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Inventor:
Spindt; Christopher J.
Address:
Menlo Park, CA
No. of patents:
84
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7403175 Methods and systems for compensating row-to-row brightness variations of a field emission displa July 22, 2008
Methods for compensating for brightness variations in a field emission device. In one embodiment, a method and system are described for measuring the relative brightness of rows of a field emission display (FED) device, storing information representing the measured brightness into a
7158102 System and method for recalibrating flat panel field emission displays January 2, 2007
A field emission display (FED) having a correction system with a correction coefficient derived from emission current is presented. Within one embodiment in accordance with the present invention, a field emission display has an anode at the faceplate and a focus structure. The anode
7099065 Micromirrors with OFF-angle electrodes and stops August 29, 2006
A spatial light modulator is disclosed, along with methods for making such a modulator that comprises an array of mirror devices each having at least a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode is designated for driving the mirror plate of the micromirror device to an
6861798 Tailored spacer wall coatings for reduced secondary electron emission March 1, 2005
The present invention provides a spacer assembly which is tailored to provide a secondary electron emission coefficient of approximately 1 for the spacer assembly when the spacer assembly is subjected to flat panel display operating voltages. The present invention further provides a
6853135 Apparatus for removing contaminants from a display device February 8, 2005
An apparatus for removing contaminants from a display device is disclosed. In one embodiment, an auxiliary chamber is adapted to be coupled to a surface of a display device such that contaminants within the display device can travel from the display device into the auxiliary chamber. A
6844663 Structure and method for forming a multilayer electrode for a flat panel display device January 18, 2005
A structure for a multilayer electrode. Specifically, in one embodiment, a multilayer electrode for a flat panel display device is disclosed. The multilayer electrode comprises a metal alloy layer and a protective layer. The metal alloy layer includes neodymium having a concentration of
6822628 Methods and systems for compensating row-to-row brightness variations of a field emission displa November 23, 2004
Methods for compensating for brightness variations in a field emission device. In one embodiment, a method and system are described for measuring the relative brightness of rows of a field emission display (FED) device, storing information representing the measured brightness into a corr
6764366 Electrode structure and method for forming electrode structure for a flat panel display July 20, 2004
An electrode structure for a display that includes lower electrodes and upper electrodes. In one embodiment, lower and upper electrodes are formed of either an aluminum alloy or a silver alloy. In another embodiment, upper and lower electrodes are formed using a metal alloy layer over wh
6722935 Method for minimizing zero current shift in a flat panel display April 20, 2004
In a flat-panel display structure having a spacer with laterally segmented face electrodes, one embodiment of the present invention defines the length of the laterally segmented face electrode sections to minimize zero current shift variation in electron trajectories. Advantageously, the
6710525 Electrode structure and method for forming electrode structure for a flat panel display March 23, 2004
An electrode structure for a display that includes lower electrodes and upper electrodes. In one embodiment, lower and upper electrodes are formed of either an aluminum alloy or a silver alloy. In another embodiment, upper and lower electrodes are formed using a metal alloy layer over wh
6630786 Light-emitting device having light-reflective layer formed with, or/and adjacent to, material th October 7, 2003
A light-emitting device (42, 68, 80, 90, or 100) suitable for a flat-panel CRT display contains a plate (54), a light-emissive region (56), a light-blocking region (58), and a light-reflective layer (60 or 70). The light-emitting device achieves one or more of the following character
6571464 Self-standing spacer wall structures and methods of fabricating and installing same June 3, 2003
Methods and structures are provided which support spacer walls in a position which facilitates installation of the spacer walls between a faceplate structure and a backplate structure of a flat panel display. In one embodiment, spacer feet are formed at opposing ends of the spacer wa
6562551 Gripping multi-level black matrix May 13, 2003
A multi-level matrix structure for retaining a support structure within a flat panel display device. In one embodiment, the multi-level matrix structure is comprised of a first parallel ridges. The multi-level matrix structure further includes a second parallel ridges. The second paralle
6541912 Auxiliary chamber and display device with improved contaminant removal April 1, 2003
An apparatus for removing contaminants from a display device is disclosed. In one embodiment, an auxiliary chamber is adapted to be coupled to a surface of a display device such that contaminants within the display device can travel from the display device into the auxiliary chamber. A
6489718 Spacer suitable for use in flat panel display December 3, 2002
A spacer (140) suitable for use in a flat panel display is formed with ceramic, transition metal, and oxygen. At least part of the oxygen is bonded to the transition metal or/and constituents of the ceramic to form a uniform electrically resistive material having a resistivity of 10.sup.
