Assembly Means Patents (Class 445/66)
  • Patent number: 9039478
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for manufacturing a deposition mask assembly for a flat panel display, which prevents a pattern from being distorted in a pattern mask when divided pattern masks are welded to a support fixture. An apparatus for manufacturing a deposition mask assembly for a flat panel display of the present description, which includes a frame mask forming an opening, a support fixture installed in the frame mask, and a pattern mask welded to the support fixture to have a pattern allowing a deposition material to be transmitted therethrough, includes: a welding head disposed in a side of the pattern mask; and a support member supporting the support fixture in an opposite side of the welding head with the pattern mask interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eui-Gyu Kim, Suk-Ho Kang
  • Publication number: 20150140889
    Abstract: A manufacturing device for a liquid crystal display panel includes a stage including a first stage part and second stage part. The stage is configured to support a substrate laminate. A knife includes an entrance portion and a rigidity securing portion. The knife is configured to peel a support substrate of the substrate laminate. The stage is configured to rotate in a direction parallel with a surface of the stage. The rigidity securing portion of the knife is thicker than an entrance portion of the knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kwang Ho LEE, Young Bae Kim, Hyeok Yun Kwon, Sang Il Kim, Jong Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 8981628
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ultra violet irradiating device for aligning liquid crystal and also an water-cooling coaxial tube. The ultraviolet irradiating device includes a water-cooling coaxial tube configured with an inter tube and an external pipe enveloping the internal pipe. A light tube is disposed within the internal pipe, and an infrared filter layer is disposed between the internal and external pipes; and an ultra violet filter layer is coated over an external surface of the external pipe so as to filter out an ultra violet light beam having wavelength lower than 320 nm. The breakage of the unit filters resulted from inter pushing with each other or leakage resulted from overlapping of the unit filters can be readily resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chonghui Yin, Wen-pin Chiang
  • Publication number: 20140378020
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a liquid crystal display panel includes the steps of slitting a first optical film which includes a polarizing film having an absorption axis in its width direction, the polarizing film including a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin film containing a dichromatic substance and has an Nz coefficient of 1.10 or more, and rolling the slit first optical film in its width direction; slitting a second optical film, which includes a polarizing film having an absorption axis in its longitudinal direction, and rolling the slit second optical film in its width direction; bonding the cut first optical film onto one surface of the liquid crystal cell; and bonding the cut second optical film onto another surface of the liquid crystal cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Hada, Tatsuya Araki, Seiji Kondo, Satoshi Hirata
  • Publication number: 20140370774
    Abstract: A frame assembly for a donor film includes a main frame, an extension frame, and a clamping unit. The main frame extends in a first direction. The extension frame includes a cavity region configured to receive at least a portion of the main frame, the extension frame being coupled to at least one side of the main frame and moveable in the first direction relative to the main frame. The clamping unit is configured to detachably couple the donor film to the frame assembly, the extension frame being disposed between the at least one side of the main frame and the clamping unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Sul KIM
  • Publication number: 20140357148
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ultra violet irradiating device for aligning liquid crystal and also an water-cooling coaxial tube. The ultraviolet irradiating device includes a water-cooling coaxial tube configured with an inter tube and an external pipe enveloping the internal pipe. A light tube is disposed within the internal pipe, and an infrared filter layer is disposed between the internal and external pipes; and an ultra violet filter layer is coated over an external surface of the external pipe so as to filter out an ultra violet light beam having wavelength lower than 320 nm. The breakage of the unit filters resulted from inter pushing with each other or leakage resulted from overlapping of the unit filters can be readily resolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chonghui Yin, Wen-pin Chiang
  • Patent number: 8888548
    Abstract: There is disclosed a apparatus of dispensing crystal dispensing which dispenses liquid crystal on a substrate after atomizing liquid down to predetermined-sized particles. The apparatus of dispensing crystal dispensing using ultrasonic wave includes a syringe comprising a storage room to store liquid crystal therein, an atomizing/dispensing unit configured to dispense the liquid crystal supplied from the syringe after atomizing the liquid crystal, and a gas supply unit configured to apply a predetermined pressure to the liquid crystal to supply the liquid crystal stored in the storage room of the syringe to the atomizing/dispensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    Inventor: Sung Il Yi
  • Publication number: 20140308871
    Abstract: A film drying device includes a chamber, a film fixing unit in the chamber and configured to fix a film, and a heater in the chamber and configured to apply heat to the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Kyu-Bum Kim, Jae-Seok Park
