Electroluminescent Patents (Class 313/463)
  • Patent number: 10411046
    Abstract: A thin film transistor array substrate includes: a base substrate; a first transistor including a first electrode on a surface of the base substrate, a spacer, on the first electrode, a second electrode on the spacer, a first active layer contacting the first electrode, the spacer and the second electrode, and a first gate electrode opposite to the first active layer with a first insulating layer interposed therebetween; a storage capacitor including a first storage electrode integrally connected to the first electrode or the second electrode, and a second storage electrode opposite to the first storage electrode with the first insulating layer interposed therebetween, where the second storage electrode is integrally connected to the first gate electrode; and a second transistor electrically connected to the storage capacitor, where the second transistor includes a second active layer extending in a direction intersecting the base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jee Hoon Kim, Shin Hyuk Yang, Yong Hoon Won, Kwang Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10209128
    Abstract: A light intensity detection circuit, a light intensity detector, a detection method thereof and a display device are provided. The light intensity detection circuit includes a first reverser, a second reverser, a third reverser, a photosensor and an energy storage element. The first reverser respectively outputs a voltage of the first voltage terminal or the second voltage terminal to the energy storage element under the control of the signal input terminal of the light intensity detection circuit. The second reverser and the third reverser are configured to control transmission of photocurrent generated by the photosensor along a first direction or a second direction. The energy storage element controls a voltage of the signal output terminal of the light intensity detection circuit through voltage storage or voltage release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Ding, Xue Dong, Jing Lv, Haisheng Wang, Chun Wei Wu, Yingming Liu, Wei Liu, Pengpeng Wang, Yanling Han, Xueyou Cao
  • Patent number: 10121430
    Abstract: A display may have an array of light-emitting diode pixels or pixels containing portions of a liquid crystal layer to which electric fields are applied using electrodes. A pixel with a light-emitting diode may have a drive transistor coupled in series with the light-emitting diode. A storage capacitor may be coupled to a gate of the drive transistor. A pixel with a liquid crystal portion may have a storage capacitor coupled to a given one of the electrodes in that pixel. Switching circuitry in each pixel may be used to load data from a data line into the storage capacitor of the pixel. The switching circuitry may include a semiconducting-oxide transistor coupled to an associated data line and a series-connected silicon transistor that is coupled to the storage capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Wei Lin, Jungbae Kim, Kyung Wook Kim, MinKyu Kim, Shih Chang Chang, Vasudha Gupta, Young Bae Park
  • Patent number: 9900952
    Abstract: The present invention provides a power regulating circuit and a liquid crystal display device. The light emitting unit is applied with a first supply voltage for emitting light, and the power regulating circuit comprises a brightness sensing unit, a power consumption detecting unit, a control chip and a voltage regulating unit, and the brightness sensing unit senses a brightness, and the power consumption detecting unit detects a power consumption, which is a first power consumption, and the control chip compares the first power consumption with a minimum power consumption of a current brightness of the light emitting unit, and as a difference of the first power consumption and the minimum power consumption is larger than a preset threshold value, the control chip controls the voltage regulating unit to decrease an amplitude of the first supply voltage and to increase a duty ratio of the first supply voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dan Cao
  • Patent number: 9530384
    Abstract: In a display device that can use a low frequency drive method, in the case of low frequency drive, in a data correction unit (23) of a display control circuit (200), a pixel grayscale value is set such that the differential value between the potential difference between the pixel electrode and the common electrode when a voltage of positive polarity is applied and the potential difference between the pixel electrode and the common electrode when a voltage of negative polarity is applied becomes larger than during normal drive. With this, a correction amount (shift amount) is made larger during low frequency drive than during normal drive, whereby flickers and ghosting during low frequency drive are prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kohji Saitoh, Akihisa Iwamoto, Tomohiko Nishimura, Masaki Uehata, Jun Nakata, Masami Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9520080
    Abstract: An OLED display device includes a display screen, a sensor, and a timing controller. The timing controller includes a detection unit, a test image generation unit, a data compensation unit, and image control unit. The detection unit provides a command for generating a test image. The test image generation unit generates a test image according to the command. The data compensation unit receives a decayed signal that corresponds to the test image and is detected by the sensor in order to generate a compensation signal according to the decayed signal. In response to the compensation signal, the image control unit compensates an external image to achieve normal displaying of the external image on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tai-jiun Hwang
