Diffuser (on Viewer Side Of Liquid Crystal) Patents (Class 349/112)
  • Patent number: 11524681
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle includes a skill level acquiring unit and an inter-vehicle distance controller. The skill level acquiring unit is configured to acquire a driving skill level of a driver of a first vehicle other than a second vehicle. The second vehicle is an own vehicle. The inter-vehicle distance controller is configured to control an inter-vehicle distance from the first vehicle to the second vehicle on the basis of the driving skill level acquired by the skill level acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Sugiyama, Takeshi Torii, Ryuichi Sumikawa, Noeru Sato
  • Patent number: 11493803
    Abstract: A display device includes a light-emitting module and a light-diffusing sheet stacked body. The light-emitting module includes at least one light guide plate including an upper surface and a lower surface, and light sources disposed at the lower surface side of the light guide plate. The light-diffusing sheet stacked body includes a first light-diffusing sheet disposed on the light guide plate, a second light-diffusing sheet disposed on the first light-diffusing sheet, and a third light-diffusing sheet disposed on the second light-diffusing sheet. The first light-diffusing sheet includes first protrusions at an upper surface side thereof. The second light-diffusing sheet includes second protrusions at an upper surface side thereof. The third light-diffusing sheet includes third protrusions at an upper surface side thereof. A shape of the third protrusion may be different from a shape of the first protrusions and/or a shape of the second protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: NICHIA CORPORATION, KEIWA Inc.
    Inventors: Ryohei Yamashita, Yusaku Achi, Chengheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 11487151
    Abstract: According to a liquid crystal display panel and a display device in the present disclosure, since at least one of a first polarizer and a second polarizer has a light scattering structure, polarized light of corresponding colors transmitted by sub-pixel units with different colors in a liquid crystal display structure can be uniformly diffused by the light scattering structure. That is to say, the light scattering structure plays a role for uniformly mixing the polarized light of different colors. Therefore, the rainbow pattern phenomenon is effectively improved or even eliminated, and the display quality is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: Hefei Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin Zhang, Hongliang Wang, Ke Dai, Lei Guo, Yanping Liao
  • Patent number: 11469275
    Abstract: Provided is a display panel including a display area, which includes an optical component arrangement region including a light-blocking region and light-transmitting region units distributed in rows and columns. Each light-transmitting region unit includes first and second sets of light-transmitting regions that are arranged along a first direction. The first set of light-transmitting regions includes a first light-transmitting region and a second light-transmitting region arranged along a second direction, and the second set of light-transmitting region includes a third light-transmitting region and a fourth light-transmitting region arranged along the second direction. The first direction intersects with the second direction. Each light-transmitting region has a length direction. An angle formed between the length direction and the first direction is within a range of 10° to 40°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: WuHan TianMa Micro-Electronics CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengyun Wu, Yangzhao Ma
  • Patent number: 11442204
    Abstract: An optical film is disclosed. The optical film may include a first base film, and a diffusion lens layer disposed on one surface of the first base film and including a plurality of square pyramid-shaped lenses. Edges meeting at vertices of the plurality of square pyramid-shaped lenses may be curved lines. Among the plurality of square pyramid-shaped lenses, one surface of a first square pyramid-shaped lens may meet one surface of a second square pyramid-shaped lens to form a boundary line, and the one surface of the first square pyramid-shaped lens and the one surface of the second square pyramid-shaped lens may be symmetrical with respect to the boundary line as an axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: LMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinhwan Kim, Taejun Lee, Hyeryong Kim, Jihoon Lee, Seongyong Yoon, Jitae Kim
  • Patent number: 11442199
    Abstract: An optical film can be used in a display panel as a viewing angle diffusion film. The optical film includes a first electrode layer, an isotropic optical material layer, a liquid crystal material layer and a second electrode layer that are stacked. A plurality of groove structures are disposed on the isotropic optical material layer, and each of the groove structures is filled with the liquid crystal material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TCL CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hu Dou, Ziping Wu, Gang Yu
  • Patent number: 11378837
