Flexible Board Patents (Class 361/749)
  • Patent number: 10374345
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a casing, a flexible wiring member, and a first electrical component, for example. The casing is provided with an opening. The flexible wiring member includes an insulating film, a lead mounted on the insulating film, and a connection terminal, and extends through the opening. The sealant is filled in the opening. The first electrical component is encapsulated by the casing and electrically connected to a second electrical component outside the casing through the flexible wiring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Yamamoto, Kota Tokuda
  • Patent number: 10357201
    Abstract: Disclosed are appendage mountable electronic systems and related methods for covering and conforming to an appendage surface. A flexible or stretchable substrate has an inner surface for receiving an appendage, including an appendage having a curved surface, and an opposed outer surface that is accessible to external surfaces. A stretchable or flexible electronic device is supported by the substrate inner and/or outer surface, depending on the application of interest. The electronic device in combination with the substrate provides a net bending stiffness to facilitate conformal contact between the inner surface and a surface of the appendage provided within the enclosure. In an aspect, the system is capable of surface flipping without adversely impacting electronic device functionality, such as electronic devices comprising arrays of sensors, actuators, or both sensors and actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Ming Ying, Andrew Bonifas, Nanshu Lu
  • Patent number: 10361395
    Abstract: A display device in an embodiment according to the present invention includes a substrate including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, a display area on the first surface of the substrate and including a plurality of pixels, a periphery area on an outer side of the display area of the first surface, and a sealing layer covering the display area and the periphery area. The periphery area includes a drive circuit outputting a signal to the display area, an input terminal part input with a signal for driving the drive circuit, and a plurality of wirings arranged between the drive circuit and the input terminal part, and the sealing layer includes at least one opening part exposing the first surface of the substrate in an area inside a corner part of the substrate in the periphery area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Kenta Kajiyama
  • Patent number: 10353501
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device having a first layer and a second layer over the second layer. The first layer possesses a display region including: a plurality of first sub-pixels; a plurality of second sub-pixels; a plurality of third sub-pixels; a partition wall sandwiched by two adjacent sub-pixels; and a sealing film thereover. The second layer includes: a first touch electrode overlapping with the partition wall and arranged along the partition wall; and a second touch electrode overlapping with the partition wall, arranged along the partition wall, and intersecting the first touch electrode. The first touch electrode and the second touch electrode exist in the same layer. The first touch electrode and the second touch electrode each have a plurality of openings. Among the number of the first sub-pixels, the number of the second sub-pixels, and the number of the third sub-pixels, one is different from the other two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hajime Akimoto, Mitsuhide Miyamoto, Yuko Matsumoto, Yusuke Tada
  • Patent number: 10347665
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate including a pixel area and a peripheral area located outside the pixel area; pixels located in the pixel area; power supply lines configured to provide an operating power to the pixels; and a plurality of data fanout wires configured to provide data signals to the pixels, wherein, in at least a portion of the peripheral area, the power supply lines and the plurality of data fanout wires are arranged on a same layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Wan Kim, Sun Ja Kwon, Byung Sun Kim, Hyun Ae Park, Su Jin Lee, Jae Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 10345856
    Abstract: A foldable display device can include a display panel including a first non-folding part, a second non-folding part and a folding part disposed between the first and second non-folding parts; a support disposed on a rear surface of the display panel; and a back cover disposed on a rear surface of the support, in which the back cover includes open patterns exposing the support, and folding patterns disposed on an area of the rear surface of the support corresponding to the folding part, the support includes protruding patterns disposed on an area of the support corresponding to the open patterns of the back cover, and the protruding patterns are fitted into the open patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Na-Young Song
  • Patent number: 10342121
    Abstract: A flexible display unit is disclosed including a flexible display, and a flexible frame coupled to the flexible display, the flexible frame including a first rigid portion, a second rigid portion, and a flexible portion located between the first and second rigid portions and configured to permit the frame to be bent, the flexible portion including a first region including a first plurality of holes having a first size, and a second region including a second plurality of holes having a second size, wherein the first size is greater than the second size, the first region is positioned closer to a center axis of the flexible frame than the second region, and an area of the first plurality of holes within a portion of the first region is greater than an area of the second plurality of holes within a portion of the second region having the same area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyungmo Koo, Seyong Kim, Minchul Lee, Seunggeun Lim, Sunghan Kim
