Featuring Flexible Circuit (i.e., Tape Automated Bonding (tab), Etc.) Patents (Class 349/150)
  • Patent number: 10795199
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal display panel and a liquid-crystal display device are provided. The display panel includes a display region and a non-display region surrounding the display region. The display panel also includes a first base including a first substrate, and a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of sub-pixels disposed in the display region. Moreover, the display panel includes a second base including a second substrate, and a liquid-crystal layer disposed between the first base and the second base. In addition, the display panel includes a heating power terminal disposed in the non-display region and including a first heating power terminal for outputting a high voltage and a second heating power terminal for outputting a low voltage. Further, the display panel includes at least one heating electrode disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and used to heat the liquid-crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., CHENGDU TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Ling Shen, Feng Qin, Zhidan Su
  • Patent number: 10757808
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including a plurality of pixels that display an image, and a pixel pad portion; a first flexible film electrically connected to the display panel, the first flexible film including a first base film, an output pad portion, and an input pad portion, wherein the first base film includes a surface and an opposite surface facing each other, wherein the output pad portion is disposed on the surface of the first base film and is coupled to the pixel pad portion, and wherein the input pad portion is disposed on the surface of the first base film; a circuit substrate electrically connected to the display panel through the input pad portion, the circuit substrate including a first driving pad portion; and a first substrate disposed on the opposite surface and overlapping either the input pad portion or the output pad portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoungyong Kim, Jeongho Hwang
  • Patent number: 10748848
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a substrate, first signal lines, pixel structures, first pads, transmission pads, a first combination circuit board, and a transmission circuit board. The first pads are electrically connected to some of a plurality of first signal lines. The transmission pads are electrically connected to some of the first signal lines. The first combination circuit board is disposed between a first side and a second side of the substrate opposite to each other. The transmission circuit board is disposed between the first combination circuit board and the second side of the substrate. The first combination circuit board is electrically connected to at least some of the first pads, and a first pitch exists between the adjacent first pads. The transmission pads are electrically connected to the transmission circuit board, and a transmission-pad pitch exists between the adjacent transmission pads. The transmission-pad pitch is greater than the first pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Wang, Po-Fu Huang, Shang-Lin Chiang, Tsai-Chi Yeh, Chih-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10750272
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hearing device that comprises a flexible electric connection between device components that are pivotably connected to each other. The electric connection comprises an originally flat flexible circuit comprising one or more electric conductors embedded in a flexible substrate. The flexible circuit comprises a centre portion that is curved in its original, flat state and that in its mounted stage is bent to form a turn such that two curved sections of the curved centre portion emerge that are arranged opposite to each other in two spaced apart planes that essentially are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SENNHEISER COMMUNICATIONS A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Roed, Torben Kristensen, Brian Spidsbjerg, Arne Lindbjerg Pedersen, Martin Feilberg Hansen, Peter Bauerlund
  • Patent number: 10725344
    Abstract: Provided is a display panel including a first substrate and a second substrate that are opposite to the first substrate and a sealant arranged in the non-display area. The first substrate includes a base substrate, first fanout wires and a planarization layer that are arranged at a side of the base substrate proximate to the second substrate. The first fanout wires are arranged in the non-display area and at a side of the planarization layer facing away from the base substrate. Each first fanout wire includes first to third wires that are connected in sequence. A distance between adjacent second wires is greater than a distance between adjacent first wires, and is greater than a distance between adjacent third wires. The planarization layer is provided with a first opening, and the first opening overlaps with the sealant and a second wire area formed by second wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Xiamen Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 10705277
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a light source having an emission region, a wiring board having the light source mounted thereon, a light guide plate having a side surface into which light from the light source enters, and a front surface from which the light exits, a light shielding adhesive tape adhering to the wiring board, and an optical sheet which overlaps with the front surface of the light guide plate. The front surface of the light guide plate includes an effective region serving as a planar light source and a light entering region ranging from the side surface to the effective region. The wiring board and the light-shielding adhesive tape each have a part positioned in the light entering region, and the optical sheet is arranged from the effective region to the light entering region. An end portion of the optical sheet overlaps with the light-shielding tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Munenori Motooka, Nobuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10698244
