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Liquid crystal display and bidirectional shift register device thereof

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An LCD and a bidirectional shift register device thereof are provided. The bidirectional shift register device of the invention is disposed on the substrate of the panel and includes multi-stages shift registers in series connection. Each stage shift register includes a pre-charging unit, a pull-up unit and a pull-down unit, in which the pre-charging unit receives a first preset clock signal and the output from a (i−1)th stage shift register or a (i+1)th stage shift register so as to thereby output a charging signal. The pull-up unit receives the charging signal and a second preset clock signal so as to thereby output a scan signal. The pull-down unit receives the second preset clock signal, a third preset clock signal and the output from the (i+2)th stage shift register or the (i−2)th stage shift register so as to decide whether or not pulling down the scan signal to a reference level.



Counter, counting method, ad converter, solid-state imaging device, and electronic device

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A counter configured to perform counting at both edges of an input clock to output an additional value or a subtraction value for a previous count value and a next count value includes a first latch circuit that latches the input clock, a second latch circuit that latches an output from the first latch circuit, a holding section that holds data of the 0th bit of a count value, and a correction section that performs count correction on data of the first and subsequent bits of the count value on the basis of an output of the second latch circuit.



Pulse generation circuit and semiconductor device

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Two gate drivers each comprising a shift register and a demultiplexer including single conductivity type transistors are provided on left and right sides of a pixel portion. Gate lines are alternately connected to the left-side and right-side gate drivers in every M rows. The shift register includes k first unit circuits connected in cascade. The demultiplexer includes k second unit circuits to each of which a signal is input from the first unit circuit and to each of which M gate lines are connected. The second unit circuit selects one or more wirings which output an input signal from the first unit circuit among M gate lines, and outputs the signal from the first unit circuit to the selected wiring(s). Since gate signals can be output from an output of a one-stage shift register to the M gate lines, the width of the shift register can be narrowed.



Driver circuit, display device, and electronic device

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

To suppress malfunctions in a shift register circuit. A shift register having a plurality of flip-flop circuits is provided. The flip-flop circuit includes a transistor 11, a transistor 12, a transistor 13, a transistor 14, and a transistor 15. When the transistor 13 or the transistor 14 is turned on in a non-selection period, the potential of a node A is set, so that the node A is prevented from entering into a floating state.



Semiconductor device

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A semiconductor device which shifts a low-level signal is provided. In an example, a first transistor including a first terminal electrically connected to a first wiring and a second terminal electrically connected to a second wiring, a second transistor including a first terminal electrically connected to a third wiring and a second terminal electrically connected to the second wiring, a third transistor including a first terminal electrically connected to a fourth wiring and a second terminal electrically connected to a gate of the second transistor, a fourth transistor including a first terminal electrically connected to a fifth wiring, a second terminal electrically connected to a gate of the third transistor, and a gate electrically connected to a sixth wiring, and a first switch including a first terminal electrically connected to the third wiring and a second terminal electrically connected to a gate of the first transistor are included.



Display apparatus and method for generating gate signal thereof

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A display apparatus and a method for generating gate signal thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a timing controller and a display panel. The timing controller is used for providing a plurality of timing signals. The display panel includes a pixel array and a gate drive circuit. The pixel array has a plurality of pixels. The gate drive circuit is electrically connected to the timing controller and the pixel array and including a plurality of shift register circuits. The shift register circuit includes a first shift register and a second shift register. The first shift register is configured for generating a corresponding primary gate signal. The second shift register is configured for generating a corresponding secondary gate signal. The timing controller adjusts overlapping relations of the timing signals according to a frame rate of the display apparatus.



Display panel with improved gate driver

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention divides a wire supplying a scan start signal to a gate driver into two wires, so as to avoid overlapping a clock signal line. In this way the clock signal is not delayed by interference, and a gate driving margin may continue uninterrupted, thereby uniformly outputting a gate-on voltage. In particular, if the clock signal line is connected to all stages in the gate driver and the clock signal line overlaps the scan start signal line, unsightly horizontal bands appear on the image and the parallel gate lines generate a very large parasitic capacitance. In contrast, the gate drivers in the present disclosure comprise clock signal lines which do not overlap the scan start signal lines. As benefits, interference resulting in horizontal banding is minimized and the power consumption may be reduced by about 10%.



