Including Resilient Support Member Patents (Class 349/60)
  • Patent number: 11216034
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module and a support plate. The display module includes a display panel and a window disposed on the display panel and including a flexible material. In the display module, a folding region foldable about a folding axis and a plurality of non-folding regions adjacent to sides of the folding region are defined on a plane. In a first edge region of the display module, a first end surface of the display panel and a first end surface of the window are substantially aligned with each other, in a second edge region of the display module, a second end surface of the window extends beyond a second end surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JaeChun Park
  • Patent number: 11175524
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a curved display device, wherein a tape automated bonding (TAB) tape, which includes a base film, a driving chip formed at an upper portion of the base film, a plurality of one-side outer leads formed to bond an output terminal of the driving chip and a terminal of a liquid crystal display (LCD) substrate by an outer lead bonding (OLB) method, and a plurality of the other-side outer leads formed to bond an input terminal of the driving chip and a terminal of a printed circuit board, is designed so that from the end of the OLB bonding part to the part at which the film begins to bend is greater than or equal to the longitudinal length (E) of the driving chip ((4F?D/2)?E).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: KORTEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keun Shik Nah, Chan Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11163186
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a display device capable of improving productivity. A display device according to the present disclosure includes a display panel, a protective member disposed on a display surface of the display panel via a bonding material and an outer periphery thereof protruding from the display panel, and a frame enclosing the display panel and supporting the outer periphery of the protective member from lower side which is on a side of the display panel. The frame has a concave portion cut out from a portion of a surface in contact with the protective member toward an outer side surface. In the concave portion, an adhesive adhering the protective member and the frame together is filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Araki
  • Patent number: 10983387
    Abstract: A first organic insulating film is arranged in a circumference area outside an active area on a first substrate. A circumference color filter is arranged in the circumference area on a second substrate. A second organic insulating film covers the circumference color filter. A seal material is arranged between the first and second organic insulating films to attach the first substrate and the second substrate. The seal material extends up to a position in which end portions of the first and second substrates overlap. A first spacer is arranged between the first and second organic insulating films in the circumference area. The first spacer is arranged on an active area side in the seal material. A second spacer is formed between the first and second organic insulating films in a position in which the end portions of the substrates overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Ayumi Mori
  • Patent number: 10955712
    Abstract: An electro-optical apparatus includes an electro-optical panel having a first end portion, a first connector that is flexible, and a reinforcement member on the first connector. The first connector has a second end portion and a third end portion opposite to the second end portion. The second end portion is connected to the first end portion. The first connector has a first surface connected to the electro-optical panel, and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The reinforcement member is located on the first surface, and extends from an end surface at the first end portion of the electro-optical panel to the third end portion. The first connector has first and second side edges, at least one of which has a first cutout depressed inward. The first and second side edges connect the second and third end portions to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Ueno, Toru Kiyohara, Tomohiro Tashiro
  • Patent number: 10954619
    Abstract: Household appliance including an electronic board, and a receptacle which receives the electronic board and a cover for closing the receptacle. In an assembled state, the cover is connected to said the receptacle and a screw provides connection between the receptacle and the cover. A sealing element is also provided for providing a sealed connection between the receptacle and the cover in the assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX APPLIANCES AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventor: Andrea De Pellegrin
  • Patent number: 10948648
    Abstract: A backlight includes a directional waveguide and a light source array, for providing large area directed illumination from localized light sources. Interfaces are provided between the directional waveguide and optical components adjacent the directional waveguide such that the coefficient of friction at the waveguide interfaces is greater than the coefficient of friction at least one outer interface on each side of the waveguide in the stack. Damage from compressive forces on the optical stack may be reduced, achieving improved optical performance and lifetime. Privacy display, low stray light display and autostereoscopic display may be provided with high uniformity, long lifetime and reduced cost mechanical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: RealD Spark, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Ihas, Robert A. Ramsey, Graham J. Woodgate, Jonathan Harrold
  • Patent number: 10884178