  • Patent number: 9462652
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating LEDs (13), comprising a driver module (10) and an LED module (11) having at least one LED (13), which LED module (11) is controlled by the driver module (10), wherein the driver module (10) has a first connection (1), which is designed to feed the LED module (11) with a current, and has a second connection (2) is present as earth connection (GND), wherein the LED module (11) is fed with a current by the driver module (10) via a first connection (1) and a second connection (2) is present as earth connection (GND), characterized in that the driver module (10) temporarily lowers the voltage at the first connection (1) and monitors the voltage at the first connection (1) and is designed to evaluate a change in the voltage at said connection as a transfer of information from the LED module (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignees: TRIDONIC GMBH & CO KG, TRIDONIC JENNERSDORF GMBH
    Inventors: Mathias Dunser, Florian Moosmann, Norbert Kleber, Christian Nesensohn, Frank Lochmann, Reinhold Juen, Gunter Marent, Frank Horn, Peter Pachler, Steffen Riemer
  • Patent number: 8994711
    Abstract: An EL display having high operating performance and reliability is provided. LDD regions 15a through 15d of a switching TFT 201 formed in a pixel are formed such that they do not overlap gate electrodes 19a and 19b to provide a structure which is primarily intended for the reduction of an off-current. An LDD region 22 of a current control TFT 202 is formed such that it partially overlaps a gate electrode 35 to provide a structure which is primarily intended for the prevention of hot carrier injection and the reduction of an off-current. Appropriate TFT structures are thus provided depending on required functions to improve operational performance and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Yamauchi, Takeshi Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 8947330
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including a display unit having pixels, each of which includes a luminescence element that individually becomes luminous depending on a current amount and a pixel circuit for controlling a current applied to the luminescence element according to a voltage signal, where the pixels are arranged in a matrix pattern. The display device includes an average luminance calculator (200) for calculating average luminance for a predetermined period of the input picture signal, and also includes a luminous time setter (202) for setting an effective duty depending on the calculated average luminance by the average luminance calculator (200), the effective duty regulating for each one frame a luminous time for which the luminescence element is luminous. The luminous time setter (202) sets the effective duty such that a luminescence amount regulated by a preset reference duty and possible maximum luminance of a picture signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Inoue, Yoshihiro Kosugi, Ken Kikuchi, Takeya Meguro, Hideto Mori, Toyo Osumi
  • Patent number: 8890124
    Abstract: An organic EL device includes a reflecting layer which has at least light reflectivity, a first electrode which is arranged on the reflecting layer through a first insulating layer, an organic functional layer which is arranged on the first electrode and includes at least a light emitting layer, a second electrode which is arranged on the organic functional layer and has at least light reflectivity, and a holding capacitance. In the organic EL device, an optical resonator which resonates light from the organic functional layer is formed by the reflecting layer and the second electrode, and the holding capacitance is formed using the reflecting layer, the first insulating layer, and the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Koshihara
  • Patent number: 8866706
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent display device capable of improving yield by preventing voltage drop of a power supply wire and a manufacturing method of the same. An organic electroluminescent display device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a plurality of sub-pixels defined by an active area displaying an image and an inactive area other than the active area; a driving switching element formed in the inactive area of the sub-pixel to supply driving current; and a power supply wire supplying power to the sub-pixel, wherein the power supply wire includes a first power supply wire extending in a vertical direction at one portion of a long side of the sub-pixel, a dummy power supply wire disposed on the first power supply wire and electrically connected with the first power supply wire, and a second power supply wire extending in a horizontal direction at one portion of a short side of the sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Nyeng Kang, Na-Young Kim, Yong-Sung Park
  • Patent number: 8860636
    Abstract: A method and system for driving a light emitting device display is provided. The system provides a timing schedule which increases accuracy in the display. The system may provide the timing schedule by which an operation cycle is implemented consecutively in a group of rows. The system may provide the timing schedule by which an aging factor is used for a plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Arokia Nathan, G. Reza Chaji
  • Patent number: 8830148
