Split Pixels Patents (Class 349/144)
  • Patent number: 8879038
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an array substrate, a liquid crystal display device and a manufacturing method of array substrate; an array substrate comprises a plurality of thin film transistors and a first pixel electrode connected with the drain electrode of the thin film transistor, wherein the array substrate also comprises a second pixel electrode which is arranged on the bottom of the first pixel electrode and forms mutual insulation with the first pixel electrode; The present invention can increase the penetration rate of the pixel, improve the visual color cast characteristic of a panel, and reduce uneven brightness caused by variation of electrode wire width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chenghung Chen
  • Patent number: 8873013
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel divided into a first area and a second area is provided. The first and second areas both include first sub-pixels and second sub-pixels. Each first sub-pixel provides a first main alignment vector; each second sub-pixel provides a second main alignment vector having a direction opposite to that of the first main alignment vector. The LCD panel has first sub-pixel units and second sub-pixel units arranged in arrays. Each first sub-pixel unit includes one first sub-pixel and one second sub-pixel sequentially arranged from top to bottom in a column direction. Each second sub-pixel unit includes one first sub-pixel and one second sub-pixel sequentially arranged from bottom to top in the column direction. In any one of the first area and the second area, multiple first sub-pixel units and multiple second sub-pixel units are arranged together in a same row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chao-Wei Yeh, Chien-Huang Liao, Wen-Hao Hsu
  • Patent number: 8866715
    Abstract: Each pixel includes two pixel electrodes connected to each other via a capacitor, and in respect to a pixel (101) that belongs to the column of pixels and to the row of pixels, a transistor (12a) connected to one of the two scanning signal lines (16a, 16b) is electrically connected to one of two pixel electrodes (17a, 17b) included in the pixel (101), a transistor (12b) connected to the other one of the two scanning signal lines is electrically connected to the other one of the two pixel electrodes, and each of these transistors (12a, 12b) is electrically connected to an identical data signal line (15x) that is one of the two data signal lines (15x, 15y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshihide Tsubata
  • Patent number: 8867007
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes an array substrate including a pixel electrode which is disposed in each of pixels, a counter-substrate which is disposed to be opposed to the array substrate and includes a counter-electrode which is common to a plurality of the pixels, and a liquid crystal layer which is held between the array substrate and the counter-substrate. The pixel electrode includes a first major electrode portion having a strip shape, and the counter-electrode includes second major electrode portions each having a strip shape, the second major electrode portions being disposed in parallel to the first major electrode portion in a manner that the first major electrode portion is interposed between the second major electrode portions and that the first major electrode portion and the second major electrode portions are alternately arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Jin Hirosawa
  • Patent number: 8860900
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate including pixels, each having a transmissive area and a reflective area, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first and second substrates. Each of the pixels includes first and second thin film transistors which output a data signal in response to a first gate signal, a transmissive pixel electrode disposed in the transmissive area and electrically connected to the first thin film transistor to charge a first pixel voltage based on the data signal, a reflective pixel electrode disposed in the reflective area and electrically connected to the second thin film transistor to charge a second pixel voltage based on the data signal, and a voltage controller which controls the first pixel voltage and the second pixel voltage in response to a second gate signal, which is generated after the first gate signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn Hak Jeong, Jooseok Yeom, Keunchan Oh, Yoonsung Um, Heehwan Lee, Kyuwan Ryu, Jaejin Lyu, Myungjae Park
  • Publication number: 20140300853
    Abstract: A display device includes: a substrate, on which pixel areas arranged substantially in a matrix form having pixel rows and pixel columns are defined; a thin film transistor disposed on the substrate; a pixel electrode disposed in the pixel areas and connected to the thin film transistor; common electrodes disposed on the pixel electrode and spaced apart from the pixel electrode, where a microcavity is defined between the pixel electrode and the common electrodes; a roof layer disposed on the common electrodes, where a liquid crystal injection hole is defined through the common electrodes and the roof layer and exposes the microcavity; a liquid crystal layer disposed in the microcavity; and an encapsulation layer disposed on the roof layer, where the encapsulation layer covers the liquid crystal injection hole and seals the microcavity, where the common electrodes in the pixel rows are connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Tae KIM, Yong Seok KIM, Sung Hwan WON, Seon Uk LEE, Kyung Tae CHAE, Pil Sook KWON, Dae Ho LEE, Woo Jae LEE, Tae Woo LIM
  • Patent number: 8854561
    Abstract: A LCD panel in which a pixel has a first sub-pixel area and a second sub-pixel area, each area having a storage capacitor. Each pixel has a first gate line for providing a first gate-line signal for charging the first and second storage capacitors, and a second gate line for providing a second gate-line signal for removing part of the charges in the second storage capacitor to a third capacitor after the first gate-line signal has passed. The width of the first and second gate-line signals and their timing can be varied so that the first gate-line signal provided to a row can be used as the second gate-line signal to one of the preceding rows. In some embodiments, a pixel in each row has a duplicate pixel arranged to similarly receive the first and second gate-line signals, but data signals are received from different data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Pei-Chun Liao, Tien-Lun Ting, Wen-Hao Hsu, Hung-Lung Hou
