Patents by Inventor I-Min Lu

I-Min Lu 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).

  • Patent number: 11112638
    Abstract: A touch and/or display panel with minimal border area includes a first substrate with first and second opposite surfaces. The panel further comprises a film on the first surface and bent to the second surface, the film is flexible and wires are patterned into the film. The film comprises first and second ends, the first end is located on the first surface, and the second end is located on the second surface and a chip is formed on the second end. A method for making the panel is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: I-Min Lu, Chih-Fang Chen, An-Chou Chen, Kuo-Sheng Lee
  • Patent number: 11099416
    Abstract: An LCD display panel with increased screen-to-body ratio includes first and second substrates with a liquid crystal layer disposed between them. The first substrate includes a display portion and at least two edge portions. The second substrate includes a support portion, two extended portions, and a second extended portion. A size of the support portion is same as a size of the display portion. Each first extended portion corresponds to one edge portion. The second extended portion is extended from a side of the support portion and is bent away from the first substrate. Part of the second extended portion is disposed below the display portion, and the electronic elements to drive the display are disposed on surface of the second extended portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: I-Min Lu, Kuo-Sheng Lee
  • Publication number: 20210124208
    Abstract: An LCD display panel with increased screen-to-body ratio includes first and second substrates with a liquid crystal layer disposed between them. The first substrate includes a display portion and at least two edge portions. The second substrate includes a support portion, two extended portions, and a second extended portion. A size of the support portion is same as a size of the display portion. Each first extended portion corresponds to one edge portion. The second extended portion is extended from a side of the support portion and is bent away from the first substrate. Part of the second extended portion is disposed below the display portion, and the electronic elements to drive the display are disposed on surface of the second extended portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: I-MIN LU, KUO-SHENG LEE
  • Publication number: 20210109092
    Abstract: A sensor using ultrasound to detect presence and nature of analyte includes an ultrasonic element and a receptor thereon. The ultrasonic element includes a first electrode, a second electrode facing and spaced apart from the first electrode, an insulating layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a vibrating film between the insulating layer and the first electrode. The vibrating film carries the first electrode. A cavity is formed between the vibrating film and the insulating layer. The receptor is on a side of the first electrode away from the second electrode. The receptor can combine with a target substance in a test analyte. When the first electrode and the second electrode are applied with different voltages, certain ultrasound frequencies are generated as the vibrating film vibrates, and the presence and weight of different target substances are indicated by the changes in resonance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: HSIN-HUA LIN, WEI-CHIH CHANG, PO-LI SHIH, CHAO-CHUN YANG, I-MIN LU
  • Patent number: 10854587
    Abstract: A micro LED display panel defines a display area and a border area surrounding the display area. The micro LED display panel includes a TFT array substrate, a plurality of micro LEDs on the TFT array substrate, a common electrode on the TFT array substrate, the common electrode covering and electrically coupling to all of the micro LEDs; a metal layer on a side of the common electrode away from the TFT array substrate and electrically coupling to the common electrode, and a black photoresist layer on a side of the metal layer away from the TFT array substrate. The black photoresist layer defines through holes. Each through hole extends through both the black photoresist layer and the metal layer and aligns with one micro LED. The metal layer and the black photoresist layer cover the display area and the border area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Fu Chen, I-Wei Wu, I-Min Lu, Wei-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 10727309
    Abstract: A thin film transistor array panel includes a first conductive layer (102) including a gate electrode; a channel layer (104) disposed over the gate; and a second conductive layer (105) disposed over the channel layer (104). The second conductive layer (105) includes a multi-layered portion defining a source electrode (105a) and a drain electrode (105b), which includes a first sub-layer (105-1), a second sub-layer (105-2), and a third sub-layer (105-3) sequentially disposed one over another. Both the third and the first sub-layers (105-3, 105-1) include indium and zinc oxide materials. An indium to zinc content ratio in the first sub-layer (105-1) is greater than that in the third sub-layer (105-3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Chun Kao, Hsin-Hua Lin, Po-Li Shih, Wei-Chih Chang, I-Min Lu, I-Wei Wu
  • Publication number: 20200184181
    Abstract: A LCD device defining a display area includes a color filter substrate, a thin film transistor (TFT) substrate facing the color filter substrate, a backlight module on a side of the TFT substrate away from the color filter substrate, a transparent cover on a side of the color filter substrate away from the TFT substrate, and a fingerprint sensor in the display area. The fingerprint sensor defines a fingerprint sensing area in the display area. The LCD device further includes a light emitting diode on a side of the transparent cover adjacent to the color filter substrate. The light emitting diode is configured to emit light toward the fingerprint sensing area of the transparent cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: WEI-CHIH CHANG, KUO-SHENG LEE, I-MIN LU
