Flexible Patents (Class 313/511)
  • Patent number: 10811488
    Abstract: A display device includes a TFT layer provided in a display area, a bending section and a terminal in a non-active area, and a terminal wiring line that connects to the terminal through the bending section, and the terminal wiring line includes a first wiring line and a second wiring line each positioned on both sides of the bending section and a third wiring line that passes through the bending section and is electrically connected with each of the first wiring line and the second wiring line and curved so as to have recesses and protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Matsui, Yukio Shimizu, Gen Nagaoka, Motoji Shiota
  • Patent number: 10802268
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate arranged opposite to the first substrate, a display layer on a side of the first substrate facing the second substrate, and a viewing angle control layer on a side of the second substrate facing the first substrate, the viewing angle control layer configured to change an output path of light input from the display layer by changing a shape based on a control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyunwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10770684
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate having a first area, a second area, and a bending area between the first area and the second area. A display element is disposed in the first area of the substrate. A stress neutralizing layer is disposed in the first area, the second area and the bending area. A thickness of the stress neutralizing layer in the bending area is less than a thickness of the stress neutralizing layer in at least one of the first area or the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwangho Lee, Jaeyoung Sim, Kyungho Jung
  • Patent number: 10739929
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate divided into a display area and a peripheral area, a light-emitting element layer on the substrate and including a light-emitting element, a circuit element layer on the substrate and including a circuit element which drives the light-emitting element, an encapsulation film of which portions thereof are respectively in the display area and the peripheral area, and a plurality of sensing electrodes each on the portion of the encapsulation film which is in the display area, including a plurality of first sensing electrodes and a plurality of second sensing electrodes which intersect the first sensing electrodes. Each of the first sensing electrodes includes a plurality of mesh lines intersecting one another in a mesh shape, and widths of the first sensing electrodes increase as a distance of the first sensing electrode from a center of the display area to the peripheral area decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So La Lee, Chi Wook An, Sang Hyun Jun, Jong Seok Kim, Jae Hyun Lee, Eun Ae Jung
  • Patent number: 10741634
    Abstract: A wiring structure, a display substrate and a display device; the wiring structure comprises a plurality of hollow patterns, and edges of the wiring structure along a length direction of the wiring structure extend in a straight line, the wiring structure can release stress through the hollow patterns so as to avoid breakage of the wiring structure, the display substrate, and the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Benlian Wang, Li Wang, Yipeng Chen, Yueping Zuo, Zheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10706785
    Abstract: A rollable display including a flexible display panel having a screen that is separated into an exposed display region and a non-exposed display region. The screen of the flexible display panel is moved using a screen driver, and a moving direction of the exposed display region is controlled to be opposite to a moving direction of the screen, to distribute the stress of pixels, without changing an absolute location of the exposed display region, and to defer degradation of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyung-Rok Kim
  • Patent number: 10600982
    Abstract: In an organic EL display device that includes a base material having flexibility and an organic EL element (electroluminescence element) provided on the base material, a sealing film is formed that seals the organic EL element. Additionally, a first adjustment layer and a second adjustment layer, which are configured of materials having the same thickness and the same Young's modulus and are configured to adjust a neutral surface of the organic EL display device, are each provided at an end portion on one side and an end portion on another side of the organic EL display device in a film thickness direction T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mamoru Ishida, Tetsuya Okamoto, Takeshi Hirase, Takashi Ochi, Tohru Senoo, Tohru Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10532184
    Abstract: A catheter packaging includes a catheter tray, having a bottom, a raised edge connected to and surrounding the bottom, a first matrix of holes perforated through the bottom, and a protuberance protruding above a portion of the bottom, the protuberance being dimensioned to raise a distal end of a catheter attached to the protuberance by a predetermined height above the bottom. The protuberance includes a second matrix of holes perforated through the protuberance. The catheter packaging further includes first ties, configured to secure the catheter to the bottom of the catheter tray by threading the first ties through selected holes of the first matrix and tying the first ties around the catheter, and second ties, configured to secure the distal end of the catheter to the protuberance by threading the second ties through selected holes of the second matrix and tying the second ties around the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventor: John Aldo De Soto
  • Patent number: 10509439
