Plasma displays containing fibers
Patent No. 6,414,433
Issued: July 2, 2002
Drive control system for a fiber-based plasma display
Patent No. 6,946,803
Issued: September 20, 2005
Inventor: Chad Byron Moore (7 W. 4th St., Corning, NY 14830)
A full color fiber plasma display device includes two glass plates sandwiched around a top fiber array and a bottom fiber array.
The top and bottom fiber arrays are substantially orthogonal and define a structure of the display, with the top fiber array
disposed on a side facing towards a viewer. The top fiber array includes identical top fibers, each top fiber including two sustain
electrodes located near a surface of the top fiber on a side facing away from the viewer. A thin dielectric layer separates the
sustain electrodes from the plasma channel formed by a bottom fiber array. The bottom fiber array includes three alternating
bottom fibers, each bottom fiber including a pair of barrier ribs that define the plasma channel, an address electrode located
near a surface of the plasma channel, and a phosphor layer coating on the surface of the plasma channel, wherein a luminescent
color of the phosphor coating in each of the three alternating bottom fibers represents a subpixel color of the plasma display.
Each subpixel is formed by a crossing of one top fiber and one corresponding bottom fiber. The plasma display is hermetically sealed with a glass frit. The sustain and address electrodes are brought out through the glass frit for direct connection to a drive control system.
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