1

2
James C Dunphy, William Cummings, Christopher J Spindt, Ronald L Hansen, Jun, Lee Cressi, Colin Stanners: Methods and systems for compensating row-to-row brightness variations of a field emission display. Candescent Intellectual Property Services, Candescent Technologies Corporation, Wagner Murabito & Hao, November 23, 2004: US06822628 (202 worldwide citation)

Methods for compensating for brightness variations in a field emission device. In one embodiment, a method and system are described for measuring the relative brightness of rows of a field emission display (FED) device, storing information representing the measured brightness into a correction table ...


3
Christopher J Spindt, John M Macaulay: Electron-emitting devices having variously constituted electron-emissive elements, including cones or pedestals. Silicon Video Corporation, Ronald J Meetin, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, September 24, 1996: US05559389 (107 worldwide citation)

A gated electron-emitting device contains a multiplicity of electron-emissive elements, each formed with a pedestal (98) and an overlying cone (94.sub.1). In each electron-emissive element, the base diameter of the cone is greater than the element, the base diameter of the cone is greater than the d ...


4
Anthony P Schmid, Christopher J Spindt, David L Morris, Theodore S Fahlen, Yu Nan Sun: Spacer structures for use in flat panel displays and methods for forming same. Candescent Technologies Corporation, Ronald J Meetin, E Eric Hoffman, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, October 7, 1997: US05675212 (56 worldwide citation)

The invention provides spacers for separating and supporting a faceplate structure and a backplate structure in a flat panel display, and methods for fabricating these spacers. Each spacer is typically made of ceramic, such as alumina, containing transition metal oxide, such as titania, chromia or i ...


5
Christopher J Spindt, Patrick A Corcoran: Field emitter with focusing ridges situated to sides of gate. Silicon Video Corporation, Alan H MacPherson, Ronald J Meetin, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin and Friel, June 18, 1996: US05528103 (54 worldwide citation)

A gated field-emission structure contains a emitter electrode (46), an overlying electrically insulating layer (48, and one or more electron-emissive elements (52) situated in one or more apertures extending through the insulating layer. A patterned gate electrode (50) through which each electron-em ...


6
Christopher J Spindt, John M Macaulay, Robert M Duboc Jr, Peter C Searson: Use of charged-particle tracks in fabricating gated electron-emitting devices. Silicon Video Corporation, Alan H MacPherson, Ronald J Meetin, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, October 15, 1996: US05564959 (48 worldwide citation)

Gated electron emitters are fabricated by processes in which charged particles are passed through a track layer (24, 48, or 144) to form charged-particle tracks (26.sub.1, 50.sub.1, or 146.sub.1). The track layer is etched along the tracks to create open spaces (28.sub.1, 52.sub.1, or 148.sub.1). El ...


7
Christopher J Spindt, David L Morris, Theodore S Fahlen, Anthony P Schmid, Paul A Lovoi: Structure and operation of high voltage supports. Candescent Technologies Corporation, Ronald J Meetin, E Eric Hoffman, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, March 25, 1997: US05614781 (48 worldwide citation)

According to the invention, a flat panel device includes a spacer for providing internal support. In one embodiment, the spacer is made of ceramic, glass-ceramic, ceramic reinforced glass, devitrified glass, metal with electrically insulative coating or high-temperature vacuum-compatible polyimide, ...


8
Christopher J Spindt, John E Field, David L Morris, Christopher J Curtin: Field forming electrodes on high voltage spacers. Silicon Video Corporation, Haynes & Davis, July 2, 1996: US05532548 (40 worldwide citation)

A flat panel display includes a faceplate and an opposing backplate. The two are sealed together and a sealed envelope is created that includes an active area of length L.sub.1. The active layer includes addressable pixels on the faceplate. Spacers are perpendicular to the faceplate and backplate. T ...


9
Duane A Haven, Paul N Ludwig, Christopher J Spindt, Daniel M Dobkin: Fabrication of gated electron-emitting device utilizing distributed particles to form gate openings typically beveled and/or combined with lift-off or electrochemical removal of excess emitter material. Candescent Technologies Corporation, Ronald J Meetin, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, February 2, 1999: US05865657 (37 worldwide citation)

A gated electron-emitter is fabricated by a process in which particles (26) are deposited over an insulating layer (24). Gate material is provided over the insulating layer in the space between the particles after which the particles and any overlying material are removed. The remaining gate materia ...


10
John M Macaulay, Peter C Searson, Robert M Duboc Jr, Christopher J Spindt: Fabrication of filamentary field-emission device, including self-aligned gate. Silicon Video Corporation, Ronald J Meetin, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, October 31, 1995: US05462467 (36 worldwide citation)

A field-emission structure suitable for large-area flat-panel televisions centers around an insulating porous layer (24A) that overlies a lower conductive region (22) situated over insulating material of a supporting substrate (20). Electron-emissive filaments (30) occupy pores (28) extending throug ...