Patents by Inventor Min-Wook Park

Min-Wook Park 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: 20160320679
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display having a curved structure includes a plurality of pixels and a liquid crystal layer interposed between a first display substrate and a second display substrate. The first display substrate includes a first substrate, gate lines, data lines, a first subpixel electrode and a second subpixel electrode disposed in a pixel area, a first thin film transistor, and a second thin film transistor. The second display substrate includes a second substrate, a light blocking member, and a common electrode. Each pixel has a quadrangular shape including a long side and a short side. The long side of each pixel is extended in a first direction that is parallel to a direction in which the liquid crystal display is bent, and the short side of each pixel is extended in a second direction that is vertical to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Yun-Gun LEE, Min Wook PARK
  • Patent number: 9478181
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel including a display area in which gate lines and data lines are disposed to display an image and a peripheral area which is disposed around the display area and includes fan-out lines having different lengths, and a driving part configured to output driving signals having different levels to channels respectively connected to the fan-out lines according to the different lengths of the fan-out lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Beom Cho, Young-Dong Koo, Min-Wook Park
  • Publication number: 20160258636
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a control box and to an outdoor unit of an air conditioner comprising the same; the control box using a refrigerant cooling device and an air cooling device so as to radiate heat efficiently. The control box comprises: a case; a heat-radiating electronic component located inside the case; a refrigerant cooling device which is attached to one side of the case and makes contact with the electronic component so as to radiate heat to the outside; and an air cooling device which is attached to one side of the case and has a circulation fan for forcible circulating the air inside the case. Because the present invention is provided both with the refrigerant cooling device and the air cooling device, the electronic component inside the control box can radiate heat efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jong Tae Kim, Min Wook Park, Yong Ho Lee, Seong Hwan Jang, IL Kwon Jung
  • Publication number: 20160246086
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a first insulation substrate, a gate line, a data line configured to cross the gate line while being insulated therefrom, a thin film transistor connected to the gate line and the data line, a pixel electrode configured to include a first subpixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor and a second subpixel electrode, a second insulation substrate configured to face the first insulation substrate, a common electrode disposed on the second insulation substrate, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first insulation substrate and the second insulation substrate to include a plurality of liquid crystal molecules, where each of the first subpixel electrode and the second subpixel electrode includes a unit pixel electrode including a plurality of minute branches that is extended from a horizontal stem and a vertical stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Su Wan WOO, Min Wook PARK, Young Goo SONG, Ki Chul SHIN
  • Publication number: 20160223874
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: a first insulation substrate; a gate line and data line positioned on the first insulation substrate and insulatively crossing each other; a thin film transistor connected with the gate line and data line; a pixel electrode connected with the thin film transistor; a second insulation substrate spaced apart from and facing the first insulation substrate; and a common electrode positioned on the second insulation substrate, in which the pixel electrode includes a first subpixel electrode including first minute branches extended in a plurality of directions and a second subpixel electrode separated from the first subpixel electrode and including second minute branches, one pixel includes the thin film transistor and pixel electrode, and extending directions of the first minute branches and the second minute branches adjacent to each other in an extending direction of the gate line within one pixel are parallel to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Jeong Man SON, Min Wook PARK, Jong-Keun KIM, Jin Young LEE
  • Publication number: 20160209709
    Abstract: A curved liquid crystal display that is bent in a first direction and including a plurality of pixel areas includes: a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other; a pixel electrode provided in the plurality of pixel areas on the first substrate; a first alignment layer provided on the pixel electrode and optically aligned in a direction perpendicular to the first direction; a common electrode provided on the second substrate; a second alignment layer provided on the common electrode and optically aligned in a direction parallel to the first direction; and a liquid crystal layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventor: Min Wook PARK
  • Publication number: 20160195772
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes: a liquid crystal panel including a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other, and a liquid crystal layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate; a local backlight unit configured to irradiate beams to a first region of the liquid crystal panel and including a plurality of light emitting blocks including a first light emitting block, each of the light emitting blocks emitting beams with controllable luminance; a global backlight unit configured to irradiate beams of uniform luminance to a second region of the liquid crystal panel; and a backlight driver configured to supply a driving signal to the local backlight unit and the global backlight unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Yun-Gun LEE, Min Wook PARK
