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Number: 359/290
Name: Optical: systems and elements > Optical modulator > Light wave temporal modulation (e.g., frequency, amplitude, etc.) > By changing physical characteristics (e.g., shape, size or contours) of an optical element
Description: Subject matter wherein the light property is controlled by a substantial alteration in the optical characteristics of a light control surface or interface or by changing the physical shape, position, or orientation of a light control surface or interface in response to the modulating signal.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
359/296 Changing position or orientation of suspended particles 1,366
359/297 Light control surface formed or destroyed 90
359/291 Shape or contour of light control surface altered 1,676

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8693813 Magnetically actuated photonic crystal sensor Apr. 8, 2014
8693085 Electrowetting display device and manufacturing method thereof Apr. 8, 2014
8693084 Interferometric modulator in transmission mode Apr. 8, 2014
8693083 Micromirror unit and method of making the same Apr. 8, 2014
8693081 Electrofluidic imaging film, devices, and displays, and methods of making and using the same Apr. 8, 2014
8693080 Fluidic display device, and associated method Apr. 8, 2014
8692871 Autostereoscopic display apparatus Apr. 8, 2014
8691100 Concave and convex micromirrors and methods of making the same Apr. 8, 2014
8675273 Switchable transparent electrowetting display device Mar. 18, 2014
8674968 Touch sensing method and associated circuit Mar. 18, 2014
8669926 Drive scheme for a display Mar. 11, 2014
8665508 Method and system for encoding multi-level pulse amplitude modulated signals using integrated optoelectronic devices Mar. 4, 2014
8659816 Mechanical layer and methods of making the same Feb. 25, 2014
8654434 WSS with pixel gap compensation Feb. 18, 2014
8643936 Devices and methods for achieving non-contacting white state in interferometric modulators Feb. 4, 2014
8643935 Photonic MEMS and structures Feb. 4, 2014
8643934 Display Feb. 4, 2014
8641933 Composite crystal colloidal array with photochromic member Feb. 4, 2014
8638491 Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same Jan. 28, 2014
8638490 Sub-lithographic diffractive MEMS Jan. 28, 2014
8634126 Digital binary MEMS wavefront control Jan. 21, 2014
8634125 System and method for displaying images Jan. 21, 2014
8625187 Holographic visualization system comprising a high data refresh rate DND driver array Jan. 7, 2014
8624961 Method and devices for 3-D display based on random constructive interference Jan. 7, 2014
8619352 Projection display system using laser light source Dec. 31, 2013
8619351 Optical phase shifter and demodulator Dec. 31, 2013
8619350 Analog interferometric modulator Dec. 31, 2013
8610997 Micro-electromechanical device Dec. 17, 2013
8605351 Transparent interferometric visible spectrum modulator Dec. 10, 2013
8599471 Electronic paper display device Dec. 3, 2013
8593717 Pixel based gobo record control format Nov. 26, 2013
8587858 Apparatus and associated methods Nov. 19, 2013
8587857 Electro-wetting display device and non-polar color solution thereof Nov. 19, 2013
8582195 Systems and methods for relative positioning Nov. 12, 2013
8576475 MEMS switch Nov. 5, 2013
8576474 MEMS devices with an etch stop layer Nov. 5, 2013
8570641 Display sheet, display device, and electronic apparatus Oct. 29, 2013
8570638 Method of fabricating an integrated device Oct. 29, 2013
8570637 Micromechanical element Oct. 29, 2013
8570635 Apparatus and methods relating to wavelength conditioning of illumination Oct. 29, 2013
8559095 Radiation emitting element and a method of providing it Oct. 15, 2013
8553311 Method for accomplishing high-speed intensity variation of a polarized output laser beam Oct. 8, 2013
8547627 Electrical routing Oct. 1, 2013
8547626 Mechanical layer and methods of shaping the same Oct. 1, 2013
8547623 Dual-mode electrowetting display device Oct. 1, 2013
8545034 Dual characteristic color conversion enclosure and associated methods Oct. 1, 2013
8531755 SLM device and method combining multiple mirrors for high-power delivery Sep. 10, 2013
8526097 Tunable detection system Sep. 3, 2013
8526096 Mechanical light modulators with stressed beams Sep. 3, 2013
8520290 Display system for higher grayscale with a varying light source Aug. 27, 2013

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