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Larry J Hornbeck: Spatial light modulator and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, James C Kesterson, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, October 29, 1991: US05061049 (718 worldwide citation)

An electrostatically deflectable beam spatial light modulator with the beams (30), address electrodes (42, 46), and landing electrodes (40, 41) to provide soft-landing of the beams on the landing electrodes (40, 41) which gives uniform large-angle deflection plus high reliability.


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Larry J Hornbeck: Deformable mirror light modulator. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert Groover, Melvin Sharp, James T Comfort, April 10, 1984: US04441791 (622 worldwide citation)

A light modulator comprising a light-reflective metallized membrane defining a deformable mirror disposed over a semiconductor substrate of one conductivity type in which a matrix array of field effect address transistors are formed, the metallized membrane cooperating with a matrix of floating meta ...


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Jeffrey B Sampsell: Spatial light modulator. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Melvin Sharp, James T Comfort, Carlton H Hoel, September 4, 1990: US04954789 (568 worldwide citation)

An electrostatically deflectable plate spatial light modulator with light reflecting plates (106) composed of aluminum alloy and with symmetrically located supporting hinges (108) connecting the plates (106) to support posts (104); this provides a thick stiff plate and a thin compliant hinges with d ...


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Larry J Hornbeck: Spatial light modulator. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Melvin Sharp, James T Comfort, Carlton H Hoel, September 11, 1990: US04956619 (560 worldwide citation)

A deflectable beam spatial light modulator formed from a structure of a reflecting layer, typically metal, on a spacer layer, typically photoresist, which in turn is on a substrate containing electronic addressing circuitry is disclosed. Also, the method of fabrication including a plasma etch after ...


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Josef H Schuermann, Guenter Heinecke, Rudolf Kremer: Transponder arrangement. Texas Instruments Deutschland, James C Kesterson, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, October 1, 1991: US05053774 (509 worldwide citation)

A transponder arrangement is described comprising an interrogation unit (10) which sends an RF interrogation pulse to at least one responder unit (12). The responder unit (12) then transmits back data stored therein in the form of a modulated RF carrier to the interrogation unit (10). In the respond ...


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Larry J Hornbeck: Spatial light modulator and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Carlton H Hoel, Robert O Groover, James T Comfort, January 28, 1986: US04566935 (488 worldwide citation)

Methods of fabrication of spatial light modulators with deflectable beams by plasma etching after dicing of a substrate into chips, each of the chips an SLM, is disclosed. Also, various architectures available with such plasma etching process are disclosed and include metal cloverleafs for substrate ...


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Larry J Hornbeck: Linear spatial light modulator and printer. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Carlton H Hoel, Robert O Groover, James T Comfort, June 24, 1986: US04596992 (392 worldwide citation)

A linear spatial light modulator with two offset rows of pixels for slight overlap of images, and a printer system using such a spatial light modulator with dark field projection optics is disclosed. The pixels include electrostatically deflectable elements which all bend in the same direction to pe ...


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Larry J Hornbeck: Frame addressed spatial light modulator. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Carlton H Hoel, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, October 7, 1986: US04615595 (385 worldwide citation)

A frame addressed spatial light modulator with pixels arranged along columns of charge transfer devices, and optical projection and processing systems using such modulators are disclosed. The pixels include electrostatically deflectable flaps supported by conducting posts with nodes gated to the cha ...


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Larry J Hornbeck, William E Nelson: Spatial light modulator system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, James C Kesterson, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, July 2, 1991: US05028939 (382 worldwide citation)

A linear spatial light modulator with two offset rows of pixels for slight overlap of images, and a printer system using such a spatial light modulator with dark field projection optics is disclosed. The pixels include electrostatically deflectable elements which all bend in the same direction to pe ...


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Larry J Hornbeck, William E Nelson, James T Carlo: Deformable mirror electrostatic printer. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Carlton H Hoel, Robert O Groover, James T Comfort, February 18, 1986: US04571603 (352 worldwide citation)

An image projection system for producing a projected image in response to electrical signals which represent the image to be projected. The projection system includes input capability to produce electrical signals in response to an image to be projected. These electrical signals are then transmitted ...