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US20120194896 DISPLAY WITH INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAICS  
A display with patterned photovoltaic (PV) material integrated on the front side and/or back side of the display is disclosed. Light may reach PV material situated behind a display through fully...
US20090021823 OPTICAL SYSTEMS EMPLOYING COMPLIANT ELECTROACTIVE MATERIALS  
The present invention provides optical systems, devices and methods which utilize one or more electroactive films to adjust an optical parameter of the optical device/system.
US20150260983 MECHANICAL STRESS MITIGATION IN ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY STRUCTURES  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an electrowetting display comprising: a dielectric barrier layer formed on a substrate; a hydrophobic layer formed on the dielectric barrier layer,...
US20150124310 MECHANICAL STRESS MITIGATION IN ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY STRUCTURES  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an electrowetting display comprising: a dielectric barrier layer formed on a substrate; a hydrophobic layer formed on the dielectric barrier layer,...
US20120327500 DISPLAY  
A display includes at least one electronically controllable pixel which has at least one color level which is formed by a flat container, the interior of which is connected to a color reservoir....
US20140268294 MEMS SHUTTER ASSEMBLIES FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION DISPLAYS  
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for generating images using dual-shutter shutter assemblies. Such shutter assemblies include two shutters that move over a common aperture...
US20110102879 WINDOW BLIND WITH ILLUMINATED LAMELLAE  
The invention relates to a window blind (10) with at least one lamella (25) and at least one lighting element (20), wherein the lamella (25) comprises an illuminating body (30), the lighting...
US20140168749 ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY DEVICE  
An electrowetting display device has a picture element having first and second support plates with a space in between, the space including first and second fluids immiscible with each other, the...
US20130128336 SPECTRUM-MODULATED SMART WINDOWS  
Methods, systems, devices and/or apparatuses are provided that selectively reflect the infrared spectrum independent of other regions of the solar spectrum in order to actively manage solar heat...
US20140285869 ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY DEVICE WITH LIGHT DIFFUSER  
An electrowetting display device includes at least one picture element having a first support plate, a second support plate and a space between the first support plate and the second support...
US20110317170 WEDGE PAIR FOR PHASE SHIFTING  
The invention provides a wedge pair suitable for use in interferometers. The wedge pair produces a phase shift between beams of light propagating in the interferometer. The invention includes a...
US20130176518 BACK-TO-BACK DISPLAYS  
Two-sided, back-to-back displays are formed by sealing the backplates of two displays against one another. Mechanical parameters of the backplates, e.g., stiffness and strength, do not meet the...
US20150253470 REFLECTIVE COLOR DISPLAY BASED ON TUNABLE SUB-WAVELENGTH HIGH CONTRAST GRATINGS  
A sub-pixel unit for a reflective display includes a color filter including a tunable high contrast grating. The tunable high contrast grating reflects light within a first range of wavelengths,...
US20140104672 ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY DEVICE  
An electrowetting display device comprising a first support plate, a second support plate and a picture element having a space defined by the first support plate, the second support plate and...
US20120105939 Display Comprising An Increased Inter-Pixel Gap  
A display structure is described comprising a displaying medium, a backplane provided with an active matrix and a pixel pad comprising a plurality of pixels having an inter-pixel spacing, said...
US20130328838 DIFFUSERS FOR DIFFERENT COLOR DISPLAY ELEMENTS  
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for improving brightness, contrast, and viewable angle of a reflective display. In one aspect, a display includes a diffuser including a...
US20110157677 ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY AND PIXEL ARRAY SUBSTRATE THEREOF AND ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY PIXEL STRUCTURE THEREOF  
An electrowetting display, a pixel array substrate thereof, and an electrowetting display pixel structure thereof are provided. The electrowetting display pixel structure is disposed on a...
US20120038972 REFLECTIVE DISPLAY PIXEL  
Various reflective display pixels are provided. In one embodiment, among others, a reflective display pixel for modulating the return of incident visible light is provided that includes one or...
US20130265216 MULTI-STATE IMOD WITH RGB ABSORBERS  
A display apparatus may include a multi-state IMOD, such as an analog IMOD (AIMOD), a 3-state IMOD (such as having a white state, a black state and one colored state) or a 5-state IMOD (such as...
US20110090554 STICTION MITIGATION WITH INTEGRATED MECH MICRO-CANTILEVERS THROUGH VERTICAL STRESS GRADIENT CONTROL  
The present disclosure relates to the mitigation of stiction in MEMS devices. In some embodiments, a MEMS device may be provided with one or more restoration features that provide an assisting...
US20130147777 Application of MEMs Pixels in Display and Imaging Devices  
MEMS shutters are applied in displays and imaging devices. In a display, sensors may detect light from a light source that is back-reflected by a MEMS shutter and/or ambient light that enters...
US20110286072 METHOD AND STRUCTURE CAPABLE OF CHANGING COLOR SATURATION  
Various embodiments include an interferometric modulator device configured to provide improved saturation. In some embodiments, saturation is improved by optically matching the impedance of two...
US20130027764 Tunable Detection System  
A tunable bandwidth selector is disclosed. The tunable bandwidth selector may include a plurality of spaced apart electron sheets which selectively separate a first bandwidth from an input spectrum.
US20110019261 TUNABLE DETECTION SYSTEM  
A tunable bandwidth selector is disclosed. The tunable bandwidth selector may include a plurality of spaced apart electron sheets which selectively separate a first bandwidth from an input spectrum.
US20080231934 Controllably Displayable Motor Vehicle Window and Method of Advertising or Messaging with the Same  
A controllably displayable motor vehicle window is (20) disclosed provided with at least one optically transmittable glass or plastic panel (22) and an electrically actuated variable light...