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a backlight unit and a liquid crystal display device having a backlight unit. The backlight unit includes a light guide plate, a light source assembly positioned adjacent to a light-incident surface among lateral surfaces of the light guide plate, and an external tape covering the entire lateral surface of the light guide plate except the light-incident surface and parts of an upper surface and a lower surface of the light guide plate. Thus, the light efficiency of the backlight unit may be increased and the manufacturing costs reduced. Further, since the light efficiency of the backlight unit is increased, the luminance and power consumption of the liquid crystal display device can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinho Kim, ChangKyeong Kong
  • Patent number: 10859761
    Abstract: A backlight module and a display device are provided. The backlight module has a plastic frame and a light guide plate located in the plastic frame. Convex portions and groove portions aligned to the convex portions are formed on the plastic frame to form an elastic structure. One of the convex portions is configured to contact with a sidewall of the light guide plate, and one of the convex portions is offset toward a side of one of the groove portions by being pressed by the light guide plate, thereby deforming one of the groove portions, so that the elastic structure and the light guide plate form an interference fit. Therefore, the light guide plate is fixed in the plastic frame without offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zheng Zhou
  • Patent number: 10824032
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, s driver circuit, a first substrate connecting member, a spacer portion, and a spacer joint portion. The second substrate is opposed to overlap the first substrate and includes a first substrate non-overlapping portion not overlapping the first substrate. The driver circuit is mounted on the first substrate non-overlapping portion on a same side as the first substrate. The first substrate connecting member is connected to the first substrate and includes a portion disposed to overlap the driver circuit. The spacer portion is disposed between the first substrate connecting member and the driver circuit. The spacer portion has an insulating property. The spacer joint portion is disposed to overlap a section of the first substrate non-overlapping portion not overlapping at least the driver circuit on the same side as the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Tomokawa
  • Patent number: 10818622
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to integrating optoelectronics microdevices into a system substrate for efficient and durable electrical bonding between two substrates at low temperature. 2D nanostructures and 3D scaffolds may create interlocking structures for improved bonding properties. Addition of nanoparticles into the structure creates high surface area for better conduction. Application of curing agents before or after alignment of micro devices and receiving substrates further assists with formation of strong bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: VueReal Inc.
    Inventors: Gholamreza Chaji, Bahareh Sadeghimakki
  • Patent number: 10809452
    Abstract: A memory device includes a substrate, a heat dissipation structure and a light guide element. The substrate includes a storage module, plural light-emitting elements and a connection interface. A first connection part and a second connection part of the connection interface are respectively disposed on a first substrate surface and a second substrate surface, located near a first lateral side of the substrate and electrically connected with an electronic device. The heat dissipation structure is partially connected with the substrate. The light guide element is assembled with or locked on the heat dissipation structure, and located near a second lateral side of the substrate. At least one channel is formed between the heat dissipation structure and the substrate. After the light beams of the light-emitting elements pass through the channel, the light beams are centralized or distributed on the light guide element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: G.SKILL INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chiung Huang Huang
  • Patent number: 10775553
    Abstract: A frame structure is described that includes a back plate having a first side wall; a middle frame assembled on the back plate, the middle frame having a second side wall located outside the first side wall; a buckle assembled on the first side wall, the buckle including a buckle elastic slice, where the buckle elastic slice is located between the first side wall and the second side wall, a retreat space exists between the buckle elastic slice and the first side wall, the buckle elastic slice has a buckle portion and a disassembly slot, the buckle portion protrudes in a direction close to the second side wall and be located inside the position limiting slot, and the disassembly slot is recessed in a direction away from the second side wall and has a notch opposite to the disassembly opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Hefei BOE Vision-Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaojin Li, Guangning Hao
  • Patent number: 10763310
    Abstract: A display device includes a cover window that includes a first plane portion and first side portions that form curved sides, and a display panel that includes a first plane area corresponding to the first plane portion and first curved areas corresponding to the first side portions, where the display panel further includes a substrate, a plurality of first type pixels that are disposed in the first plane area and each including a first light emitting diode that is parallel with one side of the substrate, and a plurality of second type pixels that are disposed in the first curved areas, and each including a second light emitting diode that includes at least one non-flat portion forming a non-flat side that is not parallel with one side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eon Seok Oh, Han-Na Ma
