Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Elements Patents (Class 345/97)
  • Patent number: 11074846
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including a display area and a pad area having a pad; and a complex circuit package on the pad, including: a first driving signal structure including a first penetration electrode vertically penetrating an inside of the first driving signal structure; a second driving signal structure on the first driving signal structure; and a redistribution wiring structure surrounding the second driving signal structure, and the redistribution wiring structure electrically connecting the first driving signal structure and the second driving signal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hae-Kwan Seo
  • Patent number: 11029556
    Abstract: A display device comprising a beam splitting element, a polarization modulating element, a light shifting element and a reflective liquid crystal panel is provided. The polarization modulating element is disposed on one side of the beam splitting element along the first direction between the beam splitting element and the light shifting element, the light shifting element is disposed on one side of the polarization modulating element along the first direction between the polarization modulating element and the reflective liquid crystal panel, and the reflective liquid crystal panel is disposed on one side of the light shifting element along the first direction, wherein the beam splitting element receives an illumination beam and allows an image beam to pass through, the illumination beam is reflected in the beam splitting element and transmitted in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Chien Lo, Hung-Ta Chien
  • Patent number: 10997952
    Abstract: A display panel and a driving method thereof, and a display device are disclosed. The display panel includes: a pixel region, including a first pixel region and a second pixel region located around the first pixel region, the first pixel region and the second pixel region each including a plurality of pixels; a photosensitive layer, located at least in the second pixel region; a cover plate, on a side of the pixel region for displaying, and the cover plate including a light transmission region and a light shielding layer surrounding the light transmission region. The light shielding layer coincides with at least a portion of the second pixel region in a direction perpendicular to the cover plate, and the photosensitive layer is configured to determine a position of the light transmission region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Yik Ko, Tingliang Liu, Xiangdan Dong, Jinsan Park
  • Patent number: 10916218
    Abstract: Provided is an organic light emitting display. The organic light emitting display can include a gate driving circuit configured to supply a gate signal through each of a plurality of gate lines connected to a display panel, and a luminance control unit between the gate driving circuit and the display panel and electrically connected to the plurality of gate lines and a power supply line. A gate signal is supplied to the pixels in a distributed manner during a plurality of refresh periods. Therefore, it is possible to reduce a luminance decrease in the pixels during the entire refresh period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KiTae Kim, SeungChan Choi, JunHo Lee, SungBin Ryu, Siu Yoon
  • Patent number: 10909936
    Abstract: A bistable electro-optic display has a plurality of pixels, each of which is capable of displaying at least three gray levels. The display is driven by a method comprising: storing a look-up table containing data representing the impulses necessary to convert an initial gray level to a final gray level; storing data representing at least an initial state of each pixel of the display; receiving an input signal representing a desired final state of at least one pixel of the display; and generating an output signal representing the impulse necessary to convert the initial state of said one pixel to the desired final state thereof, as determined from said look-up table. The invention also provides a method for reducing the remnant voltage of an electro-optic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl Raymond Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Alexandros Cosmos Arango, Jonathan L. Zalesky
  • Patent number: 10782559
    Abstract: A reflective liquid crystal display panel including a plurality of pixel units is provided. Each pixel unit includes first and second substrates, one first signal line, four second signal lines, a liquid crystal layer, a first pixel structure, a second pixel structure, a third pixel structure and a fourth pixel structure. The first and second signal lines are disposed on the first substrate. The first, second, third, and fourth pixel structures are electrically connected to one of the four second signal lines respectively and electrically connected to the first signal line, where the first, second, third, and fourth pixel structures respectively include an active component and a reflective pixel electrode electrically connected to the active component, and a reflection area ratio of the first, second, third, and fourth pixel structures is 1:2:4:8. The second substrate is located opposite to the first substrate. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HannStar Display Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chang Yu, Cheng-Yen Yeh, Chen-Hao Su
