Vacuum-type Tube Patents (Class 313/495)
  • Patent number: 10916528
    Abstract: A collapsible lighting device having circuit wires and LED modules and a method for manufacturing the same wherein the lighting device is collapsible in every direction, thereby being easy to be carried and stored, and makes use of the LED modules, thereby reducing an amount of power consumed. The collapsible lighting device includes: a main sheet formed of fibers made of a soft material collapsible with no directionality and an electrical insulation material for insulating electricity flowing along circuit wires, the fibers being resistant to a temperature greater than 250° C.; LED modules mounted on the main sheet in such a manner as to be electrically connected to the circuit wires; and a front sheet attached to top of the main sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HYUNDAI FOMEX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Kyun Yoo
  • Patent number: 10897017
    Abstract: A display device and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed, in which excitation and side permeability of a flexible substrate are minimized to prevent defects of a display panel from occurring. The display device comprises a first substrate; a buffer layer arranged on the first substrate; a pixel array layer arranged on the buffer layer; and an encapsulation layer covering the pixel array layer, wherein the buffer layer surrounds a front surface and a side of the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MinSeok Kim, UnJung Kim, JiHun Song
  • Patent number: 10872828
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inspection and replacement method for a micro LED, the method being configured to inspect whether the micro LED is defective and replace a defective micro LED with a normal micro LED. More particularly, the present invention relates to an inspection and replacement method for a micro LED in which when micro LEDs are transferred to a display substrate, the micro LEDs are inspected so as to detect and remove a defective micro LED, and a normal micro LED is placed at a position where the defective micro LED is removed so as to be replaced with the defective micro LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: POINT ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bum Mo Ahn, Seung Ho Park
  • Patent number: 10859240
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mini light emitting diode backlight module, comprising a light emitting diode light source and a fluorescent film layer, wherein the light emitting diode light source comprises a substrate and mini light emitting diode lamp beads arranged in an array on the substrate, and the fluorescent film layer is disposed in a light emitting direction of the light emitting diode light source, and a surface of the fluorescent film layer toward the mini light emitting diode lamp beads is provided with grooves arranged in an array. By designing the fluorescent film layer having a specific shape, and placing the same in front of the mini light emitting diode lamp beads, the light leakage can be avoided and the light path can be changed to solve the problem of hotspot and light leakage around in the mini light emitting diode backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yan Cheng
  • Patent number: 10862005
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a substrate, an adhesion layer, a micro light emitting device (?LED), a first conductive layer, and a second conductive layer. A light emitting surface of the ?LED is away from the substrate. The ?LED includes a first semiconductive layer, a second semiconductive layer, a tether layer, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The tether layer covers a portion of sidewalls of the first semi-conductive layer, a portion of a bottom surface of the first semi-conductive layer, sidewalls of the second semiconductive layer, and a portion of a bottom surface of the second semiconductive layer. The first electrode and the second electrode are respectively electrically connected to the first semiconductive layer and the second semiconductive layer. The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer are respectively electrically connected to the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Fen Lan, Chin-Yuan Ho, Tsung-Tien Wu
  • Patent number: 10811484
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display panel and an organic light emitting display apparatus using the same are disclosed, in which a switching transistor and a driving transistor are provided on their respective layers different from each other. To this end, the organic light emitting display panel comprises a substrate partitioned by a plurality of pixels, a driving transistor provided in a first pixel of the pixels and provided on the substrate in a top gate type, a first insulating film for covering the driving transistor, a switching transistor provided on the first insulating film in a top gate type, a second insulating film for covering the first insulating film and the switching transistor, a planarization film provided on the second insulating film, and an organic light emitting diode provided on the planarization film and connected with a driving first conductor of the driving transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: DaeHwan Kim, Younghyun Ko
  • Patent number: 10784444
