Patents by Inventor Wu-Wei LIN

Wu-Wei LIN 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: 20210224505
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of a control circuit for controlling a fingerprint sensing operation of a display panel. The fingerprint sensing operation includes a reset operation, an exposure operation and a sample operation. The method includes steps of: performing the reset operation, the exposure operation and the sample operation of a fingerprint sensing cycle during a display frame interval in which a polarity of display data voltage on the display panel remains unchanged; and adjusting an exposure time of the exposure operation to be within the display frame interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Ping Liu, Wu-Wei Lin
  • Publication number: 20210224548
    Abstract: A driving device and an operation method thereof are provided. The driving device includes a first driving circuit and a second driving circuit. The first driving circuit performs a display driving operation to a display panel. The second driving circuit performs a fingerprint sensing operation (including a sensor reset operation and an image capture operation) to the display panel according to a timing control signal of the first driving circuit. The fingerprint sensing operation is operated with a same frame polarity configuration rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Lun Shih, Wu Wei Lin
  • Publication number: 20210192168
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensing control device and an operation method thereof are provided. The fingerprint sensing control device includes a touch control circuit and a fingerprint sensing control circuit. The touch control circuit determines a touched region of an object on the touch panel. The fingerprint sensing control circuit performs a fingerprint sensing control on the touch panel and determines a target sensing sub-region overlaid by the touched region from a plurality of sensing sub-regions of the fingerprint sensing region of the touch panel. When the target sensing sub-region comprises a first sensing sub-region and a second sensing sub-region that are adjacent to each other, the fingerprint sensing control circuit starts to scan the first sensing sub-region in a first direction from a common edge between the first sensing sub-region and the second sensing sub-region and starts to scan the second sensing sub-region in a second direction from the common edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Kuei-Chung Chang, Wu Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 11030435
    Abstract: A method of sensing an image from a panel for an image sensing circuit includes the steps of: transmitting a first voltage or current to the panel; receiving a plurality of sensing signals from the panel, wherein the plurality of sensing signals correspond to the first voltage or current; determining whether the plurality of sensing signals conform to an operation range of the image sensing circuit; and adjusting the first voltage or current when the plurality of sensing signals are determined to be not conform to the operation range of the image sensing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Ting-Hsuan Hung, Wei-Lun Shih, Wu-Wei Lin
  • Publication number: 20210110131
    Abstract: A fingerprint recognition apparatus including a frontplane, a backplane and a display medium layer is provided. The frontplane includes an upper substrate, a black matrix layer and a color filter layer. The black matrix layer is disposed on the upper substrate, and the color filter layer is disposed on the black matrix layer. The black matrix layer includes a plurality of pixel apertures and a plurality of first apertures. The backplane includes a lower substrate and a sensor layer. The sensor layer includes a plurality of photo sensing elements. The photo sensing elements are configured to receive reflected lights from an object through the first apertures of the black matrix layer. Areas of the photo sensing elements are overlapped with the first apertures in a longitudinal direction. The display medium layer is disposed between the frontplane and the backplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Wu-Wei Lin, Cheng-Hsun Chan
  • Publication number: 20210089746
    Abstract: An electronic circuit adapted to drive a panel including a plurality of fingerprint sensing zones is provided. The electronic circuit includes a fingerprint sensing circuit. The fingerprint sensing circuit is configured to determine at least one of the fingerprint sensing zones to perform a fingerprint sensing operation according to a reference point of a touch area and receive a fingerprint sensing signal corresponding to fingerprint sensing data from the at least one of the fingerprint sensing zones. The fingerprint sensing circuit determines whether to rearrange the fingerprint sensing data according to the number of the fingerprint sensing zones determined to perform the fingerprint sensing operation. In addition, an electronic device and a method for sensing a fingerprint image are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Wu-Wei Lin
  • Publication number: 20210073504
    Abstract: A chip, an electronic device, a panel and an operation method thereof are provided. The chip can control the panel to perform fingerprint sensing. Fingerprint sensing pixels of the panel are divided into a plurality of fingerprint zones along a column direction. The chip includes a selecting circuit and a control circuit. The selecting circuit obtains information about a selected fingerprint zone among the fingerprint zones. The control circuit provides multiple control signals for controlling the panel to perform fingerprint sensing. The control signals include multiple start pulse signals. The start pulse signals collectively indicate the selected fingerprint zone. The number of the fingerprint zones is greater than the number of the start pulse signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Lun Shih, Wu-Wei Lin, Huang-Chin Tang, Ting-Hsuan Hung
  • Patent number: 10796126