Shift register unit, shift register circuit, array substrate and display device

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A shift register unit comprises: a first transistor, a pulling-up close unit, a pulling-up start unit, a first pulling-up unit, a second pulling-up unit, a trigger unit, and an output unit. A shift register circuit, an array substrate and a display device are also provided. The shift register unit, the shift register circuit, the array substrate and the display device can reduce drift of a gate threshold voltage of a gate line driving transistor and improve operation stability of devices.



Stage circuit and emission control driver using the same

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A stage circuit including an output unit for supplying first or second power source to an output terminal is disclosed. The stage circuit may comprise a bidirectional driver for respectively supplying signals supplied to first and second input terminals, a first driver, and a second driver. The second driver controls the output unit to output the second power source to the output terminal without any voltage loss, corresponding to a second clock signal.



Liquid crystal display device including TFT compensation circuit

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display (LCD) device. More particularly, the present invention relates to an LCD device including a thin film transistor (TFT) compensation circuit in an LCD device which implements a driving circuit by using an oxide TFT, the LCD device capable of compensating for degraded characteristics of a TFT due to threshold voltage shift. As the compensation circuit including a dummy TFT is formed on a non-active area of the LC panel, the degree of threshold voltage shift of the DT due to a DC voltage can be sensed. Based on the sensed result, a threshold voltage of a second TFT can be compensated. This can reduce lowering of a device characteristic.



Methods and architectures for extended range arbitrary ratio dividers

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

One of the most important RF building blocks today is the frequency synthesizer, or more particularly the programmable frequency divider (divider). Such dividers preferably would support unlimited range with continuous division without incorrect divisions or loss of PLL lock. The inventors present multi-modulus dividers (MMDs) providing extended division range against the prior art and without incorrect divisions as the division ratio is switched back and forth across the boundary between two different ranges. Accordingly, the inventors present MMD frequency dividers without the drawbacks within the prior art.



Single wire serial interface

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A single wire serial interface for power ICs and other devices is provided. To use the interface, a device is configured to include an EN/SET input pin. A counter within the device counts clock pulses sent to the EN/SET input pin. The output of the counter is passed to a ROM or other decoder circuit. The ROM selects an operational state for the device that corresponds to the value of the counter. In this way, control states may be selected for the device by sending corresponding clock pulses to the EN/SET pin. Holding the EN/SET pin high causes the device to maintain its operational state. Holding the EN/SET pin low for a predetermined timeout period resets the counter and causes the device to adopt a predetermined configuration (such as off) until new clock pulses are received at the EN/SET pin.



Thin film transistor threshold voltage offset compensation circuit, GOA circuit, and display

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An output thin film transistor threshold voltage offset compensation circuit, a GOA circuit, and a display. The circuit includes: a first capacitor, comprising a first electrode and a second electrode, the first electrode being connected to the gate of an output thin film transistor and receiving a charge signal, the second electrode being connected to the drain of the output thin film transistor, the first capacitor being used for, under the action of the charge signal, making the first electrode and the second electrode have a same voltage, so that a voltage difference between the drain and the source of the output thin film transistor is equal to a threshold voltage thereof; a first switch unit, connected to the drain and the source of the output thin film transistor, and opening under the action of a first clock signal, so that a voltage difference between the gate and the source of the output thin film transistor is equal to the threshold voltage thereof.



Flip-flop, shift register, display drive circuit, display apparatus, and display panel

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A flip-flop includes: a first, second, third, and fourth transistors; input terminals; and first and second output terminals, the first and second transistors constituting a first CMOS circuit such that gate terminals are connected and drain terminals are connected, the third and fourth transistors constituting a second CMOS circuit such that gate terminals are connected and drain terminals are connected, the first output terminal connected to a gate side of the first CMOS circuit and a drain side of the second CMOS circuit, the second output terminal connected to a gate side of the second CMOS circuit and a drain side of the first CMOS circuit, at least one input transistor included in the group of the first through fourth transistors, a source terminal of the input transistor being connected to one of the input terminals. This can provide a further compact flip-flop.



