Patents Examined by Alexander Gross
  • Patent number: 10247977
    Abstract: A display device includes: a substrate; a gate line disposed on the substrate; a data line intersecting the gate line; a plurality of thin film transistors connected to each of the gate line and the data line; a plurality of pixel electrodes connected to each of the plurality of thin film transistors; first-color, second-color and third-color filters, respectively, overlapping the plurality of pixel electrodes; and a light blocking portion disposed between two adjacent pixel electrodes of the plurality of pixel electrodes, wherein the light blocking portion comprises: a first-color layer comprising a substantially same material as that included in the first-color filter; a third-color layer comprising a substantially same material as that included in the third-color filter; and a fourth-color layer overlapping over the first-color and third-color layers and absorbing a light having a wavelength in a range from 540 nm to 680 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghak Hwang, Jangil Kim, Suwan Woo, Yeogeon Yoon, Taekyung Yim, Joonggun Chong
  • Patent number: 10247950
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display panel includes an array of pixels arranged in row and column directions, and at least one lenticular lens configured to form N viewpoints in different directions. The at least one lenticular lens has a longitudinal axis inclined by an angle of ? with respect to a column direction of the pixel, and a pitch P of the at least one lenticular lens in the row direction thereof satisfies ( N S ) ? A < P < ( ( N + 1 ) S ) ? A , where N is the number of the viewpoints and is an integer greater than or equal to 1, S is the number of the lenticular lenses used to form the N viewpoints and is an integer greater than or equal to 1, and A is a width of each pixel in the row direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Hoon Lee, Soohee Oh, Haeyoung Yun, Junghwan Yi, Jinhwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10234709
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus or the like based on a housing-in technique capable of improving display quality and yield. A display apparatus comprises an upper-lower substrate 100, a display module 103 including a housing 102 with an opening, a resin member 105 formed on the upper-lower substrate 100 along an entire periphery of an opening of the housing 102, and a front panel 106 opposed to the display module 103 across the resin member 105. The housing 102 is so placed as to be interposed between the upper-lower substrate 100 and the front panel 106. A worked surface 500 is located at a part of a ridge line of a boundary part of the housing 102. The resin member 105 is in contact with the entire periphery of the boundary part of the housing 102 and hangs over the inner edge of the upper surface of the housing 102.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Banjouya, Akira Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10211233
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a first substrate including a support substrate, a light shield, an insulating substrate disposed above the support substrate and the light shield and including a through hole, a pad electrode formed above the insulating substrate, and a signal line electrically connected to the pad electrode, and a first substrate including, in a plan view, a first area in which the support substrate and the light shield are disposed and a second area in which the through hole is disposed, a line substrate including a connection line and disposed below the insulating substrate, and a conductive material disposed inside the through hole to electrically connect the pad electrode and the connection line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kawata, Takumi Sano
  • Patent number: 10209580
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: a first insulation substrate; a gate line and data line positioned on the first insulation substrate and insulatively crossing each other; a thin film transistor connected with the gate line and data line; a pixel electrode connected with the thin film transistor; a second insulation substrate spaced apart from and facing the first insulation substrate; and a common electrode positioned on the second insulation substrate, in which the pixel electrode includes a first subpixel electrode including first minute branches extended in a plurality of directions and a second subpixel electrode separated from the first subpixel electrode and including second minute branches, one pixel includes the thin film transistor and pixel electrode, and extending directions of the first minute branches and the second minute branches adjacent to each other in an extending direction of the gate line within one pixel are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Man Son, Min Wook Park, Jong-Keun Kim, Jin Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10209554
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for producing a laminated-resin black matrix that has a sufficient optical density and a low reflectance and that can be precisely processed, and a color filter substrate that includes a laminated-resin black matrix substrate produced by the method. The method for producing a laminated-resin black matrix substrate includes the step of exposing, in a single step, a laminate of a coating A of a non-photosensitive resin composition A that contains a light-shielding material and a coating B of a resin composition B that contains a light-shielding material, the laminate being on a substrate, and the step of developing the exposed laminate. The color filter substrate includes red, green, or blue pixels formed in apertures in a laminated-resin black matrix substrate produced by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahito Nishiyama, Yoshinori Matoba, Harushi Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10209582
