Supporting And/or Spacing Elements Patents (Class 313/292)
  • Patent number: 11056674
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display device includes: first and second pixel electrodes (PEs); a pixel-defining layer (PDL) disposed on the first and second PEs, the pixel-defining layer including first and second openings respectively exposing the first and second PEs; first and second intermediate layers (ILs) respectively disposed on the first and second PEs exposed via the first and second openings, each of the first and second ILs including an emission layer; first and second opposite electrodes (OEs) respectively disposed on the first and second ILs, the first and second OEs having an island-shaped pattern; first and second protective layers (PLs) respectively disposed on the first and second OEs, the first and second PLs having an island-shaped pattern; and a connection layer disposed on the first and second PLs, the connection layer electrically connecting the first and second OEs to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiyoung Choung, Younggil Kwon, Duckjung Lee
  • Patent number: 10680047
    Abstract: An organic EL display panel including pixels arranged in a matrix includes: a substrate; pixel electrodes arranged above the substrate in the matrix; an insulating layer provided above the pixel electrodes and having openings for each pixel electrode; banks extending in a column direction and partitioning between the pixel electrodes in a row direction; organic functional layers provided above the pixel electrodes and including organic light emitting layers where organic electroluminescence occurs in the openings; and a light-transmissive counter electrode provided above the functional layers. The openings include: first openings arranged in line in the column direction; and a second opening adjacent to one of the first openings in the row direction. Portions of the insulating layer between the first openings adjacent in the column direction are lower in height relative to the pixel electrode than a portion of the insulating layer between the first opening and the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nendai, Noriteru Maeda, Kenta Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 10622412
    Abstract: Provided is an organic EL display panel including pixels that are arranged in a matrix. Each of the pixels includes a plurality of unit pixels. Each of the pixels includes a red unit pixel and a blue unit pixel. The red unit pixel and the blue unit pixel are arranged side by side in a row direction. In pixels adjacent to each other in the row direction among the pixels, unit pixels are arranged in at least one of manners as follows: red unit pixels are adjacent to each other; and blue unit pixels are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kondo
  • Patent number: 10593743
    Abstract: Disclosed are a light emitting diode display device and a multi-screen display device using the same, which include a minimized bezel area. The light emitting diode display device includes a substrate including a first display area and a second display area surrounding the first display area, a plurality of first unit pixels provided in the first display area and each including a plurality of subpixels each including a micro light emitting device, and a plurality of second unit pixels provided in the second display area overlapping an edge of the substrate and each including a plurality of subpixels and having a size less than a size of each of the plurality of first unit pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: HyeonHo Son, WooNam Jeong, SeungChul Lee, BuYeol Lee
  • Patent number: 10429708
    Abstract: An array substrate includes a first base substrate, and gate lines and data lines arranged on the first base substrate. The gate lines and the data lines crosswise define pixel regions, wherein the pixel regions include light transmission areas one-to-one. The array substrate further includes a first raised structure arranged between a main spacer initial contact area and one of the light transmission areas, wherein the first raised structure is configured to provide a blocking function to a movement of a main spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liwei Liu, Yunsik Im
  • Patent number: 10260687
    Abstract: A light-emitting module is provided. The light emitting module includes a substrate; a thin-film layer that is disposed above the substrate, the thin-film layer defining an opening that exposes a surface of the substrate; a light-emitting element disposed above the substrate and in the opening; and a sealant disposed above the substrate and in the opening, the sealant containing a wavelength converter and sealing the light-emitting element. A thickness of the thin-film layer is less than a thickness of the sealant. An edge portion of the sealant is in contact with the thin-film layer. The surface of the substrate and a surface of the thin-film layer are hydrophilic. The surface of the thin-film layer has a lower wettability than a wettability of the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisaki Fujitani, Masumi Abe, Kosuke Takehara
