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Light-controlling display elements

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345 - Computer graphics processing and selective visual display systems

345030000 - PLURAL PHYSICAL DISPLAY ELEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM (E.G., NON-CRT)

345055000 - Display elements arranged in matrix (e.g., rows and columns)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
345087000 Liquid crystal display elements (LCD) 1758
345107000 Particle suspensions (e.g., electrophoretic) 169
345085000 Electroscopic (e.g., movable electrodes or electrostatic elements) 9
345105000 Electrochromic elements 6
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20080204385Multiple control data interface between different hosts and controller for an image projection arrangement - A lightweight, compact image projection module has a controller operative for causing selected pixels in a raster pattern to be illuminated to produce an image of high resolution of VGA quality in color. The controller has a video data channel for receiving video data from a host, and a control data channel for bidirectionally transmitting and receiving control data to and from the host. A plurality of input communication ports is provided on the controller. Each input communication port is operative for communicating the control data at a different communication standard. A selected one of the input communication ports having a communications standard matching the communications standard of the host is connected over the control data channel to the host.08-28-2008
20080259008Deformable micromirror device - A micromirror device, which makes an image display with digital image data, comprises pixel elements each of which makes pulse width modulation for incident light depending on the deflection state of light and which are arranged in the form of a matrix. Each of the pixel elements has a mirror, and at least one memory cell comprising a transistor and a capacitor. In such a micromirror device, the total value of the propagation delay time of a ROW line, which connects all of transistors of memory cells arranged successively in a ROW direction, and the switching time of each transistor is smaller than the driving interval of the ROW line driven in the minimum display duration of the micromirror device.10-23-2008
20100117940TRANSREFLECTIVE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A driving method and a transreflective display apparatus are provided herein. In the driving method, a plurality of voltage-to-transparency curves are provided. An ambient light intensity of the display apparatus is detected for determining a display mode, wherein the display mode is either a transmissive mode or a reflective mode. Next, one of the voltage-to-transparency curves is selected according to the display mode and the ambient light intensity for driving the display apparatus. Therefore, by referring a proper voltage-to-transparency curve to drive the display apparatus, the display quality of the display apparatus can be enhanced.05-13-2010
20100073270Sequence and timing control of writing and rewriting pixel memories with substantially lower data rate - A spatial light modulator driven with binary pulse-width-modulation requires very high data transfer rate to achieve high grayscale. This invention enables to reduce substantially the data transfer rate using non-sequential order of binary bits, wherein the combination of the sequences of binary bits is selected from the combinations which avoid simultaneous writing of multiple rows. The possible number of such combinations is astronomically large and mathematical programs were developed to find right combinations. These results were proposed.03-25-2010
20100109987ELECTRONIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS - A display or light-modulating device incorporates one or more measures of liquid that obstruct or filter light that passes onto or through the liquid; a space distribution of different light-modulating filters, optical instrument or materials or of materials that change the frequency or color of light passing onto or through them, to emit a different frequency or color of light; and means to apply electrowetting effect to controllably modulate the location or shape of one or more measures of a polar or conductive liquid, so that at least some portion of one or more light-obstructing or light-filtering measures of liquids is caused to be located between one or more light sources and the space distribution of light-modulating filters, optical instruments or light-modulating materials, or said space distribution of materials that change the frequency or color of light passing onto or through them, to emit a different frequency or color of light, thereby controllably modulating properties of light emitted from said device.05-06-2010
20090135115Electronic Device - An electronic device is provided which can appropriately adjust the brightness of a display apparatus in accordance with the lightness of visible light by preventing UV-light from being incident upon an optical sensor. An electronic device having, in a housing, a display apparatus (05-28-2009
20130057459ACTIVE DEVICE ARRAY SUBSTRATE - An active device array substrate including a substrate, a plurality of pixel structures and a plurality of resistance compensating devices is provided. The substrate has a display region and a scanning signal input region beside the display region. The pixel structures are disposed in the display region. Each of the pixel structures includes a scan line, a data line, an active device and a pixel electrode. The data line is disposed in stagger with the scan line. The active device is electrically connected with the scan line and the data line. The pixel electrode is electrically connected with the active device. Each of the resistance compensating devices and a scan line of a corresponding pixel structure are connected in parallel. Resistances of the resistance compensating devices gradually decrease from a region close to the scanning signal input region to another region away the scanning signal input region.03-07-2013
20090091522DRIVING AN IN-PLANE PASSIVE MATRIX DISPLAY - A driving circuit for driving an in-plane moving particle device has a pixel (P) comprising movable charged particles (PA). The pixel (P) has a reservoir electrode (RE), a display electrode (DE), and a gate electrode (GE) laterally placed in-between the reservoir electrode (RE) and the display electrode (DE). The driving circuit (DC) comprises a driver (DR), a controller (CO) which receives an input signal (OS) representing an image to be displayed on the moving particle device. The controller (CO) controls the driver (DR) to supply a first voltage difference (VD04-09-2009
20120223876ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electro-optical device includes a first scanning line to which a first signal is supplied, a second scanning line to which a second signal is supplied, the second signal being an inverted signal of the first signal, a data line, a first capacitor having a first end and a second end, a first transistor that is controlled in accordance with the first signal, the first transistor electrically interposed between the data line and the first end of the first capacitor, a second capacitor electrically interposed between the second scanning line and the first end of the first capacitor, an electro-optical element that is controlled in accordance with an electric potential held by the first capacitor.09-06-2012
