Patents by Inventor Hopil Bae

Hopil Bae 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: 20230013734
    Abstract: An electronic display includes an active area including multiple pixels. The electronic display also includes a first row driver set including a first column of row drivers and a second column of row drivers. A first active row driver in the first column of row drivers drives a first portion of the multiple pixels, and a first spare row driver in the second column of row drivers is in an inactive state. The electronic display also includes a second row driver set including a third column of row drivers and a fourth column of row drivers. A third active row driver in the third column of row drivers drives a second portion of the multiple pixels, and a second spare row driver in the fourth column of row drivers is inactive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Mohammad B Vahid Far, Hopil Bae, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Xiaofeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11532259
    Abstract: An electronic display includes an active area including multiple pixels. The electronic display also includes a first row driver set including a first column of row drivers and a second column of row drivers. A first active row driver in the first column of row drivers drives a first portion of the multiple pixels, and a first spare row driver in the second column of row drivers is in an inactive state. The electronic display also includes a second row driver set including a third column of row drivers and a fourth column of row drivers. A third active row driver in the third column of row drivers drives a second portion of the multiple pixels, and a second spare row driver in the fourth column of row drivers is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Mohammad B Vahid Far, Hopil Bae, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Xiaofeng Wang
  • Publication number: 20220375427
    Abstract: An electronic device may display image content via a tile-based display by controlling light emission from display pixels of the tile-based display. Based on image data associated with the image content, a processing circuitry of the tile-based display may receive a potential tile boundary. The processing circuitry may resample the image data based on geometry of the tile boundary and positions of the display pixels on the tile-based panel. After resampling the image data, the processing circuitry may adjust gain of the tile boundary display pixels according to a gain mask to compensate for the tile boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Hari P Paudel, Chaohao Wang, Hopil Bae, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Wei Chen, Wei H Yao, Seung B Rim, Sunmin Jang
  • Publication number: 20220358867
    Abstract: An electronic device may display image content via an electronic display by controlling light emission from display pixels of the electronic display. A processor of the electronic device may receive image data destined for a defective display pixel (e.g., dim pixel, dead pixel). The processor may convert a gray level of the image data into a luminance domain to generate a target luminance that would have been emitted by the defective display pixel had the display pixel not been defective. After selecting a compensation mask, the processor may distribute the target luminance of the defective display pixels to nearby non-defective pixels of the electronic display to conceal the presence of the defective display pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Hari P. Paudel, Chaohao Wang, Hopil Bae, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Wei Chen, Wei H. Yao
  • 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: 11367385
    Abstract: A display device has a timing controller and a microdriver. The timing controller receives multiple bit sequences of image data for multiple pixels of the display device. The timing controller also reorders the multiple bit sequences based on a significant bit position within the multiple bit sequences. Each of the multiple bit sequences corresponds to a respective individual pixel of the multiple pixels. The microdriver receives the reordered multiple bit sequences and drives the multiple pixels using the reordered plurality of bit sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Bum Rim, Hopil Bae
  • 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: 20220101772
    Abstract: An electronic device may include an electronic display panel having multiple display pixels for displaying an image based on analog voltage signals. The electronic device may also include interpolation circuitry to generate the analog voltage signals based on digital image data corresponding to the image. The interpolation circuitry may also receive analog reference voltages and interpolate between sets of the analog reference voltages to generate intermediate voltages, which may be a part of the analog voltage signals. Interpolating between the sets analog reference voltages may include performing a first level interpolation of a first set of the analog reference voltages to generate a first intermediate voltage and performing a second level interpolation of a second set of the analog reference voltages to generate a second intermediate voltage, wherein the first level interpolation is different from the second level interpolation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: John T. Wetherell, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Jaeyoung Kang, Shingo Hatanaka, Hasan Akyol, Hopil Bae
  • 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: 20220050506
    Abstract: An electronic device display may have pixels formed from crystalline semiconductor light-emitting diode dies, organic light-emitting diodes, or other pixel structures. The pixels may be formed on a display panel substrate. A display panel may extend continuously across the display or multiple display panels may be tiled in two dimensions to cover a larger display area. Interconnect substrates may have outwardly facing contacts that are electrically shorted to corresponding inwardly facing contacts such as inwardly facing metal pillars associated with the display panels. The interconnect substrates may be supported by glass layers. Integrated circuits may be embedded in the display panels and/or in the interconnect substrates. A display may have an active area with pixels that includes non-spline pixels in a non-spline display portion located above a straight edge of the display and spline pixel in a spline display portion located above a curved edge of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Elmar Gehlen, Zhen Zhang, Francois R. Jacob, Paul S. Drzaic, Han-Chieh Chang, Abbas Jamshidi Roudbari, Anshi Liang, Hopil Bae, Mahdi Farrokh Baroughi, Marc J. DeVincentis, Paolo Sacchetto, Tiffany T. Moy, Warren S. Rieutort-Louis, Yong Sun, Jonathan P. Mar, Zuoqian Wang, Ian D. Tracy, Sunggu Kang, Jaein Choi, Steven E. Molesa, Sandeep Chalasani, Jui-Chih Liao, Xin Zhao, Izhar Z. Ahmed
  • 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: 11138950
    Abstract: Efficiently transmitting image data to an electronic display may be provided by skipping regions of the electronic display that display a default value. The electronic display may include a number of pixels, a row driver, and a data driver. The row driver may activate a first subset of the pixels for programming. The data driver may program a default pixel value to respective pixels of the first subset of the pixels for which image data has not been received and may program image data to respective pixels of the first subset of the pixels for which image data has been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tien-Chien Kuo, Ivan Knez, Bilin Wang, Hopil Bae, Kanghoon Jeon, Chun-Yao Huang, Denis Michel Darmon
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210272511
    Abstract: A display device has a timing controller and a microdriver. The timing controller receives multiple bit sequences of image data for multiple pixels of the display device. The timing controller also reorders the multiple bit sequences based on a significant bit position within the multiple bit sequences. Each of the multiple bit sequences corresponds to a respective individual pixel of the multiple pixels. The microdriver receives the reordered multiple bit sequences and drives the multiple pixels using the reordered plurality of bit sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Seung Bum Rim, Hopil Bae
  • Patent number: 11081069
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to displays for electronic devices and methods of operating the displays. The display may include an array of display pixels arranged in rows and columns. A v-drive operation in which rows are alternatingly operated about a center of each of two halves of the display is provided. Data rendering operations are provided that generate a virtual frame rate boost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Appe Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Li, Chaohao Wang, Hopil Bae, Mitchell H. Kline, Xiaokai Li
  • 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