  • Patent number: 10334729
    Abstract: A filtering unit includes a housing having outer walls that define a volume and an inner wall that separates the volume into a first chamber and a second chamber. The filtering unit also includes a rigid/flexible circuit board. The circuit board includes a first rigid portion designed to be positioned in the first chamber. The circuit board further includes a second rigid portion designed to be positioned in the second chamber. The circuit board further includes a flexible portion connecting the first rigid portion to the second rigid portion and designed to extend around the inner wall from the first chamber to the second chamber. The filtering unit further includes a bumper designed to be positioned between one of the outer walls and the inner wall to provide waveguide functionality by reducing an amount of electric field that can pass from the first chamber to the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TRANSTECTOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward J. Dickman, Kelly A. Dane, Randall T. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10334750
    Abstract: A flexible frame for an electronic device is disclosed, the frame including a flexible portion located between a first rigid portion and a second rigid portion and configured to permit the frame to be bent, wherein the flexible portion includes a first region including a first plurality of holes having a first size, and a second region including a second plurality of holes having a second size, wherein the first size is greater than the second size, the first region is positioned closer to a center axis of the flexible frame than the second region, and an area of the first plurality of holes within a portion of the first region having a particular area is greater than an area of the second plurality of holes within a portion of the second region having the same particular area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyungmo Koo, Sunghan Kim, Seunggeun Lim
  • Patent number: 10334743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate unit and a substrate assembly, and a camera module using the same. The present invention may comprise: a first substrate part having rigidity; a second substrate part stacked on one surface of the first substrate part and having flexibility; a third substrate part extending outwardly from the second substrate part and having flexibility; and a reinforcing part which is disposed at a portion where the edge portions of the first substrate part and the third substrate part meet, the reinforcing part having a recessed portion which is formed by recessing the first substrate part inwardly so as to prevent interference between the first substrate part and the third substrate part. The present invention is capable of resolving the interference between a rigid PCB and a flexible PCB and the tearing thereof by providing a reinforcing part in a connection portion of the rigid PCB and the flexible PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Woo Ryou
  • Patent number: 10327331
    Abstract: Some forms relate to a stretchable computing device. The stretchable computing device includes a first layer that includes electrical interconnects at a first density wherein the first layer includes a first electronic component; a stretchable second layer electrically connected to the first layer, wherein the stretchable second layer includes electrical interconnects at a second density that is less than the first density, wherein the second layer includes a second electronic component; and a stretchable third layer electrically connected to the stretchable second layer, wherein the stretchable third layer includes electrical interconnects at a third density that is less than the second density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nadine L. Dabby, Adel A. Elsherbini, Braxton Lathrop, Sasha N. Oster, Aleksandar Aleksov
  • Patent number: 10318061
    Abstract: Flexible electronic devices may be provided. A flexible electronic device may include a flexible display, a flexible housing and one or more flexible internal components configured to allow the flexible electronic device to be deformed. Flexible displays may include flexible display layers, flexible touch-sensitive layers, and flexible display cover layers. The flexible housing may be a multi-stable flexible housing having one or more stable positions. The flexible housing may include a configurable support structure that, when engaged, provides a rigid support structure for the flexible housing. The flexible internal components may include flexible batteries, flexible printed circuits or other flexible components. A flexible battery may include flexible and rigid portions or may include a lubricious separator layer that provides flexibility for the flexible battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Scott A. Myers, Benjamin M. Rappoport, Stephen Brian Lynch, John P. Ternus, Justin R. Wodrich
  • Patent number: 10319270
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a printed circuit board, and a driving chip package. The driving chip package includes a first terminal electrically connected to the display panel, a second terminal electrically connected to the printed circuit board, and a driving chip mounted on the display panel. One end of a first surface of the driving chip package on which the first terminal is arranged and one end of a second surface of the driving chip package on which the second terminal is arranged are spaced from each other in a thickness direction of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dongcheol Kim
  • Patent number: 10314167