20130162507METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROGRAMMING AND DRIVING ACTIVE MATRIX LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PIXEL HAVING A CONTROLLABLE SUPPLY VOLTAGE - Method and system for programming and driving active matrix light emitting device pixel is provided. The pixel is a voltage programmed pixel circuit, and has a light emitting device, a driving transistor and a storage capacitor. The pixel has a programming cycle having a plurality of operating cycles, and a driving cycle. During the programming cycle, the voltage of the connection between the OLED and the driving transistor is controlled so that the desired gate-source voltage of a driving transistor is stored in a storage capacitor.06-27-2013
20130207884DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device 08-15-2013
20110279357WIRELESS ACCESSIBLE DISPLAY AND METHODS - Changeable displays are described and methods of making and using such displays are described as well. Displays can be made changeable using wireless communications, including through cellular indications networks. GSM modem technology can be used. A changeable display can incorporate a GSM modem incorporating a programmable SIM card, which may be programmed with a cellular telephone number for remotely accessing the display. An I/O unit may be included to interface between the modem and a visual display. An edge lit display is also described along with its method of manufacture.11-17-2011
20110298695OPTICAL COMPONENT CALIBRATION SYSTEM FOR LASER-BASED DISPLAY DEVICE - A laser-based display device includes a plurality of ultraviolet lasers configured to excite a phosphor-containing display screen in order to produce visible light. The laser-based display device also includes a reference laser used for calibration operations. A control system within the laser-based display device causes the reference laser beam to scan across one or more calibration features, and adjusts optical components of the laser-based display device, including activation timing of the ultraviolet lasers, based on feedback patterns generated by the calibration features, to compensate for drift effects. The calibration features may be disposed off-screen or on-screen.12-08-2011
20090128463Spatial light modulator implemented with a mirror array device - The present invention discloses a spatial light modulator that includes a plurality of pixel units arranged as a pixel array. Each of the pixel units further comprises memory circuits. The spatial light modulator further includes a first data line for transmitting a first data signal to the memory circuits and a second data line for transmitting a second data signal to the memory circuits. The spatial light modulator further comprises a coupling circuit element for electrically coupling the memory circuits and second data line.05-21-2009
20090051632Reflective type electro-wetting display device - An electro-wetting display device includes a first substrate; a second substrate opposite to the first substrate; a plurality of side walls interposed between the first and second substrates, the side walls being arranged in a matrix and cooperating with the first and second substrates to form a plurality of spaces; a first polar liquid disposed in each of the spaces; a second, colored, non-polar liquid disposed in each of the spaces. The second liquid is immiscible with the first liquid. The second substrate includes a reflective electrode and a hydrophobic insulating layer disposed on the reflective electrode. The reflective electrode includes a first metal layer and a transparent protective layer, and the transparent protective layer is interposed between the metal layer and the hydrophobic insulating layer.02-26-2009
20090153451DISPLAY AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A display is provided. The display includes at least one display cell having a display circuit; at least one light receiving cell including a light receiving element; a light emitting section operative to radiate light to the side of a display surface; and a polarizing plate disposed on the front side in the display relative to a region in which the light emitting section is disposed and regions in which the display cell and the light receiving cell are formed, wherein a phase difference plate is disposed at a position which is on the front side relative to the light receiving cell and in either of an emitting optical path of the light emitting section and a reflecting optical path toward the light receiving cell.06-18-2009
20080303758Display Device - High-order bits to be utilized for current-frame display data and previous-frame display data, and low-order bits to be utilized for the current-frame display data alone are stored in independently controllable memory areas. For reading the current-frame display data from a frame memory, data of the high-order bits and data of the low-order bits are read. For reading the previous-frame data, the high-order bits alone are read. Thus, since a period during which the data of the low-order bits that is not utilized for the previous-frame display data is stored in the memory is shortened, a required memory capacity can be reduced. The data transfer time can be reduced by the time required for memory read for the data of the low-order bits that is not utilized for the previous-frame display data.12-11-2008
20090140961Reflective Display - A reflective display device (06-04-2009
20090002288Luminance balancing - A composite display is disclosed. In some embodiments, a composite display comprises a paddle configured to sweep out an area and a plurality of pixel elements mounted on the paddle. Selectively activating one or more of the plurality of pixel elements while the paddle sweeps the area causes at least a portion of an image to be rendered. In some embodiments, a characteristic of at least one pixel element of the plurality of pixel elements that is associated with balancing luminance across at least a portion of the composite display associated with the paddle is based at least in part on a radial distance of the one pixel element from an axis of rotation of the paddle.01-01-2009
20110169721UPSTREAM SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR CLIENT DEVICES IN A SMALL-CELL WIRELESS NETWORK - Methods, apparatuses and program logic in storage media to process media data for quality enhancement. The media data is for rendering at a wireless device. Environmental quantities are accepted from one or more sensors located remote from the wireless device but sufficiently close to be indicative of similar quantities in the device's environment. The sensors at in or connected to a network node. At the network node, the method includes processing the media data using the environmental quantities to generate processed data, and wirelessly sending the processed output to the resource constrained device for rendering, such that the processed output is usable by the resource constrained device to render or to process and render the media data.07-14-2011