  • Patent number: 10725338
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a light source, a housing, an optical component, and a support component. The support component includes a translucent main body, a base having a portion that protrudes outward relative to the main body, and a second holding portion provided to the base and being held by a first holding portion. The main body extends towards the optical component from a first location of a first surface of the portion of the base. The second holding portion extends from a location of the base that is spaced apart from a second location of a second surface of the portion of the base, the second location of the portion of the base being directly opposite the first location of the portion of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Nitanai
  • Patent number: 10698258
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a display panel; a base utilized to support the display panel; and a split-type backlight module disposed corresponding to an incident surface of the display panel. The split-type backlight module includes a backplate, a light source plate, a diffusion plate, and an optical film. Light emitted from the light source plate passes through the diffusion plate and the optical film to form a uniform surface light source projected onto the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HUIZHOU CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dehua Li, Gang Yu
  • Patent number: 10690969
    Abstract: A first organic insulating film is arranged in a circumference area outside an active area on a first substrate. A circumference color filter is arranged in the circumference area on a second substrate. A second organic insulating film covers the circumference color filter. A seal material is arranged between the first and second organic insulating films to attach the first substrate and the second substrate. The seal material extends up to a position in which end portions of the first and second substrates overlap. A first spacer is arranged between the first and second organic insulating films in the circumference area. The first spacer is arranged on an active area side in the seal material. A second spacer is formed between the first and second organic insulating films in a position in which the end portions of the substrates overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Ayumi Mori
  • Patent number: 10642109
    Abstract: A display panel and display apparatus which includes the display panel are provided. The display apparatus includes a display panel configured to display a screen, the display panel including: a first glass substrate; a second glass substrate disposed behind the first glass substrate, wherein an end portion of the second glass substrate extends past an end of the first glass substrate such that the end portion of the second glass substrate is not overlapped by the first glass substrate; and a cover that covers a front surface of the end portion of the second glass substrate, wherein a front surface of the cover is coplanar with a front surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SAMGSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Sung Ko, Dong-Woon Kim, Seung San Han
  • Patent number: 10481318
    Abstract: The invention provides an LED panel light and a frame component. The frame component includes a frame and a moving plate, wherein the moving plate is assembled at the inner side of the frame movably, an extrusion space is formed between the opposite faces of the moving plate and the frame, an expansion piece is assembled in the extrusion space, the moving plate is close to a light guide plate located at the inner side of the moving plate due to an extrusion counterforce of the expansion piece, and the side face of the moving plate in the face of the light guide plate is provided with a light source assembling area for assembling a light source component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZOPOISE TECHNOLOGY (ZHUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bruce Pi, Baohong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10450218
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle-mounted display device disposed in an interior member of a vehicle. The vehicle-mounted display device of the invention includes: a display panel; a cover glass covering the display panel; a housing accommodating the display panel; and a holding portion holding a position of the housing, in which the cover glass is a tempered glass having a thickness being 0.5 to 2.5 mm, a thickness of a compressive stress layer being 10 ?m or more, and a surface compressive stress of a compressive layer being 650 MPa or higher, and when the thickness (unit: mm) of the cover glass is represented by x and an energy absorption rate (unit: %) of the holding portion is represented by y. Expression (1) is satisfied, and impact resistance of the cover glass is excellent: y??37.1√óln(x)+53.7??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kyohei Hashimoto, Atsushi Inoue, Yasuhiro Inoue, Yasumasa Kato, Yasuji Fukasawa, Yusuke Kobayashi, Masaaki Konishi
  • Patent number: 10371973
    Abstract: An irregular shape display having a hole according to the present disclosure may apply a cylinder-shaped guide member to a hole region to secure fastenability between the guide member and a lower cover, thereby implementing a narrow bezel. Furthermore, the present disclosure may form a fixing hole on a protruding portion of the lower cover in the hole region to insert and fix optical sheets thereto. Due to this, it may be possible to prevent the floating and detachment of the optical sheets, thereby preventing a rattle noise due to the light leakage, splitting and floating of the optical sheets, and providing an effect of reducing cost due to the deletion of a mold for fixing the optical sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Miok Kim
  • Patent number: 10302981
