Display Elements Arranged In Matrix (e.g., Rows And Columns) Patents (Class 345/55)
  • Patent number: 10732438
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit including scan lines, data lines, unit areas corresponding to intersections of the scan lines and the data lines, the unit areas including first unit areas in an effective display area, second unit areas in a dummy area around the effective display area, some of the second unit areas being smaller than the first unit areas, and pixels in the first unit areas; a timing controller configured to receive first data including image data corresponding to the first and second unit areas and to convert the first data into second data corresponding to the effective display area; and a data driver configured to generate a data signal corresponding to the second data. The display unit includes a first horizontal line having fewer pixels than the number of the data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Soo Kim, Jun Heyung Jung, Ja Kyoung Jin
  • Patent number: 10728966
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a method for operating a plurality of field emission light sources, specifically for performing a testing procedure in relation to a plurality of field emission light sources manufactured in a chip based fashion. The invention also relates to a corresponding testing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: Lightlab Sweden AB, Nanyang Technological University
    Inventors: Jonas Tirén, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Swee Tiam Tan
  • Patent number: 10714034
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display device, a control circuit of a display panel, and a display method. The display method includes: determining a current display mode of the display panel; and determining whether or not to subject a to-be-displayed image on the display panel to color enhancement in accordance with the current display mode of the display panel and/or an image parameter of the to-be-displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Li, Zijiao Xue, Shuaishuai Xu, Lingyun Shi, Wei Sun, Guangquan Wang, Dong Chen, Xue Dong, Shengji Yang, Xiaochuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10714054
    Abstract: The relative luminance value of each subpixel in the panel unit area is determined by calculation of the relative luminance value and the weight of the plurality of frame pixels. The plurality of frame pixels constitute a plurality of frame pixel lines extending in the first direction and a plurality of frame pixel lines extending in the second direction, respectively. A first frame pixel line extending in the first direction that includes the closest frame pixel and a second frame pixel line extending in the second direction that includes the closest frame pixel are composed of frame pixels assigned positive weights. Each of the frame pixel lines except for the first frame pixel line and the second frame pixel line includes a frame pixel assigned a negative weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TIANMA JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kimura, Yojiro Matsueda
  • Patent number: 10699617
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide a gate driving circuit and its driving method, an array substrate and a display device. The gate driving circuit is configured to drive an irregular-shaped display panel that includes a regular-shaped display area and a first irregular-shaped display area, wherein the gate driving circuit includes a first driving module configured to drive one or more first scan lines in the regular-shaped display area and a second driving module configured to drive one or more second scan lines in the regular-shaped display area; wherein one or more third scan lines are driven by the first driving module or the second driving module, and one or more fourth scan lines are driven by the first driving module or the second driving module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunbok Lee, Qianqian Wang
  • Patent number: 10690960
    Abstract: A display device is provided, which includes a display unit and a backlight module. The backlight module is disposed corresponding to the display unit. The backlight module includes a circuit board, a plurality of light sources, a diffuser plate and an optical film. The light sources are disposed on the circuit board, the diffuser plate is disposed between the light sources and the display unit, and the optical film is disposed between the diffuser plate and the display unit. The optical film includes a micro-structure, and the micro-structure faces the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Li-Wei Mao, Ming-Chia Shih, Chih-Chang Chen, Chung-Kuang Wei
  • Patent number: 10672749
    Abstract: A light source includes a plurality of semiconductor components, wherein a semiconductor component includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes, the diodes are arranged in a predefined grid in at least one column in or on the semiconductor component, and a control circuit that drives the individual diodes is arranged on the semiconductor component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Goldbach, Juergen Holz, Stefan Illek, Stefan Groetsch
  • Patent number: 10666765
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and articles of manufactures for graphical cross connectivity and dynamic configurability for interconnection between inputs and outputs of a device. Various implementations identify instructions from a user interface to graphically display various view modes that include a global view mode showing all active connections between inputs and outputs or one or more program modes showing all active connections for identified input(s) or identified output(s). Some implementations also provide user interface functions to dynamically query, control, or configure the device and the connectivity between the inputs and the outputs based at least in part upon various view modes of the connectivity of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Custom Microwave Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. F. Mau, Jeremy Oliver Korn