20090201236Deformable micromirror device - A micromirror device, which makes an image display with digital image data, comprises pixel elements each of which makes pulse width modulation (PWM) for incident light depending on the deflection state of light and which are arranged in the form of a matrix. Each of the pixel elements has a mirror, at least one memory cell comprising a transistor and a capacitor, and an electrode connected to each transistor. Memory cells arranged successively in a ROW direction are connected by a ROW line. The image data is loaded at a time interval during which the voltage of the electrode can hold the deflection state of a pixel element.08-13-2009
20100127958ON-VEHICLE DISPLAY APPARATUS - To provide an on-vehicle display apparatus which can suppress the limit to the size of a flat display to enhance the marketability. The on-vehicle display apparatus includes a flat display 05-27-2010
20090262052Portable Electronic Apparatus and Backlight Control Method Thereof - A portable electronic device and a backlight control method are both provided herein. The portable electronic device includes a display, a backlight module, an orientation sensor, and a light sensor. The backlight control method includes steps of providing the display with a backlight emitted from the backlight module; sensing a spatial position of the portable electronic device with the orientation sensor and generating a first signal in accordance with the spatial position; sensing the brightness of the ambient light outside the portable electronic device with the light sensor and generating a second signal in accordance with the brightness of the ambient light; and turning on or off the backlight module in accordance with the first signal and the second signal.10-22-2009
20090251394Flat panel display - A flat panel display is disclosed. The flat panel display includes a display panel including data lines, gate lines crossing the data lines, pixels arranged in a matrix format, and a pixel array that allows images to be simultaneously displayed on one screen by suitably disposing the images on one screen, a data drive circuit supplying data to the data lines, a gate drive circuit supplying scan signals to the gate lines, a scalar board converting a resolution of each of the images, and a control board that supplies data received from the scalar board to the data drive circuit and controls operation timing of the data drive circuit and operation timing of the gate drive circuit. a ratio of a horizontal length to a vertical length of the pixel array is 21.3-26.7:10.10-08-2009
20080238840Display Device Comprising an Ajustable Light Source - The display device (DD) comprises an adjustable light source (BL), a display panel (DP) with display pixels for modulating light originating from the light source (BL) and processing circuitry (P) coupled to the display panel (DP) and the light source (BL). The processing circuitry (P) has an input for receiving an input signal (V10-02-2008
20100134390DISPLAY APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a display apparatus with pixels, wherein each pixel includes a switching device, a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS), and a gray scale control device. The switching device can be connected to a gate line and a data line to output a corresponding data signal in response to a gate signal. The MEMS may be connected to an output electrode of the switching device to transmit or block light in response to the corresponding data signal. The gray scale control device may be coupled to the output electrode of the switching device to control a time interval during which the corresponding data signal is applied to the MEMS. Accordingly, each pixel may display a desired gray scale.06-03-2010
20090167651ETENDUE-CONSERVING ILLUMINATION-OPTICS FOR BACKLIGHTS AND FRONTLIGHTS - Some embodiments provide luminance-preserving non-imaging backlights that comprise a luminous source emitting light, an input port that receives the light, an injector and a beam-expanding ejector. The injector includes the input port and a larger output port with a profile that expands away from the input port acting via total internal reflection to keep x-y angular width of the source image inversely proportional to its luminance. The injector is defined by a surface of revolution with an axis on the source and a swept profile that is a first portion of an upper half of a CPC tilted by its acceptance angle. The beam-expanding ejector comprising a planar waveguide optically coupled to the output port of the injector. The ejector includes a smooth upper surface, and a reflective lower surface comprising microstructured facets that refract upwardly reflected light into a collimated direction common to the facets.07-02-2009
20090167652Display device, method for driving same, and electronic apparatus - In an embodiment of the present invention, a signal driver employs a two-stage system in which the potential of a signal line (SL) is switched from a reference potential (Vofs) to an intermediate potential (Vofs07-02-2009
20080303759Contrast Ratio Enhancement System Using Black Detector - The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method of enhancing a contrast ratio of a display device. An exemplary method comprises determining a quantity of pixels in a frame of video data having a predetermined level of blackness, comparing the quantity of pixels to a reference value, and modulating an illumination signal based on a quantity of pixels exceeding the reference value.12-11-2008
20080272993Device for Displaying Images on an Active Matrix - The invention relates to an active-matrix display device which comprises: 11-06-2008
20080246706PULSE WIDTH MODULATION ALGORITHM - In display systems employing spatial light modulators, the OFF-state light from OFF-state pixels of the spatial light modulator can be captured and directed back to the pixels of the spatial light modulator so as to recycle the OFF-state light in the display system. Bitplanes derived from the desired image to be produced are calibrated to include the recycled off-state light to properly produce the desired image using the display system.10-09-2008
20080291141Elements for self assembling displays - Various embodiments of methods and systems for designing and constructing displays from multiple light emitting elements are disclosed. Display elements having different light emitting and self-organizing characteristics may be used during display assembly.11-27-2008
