With Particular Cooperation Between Cells (e.g., Alternating Selection Or Simultaneous Selection Of Cells) Patents (Class 349/77)
  • Patent number: 10324315
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an electronic device, to solve the technical problem that it is relatively complex to implement a change in color of an appearance of the electronic device in the related art. The electronic device comprises a main body having a basic form and a deformed form; and a color changing film attached to the main body to form a part of a surface of an appearance of the main body, the color changing film being deformed as the main body is changed from the basic form to the deformed form, wherein if the main body is in the basic form, the color changing film as the part of the appearance of the main body presents a first visual effect, and if the main body is in the deformed form, the color changing film as the part of the appearance of the main body presents a second visual effect different from the first visual effect. Based on the same concept, the present disclosure further discloses another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software, Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Hua Yao
  • Patent number: 10196550
    Abstract: The present application relates to a liquid crystal element and a use of the liquid crystal element. The exemplary liquid crystal element of the present application is, for example, an element capable of realizing a normally transparent mode, having a high contrast ratio, and being driven with a low driving voltage. Such a liquid crystal element may be applied in a variety of light modulators including a smart window, a window protective film, a flexible display element, an active retarder for displaying a 3D image and a viewing angle controlling film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Hong Kim, Jung Woon Kim, Dong Hyun Oh, Jung Sun You
  • Patent number: 9612491
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a display panel includes a first liquid crystal panel, a second liquid crystal panel, and a backlight module. The second liquid crystal is stacked on the first liquid crystal panel. The backlight module is set below the first liquid crystal panel and the second liquid crystal panel. The first liquid crystal panel and the second liquid crystal panel are similar as shape and size and both have a same pixel arrangement. Each pixel on the first liquid crystal panel is aligned with a corresponding pixel on the second liquid crystal panel. The first liquid crystal panel is a normal white liquid crystal panel. The second liquid crystal is a normal black liquid crystal panel. A light from the backlight module orderly passes through the first liquid crystal panel and the second liquid crystal panel and is modulated to display an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: JhenWei He
  • Patent number: 9442338
    Abstract: A transparent display device and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The transparent display device includes: a display panel unit including: a first side configured to display an image, and a second side opposed to the first side, and a variable blocking film at the second side of the display panel unit, the variable blocking film including electrochromic core-shell nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-Yong Uhm, Jin-Wuk Kim, Hwa-Youl Lee, June-Hwan Kim, Seok-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 9063365
    Abstract: A screen including a first liquid crystal layer area including a polymer dispersion liquid crystal material and capable of switching a state of the first liquid crystal layer area between a transmission state and a scatter state based on voltage application and a second liquid crystal layer area provided outside the first liquid crystal layer area, including a liquid crystal material and a dichromatic dye, and capable of switching a state of the second liquid crystal layer area between a transmission state and a colored state based on voltage application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Taisuke Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9013646
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first liquid crystal display panel which performs an image display; a second liquid crystal display panel which is arranged on a back surface side of the first liquid crystal display panel and performs a display of a parallax barrier pattern; a backlight unit which is arranged on a back surface side of the second liquid crystal display panel; and a first polarization reflector which is arranged between the first liquid crystal display panel and the second liquid crystal display panel, and allows the transmission of light having a polarization component, which has one polarization direction, of lights having two polarization components orthogonal to each other and reflects the light having a polarization component orthogonal to the polarization direction, wherein the first polarization reflector reflects the backlight light corresponding to the light blocking regions to the second liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Oka, Shinichi Komura
  • Patent number: 8994897