    Abstract: An electronic device having a curved surface display area, the electronic device including: a display including: glass including an edge having a certain curvature; an opaque layer disposed at the edge of the glass; and a panel module layer including a non-display area disposed under the opaque layer; and a housing supporting the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Min Choi, Soon Woong Yang, Jong Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 10481314
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a substrate; a light emitting element on the substrate that is configured to emit visible light; and a polarizer including a polarizing object on the substrate and a supporting film on at least one surface of the polarizing object. The polarizing object is configured to absorb ultraviolet light and visible light having wavelengths shorter than a blue light of the visible light emitted from the light emitting element and is configured to transmit the visible light emitted from the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: HaeJoon Son, JoungHo Ryu, SieHyug Choi, Yeasle Lee
  • Patent number: 10416827
    Abstract: To provide a display capable of reducing each resistance of a drive electrode and a detection electrode, in the display which is provided with an input device having the drive electrode and the detection electrode formed on the same plane. A drive electrode includes a plurality of first electrode portions arranged in an X-axis direction, and a plurality of first connection portions each of which electrically connects the two first electrode portions adjacent to each other. A detection electrode includes a plurality of second electrode portions arranged in a Y-axis direction, and a plurality of second connection portions each of which electrically connects the two second electrode portions adjacent to each other. The first connection portion overlaps with the second connection portion in a planar view. Each of the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion contains metal or alloy, and has a mesh shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa, Hiroshi Mizuhashi
  • Patent number: 10411197
    Abstract: A metal complex of a metal from groups 13 to 16 uses a ligand of the structure (I), where R1 and R2 can independently be oxygen, sulfur, selenium, NH or NR4, where R4 an alkyl or aryl and can be connected to R3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Anna Maltenberger, Marina A Petrukhina, Guenter Schmid, Jan Hauke Wemken
  • Patent number: 10388886
    Abstract: A charge transporting material which allows for a low driving voltage and is superior in luminous efficiency and durability is provided. The charge transporting material comprising a compound represented by any one of the general formula (1-1) to (1-3), wherein R111 to R114, R121 to R125 and R131 to R135, L111 to L113, and L121 to L123, are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: UDC Ireland Limited
    Inventor: Kousuke Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10319943
    Abstract: A structure including a first resin layer and a second resin layer sandwiching a self-light emitting element layer, a first stopper layer, a first resin sacrificial layer and a first glass substrate which are stacked on the first resin layer on the opposite side of the self-light emitting element layer, and a second glass substrate stacked on the second resin layer is prepared. The first glass substrate is peeled off from the first resin sacrificial layer by irradiating the first glass substrate with a laser beam. The first resin sacrificial layer is decomposed by a chemical reaction using a gas. The first stopper layer has a resistance to the chemical reaction, and the first resin sacrificial layer is removed while leaving the first stopper layer in a step of decomposing the first resin sacrificial layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kazufumi Watabe, Hiroshi Kawanago
  • Patent number: 10290829
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed including an array substrate including a plurality of pixels arranged in a display region, the display region including a planar region and a curved region, and a sealing layer covering the plurality of pixels and arranged across the display region, wherein the sealing layer includes a first organic insulation layer and a second organic insulation layer, a film thickness of the first organic insulation layer is more than a film thickness of the second organic insulation layer in the planar region, a film thickness of the second organic insulation layer is more than a film thickness of the first organic insulation layer in the curved region, and a hardness of the second organic insulation layer is lower than a hardness of the first organic insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nagata, Hiraaki Kokame
  • Patent number: 10281094
    Abstract: A flexible wire LED string lights for festivals, comprising: LED luminous flexible wire string lights, a control chip and a power supply; the LED luminous flexible wire string lights including a first conducting wire and a second conducting wire disposed axially in parallel, light welding positions provided on the corresponding position on the first and second conducting wires, a SMD LED being located between the first and second conducting wires; the light welding positions of the SMD LED, first conducting wire, and second conducting wire being wrapped by light-transmitting colloid; the flexible wire LED string lights utilizing an optical imaging structure to project the pattern of the film using an optical lens imaging principle and to illuminate to the outside through the second one-sided convex lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Dong Guan Shi Photoelectric Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Qiming Liu
  • Patent number: 10263217
    Abstract: A flexible organic light emitting display (OLED) device includes a flexible substrate having a display area, a non-display area at a periphery of the display area and a folding region; at least one organic emitting diode on the flexible substrate in the display area; an encapsulation film covering the organic emitting diode; and a dam on the flexible substrate. The dam laterally surrounds the display area and includes: a first dam in the folding region; and a second dam outside the folding region, wherein the average thickness of the first dam is smaller than the average thickness of the second dam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Young Lee, Ji-Min Kim, Gi-Youn Kim, Sang-Hoon Oh, Wan-Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10249694
