Patents Examined by Henry N. Tran
  • Patent number: 7903055
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light-emitting display having a plurality of pixels wherein each pixel comprises a light-emitting device (100) having a light-emitting element layer which is formed between a first electrode and a second electrode and contains at least a light-emitting layer. An insulating layer (30) is formed between the light-emitting device (100) and a surface of a first or second substrate on the viewing side of the display, and the insulating layer (30) is provided with recesses and projections in at least one or more pixel regions, thereby forming an optical path length adjusting portion (32). By forming such an optical path length adjusting portion (32) in a pixel region, there is an increase in the interference conditions for the light emitted from the light-emitting device (100) to the outside, thereby averaging the interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Nishikawa, Tetsuji Omura
  • Patent number: 7903071
    Abstract: A driver IC for a display that includes a first D/A converter with a 1st selection circuit that receives 1st image signals and supplies a selected positive divisional voltage to a 1st operational amplifier, which supplies a positive pixel voltage by amplifying the selected positive divisional voltage; a 2nd D/A converter with a 2nd selection circuit that receives 2nd image signals and supplies a selected negative divisional voltage to a 2nd operational amplifier, which supplies a negative pixel voltage by amplifying the selected negative divisional voltage; and a polarity switching switch with 1st and 2nd switches connecting the 1st and 2nd D/A converters respectively, the polarity switching switch being switched to supply each of output terminals corresponding to the 1st and 2nd image signals alternately with the positive and negative pixel voltages every horizontal scan period by activating/inactivating the 1st and 2nd switches in a complementary manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited
    Inventors: Hideto Fukuda, Shinya Udo, Masao Kumagai, Osamu Kudo
  • Patent number: 7903067
    Abstract: A driver chip includes a base body, input terminals, first output terminals and dummy terminals. The base body includes a face having first to fourth edge portions. The first and second edge portions are disposed in substantially parallel along a longitudinal side of the face, and the third and fourth edge portions are disposed in substantially parallel along a horizontal side of the face. The input terminals are formed on the first edge portion such that the input terminals are arranged along the longitudinal side. The first output terminals are formed on the second edge portion such that the first output terminals are arranged along the longitudinal side. The dummy terminals are formed such that the dummy terminals are disposed between the input terminals and the first output terminals. A warpage and defects of electrical connection between the driver chip and a display panel of the display apparatus are prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Young Yoon, Chun-Ho Song, Seong-Yong Hwang
  • Patent number: 7898536
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method of driving the same in which a selector outputs one of two high gamma values and one of two low gamma values in one frame unit in response to a selection signal. A gamma reference voltage generator outputs a high gamma reference voltage corresponding to the selected high gamma value and a low gamma reference voltage corresponding to the selected low gamma value. A data driving circuit outputs a first data voltage based on the high gamma reference voltage during a first active period and outputs a second data voltage based on the low gamma reference voltage during a second active period. Thus, a display panel may display an image using data voltages corresponding to different gamma curves in one frame unit, thereby improving visibility of the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Jin Shin, Hyoung-Rae Lee
  • Patent number: 7884837
    Abstract: A method and display device for correcting spatial non-uniformity in a display device are provided. The method includes receiving color signals of a pixel to receive the pixel, extracting correction data for correcting adjacent representative color signals which represent areas adjacent to the received pixel, and correcting the adjacent representative color signals using correction data and correcting the color signals of the pixel using the corrected adjacent representative color signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Bing, Young-shin Kwak, Du-sik Park, Young-ran Han
  • Patent number: 7884787
    Abstract: The invention has an object of providing a display device which can make a full use of a mirror functionality even in a dark environment. A display device comprising: image forming means (50, 60, 70, 71) for displaying information to be displayed during one state external light during the other state; input means (30) for inputting a mirror function executing instruction; and control means (82) for causing the image forming means to be switched to the other state in response to the mirror-function executing instruction. The display device further comprises an illumination unit (91) for irradiating an object to be reflected in the mirror (60) with light during the other state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: TPO Hong Kong Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yusei Ukawa, Toshiyuki Otsuki
  • Patent number: 7880694