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence display device includes a display panel including pixels. The pixels each include a light-emitter, driver and capacitor. A storage is configured to store a correction parameter for each of the pixels for correcting, in accordance with characteristics of each of the pixels, an image signal input from an external source. A controller is configured to, for each pixel of the pixels, obtain a corrected signal voltage by reading the correction parameter corresponding to the pixel from the storage and multiplying the image signal corresponding to the pixel by the correction parameter corresponding to the pixel. The storage is configured to store a gain and not an offset as the correction parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Segawa, Tetsurou Nakamura, Shinya Ono
  • Patent number: 8749457
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an organic electroluminescence display includes preparing a substrate including pixels. The pixels each include a drive transistor and a capacitor. The capacitor of a subject pixel is caused to hold a voltage which corresponds to a threshold voltage of the drive transistor, and the voltage is read. A first signal voltage is obtained by adding a first correction parameter of the subject pixel to a second signal voltage corresponding to a single gradation level belonging to an intermediate gradation region or a high gradation region of representative voltage-luminance characteristics. The first signal voltage is applied to the driver of the subject pixel, and a luminance emitted by the subject pixel is measured. A second correction parameter with which the luminance emitted by the subject pixel becomes a standard luminance is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Segawa, Tetsurou Nakamura, Shinya Ono
  • Patent number: 8723762
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a display apparatus includes a substrate having wiring lines formed by a conductor film including signal and scanning lines arranged in columns and rows, and a matrix of pixels, and includes a light-emitting material interposed between an anode and cathode electrode and a first and second uneven zone are between the anode electrode of the pixel and an adjacent pixel. The first uneven zone is formed on the substrate due to level differences resulting from the presence of the scanning lines. The second uneven zone is formed on the substrate also due to level differences resulting from the presence of the scanning lines. A pattern of the conductor film of which the wiring lines are made is formed so part of recessed portions of the first uneven zone are located behind their corresponding raised portions of the second uneven zone, as viewed from inside the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhide Uchino, Tetsuro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8723766
    Abstract: Representative embodiments of the disclosure provide a system and apparatus for controlling an intensity and spectrum of light emitted from a solid state lighting system. The solid state lighting system has a first emitted spectrum at full intensity and at a selected temperature, with a first electrical biasing for the solid state lighting system producing a first wavelength shift, and a second electrical biasing for the solid state lighting system producing a second, opposing wavelength shift. Representative embodiments provide for receiving information designating a selected intensity level and a selected temperature and providing a combined first electrical biasing and second electrical biasing to the solid state lighting system to generate emitted light having the selected intensity level and having a second emitted spectrum within a predetermined variance of the first emitted spectrum over a predetermined range of temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Point Somee Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Anatoly Shteynberg, Harry Rodriguez, Bradley M. Lehman, Dongsheng Zhou
  • Patent number: 8687024
    Abstract: An active matrix display apparatus comprises plural gate lines and plural source lines that are arranged such that the plural gate lines respectively intersect the plural source lines and light-emitting element circuits, which are provided to respectively correspond to intersections at which the plural gate lines intersect the plural source line. Additionally, each of the light-emitting element circuits includes a light-emitting element for emitting light according to a current supplied thereto, a drive transistor for controlling a current supplied to the light-emitting element, and a control transistor for controlling writing of an image signal to the drive transistor. Furthermore, the drive transistor has a body terminal and is configured to correct luminance of the light-emitting element using a voltage applied to the body terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Arinobu Kanegae, Shinya Ono, Mika Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8665251
    Abstract: The display device includes stacked layers including a display element layer and a control layer including a capacitor including an upper electrode layer and a lower electrode layer that face each other in a layer-stacking direction, wherein the upper electrode layer includes a first upper capacitor electrode connecting two circuit elements, a disconnectable portion, and a second upper capacitor electrode connected to the first upper electrode layer through the disconnectable portion, and the lower electrode layer includes a first lower capacitor electrode connecting two circuit elements, a disconnectable portion, and a second lower capacitor electrode connected to the first lower electrode layer through the disconnectable portion. The capacitor has a capacitance each between the first upper capacitor electrode and the second lower capacitor electrode, and the first lower capacitor electrode and the second upper capacitor electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shirouzu, Kenichi Tajika
