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Title: Micro-valve pump light valve display

Abstract

A flat panel display incorporates a plurality of micro-pump light valves (MLV's) to form pixels for recreating an image. Each MLV consists of a dielectric drop sandwiched between substrates, at least one of which is transparent, a holding electrode for maintaining the drop outside a viewing area, and a switching electrode from accelerating the drop from a location within the holding electrode to a location within the viewing area. The sustrates may further define non-wetting surface areas to create potential energy barriers to assist in controlling movement of the drop. The forces acting on the drop are quadratic in nature to provide a nonlinear response for increased image contrast. A crossed electrode structure can be used to activate the pixels whereby a large flat panel display is formed without active driver components at each pixel.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Cabin John, MD
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
868640
Patent Number(s):
5181016
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
micro-valve; pump; light; valve; display; flat; panel; incorporates; plurality; micro-pump; valves; mlv; form; pixels; recreating; image; consists; dielectric; drop; sandwiched; substrates; transparent; holding; electrode; maintaining; outside; viewing; switching; accelerating; location; sustrates; define; non-wetting; surface; create; potential; energy; barriers; assist; controlling; movement; forces; acting; quadratic; nature; provide; nonlinear; response; increased; contrast; crossed; structure; activate; whereby; formed; active; driver; components; pixel; pump light; electrode structure; flat panel; panel display; potential energy; switching electrode; controlling movement; light valves; light valve; linear response; /345/359/

Citation Formats

Lee, Yee-Chun. Micro-valve pump light valve display. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Lee, Yee-Chun. Micro-valve pump light valve display. United States.
Lee, Yee-Chun. Fri . "Micro-valve pump light valve display". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868640.
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abstractNote = {A flat panel display incorporates a plurality of micro-pump light valves (MLV's) to form pixels for recreating an image. Each MLV consists of a dielectric drop sandwiched between substrates, at least one of which is transparent, a holding electrode for maintaining the drop outside a viewing area, and a switching electrode from accelerating the drop from a location within the holding electrode to a location within the viewing area. The sustrates may further define non-wetting surface areas to create potential energy barriers to assist in controlling movement of the drop. The forces acting on the drop are quadratic in nature to provide a nonlinear response for increased image contrast. A crossed electrode structure can be used to activate the pixels whereby a large flat panel display is formed without active driver components at each pixel.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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