    Abstract: An emission driver may include a first signal processor adapted to receive a clock signal, an input signal and an inverse input signal, and generate a first output signal, a second signal processor adapted to receive the first output signal, an inverse clock signal and negative feedback signals, and generate a second output signal, a third signal processor adapted to receive the second output signal and the input signal, and generate a third output signal that is an inverse of the second output signal based on the input signal, a fourth signal processor adapted to receive the second output signal, and generate a fourth output signal based on the second output signal, the fourth output signal being an inverse signal of the third output signal, and a fifth signal processor adapted to receive the fourth output signal and output a fifth output signal based on a stored predetermined voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bo-yong Chung
  • Patent number: RE47371
    Abstract: Disclosed are a liquid crystal display (LCD) device and a method for assembling the LCD device. The LCD device has a display section for displaying images, a receiving container for receiving the display section, a power supplying section for supplying a power source to the display section, a signal converting section for converting signals from the display section and a securing section for securing the power supplying section and the signal converting section to the receiving container. The power supplying section and the signal converting section are disposed between the display section and the securing section that is directly facing to a rear surface of the receiving container. Accordingly, a total thickness and weight of the LCD device can be minimized and an assembly facility of the LCD device can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Ho Ha, Se-In Chang
  • Patent number: RE47541
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel, a backlight and a cover. The backlight includes optical sheets that are configured to be mounted to the cover using a plurality of holes provided on the optical sheet that material to corresponding protrusions provided on the cover. The holes and protrusions are configured to reduce damage or misalignment to the optical sheet that may be caused by heat generated inside the liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangjeon Kim, Seonghwan Ryu
  • Patent number: RE47548
    Abstract: A waterproofing backing adhesive structure is disclosed. The waterproofing backing adhesive structure is applied to an electronic device having a front cover and a display panel. The waterproofing backing adhesive structure includes an adhesive main body, an adhesive material, and a plurality of air chambers. The plurality of air chambers are formed on at least one of the surfaces of an upper surface or a bottom surface of the adhesive main body which is attached with the adhesive material for accommodating the air of a bubble generated when the adhesive main body is attached to the front cover or the display panel. The plurality of air chambers are for releasing the pressure of the bubble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hou-Chun Huang, Chih-Feng Yeh
  • Patent number: RE47600
    Abstract: A semiconductor device has a semiconductor die with a plurality of tapered bumps formed over a surface of the semiconductor die. The tapered bumps can have a non-collapsible portion and collapsible portion. A plurality of conductive traces is formed over a substrate with interconnect sites. A masking layer is formed over the substrate with openings over the conductive traces. The tapered bumps are bonded to the interconnect sites so that the tapered bumps contact the mask layer and conductive traces to form a void within the opening of the mask layer over the substrate. The substrate can be non-wettable to aid with forming the void in the opening of the masking layer. The void provides thermally induced stress relief. Alternatively, the masking layer is sufficiently thin to avoid the tapered interconnect structures contacting the mask layer. An encapsulant or underfill material is deposited between the semiconductor die and substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: STATS ChipPAC Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Rajendra D. Pendse
  • Patent number: RE47656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical assembly, a backlight unit, and a display apparatus thereof. According to an embodiment of the present invention, an optical assembly includes a first layer, a plurality of light sources disposed over the first layer, a second layer that is disposed above the first layer and covering the plurality of light sources, and a pattern layer disposed above or in the second layer, wherein the pattern layer includes a plurality of patterns disposed at positions substantially corresponding to the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seung Choon Bae, Sung Woo Kim, Soon Hyung Kwon, Bup Sung Jung, Sang Tae Park, Bu Wan Seo
  • Patent number: RE47660
    Abstract: To reduce viewing angle dependence of ? characteristics in a normally black liquid crystal display. Each pixel 10 has a first sub-pixel 10a and a second sub-pixel 10b which can apply mutually different voltages to their respective liquid crystal layers. Relationships ?V12 (gk)>0 volts and ?V12 (gk)??V12 (gk+1) are satisfied at least in a range 0<gk?n?1 if it is assumed that ?V12=V1?V2, where ?V12 is the difference between root-mean-square voltage V1 applied to the liquid crystal layer of the first sub-pixel 10a and root-mean-square voltage V2 applied to the liquid crystal layer of the second sub-pixel 10b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumikazu Shimoshikiryo
  • Patent number: RE47698
