Patents by Inventor Joseph M. Jacobson

Joseph M. Jacobson 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: 20110193840
    Abstract: A dielectrophoretic display has a substrate having walls defining a cavity, the cavity having a viewing surface and a side wall inclined to the viewing surface. A fluid is contained within the cavity; and a plurality of particles are present in the fluid. There is applied to the substrate an electric field effective to cause dielectrophoretic movement of the particles so that the particles occupy only a minor proportion of the viewing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karl R. Amundson, Alexi C. Arango, Joseph M. Jacobson, Thomas H. Whitesides, Michael D. McCreary, Richard J. Paolini, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110193841
    Abstract: A dielectrophoretic display has a substrate having walls defining a cavity, the cavity having a viewing surface and a side wall inclined to the viewing surface. A fluid is contained within the cavity; and a plurality of particles are present in the fluid. There is applied to the substrate an electric field effective to cause dielectrophoretic movement of the particles so that the particles occupy only a minor proportion of the viewing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karl R. Amundson, Alexi C. Arango, Joseph M. Jacobson, Thomas H. Whitesides, Michael D. McCreary, Richard J. Paolini, JR.
  • Patent number: 7956841
    Abstract: Novel addressing schemes for controlling electronically addressable displays include a scheme for rear-addressing displays, which allows for in-plane switching of the display material. Other schemes include a rear-addressing scheme which uses a retroreflecting surface to enable greater viewing angle and contrast. Another scheme includes an electrode structure that facilitates manufacture and control of a color display. Another electrode structure facilitates addressing a display using an electrostatic stylus. Methods of using the disclosed electrode structures are also disclosed. Another scheme includes devices combining display materials with silicon transistor addressing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Albert, Barrett Comiskey, Joseph M. Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20110124055
    Abstract: In a method for synthesizing a long nucleic acid molecule, a first immobilized nucleic acid has a first 5? region and a first 3? region and a second immobilized nucleic acid has a second 5? region and a second 3? region, wherein the second 3? region and the first 5? region have identical nucleic acid sequences. The first immobilized nucleic acid is hybridized with an oligonucleotide under conditions promoting hybridization of the oligonucleotide to the first 3? region, extending the hybridized oligonucleotide and producing a first extension product having a 3? region that is complementary to the first 5? region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Peter A. Carr, Brian Y. Chow, Joseph M. Jacobson, David W. Mosley, Christopher Emig
  • Patent number: 7932025
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to nucleic acid synthesis, in particular DNA synthesis. More particularly, the invention relates to the production of long nucleic acid molecules with precise user control over sequence content. This invention also relates to the prevention and/or removal of errors within nucleic acid molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Peter A. Carr, Brian Y. Chow, Joseph M. Jacobson, David W. Mosley, Christopher Emig
  • Publication number: 20110088573
    Abstract: A method of printing is disclosed. The method comprises embossing a capillary structure onto a receiving layer, and depositing a liquid material to fill the capillary structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph M. JACOBSON
  • Patent number: 7879580
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to nucleic acid synthesis, in particular DNA synthesis. More particularly, the invention relates to the production of long nucleic acid molecules with precise user control over sequence content. This invention also relates to the prevention and/or removal of errors within nucleic acid molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Peter A. Carr, Brian Y. Chow, Joseph M. Jacobson, David W. Mosley, Christopher Emig
  • Publication number: 20100315399
    Abstract: A flexible electronic device and method of manufacture are disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a flexible electronic device includes a front; a back; and a plurality of layers disposed between the front and the back. A plurality of components, including processor, a memory, a display, a display driver, a battery, and a data interface, may be disposed on the layers. The flexible electronic device may also include a plurality of flex points so that the flexible electronic device can be flexed relative to each flex point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph M. Jacobson, Serge Rutman
  • Patent number: 7848007