  • Patent number: 10678375
    Abstract: A display device that achieves both high detection sensitivity of the touch sensor unit and smooth input on the touch sensor unit is provided. A method for driving a display device includes a first period and a second period. The display device includes pixels, a gate driver, and a touch sensor unit. The touch sensor unit detects a touch in the first period and stops detecting a touch in the second period. The gate driver supplies signals to some of the pixels and does not supply signals to the other pixels in the second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Takahashi, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10670915
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: a display panel including a display area with pixels; a backlight; and a dimmer. The dimmer includes a dimming panel including a dimming area overlapping the display area and a control circuit. The dimming area includes a plurality of regions each including a first electrode and a second electrode. The control circuit includes a shift register configured to receive an electrical signal for controlling a potential of each of the first electrodes and including a plurality of sequential circuits coupled in series, a holding circuit to which an output of each of the sequential circuits is coupled, and a gradation voltage setter to which an output of the holding circuit is coupled. Each of the first electrodes is coupled to an output of the gradation voltage setter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Daichi Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sako
  • Patent number: 10642523
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for updating data in a memory for electrical compensation, the method comprises: when a master chip receives a power-off signal, writing a serial number of a block being updated or a predetermined value into a nonvolatile memory. In the apparatus, only a nonvolatile memory is required to be provided external to a master chip to store the serial number of the block (the sequence of the block) being updated currently during power-off. Upon a next power-on, it is determined that which rows have their data lost during the previous power-off according to the serial number of the block, and then data of adjacent rows is used to replace the data of the rows which have their data lost during the previous power-off; therefore, the operation is simple and the efficiency is high, so that the time for updating the data is short, without affecting the memory's lifespan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Song Meng, Fei Yang, Danna Song
  • Patent number: 10509261
    Abstract: A reflective liquid crystal display panel including a plurality of pixel units is provided. Each pixel unit includes first and second substrates, one first signal line, four second signal lines, a liquid crystal layer, a first pixel structure, a second pixel structure, a third pixel structure and a fourth pixel structure. The first and second signal lines are disposed on the first substrate. The first, second, third, and fourth pixel structures are electrically connected to one of the four second signal lines respectively and electrically connected to the first signal line, where the first, second, third, and fourth pixel structures respectively include an active component and a reflective pixel electrode electrically connected to the active component, and a reflection area ratio of the first, second, third, and fourth pixel structures is one of 1:2:4:8 and 2:1:4:8. The second substrate is located opposite to the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HannStar Display Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chang Yu, Cheng-Yen Yeh, Chen-Hao Su
  • Patent number: 10241369
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to realize a display device having a layered wiring structure, that is capable of detecting leakage without fail by using a simple testing circuit. Source bus lines (SL) are wired such that, in the layered region, two source bus lines (SL) adjacent in a vertical direction are a combination of a source bus line (SL) of an odd-numbered column and a source bus line (SL) of an even-numbered column, and two source bus lines (SL) adjacent in a horizontal direction are a combination of a source bus line (SL) of an odd-numbered column and a source bus line (SL) of an even-numbered column. Potentials of different magnitudes are supplied respectively to source bus lines (SL) of odd-numbered columns and source bus lines (SL) of even-numbered columns via testing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuo Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Ohkawa, Shige Furuta
  • Patent number: 9990893
    Abstract: A pixel circuit includes a first capacitor whose two terminals are coupled to a first node and a ground end respectively, a first switch whose two terminals are coupled to a second node and a fourth node respectively, a liquid crystal, a second switch, a pull-up circuit, a pull-down circuit, a second capacitor and a third switch. The first switch is coupled to the first node and a first data input end. The liquid crystal is coupled to the second and a third node. The second switch is coupled to the second node and a second data input end. The pull-up circuit is coupled to the first node and the second node and a node of a high voltage. The pull-down circuit is coupled to the second node, the fourth node and the ground end. The third switch is coupled to the fourth node and the ground end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Lung Lin, Jian-Shen Yu, Fu-Hsing Chen, Chia-Che Hung, Ze-yu Yen