  • Patent number: 8860940
    Abstract: A method and system of aligning color filter array are disclosed. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents, a body corporate of the State of Arizona, Acting for and on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Cynthia Bell, John Stowell, Donald E. Adams
  • Patent number: 8771031
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display apparatus includes: preparing a substrate including a display unit and peripheral parts; forming a cutting line on an encapsulation sheet to correspond to a boundary line between the display unit and the peripheral parts, wherein a size of the encapsulation sheet corresponds to that of the substrate; adhering the substrate and the encapsulation sheet together; removing the peripheral parts of the substrate; and cutting the encapsulation sheet along the cutting line. According to the method, a step height is not generated between the substrate and the encapsulation sheet when cutting the substrate and thus cracks may be avoided. Accordingly, products may be stably produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Kyu Park
  • Publication number: 20140179190
    Abstract: A detachment apparatus having an arched drum pad and a method for fabricating a lightweight, thin liquid crystal display (LCD) device using the same are provided. The detachment apparatus includes: a table to which an object to be processed is loaded; an arched drum pad installed over the table and including O-rings formed on a lower surface thereof and a plurality of vacuum compartments demarcated by the O-rings; and a plurality of driving units configured to control a position of the drum pad. In case of using an auxiliary substrate to perform a process of a thin glass substrate, the auxiliary substrate can be easily separated from a liquid crystal panel in a cell state attached after processes are completed by using the arched drum pad having O-rings and a plurality of vacuum compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JaeWon LEE, JeongJoon LEE, DaeHoon LEE, ByongIl LEE, JinKyoung KIM, KiBok KANG
  • Publication number: 20140179191
    Abstract: A substrate attachment device of a display device and a method for manufacturing the display device using the same are disclosed. The substrate attachment device of the display device includes a guide unit which is curvedly disposed, a first support unit which moves forward and backwards along the guide unit and transfers a cover substrate having a curved surface, a second support unit which is disposed on the guide unit, moves forward and backwards, and transfers a display panel, and a roller unit which rotates so that the cover substrate having the curved surface is attached to the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youngjo KO
  • Publication number: 20140148073
    Abstract: A break separation apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus comprises a vibration stage for holding at least one liquid crystal panel to be separated and vibrating the liquid crystal panel so that glass substrate of the liquid crystal panel breaks along a cutting groove. According to the apparatus and method, the cutting grooves cut on the glass substrate are substantially extended in thickness direction of the glass substrate by vibration method so as to achieve separation, which can be readily controlled and avoid contamination and damage to the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: Beijing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaowang Liu, Hongyan Guo, Rutao Liu, Zhongbo Gong, Jiazhi Zhu
  • Patent number: 8729826
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatus for controlling brightness of a light emitting apparatus include controlling a brightness of a light emitting device based on a brightness value, receiving a message over a network, and detecting a modulation of a power input of the light emitting apparatus. The brightness value is changed based on both the message and the modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Greenwave Reality, PTE, Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20140120796
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for manufacturing a deposition mask assembly for a flat panel display, which prevents a pattern from being distorted in a pattern mask when divided pattern masks are welded to a support fixture. An apparatus for manufacturing a deposition mask assembly for a flat panel display of the present description, which includes a frame mask forming an opening, a support fixture installed in the frame mask, and a pattern mask welded to the support fixture to have a pattern allowing a deposition material to be transmitted therethrough, includes: a welding head disposed in a side of the pattern mask; and a support member supporting the support fixture in an opposite side of the welding head with the pattern mask interposed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Eui-Gyu Kim, Suk-Ho Kang
  • Publication number: 20140065916
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible display device and a carrier substrate for manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes preparing a first release area and a first attachment area around the first surface area on a first surface, attaching a base substrate to the first surface, and forming a display unit on the base substrate corresponding to the first release area of the carrier substrate. The method also includes cutting the area of the base substrate corresponding to the first release area of the carrier substrate so as to include the display unit, and separating the cut base substrate from the carrier substrate. Thus, the carrier substrate and the base substrate may be smoothly combined with each other and separated from each other without an additional mask deposition process. Also, damage to a product that may occur during combination and separation of the substrates may be much reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Min Lee, Chang-Mo Park, Mu-Gyeom Kim
