US Patent Application No: 2002/0075,555

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Interferometric modulation of radiation

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An Interferometric Modulator (IMod) is a microelectromechanical device for modulating light using interference. The colors of these devices may be determined in a spatial fashion, and their inherent color shift may be compensated for using several optical compensation mechanisms. Brightness, addressing, and driving of IMods may be accomplished in a variety of ways with appropriate packaging, and peripheral electronics which can be attached and/or fabricated using one of many techniques . The devices may be used in both embedded and directly perceived applications, the latter providing multiple viewing modes as well as a multitude of product concepts ranging in size from microscopic to architectural in scope.

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QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.SAN DIEGO, CA660

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Miles, Mark W San Francisco, CA 228 11948

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QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (372)
7,123,216 Photonic MEMS and structures 543 1999
7,138,984 Directly laminated touch sensitive screen 103 2001
6,680,792 Interferometric modulation of radiation 507 2001
7,042,643 Interferometric modulation of radiation 177 2002
7,110,158 Photonic MEMS and structures 175 2002
7,550,794 Micromechanical systems device comprising a displaceable electrode and a charge-trapping layer 30 2002
7,297,471 Method for manufacturing an array of interferometric modulators 19 2003
7,221,495 Thin film precursor stack for MEMS manufacturing 105 2003
7,460,291 Separable modulator 53 2003
7,012,726 MEMS devices with unreleased thin film components 75 2003
7,198,973 Method for fabricating an interference display unit 101 2003
7,161,728 Area array modulation and lead reduction in interferometric modulators 147 2003
7,692,844 Interferometric modulation of radiation 20 2004
7,532,194 Driver voltage adjuster 4 2004
7,119,945 Altering temporal response of microelectromechanical elements 135 2004
7,706,050 Integrated modulator illumination 30 2004
7,193,768 Interference display cell 24 2004
7,476,327 Method of manufacture for microelectromechanical devices 38 2004
7,060,895 Modifying the electro-mechanical behavior of devices 47 2004
7,280,265 Interferometric modulation of radiation 45 2004
7,164,520 Packaging for an interferometric modulator 36 2004
7,250,315 Method for fabricating a structure for a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device 50 2004
7,855,824 Method and system for color optimization in a display 18 2005
7,893,919 Display region architectures 8 2005
7,813,026 System and method of reducing color shift in a display 15 2005
7,551,159 System and method of sensing actuation and release voltages of an interferometric modulator 17 2005
7,424,198 Method and device for packaging a substrate 3 2005
7,710,632 Display device having an array of spatial light modulators with integrated color filters 28 2005
7,626,751 Display device having an array of spatial light modulators with integrated color filters 0 2005
7,142,346 System and method for addressing a MEMS display 31 2005
7,515,147 Staggered column drive circuit systems and methods 13 2005
7,379,227 Method and device for modulating light 12 2005
7,355,780 System and method of illuminating interferometric modulators using backlighting 39 2005
7,289,259 Conductive bus structure for interferometric modulator array 66 2005
7,460,246 Method and system for sensing light using interferometric elements 12 2005
7,560,299 Systems and methods of actuating MEMS display elements 17 2005
7,012,732 Method and device for modulating light with a time-varying signal 62 2005
7,359,066 Electro-optical measurement of hysteresis in interferometric modulators 8 2005
7,701,631 Device having patterned spacers for backplates and method of making the same 4 2005
7,928,928 Apparatus and method for reducing perceived color shift 5 2005
7,259,449 Method and system for sealing a substrate 16 2005
7,781,850 Controlling electromechanical behavior of structures within a microelectromechanical systems device 4 2005
7,668,415 Method and device for providing electronic circuitry on a backplate 6 2005
7,429,334 Methods of fabricating interferometric modulators by selectively removing a material 14 2005
7,420,728 Methods of fabricating interferometric modulators by selectively removing a material 17 2005
