US Patent No: 5,882,774

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Birefringent multilayer optical films in which the refractive indices in the thickness direction of two adjacent layers are substantially matched have a Brewster angle (the angle at which reflectance of p-polarized light goes to zero) which is very large or is nonexistant. This allows for the construction of multilayer mirrors and polarizers whose reflectivity for p-polarized light decreases slowly with angle of incidence, are independent of angle of incidence, or increase with angle of incidence away from the normal. As a result, multilayer films having high reflectivity (for both planes of polarization for any incident direction in the case of mirrors, and for the selected direction in the case of polarizers) over a wide bandwidth, can be achieved.

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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN8879

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jonza, James M Round Rock, TX 92 2437
Ouderkirk, Andrew J Woodbury, MN 378 7778
Stover, Carl A St. Paul, MN 74 3163
Weber, Michael F Shoreview, MN 252 6885

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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (25)
4,540,623 Coextruded multi-layered articles 109 1985
4,895,769 Method for preparing light polarizer 77 1988
4,937,134 Elastomeric optical interference films 138 1989
5,122,905 Relective polymeric body 201 1990
5,122,906 Thick/very thin multilayer reflective polymeric body 142 1990
5,095,210 Multilayer film indicator for determining the integrity or authenticity of an item and process for using same 132 1990
5,486,949 Birefringent interference polarizer 253 1990
5,126,880 Polymeric reflective bodies with multiple layer types 128 1990
5,094,788 Interfacial surface generator 156 1990
5,217,794 Lamellar polymeric body 203 1991
5,278,694 Optically dissimilar composition for polymeric reflective bodies 104 1991
5,149,578 Multilayer film for tamper indication by use of optical interference reflection 92 1991
5,262,894 Multicomponent, multilayer polymeric reflective bodies 86 1992
5,234,729 Multilayer polymeric reflective bodies for decorative and security applications 67 1992
5,233,465 Visibly transparent infrared reflecting film with color masking 106 1992
5,269,995 Coextrusion of multilayer articles using protective boundary layers and apparatus therefor 246 1992
5,339,198 All-polymeric cold mirror 94 1992
RE34605 Infrared reflective optical interference film 95 1992
5,316,703 Method of producing a lamellar polymeric body 187 1993
5,360,659 Two component infrared reflecting film 138 1993
5,389,324 Layer thickness gradient control in multilayer polymeric bodies 219 1993
5,540,978 All-polymeric ultraviolet light reflecting film 116 1994
5,448,404 Formable reflective multilayer body 192 1994
5,532,331 Thiodiphenol copolycarbonates and their use as components of multilayered polymeric reflective bodies 8 1994
5,568,316 Formable reflective multilayer body 185 1995
 
The Dow Chemical Company (11)
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4,627,138 Method of making piezoelectric/pyroelectric elements 26 1985
4,965,135 Multilayer film with dead fold and twistability characteristics 18 1987
4,874,568 Process of making a porous membrane 26 1988
4,963,304 Process for preparing microporous membranes 56 1988
4,873,037 Method for preparing an asymmetric semi-permeable membrane 26 1988
5,103,337 Infrared reflective optical interference film 162 1990
5,094,793 Methods and apparatus for generating interfacial surfaces 138 1990
5,202,074 Method for producing injection molded multilayer articles 91 1991
5,552,927 All-polymeric cold mirror 90 1994
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (10)
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4,791,540 Light fixture providing normalized output 158 1987
4,883,341 Non-reflective graphic surface 54 1988
4,952,023 Internally illuminated retroreflective sign 66 1988
5,056,892 Totally internally reflecting thin, flexible film 143 1990
5,238,738 Polymeric minus filter 47 1991
5,309,544 Light pipe having optimized cross-section 54 1992
5,422,756 Backlighting system using a retroreflecting polarizer 235 1992
5,481,445 Transflection reflector having controlled reflected and transmitted light distribution 49 1994
5,559,634 Retroreflecting polarizer 93 1994
 
POLAROID CORPORATION (6)
4,393,194 Substituted-quaterphenylene polyamide 27 1981
4,446,305 Optical device including birefringent polymer 187 1981
4,503,248 Substituted-quaterphenylene monomers for the production of polyamides therefrom 20 1983
4,520,189 Optical device including birefringent aromatic amino carboxylic acid polymer 167 1984
4,521,588 Optical device including birefringent polyhydrazide polymer 152 1984
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SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (5)
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5,337,174 Optical compensator and liquid crystal display 62 1993
 
MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC. (4)
4,643,529 Polarizing film 24 1984
4,824,882 Polarizing film 42 1986
5,059,356 Polarizing film 49 1990
5,286,418 Polarizing film 25 1991
 
ENGELHARD CORPORATION (3)
4,797,308 Simulated mother-of-pearl 30 1987
5,089,318 Iridescent film with thermoplastic elastomeric components 85 1989
5,451,449 Colored iridescent film 75 1994
 
HITACHI, LTD. (3)
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5,157,526 Unabsorbing type polarizer, method for manufacturing the same, polarized light source using the same, and apparatus for liquid crystal display using the same 95 1991
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DIAFOIL HOECHST COMPANY, LIMITED (2)
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FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. (2)
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (2)
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5,061,050 Polarizer 51 1990
 
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
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American Hoechst Corporation (1)
4,659,523 Production of iodine stainable polyester polarizer film 44 1984
 
Asahi Optical Co., Ltd. (1)
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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,989,076 Video projection apparatus 64 1988
 