    Abstract: A display device includes a display component configured to display an image and having a display surface and an opposite surface opposite of the display surface, a fastener included on the opposite surface of the display component and protruding from the opposite surface toward an opposing component that is arranged opposite the opposite surface, the fastener having a stepped portion in a side surface thereof, and a functional component disposed between the opposing component and the opposite surface and having an end portion fitted in the stepped portion. The fastener fixes the opposing component to the display component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10672853
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a flexible display apparatus that includes a display substrate including a light-emitting area, and a non-emitting area including a bending area foldable in a folding direction outside of the light-emitting area, and a pad area outside of the bending area, a thin film encapsulation layer over the light-emitting area, and a driver inside a curvature portion of the display substrate at the bending area, and including a plurality of driving terminals electrically connected to a plurality of pad terminals in the pad area through penetration wirings in via holes defined by the display substrate to provide a new, thinner flexible display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghwa Ha, Euiyun Jang, Donghee Park, Jihoon Oh
  • Patent number: 10663785
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a conductive housing; a display fitted into and fixed to the housing; one or more display support members disposed between the display and the housing where the one or more display support members include a display support member provided with a bonding region on part of a surface of the display support member that is in contact with the housing and is fixed to the housing via a bonding member in the bonding region; and a flexible circuit board including a grounding pattern where the flexible circuit board is disposed such that the grounding pattern is in contact with the housing at a non-bonding region on the surface of the display support member and part of the flexible circuit board that includes the grounding pattern is held between the display support member and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU CLIENT COMPUTING LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuji Honda, Wakana Sato
  • Patent number: 10663786
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display device including a liquid crystal panel displaying an image and an LED and an IC driver which is a heat generating component generating heat during operation, the liquid crystal panel includes a pair of substrates that are disposed opposite each other, and a liquid crystal layer containing liquid crystal molecules and sealed between the pair of substrates, and a transparent thermal conducing sheet is disposed such that a part thereof is continuous from the LED and the IC driver and another part thereof is directly in contact with a TFT substrate to cover a display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohji Kuwamura, Kohichi Ohhara, Takuya Handa
  • Patent number: 10665149
    Abstract: A display device may include (1) a light-emitting layer having a plurality of light-emitting regions, with at least some of the light-emitting regions operable to emit a varying, controlled intensity of light at a fixed location, (2) a color selector layer disposed over the plurality of light-emitting regions, the color selector layer having at least one group of color selectors, and (3) an actuator operable to move the color selector layer relative to the light-emitting layer. The movement of the color selector layer may result in each color selector of the at least one group of color selectors passing each fixed location. Various other apparatus, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jasmine Soria Sears, James Ronald Bonar, Stephen John Holmes
  • Patent number: 10655823
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a light-diffusive panel that has opposing first and second faces bounded by one or more sides. A first conductor is disposed on the first face of the light-diffusive panel and proximate a first side of the one or more sides. A second conductor is disposed on the second face of the light-diffusive panel and proximate the first side. A first plurality of solid-state lighting (SSL) elements have light emitting portions that face a second side that is adjacent to the first side of the light-diffusive panel. The first plurality of SSL elements are electrically coupled to the first conductor and to the second conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Automated Assembly Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Lindblad, Aaron M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10658450
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a display substrate, a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device. The display substrate includes: a display area; an edge area; a bent portion between the display area and the edge area, the edge area being bent at a predetermined angle towards a side facing away from a display surface of the display area by means of the bent portion; and a row driving circuit in the edge area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yipeng Chen, Libin Liu
  • Patent number: 10649256
    Abstract: A panel module including a display panel, a chips-on-film (COF) having a first end connected to an end portion of the display panel, and a COF cover configured to extend past the first end of the COF to block the first end of the COF, the cover having a front surface formed to be coplanar with a front surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Jae Cho, Myeong Gil Kim, Seo Joon Lee, Hyun Jun Jung, Jong Hee Han
  • Patent number: 10642081