7,405,924 System and method for protecting microelectromechanical systems array using structurally reinforced back-plate 8 2005
7,368,803 System and method for protecting microelectromechanical systems array using back-plate with non-flat portion 8 2005
7,299,681 Method and system for detecting leak in electronic devices 2 2005
7,920,135 Method and system for driving a bi-stable display 4 2005
7,679,627 Controller and driver features for bi-stable display 3 2005
7,586,484 Controller and driver features for bi-stable display 17 2005
7,535,466 System with server based control of client device display features 8 2005
7,532,195 Method and system for reducing power consumption in a display 7 2005
7,302,157 System and method for multi-level brightness in interferometric modulation 47 2005
7,289,256 Electrical characterization of interferometric modulators 13 2005
7,602,375 Method and system for writing data to MEMS display elements 3 2005
7,916,103 System and method for display device with end-of-life phenomena 2 2005
7,321,456 Method and device for corner interferometric modulation 42 2005
7,573,547 System and method for protecting micro-structure of display array using spacers in gap within display device 14 2005
7,626,581 Device and method for display memory using manipulation of mechanical response 3 2005
7,372,613 Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation 73 2005
8,362,987 Method and device for manipulating color in a display 0 2005
7,889,163 Drive method for MEMS devices 17 2005
7,692,839 System and method of providing MEMS device with anti-stiction coating 1 2005
7,420,725 Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same 39 2005
7,405,861 Method and device for protecting interferometric modulators from electrostatic discharge 4 2005
7,403,321 Optical microelectromechanical device 0 2005
7,843,410 Method and device for electrically programmable display 6 2005
7,719,500 Reflective display pixels arranged in non-rectangular arrays 35 2005
7,547,565 Method of manufacturing optical interference color display 13 2005
7,527,995 Method of making prestructure for MEMS systems 30 2005
7,164,524 Optical microelectromechanical device and fabrication method thereof 0 2005
7,808,703 System and method for implementation of interferometric modulator displays 4 2005
7,349,136 Method and device for a display having transparent components integrated therein 8 2005
RE42119 Microelectrochemical systems device and method for fabricating same 7 2005
8,008,736 Analog interferometric modulator device 4 2005
7,710,629 System and method for display device with reinforcing substance 4 2005
7,460,292 Interferometric modulator with internal polarization and drive method 27 2005
8,124,434 Method and system for packaging a display 1 2005
7,554,714 Device and method for manipulation of thermal response in a modulator 26 2005
7,471,444 Interferometric modulation of radiation 14 2005
7,388,706 Photonic MEMS and structures 12 2005
7,345,805 Interferometric modulator array with integrated MEMS electrical switches 6 2005
7,196,837 Area array modulation and lead reduction in interferometric modulators 26 2005
7,130,104 Methods and devices for inhibiting tilting of a mirror in an interferometric modulator 63 2005
8,004,504 Reduced capacitance display element 6 2005
7,553,684 Method of fabricating interferometric devices using lift-off processing techniques 6 2005
7,417,783 Mirror and mirror layer for optical modulator and method 9 2005
7,373,026 MEMS device fabricated on a pre-patterned substrate 15 2005
7,343,080 System and method of testing humidity in a sealed MEMS device 8 2005
RE40436 Hermetic seal and method to create the same 8 2005
7,304,784 Reflective display device having viewable display on both sides 43 2005
7,161,730 System and method for providing thermal compensation for an interferometric modulator display 80 2005
7,567,373 System and method for micro-electromechanical operation of an interferometric modulator 31 2005
7,936,497 MEMS device having deformable membrane characterized by mechanical persistence 5 2005
7,463,421 Method and device for modulating light 17 2005
7,317,568 System and method of implementation of interferometric modulators for display mirrors 1 2005
7,310,179 Method and device for selective adjustment of hysteresis window 8 2005
7,724,993 MEMS switches with deforming membranes 2 2005
7,492,502 Method of fabricating a free-standing microstructure 12 2005
7,417,735 Systems and methods for measuring color and contrast in specular reflective devices 32 2005
7,369,296 Device and method for modifying actuation voltage thresholds of a deformable membrane in an interferometric modulator 17 2005
