2002-132218 is referenced by 19 patents.

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a high contrast display device having a sufficient life characteristic by reducing power consumption.SOLUTION: The display device, wherein light-emitting elements EL holding an organic light-emitting layer between electrodes are arranged, is provided with a brightness limiting circuit 7a for limiting the maximum brightness of the light-emitting elements EL. This brightness limiting circuit 7a limits the current flowing through each light-emitting element EL according to the total current value flowing through plural light-emitting elements arranged in a display area 1, and composed of a linear resistance element Rg. This linear resistance element Rg is connected across the common ground line Lg for commonly connecting thereto non-linear driving elements TRb connected with each light- emitting element EL and the panel ground 5.

Title
Display device, brightness limiting circuit, and method for driving the display device
Application Number
2000-326450
Publication Number
2002-132218
Application Date
October 26, 2000
Publication Date
May 9, 2002
Inventor
Sasaoka Tatsuya
Yumoto Akira
Hasegawa Hiroshi
Asano Shin
Assignee
Sony
IPC
H05B 33/14
G09G 03/20
G09G 03/30