    Abstract: A light detection element including: a carbon nanotube structure; a first electrode and a second electrode, electrically connected to the carbon nanotube structure; wherein the carbon nanotube structure includes at least one carbon nanotube, the carbon nanotube includes two metallic carbon nanotube segments and one semiconducting carbon nanotube segment between the two metallic carbon nanotube segments, one of the two metallic carbon nanotube segments is electrically connected to the first electrode, the other one of the two metallic carbon nanotube segments is electrically connected to the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiang-Tao Wang, Peng Liu, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10763318
    Abstract: An OLED image display apparatus driven by a silicon-based CMOS and a manufacturing method are disclosed, where the apparatus includes four same microdisplay units formed through exposure by using a same mask, where each microdisplay unit includes: a display controller, a row driver, a column driver, and a rectangular display effective area, where one of vertexes of each rectangular display effective area is close to each other to form one rectangular whole display effective area, and there is no electronic component between any two rectangular display effective areas. Through proper layout designing and exposure field splicing, the OLED image display apparatus that is driven by a silicon-based CMOS and that has a larger area is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN DIANBOND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 10727434
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate having a display area, in which an image is displayed, and a non-display area, in which no image is displayed. The non-display area is disposed on at least one side of the display area. A plurality of pixels is disposed in the display area. An encapsulation layer is disposed on the plurality of pixels. A dam unit is disposed in the non-display area. The dam unit includes a body part and a plurality of protrusions. Each of the plurality of protrusions protrudes from the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Oh June Kwon, Il Sang Lee, Doo Hwan Kim, Woo Yong Sung, Min Sang Kim, Jin Hwan Jeon, Seung Yong Song
  • Patent number: 10727375
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a flexible substrate, at least one light emitting element, and a cover member. The flexible substrate has a first surface and a second surface, and includes a flexible base member and wiring portions disposed on a first surface side. The cover member is arranged on the second surface of the flexible substrate and defines at least a part of a recess defining an air layer. The recess is positioned so that a total maximum thickness of the flexible substrate and the cover member in a region corresponding to a region on the first surface where the at least one light emitting element is arranged is smaller than a total maximum thickness of the flexible substrate and the cover member in a region other than the region corresponding to the region on the first surface where the at least one light emitting element is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motokazu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10678098
    Abstract: A display apparatus comprises a first substrate comprising a first external surface and a first internal surface; a second substrate having a second external surface and a second internal surface facing the first internal surface of the first substrate; and a display unit disposed between the first and second substrates and comprising an array of pixels. The first substrate comprises a first side connecting the first external surface and the first internal surface. In a cross section perpendicular to the first external surface, the first side comprises a first straight region and a first curved region located between the first straight region and the first internal surface. The second substrate comprises a second side connecting the second external surface and the second internal surface. The second side comprises a second straight region and a second curved region located between the second straight region and the second internal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoengki Kim, Sangwook Sin, Jaeyoung Shin, Seungjoon Yoo, Jaeman Lee, Hyunsoo Lee, Beomjun Cheon, Gwangjoon Hong
  • Patent number: 10673011
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a light-emitting device where periphery deterioration can be prevented from occurring even when an organic insulating film is used as an insulating film for the light-emitting device. In addition, it is an object of the present invention to provide a light-emitting device where reliability for a long period of time can be improved. A structure of an inorganic film, an organic film, and an inorganic film is not continuously provided from under a sealing material under a cathode for a light-emitting element. In addition, penetration of water is suppressed by defining the shape of the inorganic film that is formed over the organic film even when a structure of an inorganic film, an organic film, and an inorganic film is continuously provided under a cathode for a light-emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Tsuchiya, Ayumi Sato
  • Patent number: 10651343