    Abstract: There is provided a reflective liquid crystal display device including a first liquid crystal panel containing a first liquid crystal material that reflects light of a first color, a second liquid crystal panel containing a second liquid crystal material that reflects light of a second color and a third liquid crystal material that reflects light of a third color, the second and third liquid crystal materials positioned to be distinct from each other, and a light absorption layer that is bonded to a lower surface of the second liquid crystal panel, wherein the second liquid crystal panel is bonded to a lower surface of the first liquid crystal panel, and the first to third liquid crystal materials reflect light in a planar state and transmit light in a focal conic state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Ha Hwang, Seung Gon Kang, Heon Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 8976323
    Abstract: A dual layer display system for generating dimensional imagery. The system includes a first display device and a second display device with a light source. The second display device is arranged to be spaced apart from the first display device and to project output light onto a back surface of the first display device. The system alternatively operates the display devices in a first mode in which the first display device is transparent and the second display device displays back layer content and in a second mode in which the first display device displays front layer content and the second display device operates as a backlight to the first display device. In the first mode, the first display device displays a mask for the front layer content such as with gray-to-black pixels mapped to an object in the front layer content to block back layer content at this location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Quinn Y. Smithwick, Mark Reichow
  • Patent number: 8970798
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first substrate; a second substrate on the first substrate and facing the first substrate, the second substrate having a first electrode on a surface thereof; a third substrate on the second substrate and facing the second substrate, the third substrate having a second electrode on a surface thereof, the second electrode facing the first electrode and configured to form an electric field between the first electrode and the second electrode; a barrier layer interposed between the second substrate and the third substrate, the barrier layer configured to selectively control transmission and blockage of light in regions thereof corresponding to each of a plurality of pixels; and a first polarizing plate on the third substrate and configured to transmit a portion of light passing through the barrier layer, the portion of light having a first phase, the barrier layer including electrochromic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seon-Hong Ahn
  • Patent number: 8958032
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, and a manufacturing method and a driving method thereof are disclosed. The LCD panel comprises: a first pixel matrix comprising a plurality of first pixel units; a second pixel matrix comprising a plurality of second pixel units; and a driving unit, being connected to the first pixel matrix and the second pixel matrix to drive the first pixel matrix and the second pixel matrix respectively, wherein the first pixel matrix and the second pixel matrix are arranged in parallel, and at least a pair of the first pixel units and the second pixel units are partially overlapped with each other to form an overlapped pixel region. In this way, the present invention can provide a high resolution and improve the product yield with the process conditions remaining unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haobo Gu
  • Patent number: 8953119
    Abstract: A display device includes a first electrode layer, a color switching layer which is disposed on the first electrode layer, a second electrode layer which is disposed on the color switching layer and a color filter layer which is disposed on the second electrode layer. The color switching layer includes a first color cell, which transmits incident light or changes incident light to a first color light, a second color cell, which transmits incident light or changes incident light to a second color light and a third color cell, which transmits incident light or changes incident light to a third color light. The color filter layer includes a first filter which transmits a cyan light, a second filter which transmits a magenta light and a third filter which transmits a yellow light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-ho Noh, Rupasree Ragini Das, Seog-jin Jeon
  • Patent number: 8934064
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display apparatus, including a backlight module, two panels, and a synchronization device, is provided. The backlight module has a light emitting side and sequentially emits a plurality of color light. Both panels are disposed at the light emitting side, and the first panel is disposed between the backlight module and the second panel. The first panel includes a first polarizer and a first liquid crystal substrate, and the first polarizer is disposed between the backlight module and the first liquid crystal substrate. The second panel includes a second liquid crystal substrate and a second polarizer, and the second liquid crystal substrate is disposed between the second polarizer and the first panel. The synchronization device is electrically connected to the backlight module and the two liquid crystal substrates. During a frame time, the backlight module and the two liquid crystal substrates are synchronously driven by the synchronization device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Chih Tai, Shian-Jun Chiou, Chia-Lin Liu, Chi-Neng Mo
