Binary Weighted Patents (Class 345/692)
  • Patent number: 9984610
    Abstract: A signal processing circuit includes an input gamma adjuster configured to adjust gamma characteristics of an image signal and to output a gamma adjustment image signal, an image signal processor configured to generate a scaling signal corresponding to image characteristics of the gamma adjustment image signal and to convert the gamma adjustment image signal into an intermediate data signal in response to the scaling signal, and an output gamma adjuster configured to convert the intermediate data signal into a data signal on a basis of a first lookup table corresponding to a first gamma curve, a second lookup table corresponding to a second gamma curve, and the scaling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuk-Hwan Ahn, Jai-Hyun Koh, Heendol Kim, Jin-Kyu Park, Seokyun Son, Junghwan Cho
  • Patent number: 9792866
    Abstract: Methods for detecting and eliminating a ghosting effect of liquid crystal display (LCD) are disclosed. The ghosting effect detecting method comprises the steps of providing a visual persistency period, providing a maximum color alternation speed of the LCD, obtaining a threshold value by multiplying the human visual persistency period by the maximum color alternation speed, calculating a variation of an intensity level of each of the plurality of pixel components of the LCD and comparing the threshold value and the variation of the intensity level to obtain a comparison result to determine whether the ghosting effect exists in the pixel component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Flextronics Computing Mauritus Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Hua Lee, Jong-Dae Oh, Xiao-Song Zhou, C.-C. Jay Kuo
  • Patent number: 9456075
    Abstract: In order to detect a specific codec sequence being used, a signal that is based on a codec sequence is analyzed. The signal is analyzed to determine if there is a pattern in the signal. A pattern of a codec sequence can be a unique pattern of frames, frequencies and/or frequency ranges that are generated based on a specific codec sequence. The pattern is compared to one or more previously stored patterns of codec sequences to see if there is a match. If there is a match, an event is generated. For example, if a known codec sequence that has a poor signal quality is determined to be in use for a voice call, the parties may be notified that the call is likely to be a low quality voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Ponting, David Skiba, Valentine C. Matula
  • Patent number: 9373286
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method a method of displaying an image on a display device is described. The display device includes a plurality of clusters. Each cluster has a plurality of pixels and an independent light source associated therewith. Each of the plurality of clusters are illuminated with their associated independent light source. The plurality of pixels in a cluster are refreshed with bits of gray scale. Simultaneously with the refreshing, the light source associated with the cluster where the plurality of pixels are being refreshed is switched off. When the plurality of pixels have been refreshed, the light source is switched on with a predetermined intensity of light. Each of the clusters are refreshed at a rate that is fast enough to eliminate flicker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Raman Research Institute
    Inventor: Temkar N. Ruckmongathan
  • Publication number: 20150145903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for generating gray scale adjustment voltages and a panel driver circuit using the same. With the method provided in the invention, said apparatus for generating gray scale adjustment voltages generates a plurality of gray-scale reference voltage groups at a given time interval T0, and provides them for, such as a data driver circuit for adjusting gray scale of pictures by means of the reference gray-scale voltages, wherein values of the gray-scale reference voltages in each gray-scale reference voltage group are different from one another, and the time interval T0 need to be less or equal to a quotient from the displaying time in each frame divided by the product of the number of pixels in the vertical direction of a display screen and the number of gray-scale reference voltage groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Xiaoping Tan, Yong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9024981
    Abstract: An application control changes a first image displayed with a plurality of pixels composing the entirety or a part of a display section to an image in the first gray level displayed with the plurality of pixels, and thereafter display a second image displayed with the plurality of pixels. Also, the application control device controls an application device such that the numbers of application of the first voltage and the second voltage to each of the plurality of pixels are equal to each other from a state in which each of the plurality of pixels lastly assumes the first gray level before the first image is displayed until a state in which each of the plurality of pixels first assumes the first gray level after the first image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshimichi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9019320
