Patents Assigned to Au Optronics Corp.
  • Patent number: 10712864
    Abstract: A dual-mode capacitive touch display panel includes first and second substrates, a display layer disposed between the first and second substrates, at least two first touch electrodes, at least two second touch electrodes, plural pressure sensing electrodes, and a shielding conductive layer. The first and second touch electrodes are disposed on the first substrate and overlap sub-pixels thereon. The first and second touch electrodes are respectively separated. The pressure sensing electrodes are disposed on the second substrate, and overlap the corresponding first or second touch electrodes in a vertical projection direction. The shielding conductive layer is disposed on the second substrate and includes plural openings, the pressure sensing electrodes overlap the corresponding openings, and the pressure sensing electrodes have a lower surface resistance than the shielding conductive layer does.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Lun Lai, Yi-San Hsieh, I-Hsiung Huang
  • Patent number: 10631608
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a shell. The shell has an expanding state and a folding state. A first direction and a second direction are defined to be orthogonal. When the shell is at the expanding state, the shell has a first length L1 along the first direction and a second length L2 along the second direction. The ratio of the first length L1 to the second length L2 is between 1.3 and 2. When the shell is at the folding state, the shell has a third length L3 along the second direction and a fourth length L4 along the first direction. The ratio of the third length L3 to the fourth length L4 is also between 1.3 and 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Po-Yang Lin, Chia-Hsun Tu, Keh-Long Hwu
  • Patent number: 10608088
    Abstract: An electrode structure of a transistor, and a pixel structure and a display apparatus comprising the electrode structure of the transistor are disclosed. The electrode structure of the transistor comprises a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode has at least two first portions and at least one second portion. The first portions are substantially parallel with each other and each has a first width. The second portion has a second width, and connects the substantially parallel first portions to define a space with an opening. The first width is substantially greater than the second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Yu-Min Lin, Kuo-Lung Fang, Feng-Yuan Gan
  • Patent number: 10573830
    Abstract: A flexible display panel has an active region and a peripheral region surrounding the active region. The flexible display panel includes a barrier layer, a flexible layer, a display device array and a driving IC. The barrier layer has a first opening. The flexible layer is disposed on the barrier layer, and filled into the first opening of the barrier layer. The display device array is disposed on the flexible layer and located in the active region. The driving IC is disposed on the flexible layer, electrically connected to the display device array and corresponding to the first opening of the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Po-Yang Lin, Tsung-Ying Ke
  • Patent number: 10504407
    Abstract: A display panel includes a pixel block, a data circuit, and a data source. The pixel block includes a first sub-pixel coupled to a first data line, and N second sub-pixels. Each second sub-pixel of the N second sub-pixels is coupled to a corresponding second data line of N second data lines. The data circuit includes N switches. Each switch of the N switches is coupled to a corresponding second sub-pixel. When N voltage levels are sequentially outputted from the data source to the first data line and the N second data lines, the N switches are disabled sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Shuo-Wen Jang, Jui-Chi Lo
  • Patent number: 10473994
    Abstract: A pixel unit includes a gate line, a first data line, a second data line, a first active device, and a pixel electrode. The first active device is electrically connected to the gate line and the first or second data line. The pixel electrode is electrically connected to the first active device. The pixel electrode includes a first sub-pixel electrode, a second sub-pixel electrode, and a first connecting electrode. Each of the first sub-pixel electrode and the second sub-pixel electrode includes a trunk electrode, a traverse trunk electrode, and branch electrodes. The first connecting electrode connects the first sub-pixel electrode to the second sub-pixel electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Wei Yeh, Wei-Cheng Cheng, Yi-Chi Lee, Chen-Chun Lin, Tien-Lun Ting
  • Patent number: 10416804
    Abstract: A dual-mode capacitive touch display panel includes first and second substrates, a display layer disposed between the first and second substrates, at least two first touch electrodes, at least two second touch electrodes, plural pressure sensing electrodes, and a shielding conductive layer. The first and second touch electrodes are disposed on the first substrate and overlap sub-pixels thereon. The first and second touch electrodes are respectively separated. The pressure sensing electrodes are disposed on the second substrate, and overlap the corresponding first or second touch electrodes in a vertical projection direction. The shielding conductive layer is disposed on the second substrate and includes plural openings, the pressure sensing electrodes overlap the corresponding openings, and the pressure sensing electrodes have a lower surface resistance than the shielding conductive layer does.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Lun Lai, Yi-San Hsieh, I-Hsiung Huang
  • Patent number: 10373579