  • Patent number: 8659518
    Abstract: A voltage programmed pixel circuit, display system having the pixel circuit and driving method thereof is provided. The pixel circuit includes a light emitting device, a driving transistor connected to the light emitting device and a programming circuit. The programming circuit adjusts a pixel current during a programming cycle of the pixel circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Arokia Nathan, Gholamreza Chaji, Peyman Servati
  • Patent number: 8654044
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including a display unit having pixels, each of which includes a luminescence element that individually becomes luminous depending on a current amount and a pixel circuit for controlling a current applied to the luminescence element according to a voltage signal, where the pixels are arranged in a matrix pattern. The display device includes an average luminance calculator (200) for calculating average luminance for a predetermined period of the input picture signal, and also includes a luminous time setter (202) for setting an effective duty depending on the calculated average luminance by the average luminance calculator (200), the effective duty regulating for each one frame a luminous time for which the luminescence element is luminous. The luminous time setter (202) sets the effective duty such that a luminescence amount regulated by a preset reference duty and possible maximum luminance of a picture signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Inoue, Yoshihiro Kosugi, Ken Kikuchi, Takeya Meguro, Hideto Mori, Toyo Osumi
  • Patent number: 8633873
    Abstract: A technique for improving the spatial and/or temporal uniformity of a light-emitting display by providing a faster calibration of reference current sources and reducing the noise effect by improving the dynamic range, despite instability and non-uniformity of the transistor devices. A calibration circuit for a display panel having an active area having a plurality of light emitting devices arranged on a substrate, and a peripheral area of the display panel separate from the active area is provided. The calibration circuit includes a first row of calibration current source or sink circuits and a second row of calibration current source or sink circuits. A first calibration control line is configured to cause the first row of calibration current source or sink circuits to calibrate the display panel with a bias current while the second row of calibration current source or sink circuits is being calibrated by a reference current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Gholamreza Chaji, Arokia Nathan
  • Patent number: 8624802
    Abstract: The variation of characteristics of transistors occurs. The present invention is a signal line drive circuit having a plurality of current source circuit corresponding to a plurality of wirings, a first and a second shift registers, a latch circuit, the foregoing plurality of current source circuits have capacity means and supplying means, respectively, characterized in that the foregoing capacity means converts a supplied current into a voltage according to a sampling pulse supplied from the foregoing first shift register, the foregoing supplying means supplies a current corresponding to the foregoing converted voltage according to a video signal, and the foregoing latch circuit operates according to a sampling pulse supplied from the foregoing second shift register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 8581805
    Abstract: A display device having a pixel configuration in which the aperture ratio is not decreased, and a driving method of a display device in which the duty ratio and the reliability of a light emitting element are increased. According to the invention, a signal line for inputting an analog signal, a first switch controlled by a first scan line, a second switch controlled by a second scan line, and a light emitting element connected to the second switch are included, wherein the first switch and the second switch are selected and an analog signal is inputted in a first period of one gate selection period, the first switch is selected and a reference signal is inputted from the signal line in a second period of the one gate selection period, and the light emitting element emits light by the analog signal and the reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kimura, Jun Koyama, Masahiko Hayakawa, Yu Yamazaki, Yukari Ando, Keisuke Miyagawa
  • Patent number: 8525400
    Abstract: A luminescent element includes a luminescent glass and a metal layer with a metal microstructure formed on a surface of the luminescent glass; wherein the luminescent glass has a chemical composition: aR2O.bZnO.cSiO2.nMnO2, wherein R represents the alkali metal element, a, b, c, and n are, by mole parts, 9.5˜40, 8˜40, 35˜70, and 0.01˜1, respectively. A preparation method of a luminescent element and a luminescence method are also provided. The luminescent element has good luminescence homogeneity, high luminescence efficiency, good luminescence stability and simple structure, and can be used in luminescent device with ultrahigh brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Ocean's King Lighting Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Wenbo Ma, Yugang Liu, Qingtao Li
