Patent Number: 7,088,335

Title: Methods and apparatus for ultra-violet stimulated displays

Abstract: A display element for use in a display device that exhibits extended illumination longevity and uniformity, as well as a wide viewing angle, is provided. The element can include a light source that emits ultraviolet light, a liquid crystal device having a plurality of independently controllable (i.e., addressable) shutters, a screening element between the light source and the liquid crystal device, a plurality of luminescent elements optically aligned with the shutters, and a regulated power supply. Display devices, calibration techniques, and power management methods are also provided.

Inventors: Hunter; Charles Eric (Hilton Head, SC), McNeil; Laurie (Chapel Hill, NC)

Assignee: Novus Partners LLC

International Classification: G09G 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018