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Peter T Kazlas, Michael G Hack, Paul S Drzaic, Guy M Danner, Karl R Amundson: Fabrication of electronic circuit elements using unpatterned semiconductor layers. E Ink Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, January 27, 2004: US06683333 (270 worldwide citation)

A thin-film transistor array comprises at least first and second transistors. Each of the first and second transistors include a shared silicon layer, i.e., an active layer. The shared semiconductor layer extends continuously between the first and second transistors, and includes a concentration of ...


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Justin Abramson, Karl R Amundson, Guy M Danner, Gregg M Duthaler, Holly G Gates, Charles H Honeyman, Ara N Knaian, Ian D Morrison, Steven J O Neil, Richard J Paolini Jr, Anthony Edward Pullen, Jianna Wang, Jonathan L Zalesky, Robert W Zehner, John Edward Cronin: Electro-optic displays, and methods for driving same. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, September 27, 2005: US06950220 (260 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to electro-optic displays and methods for driving such displays. The invention provides (i) electrochromic displays with solid charge transport layers; (ii) apparatus and methods for improving the contrast and reducing the cost of electrochromic displays; (iii) apparatus and me ...


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Richard D LeCain, Ara N Knaian, Steven J O Neil, Gregg M Duthaler, Guy M Danner, Robert W Zehner, Alberto Goenaga, Benjamin Max Davis, Randolph W Chan, Jonathan D Albert, Glen Crossley: Components and methods for use in electro-optic displays. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, January 3, 2006: US06982178 (227 worldwide citation)

A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane ...


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Karl R Amundson, Guy M Danner, Gregg M Duthaler, Russell J Wilcox: Light modulation by frustration of total internal reflection. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, November 16, 2004: US06819471 (191 worldwide citation)

Improvements and modifications are provided in the type of frustrated total internal reflection electrophoretic systems described in U.S. Pat. No. 6,215,920. The improvements and modifications include (a) conforming the rear electrode to the shape of the front electrode; (b) encapsulating the electr ...


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Ian D Morrison, Rachael A Forgit, Peter J Valianatos, Craig A Herb, Guy M Danner: Electro-optic displays and optical systems for addressing such displays. E Ink Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, May 31, 2005: US06900851 (162 worldwide citation)

The invention features a photoconductively addressed display and a method of photoconductive addressing in a display. The method includes providing an electro-optic imaging layer that extends in an X direction and a Y direction and comprises an array of image elements. A column electrode layer is pr ...


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Richard M Webber, Thomas H Whitesides, Guy M Danner, Craig A Herb, Charles H Honeyman, Michael McCreary: Processes for the production of electrophoretic displays. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, March 4, 2008: US07339715 (127 worldwide citation)

A coating of an encapsulated electrophoretic medium is formed on a substrate (106) by dispersing in a fluid (104) a plurality of electrophoretic capsules (102), contacting at least a portion of a substrate (106) with the fluid (104); and applying a potential difference between at least a part of the ...


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Guy M Danner, Karl R Amundson, Robert W Zehner, Alexi C Arango, Jay Britton Ewing: Methods for driving electro-optic displays, and apparatus for use therein. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, March 20, 2007: US07193625 (123 worldwide citation)

A method for addressing a bistable electro-optic display having at least one pixel comprises applying an addressing pulse to drive the pixel to a first optical state; leaving the pixel undriven for a period of time, thereby permitting the pixel to assume a second optical state different from the fir ...


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Thomas H Whitesides, Guy M Danner, Karl R Amundson, Charles Howie Honeyman, Russell J Wilcox, Michael D McCreary: Electrophoretic displays using gaseous fluids. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, June 12, 2007: US07230751 (114 worldwide citation)

Various improvements are provided in gas-based electrophoretic displays, including (a) the use of water getters to remove water from the gas; (b) the use of electron accepting or donating gases; (c) the use of electrophoretic polymer particles having high glass transition temperatures; (d) lateral m ...


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Richard D LeCain, Ara N Knaian, Steven J O Neil, Gregg M Duthaler, Guy M Danner, Robert W Zehner, Alberto Goenaga, Benjamin Max Davis, Randolph W Chan, Jonathan D Albert, Glen Crossley: Components and methods for use in electro-optic displays. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, June 26, 2007: US07236292 (104 worldwide citation)

A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane ...


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Gregg M Duthaler, Guy M Danner, Jason C Pinto, Justin J Abramson, David Miller, John Atkinson, Alain Bouchard: Backplanes for electro-optic displays. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, June 17, 2008: US07388572 (92 worldwide citation)

A backplane for an electro-optic display comprises a plurality of pixel electrodes, and an adhesive layer disposed adjacent the backplane, the adhesive layer comprising a plurality of pixel regions disposed adjacent the pixel electrodes of the backplane, and at least one inter-pixel region disposed ...