Patents by Inventor Shau-Yu Tsai

Shau-Yu Tsai 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: 20220238768
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a circuit substrate, a plurality of light-emitting elements, an optical film, and an adhesive layer is provided. These light-emitting elements are electrically bonded to the circuit substrate. The optical film overlaps the light-emitting elements. The light-emitting elements are disposed between the optical film and the circuit substrate. The adhesive layer is disposed between the optical film and the circuit substrate, and connects the light-emitting elements and the optical film. A cavity is provided between the light-emitting elements, the circuit substrate, and the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Chien, Chih-Hsiang Yang, Shau-Yu Tsai, Cheng-Chuan Chen, Chih-Ling Hsueh
  • Patent number: 11280473
    Abstract: An optical lens, a light-emitting device and a backlight module are provided. The optical lens is used for adjusting light emitted from a light-emitting unit. The optical lens includes a light-incident surface and a light-emitting surface. The light-incident surface encloses a space for accommodating the light-emitting unit. The light-emitting surface is used for receiving and emitting light entering the optical lens via the light-incident surface. The optical lens has an optical axis, with respect to which the light-incident surface is asymmetric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Chien, Li-Wei Tseng, Shau-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 11150506
    Abstract: A display module includes a display panel including two substrates and a display medium sandwiched between the two substrates, a wavelength modulation unit including a carrier substrate and a wavelength modulation layer on the carrier substrate, the carrier substrate having a coefficient of thermal expansion substantially matching coefficients of thermal expansion of the two substrates, an adhesive layer bonding the display panel and the wavelength modulation unit to form a space between the display panel and the wavelength modulation unit, and an optical film interposed in the space to be clamped between the display panel and the wavelength modulation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li-Wei Tseng, Chih-Kang Wu, Shau-Yu Tsai, Li-Jia Chen
  • Patent number: 10962846
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel, a film, a flexible connecting unit, a first glue, and a second glue. The film is stacked on an outer surface of the display panel and has an extension portion extending out of the outer surface. The flexible connecting unit connects to the display panel and extends out from a first end of the display panel. A gap exists between the flexible connecting unit and the extension portion while the first glue is at least partially distributed within the gap. The second glue at least partially distributed between the flexible connecting unit and the edge of the first end, and the second glue is different from the first glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Chien, Li-Wei Tseng, Shau-Yu Tsai
  • Publication number: 20210041082
    Abstract: An optical lens, a light-emitting device and a backlight module are provided. The optical lens is used for adjusting light emitted from a light-emitting unit. The optical lens includes a light-incident surface and a light-emitting surface. The light-incident surface encloses a space for accommodating the light-emitting unit. The light-emitting surface is used for receiving and emitting light entering the optical lens via the light-incident surface. The optical lens has an optical axis, with respect to which the light-incident surface is asymmetric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Chih-Wei CHIEN, Li-Wei TSENG, Shau-Yu TSAI
  • Publication number: 20200292860
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel, a film, a flexible connecting unit, a first glue, and a second glue. The film is stacked on an outer surface of the display panel and has an extension portion extending out of the outer surface. The flexible connecting unit connects to the display panel and extends out from a first end of the display panel. A gap exists between the flexible connecting unit and the extension portion while the first glue is at least partially distributed within the gap. The second glue at least partially distributed between the flexible connecting unit and the edge of the first end, and the second glue is different from the first glue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: CHIH-WEI CHIEN, LI-WEI TSENG, SHAU-YU TSAI
  • Publication number: 20200201114
    Abstract: A display module includes a display panel including two substrates and a display medium sandwiched between the two substrates, a wavelength modulation unit including a carrier substrate and a wavelength modulation layer on the carrier substrate, the carrier substrate having a coefficient of thermal expansion substantially matching coefficients of thermal expansion of the two substrates, an adhesive layer bonding the display panel and the wavelength modulation unit to form a space between the display panel and the wavelength modulation unit, and an optical film interposed in the space to be clamped between the display panel and the wavelength modulation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: LI-WEI TSENG, CHIH-KANG WU, SHAU-YU TSAI, LI-JIA CHEN
