US Patent No: 5,170,156

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Multi-frequency two dimensional display system

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A digitized video system having a display including one or more multi-frequency sensitive materials and a spatial lighy modulator simultaneously directing a plurality individual beams from an energy source onto the display.

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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATEDDALLAS, TX15380

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
DeMond, Thomas W Richardson, TX 15 4025
Thompson, E Earle Dallas, TX 30 5813

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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NEC CORPORATION (1)
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TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD. (1)
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (9)
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* 4,441,791 Deformable mirror light modulator 640 1982
* 4,638,309 Spatial light modulator drive system 67 1983
* 4,680,579 Optical system for projection display using spatial light modulator device 105 1983
* 4,710,732 Spatial light modulator and method 496 1984
* 4,596,992 Linear spatial light modulator and printer 409 1984
* 4,615,595 Frame addressed spatial light modulator 402 1984
* 4,713,749 Microprocessor with repeat instruction 46 1985
* 4,662,746 Spatial light modulator and method 501 1985
 
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. (1)
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CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (1)
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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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TEKTRONIX, INC. (1)
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BHL PATENT HOLDINGS LLC (1)
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6,215,464 Stereoscopic intersecting beam phosphorous display system 5 1999
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SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
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Taylor Group of Companies, Inc. (1)
* 5,699,130 Digital video and audio systems using nano-mechanical structures 4 1996
 
UDC, LLC (1)
7,499,208 Current mode display driver circuit realization feature 11 2005
 
Qualcomm Mems Technologies Co., Ltd. (1)
7,172,915 Optical-interference type display panel and method for making the same 77 2004
 
CORPORATION FOR LASER OPTICS RESEARCH (2)
6,304,237 Monochromatic R,G,B laser light source display system and method 58 1999
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LI GOLUNG PTE. LLC (1)
* 6,697,034 Volumetric, stage-type three-dimensional display, capable of producing color images and performing omni-viewpoint simulated hidden line removal 15 2001
 
QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (186)
7,123,216 Photonic MEMS and structures 573 1999
7,138,984 Directly laminated touch sensitive screen 119 2001
7,042,643 Interferometric modulation of radiation 193 2002
7,110,158 Photonic MEMS and structures 183 2002
7,550,794 Micromechanical systems device comprising a displaceable electrode and a charge-trapping layer 39 2002
7,297,471 Method for manufacturing an array of interferometric modulators 24 2003
7,221,495 Thin film precursor stack for MEMS manufacturing 114 2003
7,460,291 Separable modulator 62 2003
7,012,726 MEMS devices with unreleased thin film components 76 2003
7,198,973 Method for fabricating an interference display unit 110 2003
7,161,728 Area array modulation and lead reduction in interferometric modulators 158 2003
7,692,844 Interferometric modulation of radiation 31 2004
7,532,194 Driver voltage adjuster 5 2004
7,119,945 Altering temporal response of microelectromechanical elements 146 2004
7,706,050 Integrated modulator illumination 36 2004
7,193,768 Interference display cell 24 2004
7,476,327 Method of manufacture for microelectromechanical devices 47 2004
7,060,895 Modifying the electro-mechanical behavior of devices 49 2004
7,280,265 Interferometric modulation of radiation 49 2004
7,164,520 Packaging for an interferometric modulator 40 2004
7,250,315 Method for fabricating a structure for a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device 55 2004
7,893,919 Display region architectures 15 2005
7,813,026 System and method of reducing color shift in a display 17 2005
7,551,159 System and method of sensing actuation and release voltages of an interferometric modulator 18 2005
7,424,198 Method and device for packaging a substrate 4 2005
7,142,346 System and method for addressing a MEMS display 38 2005
7,515,147 Staggered column drive circuit systems and methods 15 2005
7,379,227 Method and device for modulating light 18 2005
7,355,780 System and method of illuminating interferometric modulators using backlighting 44 2005
7,289,259 Conductive bus structure for interferometric modulator array 74 2005
7,460,246 Method and system for sensing light using interferometric elements 13 2005
7,560,299 Systems and methods of actuating MEMS display elements 22 2005
7,012,732 Method and device for modulating light with a time-varying signal 68 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
7,259,449 Method and system for sealing a substrate 16 2005
7,781,850 Controlling electromechanical behavior of structures within a microelectromechanical systems device 9 2005
7,668,415 Method and device for providing electronic circuitry on a backplate 7 2005
7,429,334 Methods of fabricating interferometric modulators by selectively removing a material 15 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 9 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 11 2005
7,679,627 Controller and driver features for bi-stable display 8 2005
7,586,484 Controller and driver features for bi-stable display 23 2005
7,535,466 System with server based control of client device display features 18 2005
7,532,195 Method and system for reducing power consumption in a display 9 2005
7,302,157 System and method for multi-level brightness in interferometric modulation 56 2005
7,289,256 Electrical characterization of interferometric modulators 13 2005
7,602,375 Method and system for writing data to MEMS display elements 6 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 52 2005
7,626,581 Device and method for display memory using manipulation of mechanical response 6 2005
7,372,613 Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation 83 2005
7,889,163 Drive method for MEMS devices 21 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 50 2005
7,405,861 Method and device for protecting interferometric modulators from electrostatic discharge 4 2005
7,843,410 Method and device for electrically programmable display 6 2005
7,719,500 Reflective display pixels arranged in non-rectangular arrays 47 2005
7,547,565 Method of manufacturing optical interference color display 18 2005
7,527,995 Method of making prestructure for MEMS systems 39 2005
7,808,703 System and method for implementation of interferometric modulator displays 6 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 12 2005
8,008,736 Analog interferometric modulator device 6 2005
7,710,629 System and method for display device with reinforcing substance 4 2005
8,124,434 Method and system for packaging a display 6 2005
7,554,714 Device and method for manipulation of thermal response in a modulator 35 2005
7,471,444 Interferometric modulation of radiation 19 2005
7,388,706 Photonic MEMS and structures 22 2005
7,345,805 Interferometric modulator array with integrated MEMS electrical switches 9 2005
7,196,837 Area array modulation and lead reduction in interferometric modulators 31 2005
7,130,104 Methods and devices for inhibiting tilting of a mirror in an interferometric modulator 73 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 16 2005
7,343,080 System and method of testing humidity in a sealed MEMS device 9 2005
RE40436 Hermetic seal and method to create the same 13 2005
8,878,825 System and method for providing a variable refresh rate of an interferometric modulator display 0 2005
7,304,784 Reflective display device having viewable display on both sides 52 2005
7,161,730 System and method for providing thermal compensation for an interferometric modulator display 87 2005
7,567,373 System and method for micro-electromechanical operation of an interferometric modulator 37 2005
7,936,497 MEMS device having deformable membrane characterized by mechanical persistence 9 2005
7,317,568 System and method of implementation of interferometric modulators for display mirrors 3 2005
7,310,179 Method and device for selective adjustment of hysteresis window 11 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 38 2005
