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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)

345084000 - Light-controlling display elements

345087000 - Liquid crystal display elements (LCD)

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20090213063BACKLIGHT CONTROL CIRCUIT, BACKLIGHT DEVICE, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME - A backlight control circuit includes a shift register, first and second dividers, a counter/decoder, data registers and control signal generators. The shift register stores digital video data based on a transmission clock signal. The first and second dividers divide the transmission clock signal to generate first and second clock signals, respectively. The counter/decoder counts a number of pulses of the first clock signal and outputs a decoding signal. The decoding signal is used to set an output timing of the digital video data stored in the shift register. The data registers receive and store the digital video data stored in the shift register based on the decoding signal. The control signal generators generate brightness control signals based on the second clock signal in response to the digital video data stored in the data registers to locally control a brightness of light sources of a plurality of light sources.08-27-2009
20090201245LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - A liquid crystal display apparatus includes: a liquid crystal panel having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form; a back light having a plurality of light sources controlled individually in light emission luminance to supply light to the liquid crystal panel; an image processing unit configured to calculate luminance setting values respectively of the light sources of the back light and correct the video signal; a back light control unit configured to control the back light on the basis of luminance setting values; and a liquid crystal drive unit configured to drive the liquid crystal panel on the basis of the corrected video signal. In strength distribution of light incident, a relative strength compared with a direct component in spatial frequency domain is equal to or less than a first threshold in a spatial frequency region having a value of at least 1.08-13-2009
20090295706Methods and Systems for Reduced Flickering and Blur - Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for generating, modifying and applying backlight array driving values.12-03-2009
20090195494LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - A liquid-crystal display device comprises; a display panel having a matrix array of pixel dots in red, green or blue color; a surface illuminant device that has white-light LEDs as light sources; one or more driver ICs, each of which includes three converter circuits respectively for the red, the green and the blue and performs a conversion to signal voltages from image data signals according to a respective conversion curve; and a nonvolatile memory in which data determining the conversion curves are stored after the data are attuned to variation in chromaticity of the white-light LEDs in the surface illuminant device so that said variation is compensated based on measurement of the chromaticity of each of the white-light LEDs.08-06-2009
20100149088APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DRIVING BACKLIGHT - An apparatus for driving a backlight includes a controller for driving a lamp; a limiter for preventing the controller from driving the lamp during a contact condition of the lamp; and means for disabling the limiter during a first time of the controller, wherein the controller drives the lamp from a zero condition to the contact condition during the first time of the controller.06-17-2010
20100085297DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A DISPLAY SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a display system which comprises an LCD display panel (DP) for displaying video signals from a video source (VS), and a backlighting unit (BL) for backlighting the display panel (DP). Furthermore, a luminance analyzing unit (LA) is provided for analyzing the luminance of at least parts of the video signals from the video source (VS). A backlighting control unit (BC) is provided for controlling the operation of the backlighting unit (BL) based on at least a first or second color temperature of a white-point setting according to the analyzing results of the luminance analyzing unit (LA).04-08-2010
20090122004LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM FOR A COLOR FLAT PANEL DISPLAY - A system for operating a color flat panel display (FPD) is provided that includes a color FPD, a light source, and a display processing device. The color FPD has an adjustable color depth and is configured to reflect ambient light. The light source transmits light through the bottom surface of the color FPD. The display processing device is coupled to the color FPD and decreases the color depth of the color FPD when the light source is activated and increases the color depth of the color FPD when the light source is turned off.05-14-2009
20090122002Method for Driving Field Sequential LCD Backlight - The present invention provides a method for driving a backlight module of a liquid crystal display. The backlight module includes three light sources, a first light source, a second light source, and a third light source, that illuminate different color light respectively. The method includes sequentially turning on the three light sources, wherein the first light source and the second light source are turned on twice and the third light source is turned on once.05-14-2009
20090122001Method and apparatus for image display with backlight illumination - An LCD display apparatus arranged to display image on an image display surface at an image frame rate of M image frames per second, the apparatus including a backlight arrangement comprising an LED backlight device for providing backlight illumination to said image display surface and a backlight controller for controlling the generation of backlight and intensity distribution of backlight illumination on said image display surface; wherein the backlight controller comprises a processor configured to generate a set of backlight illumination data with reference to the intensity distribution characteristics of the image content of said image frame according to a predetermined relationship, wherein said set of backlight illumination data contains information on the required intensity distribution of backlight on said image display surface for said image frame; and to generate a plurality of backlight illumination frames for each said image frame during the duration of said image frame based on said set of backlight illumination data; wherein the intensity aggregate of said plurality of backlight illumination frames generated during the duration of said image frame is equivalent to the required intensity distribution of backlight on said image display surface for said image frame.05-14-2009
20100117945COLOR SEQUENCE OFFSET MODULATION METHOD AND DEVICE - The present invention discloses a color sequence offset modulation method and device, which modulates the colored backlights of a multi-color backlight source to have a dark interval in the time points of shifting the colored backlights and makes the dark interval coincide with the close delay interval caused by the delayed response of liquid crystal, whereby the latter colored backlight will not mix with the former colored backlight during the close delay interval, wherefore the present invention can avoid the color deviation caused by color mixing and can present the designed colors correctly.05-13-2010
20100117946BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTABLE ELECTRICAL APPARATUS - A brightness adjustable electrical apparatus is disclosed. The electrical apparatus comprises a lighting module, a control unit and at least one light emitting diode (LED). The control unit is electrically connected to the lighting module for lighting control. The LED is electrically connected to the control unit, wherein the LED has an indicating mode to indicate the working state of the electrical apparatus and a detecting mode to detect the surrounding light intensity.05-13-2010
20100073276BACKLIGHT LUMINANCE CONTROL APPARATUS AND VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS - In a video display apparatus, a backlight for illuminating a liquid crystal panel is segmented into a plurality of areas. A frequency distribution processing unit calculates a dark pixel amount from the frequency distribution of the gradation values of pixels in a video image. A backlight control unit calculates a lower limit of luminance in each area included in the backlight so that the lower limit increases as the dark pixel amount becomes smaller. The backlight control unit adjusts the luminance in each area individually according to the gradation values in each portion of the video image, and adjusts the luminance in an area where the luminance is less than the lower limit to the lower limit. The difference in luminance between the areas illuminating dark portions of the video image is decreased, and the occurrence of luminance blur resulting from the difference in luminance between the areas is reduced.03-25-2010
20100073274Liquid crystal display device - An LCD device includes: a backlight unit including a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) which generate light, and emit the light to a liquid crystal panel; a main flexible circuit board on which driving circuits to drive the LEDs and the liquid crystal panel; a sub-flexible circuit board on which the LEDs are mounted and electrically connected to a wire pattern formed on the main flexible circuit board by being soldered to a side surface of the main flexible circuit board to electrically connect the light emitting diodes and the driving circuits for the light emitting diodes; and a support main encompassing the liquid crystal panel and the backlight unit and including a step portion at a side surface thereof to accommodate a soldering portion between the side surface of the main flexible circuit board and the sub-flexible circuit board which are connected by soldering.03-25-2010
20100045590LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal panel module of a liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel on its front side and an EEFL backlight on its back side within a metal frame. A metal chassis is arranged at the center of the metal frame on the back surface of the liquid crystal panel module. A power supply circuit board and a video signal processing board are mounted on the metal chassis. An inverter board is arranged on the metal frame near one side of the metal frame on the back surface. The power supply circuit board includes a noise filter, an active filter and an isolation transformer. The inverter board includes a step-up transformer.02-25-2010
20090146944Variable Brightness LCD Backlight - A display for a computer system, such as an LCD, is configured to consume less power when compared to conventional designs. The display includes a screen and at least one backlight configured to illuminate the screen. An input to the at least one backlight is adjustable to produce a desired level of brightness. The input may be computed based on a generated source image and a defined constraint. An input to the display is computed based on the input to the at least one backlight and the source image. The input to the display modifies the level of brightness provided by the at least one backlight to produce a viewable image.06-11-2009
20090160756DISPLAY DEVICE WITH A BACKLIGHT - A display device comprises an image display unit (06-25-2009
20100103089DISPLAY DEVICE - It is an object to improve image quality in displaying a still image and a moving image by suppressing flickers, a display malfunction, or the like of a display device. A method for controlling the light emission state of a backlight is made different between a still image portion and a moving image portion included in an image to be displayed. In specific, the amount of light emission in the still image portion is made as small as possible in a corresponding divided region of the backlight, and the amount of light emission in the moving image portion is controlled so as not to be changed as much as possible in a corresponding divided region of the backlight.04-29-2010
20100127963BLACKLIGHT CONTROL DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - One embodiment of the present invention discloses a backlight control device that provides PWM control inverters with PWM signals generated in accordance with a dimming level input through a light receiving section that receives infrared light, the inverters causing fluorescent lamps that emit visible light and infrared light to illuminate. The backlight control device includes a phase adjusting section that changes a phase difference between a first PWM signal for driving a first lamp group and a second PWM signal for driving a second lamp group according to the dimming level when the dimming level is at least in a predetermined range of all dimming levels, the first and second lamp groups each including at least one lamp. This provides a backlight control device that enables reduction of faulty operation in an infrared-based apparatus.05-27-2010
20080316164Display Product Providing a Night Light Illumination Mode - There is described a display product (12-25-2008
20100109997DISPLAY DEVICE WITH BACKLIGHT LOCAL AREA ILLUMINATION CONTROL CIRCUIT - Disclosed is a display device with a backlight local area illumination control circuit, which employs a backlight local area illumination control circuit to control an illumination zone of the backlight module of the display device. The backlight local area illumination control circuit includes a plurality of illuminants, an illuminant controller, and an illuminant driving circuit. Based on a backlight illumination zone selection signal received, the illuminant controller selectively drives the illuminants of the backlight module so as to form a local illumination zone in the backlight module corresponding to a local displaying area in which a target image is to be displayed on the global displaying area to have the target image displayed in the local displaying area of the display device.05-06-2010
20130027288LED BACKLIGHT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed are a direct-lit LED backlight, and a liquid crystal display device, provided with the backlight. In the LED backlight, heat generated by LEDs is easily dissipated, the number of the LEDs disposed is reduced, the temperature of the LEDs does not become too high, and reliability is improved by stabilizing light emission luminance and service life. The LED backlight (BL01-31-2013
20110001693BACKLIGHT UNIT FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - There is provided a backlight unit for an LCD device. The backlight unit, disposed under a liquid crystal panel and emitting light to a liquid crystal panel, includes a lightguide plate, a light emitting diode (LED) array disposed at an edge of the lightguide plate and including a plurality of LED blocks each including at least one LED emitting white light, and a controller controlling a current signal applied to each of the plurality of LED blocks to regulate the luminance of each LED block. Accordingly, the backlight unit can be provided, which is capable of contributing to manufacturing thinner and larger products and realizing effective local dimming by using an LED disposed at an edge of the lightguide plate.01-06-2011
20130069856DISPLAY DEVICE - Back cabinet (03-21-2013
20130069857DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD - A liquid crystal television (03-21-2013
20090256795Display system with LED backlight means - A power-saving display system without color filter is disclosed to include a backlight panel, a LED backlight set controlled to emit a first light source, a second light source, and/or a third light source to the backlight panel, a LCD panel disposed at a top side of said backlight panel, and a video signal controller controlled to output a first monochrome video image, a second monochrome video image, and/or a third monochrome video image to the LCD panel for synthesizing into a color video image for display on the LCD panel.10-15-2009
20100134406BACKLIGHT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The backlight device includes: a backlight including a plurality of light sources; and a backlight control part. The backlight includes a plurality of divided areas, and light sources disposed in each of the plurality of divided areas are chain-connected. The backlight control part includes at least one backlight control unit for controlling turning on and off of the backlight which includes the plurality of divided areas, with respect to the each divided area. The backlight control unit includes a selection unit for selecting one of divided areas, at least one backlight drive path. The selection unit selects the one of divided areas in a time division manner, and the light sources of the one of divided areas are driven by sharing the at least one backlight drive path in common.06-03-2010
20100134402SCANNING BACKLIGHT LCD PANEL WITH OPTIMIZED LAMP SEGMENTATION AND TIMING - A liquid crystal display (06-03-2010
20090315821Liquid crystal display - Provided is a liquid crystal display for adjusting the luminance of a backlight of a liquid crystal display panel in accordance with the illuminance of external light. The liquid crystal display comprises: an external light sensing circuit including a photosensor, a capacitor and a write switch; and a PWM duty controller controlling the duty: ratio of a pulse width modulation signal used for controlling the brightness of the back light, wherein a control signal applied to the gate electrode of the photosensor is generated at a first logic level during a sensing permitting period, and is generated at a second logic level during a sensing blocking period.12-24-2009
20090115718LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY METHOD AND THE APPRATUS THEREOF - The present invention discloses a liquid crystal display method, which can adjust the brightness of different segments of backlight according to the different images. Especially, the present invention discloses a liquid crystal display method, which includes: receiving a image signal; analyzing the image signal; dividing the image into at least two image segments according to the analysis result of the image signal; dividing the backlight into at least two backlight segments according to the division result of the image; adjusting the brightness of the backlight in each backlight segment; adjusting the image signal in each image segment. The liquid crystal display method of the present invention divide the image and the backlight according to the image signal, while adjusting the brightness of the image and backlight in each segment to not only decrease the power consumption of the liquid crystal display, but also increase the contrast of the image signal, thereby improving the effect of liquid crystal display.05-07-2009
20090303170Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof - The liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines forming a matrix, a back light unit including a plurality of light source blocks capable of being driven separately, an image processing circuit to generate a movement judgment signal based on a digital video data to be displayed in an interior mode, a backlight controller to generate a light source driving control signal to control portions of the light source blocks corresponding to a moving image and portions of the light source blocks corresponding to a still image, separately, based on the movement judgment signal, and a backlight driving circuit including a plurality of light source drivers to turn on the portions of the light source blocks corresponding to a moving image and to turn off the portions of the light source blocks corresponding to a still image based on the light source driving control signal.12-10-2009
20090303172ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER, DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME - An analog-to-digital (“A/D”) converter includes; a photocurrent integrator which integrates photocurrent and stores the integrated photocurrent in a feedback capacitor in the form of voltage, and a discharger which attenuates the voltage out from the photocurrent integrator in the form of an exponential function.12-10-2009
20120218175IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - An image display apparatus and a control method therefor are disclosed. The apparatus includes an obtaining unit to obtain a response start timing and a response end timing of a display panel in the case of image data to be inputted having changed, and a control unit to carry out control to turn on and off a back light based on the response start timing and the response end timing of the display panel obtained by the obtaining unit in cases where the inputted image data has changes, wherein the control unit changes the timing of turning on and off of the back light in accordance with a response time which is an interval of time from the response start timing of the display panel to the response end timing thereof.08-30-2012
20090040171Display Device - In one embodiment of the present invention, a display device is disclosed which performs a divided-screen active driving, and which allows (i) its emitting region to be divided into smaller units, irrespective of the smallest module unit of a light source; and (ii) minimizing increase in costs for a driving system and manufacturing of an area light source, a display device of the present invention includes: a display panel having unit display pixels; an area light source arranged on a back surface of the display panel, the area light source having an emitting region which is divided into divided emitting regions; and a controlling section for controlling luminance of each of the divided emitting regions of the area light source, based on luminance information of video signals input, wherein the area light source includes: unit emitting pixels which controls light emission of the divided emitting regions through a matrix driving; the unit emitting pixels each having an electron emitting element for emitting an electron, and a fluorescent substance which emits light by being excited by the electron emitted from the electron emitting element, the unit emitting pixels each occupying an area which is equivalent to an area of plural pixels out of the unit display pixels.02-12-2009
20130057462LED Driving Circuit, Liquid Crystal Display Device and Driving Method Thereof - The present invention discloses a LED driving circuit, a LCD device and a driving method thereof wherein said LED driving circuit comprises LED strings, a power supply module for supplying power for the LED strings under the control of the on/off signal, and an output capacitor which is in parallel connection with the LED strings; and said LED driving circuit also comprises a discharge module which is in parallel connection with the output capacitor and operates when the on/off signal is at low level. Because the output capacitor is in parallel connection with a controllable discharge module, the discharge module can be connected at the interval between ON and OFF to discharge the output capacitor. The present invention solves the problem of extra charges remaining in the capacitor so that the LED can not be turned on twice in ON operation; meanwhile, the consumption of the circuit under normal operation is not affected.03-07-2013
20090267889DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device capable of simplifying the structure and improving the reliability is disclosed. The display device includes an LCD module having a top case formed of metal, a glass substrate arranged on the LCD module, an infrared ray emitting module arranged to face three side surfaces of the LCD module and having a first magnet for first fixing to the top case, and a pair of infrared ray detection units arranged at corner ends of a side surface of the LCD module where the infrared ray emitting module is not arranged and having a second magnet for the first fixing to the top case.10-29-2009
20090066634LIGHTING DEVICE FOR DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL CIRCUIT THEREOF - In a lighting device for a display device, sensor output determination portions determine whether color sensor output signals are greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold. Variable gain amplifiers amplify the color sensor output signals with a predetermined gain. A color control portion performs color control based on post-amplification signal and obtains luminances of three types of LEDs. Constant current circuits and the PWM circuits drive the three types of LEDs in accordance with control from the color control portion. Gains of the variable gain amplifiers are switched in a stepwise manner so as to become higher as the color sensor output signals become lower. Thus, it is possible to perform color control with high accuracy even when darker light is provided.03-12-2009
20110012824IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display apparatus includes: a backlight configured to emit light; a liquid crystal panel configured to modulate light emitted from the backlight to make an image display; a backlight luminance calculating unit configured to calculate a light-emission luminance of the backlight such that a center value of a luminance range displayable on the liquid crystal panel defined depending on the light-emission luminance of the backlight substantially agrees with a center value of luminances of pixels forming an input image; a backlight controlling unit configured to control light emission of the backlight so that the light from the backlight is emitted with the calculated light-emission luminance; a luminance correcting unit configured to correct the luminance of each pixel in the input image in accordance with the calculated light-emission luminance; and a liquid crystal controlling unit configured to control modulation of the liquid crystal panel based upon the corrected input image.01-20-2011
20120223877OUTDOOR DISPLAY APPARATUS - An outdoor display apparatus includes a housing having an opening, an inlet port and an outlet port, a transparent member disposed in the opening, a liquid crystal display panel module disposed in the housing so that the liquid crystal display panel module is spaced from the transparent member to define a gap therebetween, the liquid crystal display panel module being provided at a front thereof with a liquid crystal display panel, a circuit disposed at a rear of the liquid crystal display panel module, an optical film disposed inside the transparent member at a position corresponding to the liquid crystal display panel, and an air circulation device to distribute air introduced through the inlet port so that the distributed air passes through the gap between the transparent member and the liquid crystal display panel and through the circuit and is discharged through the outlet port.09-06-2012
20110063203Displaying Enhanced Video By Controlling Backlight - Herein described are at least a method and a system to control the backlight luminance or intensity of a display. The display may be used in a display device such as a television set or computer monitor, for example. The method for controlling the backlight luminance of the display comprises receiving an image contained in one frame of data and generating a histogram of the image, wherein the independent variable of the histogram comprises gray level and the dependent variable of the histogram comprises the number of pixels associated with the gray level, and wherein an average value associated with each of a plurality of gray level intervals of the histogram is used to modulate the luminance of the backlight during a subframe of a plurality of subframes of the one frame. An exemplary system comprises one or more circuits operable for, at least performing the aforementioned method.03-17-2011
20110063202Reduced Energy Let Through Mode Indication and Delay in Switching Devices - A method of improved reduced energy let through (RELT) mode selection in a switching apparatus includes receiving a request to disable a RELT mode of the switching apparatus, and, if the RELT mode of the switching apparatus is active, increasing a current threshold of the switching apparatus after a configurable amount of time has elapsed from the receipt of the request to disable the RELT mode.03-17-2011
20110063201METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR POWER SAVING BACKLIGHT - A method and system for displaying an image on a liquid crystal display (LCD). The method and system can include calculating a luminance for pixels in an image in a LCD based upon a light spread function and brightness values of light emitting diodes (LEDs). The method and system can also include changing a brightness of an LED based upon a consideration of the gray value of the pixels and the distance of the pixels from a dominant LED. The method and system can further set the brightness of the LED units to a brightness substantially greater than or equal to a gray value of each pixel of the image.03-17-2011
20130063332DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A display device includes a liquid crystal display part and a light control part. The liquid crystal display part is configured to have an array of pixels each including a plurality of segments each driven independently. Further, the light control part is configured to control light coming from or directed to the liquid crystal display part. In a first display mode provided by the display device, a plurality of pixel signals derived from different items of pixel information are supplied respectively to the plurality of segments in each of the pixels.03-14-2013
20090237349Display device and light source - A display device in accordance with the present invention includes: a gate driver for carrying out display scanning on pixels sequentially in a first direction of a TFT liquid crystal panel so as to set pixels to display states thereof according to information to be displayed by the pixels in the TFT liquid crystal panel, the pixels being arranged in two dimensions and being individually controllable in terms of the display state through illumination; and a backlight unit for illuminating the individual pixels with intensity of light which increases and subsequently decreases in synchronism with the display scanning carried out by the gate driver, but only after the display scanning. The arrangement enables the backlight flashing period to be determined independently from a TFT panel scanning period or response time of liquid crystal, ensures an extended operating time of a TFT panel, effects a display period equal to, or longer than, the black blanking type, and achieves higher contrast than the black blanking type.09-24-2009
20090237348LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE DRIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD - According to one embodiment, in an embodiment of the present invention, simultaneous lighting of fluorescent tubes constituting a backlight unit is ensured, and the value of a product is increased. An apparatus of the present invention has a first power supply module which turns on a crystal panel module a white signal supply module which supplies a white signal to the liquid crystal panel module after the first power supply module turns on the liquid crystal panel module, and a second power supply module which turns on a backlight in a fixed period of time, after the white signal supply module stops supplying the white signal.09-24-2009
20090237347LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING THEREOF - A liquid crystal display includes: a liquid crystal panel; a backlight; an image move speed detection unit that detects the move speed of a display image, which is displayed on the liquid crystal panel; a black insertion percentage setting unit that sets black insertion percentage to produce black display according to liquid crystal response on the liquid crystal panel based on the move speed of the display image detected by the image move speed detection unit; and a backlight drive circuit that changes the luminance of the backlight in response to the black insertion percentage.09-24-2009
20090237346INVERTER CIRCUIT OF DRIVING A LAMP AND BACKLIGHT MODULE USING THE SAME - An inverter circuit for driving a lamp and a backlight module using the same are provided. The inverter circuit includes a signal generation module, a switching unit, a first capacitor, a transformer and a first detecting module. The signal generation module generates a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal, wherein the duty cycle of the PWM signal is controlled by a feedback signal and a sensed signal. The switching unit has a control terminal receiving the PWM signal, and has a first current terminal and a second current terminal respectively coupled to a first terminal and a second terminal of the first capacitor. The transformer generates an AC driving signal to the lamp according to a signal variation of the primary winding coupled the first current terminal of the first transistor. The first detecting module generates the sensed signal according to the flowing current of the switching unit.09-24-2009
20090009464Liquid Crystal Display Apparatus - Provided is a liquid crystal display apparatus capable of stopping the brightness control of a back light source on the featuring quantity of an input video signal, in case a multi-plane display was performed. The liquid crystal display apparatus comprises a liquid crystal panel (01-08-2009
20080297462Split power supply circuit for LCD TV - A liquid crystal display (LCD) television (TV) power supply circuit is split into a backlight module power supply sub-circuit and a TV circuit power supply sub-circuit, wherein the backlight module power supply sub-circuit supplies an operation voltage to a backlight module of the LCD TV and the TV circuit power supply sub-circuit supplies plural operation voltages for a TV circuit of the LCD TV. The backlight module power supply sub-circuit includes a power factor correction circuit and an inverter, and the TV circuit power supply sub-circuit includes a DC/DC converter. The backlight module power supply sub-circuit and the TV circuit power supply sub-circuit may share a common rectifier circuit or they can be provided with direct current powers by respective rectifiers.12-04-2008
20080297459Reflector and Backlight Device - A back light device realizing improvement in hotspots and bright line in the region of light incidence and of darkness arising in between light sources is provided by forming the reflective surface of the reflector as a structured face comprising an iteration of prism elements of trapezoidal section.12-04-2008
20120112993DISPLAY DEVICE AND BACKLIGHT BRIGHTNESS CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A display device includes a display module for displaying an image, a backlight module for providing backlight to the display module, a memory, a brightness computing module, a retrieving module, and a backlight adjusting module. The memory is used for storing a relationship between an image brightness and a backlight adjusting coefficient. The brightness computing module is used for computing the brightness of a current display image. The retrieving module is used for retrieving a backlight adjusting coefficient corresponding to the current display image from the memory according to the current display image brightness. The backlight adjusting module is used for adjusting backlight brightness provided by the backlight module according to the backlight adjusting coefficient retrieved by the retrieving module.05-10-2012
20120235891LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device has a first backlight unit and a second backlight unit. The first backlight unit includes a first optical member that transmits light incident from the second backlight unit, converts light output from a light source to light having a narrow-angle directional distribution, and radiates the converted light toward the rear surface of the liquid crystal display panel. The second backlight unit includes a second optical member that converts light output from a light source to light having a wide-angle directional distribution, and radiates the converted light toward the rear surface of the liquid crystal display panel.09-20-2012
20090102783Adaptive Smoothing of Backlight to Reduce Flicker - A method and apparatus for adaptively controlling the backlight to reduce flicker in a display is provided. The apparatus includes a display, a backlight providing illumination for said display, a backlight control module for providing backlight control signals to said backlight, and an adaptive transition rate module. The module calculates an adaptive parameter based on a magnitude of change between backlight requirements for two frames, determining a smoothing function based on the adaptive parameter, and using said smoothing function to modify said backlight control signals. Techniques for adaptively controlling the illumination of the backlight according to the difference in the illumination levels of two different sets of image data are also disclosed.04-23-2009
20110025594DISPLAY DEVICE - A direct-viewing type display device 02-03-2011
20110025593BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A backlight unit includes a plurality of light sources emitting light in a direct direction with a predetermined orientation angle, and a light guide panel having a light incident section and a light emitting section. The light incident section has a first surface to receive light emitted from one or more of the light sources in the first direction and the light emitting section is to emit light received from the light incident section in a second direction. In addition, a height of an elevated structure, extending from an upper surface of the light incident section to an upper surface of the light emitting section, is greater than or substantially equal to a height of a distal end of the light emitting section.02-03-2011
20110025592BACKLIGHT LEVEL SELECTION FOR DISPLAY DEVICES - Display systems and methods for adjusting backlight illumination are disclosed for selecting a backlight illumination level that is low enough to reduce backlight power consumption while maintaining a desired level of image quality. The method 1) determines the peak illumination level requested by a frame to satisfy all pixels in a frame, 2) determines a histogram-based statistical illumination value for the frame, and 3) selects the lower of the two values. The histogram-based statistical illumination value is calculated using an error function for different ranges of illumination levels, wherein the error function correlates with luminance error introduced by selecting next lower range of illumination levels.02-03-2011
20110025591Method And Apparatus For Selectively Applying Input Gamma Dithering - Display systems that employ input gamma dithering and dynamic backlight control. Embodiments relate to disabling input gamma dithering during periods when there is a change in the scale value by which image data is scaled due to dynamic backlight control. In this manner, input gamma dithering is selectively applied only during those times when data scaling due to dynamic backlight control is constant.02-03-2011
20100039369Projection display unit and method for controlling image display - A projection display unit includes: a light modulation panel which modulates light from a light source in accordance with a given image signal; an iris diaphragm which regulates, by changing a diaphragm diameter, a transmission amount of light modulated by the light modulation panel; a histogram creator which creates a histogram of a luminance signal distribution of the image signal; a histogram analyzer which analyzes the created histogram to specify high-luminance and low-luminance reference values in the histogram; a reference value derivation section which derives a single reference value from both the high-luminance reference value and the low-luminance reference value specified by the histogram analyzer; and an iris controller which determines the diaphragm diameter of the iris diaphragm for the light modulated by the light modulation panel in accordance with the image signal on the basis of the single reference value specified by the reference value derivation section.02-18-2010
20090122000IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD OF BACKLIGHT ILLUMINATION CONTROL AND DEVICE USING THE SAME - An image processing method of backlight illumination control is provided herein. First, an image including a plurality of pixels is received, wherein a first function is a relation between a gray-level value of one of the pixels and a displaying illumination of a backlight. The first function is compared with a characteristic function to obtain the specific function, wherein the characteristic function is a relation between the gray-level value and a predetermined displaying illumination of the backlight, and the specific function is a relation between the gray-level value and a remapped gray-level value. The specific function is utilized to remap the gray-level -value so as to adjust the displaying illumination. Therefore, the present invention enhances the displaying illumination for better visual quality.05-14-2009
20110210912METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE BRIGHTNESS OF AN LCD BACKLIGHT - The brightness of a LCD backlight, comprising a plurality of LEDs or LED chains (09-01-2011
20100073275BACKLIGHT DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING SAME - A backlight device includes a backlight array that provides light to a display panel such that the display panel displays an image in accordance with one or more embodiments. The backlight device may include a plurality of backlight drivers that drive the backlight array and a controller that selects one of the backlight drivers in response to backlight driving information supplied from an external device and transmits the backlight driving information to the selected backlight driver.03-25-2010
20100134403LIGHT GUIDE PANEL COMPRISING SYMMETRIC FORNT PRISM AND ASYMMETRIC FRONT PRISM FOR BACK LIGHT UNIT OF LCD - Disclosed herein is a light guide panel for a backlight unit of a liquid crystal display (LCD). The light guide panel enables adjustment in viewing angle and brightness at a specific position and angle by controlling a cross-sectional shape of front prisms of the light guide panel.06-03-2010
