04879602 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 11 patents.

A solid state light modulator apparatus is disclosed for displaying images represented by video signals. The system includes an array of semiconductor devices having electrodes which extend over the tops of their respective devices. The devices are used, in conjuction with related circuitry, for applying sampled video signals to the electrodes. The resulting charge pattern deforms a conductive/reflective layer, and the deformations are converted to a viewable image by an optical system. The electrodes are divided into separate fingers which decreases the effective grating line spacing of the light modulator and accordingly increases resolution. Electrodes of the array have at least three electrically connected fingers such that at least one of the fingers is interleaved with fingers of an electrode in a row above in said array and at least another of said fingers is interleaved with fingers of an electrode in a row below in said array.

Title
Electrode patterns for solid state light modulator
Application Number
94382
Publication Number
4879602
Application Date
August 18, 1988
Publication Date
November 7, 1989
Inventor
William E Glenn
Ft. Lauderdale
FL, US
Agent
Martin M Novack
Assignee
New York Institute of Technology
NY, US
IPC
H04N 5/74
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