Vacuum-type Tube Patents (Class 313/495)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9812518
    Abstract: Provided is a thin film transistor array substrate. The thin film transistor array substrate includes a first sub-pixel region and a second sub-pixel region; a first thin film transistor and a second thin film transistor disposed in the first sub-pixel region and the second sub-pixel region on the substrate, respectively; and a first insulating layer including at least one first dummy hole formed above or adjacent to the first thin film transistor, and a plurality of second dummy holes formed in a greater number than the at least one first dummy hole, formed above or adjacent to the second thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyunchul Kim
  • Patent number: 9799682
    Abstract: An object is to provide a manufacturing method of a semiconductor device in which a defect in characteristics due to a crack occurring in a semiconductor device is reduced. Provision of a crack suppression layer formed of a metal film in the periphery of a semiconductor element makes it possible to suppress a crack occurring from the outer periphery of a substrate and reduce damage to the semiconductor element. In addition, even if the semiconductor device is subjected to physical forces from the outer periphery in separation and transposition steps, progression (growth) of a crack to the semiconductor device can be suppressed by the crack suppression layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Chida
  • Patent number: 9761677
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a substrate, wherein a portion of the substrate extends upwards forming a fin, a gate dielectric over a top surface and at least portions of sidewalls of the fin, a gate electrode over the gate dielectric, and a contact over and extending into the gate electrode, wherein the contact has a first width above the gate electrode and a second width within the gate electrode, the first width being smaller than the second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Wen Liu, Chao-Hsiung Wang
  • Patent number: 9763313
    Abstract: Optical stacks containing one or more patterned transparent conductor layers may be damaged by electrostatic discharges that occur during the optical stack manufacturing process. Such damage may result in non-conductive conductors within the patterned transparent conductor layer. An electrostatic discharge protected optical stack may include a substrate layer, a first anti-static layer having a sheet resistance of from about 106 ohms per square (?/sq) to about 109 ?/sq, and a patterned transparent conductor layer. Methods of testing and assessing damage to patterned transparent conductors are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CAM Holding Corporation
    Inventor: Florian Pschenitzka
  • Patent number: 9748515
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display is disclosed. In one aspect, the OLED display includes a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other, a display unit formed between the first and second substrates and a sealant formed between the first and second substrates and bonding the first and second substrates. The sealant includes a sealing portion surrounding and sealing the display unit, the sealing portion having a plurality of first openings separate from each other along a circumferential direction of the display unit. The sealant also includes an adhesion reinforcing portion including a plurality of islands that are respectively formed inside the first openings and separate from the sealing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangmin Hong, Jungi Youn, Goeun Lee
  • Patent number: 9728121
    Abstract: A display device allows an optimal display mode to be selected in accordance with the form of use, so that the total power consumption is decreased. The display device includes an organic EL display panel for displaying a monochromatic image; and a color shutter glass unit including a pair of shutters. The pair of shutters are each controllable to be in a light transmissive state for a first color, a second color and a third color or in a light non-transmissive state. The pair of shutters corresponding to left and right glasses are each controllable in synchronization with display of an image on the organic EL display panel, so that one of a monochromatic image display mode, a color image display mode, a monochromatic three-dimensional image display mode, and a color three-dimensional image display mode is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 9720289
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel and a cross-shaped spacer structure thereof are disclosed. The liquid crystal panel includes an array substrate, a color filter substrate, and a cross-shaped spacer structure sandwiched between the array substrate and the color filter substrate. The cross-shaped spacer structure includes a plurality of strip-like first spacers disposed on the upper surface of the array substrate and a plurality of strip-like second spacers disposed on the lower surface of the color filter substrate. The end surface of each one of the strip-like first spacers and the end surfaces of each three of the strip-like second spacers are abutted against each other in a cross manner. Thus, when the liquid crystal panel is impacted by external force, the strip-like first spacers and the strip-like second spacers can keep a tight abutment therebetween, so as to ensure the display quality of the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ya-Hui Chen, Tsunglung Chang
  • Patent number: 9704685
    Abstract: Embodiments related to the use and production of porous carbon materials in ion emitters and other applications are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Paulo C. Lozano, Carla Perez Martinez, Corey P. Fucetola, Jimmy Andrey Rojas Herrera
  • Patent number: 9690181
    Abstract: A display screen includes a filter layer, a fluorescent layer having parallel fluorescent stripes, and an attachment layer between an excitation side of the fluorescent layer and a first side of the filter layer to attach the excitation side of fluorescent layer to the filter layer while providing vertical separation therebetween. The attachment layer includes attachment regions that are separated from each other by lateral spacings such that excitation-side air gaps are formed between areas of the fluorescent layer and the filter layer that correspond to the lateral spacings. During display operation, excitation light received on a second side of the filter layer propagates through to the first side of the filter layer, and at least a portion of the excitation light that propagates from the second side of the filter layer travels through the excitation-side air gaps to excite the fluorescent stripes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Prysm, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Graves, Michael P. McMahon, Philip J. Ralli