    Abstract: To provide an optical sheet that makes it possible to efficiently control a light exiting angle as desired, an optical functional layer has a plurality of light transmissive portions extending in one direction, the light transmissive portions being arranged at intervals in a direction different from the one direction, and a light absorbing portion that is arranged between respective adjacent light transmissive portions, and the optical element layer extends so as to be offset from the one direction at an angle of 0° to 45° in a front view of the optical sheet, the optical element layer having a plurality of unit optical elements that are ridges aligned in a direction different from a direction in which the optical element layer extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 11335887
    Abstract: A display device according to the present invention includes a display region arranged with a plurality of pixels, and a sealing layer covering the display region, wherein the sealing layer includes an insulation layer having a density pattern, the density pattern is a pattern including a low density region and a high density region, the low density region has the insulation layer with a lower density than an average density within the display region of the insulation layer, and the high density region has the insulation layer with a higher density than an average density within the display region of the insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Hiraaki Kokame
  • Patent number: 11333920
    Abstract: A display panel is provided and includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a light shielding layer, a scattering pattern, a sealant, and a display medium layer. The second substrate is opposite to the first substrate. The light shielding layer is disposed on a top surface of the first substrate away from the second substrate. The scattering pattern is disposed underneath the light shielding layer. The sealant is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and shielded by the light shielding layer. The display medium layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and surrounded by the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Himax Display, Inc.
    Inventor: Po-Hung Pan
  • Patent number: 11300993
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive screen, in particular for use in a motor vehicle, is described. The screen comprises a rigid cover layer with a roughened surface, a polarization layer arranged beneath the cover layer, a touch sensor layer arranged beneath the polarization layer, and a display of the touch-sensitive screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: E.SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Jens Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 11243342
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a backlight unit configured to emit light, a display panel positioned in front of the backlight unit; and an optical film positioned in front of the display panel, and the optical film includes a base layer, a first refractive layer positioned in front of the base layer, a second refractive layer positioned in front of the first refractive layer and having a lower refractive index than the first refractive layer, a third refractive layer positioned at the rear of the base layer, and a fourth refractive layer positioned at the rear of the third refractive layer and having a lower refractive index than the third refractive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Jun Jeong, Sei Young Kang, Min Woo Kang, Nam Seok Roh, Kwan Sik Min, Jun Sung Choi
  • Patent number: 11215884
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel includes a backlight module, a light-control liquid crystal cell, a collimating film layer, and a display liquid crystal cell stacked from bottom to top. The collimating film layer is configured to limit transmission of scattered light beams with large angle. The display device includes the abovementioned display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Guowei Zha, Guiyang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11150503
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including, sequentially in the following order: a light source unit, a rear side polarizer, a liquid crystal cell, a front side polarizer, and a viewing angle expansion film. Alternatively, a liquid crystal display device including, sequentially in the following order: a light source unit, a rear side polarizer, a liquid crystal cell, a viewing angle expansion film, and a front side polarizer. The liquid crystal display device optionally includes a rear side optical film provided between the rear side polarizer and the liquid crystal cell; and a front side optical film provided between the front side polarizer and the liquid crystal cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshimi, Shunsuke Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 11076136
    Abstract: A display device and a method for controlling the display device are provided herein. The display device has a light emitting module, a modulating module, and a control circuit. The light emitting module has a plurality of light emitting units. The modulating module is disposed on the light emitting module and has a modulating material layer. The control circuit is electrically connected to the modulating module and configured to switch the display device between a display mode and a projection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Shibazaki