  • Publication number: 20140292732
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a liquid crystal display element in which a plurality of display units including at least a pixel that displays an image for a first eyepoint and a pixel that displays an image for a second eyepoint are arranged in a matrix shape; an optical unit which distributes light emitted from the pixel that displays the image for the first eyepoint and light emitted from the pixel that displays the image for the second eyepoint in mutually different directions; a first control electrode and a second control electrode disposed on each pixel in the display units; and a plurality of domain regions of which the orientation is controlled by a diagonal electric field or a lateral electric field formed by the first control electrode and the second control electrode and which have different liquid crystal molecule orientation states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya NIIOKA, Koji SHIGEMURA
  • Publication number: 20140285761
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes a plurality of pixels each including a plurality of sub-pixels. Each of the sub-pixels is arranged around center of the corresponding pixel and divided into a plurality of display regions to perform N-bit area coverage modulation by a combination of the display regions. The display regions are arranged in such a manner that: a display region corresponding to a least significant bit of the area coverage modulation is arranged closest to the center of the corresponding pixel; and a display region corresponding to a higher significant bit of the area coverage modulation is arranged around the center of the pixel and further from the center of the corresponding pixel (N is a natural number of 2 or more).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masaya Tamaki, Yoko Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 8842249
    Abstract: A display substrate includes a transparent substrate, a gate line formed on the transparent substrate, a data line crossing the gate line, a thin film transistor electrically connected to the gate line and the data line, and a pixel electrode. The pixel electrode includes a body electrode section electrically connected to the thin film transistor and a plurality of protruding electrodes protruding from the body electrode section. Each of the protruding electrodes includes a trapezoidal electrode having two sides that are inclined with respect to a protrusion direction that is a lengthwise direction of the body electrode section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Hoon Kim, Il-Yong Yoon, Yong-Woo Lee
  • Publication number: 20140267996
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: a first substrate; a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate; a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and including liquid crystal molecules vertically aligned when an electric field is not generated in the liquid crystal layer; and pixels, each of which includes a first subpixel and a second subpixel, where each of the first subpixel and the second subpixel includes: a first electrode disposed on the first substrate and having a planar shape; a second electrode disposed opposite to and spaced apart from the first electrode and including a linear electrode; and a third electrode disposed on the second substrate and having a planar shape, and a voltage applied to the second electrode of the first subpixel and a voltage applied to the second electrode of the second subpixel are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hoon KIM, Ki Chul SHIN, Dan Bi YANG
  • Publication number: 20140267997
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display device includes a first common electrode including a first sub-common electrode extending along a gate line on a first interlayer insulation film, a pixel electrode which includes a first main pixel electrode extending in a second direction on a second interlayer insulation film, and a second common electrode which includes a second sub-common electrode extending in parallel to the first sub-common electrode on the second interlayer insulation film and has the same potential as the first common electrode. The first sub-common electrode is located on the pixel electrode side of a position overlapping the gate line. The second sub-common electrode is opposed to the gate line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hitomi Hasegawa, Jin Hirosawa
  • Patent number: 8836875
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel which displays a left eye image and a right eye image; and a light-shielding barrier which has a slit section and a light-shielding section to cause binocular parallax, wherein the liquid crystal panel includes a first substrate which has a pixel electrode formed thereon, a second substrate which is separated from and opposed to the surface of the first substrate which has the pixel electrode formed thereon, and a liquid crystal layer which is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, the pixel electrode has a plurality of strip-shaped parts which are arranged with intervals therebetween, and an extending direction of the strip-shaped parts is substantially perpendicular to an opening direction of the slit section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Display West Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ohyama, Yingbao Yang, Takeo Koito
  • Patent number: 8836903