  • Patent number: 8884290
    Abstract: A thin film transistor array panel, a display device including the thin film transistor array panel, and a method for manufacturing the display device. The thin film transistor array panel includes a substrate having first and second surfaces, a first thin film form formed on the first surface and including a first electrode, and a second thin film form formed on the second surface and including a second electrode, to thereby improve the viewing angle and contrast ratio of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keun-Chan Oh, Yong-Kuk Yun, Woo-Jin Bae
  • Patent number: 8823622
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a plurality of gate lines having odd-numbered gate lines and even-numbered gate lines, a plurality of source lines, a first gate driver which drives the odd-numbered gate lines, a second gate driver which drives the even-numbered gate lines and a driving controller which outputs an overdriven image signal in at least one driving period of a plurality of driving periods and outputs a normal image signal in remaining driving periods of the plurality of driving periods. The overdriven image signal is obtained by adding an overdrive voltage to the normal image signal, and the overdrive voltage is set according to a level of the normal image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michiru Senda, Ryoichi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 8767145
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, display systems have a view switch panel placed in front of displaying surface of a display to manipulate lights outputted thereby or incidence ambient lights. The view switch panel comprises a layer of reflective polarizer and a polarization steering layer comprising a layer of liquid crystal and two electrode layers sandwiching the layer of liquid crystal in between, and may further comprise a layer of second polarizer placed on the other side of the polarization steering layer than the layer of reflective polarizer. The view switch panel uses the polarization steering layer to steer polarization of pass-through lights, then direct the lights by reflection or transmission by the layer of reflective polarizer. Two display systems, dual view convertible display making displayed images selectively viewable from either side and mirror view display making selectively front surface either reflective or non-reflective, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 8687149
    Abstract: A method of adapting a visual unit having a first screen (10) in a first focal plane by the addition of one or more at least partially transparent display screens (20) at least partially overlapping said first screen (10) and located in focal planes distinct from said first focal plane, characterized in that an at least partially transparent emissive layer (21) is provided between said first screen (10) and at least one said additional display screen (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Pure Depth Limited
    Inventors: Gareth Paul Bell, Gabriel Damon Engel
  • Patent number: 8610844
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display (1), a transparent electrode (100) constituting a display liquid crystal cell (30) has a plurality of patterns (102, and the like) for forming a desired pattern in the outer circumferential part (101) forming the whole display region, and transparent electrodes (13a, 13b) are sandwiching at least a part of liquid crystal molecules of a liquid crystal layer (20). When voltage application control of the plurality of patterns (102, and the like) is performed, respectively, for the whole display region displayed by bright display or dark display, a desired pattern can be displayed by reversed bright/dark display of the bright/dark display of the whole display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Tescom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Hatoyama, Yoshinori Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8576356
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device and a method for driving the same are provided. The liquid crystal display device includes a first liquid crystal layer selectively driven by a first electric field in a first direction; and a second liquid crystal layer selectively driven a second electric field in a second direction, the second direction being different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Suk Jin, Hyung Seok Jang
  • Publication number: 20130229600
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first display unit having a first terminal substrate corresponding to a display area and a terminal area protruding from the display area as well as a first counter substrate corresponding to the display area; and a second display unit having a second terminal substrate corresponding to the display area and the terminal area as well as a second counter substrate corresponding to the display area, wherein both the first display unit and the second display unit are bonded with each other so that the first terminal substrate and the second terminal substrate are positioned on opposite sides of a bonding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN DISPLAY WEST, INC.
