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Michael A Piliavin, Jeffrey B Sampsell, Perry A Penz: Perimeter seal reinforcement holes for plastic LCDs. Texas Instruments Incorporated, William E Hiller, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, November 13, 1984: US04482213 (230 worldwide citation)

To increase the perimeter seal strength of plastic LCDs, reinforcement holes are formed in the plastic substrate at the maximum stress points. These holes, which are not in contact with any active area of the device, are filled with glue, so that each pair of holes in the upper and lower substrates ...


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Perry A Penz, Jeffrey B Sampsell: Process for plastic LCD fill hole sealing. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert Groover, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, February 19, 1985: US04500171 (217 worldwide citation)

The access hole for filling the liquid crystal cavity in an LCD having plastic front and rear members is sealed by welding the two members together. Pressure is applied during the weld to insure a good joint. The welding process avoids problems of non-adhesion or poor adhesion associated with the us ...


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Perry A Penz: Method of using a liquid crystal display device as a data input device. Texas Instruments Incorporated, William E Hiller, Melvin Sharp, James T Comfort, September 23, 1980: US04224615 (179 worldwide citation)

A liquid crystal display (LCD) device may be used as a device for receiving data from a human operator, that is, an LCD device may be used as a keyboard for receiving data from a human operator. The LCD device preferably has a rear substrate, a transparent front plate, a plurality of segments formed ...


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Aloysious F Tasch Jr, Perry A Penz, John M Pankratz, Hon W Lam: Method of fabricating display with semiconductor circuits on monolithic structure and flat panel display produced thereby. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Melvin Sharp, James T Comfort, Robert Groover, October 18, 1983: US04409724 (158 worldwide citation)

Method of fabricating a display with silicon integrated circuits included on the same monolithic structure and the flat panel display produced thereby. The display which may be of the liquid crystal or electrochromic type, for example, is formed as an x-y matrix display having individual address tra ...


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Perry A Penz: Stacked electro-optic display. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert O Groover III, Melvin Sharp, James T Comfort, December 14, 1982: US04364039 (68 worldwide citation)

A visual display and method for producing the same. A plurality of electro-optic cells, such as liquid crystal cells, are placed in an optical series. Each of the cells receives approximately simultaneous identical signals. Due to the series relationship, the resulting contrast ratio will be signifi ...


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Perry A Penz: Closeness code and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, James C Kesterson, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, October 1, 1991: US05053974 (46 worldwide citation)

Preferred embodiments include encoders and encoding methods for encoding integers as sparse binary vectors as used in neural networks. The encoding is by position of nonzero components; such as for N component vectors, the integer n is represented by a sequence of n components equal to zero followed ...


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Perry A Penz: Stacked LCD graphics display. October 15, 1985: US04547043 (31 worldwide citation)

A visual display and method for producing the same. A plurality of electro-optic cells, such as liquid crystal cells, are placed in an optical series. Each of the cells receives approximately simultaneous identical signals. Due to the series relationship, the resulting contrast ratio will be signifi ...


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Perry A Penz, Michael T Gately: Neural network and system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Carlton H Hoel, N Rhys Merrett, Melvin Sharp, September 4, 1990: US04954963 (25 worldwide citation)

Neural network systems (100) with learning and recall are applied to clustered multiple-featured data (122,124,126) and analog data.


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Perry A Penz, Michael T Gately, Alan J Katz: Neural network and system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Melvin Sharp, Carlton H Hoel, James T Comfort, July 31, 1990: US04945494 (25 worldwide citation)

Neural network systems (100) with learning and recall are applied to clustered multiple-featured data (122, 124, 126) and analog data.


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Robert T Noble, Perry A Penz, Burton W Marks: Electronic timepiece. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Stephen S Sadacca, Mel Sharp, July 15, 1980: US04212159 (21 worldwide citation)

Improved timekeeping apparatus, such as a watch or clock with an electro-optic display simulating a conventional mechanical analog timepiece. Electro-optical material, e.g., liquid crystal material, is activated in selected areas to change its appearance to simulate movement of the hands.