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes first and second substrates, and a liquid crystal layer disposed therebetween. First and second gate lines are disposed on the first substrate. First and second data lines, and a power line are disposed on the first substrate. A first switching element is connected to the first gate line and the first data line, a second switching element is connected to the first gate line and the power line, a third switching element is connected to the second gate line and the second data line, a first pixel electrode is connected to the first switching element, a second pixel electrode is connected to the second switching element, a third pixel electrode is connected to the second switching element, and a fourth pixel electrode is connected to the third switching element, and a gate-on voltage can be simultaneously applied to the first and second gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se-Hyoung Cho, Dong-Gyu Kim, Mee-Hye Jung, Dong-Hyeon Ki, Seung-Soo Baek, Hye-Seok Na
  • Publication number: 20140253859
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display, including: a first substrate; a pixel electrode disposed on the first substrate; a second substrate facing 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, the liquid crystal layer including a plurality of liquid crystal molecules, in which the common electrode includes a cross-shaped cutout, the cross-shaped cutout overlapping the pixel electrode and dividing the pixel electrode into a plurality of subregions, and the pixel electrode includes a direction controller extend in a direction parallel to a line connecting an intersecting point of the cross-shaped cutout and a pixel corner edge opposing the intersecting point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Guen YOON, Sung-Jae YUN, Oh Jeong KWON, Jae Hong PARK, Jin Won KIM, Kyung Hae PARK, Dong-Chul SHIN
  • Patent number: 8830414
    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: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Seob Kim, Jong-Lae Kim, Young-Chol Yang, Sung-Kyu Hong
  • Patent number: 8830436
    Abstract: A pixel structure includes: a first planarizing film and a second planarizing film laminated in order on a substrate on which a circuit section is formed; and metallic wiring for electrically connecting two electrodes disposed on the second planarizing film to each other so as to be separated from each other, the metallic wiring being formed between the first planarizing film and the second planarizing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Display West Inc.
    Inventors: Masaya Tamaki, Koichi Nagasawa, Shuji Hayashi, Masaaki Kabe, Yoko Fukunaga
  • Publication number: 20140247418
    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: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Hung CHEN, Ching-Che YANG
  • Publication number: 20140247419
    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 and defining a pixel. 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 and the second end edge are adjacent to the same side of the pixel. 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: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Hung CHEN, Ching-Che YANG
  • Patent number: 8823912
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate; and a pixel electrode including a first sub-pixel electrode and a second sub-pixel electrode formed at a distance from each other on the first substrate, the first sub-pixel electrode includes stem portions and a plurality of branch portions extended from the stem portions, and the second sub-pixel electrode surrounds the first sub-pixel electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oh Jeong Kwon, Jae Hong Park, Sung-Jae Yun, Shuai Jiang, Kyung Hye Park, Joo Young Yoon, Hyeok Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 8817215
    Abstract: A pixel structure including a substrate, a scan line, a first data line and a first pixel unit is provided. The scan line and the first data line are disposed on the substrate. 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 has a first stripe pattern and a plurality of first branches. One side of the first stripe pattern is connected to the first branches extended toward the scan line, and the other side of the first stripe pattern is overlapped with the scan line. The overlapped width of the first stripe pattern with the scan line is substantially equal to 40% to 90% of the width of the first stripe pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    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: 8810763
    Abstract: A pixel electrode structure of a display device is discussed. According to an embodiment, the pixel electrode structure includes a plurality of sub pixel electrodes disposed substantially in parallel in the pixel region, wherein the sub pixel electrodes have progressively greater widths and progressively greater spaces therebetween starting from one side of the pixel region to the other opposite side of the pixel region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moo Hyoung Song, Hoan Su Shim
  • Patent number: 8810759
    Abstract: An MVA mode liquid crystal display device has a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules having negative dielectric constant anisotropy held between a first substrate and a second substrate. It includes a structural body which controls an alignment direction of the liquid crystal molecules to form a multi-domain in each of pixels. The structural body includes a first structural body which overlaps a light-blocking wiring line, and a second structural body which is disposed in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first structural body and is narrower than the first structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Norihiro Yoshida, Yoshitaka Yamada, Jin Hirosawa, Arihiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 8804084
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel is provides and includes a pair of substrates arranged face to face so as to sandwich a liquid crystal layer. The liquid crystal device includes on one of the pair of substrates: a lower electrode; an upper electrode formed on a surface of the lower substrate through an insulating layer, in which plural slits are formed in each sub-pixel; and an alignment film formed so as to cover a surface of the upper electrode and the insulating layer. The plural slits have different widths at both ends of slits in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Display West Inc.