  • Patent number: 11057556
    Abstract: A display panel defines a display area surrounding a light transmission area, and a light shielding area between the display area and the light transmission area. The display panel includes a lower polarizer and a first light shielding material. The lower polarizer defines a first through hole. At least part of the first light shielding material is in the first through hole. The first light shielding material is aligned with the light shielding area and surrounds the light transmission area, so as to absorb light from a side of the lower polarizer away from the TFT array substrate toward the light transmission area. A display device using the display panel is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuan-Kun Chen, Li-Chiao Huang
  • Patent number: 11029451
    Abstract: A cover window covering a display panel of a display device comprises a base member covering a display area and a non-display area of the display panel, and an inorganic layer disposed on the base member. The inorganic layer has substantially uniform thickness on the display area, and has a diffraction grating structure on the non-display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soo-Won Kim
  • Patent number: 11009737
    Abstract: A configurable occluder/dimmer for a near-eye display includes an array of polarization rotators and a polarization-selective scatterer downstream of the array of polarization rotators. The array of rotators and the polarization-selective scatterer are disposed between a pair of polarizers. The polarization-selective scatterer only scatters light at one of two orthogonal polarizations, thereby enhancing the achieved extinction ratio of the configurable occluder/dimmer. The configurable occluder/dimmer may be used in the near-eye display to provide occlusion effects rendering added virtual objects opaque, and/or to equalize contrast of the generated virtual imagery across the field of view of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Matsuda, Douglas Robert Lanman, Afsoon Jamali, Jasmine Soria Sears, Oleg Yaroshchuk, Alireza Moheghi
  • Patent number: 10955602
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a reflective polarizer module characterized by comprising: a first light collecting sheet including a first structuring pattern having a first unit light collector, the cross-sectional area of which is reduced progressively upward, which is disposed continuously in a repetitive manner, and collecting a light transmitted from below; a reflective polarizer sheet disposed in a stacked configuration on the top of the first light collecting sheet, and selectively transmitting the light by having a plurality of stacked layers having mutually different refractive indices; and a light recycling improving sheet disposed at the bottom of the reflective polarizer sheet, and randomly changing the polarized direction of the light which is not transmitted through the reflective polarizer sheet but is reflected downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong Il Kim, Eun Mi Lee, Jang Hee Cho, Seung Jun Noh
  • Patent number: 10935842
    Abstract: A display device includes a backlight unit having a light source and a liquid crystal display (LCD) module. The light source is configured to emit a primary light in a first wavelength region. The LCD module includes a pixel having a first, second, and third sub-pixels. The first sub-pixel includes a first emissive surface configured to emit a first light in a second wavelength region. The second sub-pixel includes a second emissive surface configured to emit a second light in a third wavelength region. The third sub-pixel includes a third emissive surface configured to emit a third light in the first wavelength region. The third luminance is greater than the first luminance and the second luminance. An area of the third emissive surface is smaller than an area of the first emissive surface and an area of the second emissive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Nanosys, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest Lee, Charles Hotz, ZhongSheng Luo, Jason Hartlove, Shihai Kan, Jian Chen
  • Patent number: 10928562
    Abstract: An optical film element, a backlight and a display device are disclosed. The optical film element includes a transparent base and a first diffusion film located at a first surface of the transparent base; the optical film element further includes an optical functional layer located at a second surface of the transparent base opposite to the first surface; the optical functional layer includes transmission regions and reflection regions; reflection members are provided in the reflection regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shubai Zhang, Pengfei Cheng, Haiwei Sun, Junjie Ma, Yutao Hao, Yuanda Lu, Zhen Wang
  • Patent number: 10903450
    Abstract: A display device according to the present invention includes a display region arranged with a plurality of pixels, and a sealing layer covering the display region, wherein the sealing layer includes an insulation layer having a density pattern, the density pattern is a pattern including a low density region and a high density region, the low density region has the insulation layer with a lower density than an average density within the display region of the insulation layer, and the high density region has the insulation layer with a higher density than an average density within the display region of the insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Hiraaki Kokame