  • Publication number: 20200184183
    Abstract: A LCD device defining a display area includes a color filter substrate, a thin film transistor (TFT) substrate facing the color filter substrate, a backlight module on a side of the TFT substrate away from the color filter substrate, a transparent cover on a side of the color filter substrate away from the TFT substrate, and a fingerprint sensor in the display area. The fingerprint sensor defines a fingerprint sensing area in the display area. The LCD device further includes a light emitting diode on a side of the transparent cover adjacent to the color filter substrate. The light emitting diode is configured to emit light toward the fingerprint sensing area of the transparent cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: WEI-CHIH CHANG, KUO-SHENG LEE, I-MIN LU
  • Patent number: 10672880
    Abstract: A conductive layer for a thin film transistor (TFT) array panel includes a multi-layered portion defining a source electrode and a drain electrode of a TFT device, and includes a first sub-layer, a second sub-layer, a third sub-layer, and at least one additional sub-layer. The third and the first sub-layers include indium and zinc oxide materials. An indium to zinc content ratio in the first sub-layer is greater than that in the third sub-layer. An indium to zinc content ratio in the additional sub-layer is formulated between that in the first and the third sub-layers. The content ratio differentiation between the first and the third sub-layers affects a lateral etch profile associated with a gap generated in the second conductive layer between the source and the drain electrodes, where the associated gap width in the third sub-layer is wider than that in the first sub-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SheZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Li Shih, Yi-Chun Kao, Hsin-Hua Lin, Chih-Lung Lee, Wei-Chih Chang, I-Min Lu
  • Publication number: 20200058631
    Abstract: A micro LED display panel defines a display area and a border area surrounding the display area. The micro LED display panel includes a TFT array substrate, a plurality of micro LEDs on the TFT array substrate, a common electrode on the TFT array substrate, the common electrode covering and electrically coupling to all of the micro LEDs; a metal layer on a side of the common electrode away from the TFT array substrate and electrically coupling to the common electrode, and a black photoresist layer on a side of the metal layer away from the TFT array substrate. The black photoresist layer defines through holes. Each through hole extends through both the black photoresist layer and the metal layer and aligns with one micro LED. The metal layer and the black photoresist layer cover the display area and the border area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: PO-FU CHEN, I-WEI WU, I-MIN LU, WEI-CHIH CHANG
  • Patent number: 10504927
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a multi-layered structure disposed over a substrate (101) and defining a composite lateral etch profile. The multi-layered structure includes a lower sub-layer (105-1) disposed over the substrate (101) and comprising a metal oxide material that includes indium and zinc, the indium and zinc content in the lower sub-layer (105-1) substantially defining a first indium to zinc content ratio; a middle sub-layer (105-2) disposed over the lower sub-layer (105-1) and comprising a metal material; an upper sub-layer (105-3) disposed over the middle sub-layer (105-2) and comprising a metal oxide material that includes indium and zinc, the indium to zinc content in the upper sub-layer (105-3) substantially defining a second indium to zinc content ratio smaller than the first indium to zinc content ratio; and a lateral byproduct layer formed over the lateral etched surface, comprising substantially an metal oxide of the metal material in the middle sub-layer (105-2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Chun Kao, Hsin-Hua Lin, Po-Li Shih, Wei-Chih Chang, I-Min Lu, I-Wei Wu
  • Publication number: 20190361281
    Abstract: A touch and/or display panel with minimal border area includes a first substrate with first and second opposite surfaces. The panel further comprises a film on the first surface and bent to the second surface, the film is flexible and wires are patterned into the film. The film comprises first and second ends, the first end is located on the first surface, and the second end is located on the second surface and a chip is formed on the second end. A method for making the panel is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: I-MIN LU, CHIH-FANG CHEN, AN-CHOU CHEN, KUO-SHENG LEE
  • Publication number: 20190363127
    Abstract: A micro LED display panel which is transparent to ambient light includes a TFT substrate, a plurality of micro LEDs, a first insulating layer, and a second insulating layer. The TFT substrate includes a first surface and a second surface. The micro LEDs and the first insulating layer are on the first surface. The first insulating layer is transparent. The second insulating layer includes insulating units spaced from each other and made of a light absorbing material. Each insulating unit is on a side of the first insulating layer away from the TFT substrate and each micro LED is embedded in the first insulating layer and in one of insulating units. Regions of the TFT substrate not covered by the insulating layer are regions which allow light to pass through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: I-WEI WU, I-MIN LU, Loganathan Murugan
  • Publication number: 20190318951