    Inventors: Daisuke Takama, Takeo Koito
  • Patent number: 8411220
    Abstract: A multi-domain vertical alignment liquid crystal display and a lower substrate thereof are disclosed. The voltage provided by coupling electrode lines is swung between a high voltage level and a low voltage level. Therefore, with different coupling of a large pixel electrode and of a small pixel electrode that both receive the same color displaying data, the voltage on the large pixel electrode is different from that on the small pixel electrode. The tilt angle of the liquid crystal between the large pixel electrode and the upper electrode is different from the tilt angle of the liquid crystal between the small pixel electrode and the upper electrode for compensating the gamma value of the color. Besides, through adjusting the value of the voltage respectively on the coupling electrode lines to compensate the gamma values of different colors and the gamma values of different colors will tend to be uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Chih-Sheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20130021561
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first substrate; a second substrate on the first substrate and facing the first substrate, the second substrate having a first electrode on a surface thereof; a third substrate on the second substrate and facing the second substrate, the third substrate having a second electrode on a surface thereof, the second electrode facing the first electrode and configured to form an electric field between the first electrode and the second electrode; a barrier layer interposed between the second substrate and the third substrate, the barrier layer configured to selectively control transmission and blockage of light in regions thereof corresponding to each of a plurality of pixels; and a first polarizing plate on the third substrate and configured to transmit a portion of light passing through the barrier layer, the portion of light having a first phase, the barrier layer including electrochromic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Seon-Hong AHN
  • Patent number: 8350974
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display apparatus, including a backlight module, two panels, and a synchronization device, is provided. The backlight module has a light emitting side and sequentially emits a plurality of color light. Both panels are disposed at the light emitting side, and the first panel is disposed between the backlight module and the second panel. The first panel includes a first polarizer and a first liquid crystal substrate, and the first polarizer is disposed between the backlight module and the first liquid crystal substrate. The second panel includes a second liquid crystal substrate and a second polarizer, and the second liquid crystal substrate is disposed between the second polarizer and the first panel. The synchronization device is electrically connected to the backlight module and the two liquid crystal substrates. During a frame time, the backlight module and the two liquid crystal substrates are synchronously driven by the synchronization device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Chih Tai, Shian-Jun Chiou, Chia-Lin Liu, Chi-Neng Mo
  • Publication number: 20130002991
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, an electronic display viewable from a front side of the electronic device, an optical shuttering layer substantially parallel to the front side, and a color changing layer positioned over at least a portion of the shuttering layer. A driver controls transitions of the shuttering layer between a transparent clear state and an opaque state and also transitions of the color changing layer between a transparent clear state and a colored state. Depending on driver control, the appearance of the electronic device can change from an opaque color (solid color or with graphic design elements), to a translucent color (solid color or with graphic design elements) possibly with an underlying electronic display somewhat visible, to a transparent color with an underlying electronic display clearly visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Latella, Michael Leung, Nicholas Woodley
  • Patent number: 8334949
    Abstract: An optical recording display medium comprises: a display layer whose display changes according to an applied voltage; a photoconductive layer that is provided opposing the display layer and changes a voltage applied to the display layer according to irradiated light; and a selective transmission layer that is provided on a light path to where light irradiated toward the photoconductive layer arrives at the photoconductive layer, and whose transmissivity with respect to the irradiated light increases as an intensity of the irradiated light increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Morikawa, Hiroshi Arisawa, Haruo Harada, Chisato Urano, Yasunori Okano, Atsushi Hirano, Taijyu Gan
  • Publication number: 20120281168