Digital fractional frequency divider

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A digital fractional frequency divider for fractionally dividing a digital frequency signal can include a plurality of clock division counter modules, a plurality of sampling modules, and a summing module. The plurality of clock division counter modules can each receive an input clock signal that is phase-shifted from a remaining plurality of input clock signals. Each clock division counter module can generate a long periodic pulse from the received input clock signal. Each sampling module can couple to an output of one of the plurality of clock division counter modules and can generate a short periodic pulse from the long periodic pulse. The summing module can sum the plurality of short periodic pulses to generate a fractional frequency clock signal.



Circuits and methods for using a flying-adder synthesizer as a fractional frequency divider

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An open loop clock divider circuit includes (a) a first divider configured to receive an incoming clock signal and output a first divided clock signal, (b) a flying-adder synthesizer configured to fractionally divide the first divided clock signal and output a fractionally divided clock signal, and (c) a second divider configured to receive the fractionally divided clock signal and output a second divided clock signal. The open loop clock divider circuit advantageously provides a fractional divider in which there is no feedback loop between the source frequency (fs) and the destination frequency (fd). Methods of generating a divided clock signal involving the open loop clock divider circuit are also disclosed.



Non-volatile memory counter

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A counter in a non-volatile memory including at least two sub-counters, each counting with a different modulo, an increment of the counter being transferred on a single one of the sub-counters and the sub-counters being incremented sequentially.



Active level shift driver circuit and liquid crystal display apparatus including the same

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An active level shift (ALS) driver circuit and a liquid crystal display apparatus including the ALS driver circuit are disclosed. The ALS driver circuit includes an input unit configured to apply a first polarity voltage to a first node and to apply a second polarity voltage to a second node, a level compensation unit configured to adjust the voltages of the first node and the second node, and an output unit configured to alternately output a first power voltage and a second power voltage according to the adjusted voltages of the first and second nodes.



Semiconductor device

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A semiconductor device that includes transistors having the same polarity consumes less power and can prevent a decrease in amplitude of a potential output. The semiconductor device includes a first wiring having a first potential, a second wiring having a second potential, a third wiring having a third potential, a first transistor and a second transistor having the same polarity, and a plurality of third transistors for selecting supply of the first potential to gates of the first transistor and the second transistor or supply of the third potential to the gates of the first transistor and the second transistor and for selecting whether to supply one potential to drain terminals of the first transistor and the second transistor. A source terminal of the first transistor is connected to the second wiring, and a source terminal of the second transistor is connected to the third wiring.



Shift register circuit, display panel, and electronic apparatus

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed herein is a shift register circuit that is formed on an insulating substrate with thin film transistors having channels of the same conductivity type and includes shift stages, each of the shift stages including: a first thin film transistor; a second thin film transistor; a 3(1)-th thin film transistor; a 3(2)-th thin film transistor; a 4(1)-th thin film transistor; a 4(2)-th thin film transistor; a fifth thin film transistor; and a sixth thin film transistor.



Pulse signal output circuit and shift register

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

To provide a pulse signal output circuit and a shift register which have lower power consumption, are not easily changed over time, and have a longer lifetime. A pulse signal output circuit includes a first input signal generation circuit; a second input signal generation circuit; an output circuit which includes a first transistor and a second transistor and outputs a pulse signal in response to a signal output from the first and second input signal generation circuits; a monitor circuit which obtains the threshold voltages of the first and second transistors; and a power supply output circuit which generates a power supply potential raised by a potential higher than or equal to a potential which is equal to or substantially equal to the threshold voltage and supplies the power supply potential to the first and second input signal generation circuits. A shift register includes the pulse signal output circuit.