  • Patent number: 9933679
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide a birefringence improving agent that can realize a satisfactory white display even in a liquid crystal display device in which a ferroelectric liquid crystal composition is used and which can reduce the birefringence and has a large cell gap; a ferroelectric liquid crystal composition and a liquid crystal display device that use the birefringence improving agent; and a compound that can be used in a ferroelectric liquid crystal composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: LC Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Naoki Sasou, Sumio Maruyama, Tetsunori Matsushita, Michael Wand
  • Patent number: 9928787
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel; at least one source driving unit including at least one first fan-out line and at least one second fan-out line which are disposed alternately; at least one demultiplexer electrically coupled to the first fan-out line and the second fan-out line, the demultiplexer including a plurality of buses, a plurality of first output lines, and a plurality of second output lines; and a plurality of pixel units, each of the pixel units including four sub-pixels. The liquid crystal display device is capable of solving the flicker problem and the crosstalk problem in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cong Wang, Peng Du
  • Patent number: 9863762
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liquid crystal display device according to an exemplary embodiment of the invention includes forming field generating electrodes on at least one of a lower display substrate and an upper display substrate, forming alignment layers on the lower display substrate and the upper display substrate, forming a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules between the lower display substrate and the upper display substrate, electric-field exposing the liquid crystal layer to pretilt the liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer, and measuring pretilt angles of the liquid crystal molecules after the electric-field exposing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong-Woon Lim
  • Patent number: 9651814
    Abstract: An embedded touch display device includes a first substrate (100) and a second substrate (200) which are opposite to each other, a liquid crystal display unit and a capacitive touch unit disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The liquid crystal display structure includes a pixel electrode layer (120), a common electrode layer and a liquid crystal layer (30), the pixel electrode layer (120) and the common electrode layer are located on two sides of the liquid crystal layer (30), and liquid crystal (30) in the liquid crystal layer (30) is ferroelectric liquid crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xingyao Zhou
  • Patent number: 9562191
    Abstract: Liquid crystal compositions comprising a crude liquid crystal sample containing ions and polyamide particles are disclosed. Upon separation of the polyamide particles from the crude liquid crystal sample, a purified liquid crystal sample is produced, which shows a 1-2× reduction in ion concentration. Methods for carrying out purification processes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CITIZEN FINEDEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cory S. Pecinovsky
  • Patent number: 9483988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display and more particularly to a driving method and driving device for a liquid crystal panel, and to a liquid crystal display device comprising a liquid crystal panel. The driving method comprises: receiving an original input signal; judging whether or not a current time is within a signal conversion phase; and when the judgment result indicates that the current time is within the signal conversion phase, generating a target driving signal based on the original input signal, and outputting the target driving signal to a data line of a liquid crystal panel or generating an original driving signal based on the original input signal and outputting the original driving signal to the data line. The polarity of the target driving signal is opposite to that of the original driving signal. An amplitude of the target driving signal corresponding to a first frame within the signal conversion phase is less than an amplitude of the original driving signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Yusheng Xi, Hongtao Lin, Haichen Hu
  • Patent number: 9462260
    Abstract: An object is to provide a three-dimensional display device capable of displaying bright images with low power consumption. The display device includes: an image display portion including a pixel portion provided with a plurality of pixels; a light-blocking portion including a first shutter and a second shutter; a signal source outputting the common potential; and a controller controlling transmittances of the first shutter and the second shutter and level of the common potential output from the signal source to bring the transmittances and the level into synchronism with supply of an image signal, display of a right-eye image, or display of a left-eye image performed in the pixel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Koyama
  • Patent number: 9373300