    Abstract: A dislocation-free GaN/InGaN-based nanowires-LED epitaxially grown on a transparent, electrically conductive template substrate. The simultaneous transparency and conductivity are provided by a thin, translucent metal contact integrated with a quartz substrate. The light transmission properties of the translucent metal contact are tunable during epitaxial growth of the nanowires LED. Transparent light emitting diodes (LED) devices, optical circuits, solar cells, touch screen displays, and integrated photonic circuits can be implemented using the current platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Boon S. Ooi, Aditya Prabaswara, Bilal Janjua, Tien Khee Ng
  • Patent number: 10641449
    Abstract: A light-emitting module for an automotive vehicle includes a light source including a plurality of electroluminescent rods, and a layer adapted for encapsulating the electroluminescent rods and for converting at least a portion of the light emitted by the rods into a converted light, the layer including a conversion sublayer extending beyond a free end of the electroluminescent rods, the conversion sublayer including a phosphor compound adapted for generating the converted light from the light emitted by the electroluminescent rods, the phosphor compound being in the form of grains, the dimensions of which are provided to prevent the presence of the grains between spaces delimited laterally between the rods, and an encapsulation sublayer in which at least a portion of the electroluminescent rods is embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Pierre Albou
  • Patent number: 10636832
    Abstract: A light sensor comprises a nanostructure connectable to a source electrode and a drain electrode, and light sensitive moiety covalently attached to a surface of the nanostructure. The light sensitive moiety comprises a light sensitive molecule having an absorbance spectrum in a visible range. The light sensitive molecule is selected such that upon irradiation of the light sensor by light having a central wavelength within the absorbance spectrum, the sensitive molecule transfers or extracts an electron to or from the surface of the nanostructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Fernando Patolsky, Sharon Lefler, Moria Kwiat, Ella Davidi, Omri Heifler
  • Patent number: 10622180
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing an electron emitter (1) with a component surface (3) of which is coated with a coating (2) that contains nanorods (4, 7), in particular carbon nanotubes. According to said method, an elastomer film is applied and is then peeled off to obtain a surface from which carbon nanotubes (7) with an upright orientation project upward from an inorganic and electrically conductive adhesive layer (5). In another example, an overall coating region of the electron emitter (1) has an average number (n) of carbon nanotubes (7) with a predominantly upright orientation that project upward from the electrically conductive adhesive layer (5), the number of nanotubes (7) with a predominantly upright orientation per mm2 protruding from the adhesive layer deviating from the average value (n) by not more than 25% for each partial coating region of a size of at least 108 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CETTEEN GMBH
    Inventors: Houman Jafari, Bo Gao, Immo Weber
  • Patent number: 10586949
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display apparatus including a substrate; a display unit which defines an active area of the substrate and includes a thin film transistor; concave-convex portions protruded from the substrate in an area outside the active area; and an encapsulation layer which encapsulates the display unit. The thin film transistor includes an active layer, a gate insulating layer on the active layer, a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an interlayer insulating layer between the gate electrode and the source electrode, and between the gate electrode and the drain electrode. The concave-convex portions include portions of the gate insulating layer and the interlayer insulating layer, and the encapsulation layer covers the concave-convex portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Won-Kyu Kwak
  • Patent number: 10559772
    Abstract: An organic EL display device includes, as an organic layer stopper defining edges of an organic layer, a frame-shaped bank surrounding a display region. An upper face of the bank includes recessed portions and protrusions including a plurality of protrusions, and upper faces of the protrusions includes planar portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisao Ochi, Jumpei Takahashi, Tohru Senoo, Takashi Ochi, Tohru Sonoda, Takeshi Hirase
  • Patent number: 10541284
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an organic EL display device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: forming a plurality of lower electrodes respectively corresponding to a plurality of pixels on a substrate; forming a plurality of banks, which partition the pixels, between adjacent lower electrodes on the substrate; forming an organic material layer on the lower electrodes and the banks; and selectively irradiating the organic material layer on the banks with an energy ray from a direction of a surface of the organic material layer opposite to a surface of the organic material layer in contact with the banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Norihisa Maeda