20110050559FIELD SEQUENTIAL DISPLAY OF COLOR IMAGES WITH COLOR SELECTION - A color display has a monochrome modulator. An active area of the modulator is illuminated by an array of light sources. The light sources include light sources of three or more colors. The intensities of the light sources may be adjusted to project desired luminance patterns on an active area of the modulator. In a fast field sequential method different colors are projected sequentially. The modulator is set to modulate the projected luminance patterns to display a desired image. In a slow field sequential method, colors are projected simultaneously and the modulator is set to modulate most important colors in the image.03-03-2011
20100171690METHOD FOR DRIVING A LIGHT SOURCE AND LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD - A light source apparatus includes light-emitting blocks, a local dimming control part and a light source driving part driving. The light-emitting blocks include a first-color light source which emits first-color light and a second-color light source which emits second-color light. The second-color light source includes a third-color chip and a fourth-color phosphor disposed on the third-color chip, and is disposed as one package to emit the second-color light therefrom. The local dimming control part compensates a driving current of the first-color light source and a driving current of the second-color light source of each of the light-emitting blocks. The light source driving part drives the first-color light source and the second-color light sources based on the driving current of the first-color light source and the a driving current of the second-color light source, respectively, each compensated by the local dimming control part.07-08-2010
20100020004LED BACKLIGHT DRIVER SYNCHRONIZATION AND POWER REDUCTION - A method and apparatus for providing a LED backlight to a LCD display screen is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes: N LED strings, wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to two; a first circuit operable to synchronize a LED clock signal to a LCD timing signal; and a second circuit operable to generate N PWM drive signals synchronized with the LED clock signal, wherein the N PWM drive signals are phase offset from each other by a multiple of 360/N degrees and used to drive respective ones of the N LED strings.01-28-2010
20080284719Liquid Crystal Display Device and Driving Method Thereof - In a display device including a backlight and a display panel, the area of the backlight is divided into a plurality of unit regions; the display panel includes pixels which are larger in number than the unit regions; a frame rate of image data input to the device is converted to perform display while part of the unit regions in which black is displayed is in a non-light emission state; and the driving frequency of the backlight is converted in accordance with the display.11-20-2008
20080291151Color Display - A color display device comprises a plurality of picture elements (11-27-2008
20110285615SELECTIVE BACKLIGHTING IN A SMART PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method for selectively controlling backlighting a display screen of a portable electronic device. The method includes executing code to display first content in the display screen and ascertaining at least a first portion of the display screen responsive to the first content, the first portion representing one of a backlight-enabled portion wherein backlighting is desirable and a backlight-nonenabled portion wherein backlighting is not desirable. The method includes selectively backlighting, using display control circuitry, the backlight-enabled portion of the display screen without backlighting the backlight-nonenabled portion while displaying the first content, both the backlight-enabled portion and the backlight nonenabled portion represent portions of the display screen for displaying different contents at different times on said display screen.11-24-2011
20110298696DISPLAYS WITH UNIFORM BACKLIGHT COLORS - Displays may include backlight structures. The displays may be liquid crystal displays for electronic devices such as computer monitors and computers. The backlight structures may include light-emitting diodes and a light-guide panel that has opposing first and second edges. The light-emitting diodes may inject light into the first edge of the light-guide panel. An edge reflector may be disposed along the second edge. The edge reflector may reflect more yellow light than blue light to enhance backlight color uniformity within the display. The edge reflector may be formed from a substrate that is impregnated with a colored substance or a multilayer structure. Light diffusing and light diffracting or refracting structures may be used to disrupt light emitted from a light-emitting diode before injecting the emitted light into a light-guide panel. Light-disrupting structures and blue-absorbing edge reflectors may be used together to promote backlight color uniformity in the backlight structures.12-08-2011
20110298697Outdoor Display System and Display Apparatus - The outdoor display system has a solar cell; an electricity storing unit which stores electricity obtained by the solar cell, and a display apparatus having a displaying portion displaying contents, wherein the apparatus is supplied an electric power from the storing unit or solar cell. The display apparatus may contain a display panel which displays contents; a receiving unit which receives contents transmitted wireless; a backlight which irradiates light to the display panel, and a control unit which controls the displaying of the received contents in the display panel. The control unit may perform the luminosity control of the backlight according to a residual capacity of the electricity storing unit.12-08-2011
20090091528APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING BACKLIGHT - An apparatus for dynamically controlling backlight source receives a pixel input data, and outputs a pixel output data and a PWM signal. The apparatus includes image analysis unit for receiving the pixel input data and outputting image data after performing image analysis. An information unit stores relation data including luminance adjusting data and PWM adjusting data corresponding to gray level range. A luminance calculation unit receives the image data from the image analysis unit and the relation data from the information unit, and calculates a required gray level corresponding to a required luminance, and outputs a required pixel luminance data and a required PWM data according to the required gray level. A PWM adjusting unit receives the required PWM data and outputs the PWM signal. A multiplication unit receives the pixel input data and performs luminance adjustment according to the required pixel luminance data for outputting the pixel output data.04-09-2009
20120098738DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - It is an object of the present invention to provide a display device in which problems such as an increase of power consumption and increase of a load of when light is emitted are reduced by using a method for realizing pseudo impulsive driving by inserting an dark image, and a driving method thereof. A display device which displays a gray scale by dividing one frame period into a plurality of subframe periods, where one frame period is divided into at least a first subframe period and a second subframe period; and when luminance in the first subframe period to display the maximum gray scale is Lmax04-26-2012
20110291919OFF AXIS HALO MITIGATION - A method for modifying an image to be displayed on a display includes receiving an image to be displayed on the display having a backlight and a transmissive panel. A backlight signal is provided to the backlight for causing the backlight to selectively illuminate different portions of the backlight with different characteristics. The characteristics include at least one of a different color and a difference luminance. A panel signal is provided to the panel for causing the transmissive panel to selectively change its transmittivities. At least one of the backlight signal and the panel signal are modified in a manner to reduce off-axis artifacts.12-01-2011
20110050554DISPLAY DEVICE AND BACKLIGHT CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A display device includes a panel, a receiving interface, a timing control module, a backlight module and a backlight driving unit. The receiving interface receives a first data signal and a first backlight control signal with a first timing. The timing control module converts the first data signal into a second data signal and then outputs the second data signal to the panel. Furthermore, based on the second data signal, the timing control module converts the first backlight control signal into a second backlight control signal with a second timing different from the first timing and then outputs the second backlight control signal. After receiving the second backlight control signal from the timing control module, the backlight driving unit is controlled by the second backlight control signal to output an output voltage signal to the backlight module.03-03-2011
20090295705LCD Backlight Dimming, LCD / Image Signal Compensation and method of controlling an LCD display - A method of reducing power consumption in a liquid crystal display illuminated by a backlight device includes dimming the backlight and adjusting the intensity of the image to compensate for the dimmed backlight. A dimming factor for the backlight is based on a clipping point determining from the pixel intensity distribution of the image signal. The intensity of the image is adjusted based on the dimming factor, wherein a first tone mapping function is used to adjust pixel intensities below an intensity threshold and a second tone mapping function is used to adjust pixel intensities above the intensity threshold12-03-2009
20100090940Image display apparatus and method - An image display apparatus and method. At least one of a left eye image and a right eye image may be formed on a pixel representation unit at a predetermined frame rate. A light, emitted from a backlight module, may be converted into a directional light having at least one direction through synchronization with the predetermined frame rate. The directional light may be guided to the pixel representation unit.04-15-2010
20100103088SOLID-STATE LASER APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND WAVELENGTH CONVERTING ELEMENT - A solid-state laser apparatus includes: a semiconductor laser light source for emitting laser light; an optical resonator having a solid-state laser medium to be excited by incidence of the laser light to oscillate fundamental laser light, and a mirror; and a quasi phase matching wavelength converting element, disposed in the optical resonator, for converting a wavelength of the fundamental laser light, wherein the quasi phase matching wavelength converting element is formed with a polarization inversion region having a predetermined cycle, and the length of the polarization inversion region in an optical axis direction is 1.0 mm or less.04-29-2010
20090002311DYNAMIC BACKLIGHT ADAPTATION WITH REDUCED FLICKER - Embodiments of a system that includes one or more integrated circuits are described. During operation, the system receives a video image, that when displayed, includes a picture portion and the non-picture portion, where the non-picture portion has a first brightness value. Then, the system scales the non-picture portion to have a second brightness value that is greater than the first brightness value to reduce user-perceived changes in the video image associated with backlighting of a display that displays the video image.01-01-2009
20090167671Methods and Systems for Display Source Light Illumination Level Selection - Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for selecting a display source light illumination level and calculating an image compensation process to compensate for source light illumination level changes.07-02-2009
20090189842BACKLIGHT CONTROL APPARATUS - A backlight control apparatus for controlling a backlight device for a liquid crystal display (LCD), the backlight device including a plurality of light-emitting components, the backlight control apparatus including: a synchronization unit to provide a synchronization signal; an image processing module to receive a video image signal representing a video image, the image processing module being configured to divide the video image into a plurality of block areas and generate a plurality of pulse-width modulation (PWM) data signals each corresponding to one of the plurality of block areas; a control module coupled to the synchronization unit and the image processing module, the control module being configured to generate a plurality of PWM signals based on the plurality of PWM data signals and the synchronization signal; and a driving module coupled to the control module, the driving module being configured to drive the backlight device based on the plurality of PWM signals.07-30-2009
20080309610IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - An image display device has: a display 12-18-2008
20090167676DISPLAY DEVICES WITH AMBIENT LIGHT SENSING - A method is provided of controlling an illumination source for a display device which comprises a display modulator for modulating the light provided by the illumination source. The method comprises using a light sensor arrangement to generate a first signal based on an ambient light level with first illumination source drive condition, and using the light sensor arrangement to generate a second signal based on the same ambient light level but with second illumination source drive condition different to the first drive condition. The first and second signals are processed to compensate for differences in the light sensor arrangement response characteristics when operating with the first and second illumination source drive conditions thereby to derive a compensated light sensor arrangement characteristic covering both the first and second illumination source drive conditions. Ambient light levels detected using this model of the characteristic are used to control the display device.07-02-2009
20100033420LIGHTING SYSTEM HAVING CONTROL ARCHITECTURE - A lighting system having control architecture is disclosed for avoiding redundant lighting. The lighting system includes a switch, a pulse filter, a driving circuit, a lighting module, a light feedback module, a compensator, and a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal generator. The switch controls the transmission of a PWM signal to the driving circuit based on an enable control signal. The driving circuit generates a driving voltage for driving the lighting module to emit a light output based on the PWM signal. The light feedback module detects the light output for generating a feedback signal. The compensator provides a compensation signal to the PWM signal generator for generating the PWM signal based on the feedback signal and a reference signal. When the switch is turned off by the enable control signal, the pulse filter is utilized for filtering out periodical pulses caused by the equivalent capacitor of the switch.02-11-2010
20090267890METHOD OF LOCAL DIMMING A LIGHT SOURCE, LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS - In a method of local dimming a light source, which includes driving a light source including a plurality of light-emitting blocks by individually driving the light-emitting blocks, the dimming level of each light-emitting block is determined. In the method, the luminance of a first light-emitting area may be adjusted according to a size of the first light-emitting area corresponding to a display area in which an image having a maximum luminance is displayed.10-29-2009
20090243992High Efficiency Display Utilizing Simultaneous Color Intelligent Backlighting and Luminescence Controlling Shutters - A display comprises a front-end component having a matrix of neutral light valves that defines the resolution of the display. A backlight unit provides backlighting for the front-end component and has a plurality of individual elements grouped into repeat units, wherein the individual elements in the repeat units differ in color and the repeat units have a resolution less than the display resolution. All individual elements in individual repeat units are capable of simultaneously emitting light incident on more than one neutral light valve.10-01-2009
20090189845IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An image display device includes at least one light source that emits light; at least one display area that changes, for each pixel, a transmittance or a reflectance of the light emitted from the light source; a panel driving circuit that drives the display area on the basis of an image signal indicating the transmittance or the reflectance for each pixel; and a light source control unit that controls a proportion of a light emission time of the light source in a period that varies within a predetermined range.07-30-2009
20090189846Liquid Crystal Display Device - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device having an LED drive circuit which can control a dimming control signal even with a pulse width of several tens μsec or less. The LED drive circuit includes a booster circuit, a first stage current mirror circuit generating a reference current, a second stage current mirror circuit generating a driving current from the reference current, a light-emitting diode column having a light-emitting diode supplied with the driving current, and a dimming control circuit controlling the turning on and off of the light-emitting diode based on a dimming control signal.07-30-2009
20090189844Back light system and liquid crystal display device using the back light system - A back light system and a liquid crystal display device, which can reduce the power consumption substantially, are provided. The power consumption can be substantially reduced by providing a plurality of light-emitting dividing parts to which area division of the light emitting surface which illuminates with light towards a liquid crystal panel is performed, and controlling the luminescent brightness in the light-emitting dividing parts according to the corresponding display image of a display area in the liquid crystal panel.07-30-2009
20090189843APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING DRIVE STATE OF BACKLIGHT IN LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed is checking a drive state of a backlight lamp of a liquid crystal display device and notifying to an external entity whether it is normally driven in which level or is difficult to be normally driven. The apparatus for displaying a drive state of a backlight in a liquid crystal display device includes an inverter for converting an inputted DC voltage into an AC voltage of a certain level, and outputting the same to a backlight lamp; a drive voltage detecting unit for detecting a drive voltage supplied to the backlight lamp from the inverter and outputting a detected signal according to the detected drive voltage; a drive current detecting unit for detecting a tube current of the backlight lamp and outputting a detected signal according to the detected tube current; a drive voltage control/drive state signal output unit for checking a drive state of the backlight lamp based on the two detected signals, and controlling the drive voltage outputted from the inverter based on the checked result as well as outputting a drive state signal for indicating the drive state; and a lamp drive state indicating unit for indicating in which drive state the backlight lamp is driven according to the drive state signal.07-30-2009
20100039368METHOD OF LOCAL DIMMING OF DISPLAY LIGHT SOURCE AND APPARATUS PERFORMING SAME - In a machine-implemented method of local dimming a light source of a light source block for driving the light source block to provide a plurality of image regions with light, duty ratios of a first light source and a second light source adjacent to the first light source are initially determined by using a first target luminance value of a first image region closest to the first light source and a second target luminance value of a second image region closest to the second light source. The initially determined duty ratios are compensated by using a target luminance value of a remaining image region excluding the first and second image regions among the image regions receiving the light generated from the first and second first light sources. The first and second first light sources are driven by using the compensated duty ratios.02-18-2010
20110260960Display Apparatus - Disclosed is a display apparatus which facilitates minimized thickness by innovatively removing a case and some portions of a set cover, which have been regarded as indispensable structures for the display apparatus, and simultaneously facilitates good aesthetic exterior appearance of the display apparatus by a novel design. The display apparatus comprises a set cover exposed externally and formed to have a storage space; a guide frame received in the storage space; a screw coupled to the guide frame by penetrating through the set cover so as to fix the guide frame to the set cover; a display unit placed onto the guide frame; and an adhesive member for fixedly adhering the display unit to the guide frame.10-27-2011
20090153464DISPLAY UNIT AND BACKLIGHT UNIT - The screen is exempt from variation in brightness due to uneven temperature distribution.06-18-2009
20090153463INFUSION PUMP WITH CONFIGURABLE SCREEN SETTINGS - A method and apparatus provides for configuring the backlight brightness level. The backlight brightness level can be configured at the drug library and/or at the medical device, thereby improving the flexibility a user has in changing backlight parameters. A method and apparatus for managing a power saving mode allows the user to configure the power saving program at the drug library and/or at the medical device.06-18-2009
20090153462ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME - A display apparatus that can perform a high quality moving picture display and provides improved color purity, and an illumination device used in the display apparatus are provided. The display apparatus includes an illumination device that includes a first light source that emits light of a first color and a second light source that emits light of a second color complementary to the first color, a gate driver that sequentially selects each of scanning lines at a cycle of 0.5 frames, a data driver that, at a first half of one frame time period, writes a data signal into each of pixels of the first color, and at a latter half thereof, writes a data signal into each of pixels of the other two colors; and a switch circuit that, at the first half of one frame time period, switches on the first light source while switching off the second light source, and at the latter half of the time period, switches on the second light source while switching off the first light source.06-18-2009
20090146942BACKLIGHT APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A backlight apparatus includes a plurality of light source parts, a plurality of transformers and a scanning control part. The light source parts include at least one light source, respectively. The transformers provide the light source parts with power, respectively. The scanning control part drives a first transformer based on a vertical synchronization signal Vsync provided from an external device and sequentially driving at least one of remaining transformers based on a clock signal provided from the external device. Therefore, a light emitting time between light source groups may be made uniform even though an operating frequency corresponding to images is varied, so that a response time of a moving picture may be realized.06-11-2009
20100007600METHOD FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CONTROL AND CORRESPONDING LIGHT SENSOR ARRAY, BACKLIGHT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - It is presented a method for controlling a light level of light emitting diodes, LEDs, comprised in a light sensor segment comprising a light sensor and a plurality of LEDs, the method comprising the steps of: turning on all LEDs in an LED segment, comprising at least one of the plurality of LEDs, detecting a light level associated with the LED segment, by detecting a light level using the light sensor, repeating the steps of turning on all LEDs in an LED segment and detecting a light level, until all of the plurality of LEDs are turned on, and for each LED of the plurality of LEDs, controlling a light intensity of the each LED of the plurality of LEDs, the intensity control depending on the detected light level associated with an LED segment containing the each LED of the plurality of LEDs. A corresponding light sensor array, backlight for a display system and liquid crystal display are also presented.01-14-2010
20090146941LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - A video with a display definition most suitable for the type of the video content to be displayed can be displayed. A liquid crystal display apparatus controls the luminance of the backlight light source according to the APL of the video signal measured by an APL measuring portion (06-11-2009
20090015541BACKLIGHT DRIVING METHOD OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, BACKLIGHT DRIVING DEVICE, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - There is provided a method of driving a backlight of a liquid crystal display device capable of eliminating leakage of light from adjacently-placed light emitting blocks. A gray level and maximum gray level of an input video signal are inputted for every light-emitting block. An output average gray level is calculated and a lighting control signal corresponding to converted luminance is outputted. The drivers responding to the lighting control signal makes LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) emit light. An average gray level from an output from sensors is calculated. An average gray level, based on an average gray level and a light leakage rate, by taking light leakage into consideration. A gray level correcting signal is outputted in the light-emitting block based on the above output average gray level. An output average gray level is corrected in response to a gray level correcting signal.01-15-2009
20080266241Backlight driving device and display - A backlight driving device for driving a backlight that illuminates a display panel is disclosed. The backlight driving device includes: a luminance data input device into which luminance data indicated by a video signal is entered; a drive signal-generating device configured to create a drive signal; a power supply device configured to supply electric power to the backlight according to the drive signal so as to drive the backlight; a video signal decision device configured to make a decision as to whether each value of the luminance data entered into the luminance data input device is smaller than a given value; and a thinning-out device configured to thin out components of the drive signal when the video signal decision device has determined that the value of the luminance data is smaller than the given value and supply the thinned drive signal to the power supply device.10-30-2008
20080266236Driving method of liquid crystal display device having dynamic backlight control unit - A dynamic control method for controlling backlight module of liquid crystal display (LCD) comprises steps of: receiving a frame data which is transferred to the LCD and consists a plurality of raw grayscale level; processing a statistical analysis for distribution of the plurality of raw grayscale level; and transferring a plurality of corrected grayscale level which is resulted from the statistical analysis corresponding to the raw grayscale level to the backlight control unit and a data modification simultaneously, wherein the backlight control unit uses the plurality of corrected grayscale level to modify brightness of backlight module and the data modification uses the plurality of corrected grayscale level to compare with the plurality of raw grayscale level for accurate display performance, so that the electrical power consumption is reduced and image quality is enhanced.10-30-2008
20100127964DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a display control apparatus and method, and a program which make it possible to suppress deterioration in the image quality of an image.05-27-2010
20110090142BACKLIGHT UNIT COLOR COMPENSATION TECHNIQUES - An edge-lit backlight unit for displays is provided. In one embodiment, the backlight may include a light guide configured to receive light from a light source along a first lateral edge. The received light propagates towards a second opposite lateral edge. The backlight unit may include an arrangement of light-extracting elements configured to extract a portion of the propagating light and to allow the remaining portion to reach the second edge. In one embodiment, a specular reflector disposed at the second edge causes the light reaching the second edge to retro-propagate back towards the first edge. In certain embodiments, the retro-propagating light may be between approximately 5 to 35 percent of the total light received by the light guide. The retro-propagating light may be extracted by multiple light-extracting elements and mixed with the extracted propagating light to provide improved color uniformity along an axis of the display.04-21-2011
20110148748LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF UPDATING SOFTWARE - The present disclosure relates to a liquid crystal display device including a timing controller and a method for updating the software of the timing controller. The present disclosure suggests liquid crystal display device comprising timing controller including a processor configured to execute software for modulating digital video data to be supplied to the data driving circuit and selecting the backlight dimming data, and a timing control signal generator configured to generate timing control signals to control operating timings of the data driving circuit and the gate driving circuit.06-23-2011
20100117949CONTROL METHOD FOR BACKLIGHT MODULE OF LCD AND APPLICATION THEREOF - A control method for a backlight module of a liquid crystal display (LCD) is disclosed. The control method for the backlight module of the LCD includes following steps: capturing an image in front of the LCD by a camera periodically; recording time at which the image is captured when there is no human face detected in the image; calculating elapsed time, which there has been no human face detected in the image for, according to the recorded times; turning off the backlight module of the LCD when the elapsed time is longer than turn-off time for backlight.05-13-2010
20100117948DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a display control apparatus and method, and a program with which a luminance deficiency by a back light can be suppressed.05-13-2010
20100085296BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY - A backlight assembly includes a light source unit, at least one block driving unit, a controller unit and a noise removing circuit. The light source unit includes a plurality of dimming blocks generating light. The block driving unit drives the dimming blocks. The controller unit controls the block driving unit. The noise removing circuit is connected to the block driving unit and the controller unit to prevent noise from being applied to a reset terminal of the block driving unit04-08-2010
20090207127CONTRAST RATIO PROMOTION METHOD - A contrast ratio promotion method for a display device is provided. The display device contains a back light module having a brightness and has a maximum luminance. The contrast ratio promotion method comprises the steps of continuously receiving a picture signal during each unit time, continuously calculating a ratio of a luminance of a picture corresponding to the picture signal to the maximum luminance, where the ratio is defined as an instant relative luminance, setting a first ratio, a first buffer time and a first adjusting time, and gradually reducing the brightness of the back light module to a minimum brightness during the first adjusting time when a first cumulated time for the respective consecutive plural instant relative luminances being smaller than the first ratio is longer than the first buffer time.08-20-2009
20090207126LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The invention provides a liquid crystal display device which can reduce the manufacturing cost by reducing the number of parts and simplifying the fabrication and the assembling operation, for the conduction between a metal frame and a color filter substrate. A liquid crystal display panel has a conductive layer on a front surface of a second glass substrate. A panel frame has a side wall part extending along a side wall of the liquid crystal display panel and an upper surface part extending from the side wall part toward a front surface direction of the liquid crystal display panel, integrally formed together. The upper surface part is in contact with the conductive layer of the liquid crystal display panel. A constant potential is applied to the panel frame.08-20-2009
20090207125BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY, DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY - A backlight assembly includes a receiving container, a plurality of light-emitting modules, a driving unit and a side mold. The receiving container includes a bottom plate and a side part formed on a peripheral edge portion of the bottom plate. Light-emitting modules of the plurality of light-emitting modules are disposed in the receiving container. The light-emitting modules include a light-emitting base board and a plurality of light-emitting diodes (“LEDs”) disposed on a first side of the light-emitting base board. The driving unit is disposed in the receiving container proximate to a lower portion of the peripheral edge portion of the bottom plate. The driving unit is electrically connected to the light-emitting modules to control an operation of the plurality of LEDs. The side mold is disposed on the lower portion of the peripheral edge portion of the bottom plate and covers the driving unit08-20-2009
20090207122Automatic Display Unit Activation - The present invention provides apparatuses and methods for controlling the brightness of a display unit based on detected movement of an external object such as a user. An apparatus includes a display, e.g., a color liquid crystal display (LCD) or organic light emitting diode (OLED). A proximity circuit generates a transmitted signal and a received signal. The received signal results from the transmitted signal being reflected by an external object. A control unit processes the received signal to determine a degree of motion of the external object. When the degree of motion is greater than a first predetermined threshold but not greater than a second predetermined threshold, the display is activated and operating at partial intensity. When the degree of motion is greater than the second predetermined threshold, the display is activated at full intensity. The degree of motion may be determined from the variation of the received signal.08-20-2009
20100079365Methods and systems for LED backlight white balance - Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and methods for performing white balance operations for an LED display backlight. One method comprises obtaining display parameters and capturing sensor data for a display. Geometrical calibration between the captured sensor data and the display is performed. Color conversion matrices for the display backlight may also be calculated. The backlight is displayed at a selected white value and measurement of the actual color of the backlight is then performed. Next a target luminance is determined based on the measured backlight color and minimization of visible luminance variation. A target color is then determined and used to determine a color difference between the measured backlight color and the target color. From this a normalized RGB color difference and RGB color difference driving values are determined. New RGB driving values based on the RGB color difference values and original driving values are then determined.04-01-2010
20100079366METHOD OF DRIVING A BACKLIGHT MODULE AND A DISPLAY - In a backlight module of a display device, a first light source, a second light source, and a third light source are respectively and sequentially in a first sub-frame period, a second sub-frame period, and a third sub-frame period of a frame period so that the backlight module emits predominantly the first color light, the second color light, and the third color light during the first sub-frame period, the second sub-frame period, and the third sub-frame period, respectively. At least one of the second and third light sources also emits the second or third color light during a part of the first sub-frame period.04-01-2010
20100079368LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS AND BACKLIGHT ADJUSTMENT METHOD - A liquid crystal display apparatus and backlight adjustment method are provided.04-01-2010
20100079364Methods and Systems for LED Backlight White Balance - Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and methods for performing white balance operations for an LED display backlight. Some aspects related to an iterative process wherein display backlight luminance and color are sampled at an intermediate resolution between the resolution of the LED backlight and the resolution of the LCD display. Some aspects relate to a process wherein r, g and b driving value differences are determined using a deconvolution technique.04-01-2010
20100090942ACTIVE MATRIX DISPLAY DEVICE - An active matrix display device includes a pixel array consisting of multiple pixels, a backlight source, multiple optical shutters corresponding to respective pixels, a shutter control unit, a light source control unit, and a synchronization control unit. The backlight source is used for illuminating the pixels, thereby displaying an image comprising multiple frames. The shutter control unit is used for switching on/off the optical shutters. The light source control unit is used for modulating the intensity of the light beam emitted by the backlight source at two or more stages. The synchronization control unit is used for synchronizing the modulation of the intensity of the light beam emitted by the backlight source with the on/off statuses of the optical shutters, thereby implementing specified level performance in a specified frame.04-15-2010
20090174647Liquid Crystal Display Panel of a Liquid Crystal Display Apparatus Comprising a Photo-Sensing Device - A liquid crystal display panel of a liquid crystal display apparatus comprising a photo-sensing device is provided. The liquid crystal display apparatus comprises a liquid crystal display panel and a backlight module. The liquid crystal display panel comprises a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer, at least one photo-sensing device and a visible light-absorbing layer. At least one photo-sensing device is placed on a photo-sensing region of the first substrate to receive an incident light, wherein the photo-sensing device comprises a first photo-sensing element and a second photo-sensing element. The first photo-sensing element senses the incident light to generate a first current. The visible light-absorbing layer is placed on the second photo-sensing element to absorb the visible light of the incident light, and further make the second photo-sensing element senses the absorbed incident light to generate a second current.07-09-2009
20090167673Methods and Systems for Display Source Light Management with Variable Delay - Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for synchronizing a source light illumination level signal with an image compensation process with a delay process on the source light illumination level signal.07-02-2009
20100090941LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display (LCD) may include in accordance with one or more embodiments an LCD panel on which an image is displayed and a fluorescent lamp providing light to the LCD panel. A tube current having a duty ratio may be applied to the fluorescent lamp. The duty ratio of the tube current may increase gradually from an initial duty ratio to a final duty ratio during a transition interval.04-15-2010
20090278789SCANNING BACKLIGHT COLOR CONTROL - A scanning backlight (11-12-2009
20090278788DISCHARGE TUBE, FERRULE, LIGHTING DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND TELEVISION RECEIVER - In a discharge tube, a conductive ferrule is provided on an end portion of a glass tube. The ferrule includes a body that is to be mounted to the outer circumference of the glass tube and has a contact portion to be electrically conductively fixed to a relay connector (or a bearing device). Further included is a conductive portion that extends from the body so as to have elastic contact with an outer lead. The outer lead will not be under load due to the weight of the discharge tube, but the conductive portion solely has elastic contact therewith. Thus, stress concentration on the outer lead can be prevented.11-12-2009
20090201244Driving system for liquid crystal display device, liquid crystal display device including the same, and driving method using the same - A driving system for a liquid crystal display device includes a system unit to supply image data to be displayed on a liquid crystal panel, the system unit generating a system dimming signal, an inverter unit to control luminance of a backlight unit, the inverter unit receiving the system dimming signal, and a control unit to control display of images on the liquid crystal panel, the control unit receiving the system dimming signal from the inverter unit and outputting a control dimming signal to the inverter unit, wherein the inverter unit adjusts luminance of the backlight unit using the control dimming signal input from the control unit.08-13-2009
20090201243METHODS AND SYSTEMS INVOLVING DIURNAL COMPUTING - A method for controlling a computer system comprising, determining an ambient light level, starting a lighting device operative to illuminate an input device responsive to determining that the ambient light level is below a threshold value, and stopping the lighting device responsive to determining that the ambient light level is above the threshold value.08-13-2009