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (1)
5,042,921 Liquid crystal display apparatus 140 1989
 
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY (1)
4,636,442 Laminated structures of polyethylene terephthalate and elastomeric copolyesterethers 42 1985
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
4,798,448 High efficiency illumination system for display devices 154 1988
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
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INTERMEC IP CORP. (1)
5,345,146 Drive circuit for electroluminescent panels and the like 26 1992
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
5,339,179 Edge-lit transflective non-emissive display with angled interface means on both sides of light conducting panel 209 1992
 
JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION (1)
5,424,119 Polymeric sheet having oriented multilayer interference thin film flakes therein, product using the same and method 98 1994
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
5,159,478 Transmission liquid crystal display apparatus 71 1989
 
KURARAY CO., LTD. (1)
5,093,739 Liquid crystal display device and retardation film 30 1991
 
MEARL CORPORATION, A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY (1)
4,310,584 Multilayer light-reflecting film 150 1979
 
MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD. (1)
5,124,841 Polarization forming optical device and polarization beam splitter 56 1990
 
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION (1)
5,245,456 Birefringent film with n.sub.x >n.sub.z >n.sub.y, process for producing the same, retardation film, elliptically polarizing plate, and liquid crystal display 85 1991
 
Nitto Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (1)
4,268,127 Light transmitting and reflecting polarizer 127 1979
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,237,446 Optical low-pass filter 42 1990
 
OPTREX CORPORATION (1)
5,194,975 Liquid crystal display device having biaxial birefringent plates at each side of the liquid crystal layer 64 1990
 
PALOMAR TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5,303,083 Polarized light recovery 33 1992
 
REVEO, INC. (1)
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RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
4,896,946 Liquid crystal display device 64 1988
 
SEIKO PRECISION INC. (1)
4,796,978 Projection type liquid crystal displaying device 65 1987
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (1)
4,315,258 Transmissive and reflective liquid crystal display 88 1980
 
Thomson-CSF (1)
5,134,516 Device for the projection of images 29 1991
 
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4,590,119 Polyester film and magnetic recording medium therefrom 49 1984
 
UNION CARBIDE CHEMICALS & PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
5,077,121 High strength high modulus polyolefin composite with improved solid state drawability 32 1988
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
4,190,832 Polarized windshield indicia reflection display system 47 1978
4,308,316 Non-iridescent glass structures 61 1979
4,377,613 Non-iridescent glass structures 180 1981
4,974,946 High contrast display device enclosure system using transparent light polarizing means 22 1988
4,840,463 Surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal devices 33 1988
5,013,107 Polarization selective holographic optical element 39 1988

