Patents Examined by Andrew Sasinowski
  • Patent number: 11403997
    Abstract: A pixel includes first and second sub-emission areas enclosed by a bank; a first light source unit disposed in the first sub-emission area, and including at least one first light emitting element connected between at least one first split electrode and a second power supply; a second light source unit disposed in the second sub-emission area, and including at least one second light emitting element connected between at least one second split electrode and the second power supply; a first driving circuit connected between a first power supply and the at least one first split electrode, and supplying a first driving current to the first light source unit in response to a first data signal; and a second driving circuit connected between the first power supply and the second split electrode, and supplying a second driving current to the second light source unit in response to a second data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Oh Kwag, Won Sik Oh, Keun Kyu Song, Sung-Chan Jo, Hyun Min Cho
  • Patent number: 11403993
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode display device and a light-emission control method thereof are provided. The light-emitting diode display device includes a timing controller, multiple display pixels, and a scanning circuit. The display pixels form multiple display rows. The scanning circuit generates multiple scan signals and multiple light-emission signals that respectively drive the display rows. During a first data-writing time period of a first frame period, the timing controller provides multiple writing data to be respectively written into the display rows. During a light-emitting time period, the scanning circuit drives each of the light-emission signals to generate multiple pulses periodically according to a set period to drive the corresponding display rows. The light-emitting time period is after the first data-writing time period and before a second data-writing time period of a second frame period ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Chieh Kuo, Yu-Hsun Chiu, Kai-Hsiang Liu, Che-Chia Chang, Shang-Jie Wu, Mei-Yi Li, Peng-Bo Xi, Chin I Chiang, Yan-Ru Chen, Ting-Wei Guo, Chia-Ting Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11403984
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display panel, a display driver integrated circuit (display driver IC) to drive the display panel, and a processor operatively connected with the display panel and the display driver IC. The display driver IC is configured to set an operating mode including a first mode having a first refresh rate and a first scan time, a second mode having the first refresh rate and a second scan time, and a third mode having a second refresh rate and the second scan time, receive an image data stream from the processor, and output the image data stream in one of the operating mode through the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Songhee Jung, Byungduk Yang, Minwoo Lee, Hyunchang Shin, Yongkoo Her
  • Patent number: 11402916
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a touch display device, a driving method, and a driving circuit. More particularly, embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a touch display device, a driving method, and a driving circuit capable of preventing touch sensitivity from being affected by display driving even though simultaneously performing the display driving and touch driving by supplying a data voltage to a plurality of data lines disposed in a display panel, supplying a common voltage to a plurality of common electrodes disposed in the display panel, displaying an image through the display panel, and supplying a common voltage to the common electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: CheolSe Kim, HoonBae Kim, SunYeop Kim
  • Patent number: 11404530
    Abstract: A display substrate and a display device are provided. The display substrate includes: a base substrate; a plurality of first data line leads; a plurality of multiplex switches and at least two control lines electrically coupled to the plurality of multiplex switches; a plurality of second data line leads; a plurality of first pads and a plurality of second pads; and at least two connecting lines coupled to the at least two control lines and at least two of the plurality of second pads; wherein a length of any of the at least two connecting lines is longer than a vertical distance from any of the at least two second pads to a control line coupled to any of the at least two connecting lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Linhong Han, Meng Zhang, Tingliang Liu, Yi Qu
  • Patent number: 11398189
    Abstract: A display device includes first pixels configured to be positioned in a first pixel area and configured to be connected to first scan lines; first scan stage circuits configured to be positioned in a first peripheral area that is positioned outside the first pixel area and configured to supply first scan signals to the first scan lines; second pixels configured to be positioned in a second pixel area and configured to be connected to second scan lines; and second scan stage circuits configured to be positioned in a second peripheral area that is positioned outside the second pixel area and configured to supply second scan signals to the second scan lines. A gap between adjacent second scan stage circuits is larger than a gap between adjacent first scan stage circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Byung Sun Kim, Sun Ja Kwon, Yang Wan Kim, Hyun Ae Park, Hyung Jun Park, Su Jin Lee, Jae Yong Lee, Yu Jin Jeon
  • Patent number: 11397449
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a glass housing member that includes an upper portion defining a display area, a lower portion defining an input area, and a transition portion joining the upper portion and the lower portion and defining a continuous, curved surface between the upper portion and the lower portion. The electronic device may include a display coupled to the glass housing member and configured to provide a visual output at the display area. The electronic device may include an input device coupled to the glass housing member and configured to detect inputs at the input area. The electronic device may include a support structure coupled to the glass housing member and configured to support the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hendren, Paul X. Wang, Adam T. Garelli, Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Dinesh C. Mathew