    Abstract: A two-phase electrophoretic medium comprises a continuous phase and a discontinuous phase. The discontinuous phase comprises a plurality of droplets, each of which comprises a suspending fluid and at least one particle disposed within the suspending fluid and capable of moving through the fluid upon application of an electric field to the electrophoretic medium. The continuous phase surrounds and encapsulates the discontinuous phase. To reduce the humidity sensitivity of the medium, a non-ionizable or crystalline polymer may be used as the continuous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Paolini, Jr., David D. Miller, Barrett Comiskey, Joseph M. Jacobson, Bin Wu, Charles Howie Honeyman, Jian Lin
  • Publication number: 20100283806
    Abstract: Novel addressing schemes for controlling electronically addressable displays include a scheme for rear-addressing displays, which allows for in-plane switching of the display material. Other schemes include a rear-addressing scheme which uses a retroreflecting surface to enable greater viewing angle and contrast. Another scheme includes an electrode structure that facilitates manufacture and control of a color display. Another electrode structure facilitates addressing a display using an electrostatic stylus. Methods of using the disclosed electrode structures are also disclosed. Another scheme includes devices combining display materials with silicon transistor addressing structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Albert, Barrett Comiskey, Joseph M. Jacobson, Libing Zhang, Andrew Loxley, Robert D. Feeney, Paul S. Drzaic, Ian D. Morrison
  • Patent number: 7791789
    Abstract: Novel addressing schemes for controlling electronically addressable displays include a scheme for rear-addressing displays, which allows for in-plane switching of the display material. Other schemes include a rear-addressing scheme which uses a retroreflecting surface to enable greater viewing angle and contrast. Another scheme includes an electrode structure that facilitates manufacture and control of a color display. Another electrode structure facilitates addressing a display using an electrostatic stylus. Methods of using the disclosed electrode structures are also disclosed. Another scheme includes devices combining display materials with silicon transistor addressing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Albert, Barrett Comiskey, Joseph M. Jacobson, Libing Zhang, Andrew Loxley, Robert D. Feeney, Paul S. Drzaic, Ian D. Morrison
  • Publication number: 20100207073
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel electrophoretic displays and materials useful in fabricating such displays. In particular, novel encapsulated displays are disclosed. Particles encapsulated therein are dispersed within a suspending, or electrophoretic, fluid. This fluid may be a mixture of two or more fluids or may be a single fluid. The displays may further comprise particles dispersed in a suspending fluid, wherein the particles contain a liquid. In either case, the suspending fluid may have a density or refractive index substantially matched to that of the particles dispersed therein. Finally, also disclosed herein are electro-osmotic displays. These displays comprise at least one capsule containing either a cellulosic or gel-like internal phase and a liquid phase, or containing two or more immiscible fluids. Application of electric fields to any of the electrophoretic displays described herein affects an optical property of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barrett Comiskey, Joseph M. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 7746544
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel electrophoretic displays and materials useful in fabricating such displays. In particular, novel encapsulated displays are disclosed. Particles encapsulated therein are dispersed within a suspending, or electrophoretic, fluid. This fluid may be a mixture of two or more fluids or may be a single fluid. The displays may further comprise particles dispersed in a suspending fluid, wherein the particles contain a liquid. In either case, the suspending fluid may have a density or refractive index substantially matched to that of the particles dispersed therein. Finally, also disclosed herein are electro-osmotic displays. These displays comprise at least one capsule containing either a cellulosic or gel-like internal phase and a liquid phase, or containing two or more immiscible fluids. Application of electric fields to any of the electrophoretic displays described herein affects an optical property of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Barrett Comiskey, Joseph M. Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20100156780
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a full color, reflective display includes the steps of depositing a first plurality of electrophoretic display elements in substantial registration with a first electrode and a second plurality of electrophoretic display elements in substantial registration with a second electrode. The electrophoretic display elements include a capsule containing a species of particles dispersed in a suspending fluid. The selective deposition of the display elements can be achieved by ink jet printing methods, screen printing methods or other printing methods. In some embodiments the electrodes are printed onto the substrate before selective deposition of the display elements, while in other embodiments the substrate is provided having the electrodes already disposed on it. In still other embodiments, the sequence of printing of electrodes and electrophoretic display elements can be varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph M. Jacobson, Ian D. Morrison, Russell J. Wilcox, Paul S. Drzaic
