Provo, UT, United States
Provo, UT, United States

Novatek is Russia's largest independent natural gas producer, and the country's second largest gas producer after state-controlled Gazprom. The US government imposed sanctions on the firm in July 2014 as Washington sought to increase pressure on the Kremlin for its perceived support of for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. The company was originally known as OAO FIK Novafininvest. Novatek is based in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region in West Siberia, and maintains a sales office in Moscow. The major shareholders of Novatek are Leonid Michelson, the CEO, with around 28% of the shares, Volga Group, the Luxembourg-based fund controlled by oil trader Gennady Timchenko, with 23% of shares and Gazprom with 10%. A 9.4% stake is owned by Gazprombank, while Novatek's CEO Leonid Mikhelson and Gennady Timchenko have an option to buy this stake. In 2013 Total SA increased its stake in Novatek to 16%. Wikipedia.


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A driving circuit configured to drive a display panel having a touch panel is provided. The driving circuit includes a signal generating circuit, a sensor driving circuit, and a source driving circuit. The signal generating circuit modulates a plurality of voltage signals on a first driving signal and a second driving signal, and drives the gate lines with the modulated first driving signal and the modulated second driving signal during a sensing period. The sensor driving circuit modulates the voltage signals on a third driving signal, and drives the sensor pads with the modulated third driving signal during the sensing period. The data lines are controlled to be electrically floating during the sensing period. In addition, a method for driving a display panel having a touch panel is also provided.


Patent
Novatek | Date: 2016-08-26

In the disclosure, an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit is coupled between a first power rail and a second power rail to discharge any ESD stress. The ESD protection circuit includes a detection circuit, a triggering circuit, and a dual silicon controlled rectifier (DSCR) device. When an ESD stresses is being applied to the first or second power rail, the detection circuit may first detect the ESD stresses and output a detection signal to the triggering circuit. The triggering circuit generates a triggering signal based on the detection signal and the polarity of the ESD stress. Then, the DSCR device is symmetrically triggered based on the triggering signal received at a common node between at least two transistors of the same type. The exemplary ESD protection circuit may be implemented in nanoscale manufactured integrated circuit and achieve good ESD robustness while maintaining low standby leakage current and relatively small silicon footprint.


A display apparatus includes a source driver and a display panel. The source driver provides a plurality of pixel voltages which respectively correspond to a maximum gray-level voltage or a minimum gray-level voltage. The display panel includes a plurality of data lines, a plurality of pixel switches, a plurality of pixel capacitors, and a plurality of gray-level switches. The data lines are coupled to the source driver to receive the pixel voltages. Each pixel switch is respectively coupled to the corresponding data line to transmit the corresponding pixel voltage. Each pixel capacitor is respectively coupled between the corresponding pixel switch and a common voltage to receive the corresponding pixel voltage. Each gray-level switch is respectively coupled to the corresponding pixel capacitor in parallel and respectively receives a gray-level control signal. The gray-level switches regulate voltage drops across the pixel capacitors according to the corresponding gray-level control signals.


Patent
Novatek | Date: 2016-09-06

A driving device is provided. The driving device includes a first code mapping circuit, a first source driving channel, a second code mapping circuit and a second source driving channel. The first code mapping circuit converts a first input code in input data into a first intermediate code according to a first code-to-code mapping relation. The first source driving channel converts the first intermediate code into a first analog voltage according to a first code-to-voltage mapping relation. The second code mapping circuit converts a second input code in the input data into a second intennediate code according to a second code-to-code mapping relation which is different from the first code-to-code mapping relation. The second source driving channel converts the second intermediate code into a second analog voltage according to a second code-to-voltage mapping relation which is different from the first code-to-voltage mapping relation.


A display driving apparatus including a signal transmission interface, a timing control circuit and an image detection circuit is provided. The signal transmission interface is configured to receive video image data and output the video image data. The timing control circuit is configured to receive the video image data and drive a display panel based on the video image data. The image detection circuit determines whether the video image data is a static image and determines whether the display driving apparatus operates in a power-saving mode based on the determination result. Under the power-saving mode, the signal transmission interface masks a part of the video image data, so as not to output the masked video image data to the timing control circuit. Furthermore, a display driving method adapted for the foregoing display driving apparatus is also provided.


Patent
Novatek | Date: 2016-06-12

An electronic device with COF package is provided. The electronic device includes a flexible substrate, a core circuit unit, multiple output pads and multiple switching elements. First terminals of the switching elements are respectively and electrically connected to output pads of the core circuit unit, and second terminals of the switching elements are respectively and electrically connected to the output pads. In a test stage of the electronic device, the switching elements are sequentially turned on such that one of multiple output signals of the core circuit unit is transmitted to a common test pad outside of the electronic device through corresponding one of the output pads.


A liquid crystal display panel and a display device are provided. The liquid crystal display includes a first common electrode, a second common electrode and pixels. The second common electrode and the first common electrode are electrically independent from each other. First pixels of the pixels are coupled to the first common electrode, and second pixels of the pixels are coupled to the second common electrode. Accordingly, usage or operation of the liquid crystal display panel is more flexible.


Patent
Novatek | Date: 2016-02-05

The invention provides an optical device. The optical device includes an image capture unit, at least one light emitting device, and a light conductor. The light conductor defines a space above a substrate on which the image capture unit is disposed. The light conductor includes a central portion and a surrounding portion. The central portion is disposed above the space and has a first surface relatively far from the image capture unit and a second surface opposite to the first surface and relatively close to the image capture unit. The surrounding portion is connected to the central portion and surrounding the space. The surrounding portion includes a reflection surface connected to the first surface and tilted at an angle toward the image capture unit with respect to a plane of the first surface. The reflection surface is adapted to perform total reflection.


Patent
Novatek | Date: 2016-05-11

A downhole turbine assembly may comprise a tangential turbine disposed within a section of drill pipe. A portion of a fluid flowing through the drill pipe may be diverted to the tangential turbine generally perpendicular to the turbines axis of rotation. After rotating the tangential turbine, the diverted portion may be discharged to an exterior of the drill pipe.


A touch sensing device includes first dimensional transparent electrodes and second dimensional transparent electrodes for forming a plurality of touch sensing points; signal generators for generating at least two orthogonal signals simultaneously coupled to at least two of the first dimensional transparent electrodes; analog to digital converters for receiving a plurality of sensing signals from the second dimensional transparent electrodes; and calculating units, for converting the plurality of sensing signals, to determine components of the at least two orthogonal signals in the plurality of sensing signals and locate at least one touch point on the plurality of touch sensing points, wherein the at least two orthogonal signals are at least two sinusoidal signals having respective frequencies that are not integer times of each other, or at least two periodic signals with a same frequency and a phase difference of 90 degree.

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