Split Pixels Patents (Class 349/144)
  • Patent number: 9349330
    Abstract: The invention provides a pixel structure, including a plurality of pixel units; each pixel unit including: a first, second and third pixel areas, adjacently disposed. First pixel area includes first pixel electrode and first control switch. Second pixel area includes second pixel electrode and second control switch. Third pixel area includes third pixel electrode and third control switch. Third pixel electrode is connected to data signal sequentially through third and the second control switches. Third pixel electrode is connected to second pixel electrode through third control switch so as to make the voltage level at first pixel electrode different from voltage level at second pixel electrode when first control switch, second control switch and third control switch are all conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Xiaohui Yao, Je-hao Hsu
  • Patent number: 9323120
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel includes a plurality of main pixels, which may include main pixels having bright spot defects to be repaired. Each of the main pixels is of a charge-share pixel structure and the main pixel includes first and second voltage-division capacitors, which are connected in series. The first voltage-division capacitor includes first and second metal layers that are opposite to each other. The second voltage-division capacitor includes third and fourth metal layers that are opposite to each other. The first metal layer and the second metal layer of the first voltage-division capacitor of the main pixels to be repaired are additionally soldered together and the third metal layer and the fourth metal layer of the second voltage-division capacitor of the main pixels to be repaired are additionally soldered together thereby shorting the first and second voltage-division capacitors to achieve an effect of dark spot repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dongzi Gao, Mei Xiong, Zhicheng Liu
  • Patent number: 9281352
    Abstract: Provided are an organic light emitting display device and a method of manufacturing the same. The organic light emitting display device includes: an emission unit including an organic light emitting diode, a pixel circuit unit including: a circuit configured to drive the emission unit, and a line configured to apply a signal to the circuit, and a light blocking layer covering the pixel circuit unit, and configured to block light input to the pixel circuit unit, and a repair part disposed in the light blocking layer, the repair part being configured for repairing the line when a defect occurs in a pixel that includes the pixel circuit unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee Dong Choi, Sung Jin Hong, Soon Il Yun, Il Gi Jeong, Joong Sun Yoon, Kyungsu Lee, Seung-Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 9262977
    Abstract: A method of processing an image comprises: receiving pixel data constituting an image, the pixel data including at least four sub-pixel color components having respective data values, and modifying one or more of the sub-pixel color component data values. The data values of corresponding sub-pixels from two pixels are modified in opposite directions to one another and such that the overall luminance of the display panel appears substantially unchanged to an on-axis viewer of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Charlotte Wendy Michele Borgers, Benjamin John Broughton, Paul Antony Gass, Harry Garth Walton, John Nonweiler
  • Patent number: 9256108
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dark spot repair method of a liquid crystal panel and a liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dongzi Gao, Mei Xiong, Zhicheng Liu
  • Patent number: 9235067
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a display device in which problems such as an increase of power consumption and increase of a load of when light is emitted are reduced by using a method for realizing pseudo impulsive driving by inserting an dark image, and a driving method thereof. A display device which displays a gray scale by dividing one frame period into a plurality of subframe periods, where one frame period is divided into at least a first subframe period and a second subframe period; and when luminance in the first subframe period to display the maximum gray scale is Lmax1 and luminance in the second subframe period to display the maximum gray scale is Lmax2, (½) Lmax2<Lmax1<( 9/10) Lmax2 is satisfied in the one frame period, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Yoshida, Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 9195107
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes: first and second gate lines disposed on the first substrate and which respectively transmit first and second gate signals; first, second and third data lines disposed on the first substrate; a first switching element connected to the first gate line and the first data line; a second switching element connected to the first gate line and the second data line; a third switching element connected to the second gate line and the second data line; a fourth switching element connected to the second gate line and the third data line; first and second pixel electrodes respectively connected to the first and second switching and which form a first liquid crystal capacitor; and third and fourth pixel electrodes respectively connected to the third and fourth switching elements and which form a second liquid crystal capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Woon Kim, Hee-Seop Kim, Hyang-Yul Kim, Joo-Nyung Jang, Hwa-Sung Woo, Cheol Shin, Dong-Chul Shin