20090179837Display system comprising a mirror device with micromirrors controlled to operate in intermediate oscillating state - A display system includes a spatial light modulator for displaying an image by the modulation state of a plurality of micromirrors, and a control device for controlling the spatial light modulator. The control device includes a data conversion device for converting all or a part of the digital image data input to the display system into non-binary data, and a modulation-control device for generating a modulation control signal for micromirrors depending on the non-binary data, and a modulation-control device for controlling the spatial light modulator. The modulation state of the micromirrors by the modulation control signal includes modulation by oscillation of the micromirrors. The modulation-control device controls a voltage value of the modulation control signal to be applied to the driving electrode of the micromirror such that the amplitude of the oscillation can be smaller than the maximum amplitude of the micromirrors in the modulation by the oscillation of the micromirrors.07-16-2009
20090179838Display apparatus, driving method thereof and electronic instrument - An image display apparatus includes a pixel array section and a drive section configured to drive the pixel array section. The pixel array section is a pixel-circuit matrix with pixel circuits each serving as a matrix element. The drive section has at least a write scanner for supplying the control signal to each of the scan lines in order to carry out a sequential scanning operation on the scan lines for every field and a signal selector for supplying a video signal to each of the signal lines with a timing adjusted to the sequential scanning operation. Each of the pixel circuits employs at least a sampling transistor, a drive transistor, a signal holding capacitor and a light emitting device.07-16-2009
20090179836GAMMA CORRECTION METHOD, GAMMA CORRECTION APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - An exemplary gamma correction method for use in a display device is disclosed. The display device includes a lamp, and a memory. The lamp is configured to generate light which is modulated into a visual image. The memory is configured for storing a plurality of gamma correction settings. The gamma correction method comprising: measuring service time of the lamp; receiving input displayable signals; and correcting the input displayable signals using a corresponding gamma correction setting, based on the measured service time of the lamp.07-16-2009
20090128462Spatial light modulator and mirror device - The present invention provides a spatial light modulator, comprising: a pixel array includes a plurality of pixel units each having a memory. The spatial light modulator further includes bit lines for transmitting a first data signal and a second data signal to the memory of each of the pixel units and a word line connected to a memory for selecting the memory and setting the first or second data signal from the bit line. The spatial light modulator further includes a plate line for transmitting a third data signal, a fourth data signal to the pixel units, and setting a fifth data signal to have a voltage between a voltage of the third data signal and a voltage of the fourth data signal.05-21-2009
20090128465Spatial light modulator implemented with a mirror array device - The present invention provides a spatial light modulator, comprising: a plurality of pixel units configured as a two dimensional array extending in a vertical direction and a horizontal direction; a plurality of row lines each comprises a word line and a plate line connected to a plurality of the pixel units along a row in the horizontal direction; a first address decoder for selecting the word line; a second address decoder for selecting the plate line; and a level retention circuit interconnected between the plate line and second address decoder to retain a voltage level of the plate line.05-21-2009
20090128461LARGE SCALE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A large scale LED display system (05-21-2009
20090184906DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - A display device and a method of driving the same are provided according to one or more embodiments. According to an embodiment, the display device includes a display panel including a plurality of display blocks arranged in the form of a matrix; a plurality of lighting blocks emitting light to the display panel, each of the lighting blocks arranged so as to correspond to at least one row of the matrix and having adjustable light luminance; and a signal control unit adapted to receive an image signal, determine display block luminance of the respective display blocks when an image is displayed on the respective display blocks in accordance with the image signal, determine the light luminance of the respective lighting blocks by using the display block luminance of some display blocks corresponding to the respective lighting blocks, correct the image signal by using the light luminance and the display block luminance, and provide the corrected image signal to the display panel.07-23-2009
20090243980DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus includes a display part in which a plurality of light guide elements are extended in the column direction, and are arranged in the row direction in parallel with each other. A plurality of scanning lines are extended in the row direction to intersect the light guide elements, arranged in the column direction, transmission lines are extended along the light guide elements, and each of the transmission lines is connected to the scanning lines, respectively. Control elements are provided at intersections of the light guide elements and the scanning lines, and each of the control elements causes a part of a light beam traveled in the light guide element to the outside of the light guide element in response to a scanning signal supplied to the scanning line through the transmission line.10-01-2009
20090051633Electro-wetting display device field of the invention - An exemplary electro-wetting display (EWD) includes a plurality of pixel regions, and each pixel region includes a first substrate; a second substrate opposite to the first substrate; a first conductive liquid disposed between the first and second substrates; a second, colored, non-conductive liquid disposed between the first and second substrates, and the second liquid being immiscible with the first liquid; and an electrode disposed at a surface of the second substrate adjacent to the first substrate. The electrode includes a cutout portion to define a containing space for receiving the second liquid while the pixel region displaying white. The electrode includes an edge corresponding to an edge of the cutout portion, and the edge of the electrode has a shape corresponding to a shape of an edge of the second liquid while being receiving in the containing space.02-26-2009
20090051631ELECTRO-OPTIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electro-optic device of a field sequential mode includes an electro-optic panel including a plurality of pixels and forming an image by controlling ON and OFF of the plurality of pixels; and a light source unit radiating a first color light and a second color light to the pixels of the electro-optic panel, wherein one frame time for forming one screen image in the electro-optic panel is divided into a plurality of fields including a first field and a second field, the light source unit radiating the first color light during the first field and radiating the second color light during the second field, wherein in the electro-optic panel, a first image which is related to the first color light is formed in the first field, and a second image which is related to the second color light is formed in the second field, and wherein the plurality of pixels of the electro-optic panel is not turned ON during two or more fields of one arbitrary frame time.02-26-2009
