Changing Position Or Orientation Of Suspended Particles Patents (Class 359/296)
  • Patent number: 10073317
    Abstract: A color reflective display includes a substrate, an electrode pattern layer formed on the substrate, a reflective display-material layer formed on the electrode pattern layer, a light-transmissive electrode layer formed on the reflective display-material layer, a transparent layer formed on the transmissive electrode layer, and a color filter layer formed on the transparent layer and including an array of colored pixels. The color reflective display satisfies a following first formula when (0.54×C)?15 ?m is zero or a positive value: (0.54×C)?15 ?m?D?(0.54×C), and the color reflective display satisfies a following second formula when (0.54×C)?15 ?m is a negative value: 0<D?(0.54×C), where C represents a distance from the reflective display-material layer to the color filter layer, and D represents a distance between adjacent colored pixels of the color filter layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kobashi
  • Patent number: 10062337
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display is provided suitable for passive matrix driving. The electrophoretic display comprises three types of particles, with the first and second types of charged particles carrying charges of opposite polarities and have contrasting colors. The third type of particles has the same color as the first or the second type of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: E INK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Lin, Bryan Hans Chan, Hui Du
  • Patent number: 10054833
    Abstract: Prior electrochromic devices frequently suffer from high levels of defectivity. The defects may be manifest as pin holes or spots where the electrochromic transition is impaired. This is unacceptable for many applications such as electrochromic architectural glass. Improved electrochromic devices with low defectivity can be fabricated by depositing certain layered components of the electrochromic device in a single integrated deposition system. While these layers are being deposited and/or treated on a substrate, for example a glass window, the substrate never leaves a controlled ambient environment, for example a low pressure controlled atmosphere having very low levels of particles. These layers may be deposited using physical vapor deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Karthik Kailasam, Robin Friedman, Anshu A. Pradhan, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Patent number: 10036931
    Abstract: The present invention provides a full color display device in which each pixel can display multiple high-quality color states. More specifically, an electrophoretic fluid is provided which comprises four types of particles, dispersed in a solvent or solvent mixture and each pixel can display at least five different color states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: E INK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Hans Chan, Craig Lin, Hui Du, HongMei Zang
  • Patent number: 10031394
    Abstract: There is provided an electrophoretic particle which contains a core material particle formed of a composition containing a resin, a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compound having any one of an imino group, a methylol group and an alkoxymethyl group in the molecule and a heterocyclic ring having a nitrogen atom, and a coloring agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakayama, Yasuo Yamamoto, Naoki Hiji, Mieko Seki, Ryota Mizutani, Chikara Manabe, Cao Jun, Toshihide Aoshima
  • Patent number: 10025157
    Abstract: A red particle for an electrophoretic display. The particle includes a core of a diketopyrrolopyrrole pigment, a shell around the core comprising a methacrylate, and steric siloxane molecules extending from the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: E INK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventors: Hui Du, Yu Li, Wei-Ho Ting, HongMei Zang, Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 10007368
    Abstract: Different lamination methods may be used to create a touch sensor with a darkened side of metalized film facing the user. One lamination method includes laminating a metalized film to an optically clear adhesive (OCA) layer such that an edge of the metalized film including the termination pads remain un-adhered to the OCA layer. Flex-tails may be bonded to the termination pads at a later time by bending up the un-adhered edge. Anisotropic Conductive Film (ACF) may be placed on the termination pads prior to laminating the metalized films. Flex-tails may be placed onto an OCA layer in a location where the termination pads on the metalized film will be located when laminated to the OCA layer. A strip of ACF may be placed on the flex-tail pads. The flex-tails may be bonded to the termination pads of the metalized film prior to the metalized film being laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Wilson, Mark Green, Bill Emery
  • Patent number: 9983456
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light control film, comprising: two transparent electroconductive resin substrates; and a light control layer sandwiched between the two transparent electroconductive resin substrates, the light control layer comprising: a resin matrix; and a light control suspension dispersed in the resin matrix, wherein at least one of the transparent electroconductive resin substrates has, on the light control layer side thereof, a primer layer, and the primer layer is made of a thin film comprising a material containing a urethane acrylate containing a pentaerythritol skeleton. Thus, it is possible to provide a light control film that improves the adhesion between a film matrix and a substrate, and that achieves a stable light control function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoyuki Nomura, Yoshii Morishita, Tooru Tanaka, Shigeshi Ohno
  • Patent number: 9977159