20080211761Display unit, display device and information processing apparatus - A display unit having a pivot function and prolonged lives of light sources has been implemented according to the present invention. The display unit includes; a screen that is changeable between a first position and a second position and displays an image; at least one first light source that illuminates the screen in the first position; at least one second light source that illuminates the screen in the second position; and a turn-on control section that controls turning on of the first light source and the second light source according to a position. A display device and an information processing apparatus each provided with the display unit have also been implemented according to the present invention.09-04-2008
20090289889VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE WITH CONTROLLABLE BACKLIGHT AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A video display device includes a video post processing module that processes a video signal to generate a processed video signal and a backlight control signal. A video display produces a video image, based on the processed video signal. The video display includes at least one controllable backlight that is controlled based on the backlight control signal.11-26-2009
20090273558BACKLIGHT DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME - A backlight driving circuit and a method for driving the same, which are capable of preventing a flicker phenomenon and delay of response, are disclosed. The backlight driving circuit includes a selective filtering unit for comparing dimming signals currently supplied for a current frame with dimming signals previously stored for a previous frame, to determine how abruptly an image of the current frame has varied from an image of the previous frame, and outputting the dimming signals for the current frame after modulating duty ratios of the dimming signals for the current frame selectively.11-05-2009
20110199288IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed are an image display apparatus and a method of manufacturing the same. The image display apparatus includes a display panel displaying an image, a light supplying sheet provided under the display panel and supplying light to the display panel, an attaching unit attaching the light supplying sheet on the display panel, and a reflective layer under the light supplying sheet. The light supplying sheet includes a support member, a transparent conductive layer on the support member, and a plurality of light emitting devices on the transparent conductive layer.08-18-2011
20090278787Merchandise Display Systems For Lighting Control Devices - Merchandise display systems for lighting control devices are disclosed. Such a display system may include one or more distinct lighting control devices, each having a respective user-manipulatable actuator, and a video display that presents a virtual lighting scene associated with a selected lighting control device. A lighting load may be connected to one or more of the lighting control devices. User manipulation of a selected actuator may simultaneously affect both the presentation of the virtual lighting scene and a light intensity level of the lighting load.11-12-2009
20090278790DISPLAY DEVICE AND BRIGHTNESS CONTROLLING METHOD THEREFOR - Disclosed is an intelligent display device which has an adaptive backlight brightness control function of controlling the brightness of a backlight according to the gray scale level of an image data displayed by frame unit, and a method for controlling brightness of image in the display device. The display device includes a display panel having a pixel array and a backlight, a gate driving unit, a data driving unit, a brightness calculating unit, a brightness controlling unit, a backlight driving unit, and a contrast controlling unit.11-12-2009
20090278786Methods and Apparatus of Dynamic Backlight Control - A method of adjusting image intensity to compensate backlight dimming in dynamic backlight control, the method including estimating distortion of an image that corresponds to different mapping index values 11-12-2009
20090284460LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display apparatus includes the following elements. A liquid crystal display panel section includes a liquid crystal display panel. A backlight section, placed on the rear of the liquid crystal display panel away from an image display surface, extends from end to end of the liquid crystal display panel in the horizontal scanning direction and includes a plurality of blocks arranged in the vertical scanning direction. A circuit section performs control in the first one of a plurality of sub-frames having the same contents displayed on the liquid crystal display panel so that a block irradiating a portion, where an image segment is being updated, in the liquid crystal display panel is turned off, and performs control in another sub-frame other than the first sub-frame so that the block irradiating the portion, where the image segment is being updated, in the liquid crystal display panel is turned on.11-19-2009
20090284461METHOD FOR DISPLAYING IMAGE - An image display method for a display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus has a light source module for providing a light source. An original image including a plurality of original pixels is provided, wherein each original pixel is represented by a plurality of first gray levels. A histogram is established according to the first gray levels. An adjustment factor is established according to the histogram, and the brightness of the light source is adjusted according to the adjustment factor. A brightness factor is established, and the original pixels are transformed into a plurality of output pixels according to the brightness factor such that the display apparatus displays an output image according to the output pixels. Each of the output pixels is represented by a plurality of second gray levels, and each of the second gray levels is the product of the first gray level and the corresponding brightness factor.11-19-2009
20090284458Discharge Lamp for Unipoplar, Dielectrically Impeded Discharge - The invention relates to a discharge lamp with a floor plate and a roof plate designed for dielectrically impeded discharge, in which the cathodes and the anodes always occur in pairs.11-19-2009
20090284459Array Scaling for High Dynamic Range Backlight Displays and Other Devices - Luminosity of individual LED light sources is measured and a forward voltage control of each LED is set so that each LED has a pre-determined (e.g., uniform) luminosity at a same modulation level. The LEDs are then driven via a modulation technique such as PWM, PCM, polyphase, etc. according to lighting requirements. The LEDs are, for example, a backlight of a dual modulation HDR LCD display system, and the lighting requirements are local dimming signals for the display.11-19-2009
20090284457HISTOGRAM-BASED DYNAMIC BACKLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Displays systems and methods for adjusting backlight illumination are disclosed wherein backlight illumination may be set low enough according to an error threshold amount in order to reduce backlight power consumption while maintaining a level of image quality. In one embodiment, image data is evaluated within a given frame and partitioned into histogram bins depending on the amount of backlight illumination requested or required by the image data. The histogram is traversed to provide an accumulative error measure. The error measure is compared against the error threshold and, if exceeded, the final backlight illumination may be set as a function of various illumination levels considered and possibly the first and a second threshold.11-19-2009
20090096740Liquid Crystal Display Device and Apparatus and Method for Controlling Luminance of Liquid Crystal Panel Thereof - A liquid crystal display device, an apparatus and a method for controlling a luminance of a liquid crystal panel thereof are provided. The liquid crystal display device receives an image signal, generates an image compensating parameter according to the image signal and a plurality of luminance control parameters, and generates a compensated image signal, wherein each luminance control parameters relates to the liquid crystal panel. Then, the control signal is generated according to the image compensating parameter so that the liquid crystal panel displays an image of the compensated image signal. With this device and method, the power consumption of the liquid crystal panel display could be reduced, while the picture quality is preserved.04-16-2009
20100277409TERMINAL, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY DEVICE THEREOF, AND RECORDING MEDIUM WHERE PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY IS RECORDED - A terminal which a user can easily view a display by a display control is provided.11-04-2010
20090289890LIGHT-EMISSION CONTROL DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a light-emission control device controls light emission of light sources of a light emitter including a plurality of light source areas each corresponding to one of the light sources, and includes a virtual light-value calculator, a light-value calculator, and a light controller. The virtual light-value calculator calculates a virtual light value for each virtual light source area including a light source area and a virtual area obtained by virtually dividing the light emitter into areas different in size from the light source areas. The light-value calculator calculates a light value of a light sources corresponding to the light source area based on the virtual light value. The light controller lights the light source based on the light value.11-26-2009
20090262067Liquid crystal display with colored backlight - A method of backlighting a liquid crystal display so as to improve the quality of the image displayed by the liquid crystal display. The method may vary the luminance of a light source illuminating a plurality of displayed pixels and vary the transmittance of a light valve of the display.10-22-2009
20090262066DISPLAY DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to slow the deterioration in the uniformity of the surface brightness when all of the lights emit light under the same conditions in a display device having a backlight where local dimming control is possible. The present invention provides a display device having a display panel with a display region which is a set of a number of pixels, a direct backlight with a number of LED lights, a first control means for controlling the tone of each pixel, and a second control means for controlling the brightness of each LED light, and the display device has an illuminance measuring means for measuring the illuminance in the periphery of said display device, and the above described second control means makes the brightness of all of the LED lights the same in the case where the illuminance as measured by the above described illuminance measuring means is higher than a preset value and determines the brightness of each LED light on the basis of the tone of each pixel in the case where the illuminance is lower than the preset value.10-22-2009
20090262064LCD AND BACKLIGHT MODULE DRIVING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - An LCD and a backlight module driving device and a method thereof are provided. The method is adapted to drive at least one backlight unit in a backlight module. The backlight unit is used for supplying a surface light source to an N10-22-2009
20090262063LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - The present invention provides a display device capable of realizing an appropriate screen display luminance in accordance with a video feature quantity and brightness around and sufficiently reducing power consumption. A liquid crystal display apparatus (10-22-2009
20090262062Display Device and Detection Sensor Having the Display Device - A display device includes a first display and a second display. The first display includes first display light sections and second displays connected in parallel with each other, and a switch controller for switching first switches and second switches. The first switches each connected in series to the respective first display light sources and the second switches each connected in series to the second display light sources connected in parallel. The second display includes a display light source for the second display. The display light source for the second display is connected in series to current paths connected to the first switches and the second switches.10-22-2009
20090295707Illuminating apparatus and display apparatus - The present invention provides an illuminating apparatus locally reducing light intensity without depending on the configuration of a light source itself. An illuminating apparatus used as a backlight of a display apparatus having a liquid crystal display panel with a pair of first polarizers, including a light source and a liquid crystal light control panel. The liquid crystal light control panel has a pair of second polarizers and suppresses amount of transmission of light from the light source, thereby allows the light from the light source to have such a light intensity distribution along a plane that light intensity is locally reduced. The polarization degree in the second polarizers is optimized so that transmission light amount ratio of the second polarizers is lower than that of the first polarizers.12-03-2009
20090295708Back Light Apparatus and Liquid Crystal Display Apparatus - A back light apparatus includes an external light quantity detecting unit having a first and second light quantity detecting sections, both of which are provided at a predetermined position of the housing, a first polarizing plate provided on a light receiving surface of the first light quantity detecting section, which first polarizing plate has a polarizing axis perpendicular to that of a polarizing plate provided on the rear surface side of the liquid crystal panel, a second polarizing plate provided on the light receiving surface of the second light quantity detecting section, which second polarizing plate has the same polarizing axis as that of the polarizing plate provided on the rear surface side of the liquid crystal panel, and an external light quantity calculating section to calculate the external light quantity based on the difference value between light quantities detected by the first and second light quantity detecting sections.12-03-2009
20090167670METHOD OF DETERMINING LUMINANCE VALUES FOR A BACKLIGHT OF AN LCD PANEL DISPLAYING AN IMAGE - A controller for a backlight for a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel has at least two methods for determining illumination value for the backlight. The controller selects between the two methods based on properties of the image being displayed. The properties of the image include its color and its intensity.07-02-2009
20100277410LED SELECTION FOR WHITE POINT CONTROL IN BACKLIGHTS - Systems, methods, and devices are provided for maintaining a target white point on a light emitting diode (LED) based backlight. In one embodiment, the backlight may include two or more groups of LEDs, each driven at a respective driving strength. Each group may include LEDs of a different chromaticity, and the respective driving strengths may be adjusted, for example, by varying the duty cycles, to maintain the target white point. To ensure that the white point may be maintained over an operational temperature range of the backlight, the LEDs may be selected so that the chromaticities of each group of LEDs are separated by at least a minimum chromaticity difference. Further, the LEDs may be selected so that at the equilibrium temperature of the backlight, the LEDs may produce the target white point when driven at substantially equal driving strengths.11-04-2010
20100277408CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE OUTPUT OF ONE OR MORE FULL-BRIDGES - A control device (11-04-2010
20100103090LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY MODULE AND DISPLAY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display (LCD) module includes a flexible backlight unit panel. The LCD module includes an LCD panel and the flexible back light unit panel. The flexible back light unit located behind of the LCD panel includes a plurality of planar light sources that are arranged in a matrix form to provide backlight to the LCD panel. The LCD module does not require diffusion sheet for distributing light sources, has a simple structure and is implemented as a small size, and may effectively perform a local dimming operation.04-29-2010
20100103091LIGHT EMITTING DIODE ARRAY, DRIVING SYSTEM THEREOF AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY USING THE SAME - A light emitting diode array for a liquid crystal display comprises a plurality of first light emitting diodes that are driven by pulse-width modulated signals and a plurality of second light emitting diodes that are driven by constant direct current. The plurality of first light emitting diodes and the plurality of second light emitting diodes are arranged in an alternating manner for adjustment of the uniform illumination of a liquid crystal display.04-29-2010
20080238861BACKLIGHT CONTROL APPARATUS AND BACKLIGHT CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, a backlight control apparatus includes a conversion unit which, upon receipt of a video signal in the YCbCr standard, converts the video signal into a video signal in the RGB standard, a generation unit which select one signal of the maximum gradient based on pixel-by-pixel comparison of the R video signal, G video signal, and B video signal to generate a histogram in which the gradient of the selected signal is successively plotted, filter units which detect a histogram having a specific distribution from histograms generated by the generation unit, and control units which generate and output a control signal in accordance with a detection result from the filter units.10-02-2008
20080238863BACKLIGHT UNIT AND LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - A backlight unit shortens the necessary time from the time immediately after the turn on to the time the emitted light is converged to a predetermined chromaticity while the quality of time-varying images is improved. Under the control of the backlight controller section, the Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs), which are assigned to the respective light-emitting regions of the light-emitting surface, are driven to emit lights sequentially in the predetermined scanning light-emitting periods for the scan type lighting and the additional light-emitting periods in a single frame, responsive to the write scanning of an image signal to the LCD panel. The additional light-emitting periods are outside a corresponding one of the scanning light-emitting periods. In each additional light-emitting period, the LEDs emit light in synchronization with the supply of the optical leakage preventing signal (e.g., the black inserting signal) to the LCD panel.10-02-2008
20080238864Light emitting diode driving circuit and liquid crystal display using same - A light emitting diode driving circuit includes a light emitting diode, a temperature detector provided adjacent to the light emitting diode, a micro-processor and a constant current circuit. The constant current circuit is configured for generating a driving current to drive the light emitting diode. The micro-processor is configured for generating a plurality of pulse signals with an adjustable duty-cycle, and applying the pulse signals to the constant current circuit. The temperature detector is configured for detecting a present working temperature of the light emitting diode. The micro-processor is configured for adjusting the duty-cycle of the pulse signals according to the detected present working temperature of the light emitting diode. The constant current circuit adjusts the driving current according to the duty-cycle of the pulse signals.10-02-2008
20080238859Lamp driving apparatus for liquid crystal display device - Disclosed is a technology for implementing a high contrast ratio that cannot be implemented by only an analog dimming or burst dimming method, by selectively turning off lamps on the LCD device, comprising: a control unit outputting control signals and video data for controlling a driving of a gate driving unit and a data driving unit, and brightness control signals; the gate driving unit for supplying scan signals to gate lines on a liquid crystal panel by controlling of the control unit and the data driving unit for supplying a data voltage to data lines; the liquid crystal panel having liquid crystal cells arranged in a matrix type and thin film transistors formed at each intersection between the data lines and the gate lines; a backlight driving unit for controlling an optical amount by controlling a tube current supplied to lamps on a backlight unit and for selectively turning off the lamps when the brightness control signals are inputted; and the backlight unit for implementing a high brightness with respect to a dark area by irradiating a backlight having a brightness corresponding to light from the lamps emitted by the backlight driving unit toward the liquid crystal panel, and turning off some of the lamps.10-02-2008
20080238858BACKLIGHT UNIT, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus includes: a display panel; a light source unit which comprises a light source and has a plurality of division areas which are separated and independently driven each other, and is located at the back of the display panel; a drive unit which supplies drive power for the light source unit; and a light source controller which controls the drive unit so that the drive power can be supplied sequentially to the division areas which are divided in a first direction, in synchronization with a scanning period for which one frame of an image signal is displayed, and a lighting period of the division areas can be changed according to the kind of the image signal which is displayed on the display panel.10-02-2008
20080238857DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BACKLIGHT MODULE OF THE DISPLAY DEVICE - A method for controlling a backlight module of a display device includes: generating an acceleration signal representing the magnitude of an acceleration of the display device; comparing the acceleration signal with a predetermined threshold to determine whether the acceleration signal is greater than the predetermined threshold; and changing a state of the backlight module if the acceleration signal is greater than the predetermined threshold.10-02-2008
20100201613ILLUMINATING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME - An illuminating device in which luminance unevenness caused by a lamp holder of a tubular light source is reduced is provided as a large-area, thin illuminating device formed as a surface-emitting light source by an edge light method, and a thin, large-screen display device with low power consumption that is able to obtain a display image quality that is not a problem on a practical level is provided, by using the illuminating device as a backlight of a display element that displays an image by controlling transmission of light. The illuminating device includes a tabular light guide including a light emitting surface that is preferably substantially rectangular, tubular light sources provided respectively opposite two opposing lateral surfaces of the light guide, and at least one pair of lamp holders respectively holding the tubular light sources at intermediate portions of two opposing lateral surfaces of the light guide, and the lamp holders in the pair are disposed so as to be displaced from each other in a tube axis direction of the tubular light sources.08-12-2010
20090315822FUNCTIONALLY INTEGRATED LCD DISPLAYS WITH OLED BACKLIGHT - The present invention relates to an LCD display with an OLED backlight, which is characterized in that the OLED backlight has, alongside the areal region serving for backlighting the LCD display, one or a plurality of additional regions which can be switched independently of the areal region and which serve for representing information, and the use thereof.12-24-2009
20090033612CORRECTION OF TEMPERATURE INDUCED COLOR DRIFT IN SOLID STATE LIGHTING DISPLAYS - Methods of controlling a display including a backlight unit having a plurality of solid state light emitting devices are disclosed. The methods include receiving a target color point for the display, measuring a temperature associated with the display, generating a compensated target color point in response to the measured temperature, and setting a color point of the backlight unit to produce the compensated target color point.02-05-2009
20090167675LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A liquid crystal display is disclosed with a reduced thickness. According to an embodiment, the liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel including upper and lower substrates and divided into an effective display region and a non-display region adjacent to the effective display region; a backlight unit configured to supply light to the effective display region; a backlight driving unit configured to control an operation of the backlight unit; a driving IC configured to control data to be displayed in the effective display region; an illuminance sensor configured to sense light external to the liquid crystal display device; and a flexible printed circuit (FPC) on which the backlight driving unit is disposed, the driving IC and the illuminance sensor being disposed adjacent to each other in the non-display region over the lower substrate.07-02-2009
20090015543Frame-shifted backlight-scaled display system and frame-shifted backlight scaling method - In a backlight scaling method and system, the pixel values of a first frame are counted to obtain a first histogram of this frame simultaneously when the first frame is inputted to the data driver ICs, and a first backlight luminance generated according to the first histogram is applied to the backlight driver for the backlight scaling for a second frame when the derived second frame is inputted to the data driver after the pixel values of the second frame is recalculated by the first backlight luminance. In the same way, when the derived second frame is inputted to the data driver, the original pixel values of the second frame are counted to obtain a second histogram of this frame and to generate a second backlight luminance for the third frame, and so on. Because the backlight luminance for each frame is generated according to the histogram of the previous frame, only small amount of pixel buffers for the processing is required.01-15-2009
20080231590LIGHT GUIDE PLATE AND BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a light guide plate and a backlight assembly using the same, which may improve the uniformity of light using prism patterns having a trapezoidal shape. The light guide plate includes a body, a plurality of first projections, and a plurality of second projections. The body includes an incident surface to which light is incident and an emitting surface from which the incident light is emitted. The plurality of first projections is disposed on the emitting surface of the body and has a trapezoidal shape in a section perpendicular to the incident surface. The plurality of second projections is disposed on the emitting surface of the body and has a shape symmetrical to a shape of the first projections.09-25-2008
20080231588Avoiding Image Signal Being Interfered Method and Apparatus Thereof - The present invention provides a method for preventing an image signal from being interfered with an operation signal of a light source in a display. The method comprises adjusting the frequency of the operation signal to generate an operation signal spectrum, wherein the operation signal spectrum and the image signal spectrum of the image signal are arranged alternatively to each other.09-25-2008
20080266235METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADJUSTING BACKLIGHT LUMINANCE - A display system is provided, the display system having a processor and a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) coupled to the processor. The display system also includes a backlight for the LCD panel, the backlight having an adjustable backlight luminance. The processor causes a plurality of successive image frames to be displayed on the LCD panel. The backlight luminance is selectively adjusted for each of the image frames.10-30-2008
20090167669Arrangement Comprising a Mobile Telephone and an LCD Display Module - In certain medical systems, such as modalities, it is not desirable to install a program for adjusting an image reproduction characteristic curve with respect to a reference characteristic curve. An arrangement which comprises a mobile telephone, an LCD display module and a look-up table to facilitate said adjustment is provided.07-02-2009
20080278432LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A backlight device is divided into multiple regions, and has a configuration in which light emitted from a light source of each of the regions is allowed to leak to other regions. A maximum gradation detector detects a maximum gradation of a regional image signal displayed on each of the regions of the liquid crystal panel. An image gain calculator obtains a gain to be multiplied to each regional image signal. An emission luminance calculator obtains an emission luminance of light to be emitted by each light source, by using an operation expression according to the emission luminance of light to be emitted by the backlight device. At this time, if the emission luminance takes a negative value as a result of calculation, the emission luminance calculator makes a correction so that the emission luminance can take a value equal to or greater than 0.11-13-2008
20080284717ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC MACHINE - An electro-optical device includes a liquid crystal drive unit that divides on a temporal axis one field into subfields and that, during the subfields, applies either an on-voltage or an off-voltage to picture elements of a liquid crystal display in accordance with gradation of the picture elements during the one field. A light source control unit sequentially switches the three light sources, and switches at least two of the three light sources at a switching period that is shorter than a time duration required to exhibit, in the picture elements during the one field, gradation of each color corresponding to each of the at least two of the three light sources.11-20-2008
20080284720Liquid crystal display device, electronic device, and driving methods thereof - An object of the present invention is to provide a driving method by which excellent image quality and high video performance can be obtained as well as liquid crystal display devices and electronic devices with excellent image quality and high video performance. A pixel for monitor use is provided in a liquid crystal display device, and luminance of the pixel is detected using a light sensor. Herewith, because changes in luminance of a backlight with changes in the environment and the amount of time it takes for response of the liquid crystal become able to be calculated, control of the backlight in real time using the calculated information can be performed.11-20-2008
20080284716Display Devices With Ambient Light Sensing - A method of controlling an illumination source for a display device comprises using an integrated light sensor (11-20-2008
20080284713APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BACKLIGHT - An apparatus and a method for controlling backlight are provided. The apparatus for controlling backlight is adapted for driving a backlight module of a display panel, and the backlight module includes M luminance-controlling blocks, in which an i11-20-2008
20080284721Liquid crystal display apparatus and liquid crystal television - The present invention discloses a liquid crystal display apparatus and a liquid crystal television which are provided with a backlight to be lighted up by a separately-excited inverter circuit and realize improvement of contrast in low brightness. A microcomputer 11-20-2008
20080284718Homochromatic and Color Display Assembly on an Electronic Device and Method for Operation Thereof - The present invention provides an electronic device (11-20-2008
20080284714CONTROL CIRCUIT OF AREA CONTROL DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR LED LIGHT SOURCE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A control circuit of a driving circuit for controlling a light emitting diode (LED) light source having a plurality of areas is provided. The control circuit includes the error amplifiers receiving a feed back current signal and a external reference voltage, and generating an error signal; a buffer register receiving a serial digital signal and generating the parallel digital signals; a work register receiving the parallel digital signals and a trigger signal, and outputting the parallel digital signals when the trigger signal is at a relatively high level; and a switch module having the power switches, each of which receives the error signal and the parallel digital signal for generating a driving signal to control a driving current of a specific area of the light source, in order to control the brightness in each area of the LED light source.11-20-2008
20090033614Body scales with RGB backlit display panel - Body scales include an LCD display panel for displaying information such as body weight and body fat of a user standing upon the scales, and LED backlighting behind the display panel having variable multicoloured output dependent upon reference meanings of that information.02-05-2009
20080291154Backlight system with detection circuit and liquid crystal display device using same - An exemplary backlight system includes a power input circuit (11-27-2008
20080291152LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD - A liquid crystal display apparatus includes a display panel in which liquid crystal pixels, which are composed with use of an OCB mode liquid crystal, are arranged in a matrix, first and second backlights which illuminate the display panel, and driving control means for controlling the display panel, wherein light from the first backlight is emitted with an inclination of a predetermined angle in a first direction to a plane which is perpendicular to a display surface of the display panel and extends along an alignment direction of liquid crystal molecules, and light from the second backlight is emitted with an inclination of the predetermined angle to the plane, the first direction and the second direction being symmetric to each other with regard to the plane.11-27-2008
20090140971INTELLIGENT AUTOMATIC BACKLIGHT CONTROL SCHEME - A method of adjusting intensity of illumination of a device based on change in ambient light, the method comprising: measuring a first level of ambient light for a device, in response to detecting a change in ambient light; adjusting intensity of illumination for the device to a first illumination level, if an association between the first illumination level and the first level of ambient light is recorded in a data structure; monitoring user interaction with the device within a threshold period after detecting the change in ambient light to determine whether the user adjusts the intensity of illumination for the device to a second illumination level; and recording an association between the second illumination level and the first level of ambient light in the data structure06-04-2009
20080309611Driving circuit of liquid crystal display device and method for driving the same - A driving circuit of a liquid crystal display device and a method for driving the same, which are capable of reducing manufacturing cost of the liquid crystal display device and reducing a luminance deviation so as to improve image quality, are disclosed. The driving circuit of the liquid crystal display device includes an LED backlight which includes a plurality of LED modules arranged in a plurality of division areas and generates light, an internal photosensor which is mounted in any one of the plurality of division areas, for detecting a luminance value, a controller which generates and outputs a plurality of control signals for changing respective luminance values of the plurality of division areas according to the luminance value detected by the internal photosensor, and a plurality of LED drivers which drive the plurality of LED modules according to the plurality of control signals.12-18-2008
20080198127Display Apparatus - The display apparatus (08-21-2008
20080284715DISPLAY DEVICE - An angle of incidence of parallel light from a backlight unit that can change the luminance onto a display element is varied by means of an optical element. By increasing the luminance of parallel light from the backlight unit and increasing the angle of incidence of the light onto a liquid crystal display panel by means of the optical element, a wide-angle field is realized. By lowering the luminance of parallel light from the backlight unit and reducing the angle of incidence of the light onto the liquid crystal display panel by means of the optical element, the power consumption in the backlight unit is reduced, and low power consumption is realized. Both of the wide-angle field and the low power consumption are realized.11-20-2008
20080218470DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus includes an image display body having a front surface that rewritably displays image information and a light unit that illuminates the front surface of the image display body. The light unit has a light source and a light-transmitting sheet-shaped first lighting member superimposed over the front surface of the image display body. The first lighting member receives light from the light source and emits the light toward the front surface of the image display body to illuminate the front surface.09-11-2008
20080316166Plane Light Device for Liquid Crystal Display and Driving Method of the same - A method of driving plane light is used in a liquid crystal display. A plane light device includes a first substrate, a frame, a second substrate, a fluorescent layer, a plurality of spacers, and an outer electrode layer. A plane chamber is formed between the first substrate and the second substrate to filling mixed gases therein. The outer electrode layer includes a plurality of independent electrode pairs. The mixed gas is discharged by the fluorescent layer to produce a plurality of corresponding light emitting regions after driving respectively the plurality of electrode pairs. The plurality of light emitting regions have interval lines parallel or perpendicular to scanning lines of the liquid crystal display. The plurality of light emitting regions are opened synchronously, in series or alternately. The image blurry phenomenon displayed in the LCDs will be effectively improved caused by slow response of LCD's cells.12-25-2008
20100039365CHROMATIC LCD DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention modulates a plurality of sequentially generated common voltage signals into a new common voltage signal and synchronous color-separation backlight control signals turning on different-color backlight sources. The new common voltage signals and segment voltage signals cooperate to form voltage differences making a mono-pixel allow different-color backlights to pass and controlling the mono-pixel to turn on or turn off in a time-division mode. The effects of the time-division different-color backlights are accumulated by vision persistence to form different colors on the mono-pixel. Thus, the present invention can enable a monochromatic LCD chip and a mono-pixel to present a multi-color effect.02-18-2010
20080238860LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus having an LCD panel and an LED backlight panel performs display, which includes a display area brightness calculation section which calculates brightness of each of a plurality of display areas based on the image data; a brightness sensor provided in each of a plurality of backlight areas to detect emitted light brightness of the plurality of backlight areas; a controller for adjusting the brightness of each of the backlight areas, based on the display area brightness and the emitted light brightness in each of the backlight areas; and an LED driver for driving each of the LEDs of the backlight panel.10-02-2008
20080273006COLOR-ZONE LAYOUT OF LIGHT-EMITTING MODULE AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF COLOR SEQUENCE - A color-zone layout of light-emitting module includes at least a light-emitting zone unit. The light-emitting zone unit includes a plurality of blocks, which are divided into a first color-zone, a second color-zone, a third color-zone and a fourth color-zone. A fifth color-zone is located between any two adjacent ones of the color-zones. The five color-zones simultaneously display within a display frame.11-06-2008
20110006976FIELD SEQUENTIAL LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY WITH PASSIVE MATRIX AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a field sequential liquid crystal display (LCD) and driving method thereof. The method includes: turning the backlight off; step (a) of setting voltage of the segment signal lines to a first voltage and setting voltage of common signal lines to a second voltage level for a preset period so that the voltage of the pixels in LCD is set as fully white voltage; sequentially setting voltage of the common signal lines to a display common voltage in corresponding driving period, wherein when the voltage of the common signal lines is set to the display common voltage, a corresponding display data is outputted to the corresponding segment signal line; after a predetermined period from the step (a), providing a specific color backlight corresponding the display data.01-13-2011
20100141571Image Sensor with Integrated Light Meter for Controlling Display Brightness - The present invention is directed to an image sensor with an integrated light meter that can be used to automatically adjust the display brightness based on ambient light in the environment. According to one embodiment, an automatic exposure (AE) control loop estimates the ambient light when the image sensor is imaging, and the image sensor measures the ambient light when the image sensor is not imaging.06-10-2010
20090189841Open-loop color management for light emitting diode backlight module - An open-loop color management system comprises an indicating means, a controller and an LED driver. The indicating means is for indicating the operation status of the LED backlight module. The controller is for generating a control signal based on the operation status by reference to a look-up table. The LED driver driving the LED backlight module based on the control signal, so the chromaticity of the LED backlight module may be substantially constant over time.07-30-2009
20110205146Display Device - A display device, in particular a screen unit (08-25-2011
