light-emitting layer, a second dimming layer and a second substrate which are laminated in sequence; wherein,the first dimming layer is configured to control the light emitted from the light-emitting layer and incident onto the first dimming layer to present one of the following two states:
being reflected but not transmitted into the first dimming layer; and
being transmitted and emergent from one side where the first substrate lies;
the second dimming layer is configured to control the light emitted from the light-emitting layer and incident onto the second dimming layer to present one of the following two states:
being reflected but not transmitted into the second dimming layer; and
being transmitted and emergent from one side where the second substrate lies;
wherein the first dimming layer and the second dimming layer each comprises a dimming medium for adjusting a light emergent direction;
the dimming medium comprises an electric deflection material, one side of the light-emitting layer close to the first dimming layer and the other side of the light-emitting layer close to the second dimming layer each is provided with a common electrode, one side of the first substrate close to the first dimming layer is provided with at least one pair of bottom electrodes, and one side of the second substrate close to the second dimming layer is provided with at least one pair of the bottom electrodes; and
the electric deflection material comprises graphene oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,714,029

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING A PLURALITY OF SUBPIXEL ELECTRODES ARRANGED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device comprisinga display unit having a display surface on which a plurality of pixels are arranged in row and column directions, wherein
each of the pixels includes a plurality of subpixels having different colors,
subpixels included in the pixels include a first subpixel and a second subpixel, the first subpixel including an electrode having an opening with a longitudinal direction along a first direction, the second subpixel including an electrode having an opening with a longitudinal direction along a second direction,
the first direction and the second direction are directions along the display surface and are different from the row and column directions,
the longitudinal directions of the openings of all of the subpixels that are arranged in a third direction are identical,
the number of subpixels constituting one color pattern in a fourth direction is 2?,
the number of subpixels in which the first subpixels and the second subpixels arranged in the fourth direction constitute one cycle is 4?,
at least two of the first subpixels, having the first direction, are consecutively arranged in the fourth direction,
at least two of the second subpixels, having the second direction, are consecutively arranged in the fourth direction,
the third direction is one of the row and column directions, and the fourth direction is the other direction of the row and column directions,
the number of the first subpixels with odd numbers, the number of the first subpixels with even numbers, the number of the second subpixels with odd numbers, and the number of the second subpixels with even numbers when counted from one end side in the fourth direction within the one cycle are equal to one another, and
? is a natural number.

US Pat. No. 10,714,028

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY BACKLIGHT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A converter circuit configured to convert a source of direct current from a first voltage level to a second voltage level that is different than the first voltage level, the converter circuit comprising:an input port configured to receive an input voltage at the first voltage level;
an output port at which an output voltage at the second voltage level is generated;
a first inductor having a first terminal coupled to the input port and a second terminal coupled to the output port;
a first switch having a first terminal coupled to the first inductor and a second terminal coupled to a ground power supply line;
a first current sensing resistor connected in series with the first switch; and
a controller configured to receive a first sensing signal from the first current sensing resistor and to selectively turn off the first switch in response to detecting that the amount of current flowing through the first switch exceeds a predetermined peak current level.

US Pat. No. 10,714,027

BACKLIGHT DRIVING MECHANISM FOR VIRTUAL REALITY

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:performing, by controlling circuitry of a processor configured to display video frames to a viewer via a plurality of rows of liquid crystal display (LCD) pixels, a LCD pixel row update operation on a first row of a first portion of rows of LCD pixels of the plurality of rows of LCD pixels,
the LCD pixel update operation producing, for the first row, one of a first state configured to block light from LCD pixels of the first row and a second state configured to allow light into LCD pixels of the first row;
performing, by the controlling circuitry, an illumination operation on the first portion of the plurality of rows of LCD pixels and a second portion of the plurality of rows of LCD pixels, the second portion of the plurality of rows of LCD pixels being distinct from the first portion of the plurality of rows of LCD pixels, the illumination operation triggering a production of light for each of the plurality of rows of LCD pixels for an interval of time during which the first row is updated; and
after the interval of time, performing, by the controlling circuitry, the LCD pixel update operation on a second row of the second portion of rows of LCD pixels of the plurality of rows of LCD pixels,
wherein the first portion of the plurality of rows of LCD pixels are within a field of view (FOV) of a non-dominant eye of a viewer and the second portion of the plurality of rows of LCD pixels are within a field of view of a dominant eye of the viewer.

US Pat. No. 10,714,026

DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF DISPLAY DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Mina...

1. A display device comprising:a plurality of light sources of different luminous colors;
a first substrate;
a second substrate opposed to the first substrate;
a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first and second substrates, to which light from the light sources enters;
a display area on which an image is displayed; and
a drive circuit configured to control quantity of light from each of the light sources on the basis of analyzation results of a signal value corresponding to a pixel in the display area used to display the image and a lighting time of each of the light sources, wherein
the light sources are arranged on a side surface of a display panel including the first substrate, the second substrate, and the liquid crystal layer, and
the first and second substrates have optical transparency.

US Pat. No. 10,714,025

SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND DISPLAY DEVICE

AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION,...

1. A signal processing method, comprising:adjusting an initial backlight value to generate a first backlight value according to a subarea classification information of a display area;
generating a backlight adjustment value according to a white pixel ratio of the display area;
adjusting the first backlight value to generate a second backlight value according to the backlight adjustment value; and
generating a plurality of ultimate gray values according to the second backlight value, comprising:
establishing a backlight diffusion coefficient matrix corresponding to the display area;
generating a third backlight value according to the backlight diffusion coefficient matrix and the second backlight value;
generating a backstepping mapping ratio value according to the third backlight value:
generating a first color luminance value, a second color luminance value, and a third color luminance value according to the backstepping mapping ratio value and initial luminance values;
generating a white luminance value according to the first color luminance value, the second color luminance value, and the third color luminance value;
adjusting the white luminance value selectively to generate an ultimate white luminance value according to the first color luminance value, the second color luminance value, the third color luminance value, and the white luminance value; and
converting the first color luminance value, the second color luminance value, the third color luminance value, and the ultimate white luminance value into the ultimate gray values;
wherein the second backlight value is for controlling a backlight module of a display device, and the ultimate gray values are for controlling a liquid crystal unit of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,714,024

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a first substrate;
a scan line extending in a first direction and having a region in contact with an upper surface of the first substrate;
a common line extending in the first direction;
a first insulating film having a region over and in contact with the scan line;
a first wiring having a first region extending in a second direction which intersects the first direction and a second region over the scan line and the first insulating film;
a first pixel;
a second pixel adjacent to the first pixel with the common line positioned therebetween;
a third pixel adjacent to the first pixel with the first wiring positioned therebetween;
a second substrate facing the first substrate; and
a spacer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate, the spacer having a region overlapping with the scan line,
wherein each of the first pixel, the second pixel, and the third pixel comprises:
a semiconductor layer having a channel formation region of a transistor;
a first conductive film having a region over and in contact with the first insulating film, the first conductive film being electrically connected to the semiconductor layer, wherein the common line does not overlap with the first conductive film;
a first electrode over the first conductive film, the first electrode being electrically connected to the transistor;
a second electrode over the first conductive film, the first electrode and the second electrode overlapping with each other with a second insulating film provided between the first electrode and the second electrode; and
a liquid crystal layer over the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the second electrode of the first pixel and the second electrode of the second pixel are parts of a second conductive film provided in the first pixel and the second pixel,
wherein the second conductive film is electrically connected to the common line, and
wherein the first wiring does not overlap with the second conductive film.

US Pat. No. 10,714,023

DISPLAY INCLUDING LIQUID CRYSTAL LAYER WITH ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE BACKLIGHT

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a liquid crystal layer including a plurality of liquid crystals grouped into a plurality of liquid crystal portions; and
an organic light emitting diode (OLED) backlight coupled to the liquid crystal layer, the OLED backlight including a plurality of OLED backlight portions, each OLED backlight portion facing a corresponding liquid crystal portion and configured to project light towards the corresponding liquid crystal portion, wherein a last OLED backlight portion of the plurality of OLED backlight portions is configured to project light to a corresponding last liquid crystal portion of the plurality of liquid crystal portions over a time period at least partially overlapping with a frame time of a subsequent frame.

US Pat. No. 10,714,022

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a battery configured to supply power; and
circuitry configured to
detect brightness and output an illuminance value corresponding to the detected brightness;
derive a luminance set value for controlling a light signal setting luminance of a light source based on the illuminance value corresponding to the detected brightness and one luminance level set by a user among a plurality of luminance levels, wherein the luminance set value is derived by deriving a slope specific to the one luminance level, multiplying the slope by the illuminance value, and adding a lower limit of the luminance set value specific to the one luminance level, wherein the slope is computed based on a difference between the lower limit of the luminance set value and a luminance set value determined in advance to correspond to the one luminance level and a difference between the illuminance value and a minimum illuminance value corresponding to the lower limit of the luminance set value;
derive power consumption consumed from the battery in the light source based on the luminance set value; and
control a display to display information relating to the power consumption, the luminance set value and the one luminance level set among the plurality of luminance levels.

US Pat. No. 10,714,021

VOLTAGE VALUE SETTING DEVICE AND METHOD

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A voltage value setting device, comprising: a test control unit configured to provide a temporary black grayscale voltage value and a temporary transistor off voltage value to a display device; and a luminance measurement unit configured to measure a luminance of a black grayscale that the display device displays based on the temporary black grayscale voltage value and the temporary transistor off voltage value, wherein, when the measured luminance of the black grayscale is lower than a black luminance threshold, the test control unit provides the display device with a black grayscale voltage value, set by adding a first margin value to the temporary black grayscale voltage value, and a transistor off voltage value, set by adding a second margin value to the temporary transistor off voltage value; andwherein, when the measured luminance is equal to or higher than the black luminance threshold, the test control unit resets the temporary black grayscale voltage value by adding a first delta value thereto and resets the temporary transistor off voltage value by adding a second delta value thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,714,020

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY PIXEL CROSSTALK COMPENSATION

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A computer-implemented method of reducing display pixel crosstalk, the method comprising: receiving a portion of an image frame of video content; calculating a grey level total of the portion of the image frame prior to displaying the image frame, wherein the portion of the image frame is a line of the image frame that is a pixel row or pixel column of the image frame, and wherein the grey level total is a summing of digital grey levels of the line of the image frame of a digital image; determining a grey level offset value corresponding to the grey level total, wherein the grey level offset value corresponds to a pixel portion of an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display that will display the portion of the image frame, and wherein the pixel portion is a pixel line of the OLED display having pixels that share a voltage supply rail; generating compensated pixel grey levels for the portion of the image frame of video content, wherein generating the compensated pixel grey levels includes adjusting individual pixel grey levels of the line of the image frame based at least in part on the grey level offset value; and driving the compensated pixel grey levels onto the pixel line of the OLED display, wherein generating compensated pixel grey levels for the portion of the image frame of the video content is at least partially based on the digital grey levels of the line of the image frame of the digital image, prior to driving the compensated pixel grey levels onto the pixel line of the OLED display to render the line of the image frame of the digital image on the OLED display.

US Pat. No. 10,714,019

BRIGHTNESS COMPENSATION METHOD FOR DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A brightness compensation method for a display apparatus, the display apparatus comprising n rows of display units, where n is an integer no less than 2, wherein the brightness compensation method comprises: for each row of display units,turning on the row of display units S times during a display time of one frame of image;
inputting, to each display unit in the row of display units, a pixel data signal of the frame of image corresponding to the display unit, when the row of display units are turned on for the i-th time; and
inputting a compensation signal to a to-be-compensated display unit in the row of display units, and controlling other display unit than the to-be-compensated display unit in the row of display units to present black, when the row of display units are turned on for each time other than the i-th time;
wherein both S and i are integers, S?2, 1?i?S; for every two adjacent rows of display units, a time interval between same turning-ons of the latter row and the former row is the same;
wherein S equals to 3;
a time interval t1 between the first turning-on and the second turning-on of the row of display units equals to

a time interval t2 between the second turning-on and the third turning-on of the row of display units equals to

where L1, L2 and L3 are brightness values respectively outputted by a first display unit, a second display unit, and a third display unit in the case that the first display unit, the second display unit and the third display unit are applied with a same pixel data, respectively, and L1>L2>L3, T is the display time of one frame of images, the second display unit is the to-be-compensated display unit in the second turning-on, the third display unit is the to-be-compensated display unit in the second turning-on and the third turning-on, and the first display unit is other display unit than the to-be-compensated display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,714,018

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOADING IMAGE CORRECTION DATA FOR DISPLAYS

Ignis Innovation Inc., W...

1. A method of loading image correction data for a display system used in a final product, including a memory store, comprising:determining initial correction data for the display system to correct for initial non-uniformity prior to assembly in the final product;
storing the initial correction data in a remote memory separate from the display system and the final product;
assembling the final product including the display system, and the memory store remote from the display system;
downloading the initial correction data from the remote memory and storing the initial correction data in the memory store on the final product during the assembly of the final product; and
transmitting the initial correction data from the memory store to the display system for correcting the display system.

US Pat. No. 10,714,017

SCANNING DRIVE CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A display device, comprising:a plurality of pixel circuits in a display area;
a plurality of first scanning lines;
a plurality of second scanning lines; and
a plurality of third scanning lines;
a scanning circuit facing to a first side of the display area and configured to drive the plurality of pixel circuits via the plurality of first scanning lines, the plurality of second scanning lines, and the plurality of third scanning lines:
wherein the scanning circuit includes a plurality of stages and is configured such that:
(a) a first stage of the plurality of stages receives an input pulse;
(b) each of the plurality of stages receives a first pulse signal, a second pulse signal, and a third pulse signal;
(c) the first pulse signal and the second pulse signal are rectangular waves having a same frequency and a phase difference between the first pulse signal and the second pulse signal is approximately 180 degrees, and
(d) the scanning circuit supplies a plurality of output signals in response to the received first, seconds and third pulse signals,
wherein each of the plurality of pixel circuits includes a write transistor, a drive transistor, a first switching transistor, a second switching transistor, a capacitor, and a light emitting element, and
wherein a duration of a light emitting period of the respective light emitting element in each of the plurality of pixel circuits within one frame period is variably controlled by changing a width of the input pulse,
a drive current is supplied from a voltage line to the light emitting element via the first switching transistor and the drive transistor,
an initializing potential is supplied from an initializing voltage line to the capacitor via the second switching transistor,
a data potential is supplied from a video signal line to the capacitor via the write transistor, a gate terminal of the first switching transistor is connected to the scanning circuit via one of the plurality of first scanning lines,
a gate terminal of the write transistor is connected to the scanning circuit via one of the plurality of second scanning lines, and
a gate terminal of the second switching transistor is connected to the scanning circuit via one of the plurality of third scanning lines;
wherein the each of the plurality of stages is configured to receive a fourth pulse signal, the third pulse signal and the fourth pulse signal are rectangular waves having a same frequency and a phase difference between the third pulse signal and the fourth pulse signal is approximately 180 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,714,015

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device, comprising:a plurality of scan lines configured to receive a scan signal;
a plurality of data lines configured to receive a data signal;
a source driver chip connected with the data lines through a plurality of first connection lines; and
a gate driver chip connected with the scan lines through a plurality of second connection lines, wherein the source driver chip and the gate driver chip are arranged on a same side of the OLED display device, and the first connection lines and the second connection lines are led from a side of source driver chip;
wherein a plurality of first terminals of the second connection lines are connected with the gate driver chip, and a plurality of second terminals of the second connection lines are connected with a plurality of first terminals of the scan lines;
wherein the gate driver chip comprises a plurality of gate driving units having at least one primary gate driving unit and at least one secondary gate driving unit, and the at least one primary gate driving unit and the at least one secondary gate driving unit are symmetrically arranged; and
wherein the scan lines are arranged at a horizontal direction and an extension direction of the second connection lines inclines to the scan lines at an acute angle in a display area, terminals of the second connection lines are connected with terminals of the scan lines through via holes in the display area, the via holes are vertically arranged with each other, the via holes are formed on a same edge of the display area along a same vertical axis, and the same vertical axis is perpendicular to the scan lines.

US Pat. No. 10,714,013

WIRELESS DISPLAY SCAN LINE CONTROL

A.U. VISTA, INC., Milpit...

1. A display panel, comprising:a substrate defining a display area thereon, and having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other;
a pixel structure disposed on the first surface of the substrate and corresponding to the display area, the pixel structure comprising a plurality of pixels arranged in an array;
a receiver antenna structure disposed on the substrate and corresponding to the pixel structure, configured to provide data signals to the pixels, wherein the receiver antenna structure comprises a plurality of receiver antennas; and
a transmitter antenna structure facing the second surface of the substrate and spatially separated from the receiver antenna structure, configured to transmit wireless signals to the receiver antenna structure, wherein the transmitter antenna structure comprises a plurality of transmitter antennas one-to-one corresponding to the receiver antennas;
wherein each of the receiver antennas corresponds to a corresponding hole formed on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,714,012

DISPLAY DEVICE, ARRAY SUBSTRATE, PIXEL CIRCUIT AND DRIVE METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pixel circuit, comprising a reset sub-circuit, a drive control sub-circuit, a power supply sub-circuit, a storage sub-circuit, a drive sub-circuit, and a light-emitting element, whereinthe reset sub-circuit is respectively coupled to a first scanning terminal, a reset terminal, a second scanning terminal, a reference power source terminal, a first control point and a second control point, and is configured to write an input voltage of the reset terminal into the first control point based on a scanning signal of the first scanning terminal and to write an input voltage of the reference power source terminal into the second control point based on a scanning signal of the second scanning terminal;
the drive control sub-circuit is respectively coupled to a third scanning terminal, a data terminal and the first control point, and is configured to write an input voltage of the data terminal into the first control point based on a scanning signal of the third scanning terminal;
the power supply sub-circuit is respectively coupled to a first power source terminal, the second scanning terminal, the second control point, a third control point and a fourth control point, and is configured to supply a voltage of the first power source terminal to the second control point based on the scanning signal of the second scanning terminal and to enable the third control point to communicate with the fourth control point;
the storage sub-circuit is respectively coupled to the first control point and the second control point, and is configured to store a voltage of the first control point and a voltage of the second control point;
the drive sub-circuit is respectively coupled to the first control point, the second control point and the third control point, and is configured to discharge electricity under the control of the voltage of the first control point and the voltage of the second control point; and
the light-emitting element is respectively coupled to the fourth control point and a second power source terminal, and is configured to emit light under the control of a voltage of the fourth control point,
wherein the reset sub-circuit comprises,
a first transistor, wherein a control electrode of the first transistor is coupled to the first scanning terminal, a first electrode of the first transistor is coupled to the reset terminal, and a second electrode of the first transistor is coupled to the first control point, and
a second transistor, wherein a control electrode of the second transistor is coupled to the second scanning terminal, a first electrode of the second transistor is coupled to the reference power source terminal, and a second electrode of the second transistor is coupled to the second control point,
wherein the drive sub-circuit comprises:
a third transistor, wherein a control electrode of the third transistor is coupled to the third scanning terminal, and a first electrode of the third transistor is coupled to the data terminal; and
a fourth transistor, wherein a first electrode of the fourth transistor is coupled to a second electrode of the third transistor, and a control electrode of the fourth transistor is coupled to a second electrode of the fourth transistor and then is coupled to the first control point,
wherein the second is the N-type transistor, and the first transistor, the third transistor and the fourth transistor are P-type transistors,
wherein in a reset of the pixel circuit, the third and the fourth transistor are configured to be turned off, and the first transistor and the second transistor are configured to be turned on so that the input voltage of the reset terminal is written into the first control point and the input voltage of the reference power source terminal is written into the second control point.