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a slit grating, a method for manufacturing the same and a display device. The slit grating includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate, an electric-controlled dielectric layer and a liquid composite layer arranged between the upper substrate and the lower substrate. The liquid composite layer consists of a light-shielding liquid and a light-transmitting liquid incompatible with each other. The electric-controlled dielectric layer has an electrically-induced light-shielding-liquid-philic or light-shielding-liquid-phobic property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junwei Wang
  • Patent number: 9971431
    Abstract: A flexible device, an instruction signal generation apparatus for the flexible device, and a bend detection method for the flexible device. The instruction signal generation apparatus comprises a sensing module (101) and a responding module (102), the sensing module (101) is configured to generate a sense signal having a magnitude associated with a bend degree of the flexible device when the flexible device is bent; and the responding module (102) is configured to receive the sense signal outputted from the sensing module (101) and generate an instruction signal according to the sense signal. A bend type user input manner for the flexible device can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhao Li
  • Patent number: 9964830
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display apparatus includes a first substrate, a plurality of sub-pixel structures, a color filter array, and an electrophoretic layer. The sub-pixel structures are disposed on the first substrate, and each of the sub-pixel structures includes a plurality of sub-pixel sub-structures. The color filter array is disposed above the sub-pixel structures, and includes a plurality of filter units. The filter units are divided into a plurality of groups having different colors, and the filter units belonging to the groups having different colors are alternately disposed above the sub-pixel structures. Each of the filter units corresponds to the sub-pixel sub-structures of at least one sub-pixel structure, and at least two of the sub-pixel sub-structures of the same sub-pixel structure are adapted to be applied different voltages. The electrophoretic layer is disposed on the sub-pixel structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Po-Yuan Lo, Tai-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 9956740
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a bowl-shaped structure, a bowl-shaped structure manufactured thereby, and a bowl array using the bowl-shaped structure, wherein the method for manufacturing the bowl-shaped structure comprises the following steps: putting into contact a first substrate, on which a particle alignment layer is formed, and a second substrate so as to transfer the particle alignment layer to the second substrate; forming a particle-thin film complex by coating the particle alignment layer that is transferred on the second substrate with a thin film formation substance; removing a portion of the thin film formation substance from the complex to expose particles, and then removing the exposed particles to form a template having a hole; and forming the bowl-shaped structure by coating a first substance on the surface of the hole of the template and then removing the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sogang University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Kyung Byung Yoon, Hyun Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 9958753
    Abstract: An electrophoresis dispersion liquid according to the aspect of the invention contains at least one type of electrophoretic particles and a dispersion medium and, in the electrophoresis dispersion liquid, the content of the electrophoretic particles is 10 weight % or more to 30 weight % or less. Furthermore, the electrophoretic particles have base particles and a polymer (particle surface treatment agent) linked with the base particles and, in the electrophoretic particles, the content of the polymer is 5 weight % or more to 15 weight % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kozo Shitagami, Hiroki Nakahara, Harunobu Komatsu, Takashi Hiraiwa, Masahiko Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 9957411
    Abstract: An underfill material achieving a wide margin for mounting and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device using the same are provided. The underfill material contains an epoxy resin, an acid anhydride, an acrylic resin, and an organic peroxide, wherein a minimum melt viscosity attainment temperature and a minimum melt viscosity obtained when melt viscosity of the underfill material is measured under a temperature increase rate condition in a range of 5 to 50° C./min are in a range of 100° C. to 150° C. and in a range of 100 to 5000 Pa·s, respectively. Since variation in the minimum melt viscosity attainment temperature measured under different temperature increase conditions is small, voidless mounting and good solder bonding properties can be achieved without strict control on the temperature profile during thermocompression bonding, and a wide margin for mounting can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Saito, Taichi Koyama, Hironobu Moriyama
  • Patent number: 9946335
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a transparent electronic display such as a non-backlit LCD screen, a display area disposed behind the transparent electronic display, and a light source for illuminating the display area. When the light source is activated, the pixels of the LCD screen, and objects behind the screen, become visible. Various examples of the display apparatus include additional enhancements to the visual image and/or functionality. These enhancements include additional monitors for coordinated displays, user-controlled turntables with coordinated informational displays, parallax compensation, RFID sensors for identifying objects to be displayed, and switchable liquid crystal films and/or polarized mirror coatings to further control revealing and concealing of objects behind the screen. Some examples of the display apparatus may include an animal habitat. The animal habitat may be selectively revealed or concealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: IONTANK, LTD.
