Patents Examined by Nathanael R Briggs
  • Patent number: 10983402
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a first insulation substrate, a gate line, a data line configured to cross the gate line while being insulated therefrom, a thin film transistor connected to the gate line and the data line, a pixel electrode configured to include a first subpixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor and a second subpixel electrode, a second insulation substrate configured to face the first insulation substrate, a common electrode disposed on the second insulation substrate, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first insulation substrate and the second insulation substrate to include a plurality of liquid crystal molecules, where each of the first subpixel electrode and the second subpixel electrode includes a unit pixel electrode including a plurality of minute branches that is extended from a horizontal stem and a vertical stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Su Wan Woo, Min Wook Park, Young Goo Song, Ki Chul Shin
  • Patent number: 10983386
    Abstract: A wide viewing angle liquid crystal display includes color filters having a quantum dot and scattering particles and liquid crystal layer disposed in a microcavity, a distance between the color filter and the liquid crystal layer being sized to minimize display deterioration due to parallax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Byung Park, Sung Sik Yun, Jong Hyuk Kang, Hae Il Park, Hyun Min Cho
  • Patent number: 10983383
    Abstract: An optical film, a color filter substrate, manufacturing methods thereof and display devices are provided, in the field of liquid crystal display technology. The color filter substrate includes a base, a color resistant layer and a diffusion layer. The color resistant layer and the diffusion layer are arranged on the base, and the color resistant layer and the base are arranged at the same side of the diffusion layer. The color resistant layer comprises a plurality of color resistant blocks which are arranged in an array. The diffusion layer comprises a plurality of diffusion structures which are arranged to be in one-to-one correspondence to the plurality of color resistant blocks. Each of the plurality of diffusion structures is configured to diffuse light vertically emitted from the color filter substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Xu, Qing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10976612
    Abstract: The present invention provides a curved liquid crystal display panel and a display device. The curved liquid crystal display panel includes a middle region, an edge region, and has a cross-sectional structure including a first substrate, a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate, a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, a compensation layer disposed on a side of the second substrate in the middle region away from the liquid crystal layer, and compensating liquid crystal molecules filling a space between the second substrate and the compensation layer. A difference between a middle thickness of the middle region of the curved liquid crystal display panel and an edge thickness of the edge region of the curved liquid crystal display panel is less than or equal to a preset value. The present invention can improve transmittance and reduce color shift, thereby improving display effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TCL China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Baolin Chi
  • Patent number: 10976594
    Abstract: A light guide plate, a light source assembly, a display panel and a display device are provided. The light guide plate includes a light-emitting surface, a bottom surface opposite to the light-emitting surface and a light-entering surface intersecting with the light-emitting surface and the bottom surface; at least one of the light-emitting surface of the light guide plate and the bottom surface of the light guide plate includes a horizontal portion and an inclined portion protruding out of a plane where the horizontal portion is located along a direction away from both of the light-emitting surface and the bottom surface; the inclined portion is at an end, which is close to the light-entering surface, of the light guide plate, and the inclined portion has an included angle with respect to the horizontal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junjie Ma, Zhen Wang, Jian Sang, Haiwei Sun, Mang Fu, Gongtao Zhang, Shubai Zhang, Jianbiao Ding, Zhonghua Li
  • Patent number: 10976630
    Abstract: The display device includes a first substrate; an active layer disposed on the first substrate; a first insulation layer disposed on the active layer; a first electrode layer disposed on the first insulation layer including a gate electrode line extending along a first direction and a protruding portion extending along a second direction; a second insulation layer disposed on the first electrode layer; and a second electrode layer disposed on the second insulation layer. The second electrode layer includes a date line extending along the second direction and a conductive layer. The conductive layer includes a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion, wherein the first conductive portion has a first maximum width A along the first direction, and the second conductive portion has a second maximum width B along the first direction. The first maximum width A is less than the second maximum width B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chung-Wen Yen, Yu-Tsung Liu, Chao-Hsiang Wang, Te-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 10976618