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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (342)
6,101,032 Light fixture having a multilayer polymeric film 95 1995
6,565,982 Transparent multilayer device 20 1996
6,590,705 Optical film with co-continuous phases 32 1997
6,531,230 Color shifting film 138 1998
6,111,697 Optical device with a dichroic polarizer and a multilayer optical film 59 1998
6,749,427 Dental articles including post-formable multilayer optical films 3 1998
6,203,921 Multilayer polyester film 0 1998
6,160,663 Film confined to a frame having relative anisotropic expansion characteristics 17 1998
6,352,761 Modified copolyesters and improved multilayer reflective films 56 1999
6,515,785 Optical devices using reflecting polarizing materials 39 1999
6,407,862 Electronic projection system with polymeric film optical components 11 1999
6,449,093 Optical bodies made with a birefringent polymer 27 1999
6,459,514 Multilayer polymer film with additional coatings or layers 38 1999
6,329,046 Optical film and process for manufacture thereof 13 1999
6,498,683 Multilayer optical bodies 21 1999
6,451,414 Multilayer infrared reflecting optical body 26 1999
6,210,785 High efficiency optical devices 24 1999
6,511,204 Light tube 13 1999
6,268,961 Optical films having at least one particle-containing layer 52 2000
6,419,483 Method and apparatus for curling light-curable dental materials 71 2000
6,296,927 Optical film 25 2000
6,590,707 Birefringent reflectors using isotropic materials and form birefringence 27 2000
6,242,152 Thermal transfer of crosslinked materials from a donor to a receptor 47 2000
6,449,092 Reflective polarizers having extended red band edge for reduced off axis color 11 2000
7,238,401 Glazing element and laminate for use in the same 5 2000
6,797,396 Wrinkle resistant infrared reflecting film and non-planar laminate articles made therefrom 107 2000
6,396,631 Light fixture having a multilayer polymeric film 14 2000
6,335,051 Dichroic polarizing film and optical polarizer containing the film 9 2000
6,475,609 Color shifting film glitter 9 2000
6,455,140 Visible mirror film glitter 11 2000
6,307,676 Optical device with a dichroic polarizer and a multilayer optical film 28 2000
6,760,157 Brightness enhancement film 115 2000
6,804,058 Electroluminescent light source and display incorporating same 13 2000
6,630,283 Photothermographic and photographic elements having a transparent support having antihalation properties and properties for reducing woodgrain 18 2000
6,350,044 Luminaire with central reflector surrounded by light transmitting and spreading optical sheet having structured surface 2 2000
6,673,275 Method for making optical devices from homopolymers 3 2000
6,654,170 Optical device having continuous and disperse phases 4 2000
6,627,300 Optical device containing polymeric material domains having different degrees of randomness 7 2000
6,673,425 Method and materials for preventing warping in optical films 27 2000
6,541,591 High refractive index microreplication resin from naphthyloxyalkylmethacrylates or naphthyloxyacrylates polymers 42 2000
6,819,486 Projection screen having elongated structures 10 2001
6,727,313 Polymeric compositions and articles with anisotropic light scattering and methods of making and using 23 2001
6,641,883 High efficiency optical devices 3 2001
6,888,675 Transflective displays with reflective polarizing transflector 4 2001
6,893,135 Light guides suitable for illuminated displays 12 2001
6,534,158 Color shifting film with patterned fluorescent and non-fluorescent colorants 23 2001
6,506,480 Color shifting film with a plurality of fluorescent colorants 17 2001
6,917,399 Optical bodies containing cholesteric liquid crystal material and methods of manufacture 13 2001
6,573,963 Cholesteric liquid crystal optical bodies and methods of manufacture 86 2001
6,484,371 High strength, flexible, light weight hook and loop bundling straps 28 2001
6,808,658 Method for making texture multilayer optical films 27 2001
6,830,713 Method for making coPEN/PMMA multilayer optical films 19 2001
6,827,886 Method for making multilayer optical films 34 2001
6,783,349 Apparatus for making multilayer optical films 36 2001
6,767,609 Perforated film constructions for backlit signs 5 2001
6,737,154 Multilayer polymer film with additional coatings or layers 20 2001
6,829,071 Optical devices using reflecting polarizing materials 15 2001
6,672,721 Projection system having low astigmatism 19 2001
6,609,795 Polarizing beam splitter 47 2001
6,613,819 Light stable articles 6 2001
6,635,337 Optical film 14 2001
6,876,427 Cholesteric liquid crystal optical bodies and methods of manufacture and use 7 2001
6,893,731 Water-based coating composition 5 2001
6,613,421 Optical film 16 2001
6,641,280 Hand-holdable toy light tube 12 2001
6,985,291 Non-inverting transflective assembly 98 2001
6,610,356 Dichroic polarizing film and optical polarizer containing the film 3 2001
6,641,900 Modified copolyesters and improved multilayer reflective films 21 2001
6,811,848 Assemblage of laminants for forming a graphic 0 2001
7,189,447 Laminates 0 2002
6,905,220 Backlight system with multilayer optical film reflector 49 2002
6,574,045 Optical bodies made with a birefringent polymer 10 2002
6,788,463 Post-formable multilayer optical films and methods of forming 23 2002
7,052,762 Low Tg multilayer optical films 13 2002
7,095,009 Photopic detector system and filter therefor 6 2002
6,685,341 Light fixture having a multilayer polymeric film 22 2002
6,786,604 Projection system having low astigmatism 17 2002
6,697,195 Loss enhanced reflective optical filters 26 2002
6,797,366 Color shifting film articles 18 2002
6,744,561 Multilayer optical bodies 9 2002
7,215,473 Enhanced heat mirror films 94 2002
8,393,773 Light-guide lights providing a substantially monochromatic beam 0 2002
7,396,493 Multilayer optical film with melt zone to control delamination 1 2002
6,991,695 Method for subdividing multilayer optical film cleanly and rapidly 11 2002
6,984,429 Laminate from which decorative films can be applied to a substrate 23 2002
6,953,623 Optical product having a high refractive index microreplication resin 9 2002
6,721,096 Polarizing beam splitter 44 2002
7,311,956 Laminate and method used for applying a design to a substrate 2 2002
7,094,461 P-polarizer with large z-axis refractive index difference 3 2002
7,064,897 Optical polarizing films with designed color shifts 9 2002
6,952,312 Head-up display with polarized light source and wide-angle p-polarization reflective polarizer 87 2002
7,145,719 Optical cores and projection systems containing the optical core 1 2003
6,994,462 Light extractor for a light guide lamp 3 2003
7,237,899 Highly efficient single panel and two panel projection engines 7 2003
7,075,056 Photopic detector system having a filter with an interference element, an absorptive element and an absorber or reflector 0 2003
6,927,900 Multilayer infrared reflecting film with high and smooth transmission in visible wavelength region and laminate articles made therefrom 15 2003
6,987,612 Optical film with co-continuous phases 4 2003
6,926,410 Polarizing beam splitter 12 2003
7,083,847 Optical film 4 2003
7,074,463 Durable optical element 49 2003
6,946,188 Modified copolyesters and improved multilayer reflective films 13 2003
6,888,677 Multilayer optical bodies 6 2003
7,403,680 Reflective light coupler 11 2003
7,329,887 Solid state light device 16 2003
7,312,560 Phosphor based light sources having a non-planar long pass reflector and method of making 11 2003
7,250,611 LED curing apparatus and method 27 2003
7,245,072 Phosphor based light sources having a polymeric long pass reflector 12 2003
7,210,977 Phosphor based light source component and method of making 7 2003
7,163,327 Illumination system using a plurality of light sources 22 2003
7,118,438 Methods of making phosphor based light sources having an interference reflector 10 2003
7,091,653 Phosphor based light sources having a non-planar long pass reflector 27 2003
7,456,805 Display including a solid state light device and method using same 28 2003
7,329,006 Projection system having low astigmatism 0 2003
7,019,905 Multilayer reflector with suppression of high order reflections 1 2003
7,157,839 Phosphor based light sources utilizing total internal reflection 17 2004
7,091,661 Phosphor based light sources having a reflective polarizer 17 2004
7,234,816 Polarizing beam splitter assembly adhesive 20 2004
7,449,146 Colorimetric sensor 5 2004
7,997,771 LED array systems 7 2004
7,077,649 Dental articles including post-formable multilayer optical films 1 2004
7,202,489 LED modifying apparatus and method 4 2004
7,202,490 LED modifying apparatus and method 4 2004
7,189,983 LED modifying apparatus and method 11 2004
6,934,082 Optical devices using reflecting polarizing materials 15 2004
7,255,469 Phosphor based illumination system having a light guide and an interference reflector 31 2004
7,213,958 Phosphor based illumination system having light guide and an interference reflector 8 2004
7,204,630 Phosphor based illumination system having a plurality of light guides and an interference reflector 6 2004
7,204,631 Phosphor based illumination system having a plurality of light guides and an interference reflector 14 2004
7,182,498 Phosphor based illumination system having a plurality of light guides and an interference reflector 9 2004
7,255,920 (Meth)acrylate block copolymer pressure sensitive adhesives 8 2004
7,084,938 Non-inverting transflective assembly 0 2004
7,321,464 Electroluminescent light source and display incorporating same 7 2004
7,511,783 Optical laminated bodies, lighting equipment and area luminescence equipment 2 2004
6,940,643 Projection screen having elongated structures 7 2004
7,179,513 Durable optical element 17 2004
7,256,057 Methods for producing phosphor based light sources 6 2004
7,138,173 Red-green-blue polymeric interference film 13 2004
7,345,137 Modified copolyesters and optical films including modified copolyesters 3 2004
7,329,465 Optical films incorporating cyclic olefin copolymers 1 2004
7,303,315 Illumination assembly using circuitized strips 31 2004
7,261,418 Projection apparatus 4 2004
6,999,233 Optical film with co-continuous phases 2 2004
7,296,916 Illumination assembly and method of making same 18 2004
7,285,802 Illumination assembly and method of making same 47 2004
7,241,437 Zirconia particles 30 2004
7,298,442 Cholesteric liquid crystal optical bodies and methods of manufacture and use 0 2005
7,406,239 Optical elements containing a polymer fiber weave 11 2005
7,386,212 Polymer photonic crystal fibers 6 2005
7,362,943 Polymeric photonic crystals with co-continuous phases 5 2005
7,356,229 Reflective polarizers containing polymer fibers 12 2005
7,356,231 Composite polymer fibers 10 2005
7,282,272 Polymerizable compositions comprising nanoparticles 11 2005
7,141,297 Multilayer optical bodies 10 2005
7,316,497 Fluorescent volume light source 17 2005
7,315,418 Polarizing beam splitter assembly having reduced stress 4 2005
7,385,763 Thick film multilayer reflector with tailored layer thickness profile 0 2005
7,271,951 Cards and laminates incorporating multilayer optical films 76 2005
7,236,296 Multilayer infrared reflecting film with high and smooth transmission in visible wavelength region and laminate articles made therefrom 6 2005
7,220,036 Thin direct-lit backlight for LCD display 12 2005
7,400,445 Optical filters for accelerated weathering devices 0 2005
7,277,141 Optical bodies containing cholesteric liquid crystal material and methods of manufacture 0 2005
8,023,065 Optical element for lateral light spreading in edge-lit displays and system using same 3 2005
7,903,194 Optical element for lateral light spreading in back-lit displays and system using same 4 2005
7,322,731 Color mixing illumination light unit and system using same 14 2005
7,150,907 Modified copolyesters and improved multilayer reflective films 9 2005
7,147,903 High efficiency optical devices 3 2005
7,362,507 Polarizing beam splitter 3 2005
7,123,418 Head-up display with narrow band reflective polarizer 6 2005
7,418,202 Article having a birefringent surface and microstructured features having a variable pitch or angles for use as a blur filter 2 2005