    Abstract: A backlight module is for providing light to a liquid crystal panel having a visible region. The backlight module includes a light guide plate, light emitting units, a mesh dot layer, and a diffusing tape. The light emitting units are disposed at a position corresponding to a light entrance surface of the light guide plate for emitting light to the light entrance surface. The mesh dot layer is disposed on a bottom surface of the light guide plate. A side of the mesh dot layer corresponding to the light entrance surface is shifted inward by a first distance relative to a side of the visible region corresponding to the light entrance surface. The diffusing tape is attached onto the bottom surface corresponding to the light entrance surface for diffusing light in the light guide plate to a light exit surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Jyun-Sheng Syu, Chun-Yu Kuan, Tzu-Ting Hsia, Jing-Sian Chen
  • Patent number: RE47780
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus according to the present invention includes: an elongated substrate; a plurality of LEDs arranged in a straight line on the substrate in a longitudinal direction of the substrate; and a sealing member that includes an optical wavelength converter and seals the LEDs, wherein the sealing member is formed in a straight line in a direction of arrangement of the LEDs and seals the LEDs collectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Sugiura
  • Patent number: RE47794
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display apparatus is capable of reducing a power loss incurred by a power-supply section in a process of generating a power-supply voltage for driving a backlight section. In the configuration of the power-supply section, a main power-supply circuit and an inverter circuit (or a DC-DC converter) are connected to an input-voltage generation unit in parallel to each other, which is used for rectifying and smoothing the commercial alternative current power. The main power-supply circuit and the inverter circuit (or the DC-DC converter) each include an isolation transformer including a primary-side winding not isolated from the commercial alternative current power and a secondary winding provided on the secondary side. The direct current input voltage is supplied to the primary side to be subjected to a power conversion process to generate an output voltage on the secondary side of the isolation transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Noburo Ogura, Yoshiki Oyama, Nobuhiko Kanoi, Takako Ogura
  • Patent number: RE47993
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display apparatus is capable of reducing a power loss incurred by a power-supply section in a process of generating a power-supply voltage for driving a backlight section. In the configuration of the power-supply section, a main power-supply circuit and an inverter circuit (or a DC-DC converter) are connected to an input-voltage generation unit in parallel to each other, which is used for rectifying and smoothing the commercial alternative current power. The main power-supply circuit and the inverter circuit (or the DC-DC converter) each include an isolation transformer including a primary-side winding not isolated from the commercial alternative current power and a secondary winding provided on the secondary side. The direct current input voltage is supplied to the primary side to be subjected to a power conversion process to generate an output voltage on the secondary side of the isolation transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Noburo Ogura, Yoshiki Oyama, Nobuhiko Kanoi
  • Patent number: RE48002
    Abstract: An arrangement for a high resolution active matrix display includes organic emissive layers of distinct colors each deposited across continuous regions so as to include more than one pixel emissive region. Color filters are situated to partially block light from at least some of the emissive regions such that primary additive colors are transmitted from distinct subsets of pixels. The emissive layers may be deposited in alternating parallel stripes along rows or columns of the display, or may be oriented perpendicularly with respect to one another such that the emissive layers overlap in the emissive regions of at least some pixels. In some examples, red, green, and blue of pixels are arranged in regular patterns across the display and with the emissive regions for the blue pixels forming a relatively larger area of the display than either the red or green pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventor: Gholamreza Chaji
  • Patent number: RE48053
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) includes a cover assembly; a liquid crystal panel; a light guide plate configured to guide light to the liquid crystal panel; a printed circuit board (PCB) to which the light guide plate is mounted; and a light emitting diode (LED) package which is mounted on the PCB and emits light to a lateral side of the light guide plate. The PCB includes a base substrate; a connecting hole which is formed in the base substrate to couple the base substrate to the cover assembly with a connecting member; an insulating layer which is coated on the base substrate while avoiding a head part of the connecting member; and a spacer tape which is provided on an upper side of the insulating layer so that the light guide plate is evenly mounted on the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suk Ju Choi, Kun Ho Cho, Yong Hun Kwon, Kye Hoon Lee, Gil Tae Hur, Young Min Lee
  • Patent number: RE48071
    Abstract: A liquid crystal module includes: a rectangular-frame-shaped mold frame that is provided with a backlight therein; a liquid crystal cell that is arranged on a front face of the mold frame and is illuminated from a rear side by the backlight; a backlight chassis that is made of metal and fixed on a rear face of the backlight via a reflecting sheet made of synthetic resin; a plurality of supports that are formed on the backlight chassis; and a circuit board that is fixed to the supports by screwing, wherein the support is formed in a top-cut conical shape by swelling the backlight chassis backward by being subjected to drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Sakuma