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of fixation of light guide plates, and in particular discloses an elastic fixing member for fixing a light guide plate, a backplane for use in conjunction therewith, and a liquid crystal display device comprising both. The elastic fixing member comprises: a body part and a self-fixation part, wherein the self-fixation part is configured to fix the elastic fixing member on a backplane in use. Correspondingly, the backplane comprises: a base and a side wall. Furthermore, a fixing structure and a mounting guide structure are arranged on the side wall of the backplane. The fixing structure is configured to maintain the fixation of the elastic fixing member on the backplane together with the self-fixation part of the elastic fixing member in use, and the mounting guide structure is configured to guide the elastic fixing member in use to fix it on the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suimang Song, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 10629669
    Abstract: There are provided a semiconductor unit that prevents connection failure caused by a wiring substrate to improve reliability, a method of manufacturing the semiconductor unit, and an electronic apparatus including the semiconductor unit. The semiconductor unit includes: a device substrate including a functional device and an electrode; a first wiring substrate electrically connected to the functional device through the electrode; and a second wiring substrate electrically connected to the functional device through the first wiring substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hironobu Abe
  • Patent number: 10620490
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display having a thin-film transistor layer. One or more holes in the thin-film transistor layer may be used to form pathways from display circuitry to other circuitry underneath the display. One or more conductive bridges may pass through holes in the thin-film transistor layer and may have one end that couples to the display circuitry and a second end that couples to a printed circuit underneath the display. These conductive bridges may be formed from wire bonding. Wire bond connections may be encapsulated with potting material to improve the reliability of the wire bond and increase the resiliency of the display. Display signal lines may be routed through holes in a thin-film transistor layer to run along a backside of the display thereby reducing the need for space in the border region for display circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. Drzaic, Jeremy C. Franklin, Stephen Brian Lynch, Scott A. Myers, Benjamin M. Rappoport, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, John P. Ternus
  • Patent number: 10607533
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a substrate having a first principal surface and a second principal surface opposite to the first principal surface; light-emitting portions disposed on a first principal surface side; a time-division driving circuit which is disposed on the first principal surface side, and outputs a light-emission control signal to the light-emitting portions via respective light-emission control signal lines in a time-division manner; a driving signal line which is disposed on a second principal surface side, and feeds the light-emission control signal to the light-emitting portions via the time-division driving circuit; and a connection conductor which extends from the first principal surface to the second principal surface, and electrically connects the time-division driving circuit and the driving signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi Yokoyama, Sumio Kato
  • Patent number: 10602615
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a first substrate provided with electrodes and wiring lines, a second substrate provided with wiring lines and opposing the first substrate, and a connector which connects the wiring lines on the first substrate and the wiring lines on the second substrate. The connector includes a support member formed of a resin and a plurality of wiring portions on the support member, and each wiring portion includes a first junction joined to the wiring lines of the first substrate, a second junction joined to the wiring lines of the second substrate, a coupling section located between the first junction and the second junction and embedded inside of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Junji Kashiwada
  • Patent number: 10559270
    Abstract: An array substrate includes three first conductive lines, three second conductive lines, and four switches. The three first conductive lines are sequentially and consecutively arranged along a direction, and the three second conductive lines are sequentially and consecutively arranged along another direction and intersect the first conductive lines. The four switches are respectively connected to the corresponding first conductive lines and the corresponding second conductive lines. Two of the switches are connected to the second one of the first conductive lines and are substantially located between two adjacent second conductive lines, and the other two of the switches are not connected to the second one of the first conductive lines and are substantially located between the other two adjacent second conductive lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Min Chi, Sung-Yu Su
  • Patent number: 10531563
    Abstract: A display device and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a drive IC and a protection layer. The first substrate has a first region and a second region. The second substrate is correspondingly disposed on the first region. The drive IC is disposed on the second region. The protection layer is disposed enclosing the drive IC, and the protection layer has a maximum height larger than the height of the drive IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Kuo, Chia-Chun Yang, Wen-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10509277
