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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 (705 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 (618 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 (565 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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Larry J Hornbeck: Spatial light modulator and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Carlton H Hoel, Leo N Heiting, Melvin Sharp, May 5, 1987: US04662746 (481 worldwide citation)

An electrostatically deflectable beam spatial light modulator with the beam composed of two layers of aluminum alloy and the hinge connecting the beam to the remainder of the alloy formed in only one of the two layers; this provides a thick stiff beam and a thin compliant hinge. The alloy is on a sp ...


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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 (474 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, Leo N Heiting, Melvin Sharp, December 1, 1987: US04710732 (461 worldwide citation)

Spatial light modulators with deflectable metal flaps hinged to conducting posts on a substrate are disclosed. The metal flaps and conducting post may be a single piece, and connected to addressing circuitry in the substrate. Also, plasma etching to fabricate the flaps without breakage is disclosed.


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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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Thomas W DeMond, E Earle Thompson: Standard independent digitized video system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, James C Kesterson, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, January 7, 1992: US05079544 (325 worldwide citation)

A video display system which can receive and display a number of different video signals having different formats utilizing a processor extract the image from a stream of digital signals to produce a digitized image to be displayed by a digital spatial light modulator.



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