7,815,355 Direct-lit backlight having light recycling cavity with concave transflector 4 2005
7,405,857 Light emitting diode (LED) device and method of making same 2 2005
7,710,511 Liquid crystal displays with laminated diffuser plates 5 2005
7,348,066 Optical films incorporating cyclic olefin copolymers 4 2005
7,311,793 Laminate from which decorative films can be applied to a substrate 0 2005
7,652,736 Infrared light reflecting film 4 2005
7,373,273 Light extractor for a light guide lamp 2 2005
7,924,368 Diffuse multilayer optical assembly 3 2005
7,686,453 High contrast liquid crystal display and projection system using same 2 2005
7,632,568 Solar control multilayer film 2 2005
7,673,993 Projection system using reflective polarizers 1 2005
7,652,820 Reflective LCD projection system using wide-angle cartesian polarizing beam splitter and color separation and recombination prisms 1 2005
7,475,991 Polarizing beamsplitter assembly 0 2005
7,798,678 LED with compound encapsulant lens 20 2005
7,369,320 Projection system with beam homogenizer 1 2005
7,057,816 Optical film with co-continuous phases 2 2006
7,463,417 Optical articles from curable compositions 0 2006
7,943,206 Brightness enhancement film comprising polymerized organic phase having low glass transition temperature 3 2006
8,025,934 Polymerizable composition comprising low molecular weight organic component 4 2006
7,326,448 Polymerizable oligomeric urethane compositions comprising nanoparticles 6 2006
7,766,531 Edge-lit optical display with fluted optical plate 17 2006
8,092,904 Optical article having an antistatic layer 0 2006
7,327,923 Spiral multilayer fibers 2 2006
7,309,517 Durable optical element 12 2006
8,568,869 Optical bodies including rough strippable boundary layers and asymmetric surface structures 0 2006
8,035,774 Multifunctional thick film reflective polarizer for displays 1 2006
7,413,807 Fluoroalkyl silicone composition 1 2006
7,410,704 Composition containing fluoroalkyl hydrosilicone 0 2006
7,407,710 Composition containing fluoroalkyl silicone and hydrosilicone 0 2006
7,636,193 Visible light-transmissive IR filter with distorted portions 0 2006
7,557,989 Reflective polarizer and display device having the same 1 2006
7,740,387 Backlight wedge with side mounted light source 8 2006
7,660,509 Backlight asymmetric light input wedge 7 2006
7,607,814 Backlight with symmetric wedge shaped light guide input portion with specular reflective surfaces 11 2006
7,317,182 Backlight wedge with encapsulated light source 11 2006
7,622,164 Optical film assembly and display device 10 2006
7,256,936 Optical polarizing films with designed color shifts 3 2006
7,767,143 Colorimetric sensors 0 2006
7,529,029 Polarizing beam splitter 3 2006
7,245,431 Reflective polarizer assembly 22 2006
7,655,296 Ink-receptive foam article 4 2006
7,297,393 Optical film 2 2006
7,952,805 Solar control film 0 2006
7,727,633 Solar control glazing laminates 1 2006
7,537,374 Edge-lit backlight having light recycling cavity with concave transflector 3 2006
7,905,650 Backlight suitable for display devices 1 2006
7,695,180 Illumination assembly and system 11 2006
7,773,834 Multilayer polarizing fibers and polarizers using same 9 2006
7,599,592 Polymer fiber polarizers with aligned fibers 6 2006
8,067,110 Organic vapor sorbent protective device with thin-film indicator 2 2006
7,906,223 Permeable nanoparticle reflector 2 2006
7,481,563 LED backlight 12 2006
8,012,550 Ink receptive article 1 2006
8,003,176 Ink receptive article 1 2006
7,704,751 Polymeric fluorescent chemical sensor 0 2006
7,789,538 Back-lit displays with high illumination uniformity 4 2006
7,766,528 Back-lit displays with high illumination uniformity 2 2006
7,478,913 Back-lit displays with high illumination uniformity 5 2006
7,800,825 User interface including composite images that float 4 2006
7,459,204 Modified copolyesters and improved multilayer reflective films 3 2006
8,067,094 Films including thermoplastic silicone block copolymers 0 2006
7,826,009 Hybrid polarizer 1 2006
7,820,297 Multilayer films including thermoplastic silicone block copolymers 4 2006
7,791,687 Display including reflective polarizer 1 2006
7,360,924 Illumination system using a plurality of light sources 16 2006
7,740,470 Processes and apparatus for making transversely drawn films with substantially uniaxial character 0 2007
7,709,092 Solar control multilayer film 1 2007
7,767,728 Curable compositions for optical articles 0 2007
7,833,593 High efficiency optical devices 1 2007
7,377,679 Phosphor based illumination system having a plurality of light guides and a display using same 2 2007
7,357,554 Phosphor based illumination system having a light guide, an interference reflector and a display 1 2007
7,611,271 Efficient light injector 4 2007
7,407,313 Phosphor based illumination system having a plurality of light guides and a display using same 2 2007
7,820,282 Foam security substrate 2 2007
7,394,188 Phosphor based light source component 2 2007
7,604,381 Optical article and method of making 10 2007
7,350,953 Phosphor based illumination system having a short pass reflector and method of making same 0 2007
7,357,555 Phosphor based illumination system having an interference reflector and a display 2 2007
7,568,804 Highly efficient single panel and two panel projection engines 1 2007
8,581,393 Thermally conductive LED assembly 0 2007
8,525,402 Illumination devices and methods for making the same 0 2007
7,429,422 Zirconia particles 7 2007
7,863,634 LED device with re-emitting semiconductor construction and reflector 2 2007
8,075,140 LED illumination system with polarization recycling 0 2007
7,976,167 LED illumination system with polarization recycling 0 2007
8,039,104 (Meth)acrylate block copolymer pressure sensitive adhesives 0 2007
8,115,384 LED source with hollow collection lens 1 2007
7,901,083 Optical projection subsystem 8 2007
7,717,599 Integrating light source module 5 2007
7,744,987 Optical polarizing films 1 2007
7,497,608 Phosphor based illumination system having a long pass reflector and method of making same 3 2007
8,007,118 Direct-lit backlight with angle-dependent birefringent diffuser 4 2007
7,857,457 Fluorescent volume light source having multiple fluorescent species 16 2007
7,547,476 Polymerizable compositions comprising nanoparticles 4 2007
7,494,708 (Meth)acrylate block copolymer pressure sensitive adhesives 0 2007
7,524,543 Durable optical element 13 2007
8,690,373 Back-lit displays with high illumination uniformity 0 2007
7,427,438 Polymerizable oligomeric urethane compositions comprising nanoparticles 2 2007
8,128,893 Thermal transfer methods and structures for microfluidic systems 0 2007
7,468,204 Modified copolyesters and optical films including modified copolyesters 0 2008
7,738,763 Composite polymer fibers 3 2008
7,658,526 Illumination system using a plurality of light sources 6 2008
7,526,164 Reflective polarizers containing polymer fibers 2 2008
7,821,713 Color light combining system for optical projector 2 2008
8,012,571 Optical film comprising birefringent naphthalate copolyester having branched or cyclic C4-C10 alkyl units 1 2008
8,608,363 Recycling backlights with semi-specular components 0 2008
8,523,419 Thin hollow backlights with beneficial design characteristics 1 2008
8,469,575 Backlight and display system using same 1 2008
8,459,807 Sheeting with composite image that floats 0 2008
7,674,523 Zirconia particles 3 2008
8,506,902 Colorimetric sensor 0 2008
7,833,621 Light management films with zirconia particles 1 2008
8,125,589 Direct-LIT liquid crystal displays with laminated diffuser plates 0 2008
8,586,285 Methods for forming sheeting with a composite image that floats and a master tooling 0 2008
8,168,302 Modified copolyesters and improved multilayer reflective films 0 2008
8,721,153 Backlight reflectors having a prismatic structure 0 2008
7,852,560 Display incorporating reflective polarizer 1 2008
8,213,082 Light control film 0 2008
8,427,599 Backlighting system including a specular partial reflector and a circular-mode reflective polarizer 1 2008
8,673,419 Stretch releasable adhesive tape 0 2009
7,713,597 Durable optical element 3 2009
8,794,809 Light injection coupler for coupling light guides 0 2009
7,851,054 Multilayer optical films having one or more reflection bands 6 2009
8,096,667 Light control film with off-axis visible indicia 0 2009
8,608,362 Collimating light engine 0 2009
8,080,608 Optical films comprising phenyl ethylene (meth)acrylate monomers 0 2009
8,365,723 Filter cartridge having cone of visibility for end-of-service-life-indicator (ESLI) 0 2009
8,336,543 Filter cartridge having cover for masking service life indicator 0 2009
8,225,782 Filter cartridge having location-registered view window for end-of-service-life-indicator (ESLI) 1 2009
8,757,858 Hollow backlight with tilted light source 0 2009
7,763,331 Optical film assembly and display device 6 2009
8,651,720 Retroreflective articles and devices having viscoelastic lightguide 0 2009
8,467,131 Multilayer optical film layer comprising blend of methyl methacrylate polymer and styrene acrylonitrile polymer 0 2009
7,724,434 Reflective polarizer and display device having the same 42 2009
7,941,028 Backlight asymmetric light input wedge 0 2009
8,072,626 System for reading and authenticating a composite image in a sheeting 0 2009
8,591,052 Semispecular hollow backlight with gradient extraction 0 2009
8,662,687 Brewster angle film for light management in luminaires and other lighting systems 0 2009
8,282,863 High refractive index inorganic oxide nanoparticles comprising surface treatment, polymerizable resin, and articles 2 2009
8,792,165 Internally patterned multilayer optical films with multiple birefringent layers 0 2009
8,557,378 Stretch releasable adhesive tape 1 2009
8,384,851 Reflective display system with enhanced color gamut 0 2010
7,967,443 Projection system using reflective polarizers 1 2010
8,503,122 Light control film and multi-layer optical film stack 0 2010
8,576,357 Liquid crystal displays with laminated diffuser plates 0 2010
7,892,638 Durable optical element 3 2010
8,524,370 Multilayer films including thermoplastic silicone block copolymers 0 2010
8,409,720 Optical body having polyacrylate skin layer 0 2010
8,182,924 Optical body having polyacrylate skin layer 0 2010
8,168,271 Optical film assembly and display device 2 2010
8,758,237 Methods and products for illuminating tissue 0 2010
8,742,047 Polymerizable ionic liquid comprising multifunctional cation and antistatic coatings 0 2010
8,816,029 Compositions and articles comprising polymerizable ionic liquid mixture, and methods of curing 0 2010
8,034,421 Polymerizable composition comprising low molecular weight organic component 1 2010
8,120,730 Hybrid polarizer 0 2010
8,361,599 Durable optical element 0 2011
8,070,295 Optical projection subsystem 1 2011
8,059,933 Backlight asymmetric light input wedge 0 2011
8,821,621 Filter systems including optical analyte sensors and optical readers 0 2011
8,274,220 LED source with hollow collection lens 0 2011
8,514,493 Methods of forming sheeting with composite images that float and sheeting with composite images that float 1 2011
8,246,220 LED array systems 1 2011
8,263,731 Optical film comprising birefringent naphthalate copolyester having branched or cyclic C4-C10 alkyl units 0 2011
8,241,755 Polymerizable composition comprising low molecular weight organic component 0 2011
8,459,800 Optical projection subsystem 0 2011
8,742,022 Coating compositions comprising non-ionic surfactant exhibiting reduced fingerprint visibility 0 2011
8,537,470 Methods of forming sheeting with composite images that float and sheeting with composite images that float 1 2012
8,389,074 Optical film assembly and display device 1 2012
8,535,576 High refractive index inorganic oxide nanoparticles comprising surface treatment and polymerizable resin 0 2012
8,740,442 Backlight and display system using same 0 2013
8,804,069 Backlighting system including a specular partial reflector and a circular-mode reflective polarizer 0 2013
8,821,770 High refractive index inorganic oxide nanoparticles comprising surface treatment and polymerizable resin 0 2013
8,807,774 Semispecular hollow backlight with gradient extraction 0 2013
 
