Patents Assigned to AU Optronics Corporation
  • Patent number: 11030948
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a display panel including first pixel structures, second pixel structures, first signal lines, second signal lines, a first driving circuit, and a second driving circuit. The first signal lines and the first pixel structures are disposed in a first display area and electrically connected. The second signal lines and the second pixel structures are disposed in a second display area and electrically connected. The first display area and the second display area are arranged in a first direction. The first signal lines and the second signal lines are arranged in a second direction. The first direction and the second direction are perpendicular. The first signal lines and the second signal lines are structurally separated. The first drive circuit is electrically connected to the first signal lines. The second driving circuit is electrically independent from the first driving circuit and electrically connected to the second signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Chen, Wan-Lin Chen, Tsung-Ying Ke, Li-Chih Hsu, Ya-Ting Hsu, Keh-Long Hwu, Wan-Tsang Wang, Chun-Hsin Liu, Chih-Ling Hsueh
  • Patent number: 11029571
    Abstract: A display panel including a pixel array substrate, an opposite substrate, and a display media is provided. The pixel array substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of pixel units, and a gate driving circuit. The gate driving circuit including a plurality of first signal lines, a plurality of second signal lines, a plurality of dummy signal lines, and a plurality of contact structures is disposed in a peripheral region of the substrate. Each of the second signal lines is electrically connected to one corresponding first signal line. Each of the dummy signal lines is electrically connected to one corresponding second signal line via one corresponding contact structure. Each of the first signal lines is electrically connected to the corresponding second signal line via one corresponding contact structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Hung Ko, Yi-Fu Chen, Yu-Sen Chang, Chia-Heng Chen, Hsiao-Chun Chen, You-Ying Lin, Cheng-An Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11028994
    Abstract: An illumination module including a light emitting unit and a first liquid crystal lens is provided. The light emitting unit emits illumination light. The first liquid crystal lens is arranged corresponding to the light emitting unit and receives the illumination light. The first liquid crystal lens is configured to converge, diverge or deflect the illumination light. An illumination device, a vehicle, and a driving method for the illumination device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Cheng-Te Lin
  • Publication number: 20210166599
    Abstract: A multiplexer circuit and a display panel having the multiplexer circuit are provided. The multiplexer circuit includes a plurality of first transistors, a plurality of first control lines, a plurality of second control lines, a plurality of first transmission lines, and a plurality of second transmission lines. The first transistors are sequentially arranged along a first direction. The first control lines extend along the first direction and are disposed on a first side of the first transistors. The second control lines extend along the first direction and are disposed on a second side of the first transistors. The first transmission lines are respectively coupled between control terminals of a first group of the first transistors and the first control lines. The second transmission lines are respectively coupled to control terminals of a second group of the first transistors and the second control lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Che-Chia Chang, Ming-Hung Chuang
  • Patent number: 11024247
    Abstract: An electronic device, including an antenna, includes a pixel array, a control circuit, and a gate driver. The control circuit is coupled with the antenna, and configured to receive a RF signal from the antenna. The gate driver is coupled with the control circuit and the pixel array, and includes multiple shift registers. Each of the multiple shift registers is configured to output a scan signal to the pixel array. The control circuit is configured to output a triggering signal to a first-stage shift register of the multiple shift registers. When the control circuit receives the RF signal, the triggering signal has a triggering pulse. When the first-stage shift register receives the triggering pulse, the first-stage shift register outputs the scan signal having an enabling voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ya-Ting Lin, Chung-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 11023061
    Abstract: A panel is provided, including a first conductive pattern and a second conductive pattern. The first conductive pattern includes a first portion and a second portion; the second conductive pattern connects the first portion to the second portion, and an insulation pattern substantially covering a side surface of the second conductive pattern. The insulation pattern is formed by thermally treating a mask pattern of an insulation material. A horizontal distance between an outer side surface of the insulation pattern and an inner side surface adjacent to the second conductive pattern is less than 3 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kai Pei
  • Publication number: 20210157441
    Abstract: A pixel array substrate including a substrate, a plurality of first signal lines, a plurality of pixel structures, a plurality of second signal lines, a plurality of light sensing units, a plurality of third signal lines, and a plurality of touch units is provided. The first signal lines are arranged on the substrate along a first direction. The pixel structures are disposed between the first signal lines. The second signal lines are arranged on the substrate along the first direction. The light sensing units are disposed between the second signal lines. Any adjacent two of the light sensing units are electrically connected to one of the second signal lines and are symmetrically disposed with respect to the second signal line. The third signal lines and the second signal lines are alternately arranged on the substrate. The touch units are electrically connected to the third signal lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Yao Chen, Shu-Wen Tzeng, Jui-Chi Lo
