Patents Assigned to AU Optronics Corporation
  • Publication number: 20200201087
    Abstract: An optical control element for a light beam to pass through and including a transparent substrate and a plurality of reflective structures is provided. The transparent substrate has a light-entering surface and a light-emitting surface opposite to each other. The reflective structures are disposed in the transparent substrate. Each of the reflective structures has a bottom surface adjacent to the light-entering surface and a side surface connected to the bottom surface. A width of each reflective structure in a direction of a horizontal view angle is gradually decreased from one end adjacent to the light-entering surface to one end away from the light-entering surface. The bottom surface and the side surface respectively reflect parts of the light beam, and in a direction vertical to the bottom surface, transmission directions of the light beam reflected by the bottom surface and that reflected by the side surface are opposite to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hung Li, Chun-Hsiang Chan, To-Cheng Fan, Ting-Wei Tsai, Chi-Sheng Chiang, Min-Ching Tsai
  • Publication number: 20200201093
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polarizer module and an operation method thereof. The polarizer module includes a bifacial reflective polarizer, a first liquid crystal layer, a second liquid crystal layer, a first polarizer, and a second polarizer. The bifacial reflective polarizer has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. The first liquid crystal layer and the second liquid crystal layer are disposed on the first surface and the second surface respectively. The first polarizer and the second polarizer are disposed on the first liquid crystal layer and the second liquid crystal layer respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Syuan-Ling Yang, Guan-Yu Chen, Chao-Wei Li
  • Publication number: 20200202769
    Abstract: A display device and a driving method thereof are provided. The display device includes a first light-emitting diode, a first controller, a second light-emitting diode, and a second controller. The first controller has a first current source. The second controller has a second current source, wherein the first current source is coupled to a coupling point of the second light-emitting diode and the second current source. When the first light-emitting diode is normal, the first current source provides a first driving current to drive the first light-emitting diode. When the first light-emitting diode is open, the first current source stops providing the first driving current, and the second current source provides a second driving current to drive the second light-emitting diode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Hsun Yang, Hsiang-Yuan Hsieh, Chin-Tang Chuang
  • Patent number: 10694159
    Abstract: The backlight module includes a bracket, a light emission module, a reflective film, and first glue structures. The bracket has a first plate and a second plate opposite to each other, and a third plate connecting the first plate to the second plate. The light emission module is disposed between the first plate and the second plate and includes light emission elements. The reflective film is disposed between the light emission elements and the first plate. The reflective film is mounted on the first plate of the bracket through the first adhesive structures. The first adhesive structures vertically project on the first plate at a plurality of first areas respectively, the light emission elements vertically project on the first plate at a plurality of second areas respectively, and the first areas do not overlap with the second areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keng-Yi Lee, Yu-Chin Wu
  • Patent number: 10690981
    Abstract: A pixel structure and a driving method are provided. The pixel structure includes a scan line, a first data line, a second data line, a first switching element, a second switching element, a common electrode, a first electrode and a second electrode. The first switching element is electrically connected with the scan line, the first data line and the first electrode. The second switching element is electrically connected with the second data line and the second electrode. The common electrode includes two first body portions and at least two first branch portions. The first electrode includes a second body portion and at least two second branch portions. The second electrode includes at least two main portions and at least one bridge portion. The at least one bridge portion overlaps at least one of the first branch portions in a projection direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Ming Cheng, Min-Hsuan Chiu, Syuan-Ling Yang, Seok-Lyul Lee
  • Patent number: 10692807
    Abstract: A chip-on-film (COF) package structure includes a first COF and a second COF. The first COF includes a first flexible substrate having a first external terminal and a first internal terminal opposite to each other, first outer leads disposed at the first external terminal, first inner leads disposed at the first internal terminal, and a first chip disposed between the first external terminal and the first internal terminal. The second COF includes a second flexible substrate having a second external terminal and a second internal terminal opposite to each other, second outer leads disposed at the second external terminal, second inner leads disposed at the second internal terminal, and a second chip disposed between the second external terminal and the second internal terminal. The first COF is partially overlapped with the second COF. A display device having the COF package structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chang-Hui Wu, Yu-Huei Jiang, Hsiao-Chung Cheng
  • Patent number: 10692414
