Patents Examined by William D Peterson
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10935833
    Abstract: The present application provides a display apparatus having a display area and a black matrix area surrounding the display area. The display apparatus includes a first display substrate and a second display substrate opposite to each other and assembled together. The first display substrate includes a first base substrate, and a black matrix on the first base substrate and in the black matrix area. The second display substrate includes a second base substrate, and an array of a plurality of thin film transistors on the second base substrate for driving image display in the display apparatus. The black matrix has a serrated edge surrounding the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: Chongqing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Wang, Yan Fang, Wu Wang, Ruilin Bi, Yajie Bai
  • Patent number: 10935852
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided, the display panel includes: a first substrate and a second substrate opposite to each other; a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate; a first electrode layer between the first substrate and the liquid crystal layer; and a second electrode layer between the second substrate and the liquid crystal layer, wherein the liquid crystal layer at least includes a first liquid crystal layer and a second liquid crystal layer stacked on each other, and a spiral direction of liquid crystal in the first liquid crystal layer is opposite to a spiral direction of liquid crystal in the second liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Zhu, Yuyao Wang, Feng Liao, Xiaochuan Chen, Xue Dong
  • Patent number: 10928670
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel and a circularly polarizing plate disposed on a viewing side of the liquid crystal panel. The circularly polarizing plate sequentially includes, from a viewing side, a linearly polarizing plate and an out-cell retarder. The liquid crystal panel includes a thin-film transistor substrate, a color filter substrate facing the thin-film transistor substrate and including black matrix, a horizontal alignment liquid crystal layer disposed between the thin-film transistor substrate and the color filter substrate, and an in-cell retarder disposed in one substrate disposed on the viewing side selected from the thin-film transistor substrate and the color filter substrate. The in-cell retarder is disposed outside a region between the black matrix and the horizontal alignment liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawahira, Takako Koide, Akira Sakai, Kiyoshi Minoura
  • Patent number: 10921631
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module, a lens module and a transparent cover. The display module is provided with a lens area and a display area disposed outside the lens area. The display module is provided with a prism layer surrounding the lens area. The lens module is disposed in the lens area. The transparent cover covers the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsing Lin, Yen-Hua Lo, Hsin-Chun Huang
  • Patent number: 10921507
    Abstract: A luminance equalization region is formed on one surface of an optical sheet incorporated into a liquid crystal display device to equalize luminance of a visible region of the liquid crystal display device. The luminance equalization region is in at least the visible region in a state in which the optical sheet is incorporated into the liquid crystal display device. The luminance equalization region in the visible region has a colored portion and a light-transmitting portion that surrounds the colored portion. The distance from an end of a display surface of the liquid crystal display device to an end of the visible region is 10 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KEIWA Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi Shiba
  • Patent number: 10895774
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an array substrate, including a first active layer formed on a substrate; a first gate insulating layer on the substrate and the first active layer; a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode formed on the first gate insulating layer; a second gate insulating layer on the first gate insulating layer and the first and second gate electrodes; a second active layer and second source and drain electrodes formed on the second gate insulating layer, the second source and drain electrodes being electrically connected to the second active layer; an interlayer insulating layer on the second gate insulating layer, the second active layer and the second source and drain electrodes; and first source and drain electrodes formed on the interlayer insulating layer, the first source and drain electrodes being electrically connected to the first active layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 10895771
    Abstract: Disclosed are an array substrate and a display panel formed by cutting the array substrate. The array substrate includes a substrate body, a cutting line, a first test line, a second test line, and a first overline portion; the substrate body includes a plurality of display units and a cutting area located between the plurality of display units, and the cutting line is disposed in the cutting area; the first test line is disposed in the cutting area, extends along a routing direction of the cutting line, and includes a first bending portion; the first overline portion is located at an intersection of the second test line and the first bending portion, and the first overline portion is spaced apart from the cutting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: HKC Corporation Limited, Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zeyao Li
  • Patent number: 10884291
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a transparent display device, including a transparent display panel and at least one full color light source. The transparent display panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate provided opposite to each other, and a polymer liquid crystal mixed layer located therebetween. The light source is located at a side of the first substrate distal to the second substrate, and an orthographic projection of the light source on a plane where the first substrate is located is outside the first substrate. The light source is configured to emit light of at least two colors toward the transparent display panel in a time division manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nanfang Jia, Long Wang, Guangkui Qin
  • Patent number: 10877309
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: a liquid crystal panel having first and second substrates and a liquid crystal layer between the first and second substrates; a first polarizing film and an optical film sequentially disposed on an outer surface of the first substrate; a backlight unit under the liquid crystal panel; a first frame under the backlight unit; a second frame surrounding a side surface of the backlight unit; a pad on the second frame; and an adhesive layer between the liquid crystal panel and the pad, wherein the optical film is separated from the pad, and wherein the first polarizing film overlaps the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Dae Han, Sung-Rae Lee