7,630,119 Apparatus and method for reducing slippage between structures in an interferometric modulator 18 2005
7,136,213 Interferometric modulators having charge persistence 15 2005
7,911,428 Method and device for manipulating color in a display 18 2005
7,807,488 Display element having filter material diffused in a substrate of the display element 19 2005
7,728,800 Method and device for manipulating color in a display 0 2005
7,564,612 Photonic MEMS and structures 67 2005
7,327,510 Process for modifying offset voltage characteristics of an interferometric modulator 190 2005
7,369,294 Ornamental display device 43 2005
7,710,636 Systems and methods using interferometric optical modulators and diffusers 21 2005
7,684,104 MEMS using filler material and method 11 2005
7,898,521 Device and method for wavelength filtering 20 2005
7,782,293 Device and method for wavelength filtering 0 2005
7,653,371 Selectable capacitance circuit 18 2005
7,415,186 Methods for visually inspecting interferometric modulators for defects 5 2005
7,675,669 Method and system for driving interferometric modulators 4 2005
7,485,236 Interference display cell and fabrication method thereof 11 2005
7,453,579 Measurement of the dynamic characteristics of interferometric modulators 11 2005
7,545,550 Systems and methods of actuating MEMS display elements 4 2005
8,310,441 Method and system for writing data to MEMS display elements 1 2005
7,446,927 MEMS switch with set and latch electrodes 6 2005
7,486,429 Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation 10 2005
7,236,284 Photonic MEMS and structures 93 2005
7,630,114 Diffusion barrier layer for MEMS devices 3 2005
8,014,059 System and method for charge control in a MEMS device 0 2005
7,618,831 Method of monitoring the manufacture of interferometric modulators 0 2005
7,403,323 Process control monitors for interferometric modulators 1 2005
7,369,252 Process control monitors for interferometric modulators 0 2005
7,259,865 Process control monitors for interferometric modulators 20 2005
7,561,334 Method and apparatus for reducing back-glass deflection in an interferometric modulator display device 2 2005
8,391,630 System and method for power reduction when decompressing video streams for interferometric modulator displays 1 2005
7,795,061 Method of creating MEMS device cavities by a non-etching process 4 2005
7,355,779 Method and system for driving MEMS display elements 3 2006
7,916,980 Interconnect structure for MEMS device 2 2006
7,382,515 Silicon-rich silicon nitrides as etch stops in MEMS manufacture 7 2006
8,194,056 Method and system for writing data to MEMS display elements 0 2006
7,582,952 Method for providing and removing discharging interconnect for chip-on-glass output leads and structures thereof 2 2006
7,547,568 Electrical conditioning of MEMS device and insulating layer thereof 8 2006
7,550,810 MEMS device having a layer movable at asymmetric rates 27 2006
7,450,295 Methods for producing MEMS with protective coatings using multi-component sacrificial layers 44 2006
7,483,197 Photonic MEMS and structures 17 2006
7,616,369 Film stack for manufacturing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices 13 2006
7,532,377 Movable micro-electromechanical device 37 2006
7,643,203 Interferometric optical display system with broadband characteristics 22 2006
7,948,457 Systems and methods of actuating MEMS display elements 1 2006
7,903,047 Mode indicator for interferometric modulator displays 3 2006
7,711,239 Microelectromechanical device and method utilizing nanoparticles 2 2006
7,623,287 Non-planar surface structures and process for microelectromechanical systems 8 2006
7,527,996 Non-planar surface structures and process for microelectromechanical systems 5 2006
7,417,784 Microelectromechanical device and method utilizing a porous surface 47 2006
8,004,743 Method and apparatus for providing brightness control in an interferometric modulator (IMOD) display 1 2006
7,773,289 Method and apparatus for providing brightness control in an interferometric modulator (IMOD) display 0 2006
8,049,713 Power consumption optimized display update 2 2006
7,920,136 System and method of driving a MEMS display device 1 2006
7,706,044 Optical interference display cell and method of making the same 9 2006
7,880,954 Integrated modulator illumination 15 2006
7,369,292 Electrode and interconnect materials for MEMS devices 14 2006
7,349,139 System and method of illuminating interferometric modulators using backlighting 18 2006
8,174,469 Dynamic driver IC and display panel configuration 0 2006
7,848,001 Method and system for interferometric modulation in projection or peripheral devices 6 2006
7,907,319 Method and device for modulating light with optical compensation 23 2006