    Abstract: The present invention provides a LCD device, comprising: a backlight module, comprising a light emitting surface and an opposite back surface; a liquid crystal panel, on the light emitting surface, wherein a signal binding end is disposed on a front surface, away from the backlight module, of the liquid crystal panel; and a COF, comprising a flexible circuit board, and a binding part and a driver chip on a first surface of the flexible circuit board, wherein the flexible circuit board is connected to the signal binding end through the binding part and is bent extendedly to the back surface of the backlight module; and in the region of the flexible circuit board at the back surface of the backlight module, the first surface of the flexible circuit board comprises a first area facing away from the backlight module, and the driver chip is connected to the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yujie Bai, Chun-hung Huang
  • Patent number: 10495803
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, provided is a liquid crystal display device with a reduced size and little restriction for incorporation into other devices. The liquid crystal display device includes an array substrate that includes multiple thin film transistors for pixel driving, a scanning line and a signal line. The liquid crystal display device also includes a counter substrate disposed on the display side in a manner opposed to the array substrate. The liquid crystal display device further includes an FPC arranged to transmit an external signal for driving of the thin film transistors. One end portion of the FPC is connected to the scanning line and the signal line, while the other end portion is extended inward. The scanning line, the signal line and the FPC are disposed within an outline of the counter substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Aoki, Yasushi Kawata, Arichika Ishida
  • Patent number: 10459554
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a first substrate including a display area containing a plurality of pixels and a non-display area, a drive circuitry on the non-display area of the first substrate and connected to the plurality of pixels, a second substrate opposed to the first substrate, a touch sensor including detection electrodes on the second substrate, and a third substrate including first wiring lines connected to the detection electrodes and a heat radiation layer thermally connected to the drive circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yukihide Funayama, Kazuki Tamanaga
  • Patent number: 10388201
    Abstract: Electronic devices and methods pertain to reducing artifacts resulting from a thermal profile preexisting a boot up of an electronic device are disclosed. Scanning driving circuitry of the electronic device scans at least a portion of one or more pixels of an active area of a display using a boot up scan before a boot up sequence of at least a portion of an electronic device completes. The results of the boot up scan are stored in local buffers and transferred to one or more processors upon connection to the one or more processors. The results of the boot up scan cause the one or more processors to modify image data to reduce or eliminate artifacts that may result during boot up due to thermal profiles or other parameters that may cause artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sun-Il Chang, Hyunwoo Nho, Hung Sheng Lin, Junhua Tan, Jie Won Ryu, Kingsuk Brahma, Jesse A. Richmond, Mohammad B. Vahid Far, Yafei Bi
  • Patent number: 10381565
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes first to third substrates, a display function layer and a first connecting structure. The first substrate includes a first basement and a first conductive layer. The second substrate includes a second basement. The third substrate includes a third basement. The first connecting structure includes a first contact hole which penetrates at least the second basement and a first connecting material which electrically connects the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer to each other via the first contact hole, and electrically connects the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yoichi Kamijo, Shuichi Osawa, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Yoshikatsu Imazeki
  • Patent number: 10353432
    Abstract: An electronic device housing may have upper and lower portions that are attached with a hinge. At least one portion of the housing may have a rear planar surface and peripheral sidewalls having edges. A display module may be mounted in the housing. The display module may have glass layers such as a color filter glass layer and a thin-film transistor substrate. The color filter glass layer may serve as the outermost glass layer in the display module. The edges of the display module may be aligned with the edges of the peripheral housing sidewalls to create the appearance of a borderless display for the electronic device. The display module may be provided with an opening that allows a camera or other electronic components to receive light. Traces may be provided on the underside of the thin-film transistor substrate to serve as signal paths for the electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dinesh C. Mathew, Thomas W. Wilson, Jr., Victor H. Yin, Bryan W. Posner, Chris Ligtenberg, Brett W. Degner, Peteris K. Augenbergs
  • Patent number: 10338434
    Abstract: A back-light module includes a back board. The back board includes a substrate and a plurality of frame monomers. Each frame monomer comprises four lateral ribs, every two adjacent lateral ribs are perpendicularly connected with each other. The frame monomers are detachably assembled to each other to form a height adjustable back frame, and the height adjustable back frame is assembled with the substrate to form a height adjustable light-mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: I-Ting Huang, Cheng-Fa Chung, Yue-Han Chen, Chih-Hsien Chen
  • Patent number: 10310655