    Abstract: A power management method and a power management device for a display are disclosed, including: comparing contents in an original frame image with contents in a previous image to generate a plurality of successive second periods with first stages and second stages, shortening a plurality of time intervals in the first pulse timing distribution and outputting the first pulse timing distribution for displaying a first sub-frame image on the display during the first stage of one of the plurality of successive second periods, and shortening a plurality of time intervals in the second pulse timing distribution and outputting the second pulse timing distribution for displaying a second sub-frame image on the display during the first stage of the other one of the plurality of successive second periods; and turning off the driving circuit of the display in the second stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chi-Wei Chang, Feng-Ming Hsu, Szu-Che Yeh
  • Patent number: 9325984
    Abstract: A three dimensional image display device includes a display panel and shutter glasses. White image data is displayed during a white image data input period which is disposed before an input period of left eye image data or an input period of right eye image data. As a result, the luminance of a three dimensional image display device may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Ho Lee, Sun-Hyung Kim, Bong-Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 9269287
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring the response time of an LCD are provided. The method comprises the following steps: step A: controlling the LCD to display a preset image; step B: obtaining the luminance of the LCD that is displaying the preset image, and outputting a luminance-time curve in which the luminance changes over the time; step C: correcting the luminance-time curve to obtain a corrected luminance-time curve, and calculating the response time of the LCD according to the corrected luminance-time curve. When implementing the present application, the measuring errors about the response time of the system for measuring the response time, which are resulted from using different actual luminance measuring devices, can be reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ye Dai, Chi-Tsung Kang
  • Patent number: 9152253
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a remote control method, apparatus, and display apparatus. Said remote control method is applied in a remote control apparatus for remotely controlling display of one or more signal sources in a display screen of a display apparatus. Said method comprises: determining a layout control image, one or more windows being comprised in said layout control image; generating layout control information according to the layout of said one or more windows in said layout control image; and sending said layout control information to said display apparatus, so that said display apparatus sets correspondingly the layout of said one or more signal sources in the display screen of said display apparatus according to the layout of said one or more windows in said layout control image. Therefore, a user can implement flexible control operations of display configuration in a visual manner, and the user experience can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yinghuan Liu, Chun Xu, Chunmin Li
  • Patent number: 9058072
    Abstract: A touch sensing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a display device including a plurality of pixels and displaying an image; a touch screen including a plurality of touch sensors and being included in the display device; display panel driving circuits for driving the display device; a touch sensing circuit for applying a driving signal to the touch sensors to sense a voltage or capacitance variation in the touch sensors; a controller for time-dividing a first frame period into a first driving period for displaying an image on the display device and a second driving period for sensing the touch sensors; and a reset control circuit for controlling operations of the display panel driving circuits with a reset enable signal to initialize the pixels of the display device to an equivalent reset voltage at predetermined intervals between the first driving period and the second driving period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sanghyuck Bae, Sungchul Kim
  • Patent number: 9047823
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display and a method of erasing an image sticking thereof are provided. In the image sticking erasing method, a panel driving circuit is driven by a logic power voltage during a power-off delay time to discharge pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joonyoung Kim, Hyunki Lee, Munjun Lee
  • Patent number: 8994635
    Abstract: The invention provides an image display device capable of reducing the transmission delay of a scanning signal. A plurality of scanning signal lines are wired in one pixel circuit row. Pixel circuits of the pixel circuit row are connected to any of the plurality of scanning signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Kajiyama, Takeshi Izumida, Norihiro Nakamura, Naoki Tokuda
  • Patent number: 8963895