  • Patent number: 10535789
    Abstract: This disclosure presents the use of electrons as the ‘working fluid’ in conjunction with a solid nanomaterial that hinders electron coupling to the atomic lattice of the nanomaterial, i.e., they are out of equilibrium. The electrons can achieve very high effective temperatures with minimal heating of the solid lattice. These ‘hot’ electrons emit from the absorbing material, carrying both the light energy and energy acquired from the atomic lattice. Thus, the operation of this disclosure includes shining light on an object to make the object cool instead of heat. It is envisioned that one of ordinary skill in the art would find the operation quite counter-intuitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventor: Timothy S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10535292
    Abstract: A one way display and a method for driving the display pixels are provided, wherein the display comprises a front surface for displaying images and a back surface designed for providing see-through capabilities; at least two layers made of a transparent material; a plurality of light emitting elements sandwiched between said layers of a transparent material and mounted across the area of the display in groups, each group of light emitting elements making up a colored pixel of the display, and each pixel consisting of at least three adjacent or stacked red, green and blue light emitting elements; a plurality of narrow-band filters arranged in groups, each group consisting of at least three red, green and blue narrow-band filters mounted in parallel to the light emitting elements to block the lights in the narrow-band ranges of red, green and blue respectively towards the back surface of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Nato Pirtskhlava, Gocha Janelidze
  • Patent number: 10497639
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube structure includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes, and a graphite film that binds one ends of the plurality of carbon nanotubes. And a heat dissipation sheet includes a plurality of carbon nanotube structures arranged in a sheet form, wherein each of the carbon nanotube structures includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes, and a graphite film that binds one ends of the plurality of carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Daiyu Kondo, Shinichi Hirose
  • Patent number: 10483437
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including a first substrate with a first surface and a second substrate disposed on the first surface; a third substrate, wherein the second substrate is disposed between the first substrate and the third substrate, and the third substrate has a second surface facing the first surface; an adhesion element disposed on the first surface and adjacent to the second substrate, wherein the adhesion element has a first through hole; and a filler disposed in the first through hole and in contact with the first surface and the second surface. The first through hole of the adhesion element has an area defined as a first area, the filler has a region in contact with the second surface, and an area of the region is defined as a second area. The ratio of the first area to the second area ranges from 0.5 to 0.99.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-I Chang, Ching-Pao Wang
  • Patent number: 10439666
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a mounting plate, a panel mounted to the mounting plate, a through-hole that penetrates the mounting plate in a direction of thickness of the mounting plate, and a bonding member that is buried in the through-hole and fixes the panel to the mounting plate, wherein an opening of the through-hole gradually grows large in the direction of the thickness of the mounting plate from a side where the panel is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shingo Yamaguchi, Satoshi Watanabe, Satoshi Kanbayashi
  • Patent number: 10438764
    Abstract: Disclosed is a field emission apparatus. The apparatus comprises a cathode electrode and an anode electrode spaced apart from each other, an emitter on the cathode electrode, a gate electrode between the cathode and anode electrodes and including at least one gate aperture overlapping the emitter, and an electron transmissive sheet on the gate electrode and including a plurality of fine openings overlapping the gate aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Young Chul Choi, Yoon-Ho Song, Hyo Jin Jeon, Jun Tae Kang, Sora Park, Jeong Woong Lee, Eunsol Go, Min-Sik Shin, Jae-Woo Kim, Jin-Woo Jeong, Ji-Hwan Yeon, Sunghee Kim
  • Patent number: 10384930
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that provide a getter in a micromechanical system. In some embodiments, a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) is bonded to a substrate. The MEMS and the substrate have a first cavity and a second cavity therebetween. A first getter is provided on the substrate in the first cavity and integrated with an electrode. A second getter is provided in the first cavity over a passivation layer on the substrate. In some embodiments, the first cavity is a gyroscope cavity, and the second cavity is an accelerometer cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INVENSENSE, INC.