    Abstract: An ATM device may include an external frame, a touch screen component coupled to the external frame, and a heating element. The heating element may be positioned such that heat generated by the heating element is directed at the touch screen component. The ATM device may include a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of an environment of the ATM device, and may receive temperature measurement data from the temperature sensor, process the temperature measurement data after receiving the temperature measurement data, determine whether the temperature measurement data indicates that a current temperature of the environment satisfies a threshold based on processing the temperature measurement data, and perform an action to control an operating state of the heating element based on determining whether the temperature measurement data indicates that the current temperature of the environment satisfies the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 10314180
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a bezel, at least one flexible circuit board, and a rigid circuit board. The display panel includes a display surface. The bezel includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and a side wall between the top wall and the bottom wall. The top wall is configured to support the display panel. The flexible circuit board includes a first portion, a second portion, and a connection portion between the first portion and the second portion. The first portion of the flexible circuit board is connected to the display panel. At least part of the rigid circuit board overlaps and faces the bottom wall of the bezel. The rigid circuit board includes an edge extending outwardly and beyond the side wall. The edge of the rigid circuit board includes at least one recess. The second portion of the flexible circuit board is connected to the rigid circuit board. At least part of the connection portion of the flexible circuit board is accommodated in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chih-Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 10306766
    Abstract: The flexible display panel includes a flexible substrate, a display device, a driver chip and a connector, the connector is configured to electrically connect the flexible display panel to a system circuit board, the display device, the driver chip and the connector are all provided on the flexible substrate. The flexible substrate includes a first portion and a second portion which is bendable towards a back of the flexible display panel relative to the first portion. The second portion further includes a first region and a second region. The second region is bendable towards the back of the flexible display panel relative to the first region. In the flexible display panel, the flexible substrate is used in place of a conventional COF or FPC, such that physical and electrical connections between the flexible display panel and the system circuit board are achieved directly through the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shiming Shi
  • Patent number: 10288930
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first substrate; a second substrate, a base plate and a chip. The second substrate comprises a region overlapping with the first substrate and a region not overlapping with the first substrate, and a region for mounting a chip is disposed in the non-overlapping region. The base plate is disposed within the chip mounting region and has a receiving portion. The chip is disposed within the receiving portion of the base plate and electrically connected to the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongda Ma, Jianbo Xian
  • Patent number: 10292268
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board including an annular main board and a plurality of branches connected with the annular main board is provided. Each of the branches includes an extension portion connected with the annular main board and a bonding portion, and an electronic component is adapted to be disposed on the bonding portion. A supporting holder including an annular base, two wing structures, and a plurality of mounting portions is also disclosed, wherein the wing structures extend outward from the annular base and the mounting portions are located on the annular base and the wing structures. Further, a controller including the flexible printed circuit board and the supporting holder aforementioned is disclosed, wherein the annular main board is disposed on the annular base and the branches are disposed on the annular base and the wing structures, such that the bonding portions are located on the mounting portions correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Shui, Ping-Kun Fu, Min-Jung Hsieh, Yu-yu Lin, Jen-Tsung Chang, Chih-Lin Chang
  • Patent number: 10282012
    Abstract: A touch display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a display medium layer, a transparent electrode layer, a first conductive layer, a control unit and a ground electrode layer. The display medium layer is disposed between the first and second substrates. The transparent electrode layer is disposed on an inner surface of the first substrate and includes touch electrodes disposed in the display region. The first conductive layer is disposed at the transparent electrode layer and includes touch conductive lines and force sensing lines. Each touch conductive line is electrically connected to one touch electrode. The force sensing lines are electrically insulated from the touch conductive lines. A portion of the force sensing lines is connected to the control unit. The ground electrode layer is disposed on the second substrate. A force sensor is formed of the ground electrode layer, the force sensing lines and the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chi-Cheng Chen, Gui-Wen Liu
  • Patent number: 10281636
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a light source having an emission region, a wiring board having the light source mounted thereon, a light guide plate having a side surface into which light from the light source enters, and a front surface from which the light exits, a light shielding adhesive tape adhering to the wiring board, and an optical sheet which overlaps with the front surface of the light guide plate. The front surface of the light guide plate includes an effective region serving as a planar light source and a light entering region ranging from the side surface to the effective region. The wiring board and the light-shielding adhesive tape each have a part positioned in the light entering region, and the optical sheet is arranged from the effective region to the light entering region. An end portion of the optical sheet overlaps with the light-shielding tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Munenori Motooka, Nobuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10254574
