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1. US20190196648 - Display unit

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Claims

1. A display unit, comprising:
a display panel that is flexible;
a plurality of sensors configured to:
detect a first direction of a first plane of the display panel; and
detect a second direction of a second plane of the display panel; and
control circuitry configured to:
recognize a projection area of the display panel corresponding to the first plane of the display panel, based on a distance between at least two sensors of the plurality of sensors;
control the projection area of the display panel in a first mode based on the detected first direction; and
control the second plane of the display panel in a second mode based on the detected second direction, wherein
the second mode is different from the first mode, and
the second plane is controlled to execute one of:
a display-stop function,
a fixed image display function, or
a screen-saver function.
2. The display unit according to claim 1, wherein
the first plane is a visible portion for a user, and
the second plane is a non-visible portion for the user.
3. The display unit according to claim 2, wherein the plurality of sensors is further configured to:
determine the visible portion based on the detected first direction of the first plane; and
determine the non-visible portion based on the detected second direction of the second plane.
4. The display unit according to claim 1, wherein the plurality of sensors comprises at least one of an acceleration sensor, a resistance sensor, a pressure sensor, a photosensor, or a temperature sensor.
5. The display unit according to claim 1, wherein a sensor of the plurality of sensors is a displacement sensor.
6. The display unit according to claim 1, wherein
the control circuitry is further configured to change a first state of at least one of the first plane or the second plane to a second state based on at least one of the detected first direction of the first plane or the detected second direction of the second plane, and
the first state is different from the second state.
7. The display unit according to claim 1, wherein
the control circuitry is further configured to:
display a visible image in the first mode; and
stop the display of the visible image in the second mode, and
the display panel includes organic electro luminescence (EL) pixels.
8. A display unit, comprising:
a display panel that is flexible;
a plurality of sensors configured to:
detect a first plane of the display panel as a visible plane, based on a first direction of the first plane; and
detect a second plane of the display panel as a non-visible plane, based on a second direction of the second plane; and
control circuitry configured to:
recognize a projection area of the display panel corresponding to the visible plane of the display panel, based on a distance between at least two sensors of the plurality of sensors;
control the projection area in a first mode based on the first direction; and
control the non-visible plane in a second mode based on the second direction, wherein
the second mode is different from the first mode, and
the non-visible plane is controlled to execute one of:
a display stop function,
a fixed image display function, or
a screen-saver function.
9. The display unit according to claim 1, wherein the detected first direction is selectable by a user.
10. The display unit according to claim 1, wherein
a sensor of the plurality of sensors is further configured to detect a contact area of a user's hand on the display panel, and
the control circuitry is further configured to determine each of a visible portion of the display panel and a non-visible portion of the display panel based on the detected contact area.