Aircraft Cabin Window Shading
- A thin polymer shade rolls up and down a transparency upon the push of a button.
- The transparency may be glass, plastic or composite.
- The shade may be any color and have any logo or message printed on it.
- The shade is fully sunlight blocking. No perceptible light penetrates it.
- The shade assembly is extremely lightweight.
- The shade uses negligible aircraft power to operate.
- The shade may be directly or remotely controlled.
- The shade assembly is very low cost especially compared to existing electronic products that address this need.
10″ x 10″ Experimental tile
Shutters All Extended Providing Black Background
Shutters All Retracted Exposing Highly Reflective Surface
High contrast pixel array for billboards
Black polymer light valve shutters expose extremely reflective (98%) white surface which is easily colored RGB. Resultant reflective display is highly legible in direct sunlight, consumes less than 1/10th the power of LEDs, is extremely lightweight and 1/7th the cost of LED billboards.
- An array of thousands of electronic polymer pixels act as mechanical light valves.
- The light values selectively expose a highly reflective background, creating the display.
- The pixel array is constructed on display panels which may be tiled and assembled into a billboard of any size.
- The display consumes very little power since it doesn’t generate light, but reflects it.
- It is readily visible in daylight.
- Because of its very light weight and low power consumption, it may be assembled on existing traditional billboard structures and use existing billboard lighting for night visibility.
- The display tiles are very low cost, approximately 1/7th that of typical LED tiles.
- Because of its reflective nature and very low power consumption this billboard technology may avoid the legal issues associated with community and FCC complaints about existing LED billboards.
- Because of its low cost, this technology may be applicable to non-prime locations and still result in profitability to the owner.