    Abstract: Provided is a display device having a flexible substrate including an active region and a wiring region. The active region possesses a plurality of pixels each including a display element. The wiring region has a plurality of terminals, and a plurality of wirings extends from the active region to the plurality of terminals. An insulating film included in the active region and extending from the active region has a sidewall between an edge of the flexible substrate and the wiring adjacent to the edge in the wiring region. The sidewall has a curved portion on a plane in which the plurality of wirings is arranged, and a distance between the edge and the curved portion is curvedly varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Naoki Tokuda
  • Patent number: 10256165
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus capable of minimizing defect occurrences during manufacturing of the display apparatus while securing a long lifespan of the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a substrate comprising a bent area between a first area and a second area and bent about a bending axis, display devices on the first area, a scan driving circuit unit on the second area, a first encapsulation layer configured to cover the display devices, and a second encapsulation layer apart from the first encapsulation layer and configured to cover the scan driving circuit unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunmo Chung, Ilhun Seo, Hojin Yoon, Daewoo Lee, Minseong Yi, Miyeon Cho
  • Patent number: 10216020
    Abstract: A display device includes a flexible display panel and a cover window. The flexible display panel includes a display area to display an image and a pad area extending from the display area. The pad area is bent from the display area. The cover window is disposed on the flexible display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Hyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10209548
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel arranged substantially along a second direction. The display panel is curved in a first direction with a first degree of curvature. The second direction crosses the first direction. A first accommodating member receives the display panel. A plurality of flexible circuit boards is connected to one side portion of the display panel. A printed circuit board is connected to the flexible circuit boards. A beading portion is disposed on a lower portion of the first accommodating member. The printed circuit board is disposed on a lower portion of the beading portion. A lower surface of the beading portion includes a curved surface that is curved in the first direction with a second degree of curvature that is smaller than the first degree of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seki Park, Jinhyuk Park
  • Patent number: 10154618
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: a display panel; a housing; a printed circuit board; a boss that penetrates a first through hole in the printed circuit board and protrudes from a surface of the housing, the surface being attached to the printed circuit board; a shield cover; and a male screw. The shield cover includes: a top plate; side plates; and a contact piece formed by folding a part of one of the side plates inward and including a protrusion in contact with a ground pattern of the printed circuit board and a claw facing the top plate. The protrusion causes the claw to protrude toward the printed circuit board. The male screw is fastened to the boss from the outside of the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masanori Maemuko
  • Patent number: 10114243
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a thin film transistor substrate and a counter substrate having a transparent conductive film formed on the counter substrate, a mold frame fixing the display panel on the mold frame, a conductive rubber cushion that lies astride the counter substrate and the mold frame and is attached to both the counter substrate and the mold frame, and a metal frame, made of metal, that covers the edge of the display panel and the mold frame from above the conductive rubber cushion in a plan view. The metal frame has a recess. A first surface of the recess is lower than the surrounding thereof. A second surface the recess is higher than the surrounding thereof to be in contact with the conductive rubber cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Yuuichi Kanesaka
  • Patent number: 10108057
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes a first flexible board, a second flexible board and an integrated circuit mounted on the first flexible board, the flexible board is connected between an electro-optical panel and the second flexible board and includes a single-layered wiring layer, the second flexible board is connected to an external apparatus and includes a multilayered wiring layer, the single-layered wiring layer includes a first video signal wiring and a first ground wiring, a first wiring layer of the multilayered wiring layer includes a second video signal wiring connected to the first video signal wiring, a second wiring layer of the multilayered wiring layer includes a second ground wiring which is connected to the first ground wiring and is formed at a position opposite to the second video signal wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinta Enami
  • Patent number: 10102813
    Abstract: An array substrate of a display device includes an active area with curved corner portions and a compensation unit to reduce a difference in a parasitic capacitance of each gate line and each data line. Also, a plurality of data lines disposed to overlap the corner portions of the active area may be disposed with a different width therebetween to reduce a difference in parasitic capacitance of each gate line or data line disposed to overlap the corner portions of the active area and to reduce a resistance difference between data lines. Therefore, a degree of delay of a signal transferred through a plurality of gate lines or data lines can be similar in each gate line or data line, so that a defect can be prevented in a displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeoungUk Heo, Sahnglk Jun, Kyeusang Yoon