  • Patent number: 10263055
    Abstract: A pixel definition structure, an organic light-emitting device and the encapsulation method thereof, and a display apparatus are provided, in the field of display technology. The pixel definition structure includes a plurality of barriers, wherein the plurality of barriers includes a first barrier and a second barrier. The height of the first barrier is smaller than that of the second barrier, and a barrier at a first edge area of the pixel definition structure is the first barrier. The present disclosure can solve the problem of the poor encapsulation effect and improve the encapsulation effect. The present disclosure is applied to an organic light-emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youwei Wang, Song Zhang, Peng Cai, Ping Song, Xiaobo Du
  • Patent number: 10256424
    Abstract: A flexible substrate includes a polymer substrate. At least a portion of a first barrier region is formed on a neutral plane of the polymer substrate. A top region is formed above the first barrier region. A bottom region is formed below the first barrier region. The first barrier region includes a first inorganic material disposed in at least a portion of a free volume of the polymer substrate. A density of the first inorganic material in the first barrier region is greater than a density of the first inorganic material in the top or bottom regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheol Jang
  • Patent number: 10235915
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a device and method for detecting performance of panel driving circuit. The device comprises a plurality of point light sources, a plurality of optical fibers, a light source driving circuit and a detection circuit. The predetermined point light sources are corresponding to predetermined optical fibers, the predetermined optical fibers being one optical fiber or multiple optical fibers of a predetermined combination corresponding to elements of the panel driving circuit. The optical fibers are configured for transmitting the light emitted by the point light sources onto the elements of the panel driving circuit. The detection circuit is for obtaining a performance parameter of the element of the panel driving circuit based on a corresponding relationship between an intensity of illumination for the element of the panel driving circuit and a current value of the element as well as an output signal of the panel driving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dianzheng Dong, Bin Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Guangxing Wang, Kan Zhang, Junwei Wang, Xin Gai
  • Patent number: 10209578
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first substrate structure, a second substrate structure and a display medium layer. The first substrate structure includes a first substrate, a transmitting line, a first protrusion structure and a second protrusion structure. The transmitting line, the first protrusion structure and the second protrusion structure are disposed on the first substrate. The second substrate structure includes a second substrate and a first spacer. The first spacer is disposed on the second substrate. The shape of a vertical projection of the first spacer projected on the first substrate is a polygonal shape having a first side, a second side, a third side, a first included angle and a second included angle. The first included angel is between the first side and the third side, and the first included angle is greater than 90 degrees. The second included angle is less than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Sheng-Shuo Huang, Sheng-Hsuan Tseng, Chih-Hsien Chi, Shih-Pin Cheng, Mei-Hui Lee, Ying-Ju Huang
  • Patent number: 10138128
    Abstract: A system for synthesizing carbon nanotubes (CNT) on a fiber material includes a surface treatment system adapted to modify the surface of the fiber material to receive a barrier coating upon which carbon nanotubes are to be grown, a barrier coating application system downstream of the surface treatment system adapted to apply the barrier coating to the treated fiber material surface, and a barrier coating curing system downstream of the barrier coating application systems for partially curing the applied barrier coating to enhance reception of CNT growth catalyst nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED NANOSTRUCTURED SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Harry C. Malecki, Mark R. Alberding, Brandon K. Malet, Tushar K. Shah
  • Patent number: 10101604
    Abstract: A display assembly includes front and rear bezel members each defining a frame around a display opening. The front bezel member is capable of secure attachment to the rear bezel member at an interface that defines at least one gap. A display panel is retained against the rear face of the rear bezel member. At least one additional panel member is retained in the gap between the front and rear bezel members, such as a touch panel or EMI panel. The display panel, EMI panel, and touch panel are each individually removable from the display assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: C3I, INC.