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of pixel units, a plurality of gate driving circuits, and a plurality of connection lines. The scan lines extend in a first direction. The data lines extend in a second direction. The gate driving circuits extend in the first direction, and each of the gate driving circuits crosses through at least two of the pixel units. At least two gate driving circuits are included between two adjacent rows of the pixel units. The connection lines extend in the second direction and are electrically connected to the gate driving circuits. At least part of the connection lines overlap the data lines. The connection lines include a plurality of output lines and a plurality of signal lines. The output lines are electrically connected to the scan lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Chien Liao, Meng-Chieh Tsai
  • Publication number: 20200193900
    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: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20200193902
    Abstract: A display device and an operating method of the display device are provided. The display device includes a first light emitting diode (LED), a first switch, a second switch, a second LED, a third switch, and a first controller. A first terminal of the first switch receives a first electrical signal. A first terminal of the second switch receives a second electrical signal. A first terminal of the third switch receives a third electrical signal. Here, whether the first switch, the second switch, and the third switch are switched on or off is determined by whether the first LED and the second LED are damaged or not. The first controller is configured to detect whether the first LED and the second LED are damaged or not, generate the second electrical signal and the electrical signal, and generate a plurality of control signals controlling the first switch to the third switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chen Hsu, Hsiang-Yuan Hsieh, Min-Yao Lu, Chin-Tang Chuang
  • Publication number: 20200194406
    Abstract: A light emitting diode panel including a first connecting wire, a first driving connection wire, a second driving connection wire, a first light emitting device, a second light emitting device and a spare electrode is provided. The driving signal transmitted by the first driving connection wire is independent of the driving signal transmitted by the second driving connection wire. The first light emitting device is connected to the first connecting wire and the first driving connection wire. The second light emitting device is connected to the first connecting wire and the second driving connection wire. The spare electrode is positioned between the first driving connection wire and the second driving connection wire. The spare electrode includes a first part and two second parts. The first part is positioned between two second parts. The first part extends in a first direction and each of the second parts extends in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Chan Liu, Pin-Miao Liu
  • Publication number: 20200183240
    Abstract: A device substrate including a substrate, first fan-out lines, second fan-out lines, third fan-out lines, touch electrode lines, and active devices is provided. The substrate includes an active area and a peripheral area connected with the active area. The first fan-out lines, the second fan-out lines, and the third fan-out lines are disposed on the peripheral area. Each of the second fan-out lines is overlapped with one corresponding first fan-out line. The second fan-out lines and the first fan-out lines belong to different conductive layers. Each of the third fan-out lines is disposed between two corresponding first fan-out lines. The third fan-out lines and the first fan-out lines belong to the same conductive layer. The touch electrode lines are electrically connected with the third fan-out lines. The active devices are disposed on the active area and electrically connected with the first fan-out lines and the second fan-out lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hsiu-Chun Hsieh, Yi-Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20200183225
    Abstract: A display device includes a liquid crystal display module, a cover lens, and a polarizer structure. The liquid crystal display module has a display area and a non-display area connected to the display area. The liquid crystal display module includes a bezel, a backlight module, and a display panel. The display panel includes a first substrate, a lower polarizer, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer, and a filter element. The polarizer structure is located between the cover lens and the second substrate. The polarizer structure includes a plurality of grids and a reflective layer. The grids cover the display area. The reflective layer surrounds the grids and covers a sidewall of the display panel and a sidewall of the bezel in a direction perpendicular to the cover lens. A manufacturing method of the polarizer structure is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Han-Sheng Nian, Li-Kai Chia, Yu-Cheng Shih, Wei-Syun Wang, Shan-Ying Chou, Jen-Kuei Lu
  • Publication number: 20200185417
    Abstract: A display panel includes pixels and a first conductive element. Each pixel includes a first signal line, a second signal line, a third signal line, a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, a first pixel electrode, a second pixel electrode, a first capacitor, a second capacitor, a third capacitor, and an insulating layer. The first signal lines are arranged in a first direction. Orthogonal projections of a first electrode of a second capacitor of a first pixel, a first electrode of a third capacitor of the first pixel, and a first contact window of an insulating layer of the first pixel on a first substrate are arranged in the first direction. The first conductive element is electrically connected to a second electrode of the third capacitor of the first pixel and a second electrode of the second capacitor of the first pixel through the first contact window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng-Yen Cheng, Min-Tse Lee, Yueh-Hung Chung, Ya-Ling Hsu
  • Publication number: 20200183522