    Abstract: A ubiquitously mountable image display system includes a shape-reconfigurable display screen component to which is attached a plurality of circuit modules each having at least one light source. The shape-reconfigurable display screen component is formed of a material that accommodates flexing of the display screen component without creating a perceivable aberration in separation distance between two or more picture elements of an image that is rendered upon a viewing plane of the display screen component when light from the plurality of light sources is directed towards the viewing plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nano Lumens Acquisition Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Cope, Aris Silzars
  • Patent number: 8947335
    Abstract: In method of driving a bistable nematic dot-matrix liquid crystal display panel, a first pulse voltage is applied to nematic liquid crystal molecules to raise the nematic liquid crystal molecules in the longitudinal direction. After application of the first pulse voltage, a second pulse voltage is applied to the nematic liquid crystal molecules for selecting one of two stable orientation states of the nematic liquid crystal molecules. Immediately after the application of the second pulse voltage, an AC pulse waveform of a voltage lower than a last pulse of the second pulse voltage is applied to thereby remove residual electric charges remaining in the bistable nematic dot-matrix liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Masafumi Hoshino, Hisayuki Hirayama
  • Patent number: 8933869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for driving a ferroelectric liquid crystal panel. A liquid crystal display device according to the present invention includes a ferroelectric liquid crystal panel having a ferroelectric liquid crystal provided between a pair of substrates, a plurality of scanning electrodes and a plurality of drive electrodes, and a plurality of pixels constituted by intersections between the plurality of scanning electrodes and the plurality of signal electrodes, and a controller for applying driving pulses to the plurality of scanning electrodes and the plurality of signal electrodes. The controller applies to the plurality of pixels first reset pulses, first selection pulses for switching the plurality of pixels, second reset pulses having a voltage or pulse width different from that of the first reset pulses, and second selection pulses having a voltage or pulse width different from that of the first selection pulses and for switching the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Suguro
  • Patent number: 8773339
    Abstract: A method of driving a display panel includes applying a common voltage to the display panel, sensing a frequency of the display panel to generate a frequency signal, adjusting a gain of an operational amplifier based on the frequency signal, receiving a feedback common voltage from the display panel, and compensating the common voltage using an input resistor, the operational amplifier and a feedback resistor based on the feedback common voltage to apply the compensated common voltage to the display panel. The operational amplifier includes an inverting input terminal connected to the input resistor, a non-inverting input terminal to which a reference common voltage is applied and an output terminal. The feedback resistor is between the inverting input terminal and the output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Su Kim, Jae-Hoon Lee, Chang-Ho Lee, Yu-Han Bae
  • Patent number: 8766889
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display and a driving method thereof are provided. The liquid crystal display includes a plurality of pixels, a plurality of scan lines, and a plurality of data lines. Each pixel includes a plurality of sub-pixels. Each sub-pixel is coupled to the data line, and includes a switch, a storage capacitor, and a sub-pixel electrode. The switch is coupled to a scan line to receive a scan signal. The switch is turned on by the scan signal to receive a data signal transmitted from the data line. The storage capacitors of the sub-pixels of each pixel are coupled to the scan lines, or the storage capacitor of one of the sub-pixels of each pixel is coupled to a common electrode and the storage capacitors of the other sub-pixels are coupled to the scan lines. The switch and the storage capacitor of each sub-pixel are coupled to different scan lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Sheng Lai, Chih-Wei Wang, Hsueh-Ying Huang, Chen-Kuo Yang
  • Patent number: 8760376
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device that displays an image by inputting n (n is a natural number) bit digital signals has n memory circuits in each pixel. The n memory circuits store n bit digital signals, which are converted into corresponding analog signals by a D/A converter provided in each pixel so that the analog signals are inputted to a liquid crystal element. Therefore, when a still image is to be displayed, the stored digital signals are repeatedly used once the digital signals are written in the memory circuits. During the still image is displayed, a source signal line driving circuit and other circuits can stop their driving. Power consumption of the liquid crystal display device thus can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Koyama, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8743041