    Abstract: An object is to provide a display device that achieves low power consumption and an improved quality of moving and still images. A display device comprises: a display panel provided with a plurality of pixels each including sub-pixels with color filters of red, green, and blue, and a sub-pixel for controlling a transmission of white light; a backlight area including light sources of red, green, blue, and white; an image switch circuit that switches the display panel between a moving image mode and a still image mode; and a display control circuit that controls in the moving image mode a luminance of the light sources of red, green, and blue included in the backlight area, and controls in the still image mode a luminance of a light source of white included in the backlight area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama
  • Patent number: 9013525
    Abstract: A brightness control system enhances a displayed image. The system selectively alters the brightness of a portion of the image to improve the clarity, noticeability, and intelligibility of information provided on the display. When used with a vehicle navigation system, the brightness adjustment system may emphasize vehicle or destination location display, driving directions, route planning information, or other information provided to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Horst Saier, Thomas Sagcob, Thomas Menzl
  • Patent number: 8982166
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a plurality of source and gate lines and a plurality of pixels at intersection points of the gate lines and source lines, a gate driver configured to output a plurality of gate driving signals for driving the gate lines, a source driver configured to output a plurality of source driving signals for driving the source lines, a gray voltage generator configured to supply a plurality of gray scale voltages to the source driver, and a common voltage generator configured to generate a plurality of common voltages having different levels and to alternately supply one of the generated common voltages in sequence to the pixels per frame, the source driver being configured to output a source driving signal in response to a data signal in accordance with a level of the common voltage supplied by the common voltage generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Il Nam Kim, Minwoo Kim, Soomin Baek, Jae-Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 8947471
    Abstract: An active matrix display may include: a panel including a plurality of scan lines which transmit scan signals, a plurality of data lines which transmit data signals in response to the scan signals from the scan lines, a plurality of pixel circuits which are formed in a plurality of pixels, and each of the pixel circuits include a display element and a driving transistor driving the display element, and a power line which supplies a driving current to the driving transistor; a scan driver selectively transmitting the scan signals to the scan lines; a compensation circuit unit generating a compensation signal for compensating a voltage drop of the power line which results from a change in a total driving current flowing through the panel; and a data driver compensating the data signals using the compensation signal and transmitting compensated data signals to the data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Choon-Yul Oh
  • Publication number: 20140368561
    Abstract: A micro-LED display device and modulation scheme for applying image data to an imager. The micro-LED display, including a plurality of micro-LED pixels disposed in rows and columns array, may use a modulation scheme. The method includes using row write actions to write data to said rows of micro-LED pixels; and using spacing of row write actions to create grey scale modulation, wherein one spacing between sequential row write actions is at a first distance while another spacing between sequential row write actions is at a second distance greater than said first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsing Liao, Chia-Jen Tsai, Edwin Lyle Hudson, David Charles Mcdonald, David John Cowl
  • Patent number: 8884857
    Abstract: A field-sequential display is operated in one of a color mode or a grayscale mode. In the color mode, a video source provides image content in the form of multiple-color image data having a frame rate of X Hz and a display controller uses the multiple-color image data to drive the field-sequential display so as provide multiple-color image content at the field-sequential display. In the grayscale mode, the display controller generates grayscale image data from the multiple-color image data and the display controller then drives the field-sequential display with the grayscale image data at a lower frame rate of Y Hz. While in the grayscale mode, the display controller can take advantage of the enhanced contrast provided by the grayscale image content to reduce or disable backlighting at the field-sequential display. The reduced timing requirements afforded by the lower frame rate, as well as the reduction or elimination of backlighting, can reduce power consumption compared to the color mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Eugen Munteanu, Stefan Peana, John M. Knadler
  • Patent number: 8848000