7,161,094 Modifying the electro-mechanical behavior of devices 24 2006
7,372,619 Display device having a movable structure for modulating light and method thereof 83 2006
7,649,671 Analog interferometric modulator device with electrostatic actuation and release 17 2006
7,405,863 Patterning of mechanical layer in MEMS to reduce stresses at supports 6 2006
7,321,457 Process and structure for fabrication of MEMS device having isolated edge posts 72 2006
7,636,151 System and method for providing residual stress test structures 0 2006
7,471,442 Method and apparatus for low range bit depth enhancements for MEMS display architectures 7 2006
7,702,192 Systems and methods for driving MEMS display 0 2006
7,835,061 Support structures for free-standing electromechanical devices 10 2006
7,385,744 Support structure for free-standing MEMS device and methods for forming the same 50 2006
7,777,715 Passive circuits for de-multiplexing display inputs 3 2006
7,527,998 Method of manufacturing MEMS devices providing air gap control 12 2006
7,388,704 Determination of interferometric modulator mirror curvature and airgap variation using digital photographs 4 2006
7,566,940 Electromechanical devices having overlying support structures 11 2006
7,534,640 Support structure for MEMS device and methods therefor 15 2006
7,830,586 Transparent thin films 17 2006
7,554,711 MEMS devices with stiction bumps 43 2006
7,763,546 Methods for reducing surface charges during the manufacture of microelectromechanical systems devices 6 2006
7,566,664 Selective etching of MEMS using gaseous halides and reactive co-etchants 34 2006
7,486,867 Methods for forming layers within a MEMS device using liftoff processes to achieve a tapered edge 4 2006
7,928,940 Drive method for MEMS devices 0 2006
7,845,841 Angle sweeping holographic illuminator 13 2006
7,898,722 Microelectromechanical device with restoring electrode 35 2006
7,629,197 Spatial light modulator 35 2006
7,545,552 Sacrificial spacer process and resultant structure for MEMS support structure 7 2006
7,385,748 Visible spectrum modulator arrays 29 2006
7,388,697 System and method for addressing a MEMS display 8 2006
7,242,512 System and method for addressing a MEMS display 9 2006
7,667,884 Interferometric modulators having charge persistence 3 2006
7,864,395 Light guide including optical scattering elements and a method of manufacture 18 2006
7,385,762 Methods and devices for inhibiting tilting of a mirror in an interferometric modulator 50 2006
7,706,042 MEMS device and interconnects for same 4 2006
7,535,621 Aluminum fluoride films for microelectromechanical system applications 34 2006
8,284,474 Method and system for interferometric modulation in projection or peripheral devices 0 2007
7,884,989 White interferometric modulators and methods for forming the same 7 2007
7,872,792 Method and device for modulating light with multiple electrodes 11 2007
7,777,954 Systems and methods of providing a light guiding layer 19 2007
8,004,514 Method and system for updating of displays showing deterministic content 3 2007
7,518,775 Method and system for packaging a MEMS device 6 2007
7,742,220 Microelectromechanical device and method utilizing conducting layers separated by stops 15 2007
7,746,537 MEMS devices and processes for packaging such devices 11 2007
7,715,080 Packaging a MEMS device using a frame 7 2007
8,059,326 Display devices comprising of interferometric modulator and sensor 5 2007
7,738,156 Display devices comprising of interferometric modulator and sensor 0 2007
7,715,085 Electromechanical system having a dielectric movable membrane and a mirror 13 2007
7,643,202 Microelectromechanical system having a dielectric movable membrane and a mirror 16 2007
8,111,262 Interferometric modulator displays with reduced color sensitivity 1 2007
7,625,825 Method of patterning mechanical layer for MEMS structures 2 2007
7,643,199 High aperture-ratio top-reflective AM-iMod displays 15 2007
7,826,127 MEMS device having a recessed cavity and methods therefor 7 2007
7,782,517 Infrared and dual mode displays 13 2007
7,944,599 Electromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function 8 2007
7,630,121 Electromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function 18 2007
7,612,932 Microelectromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function 24 2007
8,068,268 MEMS devices having improved uniformity and methods for making them 1 2007
7,595,926 Integrated IMODS and solar cells on a substrate 13 2007
8,115,987 Modulating the intensity of light from an interferometric reflector 1 2007
7,642,127 Method and system for sealing a substrate 2 2007