20130120234HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE DISPLAY USING LED BACKLIGHTING, STACKED OPTICAL FILMS, AND LCD DRIVE SIGNALS BASED ON A LOW RESOLUTION LIGHT FIELD SIMULATION - An HDR display is a combination of technologies including, for example, a dual modulation architecture incorporating algorithms for artifact reduction, selection of individual components, and a design process for the display and/or pipeline for preserving the visual dynamic range from capture to display of an image or images. In one embodiment, the dual modulation architecture includes a backlight with an array of RGB LEDs and a combination of a heat sink and thermally conductive vias for maintaining a desired operating temperature.05-16-2013
20130120235LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a liquid crystal display device wherein it is possible to specifically prevent the pseudo contouring of an area in which an image having a large motion vector is displayed, such as a telop area. A telop area (R05-16-2013
20090160754LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, TELEVISION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device is provided with a color LCD panel having a plurality of pixels, an LCD driver for driving the respective pixels of the LCD panel based on R, G, and B signals, a backlight for illuminating the LCD panel, a light control section for controlling a brightness of the illumination by the backlight, and a gain control section for controlling gains of the R, G, and B signals by each color in accordance with the brightness of the illumination controlled by the light control section.06-25-2009
20090160755POWER-APPLYING MODULE, BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A power-applying module includes a substrate, a voltage transformer, a voltage-applying pattern, a voltage induction pattern, and a protection part. The voltage transformer is disposed on the substrate. The voltage-applying pattern is formed at an end portion of the substrate and is electrically connected to the voltage transformer to apply a driving voltage to a lamp. The voltage induction pattern is formed on the substrate adjacent to the voltage-applying pattern, and is spaced apart from the voltage-applying pattern to sense an induced voltage corresponding to the driving voltage. The induced voltage is induced by the voltage-applying pattern. The protection part detects the induced voltage to control the driving voltage output by the voltage transformer.06-25-2009
20100141572ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - An active-backlight-type image display device includes an illumination device that enables a cost reduction of a light source and can display an image more accurately by eliminating an influence on temperature characteristics. In a so-called active-backlight-type display device, an illumination device includes a plurality of light sources that correspond one to one to a plurality of divided display regions and whose number is the same as that of the divided display regions, and a light transmission medium that transmits light emitted from each of the light sources to the divided display region corresponding to the light source to irradiate the same. Brightness of the plurality of light sources is controlled individually, so that an amount of irradiation light is controlled.06-10-2010
20090160758SURFACE LIGHTING DEVICE AND PORTABLE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A surface lighting device has one single light source and a light-guide-board. The board includes a light-guiding-section and a light-emitting-section. A shorter side of the light-guiding-section is not more than 8 mm, and an area of the light-emitting-section is not less than 500 mm2. The light-emitting-section has the following features: (1) a ratio of min. luminance vs. max. luminance of is not less than 0.3; (2) an average luminance ranges from 1 cd/m06-25-2009
20110205145Optoelectronic Device, Display and Backlight Module - A backlight module comprises a light transmission member and a light emitting module. The light emitting module includes at least two circuit substrates and a plurality of light emitting units. Short sides of the circuit substrates are corresponding to each other. The light emitting units are disposed on the circuit substrates and face a light incident surface of the light transmission member. The illumination chromaticity of several light emitting units disposed on the circuit substrates and adjacent to each other, and the mixed illumination chromaticity of other light emitting units disposed on each circuit substrate are substantially the same, and all emits white light.08-25-2011
20090128479Display Device and Method of Controlling the Same - A display device includes a driving signal generator being supplied with a synchronous signal and a clock signal and generating an inverter driving signal having a given frequency that is multiplied by a predetermined ratio from a frequency of the synchronous signal, an inverter outputting a driving signal based on the inverter driving signal, and a backlight unit controlling turned-on or turned-off based on the driving signal from the inverter. The driving signal generator operates the number of clocks of the clock signal included in a predetermined period of the synchronous signal by using a predetermined value, defines a magnitude of each section of the inverter driving signal with respect to the predetermined period of the synchronous signal, and adjusts the section magnitude of the inverter driving signal when the number of clocks differs from the total section magnitude of the inverter driving signal based on the magnitude of each section.05-21-2009
20090140972LIGHT SOURCE ASSEMBLY, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, AND METHOD OF DRIVING LIGHT SOURCE ASSEMBLY - A light source assembly includes a light source which emits light; a detector which detects the light and generates a light signal based on a property of the light; an operator operably connected to the detector and which receives the light signal and calculates a color coordinate of the light source based on the light signal; a comparator operably connected to the operator and which compares the color coordinate of the light source to a predetermined reference color coordinate; and a control unit operably connected to the comparator and which controls a pulse width modulation signal transmitted to the light source based on a result of the comparison of the comparator.06-04-2009
20100033421Backlight Unit and Liquid Crystal Display Having the Same - A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel that displays an image signal, a backlight unit supplying light to the liquid crystal panel, and a backlight control circuit to scan the backlight unit. The backlight control circuit supplies a pulse width modulation signal to rows of the backlight unit, which are adjacent to rows being scanned, such that the rows adjacent to the rows being scanned have a brightness lower than a brightness of the rows being scanned.02-11-2010
20090033615LIGHT EMISSION DEVICE, DISPLAY USING THE LIGHT EMISSION DEVICE, METHOD OF DRIVING THE LIGHT EMISSION DEVICE, AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE DISPLAY - A light emission device, a display using the light emission device, and a method of driving the light emission device are provided. The light emission device includes a plurality of scan lines for transmitting a plurality of scan signals, a plurality of column lines for transmitting a plurality of light emission data signals, a plurality of light emission pixels defined by the scan and column lines, and an anode electrode for receiving an anode voltage. The scan signal is transmitted to the light emission pixels in response to a first scan-on voltage and a first scan-on-time and one of the first scan-on voltage and the first scan-on-time increases when the anode current flowing along the anode electrode is less than a first reference current.02-05-2009
20090184916Image Display Apparatus - The present invention provides an image display apparatus capable of reducing a hold blur in accordance with circumstances. A black inserting process for inserting a black display area into a display screen in a liquid crystal display panel 07-23-2009
20090140975IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display apparatus includes: a luminance modification unit configured to modify the luminance setting value so as to make a luminance difference between adjacent partial regions of a back light smaller; a luminance distribution calculation unit configured to calculate a predicted value of luminance distribution of light incident on a liquid crystal panel from the back light on the basis of the modified luminance setting value; a liquid crystal transmittance correction unit configured to correct an optical transmittance of the image signal at each pixel of the liquid crystal panel on the basis of the image signal and the luminance distribution; a back light control unit configured to control the back light on the basis of the modified luminance setting value; and a liquid crystal control unit configured to control the liquid crystal panel so that the transmittance of the image signal becomes the corrected optical transmittance.06-04-2009
20090140974LIGHTING UNIT AND PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS - The lighting unit includes the DMDs 06-04-2009
20090184915LOW-BACKLIGHT IMAGE VISIBILITY ENHANCEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - A low-backlight image visibility enhancement method and system is proposed for integration to a backlit type of display unit, such as active matrix LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). The proposed method and system firstly converts the image of each video frame into a brightness-based grayscale image; then decomposes the grayscale image into a low-pass base layer and a high-pass detail layer; and then performs a brightness compensation for the base-layer image and a contrast enhancement for the detail-layer image; and finally combines the two image layers into one single image and performs color conversion to the combined image. The resulted image is then used for display on the display unit. This feature allows the display unit to use a low level of backlight to save electrical power consumption while nevertheless allow the image to be displayed with good visibility.07-23-2009
20090184918LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY WITH MODULATED BLACK POINT - A backlit display with improved dynamic range.07-23-2009
20090184917Liquid crystal display and dimming controlling method thereof - A liquid crystal display device and a dimming controlling method thereof are disclosed. The liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel, a drive circuit supplying a data pulse and a gate pulse to the liquid crystal display panel, a backlight unit divided into a plurality of block including light sources, and irradiating lights of which luminescence is controlled by the blocks, respectively, a controller analyzing an input video data by the block unit, generating a block dimming value based on a result of the analyzing, repeating a low pass filtering to the block dimming value to generate a local dimming value, applying a predeterminded global dimming value to an average of the local dimming value to generate a dimming signal, and a backlight driver generating a PWM signal for controlling a luminescence of the light sources by the blocks respectively according to the dimming signal to drive the light sources by the blocks respectively.07-23-2009
20080316167DISPLAY DRIVER - A display driver driving a display panel according to inputted display data comprises: a first circuit changing brightness of a display image by conversion of the display data based on a first reference value and a second reference value, the first reference value being a display data value at a first position in an upper part of a histogram of the inputted display data, and the second reference value being a display data value at a second position in a lower portion of the histogram; a second circuit changing brightness of a illuminating device illuminating the display panel based on the first reference value; and a control circuit performing a processing of making the brightness of the display image high by the first circuit and a processing of making the brightness of the illuminating device low by the second circuit in correlation with the brightness of the display image.12-25-2008
20090140973Liquid crystal display device and method for driving the same - A liquid crystal display (LCD) device and a method for driving the same, which are capable of achieving an enhancement in display quality, are disclosed. The LCD device includes a display panel for displaying an image, a backlight unit comprising a plurality red light sources, a plurality of green light sources, and a plurality of blue light sources, a backlight driver for controlling a duty rate of a first drive signal to drive the red light sources, a duty rate of a second drive signal to drive the green light sources, and a duty rate of a third drive signal to drive the blue light sources, in accordance with a control signal including color coordinate information and luminance information, a luminance corrector for varying the luminance information of the control signal when the duty rate of one of the first to third drive signal is 100%, and a light sensor for sensing light beams from the light sources, generating light sensing signals based on the sensed light beams, and supplying the light sensing signals to the backlight driver and to the luminance corrector.06-04-2009
20090140970Methods and Systems for Weighted-Error-Vector-Based Source Light Selection - Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for selecting a display source light illumination level based on a histogram-weighted error value.06-04-2009
20090015539Appearance improvement for zone backlit LCD displays - A liquid crystal display device includes a display panel having an active image display region, a non-image display region surrounding the active image display region, and a border area disposed between the active image display region and the non-image display region, and a backlight device adjacent to the display panel and having a plurality of light producing elements corresponding to the active image display region, wherein the border area is disposed between the active image display region and the non-image display region to diffuse light produced by the light producing elements transmitted through the display panel within the border area.01-15-2009
20090002309Semiconductor Integrated Circuit, Power Source System Interface, and Electronic Apparatus - A semiconductor integrated circuit, includes: a light emitting diode driver for driving a light emitting diode which is a backlight source of a liquid crystal display panel; a regulator that stabilizes an externally supplied power supply voltage, so as to supply a power supply voltage which is stabilized to a liquid crystal driver that drives the liquid crystal panel; a level shifter which shifts a level of image data supplied to a data input terminal, so as to supply, to the liquid crystal driver, image data that has a level corresponding to the power supply voltage stabilized by the regulator; and a control circuit which switches on/off an operation of at least one of the light emitting diode driver and the regulator, in accordance with a command supplied to the data input terminal; wherein the semiconductor integrated circuit is used, being coupled to the liquid crystal display panel and to the liquid crystal driver.01-01-2009
20090002308LIGHT EMISSION CONTROL APPARATUS AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, a light emission control apparatus controlling light emissions of plural light sources in a light emission device which includes the light sources in respective light source areas and lights a liquid crystal panel using the plural light sources has following sections: an initial value setting section setting initial control values of the plural light sources; an illumination value calculation section calculating an illumination value to illuminate the liquid crystal panel for the respective light source areas based on a spread characteristic of light emitted from the plural light sources, using the initial control values set by the initial value setting section; an additional value determination section determining an additional value to increase an emission intensity of the plural light sources when an illumination value of the light source areas corresponding to screen areas of the liquid crystal panel is smaller than a maximum display value for the respective screen areas, the additional value being determined based on a difference between the maximum display value and the illumination value; and a control value determination section correcting the initial control value according to the additional value determined by the additional value determination section and determining a light source control value to emit light from the light sources.01-01-2009
20090015540PORTABLE TERMINAL - Visibility of a transmissive liquid crystal display panel is improved in outside and inside environments. A liquid crystal display 01-15-2009
20090015542METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE BACKLIGHTING OF A FLAT SCREEN - Electronic circuit designed to control the level of lighting produced by light diodes in a flat screen. The circuit uses a PDM modulator in order to generate a control signal (Vc) with a number of pulses by period that depends on the desired level of lighting. The advantage is to reduce the energy in the low frequencies.01-15-2009
20090015538LCD device power saving system and method of reducing power consumption of LCD device - A control system for a portable display device includes a battery power supply powering a display panel of the portable display device, a backlight controller and a video processor connected to the display panel for displaying images, an adaptive controller providing output signals to the backlight controller and the video processor, a video analyzer providing a first input to the adaptive controller, and a remaining display time estimator providing a second input to the adaptive controller, wherein the remaining display time estimator determines a remaining display time of the portable display device and controls the adaptive controller to adjust one of the backlight controller and the video processor based upon the determined remaining display time.01-15-2009
20090051642Backlight assembly, method of driving the same and display system having the same thereof - The present invention provides a backlight assembly and a display system having the same, characterized in that the backlight assembly comprises: a plurality of light emission units and a control unit. Each unit having M kinds of emission components, each of the M kinds of emission components emitting light of a spectrum which is different from each other, wherein M is a positive integer equal to or greater than two. The control unit receives a first signal and determines a second signal according to the color information of the first signal, and individually controls light emission of each emission component of the plurality of light emission units based on the second signal, wherein the light emissions from the plurality of light emission units generate a spatially-dependent spectrum distribution, and the light emission of each light emission unit forms a color gamut in a color space which is individually different from others.02-26-2009
20090051643BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY, DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE DISPLAY APPARATUS - In a backlight assembly, a display apparatus having the backlight assembly, a method for driving the backlight assembly and a method for driving the display apparatus, the backlight assembly includes a plurality of light sources and a light source driving unit. The light sources are disposed along a direction and emit light. The light source driving unit causes the light sources to sequentially emit light along the direction, and causes each of the light sources to emit light during a first emitting period of a time period, and then causes each of the light sources to emit light during a second emitting period of the time period. The time period is substantially the same as a single frame. Accordingly, each of the light sources emits light again after the light sources have emitted light once, so that motion blur in the display apparatus may be decreased.02-26-2009
20110221663EDGE TYPE BACKLIGHTING MODULE - An edge type backlighting module is disclosed in the present invention. The edge type backlighting module includes at least one light source array for providing light beams; at least one reflecting mirror, rotating within a specified angle, for reflecting the light beams; and a light adjusting medium for adjusting outgoing directions of the reflected light beams. It further has at least one infrared sensor for detecting light beams reflected from a surface of the light adjusting medium when a user touches the surface and generating a signal representing a touch location.09-15-2011
20090058793BACKLIGHT UNIT FOR SYNCHRONIZATION WITH AN IMAGE SIGNAL FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A backlight unit for synchronization with an image signal for a liquid crystal display (LCD), which can synchronize frequencies of a lamp driving signal and a lamp brightness signal with frequencies of a horizontal synchronization signal and a vertical synchronization signal, which are image signals used in an LCD panel. The backlight unit includes a synchronization part generating a first synchronized signal synchronized with a horizontal synchronization signal having a preset frequency, and a second synchronized signal synchronized with a vertical synchronization signal having a frequency different from the frequency of the horizontal synchronization signal, and a signal generation part generating a lamp driving signal for driving a lamp according to the first synchronized signal and a lamp brightness signal for controlling brightness of the lamp according to the second synchronized signal.03-05-2009
20090058792BACKLIGHT UNIT, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND LOCALIZED DIMMING METHOD THEREOF - A backlight unit of a liquid crystal display device supplies light to one or more corresponding pixels of a liquid crystal display panel. The backlight unit includes a plurality of blocks formed into a matrix shape. Each block includes a light emitting diode module. The blocks in a row of the matrix are driven by a same row driving signal and the blocks in a column of the matrix are driven by a same column driving signal, to adjust luminance of the light supplied to the corresponding pixels.03-05-2009
20090251401Display Utilizing Simultaneous Color Intelligent Backlighting and luminescence Controlling Shutters - A display comprises a front-end component having a matrix of neutral light valves that defines the resolution of the display. A backlight unit provides backlighting for the front-end component and has a plurality of individual elements grouped into repeat units, wherein the individual elements in the repeat units differ in color and the repeat units have a resolution less than the display resolution. All individual elements in individual repeat units are capable of simultaneously emitting light incident on more than one neutral light valve.10-08-2009
20110141003LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel that is divided into a first display surface and a second display surface including data lines and gate lines, a first data driving circuit configured to drive data lines of the first display surface, a second data driving circuit configured to drive data lines of the second display surface, a gate driving circuit configured to sequentially supply a gate pulse for scanning the first display surface to gate lines of the first display surface and sequentially supply a gate pulse for scanning the second display surface to gate lines of the second display surface, a timing controller configured to divide a unit frame period into a first sub-frame period and a second sub-frame period, a backlight unit configured to provide light to the liquid crystal display panel wherein the backlight unit includes a plurality of light sources, and a light source driving circuit configured to turn off all the plurality of light sources during the first sub-frame period and turn on all the plurality of light sources at a turn-on time within the second sub-frame period.06-16-2011
20090096741Liquid crystal display device including backlight unit and method of driving the same - A liquid crystal display device includes: a light emitting diode array unit including at least two groups of light emitting diode arrays for emitting light; a light emitting diode driving unit for supplying at least two pulse width modulation signals having different phases from each other to the at least two groups of light emitting diode arrays, respectively; a liquid crystal display panel for displaying images using the light from the light emitting diode array unit; and a timing controller for controlling the light emitting diode driving unit and the liquid crystal display panel.04-16-2009
20090096742Backlight modulation circuit having rough and fine illumination signal processing circuit - An exemplary backlight modulation circuit includes a backlight source, a backlight driving circuit, a rough modulation key, a fine modulation key, a scaler, and an illumination modulation signal processing circuit. The backlight driving circuit is configured for driving the backlight source. The rough modulation key and the fine modulation key are configured for generating a rough triggering signal and a fine triggering signal. The scaler is configured for receiving the rough triggering signal and the fine triggering signal, and generating an illumination modulation signal. The illumination modulation signal processing circuit is configured for receiving the illumination modulation signal, and processing the illumination modulation signal to generate one of a rough modulation controlling signal to modulate illumination of the backlight source in a large range and a fine modulation controlling signal to modulate the illumination of the backlight source in a small range.04-16-2009
20110227818MONITOR AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - The invention discloses a monitor and a display method thereof. The monitor comprises a display panel, a backlight module and a control module, and the backlight module comprises a plurality of light emitting diodes lighting with a first period. The display method in accordance with the present invention comprises the flowing steps of: receiving a plurality of frame signals, and comparing a difference of any two adjacent frame signals with a threshold value by the control module; controlling the backlight module emitting with a second period.09-22-2011
20110141005BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A display apparatus includes a display panel which is divided into a plurality of display areas; a plurality of light guide plates which transmit light to the display areas of the display panel; a plurality of light source modules alternately arranged with and interposed between the light guide plates, each light source module being disposed along a lateral side of an adjacent light guide plate and including a plurality of light sources for emitting light to the lateral side of the adjacent light guide plate, and a module substrate on which the light sources are mounted; and a plurality of reflective plates which reflect the light emitted by the light sources and transmitted by the light guide plates, wherein each of the reflective plates is interposed between a rear surface of a corresponding light guide plate and at least one module substrate.06-16-2011
20110141004DRIVING METHOD FOR LOCAL DIMMING OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A driving method for local dimming of a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) device and an apparatus using the same are disclosed. The driving method includes assigning a first block index to each of a plurality of blocks into which backlight unit is divided, detecting a connection order of the blocks in the backlight unit, arranging the first block indexes according to the block connection order, storing first block index ordering information that specifies the arranged first block indexes, retrieving the stored first block index ordering information, generating second block index information that specifies second block indexes corresponding to the first block indexes of the backlight unit, determining a local dimming value for each block by analyzing input data on a block basis according to the second block index information, rearranging the local dimming values arranged based on the second block index information according to the first block index ordering information, and driving the plurality of blocks respectively using the rearranged local dimming values of the plurality of blocks.06-16-2011
20110141002LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel, a backlight unit including a plurality of light sources, the backlight unit configured to provide light to the liquid crystal display panel, a light source driving unit configured to drive the light sources of the backlight unit using a backlight control signal, and a backlight controller configured to select a backlight dimming value depending on an input image and vary an off-start time of the backlight control signal based on the backlight dimming value.06-16-2011
20090096739LIGHT SOURCE DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR BACKLIGHT MODULE - A light source driving circuit for a backlight module is disclosed, wherein each driving unit includes a reference resistor, a transistor, a bias resistor and a shunt regulator. The transistor is coupled between an LED string and the reference resistor, and the bias resistor is coupled between an operation voltage and the control terminal of the transistor. The shunt regulator is coupled between the control terminal of the transistor and a common terminal, and the reference pin of the shunt regulator is coupled to the common node between the reference resistor and the transistor.04-16-2009
20090021470BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A light-emitting part includes (N)-th row light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and (N+1)-th row LEDs, wherein ‘N’ is a natural number. A pulse width modulation (PWM) control part generates (N)-th and (N+1)-th PWM signals. A driving voltage generating part includes an (N)-th driving element that applies an (N)-th driving voltage to the (N)-th row LEDs, and an (N+1)-th driving element that applies an (N+1)-th driving voltage to the (N+1)-th row LEDs, wherein a phase of the (N+1)-th driving voltage is delayed by about 360 degrees/M with respect to the phase of the first driving voltage, wherein ‘M’ is a natural number that is more than 01-22-2009
20090021469Backlight assembly, method for driving backlight assembly, and liquid crystal display having the same - There is provided a backlight assembly that supplies light to an LCD panel. The backlight assembly includes an LED assembly and a backlight unit. The LED assembly includes at least one LED block region having a plurality of LEDs. The backlight unit driving unit includes a color control unit that determines a representative color of the LED block region using an image signal supplied to the LCD panel, and a dimming control unit that controls the color of the LED block region based on the representative color determined by the color control unit.01-22-2009
20090021468BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A display apparatus, includes: a display unit which displays a video; a light source unit having a plurality of light sources which are independently driven, and which illuminate the display unit; and a driving unit which drives the light source unit. The driving unit includes: a driving signal generating unit which generates a driving signal which has a first voltage level and a second voltage level so that the plurality of light sources can be independently driven, and a control unit which blocks or applies the driving signal to drive the light source unit based on a voltage level which is applied to the light source unit if the driving signal which is generated by the driving signal generating unit is the first voltage level.01-22-2009
20090207121PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING BACK LIGHT UNIT THEREOF AND METHOD FOR THE SAME - A method automatically controls a back light unit in a display of a portable electronic device. A back light unit in the display is turned on when an input keystroke is detected. When an idle time of the portable electronic device exceeds a threshold time, an image-fetching unit is activated to fetch image at front side thereof. The back light unit keeps lighting on when a user face feature is identified in the fetched image. The back light unit is turned off to save power when no user face feature is identified in the fetched image.08-20-2009
20090231263METHOD FOR DRIVING A COLOR-SEQUENTIAL DISPLAY - A method for driving a color-sequential display suitable to reduce the color break-up phenomenon of the color-sequential display is disclosed. The method includes: dividing each sub-frame period into a data-writing period and a backlight turned-on period; within the data-writing period, transmitting a data of first color; during a first duration of the backlight turned-on period, turning on a first color backlight; during a second duration of the backlight turned-on period, turning on a second color backlight.09-17-2009
20090231264IMAGE DISPLAY APARATUS - An image display apparatus including a liquid crystal display unit having a display surface and rear surface facing a display surface, a light conducting plate having a front surface, a bottom surface facing the front surface, and a side end surface perpendicular to the front surface and the bottom surface, the light conducting plate being arranged to face the rear surface of the liquid crystal display unit, the front surface of the light conducting plate facing the rear surface of the liquid crystal display unit, wherein the light conducting plate has a reflective sheet on the bottom surface, wherein incident light from a side end surface of the plate is reflected on the reflective sheet on the bottom surface so as to be conducted toward the front surface, and an LED element that has a light emitting surface facing the side end surface of the light conducting plate, for radiating light from the light emitting surface to the side end surface, wherein the LED element is arranged in the manner that the central axis of the light emitting surface of the LED element is shifted onto either of the bottom surface side or the front surface side of the light conducting plate from the middle surface of the light conducting plate between the front surface and the bottom surface of the light conducting plate.09-17-2009
20090219244SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING AN INTENSITY VALUE AND A BACKLIGHT LEVEL FOR A DISPLAY OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The disclosure relates to a system and method for determining pixel intensity values (luma values) for an image being displayed on a display of an electronic device, then adjusting the pixel intensity and the backlight level for the image that is output to a liquid crystal display (LCD). The system comprises: a display for displaying an image to be displayed on the device; an image adjustment module to identify the pixel intensity values of the image, to determine new pixel intensity values for the image based in part on the original pixel intensity values, to provide the (adjusted) image at the new pixel intensity values to the display and to determine a backlight level for the image at the new pixel intensity values. The system further comprises a backlight system to provide a backlight for the adjusted image at the adjusted backlight level.09-03-2009
20090207124DISPLAY DEVICE AND PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME - In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a display device includes a driver, a main display panel that receives an image signal from the driver to display an image and that is substantially fixed to the driver, a backlight assembly that is disposed between the main display panel and the driver to radiate light to a rear surface of the main display panel, and a sub-display panel that receives a image signal from the driver to display an image and that can be moved. The display device includes a first mode, in which the sub-display panel is disposed to be opposite to a rear surface of the main display panel, and a second mode, in which the sub-display panel is disposed to be opposite to a front surface of the main display panel.08-20-2009
20090207123BACKLIGHT DRIVING APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A backlight driving apparatus and a driving method thereof, in which the backlight driving apparatus includes a driving unit and a controller. The driving unit boosts an input voltage in response to a duty ratio of a control signal and provides the boosted input voltage to an LED array. The controller increases the duty ratio of the control signal in a step-by-step fashion by comparing a preset target value with a sequentially increasing step-setting value if a driving start signal is enabled.08-20-2009
20090102784Liquid crystal display and liquid crystal television - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display capable of making the variations and the oblique lines, which are caused on the screen in the liquid crystal display using the TN liquid crystal panel, less visible. The liquid crystal display includes a video signal reception section adapted to receive a video signal, a signal input detection section adapted to detect presence or absence of the video signal, a luminance control section adapted to control the luminance of the backlight, and a control section adapted to instruct the luminance control section to reduce the luminance of the backlight as a predetermined amount in the case in which the signal input detection section fails to detect the video signal.04-23-2009
20090102781Method for processing images in liquid crystal display - A method for processing images in a liquid crystal display is provided. The method includes the steps of: acquiring a backlight index according to an image; adjusting a backlight according to the backlight index; acquiring a reference gray level according to the adjusted backlight, wherein the reference gray level lies in between a first gray level boundary and a second gray level boundary; transferring a gray level of the image into a corresponding output gray level according to the backlight index when the gray level of the image lying in between the reference gray level and the first gray level boundary; and transferring the gray level of the image into another corresponding output gray level according to a linear relationship when the gray level of the image lying in between the reference gray level and the second gray level boundary.04-23-2009
20090102782BACKLIGHT APPARATUS - A backlight apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a light emitting unit, a voltage converter, a voltage detection unit, a correction unit, and a feedback control unit. The light emitting unit has a first connection end and a second connection end. The voltage converter transforms an input voltage into a rated voltage according to a periodic signal. The voltage detection unit detects a voltage level on the first connection end and the second connection end, and generates a measuring voltage. The correction unit performs a gain correction of the measuring voltage and adjusts the corrected measuring voltage by a specific ratio to generate a correction voltage. The feedback control unit outputs a feedback signal according to the correction voltage, and the voltage converter dynamically modifies the periodic signal according the feedback signal.04-23-2009
20080273005MIXED COLOR SEQUENTIAL CONTROLLING METHOD AND BACK LIGH MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - A mixed color controlling method for backlight module and display device using the same, in the method, a mixed color sequential (MCS) algorithm with high contrast enhancement technique is provided in RGB LED backlight display. Owing to synchronous control of LCD panel and LED backlight module, high quality image with suppressed color breakup and motion blur effects is achieved, and display contrast is improved by our novel color sequential technique. In addition, MCS algorithm is useful for color filter-less optical compensated bend (OCB) panel display for alleviating color breakup and motion blur effects.11-06-2008
20090251402Liquid crystal panel with light sensor and liquid crystal display device using the same - An exemplary liquid crystal panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, a light sensor disposed at an inner side of the first substrate, and a black matrix disposed at an inner side of the second substrate. The light sensor includes a light-sensing unit, and the black matrix includes a semi-transparent film corresponding to the light-sensing unit. A liquid crystal display device employing the liquid crystal panel is also provided.10-08-2009
20090256797DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIGHT OUTPUT OF THE DISPLAY APPARATUS - To improve the quality of light emitted by a light source in a display apparatus (10-15-2009
20100013755COLOR SEQUENTIAL LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A color sequential liquid crystal display (color-sequential-LCD) and an LCD panel driving method thereof are disclosed. By changing the arrangement of the pixel array in the LCD panel and turning on several rows of pixels in the LCD panel at the same time, so that the color sequential LCD of the present invention not only respectively reduces the scanning time of red, green and blue video data to make the liquid crystal molecules of all the pixels on the LCD panel have enough response time but also respectively increases the lighting-up time of the red, green and blue light emitting diodes of the back light module to promote the display brightness of the entire LCD panel. Therefore, the color sequential LCD of the present invention displays a single color or a full color image without the bottom color mixing phenomenon, and furthermore, the display brightness thereof can be promoted.01-21-2010