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensing device comprises a plurality of sensing pads, a plurality of data lines, a shielding layer, and a plurality of auxiliary voltage lines. The data lines are separately and electrically connected to the sensing pads, and configured to provide a sensing voltage to the sensing pads. The shielding layer is disposed between the sensing pad and the data lines. The auxiliary voltage lines are separately and electrically connected to the sensing pads, configured to provide an auxiliary voltage to the sensing pads. The auxiliary voltage is different from the sensing voltage. When a first sensing pad receives the sensing voltage, a second sensing pad adjacent to the first sensing pad receives the auxiliary voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wu-Wei Lin, Jui-Chi Lo
  • Patent number: 10628652
    Abstract: A sensing method of a fingerprint sensor is provided. The fingerprint sensor includes a plurality of sensing pixels arranged in an array, and the sensing pixels respectively have a sensing electrode. The sensing method includes following steps. A required resolution of an identification requirement is determined; here, the identification requirement is received by the fingerprint sensor. If the number of pixels of the required resolution is less than or equal to the number of the sensing pixels, self-capacitance sensing is performed on the sensing pixels to provide a first fingerprint pattern. If the number of pixels of the required resolution is greater than the number of the sensing pixels, the self-capacitance sensing and mutual capacitance sensing are performed on the sensing pixels to provide a second fingerprint pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wu-Wei Lin, Jui-Chi Lo
  • Publication number: 20190188440
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensing device comprises a plurality of sensing pads, a plurality of data lines, a shielding layer, and a plurality of auxiliary voltage lines. The data lines are separately and electrically connected to the sensing pads, and configured to provide a sensing voltage to the sensing pads. The shielding layer is disposed between the sensing pad and the data lines. The auxiliary voltage lines are separately and electrically connected to the sensing pads, configured to provide an auxiliary voltage to the sensing pads. The auxiliary voltage is different from the sensing voltage. When a first sensing pad receives the sensing voltage, a second sensing pad adjacent to the first sensing pad receives the auxiliary voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Wu-Wei Lin, Jui-Chi Lo
  • Publication number: 20190180667
    Abstract: A pixel circuit includes one or more storage capacitors, one or more first switches, a light sensing component, a second switch, and a third switch. The first switches are electrically connected to the storage capacitors, and configured to provide a data voltage to the storage capacitors according to a gate signal. The second switch is electrically connected to the light sensing component, and configured to output an output signal according to a sensing voltage. The third switch is electrically connected to the light sensing component, and configured to provide a reset voltage to the light sensing component according to a reset control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Wu-Wei Lin, Jui-Chi Lo
  • Publication number: 20190042821
    Abstract: A sensing method of a fingerprint sensor is provided. The fingerprint sensor includes a plurality of sensing pixels arranged in an array, and the sensing pixels respectively have a sensing electrode. The sensing method includes following steps. A required resolution of an identification requirement is determined; here, the identification requirement is received by the fingerprint sensor. If the number of pixels of the required resolution is less than or equal to the number of the sensing pixels, self-capacitance sensing is performed on the sensing pixels to provide a first fingerprint pattern. If the number of pixels of the required resolution is greater than the number of the sensing pixels, the self-capacitance sensing and mutual capacitance sensing are performed on the sensing pixels to provide a second fingerprint pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wu-Wei Lin, Jui-Chi Lo
  • Patent number: 10198114
    Abstract: A touch sensing circuit and its control method is disclosed herein. The touch sensing circuit includes a plurality of detecting units. The detecting units are arranged in an array, in which each detecting unit includes a sensing pad, a first switch and a second switch. The first switch is configured to selectively conduct the sensing pad and one of a plurality of signal lines. The second switch is configured to selectively conduct two adjacent sensing pads. When the first switches in a first row in the array are on, the sensing pads in the first row are configured to output detecting signals to the signal lines according to a driving signal, and the second switches in a second row adjacent to the first row are on to conduct the sensing pads in the second row to receive and transmit the driving signal together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wu-Wei Lin, Jui-Chi Lo
  • Publication number: 20170052629
    Abstract: A touch sensing circuit and its control method is disclosed herein. The touch sensing circuit includes a plurality of detecting units. The detecting units are arranged in an array, in which each detecting unit includes a sensing pad, a first switch and a second switch. The first switch is configured to selectively conduct the sensing pad and one of a plurality of signal lines. The second switch is configured to selectively conduct two adjacent sensing pads. When the first switches in a first row in the array are on, the sensing pads in the first row are configured to output detecting signals to the signal lines according to a driving signal, and the second switches in a second row adjacent to the first row are on to conduct the sensing pads in the second row to receive and transmit the driving signal together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Wu-Wei LIN, Jui-Chi Lo