7,642,110 Method for fabricating a structure for a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device 17 2007
7,852,545 Method and device for modulating light 15 2007
7,808,694 Method and device for modulating light 15 2007
7,629,678 Method and system for sealing a substrate 1 2007
8,072,402 Interferometric optical modulator with broadband reflection characteristics 6 2007
7,492,503 System and method for multi-level brightness in interferometric modulation 28 2007
7,719,752 MEMS structures, methods of fabricating MEMS components on separate substrates and assembly of same 4 2007
7,564,613 Microelectromechanical device and method utilizing a porous surface 7 2007
7,982,700 Conductive bus structure for interferometric modulator array 4 2007
7,542,198 Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same 29 2007
7,999,993 Reflective display device having viewable display on both sides 3 2007
7,773,286 Periodic dimple array 9 2007
8,068,710 Decoupled holographic film and diffuser 1 2007
7,715,079 MEMS devices requiring no mechanical support 11 2007
8,058,549 Photovoltaic devices with integrated color interferometric film stacks 4 2007
7,929,196 System and method of implementation of interferometric modulators for display mirrors 6 2008
7,847,999 Interferometric modulator display devices 7 2008
8,111,445 Spatial light modulator with integrated optical compensation structure 5 2008
7,663,794 Methods and devices for inhibiting tilting of a movable element in a MEMS device 17 2008
7,515,327 Method and device for corner interferometric modulation 15 2008
7,623,752 System and method of testing humidity in a sealed MEMS device 5 2008
7,570,865 System and method of testing humidity in a sealed MEMS device 1 2008
7,863,079 Methods of reducing CD loss in a microelectromechanical device 0 2008
7,660,031 Device and method for modifying actuation voltage thresholds of a deformable membrane in an interferometric modulator 4 2008
8,045,252 Spatial light modulator with integrated optical compensation structure 5 2008
8,164,821 Microelectromechanical device with thermal expansion balancing layer or stiffening layer 0 2008
8,040,588 System and method of illuminating interferometric modulators using backlighting 2 2008
7,719,747 Method and post structures for interferometric modulation 15 2008
8,094,358 Dimming mirror 0 2008
7,612,933 Microelectromechanical device with spacing layer 23 2008
7,660,028 Apparatus and method of dual-mode display 11 2008
8,077,326 Human-readable, bi-state environmental sensors based on micro-mechanical membranes 1 2008
7,852,491 Human-readable, bi-state environmental sensors based on micro-mechanical membranes 5 2008
7,787,130 Human-readable, bi-state environmental sensors based on micro-mechanical membranes 11 2008
7,787,171 Human-readable, bi-state environmental sensors based on micro-mechanical membranes 4 2008
7,898,723 Microelectromechanical systems display element with photovoltaic structure 10 2008
7,969,638 Device having thin black mask and method of fabricating the same 3 2008
7,545,554 MEMS display 6 2008
7,583,429 Ornamental display device 3 2008
7,839,557 Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation 12 2008
8,064,124 Silicon-rich silicon nitrides as etch stops in MEMS manufacture 3 2008
7,860,668 Pressure measurement using a MEMS device 3 2008
8,023,167 Backlight displays 3 2008
7,768,690 Backlight displays 8 2008
7,746,539 Method for packing a display device and the device obtained thereof 7 2008
8,226,836 Mirror and mirror layer for optical modulator and method 0 2008
7,855,826 Method and apparatus to reduce or eliminate stiction and image retention in interferometric modulator devices 12 2008
8,045,835 Method and device for packaging a substrate 2 2008
8,395,371 Methods for characterizing the behavior of microelectromechanical system devices 1 2008
8,274,299 Methods for measurement and characterization of interferometric modulators 0 2008
8,258,800 Methods for measurement and characterization of interferometric modulators 0 2008
8,115,471 Methods for measurement and characterization of interferometric modulators 1 2008
7,719,754 Multi-thickness layers for MEMS and mask-saving sequence for same 0 2008
8,054,527 Adjustably transmissive MEMS-based devices 2 2008
7,852,483 Method and system for sensing light using an interferometric element having a coupled temperature sensor 4 2008
7,704,772 Method of manufacture for microelectromechanical devices 20 2008
7,859,740 Stiction mitigation with integrated mech micro-cantilevers through vertical stress gradient control 4 2008
8,193,441 Photovoltaics with interferometric ribbon masks 1 2008
