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Philip E Watson, Keith M Kotchick, Richard C Allen: Non-inverting transflective assembly. 3M Innovative Properties Company, January 10, 2006: US06985291 (134 worldwide citation)

A film that includes a first reflective polarizer substantially reflecting light having a first polarization state and substantially transmitting light having a second polarization state, a polarization rotating layer or depolarizing layer (or both) positioned to receive light passing through the fi ...


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Leland R Whitney, Gary T Boyd, Keith M Kotchick, Kenneth A Epstein, Sanford Cobb Jr, Philip E Watson, David J Lamb, Mark E Gardiner: Light guide for use with backlit display. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Stephen W Buckingham, June 10, 2003: US06576887 (88 worldwide citation)

A light guide including a light guide body having a light re-directing side positioned opposite from a light output side. A plurality of elongate prisms are located adjacent the light output side of the light guide body. The prisms extend side-by-side relative to one another along lengths. The prism ...


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Robert M Emmons, David J Lamb, Yaoqi J Liu, Ying Yuh Lu, Larry A Meixner, Robert S Moshrefzadeh, Richard J Pokorny, Steven J Rhyner, Philip E Watson, Leland R Whitney, Jie Yang: Multifunctional optical assembly. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Stephen W Buckingham, March 7, 2006: US07010212 (49 worldwide citation)

An integrated optical assembly including a light management component with an entry surface and a light delivery component having an exit surface attached to the entry surface of the light management component is disclosed The light management component and the light delivery component are attached ...


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Keith M Kotchick, Philip E Watson, Robert Bennet: Transflective layer for displays. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Anna A Kobilansky, December 13, 2005: US06975455 (39 worldwide citation)

A transflective assembly includes an absorbing polarizer and a first reflective polarizer disposed to reflect at least a portion of light transmitted through the absorbing polarizer. A second reflective polarizer is disposed between the absorbing polarizer and the first reflective polarizer. The sec ...


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Philip E Watson, Keith M Kotchick, Richard C Allen: Reflective polarizer assembly. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, July 17, 2007: US07245431 (30 worldwide citation)

An assembly that includes a first reflective polarizer substantially reflecting light having a first polarization state and substantially transmitting light having a second polarization state, a polarization rotating layer or depolarizing layer (or both) positioned to receive light passing through t ...


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David J Lamb, Keith M Kotchick, Mark E Gardiner, Mark B O Neill, Patrick H Marushin, Kenneth A Epstein, Philip E Watson: Hybrid lightguide backlight. Scott A Bardell, May 29, 2007: US07223005 (29 worldwide citation)

Backlighting systems are disclosed, which include a lightguide with at least one light source optically connected to an edge of the lightguide for supplying light into its interior and a reflective cavity with at least one light source optically connected to the reflective cavity for supplying light ...


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Philip E Watson, Philip J Ralli, John J Cael: Liquid crystal display with neutral dark state. 3M Innovative Properties Co, William D Miller, June 6, 2006: US07057682 (16 worldwide citation)

A polarizer is used with a liquid crystal display (LCD) cell whose liquid crystal molecules are switched in the plane of the cell. The LCD has birefringent properties that are different from other types of LCD cell and, unlike other types of LCD, the image contrast is maintained and there is little ...


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Robert M Emmons, David J Lamb, Yaoqi J Liu, Ying Yuh Lu, Larry A Meixner, Robert S Moshrefzadeh, Richard J Pokorny, Steven J Rhyner, Philip E Watson, Leland R Whitney, Jie Yang: Multifunctional optical assembly. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Stephen W Buckingham, August 22, 2006: US07095943 (6 worldwide citation)

An integrated optical assembly including a light management component with an entry surface and a light delivery component having an exit surface attached to the entry surface of the light management component is disclosed The light management component and the light delivery component are attached ...


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Belle Fu, Serge J Bierhuizen, Mary Lou Jepsen, Andrei S Kazmierski, Adam E Norton, Nicholas C Loomis, Philip E Watson: Rear projection screen with pin-hole concentrator array. Google, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 2, 2016: US09250508 (4 worldwide citation)

A rear projection screen includes an array of pin-hole apertures to pass display light incident from a first side of the rear projection screen through to a viewing side of the rear projection screen opposite the first side. An array of concentrator structures surrounds the pin-hole apertures and de ...


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Richard J Pokorny, Marc D Radcliffe, Philip E Watson, Christopher C Bowley, Ikuko Ebihara: Optical bodies containing cholesteric liquid crystal material and methods of manufacture. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, October 2, 2007: US07277141 (3 worldwide citation)

An optical body includes a substrate and a cholesteric liquid crystal layer disposed on the substrate. The cholesteric liquid crystal layer has a non-uniform pitch along a thickness direction of the layer and comprises a crosslinked polymer material that substantially fixes the cholesteric liquid cr ...