  • Patent number: 10650722
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first circuit, a second circuit and a dummy gate line. The first circuit and the second circuit are disposed adjacent to each other and arranged along a first direction, and the first circuit and the second circuit are electrically insulated from each other. The dummy gate line extends along a second direction and is disposed between the first circuit and the second circuit, wherein the first direction is different from the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Zhi-Cheng Jian, Yu-Hsin Feng, Yu-Tse Lu
  • Patent number: 10643529
    Abstract: A method for compensating brightness non-uniformity of a display panel, and associated display device is provided. The display panel may include a plurality of display blocks, each of the plurality of display blocks may includes one or more display units, and the method includes: according to a control signal, selecting a voltage detection terminal of a display block within the plurality of display blocks, wherein the control signal carries information indicating the display block; according to a voltage level of the voltage detection terminal, generating a plurality of reference voltages; and based on the plurality of reference voltages, driving a display voltage to a display unit within the display block according to a set of display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Chao-Liang Chien, Meng-Wei Shen
  • Patent number: 10644268
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic light emitting display device including a plurality of sub-pixels on an array substrate in which each sub-pixel includes a circuit part including a switching transistor, a driving transistor and a capacitor; and a light emitting part having a shape defined with a width and a length and including a first electrode electrically connected to the driving transistor, an organic light emitting layer and a second electrode, the first electrode including a first pattern having a recess, a second pattern having a protrusion received in the recess, and a third pattern connecting the first and second patterns, wherein a depth of the recess is greater than a half of a longer of the width and the length of the light emitting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: DaeWoong Chun, Ilwan Jang
  • Patent number: 10642402
    Abstract: A display substrate includes a conductive pattern arranged on a base substrate, a plurality of pressure sensing units arranged on the base substrate, and a first pressure sensing line and a second pressure sensing line connected to the plurality of pressure sensing units and each configured to output a pressure sensing signal. At least one of the first pressure sensing line or the second pressure sensing line is within a same layer and made of a same material as the conductive pattern, or the conductive pattern is multiplexed as at least one of the first pressure sensing line or the second pressure sensing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lijun Zhao, Yuzhen Guo, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Yanan Jia
  • Patent number: 10630288
    Abstract: A switch includes a substrate and a microwave line comprising two tracks produced on the substrate, an active zone of the substrate being bounded by the two conductive tracks and connecting the two tracks. The switch comprises a set of at least one DC line, intended to convey a DC current, the DC line comprising two electrodes that are distant from each other and that are connected by a separation zone of the substrate, the separation zone being able to be made conductive when it is illuminated by the optical control beam so as to establish an electrical contact between the two electrodes, the two electrodes being separated by a separation plane of the DC line, the separation plane passing through the centre O and being perpendicular to the plane of the active zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Yves Canal, Charlotte Tripon-Canseliet, Jean Chazelas
  • Patent number: 10627687
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes at least one pixel that includes first, second, third, and fourth switches connected to at least one gate line and at least one data line, a first sub-pixel electrode connected to the first switch, a second sub-pixel electrode connected to the second switch, a third sub-pixel electrode connected to the third switch, a fourth sub-pixel electrode connected to the fourth switch, a first capacitor connected between a gate electrode and a source electrode of the first switch, a second capacitor connected between a gate electrode and a source electrode of the second switch, a third capacitor connected between a gate electrode and a source electrode of the third switch, and a fourth capacitor connected between a gate electrode and a source electrode of the fourth switch. At least two of the first, second, third, and fourth capacitors have different capacitance values from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keunwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10613588
    Abstract: The application discloses a portable electronic device comprising a casing, a rotating shaft, a driving assembly, a flexible display and a supporting member. The housing has a long axis opening. The rotating shaft and the driving assembly are disposed in the housing, and the driving assembly is connected to the rotating shaft. The flexible display is wound around the rotating shaft. A first side of the flexible display is connected to the rotating shaft and a second side is located in the long axis opening. A first end of the supporting member is fixed to the driving assembly. When the second side of the flexible display moves outward from the long axis opening, the rotating shaft rotates and drives the driving assembly to drive a second end of the supporting member to move from the long axis opening toward the second side of the flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Wen Chang, Chen-Yu Tsai, Chun-Yuan Wang, Cheng-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 10593734