    Inventor: Charles J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9791576
    Abstract: The present invention provides a scintillator panel which is provided with a narrow barrier rib with high accuracy in a large area, has a high light emission luminance, and provides sharp images. The present invention provides a scintillator panel including: a plate-like substrate; a grid-like barrier rib provided on the substrate; and a scintillator layer containing a phosphor filled in cells divided by the barrier rib, wherein the barrier rib is mainly composed of a low-melting-point glass, and the substrate is formed of a material which is mainly composed of a ceramic selected from the group consisting of alumina, aluminum nitride, mullite and steatite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsubasa Hamano, Takahiro Tanino, Yuichiro Iguchi
  • Patent number: 9735115
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an optical device, a transparent conductive film, an electrode pad, and a penetrating electrode. In the optical device, an optical element area for receiving light is formed on a first surface side of a substrate, and an external connection terminal is formed on a side of a second surface opposite to the first surface of the substrate. The transparent conductive film is formed to face the first surface of the substrate. The electrode pad is formed on the first surface of the substrate and configured to perform connection with a fixed potential. The penetrating electrode is connected to the electrode pad and formed to penetrate the substrate between the first surface and second surface. The transparent conductive film is connected to the electrode pad, and the penetrating electrode is connected to the external connection terminal on the side of the second surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Suzuki, Yoshihito Higashitsutsumi
  • Patent number: 9684082
    Abstract: The present invention provides a scintillator panel including: a plate-like substrate; a barrier rib provided on the substrate; and a scintillator layer including a phosphor filled in cells divided by the barrier rib, wherein the barrier rib is formed of a material which is mainly composed of a low-melting-point glass containing 2 to 20% by mass of an alkali metal oxide, a value obtained by dividing a top width Lt of the barrier rib or a 90%-height width L90 of the barrier rib by a half-value width Lh of the barrier rib is 0.45 to 1, and a value obtained by dividing a bottom width Lb of the barrier rib or a 10%-height width L10 of the barrier rib by the half-value width Lh is 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Okamura, Yuichiro Iguchi, Hideki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9660215
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a display panel and an encapsulation method thereof, and relate to the field of display technology. The display panel comprises a first substrate and a second substrate which are disposed in opposition to each other. The first substrate and the second substrate are encapsulated by a sealant. In a non-display area of the display panel, a first adsorption layer is disposed on one of the first substrate and the second substrate, and a second adsorption layer is disposed on the other of the first substrate and the second substrate. The first adsorption layer and the second adsorption layer may be attracted to each other by magnetic force. Embodiments of the present invention can effectively avoid the separation of the first substrate and the second substrate due to the stress released during the process of melting the sealant, thereby improving the problem of poor encapsulation caused thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinwei Gao, Dan Wang, Rui Hong, Chao Kong
  • Patent number: 9543543
    Abstract: A substrate for a display apparatus includes a barrier layer disposed on a base substrate. The barrier layer includes a silicon oxide layer, and the silicon oxide layer includes a first part and a second part along a thickness direction of the barrier layer. The amount of silicon in the first part is different from the amount of silicon in the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Seob Lee, Jin-Gyu Kang, Yong-Kwan Kim, Sang-Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 9465501
    Abstract: A method of making a multi-layer micro-wire structure includes providing a substrate having a substrate edge and first and second layers formed over the substrate. One or more micro-channels are imprinted in each of the first and second layers and first and second micro-wires located in the imprinted micro-channels, the micro-wires forming at least a portion of an exposed connection pad in each layer. The second layer edge is farther from the substrate edge than the first layer edge for at least a portion of the second layer edge so that the first connection pads are exposed through the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventor: Ronald Steven Cok
  • Patent number: 9277667
    Abstract: A display which thickness is allowed to be reduced is provided. A display includes: a display panel; and a back-face member having rigidity and provided on a back face of the display panel, the back-face member covering the back face, or the back face and other part of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fujii, Satoshi Mukoyama, Soya Araki, Hisanori Tsuboi, Hidetomo Miyake, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9024516
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a semiconductor-based planar micro-tube discharger structure is provided, including the steps of forming on a substrate two patterned electrodes separated by a gap and at least one separating block arranged in the gap, forming an insulating layer over the patterned electrodes and the separating block, and filling the insulating layer into the gap. At least two discharge paths are formed. The method can fabricate a plurality of discharge paths in a semiconductor structure, the structure having very high reliability and reusability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Amazing Microelectronic Corp.
