Patents by Inventor Nigel Leyland

Nigel Leyland 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: 8786932
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a display device and a method to manufacture the display device. The display device includes: a transparent layer; a coloring electrode; a separator; a second electrode; an electrolyte permeating throughout the display device; and a back layer positioned on the back side of the display. The transparent layer, which has a top surface and a bottom surface, is positioned at the viewer side of the display. The coloring electrode is positioned on the transparent layer bottom surface and includes: a connected conductor system formed from one or more heterogeneous conductive layers and a coloring layer, with the proviso that the heterogeneous conductive layers are not positioned between the transparent layer bottom surface and the coloring layer. The conductor heterogeneity includes variations in one or more of: conductor material composition; conductor layer dimension; conductor layer pattern; conductor layer grid design, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Ntera, Inc., Ntera Limited
    Inventors: Gavin Copeland, Alain Briancon, Martin Moeller, Nigel Leyland, Chris Giacoponello, Micheal Cassidy, Christian Grave, David Corr, David Bevk, Michael Ryan
  • Publication number: 20120038967
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a display device and a method to manufacture the display device. The display device includes: a transparent layer; a coloring electrode; a separator; a second electrode; an electrolyte permeating throughout the display device; and a back layer positioned on the back side of the display. The transparent layer, which has a top surface and a bottom surface, is positioned at the viewer side of the display. The coloring electrode is positioned on the transparent layer bottom surface and includes: a connected conductor system formed from one or more heterogeneous conductive layers and a coloring layer, with the proviso that the heterogeneous conductive layers are not positioned between the transparent layer bottom surface and the coloring layer. The conductor heterogeneity includes variations in one or more of: conductor material composition; conductor layer dimension; conductor layer pattern; conductor layer grid design, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicants: NTERA LIMITED, NTERA INC
    Inventors: Gavin Copeland, Alain Briancon, Martin Moeller, Nigel Leyland, Chris Giacoponello, Micheal Cassidy, Christian Grave, David Corr, David Bevk, Michael Ryan
  • Publication number: 20110170162
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for printed display, a method of manufacturing a printed display, and a system incorporating a printed display having a porous substrate The printed display includes a porous substrate structure, a first functional layer, a second functional layer, and an electrolyte layer percolated within the porous substrate structure The porous substrate structure may be disposed between the first functional layer and the second functional layer The display may include a third functional layer disposed over or under the first functional layer Alternatively, the display may include a fourth functional layer disposed over the second functional layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicants: NTERA, INC., NTERA LIMITED
    Inventors: Alain Briancon, Martin Moeller, Michael Ryan, Nigel Leyland
  • Patent number: 7403319
    Abstract: An electrochromic device in which specific channel direction for the conduction of ions is implemented. As a result ionic crosstalk between display pixels is greatly reduced and unwanted transient coloration effects are minimized. Further, specific gel, polymer, or ionic liquid solutions can greatly eliminate the corrosive effects associated with the use of electrolyte salt solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: NTERA Limited
    Inventors: Nigel Leyland, David Corr, Micheal Cassidy, Francois Pichot, Nikolaos Vlachopoulos, Michael Ryan
  • Patent number: 7270880
    Abstract: The invention concerns discrete electrochromic particles comprising conducting, semiconducting or insulating nanoparticles having one or more electrochromic compounds adsorbed on the surface thereof. These particles may be deposited on an electrode in a single process step at a relatively low temperature, thereby allowing the use of heat-sensitive materials such as plastics as flexible substrates for the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: NTERA Limited
    Inventors: Francois Pichot, Udo Bach, Nigel Leyland, Donald Lupo, David Corr, S. Nagaraja Rao
  • Publication number: 20070182705
    Abstract: An electrochromic device in which specific channel direction for the conduction of ions is implemented. As a result ionic crosstalk between display pixels is greatly reduced and unwanted transient coloration effects are minimized. Further, specific gel, polymer, or ionic liquid solutions can greatly eliminate the corrosive effects associated with the use of electrolyte salt solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: NTERA Limited
    Inventors: Nigel Leyland, David Corr, Micheal Cassidy, Francois Pichot, Nikolaos Vlachopoulos, Michael Ryan
  • Publication number: 20070182706
    Abstract: An enhanced reflective layer is described herein for use in a display device. Displays including the enhanced reflective layer are also described. The enhanced reflective layer includes particles that reflect, absorb or emit light with desired properties to enhance the display properties. Use of the enhanced reflective layer in displays allows, among other features, full color active matrix reflective or transflective displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: NTERA Limited
    Inventors: Micheal Cassidy, Nigel Leyland, David Corr
  • Publication number: 20060097233
    Abstract: The invention concerns discrete electrochromic particles comprising conducting, semiconducting or insulating nanoparticles having one or more electrochromic compounds adsorbed on the surface thereof. These particles may be deposited on an electrode in a single process step at a relatively low temperature, thereby allowing the use of heat-sensitive materials such as plastics as flexible substrates for the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Francois Pichot, Udo Bach, Nigel Leyland, Donald Lupo, David Corr, S Rao