US Pat. No. 10,714,011

OLED VOLTAGE DRIVER WITH CURRENT-VOLTAGE COMPENSATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A mobile electronic device comprising:a display comprising an active array and a reference array, wherein the active array comprises a pixel and the reference array comprises a reference pixel; and
processing circuitry communicatively coupled to the display, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to:
instruct the active array to drive the pixel based at least in part on a current-voltage relationship of the pixel and a reference current-voltage relationship of the reference pixel;
instruct the active array to supply a zero data voltage to one or more other pixels adjacent to the pixel;
instruct a power supply to supply an operating emission voltage to the pixel and the one or more other pixels;
receive a first current value of the pixel from sensing circuitry coupled to the pixel;
instruct the power supply to supply an increased operating emission voltage to the pixel and the one or more other pixels;
receive a second current value of the pixel from the sensing circuitry; and
drive the pixel based at least in part on the first current value and the second current value.

US Pat. No. 10,714,010

PIXEL COMPENSATION CIRCUIT, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Beijing BOE Optoelectroni...

1. A pixel compensation circuit, comprising: a threshold compensation module, a storage module, a light-emission control module, a driver transistor, and a light-emitting element, wherein:the threshold compensation module is connected respectively with a data signal terminal, a scan signal terminal, and a control electrode of the driver transistor, and configured to provide the control electrode of the driver transistor with voltage of the data signal terminal, and threshold compensation voltage under a control of the scan signal terminal, wherein a difference between the threshold compensation voltage and threshold voltage of the driver transistor lies in a preset range;
the storage module is connected respectively with the control electrode of the driver transistor, and a first power supply terminal, and configured to store the voltage of the control electrode of the driver transistor; and
the light-emission control module is connected respectively with a light-emission control signal terminal, a second electrode of the driver transistor, and the light-emitting element, and a first electrode of the driver transistor is connected with the first power supply terminal; and the light-emission control module is configured to connect a second electrode of the driver transistor with the light-emitting element under a control of the light-emission control signal terminal so that the driver transistors drives the light-emitting element to emit light;
wherein the threshold compensation module comprises: a compensation sub-module and a transmission sub-module, wherein:
the compensation sub-module is connected respectively with the data signal terminal and the transmission sub-module, and configured to provide the transmission sub-module with the voltage of the data signal terminal, and the threshold compensation voltage; and
the transmission sub-module is further connected respectively with the scan signal terminal and the control electrode of the driver transistor, and configured to transmit the voltage provided by the compensation sub-module to the control electrode of the driver transistor under the control of the scan signal terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,714,009

DISPLAY WITH LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A pixel circuit comprising:a positive power supply terminal;
a ground power supply terminal;
a light-emitting diode that is connected between the positive power supply terminal and the ground power supply terminal;
a silicon drive transistor that is connected in series with the light-emitting diode;
a first silicon emission transistor that is connected in series with the drive transistor and the light-emitting diode, wherein the first silicon emission transistor is interposed between the light-emitting diode and the silicon drive transistor;
a semiconducting-oxide switching transistor that is coupled to a gate of the silicon drive transistor; and
a second silicon emission transistor that is interposed between the silicon drive transistor and the positive power supply terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,714,000

DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, WEARABLE DEVICE

BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHN...

1. A display device, comprising:an organic light-emitting structural layer;
a first and a second control assembly at both sides of the organic light-emitting structural layer; and
a control circuit,
wherein the first control assembly comprises a first color filter layer and a first control electrode layer arranged on the first color filter layer, and the first color filter layer directly contacts both the organic light-emitting structural layer and the first control electrode layer, the second control assembly comprises a second color filter layer and a second control electrode layer arranged on the second color filter layer, and the second color filter layer directly contacts both the organic light-emitting structural layer and the second control electrode layer,
the first color filter layer comprises a plurality of first color filter regions and a plurality of first light-transmissible regions arranged alternately, the second color filter layer comprises a plurality of second color filter regions and a plurality of second light-transmissible regions arranged alternately,
each of the plurality of first color filter regions is arranged to correspond to one of the plurality of second light-transmissible region, and each of the plurality of second color filter regions is arranged to correspond to one of the plurality of first light-transmissible region,
the first control electrode layer comprises a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes arranged alternately, each of the plurality of first electrodes directly contacts one or two of the plurality of second electrodes,
the second control electrode layer comprises a plurality of third electrodes and a plurality of fourth electrodes arranged alternately, each of the plurality of third electrodes directly contacts one or two of the plurality of fourth electrodes,
each of the plurality of first electrodes is arranged on one of the plurality of first color filter regions corresponding to the each of the plurality of first electrodes and light transmittance of the each of the plurality of first electrodes is changeable under an effect of a first voltage,
each of the plurality of second electrodes is arranged on one of the plurality of first light-transmissible regions corresponding to the each of the plurality of second electrodes and light transmittance of the each of the plurality of second electrodes is changeable under an effect of a third voltage,
each of the plurality of third electrodes is arranged on one of the plurality of second color filter regions corresponding to the each of the plurality of third electrodes and light transmittance of the each of the plurality of third electrodes is changeable under an effect of a fifth voltage,
each of the plurality of fourth electrodes is arranged on one of the plurality of second color filter regions corresponding to the each of the plurality of third electrodes and light transmittance of the each of the plurality of fourth electrodes is changeable under an effect of a seventh voltage, and
the control circuit is connected to the plurality of first electrodes, the plurality of second electrodes, the plurality of third electrodes, and the plurality of fourth electrodes, and is configured to apply the first voltage to the seventh voltage to the plurality of first electrodes, the plurality of second electrodes, the plurality of third electrodes, and the fourth electrodes, respectively, so as to control the light transmittance of the first electrodes, the light transmittance of the second electrodes, the light transmittance of the third electrodes, and the light transmittance of the fourth electrodes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,713,999

OLED DISPLAY PANEL, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A driving method of an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display panel, comprising:in a texture recognition period, controlling a first light emitting element in a texture recognition area to be in an off state, wherein the first light emitting element comprises at least a light emitting element of which a spacing from an edge of a pinhole imaging area is closest in the texture recognition area; and
obtaining, by an image sensor, an image of an object formed through the pinhole imaging area, the object being in the texture recognition area and above the display panel;
wherein the first light emitting element comprises all light emitting elements of which spacings from the edge of the pinhole imaging area are smaller than a preset spacing in the texture recognition area; the preset spacing is determined according to a distance between a strong reflection interface in the OLED display panel and an upper surface of a light shading layer having the pinhole imaging area, a distance between the strong reflection interface in the OLED display panel and an upper surface of the light emitting element, and a maximum angle at which the image sensor in the OLED display panel receives light.

US Pat. No. 10,713,998

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY HAVING PHOTODIODES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A display, comprising:a substrate and an array of pixels formed on the substrate, wherein the array of pixels includes at least first and second pixels at a periphery of the display;
an infrared light sensor interposed between the first and second pixels at the periphery of the display, wherein the infrared light sensor detects a user's face and is located in a layer that is separate from the substrate; and
a controller that controls the array of pixels based at least partly on signals generated by the infrared light sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,713,997

CONTROLLING IMAGE DISPLAY VIA MAPPING OF PIXEL VALUES TO PIXELS

Valve Corporation, Belle...

1. A method comprising:acquiring, by one or more processors of one or more computing systems, video frame data that includes pixel value information for an associated video frame, wherein the pixel value information includes pixel values for a plurality of unidimensional pixel arrays of the associated video frame, and wherein each unidimensional pixel array is an addressable pixel column or an addressable pixel row;
encoding the video frame data by:
determining, by the one or more processors, a first position for a primary display region of a display panel on which to display the associated video frame, and multiple second positions for multiple secondary display regions of the display panel, and identifying a pixel value-to-pixel mapping to use for each of the multiple secondary display regions;
identifying, by the one or more processors, a first portion of the associated video frame corresponding to the determined first position of the primary display region, and multiple second portions of the associated video frame corresponding to the multiple secondary display regions, each of the multiple second portions including two or more unidimensional pixel arrays of the plurality of unidimensional pixel arrays; and
modifying, for each of the multiple second portions, and for each of one or more first unidimensional pixel arrays of the two or more unidimensional pixel arrays included in the second portion, pixel values to use for the second portion in the encoded video frame data by assigning pixel values from the first unidimensional pixel array to pixels of one or more second unidimensional pixel arrays of the two or more unidimensional pixel arrays included in the second portion that are adjacent to the first unidimensional pixel array, so that the modified pixel values to use for the second portion include multiple pixel clusters according to the pixel value-to-pixel mapping for the second portion that each have a single pixel value for all pixels in the pixel cluster;
transmitting the encoded video frame data to at least one controller for the display panel; and
displaying, under control of the at least one controller, the encoded video frame data on the display panel, including using pixel values of the first portion of the associated video frame to control display of pixels in the primary display region at the first position of the display panel, and using the modified pixel values for each of the multiple second portions to control display of pixels in the multiple secondary display regions at the multiple second positions of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,713,996

DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE DISPLAY PANEL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display panel in which a plurality of pixels respectively including a plurality of sub pixels are arranged in a matrix form on a glass, wherein each of the plurality of sub pixels comprises:a driving circuit disposed on the glass and configured to receive a pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) data voltage and a pulse width modulation (PWM) data voltage; and
an inorganic light emitting device mounted on the driving circuit and configured to be electrically connected to the driving circuit, and to emit a light based on a driving current provided from the driving circuit,
wherein the PAM data voltage is applied at once to the plurality of pixels included in the display panel, and
wherein the driving circuit is configured to control a grayscale of a light emitted by the inorganic light emitting device by compensating a deviation between driving circuits included in each of the plurality of sub pixels based on a driving voltage of the driving circuit and controlling a pulse width of a driving current having an amplitude corresponding to the applied PAM data voltage based on the applied PWM data voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,713,995

OUTPUT CIRCUIT, DATA LINE DRIVER, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., ...

1. An output circuit comprising:a differential amplifier that includes an inverting input terminal, a plurality of non-inverting input terminals and an output terminal, the differential amplifier outputting, as an output voltage from the output terminal, a voltage having a level corresponding to a weighted average of levels of respective input voltages input to the plurality of non-inverting input terminals, in a case in which a level of the output voltage output from the output terminal is equal to a level of a voltage input to the inverting input terminal, and the differential amplifier outputting, as the output voltage, a voltage having a level corresponding to a difference between the level corresponding to the weighted average of the levels of the respective input voltages input to the plurality of non-inverting input terminals and the level of the voltage input to the inverting input terminal, in a case in which the level of the output voltage is different from the level of the voltage input to the inverting input terminal; and
a delay circuit that generates a delay voltage responding with a predetermined time constant with respect to a change in the voltage level of the output terminal and supplies the delay voltage to the inverting input terminal,
wherein the delay circuit includes a series resistor circuit having one end connected to the output terminal and including a plurality of resistive elements connected in series, and a capacitor having one end connected to an other end of the series resistor circuit and an other end connected to a constant voltage line, and
the inverting input terminal is connected to one of connection portions between the resistive elements in the plurality of resistive elements, and
wherein each of the plurality of resistive elements includes a transistor having a control terminal to which a bias voltage is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,713,994

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display comprising a plurality of display modules;
one or more display drivers; and
a processor configured to:
identify a maximum power level from among a plurality of power levels respectively corresponding to the plurality of display modules;
control the one or more display drivers to control an input current to each of the plurality of display modules based on the maximum power level and a gray scale value of a portion of an image on the display corresponding to each of the plurality of display modules; and
display the image on the display using the plurality of display modules.

US Pat. No. 10,713,993

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a plurality of image processing modules arranged in series with each other and each comprising image processing circuitry configured to perform an image processing process on an input image data or an image data output from a preceding image processing module;
a controller configured to determine whether an image processing state is in a normal state based on whether an image data about a region to be output is output from an image processing module connected last in series among the plurality of image processing modules, to identify one image processing module, of the plurality of image processing modules arranged in series, outputting the image data based on state information when it is determined that the image processing state is not the normal state, and to receive the image data from a buffer storing image data output from the one image processing module from among buffers connected to the plurality of image processing modules wherein the image data processed by the one image processing module is not processed by at least another one of the plurality of image processing modules while bypassing the at least another one of the plurality of image processing modules; and
a display configured to display the image data,
wherein the state information indicates information on an image data output from a corresponding image processing module.

US Pat. No. 10,713,992

DISPLAY DRIVER, ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A display driver configured to drive an electro-optical panel including a data line, the display driver comprising:a first D/A converter circuit configured to output a gradation voltage corresponding to upper-bit data of display data;
a second D/A converter circuit configured to output a reference voltage corresponding to lower-bit data of the display data; and
an inverting amplifier circuit configured to amplify the gradation voltage with reference to the reference voltage, and to drive the data line of the electro-optical panel, wherein
the second D/A converter circuit includes
a first resistor provided between a node of a high potential-side power source and an output node of the reference voltage,
a second resistor provided between the output node and a first node,
a reference voltage ladder resistance circuit provided between the first node and a node of a low potential-side power source, and
a switch circuit including a plurality of switch elements provided between a plurality of output taps of the reference voltage ladder resistance circuit and the node of the low potential-side power source, the plurality of switch elements being turned on or off in accordance with the lower-bit data.

US Pat. No. 10,713,991

GATE DRIVING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel comprising a plurality of pixels;
a voltage generator configured to generate a gate driving voltage;
a timing controller configured to generate a clock control signal having a first level in a first period and a second level lower than the first level in a second period;
a gate controller configured to generate gate clock signals based on the gate driving voltage and the clock control signal;
a gate driver configured to generate a gate signal based on the gate clock signals and provide the gate signal to the pixels;
an over current protection circuit configured to detect a gate clock current corresponding to the gate clock signals and output a shutdown control signal that shuts down the voltage generator when the gate clock current is greater than a set reference current; and
an abnormal signal detector configured to determine whether the clock control signal is abnormal based on a difference of a set reference signal and the clock control signal, and output a delay control signal that delays an output timing of the shutdown control signal from the over current protection circuit for a set time when the clock control signal is abnormal.

US Pat. No. 10,713,990

DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display substrate, comprising a display base, the display base provided with a first effective display region, and the display base further comprising a plurality of pixel driving circuits arranged in N rows and multiple columns in the first effective display area, N being an integer greater than 1; the display substrate further comprising a bent portion disposed on at least one side of the display base; the display substrate further comprising a gate driving circuit disposed on the bent portion; the gate driving circuit configured to provide a gate driving signal to the N rows pixel driving circuits disposed on the first effective display region, respectively,wherein the display substrate further comprises a plurality of pixel driving circuits arranged in N rows and multiple columns on the bent portion, and the gate driving circuit is further configured to provide a gate driving signal to the N rows of pixel driving circuits disposed on the bent portion, respectively;
the gate driving circuit comprise N stages of gate driving units;
a (2n?1)-th stage gate driving unit and a 2n-th stage gate driving unit are disposed in a same row; the (2n?1)-th stage gate driving unit and the 2n-th stage gate driving unit are disposed between a (2n?1)-th row pixel driving circuit on the bent portion and a 2n-th row pixel driving circuit on the bent portion;
a gate driving signal output terminal of the (2n?1)-th stage gate driving unit is connected to the (2n?1)-th row pixel driving circuit on the bent portion, and is configured to provide a gate driving signal to the (2n?1)-th row pixel driving circuit on the bent portion;
a gate driving signal output terminal of the 2n-th stage gate driving unit is connected to the 2n-th row pixel driving circuit on the bent portion, and is configured to provide a gate driving signal to the 2n-th row pixel driving circuit on the bent portion;
the (2n?1)-th stage gate driving unit is further connected to a (2n?1)-th row pixel driving circuit on the display base, and is configured to provide a gate driving signal to the (2n?1)-th row pixel driving circuit on the display base;
the 2n-th stage gate driving unit is further connected to a 2n-th row pixel driving circuit on the display base, and is configured to provide a gate driving signal to the 2n-th row pixel driving circuit on the display base; and
n is a positive integer and 2n is less than or equal to N.

US Pat. No. 10,713,989

DISPLAY PANEL, DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME AND DISPLAY DEVICE

WUHAN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTR...

1. A display panel, having a main display area and an auxiliary display area protruding from the main display area, wherein the display panel comprises:a plurality of first data lines and a plurality of first gate lines arranged in the auxiliary display area, wherein the plurality of first data lines intersects with the plurality of first gate lines, and the plurality of first data lines and the plurality of first gate lines are insulated from one another;
a first scanning unit connected to a main driving chip and the plurality of first gate lines;
M second scanning units, each of the M second scanning units having a plurality of output terminals and a control terminal connected to the main driving chip, wherein M is an integer greater than 1;
M switch unit groups corresponding to the M second scanning units in one-to-one correspondence, each of the M switch unit groups comprising a plurality of switch units, wherein the plurality of switch units in each of the M switch unit groups has a plurality of control terminals respectively connected to the plurality of output terminals of a corresponding second scanning unit in one-to-one correspondence, a plurality of first terminals respectively connected to the plurality of first data lines in one-to-one correspondence, and a plurality of second terminals; and
M second data lines corresponding to the M switch unit groups in one-to-one correspondence, wherein each of the M second data lines is connected to the main driving chip and the plurality of second terminals of the plurality of switch units in each of the M switch unit groups.

US Pat. No. 10,713,988

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a display panel including a plurality of signal pads and one or more dummy input pads; and
at least one flexible wiring board providing signals to the signal pads, the at least one flexible wiring board including one or more dummy output pads; and
a driving chip disposed on the at least one flexible wiring board and electrically connected to the dummy output pads,
wherein a maximum bias period of signals provided to a pair of the signal pads adjacent one another with at least one dummy pad interposed therebetween is longer than a maximum bias period of signals provided to a pair of the signal pads adjacent one another with no dummy pad disposed therebetween,
wherein a pair of the signal pads adjacent one another with at least one dummy input pad interposed therebetween are separated from each other electrically, and
wherein each dummy input pad is electrically connected to a corresponding one of the dummy output pads, and
wherein the dummy input pads receive a predetermined voltage through the driving chip.

US Pat. No. 10,713,987

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI AVIC OPTO ELECTR...