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display section including scan lines, power lines, signal lines, and pixels, each having a light emitting element and a pixel circuit which has a first transistor controlling a current in the light emitting element, and a second transistor writing a voltage on the signal line to the first transistor; and a driver section driving the pixels. Each power line is provided for each unit of pixel rows. The driver section sequentially applies a first pulse signal for inactivating the light emitting element to each of the scan lines in a pixel row unit, and applies one or more second pulse signals for activating the second transistor to at least a scan line corresponding to a pixel row to be inactivated first in the pixel row unit while a non-gray-scale signal is applied to each signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuo Minami, Katsuhide Uchino
  • Patent number: 8847961
    Abstract: Ink rendering techniques are described. In an implementation, an input is recognized by one or more modules that are executable on one or more processors of a computing device as an ink stroke to be rendered by a display device of the computing device. The ink stroke is built by the one or more modules using a strip of triangles and the strip of triangles is sent to a graphics processing unit to render the ink stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Scott R. Marison
  • Publication number: 20140218421
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus and a control method thereof, the display apparatus including: a display unit which includes a plurality of pixels with an organic light emitting diode (OLED); a power supply which supplies power to the display unit; an image processor which processes an image signal in accordance with the plurality of pixels; and a controller which divides the frame into a plurality of sub-frames, assigns bit weights to each of the divided sub-frames, and controls the power supply to supply a voltage which is adjusted by the assigned bit weights in accordance with the sub-frames to the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-hoon LEE, Myoung-jun LEE, Eun-il CHO, Byeong-cheol HYEON
  • Patent number: 8786479
    Abstract: Reference voltages of a reference voltage ensemble are classed into first to (z×S+1)th reference voltage groups, where S is a power of 2 inclusive of 1 and z is a power of 2 plus 1. A decoder includes first to (z×S+1)th sub-decoders provided in association with the first to (z×S+1)th reference voltage groups, and a (z×S+1) input and 2 output type sub-decoder. The first to (z×S+1)th sub-decoders select, from the reference voltage of the first to the (z×S+1)th reference voltage groups, those reference voltages allocated to columns in a two-dimensional array of the reference voltages associated with the values of a first bit group of an input digital signal. The (z×S+1) input and 2 output sub-decoder receives outputs of the first to (z×S+1)th sub-decoders to select the first and second voltages from the reference voltages selected by the first to (z×S+1)th sub-decoders in response to the value of a second bit group of the input digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tsuchi
  • Patent number: 8780142
    Abstract: An active matrix display device has a column driver circuit for providing pixel drive signals to columns of pixels, and comprising current source circuits. Each current source circuit has a supply switch (78) for controlling the time during which the current source supplies current to or drains current from the column. A mapping means (74) derives from a pixel drive level a digital value which represents a time period for the control of the supply switch (78) of each current source circuit. The mapping means (74) implements a single mapping function for use in providing the digital values for all current source circuits. Having a current source circuit for each column facilitates the application of inversion patterns. The conversion of pixel drive levels to values representing time is carried out in a shared manner, so that the required area is kept to a minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: John Van Den Homberg, Hendrik J. Bergveld, Frans Schoofs
  • Publication number: 20140184667
    Abstract: An AMOLED display panel comprising a plurality of color elements in each pixel with each of the color elements comprising a discrete plurality of illuminating units associated with a plurality of transistors operating in a binary mode. The plurality of illuminating units have different sizes in accordance with 2n size, where n is the illuminating unit's number. n may also be the bit position of the bit line that controls the illuminating unit. The collective luminance of each color element can be digitally controlled by selectively activating a combination of the discrete illuminating units to their nominal luminance. The discrete plurality of illuminating units in each pixel may be directly controlled by RGB pixel data without the requirement for digital analog conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuang Xu
  • Patent number: 8749597
    Abstract: A multi-frame overdriving circuit for use in a liquid crystal display including a counting unit and a multi-frame overdriving unit is provided. The counting unit counts a number m of frame periods for which a pixel data corresponding to a pixel keeps a first gray value, wherein m is a positive integer. When the pixel data changes to a second gray value from the first gray value in a first frame period, the multi-frame overdriving unit respectively outputs y multi-frame overdriving pixel data corresponding to the pixel within successive y frame periods starting from the first frame period. The y multi-frame overdriving pixel data are related to the first gray value, the second gray value and the number m of frame periods, wherein y is a positive integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Ming-Chi Hung, Chih-Lin Liao, Hung-Min Shih