20090251400LCD DISPLAY METHOD - The present invention offers a display method, which can adjust the brightness of backlight by the brightness correction of the backlight, thereby not only decreasing the power consumption, but also solving the problem of blinking backlights. Especially, the display method of the present invention comprises: receiving an image signals, calculating the typical brightness of said image signal, calculating the brightness correction of the backlight according to the typical brightness of said image signal and the brightness of the backlight, adjusting the brightness of the backlight according to the brightness correction of the backlight, and adjusting said image signal. The display method of the present invention is correcting the image gray and contrast by applying the algorithm of slow changing of backlight according to the brightness scale of the input image, while adjusting the brightness of the backlight, therefore unchanging or increasing the subjective image effect, preventing the blinking of the backlight and improving the quality of the display.10-08-2009
20090256796DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display device includes a backlight assembly, a display panel, a top chassis and a sealing member. The backlight assembly includes a light-generating unit, a receiving container receiving the light-generating unit and a mold frame disposed along an edge portion of the receiving container. The display panel is disposed on the mold frame. The top chassis is coupled to the receiving container, covers an edge portion of the display panel and fixes the display panel by. The sealing member is disposed between the mold frame and the top chassis to surround an end portion of the display panel, such as to fully seal a space between the end portion of the display panel and the mold frame. The sealing member has elasticity, insulating properties and adsorption capacity for foreign matter.10-15-2009
20090262065LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel having display blocks arranged in a first matrix thereon, and light-emitting blocks which provide light to the liquid crystal panel. Each of the light-emitting blocks corresponds to a corresponding column of the first matrix and provides the light to a corresponding column of display blocks in the corresponding column of the first matrix. A frame during which an image is displayed on the liquid crystal display is divided into time slots, and a number of the time slots is equal to a number of the corresponding display blocks included in each column of the first matrix. A luminance of the light provided by each of the light-emitting blocks during each time slot of the frame is controlled based on an image data signal supplied to the corresponding column of the first matrix.10-22-2009
20100156778DISPLAY PANEL MODULE, DISPLAY UNIT, INSPECTION DEVICE FOR DISPLAY PANEL AND INSPECTION METHOD FOR DISPLAY PANEL - A display panel module, includes: a display panel having a light-transmitting section that can control a transmissive light amount; an illuminating device that can irradiate a light to the display panel; an illumination controller for controlling the drive of the illuminating device; a display panel controller for controlling the drive of the display panel; and a display mode controller that can control a normal display mode for displaying an image in accordance with image signals input from the outside and an inspection mode for inspecting the display panel. When the inspection mode is selected in the display mode controller, the display panel controller controls the drive of the display panel depending on inspection purposes. The illumination controller controls at least one of brightness, lighting timing and illumination color of the illuminating device depending on the inspection purposes.06-24-2010
20100156777METHOD OF DRIVING LIGHT SOURCE, LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS - A method of driving a light source includes; driving a plurality of light-emitting blocks included in a light source module at a uniform luminance during an initial period in response to a power-on signal, and subsequently driving the plurality of light-emitting blocks individually in accordance with respective luminances of a plurality of image blocks aligned with each of the plurality of light-emitting blocks after the initial period.06-24-2010
20100149086LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - An LCD device of an edge type is disclosed. The LCD device analyzes brightness of an input image in blocks using an algorithm and generates lamp drive signals corresponding to the analyzed block brightnesses. Also, the LCD device applied the lamp drive signals to a plurality of light sources. As such, the LCD device with the edge type backlight unit can be divisionally driven in blocks.06-17-2010
20090315823Liquid crystal display and method for driving the same - A liquid crystal display includes a control unit, an inverter connected to the control unit and a load connected to the inverter. The control unit provides a first control signal and a second control signal to the inverter according to a degree of brightness of an external image signals. The inverter adjusts luminous intensity of the load according to the first control signal and the second control signal. Also provided is a method for driving the liquid crystal display.12-24-2009
20100149084Backlight Device and Image Display Device Provided Therewith - The backlight device of the present invention is provided with a light emitting unit emitting light of N (N≧2) colors and a light emission control unit making the light emitting unit emit light of one of the N colors for each field. The light emission control unit varying, from one flame to the next, the order of light emission colors within each frame is designed for use in the backlight device and an image display device incorporating such a backlight device. Thus, it is possible to realize the backlight device and the image display device incorporating such a backlight device in which, irrespective of an image recognition period (a period in which an image is recognized during the movement of the viewpoint on a display), the continuous recognition of light of the same color is prevented during the movement of the viewpoint on a display.06-17-2010
20090122003DRIVING DEVICE FOR BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE THEREOF - A display device and a driving device for driving a backlight module are provided. The driving device includes a power conversion circuit (PCC), a PWM generator, a current control unit (CCU) and a voltage feedback compensation circuit (VFCC). The PCC is used for converting an input voltage into an adjustable voltage supplied to the backlight module. The CCU is used for controlling current flowing through the backlight module. The VFCC is used for receiving an output voltage from the backlight module and providing a feedback voltage to the PWM generator, so that the PWM generator adjusts the adjustable voltage accordingly. Therefore, the driving device submitted by the present invention can be reduced the entire power consumption of the display device and further avoided the current control unit happened damage also.05-14-2009
20090085861BACKLIGHT DRIVER AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME - A backlight driver and a liquid crystal display (LCD) including the same, in which the backlight driver includes an interface unit enabled in response to a first carry signal, receiving serially provided optical data, and outputting a second carry signal; and a plurality of control units controlling one or more light-emitting devices in response to the serially provided optical data.04-02-2009
20120139822CONTROL APPARATUS - A control apparatus specifies a response time required for a pre-change transmittance specified by image data of an image to be displayed on the liquid crystal display panel to become a post-change transmittance specified by image data of a subsequent image, subsequent to the image, to be displayed on the liquid crystal display panel, for each pixel of the liquid crystal display panel, based on the pre-change transmittance and on the post-change transmittance; derives a representative response time defined as a response time of an image in a frame, based on the response time specified for each of the pixels; and sets an unlit time period of the backlight, between display of the image and the subsequent image, according to the representative response time.06-07-2012
20090079688PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROCESSING METHOD OF HIGH DYNAMIC CONTRAST FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - This invention relates to a processing device and processing method of high dynamic contrast for liquid crystal display apparatus, the processing device comprises a receiver, an inverter, and a source driving IC connected with a central processing module. The processing method includes: performing a histogram statistical process on received low voltage Differential Signaling data; obtaining a backlight source dimming coefficient and a Gamma reference voltage parameter of the same frame of picture according to the result of the histogram statistical process. controlling the brightness of the backlight source according to said backlight source dimming coefficient; controlling the voltage of the pixel capacitor on the liquid crystal panel according to said Gamma reference voltage parameter. This invention respectively adjusts the brightness of the backlight source and the voltage of the pixel capacitor of the liquid crystal panel simultaneously, and hence the dynamic contrast of the picture is increased, the problems of lower contrast and flicker of TFT liquid crystal display apparatus are ameliorated, and the power consumption of the backlight source is saved.03-26-2009
20100177029HYSTERESIS-TYPE CONTROLLING METHOD FOR BACKLIGHT OF PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method for controlling backlight of portable electronic device in hysteresis manner pre-sets the portable electronic device in a default mode and senses a background brightness. The portable electronic device is operated at a daylight mode when the sensed background brightness is larger than a first threshold. When the portable electronic device is operated at the daylight mode and the sensed background brightness is smaller than a second threshold, the portable electronic device is again operated at the default mode, where the second threshold is much smaller then the first threshold to provide hysteresis effect. Therefore, the backlight can be turned off when the background brightness is sufficient. A rapid switch between default mode and daylight mode can be prevented by the hysteresis-manner control and user dizziness caused by rapid modes switch can also be prevented.07-15-2010
20100188324BACKLIGHT UNIT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - Disclosed are a backlight unit and a liquid crystal display capable of improving viewing angle dependency of tint of a liquid crystal display image, thereby obtaining a high-quality liquid crystal display image with no tint when viewed from a slanting direction. A backlight unit 07-29-2010
20100001945DRIVING METHOD OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A driving method of an LCD includes: dividing a display panel into a plurality of scanning blocks, each scanning block including a plurality of display regions; selecting one of the scanning blocks as a target scanning block, wherein each display region of the target scanning block corresponds to at least one backlight source; and selecting one of the display regions of the target scanning block as a target display region, detecting a gray value of an image of the target display region, and adjusting a luminance of a target backlight source corresponding to the target display region according to the gray value of the image.01-07-2010
20100001944Apparatus and method for driving light source of back light unit - The exemplary embodiment suggests an apparatus and a method for driving a light source of a backlight unit. The apparatus for driving the light source of the backlight unit comprises a plurality of LED columns; a power output terminal and feedback terminals connected to the LED columns; and an LED driver sequentially driving the LEDs according to sequentially delayed PWM signals. The LED driver decides an operable number of LED channel based on the signals input through the feedback terminals, and sequentially delays the PWM signals with the phase difference controlled by the number of LED channel.01-07-2010
20100177031Flat Panel Display and its Combinative Outer Frame - A combinative outer frame for a flat panel display (FPD) and a FPD and a manufacturing method of the FPD are provided. The outer frame for the FPD includes a front frame, a support frame, and an elastic pad. The support frame is disposed opposite to the front frame and includes a ridge which protrudes upon it; two sides of the elastic pad are joined to the front frame and the support frame respectively so that the ridge is pressed into it. This design causes tighter joining between different components of a frame, so as to prevent dust from invading FPD modules.07-15-2010
20100177030BACKLIGHT UNIT, DISPLAY UNIT AND TELEVISION RECEIVER - A backlight unit in which warping in a diffusion plate can be sufficiently prevented includes a light source, a diffusion plate arranged to diffuse light emitted from the light source and including a catching portion in a peripheral portion thereof, a support pedestal arranged to support the diffusion plate, an optical sheet arranged on the diffusion plate, and a diffusion-plate presser member arranged to engage with the catching portion of the diffusion plate and to sandwich the diffusion plate between the support pedestal.07-15-2010
20100238105LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING SAME, AND CONTROLLER FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device provided herein can be switched between a display mode and a mirror mode, and can ensure a high image quality in the display mode.09-23-2010
20100149087DETACHABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A detachable liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal module and a cradle. The liquid crystal module includes a liquid crystal panel, an optical sheet provided on a rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, an interface disposed on a rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, a power receiver disposed on the rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, a memory card and a timing controller for receiving second image data from external devices and permitting the first image data stored in the memory card to be displayed in the liquid crystal panel. The cradle includes a lamp emitting light, an inverter for supplying alternating current to the lamp, a connector for receiving third image data from external equipment, and an interface converter for applying the third image data to the interface of the liquid crystal module.06-17-2010
20100149085LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display including a liquid crystal display panel having at least first and second display portions, a first light emitting diode (LED) light source unit configured to selectively irradiate light onto the first display portion, a second LED light source unit configured to selectively irradiate light onto the second display portion, a light source drive circuit configured to individually drive the first and second LED light source units in response to an address signal, and a light source controller configured to generate and transmit, during a self screen mode in which a live image is not displayed, the address signal to the light source drive circuit to turn on the first LED light source unit and to turn off the second LED light source unit during a first time period, to turn on the first and second LED light source units during a second time period after the first time period, and to generate and transmit a dimming signal to the light source drive circuit to control a brightness of the first LED light source unit in the second time period to be lower than a brightness of the first LED light source unit in the first time period.06-17-2010
20100225571CIRCUITRY FOR INDEPENDENT GAMMA ADJUSTMENT POINTS - A display architecture providing independent adjustment of gamma with respect to each color channel of a display is provided. In one embodiment, gamma adjustment circuitry may utilize separate resistor strings for each color channel of the display. Gamma adjustment voltage taps for each resistor string may each be coupled to a respective switching logic block that includes a plurality of switches, each of which may be coupled to different respective locations of the resistor string. Based upon a gamma correction profile defining optimal gamma adjustment points for a particular color channel based at least partially upon its transmittance sensitivity characteristics, appropriate control signals may be provided to each of the switching logic blocks to facilitate the connection of the gamma adjustment voltage taps to desired adjustment points on a respective resistor string in order to optimize gamma correction and provide for increased accuracy in color output.09-09-2010
20100253613LED BACKLIGHT AND ELECTRONIC CONTROL - Embodiments comprise a backlight device and a method for controlling the chromaticity and/or luminance of the backlight device. More particularly, embodiments relate to a backlight device for a display which utilizes an array of LED pairs to create a desired chromaticity and luminance of light, whereby the chromaticity and luminance can be closely monitored and maintained throughout the life of the display. A pair of LEDs are used in an exemplary embodiment where the pair contains two blue LEDs with the first LED coated in a red phosphor and the second LED coated in a green phosphor.10-07-2010
20100225574IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An objective of the present invention is to provide an image display device that performs area active drive and that can suppress the occurrence of flicker upon displaying a moving image. An APL calculating unit (09-09-2010
20100253615Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof - A liquid crystal display and a driving method thereof capable of improving contrast properties by implementing a local dimming and achieving the slimness of the liquid crystal display. The liquid crystal display comprises a liquid crystal display panel, a backlight unit including a light guide plate part in which a plurality of light guide channels are formed, and a plurality of light sources for illuminating light to the light guide channels, a division driving controller for mapping an input picture to a plurality of blocks in which a plurality of data channels are intersected with the plurality of light guide channels, analyzing luminance of the input picture for each block, determining dimming values of the plurality of light sources, and independently modulating the luminance of the input picture for each block based on the analyzed result, and a light source driver for independently controlling luminance of the light sources responding to the dimming values.10-07-2010
20100253616PHOTODETECTION DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a photodetection device which is small in size and has excellent sensitivity. The photodetection device (10-07-2010
20100253612DYNAMICALLY ESTABLISHED BACKLIGHT FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION IN LCD - Backlighting lamps in an LCD are extinguished when they are in regions beyond the area of the demanded image produced by an associated LCD cell matrix that overlays the lamps. In some cases the size of the demanded image may be reduced according to a user-input energy savings mode and then lamps beyond the image region are extinguished. Energy savings are realized.10-07-2010
20120139823DRIVER DEVICE, BACKLIGHT UNIT AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A backlight unit according to the present invention includes a plurality of LED drivers (06-07-2012
20100053062INTELLIGENT ROW- AND MULTICOLOR BACKLIGHT-MODULATION LCD DEVICE AND A METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses a single-level driver is programmed to generate a plurality of segment voltage signals. A multicolor backlight modulation device receives the segment voltage signals and modulating a portion of the segment voltage signals to generate a common voltage signal and at least two synchronous color-separation backlight driving signals driving a backlight source to emitting different-color backlights. The common voltage signal cooperates with the segment voltage signals to form voltage differences which drive a mono-pixel to turn on or turn off in a time-division mode and allow different-color backlights to pass the mono-pixel at the same time. The time-division different-color backlights are accumulated by vision persistence to present a chromatic effect on the mono-pixel. The resultant colors can be intelligently varied via programming the segment voltage signals to achieve diversified multicolor effects. Therefore, the present invention can enable mono-pixels to present multicolor effect with a single-level display chip.03-04-2010
20100220049Load Driving Device, and Lighting Apparatus and Liquid Crystal Display Device Using the Same - A load driving device disclosed in the specification includes a power supply circuit for supplying to a load an output voltage converted from an input voltage, a detection voltage generation circuit for generating a detection voltage which varies depending on a magnitude of a voltage drop which across the load, and a control circuit for controlling the power supply circuit so that it performs output feedback control of the output voltage, on the basis of the detection voltage.09-02-2010
20090040173LED DRIVER AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - An LED driver 02-12-2009
20100220050BACKLIGHT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME - The object is to decrease the size of an entire backlight device including an inverter circuit board and the cost for producing the backlight device. The backlight device includes a lamp (09-02-2010
20090040172Liquid crystal display and the backlight indicating apparatus and method thereof - A liquid crystal display has a backlight module and an indicator. The indicator is used to detect the light brightness of the backlight module, and announces a warning when the light brightness is lower than a predetermined value. The indicator has at least one color light detection unit that includes a detector, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a controller and a warning display. The detector detects the brightness of a color light from the backlight module to generate a light brightness voltage. The ADC converts the light brightness voltage into a digital signal. The controller determines whether the brightness of the color light is lower than the predetermined value or not according to the digital signal. When the brightness of the color light is lower than the predetermined value, the controller makes the warning display announce the warning.02-12-2009
20090073110Backlight driving circuit - A backlight driving circuit includes a brightness controller, a timing controller, and a logic calculation circuit. The brightness controller is configured to provide a first control signal to the logic calculation circuit, the timing controller is configured to provide a second control signal to the logic calculation circuit, and the logic calculation circuit is configured to select the first or second control signal to adjust a brightness of a lamp.03-19-2009
20090073109BACKLIGHT UNIT, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF DRIVING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A backlight unit includes a substrate and has a plurality of light emitting areas. In each light emitting area, at least one light emitting diode and a bypass current path are connected in parallel between a connection node and a switching unit. The switching unit is configured to connect a selected one of the light emitting diode and the bypass unit to the connection node of the next light emitting area.03-19-2009
20090073108High Efficiency Display Utilizing Simultaneous Color Intelligent Backlighting and Luminescence Controllling Shutters - A display comprises a front-end component having a matrix of neutral light valves that defines the resolution of the display. A backlight unit provides backlighting for the front-end component and has a plurality of individual elements grouped into repeat units, wherein the individual elements in the repeat units differ in color and the repeat units have a resolution less than the display resolution. All individual elements in individual repeat units are capable of simultaneously emitting light incident on more than one neutral light valve.03-19-2009
20090073107DISPLAY DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE - A display device including a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, a backlight module, and a photo-sensing device is provided. The backlight module is disposed below the LCD panel and is suitable for providing a light source. The photo-sensing device is built in the LCD panel and includes a plurality of photo-sensors having different illumination sensing capabilities. The backlight module modulates the output intensity of the light source according to the sensed result of one of the photo-sensors. Thereby, the display device can precisely modulate the intensity of the back light according to the intensity of ambient light so as to improve the contrast ratio and to reduce the power consumption.03-19-2009
20090115720Liquid crystal display, liquid crystal display module, and method of driving liquid crystal display - A liquid crystal display includes: a light source section including a plurality of lighting sections; a light source driving section for determining a light intensity of each lighting section according to the image signal inputted and driving the light source section so that each lighting section is independently activated with the light intensity determined; a liquid crystal display panel; and a display driving section for driving the liquid crystal display panel based on the image signal. In a case that a display region corresponding to the lighting section includes a high-luminance part and a low-luminance part, the display driving section corrects the image signal in the low-luminance part so that the display luminance of the low-luminance part results in the same level as the display luminance under a maximum light intensity of the corresponding lighting section, and drives the low-luminance part according to the image signal corrected.05-07-2009
20120242564BACKLIGHT APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - A light source unit that uses white light LEDs in a backlight apparatus is provided with a plurality of white light LEDs that can individually provide white light illumination. Each of the white light LED units respectively corresponds to partition areas in the vertical direction of the screen and is illuminated by scanning in sequence in conformity to the display screen of an LCD display unit. LED units that carry out white light display by RGB color mixing are continuously illuminated. In addition, in another embodiment, white light LEDs are continuously illuminated in a low power consumption mode, and ELD units that carry out white light display by RGB color mixing are illuminated by scanning in sequence in conformity to the display screen of the LCD display device.09-27-2012
20090167674Light source system and display - A light source system includes: a light source having a plurality of lighting sections each including one or more light-emitting diodes and controllable independently of one another; a light-sensing device detecting light from the light source in which the lighting sections are allowed to illuminate independently of one another; and a light source control means for controlling the light source by changing at least light emission intensity of each lighting section on the basis of a detected light amount, wherein the light source control means adjusts light emission currents in each lighting section in consideration of variation, among the plurality of lighting sections, in light emission characteristics showing a relationship between light emission currents flowing through the light-emitting diodes in a lighting section that illuminates and the detected light amount, thereby the light source control means controls the light emission intensity of each lighting section.07-02-2009
20080231591DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus includes a backlight assembly, a first display panel assembly and a second display panel assembly. The backlight assembly includes a plurality of lamps disposed substantially parallel with each other. The backlight assembly emits first light through a first face and second light through a second face. The first display panel assembly is disposed adjacent to the first face to receive the first light. The second display panel assembly is disposed adjacent to the second face to receive the second light. The backlight assembly may further include a driving inverter electrically connected to first and second ends of the lamps to provide the lamps with driving voltages. Therefore, the backlight assembly applies light to the first and second display panel assemblies to reduce the number of backlight assemblies. Therefore, costs for manufacturing a display apparatus may be reduced.09-25-2008
20080231589Liquid crystal display device and method of driving the same - A liquid crystal display (LCD) device is provided. The LCD device includes a liquid crystal panel, a backlight unit, first, second and third light emitting diode drivers, a light-intensity detector, and an adaptive light-intensity compensator. The backlight unit includes first, second and third light emitting diode arrays respectively generating red light, green light and blue light to provide white light to the liquid crystal panel. The first, second and third light emitting diode drivers generate operating voltages driving the first, second and third light emitting diode arrays, respectively. The light-intensity detector detects an intensity of white light provided to the liquid crystal panel. The adaptive light-intensity compensator controls the first, second and third light emitting diode drivers to compensate the intensities of the red light, the green light and the blue light, respectively.09-25-2008
20090115719Display method for LCD device with reduced color break-up - The present invention provides a display method for an LCD device with reduced color break-up, comprising the following steps: generating a control signal for each sub-frame, and displaying the sub-frames successively. The present invention generates, according to brightness of a screen to be displayed, second backlight control signals and second LC control signals for each display region in the each sub-frame and then, according to the second backlight control signals and the second LC control signals, displays a chromatic sub-frame and a plurality of monochromatic sub-frames successively so that the screen to be displayed can be viewed through human vision. The present invention can not only facilitate reducing color break-up (CBU) of the LCD device, but also can contributes to the LCD device advantaged by high contrast, high color saturation, low power consumption and low manufacturing costs.05-07-2009
20110032179BACKLIGHT UNIT, DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD OF INSPECTING THE SAME - A backlight unit includes light source groups, a converter, a compensator, a detector and a protector. Each of the light source groups includes a light source, and the converter boosts an input voltage to a driving voltage that is supplied to the light source groups. The compensator is connected to the light source groups and compensates a deviation between currents fed back to the compensator from each of the light source groups. The detector is connected between the compensator and the light source groups and detects a maximum voltage from among feedback voltages fed back to the compensator from each of the light source groups. The protector is connected to the detector and receives the maximum voltage, and compares the maximum voltage to a reference voltage to generate a compared result. The protector outputs a protection signal to the converter based on the compared result.02-10-2011
20080266240Apparatus and method for contrast control - An apparatus for contrast control and an associated method are provided. The apparatus can adjust the backlight brightness for a white or black frame to enhance the contrast of a display device, and keep the backlight brightness at a suitable level for other frames to avoid lowering the contrast of a single frame. The apparatus includes a frame detection unit and a backlight control unit. The frame detection unit detects whether an input frame is a white or black frame, and outputs a corresponding detection signal; the backlight control unit generates a backlight control signal according to the detection signal, thereby controlling the brightness of a backlight source of the display device.10-30-2008
20080291155Liquid crystal display device - According to the present invention, in a liquid crystal display device which intermittently drives (burst driving) a light source device having a discharge tube which is arranged to face a main surface of a liquid crystal display panel in an opposed manner and is turned on in response to an alternating electric field, the resistance between first and second active elements which constitute a resonance circuit at a primary side of a driving circuit of the light source device and the reference potential in the driving circuit is set higher when burst driving of the discharge tube assumes the turn-OFF state than when the burst driving of the discharge tube assumes the turn-ON state. Due to such a constitution, it is possible to lower the luminance when the burst driving is in the turn-OFF state than when the burst driving is in the turn-ON state without extinguishing the discharge tube when the burst driving is off whereby it is possible to suppress blurring of motion pictures whereby blurring of the motion picture can be suppressed and luminance of the image can be increased.11-27-2008
20080291153IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD - An image display device is presented to solve problems of high power consumption, insufficient contrast, image flicker, and distortion of image display devices. The image display device includes an image display management module which includes a backlight control unit. The backlight control unit includes an image brightness analyzer, generating a brightness value according to an input image data; a weight generator, generating a weight according to the brightness value; an image variation analyzer, analyzing the input image data to generate an image variance; and a backlight factor generator, coupled to the weight generator and the image variation analyzer to generate a backlight adjusting signal according to the weight and the image variance. By the backlight adjusting signal, the image display device achieves the power-saving and contrast enhancement effects.11-27-2008
20100220048BACKLIGHT APPARATUS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - The backlight apparatus allows brightness control with minimum image quality deterioration. This apparatus has: an illuminating section (09-02-2010
20080266237Method for driving a circuit of a field emission backlight panel - This present invention relates to a method for driving a circuit of a field emission backlight panel. A group of driving signals with phase shift is sent to a plurality of emitters of a field emission display panel to control the emitters to emit electrons alternately. Therefore, the lighting area of the field emission display panel is increased, and so are the brightness and the uniformity thereof.10-30-2008
20090109167LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - Provided are a liquid crystal display (LCD) and a method of driving the same. The LCD includes a timing controller which receives a first image signal corresponding to a first frame frequency and outputs a second image signal corresponding to a second frame frequency; a liquid crystal panel which receives the second image signal and displays an image using the second frame frequency; and a plurality of light-emitting blocks which provide light to the liquid crystal panel, wherein the light-emitting blocks are divided into a plurality of light-emitting groups, each group including at least one of the light-emitting blocks, and, in a first operation mode, a frame, which corresponds to the second frame frequency, includes an off section in which at least one of the light-emitting groups is turned off.04-30-2009
20090109170Method of driving liquid crystal display device - A method of driving a liquid crystal display device includes inputting source image data, each of which has one of m gray level values, wherein m is a natural number, defining T error data from the source image data, wherein the error data have top k gray level values, and T and k are a natural number, generating conversion image data having larger gray level values than the source image data using one having a largest gray level value from the source image data excluding the error data, inputting the conversion image data to a liquid crystal panel, controlling a brightness of a backlight unit in accordance with the conversion image data, forming a bitmap corresponding to the conversion image data, wherein the bitmap shows positional distribution of pixels with the error data, counting error areas by scanning the bitmap, wherein each of the error areas includes the predetermined number of the pixels having the error data, and controlling the T according to the number of the error.04-30-2009
20090109169DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE - To provide a liquid crystal display device capable of switching the range of viewing angles while being able to reduce the cost and thickness of the device, and to provide an electronic appliance having the same. The display device according to the present invention includes: a liquid crystal type display panel having a diffusive reflection part which diffusively reflects light irradiated from the front side while transmitting light from the back side; and a backlight source disposed on a back face of the display panel along the display panel for switchably outputting transmission light of different directivities.04-30-2009
20090109168BACKLIGHT DRIVER AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - A backlight driver and liquid crystal display device including the same are disclosed. The backlight driver, in accordance with an embodiment, includes a driving-voltage-generating unit supplying a driving voltage to a light-emitting unit, or cutting off the supply of the driving voltage to the light-emitting unit, in response to a pulse width modulation signal; a pulse-width-modulation-signal-generating unit supplying the pulse width modulation signal to the driving-voltage-generating unit, and stopping its operation when an error occurs in the light-emitting unit; and an automatic reset unit supplying a reset signal to the pulse-width-modulation-signal-generating unit, when the pulse-width-modulation-signal-generating unit stops its operation, to restart the operation of the pulse-width-modulation-signal-generating unit.04-30-2009
20090109164BACKLIGHT APPARATUS AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A backlight apparatus includes a first backlight part and a second backlight part. The first backlight part includes a plurality of first lamps. The second backlight part includes a plurality of second lamps. At least one first lamp of the first lamps is disposed between two second lamps of the second lamps.04-30-2009
20090109166LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display (LCD) and a method of driving the same are provided. The LCD includes a liquid crystal panel; and a plurality of light-emitting blocks providing light to the liquid crystal panel, the light-emitting blocks including light-emitting elements and wherein a peak value of current flowing through each of the light-emitting elements is controlled according to operation modes.04-30-2009
20090109165DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A backlight unit for a display device that reduces power consumption while and display of undesirable artifacts in images is presented. The backlight unit is divided into a plurality of light-emitting regions, and a luminance control signal generator controls the luminance of light emitted by each of the light-emitting regions. The luminance of a particular light-emitting region is controlled by taking into account light interference from an adjacent light-emitting region. A display panel to display images through light emitted from the backlight unit, and a backlight driver drives the backlight unit.04-30-2009
20090109163Driving apparatus, backlight module, and driving method - The invention discloses a driving apparatus for driving a back light module, and the driving apparatus comprises a driving unit and a deviation detecting unit. The driving unit is used for driving a plurality of lighting units to emit light. The deviation detecting unit is used for calculating for a current deviation of each of the lighting emitting units. Wherein, when the deviation overtakes a first threshold, the deviation detecting unit controls the driving unit to stop driving the lighting emitting units to light.04-30-2009
20100295767LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY BACKLIGHT CONTROL - To improve contrast ratio of the image on a backlit display plane such as a liquid crystal display (“LCD”), each area of the image that has separately controllable backlight may be given full backlight until an average or composite brightness of the image in that area is less than a threshold value at which light leakage through the image from full-strength backlight begins to be noticable by a viewer. For image areas with composite brightness less than that threshold, backlight brightness may be reduced in proportion to how much below the threshold the area's composite image brightness is. Backlight brightness may also be adjusted for other image aspects such as (1) the presence of bright pixels in an otherwise relatively dark area, (2) whether the area is adjacent to one or more other areas in which the image information is in motion, and/or (3) time-averaging of image information over several successive frames of such information.11-25-2010