    Inventors: Tung-Yang Chen, Ming-Dou Ker, Ryan Hsin-Chin Jiang
  • Patent number: 8994262
    Abstract: A light-emitting element according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a body including an upper surface, a lower surface opposite to the upper surface, and a peripheral side surface extending between peripheral edges of the upper surface and peripheral edges of the lower surface, the peripheral side surface including a front surface and a rear surface opposite to the front surface; a pair of element electrodes as a first element electrode and a second element electrode positioned at the rear surface of the body; and a support disposed at the rear surface of the body between the first element electrode and the second element electrode that are positioned at a lower area of the rear surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd., Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Iino
  • Patent number: 8917017
    Abstract: For organic EL panels with a hollow-sealed structure to meet the demand of flat or large displays, the inconvenience of contact of drying anent etc touching the organic EL elements in the sealed space is avoided. An organic EL panel includes a panel substrate, a light-emitting part with a plurality of organic EL elements having an anode, an organic layer and a cathode laminated on the panel substrate, and a sealing substrate configured to be bonded onto the panel substrate through an adhesive layer to seal the light-emitting part. The sealing substrate includes a supporting projection projecting toward the panel substrate. A supporting margin facing to the bottom face of the supporting projection is provided where the organic EL elements is not formed within a region of the light-emitting part on the panel substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Tohoku Pioneer Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Zenichiro Hara, Satoru Kiridoshi, Suguru Nagae, Takanori Okumura, Shintaro Yamasaki, Yuji Saito, Yutaka Saito, Masashi Fukuzaki, Masami Kimura
  • Patent number: 8896196
    Abstract: A field emission flat light source and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The field emission flat light source includes an anode (110), a cathode (120), a light guide plate (130) and a separation body (140). The anode (110) and the light guide plate (130) are separated by the separation body (140). The cathode (120) is provided in the contained space (150) formed by the anode (110), the light guide plate (130) and the separation body (140). The anode (110) includes an anode substrate (112), a metal reflective layer (114) provided on the anode substrate (112) and a light emitting layer (116) provided on the metal reflective layer (114). The cathode (120) includes a cathode substrate (122) and an electron emitter (124) provided on the surface of the cathode substrate (122). The thermal conductivity of the field emission flat light source is improved. The field emission flat light source is applied to the field of the liquid crystal display or the illumination light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ocean's King Lighting Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Wenbo Ma, Pengrui Shao
  • Publication number: 20140300268
    Abstract: An Integrated Wiring LED apparatus, which comprises a set of stabilizing winged folding tabs, as well as a set of receiving platforms forms a first and second electrical coupling means formed integrally with the supporting legs of the LED apparatus. Both the first and second electrical coupling means (i.e., the winged folding tabs, and receiving platforms, respectively) are each formed integral to each of the supporting legs 20, and hence each form a unitary structure with each supporting leg structures which connect to the LED body. This integral winged and platform structure are adapted and configured such that electrical conductive wires can be connected on the supporting legs easily and the position of the wires can be fixed firmly, which has advantages of greatly reducing the labor and material cost and manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Waitrony Optoelectronics Limited
    Inventor: Khok Hing-wai
  • Patent number: 8829775
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a semiconductor-based planar micro-tube discharger structure and a method for fabricating the same. The method comprises steps: forming on a substrate two patterned electrodes separated by a gap and at least one separating block arranged in the gap; forming an insulating layer over the patterned electrodes and the separating block and filling the insulating layer into the gap. Thereby are formed at least two discharge paths. The method can fabricate a plurality discharge paths in a semiconductor structure. Therefore, the structure of the present invention has very high reliability and reusability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Amazing Microelectric Corp.