    Abstract: A transparent display panel and a transparent display device are provided. The transparent display panel includes multiple display regions arranged in an array along a first direction and a second direction. Each of the display regions includes a non-transmissive region, a first light transmissive region and a second light transmissive region. In a same display region, the non-transmissive region and the first light transmissive region are arranged sequentially in the first direction, and the non-transmissive region and the second light transmissive region are arranged sequentially in the second direction. Lengths of the display regions in the first direction change non-periodically among multiple display regions arranged along the first direction; and/or, the first light transmissive regions of any two adjacent display regions are misaligned in the first direction among multiple display regions arranged along the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jialing Li
  • Patent number: 10962854
    Abstract: The display device includes a first substrate; an active layer disposed on the first substrate; a first insulation layer disposed on the active layer; a first electrode layer disposed on the first insulation layer including a gate electrode line extending along a first direction and a protruding portion extending along a second direction; a second insulation layer disposed on the first electrode layer; and a second electrode layer disposed on the second insulation layer. The second electrode layer includes a date line extending along the second direction and a conductive layer. The conductive layer includes a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion, wherein the first conductive portion has a first maximum width A along the first direction, and the second conductive portion has a second maximum width B along the first direction. The first maximum width A is less than the second maximum width B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chung-Wen Yen, Yu-Tsung Liu, Chao-Hsiang Wang, Te-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 10962825
    Abstract: A display panel is provided, including an organic electroluminescent device including an anode layer, a liquid crystal cell on a light exit side of the organic electroluminescent device. The liquid crystal cell includes a liquid crystal layer, a linear polarizer on a side of the liquid crystal cell facing away from the organic electroluminescent device and configured to convert ambient light into a first polarized light, and an electrode assembly configured to control deflection of liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer to convert reflected light from the anode layer into a second polarized light. A second polarization direction of the second polarized light is different from a first polarization direction of the first polarized light. The display panel may decrease the intensity of reflected light perceived by the user when viewing the displayed image in an ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Qin, Kuanjun Peng, Xiaolong Li, Tieshi Wang, Xueling Gao, Jintao Peng, Shengnan Li
  • Patent number: 10962704
    Abstract: A display device includes: a light source; a light guide plate having a light input end face that is at least a portion of an outer peripheral end surface and a light-exit surface that is one of two plate surfaces of the light guide plate and through which the light exits the light guide plate; a display panel including two substrates sandwiching a liquid crystal layer therebetween and configured to display an image by using light from the light-exit surface; a first display section included in the display panel and located relatively away from the light source and in which the liquid crystal layer has a relatively large thickness; and a second display section included in the display panel and located relatively near the light source and in which at least a portion of the liquid crystal layer has a relatively small thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohji Inui, Hiromi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10965086
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an optical resonant cavity and a display panel. The optical resonant cavity includes a light conversion layer, the optical resonant cavity is configured to emit light with a specific wavelength range, and the light conversion layer is arranged at at least one wave node of a center wavelength of the light with the specific wavelength range in the optical resonant cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Zhu, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Shiyu Zhang, Meili Wang, Xuan Liang, Yingtao Wang
  • Patent number: 10955696
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes a display panel including a liquid crystal layer interposed between a pair of substrates, and in the electro-optical device, a normal display mode and a refresh mode serving as a specific display mode in which the display panel is set to have a predefined temperature higher than ordinary temperature and lower than an Ni point of the liquid crystal layer and is energized in display where brightness becomes homogeneous in a screen are selectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Aoki, Ai Koike, Hiroaki Mochizuki, Noriaki Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 10955708
    Abstract: A curved display panel comprises a curved color filter substrate, a curved array substrate, and a plurality of pixel modules. In each pixel module in the side area of the curved display panel, distances from an orthographic projection of the pixel electrode on the curved color filter substrate to the two light shielding blocks are D1 and D2, when the curved display panel is in a flat state, D1 is not equal to D2, and when the curved display panel is in a curved state, D1 is equal to D2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Xueyun Li, Yuejun Tang
  • Patent number: 10948786