    Abstract: A device for bending sheets includes a first abutting member and a second abutting member fixedly connected to an outside surface of the sheet. The second abutting member is rotatably connected to the first abutting member. A rotating position and a locking position are provided at the connection between the first abutting member and the second abutting member. The first abutting member and the second abutting member are capable of rotating relative to each other at the rotating position, and the first abutting member and the second abutting member are capable of being interlocked with each other at the locking position. The first abutting member and the second abutting member are interlocked so as to obtain a desired curvature of the sheet. The present invention further provides an LED module and a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN INFILED ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiuhe Liu, Yang Guo, Rihao Hu
  • Patent number: 10306785
    Abstract: A display device includes a flexible display panel and a housing. The housing includes connectors and couplers. Each of the connectors includes two accommodating slots. The connectors and the couplers are sequentially arranged in a staggered manner and connected with one another. Each of the couplers includes a coupling body and two cylinders. The two cylinders are connected to two sides of the coupling body. Each of the cylinders is disposed in the accommodating slot of the adjacent connector. A radial interval of an opening of the accommodating slot is greater than a thickness of the coupling body and is less than a diameter of the cylinder. While the housing is being bent along with the flexible display panel, the adjacent two connectors are being away from each other until the cylinder in the accommodating slot is blocked by the corresponding opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsin-Lin Chuang, Kuo-Jung Hsu, Shih-Wei Hung, Wen-Chang Chuang, Feng-Yuan Yang
  • Patent number: 10306039
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an FPC as an extending member which extends to connect a first region and a second region to each other and includes a first surface and a second surface facing away from each other, a first member located to abut on the first surface, and a second member located to abut on the second surface. The first member and the second member form in combination, a sealing region which surrounds a certain section of the extending member with a gap being located in part. The first region and the second region are watertightly separated from each other by a sealant located in the gap at least in the sealing region. The first member includes a through hole which allows communication between the gap and the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Saimyoji
  • Patent number: 10285289
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the field of display technology, and particularly relates to a display device. The display device includes a display screen and a back plate mechanism provided on the non-display side of the display screen. The back plate mechanism includes a plurality of flat support plates. Any two adjacent flat support plates are connected with an included angle formed therebetween. The display screen forms a curved surface structure while being supported by the flat support plates. The display device is a curved surface display device having good curvature uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li Sun
  • Patent number: 10280339
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexible electrical device is provided and includes the following steps. A carrier substrate is provided. A releasing layer is formed on the carrier substrate. A flexible substrate is formed on the releasing layer. The flexible substrate has a first surface facing the releasing layer and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The flexible substrate is not in contact with the carrier substrate. A device layer is formed on the flexible substrate. The device layer has a third surface facing the flexible substrate and a fourth surface opposite to the third surface. The flexible substrate is separated from the releasing layer, and the releasing layer remains on the carrier substrate. Accordingly, the releasing layer and the carrier substrate can be recycled for forming another flexible electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: HannStar Display (Nanjing) Corporation, HannStar Display Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Chung Chen, Chen-Hao Su
  • Patent number: 10271429
    Abstract: A display device includes a display substrate including a display area where an image is displayed and a pad area disposed at a periphery of the display area, and a first pad portion disposed in the pad area, the first pad portion including a plurality of first line pad terminals arranged along a first curved line in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Yong Kim, Jeong Ho Hwang, Jong Hyuk Lee
  • Patent number: 10251261
    Abstract: A circuit structure includes a circuit substrate surface having a circuit pattern; a plurality of bus bars are fixed to another surface of the circuit substrate with an interval therebetween; an electronic component straddles an interval between two adjacent bus bars, a first terminal is electrically connected to one bus bar and a second terminal is electrically connected to the circuit pattern; and a flexible sheet member is fixed to the bus bar to insulate the bus bar and the second terminal from each other, while electrically connecting the second terminal and the circuit pattern. The flexible sheet member includes: an adhesive layer fixed to the bus bar; a terminal conductor foil piece electrically connecting the second terminal and the circuit pattern; and an insulating layer that is interposed between the adhesive layer and the terminal conductor foil piece insulating the bus bar and the terminal conductor foil piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tou Chin, Arinobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10251291