    Abstract: An irregular shape display having a hole according to the present disclosure may apply a cylinder-shaped guide member to a hole region to secure fastenability between the guide member and a lower cover, thereby implementing a narrow bezel. Furthermore, the present disclosure may form a fixing hole on a protruding portion of the lower cover in the hole region to insert and fix optical sheets thereto. Due to this, it may be possible to prevent the floating and detachment of the optical sheets, thereby preventing a rattle noise due to the light leakage, splitting and floating of the optical sheets, and providing an effect of reducing cost due to the deletion of a mold for fixing the optical sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Miok Kim
  • Patent number: 10256278
    Abstract: A display device includes a frame, a protrusion, a display panel, a protective substrate, and a buffer material. The frame includes a bottom plate and a side plate; and the bottom plate has an inner surface, and the side plate is on the inner surface of the bottom plate. The protrusion is disposed on the inner surface of the bottom plate. The display panel is disposed on the protrusion and includes a force sensitive layer. A protection substrate is disposed on the display panel. The buffer material is connected with the protection substrate and the side plate of the frame, and the buffer material has a greater elastic coefficient than the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Lai, Feng-Sheng Lin, Tsang-Hong Wang, Chia-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: 10228592
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a driver, a controller and a first flexible substrate. The display panel includes first and second substrates facing each other. The first substrate includes a switching element connected to a pixel electrode. The driver provides a driving signal to the display panel. The controller provides a control signal to the driver. The controller includes first and second printed circuit boards spaced apart from each other. The first flexible substrate electrically connects the first and second printed circuit boards to each other. The first flexible substrate defines a first contact portion at which the first flexible substrate is connected to the first printed circuit board, a second contact portion at which the first flexible substrate is connected to the second printed circuit board, and an overlap portion overlapping the display panel and at which the first flexible substrate is attached to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myong-Soo Oh
  • Patent number: 10203552
    Abstract: A rubber frame, a manufacturing method thereof, a backlight module, a display device and an assembling method thereof, for solving the problem that breakage is prone to occur at a position with single-layer glass. The rubber frame includes a rubber frame body and a protective structure member providing cushioning effect, the protective structure member is in a shape of sheet and made of a same material as that of the rubber frame body, and is used in mutual cooperation with the rubber frame body within a bonding region of the rubber frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Song
  • Patent number: 10200517
    Abstract: A display screen assembly is provided and includes a display screen module and an installation bracket. The display screen module includes a body portion and a top portion. The top portion includes a top surface and an inclined surface connected with one side of the top surface. The inclined surface extends obliquely towards a direction of facing the body portion. The installation bracket includes an abutting wall. An installation groove is defined in the installation bracket. The abutting wall includes a supporting surface facing the installation groove. A thickness of the abutting wall gradually decreases along the inclined surface in a direction towards the top surface to form an installed inclined surface. The installed inclined surface is opposite to the supporting surface and abuts against the inclined surface. A mobile terminal is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiangkun Xie
  • Patent number: 10191332
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid crystal display (LCD), where the LCD includes a backlight unit, an LCD panel, a frame glue sealant used to connect to the backlight unit and the LCD panel, and at least one gasket. At least one gasket is arranged on a side of the LCD panel toward the backlight unit or the at least one gasket is arranged on a side of the backlight unit toward the LCD panel. The at least one gasket maintains separation between the LCD panel and the backlight unit. The present disclosure uses arrangement of the gaskets to be between the backlight unit and the LCD panel, which controls the separation between the backlight unit and the LCD panel, thus further making it difficult to generate mura and improving display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang Xu
  • Patent number: 10159168
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a top surface and a bottom surface facing the top surface in a normal direction, a mold member including a seat surface and an outer surface, the bottom surface of the display panel being positioned on the seat surface of the mold member, an adhesion member between the bottom surface and the seat surface to fix the bottom surface to the seat surface, a heating wire contacting the adhesion member, and an accommodation member coupled to the mold member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minsu Jung, Byungchan Kim, Hyunsu Park, Sung-hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10134764
