US Patent No: 7,845,841

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Angle sweeping holographic illuminator

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Light guides of various shapes are configured to adjust the angle of the individual light rays in a bundle of light within the light guide so that the angle of the respective rays are adjusted towards an acceptance angle of a hologram embedded within the light guide. The hologram embedded in the light guide is configured to eject individual rays towards the display elements when the respective rays are within a range of acceptance angles.

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QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.SAN DIEGO, CA681

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Sampsell, Jeffrey B San Jose, US 165 14866

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2009/0201,301 INTEGRATED FRONT LIGHT SOLUTION 21 2008
2009/0201,565 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING BRIGHTNESS OF DISPLAYS USING ANGLE CONVERSION LAYERS 30 2009
2009/0201,571 INTEGRATED FRONT LIGHT DIFFUSER FOR REFLECTIVE DISPLAYS 25 2009
2009/0190,373 ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH BUILT-IN LIGHT COUPLER 41 2009
2009/0251,752 DISPLAY DEVICE WITH DIFFRACTIVE OPTICS 26 2009
2009/0296,193 Front Light Devices and Methods of Fabrication Thereof 27 2009
2009/0303,746 EDGE SHADOW REDUCING METHODS FOR PRISMATIC FRONT LIGHT 15 2009
2009/0310,208 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BACK-LIGHTING IN A DISPLAY DEVICE 20 2009
 
PARELLEL CONSULTING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
6,940,653 Radiation conditioning system 23 2002
 
TOSOH CORPORATION (1)
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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
6,538,813 Display screen with metallized tapered waveguides 38 2000
2008/0079,687 LCD touchscreen panel with external optical path 20 2006
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
5,999,239 Method for making a polarization-sensitive optical element 56 1998
 
CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
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ENPLAS CORPORATION (3)
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5,982,540 Surface light source device with polarization function 100 1995
7,357,552 Surface light source device and display 22 2005
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
7,389,476 Display including a plurality of display panels 36 2003
 
KOPIN CORPORATION (2)
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VERSO BRAND HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
6,951,403 Device for illuminating a generally flat surface 15 2002
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (2)
4,378,567 Electronic imaging apparatus having means for reducing inter-pixel transmission nonuniformity 43 1981
6,577,429 Laser projection display system 160 2002
 
BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (1)
7,025,461 Interactive display system having a digital micromirror imaging device 29 2003
 
F. POSZAT HU, L.L.C. (2)
6,760,135 Holographic displays 35 2002
7,012,659 Image replication system having focusing means to receive reflected light through lightguide from spatial light modulator 29 2002
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (4)
5,569,565 Hologram recording material 38 1994
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6,072,620 Output efficiency control device, projection-type display apparatus, infrared sensor, and non-contact thermometer 34 1997
2005/0231,977 Portable terminal apparatus 44 2004
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NANO-OPTIC DEVICES, LLC (1)
8,585,268 Light-guide panel for display with laser backlight 0 2011
 
VELIKOV, LEONID (1)
8,596,846 Frontlight unit for enhancing illumination of a reflective display 0 2012
 
LUMINIT LLC (1)
* 2012/0188,791 SUBSTRATE-GUIDED HOLOGRAPHIC DIFFUSER 3 2011
 
QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (18)
9,019,183 Optical loss structure integrated in an illumination apparatus 0 2007
8,872,085 Display device having front illuminator with turning features 1 2007
8,068,710 Decoupled holographic film and diffuser 8 2007
8,111,445 Spatial light modulator with integrated optical compensation structure 10 2008
9,025,235 Optical interference type of color display having optical diffusion layer between substrate and electrode 0 2008
8,045,252 Spatial light modulator with integrated optical compensation structure 10 2008
8,111,446 Optical films for controlling angular characteristics of displays 7 2008
8,040,589 Devices and methods for enhancing brightness of displays using angle conversion layers 1 2009
8,061,882 Illumination device with built-in light coupler 5 2009
8,368,981 Display device with diffractive optics 2 2009
8,049,951 Light with bi-directional propagation 1 2009
* 2009/0257,108 LIGHT WITH BI-DIRECTIONAL PROPAGATION 25 2009
8,045,256 Method and device for compensating for color shift as a function of angle of view 6 2009
8,169,688 System and method of reducing color shift in a display 2 2010
8,902,484 Holographic brightness enhancement film 0 2010
8,861,071 Method and device for compensating for color shift as a function of angle of view 0 2011
8,798,425 Decoupled holographic film and diffuser 2 2011
9,019,590 Spatial light modulator with integrated optical compensation structure 0 2011
 
YANKOV, VLADIMIR (1)
9,164,219 Frontlight unit for reflective displays 0 2011
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