  • Patent number: 9188817
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pixel structure, which includes a TFT substrate (20), a CF substrate (30) and a liquid crystal layer (40). The TFT substrate (20) includes a first transparent substrate (22) and a pixel electrode (24). The CF substrate (30) includes a second transparent substrate (32) and a common electrode (34). The pixel electrode (24) includes a first sub pixel electrode (26) and a second sub pixel electrode (28). The common electrode (34) includes a first sub common electrode (36) and a second sub common electrode (38). The first sub pixel electrode (26) and the first sub common electrode (36) have a first voltage difference and the second sub pixel electrode (28) and the second sub common electrode (38) have a second voltage difference. The first voltage difference is greater than or less than the second voltage difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shihhsun Lo, Jinbo Guo, Shishuai Huang
  • Patent number: 9151996
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for reducing the visual artifacts exhibited by a display employing individually addressable pixels. The apparatus comprises an array of pixels, each pixel having a switchable region of alterable transparency or luminance and a non-switchable region. The switchable region of each pixel is distributed, that is, divided into at least two simultaneously switched portions at least partly separated by a significant portion of the non-switchable region. The first order spatial harmonics and visual artifacts are significantly reduced. For a color display, each color pixel is similarly subdivided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, Elias S. Haim, Matthew B. Dubin
  • Patent number: 9104079
    Abstract: To provide a plural-viewpoint display device having an image separating optical element such as a lenticular lens or a parallax barrier, which is capable of arranging thin film transistors and wirings while achieving substantially trapezoid apertures and high numerical aperture, and to provide a driving method thereof, a terminal device, and a display panel. A neighboring pixel pair arranged with a gate line interposed therebetween is connected to the gate line placed between the pixels, each of the pixels configuring the neighboring pixel pair is connected to the data line different from each other, and each of the neighboring pixel pairs neighboring to each other in an extending direction of the gate lines is connected to the gate line different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Uehara, Hidenori Ikeno, Tetsushi Satou
  • Patent number: 9069196
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes at least one pixel. The pixel includes a first sub-pixel charged with a first voltage and a second sub-pixel charged with a second voltage different from the first voltage. A first sub-pixel electrode provided in the first sub-pixel and a second sub-pixel electrode provided in the second sub-pixel include slits having different widths according to directions. Due to the slits, average directors of the first and second sub-pixels are tilted in a horizontal or vertical direction. Accordingly, a side visibility of the display apparatus is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Jae Yun, Ohjeong Kwon, Jae Hong Park, Shuai Jiang, Kyunghye Park, Jooyoung Yoon, Hyeokjin Lee
  • Patent number: 9069217
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first substrate including a common electrode, a second substrate including a first solid pixel electrode and a second solid pixel electrode, and a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal between the first substrate and the second substrate. The second solid pixel electrode is spaced apart from the first solid pixel electrode, and surrounds the first solid pixel electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gak-Seok Lee, Keun-Chan Oh, Taek-Joon Lee
  • Patent number: 9046712
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display including a first substrate, a second substrate, and liquid crystal molecules disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first substrate includes a first base substrate and a common electrode disposed on the first base substrate. The second substrate includes a second base substrate facing the first base substrate and a first pixel electrode disposed on the second base substrate. The first pixel electrode includes a first area and a second area which form different electric fields in cooperation with the common electrode. Accordingly, the liquid crystal display enhances an aperture ratio and increases a side viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoon Kim, Kaeun Kim, Su Jeong Kim, Kichul Shin, Hokil Oh, Jae-Hoon Jung, Minju Han
  • Patent number: 9046713