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a window member and a display module disposed on a rear surface of the window member. The display module may include a display panel with a non-bending region and a bending region, a first circuit substrate disposed on a rear surface of the display panel, a second circuit substrate electrically connecting the display panel to the first circuit substrate, a first adhesion member disposed on a rear surface of the first circuit substrate to combine the first circuit substrate with a first member different from the first circuit substrate, and a second adhesion member disposed on a rear surface of the second circuit substrate to combine the second circuit substrate with a second member different from the first circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seongsik Ahn, Minki Kim, Hyungwoo Kwon, Gyunsoo Kim, Chang-woo Shim, Jinyoung Jung
  • Patent number: 10248164
    Abstract: The present application discloses a flexible display apparatus bendable along a bending direction extending from a first portion of the flexible display apparatus to a second portion of the flexible display apparatus; the first portion bent towards the second portion when the flexible display apparatus is bent along the bending direction; including a plurality of chip on films arranged extending from the first portion to the second portion; each of the plurality of chip on films having a base film and an integrated circuit chip on the base film; and a flexible display panel connected to the plurality of chip on films. A longitudinal direction of the integrated circuit chip is substantially perpendicular to the bending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liqiang Chen, Chen Xu
  • Patent number: 10247876
    Abstract: Provided is a display device circuit board that includes a flexible substrate having a base portion, a connector mounting portion disposed along a first direction from the base portion, a light emitter mounting portion, and an arm portion connecting the base portion and the light emitter mounting portion, and a connector reinforcing plate provided on one main surface of the connector mounting portion, in which a gap is interposed between the light emitter mounting portion and the connector mounting portion and between the arm portion and the connector mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventor: Akihito Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10241602
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel comprises a substrate, a display element, a touch electrode layer, a plurality of touch signal lines, and a first barrier layer. The display element, the touch electrode layer and the plurality of touch signal lines are disposed on the substrate, and the touch electrode layer and the touch signal lines are disposed in a same layer. The first barrier layer is disposed between the display element and the touch electrode layer, and includes at least one organic film and at least one inorganic film alternately arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Shanghai Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd., Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sitao Huo
  • Patent number: 10237981
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a mounting substrate includes a provisional pressing process, a driver pressing process, and a flexible printed circuit board pressing process. In the provisional pressing process, a driver and a flexible printed circuit board are provisionally pressed. In the driver pressing process, the driver is thermally pressed with a pressing head having a driver pressing surface and a flexible printed circuit board pressing surface, and pressure force is applied to the driver with elastically deforming a buffer. In the flexible printed circuit board pressing process, the pressing head is moved closer to the glass substrate such that a height level of the flexible printed circuit board pressing surface with respect to a mounting surface and a height level of the driver pressing surface with respect to the mounting surface are same and pressure force is applied to the flexible printed circuit board with elastically deforming the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10236459
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device including: a display panel 40 including an element substrate 20 having a first resin substrate 10a over which a first underlayer film 11a and a plurality of switching elements are provided, and a counter substrate 30 having a second resin substrate 10b on which a second underlayer film 11b is provided; and a functional sheet 45 bonded to a surface, of the display panel 40, close to the counter substrate 30. The display device has a curved portion C in which the display panel 40 is able to be curved at a predetermined radius of curvature, and a pair of flat portions between which the curved portion C is interposed and a predetermined angle is formed, and in which the display panel 40 is held flatly. The functional sheet 45 is bonded such that the curved portion C is able to be maintained at the predetermined radius of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Hasegawa, Yuki Yasuda, Takashi Ochi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Shoji Okazaki, Kenji Misono
  • Patent number: 10228722
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of stably supporting a foldable display. The portable information device has a support plate which is fixed to the inner surface sides of a first chassis member and a second chassis member and supports the rear surface of a display. The support plate has a first plate member disposed on the inner surface side of the first chassis member, a second plate member disposed on the inner surface side of the second chassis member, and a flexible sheet-like member connecting the first plate member and the second plate member so as to be foldable into a double-folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Watamura, Seita Horikoshi, Masayuki Amano, Takehito Yamauchi, Moriyuki Tsuchihashi, Kazuo Fujii
  • Patent number: 10211551