    Abstract: Each picture element includes first and second sub-picture elements, each of which includes a liquid crystal capacitor and at least one storage capacitor. After a display voltage representing a certain grayscale level has been applied to the respective sub-picture element electrodes of the first and second sub-picture elements, a voltage difference ?V? is produced between voltages to be applied to the respective liquid crystal capacitors of the first and second sub-picture elements by way of their associated storage capacitor(s). By setting the voltage difference ?V? value of the blue and/or cyan picture element(s) to be smaller than that of the other color picture elements, shift toward the yellow range at an oblique viewing angle can be minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumikazu SHIMOSHIKIRYOH, Kentaroh IRIE, Masanori TAKEUCHI, Nobuyoshi NAGASHIMA, Toshihide TSUBATA
  • Patent number: 8305522
    Abstract: With the objective of achieving increased luminous efficiency while suppressing a rise in discharge voltage in a high-definition PDP, a PDP is configured with ribs at intervals between a front plate and a back plate, the ribs partitioning a gap between the front plate and the back plate into spaces. Each space constitutes a discharge cell. A minimum width of a discharge space in the discharge cell is in a range from 65 ?m to 100 ?m at a position adjacent to a pair of discharge electrodes. A ternary discharge gas of xenon, neon, and helium is enclosed in the discharge space. The partial pressure ratio of xenon in the discharge gas is in a range of 15% to 25%, and the partial pressure ratio of helium is in a range of 20% to 50%. The total pressure of the discharge gas is set between 60 kPa and 70 kPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Hashimotodani
  • Patent number: 8279366
    Abstract: A multi-domain vertical alignment liquid crystal display and a lower substrate thereof are disclosed. The voltage provided by coupling electrode lines is swung between a high voltage level and a low voltage level. Therefore, with different coupling of a large pixel electrode and of a small pixel electrode that both receive the same color displaying data, the voltage on the large pixel electrode is different from that on the small pixel electrode. The tilt angle of the liquid crystal between the large pixel electrode and the upper electrode is different from the tilt angle of the liquid crystal between the small pixel electrode and the upper electrode for compensating the gamma value of the color. Besides, through adjusting the value of the voltage respectively on the coupling electrode lines to compensate the gamma values of different colors and the gamma values of different colors will tend to be uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Chih-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 8269923
    Abstract: A multilayer liquid crystal display element has a plurality of data electrode layer-to-layer interconnects formed in a non-display area of a liquid crystal display panel for connecting data electrodes of liquid crystal display panels for R, G, and B to a plurality of data signal input terminals from layer to layer, and a plurality of scanning electrode layer-to-layer interconnects formed in the non-display area for connecting scanning electrodes of the liquid crystal display panels for R, G, and B to a plurality of scan signal input terminals from layer to layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Fumio Yamagishi, Junji Tomita, Hisashi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8264450
    Abstract: The present invention provides an illuminating apparatus locally reducing light intensity without depending on the configuration of a light source itself. An illuminating apparatus used as a backlight of a display apparatus having a liquid crystal display panel with a pair of first polarizers, including a light source and a liquid crystal light control panel. The liquid crystal light control panel has a pair of second polarizers and suppresses amount of transmission of light from the light source, thereby allows the light from the light source to have such a light intensity distribution along a plane that light intensity is locally reduced. The polarization degree in the second polarizers is optimized so that transmission light amount ratio of the second polarizers is lower than that of the first polarizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Norimasa Furukawa, Jun Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8199263
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multi-touch LCD panel. A conductive colloidal mixture formed by mixing a plurality of conductive particles and a colloid is coated on the electrode layer of the counter substrate and is solidified to make the conductive particles electrically connect to the corresponding sensing electrodes of the array substrate. Consequently, when an external force is applied to one touching position on the counter substrate, the conductive particles electrically connect the sensing electrodes to the electrode layer and the touching signal of the position can be obtained. Due to the integration of the conductive particles into the liquid crystal cell gap, the multi-touch LCD panel has the advantages of slimness and lightness. Moreover, the manufacturing process of the conductive particles is introduced after the conventional counter substrate manufacturing method, and the objective of simple process, low cost and high yields can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Century Display(ShenZhen)Co.,Ltd.