PRYSM, INC. (23)
7,791,561 Display systems having screens with optical fluorescent materials 6 2006
7,733,310 Display screens having optical fluorescent materials 4 2006
8,803,772 Display systems having screens with optical fluorescent materials 0 2006
8,089,425 Optical designs for scanning beam display systems using fluorescent screens 0 2006
8,000,005 Multilayered fluorescent screens for scanning beam display systems 10 2006
8,451,195 Servo-assisted scanning beam display systems using fluorescent screens 0 2006
7,994,702 Scanning beams displays based on light-emitting screens having phosphors 8 2006
7,884,816 Correcting pyramidal error of polygon scanner in scanning beam display systems 2 2006
7,697,183 Post-objective scanning beam systems 11 2007
7,878,657 Servo feedback control based on invisible scanning servo beam in scanning beam display systems with light-emitting screens 2 2007
8,013,506 Organic compounds for adjusting phosphor chromaticity 1 2007
8,169,454 Patterning a surface using pre-objective and post-objective raster scanning systems 0 2008
8,045,247 Post-objective scanning beam systems 0 2008
8,038,822 Multilayered screens with light-emitting stripes for scanning beam display systems 0 2008
7,869,112 Beam scanning based on two-dimensional polygon scanner for display and other applications 0 2008
8,232,957 Laser displays using phosphor screens emitting visible colored light 1 2009
8,593,711 Beam scanning systems based on two-dimensional polygon scanner 0 2009
8,556,430 Servo feedback control based on designated scanning servo beam in scanning beam display systems with light-emitting screens 0 2009
8,698,713 Display systems having screens with optical fluorescent materials 0 2010
8,384,625 Servo-assisted scanning beam display systems using fluorescent screens 1 2010
8,233,217 Multilayered fluorescent screens for scanning beam display systems 1 2011
8,203,785 Multilayered fluorescent screens for scanning beam display systems 1 2011
8,814,364 Servo feedback control based on designated scanning servo beam in scanning beam display systems with light-emitting screens 0 2013
 
SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. (13)
6,284,425 Thermal transfer donor element having a heat management underlayer 50 1999
6,228,555 Thermal mass transfer donor element 67 1999
6,468,715 Thermal mass transfer donor element 32 2001
6,689,538 Thermal mass transfer donor element 12 2002
7,088,406 LCD within mirror function having top reflective polarizer 2 2003
7,929,082 Transmissive and reflective type liquid crystal display 0 2004
7,414,684 Transmissive and reflective type liquid crystal display 3 2004
7,223,515 Thermal mass transfer substrate films, donor elements, and methods of making and using same 3 2006
7,417,699 LCD display with mirror function having top reflective polarizer and reflective black matrix 0 2006
7,670,450 Patterning and treatment methods for organic light emitting diode devices 2 2006
7,419,757 Structured thermal transfer donors 1 2006
7,396,632 Thermal mass transfer substrate films, donor elements, and methods of making and using same 0 2007
7,592,120 Structured thermal transfer donors 0 2008
 
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL PATENTS INC. (6)
7,524,910 Polyolefin adhesive compositions and articles made therefrom 49 2003
7,700,707 Polyolefin adhesive compositions and articles made therefrom 25 2004
7,550,528 Functionalized olefin polymers 26 2004
7,541,402 Blend functionalized polyolefin adhesive 32 2004
8,088,867 Multiple catalyst system for olefin polymerization and polymers produced therefrom 1 2007
8,071,687 Multiple catalyst system for olefin polymerization and polymers produced therefrom 2 2007
 