    Abstract: An electronic circuit module includes: a substrate on which a wiring pattern having an electrode portion is formed; a cable having an external insulator and a conductor portion, at least a distal end side of the external insulator being removed to expose a conductor, an exposed portion of the conductor being defined as the conductor portion; and an electronic component having terminals at least on two opposed faces of the electronic component. At least one of the terminals of the electronic component is directly connected to the conductor portion, and is configured to be electrically connected to the electrode portion through the conductor portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10206300
    Abstract: A printed circuit board assembly includes a printed circuit board including a plurality of first conductive lines insulated from each other and an insulating layer disposed on the first conductive lines. The insulating layer having a recess disposed at a side surface of the insulating layer. The recess exposes the first conductive lines. The printed circuit board assembly further includes a flexible cable including a plurality of second conductive lines corresponding to the first conductive lines. The flexible cable is disposed in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sungrak Hong, Kyomin Kim, Dohyeon Park, Myoung-ha Jeon
  • Patent number: 10203800
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device with a touch detection function includes: a display unit; a detecting unit; and a control unit that controls an operation timing of the display unit and the detecting unit. The control unit performs display processing and touch detection processing alternately a plurality of times in a display period of an image of one frame, the display processing being processing of performing control on the electric charge, the touch detection processing being processing of performing the touch detection. The control unit varies a length of a first period, a length of a second period, or both in display periods of images of two frames that are displayed consecutively, the first period being a period in which the display processing is performed once, the second period being a period in which the touch detection processing is performed once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Koji Shigehiro
  • Patent number: 10200665
    Abstract: The present invention involves a display panel and a display device. The display panel includes a display surface for displaying images, and the display surface is concave when being viewed in front of the display surface. The display panel can provide a good sense of presence when displaying images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanbing Wu
  • Patent number: 10201093
    Abstract: Provided is a master printed circuit board (PCB). The master PCB includes panels defined by grooves cut in the master PCB, the grooves separating one panel from another. A final PCB is formable via use of one or more jumpers, wherein the jumpers are configured to extend across at least one of the grooves to electrically connect one panel to another panel. The electrically connected panels form the final PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Zoltan Szabo, Katalin Eszter Horvath, Andras Majoros
  • Patent number: 10199363
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes a module substrate, a line pattern provided to the module substrate, first and second semiconductor chips on the module substrate and coupled to the line pattern, and a termination resister on the module substrate and coupled to the line pattern, the termination resistor being located between the first and second semiconductor chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Wataru Tsukada, Masayuki Honda, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Scott Richard Cyr
  • Patent number: 10194527
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a method for manufacturing a stretchable circuit board, which can facilitate positioning of an external terminal and a stretchable wiring, and increase manufacturing yield of a stretchable circuit board. [Solving Mean] A stretchable circuit board is manufactured through: a step in which an external terminal 31 is formed on a main surface 33b located on one side of a film base 33; a step in which a stretchable wiring portion 55 is formed on a main surface 53a located on one side of a stretchable base 53; and a step in which the stretchable wiring portion 55 is positioned with the external terminal 31, and pressure and heat are applied to the film base 33 and the stretchable wiring portion 55 to join them, whereby the external terminal 31 and the stretchable wiring portion 55 are connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Iwase
  • Patent number: 10191206
    Abstract: A light source circuit unit and a lighting device including the light source circuit unit that are configured such that a bent-type metal substrate is formed on an upper surface of the printed circuit board so that the occurrence of a defect due to circuit damage at a bent part upon bending the substrate can be prevented, and slimness and a heat-dissipation property of a device can be improved. The light source circuit board includes: a substrate having a first part with at least one opening portion, and a second part bent from the first part; a printed circuit board on one surface of the substrate; and a light source element mounted to the printed circuit board and inserted into the opening portion, the light source element emitting light to an opposing side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Man Hue Choi, Min Jae Kim, Bi Yi Kim, Se Woong Na, Hyun Gyu Park, In Hee Cho, Seung Kwon Hong
  • Patent number: 10181576