  • Patent number: 8749418
    Abstract: An interpolative digital-to-analog (D/A) converter is adapted to convert a N-bit digital signal into an analog signal, where N is a positive integer greater than 1. The interpolative D/A converter includes a router unit that outputs first and second router voltages based on the first and second bits of the digital signal, and an interpolation unit that receives the first and second router voltages from the router unit, and that performs interpolation operation on the first and second router voltages according to the first bit of the digital signal, so as to generate the analog signal having a voltage magnitude ranging from the first router voltage to the second router voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ili Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Yau Yeh, Chih-Kang Deng
  • Patent number: 8730391
    Abstract: Determining video content type of a video displayed on a LCD and triggering adjustment in drive power of the LCD based on the video content type. The video content type indicates relative content motion of the video. A video content type detection module is one or combination of a software and a hardware and directs the LCD to be driven relative slower or faster based upon video content. The module independently or in conjunction with another module identifies an active window from a plurality of windows corresponding to a plurality of applications running on the host device and sets the drive power of the LCD based on speed of a video displayed on the active window. The module may also adapt LCD drive power based upon user input and/or remaining battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, James D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8717394
    Abstract: A method and system providing boundary dispersion to pixel values displayed on a binary spatial light modulator to reduce temporal contouring artifacts. Pixel code values are offset from a nominal value when displayed on the SLM to disperse a large bit transition for a pulse width modulation (PWM) system. The offset value varies as a function of the pixel digital code, the pixel spatial location on the screen, and pixel temporal location in time. The set of offsets applied to pixels is varied over a repeating sequence of 2 displayed frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel J. Morgan, Gregory J. Hewlett, Peter F. vanKessel
  • Patent number: 8698851
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first pixel including a first pixel electrode connected to first data and gate lines, a second pixel including a second pixel electrode connected to a second data and gate lines, a third pixel including a third pixel electrode connected to a third data line and the first gate line, a fourth pixel including a fourth pixel electrode connected to a fourth data line and the second gate line, a fifth pixel including a fifth pixel electrode connected to a fifth data line and the second gate line, a sixth pixel including a sixth pixel electrode connected to a sixth data line and the first gate line, a seventh pixel including a seventh pixel electrode connected to a seventh data line and the second gate line, and an eighth pixel including an eighth pixel electrode connected to an eighth data line and the first gate line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoi-Sik Moon, Duc-Han Cho
  • Patent number: 8665252
    Abstract: A display uses x illuminator systems to produce x primary colors and y overlap colors, which are combinations of primary colors, to illuminate a spatial light modulator in a display system. A first set of n duty cycles for the x primary colors over a frame is provided, wherein the display system can select any one of the duty cycles to produce a desired white point. A second set of n duty cycles of x+y colors over a frame corresponding to the first set of duty cycles is determined, where the second set of duty cycles are generated responsive to a specified desired allocation of the frame to the y overlap colors, such that each of the overlap colors can be displayed from a dark shade to a bright shade while maintaining a constant color point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Todd A. Clatanoff
  • Patent number: 8659520
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a driving method of a display device capable of reducing pseudo contours while increase in the number of sub-frames is suppressed as much as possible. In a driving method of a display device where one frame is divided into a plurality of sub-frames to display a gray scale, the plurality of sub-frames has a plurality of middle-order sub-frames each of which has a middle-degree weighting and is used for an overlapping time gray scale method, at least one high-order sub-frame which has a larger weighting than that of the middle-order sub-frame and is used for a binary code time gray scale method, and at least one low-order sub-frame which has a smaller weighting than that of the middle-order sub-frame and is used for a binary code time gray scale method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 8654156