  • Publication number: 20140057519
    Abstract: Provided is a curing device and a method for curing a frame of a liquid crystal panel, including a platform, having a working surface for placing the liquid crystal panel thereon, a back surface corresponding to the working surface, and a plurality of through holes formed through the working surface and the back surface; and an illumination unit, comprising at least one light source disposed corresponding to the working surface and/or the back surface for providing an ultraviolet light to irradiate the working surface and the back surface of the platform, wherein the ultraviolet light passes through the through holes, and an irradiated area of the ultraviolet light is larger than an area of the platform, such that it reduces the curing time of the frame and improves the appearance of around mura of the LCD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rui Fang
  • Patent number: 8636555
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for limiting the radial displacement between a metal shell and an insulator in a spark plug. At the time of manufacturing a spark plug with a metal shell and an insulator, the metal shell and the insulator are assembled together by, while allowing relative positional displacement between the metal shell and the insulator in an axial direction (O-O), limiting relative positional displacement between the metal shell and the insulator in a radial direction intersecting with the axial direction in such a manner that the amount of deviation between an axis of the metal shell and an axis of the insulator becomes less than or equal to a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Kure, Jiro Kyuno
  • Patent number: 8597740
    Abstract: A thermal transfer method for selectively transferring a red organic light material of a transfer layer from a donor substrate to a recipient substrate to form a red organic light emitting element. The donor substrate has a reflecting layer in a planned formation region of the transfer layer and an absorbing layer in a region other than the planned formation region of the transfer layer. The transfer layer is formed on an area on the front face side of the base. The transfer layer in the region where the absorbing layer is formed is selectively removed. the donor substrate and the other substrate are placed in opposition. The transfer layer on the reflecting layer is transferred to the recipient substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Keisuke Matsuo
  • Publication number: 20130314659
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a sealant layer, and a liquid crystal layer. The second substrate is disposed opposite to the first substrate. The sealant layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate for combining the first substrate and the second substrate. A plurality of openings is defined by the first substrate, the second substrate, and the sealant layer. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The openings are configured to inject a liquid crystal material into space between the first substrate and the second substrate to form the liquid crystal layer by capillarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Silicon Touch Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chieh Yang, Anh Phuong Le
  • Publication number: 20130288411
    Abstract: A manufacturing device of a liquid crystal panel includes a lower fixing plate, an upper fixing plate located in a standby position and being separated from the lower fixing plate, or located in a bonding position and being bonded to the lower fixing plate, and at least one ultraviolet light source disposed around the lower fixing plate and located above the lower fixing plate. The sealant is pre-cured after the TFT substrate and the CF substrate are bonded and before the liquid crystal panel is transferred to the next manufacturing device, which improves the corrosion resistance of the sealant to liquid crystals and air, and also reduces or even eliminates the influence to the sealant caused by the corrosion in the following manufacturing process of the sealant. Thus, damage to the liquid crystal panel can be prevented even the transferring device breakdowns when the liquid crystal panel is transferred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Shaoxin Yu
  • Publication number: 20130288558
    Abstract: A system and a method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display element through a reduced number of steps are provided, in which a liquid crystal panel is turned over, by means of a panel turning mechanism, about an axis not parallel to any of the long and short sides of the liquid crystal panel so that the positional relationship between the long and short sides of the liquid crystal panel can be reversed, after one of sheet pieces of optical functional films is bonded to the liquid crystal panel and before another of the sheet pieces is bonded thereto, which can achieve the same effect by a single operation as in the case where turning over the liquid crystal panel and rotating it are performed independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondou, Kazuya Hada
  • Publication number: 20130280981
    Abstract: A laser sealing device includes a laser beam generation device for irradiating a laser beam, a shutter positioned on a beam path of the laser beam and for blocking a portion of the laser beam, and a substrate supporter for supporting a substrate on which a frit is formed, the frit being configured to be irradiated with the laser beam passing through the shutter, wherein the shutter has a circular aperture for transmitting the laser beam, and comprises a blocking portion defining a portion of the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8562784
