Patents by Inventor Won-Kyu Kwak

Won-Kyu Kwak 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: 10616972
    Abstract: A flexible display panel and a display apparatus including the flexible display panel are disclosed. The flexible display panel includes an encapsulated panel, a first protective film on one side of the encapsulated panel, and a second protective film on another side of the encapsulated panel. The encapsulated panel includes a flexible panel and a flexible encapsulation member on the flexible panel. The flexible panel includes a first region on a first plane and that includes a display region, and a second region on a second plane that is bent with respect to the first plane and that includes a non-display region. The flexible encapsulation member encapsulates the display region. The display apparatus also includes a support unit for maintaining a shape of the flexible panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Hyun Ka, Won-Kyu Kwak
  • Publication number: 20200106049
    Abstract: A display device may include a substrate having a first pixel area, a first electrode on the substrate; a passivation layer between the substrate and the first electrode, a second electrode on the first electrode, and an organic emission layer between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first pixel area may include an emission area and a non-emission area surrounded by the emission area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Se LEE, Won Kyu KWAK, Dong Wook KIM, Ae SHIN, Sang Hun OH, Jang Kyu YIM, Jun Ho CHOI
  • Publication number: 20200105849
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate, pixels each including at least one transistor, a storage capacitor connected to the at least one transistor, and a light emitting element connected to the at least one transistor, scan lines connected to each of the pixels, a data line connected to each of the pixels, and a power line supplying a first power voltage to the light emitting element. The power line includes a first conductive pattern that extends in a first direction, and is provided on a first insulating interlayer, a second conductive pattern that extends in the first direction, is provided on a second insulating interlayer, and is connected to the first conductive pattern through a first contact hole, and a third conductive pattern that extends in a second direction, is provided on a third insulating interlayer, and is connected to the second conductive pattern through a second contact hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kyung Hoon KIM, Won Kyu KWAK, Mi Hae KIM, Hyun Chol BANG, Ki Myeong EOM, Jae Sic LEE
  • Patent number: 10600365
    Abstract: A pixel and an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display using the pixel are disclosed. The pixel includes a driving transistor for transmitting a driving current, an OLED configured to receive a first portion of the driving current and a bypass transistor configured to receive a second portion of the driving current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Tae Jeong, Won-Kyu Kwak
  • Publication number: 20200090566
    Abstract: A display device including: a substrate including a display area and a peripheral area peripheral to the display area; a plurality of pads disposed in a pad area, wherein the pad area is disposed in the peripheral area and the pad area includes an integrated circuit (IC); and a first crack detecting line connected to a first pad and a second pad at a first node, and a third pad at a second node, wherein the first crack detecting line is disposed in the peripheral area between the first node and the second node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kwang Sae Lee, Ji-Hyun Ka, Won Kyu Kwak, Ki Myeong Eom, Hai-Jung In
  • Patent number: 10593254
    Abstract: A display substrate and a display device including the display substrate are disclosed. In one aspect, the display substrate includes a plurality of pixels formed in a substantially circular pixel area and a driving circuit formed in a peripheral area surrounding the pixel area and configured to drive the pixels. A boundary is formed between the pixel area and the peripheral area, and the boundary is substantially concentric with respect to an arc defining the substantially circular pixel area. The driving circuit comprises a conductive pattern having a first side which extends in a peripheral direction crossing the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye-Jin Shin, Won-Kyu Kwak, Kwang-Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10586836
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display device. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a display device including a substrate and an active pattern positioned above the substrate. to the active pattern includes a channel region and a conductive region having a higher carrier concentration than the channel region. A first insulating layer is disposed on the active pattern. A first conductive layer is disposed on the first insulating layer and includes a first conductor. The channel region of the active pattern includes a first channel region overlapping the first conductor along a direction orthogonal to an upper surface of the substrate. The conductive region of the active pattern includes a first conductive region overlapping the first conductor along the direction orthogonal to the upper surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Bae Bae, Won Kyu Kwak
  • Patent number: 10586949
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display apparatus including a substrate; a display unit which defines an active area of the substrate and includes a thin film transistor; concave-convex portions protruded from the substrate in an area outside the active area; and an encapsulation layer which encapsulates the display unit. The thin film transistor includes an active layer, a gate insulating layer on the active layer, a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an interlayer insulating layer between the gate electrode and the source electrode, and between the gate electrode and the drain electrode. The concave-convex portions include portions of the gate insulating layer and the interlayer insulating layer, and the encapsulation layer covers the concave-convex portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Won-Kyu Kwak
  • Publication number: 20200064965
    Abstract: A touch screen panel includes: a flat panel display including an upper substrate, a lower substrate, and pixels arranged on a display region of the lower substrate in a stripe arrangement; first sensing cells arranged in a first direction on the upper substrate and second sensing cells arranged in a second direction on the upper substrate; first connection patterns electrically connecting adjacent ones of the first sensing cells to each other in the first direction, and second connection patterns electrically connecting adjacent ones of the second sensing cells to each other in the second direction, wherein at least one of the first connection patterns and the second connection patterns is inclined so that it partially overlaps with the pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Do-Youb Kim, Won-Kyu Kwak, Brent Jang
  • Publication number: 20200052208
    Abstract: A display device includes: a central area having a display area on a substrate; and a peripheral area around the central area; a plurality of pads arranged along one direction in the central area; a plurality of insulating patterns adjacent the plurality of pads; and a slit between the plurality of insulating patterns in the peripheral area, wherein the slit is formed by removing at least a portion of an insulating material of the plurality of insulating patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yang-Wan Kim, Won-Kyu Kwak
  • Patent number: 10559257
