Patents Examined by Alli Alavi
  • Patent number: 7322732
    Abstract: A display panel for a flat panel display includes a planar array of LCD devices and a planar array of LED devices that is closely spaced apart from the planar array of LCD devices, at least some of the LED devices being disposed within a periphery of the array of LCD devices such that, in operation, the planar array of LED devices provides backlighting for the planar array of LCD devices. The planar array of LED devices can include at least one solid metal block having first and second opposing metal faces. The first metal face includes therein an array of reflector cavities, and the second metal face includes therein heat sink fins that are exposed at the back face of the flat panel display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Negley, Antony P. van de Ven, Norbert Hiller