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, and a protective member disposed outside the display panel. The circuit layer includes a display area and a non-display area, and a first bending line and a second bending line crossing the first bending line are defined are defined in the non-display area. The non-display area includes: a first non-display area bent from the display area with respect to the first bending line; a second non-display area bent from the display area with respect to the second bending line; and a corner non-display area bent from the second non-display area with respect to the first bending line and bent from the first non-display area with respect to the second bending line. A slit is defined in the protective member, and the slit overlap at least a part of the first bending line and the second bending line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-mo Chung, Ilhun Seo, Hojin Yoon, Daewoo Lee, Minseong Yi, Miyeon Cho
  • Patent number: 10177327
    Abstract: Provided are an organic light emitting display device and a method of manufacturing the organic light emitting display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ilchan Jung, Jiyeon Kang
  • Patent number: 10147698
    Abstract: A packaged RF device is provided that utilizes flexible circuit leads. The RF device includes at least one integrated circuit (IC) die configured to implement the RF device. The IC die is contained inside a package. In accordance with the embodiments described herein, a flexible circuit is implemented as a lead. Specifically, the flexible circuit lead is coupled to the at least one IC die inside the package and extends to outside the package, the flexible circuit lead thus providing an electrical connection to the at least one IC die inside the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Lakshminarayan Viswanathan, Michael Watts
  • Patent number: 10143081
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions, devices, systems and fabrication methods for stretchable composite materials and stretchable electronics devices. In some aspects, an elastic composite material for a stretchable electronics device includes a first material having a particular electrical, mechanical or optical property; and a multi-block copolymer configured to form a hyperelastic binder that creates contact between the first material and the multi-block copolymer, in which the elastic composite material is structured to stretch at least 500% in at least one direction of the material and to exhibit the particular electrical, mechanical or optical property imparted from the first material. In some aspects, the stretchable electronics device includes a stretchable battery, biofuel cell, sensor, supercapacitor or other device able to be mounted to skin, clothing or other surface of a user or object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Joseph Wang, Rajan Kumar, Ying Shirley Meng, Jae Wook Shin, Lu Yin
  • Patent number: 10128598
    Abstract: A connector is provided which includes a stage having an arrangement surface for arranging the end portion of the flat cable, and an opposing portion formed so as to face the arrangement surface. An engaging protruding portion is formed in the arrangement surface for engaging the flat cable. The end portion of the flat cable is insertable from the front side to the rear side of the connector between the arrangement surface and the opposing portion. The opposing portion has an extending portion positioned in front of the engaging protruding portion, and an overhanging portion extending to the rear of a first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Akihiro Ishii, Yoshiteru Nogawa, Kazuya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10126785
    Abstract: A hinge for providing determinant motion in an electronic device includes a first body, a second body, and a lock. The lock includes a first cam connected to the first body and a second cam connected to the second body. The first cam has a first cam surface and the second cam has a second cam surface. The follower is positioned and moveable between the first cam and the second cam and is configured to be received by the first cam surface and the second cam surface. The first cam is rotatable about a first pivot point and the second cam is rotatable about a second pivot point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Errol Mark Tazbaz, Gary Russell McClary
  • Patent number: 10123424
    Abstract: Provided are display devices. The display device comprises: a printed circuit board (PCB); an under-panel sheet which is disposed on the PCB and in which a groove recessed from a surface facing the PCB toward an opposite surface is defined; and a sensor which is disposed on the PCB and in the groove, wherein one or more openings are defined in the PCB in plan view, and the PCB comprises a first area and a second area divided by the openings interposed between the first area and the second area, wherein the first area is an area where the sensor is disposed, and the second area is an area where a portion of the under-panel sheet in which the groove is not defined is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: So Hyun Lee, Dong Cheol Kim, Min Seop Kim
  • Patent number: 10122142
    Abstract: A substrate for an electric flat cable is disclosed that includes an inner limb, having a first and a second portion spaced apart from each other along a longitudinal extent of the inner limb, at least one outer limb, having a first and a second portion spaced apart from each other along a longitudinal extent of the outer limb, and a connecting web, which extends so as to adjoin the first portions of the inner and the at least one outer limb. The inner limb extends at least substantially parallel to the outer limb, in a first direction. The second portion of the outer limb surrounds the second portion of the inner limb, at least partially, such that at least a cart of the second portion of the outer limb is disposed in the first direction in respect of the second portion of the inner limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: E.SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Franke, Michael Himmel
  • Patent number: 10121978