20100134404Video Display Apparatus and Video Display Method - According to one embodiment, a video display apparatus includes a display module, a light source device, a video signal input module, a virtual illumination value calculator, a light source illumination value calculator, and a light source controller. The light source device is divided into light source areas in a honeycomb shape and provided with light sources to light up the light source areas. The virtual illumination value calculator calculates an area illumination value indicating the brightness of light source areas to light up based on a video signal received by the video signal input module. The light source illumination value calculator calculates a light source illumination value to light up the light sources based on the area illumination value. The light source controller lights up the light sources synchronously with the video signal being displayed on the display module based on the light source illumination value.06-03-2010
20100134405EDGE TYPE BACKLIGHT UNIT HAVING LOCAL DIMMING FUNCTION - Disclosed is an edge type backlight unit having a local dimming function realized by adjusting the distance between a light guide plate and a plurality of optical systems disposed under the light guide plate. The edge type backlight unit includes a light guide plate guiding light emitted from a light source, and a luminance control unit including a plurality of optical systems reflecting light guided by the light guide plate and emitting the light to a liquid crystal panel, and controlling luminance by controlling the reflectance of each of the plurality of optical systems according to an input image signal.06-03-2010
20130135187LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel, a first illumination unit configured to illuminate the liquid crystal display panel with light which is emitted in a first emission direction, a second illumination unit configured to illuminate the liquid crystal display panel with light which is emitted in a second emission direction different from the first emission direction, and a controller configured to control the liquid crystal display panel, the first illumination unit and the second illumination unit in a first display mode in which 3D display with power saving is effected, and in a second display mode in which 3D display with a wider viewing angle than in the first display mode is effected.05-30-2013
20100302134LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The liquid crystal display panel of the present invention is formed of a number of pixels that are arranged in a matrix in a display region and a number of light sensor circuits that are provided in the display region, each of the number of light sensor circuits has a light sensor element, the backlight has a first light intensity and a second light intensity that is different from the first light intensity, the first light intensity and the second light intensity are switched between periodically with a predetermined period, the light sensor circuits have a light receiving period during which the amount of light is detected and a readout period during which the amount of light detected during the light receiving period is read out, the light receiving period is an integer multiple of the predetermined period, the light sensor elements have a light sensor operating state with a sensitivity to light and a light sensor non-operating state without sensitivity to light during the light receiving period, and the light sensor operating state and the light sensor non-operating state are switched between periodically with the predetermined period in sync with the switching of the light intensity of the backlight.12-02-2010
20100302133Apparatus for Controlling a Display and Method Thereof - An apparatus for controlling a display having a backlight module provided with a first set of units and a display panel provided with a second set of units is provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a reference value generator, a control value generator, and a compensation circuit. The reference value generator generates a reference value representative of a portion of pixels contained in an input image associated with one of the second set of units. The control value generator generates a control value to control one of the first set of units in view of the reference value. The compensation circuit adjusts the portion of pixels contained in the input image in view of the control value. The one of the first units is associated with the one of the second units.12-02-2010
20100302135BACKLIGHT SYSTEMS FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS - A backlight system for a liquid crystal display includes a substantially planar, refractive waveguide having a first major face and a second major face opposite the first major face. The waveguide includes a viewable region corresponding to a viewable area of the liquid crystal display. The system further includes a light source positioned proximate to the second major face and within the viewing region for producing light. An injection feature is proximate to one or more of the second major face and the first major face and within the viewing region to optically couple the light into the waveguide such that the light becomes waveguided light. A plurality of extraction features is proximate to one or more of the second major face and the first major face and within the viewing region to optically couple the waveguided light out of the waveguide.12-02-2010
20090066631BACKLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD USING DITHER SAMPLING - A controller device provides for local and global control of illumination color and intensity of a backlight. The controller architecture allows for optimization of an illumination surface and simultaneous sensing, analysis and control of each supported region of the surface to enable uniform light and color luminance output from the surface. The controller utilizes a temporal feedback mechanism which allows the use of monochrome sensors to control the color luminance output of the illumination system. The controller can be used during production of displays to set initial optimal conditions and also to continuously monitor and adjust backlighting during use of the display by the consumer. By using high frequency monitoring and control signals, as well as color blending, testing and correction can be conducted during use and beyond the threshold of perception of the human observer.03-12-2009
20110122057LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND LOCAL DIMMING CONTROL METHOD OF THEREOF - A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel, a backlight unit including a plurality of light sources, a backlight driving circuit that individually drives a plurality of previously determined blocks each including the light sources based on a dimming value of each of the blocks, and a local dimming control circuit. The local dimming control circuit adjusts the dimming value of each block based on the result of an analysis of input data, calculates and interpolates sampling gain values of predetermined sampling positions positioned inside each block so as to compensate for a change amount of a luminance resulting from the dimming value of each block, obtains a gain value of each pixel, and modulate the input data to be applied to a corresponding pixel based on the gain value of each pixel.05-26-2011
20090066633LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CONTROL CIRCUIT, OPERATION PANEL, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A first output unit outputs a control signal for removing a residual electric charge from a liquid crystal display module that includes a backlight. A reference-signal obtaining unit obtains a reference signal for setting a reference when turning on the backlight. A delay-time setting unit sets a delay time for delaying a turn-on time of the backlight from a turn-on time of the reference signal. A second output unit outputs a turn-on signal for turning on the backlight at a turn-on time delayed by the delay time from the turn-on time of the reference signal.03-12-2009
20090066632PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROCESSING METHOD FOR HIGH DYNAMIC CONSTRAST OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention relates to a processing device and method for high dynamic contrast of a liquid crystal display device. The processing device comprises a receiver, an inverter and a source driving IC connected to a central processing module, a gamma voltage controller connecting to the source driving IC. The process method comprises: performing histogram statistic processing on a received low voltage differential signaling data; obtaining a backlight source dimming coefficient of picture of a same frame and an I/O gray scale mapping table corresponding to the backlight source dimming coefficient according to result of the histogram statistic processing; controlling to adjust data output to a source driving IC according to the I/O gray scale mapping table; and controlling luminance of a backlight source according to the backlight source dimming coefficient. The present invention adjusts the luminance of the backlight source and the output data of the LCD device concurrently, therefore improves dynamic contrast of pictures, mitigates problems of low contrast and flicker in the LCD, and save the power consumption of the backlight source.03-12-2009
20090066630IMAGE COMPENSATION METHODS AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEMS - An image display system including a liquid crystal panel, a backlight, and a compensation device. The backlight emits light passing through the liquid crystal panel according to a control signal. The compensation device alters the liquid crystal orientation of the liquid crystal panel according to the intensity of light emitted from the backlight.03-12-2009
20090066629Lamp Driving Structure for Backlight Module - A lamp driving structure for backlight module includes a backlight module implemented for disposing a first circuit board and a second circuit board thereon, the first circuit board couples with the second circuit board through a transmission line; the structure further includes at least a square wave controller, two square wave switches, a mutually coupled transformer, a plurality of driving transformers and a plurality of connectors disposed selectively on the first circuit board and the second circuit board, thereby reducing the number of driving transformers and connectors and the area of circuit boards to further reduce the manufacturing cost of the lamp driving device.03-12-2009
20090015544Backlight modulation circuit and method thereof - An exemplary backlight modulation circuit (01-15-2009
20110115695OPTICAL SHEET AND RELEVANT BACKLIGHT MODULE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - An optical sheet adapted to relevant backlight module and LCD includes a light guiding side, a light emitting side, and a plurality of microstructures disposed on the light emitting side. Each of the microstructures is formed in an aspheric contour. At an intersection of an X-line and Y-line of each microstructure cross-sectionally defines a first bottom joint, which extending toward opposing sides of the X-line to define two symmetrical second bottom joints and upwardly extending from the Y-line to construct a top point. A first arc route is formed between the top point and the second bottom joint, and a second straight route is formed between the top point and the second bottom joint. A third route is defined round a cross-sectional outside contour of each microstructure, which is located within an area surrounded by the first and the second routes.05-19-2011
20090033611DISPLAY DEVICE, INSTRUMENT PANEL, AUTOMATIC VEHICLE, AND METHOD OF DRIVING DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes an illuminator; a display panel for performing displaying by using light which is emitted from the illuminator; and a control circuit for controlling the illuminator. The illuminator includes a plurality of light source blocks, at least one light source belonging to each of the plurality of light source blocks. A displaying region of the display panel has a plurality of regions each performing displaying by using light which is emitted from a respective one of the light source blocks. The control circuit detects a level of a display signal which is input to each of the plurality of regions, and is capable of controlling a luminance of the respective light source block in accordance with the detected level of the display signal.02-05-2009
20100164858CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT - A control circuit generates a driving signal for driving a light-emitting element. An external synchronization oscillator receives a synchronization clock signal from an external circuit, and generates an external synchronization cyclic signal synchronously with the clock signal. An internal oscillator generates an internal cyclic signal having a predetermined frequency asynchronously with the synchronization clock signal. When the frequency of the external synchronization cyclic signal is within a predetermined range, the driving signal generating unit generates the driving signal based upon the external synchronization cyclic signal. When the frequency of the external synchronization cyclic signal deviates from the predetermined range, the driving signal generating unit generates the driving signal based upon the internal cyclic signal.07-01-2010
20100164856FIELD SEQUENTIAL DISPLAY WITH OVERLAPPED MULTI-SCAN DRIVING AND METHOD THEREOF - A field sequential display method with overlapped multi-scan driving applied in a Field Sequential Display and device thereof includes turning on LEDs of one color in each of a plurality of blocks of a backlight module sequentially, and writing the image data of the color into pixels of the block when the LEDs of the color of the block are turned on; writing a voltage of a black frame into the pixels of the block after the image data of the color is written into the pixels of the block; and turning off the LEDs of one color of the block after the voltage of the black frame is written into the pixels of the block. By doing so, the response time of a crystal of a pixel can be increased, and uneven color distribution in the upper and lower portions of the frame can be reduced.07-01-2010
20100164857DISPLAYING DEVICE, TERMINAL OF DISPLAYING DEVICE, AND DISPLAY METHOD - A displaying device, a terminal of the displaying device, and a display method are provided. The displaying device includes: a calculating unit, configured to calculate the active display area that shows the interface content and calculate an image area occupied by a display interface; a creating unit, configured to create image data in the image area and write the image data in the displaying unit; and a displaying unit, configured to display the corresponding information based on the image data. The displaying device may adjust the display area of the screen dynamically according to the display content to reduce the cost of the displaying unit.07-01-2010
20100164860LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device (07-01-2010
20100164859FRAME, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY EMPLOYING THE FRAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE FRAME - An exemplary frame includes sidewalls and rims extending substantially perpendicularly from the sidewalls, respectively. The rims are arranged end to end in turn, thereby defining an opening therebetween. The sidewalls are portions of a single bent metallic strip with two ends thereof connected together. A liquid crystal display employing the frame and a method for manufacturing the frame are also provided.07-01-2010
20100164855Backlight Control Method for Liquid Crystal Panel and Related Liquid Crystal Display - A backlight control method for an LCD panel is disclosed, and includes steps of dividing the LCD panel into a plurality of backlight areas; configuring an expanding area and a weighted area for each backlight area of the plurality of backlight areas; and determining backlight intensity of each backlight area according to a weighted average grayscale value calculated with all pixels inside the expanding area and the weighted area, wherein the expanding area is formed by expanding outwardly from each backlight area, and the weighted area is focused on the center of each backlight area and has a range not greater than that of the expanding area.07-01-2010
20090243995DISPLAY PANEL CONTROL DEVICE, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY PANEL DRIVE CONTROL DEVICE - To provide a display panel control device capable of improving gap of moving pictures, etc., without increasing the dividing number of the backlight. The device includes: a black image insertion driving part which performs, on a display panel, black image insertion drive in which video display scanning and black image display scanning are executed in a specific period; and a light-up timing control part which controls a light-up start timing and a light-off start timing of each light source block based on a synchronous signal which synchronizes with the start timing of the video display scanning or the black image display scanning. The light-off period of the light source block is equal to or less than a period from the end of black image display scanning performed on all display lines within a block area to the start of video scanning performed on the first display line within the area.10-01-2009
20100253614LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, PHOTO DETECTING DEVICE AND LIGHT INTENSITY ADJUSTMENT METHOD - The present invention discloses a liquid crystal display panel, liquid crystal display device, photo detecting device and light intensity adjustment method. The liquid crystal display panel comprises a plurality of first scan lines, a plurality of first data lines, a plurality of first thin film transistors, a plurality of liquid crystal pixel units and a built-in photo detecting module. The plurality of first thin film transistors are respectively disposed at intercrosses of the plurality of first scan lines and the plurality of first data lines, and each of the first thin film transistors is connected to the first data line and the first scan line. Each of the first thin film transistors is used to drive a liquid crystal pixel unit. The built-in photo detecting module detects light and outputs a multi-bit digital signal corresponding to the intensity of the light.10-07-2010
20100225572ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A backlight (illumination device; 09-09-2010
20100220047BACKLIGHT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY UNIT USING SAME - A backlight using multiple light-emitting diodes as a light source and illuminating a liquid crystal display panel from its back, the light-emitting diodes being formed of units, the units each being a minimum unit of m×n (where m and n are natural numbers), includes a driving part configured to drive the light-emitting diodes on a unit-by-unit basis; a block setting part configured to group two or more of the units into a block; and a luminance controlling part configured to control the luminance of the light-emitting diodes of the block independently on a block-by-block basis.09-02-2010
20100220051Illumination Source and Method Therefor - An illumination source and a method therefor. A light source includes a light circuit configured to process light and direct light, and a lighting element optically coupled to the light circuit to provide multiple colors of light. The light circuit propagates light using light guides. The use of light guides eliminates the use of free space optical elements, enabling the creation of more compact light sources. Furthermore, the use of light guides may enable the creation of light sources with fewer mechanical restrictions, thereby making the light sources potentially more reliable and less expensive.09-02-2010
20100220046Illumination Device - An illumination device comprises at least one light module (09-02-2010
20090219243SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A BACKLIGHT LEVEL FOR A DISPLAY ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The disclosure describes a system and method for adjusting a backlight for a display for an electronic device. In the method, the following steps are provided: identifying a highest brightness value of an image for generation on the display; determining whether there is sufficient brightness headroom for the image based on the highest brightness value. If the brightness headroom is sufficient, then the method adjusts the image to create an adjusted image where elements of the adjusted image are boosted in brightness from the image based on the brightness headroom; and generates the adjusted image on the display. Finally, the method adjusts a backlight level to a lower adjusted backlight level for the adjusted image based on the brightness headroom.09-03-2009
20110241980BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE - The embodiments provide a backlight unit including 10-06-2011
20090243994BACKLIGHT CONTROL DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - A PWM generation circuit generates a PWM pulse signal having a variable duty ratio in order to control the luminance of a backlight. An edge detection circuit outputs a leading edge signal in response to the rise of the PWM pulse signal generated by the PWM generation circuit. A set value pulse generation circuit generates a set width pulse signal in response to the rise of the leading edge signal. The pulse width of the set width pulse signal is set so as to be larger than the minimum PWM pulse width. An OR gate calculates the logical sum of the set width pulse signal and the PWM pulse signal. An inverter circuit feeds a driving signal to a backlight on the basis of an output signal of the OR gate.10-01-2009
20090243993LIQUID-CRYSTAL PANEL, LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND PORTABLE TERMINAL - To provide a liquid-crystal display device that can be miniaturized while optimum brightness is ensured, as well as a portable terminal using the liquid-crystal display device.10-01-2009
20100039367DRIVING APPARATUS, DRIVING METHOD AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY USING THE SAME - A driving apparatus, a driving method and a liquid crystal display (LCD) using the same are provided, wherein the method includes the following steps of: setting a color display sequence, wherein the color display sequence is RGBG, RGRB or RBGB; alternately reading frame data from a first frame register and a second register according to a frame period having three field periods; and sequentially displaying four color data in a cycle period having four field periods according to the color display sequence and the read frame data. By utilizing the method in the present invention, color loss of a field sequential color display occurred in a lower temperature environment is improved.02-18-2010
20100039366BACKLIGHT DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR A VEHICLE - An opaque divider divides two independently-controllable backlights to a vehicle-based display screen. In this way light from one backlight does not interfere with the light (or the lack thereof) from the other backlight.02-18-2010
20090033613Liquid crystal display - In one embodiment, a liquid crystal display assembly comprises a liquid crystal module, a backlight assembly comprising an array of light emitting diodes, a detector to detect an optical output of at least one light emitting diode, and a controller coupled to the detector wherein the controller comprises logic to record in a memory location a first output value from the detector at a first point in time for a plurality of light emitting diodes in the array of light emitting diodes, measure a second output value from the detector at a second point in time for the plurality of light emitting diodes in the array of light emitting diodes, and adjust at least one input value to the plurality of light emitting diodes based on a relationship between the first output value and the second output value.02-05-2009
20100060562STRAY LIGHT COMPENSATION IN AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR - A method is provided of compensating for stray light in a light sensor having a detection photosensor (03-11-2010
20100053066INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - An apparatus includes a unit computing, at each of positions on a target, first products of first reference values for light sources and factors for light sources, and a first sum of the first products corresponding to the light sources, and estimating, at each of the positions, the first sum as a first component at each of the positions, each of the first reference values being obtained referring to a first distribution, a unit computing a second sum of the factors for all of the light sources, and a second product of the second sum and second reference value, and estimating, at each of the positions, the second products as a second component at each of the positions, the second reference value being obtained referring to a second distribution that has a spatially constant value, and a unit computing a third sum of the first component and the second component.03-04-2010
20100053063Display Device and Illumination Control Method - According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a display device including: a video display unit; a housing configured to accommodate the video display unit; an illumination device provided in the housing; a power indicator provided on the housing and having a first state and a second state, the first state indicating that a power status is OFF, the second state indicating that the power status is ON; and an illumination controller configured to control the illumination device to be turned ON at a different timing shifted from a timing when the power indicator is transitioned from the first state to the second state, when the power status is transitioned from OFF to ON.03-04-2010
20100053064BACKLIGHT DEVICE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME - A backlight device (03-04-2010
20110050557BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A backlight unit may be provided that includes a substrate, light sources, and a light guide plate. The light sources are arrayed on the substrate, and emit light with a predetermined orientation angle with respect to a first direction, and include first through third light sources adjacent to each other. The light guide plate may include a light incident part having a light incident surface to which streaks of light respectively emitted from the light sources are laterally incident, and a light emitting part emitting the incident streaks of light upward and having a side adjacent and connected to the light incident part. A first distance between the first light source and the second light source is less than a second distance between the second light source and third light source.03-03-2011
20110050558BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A backlight unit and a display device including the backlight unit are discussed. According to an embodiment, the invention provides a light generating device comprising: a first layer; a plurality of light source devices disposed on the first layer and configured to emit light, at least one of the light source devices including a light emitting diode for generating the light; a reflection layer disposed on the first layer and configured to reflect the light emitted from the light source devices; a second layer covering the light source devices and the reflection layer and configured to propagate the light reflected by the reflection layer, the second layer including a plurality of depressed portions, at least one of the depressed portions disposed between two adjacent light source devices among the plurality of light source devices; and at least one third layer disposed on the second layer and configured to diffuse the light propagated by the second layer.03-03-2011
20110050556OPTICAL ASSEMBLY, BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS THEREOF - The present invention relates to an optical assembly, a backlight unit, and a display apparatus thereof. According to an embodiment of the present invention, an optical assembly includes a first layer, a plurality of light sources disposed over the first layer, a second layer that is disposed above the first layer and covering the plurality of light sources, and at least one reflection layer between the first layer and the second layer, wherein the reflection layer includes at least a first portion and a second portion having different reflectances.03-03-2011
20110050555LCD PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE UTILIZING THE SAME - A LCD display device includes a LCD panel including a plurality of LCD units with trapezoid structure, and three sides of the LCD unit all include three liquid crystal molecules (LCM), the LCMs of all of the first side of the LCD unit constitute a first LCM array and form a first display interface, the LCMs of all of the second side constitute a second LCM array and form a second display interface, and the LCMs of all of the third side constitute a third LCM array and form a third display interface. The LCD display device also includes three signal conversion modules configured to convert three display signals into three control signals respectively, and three driving modules configured to drive the three LCM arrays according to the control signals and cause the first, the second, and the third display interface to display corresponding images.03-03-2011
20100259470LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, ILLUMINATION DEVICE, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A light-emitting element (10-14-2010
20100295766WHITE BACKLIGHT FOR A DISPLAY - A display backlight is described which produces white light of a specified color point and from light sources of different chromaticities and in which the red wavelengths emitted by the light sources are emitted by light sources of two or more chromaticities from the group of at least three different chromaticities and arranged to be driven with the result that visible, red-colored artifacts are reduced at boundaries of high image contrast when the backlight is coupled to further display components and used for display of a grey scale image. The invention allows production of a display with an adjustable white color point but which also does not suffer from distracting red, fringe-like artefacts reported by users of displays comprising white backlights produced from red, green and blue light sources. A display incorporating the backlight is also described.11-25-2010
20100117947Light Source Module and Display Apparatus Having the Same - A light source module includes first and second light sources. The first light source includes a blue light-emitting body emitting blue light and a red fluorescent material disposed around the blue light-emitting body emitting red light by virtue of being excited by the blue light. The second light source is disposed adjacent to the first light source, and includes a green light-emitting body emitting green light. The blue and green light-emitting materials may include a light-emitting diode (LED) chip including substantially the same material. Accordingly, since a variation of light efficiency of the light source module with respect to temperature is small, a color feedback system may be omitted, and color reproducibility may be high.05-13-2010
20120200485LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device includes a local dimming function that reduces the feeling of strangeness given to viewers caused by light leakage. A video display control portion controls the aperture ratio of liquid crystal pixel outside an image display area. A backlight control portion controls the brightness value of light emitting element that illuminate a region outside the image display area so as to be a predetermined value in response to control signals output from the video display control portion. A liquid crystal display device controls the brightness of the region outside the image display area so as to be a predetermined value on the basis of the correlation between the aperture ratio of the liquid crystal pixel outside the image display area and the brightness value of the light emitting element that illuminates the region outside the image display area.08-09-2012
20090167672Methods and Systems for Display Source Light Management with Histogram Manipulation - Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for generating, converting and using histograms in an image processing system. Aspects of some embodiments also relate to generation of a one-dimensional histogram based on luminance and compound color channel data. Some embodiments also relate to histogram dynamic range conversion.07-02-2009
20080266238SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING LUMINANCE OF BACKLIGHT SOURCE - The present invention relates to a backlight-source-luminance auto-adjusting system including a backlight source, a photosensitive element being mounted on the backlight source for converting a light signal into an electric signal; an amplification/conversion circuit for amplifying a received analog signal and converting the analog signal into a digital signal; a control circuit for receiving a signal sent by the amplification/conversion circuit and adjusting the backlight source; and a device operating board. The present invention also relates to a backlight-source-luminance auto-adjusting method comprising: receiving a light signal of a backlight source and converting the light signal into an electric signal to be amplified and then converted into a digital signal; comparing a current value corresponding to the digital signal with a qualified current value corresponding to a set luminance of the backlight source; and controlling an output voltage of a control circuit and adjusting the backlight source, according to the comparison result. The backlight-source-luminance auto-adjusting system and method of the present invention can change the existing manually adjusting manner, improve the stability of backlight source luminance, realize automatic turning on and off of the backlight source, and slow aging of the device.10-30-2008
20080252591Distributing and Driving Light Sources of Backlights - The present invention relates to a backlight for a display device comprising at least a first light source arrangement (10-16-2008
20080252590Liquid crystal display and display control method for the same - In the case where a screen divided display is performed on a liquid crystal panel, a change in brightness or chromaticity between sub regions divided may be reduced. A display includes: a display panel; a backlight arranged corresponding to each of sub regions, and selectively illuminating the corresponding sub region, the sub regions being defined by dividing a display region of the display panel into a plurality of parts; a monitoring means for monitoring the light emission state of the backlight corresponding to each of the sub regions; and a display control means for determining a sub region on which an image is to be displayed, on the basis of the monitoring result of the monitoring means, to fit the image into the determined sub region, and controlling a backlight corresponding to the determined sub region to emit light.10-16-2008
20120200484Dynamic backlight control for video displays - Extended operation of battery-powered devices including a visual display such as an LCD screen in a cell phone or a personal media player depends on low power consumption of the display device. For saving display power, dynamic backlight control can be used, involving adjustment of backlight brightness combined with transformation of video data to be displayed. When displaying a video or movie, in the interest of minimizing perceived flicker, dynamic changes in backlight brightness can be limited to coincide with scene changes. Video scene changes can be determined prior to their ultimate use in a client device, and available scene-change information can be downloaded along with the video to the client device. Alternatively, scene-change information as determined on the client device or elsewhere can be stored on the client device for later use during actual video display.08-09-2012
20080238856USING SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF PIXEL VALUES WHEN DETERMINING ADJUSTMENTS TO BE MADE TO IMAGE LUMINANCE AND BACKLIGHT - A method of adjusting the display of data oh a flat panel display may include ascertaining color value information and spatial distribution information for pixels in an image. A desired image adjustment and a desired backlight adjustment may be determined based on both the color value information and spatial distribution information. The method may also include adjusting color values of at least some pixels in the image based on the desired image adjustment and controlling a backlight intensity based on the desired backlight adjustment.10-02-2008
20100321285METHOD FOR BACK LIGHT CONTROL AND APPARATUS THEREOF - A method for backlight control includes: receiving a display synchronization signal; generating a backlight control signal according to the display synchronization signal; and driving a backlight source according to the backlight control signal. An apparatus for backlight control includes: a signal receiving circuit, for receiving a display synchronization signal; a control circuit, coupled to the signal receiving circuit, for generating a backlight control signal according to the display synchronization signal; and a driving circuit, coupled to the control circuit, for driving a backlight source according to the backlight control signal.12-23-2010
20100321284SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR DISPLAYING LIGHT RADIATION - A system suitable for backlighting is provided. The system comprises a monitor unit configured to monitor an information signal, and to generate a first signal based at least partly on the information comprised in the information signal, a control unit configured to control properties of light radiation emitted from at least two illumination areas comprised in the system, based on the first signal and the position of each illumination area in the system, and the integration time of each illumination area depending on the position of each illumination area in the system. The system provides for a more peaceful backlighting effect while still being able to stress action happening on the main screen (e.g. motion). A method and computer-readable medium is also provided.12-23-2010
20080204397BACKLIGHT DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A backlight device for a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel displaying an image is disclosed. The backlight device includes a plurality of light source groups and a light source driving section. The light source groups include a predetermined number of light sources providing the LCD panel with light. The light source driving section sequentially and repeatedly provides power to the light source groups during a unit frame interval.08-28-2008
20080204398METHOD FOR DRIVING LAMPS, DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR PERFORMING THE SAME AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A lamp driving circuit includes a power-generating section, a distribution sensing section and a feedback control section. The power-generating section generates a lamp driving power to drive a plurality of lamps. The distribution sensing section divides the lamp driving power to the plurality of lamps. The distribution sensing section senses the lamp driving power to generate a feedback signal. The feedback control section checks whether or not the plurality of lamps is lit. The feedback control section blocks the feedback signal from being reflected in the lamp driving power before the plurality of lamps is lit.08-28-2008
20080204396Image display apparatus and electronic apparatus - The invention provides an image display apparatus that includes: a frame memory into which inputted image data is stored; a statistical computation section that performs statistical computation on a gradation value of each pixel on the basis of the image data for each frame image; a correction section that corrects the image data stored in the frame memory on a frame-by-frame basis by means of a statistical computation result calculated at the statistical computation section; an image display section that performs image display by means of the image data corrected at the correction section; a light source control section that calculates a control amount applied to the amount of light emitted from a light source on the basis of the corrected image data and then controls the amount of light emitted from the light source in accordance with the control amount; and a still picture judgment section that makes a judgment as to whether the frame image constitutes a still picture or not. In such a configuration of the image display apparatus according to an aspect of the invention, the statistical computation section suspends the statistical computation till the frame image is updated if the still picture judgment section judges that the frame image constitutes a still picture.08-28-2008
20100283716BACKLIGHT UNIT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A backlight unit adapted to prevent a combination defect is disclosed. The backlight unit includes: a plurality of light sources arranged in fixed intervals; first and second light source printed-circuit-boards configured to apply driving signals to the plurality of light sources; a plurality of grips disposed on the first and second light source printed-circuit-boards and engaged with both ends of the light sources; and at least two support sides disposed on both ends of the light sources and configured to each include a protrusion which is united with the support side and is configured to prevent a separation of the light sources.11-11-2010
20100283719Apparatus and drive method for display light source - A display device comprising a backlight and a light valve array, such as an array of liquid crystal (LC) cells, and a method for operating such display device are provided. The display and the method operate to reduce the intensity of the light source of the backlight during the period when the light valve (LC cell) is in the transition from a dark state to a bright state, and to increase the intensity during the period when the light valve (LC cell) is near or mostly completing its transition. As light transmission is ineffective in the dark or transitional state of the light valve, lighting power efficiency is improved by delivering the light mostly in the final state of the light valve.11-11-2010
