05233459 is referenced by 359 patents and cites 23 patents.

A bistable electrostatic light valve display in which a movable electrode is disposed opposite a fixed electrode and is biased to move in a preferred direction upon application of an electric field across the electrodes to produce a light valve or light shutter. In one embodiment, the movable electrode is restrained at one end and coils about the fixed end in a preferential roll direction. The bias is achieved by inducing anisotropic stress or anisotropic stiffness. In another embodiment, the moveable electrode is restrained at both ends and is biased upwardly by anisotropic stress or stiffening.

Title
Electric display device
Application Number
7/665345
Publication Number
5233459
Application Date
March 6, 1991
Publication Date
August 3, 1993
Inventor
Steven Rabe
West Roxbury, bot of
MA, US
Carl O Bozler
Sudbury
MA, US
Agent
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds
Assignee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, US
IPC
G02B 26/02
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