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1. (WO2015048679) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FRONT-LIT SEMI-RETRO-REFLECTIVE DISPLAY

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/048679    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/058118
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G02F 1/167
Applicants: CLEARINK DISPLAYS, INC.
Inventors: WHITEHEAD, Lorne A.
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FRONT-LIT SEMI-RETRO-REFLECTIVE DISPLAY
Abstract:
The disclosure generally relates to a front-lit display having transparent and selectively emissive light directionality. The disclosed semi-retro-reflective, semi-specular and specular displays include directional front light systems that reflect light in a manner to preserve the non-Lambertian characteristic of the light output. This leads to brighter displays with a higher degree of luminance as compared to conventional microencapsulated electrophoretic displays with substantially Lambertian reflectance where much of the light is not reflected back towards the viewer.