1. A display panel, comprising:a display region and a non-display region surrounding the display region;
a drive chip configured to control image display, wherein the drive chip comprises a digital interface inputting terminal, a positive driving voltage inputting terminal and a negative driving voltage inputting terminal; and
a switching device, wherein the switching device comprises a first switching inputting terminal, a second switching inputting terminal, a third switching inputting terminal, a switching control terminal, a first switching outputting terminal corresponding to the first switching inputting terminal, a second switching outputting terminal corresponding to the second switching inputting terminal and a third switching outputting terminal corresponding to the third switching inputting terminal; and wherein the first switching inputting terminal, the second switching inputting terminal, the third switching inputting terminal and the switching control terminal are configured to be electrically connected to a main circuit board, the first switching outputting terminal is electrically connected to the digital interface inputting terminal, the second switching outputting terminal is electrically connected to the positive driving voltage inputting terminal, and the third switching outputting terminal is electrically connected to the negative driving voltage inputting terminal;
wherein the switching device further comprises a first selector, a second selector and third selector;
wherein a first data inputting terminal of the first selector functions as the first switching inputting terminal, a first data inputting terminal of the second selector functions as the second switching inputting terminal, and a first data inputting terminal of the third selector functions as the third switching inputting terminal;
an outputting terminal of the first selector functions as the first switching outputting terminal, and an outputting terminal of the second selector functions as the second switching outputting terminal, an outputting terminal of the third selector functions as the third switching outputting terminal;
a control terminal of the first selector, a control terminal of the second selector and a control terminal of the third selector are electrically connected together and then function as the switching control terminal;
a second data inputting terminal of the first selector, a second data inputting terminal of the second selector, a second data inputting terminal of the third selector are electrically connected together and then electrically connected to a first voltage level outputting terminal on the main circuit board, and a ground signal is outputted from the first voltage level outputting terminal;
when the display panel is in a sleep mode, the main circuit board controls the switching device to input a ground signal to the digital interface inputting terminal, the positive driving voltage inputting terminal and the negative driving voltage inputting terminal, or the main circuit board controls the digital interface inputting terminal, the positive driving voltage inputting terminal and the negative driving voltage inputting terminal to be disconnected; and
when an image display function is performed by the display panel, the main circuit board controls the switching device to input a digital interface power signal to the digital interface inputting terminal, to input a positive driving power signal to the positive driving voltage inputting terminal and to input a negative driving power signal to the negative driving voltage inputting terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,713,986

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR EXTRACTION OF THRESHOLD AND MOBILITY PARAMETERS IN AMOLED DISPLAYS

Ignis Innovation Inc., W...

1. A display comprising:a first signal line for outputting an output signal;
a plurality of pixel circuits, each pixel circuit comprising:
a light emitting device;
a drive transistor for controlling current supplied to the light emitting device, said drive transistor having a gate terminal, a source terminal and a drain terminal;
a storage device coupled between the gate terminal of the drive transistor and one of the source terminal and the drain terminal of the drive transistor, a first node of the pixel circuit located between the storage device and the drive transistor;
a first switching transistor controllably coupling the first signal line to a second node of the pixel circuit located between the storage device and the one of the source terminal and the drain terminal of the drive transistor;
and
a controller coupled to each pixel circuit and configured to supply controlling input signals to the pixel circuit in a predetermined sequence to produce the output signal which is a function of a parameter of the pixel circuit, the sequence including:
i) supplying a first initial voltage to the first node;
ii) turning off the first switching transistor, and controlling the drive transistor so that current flows through the light emitting device and the drive transistor, the magnitude of said current being controlled by a gate voltage applied to the gate terminal of the drive transistor discharged by the storage device; and
iii) turning on the first switching transistor and extracting the parameter of the pixel circuit by reading the output signal over the first signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,713,985

INSPECTING METHOD OF LIGHT EMITTING DIODE AND APPARATUS FOR INSPECTING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A method of inspecting light emitting elements, the method comprising:disposing a first electrode and a second electrode on a substrate;
applying a solution including a plurality of light emitting elements floating freely within a solvent on the first electrode and the second electrode;
applying a first voltage across the first electrode and the second electrode so as to cause the plurality of light emitting elements to emit light;
photographing the light emitted from the plurality of light emitting elements and generating first image data therefrom; and
determining a density of the plurality of light emitting elements using the first image data.

US Pat. No. 10,713,984

IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An image display control device, comprising:a Central Processing Unit (CPU) configured to:
set, as input information, a position information of a viewing user that observes an image on a transmission type screen and setting information of at least one of a light source or the transmission type screen, wherein
the light source outputs the image, and
the transmission type screen receives irradiation light from the light source;
apply a discomfort index value calculation function based on the input information, wherein the discomfort index value calculation function calculates a discomfort index value of the image observation by the viewing user;
calculate a control parameter based on the applied discomfort index value calculation function;
output the control parameter; and
control the at least one of the light source or the transmission type screen based on the control parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,713,983

TRAVEL TOY

1. A toy comprising:a handheld wand operable to be held by a user a first end of the handheld wand, wherein a second end of the handheld wand supports a hinge and a suction cup coupled to the hinge; and
an illustrated placard having a first planar surface and an opposing second planar surface, the first planar surface coupleable to the suction cup supported by the second end of the handheld wand, wherein the second planar surface of the illustrated placard operates to slide along an inside window surface of a vehicle in response to the user biasing the illustrated placard against the surface and moving the handheld wand relative to the window surface during movement of the vehicle, such that the illustrated placard is rotatable relative to the handheld wand via the hinge; and
wherein the illustrated placard is rotatable in three degrees of freedom relative to the handheld wand via rotation of the hinge, such that the entirety of the second planar surface of the illustrated placard is operable to be slidably biased to the window surface of the vehicle, via rotation of the hinge, during independent movement of the handheld wand relative to the illustrated placard.

US Pat. No. 10,713,982

3D SIGNAGE USING AN INVERSE CUBE ILLUSION FIXTURE

1. A three-dimensional sign comprising:a light transmitting panel comprising a first selectively-shaped periphery;
a second light transmitting panel comprising a second selectively-shaped periphery;
a third light transmitting panel comprising a third selectively-shaped periphery;
a respective graphic for each said first, second, and third light transmitting panels, each said graphic being visualized by said respective light transmitting panel;
means for illuminating each said graphic;
a selectively shaped housing configured to receive and support said selectively positioned first, second, and third light transmitting panels; and
wherein said first light transmitting panel, said second light transmitting panel, and said third light transmitting panel are selectively positioned with respect to each other for said first, second, and third selectively shaped peripheries, and for said graphic for each said respective light transmitting panel to create an inverse cube illusion.

US Pat. No. 10,713,980

WINDOW MOUNTABLE ILLUMINATED SIGN ASSEMBLY

1. A window mountable illuminated sign assembly comprising:a sign housing with a rear surface, an upper end, a lower end opposing the upper end of the sign housing, and a sidewall having an upper sidewall edge spanning a perimeter thereon;
an electrical circuit disposed within the sign housing and electrically and operably coupled to a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) operably configured to project light and oriented in a front-facing orientation;
a flange coupled to and surrounding the upper sidewall edge, the flange of a flexible and deformable polymeric material and having a sidewall with an inner surface and a distal flange edge;
a translucent front panel directly coupled to the inner surface of the sidewall of the flange, having a front surface opposing the rear surface of the sign housing and interposed between the rear surface of the sign housing and the distal flange edge, and having a lettered and contrasting indicia disposed on the front surface of the front panel;
a plurality of suction cup fasteners coupled to the sign housing, each defining a concave cut cavity facing the front-facing orientation;
a first plurality of suction cup arms, each with one of the plurality of suction cup fasteners coupled thereto, and a second plurality of suction cup arms, each with one of the plurality of suction cup fasteners coupled thereto; and
a first plurality of sign sidewall edge recesses defined on the sidewall of the sign housing, each sized and shaped to receive one of the first plurality of suction cup arms and second plurality of sign sidewall edge recesses defined on sidewall of the sign housing, each sized and shaped to receive one of the second plurality of suction cup arms, wherein the first and second plurality of suction cup arms dispose the plurality of suction cup fasteners in a configuration with the front panel interposed between the plurality of suction cup fasteners and an inside surface of the sign housing.

US Pat. No. 10,713,979

UNLOADING DEVICE AND SELF-UNLOADING DISPLAY DEVICE

ROE Visual Co., Ltd., Sh...

1. An unloading device having a first component and a second component cooperatively installed, the first component and the second component respectively having a cooperative installation surface, wherein:the cooperative installation surface of the first component is provided with at least one unloading device;
the unloading device comprises a driving device and a pushing mechanism;
the pushing mechanism is connected to the driving device in a transmission way, the pushing mechanism has at least a set of telescopic dowel bars, an end part of the dowel bar is an inclined surface, and a small end formed by the inclined surface is arranged close to the cooperative installation surface of the first component; and
the driving device drives the dowel bar to move along the cooperative installation surface of the first component, when the dowel bar moves towards the second component, the inclined surface of the dowel bar abuts with and moves along the second component, so as to separate the first component from the second component, the cooperative installation surface of the second component is provided with at least one abutting end, the speed of movement of the dowel bar is not uniform.

US Pat. No. 10,713,978

BEND LIMIT FILM

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computing device comprising:memory configured for storing executable instructions;
a processor configured for executing the instructions;
a foldable display layer configured for displaying information in response to the execution of the instructions;
a bend limit layer coupled to the foldable display layer and arranged substantially parallel to a display surface of the foldable display layer, the bend limit layer configured to increase its stiffness non-linearly when a radius of a bend of the bend limit layer is less than a threshold radius of curvature of the foldable display layer, the threshold radius of curvature being greater than 1 mm and less than 20 mm; and
a backing film coupled to the bend limit layer, the backing film including aligned fibers embedded in a polymer matrix, wherein the fibers have a coefficient of thermal expansion within 50% of the coefficient of thermal expansion of the display layer and wherein the fibers include a ceramic material.

US Pat. No. 10,713,977

ANTI-COUNTERFEIT SECURITY VERIFICATION METHOD AND DEVICE USING QUANTUM DOTS

National Tsing Hua Univer...

1. An anti-counterfeit security verification device, comprising:an inner enclosing body; and
a plurality of optical layers, being enclosed by the inner enclosing body, wherein each of the optical layers comprises a plurality of optical members, and each of the plurality of optical members comprising a polymer matrix and a plurality of quantum dots (QDs) spread in or enclosed by the polymer matrix;
wherein the plurality of optical layers are stacked in the inner enclosing body to constitute a 3D object, and the 3D object irradiating a plurality of photoluminescent lights after being illuminated by a short-wavelength light;
wherein each of the plurality of photoluminescent lights has one wavelength value, one (x, y) coordinate position, one integrated photoluminescence intensity value, one photoluminescence color, and one color scale value;
wherein the plurality of (x,y) coordinate positionsp and the plurality of wavelength values are formed a plurality of coordinate points in a three-dimensional coordinate system, and the three-dimensional coordinate system being established by adding a wavelength axis into a two-dimensional coordinate system; and
wherein each of the plurality of coordinate points has a dot size value, and the plurality of dot size values being proportional to the plurality of integrated photoluminescence intensity values, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,713,976

MULTIPLE WRAP LABEL

CCL Label, Inc., Framing...

1. A heat shrinkable multiple wrap label, comprising:a first wrap portion extending from a first end and having a first width; and
a second wrap portion extending from the first wrap portion to a second end, the second wrap portion having a second width greater than the first width, the second wrap portion extending over and overlying the first wrap portion such that an interior surface of the second wrap portion contacts an exterior surface of the first wrap portion when the label is applied to a container, and where the second wrap portion extends past edges of the first wrap portion when the label is wrapped around the container, and encloses the first wrap portion, wherein
an underside of the heat shrinkable label comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive and an underside of the second wrap portion adheres to and is not removable from the first wrap portion over a length of the first wrap portion and encloses and seals the first wrap portion when the label is applied to the container.

US Pat. No. 10,713,974

DISPLACEMENT TRANSDUCER ARRANGEMENT AND CRASH TEST DUMMY

1. A displacement transducer arrangement for measuring intrusions in a crash test dummy, having a first mounting and a second mounting, wherein a distance between the first mounting and the second mounting is variable, wherein there is a displacement transducer for measuring the distance (D) between the first mounting and second mounting, and wherein the first mounting and second mounting are connected to each other by a scissor-jack mechanism, wherein the displacement transducer is arranged in the direction of extension (E) between first mounting and second mounting to the side of the scissor-jack mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,713,973

MODEL OF VISCERA, TISSUES, OR ORGANS

SUNARROW LTD, Tokyo (JP)...

1. A model of viscera, tissues, or organs comprising a foam layer containing a hydrogel,wherein a water content of the hydrogel is 50 mass % or more with respect to the entire foam layer,
wherein the foam layer has an open-cell foam structure, and
wherein a foaming ratio of the foam layer is 1.1 to 10.0 times.

US Pat. No. 10,713,972

JOB PROCEDURE DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING JOB PROCEDURE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display configured to display any of a plurality of job screens, each of the plurality of job screens corresponding to any of one or more job procedures, the one or more job procedure being associated with an assembly of an apparatus;
a touch panel disposed on the display, the touch panel being configured to detect an operation by a user;
a processor coupled directly or indirectly to the touch panel, the processor being configured to
receive a position of an operation by the user from the touch panel, the position corresponding to any coordinates on the touch panel,
identify a first region on the touch panel in accordance with the received position, the first region being any of a plurality of divided regions on whole area of the touch panel, the plurality of divided regions being transparently overlapped over a first job screen displayed on the display in a way that each of the plurality of divided regions is defined by a static boundary extended over whole of the display, the first job screen indicating a first job procedure, the first job procedure being any of the one or more of job procedures, the plurality of divided regions including at least a first divided region and a second divided region, the first divided region corresponding to a first command for going to a job screen corresponding to a preceding job procedure, the second divided region corresponding to a second command for going to a job screen corresponding to a second job procedure, the preceding job procedure being a job procedure one before the first job procedure, the second job procedure being different from the preceding job procedure and the first job procedure, and
display, in response to the identifying the first region, a new job screen on the display in a way that each of the plurality of divided regions is transparently overlapped over the new job screen, wherein each of the plurality of divided regions is defined by a static boundary extended over whole of the new job screen.

US Pat. No. 10,713,970

DRIVER EDUCATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAINING IN SIMULATED ROAD EMERGENCIES

1. A method for training and evaluating a driver's skills in operating an automotive vehicle integrally equipped with an Onboard Diagnostics (OBD) jack and at least one mirror, when the driver encounters unexpected road hazards and emergencies, the method comprising the steps of:providing an outdoor closed driving course comprising a length of straightaway, said straightaway having one/third of its length as a paved acceleration zone and an entry zone, and two/thirds of its length as an active training zone, the active training zone comprising (a) an innermost roadway, (b) length-wise running left and right side control zones immediately bordering the innermost roadway, (c) length-wise running safety zones outward of and on the left and right sides of the control zones, and (d) a plurality of quick-acting solenoid valves, said solenoid valves further being routed to water jets embedded in the innermost roadway, said water jets having orifices for the ejection of vertical water streams;
installing a plurality of vehicle electronic position sensors arranged at intervals along the length of the innermost roadway;
providing visual marker points along the length of the active training zone;
providing a control unit comprising a portable computer installed interiorly to the vehicle, the control unit further having software programmable for (a) the operation of said water jets in synchronization with the position of the vehicle as generated by the position sensors, and (b) the generation of specially-designed augmented reality images projectable onto the at least one mirror of the vehicle;
providing a head-mounted display (HMD) having an internal screen or lens for the projection of augmented reality images onto said screen or lens, said HMD for wearing by the driver of the vehicle;
providing at least one micro-camera affixed onto the HMD, or proximate the driver's head;
connecting the control unit to the vehicle's on-board diagnostics jack; and
providing a means for transmitting verbal or programmed electronic instructions to the driver to (a) don the HMD, (b) adhere to verbal or programmed instructions received through the HMD, (c) commence driving and accelerating to the entry zone, (d) maneuver the vehicle in response to the augmented reality images observed and the eruption of the water jets, and (e) repeat any exercise, as required.

US Pat. No. 10,713,969

TRAILER SWAY DEMONSTRATOR

U-HAUL INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. An apparatus for simulating a vehicle traveling on a road and towing a trailer, the apparatus comprising in combination:a motorized belt including a surface movable at a variable speed in a longitudinal direction;
a support frame for supporting the motorized belt;
a model towing vehicle positioned on the belt movable surface and including one or more steerable wheels that can be turned to steer the model towing vehicle laterally and a servo motor adapted to turn the one or more steerable wheels laterally in response to a servo control signal, wherein the model towing vehicle is coupled to the support frame via a coupling arm so that the model towing vehicle can move laterally on the motorized belt when the motorized belt is in motion in the longitudinal direction;
a model trailer adapted for coupling to the rear end of the model towing vehicle and including removable weights for simulating weight distribution in a life size trailer; and
a steering control assembly including a steering control mechanism and a servo driver configured to provide the servo control signal to control the servo motor in response to operation of the steering control mechanism;
whereby when the motorized belt moves in the longitudinal direction, an operator can operate the steering control mechanism to steer the model towing vehicle laterally with respect to the motorized belt.

US Pat. No. 10,713,968

SHIFTER FORCE DETECTION

Advanced Training System ...

1. A shifter system, the shifter system comprising:a shaft;
a handle affixed to a first end of the shaft;
a distal second end of the shaft interfaced to a transmission; and
a force sensing device interfaced to the shaft, the force sensing device is configured to output an electrical current proportional to an amount of force applied to the handle in a forward direction or in a backward direction;
an electronic circuit, the electronic circuit is configured to read the electrical current and responsive to the electrical current being outside of a range of acceptable values, the electronic circuit is configured to notify of the electrical current being outside of the range of acceptable values.