  • Publication number: 20210158763
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode apparatus and a control method are provided. The control method includes: a voltage level of a second terminal of a driving transistor is pulled down via a voltage regulator according to a light-emitting control signal and a voltage control signal in a pre-reset phase to increase a voltage difference between a first terminal and the second terminal of the driving transistor; a control terminal of the driving transistor is reset by receiving a reset voltage in a first reset phase; the control terminal of the driving transistor is compensated to a compensation voltage in a compensation phase; and the driving transistor provides a driving current in a light emission phase to drive a light-emitting diode to emit a light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Sen-Chuan Hung
  • Publication number: 20210151650
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate and pixels. The substrate has an intermediate region and a peripheral region. Each of the pixels includes sub-pixels. Each of the sub-pixels includes a pad group and a light emitting diode (LED) element. The pad group has a first pad and a second pad. The LED element is electrically connected to the first pad and the second pad. The pixels include standard pixels disposed in the intermediate region and peripheral pixels disposed in the peripheral region. The first pads and the second pads of the pad groups of the sub-pixels of each of the standard pixels are arranged in a first direction. The peripheral pixels include a first peripheral pixel. The first pads and the second pads of the pad groups of the sub-pixels of the first peripheral pixel are arranged in a second direction, and the first direction crosses over the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shang-Jie Wu, Yu-Chieh Kuo, He-Yi Cheng, Che-Chia Chang, Yi-Jung Chen, Yi-Fan Chen, Yu-Hsun Chiu, Mei-Yi Li
  • Publication number: 20210151525
    Abstract: A display device and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The display device includes a firs substrate, a second substrate, first signal lines, second signal lines, a first insulation layer, active components, a display medium, and ultrasonic transducers. The first insulation layer is located between the first signal lines and the second signal lines. Cavities are located in the first insulation layer having thin films located on the cavities. Each of the ultrasonic transducers includes first and second electrodes. A first electrode and a corresponding first signal line belong to a same layer and are electrically connected with each other. A second electrode and a corresponding second signal line belong to a same layer and are electrically connected with each other. A corresponding cavity and a corresponding thin film are sandwiched between the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Yuan Li, Tai-Hsiang Huang, Pin-Hsiang Chiu, Zheng-Han Chen
  • Patent number: 11010584
    Abstract: A display device includes a pixel array substrate, a sensing element substrate, and a display medium layer. The display medium layer is disposed between the pixel array substrate and the sensing element substrate. The sensing element substrate includes a substrate, a switch element, an insulation layer, an electrically conductive layer, a signal line, a sensing layer, and an electrode layer. The switch element is disposed on the substrate. The insulation layer covers the switch element. The electrically conductive layer is disposed on the insulation layer. The signal line is electrically connected to the electrically conductive layer. The sensing layer covers a top surface of the electrically conductive layer, a first side of the electrically conductive layer, and a second side of the electrically conductive layer. The electrode layer covers the sensing layer. The electrode layer is electrically connected to the switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shin-Shueh Chen, Che-Chia Chang, Shu-Wen Tzeng, Yi-Wei Chen, Pao-Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 11009743
    Abstract: A display panel has a display area and a peripheral area. The peripheral area is located outside the display area. The display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a display medium layer. The second substrate is located above the first substrate and includes a first polarization layer, a first quarter wave plate (QWP), a reflection layer, and a pixel array. The first polarization layer is located within the display area and the peripheral area and includes a wire-grid polarizer. The first QWP is located within the peripheral area. The reflection layer is located within the peripheral area, in which the first QWP is located between the first polarization layer and the reflection layer. The pixel array is at least located within the display area. The display medium layer is located between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Han-Sheng Nian, Li-Kai Chia, Yu-Cheng Shih, Wei-Syun Wang, Shan-Ying Chou, Sheng-Ming Huang, Jen-Kuei Lu
  • Patent number: 11011598
    Abstract: A spliced unit including a substrate, a circuit unit, and light-emitting units is provided. The substrate includes a first part having a first bottom surface and a first top surface opposite to the first bottom surface, and a second part having a second bottom surface and a second top surface opposite to the second bottom surface. There is a height difference between the first bottom surface of the first part and the second bottom surface of the second part. The circuit unit is disposed on the first top surface. The light-emitting units are disposed in the second part of the substrate. In a direction of a normal line perpendicular to the substrate, the first part of the substrate and the second part of the substrate are not overlapped, and the circuit unit and the light-emitting units are not overlapped. A spliced panel including the spliced units is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Je-Ruei Jang, Min-Yao Lu, Chun-Han Tai
  • Patent number: 11011105
