06262842 is referenced by 146 patents and cites 96 patents.

A transflector is described which increases efficiency and brightness under both ambient and supplemental lighting conditions in visual display applications. In one embodiment, the transflector includes a reflective polarizing element that reflects one polarization of light and transmits the other. In an alternate embodiment, the transflector includes a reflective polarizing element and a diffusing element such that the transflector diffusely reflects light of one polarization and transmits the other. The transflector is useful for both reflective and transflective liquid crystal displays.

Title
Transflective displays with reflective polarizing transflector
Application Number
9/490879
Publication Number
6262842 (B1)
Application Date
January 24, 2000
Publication Date
July 17, 2001
Inventor
David L Wortman
St. Paul
MN, US
Michael F Weber
Shoreview
MN, US
Brian D Cull
Maplewood
MN, US
Sanford Cobb Jr
St. Mary's Point
MN, US
Andrew J Ouderkirk
Woodbury
MN, US
Agent
Robert J Pechman
US
Assignee
3M Innovative Properties Company
MN, US
IPC
G02B 5/30
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