  • Patent number: 10901207
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for providing a heads-up display (HUD) image. The apparatus includes a display configured to emit light with a first polarization, the light including HUD image information, a first wave plate configured to transmit light with a second polarization by shifting a phase of the light with the first polarization by 90 degrees, and a second wave plate configured to transmit light with a third polarization by shifting a phase of a portion of the light with the second polarization by 90 degrees and to reflect another portion of the light with the second polarization toward a user. The light with the third polarization may be transmitted through a windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoonsun Choi, Dong Kyung Nam, Jinho Lee
  • Patent number: 10845509
    Abstract: A matte coat having a first major surface, the matte coat comprising a first layer defining the first major face of the matte coat and comprising a polymeric matrix and a plurality of forming bodies entrained therein, wherein index of refraction of the forming bodies is similar to that of the polymeric matrix and the first major surface has a plurality of protuberances corresponding to forming bodies entrained within. Also, optical assemblies comprising such matte coats and methods for making such matte coats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Ludemann, David T. Ask
  • Patent number: 10823897
    Abstract: Provided are a light guide plate and a manufacturing method thereof, a backlight module and a display device, in the field of display technology. The light guide plate includes: a light guide plate body, and a quantum dot film layer on a light exiting surface of the light guide plate body. The quantum dot film layer is prepared from a transparent material mixed with a quantum dot material by nano imprinting. According to the present disclosure, the quantum dot material is mixed into the transparent material, and the quantum dot film layer is formed on the light exiting surface of the light guide plate body by nano imprinting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aixia Sang, Jinfeng Zhang, Fangfang Wu, Mookeun Shin, Hui Dong, Chao Zhang, Kaiwen Wang, Zhenyu Han
  • Patent number: 10811396
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate, a light-emitting member, and an anti-reflective glass layer. The light-emitting member is on the substrate. The anti-reflective glass layer is over the light-emitting member, and the anti-reflective glass layer has a transmittance of 40-95%. The anti-reflective glass layer includes a glass layer and a light-absorbing layer. The glass layer has a rough top surface and a haze of 70-80%. The light-absorbing layer is on the rough top surface of glass layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Yu Tsai, Jian-Chin Liang, Jo-Hsiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10782461
    Abstract: Provided are a polarizing plate and a display. The illustrative polarizing plate may exhibit desired characteristics in a wide range of wavelengths, and have excellent reflection and visibility at an inclined angle. For example, the polarizing plate may be used in a reflective or transflective liquid crystal display or an organic light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Kun Jeon, Moon Soo Park, Hyuk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10767837
    Abstract: Provided are an optical member capable of implementing optical images having a desired shape and a lighting device using the optical member. The optical member can include a base substrate and a plurality of unit patterns sequentially arranged on a first surface of the base substrate and each having an inclined surface with respect to the first surface. Each unit pattern can be extended in a pattern extension direction, respectively. The plurality of unit patterns and the inclined surfaces thereof can be structurally arranged on the first surface of the base substrate such that any beam of incident light that strikes a unit pattern at a right angle to the pattern extension direction in which said unit pattern extends is guided away from the optical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Lee, Jin Su Kim, Seung Jong Baek, Jae Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10741790
    Abstract: A display device according to the present invention includes a display region arranged with a plurality of pixels, and a sealing layer covering the display region, wherein the sealing layer includes an insulation layer having a density pattern, the density pattern is a pattern including a low density region and a high density region, the low density region has the insulation layer with a lower density than an average density within the display region of the insulation layer, and the high density region has the insulation layer with a higher density than an average density within the display region of the insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Hiraaki Kokame
  • Patent number: 10739496