    Inventors: Stephen Streibig, Robert de la Cretaz
  • Patent number: 9947842
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing quantum dot color film substrate and quantum dot color film substrate. The method is to form a quantum dot adhesive by mixing a red quantum dot material, a green quantum dot material and a photoinitiator in a thermosetting adhesive. The photoinitiator itself does not destroy fluorescence properties of quantum dot, but the photoinitiator is cleaved and can quenching the fluorescence of quantum dot after UV irradiation. A selective quenching quantum dot layer is obtained after coating a quantum dot adhesive uniformly on a color filter layer, and the light mask is used to irradiate the quantum dot adhesive on the blue sub-pixel region. Free radicals are generated by cleaving photoinitiator and are quenching the quantum dot material directly; the method is capable of meeting requirement of high gamut, simple preparation process and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dongze Li
  • Patent number: 9933683
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a mass resolving aperture that may be used in an ion implantation system. Embodiments of the present invention relate to a mass resolving aperture that is segmented, adjustable, and/or presents a curved surface to the oncoming ion species that will strike the aperture. Embodiments of the present invention also relate to the filtering of a flow of charged particles through a closed plasma channel (“CPC”) superconductor, or boson energy transmission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: FRANWELL, INC.
    Inventors: Dilek Dagdelen Uysal, Jeffrey Lane Wells, Edward Holcomb
  • Patent number: 9921675
    Abstract: A touch device includes a plurality of touch electrodes and a touch circuit. The touch electrodes are respectively connected with a plurality of interfaces on the touch circuit by touch detection lines and a switch is provided on the touch detection line corresponding to each of at least one of the touch electrodes. The switch has a first work state in which the switch is turned on and a second work state in which the switch is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingjun Lai, Huimin Xie
  • Patent number: 9921451
    Abstract: An electrophoretic medium comprises a fluid, a first, light scattering particle (typically white) and second, third and fourth particles having three subtractive primary colors (typically magenta, cyan and yellow); at least two of these colored particles being non-light scattering. The first and second particles bear polymer coatings such that the electric field required to separate an aggregate formed by the third and the fourth particles is greater than that required to separate an aggregate formed from any other two types of particles. Methods for driving the medium to produce white, black, magenta, cyan, yellow, red, green and blue colors are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Telfer, Stephen Bull, Jennifer M. Morrison, Luke M. Slominski, David Darrell Miller, Olga Vladimirovna Barykina-Tassa, Lee Yezek, Brandon MaCDonald, Kosta Ladavac, Craig A. Herb
  • Patent number: 9910337
    Abstract: Ink jet printing can be used in the production of electro-optic displays for (a) forming a layer of a polymer-dispersed electrophoretic medium on a substrate; (b) forming a color electro-optic layer; (c) forming a color filter; and (d) printing electrodes and/or associated conductors on a layer of electro-optic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Howie Honeyman, Guy M. Danner
  • Patent number: 9904141
    Abstract: A reflective display device includes an electrophoretic display (EPD) module, a supporting member, a first anti-reflective layer, and a color filter (CFA) layer. The EPD module includes an array substrate, a protective layer, and an electronic ink (e-ink) layer. The e-ink layer is between the array substrate and the protective layer. The supporting member has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first anti-reflective layer is located on the first surface of the supporting member and in contact with the supporting member. The thickness of the first anti-reflective layer is ¼ wavelength of a visible light. The CFA layer is between the protective layer and the second surface of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Po-Yuan Lo, Wei-Chen Tsai
  • Patent number: 9885863
    Abstract: An electrowetting element comprising a first fluid comprising a dye compound having the general formula:
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Leguijt, Jurriën Mans, Irén Fischer
  • Patent number: 9881327
    Abstract: A merchandising system having a power distribution device associated with a package support system, and a package having a sensory output such as an image display capable of using power, data and/or signals provided from the power distribution device to produce a desired output when the package is associated with the package support system. Packaging materials of the package form the coupling medium for contactless coupling such as capacitive coupling of a controlled signal provided to the package support system to a display on the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Sweeney, Kristen M. Totty, Robert J. Maher
  • Patent number: 9851614
    Abstract: An electrophoretic device includes a fiber layer, an electrophoretic particle configured to migrate through a gap in the fiber layer, and a partition wall extended in a thickness direction of the fiber layer to separate the fiber layer into a plurality of migration cells. The partition wall includes a cured body of a curable resin, and the cured body includes a constriction part between both end portions of the fiber layer in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuhito Yasui, Hiroyuki Yasukochi
  • Patent number: 9846345
    Abstract: Electrophoretic displays with an electrophoretic medium having charged pigmented microparticles are disclosed. The microparticles are charged linking molecules polymerized with chromophores of various colors so that microparticles in a variety of colors may be produced. Methods for producing the microparticles and using the microparticles in an electrophoretic display are also disclosed. Such microparticles may be provided separately, or kits may be provided for producing the microparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Josef Peter Klein
  • Patent number: 9847466