US Pat. No. 10,713,967

WEAPONS TRAINING SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR OPERATING SAME

1. A combat simulation system comprising:a plurality of simulation weapons, each weapon configured to selectively emit a respective encoded emission of a light beam;
a plurality of wearable sensors configured to detect said respective encoded emission from one or more of said plurality of simulation weapons, each of said plurality of sensors communicatively paired with a corresponding one of said plurality of simulation weapons;
a plurality of user devices including one or more mobile devices, each configured to determine a user's location by a positioning system;
an administration computing device comprising a tangible computer-readable medium storing program code segments, the program code segments configured to cause a processor to perform a method, the method comprising:
administering a simulated mission; monitoring user locations, user operating parameters, and status of mission objectives during a simulated mission; and
enabling dynamic control of the simulated mission including user operating parameters, simulated event objects, and mission parameters associated with the simulated mission; and
displaying a plurality of graphical images indicative of information and parameters associated with the simulated mission including the monitored user locations, the displaying including an interface configured to selectively, (1) zoom in and out on a map view module; (2) adjust parameters associated with a selected simulated event object; (3) add mission event objects; (4) view player locations; (5) view player statistics and player operating metrics (6) view mission statistics and mission operating metrics; (7) adjust ammo on a selected player's weapon; and (8) partially disable a selected player's weapon; and
enabling use of a user's simulation weapon after partial disablement upon receiving notification that a user has performed a sequence comprising: (1) slapping a magazine of the simulated weapon upward; (2) pulling a charging handle of the simulated weapon in a rearward direction; (3) releasing the charging handle; and (4) tapping a forward assist assembly of the simulated weapon,
wherein said positioning system of said one or more mobile devices is configured to send the conditions of the plurality of wearable sensors and the plurality of weapons to the administrative computing device; and
a controller in operable communication with said plurality of simulator weapons, said plurality of wearable sensors,
whereby said controller is configured to identify each specific weapon which produces a respective encoded light detected by at least one of the plurality of wearable sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,713,966

ASSIGNMENTS FOR CLASSROOMS

DROPBOX, INC., San Franc...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving, by a server device and from a client device associated with a teacher, a file request to distribute an assignment to a plurality of client devices associated with a corresponding plurality of students, the file request comprising request information that comprises an assignment name;
generating, based on the assignment name from the file request and prior to receiving electronic file assignment submissions, a target assignment folder on the server device within a content management system account associated with the teacher, wherein the target assignment folder is located within a folder hierarchy;
storing, on the server device, the electronic file assignment submissions received in response to the file request within the folder hierarchy, wherein the electronic file assignment submissions are stored in the target assignment folder within the folder hierarchy upon being received from the plurality of client devices associated with the corresponding plurality of students; and
providing, from the server device and to the client device associated with the teacher, a graphical user interface that comprises an assignment submission summary that lists the electronic file assignment submissions within a single user interface view without visually referencing the folder hierarchy.

US Pat. No. 10,713,965

NEGATIVE LEARNING BEHAVIOR ALERT SYSTEM

McGraw-Hill Global Educat...

1. A method comprising:providing, by a processing device of an education system, an education program to a plurality of user systems;
collecting activity information corresponding to performance by the plurality of user systems of learning events of the education program;
extracting a set of features from the activity information, wherein the set of features comprise a time-based measurement associated with the education program;
applying a machine learning model to the set of features to generate a labeled data set associated with a negative learning indicator;
generating, based on the activity information, a student profile corresponding to a first user system;
extracting a first set of features from the student profile corresponding to the first user system;
comparing the first set of features to the labeled data set to generate comparison data;
classifying, using the comparison data, the first set of features of the student profile as the negative learning indicator; and
generating an alarm notification corresponding to the negative learning behavior indicator associated with the student profile.

US Pat. No. 10,713,964

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING CREATION OF AN EDUCATIONAL TEST BASED ON PRIOR PERFORMANCE WITH INDIVIDUAL TEST QUESTIONS

Bilal Ismael Shammout, D...

1. A system for facilitating creation of a test based on prior performance with individual test questions, the system comprising:one or more physical processors programmed to execute computer program instructions which, when executed, cause the one or more physical processors to:
generate a user interface configured to receive a set of parameters for the test, the set of parameters comprising a subject matter of the test, one or more question categories for the test, and a questionee group for which the test is intended;
receive, via the user interface, a first user input from a user indicating the subject matter, the one or more question categories, and the questionee group;
obtain, based on the first user input, a set of questions that correspond to the subject matter, the one or more question categories, and the intended questionee group;
obtain, for individual questions of the set of questions, performance information associated with the question, wherein the performance information comprises a question performance metric value associated with the question that is calculated based on prior performance of one or more questionees with the question;
display, via the user interface, a selectable listing of the set of questions;
receive, via the selectable listing of the user interface, a first selection of a first question from among the set of questions, the first question having a first question performance metric value;
add the first question to the test based on the first selection;
responsive to the selection of the first question, automatically calculate a test performance metric value associated with the test based on at least the first question performance metric value;
cause the test performance metric value to be provided via the user interface;
receive, via the user interface, a second selection of a second question from among the set of questions, the second question having a second question performance metric value;
add the second question to the test based on the second selection;
responsive to the selection of the second question, automatically calculate an updated test performance metric value associated with the test based on the second question performance metric value;
cause the updated test performance metric value to be provided via the user interface;
receive a second user input from the user indicating test criteria for the test, wherein the test criteria includes a test performance benchmark value that corresponds to the updated test performance metric value;
determine whether the test satisfies the test criteria based on the first question, the second question, and/or the updated test performance metric value;
responsive to a determination that the test does not satisfy the test criteria, identify in real-time a second set of questions recommended for inclusion in the test based on at least the updated test performance metric value, the test performance benchmark value, and performance information for each of the second set of questions such that inclusion of one or more of the second set of questions will result in satisfaction of the test criteria;
automatically display via the user interface a notification that the test does not satisfy the test criteria and a recommendation to include one or more of the identified second set of questions in the test;
obtain a predefined composition of categories of subject matter to be provided to the intended questionee group, wherein the predefined composition of categories of subject matter is based on a syllabus provided to students who are members of the intended questionee group;
identify a third set of questions to be added to the test based on the predefined composition of categories of subject matter; and
provide a recommendation to add one or more questions from the third set of questions.

US Pat. No. 10,713,963

MANAGING LIFELONG LEARNER EVENTS ON A BLOCKCHAIN

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of managing lifelong learner events on a blockchain, comprising the steps of:detecting an event related to a learner using a blockchain-enabled digital learning system;
determining a risk level of failing a course of the learner by performing a risk assessment;
determining parameters based on risk level;
determining values of the parameters from the event related to the learner and metadata and documents associated with the event related to the learner, wherein the values of the parameters include pause, start, stop, fast forward, rewind, zoom-in, zoom-out, click, or hover;
generating a list of transactions related to the event related to the learner and corresponding to the parameters; and
validating each transaction in the list of transactions using validating distributed peer-to-peer devices that run one or more chaincodes related to the management of the lifelong learner events.

US Pat. No. 10,713,960

PRESENTATION OF 2D AND 3D ASSISTED VISUAL SEPARATION INFORMATION

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A visualization assistance system for providing visual cues to flight crew on multiple displays while following a proceeding aircraft during an approach using visual separation rules, the visualization assistance system comprising one or more processors configured by programming instructions on non-transient computer readable media, the visualization assistance system configured to:position, on an SVS (synthetic vision system) display section of a primary flight display (PFD) or head-up display (HUD), one or more traffic icons wherein each is representative of a lead aircraft ahead of an ownship and wherein the size of each traffic icon is scaled based on proximity to the ownship;
designate a lead aircraft as traffic to follow (TTF) via selection of a first traffic icon representative of one lead aircraft displayed on a navigation display (ND) or via selection of a second traffic icon representative of the same lead aircraft displayed on the SVS, wherein selection of either the first traffic icon or the second traffic icon results in designation of the selected lead aircraft as TTF and results in both the first traffic icon and the second traffic icon being made to more visually stand out; and
position, on an HSI (horizontal situation indicator) section of the PFD, a third TTF icon representative of the lead aircraft when a TTF has been designated.

US Pat. No. 10,713,957

EFFICIENT VTOL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN AN AVIATION TRANSPORT NETWORK

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:determining locations of a plurality of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft;
determining a plurality of transportation requests, each transportation request for travel from a respective origin location to a respective destination location;
determining a current battery level for each of the plurality of VTOL aircraft;
providing the plurality of transportation requests, the locations, and the current battery levels to a network flow model, the network flow model configured to concurrently determine routing data for each of the plurality of VTOL aircraft by modeling different flows of the plurality of VTOL aircraft through a transportation network; and
sending routing instructions to at least a subset of the VTOL aircraft, the routing instructions based on each VTOL aircraft's respective routing data.

US Pat. No. 10,713,956

SHARING CRITICAL FLIGHT INFORMATION USING MESH NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:establishing, by a first aircraft, a wireless communication link directly with a second aircraft;
identifying a first set of critical flight information to transmit to the second aircraft during a flight of the first aircraft;
identifying a plurality of connected aircraft that have established wireless communication links with the first aircraft;
selecting a set of aircraft from the plurality of connected aircraft with which to share the critical flight information; and
transmitting the first set of critical flight information to the second aircraft using the wireless communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,713,954

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a vehicle, comprising:based on determining the vehicle is traveling without a driver within a parking facility, and based on determining a request for an emergency-stop is present to the effect that the vehicle moving without driver is to stop, checking whether the requested emergency-stop is necessary, wherein the checking is performed by a parking-facility management server located off-board the vehicle, the parking-facility management server being completely separate from the vehicle; and
generating an emergency-stop signal, in response to which the vehicle stops without driver, the emergency-stop signal being generated only when the check is positive.

US Pat. No. 10,713,953

EXTERIOR MIRROR ASSEMBLY WITH BLIND ZONE INDICATION MODULE

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. A vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly, said vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising:a mirror reflector sub-assembly;
said mirror reflector sub-assembly comprising a mirror reflective element having a front outermost side and an opposing rear side that is spaced from the front outermost side by a thickness dimension of said mirror reflective element;
said mirror reflector sub-assembly comprising a mirror back plate having a front side and an opposing rear side that is spaced from the front side by a thickness dimension of said mirror back plate;
wherein said mirror back plate comprises a light-transmitting aperture;
wherein a heater pad is disposed between the front side of said mirror back plate and the opposing rear side of said mirror reflective element with a light-transmitting aperture of said heater pad juxtaposed with the light-transmitting aperture of said mirror back plate;
wherein said heater pad comprises a front side and an opposing rear side that is spaced from the front side by a thickness dimension of said heater pad, and wherein the front side of said heater pad adhesively attaches to the opposing rear side of said mirror reflective element;
said mirror reflector sub-assembly comprising a blind zone indication module;
said blind zone indication module comprising a plastic housing;
wherein the plastic housing comprises (i) a front end configured for attaching said blind zone indication module at the opposing rear side of said mirror reflective element and (ii) a rear end opposite the front end;
said blind zone indication module comprising a circuit board having a first side and a second side opposing the first side that is spaced from the first side by a thickness dimension of the circuit board;
wherein at least one light emitting diode is disposed at the first side of the circuit board;
wherein the circuit board is disposed within the plastic housing between the rear end of the plastic housing and the front end of the plastic housing such that the first side of the circuit board faces the front end of the plastic housing and the second side of the circuit board faces away from the front end of the plastic housing;
wherein the front end of the plastic housing of said blind zone indication module comprises a light-transmitting portion;
wherein, when the at least one light emitting diode is electrically powered, light emitted by the at least one light emitting diode exits said blind zone indication module via the light-transmitting portion of the front end of the plastic housing of said blind zone indication module;
wherein, with said blind zone indication module disposed at the opposing rear side of said mirror back plate and with the light-transmitting portion of the front end of the plastic housing of said blind zone indication module juxtaposed with the light-transmitting aperture of said mirror back plate, light emitted by the at least one light emitting diode passes through said mirror reflective element;
wherein, when the at least one light emitting diode is electrically powered, light emitted by the at least one light emitting diode illuminates an icon of said mirror reflective element that is viewable by a driver of a vehicle equipped with said vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly;
wherein said mirror reflective element comprises a glass substrate coated with a mirror reflector coating;
wherein the icon comprises a light-transmitting window through said mirror reflector coating;
wherein the light-transmitting window is established by ablation of said mirror reflector coating to form the icon;
wherein the circuit board of said blind zone indication module comprises a circuitry;
wherein the circuitry of the circuit board comprises the at least one light emitting diode;
wherein the circuit board comprises electrically conductive terminals in electrical connection with the circuitry of the circuit board, and wherein the electrically conductive terminals are received in a connector portion of the plastic housing;
wherein the connector portion, with the electrically conductive terminals received therein, is configured to connect to a connector of a wire harness of said vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly;
wherein the circuitry of the circuit board comprises a constant current circuit; and
wherein said blind zone indication module comprises a diffuser that diffuses light emitted by the at least one light emitting diode when the at least one light emitting diode is electrically powered.

US Pat. No. 10,713,952

ROAD INFORMATION RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND ROAD INFORMATION RECOGNITION METHOD

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A road information recognition system, comprising:a front lane marker detection means which detects a lane marker partitioning a lane on which a vehicle travels;
a side lane marker detection means which detects a lane marker adjacent to a lane before change of lane, which corresponds to the lane on which the vehicle travels, and partitioning a lane on which the vehicle travels after changing a lane, and a lane width of a lane after change of lane, which corresponds to the lane on which the vehicle travels after changing a lane; and
a front lane marker estimation means which estimates, based on a common lane marker which partitions the lane before change of lane and the lane after change of lane detected by the front lane marker detection means, and the lane width of the lane after change of lane detected by the side lane marker detection means, a lane marker paired with the lane marker on a near side of the lane after change of lane; and
a display means which displays a central line of the lane after change of lane estimated by the front lane marker estimation means, wherein
the lane marker of the lane before change of lane and the estimated lane marker of the lane after change of lane are displayed on the display means, and
the lane marker of the lane before change of lane and the lane marker on a far side of the lane after change of lane are displayed in different display forms.

US Pat. No. 10,713,951

METHOD FOR CHECKING A PASSING POSSIBILITY CONDITION

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for checking a passing possibility condition for a motor vehicle, comprising:detecting, by a surroundings sensor, surroundings data relating to a stretch of road ahead;
determining, by a control device of the motor vehicle, a passing information describing a minimum required driving distance of the motor vehicle along the stretch of road under specific boundary conditions, which is required for passing a preceding vehicle; and
evaluating, by the control device, the passing possibility condition based on the passing information and the surroundings data,
wherein detecting the surroundings data includes detecting a spatial angle of a detection zone covered by an object.

US Pat. No. 10,713,950

RAPID WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FOR VEHICLE COLLISION MITIGATION

AUTONOMOUS ROADWAY INTELL...

1. A system for mitigating an imminent collision, comprising a subject vehicle, a land-based receiver, a land-based transmitter, and a land-based supercomputer, wherein:the subject vehicle is configured to detect, with sensors mounted in or on the subject vehicle, an imminent collision with a second vehicle, and to transmit a wireless request message specifying imminent collision data;
the land-based receiver is configured to receive the wireless request message and to transmit the imminent collision data to the land-based supercomputer;
the land-based supercomputer is configured to calculate a recommended sequence of actions for mitigating the collision, the calculation including calculation of a plurality of sequences of actions and is further configured to select from the calculated sequences of actions, a recommended sequence of actions that avoids the collision or minimizes the harm of the collision;
the land-based supercomputer is further configured to transmit the recommended sequence of actions to the land-based transmitter;
the land-based transmitter is configured to transmit a wireless response message specifying the recommended sequence of actions to the subject vehicle; and
the subject vehicle is configured to receive the wireless response message and implement the recommended sequence of actions in time to avoid or mitigate the collision, wherein the land-based supercomputer is configured to determine whether the collision is avoidable or unavoidable, and wherein the land-based supercomputer is configured to find a sequence of actions that avoids the collision when the collision is avoidable, and a sequence of actions that minimizes the harm of the collision when the collision is unavoidable, and wherein the land-based supercomputer is configured to calculate the harm of the collision by calculating a number of expected fatalities times a predetermined fatality weighting factor, plus a number of expected injuries times a predetermined injury weighting factor, plus an expected amount of property damage times a predetermined property damage weighting factor.

US Pat. No. 10,713,949

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A PARKING FACILITY CONTAINING A PLURALITY OF CONTROLLABLE INFRASTRUCTURE ELEMENTS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a parking facility containing a plurality of controllable infrastructure elements, the method comprising:controlling at least one of the infrastructure elements so that in mixed traffic, a vehicle having a driver is prevented from operating in a same area as a driverless vehicle moving, which is without a driver, within the parking facility;
wherein the at least one of the infrastructure elements includes an elevator door of an elevator installation, and the controlling includes not opening the elevator door of the elevator installation until the vehicle moving without a driver has driven past the elevator door, and
wherein the at least one infrastructure element includes a light signaling system, and the controlling includes controlling the light signaling system so that a signal generator of the light signaling system emits a stop signal to signal to the traffic that it is to stop, so as to prevent the vehicle having the driver from operating in the same area as the driverless vehicle moving, which is without the driver, within the parking facility.

US Pat. No. 10,713,948

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALERTING ABNORMAL DRIVER SITUATION DETECTED BY USING HUMANS' STATUS RECOGNITION VIA V2V CONNECTION

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for giving a warning by detecting a drowsiness state and an abnormal state of a specific driver of a specific vehicle based on deep learning, comprising steps of:(a) if at least one interior image of an interior of the specific vehicle is acquired, a driver state detecting device performing at least part of (i) a process of inputting the interior image into a drowsiness detecting network, to thereby allow the drowsiness detecting network to detect at least one facial part of the specific driver from the interior image, detect at least one eye part of the specific driver from the facial part, detect a blinking state of at least one eye of the specific driver, and thus determine the drowsiness state of the specific driver, and (ii) a process of inputting the interior image into a pose matching network, to thereby allow the pose matching network to detect one or more body keypoints, corresponding to a body of the specific driver, from the interior image, determine whether the body keypoints match one of preset driving postures, and thus determine the abnormal state of the specific driver; and
(b) if the specific driver is determined as in a hazardous state by referring to at least part of the drowsiness state of the specific driver outputted from the drowsiness detecting network and the abnormal state of the specific driver outputted from the pose matching network, the driver state detecting device performing a process of transmitting information on the hazardous state of the specific driver to one or more nearby vehicles over vehicle-to-vehicle communication to thereby allow one or more nearby drivers of the nearby vehicles to perceive the hazardous state of the specific driver.

US Pat. No. 10,713,947

PARKING SENSORS CAPABLE OF DETERMINING DIRECTION AND SPEED OF VEHICLE ENTERING OR LEAVING PARKING LOT USING MAGNETIC SIGNATURE RECOGNITION

The Parking Genius, Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:at least one sensor comprising a magnetometer, each sensor of the at least one sensor configured to generate a magnetic signature of a vehicle as it drives across the at least one sensor;
a computing device configured to perform an analysis of the magnetic signature of the vehicle as received from the at least one sensor, wherein the analysis includes comparing the magnetic signature of the vehicle as received from the at least one sensor to known magnetic signatures of known vehicle types to thereby determine a direction of travel of the vehicle relative to the magnetometer based upon the comparison,
wherein each known vehicle type is associated with multiple known magnetic signatures, and
wherein each of the multiple known magnetic signatures associated with each known vehicle type is a magnetic signature of that vehicle type captured during driving of a vehicle of the vehicle type over the sensor from a different direction.

