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Clarence Chui, Mark W Miles: Microelectromechanical systems device and method for fabricating same. Iridigm Display Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 3, 2003: US06574033 (621 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the invention provides a method for fabricating a microelectromechanical systems device. The method comprises fabricating an array of first elements, each first element conforming to a first geometry; fabricating at least one array of second elements, each second element conforming to ...


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Mark W Miles, Clarence Chui: Controlling micro-electro-mechanical cavities. Iridigm Display Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 23, 2004: US06710908 (490 worldwide citation)

Among other things, a cavity having a cavity dimension is configured so that the cavity dimension changes in response to electrostatic forces applied to the cavity, and at least two electrical structures are configured to apply electrostatic forces in the vicinity of the cavity, the electrical struc ...


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Manish Kothari, Clarence Chui: Hermetic seal and method to create the same. Iridigm Display Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 8, 2003: US06589625 (447 worldwide citation)

An electronic display screen is created by processing a mirror on a substrate glass. A back plate glass is then placed on top of the substrate glass and sealed to the back plate glass. A hermetic seal that includes an adhesive mixed with zeolites is disclosed. The hermetic seal can seal the back pla ...


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Jeffrey Brian Sampsell, Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari: Area array modulation and lead reduction in interferometric modulators. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 9, 2007: US07161728 (162 worldwide citation)

A light modulator is arranged as an array of rows and columns of interferometric display elements. Each element is divided into sub-rows of sub-elements. Array connection lines transmit operating signals to the display elements, with one connection line corresponding to one row of display elements i ...


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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: Photonic MEMS and structures. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 21, 2009: US07564612 (89 worldwide citation)

An optical device includes a non-transparent substrate. The optical device further includes a first optical layer which is at least partially transmissive and at least partially reflective to incident light. The optical device further includes a second optical layer which is at least partially refle ...


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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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Clarence Chui, Jeffrey B Sampsell: Conductive bus structure for interferometric modulator array. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 30, 2007: US07289259 (80 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of an interferometric modulator are disclosed having various enhancements and features including a conductive bus. In certain embodiments, the interferometric modulator has a first conductive layer suspended over a second electrode layer. In certain embodiments, a second conductive layer ...


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Jeffrey Brian Sampsell, Mark W Miles, Clarence Chui, Manish Kothari: Separable modulator. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 2, 2008: US07460291 (67 worldwide citation)

A separable modulator architecture is disclosed. The modulator has a mirror suspended from a flexible layer over a cavity. The flexible layer also forms supports and support posts for the mirror. An alternative separable modulator architecture has a mirror suspended over a cavity. The modulator is s ...


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Manish Kothari, Clarence Chui, Lauren Palmateer: Modifying the electro-mechanical behavior of devices. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 13, 2006: US07060895 (65 worldwide citation)

A MEMS device is packaged with a control material that is included in the package to affect an operation of a moveable element of the device. The control material may affect operational characteristics including actuation and release voltages and currents, mechanical affects including damping and st ...