    Inventors: Daesung Lee, Jeff Chunchieh Huang, Jongwoo Shin, Bongsang Kim, Logeeswaran Veerayah Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 10377086
    Abstract: A method of producing a hermetic package includes forming a first sealing material layer on a first glass substrate, and arranging a frame body having an opening on its top so that a bottom portion of the frame body and the first sealing material layer are in contact, followed by sealing the frame body and the first glass substrate with each other via the first sealing material layer. The method further includes forming a second sealing material layer on an upper edge portion of the frame body, housing, in the frame body, a member, and arranging a second glass substrate to be in contact with the second sealing material layer, followed by sealing the second glass substrate and the frame body with each other via the second sealing material layer by irradiating the second sealing material layer with laser light from a second glass substrate side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Shiragami, Hiroshi Arakawa
  • Patent number: 10332995
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices and methods of forming the same include forming semiconductor fins on a semiconductor substrate. A bottom source/drain region is formed in the semiconductor substrate. First charged dielectric spacers are formed on sidewalls of the semiconductor fins. A gate stack is formed over the bottom source/drain region. Second charged dielectric spacers are formed on sidewalls of the fin above the gate stack. The fins are recessed to a height below a top level of the second charged dielectric spacers. A top source/drain region is grown from the recessed fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peng Xu, Chun W. Yeung, Chen Zhang
  • Patent number: 10316236
    Abstract: A paste composition including: a carbon nanotube; a microemulsion adsorbed on a surface of the carbon nanotube, wherein the microemulsion includes a metal precursor and a surfactant; and an organic vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haengdeog Koh, Hajin Kim, Seyun Kim, Soichiro Mizusaki
  • Patent number: 10310304
    Abstract: A motor vehicle glazing including two sheets of glass, outer and inner, brought together by one or more inserted thermoplastic sheets, at least one electrically powered functional assembly being inserted between the sheets of the glazing, a capacitive sensor controlling power supply of the functional assembly by a unit for processing signals emitted by the sensor, the sensor also being inserted into the glazing on a transparent substrate coated with an equally transparent conductive layer, a layer in which the sensor is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Sebastien Linthout, Jonathan Vivier
  • Patent number: 10304652
    Abstract: An electron emitter assembly includes a plurality of electron emitters, and a removable structure connected to, and fixing a positional relationship among, individual ones of the plurality of electron emitters. A method of assembling an electron emitter assembly includes connecting individual ones of a plurality of electron emitters together with a removable structure, and fixing a positional relationship among the individual ones of the plurality of electron emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory Alan Steinlage, Andrew Marconnet
  • Patent number: 10297737
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing one or more light emitting devices includes: forming one or more emitting elements, each including a first conductive type semiconductor layer, a second conductive type semiconductor layer, a first electrode, and a second electrode, on a growth substrate; forming a first metal layer electrically connected to each first electrode, and a second metal layer electrically connected to each second electrode; forming a first resin layer covering the one or more light emitting elements so as to expose an upper surface of each first metal layer and an upper surface of each second metal layer; connecting a first wire to the upper surface of each first metal layer, and connecting a second wire to the upper surface of each second metal layer; and forming a second resin layer on the first resin layer so as to expose an end portion of each first wire and second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Yoneda, Yoshiyuki Aihara
  • Patent number: 10279565
    Abstract: Methods of making a vacuum insulating glass (VIG) window unit, including edge sealing techniques relating to the same, are provided. Certain example embodiments relate to providing an infrared (IR) absorbing element(s) such as a clip or clamp proximate an edge portion of a VIG assembly during formation of an edge seal. The IR absorbing element(s) absorb applied IR radiation and heat up during an edge seal formation process. Because the IR absorbing element(s) is/are thermally conductive and in contact with at least one of the glass substrates the element(s) causes/cause heat to be transferred from the element(s) to the adjacent glass substrate(s) and to the adjacent edge seal material thereby helping the edge seal material to heat up faster during the edge seal formation process and keeping other areas of glass at lower temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Rudolph H. Petrmichl, John P. Hogan, Brad Pasionek
  • Patent number: 10269957
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices and methods of forming the same include forming a bottom source/drain region in a semiconductor substrate under a semiconductor fin. First charged spacers are formed on sidewalls of the semiconductor fin. A gate stack is formed on the fin, over the first charged spacers. Second charged spacers are formed on sidewalls of the fin above the gate stack. The fin is recessed to a height below a top level of the second charged spacers. A top source/drain region is grown from the recessed fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peng Xu, Chun W. Yeung, Chen Zhang
  • Patent number: 10249469