    Inventors: Tung-Yang Chen, Ming-Dou Ker, Ryan Hsin-Chin Jiang
  • Publication number: 20140239799
    Abstract: A flat emitter is disclosed. In an embodiment, the flat emitter includes an emitter surface, which upon application of a heating voltage, emits electrons; a first end area, which has a first support rod; and a second end area, which has a second support rod. At least one first support rod has a narrow section extending in a longitudinal direction and is bonded to the first end area or a second support rod, which has a narrow section extending in a longitudinal direction and is bonded to the second end area. A flat emitter of this kind is structurally simple and offers a high level of electron emission at the same time as a longer useful life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Jörg Freudenberger, Jens Fürst, Freddy Güthlein, Giovanni Laporta, Gunter Röhrich, Matthias Seufert
  • Publication number: 20140210340
    Abstract: A magnetron cathode comprises electron emissive material included in a cathode body and a support structure for supporting the cathode body. The support structure has a longitudinal axis and includes a first part having a first cylinder integrally formed with a first end hat and a second part having a second cylinder integrally formed with a second end hat. The first cylinder and the second cylinder have an overlapping region in the longitudinal axial direction and are joined together. The cathode body is located around the first cylinder of the first part of the support structure and is joined to the first cylinder by a brazed joint. The outer surface of the first cylinder is grooved at the brazed joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: E2V Technologies (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Clive Roberts, Robert Charles Lodge
  • Patent number: 8786176
    Abstract: A substrate for an organic light-emitting device, includes a transparent substrate having an optical index n0, bearing, on a first main face, a first transparent or semi-transparent coating of an electrode, referred to as the lower electrode, with a sheet resistance less than or equal to 6?/? and which includes the following stack of layers: an anti-reflection sublayer having a given optical thickness L1 and having an optical index n1 such that the ratio of n1 to n0 is greater than or equal to 6/5; a first metallic layer having a given thickness e1; a first separating layer, having a given optical thickness L2; a second metallic layer, having an intrinsic electrical conductivity property, and having a given thickness e2; and an overlayer for adapting the work function, L1 being between 20 nm and 120 nm, L2 between 75 nm and 200 nm, and the sum of the thicknesses e1+e2 of the first and second metallic layers being less than or equal to 40 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Guillaume Lecamp, François-Julien Vermersch, Svetoslav Tchakarov, Hadia Gerardin, Alessandro Giassi
  • Publication number: 20140145581
    Abstract: The support and electrode assemblies of the ion implanter are cooled by circulating a coolant through these parts during operation. The support for the arc chamber includes a one piece block of aluminum through which coolant passes and a hollow rectangular post on which the arc chamber sits with a space therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Manuel A. Jerez, Carlos F. Borges
  • Patent number: 8648531
    Abstract: A high pressure discharge lamp has a sealing portion that is made of glass and a sealing metal piece. In a method of manufacturing the high pressure discharge lamp, the sealing metal piece is irradiated with laser beam whose pulse width is 1×10?9 seconds or less, so as to carry out a surface treatment of the sealing metal piece. The sealing metal piece may have a groove that is 120 to 600 nm in depth and 450 to 1,200 nm in width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshio Yokota, Yukio Yasuda, Hiroyuki Daido, Hiromitsu Kiriyama, Hajime Okada, Masayuki Suzuki, Izuru Daito
  • Publication number: 20130258657
    Abstract: A panorama lamp with 360 degree peripheral illumination with reference to an axis of the lamp is disclosed. Each of the light units mounted on a heat sink has a light chip facing outward from the lamp. Either a protection cap or a circular wall lens can be optionally adopted to cap the top of the lamp. The protection cap provides protection to the chips of the lamp from being damaged. The circular wall lens modifies the beam profile of the lamp to meet various market requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: UNILED LIGHTING TAIWAN INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Te LIN, Ming-Yao LIN, Heng QIU
  • Publication number: 20130249381
    Abstract: A light bulb shaped lamp includes: an LED module including: a base mount; and a semiconductor light-emitting device mounted on the base mount; and lead wires for supplying power to the LED module. The base mount is supported by the lead wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Takeuchi, Tsugihiro Matsuda, Hideo Nagai, Masahiro Miki, Takaari Uemoto, Yoshinori Kakuno
