Area array modulation and lead reduction in interferometric modulators

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7489428
APP PUB NO 20070291347A1
SERIAL NO

11649439

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A light modulator is arranged as an array of rows and columns of interferometric display elements. Each element is divided into sub-rows of sub-elements. Array connection lines transmit operating signals to the display elements, with one connection line corresponding to one row of display elements in the array. Sub-array connection lines electrically connect to each array connection line. Switches transmit the operating signals from each array connection line to the sub-rows to effect gray scale modulation.

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SNAPTRACK, INC.SAN JOSE, CA1191

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chui, Clarence San Mateo, US 185 7447
Kothari, Manish Redwood City, US 194 5539
Sampsell, Jeffrey Brian San Francisco, US 21 1245

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SNAPTRACK, INC. (34)
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* 2006/0077,148 Method and device for manipulating color in a display 23 2005
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* 2006/0066,641 Method and device for manipulating color in a display 84 2005
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* 2007/0247,704 Method and apparatus for providing brightness control in an interferometric modulator (IMOD) display 40 2006
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QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
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BLACKBERRY LIMITED (1)
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FLEX LIGHTING II, LLC (1)
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