    Abstract: An electron emitter assembly includes a plurality of electron emitters, and a removable structure connected to, and fixing a positional relationship among, individual ones of the plurality of electron emitters. A method of assembling an electron emitter assembly includes connecting individual ones of a plurality of electron emitters together with a removable structure, and fixing a positional relationship among the individual ones of the plurality of electron emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory Alan Steinlage, Andrew Marconnet
  • Patent number: 10243176
    Abstract: A method for repairing a bank during manufacture of an organic EL display device when a bank defect portion is produced due to collapsing of a bank, a foreign particle, or the like. The method includes: detecting a defect portion of a lengthwise bank formed over a ground substrate; and when a defect portion is detected, forming, in each of adjacent concave spaces between which the lengthwise bank having the defect portion is located, a dam partitioning the concave space into a first space in a vicinity of the bank defect portion and a second portion not in the vicinity of the bank defect portion. The shape of the dam is configured so that in ejecting organic functional layer ink in each concave space with a nozzle head, there is an ink dropping point in each of the first space and the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Hayashida, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Toshiaki Onimaru, Takayuki Shimamura
  • Patent number: 10202278
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a semiconductor structure. The semiconductor structure includes a cavity disposed in a substrate and enclosed by a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The semiconductor structure also includes a first electrode pair having a first electrode on the first surface and a second electrode on the second surface. The first electrode pair is configured to measure a first spacing between the first surface and the second surface. The semiconductor structure further includes a second electrode pair having a third electrode on the first surface and a fourth electrode on the second surface. The second electrode pair is configured to measure a second spacing between the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Huei Peng, Yi-Chien Wu, Yu-Chia Liu, Chun-Wen Cheng
  • Patent number: 10141154
    Abstract: The present application discloses an array substrate comprising a first substrate, a first electrode on the first substrate, a passivation layer on a side of the first electrode distal to the first substrate, the passivation layer comprising a plurality of first vias, each of which corresponds to a different part of the first electrode, an electron emission source layer on a side of the first electrode distal to the first substrate comprising at least one electron emission source in each of the plurality of first vias, and a dielectric layer on a side of the first electrode distal to the first substrate comprising a plurality of dielectric blocks corresponding to the plurality of first vias, at least a portion of each of the plurality of dielectric blocks in each of the plurality of first vias. The at least one electron emission source comprises a first portion having a first end and a second portion having a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiying Bao, Xiaochuan Chen, Wenbo Jiang, Shijun Wang, Lei Wang, Yue Li, Yanna Xue, Zhenhua Lv, Wenjun Xiao, Yong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10035698
    Abstract: A getter device for a micromechanical component, having a metallic getter structure that is situated in a cavity of the micromechanical component. The getter structure is heatable using a defined electric current. It is possible to evaporate the material of the getter structure in a defined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Nicole Schittenhelm, Carsten Geckeler, Sebastian Guenther
  • Patent number: 9978581
    Abstract: A lighting device 1 has phosphors, a porous material (5), and emitters 4. The emitters are interposed between the phosphors and surfaces (2a) to be irradiated with light of the lighting device. The porous material has heat conductivity and is impregnated with the phosphors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Masataka Kamahara
  • Patent number: 9954199
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate that is provided with a display element in a display region, a second substrate that faces the first substrate, and a sealant that bonds the first substrate and the second substrate to each other in a region surrounding the periphery of the display region in a plan view, in which each of the first substrate and the second substrate has a rectangular shape, in which at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate has a corner portion and a recess formed at a position which is close to the corner portion and overlaps at least a part of the region in which the sealant is disposed, and in which the sealant is provided to be in contact with at least a surface far from the display region among inner surfaces of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ishii, Toshihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 9905803
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display apparatus including a substrate; a display unit which defines an active area of the substrate and includes a thin film transistor; concave-convex portions protruded from the substrate in an area outside the active area; and an encapsulation layer which encapsulates the display unit. The thin film transistor includes an active layer, a gate insulating layer on the active layer, a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an interlayer insulating layer between the gate electrode and the source electrode, and between the gate electrode and the drain electrode. The concave-convex portions include portions of the gate insulating layer and the interlayer insulating layer, and the encapsulation layer covers the concave-convex portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Won-Kyu Kwak
  • Patent number: 9899458