    Abstract: A display device may include: a display area; a peripheral area which is located outside the display area and in which a black matrix is disposed; and a plurality of pixel columns including: a first pixel column including a first pixel configured to display a first color; and a second pixel column including a second pixel configured to display a second color different from the first color, wherein an absolute value of a first boundary slope of a boundary line between the first pixel column and the black matrix may be greater than an absolute value of a second boundary slope of a boundary line between the second pixel column and the black matrix, and wherein the first color may be one of white and green.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Ki Park, Tae Jong Jun
  • Patent number: 10576223
    Abstract: A respiratory therapy device is configured, e.g. by a care provider, such that a second therapy mode different from the current therapy mode is unlocked, under predetermined circumstances and a third therapy mode different from the current and the second therapy mode is unlocked, under predetermined circumstances. The user of a given respiratory therapy device may activate the unlocked second or third therapy mode. The second or the third therapy mode may expire after a predetermined amount of usage, and be deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHLIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mark D'Angelo, John Raymond Pujol
  • Patent number: 10571755
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display device includes a first area, second area, liquid crystal layer, and a plurality of pixels. Each subpixel includes an opening area including a first opening area and a second opening area. The pixels include a first pixel positioned in the first area and a second pixel positioned over a boundary of the first area and the second area. The opening area of the second pixel is smaller than the opening area of the first pixel when opening areas of subpixels of same color are compared. An each imaginary line showing the boundary of the first opening area and the second opening area is a same straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Nakamura, Daichi Hosokawa, Yuki Kuramoto, Hideyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10553817
    Abstract: A display backplane and a manufacture method thereof, a display device are disclosed. The display backplane includes a bending area and a non-bending area; the bending area includes an adhesive layer on a surface of the bending area that is stretched during the bending area being bent around a central axis of the bending area, and the adhesive layer includes a buffer structure for buffering bending stress of the bending area, and the buffer structure is at a position of the central axis of the bending area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanxin Wang, Song Wang, Shuquan Yang, Peng Huang
  • Patent number: 10553540
    Abstract: A fabric-based item may include fabric layers and other layers of material. An array of electrical components may be mounted in the fabric-based item. The electrical components may be mounted to a support structure such as a flexible printed circuit. The flexible printed circuit may have a mesh shape formed from an array of openings. Serpentine flexible printed circuit segments may extend between the openings. The electrical components may be light-emitting diodes or other electrical devices. Polymer with light-scattering particles or other materials may cover the electrical components. The flexible printed circuit may be laminated between fabric layers or other layers of material in the fabric-based item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Sunshine, Paul S. Drzaic, Daniel A. Podhajny, David M. Kindlon, Hoon Sik Kim, Kathryn P. Crews, Yung-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 10545607
    Abstract: Provided is a pixel circuit. The pixel circuit includes a driving transistor (T1); a touch module (200) configured to cause a voltage change when a touch operation happens and coupled to a data line; and a writing compensation module (100) having a storage capacitor (C1) and a holding capacitor (Coled), configured to compensate a threshold voltage of the driving transistor (T1), and to allow the voltage change to be read out through the data line by sharing at least one component with the touch module (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zuquan Hu
  • Patent number: 10540923
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to display technology, and more particularly, to a shift register, a method for driving the shift register, a gate driving circuit and a display apparatus. The shift register comprises a pull-up module, a pull-down module and a holding module. The pull-up module is connected to the holding module and the pull-down module, an electrical connection point of the pull-up module and the pull-down module constituting an output signal terminal, and configured to pull up a signal outputted at the output signal terminal in response to a first clock signal. The pull-down module is connected to the holding module and configured to pull down the signal outputted at the output signal terminal in response to a second clock signal. The holding module is configured to hold a signal outputted from the pull-up module and the pull-down module at a fixed level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhanjie Ma
  • Patent number: 10535118
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit which includes a plurality of pixels and a display area having a corner of a non-right angular shape and a signal controller which controls the display unit to display an image through the plurality of pixels based on an input image signal, detects a specific pattern in a partial region, of the image, corresponding to a partial area, of the display unit, including the corner of the non-right angular shape, and controls the display unit to display a partial image corresponding to the partial region of the image in the display area without crossing the corner, according to a position of the specific pattern in the partial region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Jae Park, Mu Gyeom Kim, Dong Won Park, Jae Sung Bae, Jae-Gwan Jeon, Dong Hwa Shin