  • Patent number: 8525758
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for driving a display element including a current-driven light emitting part and a drive circuit, the drive circuit including a write transistor, a drive transistor, and a capacitive part, the method including the steps of: executing threshold voltage cancel processing of changing potential of the second node toward potential obtained by subtracting threshold voltage of the drive transistor from potential of the first node in a state in which the potential of the first node is kept; and executing write processing of applying a video signal from the data line to the first node via the write transistor turned to an on-state by a scan signal from the scan line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Sugimoto, Katsuhide Uchino
  • Patent number: 8502724
    Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device including an A/D converter circuit that is capable of performing A/D conversion with high accuracy and high resolution and that can be reduced in size. One loop resistance wiring is shared by a plurality of power supply switches and a plurality of output circuits, and a reference voltage having a triangular (step-like) wave generated using the resistance wiring and the plurality of power supply switches is utilized. Thus, high-accuracy digital signals can be obtained using such an A/D converter circuit that can be reduced in size as an output circuit, without using a complicated circuit structure. Further, the number of constituent elements of the A/D converter circuit is small, whereby in the case of providing A/D converter circuits in parallel, variation between the A/D converter circuits can be made small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 8497828
    Abstract: A circuit and driving technique to improve the display resolution of an AMOLED display. Sharing of switch transistors between several sub-pixels in the display leads to improved manufacturing yield by minimizing the number of transistors used. The method also allows for conventional sequential scan driving to be used. The circuit includes a shared switch transistor connected between a voltage data line and a shared line that is connected to a reference voltage through a reference voltage transistor, a first pixel including a first light emitting device configured to be current driven by a first drive circuit connected to the shared line through a first storage device, a second pixel including a second light emitting device configured to be current driven by a second drive circuit connected to the shared line through a second storage device, and a reference current line configured to apply a bias current to the first and second drive circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Gholamreza Chaji, Arokia Nathan
  • Patent number: 8497819
    Abstract: In an active matrix electroluminescent display, a plurality of rows of pixels are illuminated, defining at least two bands of rows separated by a non-illuminated band. The bands of rows of pixels scroll in the column direction over time, and at most 75% of the rows are illuminated at any point in time. This method is in essence a double bar scrolling method. By scrolling two bars, the required peak brightness is reduced as the effective overall duty cycle is increased. However, the period of illumination can still remain short, so that motion perception remains improved. The scrolling speed can be halved for the same frame rate or else the frame rate can be increased to reduce flicker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Jurgen J. L. Hoppenbrouwers, Franciscus P. M. Budzelaar, Nijs C. Van Der Vaart
  • Patent number: 8497885
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a matrix of light emitting elements, a plurality of drive circuits provided for driving the light emitting elements, a plurality of scanning lines to which a scanning signal is applied to select the drive circuits on a row basis, a plurality of control lines to which a light-emission control signal is applied to determine an emission period of the light emitting elements, and a plurality of data lines to which image signals are applied to define brightness of the light emitting elements on a column basis. The scanning signal is sequentially applied to the scanning lines in a field so that the image signals of the data lines are programmed in the drive circuits, and the light-emission control signal is sequentially applied to the control lines to make the light emitting elements emit light with brightness corresponding to the image signal programmed to the drive circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Karsha
    Inventors: Kouji Ikeda, Kohichi Nakamura, Masami Iseki
  • Patent number: 8471790
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including a display unit having pixels, each of which includes a luminescence element that individually becomes luminous depending on a current amount and a pixel circuit for controlling a current applied to the luminescence element according to a voltage signal, where the pixels are arranged in a matrix pattern. The display device includes an average luminance calculator (200) for calculating average luminance for a predetermined period of the input picture signal, and also includes a luminous time setter (202) for setting an effective duty depending on the calculated average luminance by the average luminance calculator (200), the effective duty regulating for each one frame a luminous time for which the luminescence element is luminous. The luminous time setter (202) sets the effective duty such that a luminescence amount regulated by a preset reference duty and possible maximum luminance of a picture signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Inoue, Yoshihiro Kosugi, Ken Kikuchi, Takeya Meguro, Hideto Mori, Toyo Osumi
