Mark W Miles: Photonic MEMS and structures. IDC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 17, 2006: US07123216 (604 worldwide citation)

An interference modulator (Imod) incorporates anti-reflection coatings and/or micro-fabricated supplemental lighting sources. An efficient drive scheme is provided for matrix addressed arrays of IMods or other micromechanical devices. An improved color scheme provides greater flexibility. Electronic ...

Joseph M Jacobson: Electronic book with multiple page displays. E Ink Corporation, Testa Hurwitz&Thibeault, September 26, 2000: US06124851 (396 worldwide citation)

An electronic book comprising multiple, electronically addressable, page displays is described. Said page displays may be formed on flexible, thin substrates. Said book may additionally encompass memory, power, control functions and communications.

Michael Gillis Kane: Active matrix light emitting diode pixel structure and concomitant method. Sarnoff Corporation, William J Burke, Abhik A Huq, May 8, 2001: US06229508 (359 worldwide citation)

LED pixel structures and methods that improve brightness uniformity by reducing current nonuniformities in a light-emitting diode of the pixel structures are disclosed.

James L Fergason: Variable intensity high contrast passive display. Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, February 10, 1998: US05717422 (299 worldwide citation)

A display includes a light modulator, a source of light, and a control for controlling the intensity of light from the source supplied to the light modulator thereby to provide images of good contrast for both bright and dark scenes. A method of displaying an image using a passive light modulating d ...

Tokuroh Ozawa, Mutsumi Kimura: Display apparatus. Seiko Epson Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, February 18, 2003: US06522315 (286 worldwide citation)

A display apparatus, that includes current driving type luminescent elements, has a driving system that takes the conduction types of TFTs to control the emission of the luminescent elements into consideration. In order to reduce driving voltage and improve display quality simultaneously, the arrang ...

Kevin L Kornher, James L Conner: Pixel control circuitry for spatial light modulator. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, August 20, 1996: US05548301 (278 worldwide citation)

A spatial light modulator (10) having reduced control circuitry as compared to existing devices. Sets of pixel elements (11) share a memory cell (12), such that each memory cell (12) has the same fanout as other memory cells (12). Each pixel element (11) in a set is switched to an on or off state vi ...

Youko Shimomura, Tetsuji Takeuchi, Teruaki Shigeta: Display device. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack, April 11, 1995: US05406305 (278 worldwide citation)

A display device includes an ambient light sensor positioned adjacent a display screen so as to confront an occupant in front of the display device, and a luminance level setting unit for inputting a desired luminance level. An output from the ambient light sensor is fed to a screen luminance calcul ...

Frank P Helms: Intelligent LCD brightness control system. Dell U, Haynes and Boone, September 14, 1999: US05952992 (271 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for automatically adjusting the brightness level of an LCD based on the ambient lighting conditions of the environment in which the LCD is being operated are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, a photodetector located proximate the front of the LCD generates to brightness cont ...

C Eric Hunter: Shuttered and cycled light emitting diode display and method of producing the same. Cree Research, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, October 25, 1994: US05359345 (269 worldwide citation)

A high resolution, full color display is provided having a liquid crystal pixel selectably addressable during a predetermined time period, a set of at least one red, one green and one blue color light source adjacent the liquid crystal pixel for emitting light through the liquid crystal pixel, and m ...

Haruhiko Okumura, Hisao Fujiwara, Katsuya Tsuchida, Goh Itoh: Display device. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, August 31, 1999: US05945972 (266 worldwide citation)

A display device includes a substrate, a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns on the substrate, and a plurality of signal lines for providing an image signal to the pixels on a column-by-column basis. Each of the pixels comprises a plurality of memory elements for storing image signals s ...