  • Publication number: 20160170273
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display including: a display panel which includes a lower panel including a thin film transistor, a pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor, and a light blocking member; an upper panel facing the lower panel; and a liquid crystal layer positioned between the lower panel and the upper panel and including liquid crystal molecules. The display panel is a curved display panel which is curved on a first axis. The pixel electrode has long sides and short sides, and the long sides are arranged to be substantially parallel with a second axis perpendicular to the first axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Yun-Gun LEE, Min Wook PARK
  • Publication number: 20160139462
    Abstract: A curved liquid crystal display (LCD) includes a curved liquid crystal panel assembly including a first insulation substrate and a second insulation substrate facing each other and a liquid crystal layer interposed therebetween, a first polarizer disposed on the first insulation substrate, and a second polarizer disposed on the second insulation substrate. The first polarizer is disposed inside the curved liquid crystal panel assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Min Wook PARK
  • Publication number: 20160097954
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a display device, including providing a first substrate and a second substrate; forming a display panel, forming the display panel including injecting a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules between the first substrate and the second substrate; bending the display panel to a predetermined curvature to form a bent display panel; and forming an alignment layer so that directions in which the liquid crystal molecules are arranged in the liquid crystal layer of the bent display panel include a plurality of different domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Yun-Gun LEE, Min Wook PARK
  • Publication number: 20160077376
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display, including a display panel including an upper panel, a lower panel, and a liquid crystal layer interposed therebetween, the display panel being defined by a display area and a peripheral area, the display panel including a sealing member enclosing the display area and in the peripheral area, the upper panel including a light blocking member in the peripheral area, the light blocking member including a well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Yun-Gun LEE, Min Wook PARK
  • Patent number: 9261749
    Abstract: A display device includes gate lines, data lines, first wires and second wires extending in the directions of the gate lines and data lines, and pixels having a first subpixel and a second subpixel each. The first subpixel has a first subpixel electrode and a first switching element, and the second subpixel has a second subpixel electrode and second and third switching elements. The control terminals of the three switching elements are connected to the same gate line, and the input terminals of the first and second switching elements are connected to the same data line. The first and second switching elements have output terminals connected to the first and second subpixel electrodes, respectively. The second switching element's output terminal connects to the third switching element, which has an output terminal connected to a second wire. The first wires and the second wires are connected in a pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hwa Park, Jong-In Kim, Yeo Geon Yoon, Min-Wook Park, Jang-Il Kim, Joon-Chul Goh, Hyo-Seop Kim, Bum Ki Baek, Young-Soo Yoon, Hak Bum Choi, Kyung Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9123589
    Abstract: A display substrate includes a data line, a main gate line, and a first sub-pixel electrode formed on a base substrate. The display substrate further includes a first switching element connected to the data line. The display substrate further includes a second switching element connected to the data line, the main gate line, and a second sub-pixel electrode spaced apart from the first sub-pixel electrode. The display substrate further includes a third switching element connected to the data line and a secondary gate line adjacent to the main gate line. The display substrate further includes a shielding line spaced apart from the first and second sub-pixel electrodes, the shielding line overlapping the data line and receiving a reference voltage. The display substrate further includes an auxiliary electrode extending from the shielding line and overlapping an end electrode connected to the third switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Wook Park, Jong-In Kim, Jun-Ho Song, Bum-Ki Baek, Young-Soo Yoon
  • Patent number: 9081237
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel, including: a first substrate including a common electrode; a second substrate including a plurality of pixels which are arranged in a matrix form and face the common electrode, wherein at least one of the pixels includes first and second subpixels; the first subpixel including a first subpixel electrode, wherein the first subpixel electrode includes a plurality of first micro branches, which are arranged at a first angle with respect to a polarization axis of a polarizer disposed adjacent to the first or second substrate; the second subpixel including a second subpixel electrode, wherein the second subpixel electrode includes a plurality of second micro branches, which are arranged at a second angle with respect to the polarization axis of the polarizer, wherein the first angle is different from the second angle by about 20° or less; and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first and second substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyong-Sik Choi, Myung-Jae Park, Min-Wook Park, Sung-Hoon Kim, Gak-Seok Lee, Woo-Jung Shin, Jun-Hyup Lee, Keun-Chan Oh, Sang-Gyun Kim, Su-Jeong Kim, Seung-Beom Park, Youn-Hak Jeong