  • Publication number: 20130234580
    Abstract: A ground electrode is provided having a ground electrode body, the ground electrode body having an anchored end and a non-anchored end opposite the anchored end. The ground electrode includes a plateau extending from a surface of the ground electrode body adjacent the non-anchored end. In illustrative embodiments, the plateau is formed by removing a portion of the ground electrode body near the non-anchored end. The plateau is configured to be exposed around its periphery. A noble metal tip is fixably attached to the plateau.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: FRAM GROUP IP LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Boehler, Matthew B. Below, Jerry Williams Reeves, JR., Ovidio Bocanegra, Jayme R. Eastman, Timothy M. Frech
  • Publication number: 20130221834
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a semiconductor-based planar micro-tube discharger structure and a method for fabricating the same. The method comprises steps: forming on a substrate two patterned electrodes separated by a gap and at least one separating block arranged in the gap; forming an insulating layer over the patterned electrodes and the separating block and filling the insulating layer into the gap. Thereby are formed at least two discharge paths. The method can fabricate a plurality discharge paths in a semiconductor structure. Therefore, the structure of the present invention has very high reliability and reusability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Tung-Yang Chen, Ming-Dou Ker, Ryan Hsin-Chin Jiang
  • Patent number: 8519616
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an organic electroluminescent display device including the steps of preparing first and second substrates, forming an organic electroluminescent display on the first substrate, forming a first etching mask film on an upper surface of the second substrate, forming a second etching mask film on a lower surface of the second substrate, performing a first etching process on the upper surface of the second substrate, forming a third etching mask film on an etched portion of the second surface of the glass substrate, performing a second etching process on the upper surface of the second substrate to form a plurality of grooves on the upper surface of the second substrate, removing the first and second etching mask films, the second etching film remaining on the etched portion of the second surface of the glass substrate, and encapsulating the organic electroluminescent display between the first and second substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Ki Seo, Jong-Woo Park, Mi-Youn Yang, Kyung-Tak Oh, Dae-Sick Cho
  • Patent number: 8482199
    Abstract: A plasma display panel (PDP) comprises: a front substrate and a rear substrate which face each other; and a barrier wall which is interposed between the front substrate and the rear substrate, which includes base portions arranged on either side of a main discharge space, and protruding portions protruding on the base portions, respectively, and which defines stepped spaces on either side of the main discharge space. The stepped spaces are formed according to stepped surfaces formed by the base portions and the protruding portions. The PDP further comprises a pair of a scan electrode and a sustain electrode which generate a mutual discharge through the main discharge space. A channel space is defined by outer walls of the protruding portions on either side of the main discharge space, and an external light absorbing layer covers the channel space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eui-Jeong Hwang, Hyoung-Bin Park, Sang-Ho Jeon, Seung-Hyun Son, Hyun-Chul Kim, Hyeon-Seok Kim, Bok-Chun Yun, Sil-Keun Jeong, Jung-Min Kim, Sung-Hyun Choi, Sang-Hyuck Ahn, Sung-Hee Cho, Gi-Young Kim, Myoung-Sup Kim, Hye-Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 8466629
    Abstract: A lamp tube includes a encapsulation and a power rectifier member. The power rectifier member includes a power rectifier to convert alternating current (AC) energy into direct current (DC) energy. A first holder defining a first cavity for receiving the power rectifier, and a second cavity for detachably receiving and electrically connecting with one end of the encapsulation; and a first side cover detachably connected to the first holder to cover the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 8447474
    Abstract: Externally deployed airbag system for a vehicle including one or more inflatable airbags deployable outside of the vehicle, an anticipatory sensor system for assessing the probable severity of an impact involving the vehicle based on data obtained prior to the impact and initiating inflation of the airbag(s) in the event an impact above a threshold severity is assessed, and an inflator coupled to the anticipatory sensor system and the airbag for inflating the airbag when initiated by the anticipatory sensor system. The airbag may be housed in a module mounted along a side of the vehicle, in a side door of the vehicle (both for side impact protection), at a front of the vehicle (for frontal impact protection) or at a rear of the vehicle (for rear impact protection). Also, the externally deployed airbag can be deployed to cushion a pedestrian's impact against the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: American Vehicular Sciences LLC