US20120086998 DIFFUSION BARRIER LAYER FOR MEMS DEVICES  
Described herein is the use of a diffusion barrier layer between metallic layers in MEMS devices. The diffusion barrier layer prevents mixing of the two metals, which can alter desired physical...
US20120182595 PHOTONIC MEMS AND STRUCTURES  
An interference modulator (IMod) incorporates anti-reflection coatings and/or micro-fabricated supplemental lighting sources. An efficient drive scheme is provided for matrix addressed arrays of...
US20100321761 ELECTRICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF INTERFEROMETRIC MODULATORS  
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for testing the electrical characteristics of reflective displays, including interferometric modulator displays. In one embodiment, a controlled voltage is...
US20140036342 Electrical Routing  
An electronic device may have a MEMS device formed of a first conductive material. A trench may be formed in the MEMS device. A layer of non-conductive material may be formed in the trench. A...
US20150009244 ELECTROFLUIDIC DISPLAY PIXELS  
A device cover includes a protective layer and a display layer. The display layer includes a plurality of display pixels. Each display pixel includes a first fluid having a first color...
US20120249558 PIXEL VIA AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME  
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatuses for pixel vias. In one aspect, a method of forming an electromechanical device having a plurality of pixels includes depositing an...
US20150077834 ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY DEVICE WITH A WALL ON A LOWER HYDROPHOBICITY AREA  
An electrowetting display device includes a wall layer having a first part located on a first area of a surface of a hydrophobic layer and a second part located on a second area of the surface....
US20140085704 Pixel Based Gobo Record Control Format  
A special record format used for commanding light pattern shapes and addressable light pattern shape generator. The command format includes a first part which commands a specified gobo and second...
US20110026094 Pixel Based Gobo Record Control Format  
A special record format used for commanding light pattern shapes and addressable light pattern shape generator. The command format includes a first part which commands a specified gobo and second...
US20150241689 ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY STRUCTURES  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an electrowetting display comprising: a transparent substrate including glass spacers surrounded by recessed regions corresponding to pixel regions,...
US20050052723 Electrostatic comb drive actuator, and optical controller using the electrostatic comb drive actuator  
An electrostatic comb drive actuator, characterized in that plural outer suspended elastic beams 2a and 2b are disposed in parallel to and outside plural inner suspended elastic beams 1a and 1b...
US20110292489 HUMAN-READABLE, BI-STATE ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS BASED ON MICRO-MECHANICAL MEMBRANES  
An environmental sensing device includes an interferometric modulator which permanently actuates, in a visually-detectable manner, in response to being exposed to a predetermined environmental...
US20120057216 MULTICOMPONENT SACRIFICIAL STRUCTURE  
A MEMS comprising a sacrificial structure, which comprises a faster etching portion and a slower etching portion, exhibits reduced damage to structural features when in forming a cavity in the...
US20110242638 PHOTONIC STRUCTURES AND PHOTONIC DEVICES  
Photonic structures and photonic devices are provided. A photonic structure includes a three-dimensional photonic crystal and an actuator. The three-dimensional photonic crystal comprises an...
US20140268296 INSULATED GLAZING UNIT AND CONTROLLER PROVIDING ENERGY SAVINGS AND PRIVACY  
An insulated glazing unit includes a spacer defining a framed area, first and second glazing panes attached to the spacer, a pane conductive layer on an inner surface of the first glazing pane,...
US20130148187 WINDSHIELD WITH FLUORESCENT ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY  
A windshield assembly that includes a fluorescent electrowetting cell and an opaque electrowetting cell overlying a windshield and configured so the opaque electrowetting cell cooperates with the...
US20140218663 Multi-Layered Foil Body  
The invention relates to a multi-layered foil body (1) for marking a security document, in particular a banknote. The foil body (1) has at least one color filter layer (2) and at least one change...
US20140210809 DISPLAY DEVICE  
An electrowetting display device includes a control system for changing a configuration of first, second and third fluids by applying a voltage level of a first voltage to a first electrode and by...
US20090323152 COLOR WHEEL AND OPTICAL DEVICE EMPLOYING SAME  
A projector includes a light source assembly, a digital micro-mirror device, and a projection lens. The light source assembly includes a lamp and a color wheel positioned for receiving light...
US20130258445 Photonic Crystal Device with Offset Activation  
A photonic crystal device including a photonic crystal material and an activation surface. The photonic crystal material exhibits a first reflectance spectrum in an unactivated state, and, in...
US20140211293 ELECTROWETTING DEVICE  
Electrowetting apparatus including a compound comprising a plurality of colorant moieties and a linker. The plurality of colorant moieties includes a first colorant moiety having a first net...
US20130208022 DUAL MODE FUNCTION PIXEL AND DUAL MODE FUNCTION DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME  
Disclosed is a dual mode function pixel that operates either in a first mode or in a second mode according to the intensity of a projected light to have a high visibility regardless of the...
US20060245028 Light modulator device  
A light modulator device includes a first leaf having a reflective surface formed thereon, a second leaf spaced apart from the first leaf, and a hinge, coupling the first leaf to the second leaf,...
US20150168711 FLUIDIC, IN PARTICULAR ELECTRO-FLUIDIC, DISPLAY ELEMENT WITH RESERVOIR CHANNELS  
The invention relates to a fluidic, in particular an electrofluidic display element, comprising at least one pixel chamber (1) which is in fluid communication with at least one reservoir volume...
US20110181706 AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY APPARATUS  
An autostereoscopic display apparatus includes a spatial light modulator in which alignment features such as bump features provide radially symmetric alignment of the molecules of the liquid...