20100283718LIGHT-EMITTING UNIT AND BACKLIGHT APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A light source unit is provided that includes a plurality of transparent substrates on which a plurality of light sources are mounted and which are arranged in a plurality of rows. A plurality of light guide plates (LGPs) are interposed between the plurality of transparent substrates, wherein the light source emits light so that the light penetrates the LGP and faces the transparent substrate at a next row.11-11-2010
20100283717ILLUMINATING DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device for performing image display by irradiating light from a light source to a display panel includes a transparent EL sheet which is disposed at aback surface side of the display panel and kept transparent in a non-luminous state, a reflection sheet which reflects the light from the light source to the display panel, a display control unit which controls the image display on the display panel, and a light emission control unit which controls light emission on the transparent EL sheet, wherein when the light emission control unit brings at least a part of a surface of the transparent EL sheet into a luminous state corresponding to the image display on the display panel controlled by the display control unit, an emitted light is irradiated to the display panel together with the light from the light source and the light reflecting from the reflection sheet.11-11-2010
20110134023LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND DIMMING METHOD AND DIMMING DEVICE FOR BACKLIGHT MODULE - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display including a display panel, a detector, a backlight module and a dimming circuit. The display panel displays a frame. The detector includes a resistor, a first terminal of the resistor is electrically connected to a power system and a second terminal of the resistor is electrically connected to the display panel. The detector detects a real-time current of the display panel through the resistor for estimating an average gray scale value of the frame. The dimming circuit is electrically connected to the backlight module and the detector for adjusting a brightness of the backlight module according to the real-time current of the display panel so that the brightness is in direct or inverse proportion to the average gray scale value of the frame. Thereby, a power consumption of the backlight module is economized.06-09-2011
20090213064Liquid crystal display device - A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel, a plurality of light sources for irradiating onto the liquid crystal display panel, at least two electrode boards at ends of each of the light sources for electrically connecting the light sources, an inverter board aligned parallel to the light sources for providing drive signals to the light sources through the electrode boards, and a first cover for accommodating the liquid crystal display panel, the light sources and the electrode boards on a first side thereof and for accommodating the inverter board on a second side thereof such that the inverter board is substantially on a same plane as a main portion of the cover.08-27-2009
20090213062COLOR CONTROL OF A BACKLIGHTING SYSTEM - In an embodiment, the invention provides a method of color control in a backlighting system comprising a plurality of light sources, a plurality of color sensors, a plurality of PWM controllers, and a video input for receiving video data. The plurality of light sources is activated during a first operative mode to produce white light. The plurality of light sources is controlled during a second operative mode to produce white light.08-27-2009
20110115696BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed are a backlight unit and a display apparatus. The display apparatus including: an image receiver receiving an image signal; an image processor processing an image signal received by the image receiver; a display panel displaying an image signal processed by the image processor into an image; a plurality of light guide plates disposed corresponding to divided display regions of the display panel respectively and providing light to the display regions respectively; and a light source module selectively disposed between adjacent light guide plates and radiating light to a lateral side of the light guide plates, if the light source module is not disposed between a first light guide plate and a second light guide plate which are adjacent each other among the plurality of light guide plates, light being radiated to the first light guide plate and the second light guide plate in opposite directions.05-19-2011
20110095970BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A display apparatus and a backlight unit are provided. The display apparatus includes: an image receiving unit which receives an image signal; an image processing unit which processes the received image signal; a display panel which displays the processed image signal; a cover unit which accommodates the display panel; a light source unit which is accommodated in an edge region of the cover unit; a reflective member which is accommodated in the cover unit in such a manner that the reflective member is disposed in the rear side of the display panel and which reflects the light emitted from the light source unit toward the display panel; and an integrally formed support member including a support member body which is disposed in the edge region, a light source unit support unit which is formed in the support member body and supports the light source unit, and a panel support unit which is formed in the support member body and supports the display panel.04-28-2011
20100214208PLANAR LIGHTING DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A planar lighting device that applies light having high luminance with good monochromatic characteristics, and a liquid crystal display device using the same are provided. The planar lighting device (08-26-2010
20100214209METHOD OF DRIVING A LIGHT SOURCE, BACKLIGHT APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE BACKLIGHT APPARATUS - A method of driving a light source including a light source module which provides a liquid crystal display panel with light and is driven through a dimming method according to a plurality of driving blocks, the method including; calculating gradation data of an image block of the liquid crystal display panel from an external image signal by dividing the image block into a plurality of sub-blocks, determining a duty ratio of a driving signal which drives an individual driving block of the plurality of driving blocks, the individual driving block corresponding to the image block based on the gradation data, and driving the individual driving block in accordance with the duty ratio.08-26-2010
20100214210CURRENT BALANCING DEVICE, LED LIGHTING APPARATUS, LCD BACKLIGHT MODULE, AND LCD DISPLAY UNIT - The present invention includes: a power supply unit 08-26-2010
20080218468METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING POWER OF DISPLAY DEVICE BASED ON HISTOGRAM OF INPUT IMAGE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE APPARATUS - A method and an apparatus for controlling a power of a display device including a backlight, and a display device having a power controlling function are provided. The apparatus includes: a histogram analyzer that analyzes a histogram of an input image signal including one or more color components, and determines an intensity clipping based on the analyzed histogram; an image brightness compensation unit that calculates an intensity increasing ratio of the input image signal using the intensity clipping, and applies the intensity increasing ratio to each of the color components to generate an output image signal, an intensity of which is increased; and a backlight brightness controller that controls a brightness of the backlight based on the intensity increasing ratio.09-11-2008
20110260958ADJUSTING BACKLIGHT INTENSITY BASED ON A PROGRESS OF A TASK - A method of a method of adjusting an intensity of a backlight of a display is disclosed. The method includes dimming a backlight that illuminates a display of an electronic device in response to a task initiated by a user. The method also includes, prior to the task completing, automatically adjusting an intensity of the backlight based on a progress of the task.10-27-2011
20100066659METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DYNAMIC BACKLIGHT MODULATION - A method and system for dynamic backlight modulation are provided for a liquid crystal display. An image signal is analyzed to acquire an intensity and distribution. Based on the acquired intensity and distribution, a processor controls the backlight intensity of a backlight module for a liquid crystal display. A modulation unit of dynamic distribution and enhancement unit of dynamic signal dynamically modify the contrast distribution and intensity of the image signal. The system improves the drawbacks of low brightness contrast and high brightness of a black frame.03-18-2010
20100066661LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL, VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE, AND VIDEO DISPLAY METHOD - According to one embodiment, a lighting panel includes a display configured to switch a first video to a second video for display and a lighting module configured to, if while switching from the first video to the second video, the display displays a mixture of an area in which the first video is displayed and an area in which the second video is displayed, turn on lighting for at least a part of one of the area of the display in which the first video is displayed and the area of the display in which the second video is displayed.03-18-2010
20100066660SCANNING DRIVING APPARATUS FOR BACKLIGHT SOURCE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY USING THE SAME - A scanning backlight source driving apparatus and a liquid crystal display using the same are provided, wherein the scanning backlight source driving apparatus includes a DC/AC inverter, N transformers, N switches, and a control circuit, where N is a natural number. The DC/AC inverter has a first output terminal and a second output terminal configured to output an AC voltage. Each transformer has a primary winding. Each switch electrically connects the first output terminal to the second output terminal through a corresponding one of the primary windings. The control circuit is configured to control periodic and temporary turn-on or turn-off on the switches in a predetermined sequence.03-18-2010
20100053065FLAT DISPLAY APPARATUS ADAPTED FOR INSTANTLY REPORTING AN ABNORMAL OPERATION STATUS - A flat display apparatus is disclosed. The flat display apparatus includes an abnormal operation status detector and an abnormal signal transceiver, and is adapted for instantly reporting an abnormal operation status. The abnormal operation status detector is adapted for detecting an abnormal operation status of the flat display apparatus and generating a corresponding abnormal signal. The abnormal signal transceiver receives the abnormal signal and then transmits the abnormal signal to a suitable receiver so as to actively detect the operation status of the flat display apparatus for reporting to the receiver, thus providing a high efficiency maintenance mechanism and an instant monitoring system.03-04-2010
20100194675Liquid Crystal Display Apparatus - A liquid crystal display apparatus includes a liquid crystal panel; an illumination device that illuminates the liquid crystal panel; a cooler cooling the liquid crystal panel; a first detector detecting a surrounding temperature of the liquid crystal panel; a second detector detecting a surrounding temperature of the cooler; a controller controlling the illumination device and the cooler based on output of the first and the second detector, wherein the controller activates the cooler when the output of the second detector is larger than a second value and the output of the first detector exceeds a first value, and the controller decreases a luminance level of the illumination device without activating the cooler when the output of the second detector is less than the second value and the output of the first detector exceeds a first value.08-05-2010
20100194674LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The liquid crystal display device (08-05-2010
20110187634LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display is disclosed. In one embodiment, the display includes i) a liquid crystal display panel configured to display images, ii) a backlight unit configured to provide light to the liquid crystal display panel and iii) a mold frame comprising a frame main body and a plurality of first side walls, wherein the frame main body is configured to receive the backlight unit, and wherein the first side walls are formed on a top surface of the frame main body. The display may further include a bottom chassis comprising a bottom plate and a plurality of second side walls, wherein the bottom plate is configured to support the mold frame and wherein the second side walls are formed at edges of the bottom plate. The first and second side walls surround side surfaces of the liquid crystal display panel while not contacting the side surfaces, and the first and second side walls are alternately disposed along a circumferential direction of the liquid crystal display panel.08-04-2011
20110187635THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - A three-dimensional (3D) image display apparatus that includes a surface-light source device for emitting light in a direction which may be sequentially adjusted, is provided. The 3D image display apparatus includes a display panel for generating images by modulating the light emitted from the surface-light source device according to image information. The 3D image display apparatus also includes a controller for controlling the directivity adjustment of the light from the surface-light source device in a time-sequential manner and the image formation for each visual field of the display panel to be synchronized with each other.08-04-2011
20110148749AVIONICS DEVICE DISPLAY DIMMING SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present general inventive concept provides a system and method to use alpha blending properties of a graphics processor to dim the display, effectively darkening it with neutral color overlays, beyond the last hardware dimming step.06-23-2011
20110187636SURFACE LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - There is provided a surface light source device capable of making appearance of a boundary between partial lighting areas more natural than related art. In each of unit light-source sections 08-04-2011
20100020002SCANNING BACKLIGHT FOR LCD - A method for displaying images on a display having backlight is disclosed, where the images is updated periodically with a period. The method comprises the steps of: generating a signal with a pulse pattern for each period depending on the contents of an image to be displayed in that period; and activating backlight in accordance with the signal. Further, a display (01-28-2010
20100020010DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a light source unit generating light a display unit displaying an image using the light generated from the light source unit and a display part displaying a symbol, the display part disposed on the display unit, wherein the symbol is determined based on a type of the light source unit, a driving method of the light source unit or a luminance generated from the light source unit.01-28-2010
20100020009DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A display device is provided including a photosensor PS that detects the ambient light amount of a display area, a comparator that compares the output of the photosensor PS with a predetermined reference value, and a backlight controller that controls the amount of light supplied to the display area depending on a comparison result by the comparator, a switch SW for controlling application of a precharge potential is connected to a metal that exists near the light-receiving part of the photosensor PS with the intermediary of an insulating film. The embodiment apparently decreases the parasitic capacitance of the detection element to thereby suppress the influence of the parasitic capacitance of the detection element itself at the time of light amount detection.01-28-2010
20100020008LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - In the case where the light source is a white LED backlight, a liquid crystal display apparatus can change the color temperature of a display image by performing a drive control of the light source. Liquid crystal panel 01-28-2010
20100020007DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - There is provided a display device, including a display panel; a first light emitting unit for inputting a first input light to the display panel based on a first light emitting signal; a second light emitting unit for inputting second input light to the display panel based on a second light emitting signal; and light emitting control unit for outputting the first light emitting signal, the second light emitting signal, the image signal corresponding to the first input light, and the image signal corresponding to the second input light; where the light emitting control unit performs output of the first light emitting signal and the image signal of the color corresponding to the first input light in synchronization in a first sub-frame, and performs output of the second light emitting signal and the image signal of the color corresponding to the second input light in synchronization in a second sub-frame.01-28-2010
20100020006DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - Disclosed herein is a display device, including: a first photosensor section; second photosensor section; and signal processing section, wherein the light-shielding film is formed in the same layer as that on the substrate having a light-shielding function so as to be associated with the light-receiving element of the second photosensor section.01-28-2010
20100020005APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING BRIGHTNESS OF BACKLIGHT - Provided are a display device and method. The display device includes an image analyzing unit for analyzing an input image signal to extract block-based brightness information of a divided display region, a block control value calculating unit for calculating a backlight control value for a backlight block corresponding to the block of the display region by using the brightness information, and a block control value compensating unit for determining whether to perform a scaling process of reducing brightness degree at a predetermined ratio according to brightness of the respective backlight blocks considering brightness degree of adjacent blocks, and outputting a backlight compensation control value.01-28-2010
20110090141BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - A backlight module including a light guide plate, light source sets, and controlling circuits is provided. The light guide plate has a plurality of regions, and each region of the light guide plate has a light incident surface correspondingly. Each light source set is disposed at the light incident surface of one of the regions of the light guide plate, and each light source set has at least one middle light source and at least one edge light source. The middle light source is disposed in a middle region of the light source set and the edge light source is disposed at an edge of the light source set. Each controlling circuit is electrically connected to the middle light source of one of the light source sets, and the edge light source of each light source set is electrically connected to the controlling circuit of the adjacent light source set.04-21-2011
20110304528LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device in which viewing angle characteristics are improved without impairing transmittance. A liquid crystal display device of the present invention, comprises: 12-15-2011
20080316165LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY HAVING INVERTER FOR CONTROLLING BACK LIGHT FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL HAVING A VARIETY OF SHAPES TO OBTAIN UNIFORM LUMINANCE - There is provided a liquid crystal display. The liquid crystal display includes a TFT-LCD panel having any one of a variety of shapes including a circular shape, an elliptical shape, a circular arc shape, and a shape with an angle other than 90°; a plurality of straight light sources disposed at a rear side of the TFT-LCD panel and having a different length according to the shape of the TFT-LCD panel; and an inverter and a transformer connected to one terminal of each light source, wherein the inverter induces a same current to the light sources having a different length and the transformer supplies a boosted voltage lo dependent on the length of each light source to the light source so that luminance is uniform. With the straight light sources having a different length for a back light unit suitable for a liquid crystal display panel having a variety of shapes including circular, elliptical, fan, and semicircular shapes according to the present invention, image quality of uniform luminance can be implemented on the entire display area of the panel.12-25-2008
20110109537BACKLIGHT CONTROL FOR DISPLAY DEVICES - A display device backlight comprises at least one LED and a control circuit for controlling the brightness of the LED, wherein the control circuit comprises a drive transistor for driving a current through the LED and a pulse width modulation circuit for controlling the timing of operation of the drive transistor. A compensation circuit provides a first boost current to the gate of the drive transistor during a rising edge of the current profile and provides a second boost current to the gate of the drive transistor during a falling edge of the current profile. This arrangement improves the switching response of the drive transistor by providing boost currents to/from the gate of the drive transistor during the rising and falling edges of the current through the drive transistor (in response to steps in the PWM control signal).05-12-2011
20080211763DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING BACKLIGHT BRIGHTNESS - A device and method for adjusting backlight brightness employed in a display. The device has a buffer, a counter, and a comparator. The buffer receives and stores an image data of a frame. The counter receives the image data and obtains an image-loading value of the image data. The comparator is coupled to the counter and compares the image-loading value with a preset image-loading value. The comparator outputs a control signal indicating the comparison result to a backlight module to adjust the brightness of the backlight module.09-04-2008
20100097308LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device is provided, comprising a liquid crystal display panel (LCDP) for displaying an image or a video signal. The display device furthermore comprises a double-pulse scanning backlight means (BL) having a plurality of red, green and blue colored light emitting diodes (RLED, GLED, BLED) arranged in rows for backlighting the liquid crystal display panel (LCDP) on a double-pulse scanning basis. Furthermore, a double-pulse scanning control means (CM) is provided for controlling the time sequential double-pulse scanning of the plurality of colored light emitting diodes (RLED, GLED, BLED) of the backlight means (BL) and for driving the time sequential double-pulse scanning of the plurality of colored light emitting diodes (RLED, GLED, BLED).04-22-2010
20100085295FREQUENCY SYNTHESIS AND SYNCHRONIZATION FOR LED DRIVERS - A PWM generation module generates a PWM data signal used to control a light emitting diode (LED) driver for one or more strings of LEDs of a display device. The PWM data signal is synchronized with the frame boundaries of the video content being displayed. The PWM generation module can configure the PWM data signal such that a new PWM cycle is initiated at the start of each successive frame, and further whereby those PWM cycles that would be prematurely terminated at frame boundaries are instead driven at a constant reference level until the frame boundary. With this configuration, a substantially linear average light intensity can be achieved across frames, thereby reducing or eliminating display distortion that is often present in other PWM cycle synchronization techniques. The PWM generation module can use a self-learning process to make adjustments to the expected number of completeable PWM cycles per frame in response to dynamic changes in the frame rate, PWM frequency, or other related display parameters.04-08-2010
20100053061ADAPTIVE BACKLIGHT CONTROL AND CONTRAST ENHANCEMENT - A transform function represented by at least n points that define n-1 regions is determined based at least in part on a first set of values associated with a display frame and a maximum average contrast function. The n points can be determined in response to a change in an average contrast of the display frame compared to an average contrast of a previous display frame exceeding a predetermined threshold. The first set of values is converted to a corresponding second set of values based on the transform function. A backlight control signal is generated based on an average contrast of the second set of values, whereby the backlight control signal is configured to control an intensity of a backlight of a display. Further, a video signal is generated based on the second set of values, whereby the video signal configured to drive the display.03-04-2010
20090153461Light Valve Display Using Low Resolution Programmable Color Backlighting - A display comprises a front-end component having a matrix of neutral light valves that defines the resolution of the display. A backlight unit provides backlighting for the front-end component and has a plurality of individual elements grouped into repeat units, wherein the individual elements in the repeat units differ in color and the repeat units have a resolution less than the display resolution. All individual elements in individual repeat units are capable of simultaneously emitting light incident on more than one neutral light valve.06-18-2009
20120044134LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - Provided is a liquid crystal display apparatus having a heat dissipation mechanism which can effectively dissipate heat generated in a heat generating part generating a large amount of heat. The liquid crystal display apparatus includes a liquid crystal panel, a backlight, a backlight chassis (02-23-2012
20120013527BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - The present invention provides a backlight module and a display apparatus. The display apparatus comprises a backlight module and a display panel. The backlight module comprises a light guide plate and a plurality of light sources. The light guide plate has a bottom surface. The bottom surface is formed with a middle trench. The middle trench comprises dimming cants. The light sources are positioned at two opposite sides of the light guide plate in accordance with the dimming cants. The present invention can adjust a light intensity distribution and promote the central brightness of the screen.01-19-2012
20090135129METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-COLOR SEQUENTIAL LCD PANEL - A sequential color LCD device for displaying a color image using at least four different primary colors, with back illumination system comprising of at least three color LEDs. The device is capable of activating at least two color LEDs simultaneously, thus obtaining additional display colors. A method is disclosed for displaying more than three colors using an LCD device having three color LEDs, in which the LED back illumination system sequentially illuminates the LC array with only a first single LED color, a simultaneous operation of first and second LED colors, and then only the second LED color. The device may drive the LC cells from a first color data value directly to a subsequent color data value directly, without driving the LC cell to zero transmittance prior to loading of the subsequent color data value. The device may correct for color phase shift and for the dependency of apparent color intensity.05-28-2009
20090135127DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - A display device including: a panel assembly including a plurality of gate lines for transmitting a plurality of gate signals and a plurality of data lines for transmitting a plurality of data signals; a backlight unit including a plurality of scan lines for transmitting a plurality of scan signals and a plurality of column lines for transmitting a plurality of light-emitting data signals; and a signal controller configured to receive a vertical synchronization signal and to control a timing of the plurality of scan signals transmitted to the plurality of scan lines using the vertical synchronization signal.05-28-2009
20090135126Liquid Crystal Display Device - Provided are data lines, scanning lines crossing the data lines, and a switching element in vicinity of each intersection of the data lines and the scanning lines, the data lines being connected via the switching elements with pixel electrodes arranged in matrix. Direct-type backlights arranged in parallel with the scanning lines are provided, and a backlight turning-ON drive circuit for turning the direct-type backlights in order at a predetermined frequency in sync with a scanning signal is provided. In at least one embodiment, the backlight turning-ON drive circuit includes a controller for controlling the direct-type backlights to turn ON in order in sync with the scanning signal in such a manner that the direct-type backlights are turned ON discretely over frames being continuous based on a vertical sync signal. In at least one embodiment, this provides a liquid crystal display device, which adopts scanning-type backlights and in which the pseudo contour and the flickering can be prevented with a driving clock of 60 Hz, which is generally adopted in liquid crystal display devices.05-28-2009
20090146943LIGHT SOURCE MODULE, DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME, AND A METHOD THEREOF - A light source module includes a plurality of light source units arranged in a matrix form and independently emitting light, and a light source control unit. The light source control unit includes a column control unit supplying a column control signal to a plurality of light source unit columns according to a brightness signal, a row control unit supplying a row control signal to a plurality of light source unit rows according to the brightness signal, and a brightness regulation unit supplying the brightness control signal to the column control unit and the row control unit. The plurality of light source units successively emit light for one frame in a light source column direction or a light source row direction, according to the brightness signal, the column control signal and the row control signal.06-11-2009
20120154263LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a liquid crystal display device capable of improving image quality of a display screen while reducing the number of light sources. A light source mounting substrate (06-21-2012
20130009857METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVE MAIN BACK-LIGHT BLANKING IN LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS - The present principles are directed towards enhancing the reproduction of dynamic scenes on Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitors by employing temporal control over the duration of frame blanking of the display back-light. Particularly, the greater the image difference between neighboring frames, the wider the main back-light frame blanking becomes, and vice versa—smaller image difference between consecutive frames will automatically inflict narrower main back-light frame blanking.01-10-2013
20110102312DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device such that even if the display device is large size, opening and closing a cabinet of the display device is easy and maintenance of the inside of the display device is easy. A display device (1) includes a cabinet (4) including a front case (41) accommodating a liquid crystal panel (2) and a back case (42) accommodating a backlight unit (3), and the front case (41) and the back case (42) are fitted with each other such that periphery surfaces of the front case (41) cover periphery surfaces of the back case (42). The periphery surfaces of the front case (41) include mobile portions (41105-05-2011
20110102311BACKLIGHT UNIT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A backlight unit (05-05-2011
20100020003Methods and Systems for Area Adaptive Backlight Management - Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for generating, modifying and applying backlight array driving values.01-28-2010
20100245227WHITE POINT CONTROL IN BACKLIGHTS - Systems, methods, and devices are provided for maintaining a target white point on a light emitting diode based backlight. In one embodiment, the backlight may include two or more strings of light emitting diodes, each driven at a respective driving strength. Each string may include light emitting diodes from a different color bin, and the respective driving strengths may be adjusted, for example, through pulse width modulation or amplitude modulation, to maintain the target white point. In certain embodiments, the driving strengths may be adjusted to compensate for shifts in the white point that may occur due to temperature or aging. A controller may adjust the driving strengths based on feedback from a temperature sensor, from an optical sensor, from a user input, or from calibration data included within the backlight or system.09-30-2010
20100245229REPEATED-SCAN DRIVING METHOD FOR FIELD SEQUENTIAL COLOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - The present invention discloses a REPEATED-SCAN driving method, which applies to a field sequential color liquid crystal display, wherein each sequential-color cycle of the multiplex-scan signal has at least two stages of scans to increase the luminous fluxes of all colors of backlights and bring closer the total amounts of fluxes, whereby is achieved higher color saturation and better flux uniformity between the rows. Further, the method of the present invention controls the backlights to form dark stages between the intervals respectively of two different colors of the backlights and controls the dark stage to coincide with a color-mixing interval, which is caused by response delay of liquid crystal, to prevent from color distortion caused by color mixing. Therefore, the present invention can generate the pure colors and the designed derived colors accurately.09-30-2010
20100245228AGING BASED WHITE POINT CONTROL IN BACKLIGHTS - Systems, methods, and devices are provided for maintaining a target white point on a light emitting diode based backlight. In one embodiment, the backlight may include two or more strings of light emitting diodes, each driven at a respective driving strength. Each string may include light emitting diodes from a different color bin, and the respective driving strengths may be adjusted, for example, through pulse width modulation or amplitude modulation, to maintain the target white point. In certain embodiments, the driving strengths may be adjusted to compensate for shifts in the white point that may occur due to temperature or aging. A controller may adjust the driving strengths based on feedback from a temperature sensor, from an optical sensor, from a user input, or from calibration data included within the backlight or system.09-30-2010
20100079367DISPLAY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A display device for vehicle includes an LCD panel that has a first pixel region and a second pixel region. The display controller portion displays a meter image on the first pixel region at a regular time and a specific time, and displays an outside image on the second pixel region at the specific time. The display controller portion controls a gradient ratio of pixel in the first pixel region as a meter image gradient ratio, and controls a gradient ratio of pixel in the second pixel region as an outside image gradient ratio. The display controller portion switches and performs a first mode and a second mode. In the first mode, the display controller portion keeps both the meter image gradient ratio and the outside image gradient ratio to the maximum ratio R04-01-2010
20120212402DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIGHT SOURCE - A display device according to the present invention includes: a gate driver for sequentially display scanning pixels in a first direction of a TFT liquid crystal panel to set pixels to display states according to information displayed by the pixels in the TFT liquid crystal panel, the pixels arranged in two dimensions and their display state being individually controllable through illumination; and a backlight unit for illuminating the individual pixels with intensity of light which increases and decreases in synchronism with the display scanning of the gate driver after the display scanning. The arrangement enables the backlight flashing period to be determined independently from a TFT panel scanning period or response time of liquid crystal. The arrangement also ensures an extended operating time of a TFT panel; effects a display period equal to, or longer than, the black blanking type; and achieves higher contrast than the black blanking type.08-23-2012
20120313846BACKLIGHT SCANNING METHOD AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - The disclosed technology discloses a backlight scanning method for controlling a backlight of a liquid crystal display panel, the backlight comprising light groups on left and right sides. The method comprises steps of: determining a time period for turning on and off the light groups on the left and right sides in accordance with a control signal for pixels in the liquid crystal display panel; and in scanning, turning on and off the light groups on the left and right sides alternately in sets, and during the course of scanning one frame, turning on or off the light groups on the left and right sides at least two times.12-13-2012
20100225573BACKLIGHT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - In a backlight device (09-09-2010
20120162056DISPLAY SYSTEM CAPABLE OF SWITCHING TWO-DIMENSIONAL/THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODE AND METHOD THEREOF - A display system capable of switching 2D/3D mode includes a signal source, a 3D backlight control signal generation circuit, and a display. The signal source is used for transmitting a vertical synchronization signal and a left eye/right eye control signal. The 3D backlight control signal generation circuit is used for executing a first logic operation on the vertical synchronization signal and the left eye/right eye control signal to output a 3D left eye backlight control signal, and executing a second logic operation on the vertical synchronization signal and the left eye/right eye control signal to output a 3D right eye backlight control signal. The display displays 3D images according to the 3D left eye backlight control signal and the 3D right eye backlight control signal.06-28-2012
20120299809DISPLAY - A display includes: a display panel; a front-face member being provided on a front face of the display panel, and the front-face member covering a surrounding section, or the surrounding section and other part of the display panel; and a back-face member having rigidity and being provided on a back face of the display panel, the back-face member covering the back face, or the back face and other part of the display panel.11-29-2012
20090058796Liquid crystal display device - A liquid crystal display device having superior moving-image display characteristics are provided. In the liquid crystal display device, the timing of application of grayscale voltage to liquid crystal cells at the top end of its screen with respect to the timing of application of grayscale voltage to liquid crystal cells in the center of the screen and the timing of application of grayscale voltage to liquid crystal cells at the bottom end of the screen with respect to the timing of application of grayscale voltage to the liquid crystal cells in the center of the screen are made approximately coincident with each other or are deviated from each other by approximately one scanning-line selection period, and a liquid crystal panel is illuminated by a backlight which is intermittently lit in synchronism with vertical synchronizing signals.03-05-2009
20090058795ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - An electronic device, such as personal computer, incorporating a liquid crystal panel which uses LEDs as an illuminating light source for a liquid crystal panel to reduce power consumption and size of the electronic device. When 3-color LED lamps 03-05-2009
20090058794LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE WITH IMPROVED DISPLAY LUMINANCE - A liquid crystal display device has: a liquid crystal display unit including a plurality of common electrodes to be sequentially applied with a drive voltage and segment electrodes for segment display, facing each common electrode, and a plurality of display areas divided for one or more common electrodes; a backlight including a multicolor light source provided for each display area; and a drive unit for performing field sequential driving of multiplex driving by scanning the plurality of common electrodes in such a manner that after all common electrodes in one display area are scanned, common electrodes in the next display area start being scanned, and by synchronizing scanning each common electrode with an emission operation of the multicolor light source in each display area.03-05-2009
20090058791Apparatus for and method of controlling digital image processing apparatus - An apparatus for and method of controlling a digital image processing device in order to reduce power consumption by automatically recognizing a state in which power of a display device can be turned off or the display device can operate in a power saving mode, and in that case, turning off the display device or operating the display device in the power saving mode. The apparatus for controlling a digital image processing device includes: a motion sensing unit sensing a motion of the digital image processing device; and a control unit operating the digital image processing device in a power saving mode when it is determined that the digital image processing device moves.03-05-2009