    Abstract: A device for transferring micro-devices from a holding device to a final surface, avoiding damage during the process and ensuring coplanar presentation onto the final surface, includes a first substrate on the holding device. The holding device carries at least one transfer substrate which itself carries a plurality of micro-devices. At least one buffering member is located between the first substrate and the transfer substrate. The buffering member provides a small range of buffering for the micro-devices during the transfer and also compensates for any slight unevenness when the micro-devices are laid on and bonded to the final surface. A method for transferring the micro-devices is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: WEI-CHIH CHANG, CHIN-YUAN LIN, YING-CHIEH CHEN, I-MIN LU, I-WEI WU
  • Publication number: 20190187521
    Abstract: A lightweight and thin backlight module for an LCD display includes backlight units. Each backlight unit includes a backplane unit, a first reflecting unit on the backplane unit, and at least three LEDs on the backplane unit extending through the first reflecting unit, and a light guiding unit on the first reflecting unit away from the backplane unit. The light guiding unit is transparent. Each backlight unit further includes a second reflecting unit on a side of the light guiding unit away from the backplane unit. The second reflecting unit includes at least one reflecting region and at least one transmitting region. The reflecting region reflects light; the transmitting region allows light to pass through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: WEI-CHIH CHANG, I-MIN LU, KUAN-HSIEN JIANG
  • Publication number: 20190187520
    Abstract: A backlight module for an LCD display includes backlight units. Each backlight unit includes a backplane unit, a first reflecting unit on the backplane unit, an LED on the backplane unit extending through the first reflecting unit, and a light guiding unit on a side of the LED and the first reflecting unit away from the backplane unit. The light guiding unit is transparent. Each backlight unit further includes a second reflecting unit on a side of the light guiding unit away from the backplane unit. The second reflecting unit includes at least one reflecting region and at least one transmitting region. The reflecting region reflects light; the transmitting region allows light to pass through. At least one backlight unit comprises a quantum dot layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: WEI-CHIH CHANG, I-MIN LU, KUAN-HSIEN JIANG
  • Patent number: 10281772
    Abstract: An LCD device includes a TFT array substrate, a liquid crystal layer, and a plurality of photo spacers. The photo spacers are located inside the liquid crystal layer. The TFT array substrate includes a pixel electrode layer and an alignment layer. The alignment layer is arranged on the of TFT array substrate on the side near the liquid crystal layer. The pixel electrode layer is arranged on the alignment layer on the side far away from liquid crystal layer; the alignment layer includes a plurality of contact portion. The bottom of the photo spacers are holding with the contact portions. A plurality of block portion is adjacent to the contact portions. The block portion is a protrusion formed toward the color filter substrate with respect to the contact portion, so that the displacement of the photo spacers on the TFT array substrate can be limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: I-Wei Chen, Hsin-An Cheng, Wun-Zong Chang, Hao-Ting Tien, I-Min Lu
  • Publication number: 20190027506
    Abstract: A conductive layer for a thin film transistor (TFT) array panel includes a multi-layered portion defining a source electrode and a drain electrode of a TFT device, and includes a first sub-layer, a second sub-layer, a third sub-layer, and at least one additional sub-layer. The third and the first sub-layers include indium and zinc oxide materials. An indium to zinc content ratio in the first sub-layer is greater than that in the third sub-layer. An indium to zinc content ratio in the additional sub-layer is formulated between that in the first and the third sub-layers. The content ratio differentiation between the first and the third sub-layers affects a lateral etch profile associated with a gap generated in the second conductive layer between the source and the drain electrodes, where the associated gap width in the third sub-layer is wider than that in the first sub-layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: PO-LI SHIH, YI-CHUN KAO, HSIN-HUA LIN, CHIH-LUNG LEE, WEI-CHIH CHANG, I-MIN LU
  • Publication number: 20190019870
    Abstract: A thin film transistor array panel includes a first conductive layer (102) including a gate electrode; a channel layer (104) disposed over the gate; and a second conductive layer (105) disposed over the channel layer (104). The second conductive layer (105) includes a multi-layered portion defining a source electrode (105a) and a drain electrode (105b), which includes a first sub-layer (105-1), a second sub-layer (105-2), and a third sub-layer (105-3) sequentially disposed one over another. Both the third and the first sub-layers (105-3, 105-1) include indium and zinc oxide materials. An indium to zinc content ratio in the first sub-layer (105-1) is greater than that in the third sub-layer (105-3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YI-CHUN KAO, HSIN-HUA LIN, PO-LI SHIH, WEI-CHIH CHANG, I-MIN LU, I-WEI WU
  • Publication number: 20180113339
    Abstract: An LCD device includes a TFT array substrate, a liquid crystal layer, and a plurality of photo spacers. The photo spacers are located inside the liquid crystal layer. The TFT array substrate includes a pixel electrode layer and an alignment layer. The alignment layer is arranged on the of TFT array substrate on the side near the liquid crystal layer. The pixel electrode layer is arranged on the alignment layer on the side far away from liquid crystal layer; the alignment layer includes a plurality of contact portion. The bottom of the photo spacers are holding with the contact portions. A plurality of block portion is adjacent to the contact portions. The block portion is a protrusion formed toward the color filter substrate with respect to the contact portion, so that the displacement of the photo spacers on the TFT array substrate can be limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: I-WEI CHEN, HSIN-AN CHENG, WUN-ZONG CHANG, HAO-TING TIEN, I-MIN LU