Patents by Inventor Holly G. Gates

Holly G. Gates 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: 9815072
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to the formation of a thin polymer film on a substrate. Apparatus is described for transforming a solid polymer resist into an aerosol of small particles, electrostatically charging and depositing the particles onto a substrate, and flowing the particles into a continuous layer. Apparatus is further described for transforming solid resist into an aerosol of small particles by heating the resist to form a low viscosity liquid such as is compatible with nebulization and applying the techniques of jet or impact nebulization and aerosol particle sizing to form the aerosol. A method is further described of using ionized gas to confer charge onto the aerosol particles and using a progression of charging devices establish an electric field directing the flow of charged particles to the substrate. The progression of charging devices and associated apparatus results in high collection efficiency for the aerosol particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: 1366 Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Vladimir S. Tarasov, Peter E. Kane, Peter G. Madden, Holly G. Gates, Emanuel M. Sachs
  • Patent number: 9778500
    Abstract: An electro-optic display comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer; a layer of a solid electro-optic material; and a backplane (162) bearing a plurality of pixel electrodes, a peripheral portion of the backplane extending outwardly beyond the layer of solid electro-optic material and bearing a plurality of radiation generating means (166) and a plurality of radiation detecting means (168), the radiation generating means and radiation detecting means together being arranged to act as a touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Holly G. Gates, Robert W. Zehner, Russell J. Wilcox, Matthew J. Aprea
  • Publication number: 20170075186
    Abstract: An electro-optic display including a large area flexible substrate, a plurality of electro-optic display units, and an encapsulating cover sheet secured to the flexible substrate that encapsulates the display units. The encapsulating cover sheet protects the display units from mechanical damage and makes the tiled display units appear as a continuous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Holly G. GATES, Robert W. ZEHNER, Jonathan D. ALBERT
  • Patent number: 9554495
    Abstract: An electro-optic display is produced using a sub-assembly comprising a front sheet, an electro-optic medium; and an adhesive layer. An aperture is formed through the adhesive layer where the adhesive layer is not covered by the electro-optic medium, and the sub-assembly is adhered to a backplane having a co-operating member with the aperture engaged with a co-operating member, thus locating the sub-assembly relative to the backplane. In another form of electro-optic display, a chip extends through an aperture in the electro-optic medium and adhesive layer. In a third form, the aforementioned sub-assembly is secured to a backplane and then a cut is made through both backplane and sub-assembly to provide an aligned edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: E Ink Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Valerie C. Northrop, Jonathan D. Albert, Holly G. Gates, Erik van Veenendaal, Fredericus J. Touwslager
  • Patent number: 9542895
    Abstract: An electro-optic display includes an electro-optic medium, a pixel electrode for applying an electric field to the medium and a column electrode associated with the pixel electrode. To reduce power consumption, when it is necessary to change the voltage on the column electrode from a first value to a second value to change the optical state of the electro-optic medium, the column electrode voltage is first changed to a third value intermediate the first and second values to permit charge to flow to or from the column electrode, and thereafter the column electrode voltage is changed from the third voltage to the second voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Holly G. Gates, Robert W. Zehner, Jonathan D. Albert
  • Publication number: 20160372055
    Abstract: A bistable electro-optic display has a plurality of pixels, each of which is capable of displaying at least three gray levels. The display is driven by a method comprising: storing a look-up table containing data representing the impulses necessary to convert an initial gray level to a final gray level; storing data representing at least an initial state of each pixel of the display; receiving an input signal representing a desired final state of at least one pixel of the display; and generating an output signal representing the impulse necessary to convert the initial state of said one pixel to the desired final state thereof, as determined from said look-up table. The invention also provides a method for reducing the remnant voltage of an electro-optic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl Raymond Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Alexandros Cosmos Arango, Jonathan L. Zalesky
  • Publication number: 20160342065
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrophoretic medium comprising at least two types of particles having substantially the same electrophoretic mobility but differing colors. The invention also provides article of manufacture comprising a layer of a solid electro-optic medium, a first adhesive layer on one surface of the electro-optic medium, a release sheet covering the first adhesive layer, and a second adhesive layer on an opposed second surface of the electro-optic medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Gregg M. Duthaler, Karl Raymond Amundson, Barrett Comiskey, Holly G. Gates, Alberto Goenaga, John E. Ritter, Michael L. Steiner, Russell J. Wilcox, Robert W. Zehner, Anthony Edward Pullen