    Abstract: In an exemplary flat display apparatus and control circuit and method for controlling the flat display apparatus, the flat display apparatus includes a plurality of gate driving units, each of which controls the operation of a scan line in the flat display apparatus. The flat display apparatus provides a first gate high level voltage signal and a second gate high level voltage signal to the gate driving units such that the first and second gate high level voltage signals are used as voltage signals transmitted to corresponding scan lines. The first and second gate high level voltage signals respectively include a falling edge with a slope. Duration time of the falling edge of the first gate high level voltage signal is longer than that of the falling edge of the second gate high level voltage signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Fan Chung, Tien-Lun Ting, Chia-Chi Tsai, Ming-Hung Tu, Chien-Huang Liao, Yu-Chieh Chen, Pin-Miao Liu
  • Patent number: 10354595
    Abstract: An OLED (organic light-emitting diode) pixel structure comprises a substrate, first and second control components, first, second, and complementary electrode layers, and first and second light-emitting layers. The first and second control components are disposed above the substrate and electrically coupled to, respectively, the first and second electrode layers. There are first and second neighborhoods defined in the pixel structure, and the substrate traverses both of the neighborhoods. The first electrode layer is disposed in the first neighborhood and comprises a reflective layer. The first light-emitting layer is disposed on and electrically coupled to the first electrode layer. The second electrode layer is transparent and disposed in the second neighborhood. The second light-emitting layer is disposed on and electrically coupled to the second electrode layer. The complementary electrode layer is disposed on and electrically coupled to the light-emitting layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chia-Hwa Lee
  • Patent number: 10296115
    Abstract: A touch display apparatus having a fan-out side is provided. The touch display apparatus includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a touch sensing element and a display element. The first and the second substrate have a first surface and a second inner surface, respectively. The second substrate is disposed opposite to the first substrate. The second inner surface faces the first inner surface. The second substrate has a convex part and a concave part on the fan-out side. The second inner surface has a second outer lead bonding region in the convex part. The first outer lead bonding region of the first substrate is unshielded by the second substrate through the concave part. The second outer lead bonding region of the second substrate is unshielded by the first substrate. The touch sensing element and the display element are packaged in between the first and the second substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Lai, Chee-Wai Lau, Feng-Sheng Lin, Yi-Ru Su, Chi-Chun Liao, Rong-Ann Lin, Chia-Ping Lu, An-Hsiung Hsieh, Pei-Yu Chen, Tsang Hong Wang, Tzu-Chi Tseng, Chung-Hao Cheng, Hsu Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10274802
    Abstract: A pixel structure and a display panel using the same are disclosed. The pixel structure includes a first substrate, a scan line, a first pixel, an auxiliary electrode, a data line, and an insulation layer. The scan line is disposed on the first substrate. The first pixel is disposed on the first substrate. The first pixel includes a first pixel electrode and a first active element. The first pixel electrode is electrically connected to the first active element. The auxiliary electrode is disposed on the first substrate. The data line is disposed on the auxiliary electrode. The data line has a slit. The slit at least partially overlaps the auxiliary electrode in a vertical projection direction. The insulation layer is disposed between the data line and the auxiliary electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Wei-Hsun Liu, Kuei-Bai Chen, Tzu-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 10269289
    Abstract: A shift register includes a control circuit, a switching circuit, a driving circuit, and a pull-down circuit. The control circuit is configured to output a control signal having a high level during a pull-up period and a voltage-regulating period respectively. The switching circuit is configured to provide a control voltage according to the control signal and a front stage signal outputted by a front x-stage shift register during the pull-up period. The driving circuit is configured to generate a driving signal according to the control voltage provided by the switching circuit, and output a home stage scan signal based on the driving signal. The pull-down circuit is configured to pull down a voltage level of the driving signal according to a scan signal outputted by a rear y-stage shift register during a pull-down period. The switching circuit is configured to regulate the driving signal and the home stage scan signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Wei-Li Lin, Che-Wei Tung, Yan-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 10267958
    Abstract: A display module includes a bottom substrate, a display device having a plurality of display pixels, and a diffusion module. The display pixels are disposed between the bottom substrate and the diffusion module. The diffusion module has a thickness and a haze, wherein the haze of the diffusion module satisfies: A < Haze < B ; wherein A = 0.642 × ( NP ) 0.35 ( NT ) 0.32 ; B = 0.821 × ( NP ) 0.45 ( NT ) 0.60 ; NP = 25400 / PPI 63 ? ? µm ; and NT = T 500 ? ? µm ; wherein PPI is a resolution of the display module, T is the thickness of the diffusion module, and Haze is the haze of the diffusion module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Shang-Ta Tsai, Yu-Ching Wang, Ching-Yan Chao, Li-Wei Shih
  • Patent number: 10209578
