Method of forming an electroded sheet

Patent No. 8,166,649

Issued: May 1, 2012
Filed: August 20, 2008

Inventors: Moore; Chad B. (Corning, NY)
Assignee: Nupix, LLC (Corning, NY)


A sheet in an electronic display is composed of a substrate containing an array of wire electrodes. The wire electrodes are preferably electrically connected to patterned transparent conductive electrode lines. The wire electrodes are used to carry the bulk of the current. The wire electrodes are capable of being extended away from the substrate and connected directly to the printed circuit board. The transparent conductive electrode (TCE) is used to spread the charge or voltage from the wire electrode across the pixel. The TCE is a patterned film and must be at least 50% transparent, and, for most applications, is preferably over 90% transparent. In most applications, the electroded surface of the electroded sheet has to be flattened. Use of a thin polymer substrate yields a light, flexible, rugged sheet that may be curved, bent or rolled.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 60/957,317, filed Aug. 22, 2007, entitled "ELECTRODED SHEET" and Provisional Application No. 61/060,614, filed Jun. 11, 2008, entitled "ELECTRODED SHEET (eSHEET) PRODUCTS". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional applications is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.

This application is also a continuation in part of copending U.S. application Ser. No. 11/609,093, filed Dec. 11, 2006, entitled "TUBULAR PLASMA DISPLAY", copending U.S. application Ser. No. 11/609,131, filed Dec. 11, 2006, entitled "ELECTRODED SHEET", copending U.S. application Ser. No. 11/609,220, filed Dec. 11, 2006, entitled "WIRE-BASED FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS", and copending PCT Patent Application Number PCT/US2006/061872, filed Dec. 11, 2006, entitled "WIRE-BASED FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS, which all claim one or more inventions that were disclosed in one of the following provisional applications: 1) Provisional Application Number Provisional Application No. 60/749,446, filed Dec. 12, 2005, entitled "ELECTRODE ADDRESSING PLANE IN AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY"; 2) Provisional Application No. 60/759,704, filed Jan. 18, 2006, entitled "ELECTRODE ADDRESSING PLANE IN AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY AND PROCESS"; 3) Provisional Application No. 60/827,146, filed Sep. 27, 2006, entitled "TUBULAR PLASMA DISPLAY"; 4) Provisional Application No. 60/827,152, filed Sep. 27, 2006, entitled "ELECTRODED SHEET"; and 5) Provisional Application No. 60/827,170, filed Sep. 27, 2006, entitled "WIRE-BASED FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS".

The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional applications is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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