    Abstract: An automatic spacers mounting system is provided which comprises a horizontal arraying device; a vertical arraying device comprising a vertical arraying pallet and a reversing device; a mounting base which fixes the vertical arraying pallet and a panel; a vacuum absorbing device to absorb a plurality of spacers vertically arrayed in the vertical arraying pallet; a guiding and pressing device which guides a plurality of spacers from the vacuum absorbing device to the panel and a pressing plate that presses the plurality of spacers. A first loader allows the vacuum absorbing device to move from the vertical arraying pallet to above the panel, and a second loader allows the guiding and pressing device to move above the panel. A controller controls the vertical arraying device, the vacuum absorbing device, the guiding and pressing device, and the first and second loaders to mount the plurality of spacers on the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-do Park, Jin-uk Hong, Kyu-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8531137
    Abstract: A modular light emitting apparatus includes a light emitting device, a connector to couple to an AC power source, circuitry on a first electronics module to drive the light emitting device, and a support structure arranged to position and hold a second electronics module that conforms to a predetermined form factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Greenwave Reality, PTE, Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Jonsson
  • Patent number: 8469073
    Abstract: An automatic spacers mounting system includes a horizontal arraying pallet to hold spacers therein in a horizontal direction; a posture changing pallet and a shutter. The posture changing pallet and the shutter are coupled to the horizontal arraying pallet, such that the posture changing pallet faces the horizontal arraying pallet, and are rotated by 180 degrees with the horizontal arraying pallet. An inserting guide having a plurality of guiding holes is positioned above a panel having sprayed glue thereon is placed. The posture changing pallet and the shutter are disposed above the inserting guide, the plurality of spacers are inserted into the plurality of guiding holes, and a plurality of pressing pins of a pressing chuck are inserted in the guiding holes and press the spacers against the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-uk Hong, Kyung-do Park, Kyu-ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20130128211
    Abstract: An LCD panel, a manufacturing method and a manufacturing apparatus of the same are provided. The manufacturing method includes the following steps. The first substrate and the second substrate are combined and liquid crystal is disposed between the two substrates to form the LCD panel. The first substrate and the second substrate are fused. In the present disclosure, the interior of the combined LCD panel is isolated from the outside atmosphere by fusing the combined LCD panel. Therefore, the LCD panel can stay in the air for a long time without being damaged, thus solving the problem in the prior art that the atmosphere may break the sealant of the LCD panel in the manufacturing process of the LCD panel to cause the liquid crystal leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR APTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY DO, LTD.
    Inventor: Yun Wang
  • Patent number: 8421376
    Abstract: A modular light emitting apparatus includes a light emitting device, a connector to couple to an AC power source, an AC to DC converter, circuitry, on a first electronics module, to drive the light emitting device, and a support structure arranged to position and hold a second electronics module that conforms to a predetermined form factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Greenwave Reality PTE Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20130050623
    Abstract: It is possible to prevent a decrease in contrast due to external light reflection and to implement a small-size, thin apparatus. The liquid crystal display is configured by interposing alignment films and liquid crystal between a first substrate and a second substrate and adhering the first and second substrates through a gap retaining member and a sealant, wherein the first substrate is a substrate where a light blocking layer, a coloration layer, and a common electrode layer are formed on a plastic film substrate, wherein the second substrate is a substrate where a glass substrate where an active device is formed in advance adhered on a plastic film substrate, and wherein a barrier film is formed on one surface or two surfaces of at least one of the plastic film substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Mamoru Okamoto, Toshimasa Eguchi, Shigeyoshi Otsuki, Shinya Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20130040528
    Abstract: An irradiating apparatus and an irradiating method for a liquid crystal panel are provided in the present disclosure. The irradiating apparatus for the liquid crystal panel comprises an ultraviolet (UV) light emitter and a wavelength filter. The wavelength filter is disposed in front of the UV light emitter and adapted to allow UV light having wavelengths of 300-400 nm emitted by the UV light emitter to pass therethrough. By setting wavelengths of the UV light of 300-400 nm, the irradiating apparatus and the method for the liquid crystal panel of the present disclosure can reduce the time of irradiating the sealant for sealing the liquid crystal panel with UV light during the process of curing the sealant. Thereby, the production efficiency is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuan-cheng Lee, Chunliang Lee
  • Publication number: 20130023180