8,111,446 Optical films for controlling angular characteristics of displays 3 2008
7,978,396 Optical interference display panel 2 2008
7,787,173 System and method for multi-level brightness in interferometric modulation 14 2008
7,808,695 Method and apparatus for low range bit depth enhancement for MEMS display architectures 2 2008
8,416,487 Photonic MEMS and structures 0 2009
8,169,687 Photonic MEMS and structures 0 2009
8,466,858 Sensing to determine pixel state in a passively addressed display array 0 2009
7,646,529 Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation 2 2009
8,386,201 Methods for measurement and characterization of interferometric modulators 0 2009
7,830,588 Method of making a light modulating display device and associated transistor circuitry and structures thereof 23 2009
7,944,604 Interferometric modulator in transmission mode 6 2009
8,300,304 Integrated front light diffuser for reflective displays 0 2009
8,169,426 Method and apparatus for sensing, measurement or characterization of display elements integrated with the display drive scheme, and system and applications using the same 0 2009
8,040,589 Devices and methods for enhancing brightness of displays using angle conversion layers 0 2009
8,410,690 Display device with desiccant 0 2009
7,969,641 Device having power generating black mask and method of fabricating the same 0 2009
8,270,056 Display device with openings between sub-pixels and method of making same 0 2009
8,405,649 Low voltage driver scheme for interferometric modulators 2 2009
8,735,225 Method and system for packaging MEMS devices with glass seal 0 2009
8,061,882 Illumination device with built-in light coupler 1 2009
8,368,981 Display device with diffractive optics 1 2009
8,115,983 Method and system for packaging a MEMS device 0 2009
8,049,951 Light with bi-directional propagation 0 2009
7,889,415 Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same 10 2009
8,102,590 Method of manufacturing MEMS devices providing air gap control 0 2009
8,081,370 Support structures for electromechanical systems and methods of fabricating the same 2 2009
7,952,787 Method of manufacturing MEMS devices providing air gap control 5 2009
8,004,736 Optical interference display panel and manufacturing method thereof 0 2009
8,207,920 System and method of sensing actuation and release voltages of an interferometric modulator 3 2009
7,986,451 Optical films for directing light towards active areas of displays 5 2009
7,906,353 Method of fabricating interferometric devices using lift-off processing techniques 0 2009
7,944,601 Display device 1 2009
7,889,417 Electromechanical system having a dielectric movable membrane 7 2009
8,405,899 Photonic MEMS and structures 0 2009
7,933,475 Method and apparatus for providing back-lighting in a display device 8 2009
8,094,363 Integrated imods and solar cells on a substrate 0 2009
8,358,266 Light turning device with prismatic light turning features 0 2009
8,270,062 Display device with at least one movable stop element 0 2009
8,068,269 Microelectromechanical device with spacing layer 1 2009
8,488,228 Interferometric display with interferometric reflector 0 2009
8,244,092 System and method of testing humidity in a sealed MEMS device 0 2009
8,514,169 Apparatus and system for writing data to electromechanical display elements 3 2009
8,379,392 Light-based sealing and device packaging 1 2009
8,711,361 Methods and devices for detecting and measuring environmental conditions in high performance device packages 0 2009
7,935,555 Method and system for sealing a substrate 0 2009
7,920,319 Electromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function 2 2009
8,045,256 Method and device for compensating for color shift as a function of angle of view 2 2009
7,948,671 Apparatus and method for reducing slippage between structures in an interferometric modulator 7 2009
7,924,494 Apparatus and method for reducing slippage between structures in an interferometric modulator 5 2009
8,422,108 Method and device for modulating light with optical compensation 0 2009
8,144,385 Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation 0 2010
8,098,416 Analog interferometric modulator device with electrostatic actuation and release 1 2010
8,736,590 Low voltage driver scheme for interferometric modulators 0 2010
8,340,615 Selectable capacitance circuit 0 2010
8,023,169 Apparatus and method of dual-mode display 0 2010
7,881,686 Selectable Capacitance Circuit 12 2010
7,933,476 Method and device for providing electronic circuitry on a backplate 3 2010
7,852,544 Separable modulator 40 2010
8,054,532 Method and device for providing illumination to interferometric modulators 0 2010