    Abstract: Disclosed are an optical element which offers certain direction of light diffusion by disposing, in a resin having a refractive index n1, an anisotropic polymer having a refractive index n2 different from n1 in a predetermined direction, and a display device including the same. Such control of viewing angles is possible without using any louver pattern and eliminates the necessity of an additional brightness enhancement film, thus advantageously decreasing manufacturing costs and preventing defects such as diagonal line spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon-Jung Eo, Hyun-Woo Jeon
  • Patent number: 10732331
    Abstract: A matte coat having a first major surface, the matte coat comprising a first layer defining the first major face of the matte coat and comprising a polymeric matrix and a plurality of forming bodies entrained therein, wherein index of refraction of the forming bodies is similar to that of the polymeric matrix and the first major surface has a plurality of protuberances corresponding to forming bodies entrained within. Also, optical assemblies comprising such matte coats and methods for making such matte coats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Ludemann, David T. Ask
  • Patent number: 10732326
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a hydrophobic window. The hydrophobic window includes a frame, a glass embedded in the frame, and a hydrophobic film on a surface of the glass. The hydrophobic film comprises a flexible substrate and a hydrophobic layer on a surface of the flexible substrate. The hydrophobic layer comprises a base and a patterned bulge layer on a surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuan-Hao Jin, Qun-Qing Li, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10712572
    Abstract: A light field camera capturing one or more light field frames including intensity and angle information of received light. The light field camera includes an array of pixels, a liquid crystal layer overlaying the array of pixels, and a controller. The controller controls, at each time instant, one or more voltages applied to the liquid crystal layer. The controller adjusts, based on the one or more voltages, the liquid crystal layer to control amounts of light at one or more angles transmitted through the liquid crystal layer and captured by the array of pixels as a light field frame. The controller can determine depth information based on the captured one or more light field frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Xinqiao Liu, Yijing Fu, Lu Lu
  • Patent number: 10705383
    Abstract: An image display device includes a display panel, a plurality of light emitting elements, a reflective sheet, and a first optical sheet. The display panel displays an image on a front face of the display panel. The light emitting elements are disposed along one edge of the display panel. The reflective sheet is disposed opposite a rear face of the display panel. The reflective sheet reflects light from the light emitting elements toward the rear face of the display panel. The first optical sheet is disposed between the display panel and the reflective sheet. The first optical sheet has a plurality of protrusions on a face of the first optical sheet that is opposite the reflective sheet. The protrusions have ridgelines extending along a direction that is different from a direction in which the one edge of the display panel extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10678077
    Abstract: A display device comprises a backlight module, a display panel disposed on the backlight module, and an electrically controlled viewing angle switching device disposed on the backlight module and disposed in a stacking manner with the display panel. The display panel comprises a panel module and a first polarizer. There is an air layer or a bonding layer between the electrically controlled viewing angle switching device and the display panel. The panel module is disposed between the first polarizer and the electrically controlled viewing angle switching device. The electrically controlled viewing angle switching device comprises a liquid crystal cell, at least one phase compensation film and two second polarizers. The liquid crystal cell is disposed between the two second polarizers. The display device can switch between an anti-peeping mode and a sharing mode in an electrically controlled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Yang Fang, Ping-Yen Chen, Jen-Wei Yu, Yang-Ching Lin, Yu-Fan Chen
  • Patent number: 10670920
    Abstract: Unidirectional grating-based backlighting includes a light guide and a diffraction grating at a surface of the light guide. The light guide is to guide a light beam and the diffraction grating is configured to couple out a portion of the guided light beam using diffractive coupling and to direct the coupled-out portion away from the light guide as a primary light beam at a principal angular direction. The diffraction grating is to further produce a secondary light beam directed into the light guide at an opposite one of the principal angular direction. The unidirectional grating-based backlighting further includes an angularly selective reflective layer within the light guide adjacent to the light guide surface that is configured to reflectively redirect the diffractively produced, secondary light beam out of the light guide in the direction of the primary light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LEIA INC.
