US Patent No: 7,113,335

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Grid polarizer with suppressed reflectivity

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040125449

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Disclosed is a grid polarizer comprising a substrate; and a plurality of stacked metal and dielectric layers, having a width w, disposed on the substrate and forming a parallel grid of stacked layers. The stacked layers are spaced apart to form a repetition space between the stacked layers, such that no diffraction orders are allowed to propagate except the zero order. The grid polarizer that is capable of transmitting substantially all illumination of a given polarization while suppressing at least of portion of the illumination reflected due to an orthogonal polarization component.

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CORNING INCORPORATEDCORNING, NY2525

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sales, Tasso R Rochester, NY 2 54

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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (2)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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API TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (1)
7,545,564 Universal broadband polarizer, devices incorporating same, and method of making same 5 2007
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (3)
* 7,608,474 Method for manufacturing optical element 0 2006
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SONY CORPORATION (1)
7,957,062 Polarizing element and liquid crystal projector 1 2008
 
MOXTEK, INC. (14)
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8,922,890 Polarizer edge rib modification 0 2012
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RAVENBRICK LLC (16)
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SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. (1)
8,373,928 Polarizer and organic light emitting display apparatus comprising the polarizer 0 2008
 
SMARTERSHADE, INC. (2)
8,310,757 Wire grid polarizers in window shading applications and varying thickness wave retarders 0 2008
8,508,681 Variable transmission window 0 2011
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
* 7,894,133 Optical element and optical device 0 2007
 
SERIOUS ENERGY, INC. (2)
7,973,998 Temperature activated optical films 2 2008
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HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (2)
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