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Mark W Miles: Photonic MEMS and structures. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 17, 2006: US07123216 (604 worldwide citation)

An interference modulator (Imod) incorporates anti-reflection coatings and/or micro-fabricated supplemental lighting sources. An efficient drive scheme is provided for matrix addressed arrays of IMods or other micromechanical devices. An improved color scheme provides greater flexibility. Electronic ...


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Mark W Miles: Interferometric modulation of radiation. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 15, 2005: US06867896 (431 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment the invention provides an interferometric modulator comprising a cavity defined by two walls held by a support. The support comprises two materials such that the electrical or mechanical properties of the mechanical support differ at different locations in a cross-section of the me ...


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William J Cummings, Brian J Gally: Process for modifying offset voltage characteristics of an interferometric modulator. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 5, 2008: US07327510 (232 worldwide citation)

An interferometric modulator manufactured according to a particular set of processing parameters may have a non-zero offset voltage. A process has been developed for modifying the processing parameters to shift the non-zero offset voltage closer to zero. For example, the process may involve identify ...


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Mark W Miles: Interferometric modulation of radiation. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 9, 2006: US07042643 (216 worldwide citation)

An Interferometric Modulator (IMod) is a microelectromechanical device for modulating light using interference. The colors of these devices may be determined in a spatial fashion, and their inherent color shift may be compensated for using several optical compensation mechanisms. Brightness, address ...


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Mark W Miles: Photonic MEMS and structures. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 19, 2006: US07110158 (204 worldwide citation)

An interference modulator (Imod) incorporates anti-reflection coatings and/or micro-fabricated supplemental lighting sources. An efficient drive scheme is provided for matrix addressed arrays of IMods or other micromechanical devices. An improved color scheme provides greater flexibility. Electronic ...


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Mark W Miles: Visible spectrum modulator arrays. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 24, 2006: US07126738 (170 worldwide citation)

Light in the visible spectrum is modulated using an array of modulation elements, and control circuitry connected to the array for controlling each of the modulation elements independently, each of the modulation elements having a surface which is caused to exhibit a predetermined impedance characte ...


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Jeffrey Brian Sampsell, Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari: Area array modulation and lead reduction in interferometric modulators. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 9, 2007: US07161728 (162 worldwide citation)

A light modulator is arranged as an array of rows and columns of interferometric display elements. Each element is divided into sub-rows of sub-elements. Array connection lines transmit operating signals to the display elements, with one connection line corresponding to one row of display elements i ...


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Manish Kothari, William J Cummings: Altering temporal response of microelectromechanical elements. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 10, 2006: US07119945 (150 worldwide citation)

An array of movable elements is arranged on a substrate. Each element has a cavity and a movable member to move through the cavity. The pressure resistance of the elements varies, allowing actuation signals to be manipulated to activate elements with different pressure resistance at different levels ...


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Mark W Miles: Directly laminated touch sensitive screen. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 21, 2006: US07138984 (149 worldwide citation)

A touch screen display having a touch screen directly coupled to a display is described herein. The display may be an interferometric modular display. The touch screen may be directly laminated to a glass substrate in the display, or the touch screen may be directly laminated to a diffuser film in t ...


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Mark W Miles, Jeffrey B Sampsell, Lauren Palmateer, Brian W Arbuckle, Philip D Floyd: Method and system for packaging a MEMS device. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 27, 2007: US07184202 (122 worldwide citation)

A MEMS-based display device is described, wherein an array of interferometric modulators are configured to reflect light through a transparent substrate. The transparent substrate is sealed to a backplate and the backplate can contain electronic circuitry for controlling the array of interferometric ...