    Abstract: A pixel circuit includes a light-emitting device, a first transistor, a second transistor, a first capacitor, a third transistor, a fourth transistor, and a fifth transistor. The first transistor and the fourth transistor are controlled by a light-emitting signal. The third transistor and the fifth transistor are controlled by a scan signal. The light-emitting device, the first transistor, the second transistor, the fourth transistor, and the fifth transistor are serially connected between a system high voltage and a system low voltage. The third transistor is coupled between a data signal and a control terminal of the first transistor. The first capacitor is coupled between a control terminal and a downstream terminal of the second transistor. The fifth transistor is coupled between the downstream terminal of the second transistor and a charging reference voltage. A current of the charging reference voltage is less than a current of the system low voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hsien-Chun Wang, Ya-Jung Wang, Jing-Wun Jhang, Chen-Feng Fan, Wan-Heng Chang, Sung-Yu Su
  • Patent number: 11011090
    Abstract: A display device and driving method thereof are provided. In the display device, a control circuit provides first and second start signals. In a display panel, a pixel array has a plurality of odd and even gate lines. A first and second gate circuits respectively receive the first and second start signals, and respectively provide the sequentially enabled first and second gate signals to odd and even gate lines according to the phases of the first and second start signals, respectively. One of the first and second start signals is phase-shifted by at least one clock cycle from a preset phase during a first scan period that scans from a first side to a second side of the pixel array or during a second scan period that scans from the second side to the first side of the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Jung Huang, Neng-Yi Lin
  • Publication number: 20210143192
    Abstract: A display device, including a pixel array substrate and a sensor element substrate, is provided. The sensor element substrate overlaps the pixel array substrate, and includes a substrate, a switch element, and a photosensitive element. The switch element is located on the substrate. The photosensitive element is electrically connected to the switch element, and includes a transparent electrode, a sensing layer, a metal electrode, and a barrier layer. The sensing layer is located on the transparent electrode. The metal electrode is located on the sensing layer, and covers a first sidewall of the sensing layer. The barrier layer covers a first sidewall of the transparent electrode. The barrier layer is located between the metal electrode and the sensing layer, or between the transparent electrode and the sensing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shin-Shueh Chen, Yi-Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20210142731
    Abstract: A pixel array substrate including a substrate, a plurality of display pixels, a plurality of sensing pixels, and a read-out circuit is provided. The substrate includes a first region and a second region. The second region is located between the first region and an edge of the substrate. The display pixels are disposed on the first region and the second region of the substrate. The sensing pixels are disposed on the first region of the substrate. The read-out circuit is electrically connected to the sensing pixels. A portion of the read-out circuit is disposed on the second region of the substrate and the portion of the read-out circuit is located between two display pixels of the display pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Yao Chen, Shu-Wen Tzeng, Hsin-Lin Hu, Jui-Chi Lo
  • Patent number: 11003036
    Abstract: A pixel array substrate including pixel units is provided. Each of the pixel units includes a thin film transistor, a first insulating layer disposed on the thin film transistor, a common electrode disposed on the first insulating layer, a second insulating layer covering the common electrode, and a pixel electrode disposed on the second insulating layer. The first insulating layer includes a first via. The common electrode includes an opening and connects to the first via. The second insulating layer includes a second via and connects to the opening and the first via. The pixel electrode connects to the thin film transistor through the second via, the opening and the first via. The first via has two first sides opposite to each other and the opening has two third sides opposite to each other are aligned. A fourth side of the opening is not connected to the first via and the second via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Shun Lin, Chao-Chien Chiu
  • Publication number: 20210134738
    Abstract: A chip is provided. The chip is provided with a circuit block. The circuit block includes a first transistor and a second transistor. The first transistor is divided into a plurality of first sub-transistors connected in parallel. The second transistor is divided into a plurality of second sub-transistors connected in parallel. The first sub-transistors and the second sub-transistors are disposed in a first row and a second row of the circuit block in a staggered manner. The first transistors disposed in the first row and the second row respectively receive a first input signal through different signal lines. The second transistors disposed in the first row and the second row respectively receive a second input signal through different signal lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hsiang-Chi Cheng, Shyh-Bin Kuo, Chung-Hung Chen
  • Publication number: 20210134866
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first substrate, a plurality of pixel structures disposed on the first substrate, a light sensor disposed on the first substrate, an insulation layer disposed on the light sensor, a first light shielding pattern, a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate, a second light shielding pattern, and a display medium. Each pixel structure includes an active device and a pixel electrode electrically connected to the active device. The first light shielding pattern is disposed on the insulation layer and located above the light sensor. The second light shielding pattern is disposed on the second substrate and has an opening. The opening of the second light shielding pattern and the first light shielding pattern define at least one slit, and the at least one slit and the light sensor are partially overlapped. The display medium is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Yao Chen, Jui-Chi Lo, Mao-Teng Ho