20090096726DISPLAY DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE DRIVING METHOD - To provide a plural-viewpoint display device having an image separating optical element such as a lenticular lens or a parallax barrier, which is capable of achieving a high image quality by suppressing deterioration in the display image quality caused when a block division driving method is employed, and to provide a terminal device, a display panel, and a driving method thereof, which can be preferably used for those devices. A pixel group configured with pixels for displaying a right-eye image includes a pixel connected to a data line phase-deployed in the first phase of a block division driving method, and a pixel connected to a data line phase-deployed in the third phase, and a pixel connected to a data line phase-deployed in the second phase. In this manner, it is designed to have no deviation in the phase deployment orders in the pixel groups for each viewpoint.04-16-2009
20100177026ELECTROWETTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING - The present invention relates to an electrowetting system comprising an electrowetting element, a driver stage for applying a voltage to the element, and a switch connecting the electrowetting element to an output of the driver stage. The element comprises a first fluid and a second, immiscible fluid. The instantaneous position of the fluids is dependent on the voltage applied to the element, the voltage being set when the switch is closed. The voltage on the element is substantially maintained during a holding state longer than 70 ms when the switch is open.07-15-2010
20090096727LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - In a light emitting device, luminance irregularities caused by fluctuation in threshold of TFTs for supplying a current to EL elements among pixels hinder the light emitting device from improving the image quality. A voltage equal to the threshold of a TFT 04-16-2009
20090231250ELECTRO-OPTIC DEVICE - An electro-optic device includes an electro-optic panel that includes a pixel region having a plurality of pixels arranged at a plurality of intersections where a plurality of scanning lines and a plurality of data lines cross each other, a polarity reverser that reverses, at a first frequency, a polarity of a video signal supplied to the plurality of pixels, a light source that emits light onto the pixel region, a pulse driver that pulse-drives the light source at a second frequency, and a setter that sets the first frequency and the second frequency so that a difference value between each of a plurality of first frequency components of the first frequency and each of a plurality of second frequency components of the second frequency is greater than a predetermined threshold value.09-17-2009
20090160744Light emitting device and display using the light emitting device, and method of driving the light emitting device - In a light emitting device, a display device using the light emitting device, and a method of driving the light emitting device, the light emitting device includes: a plurality of cathode electrodes, an anode electrode, and a cathode driver to generate a light emitting data signal corresponding to a predetermined grayscale. In addition, an anode current flowing through the anode electrode is detected, the anode current and a first reference current corresponding to the predetermined grayscale are compared, and the anode current is compensated according to the comparison result.06-25-2009
20090128464Mirror array device - The present invention provides a mirror array device, comprising: a plurality of mirror elements configured as two-dimensional array extending along a vertical direction and a horizontal direction on a device substrate. Each of the mirror elements further comprises an address electrode placed on the device substrate. A bit line is connected to for transmitting a first data signal to the address electrode. A first address decoder selects the address electrode. A word line for transmitting a first control signal from the first address decoder for selecting a first selected address electrode from the address electrodes. A second address decoder generates and transmits a second control signal through a plate line for selecting a second selected address electrode from the address electrodes.05-21-2009
20080231569Electro-optical device, driving circuit and electronic apparatus - It is possible to suppress the voltage amplitudes of data lines and to prevent deterioration in display quality by a simple configuration.09-25-2008
20100295761ELECTRONIC APPARATUS COMPRISING COLLAPSIBLE DISPLAY WITH NON-DEFORMABLE ACTIVE AREAS - The invention relates to an electronic apparatus comprising a collapsible electronic display (11-25-2010
20110109533SURFACE LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DISPLAY - There is provided a surface light source device having a configuration where light sources are arranged on both of a pair of side surfaces of a light guide plate and allowed to independently form nonuniform light emission intensity distributions in which light emission intensity is lower and higher at places closer to and farther from each of the light sources. Light guide control sections controlling guiding of light from light sources are arranged on a reflection surface of a light guide plate. The light guide control section is configured of concave sections, and the concave sections include inclined surfaces facing the light source and inclined surfaces facing the light source, respectively, and the heights of the concave sections increase with increasing distance from the light source. A nonuniform light emission intensity distribution in which light emission intensity is lower and higher at places closer to and farther from the light source is formed by lighting of the light source. As the inclined angles of the inclined surfaces are larger than the inclined angles of the inclined surfaces, an influence of the light guide control section on light from the light source is reduced.05-12-2011
20090033604Hybrid Display - In one embodiment, a hybrid display that may include a first light emitter of a first type and a second light emitter of a second type that define first and second addressable subpixels of a hybrid pixel. The first and second light emitters may be coupled to a support and provided with drive means for emitting light. The hybrid subpixels may be arranged in a variety of formats to provide a desired emission of light from the hybrid pixel. The support may be flexible to provide a flexible hybrid display. A dummy subpixel may be provided for spacing or to allow for transmission of light from another light emitter and light guides may be provided for guiding light to the dummy subpixel.02-05-2009