US Pat. No. 10,713,946

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VALET PARKING SERVICES

1. A computer-implemented parking system for managing a plurality of vehicle parking spaces disbursed over a plurality of physically separate parking locations, the system comprising:at least one central server including one or more databases for storing information associated with a vehicle and user of the vehicle;
at least one first computer capable of communicating with said central server;
at least one second computer capable of communicating with said central server and said first computer;
a payment system that enables an electronic payment to be sent directly from said first computer to said central server;
a reservation system, said reservation system enabling a user to reserve one of the plurality of physically separate parking locations on said first computer and said reservation system enabling the user to reserve one of the plurality of physically separate parking locations at a pre-determined time on said first computer;
a vehicle retrieval system, said vehicle retrieval system estimating a vehicle retrieval time based upon a number of vehicles to be parked, a number of arrival requests and a number of retrieval requests, said vehicle retrieval system enabling the user to request the vehicle to be retrieved at a pre-determined time on said first computer and said vehicle retrieval system transmitting estimated vehicle retrieval time to said first computer and said second computer;
wherein said first computer retrieves user information and vehicle information from said central server and said first computer transmits the user information and vehicle information to said second computer to reserve at least one of said plurality of vehicle parking locations for the vehicle and said second computer alerts said parking system that the vehicle has arrived;
wherein said second computer communicates with said central server to send user information, vehicle information and vehicle location information to said central server; and
wherein said first computer transmits user information, vehicle information and vehicle retrieval information from said central server to said second computer to retrieve the vehicle from the parking location.

US Pat. No. 10,713,945

METHOD OF GUIDING A USER TO A SUITABLE PARKING SPOT

1. A method of guiding a user to a suitable parking spot comprising steps of:(A) providing at least one remote server and a mobile computing device, wherein the remote server is communicably coupled to the mobile computing device;
(B) providing a geospatial vehicle detection system, wherein the remote server is communicably coupled to the geospatial vehicle detection system;
(C) sending a parking search request for a desired location from the mobile computing device to the remote server;
(D) locating potential parking spots near the desired location with the geospatial vehicle detection system;
(E) executing at least one filtering process with the remote server in order to identify suitable parking spots amongst the potential parking spots by retrieving vehicle dimensions through the mobile computing device, providing an elevated measuring instrument as the geospatial vehicle detection system, capturing at least one current measurement proximal to the desired location with the elevated measuring instrument and comparing the vehicle dimensions to the at least one current measurement for each of the potential parking spots, wherein the elevated measuring instrument comprises a sound navigation and ranging (Sonar) instrument and a light detection and ranging (Lidar) instrument; and
(F) displaying the suitable parking spots through the mobile computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,713,944

VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE DYNAMIC PARKING FINDER ASSISTANT

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of assisting a driver of a first vehicle to find an empty parking space, the method comprising:receiving at the first vehicle V2V communications from at least one other vehicle within a parking area of interest for the first vehicle;
analyzing the received V2V communications from the at least one other vehicle to determine potential available parking spaces in the parking area of interest, wherein analyzing the received V2V communications from the at least one other vehicle to determine potential available parking spaces in the parking area of interest comprises determining when the at least one other vehicle has started to broadcast its V2V signals to thereby identify vehicles that are likely candidates to leave their current parking spaces;
displaying on a display in the first vehicle one or more available parking spaces in the parking area of interest;
wherein the V2V communications comprise dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) technology; and
wherein the DSRC technology includes broadcasting a basic safety message (BSM) up to ten times per second, each BSM indicating a vehicle location, a vehicle heading, and a vehicle speed of the vehicle transmitting the BSM.

US Pat. No. 10,713,943

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING A VEHICLE PARKING, STOPPING, OR STANDING LOCATION

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method comprising:collecting, by a processor, probe data transmitted from a plurality of vehicles traveling on a road segment;
processing, by the processor, the probe data to determine a vehicle behavior indicating a vehicle parking location, a vehicle stopping location, a vehicle standing location, or a combination thereof;
flagging, by the processor, the road segment as being associated with the vehicle parking location, the vehicle stopping location, the vehicle standing location, or a combination thereof based on the vehicle behavior; and
updating, by the processor, a geographic database to indicate the vehicle parking location, the vehicle stopping location, the vehicle standing location, or a combination thereof based on the flagging.

US Pat. No. 10,713,942

DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD

DENSO TEN LIMITED, Kobe-...

1. A display control device comprising:a first processing unit configured to select an image, which is to be displayed on a display device, of images to be supplied from a plurality of supply sources, based on a vehicle signal indicative of a shift position of a vehicle;
a second processing unit configured to generate additional information to be displayed with being superimposed on the image in response to the shift position of the vehicle being switched to a reverse position from another position, the second processing unit being provided separately from the first processing unit; and
a display controller configured to superimpose the additional information, which is output from the second processing unit, on the image selected by the first processing unit and to display both of the image and the additional information on the display device,
wherein, in a case in which the shift position of the vehicle is changed in a short period of time and the shift position is not the reverse position when the additional information generated by the second processing unit becomes ready for output but before the additional information is superimposed on the image on the display device, at least one of an output of the additional information by the second processing unit and a superimposition of the additional information on the image by the display controller is prohibited, and
when the vehicle signal indicates the reverse position, the first processing unit selects an image obtained by capturing a surrounding of the vehicle, as an image to be displayed on the display device, and the second processing unit generates a guide line indicative of a traveling direction of the vehicle, as the additional information.

US Pat. No. 10,713,941

COGNITIVE TRAFFIC SIGNAL CYCLE TIMER

International Business Ma...

1. A method for a self-learning cycle timer comprising:determining a wait time, the wait time being a time elapsed between a first indication and a second indication, the first indication associated with a traveler coming to a stop and the second indication associated with the traveler beginning to move following the stop;
identifying a traffic signal associated with a geolocation of the traveler;
identifying an average cycle time and a reference time, each associated with the traffic signal;
calculating a cycle time associated with the traffic signal according to the wait time and the reference time; and
updating the average cycle time according to the calculated cycle time.

US Pat. No. 10,713,940

DETECTING AND RESPONDING TO TRAFFIC REDIRECTION FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle in an autonomous driving mode, the method comprising:maneuvering, by one or more processors, a vehicle in the autonomous driving mode using pre-stored map information identifying one or more traffic lanes, wherein each traffic lane has a path and a traffic flow direction;
receiving, by the one or more processors, data from a perception system of the vehicle identifying objects in an external environment of the vehicle related to a traffic redirection at a given location, wherein the traffic redirection includes at least one corridor that does not correspond to one or both of a path and a traffic flow direction of a traffic lane identified in the pre-stored map information for the given location;
using, by the one or more processors, the received data to identify one or more corridors of the traffic redirection;
selecting, by the one or more processors, one of the one or more corridors based on a direction of traffic flow through the selected corridor; and
controlling, by the one or more processors, the vehicle in the autonomous driving mode to enter and follow the selected one of the one or more corridors.

US Pat. No. 10,713,939

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREDICTING TRAFFIC ACCIDENT LOCATIONS

BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TEC...

1. An artificial intelligent system of one or more electronic devices for predicting traffic accident locations, comprising:at least one information receiving port of an information providing system to receive a plurality of accident records of a plurality of traffic accidents, each of the plurality of accident records, being associated with a corresponding target user terminal,
at least one information transmitting port of an information receiving system to transmit signals to at least one information receiving terminal, wherein the at least one information receiving terminal operates an application installed therein to response to the signals;
at least one storage medium including a first operation system and a set of instructions compatible with the first operation system for providing an accident-prone road section to the at least one information receiving terminal; and
at least one processor in communication with the storage medium, wherein when executing the first operation system and the set of instructions, the at least one processor is directed to:
obtain the plurality of accident records received from the at least one information receiving port;
tracking and receiving, in real-time, a plurality of historical locations of the target user terminal every predetermined time period acquired from at least one GPS system of the information providing system through a network;
storing the plurality of historical locations and times corresponding to the plurality of historical location in the at least one storage medium;
accessing the at least one storage medium to obtain a plurality of locations of the target user terminal that appeared around an on-record accident time, included in the plurality of accident records, and/or around an on-record accident location, included also in the plurality of accident records, by matching the on-record accident time and/or the on-record accident location with the plurality of historical locations;
determine a plurality of refined accident locations by, for each of the plurality of accident records,
operating a first clustering procedure with the plurality of locations of the target user terminal as inputs of the first clustering procedure and assigning a first result of the first clustering procedure as a refined accident location of the plurality of locations of the target user terminal, wherein the first clustering procedure is conducted on processed locations of the plurality of locations;
in response to the determination of the plurality of refined accident locations, determine at least one accident-prone road section by operating a second clustering procedure with the plurality of refined accident locations corresponding to the plurality of accident records as the inputs of the second clustering procedure;
in response to the determination of the at least one accident-prone road section, generate electronic signals including information of one of the at least one accident-prone road section and a triggering code, wherein the triggering code:
is in a format recognizable by the application installed in the information receiving terminal, and
configured to render the application to generate a presentation of the at least one accident-prone road section on an interface of the information receiving terminal; and
direct the information receiving terminal to display the interface to present the accident-prone road section by sending the electronic signals to the information transmitting port,
wherein the operating the first clustering procedure including:
identify a plurality of points corresponding to the inputs;
determine a result cluster and a result point associated with the result cluster by a point-identification operation, including:
selecting a candidate cluster of points from the plurality of points;
selecting a candidate point from the candidate cluster of points;
operating a first iterative operation until a first stop criteria is met, wherein the first iterative operation includes a plurality of first iterations, and each of the first iteration includes:
 using the candidate point as a center point and using the candidate cluster of points as a target cluster of points;
 identifying, from the target cluster of points, a cluster of points that is within a predetermined distance from the center point as the candidate cluster of points; and
 identifying a point from the candidate cluster of points as the candidate point; and
wherein the second clustering procedure includes the first clustering procedure; and to the determine at least one accident prone road section includes:
obtain the plurality of refined accident locations;
determine a plurality of result clusters by operating the second clustering procedure with the plurality of refined accident locations as inputs of the second clustering procedure; and
for each of the plurality of result clusters, assign a road section corresponding to the result cluster as an accident-prone road section.

US Pat. No. 10,713,938

DETECTOR SYSTEM

Johnson Controls Fire Pro...

1. A method of selecting an intended active unit from a plurality of active units of a networked alarm system, each active unit including an optical data input port for receiving optical data, the method comprising:a remote communication device transmitting an optical initiation signal towards the intended active unit;
the plurality of active units transmitting optical handshake signals to the remote communication device in response to receiving the optical initiation signal; and
selecting the intended active unit from the plurality of active units based on the optical handshake signals transmitted by the plurality of active units,
wherein the plurality of active units are connected via a wired power and communication circuit to a central control unit, and during normal operation optical transmitters and receivers of the plurality of active units are disabled, and further comprising the central control unit initiating a commissioning mode by directing an enablement signal to one or more of the plurality of active units via the wired power and communication circuit and the active units enable the optical transmitters and receivers in response to receiving the enablement signal.

US Pat. No. 10,713,937

TRAINABLE TRANSCEIVER AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

1. A mobile communications device for configuring trainable transceivers, comprising:a transceiver in communication with a trainable transceiver that is configured to send a first signal to communicate with a remote device; and
a control circuit coupled to the transceiver and to a memory, configured to:
receive diagnostic information from the trainable transceiver;
generate a second signal for adjusting the first signal based on the diagnostic information received from the trainable transceiver;
send the second signal to the trainable transceiver;
cause the trainable transceiver to adjust the first signal to communicate with the remote device in response to the receipt of the second signal;
receive updated diagnostic information from the trainable transceiver, subsequent to receipt of the second signal; and
cause, upon a determination that the trainable transceiver is not in communication with the remote device, the mobile communications device to display a message.

US Pat. No. 10,713,936

PAIRING OR ASSOCIATING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. A method comprising:initiating establishment of a communications link between a medical device and a remote electronic device by transmitting one or more signals from the medical device to the remote electronic device over a first communications channel between the medical device and the remote electronic device; and
establishing the communications link between the medical device and the remote electronic device by communicating over the first communications channel and a second communications channel between the medical device and the remote electronic device, wherein
a signal communicated over the second communications channel has a longer range than a signal communicated over the first communications channel, and
at least one of communicating over the first communications channel or communicating over the second communications channel comprises exchanging between the medical device and the remote electronic device at least one identifier for the communications link,
the medical device includes an external component of the medical device, and
the medical device is configured such that the action of establishing the communications link between the medical device and the remote device is executed only if the external component is not communicably connected to an implanted component of the medical device.

US Pat. No. 10,713,935

CONTROL SERVICE FOR CONTROLLING DEVICES WITH BODY-ACTION INPUT DEVICES

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a control service, identification information of a wearable body-action input device;
receiving, by the control service, identification information of a controlled device;
selecting, by the control service, a component control service from a plurality of component control services of the control service, based on the identification information of the wearable body-action input device and the identification information of the controlled device;
receiving over a wireless communication, by the control service, one or more digital sensor signals, with raw sensor data, of body actions of the wearable body-action input device;
converting, by the control service, using the component control service, the identified body-action input, into one or more control signals, to control the controlled device corresponding to one or more body-actions with the wearable body-action input device; and
publishing, by the control service, the one or more control signals to control the controlled device in response to the one or more body-actions of the wearable body-action input device.

US Pat. No. 10,713,934

DETECTING OF PATTERNS OF ACTIVITY BASED ON IDENTIFIED PRESENCE DETECTION

TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANA...

1. A system comprising at least one computing device including at least one processor and at least one memory, the at least one computing device configured to:receive signals from a plurality of sensor devices;
retrieve, based on the signals, a presence profile comprising one or more parameters describing physical characteristics of a user and one or more movement flow records associated with the user, wherein each of the one or more movement flow records is associated with a corresponding user action and comprises a series of signals from the plurality of sensor devices;
analyze the signals to determine a historical pattern associated with a routine behavior of the user, wherein the historical pattern is a series of repeated actions comprising a user input causing one or more building devices to perform a particular operation at a plurality of first points in time;
store a graph representation of the historical pattern in the presence profile, wherein the graph representation comprises a set of nodes and a set of edges, each node representing a sensor device and including a time at which the sensor device was encountered by the user, and each edge representing a unidirectional temporal indicator of an order in which two sensor devices connected by that edge were encountered by the user;
predict a next action of the user to be the particular operation at a second point in time based on the graph representation of the historical pattern; and
generate one or more signals to operate the one or more building devices to reproduce the particular operation at the second point in time.

US Pat. No. 10,713,933

DETECTION OF FAILING EMISSIONS SENSORS

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A method comprising:acquiring, by an emissions sensor health monitor executing on a computing device,
machine channel data from a machine, the machine channel data indicating:
nitrogen oxide (NOx)-in values measured by an input emissions sensor of the machine, and
NOx-out values measured by an output emissions sensor of the machine; identifying, by the emissions sensor health monitor, a plurality of samples of the machine channel data that meet criteria associated with an idle operating condition of an engine of the machine;
determining, by the emissions sensor health monitor, NOx delta values for the plurality of samples;
determining, by the emissions sensor health monitor, that the NOx delta values are above a preset acceptable threshold for at least a threshold time period; and
performing, by the emissions sensor health monitor, one or more responsive actions based on the determining that the NOx delta values are above the preset acceptable threshold for at least the threshold time period.

US Pat. No. 10,713,932

WIDE AREA EMERGENCY ALERT AND RESPONSE SYSTEM USING HYBRID NETWORKS

TELCOM VENTURES, LLC, Mi...

1. A method of issuing an emergency alert in a geographical area serviced by a Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) satellite and a terrestrial Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) base station, the method comprising:receiving a first emergency alert message from the MSS satellite by a user equipment (UE) in the geographical area using a first radio frequency band;
receiving a second emergency alert message from the terrestrial BWA base station by the UE in the geographical area using a second radio frequency band; and
responding to the first emergency alert message and/or the second emergency alert message by the UE with an indication of whether emergency assistance is needed, wherein the indication provides a request for the emergency assistance responsive to a lack of a user interaction with the UE,
wherein the first radio frequency band overlaps the second radio frequency band,
wherein the first radio frequency band is associated with a first blanking interval that does not overlap in time with a second blanking interval associated with the second radio frequency band,
wherein the first emergency alert message is received from the MSS satellite during the second blanking interval, and
wherein the second emergency alert message is received from the terrestrial BWA base station during the first blanking interval.

US Pat. No. 10,713,931

PORTABLE ALARM SYSTEM

HIPPI, LLC, Clermont, FL...

1. A portable alarm system, comprising:a base unit including a processor electrically connected to a wireless transceiver configured to communicate wireless signals to an external location, wherein the base unit is further configured to receive wireless alarm signals from at least a first sensor and a second sensor, both of the first and second sensors being physically separated from the base unit;
wherein the processor is configured to be selectively programmed by a user of the portable alarm system to cause a wireless signal to be communicated to a monitoring station in response to the base unit receiving a wireless signal from the first sensor and to not cause a wireless signal to be communicated to the monitoring station in response to the base unit receiving a wireless signal from the second sensor;
wherein the processor is configured to be selectively programmed by the user of the portable alarm system to cause a first action to be taken other than communicating a wireless signal to the monitoring station in response to the based unit receiving a wireless signal from the second sensor; and
wherein the processor is configured to be selectively programmed by the user of the portable alarm system to cause a cellular modem to be activated from an otherwise inactive state in response to the base unit receiving a wireless signal from the first sensor and for the base unit to communicate with the monitoring station through the cellular modem.

US Pat. No. 10,713,930

EVACUATION GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND EVACUATION GUIDANCE METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A guidance system comprising:at least one memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor connected to the at least one memory and configured to execute the instructions to:
compare a plurality of pieces of pressure data generated in a verification time period by at least one pressure sensor installed at an arbitrary point in a facility to analyze a temporal change in the pressure data;
analyze a state of a person located on the at least one pressure sensor based on the pressure data;
generate instruction information to guide the person from the arbitrary point, based on an analysis result of the analyzed pressure data; and
transmit the generated instruction information to a speaker or a display so that the generated instruction information is output to the person.

US Pat. No. 10,713,929

ALARM AND MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

JWIN ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

1. An alarm system comprising:a primary device having a first controller; and
at least one secondary device having at least one secondary controller and at least one rendering device;
wherein the first controller is configured to (i) determine whether at least one alarm event is set on the primary device, (ii) establish a wireless communication between the primary device and the secondary device when determination is made that the alarm event has been set on the primary device, (iii) generate a first alarm signal including first alarm rendering instructions based on the alarm event set, and (iv) transmit the first alarm signal including the first alarm rendering instructions from the primary device to the secondary device, and
wherein the secondary controller is configured to (i) generate second alarm rendering instructions for the rendering device based on the first alarm rendering instructions and (ii) render the second alarm rendering instructions on the rendering device.