  • Patent number: 11398182
    Abstract: A display device may include a pixel set, a timing controller, a data driver, and a scale factor provider. The pixel set that may include pixels. The pixels may be divided into pixel groups. The timing controller may calculate first load values corresponding to an image frame of input image data and may generate image data by scaling gradation values of the input image data using scale factors. The data driver may generate data signals corresponding to the image data and may supply the data signals to the pixel set. The scale factor provider may calculate the first load values and one or more second load values based on temperature data corresponding to a temperature of the pixel set and may generate the scale factors based on the one or more second load values and a common current value of a current received by the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Geon Hwi Park, Young Woon Choi, Ki Hyun Pyun
  • Patent number: 11393391
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a drive control circuit, a drive control chip, an integrated packaged device, a display system, and a sparse drive method. The drive control circuit includes a data input end, a clock input end, a decoding and control unit, a decoding and gating unit, at least two drive sources, and at least two drive signal output ends. A first input end of the decoding and control unit is electrically connected to the data input end, a second input end is electrically connected to the clock input end, a control input end is electrically connected to a control output end, an address input end is electrically connected to an address output end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Faith Billion Technology Development Limited
    Inventor: Zengxiang Lu
  • Patent number: 11386836
    Abstract: An amplifier for driving a display panel includes an input stage, a gain stage and an output stage. The gain stage is coupled to the input stage. The output stage, coupled to the gain stage, includes a first output driving circuit and a second output driving circuit. The first output driving circuit is operated in a first voltage domain. The second output driving circuit is operated in a second voltage domain different from the first voltage domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Jhih-Siou Cheng, Ju-Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 11380275
    Abstract: An image processing method, an image processing method device, a display device and a computer-readable storage medium are provided. The image processing method includes: receiving an original display screen; determining a target area in the original display screen, wherein an initial brightness of the target area is larger than a maximum allowable brightness; determining a target grayscale value of the target area; and adjusting a grayscale value of the target area to the target grayscale value, so that the brightness of the target area does not exceed the maximum allowable brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuanyan Lan, Guoqiang Wu, Yong Yu
  • Patent number: 11373583
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a drive circuit, a driving method thereof and a display device. The drive circuit includes: a current control circuit, configured to provide a drive signal to a device to be driven according to a signal of a data signal terminal; a first transistor, electrically connected between the current control circuit and the device to be driven; and a duration control circuit, electrically connected with a gate of the first transistor, and configured to provide a light-emitting duration modulating signal to the gate of the first transistor according to a combined action of signals of a scanning signal terminal, a light-emitting control signal terminal, a duration control signal terminal and a reference voltage signal terminal, to control a conduction duration of the first transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Yang, Ning Cong, Minghua Xuan, Can Zhang, Xiaochuan Chen, Can Wang, Han Yue, Jiao Zhao, Angran Zhang
  • Patent number: 11373582
    Abstract: A pixel circuit, a method of driving a pixel circuit and a display panel. The pixel circuit includes: a drive circuit, a data writing circuit, a compensation circuit, and a light emitting element. The drive circuit includes a control terminal, a first terminal and a second terminal, and is configured to control a drive current flowing through the first terminal and the second terminal for driving the light emitting element to emit light. The data writing circuit is configured to write a data signal to a first terminal of the drive circuit in response to a first scanning signal. The compensation circuit stores a data signal written by the data writing circuit and compensates the drive circuit in response to a second scanning signal. A first terminal of the light emitting element receives a drive current, and a second terminal thereof is connected to a second voltage terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Won Lee, Yidan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11373589
    Abstract: A display includes first and second pixel devices. The first pixel device includes a first control circuit and a first light emitting circuit. The first control circuit generates a first light emitting signal according to a first clock signal and a data signal during a first period. The first light emitting circuit emits light according to the first light emitting signal during second and third periods. The second pixel device includes a second control circuit and a second light emitting circuit. The second control circuit generates a second light emitting signal according to a second clock signal and the data signal during the second period. The second light emitting circuit is coupled to the second control circuit and emits light according to the second light emitting signal during the third period. The first period to the third period are arranged continuously in order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Nan Yeh, Chih-Hao Lin, Cheng-Te Lin, Ku-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 11373587