  • Publication number: 20100144125
    Abstract: A process for forming nanostructures comprises generating charged nanoparticles with an electrospray system and introduction of the charged nanoparticles to a substrate, so that the particles adhere to the substrate in order to form the desired structure. The charged nanoparticles may be directed to a target position by at least one deflector in the electrospray apparatus, which may also include a column optic system. The adhered nanoparticles may be sintered to form the structure. The electrospray apparatus may be single source, multi-source injection, or multi-source selection. An array of electrospray apparatuses with deflectors may be used concurrently to form the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Joseph M. Jacobson, Jae-bum Joo, Jon Varsanik, Vikrant Agnihotri
  • Publication number: 20100103502
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a full color, reflective display includes the steps of depositing a first plurality of electrophoretic display elements in substantial registration with a first electrode and a second plurality of electrophoretic display elements in substantial registration with a second electrode. The electrophoretic display elements include a capsule containing a species of particles dispersed in a suspending fluid. The selective deposition of the display elements can be achieved by ink-jet printing methods, screen printing methods or other printing methods. In some embodiments the electrodes are printed onto the substrate before selective deposition of the display elements, while in other embodiments the substrate is provided having the electrodes already disposed on it. In still other embodiments, the sequence of printing of electrodes and electrophoretic display elements can be varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph M. Jacobson, Ian D. Morrison, Russell J. Wilcox, Paul Drzaic
  • Publication number: 20100063264
    Abstract: Methods of obtaining sequence information about target oligonucleotides by repetitive single molecule hybridization are disclosed. The methods include exposing a target oligonucleotide to one or more copies of a test oligonucleotide; measuring hybridization; dehybridizing the test oligonucleotide; and repeating until the information content from the hybridization trials equals or exceeds the information content of the target oligonucleotide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph M. JACOBSON
  • Publication number: 20100045592
    Abstract: A dielectrophoretic display comprises a substrate having walls defining at least one cavity, the cavity having a viewing surface and a side wall inclined to the viewing surface; a suspending fluid contained within the cavity; a plurality of at least one type of particle suspended within the suspending fluid; and means for applying to the fluid an electric field effective to cause dielectrophoretic movement of the particles to the side wall of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Alexi C. Arango, Joseph M. Jacobson, Karl R. Amundson
  • Patent number: 7667684
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a full color, reflective display includes the steps of depositing a first plurality of electrophoretic display elements in substantial registration with a first electrode and a second plurality of electrophoretic display elements in substantial registration with a second electrode. The electrophoretic display elements include a capsule containing a species of particles dispersed in a suspending fluid. The selective deposition of the display elements can be achieved by ink-jet printing methods, screen printing methods or other printing methods. In some embodiments the electrodes are printed onto the substrate before selective deposition of the display elements, while in other embodiments the substrate is provided having the electrodes already disposed on it. In still other embodiments, the sequence of printing of electrodes and electrophoretic display elements can be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph M. Jacobson, Ian D. Morrison, Russell J. Wilcox, Paul Drzaic
  • Patent number: 7651926
    Abstract: A process for forming nanostructures comprises generating charged nanoparticles with an electrospray system in a vacuum chamber and introduction of the charged nanoparticles to a region proximate to a charge pattern, so that the particles adhere to the charge pattern in order to form the feature. Two- or three-dimensional nanostructures may be formed by rapidly creating a charge pattern of nanoscale dimensions on a substrate using a normal electron beam or a microcolumn electron beam, generating high purity nanoscale or molecular size scale building blocks of a first type that image the charge pattern using the electrospray system, and then optionally sintering the building blocks to form the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Joseph M. Jacobson, Jae-bum Joo, Jon Varsanik, Vikrant Agnihotri