    Abstract: In order to carry out a display reset operation, a segment driver and a common driver are driven to operate as below during a display data reading period in which voltages to be applied to a liquid crystal display panel are nonuniform between lines. First, a shift register and a level shifter which are provided in the segment driver and a shift register and a level shifter which are provided in the common driver are driven to operate as usual, whereas a display control signal supplied from a controller causes output circuits to stop carrying out their respective output operations. In at least one embodiment, during a period in which a writing operation is carried out with respect to the liquid crystal display panel so as to carry out the display reset operation, the display control signal supplied from the controller allows the output circuits to carry out the respective output operations. This allows a memory (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Kuriyama, Hisashi Yamaguchi, Hiromasa Asada
  • Patent number: 8698725
    Abstract: Example embodiments presented herein may be directed towards an antiferroelectric liquid crystal (AFLC) device and a method for writing greyscale in the AFLC device. The device may comprise two electrode substrates confining an antiferroelectric liquid crystal (AFLC) material. The method may comprise driving the AFLC device with an electrical signal, where the electrical signal does not comprise a direct current holding voltage for a writing of at least a portion of written levels of grey. The method may also comprise inducing a greyscale configuration in the AFLC device as a function of the driving, wherein the inducing is temperature independent. The method may also comprise applying a high-frequency signal, to stabilize a well-defined horizontal tilt plane of the antiferroelectric or, in particular, of the orthoconic antiferroelectric. The examples embodiments presented herein provide for fast and precise writing of greyscales in orthoconic antiferroelectrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Sven T Lagerwall, Per Rudquist
  • Patent number: 8681083
    Abstract: A display device includes a pixel matrix having pixel rows and pixel columns and including pixels having switching elements positioned alternately at a corner near an upper and a lower side of each pixel row and positioned alternately at a corner near an upper and a lower side of and alternately at a corner near a left and a right side of each pixel column; multiple pairs of gate lines transmitting a gate-on voltage; and multiple data lines transmitting data voltages, wherein each pair of gate lines are disposed at the upper and lower sides of each pixel row with the pixels in each row connected to the gate line positioned nearest the respective switching element, and each data line is disposed between adjacent pairs of pixel columns and connected to pairs of pixels where one pixel of the pair has a switching element positioned nearest the respective data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam-Soo Kang, Seong-Young Lee, Sung-Man Kim, Seung-Hwan Moon
  • Patent number: 8669972
    Abstract: A driving method of a liquid crystal display panel having a source line and a counter electrode, includes driving the counter electrode to a first potential, driving the, counter electrode to a second potential being different from the first potential, setting the counter electrode and the source line to a third potential by short-circuiting the counter electrode and the source line to an interconnection having a potential between the first potential and the second potential, and driving the source line to a potential corresponding to an image data. The setting of the counter electrode and the source line to the third potential occurs in a period of one frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Shirai
  • Patent number: 8648848
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display device, a displaying method thereof and a driving circuit for current-driven device. Each pixel of the display device includes a current-driven device and a driving circuit. A first terminal of the current-driven device is electrically coupled to a first preset voltage. The driving circuit includes a switch module and a capacitor. The switch module is electrically coupled to a data signal, a second terminal of the current-driven device and a second preset voltage. The switch module is for determining whether a current is allowed to flow through the current-driven device and setting a value of the current according to the data signal. The capacitor is electrically coupled between a periodically changed resetting signal and the switch module, to couple the resetting signal into the switch module to reset a voltage at a connection node between the capacitor and the switch module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Tsung-Ting Tsai, Lee-Hsun Chang
  • Patent number: 8643629
    Abstract: A color filter includes a transparent substrate, a conductive layer, a color filtering layer, and a protection layer. The conductive layer is formed on the transparent substrate for sensing touch signals, and the periphery of the conductive layer is provided with peripheral electrodes. The color filtering layer is formed on the conductive layer and includes multiple red light filtering sections, multiple green light filtering sections, and multiple blue light filtering sections, and a pixel of a liquid crystal display device includes at least one red light filtering section, at least one green light filtering section and at least one blue light filtering section. The protection layer is formed on the color filtering layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Wintek Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Chung Kuo
