Patents Examined by Thoi V. Duong
  • Patent number: 11460736
    Abstract: A liquid crystal lens has at least two driving regions, and the liquid crystal lens includes a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer. The first electrode layer includes a plurality of first electrode groups, and each first electrode group includes a plurality of first electrodes. The plurality of first electrodes included in each first electrode group is configured to receive a plurality of first driving signals in a one-to-one correspondence manner, and each driving region in the at least two driving regions corresponds to at least one first electrode group. The second electrode layer is disposed opposite to the first electrode layer, and includes at least one second electrode configured to receive at least one second driving signal in a one-to-one correspondence manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing BOE Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haiyan Wang
  • Patent number: 11442294
    Abstract: A transmissive polarization control device includes: a semiconductor layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the semiconductor layer including: a first conductivity type region having a conductivity type, a second conductivity type region having a conductivity type, and a pn junction located between the first and second conductivity type regions; a loop electrode disposed on the first surface and configured such that an electric current flowing through the loop produces a magnetic field in a direction penetrating the pn junction; and a near-field light formation region in which an impurity of the first conductivity type introduced as a dopant into the first conductivity type region for formation of near-field light is distributed. A polarization direction of linearly polarized light traveling through a region surrounded by the loop electrode and the near-field light formation region is rotated according to the electric current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Kadowaki, Motoichi Ohtsu, Tadashi Kawazoe
  • Patent number: 11442336
    Abstract: Provided are an imaging apparatus capable of maintaining favorable visibility of display in a finder, a finder display control method of the imaging apparatus, a finder display control program of the imaging apparatus, and a viewfinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kosuke Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11428978
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including a first substrate including a pixel electrode provided for each pixel; and a second substrate facing the first substrate and including an insulating substrate, a light blocking member disposed along a boundary the pixel, and a common electrode disposed along the plurality of pixels; wherein the common electrode includes a first common electrode layer and a second common electrode layer, the first common electrode layer and the second common electrode layer including a transparent conductive material, wherein the first common electrode layer is disposed on one surface of the insulating substrate, wherein the light blocking member is disposed on the first common electrode layer, and wherein the second common electrode layer is disposed on the first common electrode layer and the light blocking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Hee Lee, Baek Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 11422424
    Abstract: An array substrate and a display panel are provided. In the array substrate, sub-pixels include a main pixel area, a transistor connection area, and an auxiliary pixel area arranged along a first direction. Branch portions of pixel electrodes of the sub-pixels in the main pixel area and the auxiliary pixel area form included angles, and two adjacent included angles along a second direction face opposite directions. Every two rows of the sub-pixels form a balance unit, wherein a number of the included angles of first sub-pixels located in even positions of an odd-numbered row and in odd positions of an even-numbered row facing the second direction is equal to that of the included angles of the first sub-pixels located in the even positions of the odd-numbered row and in the odd positions of the even-numbered row facing a third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yinfeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11422420
    Abstract: An array substrate and a display panel are provided. In the array substrate, a shield electrode is located between adjacent pixel electrodes, an electrode main part of the shield electrode is located between the adjacent pixel electrodes, an extension part of the shield electrode extends from the electrode main part in a direction toward the adjacent pixel electrodes, a groove is formed in an insulating layer, the groove is formed between the electrode main part and the pixel electrodes, the extension part extends into the groove, and at least a part of a vertical projection of the extension part on a plane of data lines is located on an outside of the data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Zhang, Zhenghua Li, Ilgon Kim
  • Patent number: 11415845
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a connection member. The first substrate includes a pad portion. The second substrate includes a transparent conductive film located on an outer surface. The connection member electrically connects the pad portion and the transparent conductive film. The pad portion includes a second metal layer, a first organic insulating film having a first through hole penetrating to the second metal layer, a third metal layer being in contact with the second metal layer in the first through hole, and a second organic insulating film covering an end portion of the third metal layer and having a second through hole penetrating to the third metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventor: Hideki Shiina
  • Patent number: 11415853
    Abstract: An array substrate and a display panel are provided. In the array substrate, the first data line is electrically connected to a blue pixel electrode, the second data line is electrically connected to a non-blue pixel electrode. A first horizontal distance is defined as a distance between the blue pixel electrode and the first data line electrically connected thereto, and a second horizontal distance is defined as a distance between the non-blue pixel electrode and an adjacent data line, or a distance between the blue pixel electrode and an adjacent second data line. The first horizontal distance is greater than the second horizontal distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shaomao Fang, Ilgon Kim, Bin Zhao, Xin Zhang, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11415855
    Abstract: A laminated pane arrangement has a functional element based on liquid crystals, wherein the optical properties of the functional element and an electrical resistance heater of at least one flat electrode are controlled by two different AC voltages. In accordance with a first aspect, the functional element is contacted on two opposite sides by the AC voltages. The AC voltages differ in maximum amplitude, but have the same frequency. In accordance with a second aspect, the functional element is controlled by an AC voltage. At least one flat electrode is heated by an additional AC voltage of greater frequency. A fault in the control of the optical properties of the functional element is prevented by high-pass filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Stefan Droste, Florian Manz, Marcel Klein, Bastian Klauss, Michael Zeiss
  • Patent number: 11402713
    Abstract: A display device includes: an array substrate; a counter substrate; a liquid crystal layer; and a light source. The array substrate includes: signal lines arranged in a first direction; scanning lines arranged in a second direction; switching elements coupled to the scanning lines and the signal lines; an organic insulating layer covering at least the switching elements; and a metal layer overlapping the organic insulating layer. A region surrounded by the scanning lines and the signal lines has a region having a thickness less than that of the organic insulating layer. The metal layer covers a first slant surface of the organic insulating layer on a side of the organic insulating layer closer to the light source than the switching element is, and a second slant surface of the organic insulating layer on a side of the organic insulating layer farther from the light source than the switching element is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshihide Ohue