    Abstract: A driver circuit for driving at least a pixel of a displayer, including an output stage, a calibration device and a surge suppression device. The output stage is coupled to the pixel and controlled by a pixel signal to switch an output voltage on the pixel between a high level and a low level. The calibration device is coupled between the output stage and the pixel and comprises an input end controlled by a bias voltage to calibrate an equivalent resistance of the calibration device for further calibrating a brightness level of the pixel. The surge suppression device is coupled between the input end of the calibration device and the pixel signal, and is used to suppress surges in the bias voltage which occur due to switching of the output voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Princeton Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Yen-Ynn Chou
  • Patent number: 8643681
    Abstract: A color display device including: at least one spatial light modulation element forming a display picture by modulated light obtained by modulating illumination light, a color sequential light generation device changing in a time series the illumination light or the modulated light into multiple groups of different color lights in one frame of a display period of the display picture, a control device controlling the spatial light modulator, and a color sequential light generation device based on the input picture data. The control device controls the spatial light modulator and the color sequential light generation device to change the ratio of the display time of each color of the reflected light time-shared in the display period of the frame depending on the character and/or the set value of the input picture data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignees: Silicon Quest Kabushiki-Kaisha, Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Taro Endo, Fusao Ishii, Yoshihiro Maeda, Hirotoshi Ichikawa, Hirokazu Nishino
  • Patent number: 8624806
    Abstract: A pixel circuit and an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display using the pixel circuit is provided. The pixel circuit includes: an OLED; a third N-channel metal-oxide semiconductor (NMOS) transistor coupled to a data line and a first scan line and configured to apply a data signal to a first node; a storage capacitor having one terminal coupled to the first node and the other terminal coupled to a second node; a fourth NMOS transistor coupled between a first power and the second node and configured to apply a voltage of the first power to the second node; a first NMOS transistor having a first electrode, a second electrode, and a gate electrode coupled to the second node; and a second NMOS transistor coupled between the second node and the first electrode of the first NMOS transistor and configured to diode-connect the first NMOS transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Yong Chung, Keum-Nam Kim
  • Patent number: 8614722
    Abstract: In a display using a time gradation method, as the number of the subframes in one frame period increases, the number of writings of video data to a pixel and the operating quantity of a driver circuit of the display increase so that power consumption increases. In a display device of the invention, one frame period is divided into n subframe periods using a display controller, the subframe periods are made to emit light or not, to express m-bit gradation by the total sum of lighting time in one frame period, and the number of subframe periods n provided in one frame period and the number of gradations m capable of being expressed are changed corresponding to each row arranged in matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadafumi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8599226
    Abstract: A method and system for converting color image data (data outputting from element 202) from a, for example, three-dimensional color space format to a format usable by an n-primary display (206), wherein n is greater than or equal to 3. The system (converter 204) may define a two-dimensional sub-space having a plurality of two-dimensional positions, each position representing a set of n primary color values and a third, scaleable coordinate value for generating an n-primary display input signal (signal inputting toi display 206). Furthermore, the system may receive a three-dimensional color space input signal including out-of range pixel data not reproducible by a three-primary additive display, and may convert the data to side gamut color image pixel data suitable for driving the wide gamut color display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Genoa Color Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Ben-Chorin, Oded Ben-David
  • Patent number: 8593325
    Abstract: Examples of systems and methods are provided for converting an analog input signal to a digital output signal. A system may include a current mode (CM) digital-to-analog converter (DAC) circuit to provide a DAC current. A comparator circuit may be configured to generate a comparator signal in response to an error signal determined based on the DAC current and the analog input signal. A successive approximation register circuit may be configured to generate at least one of a DAC-code signal or the digital output signal, in response to the comparator signal. The DAC-code signal may be used by the CM DAC circuit to control the DAC current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Semtech Corporation
    Inventors: Ark-Chew Wong, Olivier Jacques Nys
  • Patent number: 8576257
