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Number: 359/292
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 > Shape or contour of light control surface altered > Light control surface forms image on projected light beam
Description: Subject matter wherein the contours of a light control surface are modified in accordance with a control signal so as to impart image or picture information to the contour of the control surface which is then transferred to a light beam projected on or through the control surface.

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359/293 Electron beam causes surface alteration 59

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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8711322 Electrowetting display devices with a reflective plate structure Apr. 29, 2014
8693081 Electrofluidic imaging film, devices, and displays, and methods of making and using the same Apr. 8, 2014
8670172 Variable length imaging method using electronically registered and stitched single-pass imaging Mar. 11, 2014
8659816 Mechanical layer and methods of making the same Feb. 25, 2014
8643937 Diffractive optical nano-electro-mechanical device with reduced driving voltage Feb. 4, 2014
8596846 Frontlight unit for enhancing illumination of a reflective display Dec. 3, 2013
8553342 Camera module with MEMS actuator and method for driving the same Oct. 8, 2013
8520285 Methods for manufacturing cold seal fluid-filled display apparatus Aug. 27, 2013
8514479 Electro-wetting display Aug. 20, 2013
8487846 System and method of sensing actuation and release voltages of an interferometric modulator Jul. 16, 2013
8477403 Variable length imaging apparatus using electronically registered and stitched single-pass imaging systems Jul. 2, 2013
8447086 Lens capsule size estimation May. 21, 2013
8437642 Spatial light modulator (SLM)-based optical attenuator May. 7, 2013
8432597 Micro-mirror hinge Apr. 30, 2013
8427725 Light modulating device Apr. 23, 2013
8422108 Method and device for modulating light with optical compensation Apr. 16, 2013
8416224 Method of operating an array of electromechanical pixels resulting in efficient and reliable operation of light modulating elements Apr. 9, 2013
8405899 Photonic MEMS and structures Mar. 26, 2013
8405900 Projection apparatus Mar. 26, 2013
8384985 Transflective electrowetting display device Feb. 26, 2013
8379061 Packet-based digital display system Feb. 19, 2013
8308962 Etching processes used in MEMS production Nov. 13, 2012
8310442 Circuits for controlling display apparatus Nov. 13, 2012
8289613 Electromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function Oct. 16, 2012
8279514 Optoelectronic device Oct. 2, 2012
8270062 Display device with at least one movable stop element Sep. 18, 2012
8238019 Projection apparatus with coherent light source Aug. 7, 2012
8223195 Three-dimensional image pickup apparatus, three-dimensional display apparatus, three-dimensional image pickup and display apparatus and information recording method Jul. 17, 2012
8218228 Two-terminal variable capacitance MEMS device Jul. 10, 2012
8218919 Method and device for providing electronic circuitry on a backplate Jul. 10, 2012
8213075 Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation Jul. 3, 2012
8207920 System and method of sensing actuation and release voltages of an interferometric modulator Jun. 26, 2012
8188434 Systems and methods for thermal spectral generation, projection and correlation May. 29, 2012
8164821 Microelectromechanical device with thermal expansion balancing layer or stiffening layer Apr. 24, 2012
8157389 Synchronous control system for light source and spatial light modulator employed in projection apparatus Apr. 17, 2012
8139284 Digital micromirror device having wavelength-dependent modulation structure and method of manufacturing the same Mar. 20, 2012
8134772 Mirror device with an anti-stiction layer Mar. 13, 2012
8115989 Anti-stiction electrode Feb. 14, 2012
8107155 System and method for reducing visual artifacts in displays Jan. 31, 2012
8107158 Fluorescent imaging device and fluorescent image acquiring method Jan. 31, 2012
8102591 Display apparatus Jan. 24, 2012
8098431 Method and device for generating white in an interferometric modulator display Jan. 17, 2012
8094363 Integrated imods and solar cells on a substrate Jan. 10, 2012
8090229 Method and device for providing electronic circuitry on a backplate Jan. 3, 2012
8085462 Superposition method using a pair of stereo-isomeric micro electro mechanical systems (MEMSs) Dec. 27, 2011
8077377 Spatial light modulator with structured mirror surfaces Dec. 13, 2011
8064114 Illumination device and method for illuminating uniformly an image generating micro display Nov. 22, 2011
8064125 Color sequential illumination for spatial light modulator Nov. 22, 2011
8059329 Display substrate and method of manufacturing the same Nov. 15, 2011
8054527 Adjustably transmissive MEMS-based devices Nov. 8, 2011

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