Scanning signal line drive circuit and display device provided with same

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A stage constituent circuit of a display device drive circuit includes a first-node to a third-node, a thin-film transistor that changes a potential of a scanning signal toward a VDD potential when a potential of the first-node is in a HIGH level, a thin-film transistor that changes a potential of a different stage control signal toward a potential of a clock when a potential of the second-node is in the HIGH level, a capacitor between the first-node and the second-node, and a capacitor between the second-node and the third-node. The potential of the first-node is raised on the basis of a different stage control signal output from the stage constituent circuit in the different stage, and then the potential of the second-node and a potential of the third-node are sequentially raised. Herein, an amplitude of the clock is set to be smaller than an amplitude of the scanning signal.



Method and system for synchronizing the phase of a plurality of divider circuits in a local-oscillator signal path

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method and system for synchronizing the output signal phase of a plurality of frequency divider circuits in a local-oscillator (LO) or clock signal path is disclosed. The LO path includes a plurality of frequency divider circuits and a LO buffer for receiving a LO signal coupled to the plurality of frequency divider circuits. The method and system comprise adding offset voltage and setting predetermined state to each of the frequency divider circuits; and enabling the frequency divider circuits. The method and system includes enabling the LO buffer to provide the LO signal to the frequency divider circuits after they have been enabled. When the LO signal drives each of the frequency divider circuits, each of the frequency divider circuits starts an operation. Finally the method and system comprise removing the offset voltage from each of the frequency divider circuits to allow them to effectively drive other circuits.



Paper-type detection device and detection method

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A paper-type detection device comprises a sensor unit, a storage unit and a control unit. The sensor unit is used for detecting a transmission state of a paper according to a fixed clock period, and carrying out binaryzation on detected signals to indicate the presence-absence state of the paper. The storage unit is used for acquiring the signals detected by the sensor unit, acquiring paper information in the signals, and storing the paper information in sequence. The control unit comprises a first state counter and a second state counter. The control unit controls the two state counters for carrying out zero clearing and starting operations for counting in conjunction with the sensor unit.



Digital self-gated binary counter

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An n-bit counter is formed from cascading counter sub-modules. The counter includes combinatorial control logic coupled to a lower order counter sub-module. The control logic is arranged to clock gate at least one higher order counter sub-module dependent on a logical combination of outputs of the lower order counter sub-module and where the control logic uses pipelining to store at least one previous control logic output for use in determining a later control logic output.



***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***Driver circuit, display device, and electronic device

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

To suppress malfunctions in a shift register circuit. A shift register having a plurality of flip-flop circuits is provided. The flip-flop circuit includes a transistor 11, a transistor 12, a transistor 13, a transistor 14, and a transistor 15. When the transistor 13 or the transistor 14 is turned on in a non-selection period, the potential of a node A is set, so that the node A is prevented from entering into a floating state.



Reset circuit for gate driver on array, array substrate, and display

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A reset circuit for Gate Driver on Array, an array substrate and a display is used for increasing reliability and long-term stability of a GOA circuit and thus improving performance of the GOA circuit. The GOA reset circuit includes a first electronic switch circuit (301) connected to an input terminal of a GOA unit of the Gate Driver on Array (INPUT); and a second electronic switch circuit connected to an output terminal of the GOA unit (OUTPUT), wherein the first electronic switch circuit (301) is connected to a low level signal terminal and is switched on to connect the low level signal terminal to a reset terminal of the GOA unit (RESET) when the input terminal of the GOA unit (INPUT) is at a high level; and the second electronic switch circuit (302) is connected to a high level signal terminal and is switched on to connect the high level signal terminal to the reset terminal of the GOA unit (RESET) when the output terminal of the GOA unit (OUTPUT) is at a high level.



Shift register circuit and driving method thereof

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A shift register circuit includes a first shift register string and a second shift register string. The first shift register string is configured to receive a first start signal and output a first-stage control signal. The second shift register string, electrically connected to the first shift register string, is configured to receive the first-stage control signal and a second start signal and output the first pulse of a first-stage scan signal according to the first-stage control signal and the second start signal and consequently output the second pulse of the first-stage scan signal according to the second start signal; wherein the first and second pulses are configured to have different pulse widths. A driving method of a shift register circuit is also provided.