    Abstract: A substrate etching apparatus includes: a cassette to receive a substrate that has finished a previous process, and transfer the substrate; a first robot to take the substrate out of the cassette; a second robot to receive the substrate from the first robot and move the substrate mounted thereon vertically up and down; an etching cassette comprising a support to support the substrate and a holder to fix the substrate loaded from the second robot; a cassette fixing unit to fix at least one or more etching cassettes and being rotated at a pre-set angle to allow the substrate to be disposed perpendicular to the ground; and an etching unit to etch the substrate disposed perpendicular to the ground by the cassette fixing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: LG Display Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8357022
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus for liquid crystal (LC) panels, including a temperature control device, an LC status monitor, a backlight source and an ultraviolet set. The temperature control device, on which an LC panel is placed, provides temperature control and is perforated to pass light therethrough. The LC status monitor is operative to observe the LC panel while the light is emitted from the backlight source and transmitted through the LC panel and the temperature control device as back-lights of the LC panel. The ultraviolet set is operative to expose the LC panel to ultraviolet light. The relative position between the temperature control device and the backlight source is adjustable, to switch the operating state of the apparatus. In the first operating state, the LC panel can be observed by the LC status monitor. In the second operating state, the LC panel can be exposed to ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignees: Innocom Technology (Schenzhen) Co., Ltd., Chimei Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Jen Hsieh, Po-Fu Chen, Hsu-Kuan Hsu, Yu-Wen Chih, Chun-Hung Chiang
  • Publication number: 20120276801
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transporting device, a display panel assembly apparatus and a method using the same. The display panel assembly apparatus comprises a liquid crystal filling device, an alignment assembly device, a transporting device and a curing device. The transporting device comprises at least one transporting unit and at least one auxiliary curing unit. The display panel assembly method comprises the following steps: forming a liquid crystal on a first substrate; aligning and assembling a second substrate on the first substrate; pre-curing a sealant of a display panel when transporting the display panel; and curing the sealant of the display panel completely. The present invention can improve the problem that the sealant is damaged by the spreading of the liquid crystal due to the long transport time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengming He, Chien-pang Lee
  • Patent number: 8292686
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a light source and a method therefor are provided that enables a high efficient light source to be manufactured even when an optical element whose characteristic significantly varies is used. After maintaining temperatures of a laser device and a wavelength conversion element at a temperature where an output of light emitted from each of the device and the element is equal to or greater than a predetermined rate of the maximum output, the laser device and the wavelength conversion element whose temperatures have been maintained are joined together so that the output of the light emitted from the wavelength conversion element is equal to or greater than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Oe, Kazutaka Ikeda, Akira Nakamura, Motoaki Tamaya
  • Publication number: 20120257138
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes at least one engagement structure for fixing a bezel (10) to a chassis (40). The engagement structure includes a recessed portion (42) formed in a side surface (41) of the chassis and a pair of arms (50a, 50b) formed in a side wall (11) of the bezel. The pair of arms is each cantilevered and placed such that the fixed ends (51a, 51b) are positioned outward relative to the free ends (52a, 52b), respectively. The pair of arms can mutually support each other by being elastically deformed toward the chassis, and the free ends of the arms are at least partially fitted in the recessed portion of the chassis when the pair of arms is in the mutually supporting state, thus fixing the bezel to the chassis. Consequently, it is possible to reduce the width of the frame area and to automate the process of fixing the bezel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20120231694
    Abstract: A leader member includes a connection portion that is connected to a substrate and a position reference portion that is used at least for aligning the substrate with the connection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Tomohide HAMADA, Tohru KIUCHI
  • Patent number: 8251767
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for reducing lumen depreciation caused by other than lamp lumen depreciation. In one aspect, manufacturing and assembly of the fixture uses clean-room light techniques. In another aspect of the invention, materials that have a propensity to outgas are shielded from direct exposure to light energy. Other aspects of the invention include other methodologies to eliminate causes for lumen depreciation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Timothy J. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20120208303