    Abstract: The invention provide a flexible substrate and manufacturing method thereof, flexible display panel and flexible display device, wherein the flexible substrate comprises a first film layer and a second film layer, and further comprises a first flexible layer and a second flexible layer; the first film layer and the second film layer are located between the first flexible layer and the second flexible layer; the first film layer and the first flexible layer are bonded with each other, and the second film layer and the second flexible layer are bonded with each other; when the flexible substrate bends towards a first side, the first film layer and the second film layer can contact each other and form electric connection as the first flexible layer and the second flexible layer bend; and when the flexible substrate bends towards a second side or does not bend, the first film layer and the second film layer can be separated from each other and disconnect the electric connection as the first flexible layer and the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hongda Sun, Li Sun, Dongfang Wang, Xiangyong Kong
  • Patent number: 9983455
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a stack assembly and a cover glass. The stack assembly includes an electrophoretic display sub-assembly for rendering content, a front light sub-assembly comprising a light guide, a light FPC, and a plurality of light sources, and a capacitive touch sensing sub-assembly for detecting touch inputs. A yellow-pigmented tape is applied over the light sources and an edge of the light guide. A stiffener member is coupled to the light FPC opposite the yellow-pigmented tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Siddharth Gupta, Jerry Yee-Ming Chung, Hany Mounir Ghali, Robert L. D. Zenner, Juho Ilkka Jalava, Sherman Shwe Win Tan
  • Patent number: 9971206
    Abstract: A bendable display panel and a manufacturing method thereof and a bendable display device. The bendable display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a sealant for sealing the first substrate and the second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate. A first sealant portion disposed along bendable edges of the bendable display panel has a Young's modulus smaller than that of a second sealant portion disposed along non-bendable edges of the bendable display panel. The sealant includes the first sealant portion and the second sealant portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xinxing Wang
  • Patent number: 9885896
    Abstract: A front frame of a curved liquid crystal display device is disclosed in the present invention. The liquid crystal display device includes a curved liquid crystal panel and a backlight module. The front frame is used for connecting the curved liquid crystal panel and the backlight module. The front frame includes a side board and a front board, wherein the side board is vertically shaped and is connected to the backlight module. The front board includes a flat part and a curved part, the flat part is perpendicularly connected to the side board at one end and is connected to the curved part at another end. The curved part is pressed on and is fixed to the curved liquid crystal panel. A curved liquid crystal display device including the above front frame is also disclosed in the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chengwen Que, Yuchun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9651813
    Abstract: Disclosed is liquid crystal paper and an erasing device that is not permanently connected to the liquid crystal paper. A sheet of liquid crystal paper includes flexible polymeric substrates. A polymer network or a spacer network, in which bistable cholesteric reflective liquid crystal material is dispersed, is disposed between two of the substrates. Optional alignment layers or optional electrically conductive layers sandwich the liquid crystal material therebetween. An optional layer of light absorbing material is disposed near one of the substrates. Application of pressure to an upper substrate changes a focal conic nonreflective texture of the liquid crystal material to a reflective planar texture. The erasing device applies a voltage or heat for erasing the paper by changing the reflective planar texture to the focal conic nonreflective texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Kent Displays Inc.
    Inventors: Hunter Morris, Albert Green
  • Patent number: 9623810
    Abstract: A positioning and securing device positions and secures a display element with respect to a housing, the display element being substantially located in a main extension plane and abutting the housing in a direction perpendicular to the main extension plane. The positioning and securing device is substantially located in another main extension plane parallel to the main extension plane of the display element. The positioning and securing device includes at least one first compression element abutting the display element and also at least one second compression element abutting the housing. A display device of an automobile can include the positioning and securing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Macquet
  • Patent number: 9565778
    Abstract: A display device is provided, including a display panel, a back frame, a circuit board and a cover film. The display panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate, wherein the first substrate includes an upper surface. The back frame supports the display panel and includes an outer surface. The cover film includes a film base, a first adhesive and a second adhesive. The film base includes a first portion, a second portion and an intermediate portion located therebetween, wherein the film base covers an edge of the upper surface and a portion of the outer surface. The first adhesive is disposed on the first portion and is attached to the edge of the upper surface. The second adhesive is disposed on the second portion and is attached to the outer surface, wherein the intermediate portion and the outer surface define a receiving space receiving the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kun-Sheng Tsai, Ying-Tong Lin
  • Patent number: 9552022
    Abstract: Electronic devices are provided with a protective housing having one or more housing components. A housing component can be formed from a single sheet of material to appear as if the housing component had been formed from a hollowed out solid block of material. The sheet of material may be deep drawn, forged, and machined to form the housing component. One or more holes may be formed through a portion of the housing component to provide an I/O interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Todd F. Gotham, Andrew David Lauder, Tang Yew Tan, Erik L. Wang, Phillip Michael Hobson, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Christopher Stringer, Richard Howarth, John Ternus, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: 9507078