  • Patent number: 8619012
    Abstract: A display element (100) corresponds to a pixel of a display. The display element includes a top electrode (102) connected to a first addressable line of the display, and a bottom electrode (104) connected to a second addressable line of the display. The display element includes a display mechanism (106) situated between the top electrode and the bottom electrode and having a number of individually turned-on steps. Each individually turned-on step has a turn-on voltage threshold at which the step is turned on upon a voltage applied between the top and the bottom electrodes equal to or greater than the turn-on voltage threshold. Each individually turned-on step has a turn-off voltage threshold at which the step is turned off upon a voltage applied between the top and the bottom electrodes equal to or less than the turn-off voltage threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Fricke, Alan R Arthur, Joseph Stellbrink, Tim R Koch
  • Patent number: 8605022
    Abstract: An exemplary image displaying method for a display device includes steps of: providing display data to pixels of the display device for displaying images; taking a special amount of frame of images as an image group, making polarities of a same pixel being of adjacent two frame of images in the image group and using a same polarity inversion in the adjacent two frame of images be different from each other, and making polarities of a same pixel being of the last frame of image in a former one of adjacent two image groups and of the first frame of image in a latter one of the adjacent two image groups and using the same polarity inversion in the last and first frame of images be the same with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Jen-Chieh Chen, Chao-Ching Hsu, Tzu-Hui Hsu
  • Patent number: 8593376
    Abstract: An active matrix electroluminescent display device has an array of current—driven electroluminescent display elements (20), for example comprising organic electroluminescent material, whose operations are each controlled by an associated switching means (10) to which a drive signal for determining a desired light output is supplied in a respective address period and which is arranged to drive the display element according to the drive signal following the address period. Each switching means comprises a current mirror circuit (24, 25, 30, 32) which samples and stores the drive signal with one transistor (24) of the circuit controlling the drive current through the display element (20) and having its gate connected to a storage capacitance (30) on which a voltage determined by the drive signal is stored. Through the use of current mirror circuits improved uniformity of light outputs from the display elements in the array is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Alan G. Knapp, Neil C. Bird
  • Patent number: 8525767
    Abstract: The present invention directs to a method for automatically compensating a common electrode voltage, comprising: calculating an average shift amount of a common electrode voltage according to gray scale data in a line on a displayed image, processing the average shift amount of the common electrode voltage to be a digital signal then converting it into an analog signal then into an average shift amount voltage waveform, and superposing it with a common electrode voltage waveform to form a new output signal waveform for driving the common electrode; the present invention also directs to a device for automatically compensating a common electrode voltage, comprising a data input module, a looking up module, a data operation module, a data encoding and converting module, a waveform generator and an operational amplification module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xinshe Yin
  • Patent number: 8508452
    Abstract: A method and a system for displaying images are provided. In the method, a pixel is provided that includes a layer of ferroelectric material and a layer of liquid crystal material. A first electric field is momentarily applied to the pixel to electrically polarize the ferroelectric layer to a first polarization. The first polarization is then used to maintain the liquid crystal material in a first orientation corresponding to a first apparent brightness of the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ken A. Nishimura, Ian Hardcastle, Pierre Mertz, Rene Helbing, Charels W. Hoke, Barry Bronson
  • Patent number: 8497821
    Abstract: A display device, including a substrate; an array of pixels arranged in rows and columns forming a light-emitting area over the substrate, each pixel including a first electrode, one or more layers of light-emitting material located over the first electrode, and a second electrode located over the one or more layers of light-emitting material; a first serial buss having a plurality of electrical conductors, each electrical conductor connecting one chiplet in a first set of chiplets to only one other chiplet in the first set in a serial connection, the chiplets being distributed over the substrate in the light-emitting area, each chiplet including one or more store-and-forward circuits for storing and transferring data connected to its corresponding electrical conductor; and a driver circuit in each chiplet for driving at least one pixel in response to data stored in the store-and-forward circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Global OLED Technology LLC