  • Patent number: 10103294
    Abstract: An equipment system for bond-packaging an LED using a special-shaped organic silicone resin photoconverter includes: a roll-laminating apparatus used for refining a photoconversion sheet (8-6); a roll-shaping apparatus used for performing heating and roll-shaping on the refined photoconversion sheet (8-6); a sheet-melting apparatus (3) used for performing sheet melting on the roll-shaped refined photoconversion sheet (8-6); and a roll-bonding apparatus used for performing roll-bonding on the sheet-melted refined photoconversion sheet and a flip chip LED array with a carrier film, the refined photoconversion sheet and the flip chip LED array facing each other and being aligned with each other. The roll-laminating apparatus, the roll-shaping apparatus, the sheet-melting apparatus, and the roll-bonding apparatus are arranged sequentially to form cooperatively linked process equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: JIANGSU CHERRITY OPTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jinhua He
  • Patent number: 10096670
    Abstract: There are provided a semiconductor unit that prevents connection failure caused by a wiring substrate to improve reliability, a method of manufacturing the semiconductor unit, and an electronic apparatus including the semiconductor unit. The semiconductor unit includes: a device substrate including a functional device and an electrode; a first wiring substrate electrically connected to the functional device through the electrode; and a second wiring substrate electrically connected to the functional device through the first wiring substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hironobu Abe
  • Patent number: 10091884
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a printed circuit board under the display panel and having one surface on which a driving chip is mounted, a first reinforcing member between the display panel and the printed circuit board, and a second reinforcing member under the printed circuit board, configured to face the printed circuit board having the driving chip therebetween, the second reinforcing member having a recessed groove in one surface facing the driving chip and the driving chip being in the recessed groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihoon Kim, Yongmin Kim
  • Patent number: 10037952
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is provided. The integrated circuit includes a control circuitry, a plurality of pins coupled to a plurality of conductive traces of a printed circuit board (PCB), and a plurality of driving units coupled to the pins. The control circuitry provides a plurality of control signals according to data to be transmitted. The driving units are divided into a plurality of first driving units and second driving units. According to the control signals, the first driving units provide the data to a memory device of the PCB via the corresponding pins and the corresponding conductive traces of PCB, and the second driving units provide a constant voltage to the corresponding conductive traces of PCB via the corresponding pins. The conductive traces corresponding to the second driving units are separated by the conductive traces corresponding to the first driving units on the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Wei Chang, Shang-Pin Chen
  • Patent number: 10033899
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a light source, a board, and a light guide. The light source emits light. The board mounts the light source on a mount surface perpendicular to a light emission surface of the light source. The light guide has an incident surface which the light emitted from the light source enters. The incident surface is opposed to the light emission surface. The light guide extends from the incident surface in a direction of the emitted light and is bent toward an irradiated surface of an irradiation target on a way of the light guide. The board is disposed such that an opposite surface of the board opposite the mount surface is opposed to the irradiated surface of the irradiation target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Ishida, Yoshiaki Nagao, Satoshi Narai, Atsushi Sugai, Masafumi Kishi, Makoto Noda
  • Patent number: 10031385
    Abstract: A chip on film package includes a base substrate, an input line, an integrated circuit (IC) chip and an output line. The input line is disposed on the base substrate. The IC chip is electrically connected to the input line. The output line includes a main output and a sub output line. The main output line is electrically connected to the IC chip and extends in a first direction from the IC chip. The sub output line is electrically connected to the IC chip. The sub output line includes at least six bending parts, and is extended in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chong-Guk Lee, Joo-Yeon Won, Se-Hui Jang, Su-Mi Moon, Dong-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 9992872
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to allow a connector tail connected to a curved place to be naturally folded. A touch sensor includes: a sensor unit that is curved at least at a peripheral edge; and a connector tail in which a first connection part having a first end portion connected to the sensor unit and a second connection part having a second end portion connected to a connector are continuously formed. The connector tail is configured such that the second connection part extends relative to the first connection part curved in accordance with the curve of the peripheral edge of the sensor portion in a direction in which the curved shape of the first connection part is canceled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Nakase