Sang-Min Yi 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).
Abstract: A backlight assembly includes a light source, a light-guide plate, a mold frame and a bottom chassis. The mold frame includes a first bottom portion, a protrusion on a first surface of the first bottom portion and a first sidewall portion on a second surface of the first bottom portion opposite to the first surface of the first bottom portion and facing the light guide plate. The bottom chassis includes a second bottom portion having a hole to receive the protrusion of the first bottom portion, and a second sidewall portion facing the light guide plate. A cross sectional area of a first opening of the hole corresponding to an inner surface of the bottom chassis and contacting the first surface of mold frame is different than a cross sectional area of a second opening of the hole corresponding to an outer surface of the bottom chassis.
Abstract: A backlight assembly for an LCD device having a light guide plate that includes at least two thin layers and a plurality of optical sheets sequentially stacked over the rear surface of the liquid crystal panel.
October 31, 2007
June 5, 2008
Byung-Woong Han, Dong-Cheol Kim, Kyu-Seok Kim, Jeong-Min Seo, Young-Bee Chu, Sang-Min Yi
Abstract: A light-guide plate includes a body for guiding incident light, and at least an inserting portion penetrating a portion of the body, wherein at least a light source for providing the light-guide plate with the light is inserted into the inserting portion. The inserting portion can be formed at an end portion of the body. A side surface of the body can be recessed to form the inserting portion. A light-diffusing pattern can be formed at a side surface of the inserting portion, and the side surface of the inserting portion is substantially parallel with the side surface of the body.
June 22, 2006
February 15, 2007
Chung-Woo Suh, Sang-Min Yi, Jae-Lok Cha, Sang-Hee Lee, Kyoung-Don Lee, Jae-Kwang Kim, In-Hyuk Choi, Wal-Hee Kim, Hwan-Jin Kim