    Inventors: Aya Yoso, Joji Nishimura, Hayato Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 8804083
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes upper and lower pixels; gate lines in electrical connection with the adjacent pixels and extending in a row direction, and data lines which cross the gate lines; and a reference voltage line including a vertical portion which passes through the adjacent pixels, and horizontal portions which alternately extend from the vertical portion. Each of the adjacent pixels includes first and second thin film transistors (TFTs) each in electrical connection with a gate line and a data line which correspond to a respective pixel; and a pixel electrode including a first subpixel electrode in connection with an output terminal of the first TFT, and a second subpixel electrode in connection with an output terminal of the second TFT. The horizontal portions of the reference voltage line are in electrical connection with the second subpixel electrodes of the adjacent pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Ho Park, Bo-Yeong Kim, Jae-Won Kim, Byoung-Sun Na, Hyung-Jun Park, Dong-Hyun Yoo, Kye-Uk Lee
  • Patent number: 8804077
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: a first substrate and a second substrate opposed to each other; and a liquid crystal layer placed between the first and second substrates. The device has a plurality of pixels each having a transmission region configured to transmit light coming from the first substrate side and a reflection region configured to reflect light coming from the second substrate side at the first substrate. A transparent layer is provided in the reflection region for rendering the liquid crystal layer thinner in the reflection region than in the transmission region. A groove is formed between the pixels on the surface of the first substrate facing the liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hironobu Tatsumi
  • Patent number: 8804081
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a dual passivation layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The dual passivation layer includes a first passivation layer and a second passivation layer. A refractive index of the first passivation layer is different from a refractive index of the second passivation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jang-Kun Song, Yeon-Sik Ham, Kang-Woo Kim, Yeon-Mun Jeon, Jeong Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 8803777
    Abstract: In a display apparatus having a plurality of pixel parts, each pixel part receives a data signal in response to a present gate signal and charges first and second pixel voltages having the same voltage level. A plurality of voltage controllers includes a level-down part to lower a voltage level of the second pixel voltage using a previous pixel voltage charged in a previous frame in response to a next gate signal and a level-up part to receive the lowered second pixel voltage in response to the next gate signal to boost up a voltage level of the first pixel voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Wook Do, Seung-Beom Park, Hoon Kim, Hye-Ran You, Jian Gang Lu, Hee-Seop Kim, Young-Chol Yang, Seoung-Hoon Lee
  • Publication number: 20140218347
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display one pixel is divided into two subpixels, the two subpixels are connected to two subdata lines extending from one data line, and a desired data voltage is applied by using a data driving switching element connected to the subdata line, thereby reducing the number of data lines needed to reduce the cost of the driver and preventing a lack of space to mount the data driver while dividing one pixel into two subpixels and differently applying voltages of the two subpixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHEOL-GON LEE, Chong Chul Chai, Joon-Chul Goh, Yeong-Keun Kwon, Jong Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 8797490
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including first and second substrates, with a liquid crystal layer sealed therebetween. The device also includes a first electrode formed on the first substrate, a second electrode formed on the second substrate, a first molecule orientation film formed on the first substrate so as to cover the first electrode, a second molecule orientation film formed on the second substrate so as to cover the second electrode, and a plurality of micro structures associated with at least one of the first and second electrodes, wherein at least some of the micro structures extend generally parallel to each other. When a driving voltage is applied between the first and second electrodes, liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer are oriented such that no dark line occurs in a vicinity of the plurality of micro structures and no dark line occurs between adjacent micro structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Kataoka, Arihiro Takeda, Takahiro Sasaki, Tsutomu Seino, Yoshio Koike, Hidefumi Yoshida, Yuichi Inoue, Kazutaka Hanaoka, Seiji Tanuma, Takatoshi Mayama, Kimiaki Nakamura, Hideo Chida, Seiji Doi, Tetsuya Fujikawa, Hiroyasu Inoue, Takashi Takagi
  • Patent number: 8792065
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a sub-pixel display structure and a liquid crystal display panel using the same. The sub-pixel display structure includes two electrode portions. One of the electrode portions can perform charge-sharing via a charge-sharing switch. At least one of the two electrode portions is further connected to an extra electrode portion. When being used in a 3D liquid crystal display panel having a patterned phase retarder film, the sub-pixel display structure can satisfy the requirement of 3D view angle by making the extra electrode portion to be shielded by black matrix, and the two electrode portions still remain operatable so that a color washout phenomenon under a large viewing angle can be reduced even in a 3D liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zan Yang, Chih-Wen Chen, Chia-chiang Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8792064