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display is provided. A liquid crystal display includes: a first substrate; a thin film transistor disposed on the first substrate; and a first electrode disposed on the thin film transistor and connected to an output terminal of the thin film transistor, wherein the first electrode includes a first region and a second region each including a plurality of minute branches separated from each other by open parts, portions of at least two minute branches among the plurality of minute branches are connected to form a plurality of minute plate branches, and wherein the minute plate branch has a wider width than a minute branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Il Tae, Sung Hoon Kim, Hyun-Ho Kang, Yong Woo Hyung, Jang-Il Kim, Eun-Kil Park, Jeong Soo Choi, Bo Yeong Kim, Jae-Jin Song
  • Patent number: 9041891
    Abstract: Apertures are formed in the common electrode or in the pixel electrode of a liquid crystal display to form a fringe field. Storage capacitor electrodes are formed at the position corresponding to the apertures to prevent the light leakage due to the disclination caused by the fringe field. The apertures extend horizontally, vertically or obliquely. The apertures in adjacent pixel regions may have different directions to widen the viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Jin Lyu, Kyeong Hyeon Kim, Hea-Ri Lee, Jian-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 9041894
    Abstract: One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal display device with high transmittance or viewing angle characteristics. A liquid crystal display device of the present invention includes: a first substrate (10) which includes a pixel electrode (30); a second substrate (20) which includes a counter electrode (25); and a liquid crystal layer (21) and a spacer (40) which are provided between the first substrate (10) and the second substrate (20). The pixel electrode (30) includes a first portion which is formed by a plurality of first branch portions (34A) extending in a first direction, a second portion which is formed by a plurality of second branch portions (34B) extending in a second direction, a third portion which is formed by a plurality of third branch portions (34C) extending in a third direction, and a fourth portion which is formed by a plurality of fourth branch portions (34D) extending in a fourth direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9025097
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate including a first storage capacitance line and a second storage capacitance line, a gate line, a first source line and a second source line, a main pixel electrode which has a strip shape, a first sub-pixel electrode which is continuous with the main pixel electrode, a second sub-pixel electrode which is continuous with the main pixel electrode, and a first alignment film, a second substrate including second main common electrodes extending on both sides of the main pixel electrode, a second sub-common electrode which is continuous with the second main common electrodes, and a second alignment film, and a liquid crystal layer held between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Jin Hirosawa
  • Patent number: 9013665
    Abstract: Provided are a display device and a manufacturing method thereof capable of preventing aggregation of an alignment layer and maintaining uniformly a cell-gap. The display device according to an exemplary embodiment of the invention includes: a substrate including a plurality of pixel areas; a thin film transistor formed on the substrate; a pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor and formed in the pixel area; a barrier layer formed on the pixel electrode; a roof layer formed on the barrier layer to be spaced apart from the barrier layer with a microcavity therebetween; and a liquid crystal formed to fill the microcavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Kyung Yim, Je Hyeong Park, O Sung Seo, Hyoung Cheol Lee
  • Publication number: 20150098047
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other, a pixel electrode on the first substrate, a common electrode on the second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the common electrode includes a first cutout portion, and the pixel electrode includes a first sub-pixel electrode, a second sub-pixel electrode surrounding the first sub-pixel electrode, a second cutout portion adjacent to at least one of edges of the second sub-pixel electrode and disposed along the edges, and a third cutout portion isolating the first sub-pixel electrode from the second sub-pixel electrode, and the first sub-pixel electrode and the second sub-pixel electrode are located at different heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Chul SHIN, Jae-Hong Park, Ki-Chul Shin, Hyeok-Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20150092138
