Patents by Inventor Henry C. Jen

Henry C. Jen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220246082
    Abstract: Hybrid architectures and method methods of operating a display panel are described. In an embodiment, row driver and pixel driver functions are combined in a group of backbone hybrid pixel driver chips, wherein global signal lines are distributed to the backbone hybrid pixel driver chips, where the global signals are manipulated and distributed to a row of pixel driver chips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Xiang Lu, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Xiaofeng Wang, Derek K. Shaeffer, Henry C. Jen, Hopil Bae
  • Publication number: 20220208091
    Abstract: Local passive matrix displays and methods of operation are described. In an embodiment, the display includes a pixel driver chip coupled with a matrix of rows and columns of LEDs. The pixel driver chips may be arranged in rows across the display with separate portions to operate separate matrices of LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Derek K. Shaeffer, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Xiaofeng Wang, Sam S. Li, John T. Wetherell, Henry C. Jen, Xiang Lu, Hasan Akyol, Hopil Bae, Xiang Fang, Hjalmar Edzer Ayco Huitema, Tore Nauta
  • Patent number: 11341893
    Abstract: Hybrid architectures and method methods of operating a display panel are described. In an embodiment, row driver and pixel driver functions are combined in a group of backbone hybrid pixel driver chips, wherein global signal lines are distributed to the backbone hybrid pixel driver chips, where the global signals are manipulated and distributed to a row of pixel driver chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang Lu, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Xiaofeng Wang, Derek K. Shaeffer, Henry C. Jen, Hopil Bae
  • Publication number: 20220101790
    Abstract: Systems and methods may reduce or eliminate image artifacts due to a defective pixel of an electronic display. An electronic display may include pixels that respectively include a self-emissive element, pixel drive circuitry that supplies a pixel drive current to drive the self-emissive element, and signal routing circuitry that reduces or eliminates a visual artifact due to a defective pixel among the pixels. The signal routing circuitry may do this by turning off the self-emissive element, supplying image data from the pixel drive circuitry to a first adjacent pixel, or receiving image data from other pixel drive circuitry from the first adjacent pixel or a second adjacent pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: John T. Wetherell, Cheuk Chi Lo, Chun-Yao Huang, Lingtao Wang, Derek Keith Shaeffer, Henry C. Jen, Hasan Akyol, Xuebei Yang, Chung-Lun Edwin Hsu, Patrick Bryce Bennett, Chun-Ming Tang, Yingkan Lin, Sheng Zhang, Chaohao Wang, Runjie Xu, Shingo Hatanaka
  • Publication number: 20220076599
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems and methods for testing and repairing various aspects of an electronic display. The electronic display includes a reference array and an active array. The electronic display also includes test circuitry used to test individual or any combination of pixels of the electronic display. Switches may be disposed between the pixels and the test circuitry to be to repair the various components of the electronic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Hasan Akyol, Xuebei Yang, Chung-Lun Edwin Hsu, Henry C. Jen, John T. Wetherell
  • Patent number: 11263963
    Abstract: Local passive matrix displays and methods of operation are described. In an embodiment, the display includes a pixel driver chip coupled with a matrix of rows and columns of LEDs. The pixel driver chips may be arranged in rows across the display with separate portions to operate separate matrices of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Derek K. Shaeffer, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Xiaofeng Wang, Sam S. Li, John T. Wetherell, Henry C. Jen, Xiang Lu, Hasan Akyol, Hopil Bae, Xiang Fang, Hjalmar Edzer Ayco Huitema, Tore Nauta
  • Publication number: 20220059010
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses relating to controlling an emission of a display panel. In one embodiment, a display driver hardware circuit includes row selection logic to select a number of rows in an emission group of a display panel, wherein the number of rows is adjustable from a single row to a full panel of the display panel, column selection logic to select a number of columns in the emission group of the display panel, wherein the number of columns is adjustable from a single column to the full panel of the display panel, and emission logic to select a number of pulses per data frame to be displayed, wherein the number of pulses per data frame is adjustable from one to a plurality and a pulse length is adjustable from a continuous duty cycle to a non-continuous duty cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Kapil V. Sakariya, Tore Nauta, Hopil Bae, Henry C. Jen
  • Publication number: 20210366349