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes: providing an assembly comprising: a package comprising: a resin member having an inner side surface defining a recess, and a lead frame supported by the resin member and arranged at a bottom surface of the recess, and a light emitting element electrically connected to the lead frame; and forming a reflective film containing particles of a first light reflective substance on at least a portion of an outer surface of the resin member corresponding to the recess. The first light reflective substance comprises particles of a white pigment. A reflectance of the reflective film is higher than a reflectance of the resin member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Abe
  • Patent number: 9836148
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus includes a flexible display, a housing to store at least a portion of the flexible display, and a first guide in the housing to guide movement of the flexible display, and to sense a squeezing motion on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MuGyeom Kim, Jae-Won Lee, Myounjin Lee, Kyungwoo Han
  • Patent number: 9822201
    Abstract: The invention relates to reflective particles containing a resin containing a structural unit derived from a compound represented by the following Formula (1), wherein in the formula (1), R represents a polymerizable group except a vinyl group, Ar represents an aromatic group, and W represents a single bond or a divalent linking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Reiko Fukagawa
  • Patent number: 9817252
    Abstract: A display device and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The display device comprises an upper substrate (103), a lower substrate (104), a solvent (102), and ellipsoids (101), and the solvent (102) and the ellipsoids (101) are provided between the upper substrate (103) and the lower substrate (104). The ellipsoids are configured for forming photonic crystals and have electromagnetic characteristics. By means of photonic crystals formed by the ellipsoids having a shape of oval spheres with a size in order of nanometer or sub-micrometer, the display device can change wavelength of reflected light and present different colors, thus color images can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kui Liang, Jianfeng Yuan, Seung Moo Rim
  • Patent number: 9812515
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display includes a substrate including a light transmitting area which is at a display area for displaying an image, and an emission area which is adjacent the light transmitting area, an organic light emitting diode on the substrate at a location corresponding to the emission area; and a light control unit on the substrate at a location corresponding to the light transmitting area and configured to control transmission of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eon Seok Oh, Sang Yeol Kim, Min Seong Yi, Bo Mi Choi
  • Patent number: 9804472
    Abstract: An electrophoresis dispersion liquid includes first electrophoretic particle of a scattering system having an ionic group on a surface thereof; second electrophoretic particle of a coloring system having a polarization group on the surface thereof; and a dispersion medium. It is preferable that the ionic group is an acidic group, and further includes a ring structure that forms an acidic group and a salt. It is preferable that the polarization group is an organic group having a main skeleton, and a substituent bonded to the main skeleton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shinobu Yokokawa, Keiichi Inoue, Tomoyuki Ushiyama, Masahiko Nakazawa, Kiyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9785032
    Abstract: A display panel includes a display panel body, a first protective film, a second protective film, and a sealant. The display panel body has a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a first through hole that passes through the display panel body and connects the first surface and the second surface. The first protective film is arranged on the first surface and has a second through hole connected to the first through hole. The second protective film is arranged on the second surface. The sealant fills the first through hole, so that a sidewall of the display panel body which is exposed by the first through hole is sealed, and a material of the sealant is a curable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Sheng Chiang, Chi-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9759980
    Abstract: The present invention provides a realistic solution for a highlight or multicolor display device which can display high quality color states. More specifically, an electrophoretic fluid is provided which comprises four types of particles, having different levels of size, threshold voltage or charge intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: EINK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventors: Hui Du, HongMei Zang
  • Patent number: 9759979
    Abstract: An electronic-ink display device includes a cover plate, an electronic-ink display, a frame, and a water-proof glue. The electronic-ink display is disposed on the cover plate. The frame is disposed on a periphery area of the cover plate and surrounds the electronic-ink display to form a trench. Then, the water-proof glue fills the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Wu, Ian French
  • Patent number: 9759978
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composition for the dielectric layer, which composition comprises a mixture of conductive filler material wherein said mixture consists of carbon nanotubes and graphite, and the dielectric layer formed comprises 0.01% to 7% by weight of carbon nanotubes and 0.1% to 20% by weight of graphite. The composition of the present invention may form a dielectric layer which has the desired electrical resistivity. In addition, the dielectric layer is expected to show better barrier properties, less moisture and temperature dependence and improved anisotropic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: E INK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventor: Lei Liu
  • Patent number: 9746740
    Abstract: The brightness of a TIR-based display is enhanced with a registered reflective element by recycling and reflecting light that passes through the dark pupil region of each hemi-spherical protrusion in the hemi-spherical surface back to the viewer. A method to fabricate a brightness enhanced TIR display comprising an apertured membrane with a thin conductive reflective metal layer facing and registered with the pupils of the hemi-spherical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ClearINK Displays, Inc.