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display device comprises: a substrate; a thin film transistor (TFT) disposed on the substrate; a protection film disposed on the substrate so as to cover the TFT and including a hole; a pixel electrode disposed on the protection film so as to cover an inner surface of the hole, and electrically connected to the TFT; a pixel-defining film disposed on the pixel electrode and the protection film and including an opening that exposes a part of the pixel electrode; and first and second spacers disposed on the pixel-defining film. The first spacer is disposed so as to correspond to the hole, and a height of the second spacer is higher than a height of the first spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiryun Park
  • Patent number: 9887320
    Abstract: A light-emitting element, includes a substrate; a light-emitting stack formed on the substrate, including a triangular upper surface parallel to the substrate, having three sides and three vertexes; a first electrode formed on the light-emitting stack and located near a first vertex of the three vertexes of the triangular upper surface; and a second electrode formed on the light-emitting stack; including two second electrode pads respectively located near other two vertexes of the three vertexes; and a second electrode extending part extending from the second electrode pads, disposed along the three sides of the triangular upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Epistar Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Ying Wang, De-Shan Kuo, Wen-Hung Chuang, Tsun-Kai Ko, Chia-Chen Tsai, Chyi-Yang Sheu, Chun-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 9887271
    Abstract: Provided herein are embodiments relating to metal-insulator-metal diodes and their method of manufacture. In some embodiments, the metal-insulator-metal diodes can be made, in part, via the use of an evanescent wave on a photo resist. In some embodiments, this allows for finer manipulation of the photo resist and allows for the separation of one piece of metal into a first and second piece of metal. The first piece of metal can then be differentially treated from the second (for example, by annealing another metal to the first piece), to allow for a difference in the work function of the two pieces of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Aya Seike
  • Patent number: 9882171
    Abstract: An electroluminescent device comprising: an organic electroluminescent element and a junction transistor having a first region, a second region, and an intermediate semiconducting region configured to control flow of charge between the first and second regions, wherein at least two abutting regions consist essentially of one or more semiconducting inorganic metal compounds, and wherein each region of the junction transistor and the electroluminescent element are successively stacked along a common direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Tadahiko Hirai, Kazunori Ueno, Brett Alexander Sexton
  • Patent number: 9853242
    Abstract: A sealing structure with high air-tightness and an organic electroluminescence device with high air-tightness are provided regardless of a pattern of a first metal layer overlapping with glass frit. A second metal layer is provided in a region where a common power supply line overlaps with the glass frit. Since laser light is absorbed or reflected by the second metal layer, the glass frit can be uniformly heated. Therefore, an object to be sealed can be sealed with a low-melting-point glass in which a crack is not easily generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Nishido
  • Patent number: 9831059
    Abstract: The present application discloses an array substrate comprising a first substrate, a first electrode on the first substrate, a passivation layer on a side of the first electrode distal to the first substrate, the passivation layer comprising a plurality of first vias, each of which corresponds to a different part of the first electrode, an electron emission source layer on a side of the first electrode distal to the first substrate comprising at least one electron emission source in each of the plurality of first vias, and a dielectric layer on a side of the first electrode distal to the first substrate comprising a plurality of dielectric blocks corresponding to the plurality of first vias, at least a portion of each of the plurality of dielectric blocks in each of the plurality of first vias. The at least one electron emission source comprises a first portion having a first end and a second portion having a second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiying Bao, Xiaochuan Chen, Wenbo Jiang, Shijun Wang, Lei Wang, Yue Li, Yanna Xue, Zhenhua Lv, Wenjun Xiao, Yong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9817378
    Abstract: A handheld controller interface device that receives communications from one or more components of an HVAC system. The controller interface device is removably secured to an enclosure of the HVAC system. When not being engaged by a user, the controller user interface may be secured within the enclosure in a mounted position. When the HVAC system is being serviced, the controller user interface may be removed from the enclosure so as to be in an unmounted position. Further, when in the unmounted position, the controller interface device still at least receives communications from one or more components of the HVAC system, including, for example, a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Craig St. Mars, Bryan Richard Teichgraeber, Arvind Chitrala, Ray Weaver
  • Patent number: 9812644
    Abstract: A polymer comprising repeat units of formula (I) and one or more co-repeat units: Ar1 in each occurrence independently represent an aryl or heteroaryl group; R1 and R2 in each occurrence independently represent a substituent; p independently in each occurrence is 0 or a positive integer; Sp represents a spacer group comprising at least one carbon or silicon atom spacing the two groups Ar1 apart; and each group Ar1 is bound to an aromatic group of a co-repeat unit. The polymer may form a charge-transporting layer of an OLED or may be a host material used with a luminescent dopant in a light-emitting layer of an OLED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: Cambridge Display Technology Limited, Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited
    Inventors: Kiran Kamtekar, Annette Steudel