20090219237ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - In the hold-type display device that has a pixel connected to a storage capacitor via switching element, a frame period for driving the display device includes a first period, and a second period that is after the first period of the frame period. A voltage for black display is maintained from the beginning of the first period until a scanning line is selected. A voltage acquired by adding a predetermined voltage value to data signal is written to the pixel, when the scanning line is selected. In the second period, a voltage applied to at least one of the common electrode and the capacitor line connected to the storage capacitor is changed.09-03-2009
20100053047DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME - A display device includes a data line, a first and second pixel rows and a first and second gate control lines all formed on a substrate. The first pixel row includes a plurality of pixels each containing two neighboring first sub-pixel and second sub-pixel, the first sub-pixel is coupled to the data line, the second sub-pixel is coupled to the data line through the first sub-pixel. The second pixel row is neighboring with the first pixel row and includes a plurality of pixels each containing two neighboring third sub-pixel and fourth sub-pixel, the third sub-pixel is coupled to the data line, the fourth sub-pixel is coupled to the data line through the third sub-pixel. The first and second gate control lines respectively are for enabling the first and second sub-pixels and both are not used to enable the third and fourth sub-pixels. A driving method of gate control lines also is provided.03-04-2010
20090153450Systems and Methods for Providing Color Management Control in a Lighting Panel - Provided are systems and methods for providing a stabilized color management system in a solid state lighting panel. Methods according to some embodiments include receiving, in the microcontroller, a color management reference value corresponding to a color characteristic of the solid state lighting panel and adjusting a control mode of the microcontroller responsive to the color management reference value.06-18-2009
20090027317Electro-wetting display device - An exemplary electro-wetting display (EWD) device includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate opposite to the upper substrate, a plurality of side walls interposed between the upper and lower substrates and cooperating with the upper and lower substrates to form a plurality of pixel units, a first polar liquid disposed in the pixel units, a second, colored, non-polar liquid disposed in the pixel units and being immiscible with the first liquid, and a plurality of scanning lines disposed on the lower substrate and parallel to and spaced apart from each other for providing scanning signals to the pixel units. Each of the pixel units corresponds to at least part of a corresponding previous scanning line.01-29-2009
20110254758Flex Design and Attach Method for Reducing Display Panel Periphery - Various embodiments described herein involve making connections with the display leads on more than one side of the display array, e.g., on 2 sides, 3 sides or all 4 sides of the display array. By making connections with the display leads on more than one side of the display array, the available area for bonding leads and control circuitry may be increased. The driver chip(s), discrete components, and other active components necessary for addressing the display panel may be attached to the top or the bottom of a flexible printed circuit (“FPC”) or a similar device. Some embodiments involve attaching an FPC to the display such that that the backplate is substantially encased by the FPC.10-20-2011
20080246707Display Device - A display device includes a pair of substrates, a drain signal line, a capacitance line and a counter voltage line formed on one substrate of the pair of substrates, a pixel including a thin film transistor connected to the drain signal line, a pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor, and a counter electrode connected to the counter voltage line, a video signal driver circuit formed on the one substrate and connected to the drain signal line, and a first interconnection layer disposed between the pixel and the video signal driver circuit. At least one of the capacitance line and the counter voltage line is connected to the first interconnection layer between the video signal driver circuit and the pixel.10-09-2008
20120200479Liquid Crystal Display Driver - An LCD driver for driving an LCD having a plurality of segments, wherein each segment is enabled by an RMS voltage exceeding a predefined turn-on threshold is disclosed. The LCD driver includes a control module, a power supply module, a reference module and a selector module. The control module is configured to output at least a clock, a first control, a second control and a third control. The power supply module is configured to receive a supply voltage and the first control, and output the supply voltage to the reference module. The reference module is configured to receive the supply voltage and the second control, and output a plurality of duty cycled and buffered reference voltages. The selector module is configured to receive the buffered reference voltages and the third control, and output one or more of the buffered reference voltages to one or more of the segments of the LCD according to a predefined sequence.08-09-2012
20110187630ACTIVE ELEMENT ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND FLAT DISPLAY USING THE SAME - An active element array substrate includes a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of pixel transistors and a plurality of pixel electrodes. The data lines are intersected with the scan lines. Each of the pixel transistors is electrically coupled to corresponding one of the scan lines and corresponding one of the data lines respectively, and each of the pixel electrodes is electrically coupled to one of the corresponding pixel transistors respectively. Furthermore, each of the pixel electrodes includes an alloy having nickel and boron.08-04-2011
20110148747Multi-primary color display and the manufacturing method thereof - A multi-primary color display has pixels, and each pixel includes at least four sub pixels which display red primary color, green primary color, blue primary color and cyan primary color, respectively. When the four primary colors are displayed to achieve white balance, their luminance ratios are: the relative luminance of green primary color is greater than the relative luminance of red primary color, the relative luminance of red primary color is greater than the relative luminance of cyan primary color, and the relative luminance of cyan primary color is greater than the relative luminance of blue primary color. A method for manufacturing the multi-primary color display is disclosed as well.06-23-2011