  • Patent number: 9425346
    Abstract: Patterned substrates for photovoltaic and other uses are made by pressing a flexible stamp upon a thin layer of resist material, which covers a substrate, such as a wafer. The resist changes phase or becomes flowable, flowing away from locations of impression, revealing the substrate, which is subjected to some shaping process. A typical substrate is silicon, and a typical resist is a wax. Workpiece textures include extended grooves, discrete, spaced apart pits, and combinations and intermediates thereof. Platen or rotary patterning apparatus may be used. Rough and irregular workpiece substrates may be accommodated by extended stamp elements. Resist may be applied first to the workpiece, the stamp, or substantially simultaneously, in discrete locations, or over the entire surface of either. The resist dewets the substrate completely where desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: 1366 Technologies Inc., MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Polito, Holly G. Gates, Emanuel M. Sachs
  • Publication number: 20160125790
    Abstract: A bistable electro-optic display has a plurality of pixels, each of which is capable of displaying at least three gray levels. The display is driven by a method comprising: storing a look-up table containing data representing the impulses necessary to convert an initial gray level to a final gray level; storing data representing at least an initial state of each pixel of the display; receiving an input signal representing a desired final state of at least one pixel of the display; and generating an output signal representing the impulse necessary to convert the initial state of said one pixel to the desired final state thereof, as determined from said look-up table. The invention also provides a method for reducing the remnant voltage of an electro-optic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl Raymond Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Alexandros Cosmos Arango, Jonathan L. Zalesky
  • Publication number: 20150340540
    Abstract: Patterned substrates for photovoltaic and other uses are made by pressing a flexible stamp upon a thin layer of resist material, which covers a substrate, such as a wafer. The resist changes phase or becomes flowable, flowing away from locations of impression, revealing the substrate, which is subjected to some shaping process. A typical substrate is silicon, and a typical resist is a wax. Workpiece textures include extended grooves, discrete, spaced apart pits, and combinations and intermediates thereof. Platen or rotary patterning apparatus may be used. Rough and irregular workpiece substrates may be accommodated by extended stamp elements. Resist may be applied first to the workpiece, the stamp, or substantially simultaneously, in discrete locations, or over the entire surface of either. The resist dewets the substrate completely where desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicants: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, 1366 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Polito, Holly G. Gates, Emanuel M. Sachs
  • Publication number: 20150262551
    Abstract: A bistable electro-optic display has a plurality of pixels, each of which is capable of displaying at least three gray levels. The display is driven by a method comprising: storing a look-up table containing data representing the impulses necessary to convert an initial gray level to a final gray level; storing data representing at least an initial state of each pixel of the display; receiving an input signal representing a desired final state of at least one pixel of the display; and generating an output signal representing the impulse necessary to convert the initial state of said one pixel to the desired final state thereof, as determined from said look-up table. The invention also provides a method for reducing the remnant voltage of an electro-optic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl Raymond Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Alexi C. Arango, Jonathan L. Zalesky
  • Publication number: 20150109283
    Abstract: An electro-optic display includes an electro-optic medium, a pixel electrode for applying an electric field to the medium and a column electrode associated with the pixel electrode. To reduce power consumption, when it is necessary to change the voltage on the column electrode from a first value to a second value to change the optical state of the electro-optic medium, the column electrode voltage is first changed to a third value intermediate the first and second values to permit charge to flow to or from the column electrode, and thereafter the column electrode voltage is changed from the third voltage to the second voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Holly G. Gates, Robert W. Zehner, Jonathan D. Albert
  • Patent number: 8928562
    Abstract: An electro-optic display includes an electro-optic medium, a pixel electrode for applying an electric field to the medium and a column electrode associated with the pixel electrode. To reduce power consumption, when it is necessary to change the voltage on the column electrode from a first value to a second value to change the optical state of the electro-optic medium, the column electrode voltage is first changed to a third value intermediate the first and second values to permit charge to flow to or from the column electrode, and thereafter the column electrode voltage is changed from the third voltage to the second voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Holly G. Gates, Robert W. Zehner, Jonathan D. Albert