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic EL display device which includes: a first resin substrate 10a; a basecoat film 11a provided on the first resin substrate 10a; an organic EL element 18 provided over the basecoat film 11a, a first sealing film 19 covering the organic EL element 18; a second resin substrate 10b facing the first resin substrate 10a, and provided closer to the first sealing film 19 with an adhesive layer 21 interposed between the second resin substrate 10b and the first sealing film 19; and a second sealing film 23a provided outside the first sealing film 19 and enhancing adhesion between the basecoat film 11a and a stack including the first sealing film 19 and the adhesive layer 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Okamoto, Takeshi Hirase, Tohru Senoo, Tohru Sonoda, Mamoru Ishida
  • Patent number: 10222834
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a bending area including a display panel, an optical member, a polarization member, and a window member, and a non-bending area. A bending part of the optical member includes a plurality of optical patterns corresponding to the bending area, and the plurality of optical patterns are provided to have different widths at a face adjacent to the display panel and a face adjacent to the polarization member. Light leakage phenomenon and color shift phenomenon induced by the modification of the optical member in the bending area during bending of the display device may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suk Choi, Heeyoung Lee, Jongin Lee
  • Patent number: 10199585
    Abstract: A highly portable and highly browsable light-emitting device is provided. A light-emitting device that is less likely to be broken is provided. The light-emitting device has a strip-like region having high flexibility and a strip-like region having low flexibility that are arranged alternately. In the region having high flexibility, a light-emitting panel and a plurality of spacers overlap with each other. In the region having low flexibility, the light-emitting panel and a support overlap with each other. When the region having high flexibility is bent, the angle between normals of facing planes of the two adjacent spacers changes according to the bending of the light-emitting panel; thus, a neutral plane can be formed in the light-emitting panel or in the vicinity of the light-emitting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Hiroki, Akio Endo
  • Patent number: 10115914
    Abstract: In a display device including a flexible display panel, the risk of disconnection of a wiring due to bending is reduced. A display panel includes a display function layer including display elements and a wiring on one major surface of a base material having flexibility. The display panel includes, on the one major surface of the base material, an organic-film-covered wiring area where the surface of the wiring is covered with an organic planarization film that is an organic insulating film in direct contact with the wiring. The display panel includes, in the plane thereof, a display area where the display elements are arranged and a component mounting area that is a peripheral area located outside the display area. As the organic-film-covered wiring area, a curved area is provided in the peripheral area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masumi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10109938
    Abstract: An electronic system of a device includes first and second circuit boards and a flexible connector configured to electrically connect the first and second circuit boards. The flexible connector includes a serpentine portion that includes first, second and third legs. The first leg that extends in a first direction, the second leg extends in a second direction opposite of the first direction, and the third leg extends in the first direction. The first, second and third legs are configured in a common plane when the device is in an operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Neal R. Whatcott
  • Patent number: 10086762
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle display device comprising: a display unit comprising a transparent flexible display disposed in a state of being rolled around a certain axis; a driving unit for adjusting the length of a region, of the transparent flexible display, exposed inside the vehicle; and a processor for controlling the driving unit and controlling the display of a picture on the transparent flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jinu Uhm
  • Patent number: 10069099
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a two-sided light emission-type transparent organic electroluminescence element that has flexibility, has a small viewing angle dependence of chromaticity, and can easily adjust the light-emission balance of the two sides. The organic electroluminescence element of the present invention is characterized by being comprised by at least a transparent substrate, a first transparent electrode, an organic light-emitting layer, a second transparent electrode and a transparent sealing substrate, wherein both of the transparent substrate and the transparent sealing substrate have flexibility and are comprised by material(s) selected from an identical group of materials, and the first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode are comprised by material(s) selected from an identical group of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ishidai
  • Patent number: 10066829