Display device

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A display device includes a first-stage output circuit adapted to perform output to a first-stage output signal line as an endmost output signal line out of a plurality of output signal lines disposed in parallel to each other, and the first-stage output circuit includes a start signal line to which a start signal for applying a conducting potential sequentially to the plurality of output signal lines is applied, a first clock signal line to which a first clock signal is applied, a second clock signal line to which a second clock signal is applied, a first transistor having a source to which the first-stage output signal line is connected, and a drain to which the first clock signal line is connected, and a second transistor having a gate to which the start signal line is connected.



Bidirectional shift register and image display device using the same

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A display device including various portions, circuits and other arrangements for outputting various pulses and triggers, for controlling forward shift and backward shift operations.



Shift register and active matrix device

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A shift register includes cascade-connected stages, each of which includes a data latch and an output stage. In at least one embodiment, the latch has a single data input which, in use, receives a date signal from a preceding or succeeding stage. The output stage includes a first switch, which passes a clock signal to the stage output when the output stage is activated by the latch. The output stage also comprises a second switch, which passes the lower supply voltage to the stage output when the output stage is inactive.



Shift register unit, shifter register circuit, array substrate and display device

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a shift register unit, a shift register circuit, an array substrate and a display device, and relates to the area of display manufacturing. The time of the bias working on the de-noising transistor can be reduced without affecting the circuit stability, so that the operational lifespan of the device can be extended. A shift register comprises: a capacitor, a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor, a fourth transistor, a fifth transistor, a sixth transistor, a de-noising control model. The present invention is used for manufacturing displays.



Multiple data rate counter, data converter including the same, and image sensor including the same

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A counter includes a buffer unit and a ripple counter. The buffer unit generates at least one least significant signal of a count by buffering at least one clock signal until a termination time point. The ripple counter generates at least one most significant signal of the count by sequentially toggling in response to at least one of the least significant signal. The counter performs multiple data rate counting with enhance operation speed and reduced power consumption.



Methods, systems and devices for activity tracking device data synchronization with computing devices

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EST

Methods, devices and system are provided. One method includes capturing activity data associated with activity of a user via a device. The activity data is captured over time, and the activity data is quantifiable by a plurality of metrics. The method includes storing the activity data in storage of the device and, from time to time, connecting the device with a computing device over a wireless communication link. The method defines using a first transfer rate for transferring activity data captured and stored over a period of time. The first transfer rate is used following startup of an activity tracking application on the computing device The method also defines using a second transfer rate for transferring activity data from the device to the computing device for display of the activity data in substantial-real time on the computing device.



Gate driving circuit

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EST

A shift register of a gate driving circuit includes a pull-up unit for pulling up a first output signal and a first gate signal to a high voltage level according to a driving voltage and a high-frequency clock signal, a start-up unit for transmitting a second gate signal, an energy-store unit for providing the driving voltage to the pull-up unit according to the second gate signal, a first discharging unit for pulling down the driving voltage to a first voltage level according to a first control signal, a first leakage-preventing unit for turning off the first discharging unit when the first gate signal reaches the high voltage level, a first pull-down unit for respectively pulling down the first output and first gate signals to the first and a second voltage levels according to the first control signal, and a first control unit for generating the first control signal.



Shift register, signal line drive circuit, liquid crystal display device

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EST

A shift register includes a plurality of stages of unit circuits each including a flip-flop. Each of the unit circuits generates, by obtaining a sync signal in accordance with an output from the flip-flop, an output signal. The flip-flop includes a first switch and a second switch and a latch circuit for latching a signal supplied thereto and outputting the signal as the output from the flip-flop. A first shift direction signal is supplied to the latch circuit via the first switch, and the second shift direction signal is supplied to the latch circuit via the second switch. In each unit circuit other than those of the first and last stages, an output signal from a previous stage is supplied to a control terminal of the first switch, and an output signal from a subsequent stage is supplied to a control terminal of the second switch.