7,369,296 Device and method for modifying actuation voltage thresholds of a deformable membrane in an interferometric modulator 21 2005
7,630,119 Apparatus and method for reducing slippage between structures in an interferometric modulator 27 2005
7,136,213 Interferometric modulators having charge persistence 17 2005
7,564,612 Photonic MEMS and structures 79 2005
7,327,510 Process for modifying offset voltage characteristics of an interferometric modulator 217 2005
7,369,294 Ornamental display device 50 2005
7,684,104 MEMS using filler material and method 14 2005
7,653,371 Selectable capacitance circuit 23 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
7,453,579 Measurement of the dynamic characteristics of interferometric modulators 11 2005
7,545,550 Systems and methods of actuating MEMS display elements 6 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 15 2005
7,236,284 Photonic MEMS and structures 103 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 5 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
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 5 2005
7,355,779 Method and system for driving MEMS display elements 4 2006
7,916,980 Interconnect structure for MEMS device 8 2006
7,382,515 Silicon-rich silicon nitrides as etch stops in MEMS manufacture 13 2006
8,194,056 Method and system for writing data to MEMS display elements 1 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 37 2006
7,450,295 Methods for producing MEMS with protective coatings using multi-component sacrificial layers 50 2006
7,483,197 Photonic MEMS and structures 23 2006
7,616,369 Film stack for manufacturing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices 13 2006
7,532,377 Movable micro-electromechanical device 47 2006
7,643,203 Interferometric optical display system with broadband characteristics 27 2006
7,948,457 Systems and methods of actuating MEMS display elements 1 2006
7,903,047 Mode indicator for interferometric modulator displays 4 2006
7,711,239 Microelectromechanical device and method utilizing nanoparticles 8 2006
7,623,287 Non-planar surface structures and process for microelectromechanical systems 14 2006
7,527,996 Non-planar surface structures and process for microelectromechanical systems 10 2006
7,417,784 Microelectromechanical device and method utilizing a porous surface 57 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 21 2006
7,369,292 Electrode and interconnect materials for MEMS devices 19 2006
7,349,139 System and method of illuminating interferometric modulators using backlighting 22 2006
8,174,469 Dynamic driver IC and display panel configuration 0 2006
7,161,094 Modifying the electro-mechanical behavior of devices 25 2006
7,372,619 Display device having a movable structure for modulating light and method thereof 93 2006
7,649,671 Analog interferometric modulator device with electrostatic actuation and release 25 2006
7,405,863 Patterning of mechanical layer in MEMS to reduce stresses at supports 12 2006
7,321,457 Process and structure for fabrication of MEMS device having isolated edge posts 81 2006
7,187,489 Photonic MEMS and structures 99 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 9 2006
7,702,192 Systems and methods for driving MEMS display 0 2006
7,835,061 Support structures for free-standing electromechanical devices 13 2006
7,385,744 Support structure for free-standing MEMS device and methods for forming the same 55 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 16 2006
7,388,704 Determination of interferometric modulator mirror curvature and airgap variation using digital photographs 4 2006
7,534,640 Support structure for MEMS device and methods therefor 20 2006
7,830,586 Transparent thin films 26 2006
7,554,711 MEMS devices with stiction bumps 54 2006
7,763,546 Methods for reducing surface charges during the manufacture of microelectromechanical systems devices 7 2006
7,566,664 Selective etching of MEMS using gaseous halides and reactive co-etchants 42 2006
7,928,940 Drive method for MEMS devices 0 2006
7,388,697 System and method for addressing a MEMS display 13 2006
7,242,512 System and method for addressing a MEMS display 14 2006
7,667,884 Interferometric modulators having charge persistence 3 2006
8,059,326 Display devices comprising of interferometric modulator and sensor 11 2007
7,738,156 Display devices comprising of interferometric modulator and sensor 0 2007
7,642,110 Method for fabricating a structure for a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device 22 2007
7,564,613 Microelectromechanical device and method utilizing a porous surface 13 2007
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
8,040,588 System and method of illuminating interferometric modulators using backlighting 2 2008
8,735,225 Method and system for packaging MEMS devices with glass seal 0 2009
8,736,590 Low voltage driver scheme for interferometric modulators 0 2010
8,394,656 Method of creating MEMS device cavities by a non-etching process 0 2010
8,928,967 Method and device for modulating light 0 2010
8,853,747 Method of making an electronic device with a curved backplate 0 2010
8,971,675 Interconnect structure for MEMS device 0 2011
8,963,159 Pixel via and methods of forming the same 0 2011
8,817,357 Mechanical layer and methods of forming the same 1 2011
8,682,130 Method and device for packaging a substrate 0 2011
8,964,280 Method of manufacturing MEMS devices providing air gap control 0 2012
8,970,939 Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation 0 2012
8,638,491 Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same 0 2012
8,878,771 Method and system for reducing power consumption in a display 0 2012
8,830,557 Methods of fabricating MEMS with spacers between plates and devices formed by same 0 2012
9,001,412 Electromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function 0 2012
8,791,897 Method and system for writing data to MEMS display elements 0 2012
8,885,244 Display device 0 2013
 