    Abstract: An electronic fabric can include a first fabric layer, a second fabric layer, and a plurality of electronic devices. The first fabric layer can include a first set of conductive wires extending longitudinally in a first direction. The second fabric layer can define a plurality of apertures, can include a second set of conductive wires extending longitudinally in a second direction, and can be coupled to the first fabric layer such that each of the first set of conductive wires is arranged at a location of one of the plurality of apertures. Each electronic device can have a first terminal electrically coupled with one of the first set of conductive wires and a second terminal electrically coupled to one of the second set of conductive wires. The first terminal can be electrically coupled with the one of the first set of conductive wires through one of the plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: William S. Wong, John S. Morreale
  • Patent number: 10043827
    Abstract: There is provided a flexible display having a plurality of innovations configured to allow bending of a portion or portions to reduce apparent border size and/or utilize the side surface of an assembled flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeYeoul Kwon, HeeSeok Yang, Sangcheon Youn
  • Patent number: 10001263
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes a piece of fabric with a slot formed in the piece of fabric. The apparatus includes light emitting diodes (LEDs) positioned within the slot. The apparatus also includes a button operatively coupled to the LEDs such that the LEDs are configured to illuminate upon depression of the button. An apparatus is also provided that includes the piece of fabric with the slot formed in the piece of fabric and LEDs within the slot. The apparatus also includes a motion sensor to measure a motion parameter of the piece of fabric. The motion sensor is operatively coupled to the LEDs such that the LEDs are illuminated when the motion parameter exceeds a motion threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: REVELLA, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Walker, Wayne Nassis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9997730
    Abstract: In a display device including a flexible display panel, the risk of disconnection of a wiring due to bending is reduced. A display panel includes a display function layer including display elements and a wiring on one major surface of a base material having flexibility. The display panel includes, on the one major surface of the base material, an organic-film-covered wiring area where the surface of the wiring is covered with an organic planarization film that is an organic insulating film in direct contact with the wiring. The display panel includes, in the plane thereof, a display area where the display elements are arranged and a component mounting area that is a peripheral area located outside the display area. As the organic-film-covered wiring area, a curved area is provided in the peripheral area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masumi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9960186
    Abstract: Disclosed are a back cover and a transparent display apparatus including the same, in which a chip groove, into which a chip included in a chip-on film coupled to a transparent panel is inserted, is disposed in a rear surface. The transparent display apparatus includes a transparent panel and a back cover. The transparent panel may display an image. The back cover may be transparent, and the transparent panel may be disposed on a front of the back cover. A chip groove into which a chip included in a chip-on film coupled to the transparent panel is inserted may be disposed in a rear surface of the back cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Moo Kim, Jin-Hyun Jung
  • Patent number: 9887365
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device including a first electrode; a second electrode facing the first electrode; and an organic layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the organic layer including an emission layer, wherein the organic layer includes a hole transport region between the first electrode and the emission layer, the hole transport region including at least one selected from a hole transport layer, a hole injection layer, and a buffer layer, and an electron transport region between the emission layer and the second electrode, the electron transport region including at least one selected from a hole blocking layer, an electron transport layer, and an electron injection layer, wherein the electron transport region includes a compound represented by Formula 1 and a compound represented by Formula 2
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyung Kim, Jaeyong Lee, Minkyung Kim, Heeyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 9882165
    Abstract: A highly reliable light-emitting device which includes an organic EL element and is lightweight is provided. The light-emitting device includes a first organic resin layer; a first glass layer over the first organic resin layer; a light-emitting element over the first glass layer; a second glass layer over the light-emitting element; and a second organic resin layer over the second glass layer. The first organic resin layer and the first glass layer each have a property of transmitting visible light. The thickness of the first glass layer and the thickness of the second glass layer are independently greater than or equal to 25 ?m and less than or equal to 100 ?m. The light-emitting element includes a first electrode having a property of transmitting visible light, a layer containing a light-emitting organic compound, and a second electrode stacked in this order from the first glass layer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Koichiro Tanaka, Masaaki Hiroki, Hisao Ikeda, Kengo Akimoto
  • Patent number: 9853234
    Abstract: An organic EL device includes: a first substrate and a second substrate; an organic light emitting portion including a first electrode, an organic layer and a second electrode; a sealing member surrounding the organic light emitting portion; a first electrode extraction portion; a second electrode extraction portion; an insulating layer that electrically insulates the first electrode and the second electrode; and a connecting portion that electrically connects the second electrode extraction portion and the second electrode. The insulating layer includes: a first insulating portion provided between the first electrode extraction portion and the organic layer; and a second insulating portion that is provided between the second electrode extraction portion and the organic layer and covered with the connecting portion. A distance between the sealing member and the first insulating portion is longer than a distance between the sealing member and the second insulating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuya Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9825233