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device (100) includes a liquid crystal display panel (1) including a first substrate (10), a second substrate (20), and a liquid crystal layer (30). The first substrate includes a first electrode (11) provided for each pixel, and a second electrode (12) for generating a lateral field across the liquid crystal layer in cooperation with the first electrode. The second substrate includes a third electrode (21) for generating a vertical field across the liquid crystal layer in cooperation with the first electrode and the second electrode. Each pixel is capable of switchably presenting a black displaying state where a vertical field is generated across the liquid crystal layer, a white displaying state where a lateral field is generated across the liquid crystal layer, and a transparent displaying state where a rear face side of the liquid crystal display panel is visible in a see-through manner with no voltage being applied to the liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Iori Aoyama, Yuichi Kita, Takahiro Sasaki, Yoshiki Nakatani, Kazutaka Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 10209571
    Abstract: A curved liquid crystal display (“LCD”) includes a thin film transistor (“TFT”) array substrate, a counter substrate facing the TFT array substrate, a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules of negative dielectric anisotropy and disposed between the TFT array substrate and the counter substrate, a liquid crystal alignment layer disposed between the liquid crystal layer and the counter substrate, a liquid crystal alignment base layer disposed between the liquid crystal layer and the TFT array substrate, and a liquid crystal alignment stabilization layer including projections spaced apart from each other on the liquid crystal alignment base layer between the liquid crystal layer and the liquid crystal alignment base layer, wherein the projections include reactive mesogen polymers, and one of the liquid crystal alignment layer and the liquid crystal alignment base layer includes the reactive mesogen polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeok Jin Lee, Oh Jeong Kwon, Jin Won Kim, Dong Han Song, Ki Chul Shin, Taek Joon Lee
  • Patent number: 10209549
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a touch panel includes the following steps. A plurality of first sensing electrodes and a plurality of second sensing electrodes are formed on the first substrate. A first insulator layer is formed to cover the first sensing electrodes and the second sensing electrodes. Holes are formed in the first insulator layer, in which a portion of the first sensing electrodes is exposed through the holes. A conductive layer is formed on the first insulator layer and in the holes. The conductive layer is patterned to form a bridge electrode and a shield electrode. The bridge electrode is electrically connected to the first sensing electrodes through the holes. A vertical projection of the shield electrode on the first substrate at least overlaps with a vertical projection of at least one of the first sensing electrodes and the second sensing electrodes on the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei-Lin Lin, Yu-Feng Chien
  • Patent number: 10203565
    Abstract: Liquid crystal display includes a first substrate which includes a pixel electrode disposed in each pixel, a second substrate which faces the first substrate and includes a common electrode and an insulating layer, and a liquid crystal layer which is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, where the common electrode includes a first common electrode which is disposed on the whole surface defining the second substrate and a second common electrode which is disposed on the first common electrode with the insulating layer interposed therebetween and includes an opening defined in each pixel, and each pixel includes a first region in which the pixel electrode and the first common electrode face each other through the opening and a second region in which the pixel electrode and the second common electrode face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kyeong Jong Kim, Hoon Kim, Heung Shik Park, Ki Chul Shin
  • Patent number: 10203447
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide an electronic display assembly comprising a liquid crystal layer and a light guide positioned behind the liquid crystal layer. The light guide preferably includes a light emission surface and a light-collecting portion opposing the light emission surface. A pair of opposing side portions may define the periphery of the light guide. A first plurality of LEDs are placed so as to direct the emitted light into the light-collecting portion. An NVIS filter is preferably placed adjacent to at least one of the side portions. A second plurality of LEDs are placed to direct the emitted light through the NVIS filter and into a side portion of the light guide. Alternative embodiments can contain directing elements to direct the light from the second plurality of LEDs into the edge portions of the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: American Panel Corporation, American Panel Corporation
    Inventors: William Dunn, Harry Presely, Chris Tran
  • Patent number: 10203750
    Abstract: Present invention discloses a touch panel and a manufacturing method thereof, the touch panel comprises: a substrate; a silver nano-wire electrode layer provided on the substrate comprising a connecting area and a non-connecting area; a first protective layer provided on silver nano-wire electrode layer having a first hole corresponding to connecting area; a second protective layer provided on first protective layer having a second hole corresponding to position of first hole; and a connecting wire provided on second protective layer connected to silver nano-wire electrode layer in connecting area through second hole and first hole. With the touch panel, the problem that etching solution can't seep when a single protective layer is too thick and the problem that a silver nano-wire layer is easily oxidized and the adhesion of the silver nano-wire layer is poor when a single protective layer is too thin can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Liu, Li-Wei Kung, Hsi-Chien Lin
  • Patent number: 10203573