6459209 Procedures and apparatus for turning-on and turning-off elements within a field emission display October 1, 2002
A method of removing contaminant particles in newly fabricated field emission displays. According to one embodiment of the present invention, contaminant particles are removed by a conditioning process which includes the steps of: a) driving a anode of a field emission display (FED) to a
6448949 System and method for improving emitter life in flat panel field emission displays September 10, 2002
A field emission display having an improved operational life. In one embodiment of the present invention, the field emission display comprises a plurality of row lines, a plurality of column lines, and a plurality of electron emissive elements disposed at intersections of the plurality o
6448708 Dual-layer metal for flat panel display September 10, 2002
A flat panel display and a method for forming a flat panel display. In one embodiment, the flat panel display includes a cathodic structure which is formed within an active area on a backplate. The cathodic structure includes a emitter electrode metal composed of strips of aluminum overl
6433473 Row electrode anodization August 13, 2002
A structure and method for forming an column electrode for a field emission display device wherein the column electrode is disposed beneath the field emitters and the row electrode. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises depositing a resistor layer over portions of a column e
6432593 Gripping multi-level structure August 13, 2002
A multi-level matrix structure for frictionally retaining a support structure within a flat panel display device. In one embodiment, the present invention is comprised of a multi-level matrix structure. The multi-level matrix structure of the present embodiment is comprised of a firs
6414428 Flat-panel display with intensity control to reduce light-centroid shifting July 2, 2002
The intensity at which electrons emitted by a first plate structure (10) in a flat-panel display strike a second plate structure (12) for causing it to emit light is controlled so as to reduce image degradation that could otherwise arise from undesired electron-trajectory changes caused
6406346 Fabrication of flat-panel display having spacer with laterally segmented face electrode June 18, 2002
A spacer (44) for a flat-panel display is formed with a main spacer portion (60), typically shaped like a wall, and a face electrode (66) situated over a face of main spacer portion. The spacer is inserted between two opposing plate structures (40 and 42) of the display. The face electro
6384527 Flat panel display with reduced electron scattering effects May 7, 2002
A flat panel display is disclosed which includes a faceplate with a faceplate interior side, and a backplate including a backplate interior side in an opposing relationship to the faceplate interior side. Side walls are positioned between the faceplate and the backplate. The side wal
6379210 Fabrication of electron emitters coated with material such as carbon April 30, 2002
A cathode structure suitable for a flat panel display is provided with coated emitters. The emitters are formed with material, typically nickel, capable of growing to a high aspect ratio. These emitters are then coated with carbon containing material for improving the chemical robustness
6369784 System and method for improving emitter life in flat panel field emission displays April 9, 2002
A field emission display having an improved operational life. In one embodiment of the present invention, the field emission display comprises a plurality of row lines, a plurality of column lines, and a plurality of electron emissive elements disposed at intersections of the plurality o
6356014 Electron emitters coated with carbon containing layer March 12, 2002
A cathode structure suitable for a flat-panel display contains an emitter layer (213) divided into emitter lines, a plurality of electron emitters (229, 239, or 230) situated over the emitter lines, and a gate layer (215A) having an upper surface spaced largely above the electron emitter
6338662 Fabrication of electron-emitting device having large control openings centered on focus openings January 15, 2002
Fabrication of an electron-emitting device entails providing an electron-emitting structure in which multiple sets of electron-emissive elements (24) overlying an emitter electrode (12) are arranged in a line extending generally in a specified direction. Each of a group of control el
6307326 Procedures and apparatus for turning-on and turning-off elements within a field emission display October 23, 2001
A method of removing contaminant particles in newly fabricated field emission displays. According to one embodiment of the present invention, contaminant particles are removed by a conditioning process which includes the steps of: a) driving a anode of a field emission display (FED) to a
6307325 Procedures and apparatus for turning-on and turning-off elements within a field emission display October 23, 2001
A method of removing contaminant particles in newly fabricated field emission displays. According to one embodiment of the present invention, contaminant particles are removed by a conditioning process which includes the steps of: a) driving a anode of a field emission display (FED) to a
6278066 Self-standing spacer wall structures August 21, 2001
A spacer (100 or 600/1000A/1000B) situated between a faceplate structure (301) and a backplate structure (302) of a flat panel display is configured to be self standing. In one implementation, a pair of spacer feet (111 or 113 and 112 or 114) are located over the same face surface, o
6218783 High voltage compatible spacer coating April 17, 2001
A coating material having specific resistivity and secondary emission characteristics. The coating material described herein is especially well-adapted for coating a spacer structure of a flat panel display. In one embodiment, the coating material is characterized by:a sheet resistance,
6204596 Filamentary electron-emission device having self-aligned gate or/and lower conductive/resistive March 20, 2001
An electron-emitting device contains a lower conductive region (22), a porous insulating layer (24A, 24B, 24D, 24E, or 24F) overlying the lower conductive region, and a multiplicity of electron-emissive elements (30, 30A, or 30B) situated in pores (28.sub.1) extending through the porous
6201343 Electron-emitting device having large control openings in specified, typically centered, relatio March 13, 2001
An electron-emitting device contains an emitter electrode (12), a group of sets of electron-emitting elements (24), a group of control electrodes (28), and a focusing system (37) for focusing electrons emitted by the electron-emissive elements. The sets of electron-emissive elements are