    Abstract: A heterocyclic compound represented by Formula 1 below and an organic light-emitting device including the heterocyclic compound are described. In Formula 1, R1 to R4 may be each independently one of a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, C5-C60 alkyl, C5-C60 aryl and C6-C60 condensed polycyclic; L1 and L2 may be each independently one of a single bond, C5-C60 aryl, C3-C60 heteroaryl and C6-C60 condensed polycyclic; Ar1 and Ar2 may be each independently one of C5-C60 aryl, C3-C60 heteroaryl and C6-C60 condensed polycyclic; A, B, C and D may be each independently one of —CH? and —N?, excluding that all A, B, C and D are —CH?; and m and n may be each independently an integer of 0 to 3, excluding that all m and n are zero, wherein any of the above alkyl groups, aryl groups, condensed polycyclic groups and heteroaryl groups may be substituted or unsubstituted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Sub Lee
  • Patent number: 9799847
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible organic EL device comprising, on one of the surfaces of an organic resin base, an inorganic protective layer, an organic EL light emitting part, a buffer layer, and a breakage-resistant layer in this order, wherein the buffer layer is a silicone or EPDM containing layer and an elastic modulus of the breakage-resistant layer at 5 to 35° C. is 100 MPa to 300 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Futaba Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Ishiguro, Shigeo Naritomi, Ikuo Ohmori, Mitsufumi Kodama, Fumio Kimura
  • Patent number: 9768240
    Abstract: A thin film transistor (TFT) array substrate and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display including the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the array substrate includes a substrate, a driving TFT formed over the substrate and including a driving gate electrode, and a storage capacitor including a first electrode electrically connected to the driving gate electrode and a second electrode formed over and insulated from the first electrode. The array substrate also includes an interlayer insulating film at least partially covering the first electrode and a driving voltage line formed over the interlayer insulating film and configured to supply a voltage to the driving TFT. The driving voltage line is formed on the same layer as the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungkyu Lee, Dohyun Kwon, Taehyun Kim, Suyeon Sim, Seunghwan Cho, Jongmo Yeo, Joongeol Lee
  • Patent number: 9756723
    Abstract: A stretchable display includes a stretchable substrate including a flat part and a plurality of protrusions protruding above the flat part, a plurality of fixed light emitting devices, each fixed light emitting device being attached to an upper surface of a corresponding protrusion of the plurality of protrusions, a plurality of moving light emitting devices, the moving light emitting devices being positioned among the plurality of protrusions, and a plurality of connection wirings connecting among the plurality of fixed light emitting devices and the plurality of moving light emitting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Ho Hong, Hye Jin Joo, Won Il Choi
  • Patent number: 9719665
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a strip-like high flexibility region and a strip-like low flexibility region arranged alternately in a direction. The high flexibility region includes a flexible light-emitting panel. The low flexibility region includes the light-emitting panel and a support panel having a lower flexibility than that of the light-emitting panel and overlapping with the light-emitting panel. It is preferable that the light-emitting panel include an external connection electrode and that a length in the direction of a low flexibility region A that overlaps with the external connection electrode be longer than a length in the direction of a low flexibility region B that is closest to the region A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hirakata, Akio Endo
  • Patent number: 9685620
    Abstract: An organic light emitting device including a first region and a second region, the organic light emitting device including a flexible substrate; a driving circuit on the flexible substrate, the driving circuit including a thin film transistor; an organic light emitting element on the flexible substrate, the organic light emitting element connected to the driving circuit; an encapsulating thin film on the flexible substrate, the encapsulating thin film covering the organic light emitting element and the driving circuit; a first protection film facing the encapsulating thin film; a second protection film facing the flexible substrate in the first region; and a third protection film facing the flexible substrate in the second region, the third protection film having an elastic modulus that is less than an elastic modulus of the second protection film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Namkung
  • Patent number: 9686837
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foldable display device comprising: a display panel comprising a display area, and one or more foldable areas and non-foldable areas located within the display area; a cover film disposed on a front surface of the display panel; a support disposed at a back surface of the display panel; and a drive circuit to drive the display panel. One of the foldable areas may be located at a display surface near one edge area of the display panel, such that the edge area of the display panel is folded toward the back surface of the display panel, and the drive circuit is located on a flexible printed circuit board provided at the back surface of the display panel while being connected to the edge area of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Hun Yang, Gee-Sung Chae, Tae-Woo Kim, Noh-Jin Myung, Tae-Hyoung Kwak