  • Patent number: 10613366
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate, a first polarizer, and a cover. The first polarizer is located on the first substrate, such that light passing through the first substrate irradiates out from the first polarizer. At least a portion of the cover is located on the first substrate, and the cover extends away from the first polarizer and protrudes from the first substrate. A side of the cover and a side of the first polarizer facing away from the first substrate are coplanar or not coplanar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Chien, Chih-Kang Wu, Chun-Yuan Chen, Shau-Yu Tsai, Chih-Ling Hsueh
  • Patent number: 10514153
    Abstract: A backlight module including a light source, a reflector, a chamber, and a block plate is provided. The light source has at least one light unit arranged along a first direction. The reflector extends along the first direction and a curve opposite the light unit is formed on a cross section perpendicular to the first direction. The reflector has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The first end extends toward the light source while the second end forms a light exit with the light source. The chamber has a light entrance end facing the light exit to receive light reflected by the reflector. The block plate is disposed between the light unit and a light-receiving surface of the chamber to reduce the light directly reflected to the light-receiving surface of the chamber by the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Hui Lin, Shau-Yu Tsai, Chih-Ling Hsueh
  • Publication number: 20190285933
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate, a first polarizer, and a cover. The first polarizer is located on the first substrate, such that light passing through the first substrate irradiates out from the first polarizer. At least a portion of the cover is located on the first substrate, and the cover extends away from the first polarizer and protrudes from the first substrate. A side of the cover and a side of the first polarizer facing away from the first substrate are coplanar or not coplanar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Chih-Wei CHIEN, Chih-Kang WU, Chun-Yuan CHEN, Shau-Yu TSAI, Chih-Ling HSUEH
  • Publication number: 20190120463
    Abstract: A backlight module including a light source, a reflector, a chamber, and a block plate is provided. The light source has at least one light unit arranged along a first direction. The reflector extends along the first direction and a curve opposite the light unit is formed on a cross section perpendicular to the first direction. The reflector has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The first end extends toward the light source while the second end forms a light exit with the light source. The chamber has a light entrance end facing the light exit to receive light reflected by the reflector. The block plate is disposed between the light unit and a light-receiving surface of the chamber to reduce the light directly reflected to the light-receiving surface of the chamber by the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yu-Hui Lin, Shau-Yu Tsai, Chih-Ling Hsueh
  • Patent number: 9880346
    Abstract: A light guide plate includes a light guide layer and a metal reflective layer. The light guide layer has a light emitting surface, a bottom surface and a light incident surface. The light incident surface is located between the light emitting surface and the bottom surface. The metal reflective layer is coated on the bottom surface of the light guide layer. Additionally, an average reflectance of the metal reflective layer for light in a wavelength range of 400 to 550 nanometers is greater than an average reflectance of the metal reflective layer for light in a wavelength range of 550 to 700 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Zong-Huei Tsai, Shau-Yu Tsai
  • Publication number: 20170205659
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate, a first polarizer, and a cover. The first polarizer is located on the first substrate, such that light passing through the first substrate irradiates out from the first polarizer. At least a portion of the cover is located on the first substrate, and the cover extends away from the first polarizer and protrudes from the first substrate. A side of the cover and a side of the first polarizer facing away from the first substrate are coplanar or not coplanar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Chih-Wei CHIEN, Chih-Kang WU, Chun-Yuan CHEN, Shau-Yu TSAI, Chih-Ling HSUEH
  • Patent number: 9477349
    Abstract: A touch panel including a light guide plate, a plurality of light sources and a plurality of detectors is provided. The light guide plate has a top surface, a bottom surface, a plurality of side surfaces and a plurality of light incident surfaces. The light sources are disposed at the light incident surfaces of the light guide plate, and the light sources have a photocell total reflection angle (?) and a photocell vertical divergence angle (?) corresponding to the light incident surfaces of the light guide plate, wherein ?<?<60°, ? is a critical angle of the total reflection angle of the light guide plate, and ?<50°. The detectors are disposed corresponding to the light sources so as to receive photocell signals from the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chiung-Han Wang, Shau-Yu Tsai, Chih-Wei Chien, Wei-Tien Chang
  • Publication number: 20160054509