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device includes first to Nth memory blocks disposed along a first direction, a power supply circuit, and a data driver disposed in a second direction with respect to the first to Nth memory blocks. The power supply circuit includes an analog reference power supply voltage output circuit that outputs an analog reference power supply voltage. The analog reference power supply voltage output circuit is disposed between an Mth memory block and an (M+1)th memory block among the first to Nth memory blocks. An analog reference power supply line is provided in an area of the data driver along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kiya, Chihiro Shin, Haruo Kamijo, Motoaki Nishimura, Katsuhiko Maki
  • Patent number: 8558855
    Abstract: This application is directed to driving methods for electrophoretic displays. The driving methods comprise grey level waveforms which greatly enhance the pictorial quality of images displayed. The driving method comprises: (a) applying waveform to drive each pixel from its initial color state to the full first color then to a color state of a desired level; or (b) applying waveform to drive each pixel from its initial color state to the full second color then to a color state of a desired level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Sprague, Craig Lin, Tin Pham, Manasa Peri
  • Patent number: 8508555
    Abstract: A plasma display device includes an image signal processing circuit having a sequential addressing processing circuit, an alternate addressing processing circuit and an image data selection circuit. The sequential addressing processing circuit includes a sequential addressing array unit for converting an image signal into image data arranged in the order corresponding to a sequential address operation. The alternate addressing processing circuit includes an alternate addressing array unit for converting an image signal into image data arranged in the order corresponding to an alternate address operation. The image data selecting circuit selecting between the sequential and alternate addressing operations based on predicted power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Sawa
  • Patent number: 8497886
    Abstract: The illumination apparatus includes: a light emitting unit includes scanning lines, data lines crossing the corresponding scanning lines, and light emitting areas connected between the scanning lines and the data lines, where the light emitting areas include a first light emitting area including at least two first organic light emitting devices emitting a first color and a second light emitting area including at least two second light emitting devices emitting a second color different from the first color; and a driving unit non-simultaneously driving the first light emitting area and the second light emitting area to emit light during a frame. The method of driving the illumination apparatus includes individually emitting light from the first and second light emitting areas by respectively applying data signals to the first and second light emitting areas via the data lines connected thereto during a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Wook Chang, Mu-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8493418
    Abstract: An LCD has a drive power supply structure simplified to simplify manufacturing processes of LCDs and to reduce manufacturing costs thereof. The LCD includes a liquid crystal panel, a drive unit, a controller, a backlight drive unit, and a drive voltage generator. The liquid crystal panel includes image display regions. The drive unit drives gate and data lines in the panel. The controller controls the drive unit using image data and synchronization signals from outside. The drive voltage generator is provided on a system or at least one source printed circuit board on which at least one of the drive unit or the controller is formed and converts a voltage level of a drive power provided from outside to generate drive powers of different voltage levels and provides the drive powers to the drive unit, the controller, and the backlight drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woong-Ki Min, Hong-Sung Song, Ju-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8487853
    Abstract: Methods and devices for generating grayscale using digital pulse width modulation between optical states. Grayscale may be generated for each component color using multiple algorithm cycles per display field. Subsets of binary weighted bit values for data values of each component color may be split across algorithm cycles to reduce the number of data comparisons per color per display field. The total number of data comparisons per color per display field may be reduced by half or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Citizen Finetech Miyota Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James M. Dallas, David B. Hollenbeck, Per Harold Larsen, Rainer M. Malzbender, Earle R. Vickery, III, Michael Wayne Yee
  • Patent number: 8482508