  • Patent number: 9626937
    Abstract: The invention provides a driving method and a driving system for a display panel. The driving method comprises: partitioning the display panel into N display sub-areas, each of which is used for displaying the 1/N sub-picture of the whole frame of picture to be displayed and correspondingly controlled by one timing controller, wherein N?2 and N is an integer, and the data signal of the whole frame of picture to be displayed is allocated to each of the timing controllers. According to the driving method and the driving system, by allocating the data signal of the whole frame of picture to be displayed to each of timing controllers, the backlight brightness provided by the different backlight sub-areas is the same, and then a joint or boundary phenomenon occurring among the different backlight sub-areas is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Liu, Daekeun Yoon, Weihao Hu, Luqiang Guo, Rui Guo
  • Patent number: 9578434
    Abstract: A method for making a diaphragm is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: providing a carbon nanotube film structure; soaking the carbon nanotube film structure with a polymer; and carbonizing the carbon nanotube film structure infiltrated in the polymer, the polymer being carbonized to an amorphous carbon structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia-Ping Wang, Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 9553234
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nanostructure semiconductor light emitting device may includes preparing a mask layer by sequentially forming a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer on a base layer configured of a first conductivity-type semiconductor, forming a plurality of openings penetrating the mask layer, growing a plurality of nanorods in the plurality of openings, removing the second insulating layer, preparing a plurality of nanocores by re-growing the plurality of nanorods, and forming nanoscale light emitting structures by sequentially growing an active layer and a second conductivity-type semiconductor layer on surfaces of the plurality of nanocores. The plurality of openings may respectively include a mold region located in the second insulating layer, and the mold region includes at least one curved portion of which an inclination of a side surface varies according to proximity to the first insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Goo Cha, Ki Hyung Lee, Wan Tae Lim, Geun Woo Ko, Min Wook Choi
  • Patent number: 9545682
    Abstract: Solder can be used to wet and bind glass substrates together to ensure a hermetic seal that superior (less penetrable) than conventional polymeric (thermoplastic or thermoplastic elastomer) seals in electric and electronic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sridharan, Robert P. Blonski, Chandrashekhar S. Khadilkar, John J. Maloney
  • Patent number: 9519161
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member, a backlight assembly, and a display device including the same are provided. In one aspect, there is provided a wavelength conversion member comprising a first substrate, a second substrate, a wavelength conversion layer, and a spacer. The second substrate is positioned on the first substrate. The wavelength conversion layer is interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The spacer is interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate to constantly keep a distance between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong Bae Lee, Seok Hyun Nam, Seung Hwan Baek, Sang Won Lee
  • Patent number: 9489889
    Abstract: An OLED display having a first pixel, a second pixel, and a third pixel arranged in a matrix format including: a substrate; gate lines formed on the substrate; data lines crossing the gate lines in the insulated manner; a plurality of driving power lines formed on the substrate and including a first driving power line transmitting a driving voltage to the first pixel, second driving power line transmitting a driving voltage to the second pixel, and a third driving power line transmitting a driving voltage to the third pixel; a switching thin film transistor connected with the gate lines and the data lines; a driving transistor connected with the switching thin film transistor and the driving power lines; a first electrode connected with the driving transistor; an organic light emitting member formed on the first electrode; and a second electrode formed on the organic light emitting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zail Lhee, Ji-Yeon Baek
  • Patent number: 9425173
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include a lower substrate disposed with a line electrode at an upper portion thereof, a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices electrically connected to the line electrode to generate light and disposed to be separated from one another, and an adhesive portion including a body configured to fix the location of the lower substrate to that of the semiconductor light emitting device, and a conductor dispersed within the body to electrically connect the lower substrate to the semiconductor light emitting device, wherein the plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices form one pixel region (P) having red, green and blue semiconductor light emitting devices that emit red, green and blue light, and contain a material selected from inorganic semiconductor materials, and the adhesive portion blocks light generated from the plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Byungjoon Rhee
  • Patent number: 9382355
    Abstract: Resin layers and interlayers exhibiting enhanced adhesion to inorganic surfaces, such as glass, are provided. In some cases, the layers and interlayers may comprise at least one adhesion stabilizing agent for improving adhesion to various surfaces, even in the presence of moisture. Such layers and interlayers may be useful, for example, in multiple layer panels, such as, for example, safety glass used in automotive and architectural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: Weihong Cui, Steven V. Haldeman, Francois Andre Koran, Pu Zhang
  • Patent number: 9362438
