Patent Number: 7,133,005

Title: Plasma display panel and method and apparatus for driving the same

Abstract: A plasma display panel and a method and apparatus for driving the same that are capable of preventing miss-writing and improving discharge and light-emission efficiencies. In the panel, an upper substrate and a lower substrate are opposed to each other with having a plurality of discharge cells therebetween. A first upper electrode group includes at least one electrode having a desired width and is formed on the upper substrate. A second upper electrode group includes at least one electrode having a different width from the first upper electrode group and is formed on the upper substrate in such a manner to be adjacent to the first upper electrode group. A data electrode is provided on the lower substrate in such a manner to be perpendicular the first and second upper electrode group. In the method and apparatus, a short-path discharge occurs between two electrodes spaced at a small distance from each other, of electrodes included in the first and second upper electrode groups. A long-path discharge occurs between the two electrodes spaced at a larger distance than said distance between the electrodes causing the short-path discharge of said electrodes included in the first and second upper electrode groups.

Inventors: Lee; Eun-Cheol (Kumi-shi, KR), Kim; Jae-Sung (Kumi-shi, KR), Ahn; Young-Joon (Kumi-shi, KR), Kang; Seok Dong (Kumi-shi, KR), Shin; Young-Kyo (Seoul, KR), Ahn; Sung-Yong (Kumi-shi, KR), Chi; Song-Won (Kyungsangbuk-do, KR), Lee; Jae-Hong (Tacgu-shi, KR), Choi; Tae-Wan (Kumi-shi, KR), Choi; Jeong-Pil (Suwon-shi, KR), Kim; Tae-Hyung (Seoul, KR), Lim; Geun-Soo (Sungnam-shi, KR)

Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.

International Classification: G09G 3/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00