  • Patent number: 10535319
    Abstract: The disclosed display device may include a display screen having (1) a front surface and (2) at least one display region that emits image light from the front surface, the at least one display region including a plurality of pixels arranged in a plurality of pixel rows and a plurality of pixel columns, the plurality of pixel rows and the plurality of pixel columns each extending obliquely relative to a peripheral edge of the front surface. The display device may also include a display driver circuit for driving the plurality of pixels of the at least one display region. The display driver circuit may be disposed adjacent to the peripheral edge of the front surface. Various other methods, systems, and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Dong Chen
  • Patent number: 10522101
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display substrate, display panel and display device, for improving display effect at irregular-shaped edge. The display substrate includes at least one first region. The first region includes a plurality of pixel units, which includes a first pixel unit and a second pixel unit, the first pixel unit is adjacent to the connecting edge. The first pixel unit includes at least three sub-pixels corresponding to different colors arranged along row direction, and at least one sub-pixel included in the first pixel unit is an irregular-shaped sub-pixel. The second pixel unit includes at least three sub-pixels corresponding to different colors arranged along a row direction, and the sub-pixels included in the second pixel unit each are a regular sub-pixel. A shape of the irregular-shaped sub-pixel is different from that of the regular sub-pixel. Along the row direction, adjacent first and second pixel units share at least one sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Xiamen Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liting Fang, Yucheng Chen, Yujiao Liang, Nasen Chen, Qiong Song, Ling Wu, Boping Shen
  • Patent number: 10515986
    Abstract: A flexible array substrate and a manufacturing method thereof, a flexible display panel and a display apparatus are provided. The flexible array substrate includes: a flexible base substrate; and a plurality of signal lines on the flexible base substrate, comprising: a plurality of first signal lines and a plurality of second signal lines, intersected to each other to form a plurality of pixel regions arranged in an array, wherein each of the signal lines has at least one straight line segment, the at least one straight line segment and a first direction form a preset included angle, the first direction is a direction where a long edge of the flexible array substrate is positioned, and the preset included angle is not equal to zero or a right angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanjie Xu, Yang Wang, Tingliang Liu
  • Patent number: 10497302
    Abstract: A display driving device includes a power circuit, a gate driver, a data driver, and a controller. The power circuit generates gate supply voltages. The gate driver applies a gate driving signal to gate lines. The data driver applies data signals to data lines intersecting the gate lines. The controller controls the power circuit, the gate driver, and the data driver to set the gate driving signal to be at least one of the gate supply voltages when abnormal power off occurs. The controller also controls the power circuit to allow the gate supply voltages to be discharged naturally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Peng, Ryan Wang, Jae Yoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10490150
    Abstract: A shift register includes an input circuit configured to control a voltage of a first and second node, a hold circuit configured to hold the voltage of the first and second nodes as well as an output voltage of the first and second output circuits, an output selection circuit configured to select the first and second outputs to output a scanning signal, a first output circuit configured to output a first output signal from a first output terminal based on the voltage of the first and third nodes, a second output circuit is configured to output a second output signal from a second output terminal based on the voltage of the first and fourth nodes, and a third output circuit configured to output a third output signal from a third output terminal based on a second clock signal and the voltage of the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhanjie Ma
  • Patent number: 10483098
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display apparatus is provided as follows. A substrate having a display portion on an upper surface of the substrate is prepared. A protection film having an opening is attached to a lower surface of the substrate so that the protection film overlaps the display portion. A support film is attached to the lower surface so that the support film is disposed within the opening of the protection film. A driving circuit chip is attached to the upper surface so that the driving chip is spaced apart from the display portion and the opening. At least a part of the support film is removed. The substrate is bent along a longitudinal direction of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongbin Um, Jihong Hwang, Hayoung Choi
  • Patent number: 10475876
