Patents by Inventor Arthur Atkinson

Arthur Atkinson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4626074
    Abstract: A relatively shallow arrangement for providing illumination for a light scattering type display cell employs a transparent sheet in optical contact with the front surface of the cell and a matte black sheet out of contact with the rear surface. The assembly acts as a light guide for light launched into at least one of the transparent sheet from at least one strip lamp. The only light escaping from the display, etc. in the direction of the observer is a proportion of that scattered into non-guided directions by regions of liquid crystal layer selectively set into a scattering state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: International Standard Electric Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Crossland, John R. Brocklehurst, Peter J. Ayliffe, Arthur Atkinson