  • Patent number: 9666809
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device including a first electrode, a second electrode and an organic layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Sub Lee
  • Patent number: 9661719
    Abstract: A foldable display device adapted to minimize waviness caused by being folded and then unfolded is discussed. The foldable display device according to an embodiment includes a display panel, a flexible film and an adhesion layer interposed between the display panel and the flexible film. The adhesion layer is partially removed from a fold area of the foldable display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Jin Jang, Noh Jin Myung, Tae Hyoung Kwak
  • Patent number: 9651231
    Abstract: In certain example embodiments, light emitting diodes (LEDs) may be disposed on a deformable and flexible backbone sheet and chained together in an array, e.g., via flexible wiggle wires. Such flexible wiggle wires may also provide an electrical connection to an external power source. An optical out-coupling layer stack (OCLS) system may help serve as an index matching layer, heat sink, étendue conserver, etc. The backbone may be formed to a shape tailored to its ultimate application. Applications may include, for example, automotive (such as Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) applications), lighting, signage, and/or other applications. In an example CHMSL application, the deformable sheet with the LED array thereon has a step, sinusoidal, or other shape matched to the angle and/or curvature of the glass such that the LEDs produce light primarily in a direction parallel to a surface on which a vehicle is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 9560725
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to an illuminated sports system. In certain embodiments, the system includes a device configured to be worn by a user that includes a first portion having a first illumination source and a second portion having first control circuitry configured to at least transmit or receive data associated with the device. The system also includes a movable piece of sports equipment including a second illumination source and second control circuitry configured to at least transmit or receive data associated with the movable piece of sports equipment. At least one of the first and second control circuitries is configured to sense when the user possesses the movable piece of sports equipment and modify an emission of at least one of the first and second illumination sources based on the user possessing the movable piece of sports equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AfterDark Technologies
    Inventor: Daniel John Wilson
  • Patent number: 9547339
    Abstract: In one example an electronic device, comprises a base section and a display connectable to the base section and comprising a flexible emissive projection display (EPD) layer, and an electroactive polymer (EAP) structure coupled to the EPD layer. Other examples may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Paul J. Gwin, Mark E. Sprenger
  • Patent number: 9540374
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compound and an organic electronic device including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Yoon Park, Dongheon Kim, Minseung Chun, Hyoung Seok Kim, Jiyeon Ahn
  • Patent number: 9515293
    Abstract: The invention relates to an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) comprising a stack comprising, in sequence and in the following order, a substrate (2), a first electrode (3), an organic layer (4), and a second electrode (5), characterized in that it comprises a layer of adhesive (6) and a cover (7) fixed onto said stack using said layer of adhesive (6), and the cover (7) comprises at least one through-opening (8), wherein electrical access to an electrode (3, 5) is possible through said opening (8). The present invention can be more specifically used in electronic devices having screens and lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Astron Flamm Safety Sarl
    Inventors: Bruno Dussert-Vidalet, Mohamed Khalifa, Claire Vacher
  • Patent number: 9502663
    Abstract: A compound represented by Formula 1 below and an organic light-emitting device including the compound are provided: Substituents in Formula 1 are the same as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Sub Lee
  • Patent number: 9501199
    Abstract: Disclosed are a touch window and a touch device including the same. The touch window includes first and second areas, wherein the second area is bendable from the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Hak Her
  • Patent number: 9483132
    Abstract: A touch window includes a substrate in which first and second active areas are defined. A first sensing electrode is provided on the first active area to sense a position, and a second sensing electrode is provided in the second active area to sense a position. The first sensing electrode includes a material different from a material constituting the second sensing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hak Her, Mun Suk Kang, Do Youb Kwon, Ji Chang Ryu, Soung Kyu Park, Seok Pyo Yun, Gyu Rin Lee, Jin Seok Lee
  • Patent number: RE48155
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a touch-screen having an external touch-screen region, an internal foldable touch-screen region, and a curved-surface touch-screen region that couples the external touch-screen region and the internal foldable touch-screen region, and a body to which the touch-screen is attached, wherein the device is configured to move at least one icon corresponding to at least one executing application program to the curved-surface touch-screen region in response to a folding angle of the internal foldable touch-screen region when a folding operation of the internal foldable touch-screen region is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Joon Lee, Woo-Jong Lee