US Pat. No. 10,713,928

ARMING SECURITY SYSTEMS BASED ON COMMUNICATIONS AMONG A NETWORK OF SECURITY SYSTEMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for a client device associated with a first security system of a security network, the security network including the first security system installed at a first address and associated to a first user, and a second security system installed at a second address and associated to a second user, the client device including a processor, a communication module, and a display, the method comprising:in response to a security event detected by the second security system at the second address, receiving, by the processor using the communication module, a user alert including
a description of the security event at the second address when the second address is within a first proximity region with respect to the first address, and
notification of an automatic arming action of the first security system when the second address is within a second proximity region with respect at the first address, the second proximity region being closer to the first address than the first proximity region;
in response to receiving the user alert, displaying, by the processor on the display, the user alert with the description of the security event;
receiving, by the processor based on the user alert, an input including an arming action for the first security system; and
in response to receiving the input, transmitting, by the processor using the communication module, the arming action to the first security system.

US Pat. No. 10,713,927

SOUND DETECTION AND ALERT SYSTEM FOR A WORKSPACE

STEELCASE INC., Grand Ra...

14. The workspace assembly of claim 13 wherein the single system component includes a device installed within the particular space.

US Pat. No. 10,713,926

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OBTAINING MORE ACCURATE COMPLIANCE METRICS

GOJO Industries, Inc., A...

1. A method of determining a hand hygiene compliance metric comprising:providing an area entry sensor;
receiving a signal from the area entry sensor that is indicative of an area entry event by a person;
providing an area exit sensor;
receiving a signal from the area exit sensor indicative of an area exit event by a person;
determining a number of dispense events by receipt of signals from one or more dispensers;
determining a number of hand hygiene opportunities for obtaining dispense events that occur between an entry event signal and an exit event signal from one or more sensors;
wherein the number of hand hygiene opportunities for obtaining dispense events occurs between and is a function of the entry event and the exit event; and
wherein the number of hand hygiene opportunities is incremented by a value M, which is a function of the type of area where the entry event occurs and;
wherein M is greater than 1; and
providing a hand hygiene compliance metric that is a function of the number of dispense events and the number of hand hygiene opportunities.

US Pat. No. 10,713,925

HAND CLEANLINESS

BioVigil Hygiene Technolo...

1. A method comprising:receiving, on a wearable device, a first signal including an identifier associated with a doorway and an outdoor status;
receiving, on the wearable device, a second signal including an identifier associated with the doorway and an indoor status;
evaluating whether the first wearable device is crossing through the doorway;
controlling a cleanliness state of the wearable device based on results of the evaluation;
wherein the wearable device determines the person is entering a space on receiving, on the device worn by the person, the first signal associated with the doorway of the space and an outdoor status and then receiving, on the device worn by the person, the second signal associated with the doorway of the space and an indoor status; and controls the cleanliness state of the wearable device to an un-sanitized state if the person is entering the space.

US Pat. No. 10,713,924

VEHICLE STATE PRESENTATION SYSTEM, VEHICLE, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND VEHICLE STATE PRESENTATION METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle state presentation system comprising:a terminal device including an ear mounting unit that is mounted on an ear of a user; and
a vehicle that performs wireless communication with the terminal device, wherein:
the vehicle includes:
a first communication unit that communicates with the terminal device through wireless communication, and
a first controller that monitors a state of the vehicle and causes the first communication unit to transmit a notification signal to the terminal device, the notification signal indicating that a first state of the vehicle other than a predetermined state is detected; and
the terminal device includes:
a second communication unit that communicates with the vehicle through wireless communication,
an output unit that is provided in the ear mounting unit and performs a notification to the user through sound or vibration,
a determination unit that determines whether the terminal device moves out of a predetermined distance range in which the vehicle is included, and
a second controller that causes the output unit to perform the notification to the user based on the notification signal received by the second communication unit when the determination unit determines that the terminal device moves out of the predetermined distance range in which the vehicle is included.

US Pat. No. 10,713,923

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USING BLUETOOTH AND GPS TECHNOLOGIES TO ASSIST USER TO AVOID LOSING EYEGLASSES

FetchFind LLC, Portland,...

1. A system, comprising:an eyeglass frame having a bridge disposed between a first lens area and a second lens area, the first lens area being connected to a first temple, and the second lens area being connected to a second temple;
a module embedded or implanted in the eyeglass frame, the module being at least substantially waterproof as embedded or implanted in the eyeglass frame and including a transmitting element operating to transmit a signal which is received by a device, and further including a memory device configured to store identifying data including at least a serial number of the eyeglass frame;
a database configured to enable the eyeglass frame to be returned to a user, based on at least the identifying data, if the eyeglass frame is found by another person;
a processing device configured to execute an application, wherein the processing device is configured to:
display a user interface configured to receive input information;
define an alert to be generated by the processing device or a device coupled to the processing device in response to a detection or a lack of detection of the signal transmitted by the module, wherein:
the alert indicates a type of notification to generate;
the alert indicates a triggering event for the type of notification; and
the alert is based on the input information;
receive, from the module, a signal indicative of a location of the eyeglass frame at a point in time;
determine that the user has left or is about to leave a vicinity of the eyeglass frame;
determine whether the module is in communication with the processing device;
in response to the module being in communication with the processing device:
determine the location of the eyeglass frame based on the location information; and
generate the alert, wherein the alert includes a first route for the user to travel from a current location of the user to the location of the eyeglass frame;
in response to the module not being in communication with the processing device:
determine a last known location of the eyeglass frame based on the location information at the point in time; and
generate the alert, wherein the alert includes a second route for the user to travel from the current location of the user to the last known location of the eyeglass frame.

US Pat. No. 10,713,922

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXCHANGING MESSAGES WITH USERS OF A REAL PROPERTY MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Katerra, Inc., Menlo Par...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage media having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by a processor of a monitoring and control system, cause the monitoring and control system to perform operations comprising:receiving input indicating occupancy state of a user with regard to a designated area, or a plurality of areas therein or portions thereof;
receiving, from one or more of a plurality of sensing capable devices of, or in communication with, the monitoring and control system, input indicating a respective event involving the user entering or exiting the designated area, or an area therein or portion thereof, the sensing capable devices situated on or near the user, within the designated area, or in one or more of the plurality of areas therein, or portions thereof;
selecting one of a plurality of confidence levels regarding the occupancy state of the user with regard to the designated area, or one or more of the plurality of areas therein or portions thereof, responsive to the received input indicating occupancy state of the user with regard to the designated area; and
transmitting a message to the user responsive to the respective event involving the user entering or exiting the designated area, the occupancy state of the user with regard to the designated area, and the selected confidence level.

US Pat. No. 10,713,921

CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AN ALARM OUTPUT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ALARM OUTPUT AS WELL AS MEDICAL DEVICE

1. A control device for controlling an alarm output, the control device being a part of a network unit, the control device comprising:a data network interface connected to a data network and being configured to receive a group message via the data network, which group message is addressed and sent to a plurality of network units connected to the data network, the plurality of network units to which the group message is addressed and sent including the network unit of which the control device is a part and which group message indicates a sender identity identifying a sender of the group message and which further indicates a presence of an alarm state;
a signaling interface for outputting a control signal, which control signal indicates a request for an output of an acoustic and/or optical alarm signal;
at least one memory unit to provide a first data set, which indicates a list with potential sender identities, as well as further a second data set, which indicates one or more time periods, during which an alarm signal shall be outputted;
an input interface for receiving an input signal, which indicates an acknowledgment of the alarm signal by a user; and
at least one processor configured to operate a timekeeping function, with which a start of timekeeping is started on arrival of the group message at the network unit of which the control device is a part, the timekeeping comprising monitoring a time duration from the start of the timekeeping to a current time duration value, and to output the control signal via the signaling interface as a function of an agreement of the sender identity indicated in the group message with one of the potential sender identities of the first data set as well as further as a function of a comparison of the current time duration value of the timekeeping of the timekeeping function with the one or more time periods data of the second data set, wherein the processor is further configured to suppress the output of the control signal and further to send a status message, which status message indicates the acknowledgment of the alarm signal by the user, to the sender of the group message via the data network interface in the presence of the input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,713,920

WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE FOR MONITORING HAZARDS

VORBECK MATERIALS, CORP.,...

1. A wearable computing device for monitoring occupational hazards comprising:an apparel item;
a control circuit affixed to the apparel item;
a communications device communicatively coupled to the control circuit;
an antenna communicatively coupled to the communications device and comprising a component, the component comprising a first conductive composition, the first conductive composition comprising individual sheets of graphene forming a three-dimensional percolated network within the conductive composition;
a sensor communicatively coupled to the control circuit and configured to detect or monitor at least one of an aspect of a user of the wearable computing device and an ambient environment of the user; and
wherein
the antenna is one or more of removable from and/or dynamically positioned on the apparel item;
the communications device is configured for two-way communication;
the data comprises at least one of voice data, text data, and graphical data;
the sensor comprises a second conductive composition;
the second conductive composition comprises individual sheets of graphene;
the individual sheets of graphene forming a three-dimensional percolated network within the second conductive composition; and
the control circuit is configured to generate a notification when sensor data comprises a value above a threshold amount.

US Pat. No. 10,713,919

LASER DAMAGE DETECTION MECHANISMS FOR SAFETY INTERLOCK AND FAULT DETECTION

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An apparatus comprising:a substrate;
first and second electrical connectors;
at least one first conductive trace positioned in, on, or over the substrate, wherein the at least one first conductive trace forms an electrical connection between the first and second electrical connectors, wherein the at least one first conductive trace is configured to be damaged by laser energy to break the electrical connection between the first and second electrical connectors; and
an illumination-generating indicator electrically coupled in series with the at least one first conductive trace, wherein the illumination-generating indicator is configured to generate illumination when the electrical connection between the first and second electrical connectors is intact and to stop generating the illumination when the electrical connection between the first and second electrical connectors has been broken.

US Pat. No. 10,713,917

VEHICLE WITH ABANDONED OCCUPANT ALERT

1. An abandoned vehicle occupant device, comprising:a base assembly;
a first heating assembly having a plurality of first secured heating coils within said first heating assembly;
a second heating assembly having a plurality of second secured heating coils within said second heating assembly;
a cooling assembly having a secured cooling means, said first heating assembly and said second heating assembly are disposed on opposite sides of said cooling assembly;
a support arm connecting said base assembly with said cooling assembly; and
a lumen disposed within said base assembly, said first heating assembly, said second heating assembly, said cooling assembly and said support arm with each portion of said lumen being coextensive and in environmental communication with each other portion of said lumen, disposed within said lumen of said base assembly is a GPS unit, a microprocessor, a transmitter, a temperature regulator, and an RFID chip/weight sensor, said microprocessor has a transceiver and is in electrical communication with a power supply, said GPS unit, said temperature regulator and said RFID chip/weight sensor are each respectively in electrical communication with said microprocessor;
a first anchor and a second anchor disposed in a plurality of conventionally appearing car seat anchors and are in electrical communication with said microprocessor, said first anchor has an integrated first sensor and said second anchor has an integrated second sensor, each obtaining data relative to whether a car seat is properly secured;
an application installed on a portable electronic device utilizing said application, said application activates said abandoned vehicle occupant device, said GPS unit, said temperature regulator, said RFID chip/weight sensor, said anchors and said sensors all generate data relative to each said sensor's intended purpose and wirelessly transmit said data to said portable electronic device from said microprocessor via a bidirectional signal transmitted by said transmitter; and
an ignition interface provided with said abandoned vehicle occupant device and in electrical communication with said microprocessor.

US Pat. No. 10,713,916

CHILD MONITOR FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED

1. A child monitoring system, comprising:a transmitting unit, comprising:
a housing defining an interior;
a power source;
a transmitting unit microprocessor in electrical communication with said power source;
a video camera disposed upon an exterior surface of said housing in electrical communication with said transmitting unit microprocessor;
a transmitter in electronic communication with said transmitting unit microprocessor; and
a receiving unit in direct wireless communication with said transmitting unit having a rechargeable power source in electrical communication with a receiving unit microprocessor and a receiving unit receiving antenna, worn on a monitoring user;
wherein said transmitting unit generates a transmission, comprising:
a plurality of video signal data;
a plurality of audio signal data; and
a plurality of alert signal data;
wherein said transmission is directly transmitted to said receiving unit;
wherein said receiving unit alerts said monitoring user to receipt of said transmission;
wherein said transmitting unit includes a transmitting unit indicator light disposed upon said exterior surface of said housing adjacent said video camera and in electrical communication with said transmitting unit microprocessor;
wherein said receiving unit includes a video display displaying said video signal data from said first transmission;
wherein said receiving unit includes a speaker emitting said audio signal data from said transmission;
wherein said receiving unit includes a vibrating assembly vibrating upon receipt of said alert signal data from said transmission;
wherein said receiving unit includes a receiving unit indicator light in electrical communication with said receiving unit microprocessor;
wherein an effective range of said transmission is five hundred feet; and
wherein said housing is angled relative to a base.

US Pat. No. 10,713,915

INTEGRATION OF LED LIGHTING CONTROL WITH EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS

iLumisys, Inc., Troy, MI...

1. An LED-based light, comprising:a tubular housing configured to be installable in a standard light fixture;
a plurality of LEDs disposed within the housing;
a controller disposed within the housing, wherein the controller is configured to operate the LEDs in a normal mode, wherein at least some of the LEDs are operated to produce white light for general illumination, and in an emergency mode, wherein in the emergency mode:
during a first time span, a first LED of the plurality of LEDs emits light according to a first brightness level,
during a second time span, a second LED of the plurality of LEDs emits light according to a second brightness level greater than the first brightness level, and
during a third time span, a third LED of the plurality of LEDs emits light according to a third brightness level greater than the second brightness level,
wherein the first time span partially overlaps the second time span, and wherein the second time span partially overlaps the third time span;
an emergency detector disposed within the housing, the emergency detector having a sensor configured to detect an emergency and configured to produce an emergency signal in response to the emergency;
a wireless signal transmitter disposed within the housing, the wireless signal transmitter configured to transmit an alarm notification to a response system in response to the emergency signal; and
a connector arranged at an end of the housing, the connector configured for physical connection to one or more sockets of the standard light fixture such that, when the connector is physically connected to the one or more sockets, the housing, the plurality of LEDs, the controller, the emergency detector, and the wireless signal transmitter are secured in the standard light fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,713,913

MANAGING COPIES OF MEDIA SAMPLES IN A SYSTEM HAVING A PLURALITY OF INTERCONNECTED NETWORK CAMERAS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method for managing copies of media samples, wherein the media samples are recorded by a given network camera of a plurality of interconnected network cameras in a system, the method comprising:determining a topology of the system as a set of relationships existing between the plurality of interconnected network cameras, based on media samples recorded by the plurality of interconnected network cameras; and
selecting a subset of network cameras from the plurality of interconnected network cameras, based on the determined topology and achieving a predetermined level of redundancy, for storage of the copies of the media samples recorded by the given network camera in storage units of the subset of network cameras,
wherein the predetermined level of redundancy is achieved based on a path length to at least one of a source camera in the plurality of interconnected network cameras and a sink camera in the plurality of interconnected network cameras.

US Pat. No. 10,713,912

ACCESS-MONITORING DEVICE WITH AT LEAST ONE VIDEO UNIT

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil N...

1. An access monitoring device for an elevator installation, the elevator installation including a publicly accessible region, an elevator and a secured region providing access to the elevator from the publicly accessible region, the secured region being separated from the publicly accessible region by the access monitoring device, the access monitoring device comprising:a pair of spaced apart boundaries separating the publicly accessible region from the secured region and a defined monitoring space located between the boundaries wherein the elevator is accessible to an object only by the object passing from the publicly accessible region through the monitoring space to the secured region and through the secured region to the elevator;
a first video unit and a second video unit arranged to record images of the monitoring space and generate data related to the images, the data being one or more of associated remaining image parts generated by the first video unit and the second video unit filtering out an unchanging image part of each of the images, an evaluation of the remaining image parts generated by the at least one video unit, and the images, wherein the first video unit is located in a viewing field of the second video unit and is viewable by the second video unit, and the second video unit is located in a viewing field of the first video unit and is viewable by the first video unit to prevent manipulation of the first and second video units;
a control unit connected to the first video unit and the second video unit for receiving the data and combining the data from the first video unit and the second video unit to form combined remaining image parts, the control unit generating any of the associated image parts not generated by the at least one video unit and generating the evaluation if not generated by the at least one video unit;
wherein depending on the combined remaining image parts, the control unit checks, in dependence on the evaluation, whether the object is present in the monitoring space and, if so, whether the object is authorized to access the secured region, the checking of the authorization being based on at least one rule or on an authorization message;
an authorization and authentication unit connected to the control unit for generating the authorization message in response to receiving a detection signal associated with the object; and
a signaling unit at the boundaries and connected to the control unit for issuing a warning signal in response to the control unit denying authorization for the object when the object is not authorized to access the secured region.

US Pat. No. 10,713,911

MOTION DETECTION SYSTEM HAVING DUAL MOTION SENSORS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

NANJING EASTHOUSE ELECTRI...

1. A dual motion detection system comprising:at least one passive infrared (PIR) motion detection device for detecting motion of an object radiating infrared light and generating a positive PIR motion detection signal when the PIR motion detection device detects object motion;
at least one radio frequency doppler (RFD) motion detection device for detecting motion of the object using doppler effect and generating a positive RFD motion detection signal when the RFD motion detection device detects object motion; and
a dual motion detection system controller having a power module for providing electrical power to the PIR motion detection device and the RFD motion detection device, a motion detection output module for generating a positive motion detection output signal of the dual motion detection system, and a logic control module,
wherein the power module provides a PIR electrical power to the PIR motion detection device, when the PIR motion detection device detects object motion the PIR motion detection device transmits the positive PIR motion detection signal to the logic control module, the logic control module sends a power on signal to the power module to turn on a RFD electrical power to the RFD motion detection device for a period of time TW to allow the RFD motion detection device to detect motion, when the RFD motion detection device detects object motion, the RFD motion detection device generates the positive RFD motion detection signal and transmits the positive RFD motion detection signal to the logic control module, the power module turns off the RFD electrical power to the RFD motion detection device at the end of period of time TW, when the logic control module receives the positive PIR motion detection signal and the positive RFD motion detection signal simultaneously during the period of time TW, the motion detection output module provides the positive motion detection output signal of the dual motion detection system indicating the dual motion detection system has detected object motion.

US Pat. No. 10,713,910

FLEXIBLE SENSOR FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

InVue Security Products I...

1. A merchandise display security device for protecting a portable electronic device having a removable component from theft, the portable electronic device having an attachment surface for attachment to the removable component, the merchandise display security device comprising:a sensor configured to be secured to the portable electronic device;
a display stand configured to receive and support the sensor thereon, wherein the sensor and the removable component secured thereto are configured to be lifted from the display stand;
a cable configured to tether the sensor relative to the display stand;
monitoring electronics configured to detect unauthorized removal of the sensor from the portable electronic device; and
the sensor comprising a flexible circuit configured to be positioned on the attachment surface and between the portable electronic device and the removable component when the removable component is attached to the portable electronic device such that the removable component overlies the flexible circuit,
wherein the monitoring electronics is configured to detect unauthorized removal of the removable component from the portable electronic device with the flexible circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,713,909

BUILDING ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM WITH COMPLEX EVENT PROCESSING

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A method in an access control system, the method comprising:receiving a first access control event from a sensor indicating a door has been forced open or has been held open for at least a predetermined amount of time;
identifying a second access control event associated with the door;
determining whether to generate an alarm by evaluating the second access control event relative to the first access control event and determining that the door is an exterior door; and
providing the alarm to a user of the access control system responsive to a determination that the alarm should be generated.