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a display substrate, an opposite substrate, a liquid crystal layer, a main spacer, and a sub-spacer. The display substrate includes a plurality of pixel areas and a light blocking area, and at least one thin film transistor is disposed in the light blocking area. The opposite substrate is coupled to the display substrate. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the display substrate and the opposite substrate. The main spacer is disposed on the display substrate, includes a light blocking material, and makes contact with the opposite substrate to maintain a cell gap between the display substrate and the opposite substrate. The sub-spacer is disposed on the display substrate, includes the light blocking material, and is spaced apart from the opposite substrate. The sub-spacer has a size corresponding to the light blocking area, and the main spacer is protruded from the sub-spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Hun KWAK, YiSeop SHIM, Nuree UM, Chul HUH
  • Publication number: 20150077693
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel comprise a first substrate, a second substrate and a electrode structure. The electrode structure is disposed on the first substrate. The electrode structure further comprises a first sub-electrode having a first stem electrode with a first end edge and a first branch electrode nearest the first end edge, and a second sub-electrode having a second stem electrode with a second end edge and a second branch electrode nearest the second end edge. The first sub-electrode and the second sub-electrode are adjacent to each other, and the first end edge are adjacent to the second end edge. A first distance between the first end edge and the first branch electrode is different from a second distance between the second end edge and the second branch electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Chien-Hung CHEN, Ching-Che YANG
  • Publication number: 20150070613
    Abstract: An array substrate and a liquid crystal panel are disclosed. Each of the pixel cells of the array substrate includes a voltage compensation circuit. When the scanning signals are inputted to the corresponding first scanning line of a farther pixel cell, the voltage compensation circuit of a current pixel cell operates on the second pixel electrode of the current pixel cell. As such, a ratio of a voltage difference between the second pixel electrode and the common electrode to the voltage difference between the first pixel electrode and the common electrode when the positive polarity is inversed is the same with the ratio when the negative polarity is inversed. In this way, the low color shift effect is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Chengcai Dong
  • Publication number: 20150055065
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate, a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate; a pixel electrode disposed on the first substrate; a common electrode disposed on the second substrate; and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, where a first cutout having a cross shape is defined in the common electrode, a second cutout is defined in the pixel electrode to be adjacent to and along an edge of the pixel electrode, and the pixel electrode has a step structure, a boundary line of which is in a rhombus shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Chul SHIN, Jae Hong PARK, Oh Jeong KWON, Ki Chul SHIN, Sung-Jae YUN, Hyeok Jin LEE
  • Patent number: 8958043
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a 3D liquid crystal display device and a pixel structure thereof. The pixel structure includes three gate lines, a data line and three pixel electrodes. The gate lines are arranged along a first direction and cross the data line to define three sub-pixel regions. Each of the pixel electrodes includes a primary electrode portion and an extension electrode portion. The primary electrode portion of each of the pixel electrodes is disposed in the corresponding sub-pixel region, and the extension electrode portions of all the pixel electrodes are disposed together in one of the sub-pixel regions. The pixel structure can improve a color washout problem of the 3D liquid crystal display device under top or bottom view angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 8958041
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a gate line, a data line crossing the gate line and a pixel area. A common electrode and a pixel electrode are overlapped with each other and formed in the pixel area. The common electrode and the pixel electrode receive different voltages. The data line includes a first data line through which a voltage is applied to the common electrode and a second data line through which a voltage is applied to the pixel electrode. The first data line crosses the pixel area to minimize an area where the first data line is formed, thereby improving an aperture ratio of the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Han Park, Yong-Gi Park, Seok-Je Seong, Min-Kyung Jung
  • Publication number: 20150042939
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes: a thin film transistor array panel; a counter panel opposite to the thin film transistor array panel; a liquid crystal layer between the thin film transistor array panel and the counter panel; and pixel electrodes in the thin film transistor array panel, where each of the pixel electrodes includes a first sub-pixel electrode and a second sub-pixel electrode, where each of the first and second sub-pixel electrodes is divided into sub-regions by domain dividers, which controls pretilt angles of liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer, vertically adjacent pixel electrodes includes an upper pixel electrode and a lower pixel electrode, and the pretilt angles of the liquid crystal molecules in two bottom sub-regions of the second sub-pixel electrode of the upper pixel electrode and in two top sub-regions of the first sub-pixel electrode of the lower pixel electrode are opposite to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kee-Bum PARK, Kyung Ho KIM, Ho Kyung KIM, Yoo Mi RA, Dong Hee SHIN
