06859193 is referenced by 371 patents and cites 10 patents.

A display including a current drive circuit capable of supplying a desired current to a light-emitting element in each pixel stably and accurately irrespective of the characteristic variations of active elements in the pixel, thereby providing a high-definition image. Each pixel is composed of a receiving transistor (TFT3) for receiving a signal current (1w) from a data ine (data) when a scanning line (scanA) is selected, a converting transistor (TFT1) for converting the current level of the received signal current (1w) to a voltage level and holding the voltage level, and a driving transistor (TFT3) for allowing a drive current having a current level corresponding to the held voltage level to flow through light-emitting element (OLED). The converting thin film transistor (TFT1) generates the converted voltage level at its gate by allowing the signal current (Iw) through its channel, and a capacitor (C) holds the voltage level at the gate of the transistor (TFT1). The transistor (TFT2) allows the drive current having a current level corresponding to the voltage level held by the capacitor (C) to flow through the light-emitting element (OLED).

Current drive circuit and display device using the same, pixel circuit, and drive method
Application Number
Publication Number
6859193 (B1)
Application Date
July 14, 2000
Publication Date
February 22, 2005
Akira Yumoto
Ronald P Kananen
Rader Fishman & Grauer PLL
Sony Corporation
G09G 003/32
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