    Inventor: David A. Fattal
  • Patent number: 10663344
    Abstract: A device may determine a calibration value for a spectrometer using light from a first light source; deactivate the first light source after determining the calibration value; perform measurement with regard to a sample based on the calibration value, wherein the measurement of the sample is performed using light from a second light source; determine that the calibration value is to be updated; and update the calibration value using the light from the first light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis R. Hruska
  • Patent number: 10655865
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a household appliance control unit comprising a casing and a projector that is placed in the casing, that transmits images preloaded by the producer to a surface and is suitable for enabling the user to input data via the image transmitted and enabling one or more than one household appliance to be controlled according to the data input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Davut Ayhan Serabatir, Ozgur Mutlu Oz
  • Patent number: 10618265
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an optical assembly. The optical assembly comprises: a first optical film having a first surface; an adhesive disposed on the first surface of the first optical film, wherein the adhesive comprises a photo-curable portion and a thermally-curable portion mixed with the photo-curable portion, wherein the weight ratio of the thermally-curable portion of the adhesive to the adhesive is less than 5%; and a second optical film comprising a photo-curable material, wherein the adhesive is bonded to the second optical film through the bonding between the photo-curable portion of the adhesive and the photo-curable material of the second optical film without relying on the bonding between the thermally-curable portion of the adhesive and the photo-curable material of the second optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: UBRIGHT OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lung-Pin Hsin, Yi-Long Tyan
  • Patent number: 10578915
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device has a liquid crystal panel including a liquid crystal cell and a polarizing plate; and a backlight unit including a light source. An outermost surface of the liquid crystal panel on the backlight unit side is a surface of a protective film included in the polarizing plate, an outermost surface of the backlight unit on the liquid crystal panel side is a surface of a diffusion member, and where an arithmetic mean roughness measured on an outermost surface of the liquid crystal panel on the backlight unit side is Ra1, a pencil hardness is P1, an arithmetic mean roughness measured on an outermost surface of the backlight unit on the liquid crystal panel side is Ra2, and a pencil hardness is P2, Expression 1: 33 nm<Ra1<135 nm, Expression 2: Ra2<15 nm, and Expression 3: P1<P2 are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuji Saneto, Yuuichi Fukushige, Masato Nagura, Hitoshi Namikawa, Takashi Tamada
  • Patent number: 10578934
    Abstract: A display cell structure includes a first structure and a second structure disposed on the first structure. In the first structure, a liquid crystal layer is disposed between a first substrate and a second substrate, defining multiple pixels. A color filter layer is disposed on the first substrate. In each pixel, the color filter layer includes a blue (B) color filter in a first sub-pixel and a yellow (Y) color filter in a second sub-pixel. In the second structure, a polymer networked liquid crystal (PNLC) or polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) layer is disposed between a third substrate and a fourth substrate. Multiple first and second transparent electrodes are correspondingly disposed on the third and fourth substrates. A quantum material layer is disposed between the third substrate and the first transparent electrodes. The quantum material layer includes a red quantum material (R-quantum material) and a green quantum material (G-quantum material).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: A.U. VISTA, INC.