    Abstract: A LCD display device includes a LCD panel including a plurality of LCD units with trapezoid structure, and three sides of the LCD unit all include three liquid crystal molecules (LCM), the LCMs of all of the first side of the LCD unit constitute a first LCM array and form a first display interface, the LCMs of all of the second side constitute a second LCM array and form a second display interface, and the LCMs of all of the third side constitute a third LCM array and form a third display interface. The LCD display device also includes three signal conversion modules configured to convert three display signals into three control signals respectively, and three driving modules configured to drive the three LCM arrays according to the control signals and cause the first, the second, and the third display interface to display corresponding images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Fang Wong, Xin Lu, Yu-Cui Zhou
  • Patent number: 8471875
    Abstract: A display system includes a driver for operating a panel having a plurality of pixels arranged by a plurality of first lines and at least one second line The driver includes a driver output unit for providing to the panel a single driver output for activating the plurality of first lines, the single driver output being demultiplexed on the panel to activate each first line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: G. Reza Chaji, Kongning Li, Vasudha Gupta, Arokia Nathan
  • Patent number: 8466864
    Abstract: A field-sequential display is operated in one of a color mode or a grayscale mode. In the color mode, a video source provides image content in the form of multiple-color image data having a frame rate of X Hz and a display controller uses the multiple-color image data to drive the field-sequential display so as provide multiple-color image content at the field-sequential display. In the grayscale mode, the display controller generates grayscale image data from the multiple-color image data and the display controller then drives the field-sequential display with the grayscale image data at a lower frame rate of Y Hz. While in the grayscale mode, the display controller can take advantage of the enhanced contrast provided by the grayscale image content to reduce or disable backlighting at the field-sequential display. The reduced timing requirements afforded by the lower frame rate, as well as the reduction or elimination of backlighting, can reduce power consumption compared to the color mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Eugen Munteanu, Stefan Peana, John M. Knadler, IV
  • Patent number: 8462180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for displaying an input picture of a sequence of input pictures during a video frame made up of N consecutive sub-frames, with N?2, comprising an active matrix comprising a plurality of light emitting cells, encoder for encoding the video data of each pixel of the input picture to be displayed and delivering N sub-frame data, each sub-frame data being displayed during a sub-frame, a driving unit for selecting row by row the cells of said active matrix and converting, sub-frame by sub-frame, the sub-frame data delivered by said encoder into signals to be applied to the selected cells of the matrix. According to the invention, at least one of the N sub-frame data generated for a pixel is different from the video data of said pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Sebastien Weitbruch, Carlos Correa, Cedric Thebault
  • Patent number: 8456494
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments utilize MIP techniques to determine optimum bit sequences that minimize PWM artifacts. The problem would first be restructured and redefined into a form suitable for MIP. An objective function designed to minimize PWM artifacts would allow for evaluation of resulting bit sequences in order to determine optimality. Constraints (that relate the inputs and variables) are developed. These constraints would determine whether a particular bit sequence can be used on a given system, and whether a particular bit sequence would satisfy any user defined rules. Once these are determined, an MIP solver would generate an optimized bit sequence(s). Only bit sequences that satisfy the constraints would be evaluated using the objective function, allowing for a quicker determination of a solution. This MIP solution may be generated quickly, allowing for a shorter production period while still optimizing the bit sequences to minimize PWM artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew I. Russell, Gregory J. Hewlett
  • Patent number: 8456395
    Abstract: A panel adjustment method is executed on a host to adjust settings of a panel connected to the host through a serial bus. The method determines whether the panel is supported by the host. When the panel is supported by the host, the settings of the panel is read from a database of the host to accordingly set the panel. It is further determined whether the panel is correctly set or not. When the panel is correctly set, it is further determined whether the panel is of a frame buffer mode or not. When the panel is of a frame buffer mode, it is determined whether a header file generation is required or not. When the header file generation is required, the settings and a panel name are included in an include file. The include file is compiled to thereby generate a binary file which is loaded into the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-I Liu
  • Patent number: 8451209
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device in which a frame of the image signal to be displayed is written into a liquid crystal display panel while a backlight is activated intermittently within one frame period so as to prevent blur injury arising when displaying motion pictures includes: sections and for variably controlling the illumination duration of the backlight based on the detected type of the image content to be displayed. This configuration makes it possible to appropriately control the image quality degradation caused by blur injury, stroboscopic effect and flickering, hence realize total image quality improvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiyuki Sugino, Takashi Yoshii, Toshiyuki Fujine