    Abstract: A single metal layer device, such as a display or sensor, comprises a substrate and a patterned metal layer. The patterned metal layer forms a two-dimensional array of spatially separated column line segments that each extend only partially across the display substrate in a column direction and forms a one-dimensional array of row lines extending across the display substrate in a row direction different from the column direction. The row lines and column line segments are electrically separate in the patterned metal layer. Spatially separated electrical jumpers are disposed on the display substrate and electrically connect pairs of column line segments adjacent in the column direction. Each electrical jumper has an independent jumper substrate independent of and separate from the display substrate. In certain embodiments, spatially separated light-emitting pixel circuits are disposed on a display substrate and are electrically connected to at least one row line and one column line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Bower, Matthew Meitl, Carl Prevatte, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 10475873
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: pixels in a non-rectangular display region; a scan circuit outputting a scan signal; a data signal circuit outputting a data signal; a first wiring portion with a first signal to control the scan circuit; a second wiring portion with a second signal to control the data signal circuit; a first auxiliary wiring portion connecting the first wiring portion and the scan circuit; and a second auxiliary wiring portion connecting the second wiring portion and the data signal circuit. The scan circuit and the data signal circuit are outside the display region, the first wiring portion and the second wiring portion are disposed outside the first region, the first auxiliary wiring portion lies approximately orthogonal to an extension direction of the first wiring portion, and the second auxiliary wiring portion is disposed along a direction approximately orthogonal to an extension direction of the second wiring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yojiro Matsueda, Kenichi Takatori, Yoshihiro Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10453363
    Abstract: An annular display apparatus and a display device are provided. The annular display apparatus includes a display panel, an integrated circuit chip and a flexible printed circuit. The display panel includes an annular display region, an outer non-display region and an inner non-display region, the display region is provided with multiple control signal lines, the inner non-display region is provided with multiple panel binding interfaces, and the multiple control signal lines are electrically connected to the multiple panel binding interfaces respectively. The flexible printed circuit includes a bonding region and a chip region, the bonding region is provided with multiple circuit board binding interfaces which are bound to to the multiple panel binding interfaces, the chip region is configured to arrange the integrated circuit chip, and the integrated circuit chip is electrically connected to the multiple circuit board binding interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Meng Wei, Jiubin Zhou, Lingling Zhang
  • Patent number: 10451942
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate, a plurality of pixels on the first substrate, a gate driver on the first substrate, the gate driver applying a gate signal, and a gate line connected to the gate driver and applying the gate signal to at least a pixel of the plurality of pixels where the plurality of pixels is disposed in a step-like shape in at least one corner of the first substrate, the gate driver comprises a plurality of stages in the at least one corner of the first substrate, and the plurality of stages is disposed in a step-like shape corresponding to the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seungjun Yu, Younggoo Song, Haksun Kim
  • Patent number: 10453382
    Abstract: Second light emitting elements and third light emitting elements are disposed at common grid-points that are adjacent in four directions to each grid-point where a first light emitting element is disposed. The controller circuit samples input data at each grid-point to generate display data to illuminate each light emitting element; controls first light emitting element illumination based on first light emitting element color information contained in first display data, which are display data sampled at each grid-point where a first light emitting element is disposed; controls second light emitting element illumination based on second light emitting element color information contained in second display data, which are display data sampled at each grid-point where a second and third light emitting element is disposed; and controls third light emitting element illumination based on third light emitting element color information contained in the second display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Haruhisa Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10448051
    Abstract: One particular implementation of the present invention may take the form of a method and system for encoding decoding 3-D multimedia content. In one example, visual content having a plurality of source frames may be processed to create a plurality of first and second type frames from each of the plurality of source frames. The plurality of first and second type frames may be arranged to create modified content, and generating a distinguishing signal for the visual content, which may distinguish the first type frame from the second type frame. In another examples, the present invention may take the form of a method decoding 3-D multimedia content encoded with at least content frames and null frames. The method may operate to receive the 3-D multimedia content, extract at least one content frame, at least one null frame, and display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott F. Watson
  • Patent number: 10446063
    Abstract: A profiled display panel is provided, the display region thereof has profiled border. The profiled display panel comprises low-brightness pixels and regular pixels. The pixels form pixel rows and pixel columns. The pixel row or column comprises pixel group comprising first and second pixel group. The number of pixels adjacent to the profiled border in first pixel group is greater than that of in second pixel group. The number of the low-brightness pixels in first pixel group is greater than or equal to that of in second pixel group. The wiring direction of the data line is second direction. The pixel comprises at least three sub-pixels. An aperture height of the sub-pixels in the low-brightness pixel is smaller than that of in the regular pixel along second direction. An aperture area of the low-brightness pixel is gradually increased in a direction from the profiled border to the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Yang, Binyi Zheng, Yongping Zeng, Ling Wu, Boping Shen