  • Publication number: 20150042917
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes: a first subpixel electrode disposed on a first substrate; an insulating layer disposed on the first subpixel electrode; a second subpixel electrode disposed on the insulating layer; and a common electrode disposed on a second substrate, the second substrate facing the first substrate. The first subpixel electrode is overlapped with a portion of the second subpixel electrode, and the first subpixel electrode and the second subpixel electrode are configured to receive substantially the same electric potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Hoon KIM, Ki Chul Shin, Dan Bi Yang, Ji Phyo Hong
  • Patent number: 8953113
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display having excellent visibility. A thin film transistor array panel is provided, which includes: gate lines formed on an insulating substrate; data lines insulated from the gate lines and intersecting the gate lines; first pixel electrodes disposed on pixel areas defined by intersections of the gate lines and the data lines; first thin film transistors, each having three terminals connected to one of the gate lines, one of the data lines, and one of the first pixel electrodes; second pixel electrodes disposed on the pixel areas and capacitively coupled to the first pixel electrodes; and second thin film transistors, each having three terminals connected to a previous gate line, a storage electrode line or one of the data lines, and one of the second pixel electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Seob Kim, Jong-Lae Kim, Young-Chol Yang, Sung-Kyu Hong
  • Publication number: 20150036073
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a display substrate which includes a plurality of pixel areas and is curved in a first direction, an opposite substrate which faces the display substrate, is coupled to the display substrate, and is curved along the display substrate, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the display substrate and the opposite substrate, where a plurality of domains are defined in each of the plurality of pixel areas, directions in which liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer are aligned are different from each other in at least two domains among the plurality of domains, and the plurality of domains is arranged in a second direction crossing the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wan-Soon IM, MinWook PARK, SuWan WOO, Eun-Kil PARK, Jeongman Son, Changil TAE, Kee-Bum PARK, Kyung-Bae KIM, JE HYEONG PARK, JOOHWAN PARK, YU DEOK SEO, Seungho YANG, SEJOON OH, HEEHWAN LEE
  • Publication number: 20150036092
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device according to the present invention has a display area that includes a plurality of pixels (Px). The display area is made up of n kinds of domains (where n is an integer that is equal to or greater than two and equal to or smaller than four). The directors of the n kinds of domains define mutually different alignment directions. If the domain structure of each pixel (Px) is defined by the kinds of the domains that form the pixel (Px), the number k of the kinds of the domains that form the pixel (Px), and the arrangement of the domains in the pixel (Px), the display area includes a pixel, of which k is less than n and of which the domain structure is different from the domain structures of adjacent pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isamu Miyake, Tomohiko Mori, Iichiroh Inoue
  • Patent number: 8947605
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic display in which image data, in the form of grey level information for red, green, and blue components of pixels in multiple images representing multiple perspective views of a scene, are recombined into a second set of images generally consisting of parts of all the original multiple perspective images, arranged within the second set of images in such a way that a 3D image is seen when the second set of images are displayed in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dimension Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse B. Eichenlaub
  • Patent number: 8940560
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a touching-type electronic paper and method for manufacturing the same. The touching-type electronic paper includes a TFT substrate and a transparent electrode substrate which are disposed as a cell. The transparent electrode substrate includes a common electrode, microcapsule electronic ink and light guiding poles as light transmitting passages, all of which are formed on a first substrate. The TFT substrate comprises displaying electrodes, first TFTs for driving the displaying electrodes, second TFTs for detecting lights transmitting through the light guiding poles and for producing level signals, and third TFTs for reading the level signals and sending the level signals to a back-end processing system, all of which are formed on a second substrate. The light guiding poles are opposite to the second TFTs respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zenghui Sun, Wenjie Hu, Zhuo Zhang, Gang Wang, Xibin Shao