    Inventor: Seok-Lyul Lee
  • Patent number: 10574953
    Abstract: A glass (or other transparent) substrate such as a window is used for large screen video projection to permit viewing at an outdoor location (or opposite side of the substrate) of a video projector's image directed from a location in the home. The projector image is sent through an articulated glass window pane (substrate). Alternately a projector such as an ultra short throw (UST) projector can be completely located behind the transparent glass pane located in a home separating two rooms. In either case, the video image can be projected onto the substrate when desired, and when no video is being shown the substrate functions as a window or displays window art as a wall covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Dawson, Steven Richman, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 10551545
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a light guide plate, a backlight module and a display apparatus. The light guide plate includes: a light guide plate body, and a prism structure disposed on a light exit face of the light guide plate body and including a plurality of prisms. The plurality of prisms each have a top farthest from the light exit face of the light guide plate body. A height difference is formed between the tops of the plurality of prisms, and/or the top of at least one of the plurality of prisms has a portion with a part farthest from the light exit face of the light guide plate body, and a height difference is formed between the part and the top of the at least one of the plurality of prisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianghui Zhan, Chang Lv, Jiang Zhu, Hongchao He, Liangliang Zheng
  • Patent number: 10509249
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel and an optical member disposed on the display panel. The optical member includes a base substrate on which a plurality of first areas including a plurality of first sub-areas and a plurality of second sub-areas surrounding the first sub-areas, respectively, and a second area around each of the first areas are defined, and a first insulating layer disposed on the base substrate, where the first insulating layer includes an inclined portion disposed in the second sub-areas and forming an angle with a top surface of the base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwangsoo Bae, Jungsuk Bang, Minjeong Oh, Donchan Cho
  • Patent number: 10503009
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an integrated polarizer film and a liquid crystal display integrated with the same polarizer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoonjung Eo, Sejeon Park
  • Patent number: 10488575
    Abstract: A light turning film includes a light incident surface with first and second pluralities of first optical microstructures and a plurality of second optical microstructures; and a light emitting surface opposite to the light incident surface. The first optical microstructures and the second optical microstructures protrude outward from the light turning film, such that the height of one of the first and second optical structures is equal to or less than two thirds of the height of the other one of the first and second optical structures. The light turning film might be included in a light source module for a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nano Precision Taiwan Limited
    Inventors: Ming-Dah Liu, Chao-Hung Weng
  • Patent number: 10461277
    Abstract: A display device according to the present invention includes a display region arranged with a plurality of pixels, and a sealing layer covering the display region, wherein the sealing layer includes an insulation layer having a density pattern, the density pattern is a pattern including a low density region and a high density region, the low density region has the insulation layer with a lower density than an average density within the display region of the insulation layer, and the high density region has the insulation layer with a higher density than an average density within the display region of the insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Hiraaki Kokame
  • Patent number: 10429559
    Abstract: Provided are a polarizing plate and a display. The illustrative polarizing plate may exhibit desired characteristics in a wide range of wavelengths, and have excellent reflection and visibility at an inclined angle. For example, the polarizing plate may be used in a reflective or transflective liquid crystal display or an organic light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Kun Jeon, Moon Soo Park, Hyuk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10431763
    Abstract: Provided are a light emitting diode and a preparation method thereof, an array substrate, and an electronic device. The light emitting diode comprises: a substrate, and a first electrode, a quantum rod light emitting layer and a second electrode disposed in lamination on the substrate, wherein, the quantum rod light emitting layer comprises a plurality of quantum rods which present a directional arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP., LTD.
    Inventor: YuJu Chen
  • Patent number: 10411053
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid state imaging element and an electronic device that make it possible to improve sensitivity to light on a long wavelength side. A solid state imaging element according to a first aspect of the present disclosure has a solid state imaging element in which a large number of pixels are arranged vertically and horizontally, the solid state imaging element includes a periodic concave-convex pattern on a light receiving surface and an opposite surface to the light receiving surface of a light absorbing layer as a light detecting element. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS and the like installed in a sensor that needs a high sensitivity to light belonging to a region on the long wavelength side, such as light in the infrared region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Sozo Yokogawa
  • Patent number: 10408989
    Abstract: An optical film for improving contrast ratio, a polarizing plate including the same, and a liquid crystal display including the same are disclosed. The optical film for improving contrast ratio includes: a base layer and a contrast ratio improvement layer formed on the base layer, wherein the contrast ratio improvement layer includes a high refractive index resin layer including a patterned portion composed of one or more engraved patterns and a flat portion formed between the engraved patterns and a low refractive index resin layer directly formed on the patterned portion, the engraved patterns have a base angle of 75° to about 90°, and the patterned portion has a P/W value of greater than about 1 to about 10 or less (P is the cycle of the patterned portion (unit: ?m) and W is the maximum width of the engraved pattern (unit: ?m)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Ho Lee, Young Oh, Seong Hoon Lee, Young Hyun Ju