    Inventor: David S. Breed
  • Publication number: 20130106301
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a light source including a first electrode that includes a projection and a depression, a second electrode including a projection and a depression, an insulating layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a light-emitting element straddling the insulating layer and disposed on the projection of the first electrode and on the projection of the second electrode. In other embodiments, a lighting device including a base that includes a first terminal and a second terminal that are configured to be electrically connected to the light source to supply current to the light-emitting element. In some embodiments, the lighting device is a lighting bulb, and in other embodiments, the lighting device is tube-shaped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicants: CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD., CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd., Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8427056
    Abstract: A lamp having: an arc tube (30) including a main tube portion and a pair of thin tube portions (46) provided at ends of the main tube portion; and an adjacent conductor (78) including a strip-shaped metal plate. In the adjacent conductor (78), a portion of the metal plate in the direction of length thereof, from the middle of the metal plate to just before an edge thereof, is a gripping portion (92) having a shape suitable for gripping the outer circumferential of one of the thin tube portions (46). One end of the gripping portion (92) is a free end. The gripping portion (92) is disposed along an outer circumferential surface of the thin tube portion (46) so as to be in contact with the outer circumferential surface, and is elastically deformable in accordance with expansion in the radial direction of the thin tube portion (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Utsubo, Shunsuke Kakisaka, Akio Takubo, Masahito Yoshida, Yukiya Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 8421355
    Abstract: In a plasma tube array-type display device, a first surface of the intermediate member, which is a flexible and bumpy intermediate member 4 interposed between a plasma tube array and a frame substrate, is attached with the rear surface of the plasma tube array at a top face of a plurality of convex portions provided on the first surface, and a second surface opposite to the first surface is attached with the frame substrate so as to define a screen shape, thereby the plasma tube array can be separated easily from the frame substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukiharu Miyamura, Koji Shinohe, Katsuhiko Itamasu
  • Patent number: 8415882
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display is disclosed. In one embodiment, the display includes i) a substrate, ii) a driving circuit formed on the substrate, iii) an organic light emitting diode formed on the substrate and electrically connected to the driving circuit, iv) an encapsulation thin film formed on the driving circuit and organic light emitting diode and v) a spacer formed on the substrate and surrounding the encapsulation thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Hun Kang, Min-Chul Suh, Dong-Won Han, Jin-Ho Kwack, Dae-Beom Shin, Hyo-Jin Kim
  • Publication number: 20130076233
    Abstract: A light-emitting element according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a body including an upper surface, a lower surface opposite to the upper surface, and a peripheral side surface extending between peripheral edges of the upper surface and peripheral edges of the lower surface, the peripheral side surface including a front surface and a rear surface opposite to the front surface; a pair of element electrodes as a first element electrode and a second element electrode positioned at the rear surface of the body; and a support disposed at the rear surface of the body between the first element electrode and the second element electrode that are positioned at a lower area of the rear surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicants: CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD., CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi IINO
  • Patent number: 8405293
