Patents by Inventor Jonathan L. Zalesky

Jonathan L. Zalesky 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).

  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8854721
    Abstract: A laminate comprising a solid electro-optic medium and an electrically conductive layer is tested by passing it over a pair of electrodes at different potentials, with the electrically conductive layer lying on the opposed side of the electro-optic medium from the electrodes. An article which can be tested by this method, and which is useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays, comprises a layer of a solid electro-optic medium and a release sheet comprising an electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Jonathan L. Zalesky, John E. Ritter, Timothy J. O'Malley, Thomas H. Whitesides, Shamus Ford Patry, Alain Bouchard, Richard M. Webber
  • Publication number: 20140253425
    Abstract: An electro-optic display module (100) comprises an electro-optic medium, electrodes, and a controller (106) having outputs each connected to one electrode. A voltage supply (110) under the control of the controller and connected to a power input of the controller, supplies to a power input of the controller either an operating voltage, or a non-operating voltage lower than the operating voltage. The display module has a display operating mode, in which the voltage supply supplies the operating voltage to the controller and the controller applies the operating voltage to at least one electrode, and a display non-operating mode, in which the voltage supply supplies the non-operating voltage to the controller and the controller does not apply this non-operating voltage to any of the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Zalesky, Ning Liu
  • Patent number: 8558785
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl R. Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Alexi C. Arango, Jonathan L. Zalesky
  • Patent number: 8049947
    Abstract: A display assembly comprises a backplane assembly comprising a plurality of spaced backplane areas, each backplane area comprising a plurality of electrodes, the backplane areas being separated by gutter areas free from electrodes; an adhesive layer overlying the plurality of spaced backplane areas; and a layer of a solid electro-optic medium overlying the adhesive layer in the plurality of spaced backplane areas. The display sub-assembly can be produced via a single lamination and severed to form a plurality of separate electro-optic displays. Processes for producing the display assembly are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Valerie C. Northrop, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Matthew Joseph Kayal, Steven J. O'Neil
  • Publication number: 20110032596
    Abstract: A laminate comprising a solid electro-optic medium and an electrically conductive layer is tested by passing it over a pair of electrodes at different potentials, with the electrically conductive layer lying on the opposed side of the electro-optic medium from the electrodes. An article which can be tested by this method, and which is useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays, comprises a layer of a solid electro-optic medium and a release sheet comprising an electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Jonathan L. Zalesky, John E. Ritter, Timothy J. O'Malley, Thomas H. Whitesides, Shamus Ford Patry, Alain Bouchard, Richard M. Webber
  • Patent number: 7843621
    Abstract: A laminate comprising a solid electro-optic medium and an electrically conductive layer is tested by passing it over a pair of electrodes at different potentials, with the electrically conductive layer lying on the opposed side of the electro-optic medium from the electrodes. An article which can be tested by this method, and which is useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays, comprises a layer of a solid electro-optic medium and a release sheet comprising an electrically conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Jonathan L. Zalesky, John E. Ritter, Timothy J. O'Malley, Thomas H. Whitesides, Shamus Ford Patry, Alain Bouchard, Richard M. Webber
  • Publication number: 20100265561
    Abstract: The invention relates to electro-optic displays and methods for driving such displays. The invention provides (i) electrochromic displays with solid charge transport layers; (ii) apparatus and methods for improving the contrast and reducing the cost of electrochromic displays; (iii) apparatus and methods for sealing electrochromic displays from the outside environment and preventing ingress of contaminants into such a display; and (iv) methods for adjusting the driving of electro-optic displays to allow for environmental and operating parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Holly G. Gates, Charles H. Honeyman, Ara N. Knaian, Steven J. O'Neil, Richard J. Paolini, JR., Jonathan L. Zalesky, Robert W. Zehner, Ian D. Morrison, Anthony Edward Pullen, Jianna Wang, John Edward Cronin, Justin Abramson, Karl R. Amundson, Guy M. Danner, Gregg M. Duthaler
  • Publication number: 20100220121
    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 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl R. Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Alexi C. Arango
  • Publication number: 20100220122
    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 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl R. Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Alexi C. Arango
  • Patent number: 7787169
    Abstract: The invention relates to electro-optic displays and methods for driving such displays. The invention provides (i) electrochromic displays with solid charge transport layers; (ii) apparatus and methods for improving the contrast and reducing the cost of electrochromic displays; (iii) apparatus and methods for sealing electrochromic displays from the outside environment and preventing ingress of contaminants into such a display; and (iv) methods for adjusting the driving of electro-optic displays to allow for environmental and operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Justin J. Abramson, Karl R. Amundson, Guy M. Danner, Gregg M. Duthaler, Holly G. Gates, Charles H. Honeyman, Ara N. Knaian, Ian D. Morrison, Steven J. O'Neil, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Anthony Edward Pullen, Jianna Wang, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Robert W. Zehner, John E. Cronin
  • Publication number: 20100165446
    Abstract: A display assembly comprises a backplane assembly comprising a plurality of spaced backplane areas, each backplane area comprising a plurality of electrodes, the backplane areas being separated by gutter areas free from electrodes; an adhesive layer overlying the plurality of spaced backplane areas; and a layer of a solid electro-optic medium overlying the adhesive layer in the plurality of spaced backplane areas. The display sub-assembly can be produced via a single lamination and severed to form a plurality of separate electro-optic displays. Processes for producing the display assembly are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Valerie C. Northrop, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Matthew Joseph Kayal, Steven J. O'Neil
  • Patent number: 7688297
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl R. Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Alexi C. Arango
  • Patent number: 7312794
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl R. Amundson, Joanna Au, Ara N. Knaian, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Alexi C. Arango
  • Patent number: 7012600
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl R. Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knalan, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Alexi C. Arango
  • Patent number: 6950220
    Abstract: The invention relates to electro-optic displays and methods for driving such displays. The invention provides (i) electrochromic displays with solid charge transport layers; (ii) apparatus and methods for improving the contrast and reducing the cost of electrochromic displays; (iii) apparatus and methods for sealing electrochromic displays from the outside environment and preventing ingress of contaminants into such a display; and (iv) methods for adjusting the driving of electro-optic displays to allow for environmental and operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Abramson, Karl R. Amundson, Guy M. Danner, Gregg M. Duthaler, Holly G. Gates, Charles H. Honeyman, Ara N. Knaian, Ian D. Morrison, Steven J. O'Neil, Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Anthony Edward Pullen, Jianna Wang, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Robert W. Zehner, John Edward Cronin
  • Publication number: 20030214695
    Abstract: The invention relates to electro-optic displays and methods for driving such displays. The invention provides (i) electrochromic displays with solid charge transport layers; (ii) apparatus and methods for improving the contrast and reducing the cost of electrochromic displays; (iii) apparatus and methods for sealing electrochromic displays from the outside environment and preventing ingress of contaminants into such a display; and (iv) methods for adjusting the driving of electro-optic displays to allow for environmental and operating parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Abramson, Karl R. Amundson, Guy M. Danner, Gregg M. Duthaler, Holly G. Gates, Charles H. Honeyman, Ara N. Knaian, Ian D. Morrison, Steven J. O'Neil, Richard J. Paolini, Anthony E. Pullen, Jianna Wang, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Robert W. Zehner, John Edward Cronin
  • Publication number: 20030137521
    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: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Applicant: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Zehner, Holly G. Gates, Karl R. Amundson, Joanna F. Au, Ara N. Knaian, Jonathan L. Zalesky, Alexi C. Arango