Athletic or other performance sensing systems

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A wearable device has a carrier having an aperture. A device has a USB connection and a protrusion wherein the protrusion is received in the aperture to connect the device to a wristband. The device is a USB type device having athletic functionality. The device may further be configured to receive calibration data such that a measured distance may be converted to a known distance based on athletic activity performed by a user.



Shift register, gate driving circuit and display

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A shift register, comprising a plurality of shift register sub-units connected in cascade, each of the plurality of shift register sub-units comprising first to third TFTs, an eleventh TFT, a first capacitor and a first reset control module for controlling the second TFT to be turned on or off. Besides the shift register sub-unit at a first stage, for each of the shift register sub-units at other stages, the second TFT gate control terminal thereof is connected to the third TFT gate control terminal of the shift register sub-unit at a previous stage. Accordingly, a gate driving circuit comprising the shift register and a display comprising the gate driving circuit are provided. Compared with the prior art, reliability of the shift register is highly improved and area occupied by the shift register is smaller.



Frequency scaling counter

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A counter is provided, where, as the number of events that occur increases, the frequency in which the events are counted is scaled.



Scanning circuit, solid-state image sensor, and camera

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A scanning circuit, comprising first signal lines, second signal lines, third signal lines, a drive unit configured to drive the first signal lines, first buffers configured to drive the second signal lines in accordance with signals of the first signal lines, second buffers configured to drive the third signal lines in accordance with the signals of the first signal lines, and a shift register having a first part to be driven by signals of the second signal lines and a second part to be driven by signals of the third signal lines, wherein the first to third signal lines include two signal lines arranged in parallel to each other and configured to transmit the in-phase signals.



Methods, systems and devices for generating real-time activity data updates to display devices

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

Methods, systems and devices are provided for displaying monitored activity data in substantial real-time on a screen of a computing device. One example method includes capturing motion data associated with activity of a user via an activity tracking device. The motion data is quantified into a plurality of metrics associated with the activity of the user. The method includes connecting the activity tracking device with a computing device over a wireless data connection, and sending motion data from the activity tracking device to the computing device for display of one or more of the plurality of metrics on a graphical user interface of the computing device. At least one of the plurality of metrics displayed on the graphical user interface is shown to change in substantial real-time based on the motion data.



Shift register

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed herein is a shift register in which leakage of charges from a voltage at a set node is prevented to stabilize an output from a stage. The shift register includes a plurality of stages for sequentially outputting scan pulses. Each stage includes a node controller for controlling signal states of a set node and a reset node, and an output unit supplied with any one of a plurality of clock pulses having different phases. The output unit outputs the supplied clock pulse as a scan pulse through an output terminal thereof according to the signal states of the set node and reset node. The node controller includes a first discharging switching device which is turned on or off in response to a scan pulse from a downstream stage. The first discharging switching device is connected between any one of a plurality of clock transfer lines and the set node.



Stage circuit and scan driver using the same

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A stage circuit and a scan driver using the same that is capable of concurrently (e.g., simultaneously) or progressively supplying a scan signal to a plurality of scan lines. The stage circuit includes a progressive driver and a concurrent driver.



Scan driving device and driving method thereof

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A scan driving apparatus includes a plurality of sequentially arranged scan driving blocks, each including: a first node configured to receive a first clock signal; a second node configured to receive an input signal according to a second clock signal input; a first transistor having a gate electrode coupled to the first node, a first electrode configured to receive a power source voltage, and a second electrode coupled to an output terminal; and a second transistor having a gate electrode coupled to the second node, a first electrode for receiving a third clock signal, and a second electrode coupled to the output terminal. Each scan driving block is configured to receive the first, second, and third clock signals as a corresponding three clock signals among four clock signals sequentially shifted by a first period, and to output the third clock signal by being synchronized with the input signal.