    Abstract: A display device includes: an insulating substrate having flexibility and including a bent portion that is bent at 90 degrees or more outside a display area provided with an image display function; and a spacer disposed inside the bent portion and including a curved area around which the bent portion is wrapped and a plane area facing the insulating substrate, wherein the insulating substrate includes a flat portion adjacent to the bent portion and provided so as to face the plane area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Saeki, Naohisa Ando
  • Patent number: 10120421
    Abstract: An information handling system having rotationally coupled housing portions supports a flexible display disposed across the housing portions with a hinge structure that manages flexible display curve radius in a folded configuration. A set of plural hinges having five geared rotational portions interconnect with a bar fixedly coupled to the center hinge rotational portion. The bar presses against a shape memory alloy support that manages curve radius of a flexible display during rotation of the hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jung Hwan Hong, Kevin M. Turchin, John T. Morrison, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 10107464
    Abstract: A system and method comprised of an LED light strip whose electrically insulating core structure is somewhat flexible and elastic and whose alternating light producing sections and narrower clip sections have a top side containing LED elements and control signals and an underside containing a high capacity voltage bus, and a three sided mounting structure where an installed LED light strip is the fourth side with LED elements facing out and the voltage bus protected inside, and a clip system of two halves which affix to each other around a narrower clip section with a lower half connecting electrically to the voltage bus under the narrower clip section and installing in one side of the mounting structure and an upper half connecting electrically to control signals on the top half of the narrower clip section and installing in the other side of the mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Jeremy P. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10103351
    Abstract: A display device and a method for manufacturing a display device are provided. The method includes: forming a material layer on a first face of a display panel; forming a touch panel and a polarizer sequentially on a second face of the display panel, the display panel having an end projecting beyond lateral faces of the touch panel and the polarizer; removing a portion of the material layer located in a first area on the display panel, the first area being located out of an effective display region of the display panel; and bending the first area of the display panel towards the first face such that a second area and a third area of the display panel are located on both sides of the material layer respectively, wherein the second area and the third area are connected to two ends of the first area respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Li, Baoming Cai, Weifeng Zhou, Lu Liu
  • Patent number: 10098227
    Abstract: A support structure for lighting devices, the support structure includes a ribbon-like support member with electrically conductive lines with mounting locations for electrically powered light radiation sources. The structure includes a sequence of adjacent units having opposed end regions and is severable between mutually facing end regions of adjacent units in the sequence. The units include, at the end regions, at least one electrical connection formation. The electrical connection formation includes a proximal portion electrically coupled to the electrically conductive lines of the respective unit, and a distal portion electrically insulated from the proximal portion. The distal portion is electrically coupled to the distal portion of an electrical connection formation provided in an adjacent unit to the respective unit in the sequence of adjacent units and is separable therefrom by severing the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Alessio Griffoni, Franco Zanon
  • Patent number: 10088718
    Abstract: A touch control display and a controlling method are provided. The display comprises a TFT array substrate; an opposite substrate; a cover glass disposed on an outside surface of the opposite substrate, wherein the cover glass has an inner surface facing the opposing substrate and an outside surface, and the cover glass, the TFT array substrate, and the opposite substrate collectively define a display area and a non-display area; first electrodes disposed in the display area of the opposite substrate; second electrodes disposed in the non-display area of the cover glass, and on the inner surface of the cover glass; and third electrodes disposed between the opposite substrate and the TFT array substrate. The third electrodes are disposed opposite to the plurality of first electrodes, and at least one of the plurality of third electrodes is multiplexed as a common electrode of the TFT array substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gujun Li, Xianxiang Zhang, Yingying Xu, Xiaoye Li, Gang Liu, Xingyao Zhou, Kang Yang, Zhaokeng Cao, Juan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10079158
    Abstract: An interconnect topology that includes vertical trench routing in a substrate is disclosed. In one embodiment, the interconnect comprises a substrate having a plurality of layers including a first ground plane layer; a pair of signal conductors that form a differential signal pair, each conductor of the pair of signal conductors having a first portion and a second portion, the second portion extending from the first portion into at least one of the plurality of layers, wherein width of the second portion is less than width of the first portion; and wherein the first ground plane layer is only a first partial layer and has a first void region that is closer to the pair of signal conductors than the first partial layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jackson Kong, Bok Eng Cheah, Khang Choong Yong, Howard L. Heck, Kuan-Yu Chen