  • Patent number: 8462087
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display device and the driving method thereof that is adaptive for increasing display quality. The organic light emitting diode display device according to an embodiment includes a display panel where pixels having an organic light emitting diode device are arranged in a matrix type and a data driver that supplies a data voltage and an inverted voltage to the pixels, where the inverted voltage is symmetric to the data voltage relative to a reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Koo Lee, Sang Hoon Jung
  • Patent number: 8462088
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device comprises a first substrate and a second substrate, a display unit formed on the first substrate, and a film disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and comprising an opening in a region corresponding to the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Hyuk Lee
  • Patent number: 8456388
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for controlling a solid state lighting panel. A system according to some embodiments of the invention includes a first microprocessor operative to perform color management data processing and generate emitter control data values. The system also includes a second microprocessor operative to receive the emitter control data values from the first processor to control a plurality of light emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: John K. Roberts, Keith J. Vadas
  • Patent number: 8436525
    Abstract: A light emitting element includes a light-emitting source for emitting light at a wavelength of 330 to 500 nm and a constituent phosphor. The constituent phosphor includes a compound including M, A, Al, O, and N, where M is at least one kind of element selected from Mn, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, and Yb, and A is at least one kind of element selected from C, Si, Ge, Sn, B, Ga, In, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Sc, Y, La, Gd, Lu, Ti, Zr, Hf, Ta, and W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventor: Naoto Hirosaki
  • Patent number: 8421718
    Abstract: An organic light emitting device is disclosed. The organic light emitting device includes a display unit including a plurality of subpixels, a host memory unit that stores image data received from the outside by the frame, a data adjusting unit that fetches the image data frames stored in the host memory unit by the bit and converts one frame into a plurality of subfields and one display memory unit that stores the image data frame converted into the plurality of subfields by the data adjusting unit. When the data adjusting unit converts the frame into the plurality of subfields, the data adjusting unit inserts a black time into at least one of the plurality of subfields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haksu Kim, Wonkyu Ha, Jaedo Lee, Kyoungdon Woo, Sujin Baek
  • Patent number: 8421332
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a capacitive touch screen and a method for manufacturing the same. The capacitive touch screen includes: a base member on which a plurality of electrode patterns are formed; conductive adhesive members formed at ends of the electrode patterns; a window disposed over the base member and having a plurality of electrode wirings formed in an outer region thereof, the plurality of electrode wirings being opposite to the electrode patterns; and auxiliary electrodes formed at one of the ends of the electrode wirings to conduct the electrode patterns with the electrode wirings by the conductive adhesive members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Woon Chun Kim, Yong Soo Oh, Jae Il Kim, Jong Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8325118
    Abstract: In a pixel circuit 100, a driving TFT 110, a switching TFT 115, and an organic EL element 130 are provided between a power supply wiring line Vp and a common cathode Vcom and a capacitor 120 and a switching TFT 111 are provided between a gate terminal of the driving TFT 110 and a data line Sj. A switching TFT 112 is provided between a connection point B between the capacitor 120 and the switching TFT 111 and the power supply wiring line Vp, a switching TFT 113 is provided between the gate and drain terminals of the driving TFT 110, and a switching TFT 114 is provided between the gate terminal of the driving TFT 110 and a reference supply wiring line Vs. A potential that brings the driving TFT 110 into a conduction state is applied to the reference supply wiring line Vs. Thus, variations in the threshold voltage of a drive element can be properly compensated for and unwanted light emission from an electro-optical element can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Senda
  • Patent number: 8319710
    Abstract: A pixel has an outer region extending linearly along a boundary with an adjacent pixel and an inner region extending along the inner side of the outer region. Wiring lines are arranged across the outer region and the inner region. An outer uneven zone is formed along the outer region and on a substrate due to level differences resulting from the presence of the wiring lines. Similarly, an inner uneven zone is formed along the inner region and on the substrate due to level differences resulting from the presence of the wiring lines. A pattern of a conductor film of which the wiring lines are made is formed properly such that recessed portions of the outer uneven zone are located directly behind their corresponding raised portions of the inner uneven zone, as viewed from inside the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhide Uchino, Tetsuro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8289234
