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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, Brian J Gally, Clarence Chui: Thin film precursor stack for MEMS manufacturing. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 22, 2007: US07221495 (119 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a precursor film stack for use in the production of MEMS devices. The precursor film stack comprises a carrier substrate, a first layer formed on the carrier substrate, a second layer of an insulator material formed on the first layer, and a third layer of a sacrificial mater ...


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Clarence Chui, William J Cummings, Brian J Gally: Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 13, 2008: US07372613 (87 worldwide citation)

A multi-state light modulator comprises a first reflector. A first electrode is positioned at a distance from the first reflector. A second reflector is positioned between the first reflector and the first electrode. The second reflector is movable between an undriven position, a first driven positi ...


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Brian J Gally, William J Cummings: Ornamental display device. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 6, 2008: US07369294 (58 worldwide citation)

An ornamental display device having an interferometric modulator for displaying an ornamental image. The ornamental device may have a patterned diffuser formed on a transparent substrate to provide an ornamental image. The ornamental device may also be a piece of jewelry or an article that may be wo ...


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Clarence Chui, William J Cummings, Brian J Gally, Ming Hau Tung: System and method for micro-electromechanical operation of an interferometric modulator. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 28, 2009: US07567373 (46 worldwide citation)

An interferometric modulator is formed by a stationary layer and a mirror facing the stationary layer. The mirror is movable between the undriven and driven positions. Landing pads, bumps or spring clips are formed on at least one of the stationary layer and the mirror. The landing pads, bumps or sp ...


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Brian J Gally, William J Cummings: Optical films for directing light towards active areas of displays. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 14, 2009: US07561323 (46 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments of the invention, an interferometric display device is provided having an external film with a plurality of structures that redirect light from an inactive area of the display to an active area of the display. Light incident on the external film that would normally continue to ...


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Brian J Gally, William J Cummings: Optical films for controlling angular characteristics of displays. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 24, 2009: US07508571 (43 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments of the invention, an interferometric display device is provided having an external film with a plurality of structures that reduce the field-of-view of the display. These structures may comprise, for example, baffles or non-imaging optical elements such as compound parabolic c ...


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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 ...


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Brian J Gally, William J Cummings: Device and method for wavelength filtering. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 1, 2011: US07898521 (28 worldwide citation)

Embodiments include devices and methods for wavelength filtering. For example, one embodiment includes a display comprising a plurality of the display elements each comprising a movable reflector, a first partial reflector, and a second partial reflector. The first partial reflector is positioned at ...


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Clarence Chui, William J Cummings, Brian J Gally: Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation. QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 23, 2010: US07839557 (26 worldwide citation)

A multi-state light modulator comprises a first reflector. A first electrode is positioned at a distance from the first reflector. A second reflector is positioned between the first reflector and the first electrode. The second reflector is movable between an undriven position, a first driven positi ...