    Abstract: Display panel redundancy schemes and methods of operation are described. In an embodiment, and display panel includes an array of drivers (e.g. microdrivers), each of which including multiple portions to independently receive control and pixel bits. In an embodiment, each driver portion is to control a group of redundant emission elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kapil V. SAKARIYA, Tore NAUTA, Hopil BAE, Henry C. JEN, James E. PEDDER, Sunggu KANG, Shingo HATANAKA, Xiang LU, Mahdi Farrokh BAROUGHI, Hasan AKYOL, Saif CHOUDHARY, Ion BITA
  • Publication number: 20210357063
    Abstract: An integrated touchscreen can include light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes (LEDs/OLEDs), display chiplets and touch chiplets disposed in a visible area of the integrated touch screen. For example, the LEDs/OLEDs, display chiplets and touch chiplets can be placed on a substrate by a micro-transfer tool. The integrated touchscreen can also include electrodes disposed in the visible area of the integrated touch screen. The electrodes can be capable of providing display functionality via the one or more display chiplets during display operation (e.g., operating as cathode terminals of the LEDs during the display operation) and capable of providing touch functionality via the touch chiplets during touch operation (e.g., touch node electrodes can be formed from groups of the electrodes and sensed). In some examples, the touch node electrodes can be formed and coupled to touch chiplets via the display chiplets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Christian M. SAUER, Christoph H. KRAH, Derek K. SHAEFFER, Hasan AKYOL, Henry C. JEN, Hopil BAE, John T. WETHERELL, Thierry S. DIVEL, Xiang LU
  • Patent number: 11138918
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses relating to controlling an emission of a display panel. In one embodiment, a display driver hardware circuit includes row selection logic to select a number of rows in an emission group of a display panel, wherein the number of rows is adjustable from a single row to a full panel of the display panel, column selection logic to select a number of columns in the emission group of the display panel, wherein the number of columns is adjustable from a single column to the full panel of the display panel, and emission logic to select a number of pulses per data frame to be displayed, wherein the number of pulses per data frame is adjustable from one to a plurality and a pulse length is adjustable from a continuous duty cycle to a non-continuous duty cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Kapil V. Sakariya, Tore Nauta, Hopil Bae, Henry C. Jen
  • Patent number: 11073927
    Abstract: An integrated touchscreen can include light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes (LEDs/OLEDs), display chiplets and touch chiplets disposed in a visible area of the integrated touch screen. For example, the LEDs/OLEDs, display chiplets and touch chiplets can be placed on a substrate by a micro-transfer tool. The integrated touchscreen can also include electrodes disposed in the visible area of the integrated touch screen. The electrodes can be capable of providing display functionality via the one or more display chiplets during display operation (e.g., operating as cathode terminals of the LEDs during the display operation) and capable of providing touch functionality via the touch chiplets during touch operation (e.g., touch node electrodes can be formed from groups of the electrodes and sensed). In some examples, the touch node electrodes can be formed and coupled to touch chiplets via the display chiplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christian M. Sauer, Christoph H. Krah, Derek K. Shaeffer, Hasan Akyol, Henry C. Jen, Hopil Bae, John T. Wetherell, Thierry S. Divel, Xiang Lu
  • Patent number: 11056041
    Abstract: Display panel redundancy schemes and methods of operation are described. In an embodiment, and display panel includes an array of drivers (e.g. microdrivers), each of which including multiple portions to independently receive control and pixel bits. In an embodiment, each driver portion is to control a group of redundant emission elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kapil V. Sakariya, Tore Nauta, Hopil Bae, Henry C. Jen, James E. Pedder, Sunggu Kang, Shingo Hatanaka, Xiang Lu, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Hasan Akyol, Saif Choudhary, Ion Bita
  • Publication number: 20210166609
    Abstract: Hybrid architectures and method methods of operating a display panel are described. In an embodiment, row driver and pixel driver functions are combined in a group of backbone hybrid pixel driver chips, wherein global signal lines are distributed to the backbone hybrid pixel driver chips, where the global signals are manipulated and distributed to a row of pixel driver chips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Xiang Lu, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Xiaofeng Wang, Derek K. Shaeffer, Henry C. Jen, Hopil Bae
  • Publication number: 20210118353
