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RUTICON MODIFICATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023561D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 224K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Typical Ruticon devices comprise a transparent conductive sub-strate 1, a photoconductive layer 2 and an elastomer layer 3 having a light-reflective conductive coating 4. Conductive substrate 1 and coating 4 are electrically connected so that a field is impressed across layers 2 and 3. Light 5 striking photoconductive layer 2 causes a corresponding wrinkling of coating 4. Light 10 reflected from coating 4 is read with the aid of Schlenin optics (not shown)

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

RUTICON MODIFICATION Proposed Classification
Gene W. Hen U.S. Cl. 96/1
Joseph J. Wysocki mt. Cl. G03g

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Typical Ruticon devices comprise a transparent conductive sub-
strate 1, a photoconductive layer 2 and an elastomer layer 3
having a light-reflective conductive coating 4. Conductive
substrate 1 and coating 4 are electrically connected so that a
field is impressed across layers 2 and 3. Light 5 striking
photoconductive layer 2 causes a corresponding wrinkling of
coating 4. Light 10 reflected from coating 4 is read with the
aid of Schlenin optics (not shown)

The present idea proposes adding additional elastomer layers 6
and 7 and conductive patterns 8 and 9 to a typical Ruticon
device. The additional elastomer layers and conductive pat-
terns enable an image created by light 5 to be modified. For
example, the image can be enhanced, selectively modified or
stored. Multi-dimensional control of the output is also pos-
sible. Modification of the image is accomplished by elec-
trically addressing conductive layers 4, 8 and 9 in various
combinations.

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                    XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL
6 Volume 3 Number 1 January/February 1978

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