  • Patent number: 8446436
    Abstract: An overdrive topology structure for transmission of a RGB signal includes a signal sending terminal, a signal receiving terminal, and a transmission line to transmit the RGB signal from the signal sending terminal to the signal receiving terminal. The transmission line is divided into a number of section transmission lines. A node is formed between every two section transmission lines. An impedance of a first section transmission line approaching to the signal sending terminal is less than an impedance of a second section transmission line approaching to the first section transmission line to overdrive the RGB signal at a first node between the first and second section transmission lines. At least one node except the first node is grounded via a resistor. An equivalent resistance of the resistor is equal to a resistance of the first resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shou-Kuo Hsu, Yu-Chang Pai, Cheng-Shien Li, Jia-Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 8421828
    Abstract: A display device and modulation scheme for applying image data to an imager. The display may use a modulation scheme wherein spacing of row write actions on the rows creates gray scale modulation, wherein one row spacing between sequential row write actions is at a first distance while another row spacing between sequential row write actions is at a distance greater than said first distance. The modulation scheme may create a series of write pointers that create a corresponding series of write planes. In some embodiments, modulation efficiency is increased allowing the use of lower frequency imaging circuits to achieve the same display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Jasper Display Corp.
    Inventors: Edwin Lyle Hudson, David Charles McDonald
  • Patent number: 8334882
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display apparatus realizing an improved view angle characteristic of luminance and higher response speed. A sub-pixel group is provided with a plurality of sub-pixels. At the time of display driving on liquid crystal elements of each pixel, space-divisional-driving which allows each of the first and the second sub-pixels to be driven separately is performed. By the space-divisional-driving, fluctuations in the gamma characteristic in the case of seeing a display screen from an oblique direction are effectively dispersed, and the view angle characteristic of luminance improves. Area of the first sub-pixel is set to be smaller than whole area of the sub-pixel group. As a result, the drive voltage to be applied to the first sub-pixel at the time of lower gray level becomes high, and response speed improves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hidefumi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8330777
    Abstract: A method and a device for processing touch information and a flat panel display using the method and the device are disclosed. The touch information processing arrangement includes: generating sensor output data from a touch sensor array; computing the sensor output data corresponding to each of adjacent frames to generate difference data; first binarizing the difference data based on a predetermined first threshold value; filtering the first binarized difference data; and second binarizing the filtered difference data based on a predetermined second threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: LG Display Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinkyu Kim
  • Patent number: 8319705
    Abstract: The plasma display device has a display panel having first and second display electrodes and address electrodes, an electrode drive circuit, and a drive control circuit for controlling the electrode drive circuit. The drive control circuit performs a reset drive control, address drive control and sustain drive control in each subfield. The drive control circuit performs an all cell reset drive control which resets all cells in a first subfield out of the plurality of subfields, and an ON cell reset drive control which resets ON cells in a second subfield. At a first temperature T1, an ultimate potential of an slope pulse of the first display electrode is controlled to be a first potential in the ON cell reset drive control, and at a second temperature T2>T1, the ultimate potential is controlled to be a second potential higher than the first potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Kumagai, Katsumi Ito
  • Patent number: 8305404
    Abstract: One field is divided into p (p is an integer of 2 or more) groups and each of the divided groups is divided into two subfields. The p groups have the same time period. The sub-fields forming one field have time periods that are different from each other. A plurality of scanning lines are divided into at least first and second groups. A field start timing of pixels corresponding to the scanning lines of the first group is set to be different from a field start timing of pixels corresponding to scanning lines of the second group by at least the time period of the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hosaka