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Philip D Floyd: Selectable capacitance circuit. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 26, 2010: US07653371 (31 worldwide citation)

A voltage-controlled capacitor and methods for forming the same are described. A mechanical conductor membrane of the voltage-controlled capacitor is movable to and from a first position and a second position. An amount of capacitance can vary with the movement of the mechanical conductor membrane. ...


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Manish Kothari, Lior Kogut, Jeffrey B Sampsell: Analog interferometric modulator device with electrostatic actuation and release. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 19, 2010: US07649671 (30 worldwide citation)

A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device includes a first electrode, a second electrode electrically insulated from the first electrode, and a third electrode electrically insulated from the first electrode and the second electrode. The MEMS device also includes a support structure which separa ...


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Wen Jian Lin: Structure of a micro electro mechanical system and the manufacturing method thereof. Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 6, 2007: US07291921 (30 worldwide citation)

A structure of a micro electro mechanical system and a manufacturing method are provided, the structure and manufacturing method is adapted for an optical interference display cell. The structure of the optical interference display cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode and posts. The s ...


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Clarence Chui: Systems and methods using interferometric optical modulators and diffusers. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 4, 2010: US07710636 (30 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments include interferometric optical modulators comprising a substrate layer having a thickness between about 0.1 mm to about 0.45 mm thick and a method for manufacturing the same. The interferometric modulator can be integrated together with a diffuser in a display device. The thin s ...


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Denis Endisch, Marc Mignard: Electromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 8, 2009: US07630121 (30 worldwide citation)

In certain embodiments, a microelectromechanical (MEMS) device comprises a substrate having a top surface, a movable element over the substrate, and an actuation electrode disposed laterally from the reflective surface. The movable element comprises a deformable layer and a reflective element mechan ...


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Mark W Miles: Method and device for modulating light with semiconductor substrate. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 9, 2010: US07830587 (30 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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Louis D Silverstein, Alan G Lewis, Jennifer Lee Gille, Gang Xu: Hybrid color synthesis for multistate reflective modulator displays. Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 22, 2008: US07403180 (30 worldwide citation)

A display device including a plurality of optical modulators and a plurality of filter elements on a reflective side of the plurality of optical modulators is provided. The plurality of optical modulators includes a first set of optical modulators and a second set of optical modulators. Each optical ...


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Clarence Chui: Light guide including optical scattering elements and a method of manufacture. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 4, 2011: US07864395 (29 worldwide citation)

A method and system for fabricating a light guide is disclosed. The method and system comprise providing a light guide element which includes a plurality of scattering elements located therein and adjusting at least a portion of the scattering elements to maintain their optical scattering character. ...


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Mark W Miles: Method and device for modulating light. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 5, 2010: US07808694 (29 worldwide citation)

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


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Brian J Gally, William J Cummings: Display element having filter material diffused in a substrate of the display element. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 5, 2010: US07807488 (28 worldwide citation)

Optical filter functionality is incorporated into a substrate of a display element thereby decreasing the need for a separate thin film filter and, accordingly, reducing a total thickness of a filtered display element. Filter functionality may be provided by any filter material, such as pigment mate ...