  • Patent number: 10446619
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electroluminescent display device that may include a plurality of pixels arranged in first and second directions, first, second, and third sub pixels provided in each of the plurality of pixels and arranged in the first direction, a first emission layer provided to correspond to at least two of the first sub pixels arranged in the second direction, a second emission layer provided to correspond to at least two of the second sub pixels arranged in the second direction, and a third emission layer provided to correspond to at least two of the third sub pixels arranged in the second direction, wherein the first emission layer, the second emission layer, and the third emission layer are spaced from one another and provided to emit different types of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kanghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10423028
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first substrate, a plurality of sub-pixel structures, a color filter array, and a display layer. The sub-pixel structures are disposed on the first substrate, and each of the sub-pixel structures includes at least two sub-pixel sub-structures. The color filter array is disposed above the sub-pixel structures, and includes a plurality of filter units. The filter units are divided into a plurality of groups having different colors, and the filter units belonging to the groups having different colors are alternately disposed above the sub-pixel structures. Each of the filter units corresponds to the at least two sub-pixel sub-structures of at least one sub-pixel structure, and the at least two sub-pixel sub-structures of the same sub-pixel structure are adapted to be applied different voltages. The display layer is disposed on the sub-pixel structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Po-Yuan Lo, Tai-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 10395586
    Abstract: An electronic appliance includes a display device and a power supply device providing a driving voltage to the display device. The display device avoids high inrush current to provide high quality display. The display device is connected to a power supply device providing a driving power to the display device. The display device comprises a display panel having a plurality of data lines and gate lines crossing each other, a plurality of pixels arranged in matrix form defined by the data and gate lines, a data driver, a gate driver, a timing controller adapted to control the data and gate drivers. The timing controller is adapted to control the driving of each gate line of the gate driver to correspond to a zero-cross point of the driving power supplied from the power supply device for driving the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-In Kim
  • Patent number: 10395599
    Abstract: A display device according to example embodiments includes a display panel divided into a first area including a plurality of first area pixel rows and a second area including a plurality of second area pixel rows, the number of pixels of each of the second area pixel rows being less than the number of pixels of each of the first area pixel rows, a scan driver configured to provide a plurality of scan signals to the display panel based on a width of an active period of a clock signal, the scan signals being output having substantially the same width of active periods to each other, a data driver configured to provide a plurality of data signals to the display panel, and a timing controller configured to adjust the width of the active period of the clock signal within a frame period based on locations of the first area and the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Du Noh, Sang-Won Seok, Hwan-Soo Jang, Jin-Tae Jeong, Seung-Yeon Cho, Ji-Hyun Ka
  • Patent number: 10375339
    Abstract: An imaging device has a sensor chip and a signal processing chip. The sensor chip includes a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a 2-dimensional matrix and a data output terminal group made up of a plurality of data output terminals which output analog signals of pixels for each pixel column of the pixel array. The signal processing chip includes a data input terminal group electrically coupled to the data output terminal group, a plurality of A/D converters which convert analog signals of pixels received by the data input terminal group into digital signals for each pixel column of the pixel array, and a control unit which controls operation of the plurality of A/D converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Juen
  • Patent number: 10360835
    Abstract: A pixel array includes a plurality of repeating units. Each repeating unit includes three first color sub-pixels, four second color sub-pixels, and three third color sub-pixels. The size of one of the first color sub-pixels is greater than the size of each of the other two first color sub-pixels. The sizes of the four second color sub-pixels are the same. The size of one of the third color sub-pixels is greater than the size of each of the other two third color sub-pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Hui Chu Ke
  • Patent number: 10353546
    Abstract: User's connection operation is facilitated using a user interface screen. A user interface screen is displayed on which a combination of an arbitrary source apparatus and a destination apparatus is designated from a predetermined number of source apparatuses and destination apparatuses, to operate a connection. Based on operation on the user interface screen, the connection between the source apparatus and the destination apparatus is controlled. On the user interface screen, a button is disposed in which a combination of a source apparatus and a destination apparatus is registered. When the button is operated, control is executed such that the source apparatus and the destination apparatus of the registered combination are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo Okumura, Hirofumi Hibi