    Abstract: The invention relates to a semi-conductor component, comprising a semi-conductor chip (1) which has an active layer (1a) suitable for generating radiation and suitable for emitting radiation in the blue wavelength range. A first converter (3a) comprising a Ce doping is arranged downstream of the semiconductor chip (1) in the emission direction. In addition, a second converter (3b) comprising a minimum Ce doping of 1.5% is arranged downstream of the semiconductor chip (1) in the emission direction. The invention further relates to a module with a plurality of such components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Ion Stoll, Kirstin Petersen
  • Patent number: 9324556
    Abstract: A field electron emission film that is capable of being operated with low electric power and enhancing the uniformity in luminance within the light emission surface contains from 60 to 99.9% by mass of tin-doped indium oxide and from 0.1 to 20% by mass of carbon nanotubes. The film has a structure wherein grooves having a width in a range of from 0.1 to 50 mm are formed in a total extension of 2 mm or more per 1 mm2 on a surface of the film, and carbon nanotubes are exposed on a wall surface of the grooves. After forming an ITO film containing carbon nanotubes on a substrate, grooves are formed on a surface of the ITO film, and the end portions of the carbon nanotubes exposed to the wall surface of the grooves are designated as an emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignees: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, DOWA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Shimoi, Kazuyuki Tohji, Yasumitsu Tanaka, Hiroyuki Kai
  • Patent number: 9312515
    Abstract: Provided is an organic EL device having high reliability, wherein decrease of the luminance due to the generation of a gas such as water vapor is suppressed. This organic EL device is provided with: an interlayer insulating film that is formed on a substrate; a lower electrode that is formed above the interlayer insulating film so as to correspond to a light emitting region; a light emitting layer that is formed on the lower electrode in the light emitting region; and an upper electrode that is formed on the light emitting layer. A gap is formed between the interlayer insulating film and the lower electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9287443
    Abstract: A nanostructured device according to the invention comprises a first group of nanowires protruding from a substrate where each nanowire of the first group of nanowires comprises at least one pn- or p-i-n-junction. A first contact, at least partially encloses and is electrically connected to a first side of the pn- or p-i-n-junction of each nanowire in the first group of nanowires. A second contacting means comprises a second group of nanowires that protrudes from the substrate, and is arranged to provide an electrical connection to a second side of the pn- or p-i-n-junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: GLO AB
    Inventors: Steven Louis Konsek, Yourii Martynov, Jonas Ohlsson, Peter Jesper Hanberg
  • Patent number: 9287103
    Abstract: An ion guide is provided having an enclosure extending longitudinally around a central axis from a proximal inlet end to a distal outlet end. The proximal inlet end receives a plurality of ions entrained in a gas flow through an inlet orifice. A deflection plate is disposed within the enclosure between the proximal and distal ends and deflects at least a portion of the gas flow away from a central direction of the gas flow. A plurality of electrically conductive, elongate elements extend from the proximal end to the distal end within the enclosure and generate an electric field via a combination of RF and DC electric potentials. The electric field deflects the entrained ions away from the central direction of the gas flow proximal to the deflection plate and confines the deflected ions in proximity of the elongated elements as the ions travel downstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: DH Technologies Development Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Baba
  • Patent number: 9281496
    Abstract: A display device packaging method comprises steps of: providing a first substrate including a display region and a non-display region that surrounds the display region; providing an adhesive material which is disposed on the first substrate and formed into a closed curve surrounding the display region, wherein the closed curve has a start zone and an end zone connected to the start zone; providing a light-blocking element at least covering the end zone; providing a heating source radiating to the light-blocking element and moving the heating source to the start zone of the adhesive material; and scanning the adhesive material from the start zone to the end zone along the closed curve by the heating source. A display device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Hao-Jung Huang, Tun-Huang Lin, Hao-Yu Chou, Chi-Hsin Lee
  • Patent number: 9263202
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an internal stack-up structure of a touch panel including a touch sensing substrate having a joint area with an electronic assembly placed thereon; a cover substrate facing to and being spaced out from the touch sensing substrate and having a first border region with a first mask layer coated thereon, the first border region corresponding to the joint area; a reflection layer disposed on the first mask layer and corresponding to the electronic assembly; and a bonding layer formed at least between the electronic assembly and the reflection layer, the bonding layer being formed by liquid bonding materials which change from liquid state to solid state to improve the bonding strength between the cover substrate and the touch sensing substrate after being exposed to light reflected from the reflection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Yuhwen Lee, Keming Ruan
  • Patent number: 9240317
    Abstract: A low temperature GaN based super semiconductor comprising a GaN supercell having equal percentages of Cu and at least one material from the family of P, As, or Sb. The GaN supercell is doped in accordance with the formula Ga1-2xCuxAsxN, wherein x is from about 6.25% to about 25%. The supercell is deposited on GaN grown on silicon substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Umm Al-Qura University
    Inventor: Elbadawy Elsharawy
  • Patent number: 9165737
    Abstract: An improved cathode comprises a cone-shaped emitter with a carbon-based coating applied to the emitter cone surface, in which there is a narrow annular gap between the emitter body and the carbon coating. The gap prevents direct contact between the carbon coating and the crystalline emitting material, thereby preventing damaging interactions and extending the useful lifetime of the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Katsap