US Pat. No. 10,713,908

CONTENT PROVIDING SYSTEM, CONTROL APPARATUS, AND RECEPTION APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A content providing system, comprising:a transmission apparatus configured to transmit a trigger signal based on broadcast of the trigger signal;
a control apparatus configured to:
control the transmission apparatus to transmit, at a first time point, a first trigger signal to start reproduction of content at a first reproduction time point; and
control the transmission apparatus to transmit, at a second time point, a second trigger signal to start reproduction of the content at a second reproduction time point, wherein
a time difference between the first reproduction time point and the second reproduction time point is same as a time difference between the first time point and the second time point; and
a plurality of reception apparatuses, wherein each reception apparatus of the plurality of reception apparatuses comprises:
a signal-reception part configured to receive the trigger signal;
a storage part configured to store the contents;
a content presenting part configured to present the content to a user; and
a control part configured to control the content presenting part based on the trigger signal.

US Pat. No. 10,713,907

HAPTIC DEVICE FOR MIXED REALITY ENVIRONMENTS

Autodesk, Inc., San Rafa...

1. A system, comprising:a haptic device that is worn on a finger of a user and includes a tube router and a tube that transports a fluid, wherein the tube router is coupled to the tube and positions a haptic section of the tube across a portion of the finger of the user, wherein the tube router and the haptic section form a ring around the finger of the user; and
a first pump that is fluidly connected to the haptic device via the tube and pumps a first portion of fluid through the tube, wherein the haptic device outputs a first physical stimulus to the finger of the user in response to the first pump pumping the first portion of fluid through the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,713,906

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR MONITORING AND ALERTING ABOUT THE PRESENCE OF AN OBJECT

Step Safety, LLC, Beckle...

1. An electronic circuit for a portable electronic device used for monitoring and alerting about the presence of an object, the electronic circuit comprising:a motion detection sensor configured to detect movement of the object across an area in front of the sensor and generate a timed output signal;
a bipolar junction transistor communicatively coupled to the motion detection sensor and configured to activate a control signal in response to the timed output signal;
an alert generator communicatively coupled to the bipolar junction transistor and configured to produce an alert in response to the control signal;
a Bluetooth® module communicatively coupled to the bipolar junction transistor and configured to produce a Bluetooth® signal in response to the control signal;
a power source coupled to the motion detection sensor, the bipolar junction transistor, the alert generator and the Bluetooth® module;
a light-emitting diode (LED) on/off switch communicatively coupled to the power source and configured to indicate whether the power source is turned on or off; and
a resistor coupled to the LED on/off switch and configured to step down a voltage input to the LED on/off switch.

US Pat. No. 10,713,905

DEVICE FOR SIGNALLING AUDIBLE ALARMS AND THE LIKE

INTENDIME S.R.L., Caglia...

1. A device for signalling audible alarms or other specific acoustic signals associated to a respective sound source, which comprises:a plurality of receiving and transmitting elements, each one thereof can be associated to a specific acoustic alarm, by an appropriate phase for recording and recognizing the sound and associating to an identifying code, near the emitting sound source thereof, each receiving and transmitting element comprising:
a piezoelectric sensor for receiving the acoustic alarm;
a microprocessor provided with at least a storage device, implementing the recognition of the acoustic alarm by FFT analysis; and
means for the radiofrequency transmission of a signal thereto the code identifying the receiving and transmitting element is associated,
a portable terminal, apt to receive and recognize the signals emitted by the receiving and transmitting elements, having:
a radiofrequency antenna:
a processor associated to a storage device including a library of codes identifying receiving and transmitting elements,
means for the wireless connection to a portable processing device, for programming said processor; and
means for the visual and/or vibration signalling,
a software, installed on a portable processing device, capable of connecting to said means for the wireless connection and to provide an interface for programming said terminal,wherein each receiving and transmitting element is shaped like a plate acting as transducer for the mechanical vibration associated to the above-mentioned acoustic alarm, and it comprises means for fastening to a surface.

US Pat. No. 10,713,904

SECURE POINT OF SALE TERMINAL AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Clover Network, Inc., Su...

1. A method comprising:injecting a first public key into a secure processor;
signing a certificate signing request from the secure processor to generate a first public-key certificate;
injecting a second public key into a second processor;
signing a second certificate signing request from the second processor to generate a second public-key certificate;
wherein the first public-key certificate and the second public-key certificate form a bonded pair of certificates; and
wherein the bonded pair of certificates form a persistent identity for the secure processor and the second processor.

US Pat. No. 10,713,903

VARIABLE SYMBOL SETS FOR VARIABLE WIN FREQUENCY GAMING

ADP GAUSELMANN GMBH, Esp...

1. A gaming system comprising:a display device, a value acceptor, a value dispenser, a memory device, and a processor, wherein the memory device stores program instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the gaming system to:
establish a credit balance based at least in part on a value received by the value acceptor;
decrease the credit balance based on an amount of a wager;
determine an outcome status of a last concluded game played on the gaming system;
select symbol sets based upon the outcome status;
display, using the display device, a symbol display area including a plurality of randomly generated symbols from the selected symbol sets;
evaluate the plurality of randomly generated symbols for predetermined symbol combinations;
determine an award based upon the plurality of randomly generated symbols comprising at least one of the predetermined symbol combinations;
update the credit balance in accordance with the determined award; and
issue a monetary value from the value dispenser based on the credit balance upon receipt of a cash out signal.

US Pat. No. 10,713,902

GAMING SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR APPLYING PAYOUT ENHANCEMENTS IN INTERVALS

1. A gaming apparatus utilizing symbols to identify winning results, comprising:a symbol selection module configured to select symbols for a slot game event;
a display to present the selected symbols in a play area of the slot game event, and to display correlations of designated ones of the selected symbols and respective tracking values;
a tracking module coupled to the symbol selection module to maintain the tracking values for each of the designated symbols, and to advance each of the tracking values towards a threshold value in response to its respective one of the designated symbols being involved in a winning symbol combination;
a monitor module coupled to the tracking module to determine that any of the tracking values reach the threshold value;
an award enhancement module coupled to the monitor module to award a payout enhancement for the winning symbol combinations associated with the designated symbols involved in the winning symbol combinations, in response to the tracking module determining that any of the tracking values reached the threshold value; and
an award identification module to award payouts from the winning symbol combinations, and to enhance the identified payouts with the payout enhancement for those winning symbol combinations that were awarded the payout enhancement.

US Pat. No. 10,713,901

DYNAMIC VIRTUAL SCRATCH CARD GAMING SYSTEM

Highlight Games Limited, ...

1. A computer program product comprising a computer readable storage device having a computer readable program stored thereon, wherein the computer readable program when executed on a computer causes the computer to:generate, with a processor, a graphical user interface that renders a virtual scratch card game, the graphical user interface comprising a plurality of selection indicia associated with less than a totality of potential virtual sport-based game participants, the graphical user interface comprising an interactive menu of game imagery;
receive, with the processor, a participant user input corresponding to one of the plurality of selection indicia;
randomly determine, with the processor, a plurality of events in a plurality of pre-recorded video clips, the plurality of pre-recorded video clips being associated with a virtual sports-based game participant based upon the participant user input; and
associate, with the processor, a game image with each of the plurality of pre-recorded video clips in the interactive menu such that a rendering device renders a corresponding pre-recorded video clip from the plurality of pre-recorded video clips based on game imagery user input.

US Pat. No. 10,713,900

LOTTERY GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD

IGT GLOBAL SOLUTIONS CORP...

1. A gaming system comprising:a processor; and
a memory device which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive, via an input device, a player selection of one or more of a plurality of different symbols for a lottery ticket to be purchased by the player;
receive, via the input device, for each player-selected symbol for the lottery ticket, a player selection of one of a plurality of different wager levels for that selected symbol for the lottery ticket;
receive a payment for the lottery ticket from the player based on a quantity of the player-selected symbols and on the player-selected wager level;
for each player-selected symbol for the lottery ticket, randomly select an award from a plurality of different awards to associate with that player-selected symbol, said random selection being in accordance with predetermined odds of randomly selecting each of the plurality of different awards associated with the player-selected wager level, wherein the plurality of different wager levels have different predetermined odds;
create the lottery ticket for the player based on each of the player-selected symbols, the player-selected wager level, and the randomly selected award associated with each of the player-selected symbols;
store data associated with the lottery ticket;
cause the lottery ticket to be provided to the player;
at a designated draw time for the lottery ticket, randomly select a winning draw symbol for the lottery ticket; and
determine whether any of the player-selected symbols of the lottery ticket matches the winning draw symbol for the lottery ticket, and if so, determine the award associated with matched player-selected symbol to enable a payout of such determined award to the player for the lottery ticket.

US Pat. No. 10,713,899

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR INTERACTIVE SPORTS GAME

Casey Alexander Huke, Wa...

1. A computer implemented method for providing a game program using game information, comprising executing on a processor the steps of:retrieving, from one or more sensors, game information for a first result information regarding at least one of a team and a player from a live action game;
determining wagering odds based on the first result information and historical information related to a plurality of factors in the first result information,
outputting, on a display of a communication device, at least one of a portion of the game information for the result information, wallet information, historical information for the at least one of a team and a player, historical information for a at least one of a group or a group of teams among which the at least one of a team and a player plays, one or more wager options, a plurality of odds correlated to the one or more wager options, and at least one wager value;
receiving wager information from at least one of the one or more wager options selected on the communication device;
storing the wager information;
retrieving game information for a second result information regarding the at least one of a team and a player from the live action game;
comparing the game information for a second result information to the wager information to determine if a wager associated with the wager information was successful.

US Pat. No. 10,713,898

COIN TOSS GAMING MACHINE

1. A coin toss gaming machine comprising:a coin tossing apparatus, wherein the coin tossing apparatus is adapted to toss a fair coin object providing a coin toss outcome;
at least one sensor to determine said coin toss outcome;
a player interface adapted to allow a user to place and receive bets and select various options;
a processing system adapted to control at least the coin tossing apparatus; wherein the processing system is adapted to initiate a coin toss;
a flexible membrane;
a transparent enclosure, said transparent enclosure surrounding at least a portion of said flexible membrane; and
a plurality of linear actuators disposed proximate to said flexible membrane, whereby striking of the membrane by the actuators enables a coin to flip.

US Pat. No. 10,713,897

TRADING-THEMED GAME

1. An electronic trading-themed video gaming system comprising: a game controller in electronic communication with a network that provides for data communication between said game controller and one or more game clients, wherein said game controller comprises logic to communicate with said one or more game clients via said network and logic to receive inputs from and send outputs to said one or more game clients for the purpose of playing an online game; wherein said online game is a finance-based, trading-themed training environment game having a player interface where, as part of playing said game, wherein a player may selectively participate in a virtual trading marketplace trading virtual real-world objects within said virtual world; wherein said online game further comprises at least a first playing level having at least a first degree of difficulty, wherein said player may advance through a variety of levels of difficulty based upon a predetermined threshold, wherein in the event that the player reaches a redetermined level within the game, said player is allowed access to trading objects that exist in both the virtual world and the real-world; and wherein each of the plurality of playing levels is displayed on a display device of said one or more game clients as different virtual trading and training environments.

US Pat. No. 10,713,896

GAMING DEVICES WITH CHOICE OF COLLECTING OR SURRENDERING AWARD

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 configured to:
provide a plurality of available awards;
randomly select one of the available awards;
providing a player an option to keep a currently-selected one of the available awards or to surrender the currently-selected one of the available awards for a chance to obtain a different award;
in response to the player surrendering the currently-selected one of the available awards, provide the player a plurality of concealed selectable award advancement alternatives from which to select, including an option to obtain a new award positioned relative to the surrendered one of the available awards and an option requiring reinstatement of the surrendered one of the available awards; and
in response to the player selecting the option to obtain a new award positioned relative to the surrendered one of the available awards, identify the new award among the plurality of available awards.

US Pat. No. 10,713,895

DEMONSTRATION MODE IN SKILL-BASED GAMING TECHNOLOGY

INTERBLOCK D.D., Menges ...

1. A video display gaming apparatus comprising:a player input panel comprising a value acceptor selected from the group consisting of a) a coin acceptor, b) a currency acceptor and c) a ticket reader and printer;
a video display system; and
a gaming processor;
wherein the player input panel comprises a first input control specific to providing first commands to the gaming processor related to game play and a second player input control specific to providing second commands to the gaming processor altering the game play based on a level of player skill wherein the level of player skill is selected by a player, and corresponds to a complexity of one or more skills to be executed by the player of a game over a period during execution of the game play during one or more of a demonstration period and a second period after the demonstration period,
wherein a duration of the demonstration period is based on a predetermined time limit or an event occurrence that does not result in resolution of a wager based on economic value at risk, wherein the game play during the second period is based on the wager and the selected level of player skill,
wherein the gaming processor is configured to provide a paytable for the wager during the second period, wherein the paytable is altered based on the level of player skill selected by the player, and
wherein the gaming processor is configured to require use of one or more physical cards comprising information associated with a player account during the demonstration period.

US Pat. No. 10,713,894

ROULETTE SIDE BET APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A side bet system for a roulette game comprising:a roulette wheel having a track with a plurality of pockets, each of said pockets associated with a unique number, wherein said unique number represents a possible outcome of a round of play, and a ball;
a camera, said camera detecting both movement and location of said ball on said track, said camera sending a signal to a computer processing unit when said camera detects said ball moving on said track during said round of play, said camera further detecting when said ball lands in one of said plurality of pockets and stops moving on said track, said unique number associated with said pocket having said ball therein being an actual outcome of said round of play, and said camera communicating said actual outcome to said computer processing unit;
said computer processing unit including a database stack, said database stack having a plurality of sequentially numbered positions equal to a total number of said possible outcomes, each of said possible outcomes placed by said computer processing unit in one of said plurality of sequentially numbered positions based on a historical frequency of said possible outcome as said actual outcome over a plurality of rounds of play of said roulette game with a historically most frequent of said actual outcomes in a first of said plurality of sequentially numbered positions in said database stack and a historically least frequent of said actual outcomes in a last of said plurality of sequentially numbered positions of said database stack;
a side bet display connected to said computer processing unit, said side bet display displaying both a plurality of side bet icons and associated with each of said side bet icons a different one of said possible outcomes thereby creating a plurality of displayed possible outcomes on said side bet display, wherein each of said plurality of displayed possible outcomes is selected by said computer processing unit from said database stack;
a plurality of chip racks, each of said chip racks associated with one of said side bet icons, and at least one sensor associated with said plurality of chip racks, said at least one sensor detecting both an identity and a denomination of a wagering chip placed in any of said plurality of chip racks and communicating both to said computer processing unit; and
wherein each of said plurality of displayed possible outcomes are selected by said computer processing unit and displayed by said side bet display only after said computer processing unit receives said signal from said camera indicating said ball is moving on said track and wherein after said round of play said computer processing unit rearranges said possible outcomes in said database stack to reflect said historical frequency of said possible outcome as said actual outcome over a plurality of rounds of play.

US Pat. No. 10,713,893

DUAL PREPAID/LOYALTY CARD FOR GAMING

Sightline Interactive, LL...

1. A system, comprising:a first physical card and a second physical card separate from the first physical card, wherein the first physical card is a general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid card issued by an issuing bank, wherein the GPR prepaid card is associated with a stored value account holding funds of a player, wherein the funds of the player are accessible through the use of GPR prepaid card at any merchant associated with an open system bankcard network affiliated with the GPR prepaid card, wherein the second physical card is a loyalty card, wherein the loyalty card is associated with a casino loyalty account of the player; and
one or more computing devices comprising instructions stored in memory which when executed by one or more processors of the one or more computing devices, cause the one or more computing devices to:
associate the GPR prepaid card with the loyalty card; and
subsequent to the player providing the loyalty card to a gaming machine and based on the association between the loyalty card and the GPR prepaid card, transferring funds, back and forth, in real-time via closed loop communications with the issuing bank, upon a player request, between the stored value account associated with the GPR prepaid card and a wagering account of the player, wherein funds of the wagering account are usable for wagering at the gaming machine, and wherein the GPR prepaid card is not provided to the gaming machine.

US Pat. No. 10,713,892

TOKEN DISPENSER SYSTEM, INSTALLATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD

NAMCO USA INC., Wood Dal...

1. A mounting bracket adapted to install a token dispenser to an interior of a panel of a game device, the mounting bracket comprising:an attachment bracket for securing to the panel of the game device;
a support plate extending transversely away from the attachment bracket on a first side of the attachment bracket to support the token dispenser, the support plate is connected to the attachment bracket in a manner that allows pivotable adjustment of the support plate relative to the attachment bracket;
a lock associated with the mounting bracket that locks the support plate in a selected position pivoted about the mounting bracket; and
a receiver cup on a second side of the attachment bracket to receive tokens dispensed from the token dispenser, wherein the support plate is pivotably adjustable up or down into a horizontal position, and wherein a token can be dispensed into the receiver cup from the token dispenser supported by the support plate.

US Pat. No. 10,713,891

GAMING SYSTEM PROVIDING FOR VARIABLE ANCILLARY NON-CASH AWARDS

Aristocrat Technologies A...

1. A gaming device for awarding a beverage to a player playing a game, the gaming device comprising:a player-tracking interface operable to receive inputs or selections;
a credit input operable to establish a credit balance;
a display configured to display the game and a graphical representation of a beverage container;
a game controller comprising a hardware-implemented random number generator, a processor and a memory storing instructions, which, when executed cause the game controller to at least:
generate a random outcome with the hardware-implemented random number generator,
control play of the game, and
randomly determine using the random outcome a random amount of beverage to be graphically added to the graphical representation of the beverage container displayed in response to play of the game regardless of any outcome of the game; and
an output mechanism configured to award a beverage when the beverage container is full and in response to a request for a beverage delivery that is received through an actuation at the player tracking interface.

US Pat. No. 10,713,889

DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINES AND MOBILE DEVICES

Japan Cash Machine Co., L...

1. A system for facilitating communications between an electronic gaming machine and a mobile device, comprising:a data connection configured to communicably couple to a peripheral controller connected to the electronic gaming machine;
a presentation component configured to be retrofitted to a gaming cabinet that includes the electronic gaming machine and to communicate session initialization information to the mobile device via a machine readable optical code; and
a mobile interface device configured to be retrofitted to the gaming cabinet that includes the electronic gaming machine and to establish a communication session with the mobile device via a communication connection in response to the mobile device initializing the communication connection using the session initialization information from the machine readable optical code, the mobile interface device configured to receive power from the peripheral controller via the data connection; wherein:
the mobile interface device is configured to identify and authenticate a player, via the data connection, based on data transmitted by the mobile device to the mobile interface device across the communication connection.