III HOLDINGS 1, LLC (5)
7,607,583 Clear contactless card 14 2007
8,066,190 Transaction card 2 2008
7,837,118 Infrared blocking article 3 2009
8,191,788 Transaction card 6 2010
8,033,474 Infrared blocking article 0 2010
 
MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC. (5)
6,220,703 Ophthalmic lenses utilizing polyethylene terephthalate polarizing films 35 1999
6,413,641 Treated polyethylene terephthalate polarizing films for improved adhesion in optical plastics 10 2000
6,432,327 Formed polyethylene terephthalate polarizing film for incorporation in optical-grade plastic parts 7 2000
6,585,373 Ophthalmic lenses utilizing polyethylene terephthalate polarizing films 20 2001
6,759,090 Method for improved adhesion of an optical coating to a polarizing film 2 2002
 
OMNIGUIDE, INC. (5)
6,895,154 Photonic crystal optical waveguides having tailored dispersion profiles 28 2002
6,625,364 Low-loss photonic crystal waveguide having large core radius 62 2002
6,563,981 Electromagnetic mode conversion in photonic crystal multimode waveguides 26 2002
6,728,439 Electromagnetic mode conversion in photonic crystal multimode waveguides 51 2003
7,072,553 Low-loss photonic crystal waveguide having large core radius 39 2003
 
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (4)
7,241,485 Protective film for glass 2 2002
8,110,282 Laminated film and molded body 3 2006
7,410,686 Protective film for glass 0 2007
8,404,335 Laminated film and molded body 0 2012
 
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION (3)
7,203,002 Polarizer, polarizing plate, liquid crystal display, and image display, and a method for producing the polarizer 3 2003
7,456,915 Liquid crystal display panel with broadband interference polarizers 3 2005
7,911,557 Liquid crystal display panel 0 2008
 
CARESTREAM HEALTH, INC. (2)
6,521,329 Radiographic phosphor panel having reflective polymeric supports 19 2001
6,652,996 Radiographic phosphor panel having improved speed and sharpness 11 2002
 