6157123 Flat panel display typically having transition metal oxide in ceramic core or/and resistive skin December 5, 2000
A flat panel display contains a faceplate structure (174 or 350), a backplate structure (175 or 351), and a spacer (140, 340, 0r 341). A light-emitting structure (171 or 306) is located along a faceplate (170 or 302) in the faceplate structure. An electron-emitting structure (172 or
6146226 Fabrication of electron-emitting device having ladder-like emitter electrode November 14, 2000
An electron-emitting device utilizes an emitter electrode (12) shaped like a ladder in which a line of emitter openings (18) extend through the electrode. In fabricating the device, the emitter openings can be utilized to self-align certain edges, such as edges (38C) of a focusing system
6144144 Patterned resistor suitable for electron-emitting device November 7, 2000
An electron-emitting device contains a vertical emitter resistor patterned into multiple laterally separated sections (34, 34V, 46, or 46V) situated between the electron-emissive elements (40), on one hand, and emitter electrodes (32), on the other hand. Sections of the resistor are spac
6133893 System and method for improving emitter life in flat panel field emission displays October 17, 2000
A field emission display having an improved operational life. In one embodiment of the present invention, the field emission display comprises a plurality of row lines, a plurality of column lines, and a plurality of electron emissive elements disposed at intersections of the plurality o
6107731 Structure and fabrication of flat-panel display having spacer with laterally segmented face elec August 22, 2000
A flat-panel display contains a pair of plate structures (40 and 42) coupled together to form a sealed enclosure. A spacer (44) is situated in the enclosure for resisting external forces exerted on the display. The spacer is formed with a main spacer portion (60), typically shaped like a
6107728 Structure and fabrication of electron-emitting device having electrode with openings that facili August 22, 2000
An electrode (12 or 30) of an electron-emitting device has a plurality of openings (16 or 60) spaced laterally apart from one another. The openings can be used, as needed, in selectively separating one or more parts of the electrode from the remainder of the electrode during corrective t
6104139 Procedures and apparatus for turning-on and turning-off elements within a field emission display August 15, 2000
A method of removing contaminant particles in newly fabricated field emission displays. According to one embodiment of the present invention, contaminant particles are removed by a conditioning process which includes the steps of: a) driving a anode of a field emission display (FED) to a
6064157 Flat panel display with common bus structure May 16, 2000
A flat panel display (500 or 700) contains a faceplate structure (510 or720), a backplate structure (511 or 730) coupled to the faceplate structure, and a plurality of spacers (501-503, 601, or 701-707) situated between the faceplate and backplate structures. The faceplate structure is
6049165 Structure and fabrication of flat panel display with specially arranged spacer April 11, 2000
A flat-panel display having a backplate structure (330), a faceplate structure (320), and a spacer (340) situated between the two plate structures is configured so that the electric potential field along the spacer approximates the potential field that would be present at the same lo
6027632 Multi-step removal of excess emitter material in fabricating electron-emitting device February 22, 2000
Excess emitter material (52B) is removed in multiple steps during the fabrication of an electron-emitting device. A structure is initially provided in which a dielectric layer (44) overlies a non-insulating region (42), control electrodes (80 or 46/80) overlie the dielectric layer, o
6019658 Fabrication of gated electron-emitting device utilizing distributed particles to define gate ope February 1, 2000
A gated electron-emitter having a lower non-insulating emitter region (42), an overlying insulating layer (44), and a gate layer (48A, 60A, 60B, 120A, or 180A/184) is fabricated by a process in which particles (46) are distributed over the insulating layer, the gate layer, a primary laye
6013981 High voltage compatible spacer coating January 11, 2000
A coating material having specific resistivity and secondary emission characteristics. The coating material described herein is especially well-adapted for coating a spacer structure of a flat panel display. In one embodiment, the coating material is characterized by:a sheet resistance,
6013974 Electron-emitting device having focus coating that extends partway into focus openings January 11, 2000
An electron-emitting device contains an electron focusing system (37 or 37A) formed with a base focusing structure (38 or 38A) and a focus coating (39 or 39A) that penetrates partway into a focus opening (40) extending through the base focusing structure above an electron-emissive elemen
6007695 Selective removal of material using self-initiated galvanic activity in electrolytic bath December 28, 1999
Material of a given chemical type is selectively electrochemically removed from a structure by subjecting portions of the structure to an electrolytic bath. The characteristics of certain parts of the structure are chosen to have electrochemical reduction half-cell potentials that en
6004180 Cleaning of electron-emissive elements December 21, 1999
Multiple procedures are presented for removing contaminant material (12) from electron-emissive elements (10) of an electron-emitting device (30). One procedure involves converting the contaminant material into gaseous products (14), typically by operating the electron-emissive elements,
6002199 Structure and fabrication of electron-emitting device having ladder-like emitter electrode December 14, 1999
An electron-emitting device utilizes an emitter electrode (12) shaped like a ladder in which a line of emitter openings (18) extend through the electrode. In fabricating the device, the emitter openings can be utilized to self-align certain edges, such as edges (38C) of a focusing system
6002198 Flat panel display with spacer of high dielectric constant December 14, 1999
A flat panel display (300) contains a faceplate structure (320), a backplate structure (330) coupled to the faceplate structure, and a spacer (351 or 352) situated between the faceplate and backplate structures. The spacer is formed with material having a dielectric constant greater than
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