  • Patent number: 8941789
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display apparatus includes a plurality of pixels having first and second subpixels, a plurality of gate lines connected to the first and second subpixels to transmit gate signals, a plurality of first data lines intersecting the gate lines and connected to the first subpixels to transmit first data voltages, and a plurality of second data lines intersecting the gate lines and connected to the second subpixels to transmit second data voltages. The first and second data voltages have different sizes and are obtained from single image information. Each pixel is divided into a pair of subpixels, and different data voltages are applied to the subpixels through two different data lines, so that it is possible to secure a wide viewing angle and improve side visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Hoon Yoo, Hee-Suk Lee, Woo-Sung Sohn
  • Patent number: 8941806
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a gate line, data lines transmitting a first voltage; a transmitting line transmitting a second voltage; and pixels including first and second pixel electrodes. One pixel electrode receives the first voltage through a data line, and the other receives the second voltage through the transmitting line. Branch electrodes of the pixel electrodes alternate, and a stem of the first pixel electrode of a first pixel, faces a stem of the first pixel electrode of a second pixel and a stem of the second pixel electrode of the second pixel, with respect to the data line. Areas of the stem of the first pixel electrode of the second pixel facing the stem of the first pixel electrode of the first pixel, and of the stem of the second pixel electrode of the second pixel facing the stem of the first pixel, are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Chul Jung, Se Hyoung Cho
  • Publication number: 20150022771
    Abstract: Each of the pixel electrodes that are disposed in a liquid crystal display panel of one embodiment of the present invention is constituted of minutely patterned electrode regions (a first minutely patterned electrode region and a second minutely patterned electrode region), and one solid electrode region, and the length Lpix of each of the pixel electrodes in a direction along a data line, and the total length LB of the minutely patterned electrode regions satisfies the relationship of LB/Lpix=0.3 to 0.6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Kawashima, Yasutoshi Tasaka, Keiichi Ina, Yoshimizu Moriya
  • Patent number: 8928848
    Abstract: A pixel structure including a substrate, a scan line, a first data line, a second data line, a first pixel unit and a second pixel unit is provided. The first pixel unit includes a first active device and a first pixel electrode. The first active device is electrically connected to the scan line and the first data line. The first pixel electrode electrically connected to the first active device and has a plurality of first branches. The first branches outwardly extend from a center of the first pixel unit, and a projection of the first branches are separated from a projection of the adjacent first data line projecting onto the substrate, and the first pixel electrode is apart from the adjacent first data line with a distance. The second pixel unit located between the first data line and the second data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Yuan Cheng, Chin-An Tseng, Yen-Heng Huang, Chia-Hui Pai, Chung-Kai Chen, Wen-Hsien Tseng, Ting-Yi Cho, Chia-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 8922743
    Abstract: Discussed are a liquid crystal display device and a method of fabricating the same in which a single common line is formed at the center of a substrate, which results in an enhanced aperture ratio and transmittance. The liquid crystal display device includes a single common line located at a center of a substrate; a first group of unit pixels located in a right portion of the substrate on the basis of the common line and a second group of unit pixels located in a left portion of the substrate on the basis of the common line, each unit pixel defined by a plurality of gate lines and data lines orthogonally intersecting each other; and a plurality of thin film transistors formed at a right side of the respective unit pixels of the first group and at a left side of the respective unit pixels of the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyuck Choi
  • Patent number: 8922739