8,390,916 System and method for false-color sensing and display 0 2010
8,394,656 Method of creating MEMS device cavities by a non-etching process 0 2010
8,344,997 Method and system for writing data to electromechanical display elements 0 2010
7,898,725 Apparatuses with enhanced low range bit depth 4 2010
8,081,373 Devices and methods for enhancing color shift of interferometric modulators 2 2010
8,670,171 Display having an embedded microlens array 0 2010
8,213,075 Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation 0 2010
8,078,128 Selectable capacitance circuit 1 2010
8,035,883 Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same 3 2011
8,441,412 Mode indicator for interferometric modulator displays 0 2011
8,098,417 Electromechanical system having a dielectric movable membrane 2 2011
8,714,023 System and method for detecting surface perturbations 0 2011
8,368,997 Electromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function 0 2011
8,358,459 Display 0 2011
8,817,357 Mechanical layer and methods of forming the same 0 2011
8,416,154 Apparatus and method for reducing perceived color shift 0 2011
8,289,613 Electromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function 0 2011
8,174,752 Interferometric modulator in transmission mode 2 2011
8,090,229 Method and device for providing electronic circuitry on a backplate 1 2011
8,659,816 Mechanical layer and methods of making the same 0 2011
8,390,547 Conductive bus structure for interferometric modulator array 1 2011
8,310,758 Printable static interferometric images 1 2011
8,797,632 Actuation and calibration of charge neutral electrode of a display device 0 2011
8,682,130 Method and device for packaging a substrate 0 2011
8,243,360 Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same 1 2011
8,437,070 Interferometric modulator with dielectric layer 0 2011
8,736,939 Matching layer thin-films for an electromechanical systems reflective display device 0 2011
8,798,425 Decoupled holographic film and diffuser 0 2011
8,681,079 Interferometric optical modulator with broadband reflection characteristics 0 2011
8,736,949 Devices and methods for enhancing color shift of interferometric modulators 0 2011
8,693,084 Interferometric modulator in transmission mode 0 2012
8,487,846 System and method of sensing actuation and release voltages of an interferometric modulator 0 2012
8,638,491 Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same 0 2012
8,830,557 Methods of fabricating MEMS with spacers between plates and devices formed by same 0 2012
8,791,897 Method and system for writing data to MEMS display elements 0 2012
 
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7,417,782 Methods and apparatus for spatial light modulation 23 2005
7,304,785 Display methods and apparatus 30 2005
7,304,786 Methods and apparatus for bi-stable actuation of displays 32 2005
7,271,945 Methods and apparatus for actuating displays 30 2005
8,159,428 Display methods and apparatus 3 2006
7,755,582 Display methods and apparatus 5 2006
7,742,016 Display methods and apparatus 7 2006
7,616,368 Light concentrating reflective display methods and apparatus 6 2006
7,405,852 Display apparatus and methods for manufacture thereof 41 2006
7,876,489 Display apparatus with optical cavities 32 2006
7,619,806 Methods and apparatus for spatial light modulation 9 2006
8,310,442 Circuits for controlling display apparatus 5 2006
7,502,159 Methods and apparatus for actuating displays 17 2007
7,365,897 Methods and apparatus for spatial light modulation 22 2007
7,675,665 Methods and apparatus for actuating displays 9 2007
7,839,356 Display methods and apparatus 11 2007
8,482,496 Circuits for controlling MEMS display apparatus on a transparent substrate 0 2007
7,636,189 Display methods and apparatus 5 2007
7,551,344 Methods for manufacturing displays 8 2007
7,927,654 Methods and apparatus for spatial light modulation 9 2007
7,852,546 Spacers for maintaining display apparatus alignment 10 2007
7,746,529 MEMS display apparatus 12 2007
8,519,945 Circuits for controlling display apparatus 0 2007
8,248,560 Light guides and backlight systems incorporating prismatic structures and light redirectors 1 2008
8,526,096 Mechanical light modulators with stressed beams 0 2009
8,520,285 Methods for manufacturing cold seal fluid-filled display apparatus 0 2011
8,519,923 Display methods and apparatus 0 2012
8,599,463 MEMS anchors 0 2012
8,441,602 Light guides and backlight systems incorporating prismatic structures and light redirectors 2 2012
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7,520,624 Light enhancing 2 2004
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