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes a base material having translucency, a pixel electrode having translucency, a switching element electrically coupled to the pixel electrode, and a circuit configured to drive the switching element. The base material includes a first recessed portion, a second recessed portion, a first light-shielding body that is disposed in the first recessed portion, comes into contact with the base material, and overlaps the switching element in plan view from a thickness direction of the base material, and a second light-shielding body that is disposed at the second recessed portion, comes into contact with the base material, and overlaps the circuit in the plan view. A thickness of the first light-shielding body and a thickness of the second light-shielding body are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10948793
    Abstract: A display device is provided and includes a first substrate; a scan line extending in a first direction in a lengthwise direction of the scan line based on an overall shape of the scan line, on the first substrate; first and second pixel electrodes adjacent to each other in a second direction crossing the first direction, on the first substrate; first and second signal lines each extending in the second direction; and a thin film transistor that extends along the scan line and the first signal line and that is coupled to the scan line, the first signal line, and the first pixel electrode, wherein the first and second pixel electrodes are disposed between the first and second signal lines, the scan line is disposed between the first and second pixel electrodes, the scan line includes: a main portion; a first extending portion; and a second extending portion, and a distance in the second direction to the second pixel electrode from a main portion edge is shorter than each of distances in the second direction to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Gen Koide
  • Patent number: 10948768
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a backlight device includes a case having a bottom plate, a light guide having an emission surface, a second main surface and an incidence surface and arranged on the bottom surface, and a light source unit including a wiring board and light-emitting elements on the wiring board. Each light-emitting element has a mounting surface, a first side surface opposed to the mounting surface, and a light-emitting surface between the mounting surface and the first side surface. Each light-emitting surface faces the incidence surface, and the first side surfaces are arranged parallel to the second main surface, and the light source unit is fixed to the light guide with a fixing tape attached over each first side surface and the second main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Sugiyama, Kosuke Matsubara, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Patent number: 10948712
    Abstract: A head-mounted light field display device, the device comprising at least one multiplexed light field display module adapted to face an eye of a viewer wearing the device, the multiplexed light field display module comprising a light field view image generator and a waveguide with a set of shutters, the light field view image generator operable to generate, over time, a set of beams of light from a different one of a set of light field view images, the shuttered waveguide operable to transmit the set of beams and to open, over time, a different subset of the set of shutters, the subset corresponding to a position associated with the view image, thereby to emit the set of beams via the subset, thereby to display to the viewer a time-varying optical light field representative of the set of view images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 10948739
    Abstract: A display device and a control method of a display device are provided. The display device includes: a display assembly including a plurality of rows of pixel units; a phase retarder; a polarizer; and a visible range adjuster between the display assembly and the polarizer, the visible range adjuster having two electrode layers and a liquid crystal layer divided into at least one first region and at least one second region, and the visible range adjuster is configured to apply a voltage to the first region of the liquid crystal layer through the two electrode layers in response to a first signal, to provide a first visible range for the display device, the first visible range being greater than a second visible range of the display device with the two electrode layers electrically de-energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chunmiao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10948785
    Abstract: An electro-optical device according to the present disclosure includes an insulating base having translucency and insulating properties, a pixel electrode disposed apart from the insulating base, and a switching element electrically coupled to the pixel electrode. The insulating base includes a base portion, and a lens portion that is located between the base portion and the pixel electrode and includes a lens overlapping the pixel electrode in plan view when viewed from a thickness direction of the pixel electrode. The base portion and the lens are disposed with a space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10942390
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a display substrate, a fabricating method thereof, and a display panel. The display substrate includes a substrate, a display structure layer disposed on the substrate, and an alignment layer. A grating polarizing layer is disposed in the display structure layer, and an optical alignment direction of the alignment layer is parallel to or perpendicular to a transmission axis direction of the grating polarizing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Hefei BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xufei Xu, Na Zhao, Gangqi Huang, Chuanyan Wang, Gaofei Shi, Qiyu Shen