Electrode enhancements for fiber-based displays

Patent No. 7,777,928

Issued: August 17, 2010
Filed: September 28, 2005

Inventor: Moore; Chad Byron (Corning, NY)

A method of creating very large flat panel displays uses fiber and tubes containing wire electrodes to create the structure in a panel. However, there are several display types, especially those involving an electro-optic material like a liquid crystal, which require the electric field to be spread across the entire surface of the pixel or fiber. A method disclosed herein uses a conductive layer to spread the voltage applied to the wire electrodes in the fiber across the surface of the fiber. The conductive layer may be capacitively or resistively coupled to the wire electrode. In most display applications, a transparent conductive layer is required. The easiest and most cost effective methods to fabricate a transparent conductive layer use a transparent conductive polymer or carbon nanotubes.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims an invention which was disclosed in Provisional Application No. 60/657,123, filed Feb. 28, 2005, entitled "ELECTRODE ENHANCEMENTS FOR FIBER-BASED DISPLAYS". The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the U.S. provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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