    Abstract: A displaying apparatus includes a back light module and a panel module. The back light module is joined with the panel module and includes a mount, a light bar, a light guiding plate, and an optical film sheet. The mount includes a limiting structure and a holding structure. The light bar is fixed on the mount. The light guiding plate is disposed adjacent to the mount. The limiting structure constrains a stop structure so that a light incident side surface of the light guiding plate and the light bar remain separated at a predetermined interval. The optical film sheet includes a holding structure and is disposed above alight emitting surface of the light guiding plate. The two holding structures are engaged. Thereby, the mount performs limitation to both of the light guiding plate and the optical film sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Wei Chiu, Wen-Lin Wu
  • Patent number: 9500891
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display device capable of improving display characteristics in an edge region of a display surface of a liquid crystal display panel. In a liquid crystal display device, a frame includes a protruding portion that protrudes from an inner peripheral surface thereof to an inner periphery side between a liquid crystal display panel and a backlight unit. The protruding portion includes a first surface located on the inner periphery side, on which an optical sheet is arranged; and a second surface located on an outer periphery side and closer to the liquid crystal display panel than the first surface, on which a light blocking member is arranged. The light blocking member protrudes to the inner periphery side with respect to the second surface, and overlaps with the first surface in a thickness direction of the liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Katou
  • Patent number: 9470926
    Abstract: A liquid crystal lens module includes: a first substrate that includes a plurality of lens electrodes and a plurality of bus lines; a second substrate facing the first substrate; and a liquid crystal layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate. The plurality of bus lines include at least two bus lines having different widths, and the plurality of lens electrodes include first electrodes and second electrodes that are electrically insulated from each other A widest bus line of the at least two bus lines is connected to a widest lens electrode of the plurality of lens electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang-Min Kim, Jeong Min Sung, Sung-Woo Lee, Hyung Woo Yim, Seung Jun Jeong
  • Patent number: 9423830
    Abstract: Described herein are electronic devices that includes a display stack having a cover component atop a lightguide component and a display component below the lightguide component. In some instances, the cover component including an antiglare etching applied to a top surface of a coverglass and a touch pattern applied to a bottom surface of the coverglass. In some cases, an optically clear adhesive layer formed from two types of optically clear adhesive may be located between the cover component and the lightguide component and a ring adhesive may be applied to around an outer edge of the cover component, the optically clear adhesive and the lightguide component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Techologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Shih-Chieh Wei, Keith Ho Soo Suan, Gregory Turner Witmer, Jukka Kristian Backman, Weihsin Hou, Anoop Menon, Tiffany Ann Yun, Siddharth Gupta, Jerry Yee-Ming Chung
  • Patent number: 9405150
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technical field of display, and discloses a backlight module fitting platform. The backlight module fitting platform includes a primary platform and a number of first supporting pads located at a surface of the primary platform for supporting the backlight module. The backlight module fitting module further includes a lifting mechanism connected to the first supporting pad and supporting each of the first supporting pads to rise and fall independently. According to the backlight module fitting platform of the present disclosure, independent rise and fall of each of the first supporting pads is adjusted via the lifting mechanism so that the backlight module fitting platform is adapted for fitting of even-back and uneven-back backlight modules and can stably support and fit the backlight modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ri Zhao, Wei Dai, Fangqing Li, Lei Wu, Yizhao Chen
  • Patent number: 9380714
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a display module and a case member coupled to the display module. A face of the case member is formed to have a center portion and an edge, which are different from each other in their heights to thereby support a center portion of the display module in lengthwise and widthwise directions of the display module respectively. The portable terminal configured above supports a rear face of the flat display module using at least one of a portion protruded from the case member and a stiff material film, to thereby diffuse an impact exerted on a display device to the case member. Thus, it is possible to relieve the damage to the flat display device due to an external impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Suk Shin, Seok-Gyu Lee
  • Patent number: 9372365