    Abstract: An Organic Light Emitting Display (OLED) that is capable of decreasing the number of output lines for a data driver using a demultiplexer, displaying an image with uniform brightness, and adjusting white balance includes: a plurality of red, green and blue sub-pixels, and each sub-pixel is provided with an auxiliary capacitor to compensate a decreased driving voltage. The respective auxiliary capacitors are different in capacitance according to emission efficiency of the red, green and blue sub-pixels. The auxiliary capacitor of the green sub-pixel has a larger capacitance than the auxiliary capacitor of the red sub-pixel, and the auxiliary capacitor of the red sub-pixel has a larger capacitance than the auxiliary capacitor of the blue sub-pixel. This enables the white balance to be adjusted with the same data voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yang-Wan Kim
  • Publication number: 20120248965
    Abstract: A field emission device for emitting white light is provided. The device includes a cathode plate assembly (1), an anode plate assembly (2) which is opposite to and spaced from the cathode plate assembly (1), and a supporting body (3) for tight coupling the cathode plate assembly (1) with the anode plate assembly (2). The anode plate assembly (2) includes a transparent substrate (203) which can emit yellow light when excited by blue light. An anode (202) and a blue cathode ray luminescent material layer (201) are provided on the surface of the transparent substrate (203). The blue cathode ray luminescent material layer (201) contains blue cathode ray luminescent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Wenbo Ma
  • Patent number: 8263971
    Abstract: The OLED display device includes a first stack and a second stack that are separated from each other between an anode electrode and a cathode electrode, with a charge generation layer sandwiched between the first stack and the second stack, each of the first stack and the second stack having an emission layer. The first stack includes a blue emission layer formed between the anode electrode and the CGL. The second stack includes a fluorescent green emission layer and a phosphorescent red emission layer formed between the cathode electrode and the CGL. The blue emission layer includes one of a fluorescent blue emission layer and a phosphorescent blue emission layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Hoon Pieh
  • Patent number: 8253692
    Abstract: A top-emitting OLED display having a transparent touch panel includes a substrate, an upper cover plate, an OLED display device, a capacitive touch device and a sealant layer. The OLED device is stacked on the substrate, the capacitive touch device is stacked on the upper cover plate, and the sealant layer combines the substrate and the upper cover plate such that the OLED device and the capacitive touch device are enclosed between the substrate and the upper cover plate. The capacitive touch device includes a first transparent conductive layer, an isolating layer, a second transparent conductive layer and an electromagnetic shielding layer sequentially formed on the upper cover plate. The electromagnetic shielding layer can effectively reduce the electromagnetic interfering between the OLED device and the capacitive touch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: RITDISPLAY Corporation
    Inventor: Yuang Wei Lai
  • Patent number: 8253666
    Abstract: Representative embodiments of the disclosure provide a system, apparatus, and method of controlling an intensity and spectrum of light emitted from a solid state lighting system. The solid state lighting system has a first emitted spectrum at full intensity and at a selected temperature, with a first electrical biasing for the solid state lighting system producing a first wavelength shift, and a second electrical biasing for the solid state lighting system producing a second, opposing wavelength shift. Representative embodiments provide for receiving information designating a selected intensity level or a selected temperature and providing a combined first electrical biasing and second electrical biasing to the solid state lighting system to generate emitted light having the selected intensity level and having a second emitted spectrum within a predetermined variance of the first emitted spectrum over a predetermined range of temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Point Somee Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Anatoly Shteynberg, Harry Rodriguez, Bradley M. Lehman, Dongsheng Zhou
  • Patent number: 8223094
    Abstract: Display devices and methods capable of reversing brightness deterioration in electroluminescence elements while maintaining display quality, with simple pixel circuits and no manufacturing yield reduction, are provided. A display device includes luminescence pixels that each include a driving transistor, a luminescence element, and a switching transistor which switches between conduction and non-conduction states between a data line and the luminescence element. A data driving circuit supplies a signal voltage to the data line and a bias supplying circuit supplies a specified bias voltage to the data line. A control unit applies the specified bias voltage to an anode or cathode of the luminescence element by causing conduction between the data line and the data driving circuit, causing non-conduction between the data line and the bias supplying circuit, and turning the switching transistor ON, all within a period in which a signal current does not flow to the luminescence element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Mika Nakamura, Kenichi Masumoto