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate, a liquid crystal layer disposed between the upper and lower substrates and including liquid crystal molecules with optical isotropicity, a first polarizer disposed on a surface of the upper substrate, having a first polarization direction, a second polarizer disposed on a surface of the lower substrate, having a second polarization direction, and at least one pixel region defined on the lower substrate. The pixel region includes at least one pixel electrode disposed on the lower substrate, the pixel electrode extending along a first direction in the pixel region and a majority portion of an edge of the pixel electrode substantially being parallel to at least one of the first polarization direction and the second polarization direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: AU Optronics Corp., University of Central Florida Research Foundation Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Fen Lan, Cheng-Yeh Tsai, Shin-Tson Wu, Yi-Fan Liu
  • Publication number: 20140362064
    Abstract: The invention discloses an active array substrate, a driving method thereof, and an LCD using the same. The active array substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of first scan lines and second scan lines alternately disposed on the substrate, a plurality of first data lines and second data lines alternately disposed on the substrate, a plurality of first, second, and third sub-pixel electrodes, and a plurality of switches. The plurality of first scan lines and second scan lines intersect the plurality of first data lines and second data lines. Each of the second sub-pixel electrodes and one of the first sub-pixel electrodes are located at opposite sides of one of the second data lines. Each of the third sub-pixel electrodes and one of the first sub-pixel electrodes are located at opposite sides of one of the first data lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Shyh-Bin KUO, Tzu-Wei LIU, Teng-Wei CHEN
  • Patent number: 8908126
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes: an insulation substrate; pixel electrodes on the insulation substrate; a voltage auxiliary wiring on the insulation substrate and between adjacent pixel electrodes; a liquid crystal layer positioned in microcavities, where the voltage auxiliary wiring is exposed between adjacent microcavities; and a common electrode which overlaps the liquid crystal layer and the exposed voltage auxiliary wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hwan Won, Young Joon Cho, Kyung Tae Chae, Nak Cho Choi
  • Patent number: 8908136
    Abstract: The invention provides a liquid crystal display panel with a multi-domain pixel layout, including: a plurality of pixel units arranged in a matrix formed by columns and rows, wherein each pixel unit is divided into a plurality of domains; a first alignment layer aligned to directions along the columns; and a second alignment layer aligned to directions along the rows. For two adjacent pixel units arranged in the column direction, the domains adjacent to a boundary between the two adjacent pixel units are defined with the same directions which liquid crystal molecules tilt toward by the first and second alignment layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Jian-Cheng Chen, Bo-Chin Tsuei, Bo-Han Lyu, Hong-Sheng Hsieh, Tzung-Han Tsai
  • Patent number: 8902392
    Abstract: A TFT array is disclosed that includes a substrate, a gate line, a data line; and a pixel, wherein the pixel comprises a first pixel electrode portion comprising a plurality of spaced apart first electrode lines, the first pixel electrode portion having an associated TFT coupled to the first electrode portion, a second pixel electrode portion comprising a plurality of spaced apart second electrode lines, the second pixel electrode portion capacitively coupled with the first pixel electrode portion, wherein a width of each of the first electrode lines of the first pixel electrode portion is narrower than a width of each of the second electrode lines of the second pixel electrode portion, and an interval between adjacent first electrode lines of the first pixel electrode portion is smaller than an interval between adjacent second electrode lines of the second pixel electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seon-Ah Cho, Ji-Won Sohn, Hee-Wook Do, Jun-Hee Na
  • Patent number: 8896505
    Abstract: A display, including a substrate having a display area including first and second non-overlapping pixel groups and a gutter located between the first and second pixel groups, the gutter having a dimension in a first direction separating the first and second pixel groups, and each pixel group includes a plurality of pixels, each pixel having three or more differently colored sub-pixels; and wherein the pixel centers of the pixels in each pixel group are arranged in a regular two-dimensional array having one dimension parallel to the first direction, and wherein the pixels within a pixel group are separated by an inter-pixel separation in the first direction; and one or more electrical elements arranged within the gutter, each subpixel being connected to one of the one or more electrical elements, wherein the gutter dimension is greater than the inter-pixel separation, so that artifacts in a displayed image are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Global OLED Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ronald S. Cok, Michael E. Miller
  • Patent number: 8896797