    Abstract: A pixel array including first scan lines, second scan lines, data lines, and sub-pixels is provided. Each sub-pixel includes a first switch, a second switch, a first pixel electrode electrically connected to the first switch, a second pixel electrode electrically connected to the second switch, a third switch, and common lines connected with each other and disposed under the first and the second pixel electrode. The first and the second switch are electrically connected to the same first scan line and data line. The first scan line is located between the first and second pixel electrode. The third switch is electrically connected to the second scan line and the first pixel electrode and has a floating terminal. The floating terminal is capacitively coupled to the common line under the second pixel electrode to form a capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Tien-Lun Ting, Chieh-Wei Chen, Chih-Haw Wang, Chung-Yi Chiu, Wen-Hao Hsu, Jenn-Jia Su
  • Patent number: 8786811
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device using a horizontal electric field mode, in which contrast ratio is improved, is provided. A first polarizing plate having a polarization axis along a first direction, a second polarizing plate having a polarization axis along a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, a plurality of first structure bodies provided over a first substrate, a plurality of second structure bodies provided over the first substrate, a first electrode layer covering top surfaces and side surfaces of the plurality of first structure bodies, and a second electrode layer covering top surfaces and side surfaces of the plurality of second structure bodies are provided. The side surfaces of the first structure bodies and the side surfaces of the second structure bodies are parallel to the first direction or the second direction. Thus, a liquid crystal display device in which contrast ratio is improved can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kubota, Akio Yamashita, Masaru Nakano
  • Patent number: 8786813
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display and pixel units thereof. The pixel unit has a plurality of subpixel units, and each of the subpixel units is a rectangular block, and the rectangular block is divided into a triangular bright-partition and a triangular dark-partition along an inclined line, and the bright-partition of each subpixel unit corresponds to the dark-partitions of adjacent subpixel units, so as to reduce jagged phenomenon of lines in screen images with the configuration of the pixel unit, and thereby enhance image quality of the liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chengming He, Liangchan Liao, Dongsheng Guo, Chihsien Li
  • Patent number: 8780308
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pixel structure switchable between a wide viewing angle mode and a narrow viewing angle mode. The pixel structure includes a first substrate, a first and a second gate lines, a data line, a pixel unit, a second substrate and a display medium. The pixel unit includes a first active element, a second active element, a first sub-pixel electrode, a second sub-pixel electrode, and a common electrode. The first and second sub-pixel electrodes are respectively electrically connected to the first and second active elements. The common electrode is opposite to the first and second sub-pixel electrodes. The second substrate has a counter electrode disposed on a surface facing the first substrate. The counter electrode is corresponding to the first sub-pixel electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corp., Ltd., AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chun Li, Kun-Piao Lin, Huan-Liang Shen
  • Patent number: 8767137
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display device, the reduction of power consumption is realized by reddening a backlight while maintaining a white balance. An aperture ratio of a red subpixel and an aperture ratio of a blue subpixel are set such that, in a state where an aperture ratio of a green subpixel in each pixel of a liquid crystal panel is fixed to a desired value, white brightness efficiency takes a maximum value which is set based on a balance between light emission efficiency which is increased corresponding to lowering of a color temperature of the backlight and transmissivity of the pixel which is decreased corresponding to the increase of the aperture ratio of the blue subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Ikuo Hiyama, Kentaro Ojima, Masahiro Ishii, Shisei Katou, Yoshiro Mikami
  • Patent number: 8767157
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display comprises a liquid crystal panel including subpixels formed in a matrix, each of the subpixels comprising: a first area, a second area, and a third area partitioned off in a long-axis direction; a first pixel electrode arranged in the long-axis direction of the first area; second pixel electrodes extending from the first pixel electrode in a central area of the long-axis direction and arranged in the first to third areas; third pixel electrodes extending from the first pixel electrode, divided into third pixel electrodes on one side and third pixel electrodes on the other side with respect to the second pixel electrodes, and arranged in plural number in the first to third areas, the slope of the electrodes arranged in the first and third areas being steeper than the slope of the electrodes arranged in the second area with respect to a virtual horizontal line passing through the central area; a first common electrode disposed on the same layer as the first to third pixel electrodes and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyuck Choi
  • Patent number: 8767159