    Abstract: The sizes of an evaporation mask used for a full-color light-emitting device and an evaporation mask used for a lighting device are different from each other. For this reason, separate evaporation masks are necessary, and in the case of processing a large number of substrates at once, many evaporation masks are prepared in accordance with the number of substrates to be processed, thereby increasing the total footprint of a manufacturing apparatus. One object of the present invention is to solve a problem of such an increase. A full-color display device can be manufactured by using a color filter and white light-emitting elements in combination. By this manner, a manufacturing line for the light-emitting device can have some steps in common with a manufacturing line for the lighting device; consequently, the total footprint of the manufacturing apparatus is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20120196499
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal cell manufacturing device and a method thereof. The liquid crystal cell manufacturing device includes a pre-alignment vacuum chamber, a vacuum lamination chamber and a sealant curing chamber. The pre-alignment vacuum chamber includes a comb-type transferring system for aligning a first substrate with a second substrate and sending them into the vacuum lamination chamber. The vacuum lamination chamber uses a lamination device to laminate the first substrate and the second substrate into a substrate assembly under a nearly vacuum status, and then uses a transferring device to send the substrate assembly to the sealant curing chamber. The sealant curing chamber uses at least one UV spot light source to move above the substrate assembly and irradiate a surface of the substrate assembly to cure at least one sealant in the substrate assembly, and thereby complete manufacture of liquid crystal cells of liquid crystal panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun Wang
  • Publication number: 20120190267
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus for liquid crystal (LC) panels, including a temperature control device, an LC status monitor, a backlight source and an ultraviolet set. The temperature control device, on which an LC panel is placed, provides temperature control and is perforated to pass light therethrough. The LC status monitor is operative to observe the LC panel while the light is emitted from the backlight source and transmitted through the LC panel and the temperature control device as back-lights of the LC panel. The ultraviolet set is operative to expose the LC panel to ultraviolet light. The relative position between the temperature control device and the backlight source is adjustable, to switch the operating state of the apparatus. In the first operating state, the LC panel can be observed by the LC status monitor. In the second operating state, the LC panel can be exposed to ultraviolet light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicants: CHIMEI INNOLUX CORPORATION, INNOCOM TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Jen HSIEH, Po-Fu CHEN, Hsu-Kuan HSU, Yu-Wen CHIH, Chun-Hung CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8212476
    Abstract: Disclosed are a welding aid for a spiral-wound filament of a lamp and a lamp comprising such a welding aid. The spiral-wound filament has a spiral-wound filament body and at least one spiral-wound filament tail. The welding aid is arranged at a distance d from the spiral-wound filament body and is designed to connect the at least one spiral-wound filament tail to a current-conducting support, the distance d being defined in accordance with a power P at which the lamp is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventors: Frank Auer, Gerhard Behr, Peter Helbig, Christian Seichter, Klaus Wittmann, Sascha Zelt
  • Publication number: 20120135663
    Abstract: There is disclosed a apparatus of dispensing crystal dispensing which dispenses liquid crystal on a substrate after atomizing liquid down to predetermined-sized particles. The apparatus of dispensing crystal dispensing using ultrasonic wave includes a syringe comprising a storage room to store liquid crystal therein, an atomizing/dispensing unit configured to dispense the liquid crystal supplied from the syringe after atomizing the liquid crystal, and a gas supply unit configured to apply a predetermined pressure to the liquid crystal to supply the liquid crystal stored in the storage room of the syringe to the atomizing/dispensing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITIUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Sung Il Yi
  • Patent number: 8187048
    Abstract: A system and a method for manufacturing an optical display device. The system includes a first cutting and bonding apparatus to handle a first roll of sheet material including a first optical film with a width corresponding to the short side of an optical display unit and to bond the first optical film to one surface of the optical display unit and then to cut the first optical film into a length corresponding to the long side of the optical display unit. A second cutting and bonding apparatus handles a second roll of sheet material including a second optical film with a width corresponding to the long side of the optical display unit and bonds the second optical film to the other surface of the optical display unit and then cuts the second optical film into a length corresponding to the short side of the optical display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Satoru Koshio, Takuya Nakazono
  • Publication number: 20120086323
    Abstract: A method is described for manufacturing a display. The method includes providing a display layer for displaying an image having at least a luminosity component, providing a color filter layer comprising a color filter for filtering the image according to a predetermined pattern, and removably attaching the color filter layer to the display layer. Dependent on the outcome of a test on the product provided with the removably attached color filter layer it may be decided to remove the color filter layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Polymer Vision B.V.