    Inventor: Lorne A. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 9740076
    Abstract: A multi-color electrophoretic medium contains first, second and third species of particles. The first species of particles is light-scattering, while the second and third species of particles are transmissive. A method for driving such a display is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Paolini, George G. Harris, Jonathan D. Albert, Barrett Comiskey
  • Patent number: 9724956
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of the protection of security documents such as for example banknotes and identity documents against counterfeit and illegal reproduction. In particular, the invention relates to optical effect layers (OEL) showing a viewing-angle dependent optical effect, devices and processes for producing said OEL and items carrying said OEL, as well as uses of said optical effect layers as an anti-counterfeit means on documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Mathieu Schmid, Evgeny Loginov, Claude Alain Despland, Pierre Degott
  • Patent number: 9726958
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display panel and a display device which can increase light use efficiency with a simple configuration. An optical modulation layer 30 provided between substrates 10 and 20 contains a polar solvent 31a, a nonpolar solvent 31b, and hydrophilic shape-anisotropic members 32, the hydrophilic substrate 20 makes contact with the polar solvent 31a, the hydrophobic substrate 10 makes contact with the nonpolar solvent 31b, a projected area of the shape-anisotropic members 32 onto the substrates 10 and 20 is changed by adjusting a magnitude of a voltage to be applied to the optical modulation layer 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eiji Satoh, Kohzoh Nakamura, Hisashi Watanabe, Takahiro Nakahara
  • Patent number: 9715844
    Abstract: The technology described in this document may be embodied in a method for controlling a display element. The method includes setting a first drive voltage configured to drive a first terminal of the display element such that the first drive voltage is set to a higher value than a second drive voltage configured to drive a second terminal of the display element. The first and second drive voltages can be configured to cause the display element to present a first display state. The method also includes performing adjustments to the first drive voltage and the second drive voltage such that the first drive voltage is less than the second drive voltage. The adjustments are configured in accordance with whether the display element is to present a second display state different from the first display state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Dock Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah R. Sandock, Nicholas S. Levin
  • Patent number: 9696600
    Abstract: A display device may include a substrate and a first roof layer portion that is formed of a roof layer material and overlaps the substrate in a direction, the direction is perpendicular to a surface of the substrate. A lateral surface of the first roof layer portion is disposed in a plane. The display device may further a second roof layer portion formed of the roof layer material and separated from the first roof layer portion. The display device may further a common electrode portion disposed between the first roof layer portion and the substrate in the direction. A lateral surface of the common electrode portion is disposed in the plane or is spaced from the lateral surface of the first roof layer portion in a second direction parallel to the surface of the substrate. The display device may further a pixel electrode disposed between the first common electrode portion and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Ho Lee, Won Tae Kim, Sung Hwan Won, You Young Jin, Kyung Tae Chae, Pil Sook Kwon, Yong Seok Kim, Han Joon Yoo, Seon Uk Lee, Woo Jae Lee, Tae Woo Lim
  • Patent number: 9698324
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a package including a resin member having an inner side surface defining a recess, and a lead frame supported by the resin member and arranged at a bottom surface of the recess; and a light emitting element electrically connected to the lead frame. An outer side surface of the resin member at a portion corresponding to the recess is at least partially covered with a reflective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Abe
  • Patent number: 9688859
    Abstract: Polymer shells similar to those described in U.S. Pat. No. 6,822,782 can be formed on pigment particles by (a) physi-sorping a reagent comprising polymerizable groups on to the pigment particles by treating the particle with a reagent having a polymerizable or polymerization-initiating group, such that the reagent will not desorb from the particle surface when the particle is placed in a hydrocarbon medium; or (b) treating pigment particles bearing nucleophilic groups with a reagent having a polymerizable or polymerization-initiating group, and an electrophilic group, thus attaching the polymerizable or polymerization-initiating groups to the particle surface. The zeta potential of the pigment particles can be varied by a process similar to (b) but using a reagent which does not have a polymerizable or polymerization-initiating group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Lee Yezek, Andrew A. Drabek, Luke M. Slominski, Jennifer M. Morrison, Stephen J. Telfer, Brian Steinberg
  • Patent number: 9689555