    Abstract: To improve viewing angle characteristics by varying voltage which is applied between liquid crystal elements. A liquid crystal display device in which one pixel is provided with three or more liquid crystal elements and the level of voltage which is applied is varied between the liquid crystal elements is varied. In order to vary the level of the voltage which is applied between the liquid crystal elements, an element which divides the applied voltage is provided. In order to vary the level of the applied voltage, a capacitor, a resistor, a transistor, or the like is used. Viewing angle characteristics can be improved by varying the level of the voltage which is applied between the liquid crystal elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 8755020
    Abstract: A region of the first substrate and the second substrate enclosed by a sealant is a rectangle. The rectangle includes a central region, a pair of first regions between which the central region is interposed in a major-axis direction of the rectangle, a pair of second regions between which the central region is interposed in a minor-axis direction of the rectangle, and a peripheral region that surrounds the central region, the pair of first regions, and the pair of second regions. The spacers are disposed in the central region and the peripheral region except the pair of first regions and the pair of second regions. In the peripheral region, a width from each of the first regions to one long side of the rectangle in an outward direction is larger than a width from one of the second regions to the one long side in the outward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Osamu Nagashima
  • Patent number: 8754999
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) and a method for repairing a defective pixel in the LCD is provided, where a width of a sustain electrode line is reduced or no sustain electrode line is provided for the purpose of ensuring an increased aperture ratio. The LCD includes a gate line, extending in a first direction, and a data wiring being insulated from the gate line. The data wiring includes a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a data line extending in a second direction. A pixel electrode is connected to the drain electrode via a contact hole, and a sustain electrode line is formed in a substantially the same plane as the gate line and has a sustain electrode overlapped by the contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Kueon Lee, Yun-Seok Lee, Kweon-Sam Hong, Byeong-Hee Won
  • Patent number: 8743331
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) is provided, which includes: first and second gate lines, a data line intersecting the gate lines, first to fourth drain electrodes located near the intersections between the first and second gate lines and the data line, and a coupling electrode. First to fourth pixel electrodes respectively connected to the first to fourth drain electrodes are also provided, and the first pixel electrode is connected to the coupling electrode while the fourth pixel electrode overlaps the coupling electrode. The LCD further includes a common electrode opposite the pixel electrodes, a liquid crystal layer interposed between the pixel electrodes and the common electrode, and a domain partitioning member formed on at least one of the pixel electrode and the common electrode. Two long edges of the domains are angled with respect to the first and the second gate lines or the data line substantially by about 45°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jang-Kun Song
  • Patent number: 8743036
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display has a pair of substrates with liquid crystal sealed between them. A polymer layer regulates directions in which the liquid crystal molecules tilt. A plurality of gate bus lines and a plurality of drain bus lines are provided on one of the substrates. Color filters and a pixel electrode are provided on the substrate. The pixel electrode includes a first sub-pixel electrode and a second sub-pixel electrode. A common electrode is provided on the other substrate. A first and a second thin film transistor are connected to the first sub-pixel electrode. The first thin film transistors is connected to a first gate bus line, and the second thin film transistor is connected to a second bus line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Sasabayashi, Arihiro Takeda, Hiroyasu Inoue, Kazuya Ueda, Yoshio Koike, Hideaki Tsuda, Yasutoshi Tasaka, Hidefumi Yoshida, Kunihiro Tashiro, Tsuyoshi Kamada, Kimiaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8736781
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: a first gate line and a second gate line on a first substrate; a first data line and a second data line crossing the first and second gate lines to define a pixel region; a first thin film transistor connected to the first gate line and the first data line; a second thin film transistor connected to the first gate line and the second data line; a first pixel electrode in the pixel region and connected to the first thin film transistor; a second pixel electrode in the pixel region, connected to the second thin film transistor and including at least one opening therein; a common electrode on a second substrate; and a liquid crystal layer between the second pixel electrode and the common electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung-Eon Lee
  • Patent number: 8736790
    Abstract: An OLED display according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a first substrate; a second substrate facing the first substrate; an organic light emitting element on the first substrate; a liquid crystal driving electrode facing the organic light emitting diode at a lower portion of the second substrate; and a plurality of liquid crystals between the organic light emitting element and the liquid crystal driving electrode. In this case, the plurality of liquid crystals has optical isotropy when an electric field is not applied and has optical anisotropy when the electric field is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung-Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 8736644