    Abstract: A pixel array substrate including first and second scan lines, first and second pixels, an auxiliary line and sensing units is provided. The first pixel and the second pixel are arranged between the first scan line and the second scan line in a first direction. Each of the first pixel and the second pixel has a pixel electrode. The first pixel and the second pixel are respectively electrically connected to the first scan line and the second scan line. The auxiliary line is disposed between the first pixel and the second pixel. Each sensing unit has a first electrode and a second electrode. A first sensing unit of the sensing units is overlapped with the auxiliary line, the pixel electrode of the first pixel and the pixel electrode of the second pixel. The auxiliary line is electrically connected to at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Kuan-Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20200183532
    Abstract: A touch display apparatus and a controlling method thereof are provided. The touch display apparatus includes a touch display panel, a plurality of display pixels, a plurality of common electrodes, a plurality of common voltage transmission switches, and a plurality of data transmission switch sets. The display pixels are divided into a plurality of display areas. The common electrodes respectively correspond to the display areas. The common voltage transmission switches respectively determine whether to transport a plurality of common voltages to the common electrodes according to a plurality of control signals. The data transmission switch sets respectively correspond to the common voltage transmission switches and are respectively controlled by a plurality of multiplexer signals, and turn-on or turn-off states of each of the data transmission switch sets and the corresponding common voltage transmission switch are identical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsuan Ho
  • Publication number: 20200185415
    Abstract: A pixel structure including a first light-emitting diode element, a second light-emitting diode element and a first interconnection pattern is provided. The first interconnection pattern is disposed on and electrically connected to a first electrode of the first light-emitting diode element and a first electrode of the second light-emitting diode element. The first interconnection pattern is configured to be electrically connected to a drive element. The first interconnection pattern includes a first main portion and a second main portion. The first main portion extending in a first direction is disposed on the first electrode of the first light-emitting diode element. The second main portion extending in a second direction and connected to the first main portion is disposed on the first electrode of the second light-emitting diode element. The first direction and the second direction are crossed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Pu-Jung Huang, Pin-Miao Liu, Cheng-Yeh Tsai
  • Publication number: 20200185565
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a light-emitting device including the following steps is provided. A test trace and a first signal trace are formed on a first substrate. A light-emitting element electrically connected to the test trace and the first signal trace is formed. A test procedure is performed on the light-emitting element via the test trace and the first signal trace. An encapsulation layer is formed on the first substrate to cover the light-emitting element. The test trace is removed, and then a driving unit electrically connected to light-emitting element is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Chen, Tsung-Ying Ke, Li-Chih Hsu, Keh-Long Hwu, Wan-Tsang Wang, Chun-Hsin Liu
  • Publication number: 20200184915
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes pixels and a gate driver. The pixels include N pixels arranged in order, and N is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2. The N pixels include a pth pixel and a qth pixel, wherein p is an odd number less than or equal to N and a positive integer, and q is an even number less than or equal to N and a positive integer. The gate driver is electrically connected to a scan line of the pth pixel and receives a first start signal to generate a first gate pulse signal in a first sub-frame interval of a frame interval. The gate driver is electrically connected to a scan line of the qth pixel and receives a second start signal to generate a second gate pulse signal in a second sub-frame interval of the frame interval following the first sub-frame interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Lung-Ling Tang
  • Publication number: 20200185432
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an array substrate is provided. A gate insulation layer, first and second gates and a first interlayered insulation layer are formed on first and second active layers in order. A photolithography and etching process is performed by using a photo mask to form first to fourth contact holes in the gate insulation layer and the first interlayered insulation layer. First and second sources and first and second drains which are respectively connected to the first and second active layers through the first to fourth contact holes are formed. A second interlayered insulation layer is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shu-Hao Huang, Chin-Chuan Liu, Sung-Yu Su
  • Publication number: 20200185434
    Abstract: A pixel array substrate includes signal lines, pixel structures, a driving element, a first fan-out trace and a second fan-out trace. The first fan-out trace includes a first segment connected to the driving element, a second segment connected to the first segment, and a third segment connected to the second segment. In the first fan-out trace, the sheet resistances of the first segment and the third segment are smaller than sheet resistance of the second segment. The second fan-out trace includes a first segment connected to the driving element and a second segment connected to the first segment. In the second fan-out trace, the first segment and the second segment are disposed correspondingly to the first segment and the two second segment and third segment, respectively. In the second fan-out trace, the sheet resistance of the second segment is less than the sheet resistance of the first segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Hsin Ting, Chung-Lin Fu, Wei-Chun Hsu