20090174634DRIVING DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DISPLAY DEVICE - A driving method of a display device in which an image is displayed on a display panel having a display element arranged in a pixel matrix, includes comparing, among pixel data corresponding to a display content in each pixel, pixel data corresponding to an nth horizontal scan line of an Nth frame and pixel data corresponding to an nth horizontal scan line of an (N−1)th frame; and setting a brightness reduction ratio with respect to pixel data corresponding to the nth horizontal scan line of the Nth frame or a later horizontal scan line of the Nth frame based as a function of the comparison and all pixel data corresponding to the (N−1)th frame or all pixel data from the nth horizontal scan line of the (N−1)th frame to an (n−1)th horizontal scan line of the Nth frame and controlling power supplied.07-09-2009
20100039358Circuit for Controlling Color Sequential Liquid Crystal Display and Method for Scanning the Same - The present invention provides a control circuit and a scanning method thereof, and can be applied to a color sequential liquid crystal display (LCD). The color sequential LCD produces a plurality of color backlights, receives a data signal, and receives a plurality of scanning signals produced by a scan driving circuit. The voltage levels of the plurality of scan signals corresponding to each of the color backlights are select levels alternately. When the voltage level of a scan signal in the plurality of scan signals is the select level, the voltage levels of the other scan signals in the plurality of scan signals are non-select levels. Because the voltage levels of the plurality of scan signals corresponding to each of the color backlights are select levels alternately to scan sequentially the same backlight, color-mixing effects on images can be reduced.02-18-2010
20110156992DISPLAY APPARATUS - In a display apparatus, a plurality of pixels are arranged in first and second directions, and each pixel includes at least one dot. A plurality of data lines are provided between two adjacent dots while extending in the first direction. A plurality of gate lines are provided between two adjacent dots while extending in the second direction. Among dots arranged in the first direction between an m06-30-2011
20090278775DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - A display apparatus includes: a display unit which displays an image; and a signal controller which generates a first sub-frame having a mean brightness by calculating the mean brightness of an original frame input from an outside, generates at least one second sub-frame for compensating the first sub-frame on the basis of the first sub-frame and the original frame, and outputs the first sub-frame and the second sub-frame to be displayed on the display unit in sequence.11-12-2009
20110102308Image display device with imaging unit - An image display unit comprises a display area including pixels, and an imaging unit disposed at its rear side behind the display area. Light transmissive sections are located within the display area and correspond to the pixels. The light transmissive sections are configured to separately receive light incident upon the image display unit, and pass the received light to the imaging unit.05-05-2011
20120127066CONTENT OUTPUT DEVICE, CONTENT OUTPUT METHOD, PROGRAM, PROGRAM RECORDING MEDIUM, AND CONTENT OUTPUT INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A content output device for outputting contents to be displayed to users, including: a storage unit storing a plurality of contents, each being associated with its attribute; a first output control unit for outputting a predetermined content among the contents to a screen; a related content identifying unit for identifying, among the contents stored in the storage unit, a set of related contents whose attributes are related to an attribute of the predetermined content; a user preference identifying unit for identifying, among the contents stored in the storage unit, contents that match the preference of the user; and a second output control unit for outputting, to the screen, one or more contents that belong to both the set of related contents and the contents identified by the user preference identifying unit, thereby outputting images that are most likely to be desired by thy user.05-24-2012
20100007590METHOD FOR ARRANGING LIGHT EMITTING DIODE MODULE, DATA CONVERTING METHOD FOR DISPLAYING MOVING PICTURE BY USING LIGHT EMITTING DIODE MODULE AND DATA CONVERTING APPARATUS THEREFOR - Disclosed is a method for arranging light emitting diode (LED) modules, a data converting method for displaying a moving picture by using the LED modules and a data converting apparatus therefor. The apparatus includes: a data storage module for storing the moving picture and the image data; and a data conversion module for converting the moving picture into images according to frames, arranging the plurality of LED modules by matching the plurality of LED modules to the image according to each frame, determining locations of the plurality of LED modules, extracting color coordinates of each central point of regions in which the plurality of LED modules have been arranged from the image according to each frame, and generating color coordinates according to the locations as the image data. Accordingly, when a moving picture or a flash is output by means of LED modules, the moving picture or flash can be converted into image data so that a fine and smooth image just like an actual moving picture or flash can be output.01-14-2010
20120319931DRIVING CIRCUIT OF A DISPLAY - The current disclosure discloses a driving circuit of a liquid crystal display. The driving circuit comprises a P-DAC, an N-DAC, a first input amplifier, a second input amplifier, a first output amplifier, a second output amplifier, a first switching circuit, a second switching circuit and a third switching circuit. The driving circuit is able to provide better brightness compensation for a corresponding pixel electrode and reduce the time needed to drive the corresponding pixel electrode.12-20-2012
20120268356DISPLAY APPARATUS - In a display apparatus, a first substrate includes a plurality of pixels and a plurality of first signal lines connected to the pixels. A second substrate includes a plurality of sensors and a plurality of second signal lines connected to the sensors and extended in a direction in which the first signal lines are extended. Each of the second signal lines is disposed between two first signal lines adjacent to each other and disposed closer to a center line, which divides an area between the two first signal lines into two portions, than the two first signal lines. Thus, signal interference between the first and second signal lines may be reduced, thereby preventing mis-operation or malfunction of the display apparatus.10-25-2012
20090015526COLOR CONTROL ALGORITHM FOR USE IN DISPLAY SYSTEMS - A color control algorithm compensates variations in the display system so as to maintain color consistency in the projected images on the screen by constructing a color mapping table of the display system to include effects due to the variations and during image display applications, generating inputs of the color mapping table to include the effects due to the variations in the display system.01-15-2009
20130009855METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANIPULATING COLOR IN A DISPLAY - Embodiments include methods and devices for controlling the spectral profile and color gamut of light produced by an interferometric display. Such devices include illuminating a display with selected wavelengths of light. Embodiments also include a display comprising separate sections that output different predetermined colors of light. Other embodiments include methods of making the aforementioned devices.01-10-2013