20090085859DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus includes a display panel which includes a data pixel which is formed to a display area in which an image is displayed, and a dummy pixel which is formed to a non display area in which the image is not displayed, a light source unit which supplies a light to the data pixel and the dummy pixel, a light source driving unit which supplies a driving power to the light source unit, a light sensing unit which senses the light emitted from the dummy pixel, and a light source control unit which controls the light source driving unit so that at least one of brightness and a color coordinate of sensed light has a predetermined reference value.04-02-2009
20120249407Image Display Apparatus and Computer Apparatus Employing Same - An image display apparatus comprises: a liquid crystal panel; and a back light device on the rear face of the liquid crystal panel. The back light device includes: a light guide plate; a reflective sheet; a first and second light sources; and a prism sheet, and emits, to the right relative to the direction of viewing the liquid crystal panel, light emitted from the first light source and emits, to the left relative to the direction of viewing the liquid crystal panel, light emitted from the second light source. On the liquid crystal panel, a partial image obtained by omitting a part of an entire image and a partial image complementary to this are displayed alternately. The light sources and are controlled such as to be turned on alternately in synchronization with the displaying of the partial images on the liquid crystal panel.10-04-2012
20090085862Video displaying apparatus - A video displaying apparatus is provided that can change light-modulation rate of a backlight source in accordance with changes in a feature quantity of an input video signal based on a difference between times required for the light adaptation and the dark adaptation.04-02-2009
20090085860Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof - In a method for driving a liquid crystal display, a plurality of first enabling pulses are transmitted to a first group of scan lines in a first period of a predetermined time, respectively. A plurality of second enabling pulses are transmitted to a second group of scan lines in a second period of the predetermined time, respectively. The pixel voltages of pixel units, which are connected to the scan lines of the first and second group, are different in their polarities. During the predetermined time, a common voltage signal, which has different levels in the first and second period, is transmitted to the common line. A liquid crystal display applying the above driving method is also disclosed.04-02-2009
20100007599Methods and Systems for Color Preservation with a Color-Modulated Backlight - Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for compensating an image for backlight color variation. Some embodiments comprise compensation for color variation in RGB backlights when backlight color channels use differing gain functions.01-14-2010
20120256818DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a display apparatus and a method, a storage medium, and a program which cause a so-called “hold-type display apparatus” to display an image that makes it difficult for motion blur and jerkiness to be perceived at a lower frame rate. Display of individual pixels of a screen on an LCD 10-11-2012
20090021471Light Emitting Device and Method for Driving the Same - A light emitting device is provided. The light emitting device comprises a light emitting unit, a color sensor, a main control unit and a red, green and blue signal control unit. The light emitting unit has a red, a green and a blue LED. The color sensor senses a red, a green and a blue color signal value of light emitted from light emitting unit. The main control unit compares the red, green and blue color signal values with pre-stored target brightness values. Then, the main control unit outputs PWM duty values that have reflected the compensation brightness. The red, green and blue signal control unit drives the red, green and blue LED depending on the PWM duty values output from the main control unit.01-22-2009
20090021467Display Device - [Problem] A non-self-luminous display device is enabled infallibly to alarm a trouble in a display that is inclusive of a power source system.01-22-2009
20090002310LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - A liquid crystal display apparatus in an embodiment of the invention, in which each frame period is divided into a first period for writing the non-video signals, a second period for writing the video signals to the respective pixels, and a third period for maintaining the video signals in the respective pixels; and in which a control unit (1) calculates a backlight luminance value and gamma conversion values based on the distribution of the gradation values prior to the second period, (2) gamma-converts the input video signals based on the gamma conversion values and writes gamma-converted video signals into the respective pixels during the second period, (3) causes the backlight to emit light based on the backlight luminance value during the third period.01-01-2009
20080303777OPTICAL ADJUSTING MEMBER, AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - An optical adjusting member according to the invention includes a base member, a plurality of lenses, and a light diffusion layer. The base member has optical transparency. The plurality of lenses are formed on the base member. The light diffusion layer is formed on the plurality of lenses, and at least top edge parts of the lenses are buried in the light diffusion layer. In the optical adjusting member according to the invention, at least the top edge parts of the plurality of lenses are buried in the light diffusion layer and therefore the lenses are less susceptible to damages. The optical adjusting member according to the invention has a light collecting function by the lenses and a diffusion function by the light diffusion layer.12-11-2008
20080297468Liquid Crystal Display Apparatus Including a Photosensor - A liquid crystal display (LCD) apparatus includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer and a backlight assembly. The first substrate includes a display part and a sensor part. The sensor part is disposed in a peripheral area of the display part and senses external light. The second substrate is disposed opposite to the first substrate. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The backlight assembly is disposed adjacent to the second substrate to expose the first substrate and to provide light. A light detecting function of the sensor part may be increased, so that the backlight may be used effectively and the power consumption of the display apparatus may be reduced.12-04-2008
20080297463LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS AND LUMINANCE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - For the purpose of suppressing untrue black with the change in luminance of video, which is displayed as the same object, being reduced to improve the contrast, there is provided a liquid crystal display apparatus that is capable of: extracting the pixel frequency distribution of an input video signal on a luminance level basis, and extracting the pixel frequency distribution of specific color from a color-difference signal of input video in a screen area, the color-difference signal being determined from the luminance distribution of a plurality of backlights; on the basis of the result of the extraction, determining the control amount of the luminance of the plurality of backlights, and the correction amount of the luminance of a liquid crystal panel, on a screen area basis; controlling the luminance of the plurality of backlights on the basis of the control amount of the luminance; and at the same time, controlling the luminance of the input video signal on the basis of the correction amount of the luminance.12-04-2008
20080297469VISUAL NOTIFICATION METHODS FOR CANDY-BAR TYPE CELLPHONES - A wireless handheld communications device with a liquid crystal display, especially, a field sequential liquid crystal display, includes a visual notification for a powered up, inactive state. The visual notification is preferably through a light emitting diode that may be part of the backlighting system for the LCD or may be independent from the backlighting system. The waveforms, periodicity, colour selection, and colour sequencing may be customizable by one or both of the manufacturer and user.12-04-2008
20080297467METHOD FOR BACKLIGHT MODULATION AND IMAGE PROCESSING - A method for backlight modulation and image processing is disclosed to control the backlight to modulate the brightness with different image data inputs and re-process the original image data. In the part of the backlight control, the method comprises acquiring a reference value, APL (average picture level), based on histogram analysis and the judgment process of backlight modulation by an algorithm. In the part of the image processing, the method comprises extracting a value correlating to the brightness from RGB data value with the transformation rule between different color spaces and re-mapping the value and outputting another image data value.12-04-2008
20080297466LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BRIGHTNESS OF ILLUMINATION UNIT OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a liquid crystal display panel, an illumination unit for the liquid crystal display panel, a plurality of photodetectors, and a control unit Cnt to control the brightness of the illumination unit. The photodetectors are TFT ambient light photosensors LS12-04-2008
20080297465Liquid Crystal Display Device and Driving Method Thereof - An embodiment of the present invention provides a method of driving a liquid crystal display device including a liquid crystal panel, and a backlight assembly providing light to the liquid crystal panel by a field sequential driving method, the method includes: displaying an image, at the liquid crystal panel and the backlight assembly, by time-dividing two frames into five sub-frames, wherein when images are displayed in the two frames, images of a first frame and a second frame of the two frames share one blue light.12-04-2008
20080297464DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD - A display device includes: a display unit having a first and a second display area displaying a first and a second image corresponding to first and second image data; a light source unit disposed so as to correspond to the display unit and having a plurality of unit light-emitting areas which are independently controllable; a selection unit selecting, from the plural unit light-emitting areas, a first and a second unit light-emitting area corresponding to the first and second display areas respectively; and a control signal generation unit generating a first and a second control signal controlling the selected first and second unit light-emitting areas, based on the first and second image data.12-04-2008
20080297461DRIVING APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYER AND METHEOD THEREOF - A driving apparatus for a displayer and a method thereof are provided. The driving apparatus includes an image processing unit, a timing controller, and a backlight controller. The image processing unit divides a frame period into an image period and a dark state period. During the dark state period, black (or gray) insertion is performed to an image with a black (or gray) frame through a scan backlight technique. During the image period, the image data is displayed through a dynamic backlight technique. Thereby, the contrast of the displayer is improved and the power consumption thereof is reduced.12-04-2008
20080297460Method of displaying a low dynamic range image in a high dynamic range - A method of increasing the dynamic range of an image comprising a plurality of pixels each having a luminance value within a first luminance dynamic range. The method includes determining a background luminance value for each pixel of the image and determining a minimum and a maximum of the background luminance values. A conversion factor is then determined for each pixel of the image based on the minimum and maximum of the background luminance values. The image id converted from the first luminance dynamic range to a second luminance dynamic range by multiplying the luminance value of each pixel of the image by its conversion factor.12-04-2008
20120319936DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a display device capable of changing a video image display area of high significance so as to be brighter than a video image display area of low significance, from among a plurality of video images. The display device comprises a liquid crystal display panel (12-20-2012
20100231498IMAGE DISPLAY VIA MULTIPLE LIGHT GUIDE SECTIONS - Various embodiments related to a multi-section light guide and computing devices comprising a plurality of wedge light guides are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment comprises a multi-section light guide having a monolithic wedge-shaped body comprising a plurality of logical light guide sections. Each logical light guides section is configured to direct light via total internal reflection between a first light input/output interface located at a first end of the logical light guide section and a second light input/output interface located at a major face of the logical light guide section.09-16-2010
20100231502Liquid crystal display device and method of controlling powering on of the same - A liquid-crystal display device including a liquid-crystal display panel, a panel driver configured to drive the liquid-crystal display panel, a backlight section configured to be arranged on the rear face of the liquid-crystal display panel, a backlight driver configured to drive the backlight section, and a control section configured to control the panel driver and the backlight driver. When the liquid-crystal display device is powered on, the control section controls the backlight driver so that the backlight section is put into a backlight-on state in which the backlight section illuminates the liquid-crystal panel from the rear face. Then, after the elapse of a predetermined time from the setting of the backlight-on state, the control section controls the panel driver so that the liquid-crystal display panel is put into an image-display-on state in which the liquid-crystal display panel displays the image.09-16-2010
20100231501Transflective display apparatus - Provided is a transflective display apparatus including a light source, a light guide plate guiding light from the light source or incident external light toward the inside, emitting the light or the incident external light to a light emitting surface of the light guide plate, and including a diffusion reflective member formed on the light emitting surface, a color reflective member disposed in a lower portion of the light guide plate and including a plurality of arrayed color regions for reflecting light of a color, a light modulation member disposed in an upper portion of the light guide plate, modulating light, and forming an image, including a plurality of pixel regions corresponding to the plurality of color regions, respectively, each of the plurality of pixel regions including an effective region and an ineffective region, wherein the diffusion reflective member is disposed to face the ineffective region.09-16-2010
20100231500Method and LCD improving waving phenomenon - An LCD includes a display panel, a plurality of fluorescent lamps, an electric field sensor, and an inverter. The electric field sensor senses electric fields of the plurality of fluorescent lamps to generate a voltage. The inverter is electrically connected the plurality of fluorescent lamps, and generates a driving voltage to drive the plurality of fluorescent lamps. The inverter adjusts an operating frequency of the driving voltage according to the voltage. Thus, the waving phenomenon of the LCD is improved effectively.09-16-2010
20100231499METHOD FOR DRIVING LCD BACKLIGHT MODULES - A method for driving LCD backlight modules provides a constant operational current during a first predetermined period for adjusting the brightness of a backlight from a first brightness to a second brightness. After the brightness of the backlight reaches the second brightness, the method provides an impulse-type operational current during a second predetermined period for improving motion blur.09-16-2010
20120092242DEVICE FOR PLACEMENT IN FRONT OF A DISPLAY DEVICE - A system comprising a device for placement in front of a display device, such as a TV screen, to change the optical properties of light received by a user observing said display device, when the display device is in an off state or standby state, while when the display device is in an on state, the device appears transparent.04-19-2012
20100207865SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAY DEVICE BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION - Systems and methods of controlling illumination of a display device are disclosed. These systems and methods can detect a plurality of luminance values in a digital image of the display device that correspond to a plurality of pixel positions of the display device. A first plurality of luminance values of the plurality of luminance values can be mapped to a first pixel position of the plurality of pixel positions of the display device, and a compensation mask value for the first pixel position can be determined based upon the first plurality of luminance values. The compensation mask value can correspond to an adjustment of a luminance value of the first pixel position. The compensation mask value can be provided to a display controller of the display device to permit the display controller to adjust a luminance value of the first pixel position to correspond more closely with luminance values associated with other pixel positions of the plurality of pixel positions of the display device based upon the compensation mask value.08-19-2010
20130016036METHOD AND APPARATUS OF APPROXIMATING BACKLIGHT SPREAD IN A LOCAL DIMMING SYSTEMAANM CHANG; Chih-KaiAACI Taichung CityAACO TWAAGP CHANG; Chih-Kai Taichung City TWAANM Wu; Yu-LiAACI Hsinchu CityAACO TWAAGP Wu; Yu-Li Hsinchu City TW - An apparatus of approximating backlight spread is used in a display to estimate a backlight spread image corresponding to an image after backlight spreading of a plurality of backlight sources arranged in a matrix form. An equalizer receives backlight pulse width modulation signals of the backlight sources for performing an equalization operation and generating corresponding equalization signals. A backlight seed image constructor receives the equalization signals to establish a backlight seed image. A first calculation unit calculates positions corresponding to the backlight seed image based on a backlight spread image. A second calculation unit calculates coordinates of the backlight seed image corresponding to the positions. A distance calculator calculates distance differences between the positions and coordinates of the backlight seed image. A bilinear transformation unit performs a bilinear transformation on pixels of the backlight seed image and the distance differences so as to generate the backlight spread image.01-17-2013
20080252589System and Method for Information Handling System LCD White Balance Alignment - LCD panel white balance adjustment provides a desired brightness with minimal impact on optical performance by maximizing Red, Green and Blue gains of the LCD panel for a predetermined color temperature and then adjusting brightness with backlight current. For example, Red, Green and Blue gain settings are set at substantially their maximum value to achieve a color temperature of 6500 degrees and then brightness for the LCD panel is adjusted to substantially 200 nits with the gains remaining at maximized values.10-16-2008
20090160757Intra-pixel illumination system - Methods and systems are disclosed to provide intra-pixel illumination to a modulating display panel, where regions of a pixel are provided incident light with controlled intensity and color at different periods of the panel's addressing cycle. This can lead to increased resolution beyond that intrinsic to the panel's physical make up, providing an enhanced resolution 2D panel, as well as a high resolution panel suitable for autostereoscopic purposes when used with a further lens array. For example, when the left hand side of all pixels are illuminated in one frame creating an image, and the right hand side of the pixels are illuminated within a second frame creating a further image, then the combined image, assuming temporal averaging, is twice the native resolution. Despite the temporal trade off, the eye's tolerance to local variation of color and intensity makes this feasible with realistic addressing periods.06-25-2009
20080238862FLUORESCENT LAMP DRIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A fluorescent lamp driving method drives a fluorescent lamp by using an alternating current driving signal generated by an inverter circuit using direct current power as an input. The driving signal is supplied from the inverter circuit to a load including the fluorescent lamp. The method includes the steps of, by using a sum current detecting circuit, detecting a current change in the signal, by using a control circuit, controlling the driving signal generated by the inverter circuit on the basis of the current change detected by the sum current detecting circuit, and controlling a current of the supplied signal to be constant, by using a temperature detecting circuit, detecting the temperature of the fluorescent lamp, and, by using a correction circuit, on the basis of the temperature of the fluorescent lamp detected by the temperature detecting circuit, correcting the controlling the current of the supplied signal to be constant.10-02-2008
20090135128BACKLIGHT UNIT ASSEMBLY AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY HAVING THE SAME - In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a backlight unit assembly is provided with a lamp and a light emitting diode (LED) periodically turned on and off, and a liquid crystal display having the backlight unit assembly. A light source is configured with both the lamp and the LED, and the LED is periodically turned on and off by applying a start signal, which are capable of removing image sticking on a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel. This feature may reduce power consumption and increase contrast ratio. The backlight unit assembly and the LCD are capable of adjusting a chromaticity coordinate of the light source to a reference chromaticity coordinate.05-28-2009
20080224988HANDHELD DEVICES AS VISUAL INDICATORS - A computing device and methods of operating computing devices are disclosed. The computing device includes a backlit display that provides visual stimulus for relaying information to a user or a user's surroundings.09-18-2008
20080224987Method for displaying a moving image on a display - A method for displaying a moving image on a display, such that all pixel lines of the display are addressed in each case during image periods for displaying image information, and a backlight for displaying the image information backlights the pixel lines. The display of moving images is enhanced by the fact that the pixel addresses remain unchanged during a first image period and a second image period, following the first image period, for displaying the same image information, and after the first image period, the backlight backlights the pixel lines following a waiting period.09-18-2008
20080224986COLOR SEQUENTIAL DISPLAY HAVING BACKLIGHT TIMING DELAY CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD THEREOF - A color sequential display having backlight timing delay control unit and method thereof are described. The color sequential display includes a liquid crystal panel, a backlight source, a driving circuit, and a backlight delay control unit. The driving circuit generates a pixel voltage to drive the liquid crystal panel. The backlight delay control unit controls to delay the time of the turn-off status of the backlight source and thus adjusts the time of the turn-off between an end point of the second time interval of the at least one first sub-frame and an end point of the first time interval of the at least one second sub-frame.09-18-2008
20110260959Display Apparatus - Disclosed is a display apparatus which facilitates minimized thickness by innovatively removing a case and some portions of a set cover, which have been regarded as indispensable structures for the display apparatus, and simultaneously facilitates good aesthetic exterior appearance of the display apparatus by a novel design. The display apparatus comprises a set cover exposed externally to have a storage space; a support cover placed onto the storage space and formed to have a supporting space; a backlight unit received in the supporting space; a guide frame connected to the support cover while being supported by the support cover, and received in the storage space; and a liquid crystal display panel placed onto the guide frame, wherein the liquid crystal display panel displays images by adjusting transmittance of light emitted from the backlight unit.10-27-2011
20110273367BACKLIGHT DRIVING METHOD AND DISPLAY DEVICE - Exemplary backlight driving method and display device are provided. The display device includes a light source array. The light source array includes a first group of light-emitting rows and a second group of light-emitting rows. The backlight driving method includes the steps of: firstly, receiving a gate driving frequency of the display device; subsequently, generating a backlight driving frequency according to the gate driving frequency; and afterwards, sequentially providing a first row driving voltage to the first group of light-emitting rows in a first time period and sequentially providing a second row driving voltage to the second group of light-emitting rows in a second time period, according to the backlight driving frequency. The first time period and the second time period have different phases from each other, and the gate driving frequency is different from the backlight driving frequency.11-10-2011
20130120236INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a displaying unit including a display panel, a drive circuit for driving a white pixel, an illumination unit, and an inverter supplying a boosted driving power to the illumination unit, a power supply which supplies the inverter the driving power corresponding to a second control signal, a selecting unit which selects one item of setting data from a setting table including a plurality of items of setting data including luminance setting of the white pixel and luminance setting of the illumination unit, a first control signal outputting unit which supplies to the drive circuit the first control signal corresponding to luminance of the white pixel included in the selected item, and a second control signal outputting unit which supplies to the power supply the second control signal corresponding to luminance of the illumination unit included in the selected item.05-16-2013
20080218469TRANSIENT LIQUID CRYSTAL ARCHITECTURE - Methods and systems for displaying videos with high contrast using fast transient response of liquid crystal materials are disclosed. The system comprises a liquid crystal material treated with a chiral dopant, which is aligned between two substrates with conductive layer on each substrate. The system can be operated in an active or passive matrix mode display. The active matrix display can be a thin film transistor (TFT) or MOS transistor, whereas no transistors are used for the passive matrix mode display. A full color display, with high contrast, can be achieved by illuminating the transient liquid crystal material with a pulsed backlight.09-11-2008
20080218467BACKLIGHT CONTROLLER AND SCALING FACTOR USING FULL RANGE SEARCH AND LOCAL RANGE SEARCH METHOD - A backlight controller generating a scaling factor for scaling the intensity of a backlight illuminating a LCD (LCD) is provided. The backlight controller includes a histogram generator and a scaling factor selector. The histogram generator generates a histogram in response to an input frame image of the LCD. The scaling factor selector includes a luminance distortion estimator and a loop controller. The luminance distortion estimator estimates a luminance distortion for each candidate scaling factor with reference to the histogram. The loop controller selects a scaling factor among the corresponding to a maximum acceptable distortion among the estimated luminance distortions, so as to scale the intensity of the backlight.09-11-2008
20120249406Display Module, Display Device, and Liquid Crystal Television Set - This display module includes a display portion, a light-emitting portion to apply light to the display portion, a light guide plate made of resin to guide the light from the light-emitting portion to the display portion, including a first positioning portion, a frame made of metal in which the light guide plate is arranged inside, including a hole, and a positioning member made of resin, including a second positioning portion so formed as to be capable of positioning the first positioning portion of the light guide plate in a state where the positioning member is so arranged as to cover the hole of the frame.10-04-2012
20130176200TERMINAL DEVICE AND BACKLIGHT ILLUMINATION METHOD FOR DISPLAY THEREOF - A terminal device includes a display (07-11-2013
20130127701DISPLAY APPARATUS AND POWER SUPPLY METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus includes a power supply unit which supplies power to the display apparatus, a secondary battery which is charged from the supplied power, a backlight driving unit which drives a backlight of the display apparatus using at least one of the power of the power supply unit and the power charged in the secondary battery, A control unit controls power supplied to the backlight and a charging operation of the secondary battery based on a predetermined power consumption level. The secondary battery charges when there is power left over, and discharges to brighten the backlight when a power level demanded exceeds the predetermined power consumption level.05-23-2013
20130127700Backlight Module, Backplane and LCD Device - The present invention discloses a backlight module, a backplane and an LCD device. The backlight module comprises a backplane, a PCB and locking pieces for fixing the PCB on the backplane; the backplane surface is provided with chutes, and the locking pieces are selectively arranged in the chutes by the fixed structure at the bottom of each locking piece. In the present invention, because the backplane surface is provided with chutes for arranging the hillocks, the hillocks are fixed in the random positions of the chutes. Thus, the hillocks are arranged in the corresponding positions of the chutes in accordance with the size of PCB, so that the backplane can be adapted for PCBs of different size, and its generality can be increased. In addition, hillocks and through holes of corresponding number can be arranged in accordance with the number of different components. Thus, the backplane has higher generality, and then the production cost and the processing cost of the backplane can be reduced.05-23-2013
20130141322EFFICIENT BACKLIGHT SHORT CIRCUIT PROTECTION - Systems, methods, and devices are provided for detecting short circuits in a backlight assembly without a resistor-based current sensor. For example, an electronic display according to the present disclosure may include a display panel and a backlight assembly to illuminate the display panel. The backlight assembly may drive a backlight element to illuminate the display panel and may include backlight short-circuit detection circuitry. The backlight short-circuit protection circuitry may detect a feedback voltage associated with the backlight element and determine when a short circuit has occurred based at least in part on the feedback voltage.06-06-2013
20080211762APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING LUMINANCE, DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD OF ADJUSTING LUMINANCE - An apparatus for adjusting luminance includes a comparing part, a summing part, a mode selecting part, an inverting part and a decoding part. The comparing part compares a photo sensing voltage with a reference voltage in each of a plurality of sensing periods and generating a photo sensing signal. The summing part sums the photo sensing signal during the sensing periods and generates a plurality of summation signals. The mode selecting part controls an application of the summation signals based on a mode selection. Then, the inverting part inverts the summation signals based on the control of the mode selecting part and generates a plurality of inversion signals. The decoding part decodes the summation signals or the inversion signals and generates a decoding signal. Therefore, light pollution and power consumption may be decreased, and manufacturing costs may be decreased.09-04-2008
20080204395BACKLIGHT UNIT, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A liquid crystal display device, includes: a liquid crystal panel; a point light source which emits light to the liquid crystal panel; and a light source driver which comprises a power input terminal to receive initial power, a power supply to supply power to the point light source according to the initial power and a reference current, and a reference current controller to output the changed reference current according to the changed initial power, to the power supply.08-28-2008
20080204394IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS THEREOF - An image display apparatus and a method of adjusting brightness are provided. The image display apparatus includes a display panel unit which displays an image, a digital micromirror device (DMD) panel unit which reflects incident light using a plurality of DMDs to the display panel unit to provide a backlight of the display panel unit. According to the present invention, a backlight of the display panel is provided by reflecting incident light onto the display panel using the plurality of DMDs so that the image display apparatus and a method of adjusting brightness thereof which improve a contrast ratio are provided.08-28-2008
20100283720LED BACKLIGHT DRIVE - An LED backlight drive for driving an LED backlight having a plurality of LED lines L11-11-2010
20100289735BACKLIGHT DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A resistive element (11-18-2010
20100045589DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING FIELD EMISSION UNIT WITH BLACK MATRIX - A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display front end component (02-25-2010
20100309110PLANE-LIKE LIGHTING UNITS AND DISPLAY EQUIPMENT PROVIDED THEREWITH - A light unit which includes a plurality of light-emitting diode (LED) light sources arranged in parallel, a light-guiding member arranged on said LED light sources, a light reflecting part for reflecting light from said LED light sources forward, a light diffusion part for outgoing light from the surface of said light-guiding member to outside, and an optical path changing part arranged above said light-diffusion part, wherein a side of said light-guiding member that faces said light diffusion part is flat.12-09-2010
20100309109LOCAL DIMMING METHOD AND DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A local dimming method and a display apparatus applying the local dimming method are provided. The display apparatus includes light source groups arranged in an edge thereof, and adjusts light output of the light source groups which irradiate light based on a luminance of an area of a video to be displayed. Therefore, the local dimming method may be applied to an edge-type display apparatus, and accordingly it may be possible to reduce power consumption in the edge-type display apparatus and increase the contrast ratio, thereby providing a user with a high quality video.12-09-2010
20110234479Backlight Unit and Display Apparatus Having the Same - A backlight unit includes a plurality of light sources, a boost circuit, a plurality of balance circuits, and a plurality of first resistors. The boost circuit boosts an input alternating current voltage and applies a driving alternating current voltage to the light sources. Each of the balance circuits includes a first capacitor and is disposed between an output terminal of the boost circuit and the light sources. Each of the first resistors connects two balance circuits among the balance circuits.09-29-2011
20100315325LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A light source unit includes a light source which generates light and a light source driver which drives the light source and includes a driving integrated circuit and a resistance device. The driving integrated circuit includes an input terminal which receives an input voltage from an external source, converts the input voltage into a driving voltage which drives the light source. The resistance device is connected between an input terminal of the driving integrated circuit and a ground terminal and supplies the input voltage to the ground terminal by changing a resistance value thereof according to the input voltage when a level of the input voltage exceeds a preset level.12-16-2010
20100315324Display device and method - Disclosed is an image display device and an image display method thereof that may generate a plurality of directional lights based on a number of views of an input image by using a variable scattering feature of a variable scattering layer included in a backlight unit, and may output a multi-view image by using the generated plurality of directional lights.12-16-2010
20100315323BACKLIGHT SYSTEM - An adaptively controllable backlight system (12-16-2010
20080266239Imaging device having display brightness control function - A control unit controls brightness of a liquid crystal display unit such that the brightness becomes darker as a distance between an electronic view finder and an operator measured by a distance measuring sensor becomes shorter. With this structure, even if the operator takes his or her eye off from the electronic view finder, the liquid crystal display unit is not switched from an OFF state to an ON state. Therefore, it is possible to prevent the brightness of the liquid crystal display unit from becoming burdensome to an operator when the eye of the operator approaches the electronic view finder.10-30-2008
20090303171METHOD OF LOCAL DIMMING OF LIGHT SOURCE, LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS - In a method of local dimming of a light source including a plurality of light-emitting blocks, a dimming level of each light-emitting block of the plurality of light-emitting blocks is determined. A compensation dimming level of a predetermined light-emitting block is calculated based on dimming levels of peripheral light-emitting blocks disposed around a periphery of the predetermined light-emitting block. The predetermined light-emitting block is driven based on the compensation dimming level.12-10-2009
20120001841IDENTIFYING AMBIENT LIGHT TYPE AND ILLUMINANCE COMPENSATION USING A PLURALITY OF PHOTODETECTORS - A method for determining an ambient light type is described. The method includes receiving measurement information from multiple photodetectors configured for different light spectra, calculating a color ratio using the measurement information, obtaining a correction value using the color ratio, applying the correction value to at least one of the first and second measurement information to obtain a photopic illuminance value, and determining an ambient light type using the photopic illumination value and the color ratio.01-05-2012
20130194169SCREEN LIGHT COMPUTATION DEVICE OR METHOD - In a screen light computation device, a first polarizing filter (08-01-2013
20080259020Scanning Backlight For a Matrix Display - A scanning backlight unit (BU) for a matrix display comprises a plurality of light sources (L10-23-2008
20130201091THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY - A three-dimensional display includes a display module, a back light module (BLU) and a barrier module. The barrier module disposed above the display module includes a first substrate, a second substrate and a display material sandwiched therebetween. The first substrate has a first electrode layer which includes plural first wide and narrow electrodes interlaced in order, and plural first gaps turned on between adjacent first wide and narrow electrodes. The second substrate has a second electrode layer including plural second wide and narrow electrodes interlaced in order, and second gaps turned on between adjacent second wide and narrow electrodes. The second narrow electrodes are positioned correspondingly to the first wide electrodes, while the second wide electrodes are positioned correspondingly to the first narrow electrodes. The first and second electrode layers are driven to present barrier patterns in the odd frames and even frames, respectively.08-08-2013
20120299808Image Display Device - An image display device which enables tracking of a viewer and is convertible into a 2D display mode without loss of viewing angle, includes an image panel to emit a 2-dimensional (2D) image, a backlight unit to direct collimated light to the image panel, a scattered-light converting cell provided over the backlight unit, the scattered-light converting cell to scatter the collimated light upon 2D display and to directly emit the collimated light upon 3D display, and a holographic optical element provided over the backlight unit, the holographic optical element to adjust an optical path so as to set a viewing window to a position of a viewer upon 3D display.11-29-2012
20120086628LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL METHOD - Disclosed is a liquid crystal display device including: a liquid crystal display panel; a backlight unit incorporating a PWM dimming type light source; and a control unit that controls the liquid crystal display panel and the backlight unit. The control unit obtains response speed data of orientation change of liquid crystal molecules, and changes a duty factor of a PWM dimming signal according to the response speed data. In a case where the response speed of the liquid crystal molecules is relatively high, LEDs are driven with a relatively small duty factor. In a case where the response speed of the liquid crystal molecules is relatively low, the LEDs are driven with a relatively large duty factor, and black insertion is not performed. The liquid crystal display device prevents an image quality malfunction that is apt to occur depending on the degrees of inclination of the liquid crystal molecules.04-12-2012

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