    Abstract: A flat panel display apparatus includes a first substrate having a display region, a second substrate facing the first substrate and bonded to the first substrate, a groove portion in an edge of at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate, and a wiring portion and a bonding member arranged in the groove portion. The bonding member contacts the wiring portion. The wiring portion is configured to receive power and to supply heat to the bonding member. The bonding member is configured to bond the first substrate and the second substrate using the heat supplied from the wiring portion disposed in the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Ensil Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-Uk Han, Oh-Seob Kwon, Sung-Soo Koh, Jung-Jun Im, Dong-Seop Park, Jae-Sang Ro, Seog-Young Lee, Won-Eui Hong
  • Publication number: 20130069518
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a rectangular substrate, a through-holes that is in a shape of a quarter of circle provided in two corners or four corners of the substrate, a pair of electrodes provided along short sides of the substrate and electrically connected to the through-hole(s) that is adjacently disposed to each of the electrodes. Each of the through-holes is covered by a cover that is in a shape of a quarter of circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicants: CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD., CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8350470
    Abstract: An encapsulation structure comprises a first barrier layer, and an electroluminescence device configured to be coupled to the first barrier layer and comprising a substrate and an electroluminescence element both defining a lateral side. The electroluminescence element comprises a first electrode disposed on the substrate, a second electrode, and an organic light-emitting layer disposed between the first and second electrodes. Further, the encapsulation structure comprises a second barrier layer configured to be coupled to the electroluminescence device, and an adhesive configured to locate between and connect the first and second barrier layers, and at least to be coupled to the lateral side of the electroluminescence device to seal the electroluminescence device between the first and second barrier layers. An encapsulation method is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Donald Seton Farquhar, Ahmet Gun Erlat, Christian Maria Anton Heller, Anil Raj Duggal
  • Patent number: 8350458
    Abstract: A vacuum vessel includes a face plate, a rear plate having an interior surface that opposes the face plate, and a side wall joining the face plate and the rear plate, and a plurality of plate-like spacers provided between the face plate and the rear plate so that lengthwise directions thereof are parallel to each other. In addition, a plurality of linear fixing members are adhered to an exterior surface of the rear plate on the opposite side from the interior surface at mutually prescribed intervals and along the lengthwise direction of the plurality of spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryo Ohtomo, Toshimitsu Kawase, Kinya Kamiguchi, Takeshi Yamamoto, Tsukasa Abe
  • Publication number: 20120306342
    Abstract: An end piece for a retrofit fluorescent lamp may include a housing section open on a first end face and a cover that can close off the first end face, wherein the housing section and the cover can be non-detachably interlocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: OSRAM AG
    Inventors: Harald Dellian, Nimchung Ku, Qing Liu, Stefan Otzen
  • Patent number: 8319411
    Abstract: A lamp (10) has a light source (12) with a distal portion (14) and a proximal portion (16), the proximal portion (16) comprising a press seal (17) having a given cross-section. A lamp envelope (18) receives the light source (12), the envelope (18) being arrayed about a longitudinal axis (20) and having a base (22) generally orthogonal to the longitudinal axis (20). A clip-receiving aperture (24) is formed in the base (22), and at least one clip locator surface (26, 52, 54) is formed in the base (22) adjacent the clip-receiving aperture (24). A clip (28) is positioned in the clip-receiving aperture (24), the clip having a passage (29) shaped and formed to receive the press seal (17) of the light source (12) therein. The clip (28) has at least one first retainer (32) and at least one second retainer (33), the at least one first retainer (32) being shaped and formed to engage the at least one clip locator surface (26, 52, 54), whereby the clip (28) is located within the clip-receiving aperture (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Kling, Jeffrey P. Buschmann, James E. Oetken
  • Patent number: 8319410
    Abstract: The filament clamp assembly has a pair of bifurcated clamps to hold the connecting leads of a filament within a cavity of a cathode of a separate cathode assembly. The filament clamp assembly is mounted on the insulator block in self-aligning relation. The cathode assembly has a tungsten cathode with an internal cavity to receive the filament that is secured within a retainer shield made of one of tungsten, molybdenum and graphite by a threaded graphite cylindrical collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ion Technology Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Manuel A. Jerez