  • Patent number: 8223178
    Abstract: The method for driving a light-emitting panel provides a method for driving a light-emitting panel such that, even if there is a defect at a certain place of the light-emitting surface, the whole surface is not turned off and the function as a lighting apparatus or a backlight of or the electronic information device can be maintained by means that only one area including the defect is turned off and the other areas are turned on. The method for driving a light-emitting panel is characterized in that the light-emitting surface is divided into a plurality of areas and each of the areas emits light by time sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Keiichi Furukawa, Yoshiyuki Suzuri
  • Patent number: 8212581
    Abstract: Inoperative or defective electroluminescent (EL) emitters in an EL display having a plurality of subpixels are detected. Current flow through a drive transistor in a subpixel is turned off, a selected test current is provided through the EL emitter in the subpixel using a current source, and the voltage at a second electrode of a readout transistor in the subpixel is measured to provide a status signal representative or characteristics of the selected EL emitter. The status signal for the subpixel is compared to the respective status signals of neighboring subpixels to determine whether the EL emitter in the subpixel is defective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Global OLED Technology LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. Levey, Felipe A. Leon
  • Patent number: 8212749
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting-Diode (AMOLED) drive circuit using transient current feedback. The AMOLED drive circuit includes a current Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), a data line drive transistor, a constant current source, a variable current source, a differential amplifier, and a transient charging current control unit. The DAC generates current corresponding to input digital data. The data line drive transistor is configured such that the drain terminal thereof is connected to the output node of the current DAC. The constant current source is connected between the source terminal of the data line drive transistor and a ground. The variable current source is connected between both the output node of the current DAC and the drain terminal of the drive transistor, and a voltage source. The differential amplifier is configured to input the output voltage thereof to the gate terminal of the drive transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Gyu-Hyeong Cho, Young-Suk Son, Sang-Kyung Kim, Jin-Yong Jeon, Gun-Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20120153803
    Abstract: A luminescent element includes a luminescent glass and a metal layer with a metal microstructure formed on a surface of the luminescent glass; wherein the luminescent glass has a chemical composition: aR2O.bZnO.cSiO2.nMnO2, wherein R represents the alkali metal element, a, b, c, and n are, by mole parts, 9.5˜40, 8˜40, 35˜70, and 0.01˜1, respectively. A preparation method of a luminescent element and a luminescence method are also provided. The luminescent element has good luminescence homogeneity, high luminescence efficiency, good luminescence stability and simple structure, and can be used in luminescent device with ultrahigh brightness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: OCEAN'S KING LIGHTING SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Wenbo Ma, Yugang Liu, Qingtao Li
  • Patent number: 8188944
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, a signal driver employs a two-stage system in which the potential of a signal line (SL) is switched from a reference potential (Vofs) to an intermediate potential (Vofs2), and then switched to a signal potential (Vsig) of a video signal. A scanner supplies a first control pulse to a scan line (WS) when the signal line (SL) is at the intermediate potential (Vofs2), and then supplies a second control pulse to thereby turn on and off a sampling transistor T1 when the signal line (SL) is at the signal potential (Vsig). Based on this configuration, two times of mobility correction (? correction) are carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro Yamamoto, Katsuhide Uchino
  • Patent number: 8174175
    Abstract: The light-emitting device of the present invention is a light-emitting device having a plurality of pixels that comprises a light-emitting function layer of at least one layer that emits light in accordance with a supplied current, a first electrode layer of a conductive material provided at one surface of the light-emitting function layer, and being transparent to at least part of a wavelength range of light emitted from the light-emitting function layer, a second electrode layer provided facing the first electrode layer on the other surface of the light-emitting function layer, including conductive material, and being transparent to at least part of the wavelength range of light emitted from the light-emitting function layer, and a reflecting layer provided on the second electrode layer, and being reflective to at least part of the wavelength range of light emitted from the light-emitting function layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuto Yamamoto