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Illumination is provided for transmissive displays by the combination of (a) a light source which emits a thin, straight line of light, (b) cylindrical lens in front of the line of light and (c) a reflecting panel having (i) a first transparent layer which has spaced ridges on the side next to the light, (ii) an optional translucent diffusing layer next to the smooth, away from the light, side of the first layer and (iii) a third layer which is transparent and structurally stable that is attached to the second side of the translucent layer.

Title
Illumination for transmissive displays
Application Number
7/471926
Publication Number
5040878
Application Date
January 26, 1990
Publication Date
August 20, 1991
Inventor
Jesse B Eichenlaub
Rochester
NY, US
Agent
Robert M Phipps
Assignee
Dimension Technologies
NY, US
IPC
G02F 1/133
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