    Inventor: De-Jiun Li
  • Patent number: 8184215
    Abstract: A polarization modulator for time-multiplexed stereoscopic 3D applications rapidly switches between two polarization states in alternate subframes. The polarization modulator uses two liquid crystal devices arranged in optical series and driven such that the second device compensates a change the first device makes to an input polarization state of incident light during alternate subframes. The compensating liquid crystal devices are characterized in that, if the same voltage is applied to both of them, the second device compensates the change that the first device makes to the input polarization state, regardless of the applied voltage level. If the applied voltage is changed from one level to another and the liquid crystal material in the liquid crystal devices relaxes to the new voltage level, polarization state compensation will take place throughout the duration of the relaxation so that the slow, unpowered transition does not manifest itself as a change in polarization state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: LC-TEC Displays AB
    Inventors: Jesper Osterman, Terry J. Scheffer
  • Patent number: 8169568
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device has a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first and the second substrates. The first substrate includes a plurality of pixels, each of which includes a thin film transistor and a pixel electrode. The second substrate includes a color filter facing a pixel electrode of one of the pixels, and a black matrix formed on a region except the color filter. The black matrix has an opening that exposes a portion of one of the gate electrodes. External light entering the opening is reflected from the gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min-Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 8169567
    Abstract: A viewing angle controlling liquid crystal panel in which uniformity of a shielding effect in a screen is further improved is provided. Linearly polarized light enters a liquid crystal layer. Further, the liquid crystal layer is provided, on a light exit side of the liquid crystal layer, with a polarizing plate transmitting only a component of light having exited from the liquid crystal layer which component is parallel to a polarization axis of the linearly polarized light having entered the liquid crystal layer. Liquid crystal molecules contained in the liquid crystal layer are tilted in a direction parallel to or perpendicular to the polarization axis of the linearly polarized light having entered the liquid crystal layer. In addition, an electrode (26) is provided so that two or more different voltages can be applied to the liquid crystal layer simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takehiko Sakai, Dai Chiba, Katsuhiko Morishita, Yoshiharu Kataoka, Chikanori Tsukamura
  • Patent number: 8154495
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for improving the image quality of a MSHD (Multi-Switch Half source Driving) display panel and a device used the same. The method comprising following steps: First, using a polarity-line-inversion source driver to drive a plurality of pixels of a MSHD display panel, then a frame displaying in polarity-dot-inversion. The device comprises a polarity-line-inversion source driver and a MSHD display panel, wherein the polarity-line-inversion source driver drives a plurality of pixels of the MSHD display panel. The pixels of the MSHD display panel displays a frame in polarity-dot-inversion form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Wen-Fa Hsu
  • Patent number: 8149342
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic display device comprises: a display panel having an array of display pixels for producing a display, the pixels being arranged in rows and columns; and at least two arrays of light output directing elements, the arrays being arranged in series over the display panel at different depths, each array being controllable to direct the light output from respective groups of pixels in different directions to enable a stereoscopic image to be perceived. The device is operable to selectively control any one of the arrays to provide the light output directing function, thereby providing respective first and second three dimensional display modes having different amounts of perceived depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Willem Libertus Ijzerman, Oscar Hendrikus Willemsen
  • Patent number: 8144289
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a liquid crystal display panel, a thin film transistors array substrate and curing line structure thereof in use of phase separation alignment (PSA) process. The curing line structure has a contact pad allocated on a periphery area of the substrate, and a transmission line extending from the contact pad, passing over a sealant-distributing area of the substrate, to be electrically connected with at least one common line located on a pixel expression area of the substrate. A predetermined interval is kept between the transmission line and each of the adjacent transmission lines on the substrate to ensure a non-electrical contact between the transmission line and the adjacent transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Ya-chieh Chen, Jen-lang Tung
  • Patent number: 8144274
    Abstract: A parallax-barrier comprises a Liquid-Crystal layer (LC layer) including pixels that form a barrier according to a control method. A controller controls the pixels of the LC layer to form a barrier pattern, by turning pixels on or off according to the control method. A lower layer is formed between the LC layer and a display module to dispose the LC layer and controller at a position off the display module by a predetermined distance. An upper layer is formed on the LC layer to dispose the LC layer and controller, and a polarizer on the upper layer, and visualizing the barrier according to the barrier pattern on the LC layer by controlling polarization angle of the light. The light passes through the lower layer, LC layer and upper layer. Stereoscopic images that are rotated in the horizontal/vertical direction can be displayed using the parallax-barrier and stereoscopic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Masterimage 3D Asia, LLC