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (2)
7,936,802 Co-extruded multilayer polymers films for all-polymer lasers 0 2009
8,144,744 Co-extruded multilayer polymers films for all-polymer lasers 0 2011
 
CERTAINTEED CORPORATION (2)
8,333,040 Photovoltaic roofing elements and roofs using them 3 2008
8,826,607 Photovoltaic roofing elements and roofs using them 0 2012
 
GENTEX CORPORATION (2)
6,676,859 Substrate mounting for organic, dielectric, optical film 1 2001
6,951,681 Substrate mounting for organic, dielectric, optical film 88 2003
 
LIGHT PRESCRIPTIONS INNOVATORS, LLC (2)
6,639,733 High efficiency non-imaging optics 84 2001
6,646,813 Optical transformer for small light sources 25 2001
 
M2M IMAGING CORP. (2)
7,378,848 Magnetic resonance coil system 5 2006
7,777,491 Magnetic resonance coil system 1 2008
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (2)
6,926,952 Anti-reflective polymer constructions and method for producing same 13 1998
6,456,437 Optical sheets suitable for spreading light 32 2000
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
7,518,677 Transmissive and reflective type liquid crystal display 0 2004
8,269,239 Light emitting diode chip package 3 2008
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (2)
7,088,511 Light polarizing film and method of making same 4 2003
7,339,736 Light polarizing film 7 2006
 
SOLUTIA INC. (2)
6,824,868 Digital color-design composite for use in laminated glass 4 2002
7,157,133 Embossed reflective laminates 1 2003
 
THERMA-WAVE, INC. (2)
7,027,158 Beam splitter/combiner for optical meterology tool 0 2002
7,251,036 Beam splitter/combiner for optical metrology tool 2 2006
 
TRANSITIONS OPTICAL, INC. (2)
7,632,540 Alignment facilities for optical dyes 10 2004
8,003,005 Alignment facilities for optical dyes 2 2008
 
YOUNGER MFG. CO. DBA YOUNGER OPTICS (2)
7,002,744 Polarized optical part using high impact polyurethane-based material 9 2001
7,582,235 Method of manufacturing optical-quality polarized part incorporating high-impact polyurethane-based material 0 2003
 
American Polarizers, Inc. (1)
6,808,394 System for demonstrating effects of polarized lens 3 2003
 
ASTRIUM LIMITED (1)
8,665,175 Thermal control film for spacecraft 0 2006
 
BRAZEWAY, INC. (1)
6,213,385 Method of cladding tubing and manufacturing condensor cores 1 1999
 
CREE, INC. (1)
8,011,818 Lighting device including plural optical structures having at least two different refraction indices, and lighting methods 5 2007
 
DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS U.S. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
6,908,686 PEN-PET-PEN polymeric film 0 2002
 
ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE (1)
8,062,542 Light-polarizing solid coating composition, optical lens comprising same, and method for making same 0 2005
 
GREEN BUBBLE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
8,696,998 Biooptical and biofunctional properties, applications and methods of polylactic acid films 0 2011
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
6,080,980 Optics for reducing one dimension of a folded optical path 5 1998
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
7,963,676 Reflector window for use in a light lamp 0 2006
 
HRL LABORATORIES, LLC (1)
8,274,727 Programmable optical label 1 2007
 
Hruska, Curtis Ross (1)
7,397,604 Narrow bandpass filter assemblies for solar telescopes 0 2006
 
JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION (1)
7,641,350 Front surface mirror for providing white color uniformity for polarized systems with a large range of incidence angles 0 2006
 
KONICA MINOLTA OPTO, INC. (1)
8,824,048 Anisotropic dye layer, coordination polymer for anisotropic dye layer and polarization element, and polarization control film, polarization control element, multi-layer polarization control element, ellipse polarization plate, light emission element, and method for controlling polarization properties employing the anisotropic dye layer 0 2013
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
8,410,504 LED module 0 2009
 
LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. (1)
8,679,618 Optical film, method of manufacturing optical film and liquid crystal display device having the same 0 2007
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
8,310,623 Optical sheet and liquid crystal display including the same 0 2008
 
LUMINATION LLC (1)
7,431,479 LED lighting system with reflective board 4 2007
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,603,911 Omnidirectional multilayer device for enhanced optical waveguiding 42 2002
 
NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO., LTD. (1)
6,803,973 Substrate for reflection type liquid crystal display element 0 2001
 
NOVOZYMES BIOTECH, INC. (1)
6,924,014 High efficiency optical devices 14 2003
 
OMNIGUIDE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,903,873 High omnidirectional reflector 21 2000
 
PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC. (1)
6,299,979 Color effect coating compositions having reflective organic pigments 18 1999
 
QSPEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,942,523 Method for manufacturing polarized ophthalmic lenses 0 2008
 
REVEO, INC. (1)
6,859,245 Multilayer reflective films having non-linear spacing of layers 3 2003
 
RMS PACKAGING (1)
6,475,608 Multi-layer iridescent films 5 1998
 
S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. (1)
7,011,425 Luminary product 26 2003
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
7,858,873 Photovoltaic cell and photovoltaic module employing the same 0 2005
 
SKC HAAS DISPLAY FILMS CO., LTD. (1)
6,825,983 Optical element containing an interference fringe filter 3 2002
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
7,201,497 Led lighting system with reflective board 30 2004
 
TEIJIN LIMITED (1)
8,053,062 Biaxially drawn multilayer laminated film and method for producing the same 1 2010
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (1)
7,591,094 Perforated multi-layer optical film luminaire 0 2005