The assignee for this patent, patent number 8508438, is
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The following description relates to an organic light emitting display, and more particularly, to an organic light emitting display in which a dead space is reduced.
"Various flat panel displays (FPD) having smaller weight and volume than a comparable cathode ray tube (CRT) are being developed.
"Among the FPDs, an organic light emitting display displays an image using organic light emitting diodes (OLED) that are self-emission elements. Therefore, the organic light emitting display has high brightness and color purity and is considered as a next generation display.
"The panel of the organic light emitting display includes a pixel region (display region) having a plurality of pixels positioned at the crossing regions of scan lines with data lines, a scan driver for supplying scan signals to pixels through the scan lines, and a data driver for supplying data signals to the pixels through the data lines.
"In the context of embodiments of the present invention, the region excluding the pixel region from the entire region of the panel is referred to as a dead space. In general, wiring lines such as signal lines or power source lines are arranged in the dead space together with the scan driver and/or the data driver.
"Since the dead space limits the ratio of the area occupied by the pixel region in the entire region of the panel, there is a need to reduce the dead space."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "An aspect of an embodiment of the present invention is directed toward an organic light emitting display in which a dead space is reduced.
"In order to achieve the foregoing and/or other aspects of the present invention, an embodiment of the present invention provides an organic light emitting display, including: a scan driver for supplying scan signals to a plurality of scan lines; a data driver for supplying data signals to a plurality of data lines; and a pixel region including a plurality of pixels at crossing regions of the scan lines with the data lines. The pixels include organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and pixel circuits for controlling currents flowing to the OLEDs. The scan lines are arranged to extend along a vertical direction of a screen realized in the pixel region. The data lines are arranged to extend along a horizontal direction of the screen. The pixels are configured to horizontally display an image on the screen.
"In the pixels and according to one embodiment, major axes of anode electrodes constituting the OLEDs and major axes of pixel circuit regions, where the pixel circuits are formed, are arranged to cross each other. In one embodiment, the OLEDs and the pixel circuits coupled to the OLEDs are arranged to at least partially overlap each other.
Most Popular Stories
- 15 Myths That Could Ruin Your Hispanic Ad Campaign
- General Motors Names Mary Barra as First Female CEO
- Cold Dis-comfort: Antarctica Set Record of -135.8
- Obama Delivers Speech at Mandela Memorial: Transcript
- Uruguay Gets Ready for Legal Marijuana
- Oldaker Takes Center Stage at Entrepreneur Awards
- Slow Week Ahead of December FOMC Meeting
- Hispanics Seek to Grow School Board Members
- Russia Says Nyet to Canada North Pole Claim
- 'Knockout Game': Myth or Menace?