    Inventor: Young Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8111357
    Abstract: An optical element is arranged in such a manner that a screen thereof can be hardly observed from a predetermined direction, and a deterioration of an image quality caused by moire does not occur. The optical element is constituted by a first polarizing layer, a second polarizing layer, and a liquid crystal layer arranged between these two polarizing layers. In the optical element, absorption axes of the first polarizing layer and the second polarizing layer are located parallel to each other; the liquid crystal layer is made of hybrid-aligned discotic liquid crystal; and an alignment axis of the liquid crystal layer is located parallel to, or perpendicular to both absorption axes of the first polarizing layer and of the second polarizing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignees: Hitachi Displays, Ltd., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Adachi, Osamu Itou, Shinichi Komura
  • Patent number: 8064000
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a parallax-barrier comprising a Liquid-Crystal layer (LC layer) including pixels arranged in cell type matrix structure to form a barrier of horizontal or vertical direction according to a predetermined control method, a controller for controlling said pixels of said LC layer in order to form a barrier pattern of horizontal or vertical direction pattern, by turning said pixels on or off selectively according to said control method, a lower layer formed between said LC layer and a predetermined display module in order to dispose said LC layer and said controller at a position off from said display module by a predetermined distance, an upper layer formed on the top of said LC layer in order to dispose said LC layer and said controller, and a polarizer formed on the top of said upper layer, and visualizing said barrier according to said barrier pattern which is formed on said LC layer by controlling polarization angle of the light, wherein said light being emitted from said displ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Masterimage 3D Asia, LLC
    Inventor: Young Hoon Lee
  • Publication number: 20110279755
    Abstract: A curved surface (CS) is formed by chamfering on a light guide plate (11) portion which overlaps with an outer edge (SD) of a liquid crystal shutter (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Eiji Nittou
  • Patent number: 8023052
    Abstract: A polarization modulator for time-multiplexed stereoscopic 3D applications rapidly switches between two polarization states in alternate subframes. The polarization modulator uses two liquid crystal devices arranged in optical series and driven such that the second device compensates a change the first device makes to an input polarization state of incident light during alternate subframes. The compensating liquid crystal devices are characterized in that, if the same voltage is applied to both of them, the second device compensates the change that the first device makes to the input polarization state, regardless of the applied voltage level. If the applied voltage is changed from one level to another and the liquid crystal material in the liquid crystal devices relaxes to the new voltage level, polarization state compensation will take place throughout the duration of the relaxation so that the slow, unpowered transition does not manifest itself as a change in polarization state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: LC-TEC Displays AB
    Inventors: Jesper Osterman, Terry J. Scheffer
  • Patent number: 8018535
    Abstract: An electronic imaging device includes a display unit and a barrier layer. The display unit includes scan lines for transferring select signals, data lines for transferring data signals corresponding to first and second images formed according to one or more input signals, and pixels connected with the scan and data lines. The barrier layer includes first barriers and second barriers corresponding to the first barriers. The first image is displayed during a first period of a unit period during which an image of a single frame is displayed. The second image is displayed during a second period different from the first period. The first barriers are driven according to the first image, the second barriers are driven according to the second image, and a region of the barrier layer corresponding to a mixed region in which the first and second images coexist is a non-transmission region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Nam, Beom-Shik Kim, Chan-Young Park, Ja-Seung Ku
  • Patent number: 8009249
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display device that carries out image display using multiple liquid crystal panels stacked, the average change in the direction of the optical axis due to the response of liquid crystal molecules with respect to the applied voltage, that is, the change in the direction of the long axis of the liquid crystal molecules with respect to the applied voltage, is made different among the liquid crystal panels. The desired brightness is attained at the overlaid portion of the liquid crystal panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Toshiaki Yoshihara, Tetsuya Makino, Keiichi Betsui
  • Publication number: 20110194050
