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Bita Ion, Xu Gang, Mienko Marek, Gruhlke Russell W: Optical loss structure integrated in an illumination apparatus of a display. Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Bita Ion, Xu Gang, Mienko Marek, Gruhlke Russell W, ABUMERI Mark M, April 17, 2008: WO/2008/045200 (40 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of a display device described herein include an optical propagation region (97), at least one optical loss structure (93), an optical isolation layer (95), and a plurality of display elements (91). The propagation region includes a light guide in which light is guided via total i ...


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Chen Jean Chou: Interferometric modulator with internal polarization and drive method. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 2, 2008: US07460292 (39 worldwide citation)

A method of creating an internal dipole moment in an interferometric light modulating device is disclosed. In certain embodiments, the method includes applying heat and an electrical field to a dielectric layer of an interferometric light modulating device. Before this method, the dielectric layer h ...


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Mark W Miles: Interferometric modulation of radiation. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 6, 2010: US07692844 (38 worldwide citation)

Improvements in an interferometric modulator that has a cavity defined by two walls.


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Manish Kothari: Method and device for compensating for color shift as a function of angle of view. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 8, 2009: US07630123 (38 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment of the invention, a display is provided and includes a plurality of interferometric display elements. The display further includes at least one diffuser. Optical properties of the diffuser are selected to reduce color shift of the display when viewed from at least one angle.


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David Heald: Process and structure for fabrication of MEMS device having isolated edge posts. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 14, 2009: US07561321 (38 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating an array of MEMS devices includes the formation of support structures located at the edge of upper strip electrodes. A support structure is etched to form a pair of individual support structures located at the edges of a pair of adjacent electrodes. The electrodes themselves ...


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Manish Kothari, Gaurav Sethi, Jonathan C Griffiths, Eric Worthington: Devices and methods for enhancing color shift of interferometric modulators. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 12, 2010: US07813029 (38 worldwide citation)

The color reflected by an interferometric modulator may vary as a function of the angle of view. A range of colors are thus viewable by rotating the interferometric modulator relative to an observer. By placing a textured layer between an observer and an interferometric modulator, a pattern which in ...


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Srinivasan Kodaganallur Ganapathi, Nicholas Ian Buchan, Kurt Edward Petersen, Ravindra V Shenoy, Peng Cheng Lin, Ericson Cheng: Wraparound assembly for combination touch, handwriting and fingerprint sensor. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, May 13, 2014: US08724038 (37 worldwide citation)

This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for a combined sensor device. In some implementations, a combined sensor device includes a wrap-around configuration wherein an upper flexible substrate has patterned conductive material on an extended portion to allow routing of signal lines, ...


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Mark W Miles: Method of making a light modulating display device and associated transistor circuitry and structures thereof. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 9, 2010: US07830588 (37 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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Jeffrey B Sampsell, Mark W Miles, Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari: Separable modulator. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 2, 2010: US07672035 (37 worldwide citation)

A separable modulator architecture is disclosed. The modulator has a mirror suspended from a flexible layer over a cavity. The flexible layer also forms supports and support posts for the mirror. An alternative separable modulator architecture has a mirror suspended over a cavity. The modulator is s ...


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