    Abstract: A pixel and an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display using the pixel are disclosed. The pixel includes a driving transistor for transmitting a driving current, an OLED configured to receive a first portion of the driving current and a bypass transistor configured to receive a second portion of the driving current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Tae Jeong, Won-Kyu Kwak
  • Publication number: 20200044155
    Abstract: A display device includes a display area, a test pad, a plurality of first test transistors, and at least one outline. The display area includes pixels coupled to data lines and scan lines. The test pad receives a test signal. The first test transistors are coupled between the data lines of the display area and the test pad. The at least one outline is coupled between one of the first test transistors and the test pad. The at least one outline is located in a non-display area outside the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-Kyu KWAK, Hwan-Soo JANG, Jae-Yong LEE
  • Publication number: 20200043410
    Abstract: A pixel includes a plurality of transistors and an organic light emitting diode. The transistors include a first transistor to control an amount of current flowing to the organic light emitting diode. Additional transistors are connected to the first transistor or the organic light emitting diode. The first transistor is a Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS) thin film transistor. One or more of the other transistors are oxide semiconductor transistors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ji Hyun KA, Won Kyu KWAK, Han Sung BAE
  • Patent number: 10553619
    Abstract: An array substrate includes a substrate, a barrier layer disposed on the substrate, a buffer layer disposed on the barrier layer, a first insulating layer disposed on the buffer layer, a second insulating layer disposed on the first insulating layer, a plurality of wiring patterns disposed between the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer and/or on the second insulating layer. In addition, the wiring patterns are separated from each other, and extend toward a side of the substrate. The array substrate further includes a recess pattern disposed adjacent the wiring patterns and recessed from a top surface of the second insulating layer to expose at least part of a top surface of the substrate, and an organic insulating layer disposed on the second insulating layer and exposing at least part of a portion of the top surface of the substrate which is exposed by the recess pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Won Kyu Kwak
  • Patent number: 10522431
    Abstract: A display device includes a display area, a peripheral area, a pad portion, a bending area, a first crack detection circuit, and a first crack detection line. The display area includes pixels and data lines. The peripheral area is disposed outside the display area. The pad portion is disposed in the peripheral area. The bending area is disposed in the peripheral area. The bending area is bendable or in a bent state. The first crack detection circuit is disposed between the display area and the pad portion. The first crack detection circuit includes switches. The first crack detection line includes a first curved portion disposed in the bending area. The first crack detection line is connected between the pad portion and the first crack detection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Woong Kim, Won Kyu Kwak, Seung-Kyu Lee
  • Publication number: 20190386079
    Abstract: A pixel and a display device having the pixel, the pixel including: a light emitting element; a first transistor configured to control, in response to a voltage of a first node coupled to a gate electrode thereof, current to be supplied from a first power supply coupled with a first electrode thereof to a second power supply via the light emitting element; a storage capacitor coupled between the first node and the first power supply; a second transistor coupled between a data line and the first transistor; an initialization transistor coupled between the light emitting element and an initialization power supply to transmit a voltage of the initialization power supply the light emitting element; and a dummy transistor coupled between the light emitting element and the initialization power supply, and including a first electrode and a second electrode that are coupled with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Chul Kyu KANG, Won Kyu KWAK, Sang Moo CHOI
  • Patent number: 10510816
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment includes a substrate having a display area, and a peripheral area outside the display area including a first peripheral area adjacent to the display area, a first bending area extending from the first peripheral area, and a second peripheral area extending from the first bending area, and overlapping the first peripheral area, a display member at the display area, and including a first display area, and a second display area around the first display area, and a plurality of align keys on the substrate, wherein the first peripheral area includes a flat peripheral area corresponding to an area between the first display area and the first bending area, and a second bending area between the second display area and an end of the substrate, and wherein the plurality of align keys include a first align key at the flat peripheral area, and a second align key at the second peripheral area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Wook Kim, Won Kyu Kwak, Kwang-Min Kim, Dong Soo Kim, Joong-Soo Moon, Hyun Ae Park, Ji-Eun Lee, Chang Kyu Jin
  • Publication number: 20190378860
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. In one aspect, the display device includes a substrate including a display area, the display area including a plurality of pixels configured to display an image and a pad area adjacent to the pad area and configured to transfer electrical signals. At least a portion of the pad area is bendable. The display device also includes an insulating layer formed over the substrate and including a bending groove in the pad area. The bending groove includes a sidewall. A plurality of peripheral wires is formed over the insulating layer, and a cutoff portion is connected to the sidewall and disposed between adjacent peripheral wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Won Kyu KWAK, Jae Yong LEE
  • Publication number: 20190378887
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display includes a substrate, a semiconductor layer on the substrate, the semiconductor layer including a doped area and an undoped area, a first insulation layer that covers the semiconductor layer, a first conductor on the first insulation layer, a second insulation layer that covers the first conductor, a second conductor on the second insulation layer, a third insulation layer that covers the second conductor, and a third conductor on the third insulation layer, wherein, in the semiconductor layer that overlaps the first conductor, the doped area is between undoped areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Sung Hwan KIM, Won Kyu KWAK, Sang Moo CHOI, Ji-Hyun KA, Chul Kyu KANG, Dong Wook KIM, Won Se LEE
  • Patent number: 10505145
    Abstract: A display device may include a substrate having a first pixel area, a first electrode on the substrate; a passivation layer between the substrate and the first electrode, a second electrode on the first electrode, and an organic emission layer between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first pixel area may include an emission area and a non-emission area surrounded by the emission area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Se Lee, Won Kyu Kwak, Dong Wook Kim, Ae Shin, Sang Hun Oh, Jang Kyu Yim, Jun Ho Choi