Fiber-based field emission display

Patent Nos. 6,507,146 and 6,917,156

Issued: January 14, 2003 and July 12, 2005
Filed: March 1, 2001 and 

Inventor: Chad Byron Moore; 7 W. 4th St., Corning, NY 14830

Other patents by the same inventor: 6,414,433 , 6,431,935 , 6,452,332 , 6,459,200 , 6,354,899 , 6,247,987

The invention relates to a field emission display constructed using an array of fibers and an orthogonal array of emitter electrodes. Each fiber in the fiber array contains an extraction electrode, spacer, a high voltage electrode and a phosphor layer. The array of emitter electrodes consists of carbon nanotube emitters attached to conductive electrodes. The emitter electrodes are separated using non-conductive fibers. A getter material in the form of a wire is placed within the array of emitter electrodes to maintain a high vacuum within the display.

Both patents claim an invention which was disclosed in Provisional Application No. 60/186,024, filed Mar. 1, 2000. Patent 6,917,156 is a divisional of 6,507,146.

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