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses relating to controlling an emission of a display panel. In one embodiment, a display driver hardware circuit includes row selection logic to select a number of rows in an emission group of a display panel, wherein the number of rows is adjustable from a single row to a full panel of the display panel, column selection logic to select a number of columns in the emission group of the display panel, wherein the number of columns is adjustable from a single column to the full panel of the display panel, and emission logic to select a number of pulses per data frame to be displayed, wherein the number of pulses per data frame is adjustable from one to a plurality and a pulse length is adjustable from a continuous duty cycle to a non-continuous duty cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Kapil V. SAKARIYA, Tore NAUTA, Hopil BAE, Henry C. JEN
  • Publication number: 20210056930
    Abstract: An electronic device may include an electronic display having multiple display pixels. The display pixels may illuminate at a target luminance based at least in part on a first analog voltage signal. The electronic device may also include an electrical bus configured to generate multiple analog voltage signals including the first analog voltage signal, which is output on an output of the electrical bus. The electrical bus may include a digital to analog converter to generate at least some of the analog voltage signals and multiple output buffers to buffer the analog voltage signals. The outputs may be buffered by an output buffer of the output buffers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jaeyoung Kang, Jesse Aaron Richmond, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Hopil Bae, John T. Wetherell, Kingsuk Brahma, Yuichi Okuda, Shingo Hatanaka, Baris Cagdaser, Myungjoon Choi, Jie Won Ryu, Hyunwoo Nho, Yafei Bi, Wei H. Yao, Henry C. Jen, Derek Keith Shaeffer
  • Patent number: 10891882
    Abstract: The present techniques are capable of identifying and pinpointing defective microdrivers and/or row/column drivers either before or after any ?LEDs have been placed on the display. Using the architectures described herein, test data may be delivered in a parallel fashion to the drivers from support circuitry, such as a timing controller and/or a main board, and outputs based on the test data may be similarly delivered back to the support circuitry do determine which drivers are defective. This yields access to the output of every microdriver and row drier, thus enabling the identification of specific defective elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Mohammad B. Vahid Far, Xiang Lu, Bo Yang, Derek K. Shaeffer, Henry C. Jen, Hopil Bae
  • Patent number: 10891884
    Abstract: Design-for-test (DFT) architectures, and methods of testing an array of chips, which may be identical, are described. In an embodiment, a comparison circuit includes a plurality of comparators to compare scan-data out (SDO) data streams with an expected data stream and transmit a compared data stream that is indicated of whether or not an error exists in any of the SDO data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Yang, Xiang Lu, Andrew J. Copperhall, Henry C. Jen, Karthik Manickam, Sagar Nataraj, Shriram Vijayakumar, Derek K. Shaeffer
  • Patent number: 10885852
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display having an active array and a reference array. The active array includes a pixel and the reference array includes a reference pixel. The electronic device also includes processing circuitry communicatively coupled to the display. The processing circuitry is configured to instruct the active array to drive the pixel based at least in part on a set of degradation ratios and gamma tap points for each brightness setting of the display based at least in part on a reconstructed current-voltage curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng Zhang, Chih-Wei Yeh, Yunhui Hou, Chaohao Wang, Wei H. Yao, Paolo Sacchetto, Derek K. Shaeffer, Henry C. Jen, Shingo Hatanaka, Hasan Akyol, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Hopil Bae
  • Patent number: 10854129
    Abstract: Hybrid architectures and method methods of operating a display panel are described. In an embodiment, row driver and pixel driver functions are combined in a group of backbone hybrid pixel driver chips, wherein global signal lines are distributed to the backbone hybrid pixel driver chips, where the global signals are manipulated and distributed to a row of pixel driver chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang Lu, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Xiaofeng Wang, Derek K. Shaeffer, Henry C. Jen, Hopil Bae
  • Patent number: 10847077
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses relating to controlling an emission of a display panel. In one embodiment, a display driver hardware circuit includes row selection logic to select a number of rows in an emission group of a display panel, wherein the number of rows is adjustable from a single row to a full panel of the display panel, column selection logic to select a number of columns in the emission group of the display panel, wherein the number of columns is adjustable from a single column to the full panel of the display panel, and emission logic to select a number of pulses per data frame to be displayed, wherein the number of pulses per data frame is adjustable from one to a plurality and a pulse length is adjustable from a continuous duty cycle to a non-continuous duty cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kapil V. Sakariya, Tore Nauta, Hopil Bae, Henry C. Jen