Shift register and liquid crystal display device for detecting anomalous sync signal

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A display panel drive circuit includes a shift register constructed of unit circuits connected in stages. The unit circuits generate signal line selection signals, respectively, which signal line selection signals are made active for a respective certain period of time to form a respective pulse, and the pulses are outputted successively from respective unit circuits in order of ordinal number starting from a first stage until an end stage. In at least one embodiment, each of the unit circuits receive (i) clock signals generated based on a sync signal received from outside of the display panel drive circuit, (ii) a start pulse signal generated based on the sync signal, or a signal line selection signal generated in a stage different from its own stage, and (iii) a clear signal. The clear signal is made active in a case where anomalousness is included in the sync signal, and no pulse is outputted from the shift register until a subsequent vertical scanning period starts. This configuration achieves a display panel drive circuit which prevents display disorder or holds down increase in load given to a power source, each of which occurs in a case where anomalousness is included in the sync signal.



Configurable multi-lane scrambler for flexible protocol support

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

Various structures and methods are disclosed related to configurable scrambling circuitry. Embodiments can be configured to support one of a plurality of protocols. Some embodiments relate to a configurable multilane scrambler that can be adapted either to combine scrambling circuits across a plurality of lanes or to provide independent lane-based scramblers. Some embodiments are configurable to select a scrambler type. Some embodiments are configurable to adapt to one of a plurality of protocol-specific scrambling polynomials. Some embodiments relate to selecting between least significant bit (“LSB”) and most significant bit (“MSB”) ordering of data. In some embodiments, scrambler circuits in each lane are adapted to handle data that is more than one bit wide.



Shift register and driving method thereof, gate driving apparatus and display apparatus

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A shift register and driving method thereof, a gate driving apparatus and a display apparatus, the shift register comprises a pulling-up unit(21), a precharging and resetting unit(22), an output signal terminal at present stage(OUTPUT), a pulling-down unit(23), an input terminal connected to an output signal terminal of a shift register at previous stage(OUTF), an input terminal connected to an output signal terminal of a shift register at next stage(OUTL), and a scan control signal input terminal(INPUT), wherein: the precharging and resetting unit(22) precharges a gate of a first thin film transistor(T1) included in the pulling-up unit(21) and resets its potential; the pulling-down unit(23) pulls down a potential at the gate of the first thin film transistor(T1) and the output signal at present stage after the precharging and resetting unit(22) resets the potential at the gate of the first thin film transistor(T1), so that the pulling-up unit(21) is turned off and the output signal at present stage is at a low level. The present shift register realizes a bidirectional gate driving scan from up to down or from down to up by a conversion control for high-low levels of input signals.



Display panel

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

A display panel has an amorphous silicon gate driver. A variable capacitor is formed at one end of a gate line to prevent the deterioration of display quality due to high temperature noise. A predetermined level of capacitance is provided to the variable capacitor to the reduce ripple of gate voltage and eliminate the high temperature noise.



Driving circuit and display device using multiple phase clock signals

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 EST

In a driving circuit, one output circuit has a scanning signal line, a first transistor which controls electrical connection between the scanning signal line and a clock signal line which has a gate connected to a first node, the first node which is at an active potential in a first time period including a time period during which the active potential is output to the scanning signal line, a second transistor which electrically connects the first node and an inactive signal line which has a potential to open the transistor in a second time period other than the first time period, and the second transistor has a gate connected to a second node, wherein the second node has two kinds of timings to be charged for retaining the active potential.



Shift register

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:00 EST

A shift register is disclosed, which can prevent malfunctioning of device by decreasing the load on a discharging voltage source line, and can decrease a size of stage. The shift register comprises a plurality of stages to sequentially output scan pulses through respective output terminals, wherein each of the stages comprises a pull-up switching unit controlled based on a signal state of node, and connected between the output terminal and any one among a plurality of clock transmission lines to transmit the clock pulses provided with sequential phase differences; and a node controller to control the signal state of node, and to discharge the node by using the clock pulse from any one among the plurality of clock transmission line.