US Pat. No. 10,713,887

ENHANCED SLOT-MACHINE FOR CASINO APPLICATIONS

Gamblit Gaming, LLC, Gle...

1. An electromechanical gaming machine, comprising:an entertainment game device comprising a display screen, wherein the entertainment game device is constructed to:
communicate with a game world controller;
provide an entertainment game to a player;
detect a user action during the entertainment game;
distribute the user action to the game world controller;
receive, from the game world controller, a play element for incorporation into the entertainment game during the player's play of the entertainment game;
incorporate the play element into the entertainment game;
receive, from the game world controller, a coordinated display input; and
present the coordinated display to the player using the display screen and the coordinated display input; and
a real world controller comprising a random number generator, wherein the real world controller is constructed to:
communicate with the game world controller;
receive a wager trigger from the game world controller;
generate a wager outcome using the random number generator and a paytable; and
distribute the wager outcome to the game world controller; and
the game world controller operatively connecting the entertainment game device and the real world controller, wherein the game world controller is constructed to:
receive the user action;
determine the wager trigger from the user action;
determine an optimal user action;
compare the user action to the optimal user action;
determine the paytable based on the comparison of the user action and the optimal user action;
distribute, to the real world controller the wager trigger and the paytable;
receive the wager outcome;
calculate, based on the wager outcome, the play element of the entertainment game;
generate, based on the wager outcome and the play element, the coordinated display input; and
distribute to the entertainment game device, the play element and the coordinated display input.

US Pat. No. 10,713,886

AMUSEMENT MACHINE

NOVOMATIC AG, Gumpoldski...

1. An amusement machine with a computer-controlled game process control, which is accommodated in a housing having a storage tray, characterized in that below the surface of the storage tray, a stationary unit is linked to the computer-controlled game process control for wireless energy transmission to an accumulator of a mobile computing unit, whereas a power supply of the mobile computing unit is activated during readiness for operation of the game process control and/or the mobile computing unit located on the storage tray, and wherein the storage tray is integrated into a money output tray, and in the case of the mobile computing unit situated on top of the storage tray of the money output tray, the money output tray is deactivated.

US Pat. No. 10,713,884

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS FOR PLAYING POKER, BLACKJACK AND BACCARAT

1. An electronic wagering gaming system for executing instructions over a network, the system comprising:a processor;
a memory device storing instructions that when executed, cause the processor to control an electronic game of blackjack; and
an interface for displaying the electronic game of blackjack,
wherein the electronic game of blackjack includes at least one randomly selected communal card, a plurality of zones, and a dealer zone, wherein the plurality of player zones are capable of receiving cards,
wherein the processor initiates the electronic game of blackjack by:
a) displaying on the interface an initial set of identical card values to at least a majority of the plurality of player zones, wherein each of the identical card values in the set of identical card values is greater than zero;
b) making a determination based on a player input whether to receive an additional communal card for the plurality of player zones;
c) applying the additional communal card to one of the plurality of player zones, wherein the application of the additional communal card is evaluated on a zone-by-zone basis;
wherein an evaluation by the processor is made to apply the communal card or the additional communal card to each of the plurality of player zones;
wherein individual player zone values are defined by a value of the applied communal card in addition to values of the initial identical card values,
wherein when a determination is made that there should be no more cards dealt to one of the plurality of player zones, an evaluation is made of the dealer zone of whether to add a card value to the dealer zone, the card value being a next sequential communal card, the value of next sequential community card determined on a zone-by-zone basis;
wherein a determination is made by the processor of the player zone wins and loses the game by comparing the value of said one of the plurality of player zones against the dealer zone.

US Pat. No. 10,713,883

DYNAMIC VIRTUAL SCRATCH CARD GAMING SYSTEM

Highlight Games Limited, ...

1. A computer program product comprising a computer readable storage device having a computer readable program stored thereon, wherein the computer readable program when executed on a computer causes the computer to:establish, with a processor, a virtual scratch card game;
randomly determine, with a processor, a plurality of positions in a virtual scratch card grid that correspond to a winning outcome of the virtual scratch card game;
search, with the processor, for a plurality of pre-recorded video clips in a pre-recorded content database such that each of the plurality of pre-recorded video clips displays an event corresponding to the winning outcome; and
provide, with the processor, the plurality of pre-recorded video clips to a display device that renders the virtual scratch card grid according to a plurality of scratch-off blocks that, when activated, reveal each of the plurality of pre-recorded video clips at each of the corresponding plurality of positions, wherein the activation occurs via a swiping action, wherein the plurality of pre-recorded video clips are at least partially rendered according to one or more partial swipes, wherein initiation of playback is determined by the one or more partial swipes exceeding a predetermined scratch-off threshold of one or more portions of the plurality of scratch-off blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,713,882

MERGED GAME MATRICES ON AN ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE

Aristocrat Technologies A...

1. A method of displaying a feature game on a gaming machine; wherein the gaming machine comprises a display, a game controller, a credit input mechanism, and a credit meter; wherein the credit input mechanism is configured to establish a credit balance being increasable and decreasable, and the credit meter is configured to monitor the credit balance, the method comprising the steps of:displaying a first game instance having a first plurality of display positions and a second game instance having a second plurality of display positions;
merging the first game instance and the second game instance on the display when a merging condition occurs; wherein a set of additional display positions are added between the first plurality and the second plurality of display positions to form a third plurality of display positions; whereby the third plurality of display positions forms a merged game instance of contiguous display positions;
selecting symbols from a symbol set and displaying the selected symbols in the third plurality of display positions of the merged game instance;
determining, via the game controller, if the selected symbols of the merged game instance form a winning outcome;
incrementing the credit balance on the credit meter based on the winning outcome; and
displaying a separator that separates the first game instance from the second game instance; and
wherein merging of the first game instance and the second game instance includes removing the separator such that the set of additional display positions can be added.

US Pat. No. 10,713,881

GAMING SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF GAMING

Aristocrat Technologies A...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a credit input operable to establish a credit balance;
a display device;
a player interface operable to receive one of a plurality of player selections; and
a game controller comprising a hardware-implemented random number generator, a processor, and a memory storing a) a set of symbols for a plurality of reels, and b) instructions, which, when executed, cause the processor to at least:
generate a random outcome via the hardware-implemented random number generator,
select a plurality of symbols from the set of symbols based on the random outcome;
control the display device to display the plurality of symbols selected at a plurality of display positions,
receive via the player interface a first player selection of a first symbol located at a first display position and a second player selection of a second display position having a second symbol, wherein, if the first player selection and the second player selection are not received within a predefined period of time, the instructions, when executed, further cause the processor to select the first symbol located at the first display position and the second display position, to obtain an optimal selection in order to maximize a win outcome,
control the display device to modify the second display position from displaying the second symbol alone to displaying both the first symbol and the second symbol,
control the display device to modify the first display position from displaying the first symbol to displaying a predetermined replacement symbol associated with the first display position, and
determine a game outcome based on the symbols displayed after modification of the second display position to have the first symbol,
wherein, after the first symbol is displayed at the second display position, the instructions, when executed, further cause the processor to retain the first symbol in the second display position for at least one subsequent selection and display of symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,713,880

ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINE WITH DYNAMIC DISPLAY

Aristocrat Technologies A...

1. An electronic gaming system comprising:a housing;
a display frame including one or more first display panels encircling an opening;
a plurality of movable display units arranged in an array within the opening, each movable display unit including a second display panel;
a plurality of linear drive mechanisms, each linear drive mechanism connected with one of the movable display units and configured to translate the movable display unit connected therewith relative to the housing and along a first axis responsive to receipt of a control signal; and
a game controller that includes one or more processors and one or more memory devices, wherein:
the one or more first display panels define a nominal display plane,
the one or more first display panels are fixed in space relative to the housing,
the first axes are perpendicular to the nominal display plane,
the second display panels are parallel to the nominal display plane,
the one or more processors, the one or more memory devices, the one or more first display panels, the second display panels, and the linear drive mechanisms are operably connected, and
the one or more memory devices store computer-executable instructions for controlling the one or more processors to:
present a reel-based wagering game using the one or more first display panels and the second display panels,
cause one or more of the movable display units to each display a reel stop for the reel-based wagering game during play of the wagering game,
cause the linear drive mechanisms to be selectively actuated to cause the movable display units connected therewith to translate during presentation of the wagering game in association with an occurrence of one or more events during presentation of the wagering game, and
cause the linear drive mechanisms for the movable display units in a first subset of the movable display units to translate the movable display units in the first subset of the movable display units to a displaced position relative to the nominal display plane when the reel stops displayed by the movable display units in a second subset of the movable display units depict a winning outcome.

US Pat. No. 10,713,879

COOKING DEVICE FOR A FOOD VENDING MACHINE

1. A cooking device equipped in a food vending machine for cooking ingredients provided by the food vending machine, the cooking device comprising:a chamber extending in a straight line and having:
an entrance and an exit located on two ends of the chamber;
a preparing space located between the entrance and the exit and communicating with the entrance and the exit;
an entrance cover selectively closing the entrance; and
an exit cover selectively closing the exit;
a heating component mounted in the preparing space of the chamber and extending in a lengthwise direction of the chamber; and
a moving mechanism mounted in the preparing space of the chamber and extending in the lengthwise direction of the chamber, the moving mechanism capable of transiting the ingredients from the entrance to the exit of the chamber;
wherein the moving mechanism is a conveyor belt, the conveyor belt comprising:
two chains being parallel and separate from each other, and each of the two chains arranged in a loop;
a plurality of connecting rods, each one of the connecting rods connecting the two chains; and
a plurality of spiral components sleeved on the connecting rods.

US Pat. No. 10,713,878

INTAKE MECHANISM FOR A MERCHANDISER

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, A...

1. An intake mechanism configured to allow a product to be introduced into a merchandiser, the intake mechanism comprising:a base with a refrigerator flap and a corresponding refrigerator port therein, the refrigerator flap having an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein entry of the product to a temperature controlled compartment in the merchandiser via the refrigerator port is allowed when the refrigerator flap is in the open configuration;
a reciprocating spring assembly;
an input tray having an input port configured to receive the product, wherein the input tray is moveably mounted about the base via the reciprocating spring assembly;
an identification module configured to identify the product, the identification module being positioned adjacent the input port; and
an input control system comprising a pawl operated by a magnet;
wherein once the identification module identifies a product placed into the input port as an authorized product, the product in the input tray is carried by the reciprocating spring assembly to the refrigerator flap which is activated by the input control system into the open configuration by engagement of the refrigerator flap by the pawl such that the product can enter the temperature controlled compartment of the merchandiser.

US Pat. No. 10,713,877

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO OBTAIN AND OPTIMIZE MIXTURES FOR PREPARING BEVERAGES

1. A system for optimizing and preparing a coffee beverage according to a personalized formula of mixtures, said system comprising:a data storage, storing computer program code that is able to be executed by a mobile electronic device, the computer program code stored in the data storage comprising:
computer program code for providing a user interface to receive a plurality of inputs from a user, wherein said plurality of inputs is intended to define at least a plurality of characteristics of the components of a mixture to be obtained, wherein the user interface is configured to provide options to modify and personalize the plurality of the characteristics of the components of the mixture to be obtained via an origin tab and a senses tab provided by the user interface, wherein when selecting the origin tab, the components of the origin of the coffee are shown by the user interface and when selecting the senses tab, the organoleptic and sensory characteristics of the mixture are shown by the user interface, wherein the user interface is configured to provide sliding cursors for varying the components for the corresponding origins in the origin tab and a radar graphic visualization depicting the organoleptic and sensory characteristics of the mixture according to senses tab, wherein the user interface is configured such that, when the components of the origin are customized via the sliding cursors in the origin tab, changes are reflected in the radar graphic visualization in terms of an incidence of a sensory profile in the senses tab;
computer program code for generating a personalized formula for the mixture to be obtained, wherein the personalized formula is generated in said mobile electronic device on the basis of said plurality of inputs provided by the user;
computer program code for transmitting the generated personalized formula of mixtures through a transceiver configured with the data storage;
a coffee preparing and dispensing machine configured for receiving the personalized formula of mixtures for preparing at least the mixture and the coffee beverage according to the personalized formula of mixtures, the coffee preparing and dispensing machine including at least:
a selector unit comprising a plurality of containers of basic substances and a selection means configured to select at least one substance according to the received personalized formula;
a measuring unit configured to measure the quantity of the selected substances according to the received personalized formula, wherein the measuring unit is further configured to mix the substances in a container;
a grinding unit configured to grind the mixed substances according to the received personalized formula;
a beverage preparing unit for preparing the coffee beverage according to the received personalized formula; and
a management and control means configured to carry out functions of all the units of the coffee preparing and dispensing machine according to the received personalized formula,
wherein the transceiver communicates the personalized formula to the coffee preparing and dispensing machine directly via a local area network.

US Pat. No. 10,713,875

LOW POWER CREDENTIAL DETECTION DEVICE FOR ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. An access control device, comprising:a credential reader circuit structured to enter a standby mode, awaken from a standby mode, and receive data from a nearby credential; and
a credential detection circuit, including:
a memory configured to store program instructions;
an antenna; and
a processor electrically coupled to the antenna and to the credential reader circuit, the processor configured to execute the stored program instructions to:
transmit an interrogation signal;
receive a reflected interrogation signal with the antenna; and
transmit an activation signal to the credential reader circuit in response to the received reflected interrogation signal.

US Pat. No. 10,713,874

MACHINE LEARNING-BASED PLATFORM FOR USER IDENTIFICATION

TruU, Inc., Palo Alto, C...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium configured to store computer-readable instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform steps comprising:receiving, from a mobile device, a sequence of motion data characterizing movements performed by a target user;
identifying, from the sequence of motion data, a plurality of identity blocks, wherein each identity block represents a different movement performed by the target user;
from each identity block, encoding a set of signature sequences into a feature vector;
inputting the feature vector into a machine-learned identity confidence model to output an identity confidence value for the identity block, wherein the identity confidence value describes a confidence that the movement in the identity block was performed by the target user; and
granting the target user access to an operational context responsive to determining the identity confidence value is greater than an operational security threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,713,873

TRAVELING AUTOMATION PREFERENCES

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for security and/or automation systems, comprising:receiving, from a guest, reservation details associated with a reservation at a home;
retrieving a predefined list of user preferences associated with a user profile of the guest based at least in part on receiving the reservation details;
updating a status of one or more devices associated with the security and/or automation systems at the home based at least in part on the predefined list of user preferences associated with the user profile of the guest;
determining a change in the status of the one or more devices associated with the security and/or automation systems at the home based at least in part on a manual adjustment of the status of the one or more devices by the guest at the home; and
updating the predefined list of user preferences based at least in part on the determined change.

US Pat. No. 10,713,872

ACCESS TO CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY VISITATION CENTERS AND CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY RESIDENT VISITS

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A system for controlling access to controlled-environment facility visitations, comprising:a controlled-environment facility visitation server comprising:
at least one processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the controlled-environment facility visitation server to:
enable and accept requests for visitations with residents of the controlled-environment facility;
enable and accept scheduling of visitations with residents of the controlled-environment facility; and
assign a matrix barcode to each respective visitation;
provide each respectively assigned matrix barcode to at least one respective non-resident taking part in the respective visitation;
provide the assigned matrix barcode to a respective controlled-environment facility resident taking part in the respective visitation;
admit the at least one respective non-resident taking part in the respective visitation to a secure visitation area or center associated with the controlled-environment facility, in response to confirming possession of the assigned matrix barcode by the at least one respective non-resident taking part in the respective visitation; and
enable the visitation to proceed between the resident and the at least one respective non-resident in the secure visitation area or center, in response to confirmation that both the at least one non-resident and the resident are in possession of the assigned matrix barcode.

US Pat. No. 10,713,871

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ISOLATION MANAGEMENT AND OR ACCESS CONTROL

ISOL8 Pty Ltd, Guildford...

1. A computer for implementing isolation management of an asset, the computer comprising:a processor for generating an isolation plan;
a transmitter for sending the isolation plan to a lockbox;
a transmitter for sending the isolation plan to a mobile device associated with an individual, wherein the isolation plan comprises an allocation of the mobile device to the lockbox so that the lockbox can recognise the mobile device when proximal to the lockbox;
wherein the isolation plan comprises an allocation of one or more isolation locks removably housed in the lockbox for isolation locking of an asset to a respective isolation point of the asset, so that the one or more isolation locks may be recognised by the mobile device, and so that the one or more isolation points may be recognised by the mobile device;
a receiver for receiving a first recognition message from the lockbox when the lockbox recognises the mobile device;
a receiver for receiving a second recognition message from the mobile device when the mobile device recognises the one or more isolation locks; and
a receiver for receiving a third recognition message from the mobile device when the mobile device recognises the one or more isolation points.

US Pat. No. 10,713,870

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:a locking and unlocking device configured to control locking and unlocking of a target, the locking and unlocking device being installed in the target, the locking and unlocking device including a device-side communication module configured to communicate a first signal having a first frequency band, the device-side communication module having a device-side antenna coil for communication; and
a key unit configured to communicate with the locking and unlocking device and to command the locking and unlocking of the target by communicating with the locking and unlocking device, the key unit being mounted in the target and including a unit-side communication module that communicates the first signal, the unit-side communication module having a unit-side antenna coil for communication,
wherein the key unit is mounted in the target such that a distance between the unit-side communication module and the device-side communication module is within a predetermined distance at which communication between the unit-side communication module and the device-side communication module is possible and that an axis of the unit-side antenna coil is parallel to an axis of the device-side antenna coil.

US Pat. No. 10,713,869

SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING ACCESS TO A SECURED AREA

The Chamberlain Group, In...

1. A movable barrier operator comprising:a motor configured to be coupled to a movable barrier to move the movable barrier;
communication circuitry configured to receive a control signal and communicate with a door lock associated with a passageway door;
a controller operatively coupled to the motor and the communication circuitry, the controller configured to authenticate the control signal, wherein authentication of the control signal includes determining an association of the control signal with a first level of access or a second level of access;
an indicator operably coupled to the controller, the indicator configured to provide a parking indication in response to the controller determining that the control signal is associated with the first level of access, the indicator further configured to provide a delivery indication different from the parking indication in response to the controller determining that the control signal is associated with the second level of access;
the controller further configured to communicate with the door lock via the communication circuitry to cause unlocking of the door lock and permit opening of the passageway door in response to determining that the control signal is associated with the first level of access, and to cause locking of the door lock and inhibit opening of the passageway door in response to determining that the control signal is associated with the second level of access; and
wherein the controller is configured to cause the motor, in response to the authentication and upon causing the unlocking or the locking of the door lock, to open the movable barrier regardless of association of the control signal with the first level of access or the second level of access.