    Abstract: A light guide plate includes a light guide layer and a metal reflective layer. The light guide layer has a light emitting surface, a bottom surface and a light incident surface. The light incident surface is located between the light emitting surface and the bottom surface. The metal reflective layer is coated on the bottom surface of the light guide layer. Additionally, an average reflectance of the metal reflective layer for light in a wavelength range of 400 to 550 nanometers is greater than an average reflectance of the metal reflective layer for light in a wavelength range of 550 to 700 nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Zong-Huei Tsai, Shau-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 9057806
    Abstract: A light source includes a carrier, a plurality of solid-state light-emitting devices, a light-incoupling component, a first reflector, and a plurality of second reflectors. The solid-state light-emitting devices and the light-incoupling component are configured on the carrier. The light-incoupling component has a bottom surface, a top surface, a plurality of side surfaces adjoining the bottom surface and the top surface, and a through hole extending from the bottom surface to the top surface. The solid-state light-emitting devices are located in the through hole. The first reflector covers the through hole. The second reflectors are configured on the side surfaces. Light emitted from the solid-state light-emitting devices enters the light-incoupling component via a sidewall of the through hole and leaves the light-incoupling component via the top surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Hung Ho, Wei-Tien Chang, Shau-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 9019246
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic writing system including a holder, a light guide plate, at least one light source, and at least one optical film. The light guide plate is disposed in the holder, and the light guide plate has at least one light entrance surface and a light exit surface. The light source is disposed on the light entrance surface of the light guide plate, and is used for generating a light. The light enters the light guide plate through the light entrance surface, and the light emits out of the light guide plate from the light exit surface. The optical film covers the light exit surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Tien Chang, Shau-Yu Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140268806
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a reflective bottom surface, a light-exit top surface, and a light source module. The reflective bottom surface has a light-entrance side and the light source module is disposed along the light entrance side. The light-exit top surface is disposed opposite to the reflective bottom surface and sandwiches a mezzanine space with the reflective bottom surface. Light generated from the light source module enters the mezzanine space through the light-entrance side and is reflected by the reflective bottom surface to the light-exit top surface. The reflective bottom surface includes at least one first reflective surface and at least one second reflective surface arranged in intervals along an extending direction of the light-entrance side. A specular reflection ratio of the first reflective surface is greater than the specular reflection ratio of the second reflective surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Zong-Huei Tsai, Shau-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 8773372
    Abstract: An optical plate structure for a touch panel includes an optical plate, at least a light source, and at least an optical camera. A light-emitting surface of the optical plate includes a plurality of micro-structure. The light source is disposed beside a vertical side of the optical plate and emits a first light entering the optical plate. The optical plate guides the first light and emits a second light from the light-emitting surface. The optical camera is disposed beside the optical plate or in a corner of the optical plate and above the light-emitting surface, for detecting a third light incident on the light camera. The second light is reflected by an object touching the optical plate to become the third light. The optical plate structure for a touch panel may be utilized in a touch display panel or a touch liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Chien, Shau-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 8704802
    Abstract: A touch display device includes a device housing, a display module, and an optical touch module. The display module is located within the device housing and has a display region and a peripheral region surrounding the display region. The optical touch module is configured on the display module. Besides, the optical touch module includes a light guide element, a light source, and a photo sensor. The light guide element has a top surface and includes a light guide portion and an outer frame portion. The light guide portion is located on the display region. The outer frame portion extends from an edge of the light guide portion and is connected to the device housing. The light source supplies light to the light guide portion. The photo sensor receives the light from the light guide portion. The outer frame portion covers the light source and the photo sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Chien, Shau-Yu Tsai