    Abstract: A lighting device (1) comprising a housing (3) with a light emission window (5) and, opposite thereto, a reflector (7). A planar light transmissive carrier (9) arranged in between the light emission window and the reflector and comprising, at least on a side (11) facing towards the reflector, a grid (13) of a plurality of light sources (15,17). The plurality of light sources comprise a first group (19) of first light sources (15) and a second group (21) of second light sources (19). Each first light source has a respective first emission orientation (23) in a respective first direction (25) away from the reflector and each second light source has a respective second emission orientation (31) to issue light towards the reflector, which light, after reflection, is redirected into a respective first direction (25a). The lighting device is able to provide accent lighting and/or diffuse lighting issued by light sources arranged on one planar carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Wilhelmus Baaijens, Dragan Sekulovski
  • Patent number: 9685626
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display apparatus includes: a substrate; a display unit on the substrate and including a display area and a non-display area outside of the display area; and a thin-film encapsulation layer that seals the display unit, wherein the non-display area includes a dam region located outside of the display area and a plurality of protrusions on at least a part of the display unit outside of the dam region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Moongon Kim
  • Patent number: 9682592
    Abstract: A light control film is described that is formed with at least one security feature therein. The security feature is not visible when the film is viewed at an incorrect angle. The security feature only becomes visible when the film is viewed at the correct viewing angle or range of viewing angles. A plurality of security features can be formed in the film at substantially the same location(s), but at different angles, so that each security feature only becomes visible when the film is viewed at the correct respective viewing angle or range of viewing angles. The light control film can be integrated into any type of document where resistance to counterfeiting and fraudulent alteration are important, such as plastic identification or credit cards, or passports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ulrich Bielesch
  • Patent number: 9678402
    Abstract: An electrochromic apparatus includes an electrochromic element comprising a pair of electrodes and an electrochromic layer disposed between the pair of electrodes; and drive circuits connected to the electrochromic element, the drive circuits including a drive circuit A and a drive circuit B, in which, when no voltage is applied in a pulse width modulation (PWM) drive of the drive circuit A, a resistance value of the drive circuit A is larger than a resistance value of the electrochromic element, and in which when no voltage is applied in a PWM drive of the drive circuit B, the pair of electrodes is short-circuited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9664944
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes an insulation substrate including a transmissive area and a reflective area, an organic layer positioned on the insulation substrate, and including a triangular pattern in the reflective area, a reflective electrode including reflective patterns corresponding to the triangular pattern of the organic layer in the reflective area, a color filter layer positioned on the reflective electrode, and including an opening for exposing a partial area of the reflective pattern, and a transparent layer disposed inside the opening of the color filter layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyang-Yul Kim, Seung-Hyun Park, Jung-Ho Park, Jean-Ho Song, Ji-Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 9651817
    Abstract: A nanoplasmonic optical reflective includes a particle layer including nano-particles in a substrate material. The nano-particles are arranged in one or more arrays to provide a nano plasmonic reflection of electromagnetic radiation at a selected wavelength. A color display includes a light source configured to emit light, and a nanoplasmonic filter section the nanoplasmonic optical filter. The color display further includes pixel addressing electronics configured to address pixels within the nanoplasmonic filter section, and display optics arranged to display a color image based on addressed pixels by the pixel addressing electronics and the nanoplasmonic reflection or transmission of the light in selected wavelength bands. The color display may be arranged in passive reflective, passive transmissive, active reflective, or active transmissive architectures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby D. Foote, James E. Melzer, Robert G. Brown
  • Patent number: 9645466
    Abstract: Electrophoretic particle include a core particle (mother particle); a siloxane-based compound that is bonded to a surface of the core particle and contains a connection structure in which a plurality of siloxane bonds are serially connected to each other; and a charging group that is an organic group bonded to the surface of the core particle, contains a main skeleton, and has a positive or negative electric charge. It is preferable that the occupancy rate of an area to which the siloxane-based compound is bonded on the surface of the core particle be in the range of 0.05% to 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinobu Yokokawa, Masahiko Nakazawa