    Inventors: Michel Josephus Marie Somers, Fredericus Johannes Touwslager, Nicolaas Aldegonda Jan Maria van Aerle
  • Publication number: 20120075885
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for illuminating films with one or more backlights. In one aspect, a side-illuminated backlight may include a reflective back sheet and a reflective front sheet with a plurality of perforations. The size and spacing of the perforations may be configured for producing a field of light, via the plurality of perforations, having a uniformity that is within a predetermined range. The side-illuminated backlight may also include a rigid reflective frame having a window on at least one side through which light may be received. The backlight may include a light-turning film for re-directing at least some light emerging from the front sheet perforations. The light-turning film may direct light entering the perforations in the front sheet at an oblique angle to a more nearly perpendicular angle relative to the front sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey Brian Sampsell
  • Patent number: 8113902
    Abstract: A flat display panel sealing device that can prevent separation of a sealant by applying pressure to a first substrate and a second substrate with the sealant therebetween is disclosed. While the pressure is applied, light is irradiated to the sealant, whereby the first and second substrates are sealed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Wook Kang, Min-Sang Koo
  • Publication number: 20120001532
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for limiting the radial displacement between a metal shell and an insulator in a spark plug. At the time of manufacturing a spark plug with a metal shell and an insulator, the metal shell and the insulator are assembled together by, while allowing relative positional displacement between the metal shell and the insulator in an axial direction (O-O), limiting relative positional displacement between the metal shell and the insulator in a radial direction intersecting with the axial direction in such a manner that the amount of deviation between an axis of the metal shell and an axis of the insulator becomes less than or equal to a predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Kure, Jiro Kyuno
  • Patent number: 8061871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp ring for a lamp, in particular an indicator lamp, which comprises a recess for coding and an additional recess for positioning the lamp ring in a base mounting machine. According to the invention, the second recess has an inner wall with a projection. The invention also relates to a lamp comprising a lamp ring of this type and to a base mounting machine for assembling a lamp of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM AG
    Inventors: Franz Brandl, J├╝rgen Hallmeier, Klaus Knorr
  • Patent number: 8013545
    Abstract: Various methods of manufacturing a lighting apparatus and embodiments of a modular networked lighting apparatus are disclosed. One method defines a mechanical form factor with a minimum set of electrical connections for a networking module, builds a subassembly of the networked lighting apparatus, the subassembly comprising attachment points compatible with the mechanical form factor for the networking module and contacts for the minimum set of electrical connections for the networking module, installs a networking module into the subassembly of the networked lighting apparatus, the networking module compatible with a selected networking protocol for the networked lighting apparatus, completes the final assembly of the networked lighting module, and marks the networked lighting apparatus to indicate the selected networking protocol for the networked lighting apparatus. In some embodiments, the lighting apparatus may function without the networking module installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Greenwave Reality, PTE, Ltd.
    Inventor: Karl Jonsson
  • Patent number: 7972192
    Abstract: A curing device comprises a reaction chamber, a workbench provided at a bottom of the reaction chamber, an ultraviolet lamp provided at the top of the reaction chamber for irradiating the workbench, and a light shielding plate provided under the ultraviolet lamp for shielding the second area of the workbench from the light of the ultraviolet lamp. The workbench comprises a first area and a second area surrounded by the first area, the first area corresponds to a non-display area of a display panel to be produced, and the second area corresponds to the display area of the display panel to be produced. The workbench comprises a heating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Hun Song