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel having improved lateral visibility. The liquid crystal display panel includes a first substrate including a pixel electrode formed on a pixel area including a first sub-pixel area and a second sub-pixel area; and a second substrate coupled to the first substrate with a liquid crystal layer accommodated between the first substrate and the second substrate, and including a common electrode formed on an area corresponding to the pixel area, wherein the pixel electrode includes a first sub-pixel electrode formed on the first sub-pixel area; a second sub-pixel electrode formed on the second sub-pixel area; and a contact electrode formed between the first sub-pixel area and the second sub-pixel area, and wherein the first sub-pixel electrode and the contact electrode are spaced apart from each other by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyeong-Cheol Ahn
  • Patent number: 8896773
    Abstract: The present invention provides an array of FPR 3D liquid crystal display, including a plurality of pixel units and circuit affecting on the pixel unit. The pixel unit is divided into main pixel area and sub pixel area, and the circuit is paid out between pixel units. The present invention also provides an FPR 3D liquid crystal display panel. As such, the present invention can improve opening ratio and penetration ratio of liquid crystal display panel in 3D display mode to increase luminance of liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Zui Wang
  • Patent number: 8885131
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device (100) according to the present invention includes a color display pixel D including pixels PA through PD arrayed in a matrix. The pixels PA through PD respectively include sub pixels SA1 through SD1and sub pixels SA2 through SD2. At least at an intermediate gray scale level, the luminance of the sub pixels SA2 through SD2 is higher than the luminance of the sub pixels SA1through SD1. The plurality of sub pixels S included in the pixels PA through PD are arrayed in a matrix. The sub pixel SA2 is adjacent to the sub pixel SB2 in the row direction, is adjacent to the sub pixel SC2 in the column direction, and is adjacent to the sub pixel SD2 in an oblique direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Hirata, Masae Kitayama, Kenichi Hyohdoh, Ikumi Itsumi, Yuki Yamashita, Akane Sugisaka, Fumikazu Shimoshikiryoh
  • Patent number: 8885130
    Abstract: Embodiments may include a fringe field switching mode liquid crystal display (LCD) apparatus. The fringe field switching mode LCD apparatus includes a first substrate on which a first electrode and a second electrode are installed, the second electrode facing the first electrode and having a plurality of slits therein; a second substrate, which faces the first substrate; and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, the first electrode having a protrusion at a slit end portion of the slits, the protrusion protruding toward the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mu-Kyung Jeon
  • Patent number: 8878832
    Abstract: Provided is a pixel circuit which includes a plurality of subpixel circuits and which makes it possible to suppress overshooting of electric potentials of the subpixel circuits to a small level. A pixel circuit (PIX1) includes a first subpixel circuit (PIXA) and a second subpixel circuit (PIXB). The first subpixel circuit (PIXA) includes a first display element (ClcA), a first node (nA), a first external connection terminal (P1), and a first switching element (T1). The second subpixel circuit (PIXB) includes a second display element (ClcB), a second node (nB), a second external connection terminal (P2), a third external connection terminal (P3), a second switching element (T2), and a third switching element (T3). The first node (nA) and the second node (nB) are connected to each other via a first capacitor (C2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiji Ohhashi, Tsuyoshi Kamada, Tetsuya Ide, Shohei Katsuta
  • Patent number: RE45283
    Abstract: To reduce viewing angle dependence of ? characteristics in a normally black liquid crystal display. Each pixel 10 has a first sub-pixel 10a and a second sub-pixel 10b which can apply mutually different voltages to their respective liquid crystal layers. Relationships ?V12 (gk)>0 volts and ?V12 (gk)??V12 (gk+1) are satisfied at least in a range 0<gk?n?1 if it is assumed that ?V12=V1?V2, where ?V12 is the difference between root-mean-square voltage V1 applied to the liquid crystal layer of the first sub-pixel 10a and root-mean-square voltage V2 applied to the liquid crystal layer of the second sub-pixel 10b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumikazu Shimoshikiryo
  • Patent number: RE46025
    Abstract: To reduce viewing angle dependence of ? characteristics in a normally black liquid crystal display. Each pixel 10 has a first sub-pixel 10a and a second sub-pixel 10b which can apply mutually different voltages to their respective liquid crystal layers. Relationships ?V12 (gk)>0 volts and ?V12 (gk)??V12 (gk+1) are satisfied at least in a range 0<gk?n?1 if it is assumed that ?V12=V1?V2, where ?V12 is the difference between root-mean-square voltage V1 applied to the liquid crystal layer of the first sub-pixel 10a and root-mean-square voltage V2 applied to the liquid crystal layer of the second sub-pixel 10b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumikazu Shimoshikiryo