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Clinton L Jones, Brant U Kolb, Emily S Goenner, John T Brady, Christopher A Haak: Durable optical element. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Carolyn A Fischer, July 11, 2006: US07074463 (71 worldwide citation)

A durable optical film or element includes a polymerized structure having a microstructured surface and a plurality of surface modified colloidal nanoparticles of silica, zirconia, or mixtures thereof. Display devices including the durable microstructured film are also described.


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Timothy J Nevitt, Carl A Stover, William L Kausch, Guy M Kallman, Robert W Horn, Timothy J Hebrink, James A Olson, Mark B O&apos Neill, Elisa M Cross, Susan L Kent: Optical films having at least one particle-containing layer. 3M Innovative Properties Company, John A Burtis, July 31, 2001: US06268961 (70 worldwide citation)

An optical film includes a reflective polarizing element and a particle-containing layer. The reflective polarizing element substantially reflects light having a first polarization state and substantially transmits a second polarization state. The particle-containing layer is disposed on the reflect ...


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Mark E Gardiner, Sanford Cobb, Kenneth A Epstein, Wade D Kretman: Optical element having programmed optical structures. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Stephen W Buckingham, January 18, 2005: US06845212 (69 worldwide citation)

An optical element, such as a lightguide or an optical film, is formed with a predetermined, programmed pattern of optical structures. The optical structures may be arranged to selectively correct for non-uniformities in the output a lightguide, or may be arranged to otherwise enhance the performanc ...


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James M Jonza, Michael F Weber, Andrew J Ouderkirk, Carl A Stover: Optical film. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Robert J Pechman, September 12, 2000: US06117530 (67 worldwide citation)

An optical film comprising a plurality of layers wherein the refractive index difference between the layers along at least one in-plane axis is greater than the refractive index difference between the layers along an out-of-plane axis. The film has an average reflectivity of at least 60% for a prede ...


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David L Wortman, Sanford Cobb Jr, Brian D Cull, Michael F Weber, Andrew J Ouderkirk: Backlight system with multilayer optical film reflector. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Stephen W Buckingham, June 14, 2005: US06905220 (65 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a backlight system incorporating a back reflector and/or a lamp cavity reflector constructed of a multilayer optical film.


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David F Welch, Donald R Scifres, Robert G Waarts, Amos A Hardy, David G Mehuys, Stephen O Brien: NxN Optical crossbar switch matrix. SDL, Schneck & McHugh, October 19, 1993: US05255332 (63 worldwide citation)

An optical crossbar switch matrix for use in switching optical signals from a first set of optical fibers to a second set of optical fibers, in any order, which is characterized by having a matrix of rows and columns of diffraction gratings formed in a semiconductor heterostructure. Each grating is ...


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Hirokazu Deguchi, Kenji Kojima, Takao Mogami: Synthetic resin lens and antireflection coating. Seiko Epson Corporation, Blum Kaplan Friedman Silberman and Beran, September 2, 1986: US04609267 (63 worldwide citation)

A synthetic resin lens having a refractive index of at least 1.55 and an antireflection coating thereon is provided. The antireflection coating includes at least a hard coat layer formed of a dielectric substance having a refractive index n.sub.h disposed on the lens having a refractive index n.sub. ...


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Nakahira Yasushi, Abe Hideo: Manufacturing system for optical display device and its manufacturing method. Nitto Denko, June 7, 2007: JP2007-140046 (58 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a manufacturing system for an optical display device which can enhance the yield of an optical film, reduce a cost, and improve inventory management, and its manufacturing method.SOLUTION: The manufacturing system for the optical display device includes a supply mean ...


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Mark E Gardiner, Sanford Cobb, Kenneth A Epstein, Wade D Kretman: Optical film with variable angle prisms. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Stephen W Buckingham, March 16, 2004: US06707611 (56 worldwide citation)

An optical turning film has a first surface including an array of prisms. The array has a plurality of first prisms, with each of the first prisms having a first prism configuration, and a plurality of second prisms, with each of the second prisms having a second prism configuration different from t ...


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Richard C Allen, Lockwood W Carlson, Andrew J Ouderkirk, Michael F Weber, Arthur L Kotz, Timothy J Nevitt, Carl A Stover, Biswaroop Majumdar: Optical film with increased gain at non-normal angles of incidence. 3M Innovative Properties Company, John A Fortkort, May 2, 2000: US06057961 (55 worldwide citation)

An optical film is provided which exhibits increased gain at nonnormal angles of incidence and which comprises a disperse phase of polymeric particles disposed within a continuous birefringent matrix. The film is oriented, typically by stretching, in one or more directions. The size and shape of the ...