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device, which includes a plurality of pixel units arranged in a matrix form. Each of the pixel units further includes a first sub-pixel electrode and a second sub-pixel electrode. The first sub-pixel electrode is set at a central position of the pixel unit. The second sub-pixel electrode is circumferentially set along a circumference of the first sub-pixel electrode. With the above arrangement, the present invention improves the ? view angle characteristics of the liquid crystal display device to provide enhanced performance of displaying of the liquid crystal display device and thus improving quality of displaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shi-Qi Li, Xiao-Hui Yao, Zuo-Min Liao
  • Publication number: 20140139797
    Abstract: A slit electrode, an array substrate and a display device are provided to improve the brightness uniformity of the display image and reduce the color shift, thereby improving the image quality. The slit electrode comprises at least one slit electrode unit including a plurality of first groups of slits arranged in a first direction and a plurality of second groups of slits arranged in a second direction, wherein each of the first groups of slits include at least one first slit arranged in the first direction, and each of the second groups of slits include at least one second slit arranged in the second direction, and wherein the first and the second groups of slits are arranged alternately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicants: HEFEI Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yujuan ZHAN, Park Ku HYUN
  • Patent number: 8730422
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display uses a layout which reduces the number of data lines relative to the number of pixel columns by providing one data line for every two pixel columns. The display is structured to prevent a passivation layer from becoming opaque due to a manufacturing haze effect by forming the pixel electrode below a gate insulating layer. It is structured to prevent a drain electrode from being damaged due to an etchant used for patterning the pixel electrode. Further, it is structured to prevent a short circuit between a common voltage line and a gate line while not substantially reducing an aperture ratio by disposing a common voltage contact hole for electrically connecting the common voltage line with a common electrode between vertically extending portions of two gate lines that generally extend horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyung-Soon Park, Il Gon Kim, Seon Young Choi, Sung Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 8724063
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal optical apparatus includes first and second substrate units, a liquid crystal layer, and a drive unit. The first substrate unit includes a first substrate having a first major surface, a plurality of first and second electrodes. The first electrodes are provided on the first major surface to extend in a first direction. The second electrodes are provided on the first major surface to extend in the first direction. The second substrate unit includes a second substrate having a second major surface opposing the first major surface and an opposing electrode. The opposing electrode is provided on the second major surface. The liquid crystal layer is provided between the first and second substrate units. The drive unit is electrically connected to the first and second electrodes, and the opposing electrode and forms a refractive index distribution in the liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ayako Takagi, Shinichi Uehara, Masako Kashiwagi, Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 8723901
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) comprises a gate line formed on a first insulation substrate and extending in a first direction; a data line insulated from the gate line and extending in a second direction; a pixel electrode comprising a first sub-pixel electrode connected to the gate line and the data line and a second sub-pixel electrode connected to the gate line and the data line; first and second voltage lines receiving a pair of voltages having opposite phases, from an external source; and first and second storage lines respectively overlapping the first and second sub-pixel electrodes and respectively receiving first and second storage voltages whose phases are inverted at a cycle of at least one frame, wherein the first storage line is connected to the first and second voltage lines by a first switching unit, the second storage line is connected to the first and second voltage lines by a second switching unit, and the first and second switching units apply the pair of voltages to the first and second s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong-gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 8724040
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, a pixel structure of a 3D display device is provided. The pixel structure of a 3D display device includes a thin film transistor (TFT) substrate including a pixel, wherein the pixel is divided into a first subpixel strip and a second subpixel strip, and each subpixel strip includes a plurality of subpixels, wherein each subpixel is divided into a first area and a second area including one contact hole located in one of the first area and the second area, wherein the locations of the contact holes in the first subpixel strip and the second subpixel strip are the same or the location of the contact holes in the first subpixel strip is a mirror image of the location of the contact holes in the second subpixel strip, and a light modulating element formed on the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Chimei Innolux Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Sumi