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1. US20200257171 - Apparatus and methods for aligning photopolymers using an asymmetrically focused beam

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États-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de la demande 16407020
Date de la demande 08.05.2019
Numéro de publication 20200257171
Date de publication 13.08.2020
Numéro de délivrance 11067855
Date de délivrance 20.07.2021
Type de publication B2
CIB
G02F 1/1337
GPHYSIQUE
02OPTIQUE
FDISPOSITIFS OU SYSTÈMES DONT LE FONCTIONNEMENT OPTIQUE EST MODIFIÉ PAR CHANGEMENT DES PROPRIÉTÉS OPTIQUES DU MILIEU CONSTITUANT CES DISPOSITIFS OU SYSTÈMES ET DESTINÉS À LA COMMANDE DE L'INTENSITÉ, DE LA COULEUR, DE LA PHASE, DE LA POLARISATION OU DE LA DIRECTION DE LA LUMIÈRE, p.ex. COMMUTATION, OUVERTURE DE PORTE, MODULATION OU DÉMODULATION; TECHNIQUES NÉCESSAIRES AU FONCTIONNEMENT DE CES DISPOSITIFS OU SYSTÈMES; CHANGEMENT DE FRÉQUENCE; OPTIQUE NON LINÉAIRE; ÉLÉMENTS OPTIQUES LOGIQUES; CONVERTISSEURS OPTIQUES ANALOGIQUES/NUMÉRIQUES
1Dispositifs ou systèmes pour la commande de l'intensité, de la couleur, de la phase, de la polarisation ou de la direction de la lumière arrivant d'une source lumineuse indépendante, p.ex. commutation, ouverture de porte ou modulation; Optique non linéaire
01pour la commande de l'intensité, de la phase, de la polarisation ou de la couleur
13basés sur des cristaux liquides, p.ex. cellules d'affichage individuelles à cristaux liquides
133Dispositions relatives à la structure; Excitation de cellules à cristaux liquides; Dispositions relatives aux circuits
1333Dispositions relatives à la structure
1337Orientation des molécules des cristaux liquides induite par les caractéristiques de surface, p.ex. par des couches d'alignement
G02B 5/30
GPHYSIQUE
02OPTIQUE
BÉLÉMENTS, SYSTÈMES OU APPAREILS OPTIQUES
5Eléments optiques autres que les lentilles
30Eléments polarisants
G02B 5/18
GPHYSIQUE
02OPTIQUE
BÉLÉMENTS, SYSTÈMES OU APPAREILS OPTIQUES
5Eléments optiques autres que les lentilles
18Grilles de diffraction
CPC
G02F 1/133753
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
1Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating or modulating; Non-linear optics
01for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour 
13based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells
133Constructional arrangements; Operation of liquid crystal cells; Circuit arrangements
1333Constructional arrangements; ; Manufacturing methods
1337Surface-induced orientation of the liquid crystal molecules, e.g. by alignment layers
133753with different alignment orientations or pretilt angles on a same surface, e.g. for grey scale or improved viewing angle
G02F 1/133788
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
1Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating or modulating; Non-linear optics
01for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour 
13based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells
133Constructional arrangements; Operation of liquid crystal cells; Circuit arrangements
1333Constructional arrangements; ; Manufacturing methods
1337Surface-induced orientation of the liquid crystal molecules, e.g. by alignment layers
13378by treatment of the surface, e.g. embossing, rubbing or light irradiation
133788by light irradiation, e.g. linearly polarised light photo-polymerisation
G02F 1/133757
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
1Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating or modulating; Non-linear optics
01for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour 
13based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells
133Constructional arrangements; Operation of liquid crystal cells; Circuit arrangements
1333Constructional arrangements; ; Manufacturing methods
1337Surface-induced orientation of the liquid crystal molecules, e.g. by alignment layers
133753with different alignment orientations or pretilt angles on a same surface, e.g. for grey scale or improved viewing angle
133757with different alignment orientations
Déposants FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
Inventeurs Babak Amirsolaimani
Ying Geng
Scott Charles McEldowney
Mandataires Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Titre
(EN) Apparatus and methods for aligning photopolymers using an asymmetrically focused beam
Abrégé
(EN)

A method for aligning a layer of photopolymers includes projecting light onto a rotating optical element and asymmetrically focusing the light transmitted through the rotating optical element onto a layer of photopolymers. The asymmetrically focused light is swept across different regions of the layer of photopolymers while a direction of polarization in the light is varied due to the rotation of the first optical element, producing a pattern of orientations for the layer of photopolymers. The method can be incorporated in a raster-scanning process to produce an alignment pattern in a layer of photopolymers with a large surface area, and is faster and provides improved precision and/or uniformity of the alignment pattern compared to currently available methods. An apparatus for aligning the layer of photopolymers is also disclosed.

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