20080231570DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a display module, a control module, and an elastic component. The display module includes a plurality of light emitting units. The control module is electrically connected to the display module, and the elastic component is connected to the display module. When the display module moves in response to an elastic movement of the elastic component, the control module controls the status of each light emitting unit so as to display a content information in a moving range of the light emitting units.09-25-2008
20080231568EFFICIENT SPATIAL MODULATOR SYSTEM - A spatial light modulator system includes an array of pixel cells each that includes two static random access memory (SRAM) devices configured to store digital data and output a first voltage signal in response to the digital data, a level shifter configured to receive the first voltage signal from at least one of the two SRAM devices and output a second voltage signal and a spatial light modulator configured to output light in an on direction or an off direction in response to the second voltage signal.09-25-2008
20080224970Reset Circuit for Display Devices - The present invention relates to an active matrix display device, more particularly an electrowetting display device, comprising at least two rows of pixels and being provided with selection wires (RW) and data wires (COL) for addressing of the pixels. The pixels in each row are arranged with a respective connection (CW) to a common reset (RST) wire that is arranged to transmit a reset signal. The respective connection (CW) is arranged to be interconnected with the data wire (COL) of the pixel when the pixel is addressed. Further, the respective connection (CW) is arranged with a signal blocking element (D) for preventing a data signal of the pixel from propagating via the reset wire (RST) to pixels in the same row.09-18-2008
20080224969Increase of Perceived Resolution for a Dual View Display Device - A representative display device for displaying a first and a second view (V09-18-2008
20110260956ACTIVE MATRIX CONTENT MANIPULATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for sharing image data between interconnected pixels in a display device. Some implementations of a display device may include an array of pixels, where each pixel includes a display element, a memory element, one or more data interconnect lines connecting the pixel to one or more other pixels, one or more switches positioned in one or more of the interconnect lines and one or more scroll data lines connected to one or more of the switches. Some implementations may enable scrolling of image data on a display without writing new image data to the display. Further, in some implementations, the display element may be an interferometric modulator (IMOD). Some other implementations may additionally include a display, a processor configured to communicate with the display and a memory device that is configured to communicate with the processor.10-27-2011
20130135184ENCAPSULATED ARRAYS OF ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS DEVICES - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for encapsulating electromechanical systems devices. In one aspect, large arrays of electromechanical systems devices can be encapsulated. In one aspect the encapsulation includes an encapsulation layer supported over the electromechanical systems devices by encapsulation layer supports. The encapsulation layer can also include a plurality of orifices. The orifices can be sealed such that the electromechanical systems devices below are not damaged.05-30-2013
20130141317ELECTRO-WETTING DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An electro-wetting display substrate includes a base substrate including a gate line extending in a first direction and a data line extending in a second direction, where the first direction is different from the second direction, a switching element electrically connected to the gate line and the data line, a pixel electrode electrically connected to the switching element, a notch electrode disposed adjacent to the switching element and overlapping the pixel electrode, and a water-repellent layer disposed over the pixel electrode.06-06-2013
20080204386Driving circuit of flat panel display and driving method thereof - A driving circuit of a flat panel display can transfer a signal input from a decoder to a corresponding channel while minimizing a size of a MOS transistor for a switch or an amplification driver. The driving circuit of the flat panel display includes a first data signal processing unit for converting a first display information that will be displayed on the flat panel display into a positive gamma value, a second data signal processing unit for converting a second display information that will be displayed on the flat panel display into a negative gamma value, an output driving unit for outputting the negative and positive gamma values to the flat panel display, and a switch unit for selectively transferring the positive and negative gamma values to the output driving unit.08-28-2008
20080198107Apparatus And Method Of Driving Liquid Crystal Display - An apparatus of driving a liquid crystal display includes a signal controller. The signal controller has a frame memory and an image type detector. The signal controller compares image data for a present frame from an external device with image data for a previous frame stored in the frame memory and determines whether the image data represent still image. If the image data represent a sill image, the signal controller suspends a predetermined control operation and also suspends supply voltages to elements required for the predetermined control operation.08-21-2008
20100309103METHODS AND DEVICES FOR LIGHTING DISPLAYS - Various devices and methods of lighting a display are disclosed. In one embodiment, for example, a display device includes a transmissive display configured to be illuminated through a back surface and a reflective display configured to be illuminated through a front surface. A light source is disposed with respect to the back of the transmissive display to illuminate the transmissive display through the back surface. A light pipe is disposed with respect to the light source to receive light from the light source and is configured to propagate the light such that this light provides front illumination of the reflective display.12-09-2010
20130194167DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY METHOD - A display apparatus, a display panel, and a display method are provided. The display apparatus includes: a first panel which displays an object by using a self-emission device formed of a transparent material; a second panel which is disposed on a back surface of the first panel; and a controller which switches a state of the second panel to one of a transparent state and an opaque state.08-01-2013

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