    Abstract: A pixel includes first and second sub-emission areas enclosed by a bank; a first light source unit disposed in the first sub-emission area, and including at least one first light emitting element connected between at least one first split electrode and a second power supply; a second light source unit disposed in the second sub-emission area, and including at least one second light emitting element connected between at least one second split electrode and the second power supply; a first driving circuit connected between a first power supply and the at least one first split electrode, and supplying a first driving current to the first light source unit in response to a first data signal; and a second driving circuit connected between the first power supply and the second split electrode, and supplying a second driving current to the second light source unit in response to a second data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Oh Kwag, Won Sik Oh, Keun Kyu Song, Sung-Chan Jo, Hyun Min Cho
  • Patent number: 11367386
    Abstract: A light sensing pixel including a first transistor, a compensation circuit, an output circuit, a capacitor and a light sensing circuit is provided. The control terminal of the first transistor is coupled with a first node. The first terminal of the first transistor is configured to receive a first operation voltage or a second operation voltage lower than the first operation voltage. The compensation circuit is configured to detect a threshold voltage of the first transistor, and is configured to form a diode-connected structure with the first transistor. The output circuit is coupled between the second terminal of the first transistor and a sensing line. The capacitor is coupled between the first node and the light sensing circuit. In response to the light sensing circuit is illuminated by light, the first terminal of the capacitor and the second terminal of the capacitor generate voltage variations simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li-Wei Shih, Po-Chun Lai
  • Patent number: 11367379
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes a timing controller, a scan driver including a plurality of stages connected to a plurality of clock signal lines and generating a plurality of scan signals in response to the scan start signal, a data driver configured to generate a plurality of data signals based on the image data, and a pixel portion including a plurality of pixels. One stage in the scan driver transmits a carry signal to 2n-th next stage. The timing controller selects any one of a normal frequency and low frequencies lower than the normal frequency as a driving frequency based on the input image data, and adjusts a clock duty of the plurality of clock signals so that a time required to output all of the plurality of scan signals during one frame is constant irrespective of the driving frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Se Hyuk Park, Jae Keun Lim, Hong Soo Kim, Jin Young Roh, Hyo Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 11366329
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for switching user input modality of a displaying device displaying an interactable region. The displaying device is in communication with a first input modality and a second input modality. The first input modality is an eye tracker configured to determine gaze data of a user and the second input modality is an input modality other than an eye tracker configured to determine a pointing ray. The first input modality is selected as the input modality of the displaying device. The method comprises determining whether the pointing ray of the second input modality is intersecting with the interactable region. The method further comprises, based on the determining switching the input modality of the displaying device to the second input modality when the pointing ray of the second input modality is intersecting with the interactable region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Niklas Blomqvist, Robin Thunström, Dennis RĂ¥dell, Ralf Biedert
  • Patent number: 11360584
    Abstract: A work step of electrical connection between a writing pressure detector and a circuit element of a circuit is reduced. An electronic pen includes a writing pressure detector that detects a pressure applied to a core body disposed on one end side of a tubular chassis in the axial center direction, a circuit board for which a flexible substrate formed into a shape allowed to extend in the axial center direction is used in the chassis, and a holder housed in the chassis in such a manner as to hold the writing pressure detector and the circuit board and extend in the axial center direction. In the circuit board, a writing pressure detector placement part, a circuit placement part at which a predetermined circuit is formed, and a line part at which a line pattern that electrically connects a component of the writing pressure detector placed on the writing pressure detector placement part and a circuit element of the circuit placement part is formed are formed to line up in the axial center direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Yamashita, Ryoji Kamiyama, Masamitsu Ito
  • Patent number: 11361709
    Abstract: A display device includes pixels divided into blocks, a timing controller to generate image data based on input image data, a data driver to generate a data signal corresponding to the image data and supply the data signal to the pixels, and power supply to supply a power voltage to the pixels. In addition, the display device includes a power controller to calculate a first load value corresponding to the pixels, second load values corresponding to each of the blocks, and first peak grayscale values corresponding to each of the blocks based on the input image data. The power controller generates a power control signal to change a voltage level of the power voltage based on the first load value, the second load values, and the first peak grayscale values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Hyun Pyun, Jang Mi Lee, Eun Jin Choi