    Inventor: Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 8493302
    Abstract: The present invention aims to reduce flickers of the liquid crystal display device and enable the use of liquid crystal material exhibiting a high response speed, and to enhance light usage efficiency of the field sequential type liquid crystal display device. After writing the video signal to all the pixels in each sub-frame period, a correction voltage signal or an alternating signal having a frequency of greater than or equal to a certain frequency is input to the data line, so that the magnitude of the leakage current of each pixel TFT caused by the difference in polarity of the video signal with respect to the opposing electrode written to the pixel electrode is equalized, and the flickers are greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sekine
  • Patent number: 8482503
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display and a method of driving the same are disclosed. The liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel including data lines and gate lines crossing each other and liquid crystal cells, a timing control signal generating unit, a data drive circuit supplying a data voltage to the data lines, and a gate drive circuit. The timing control signal generating unit generates a first gate timing control signal for controlling a scan direction of the liquid crystal display panel in a sequential direction and a second gate timing control signal for controlling the scan direction in a reverse sequential direction. The gate drive circuit supplies a gate pulse to the gate lines while a shift direction of the gate pulse changes in response to the first and second gate timing control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongsung Song, Woongki Min, Yonggi Son, Suhyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 8441425
    Abstract: To provide a liquid crystal display device suitable for a thin film transistor which uses an oxide semiconductor. In a liquid crystal display device which includes a thin film transistor including an oxide semiconductor layer, a film having a function of attenuating the intensity of transmitting visible light is used as an interlayer film which covers at least the oxide semiconductor layer. As the film having a function of attenuating the intensity of transmitting visible light, a coloring layer can be used and a light-transmitting chromatic color resin layer is preferably used. An interlayer film which includes a light-transmitting chromatic color resin layer and a light-blocking layer may be formed in order that the light-blocking layer is used as a film having a function of attenuating the intensity of transmitting visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Ishitani, Daisuke Kubota
  • Patent number: 8432347
    Abstract: A drive control circuit includes a timing controller for detecting a change of a horizontal scanning frequency, a gate voltage generating circuit for generating two kinds of gate-on voltages Va and Vb (Va<Vb), and a switch for outputting one of the gate-on voltages Va and Vb from the gate voltage generating circuit in accordance with an output of the timing controller. The timing controller includes a counter for counting the number of clocks for one horizontal period, and a comparator for comparing a count result with a threshold value. When the horizontal scanning frequency is in a normal state, the low gate-on voltage Va is outputted, and when the horizontal scanning frequency exceeds a predetermined threshold value, that is, the count value falls below a threshold value, the high gate-on voltage Vb is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Hiraki, Yasutake Furukoshi, Koichi Katagawa, Masanori Nishido, Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8411059
    Abstract: An integrated electromagnetic type input flat panel display apparatus is disclosed. The integrated electromagnetic type input flat panel display apparatus comprises a display panel, a control unit and a signal processing unit. The display panel has a display unit and an electromagnetic sensor unit, wherein the display unit and the electromagnetic sensor unit are integrated in to a substrate of the display panel. The signal processing unit receives and processes the signals from the electromagnetic sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Waltop International Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Chou Chen, Chia-Te Huang
  • Patent number: 8411010
    Abstract: A cholesteric liquid crystal display device in which a first step for applying a high voltage pulse to initialize a pixel and a second step for applying a low voltage pulse to increase a coexistence ratio of a focal conic state to the planar state in the initialized pixel are performed and a gradation value is determined by a cumulative time during which the low voltage pulse is applied, the device includes: a voltage generation circuit; and a driver circuit, wherein: the voltage generation circuit includes: a step-up part that generates a step-up voltage from a power source voltage; a voltage switching part; and a voltage stabilization part that generates the predetermined voltage in accordance with the voltage control signal from the step-up voltage, wherein the voltage stabilization part suppresses variations in output voltage; and the step-up part switches step-up ratios between the first step and the second step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Tomohisa Shingai