  • Publication number: 20140367887
    Abstract: A workpiece is transported using a porous belt, which belt delivers a workpiece to a chuck, upon which the workpiece is held by vacuum. The belt can be porous PTFE. A flexible stamp is preheated, before it is applied to a workpiece, by drawing the stamp toward a heated plate, for instance by vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: 1366 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Emanuel M. Sachs, Peter E. Kane, Holly G. Gates, Damian W. Harris, Benjamin F. Polito, Hector A. Inirio
  • Publication number: 20140347718
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrophoretic medium comprising at least two types of particles having substantially the same electrophoretic mobility but differing colors. The invention also provides article of manufacture comprising a layer of a solid electro-optic medium, a first adhesive layer on one surface of the electro-optic medium, a release sheet covering the first adhesive layer, and a second adhesive layer on an opposed second surface of the electro-optic medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Gregg M. Duthaler, Karl Raymond Amundson, Barrett Comiskey, Holly G. Gates, Alberto Goenaga, John E. Ritter, Michael L. Steiner, Russell J. Wilcox, Robert W. Zehner, Anthony Edward Pullen
  • Publication number: 20140300837
    Abstract: An electro-optic display comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer; a layer of a solid electro-optic material; and a backplane (162) bearing a plurality of pixel electrodes, a peripheral portion of the backplane extending outwardly beyond the layer of solid electro-optic material and bearing a plurality of radiation generating means (166) and a plurality of radiation detecting means (168), the radiation generating means and radiation detecting means together being arranged to act as a touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Holly G. Gates, Robert W. Zehner, Russell J. Wilcox, Matthew J. Aprea
  • Publication number: 20140255615
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to the formation of a thin polymer film on a substrate. Apparatus is described for transforming a solid polymer resist into an aerosol of small particles, electrostatically charging and depositing the particles onto a substrate, and flowing the particles into a continuous layer. Apparatus is further described for transforming solid resist into an aerosol of small particles by heating the resist to form a low viscosity liquid such as is compatible with nebulization and applying the techniques of jet or impact nebulization and aerosol particle sizing to form the aerosol. A method is further described of using ionized gas to confer charge onto the aerosol particles and using a progression of charging devices establish an electric field directing the flow of charged particles to the substrate. The progression of charging devices and associated apparatus results in high collection efficiency for the aerosol particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Vladimir S. Tarasov, Peter E. Kane, Peter G. Madden, Holly G. Gates, Emanuel M. Sachs
  • Patent number: 8754859
    Abstract: An electro-optic display comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer; a layer of a solid electro-optic material; and a backplane (162) bearing a plurality of pixel electrodes. A peripheral portion of the backplane extends outwardly beyond the layer of solid electro-optic material and bears a plurality of radiation generators (166) and a plurality of radiation detectors (168), the radiation generators and detectors together being arranged to act as a touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Holly G. Gates, Robert W. Zehner, Russell J. Wilcox, Matthew J. Aprea
  • Patent number: 8728266
    Abstract: An electro-optic display is produced using a sub-assembly comprising a front sheet, an electro-optic medium; and an adhesive layer. An aperture is formed through the adhesive layer where the adhesive layer is not covered by the electro-optic medium, and the sub-assembly is adhered to a backplane having a co-operating member with the aperture engaged with a co-operating member, thus locating the sub-assembly relative to the backplane. In another form of electro-optic display, a chip extends through an aperture in the electro-optic medium and adhesive layer. In a third form, the aforementioned sub-assembly is secured to a backplane and then a cut is made through both backplane and sub-assembly to provide an aligned edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: E Ink Corporation, Creator Technology B.V.
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Valerie C. Northrop, Jonathan D. Albert, Holly G. Gates, Erik van Veenendaal, Fredericus J. Touwslager
  • Publication number: 20140115884
    Abstract: An electro-optic display is produced using a sub-assembly comprising a front sheet, an electro-optic medium; and an adhesive layer. An aperture is formed through the adhesive layer where the adhesive layer is not covered by the electro-optic medium, and the sub-assembly is adhered to a backplane having a co-operating member with the aperture engaged with a co-operating member, thus locating the sub-assembly relative to the backplane. In another form of electro-optic display, a chip extends through an aperture in the electro-optic medium and adhesive layer. In a third form, the aforementioned sub-assembly is secured to a backplane and then a cut is made through both backplane and sub-assembly to provide an aligned edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: POLYMER VISION LTD., E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Valerie C. Northrup, Jonathan D. Albert, Holly G. Gates, Erik van Veenendaal, Fredericus J. Touwslager