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device and a method for driving the same are provided. The liquid crystal display device includes a first liquid crystal layer selectively driven by a first electric field in a first direction; and a second liquid crystal layer selectively driven a second electric field in a second direction, the second direction being different from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Hyun Suk Jin, Hyung Seok Jang
  • Patent number: 7911560
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminated liquid crystal display device having a configuration in which substrates for both panels can be electrically connected easily. The display device, which is implemented by multiple-layered liquid crystal cell panels configured by laminating a liquid crystal cell panel having a rigid panel substrate and a liquid crystal cell panel having a flexible panel substrate, makes use of the flexibility of the flexible panel substrate for making electrical connection between the flexible panel substrate and the rigid panel substrate. A part of the flexible panel substrate is protruded and, on this protrusion, electrode wire lines are provided for making electrical connection between the panel substrates. Bending the flexible panel substrate allows the electrode wire lines, formed on the protrusion, to be brought into contact with the rigid panel substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Citizen Holding Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kamiya
  • Patent number: 7889291
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device is provided which includes: a liquid crystal panel; an image information application unit disposed on a side opposite to a display side of the liquid crystal panel; an illumination unit for irradiating light to the image information application unit; a liquid crystal shutter device disposed between the image information application unit and the liquid crystal panel; a polymer dispersion type liquid crystal layer disposed in the liquid crystal shutter device and containing liquid crystal molecules and polymers, in which the polymers are aligned in a twisted manner at a twist angle larger than 0 degree and smaller than 180 degrees; and a polarization layer disposed between the liquid crystal panel and the liquid crystal shutter device so that in a rotation direction where the polymers are aligned in a twisted manner, an absorption axis thereof is set in a direction substantially perpendicular to a radial direction where the polymers are twisted by half the twist angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Tsuchiya, Toshiharu Matsushima
  • Publication number: 20110032438
    Abstract: A liquid crystal lens panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer and a light-blocking member. The first substrate includes a plurality of individual electrodes. The individual electrode receives a voltage to have a light path length distribution of a Fresnel lens shape. The second substrate includes a common electrode opposition the individual electrodes. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first and second substrates. The light-blocking member is disposed on an area in correspondence with the individual electrode in which a voltage discontinuously varied is applied thereto. Thus, a liquid crystal lens panel of a Fresnel lens type is realized to decrease a liquid crystal cell gap, so that a process efficiency of the liquid crystal lens panel may be enhanced and a manufacturing cost of the liquid crystal lens panel may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hae-Young YUN, Hee-Seop KIM, Kyung-Ho JUNG, Seung-Hoon LEE, Hwi KIM, Jung-Hwan YI
  • Publication number: 20100328864
    Abstract: A display element includes a plurality of laminated display panels, each display panel having a material to control light sealed between two substrates, wherein at least in part of the display element, there is a portion where the number of the laminated display panels is different, a bent section is formed at the portion where the number of the laminated display panels is different, and electrodes may be provided or may not provided at the bent section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiaki Yoshihara, Junji Tomita
  • Patent number: 7800570
    Abstract: An LCD device is disclosed in which the LCD device is driven in an FFS mode and a VAC mode during a frame frequency period to obtain a narrow viewing angle. The method for driving the LCD device includes driving the LCD device in an FFS mode during a frame frequency period to obtain a wide viewing angle, and driving the LCD device in both the FFS mode and a VAC mode during the frame frequency period by dividing the frame frequency period, thereby obtaining a narrow viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: LG. Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Suk Jin, Hyung Seok Jang
  • Patent number: 7787071
    Abstract: A display device 1 of an embodiment of the invention has a first display panel (10A), a second display panel (10B) that is disposed behind the first display panel (10A), a front rim 20 that is disposed in front of the first display panel (10A), an intermediate cases (30, 35) that are disposed between the first display panel (10A) and the second display panel (10B), and support the first display panel (10A) and the second display panel (10B), and a backlight 40 that is provided behind the second display panel (10B). At least the front rim 20, intermediate cases (30, 35) and backlight 40 are provided with fixing holes 23a, 33a, 38a, 44a in their corners, and fixing is effected integrally at each corner. Thanks to such structure, a display device is provided in which the distance between the two display panels can be altered by an inexpensive method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Epson Imaging Devices Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiya Nishio, Jiro Isoo