  • Patent number: 11402708
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image capturing apparatus, including: a light source module having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other; an LCD module having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, wherein the second surface of the LCD module faces the first surface of the light source module, and the LCD module includes a scattering layer for scattering an incident light; a light-transmitting cover plate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, wherein the first surface of the light-transmitting cover plate is configured to contact with an object to be captured, and the second surface of the light-transmitting cover plate is configured to face the first surface of the LCD module; and a sensor module configured to collect the incident light reflected by the light-transmitting cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Harvest Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiandong Huang
  • Patent number: 11402680
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device including a first flexible substrate, a second flexible substrate, a liquid crystal layer and a supporting structure. The second flexible substrate includes a first region and a second region. The first region overlaps with the first flexible substrate, and the second region does not overleap with the first flexible substrate. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first flexible substrate and the second flexible substrate. The supporting structure is disposed on the second region and includes a supporting film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Han Wu, Chien-Feng Li, Hsin-Hao Huang, Chu-Hong Lai
  • Patent number: 11394815
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with convex displays. A convex display may be used to maximize the internal volume of a device. Convex displays may be formed from one or more flexible layers. A flexible display layer may be mounted to a rigid support structure or a rigid cover layer. Flexible display layers that conform to the curved shape of a rigid structure may provide additional internal volume in which internal components of the device may be positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Brian Lynch
  • Patent number: 11391977
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of electrically controlling state transition of a liquid crystal material in a device (200). The device (200) comprises the liquid crystal material (213) and a polymeric structure (210) consisting of polymerised liquid crystal material with a selected liquid crystal state. The method comprises: applying an electric field to the liquid crystal material (213) to force the liquid crystal material (213) into a high-energy state; reducing the strength of the electric field to cause a lower-energy state region of the liquid crystal material (213) to nucleate on at least a part of the polymeric structure (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Chloe C. Tartan, Patrick S. Salter, Martin J. Booth, Steve J. Elston, Stephen M. Morris
  • Patent number: 11392001
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pixel structure and a liquid crystal display panel. The pixel structure includes a plurality of sub-pixels and a plurality of pixel electrodes, wherein a boundary of each of the sub-pixels has a hexagonal shape, each of the pixel electrodes includes at least three main electrodes disposed to intersect each other, all of the main electrodes intersect each other at an intersection, and the main electrodes define an area in each of the sub-pixels as a plurality of domains that are independent from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wu Cao
  • Patent number: 11372279
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display and a method of manufacturing the same. The display includes a transistor substrate, a color filter substrate, and a liquid crystal cell. The liquid crystal cell includes a plurality of protrusion structures dividing the liquid crystal cell into a first liquid crystal region and a second liquid crystal region, and the first liquid crystal region and the second liquid crystal region respectively include a first liquid crystal and a second liquid crystal, wherein a product of an average refractive index and a thickness of the first liquid crystal is different from that of the second liquid crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TCL China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xingwu Chen
  • Patent number: 11374032
    Abstract: There is provided an array substrate including a plurality of pixel regions arranged in rows and columns. The plurality of pixel regions include a corresponding pixel electrode array and a corresponding pixel circuit associated with the corresponding pixel electrode array. Each of the pixel electrode arrays is arranged in rows and columns, and each pixel electrode array includes a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in an array. The array substrate further includes a plurality of sets of gate lines extending in a row direction and a plurality of sets of data lines extending in a column direction. The plurality of sets of gate lines and rows of the pixel electrode arrays are alternately arranged with each other in the column direction. The plurality of sets of data lines and columns of the pixel regions are alternately arranged with each other in the row direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Yang, Minghua Xuan, Can Zhang, Can Wang, Han Yue, Ning Cong, Jiayao Liu, Wenqing Zhao, Li Xiao, Dongni Liu, Lei Wang, Liang Chen, Xiaochuan Chen, Shengji Yang, Pengcheng Lu
  • Patent number: 11366362
    Abstract: A pixel electrode, an array substrate, and a display device are disclosed. The pixel electrode includes electrode regions and at least one hollow region distributed between the electrode regions. The hollow region includes a main body part and two ending parts located at two ends of the main body part, at least one ending part is an inflated portion having a width, and a width of the main body part is smaller than the width of the inflated portion. By using the present disclosure, the transparence is improved and the contrast and the power consumption are improved accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shidi Xiao
  • Patent number: 11360311
    Abstract: A head mounted display device includes a display, a light waveguide element, and a light shutter. The display periodically provides a display image. The light waveguide element receives the display image, generates a projection image according to the display image, projects the projection image from a second surface, and projects the projection image to a target zone from a first surface. The light shutter is adjacent to the second surface of the light waveguide element and is coupled to the light waveguide element. The light shutter is periodically disabled and enabled in an alternating manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsiu Tsai, Wei-Jen Chang, Fu-Cheng Fan
  • Patent number: 11347096
    Abstract: Light-control panels including layered optical components are described in this application. An example of a light-control panel includes first, second, and third glazing layers, first and second switchable components extending between the first and second glazing layers, and a third switchable component extending between the second and third glazing layers. The switchable components include a polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal (PDLC) device having a clear state and a hazy state, a guest-host liquid-crystal (GHLC) device having a clear state and a tinted state, and a light-guide device having a clear state and a bright state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Kingman, Donald R. Monroe, Peter F. Masschelein, Clarisse Mazuir