    Abstract: A display panel according to various embodiments comprises: a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other; a first pad and a second pad between the first substrate and the second substrate at an end of the first substrate; a first connection electrode on a side face of the first pad and a second connection electrode on a side face of the second pad; an insulating layer disposed on a top face of the first substrate and disposed on at least a portion of a top face of the first and second pads; and at least one spread prevention hole in the insulating layer between the first and second pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Misun Park, SungLim Nam, WonJun Choi, Jaewoong Choi, Younghyun Kong
  • Patent number: 10203529
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. A color filter substrate of the display panel includes a color filter layer and a first common electrode; the first common electrode is located in a first sub-area of the color filter layer; a thin film transistor array substrate of the display panel includes a second substrate, a second common electrode, and a pixel electrode; the second common electrode and the pixel electrode are respectively located in a third sub-area and a fifth sub-area of the second substrate. The driving voltage of the display panel can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Xie
  • Patent number: 10162194
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for fabrication of an eye mountable device. In an embodiment, an apparatus includes two curved lens portions and a flexible arm structure that extends between, and is anchored to, each of the two curved lens portions. The eye mountable device is formed at least in part by manipulation of the curved lens portions using the arm structure. Flexibility of the arm structure accommodates positioning of one curved lens portion to overlap the other curved lens portion. A lens of the eye mountable device is formed by the curved lens portions. In another embodiment, an enclosure formed by the lens has disposed therein an accommodation actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Christian Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10133124
    Abstract: The array substrate comprises a transparent substrate and a film layer which covers the transparent substrate and which is provided with a groove, wherein the film layer is further provided with protrusions which extend from sidewalls of the groove and are away from a bottom surface of the groove; and wherein the groove is used for accommodating frame adhesive. The frame adhesive is injected into a surface of a film layer along the groove, and part of the frame adhesive can flow into the groove and fill the groove. After the frame adhesive is solidified, a clamping connection can be formed between the frame adhesive in the groove and the film layer, so that the frame adhesive and the array substrate can be connected with each other more firmly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10133138
    Abstract: A display device may include a pixel electrode, a transistor, a first gate line, a second gate line, and a third gate line. The transistor may be electrically connected to the pixel electrode. The first gate line may be electrically connected to the transistor. The second gate line may extend not parallel to the first gate line. The third gate line may overlap the pixel electrode and may extend not parallel to the first gate line. The second gate line or the third gate line may be electrically connected to the first gate line. The pixel electrode may be partially positioned between the second gate line and the third gate line in a plan view of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwa Yeul Oh, Sung Man Kim, Min Chul Song, Seong Su Lim, Tae Hyung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10133129
    Abstract: A display substrate includes a base substrate including pixel areas in a first direction and a pixel electrode. The pixel electrode includes a sub-pixel electrode including first and second unit electrodes connected by a first connector, and a first slit non-parallel to the first direction between the first and second unit electrodes. The first unit electrode includes a first vertical stem portion at a side of the pixel area, and a first horizontal stem portion including an end connected to the first vertical stem portion and an end adjacent to a first vertical stem portion of an adjacent pixel electrode. The second unit electrode includes a second vertical stem portion at another side of the pixel area, and a second horizontal stem portion including an end connected to the second vertical stem portion and another end adjacent to a second vertical stem portion of another adjacent pixel electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeongki Kim, Hongbeom Lee, Junyoung Jung
  • Patent number: 10126607
    Abstract: Liquid crystal light beam control devices and their manufacture are described. Beneficial aspects of beam broadening devices employed for controlled illumination and architectural purposes are presented including improving beam divergence control, improving beam broadening dynamic range control, beam divergence preconditioning, improving projected beam intensity uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LENSVECTOR INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir Presniakov, Karen Asatryan, Armen Zohrabyan, Tigran Galstian, Aram Bagramyan, Simon Careau
  • Patent number: 10108044
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer. The first substrate includes first wirings extending in a first direction, second wirings extending in a second direction, third wirings extending in the first direction. A center position of a width in the second direction of the third wiring disposed at boundary between blue and red pixels is displaced to a red pixel side from a center position of a width in the second direction of the first wiring disposed at boundary between the blue and red pixels. A center position of a width in the second direction of the third wiring disposed at boundary between the red and green pixels is displaced to the red pixel side from a center position of a width in the second direction of the first wiring disposed at the boundary between the red and green pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruhisa Nakagawa, Daisuke Kajita, Tsuyoshi Uchida