  • Publication number: 20150185565
    Abstract: A curved liquid crystal display including a first substrate having a curved shape; a plurality of gate lines and data lines on the first substrate; a plurality of thin film transistors connected to the gate lines and data lines; a plurality of color filters on the thin film transistors; a plurality of pixel electrodes and common electrodes on the plurality of color filters, the plurality of pixel electrodes and common electrodes overlapping with each other with a first insulating layer therebetween; a second substrate having a curved shape, the second substrate facing the first substrate; vertical alignment layers on inner sides of the first substrate and the second substrate; and a liquid crystal layer between the vertical alignment layers, wherein liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer are aligned to be vertical to surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate when an electric field is not formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Min Wook PARK, Joo Hwan PARK, Jeong Man SON, Cheong Hun LEE
  • Patent number: 9057917
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel, including: a pixel electrode formed on a first substrate; an alignment layer formed on the pixel electrode, wherein the alignment layer includes an alignment layer material and aligns first liquid crystal molecules in a direction substantially perpendicular to the pixel electrode; and a photo hardening layer formed on the alignment layer, wherein the photo hardening layer includes a photo hardening layer material and aligns second liquid crystal molecules to be tilted with respect to the pixel electrode, wherein the alignment layer material and the photo hardening layer material have different polarities from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyong-Sik Choi, Myung-Jae Park, Min-Wook Park, Sung-Hoon Kim, Gak-Seok Lee, Woo-Jung Shin, Jun-Hyup Lee, Keun-Chan Oh, Sang-Gyun Kim, Su-Jeong Kim, Seung-Beom Park, Youn-Hak Jeong
  • Publication number: 20150115275
    Abstract: A display device includes gate lines, data lines, first wires and second wires extending in the directions of the gate lines and data lines, and pixels having a first subpixel and a second subpixel each. The first subpixel has a first subpixel electrode and a first switching element, and the second subpixel has a second subpixel electrode and second and third switching elements. The control terminals of the three switching elements are connected to the same gate line, and the input terminals of the first and second switching elements are connected to the same data line. The first and second switching elements have output terminals connected to the first and second subpixel electrodes, respectively. The second switching element's output terminal connects to the third switching element, which has an output terminal connected to a second wire. The first wires and the second wires are connected in a pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jae Hwa PARK, Jong-In KIM, Yeo Geon YOON, Min Wook PARK, Jang-Il KIM, Joon-Chul GOH, Hyo-Seop KIM, Bum Ki BAEK, Young-Soo YOON, Hak Bum CHOI, Kyung Ho KIM
  • Publication number: 20150116621
    Abstract: A curved liquid crystal display panel includes a first substrate, a liquid crystal layer and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a column spacer fixedly anchored to and protruding therefrom. The second substrate includes a stepless preliminary contact area corresponding to a contact-making free end of the column spacer where the preliminary contact area is part of a larger and also non-stepped area. The second substrate is combined with the first substrate to receive the liquid crystal layer therebetween. The non-stepped area is dimensioned to account for shift of the where the contact-making free end of the column spacer makes contact due to the curvature of the first and second substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Wook PARK, Joo-Hwan PARK, Jeong-Man SON
  • Patent number: 8952878
    Abstract: A display device includes gate lines, data lines, first wires and second wires extending in the directions of the gate lines and data lines, and pixels having a first subpixel and a second subpixel each. The first subpixel has a first subpixel electrode and a first switching element, and the second subpixel has a second subpixel electrode and second and third switching elements. The control terminals of the three switching elements are connected to the same gate line, and the input terminals of the first and second switching elements are connected to the same data line. The first and second switching elements have output terminals connected to the first and second subpixel electrodes, respectively. The second switching element's output terminal connects to the third switching element, which has an output terminal connected to a second wire. The first wires and the second wires are connected in a pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hwa Park, Yeo Geon Yoon, Jang-Il Kim, Kyung Ho Kim, Jong-In Kim, Min-Wook Park, Bum Ki Baek, Joon-Chul Goh, Young-Soo Yoon, Hak Bum Choi, Hyo-Seop Kim
  • Publication number: 20150015553
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel including a display area in which gate lines and data lines are disposed to display an image and a peripheral area which is disposed around the display area and includes fan-out lines having different lengths, and a driving part configured to output driving signals having different levels to channels respectively connected to the fan-out lines according to the different lengths of the fan-out lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Beom CHO, Young-Dong KOO, Min-Wook PARK