VENTURE LENDING & LEASING IV, INC. (1)
* 7,012,733 Double substrate reflective spatial light modulator with self-limiting micro-mechanical elements 2 2004
 
SILICON LIGHT MACHINES CORPORATION (47)
5,841,579 Flat diffraction grating light valve 182 1995
5,808,797 Method and apparatus for modulating a light beam 328 1996
5,982,553 Display device incorporating one-dimensional grating light-valve array 364 1997
6,088,102 Display apparatus including grating light-valve array and interferometric optical system 135 1997
6,271,808 Stereo head mounted display using a single display device 65 1998
6,130,770 Electron gun activated grating light valve 73 1998
6,101,036 Embossed diffraction grating alone and in combination with changeable image display 69 1998
6,215,579 Method and apparatus for modulating an incident light beam for forming a two-dimensional image 113 1998
6,956,878 Method and apparatus for reducing laser speckle using polarization averaging 33 2000
7,177,081 High contrast grating light valve type device 26 2001
6,764,875 Method of and apparatus for sealing an hermetic lid to a semiconductor die 28 2001
6,865,346 Fiber optic transceiver 5 2001
6,747,781 Method, apparatus, and diffuser for reducing laser speckle 65 2001
6,829,092 Blazed grating light valve 13 2001
6,707,591 Angled illumination for a single order light modulator based projection system 4 2001
6,800,238 Method for domain patterning in low coercive field ferroelectrics 1 2002
6,782,205 Method and apparatus for dynamic equalization in wavelength division multiplexing 65 2002
6,991,953 Microelectronic mechanical system and methods 10 2002
6,767,751 Integrated driver process flow 5 2002
6,728,023 Optical device arrays with optimized image resolution 24 2002
7,054,515 Diffractive light modulator-based dynamic equalizer with integrated spectral monitor 1 2002
6,822,797 Light modulator structure for producing high-contrast operation using zero-order light 6 2002
6,872,984 Method of sealing a hermetic lid to a semiconductor die at an angle 25 2002
6,829,258 Rapidly tunable external cavity laser 31 2002
6,908,201 Micro-support structures 4 2002
6,813,059 Reduced formation of asperities in contact micro-structures 83 2002
6,714,337 Method and device for modulating a light beam and having an improved gamma response 8 2002
7,057,795 Micro-structures with individually addressable ribbon pairs 2 2002
6,801,354 2-D diffraction grating for substantially eliminating polarization dependent losses 10 2002
6,956,995 Optical communication arrangement 5 2002
6,712,480 Controlled curvature of stressed micro-structures 7 2002
7,049,164 Microelectronic mechanical system and methods 57 2002
6,928,207 Apparatus for selectively blocking WDM channels 2 2002
7,057,819 High contrast tilting ribbon blazed grating 4 2002
6,987,600 Arbitrary phase profile for better equalization in dynamic gain equalizer 1 2002
6,934,070 Chirped optical MEM device 4 2002
6,927,891 Tilt-able grating plane for improved crosstalk in 1×N blaze switches 3 2002
7,068,372 MEMS interferometer-based reconfigurable optical add-and-drop multiplexor 5 2003
7,286,764 Reconfigurable modulator-based optical add-and-drop multiplexer 3 2003
6,947,613 Wavelength selective switch and equalizer 1 2003
6,922,272 Method and apparatus for leveling thermal stress variations in multi-layer MEMS devices 7 2003
7,391,973 Two-stage gain equalizer 1 2003
7,027,202 Silicon substrate as a light modulator sacrificial layer 55 2003
6,922,273 PDL mitigation structure for diffractive MEMS and gratings 2 2003
6,829,077 Diffractive light modulator with dynamically rotatable diffraction plane 3 2003
6,806,997 Patterned diffractive light modulator ribbon for PDL reduction 2 2003
7,042,611 Pre-deflected bias ribbons 0 2003
 
IRIDIGM DISPLAY CORPORATION (1)
7,256,922 Interferometric modulators with thin film transistors 38 2004
 
Bloomerg Finance L.P. (1)
* 8,710,728 Bezel-less electronic display 0 2012
 
CITIZEN FINETECH MIYOTA CO., LTD. (6)
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6,317,112 Active matrix liquid crystal image generator with hybrid writing scheme 12 1998
8,130,185 Active matrix liquid crystal image generator 1 2007
8,130,439 Optics arrangements including light source arrangements for an active matrix liquid crystal generator 0 2007
 
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
* 5,418,546 Visual display system and exposure control apparatus 26 1992
* 5,546,128 Exposure control apparatus including a spatial light modulator 27 1995
 
CENTOCOR ORTHO BIOTECH INC. (1)
7,291,921 Structure of a micro electro mechanical system and the manufacturing method thereof 28 2004
 
BLOOMBERG FINANCE L.P. (8)
* 5,990,858 Flat panel display terminal for receiving multi-frequency and multi-protocol video signals 21 1996
7,607,620 Support for one or more flat panel displays 8 2002
6,919,678 Bezel-less electric display 38 2002
7,298,076 Bezel-less electronic display 8 2005
7,859,181 Bezel-less electronic display 3 2007
* 8,264,135 Bezel-less electronic display 1 2010
* 2011/0075,065 BEZEL-LESS ELECTRONIC DISPLAY 1 2010
* 2012/0326,576 BEZEL-LESS ELECTRONIC DISPLAY 0 2012
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