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first substrate structure, a second substrate structure and a display medium layer. The first substrate structure includes a first substrate, a transmitting line, a first protrusion structure and a second protrusion structure. The transmitting line, the first protrusion structure and the second protrusion structure are disposed on the first substrate. The second substrate structure includes a second substrate and a first spacer. The first spacer is disposed on the second substrate. The shape of a vertical projection of the first spacer projected on the first substrate is a polygonal shape having a first side, a second side, a third side, a first included angle and a second included angle. The first included angel is between the first side and the third side, and the first included angle is greater than 90 degrees. The second included angle is less than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Sheng-Shuo Huang, Sheng-Hsuan Tseng, Chih-Hsien Chi, Shih-Pin Cheng, Mei-Hui Lee, Ying-Ju Huang
  • Patent number: 10204572
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a plurality of pixels and a multi-color light source backlight module, and a driving method thereof are disclosed. Each pixel includes a first color sub-pixel, a second color sub-pixel, a third color sub-pixel, and a white sub-pixel. The backlight module includes a first color light source, a second color light source, and a third color light source. In a first sub-frame period, the first color light source and the second color light source are lightening; in a second sub-frame period, the second color light source and the third color light source are lightening; and in a third sub-frame period, the first color light source and the third color light source are lightening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Seok-Lyul Lee, Yu-Chang Wen
  • Patent number: 10181306
    Abstract: A peep proof display method adapted to a display apparatus including a first backlight module and a second backlight module. At a narrow view angle display mode, output a first data signal and a second data signal according to the first data signal. During a first sub-frame period, enable the first backlight module and disable the second backlight module so as to display the first data signal on the display apparatus. During a second sub-frame, enable the second backlight module and disable the first backlight module so as to display the second data signal on the display apparatus. A peak of a first light intensity distribution curve of the first backlight module is in a narrow viewing angle range. Peaks of a second light intensity distribution curve of the second backlight module are in a wide viewing angle range individual to the narrow viewing angle range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Yiwen Chang, Super Liao
  • Patent number: 10127870
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a pixel array, a gate driver, a data driver, a common voltage source, and a current duplication module. The gate driver is used to turn on a plurality of rows of pixels in the pixel array in sequence. The data driver is used to provide a plurality of data voltages to the turned-on pixels in the pixel array. The common voltage source is used to provide a common voltage. The current duplication module is coupled to a first side and a second side of the pixel array and is used to input two substantially equal currents to the first side and the second side of the pixel array respectively to provide the common voltage to the first side and the second side of the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Min-I Yang, Chang-Hui Wu
  • Patent number: 10095072
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel includes first substrate, active switching device, patterned insulating layer, pixel electrode, auxiliary electrode, second substrate, common electrode and liquid crystal molecules. The patterned insulating layer is disposed on the first substrate and includes a plurality of inner insulating branches and slits, and each slit is located between two adjacent inner insulating branches. The pixel electrode is disposed on the patterned insulating layer and electrically connected to the active switching device. The periphery of the pixel electrode overlaps the inner insulating branches. The auxiliary electrode is disposed on the first substrate and at least partially surrounding the pixel electrode. The auxiliary electrode and the pixel electrode are not electrically connected, and the inner insulating branches partially overlap the auxiliary electrode in a vertical projection direction. The common electrode is disposed on the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Cheng, Chen-Chun Lin, Yi-Chi Lee, Chao-Wei Yeh, Tien-Lun Ting
  • Patent number: 10082711
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer, a plurality of first regions and a plurality of second regions. The first regions and the second regions are formed on the first substrate and the second substrate. In a narrow viewing mode, the luminous flux of the first regions along a first viewing direction is different from that of the first regions along a second viewing direction opposite to the first viewing direction, and the luminous flux of the second regions along the first viewing direction is substantially different from that of the first regions along the first viewing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Wei Yeh, Chien-Huang Liao, Wen-Hao Hsu, Tien-Lun Ting, Chao-Yuan Chen, Jenn-Jia Su
  • Patent number: 10056035
    Abstract: A pixel circuit includes a first capacitor, an input unit, a driving unit, a first compensation unit, an organic light-emitting diode, a switch unit, a second compensation unit and a reset unit. The input unit is electrically connected to the first capacitor and the second compensation unit. The second compensation unit is electrically connected to the organic light-emitting diode. The first compensation unit is electrically connected to the first capacitor, the driving unit, the switch unit and the reset unit. The driving unit is electrically connected to the switch unit and the reset unit. The switch unit is electrically connected to the organic light-emitting diode. The pixel circuit is configured to generate a corresponding driving current according to a turn-on voltage of the organic light-emitting diode. A driving method of a pixel circuit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Li-Wei Liu, Chien-Ya Lee