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device is provided in which color unevenness can be reduced and inhibited in the peripheral display area even when the display device has a narrow frame. In the liquid crystal display device, liquid crystal sandwiched between a TFT substrate and a CF substrate and sealed by a seal is disposed in a frame portion. The CF substrate has a BM, a color resist film, an OC, an alignment film, and a wall that inhibits the alignment film from expanding outward. In the area where the wall is disposed, the BM and color resist film on the CF substrate are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventor: Yuki Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 9338905
    Abstract: A curved display apparatus is provided. The curved display apparatus includes a fixing member which is curved; and a display panel which is attached to the fixing member and curved along the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-seok Ahn, Chan-hong Park
  • Patent number: 9307182
    Abstract: A display device includes a housing, a display module, and a force dispersal member. The housing has a top plate and a bottom plate, wherein the top plate has a top plate inner surface and the bottom plate has a bottom plate inner surface. The display module is disposed on the bottom plate and at least a portion thereof is covered by the top plate. The display module includes a body and a ledge, wherein the body has a corresponding top surface and a back surface. At least a portion of the top surface faces the top plate inner surface while the back surface faces the bottom plate inner surface. The ledge extends out from an end of the body and is positioned between the top plate and the bottom plate. The force dispersal member is disposed on the ledge and has a top end and a bottom end. The top end faces the top plate inner surface and the bottom end faces the bottom plate inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keng-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 9288919
    Abstract: A display module and a front frame, a back frame and a plastic frame used in the display module are disclosed by the invention. The display module includes a front frame, a back frame, a plastic frame and a display unit. The front frame has a top-plate, a plurality of front-side-plates connecting the top-plate and at least two first position-limiting openings. The back frame has a bottom-plate, a plurality of back-side-plates connecting the bottom-plate and at least two second position-limiting openings. The plastic frame is disposed between the front frame and the back frame and includes a body, at least one side-wall, at least two baffle-wall portions and at least two retracted portions. The first position-limiting openings and the second position-limiting openings expose the baffle-wall portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: HannStar Display Corporation
    Inventors: Ti-Chia Hsu, Tung-Hsien Yu
  • Patent number: 9274549
    Abstract: An electronic product includes an electronic enclosure having a housing pocket fabricated as a seamless single unitary molded structure. The single unitary molded structure defines a cavity therein and has at least one molded undercut feature extending over a portion of the cavity. The housing pocket includes a side opening that is sufficiently large to allow lateral insertion of the electronic assembly into position in the cavity with at least a portion of the electronic assembly extending underneath the at least one molded undercut feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshimichi Matsuoka, Michael James Louris
  • Patent number: 9264590
    Abstract: A holding structure for a display panel includes a case that has a substantially quadrangle-shaped opening, a plurality of elastic strips that is disposed to surround the periphery of the opening, the display panel that is disposed to close the opening via the plurality of the elastic strips, and a holding plate that is disposed to press the display panel against the plurality of the elastic strips. The case has recesses in parts of the periphery of the opening. The plurality of the elastic strips is disposed such that each strip has a part overlapping with the corresponding part of another strip, one on another. The overlapping parts of the plurality of the elastic strips are configured to fill at least a part of the respective recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihito Kitajima, Masami Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 9207484
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and more particularly to thermal management of heat produced by an illumination source in an LCD module. High temperatures generated by the illumination source can cause color shifts in the LCD due to changes in any included LEDs and liquid crystals. One solution is to house the LCD module in a metal chassis and thermally couple the LED light bar to the metal chassis. Furthermore, the LCD module can be kept at a uniform temperature by transferring heat from a region near the LED light bar to a relatively cooler region of the LCD module. These approaches can minimize any alterations or shifts in color resulting from heat from the LED light bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hendren, Dinesh C. Mathew, Nicholas Alan Rundle, Brett W. Degner
  • Patent number: 9170443
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device, which includes an enclosure and a liquid crystal display module received in the enclosure. The enclosure has a sidewall corresponding to the liquid crystal display module and including resilient retention structures mounted thereto to retain the liquid crystal display module in the enclosure. The liquid crystal display device according to the present invention uses the resilient retention structures that are arranged at mounting sites between a front case or a rear case and a liquid crystal display module for retaining the liquid crystal display module in position, whereby when the liquid crystal display module expands/contracts due to humid and hot environment or is acted upon by external impacts, the resilient retention structures undergo corresponding elastic deformation to provide effective cushioning and adjustment so as to ensure the optic grade of the liquid crystal display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiaqiang Wang, Shihhsiang Chen