  • Patent number: 10341472
    Abstract: Waterproof push-button switch includes: a push mechanism, transmission mechanism and main waterproof piece. Push mechanism includes slider and push piece, two ends of slider being force application end and limiting end. Transmission mechanism comprises transmission rod and base provided with slide groove. Slider is in accommodating groove formed by terminal central frame and terminal outer frame; portion of push piece protrudes from terminal outer frame; limiting end matched with limiting piece on terminal central frame. Base is fixed on terminal central frame; main waterproof piece is between base and terminal central frame; slide groove on base is in communication with switch hole on terminal central frame. Transmission rod passes through slide groove and switch hole; end passing through switch hole to be located within accommodating groove being a force bearing end matched with force application end; end penetrating base being a toggle end matched with switch arm of controllable circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Haichao Guo
  • Patent number: 10339876
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to driving methods for a color display device which can display high quality color states. The display device utilizes an electrophoretic fluid which comprises three types of pigment particles having different optical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: E INK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Lin, Jo-Cheng Huang, Heng-Che Chen, Peter Laxton, Ming Wang, Ping-Yueh Cheng, HongMei Zang
  • Patent number: 10332440
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit having a non-rectangular shape. A plurality of data lines and a plurality of gate lines intersect each other in the display unit. A plurality of gate in panel (GIP) circuits are arranged in a non-display region of the display device that has a shape corresponding to the shape of the display unit, and each of the GIP circuits is connected to a respective gate line. A plurality of GIP lines are connected to the GIP circuits. The GIP lines transmit respective gate control signals to the GIP circuits, and the GIP circuits apply gate signals to the gate lines based on the gate control signals. Source lines are arranged in the non-display region, and transmit respective data signals to the plurality of data lines. At least one data line is arranged parallel to the gate lines in the non-display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongheon Lee, Sung Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10319278
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating a nonlinear clock signal. Such a signal may be used to drive sub-pixels of an electronic display. The electronic display may include a microdriver that drives at least one sub-pixel based at least in part on an image data signal and an emission clock signal. The image data signal specifies a gray level for driving the sub-pixel and the emission clock signal includes a series of pulses of monotonically increasing pulse widths to enable the microdriver to drive the sub-pixel to emit light for a particular amount of time associated with the gray level. An emission timing controller may generate the emission clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunwoo Nho, Mohammad B. Vahid Far, Xiaofeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10318227
    Abstract: A display device can include a display panel including data lines and gate lines on a triangular-shaped board, and a plurality of pixels in a matrix arrangement, in which pixel rows are arranged with a step for each at least one gate line among the gate lines based on a number of the plurality of pixels connected to each of the gate lines; a data-driving unit on a first side of the triangular-shaped board, and configured to supply data voltages to the data lines to drive the data lines; and a gate-driving unit including a plurality of gate-in-panels (GIPs) on a second side of the triangular-shaped board, in which the plurality of gate-in-panels are arranged to correspond to the step for each of the at least one gate line and sequentially supply a gate signal to the plurality of gate lines to sequentially drive the gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HyungBeom Shin, DukKeun Yoo, ChanHo Lee
  • Patent number: 10321321
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for displaying a locked interface, and a mobile terminal. The method includes: presenting an unlocking interface to a user, so that the user inputs an unlocking password through the unlocking interface; in a process of receiving the unlocking password, comparing a received part of the unlocking password with a set unlocking password to determine a correct degree value of the received part of the unlocking password; and displaying a locked content interface and/or the unlocking interface according to the correct degree value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING KINGSOFT INTERNET SECURITY SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongchao Zeng
  • Patent number: RE47660
    Abstract: To reduce viewing angle dependence of ? characteristics in a normally black liquid crystal display. Each pixel 10 has a first sub-pixel 10a and a second sub-pixel 10b which can apply mutually different voltages to their respective liquid crystal layers. Relationships ?V12 (gk)>0 volts and ?V12 (gk)??V12 (gk+1) are satisfied at least in a range 0<gk?n?1 if it is assumed that ?V12=V1?V2, where ?V12 is the difference between root-mean-square voltage V1 applied to the liquid crystal layer of the first sub-pixel 10a and root-mean-square voltage V2 applied to the liquid crystal layer of the second sub-pixel 10b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumikazu Shimoshikiryo