Matrix getter for residual gas in vacuum sealed panels

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5866978
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08941078

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An integral and internal matrix getter structure for capturing residual gas in a vacuum sealed container is disclosed. The vacuum sealed container may be a flat panel display having a small vacuum gap between two closely spaced panels. The getter structure may be provided on the inside of the walls of the display. In particular, the getter structure may be provided between phosphor groups and/or between field emitter groups on the display panels. The getter structure may be sealed to avoid exposure of the getter material until after a vacuum condition is reached within the display. Activation of the getter structure may be provided by selectively heating the getter structure with a laser or with resistive heating elements underlying the getter structure. Methods of making the getter structure are also disclosed.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
EMAGIN CORPORATIONHOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY35
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAWASHINGTON, DC377
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the NavyARLINGTON, VA4105

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anandan, Munisamy Fishkill, NY 24 363
Ghosh, Amalkumar P Poughkeepsie, NY 38 714
Jones, Gary W Lagrangeville, NY 63 2069
Zimmerman, Steven M Pleasant Valley, NY 37 1022

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LITEL INTERCONNECT, INC. (1)
* 5514618 Process for manufacture of flat panel liquid crystal display using direct laser etch 28 1995
 
AlliedSignal Inc. (1)
* 5311104 Wide dimming range gas discharge lamp drive system 20 1993
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
* 5223766 Image display device with cathode panel and gas absorbing getters 62 1991
 
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 5734226 Wire-bonded getters useful in evacuated displays 10 1994
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (5)
* 5491376 Flat panel display anode plate having isolation grooves 24 1994
* 5453659 Anode plate for flat panel display having integrated getter 58 1994
* 5520563 Method of making a field emission device anode plate having an integrated getter 36 1995
* 5614785 Anode plate for flat panel display having silicon getter 62 1995
* 5689151 Anode plate for flat panel display having integrated getter 34 1995
 
TRANSPACIFIC IP I LTD. (1)
* 5396150 Single tip redundancy method and resulting flat panel display 35 1993
 
SAES GETTERS S.P.A. (1)
* 5312607 Process for the sorption of residual gas by means by a non-evaporated barium getter alloy 10 1993
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
* 5693438 Method of manufacturing a flat panel field emission display having auto gettering 12 1995
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
* 5442193 Microelectronic field emission device with breakdown inhibiting insulated gate electrode 9 1994
 
Composite Materials Technology, Inc. (1)
* 4925741 Getter wire 12 1989
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 5731660 Flat panel display spacer structure 16 1995
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
* 2007/0096,649 Electrode-mounted getter 0 2005
 
SONY CORPORATION (2)
7315115 Light-emitting and electron-emitting devices having getter regions 8 2000
6812636 Light-emitting device having light-emissive particles partially coated with light-reflective or/and getter material 10 2001
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
* 6034472 Vacuum tube having a getter apparatus 0 1998
 
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
* 6054808 Display device with grille having getter material 28 1999
6429582 Display device with grille having getter material 3 2000
 
UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION (2)
* 6888307 Patterned oxygen and moisture absorber for organic optoelectronic device structures 34 2001
* 2003/0038,590 Patterned oxygen and moisture absorber for organic optoelectronic device structures 19 2001
 
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (1)
* 6395100 Method of improving vacuum quality in semiconductor processing chambers 3 2000
 
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. (1)
* 6590280 Disk-like gettering unit, integrated circuit, encapsulated semiconductor device, and method for manufacturing the same 6 2001
 
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (4)
* 8605445 Structure comprising a getter layer and an adjusting sublayer and fabrication process 1 2008
* 2010/0193,215 STRUCTURE COMPRISING A GETTER LAYER AND AN ADJUSTING SUBLAYER AND FABRICATION PROCESS 9 2008
8414963 Structure comprising a getter layer and an adjusting sublayer and fabrication process 3 2010
* 2010/0178,419 STRUCTURE COMPRISING A GETTER LAYER AND AN ADJUSTING SUBLAYER AND FABRICATION PROCESS 11 2010
 
GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC. (1)
6420002 Vacuum IG unit with spacer/pillar getter 29 1999
 
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7812513 Field emission cathode and planar light source using the same 0 2006
 
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
* 6867543 Microdevice assembly having a fine grain getter layer for maintaining vacuum 1 2003
* 2004/0189,198 Microdevice assembly having a fine grain getter layer for maintaining vacuum 1 2003
 
SAES Getter S.p.A. (1)
RE44255 Support for microelectronic, microoptoelectronic or micromechanical devices 0 2008
 
LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. (3)
* 7649307 Display panel assembly and method of manufacturing the same 0 2006
8298033 Display panel assembly and method of manufacturing the same 1 2009
* 2010/0075,564 DISPLAY PANEL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME 1 2009
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
* 7195531 Image display unit and method for manufacturing an image display unit 0 2006
* 2006/0211,326 Image display unit and method for manufacturing an image display unit 0 2006
 
SAES GETTERS S.P.A. (11)
* 7180163 Support with integrated deposit of gas absorbing material for manufacturing microelectronic, microoptoelectronic or micromechanical devices 4 2002
* 2004/0048,449 Support with integrated deposit of gas absorbing material for manufacturing microelectronic, microoptoelectronic or micromechanical devices 3 2002
7808091 Wafer structure with discrete gettering material 1 2005
* 7560820 Integrated getter for vacuum or inert gas packaged LEDs 8 2005
* 2005/0230,691 Integrated getter for vacuum or inert gas packaged LEDs 39 2005
8193623 Support with integrated deposit of gas absorbing material for manufacturing microelectronic, microoptoelectronic or micromechanical devices 0 2007
8105860 Support with integrated deposit of gas absorbing material for manufacturing microelectronic microoptoelectronic or micromechanical devices 3 2007
* 2008/0038,861 Support with integrated deposit of gas absorbing material for manufacturing microelectronic microoptoelectronic or micromechanical devices 1 2007
* 2007/0210,431 Support with integrated deposit of gas absorbing material for manufacturing microelectronic microoptoelectronic or micromechanical devices 2 2007
* 7566957 Support device with discrete getter material microelectronic devices 2 2007
* 2008/0073,766 System for manufacturing microelectronic, microoptoelectronic or micromechanical devices 0 2007
 
FUTABA CORPORATION (4)
* 6838822 Electron tube with a ring-less getter 9 2002
* 2002/0096,996 Electron tube and a method for manufacturing same 1 2002
* 7397185 Electron tube and a method for manufacturing same 1 2004
* 2005/0062,415 Electron tube and a method for manufacturing same 1 2004
 
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. (2)
7169363 Apparatus and method for sequestering a contaminant by use of an exothermically reactive structure 0 2002
* 2004/0040,578 Apparatus and method for sequestering a contaminant by use of an exothermically reactive structure 0 2002
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
* 6396207 Image display apparatus and method for producing the same 14 1999
6630786 Light-emitting device having light-reflective layer formed with, or/and adjacent to, material that enhances device performance 211 2001
6652343 Method for gettering an image display apparatus 8 2002
 
SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD. (2)
6963165 Field emission display having integrated getter arrangement 2 2003
7131883 Field emission display manufacturing method having integrated getter arrangement 17 2005
* Cited By Examiner