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Electrochromic display device (USH0000264)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000000263D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Mar-28

Publishing Venue

US Statutory Invention Registration (SIRs)

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Inventors:
Nicholson, Margie M. Weismuller, Thomas P. [+details]
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Abstract

A chemically coupled color-changing matrix display device is disclosed wherein the display material is a surfactant-treated color changing metal-diphthalocyanine complex. For example, lutetium diphthalocyanine may be treated with a mixture of silicone glycol and imidazoline surfactants to provide a deposit having substantially the same color as electrolytically cycled deposits of the same material. Also disclosed is a non-electronic chemical sensing device comprising a surfactant-treated electrochromic metal diphthalocyanine complex. Upon exposure to a hazardous gas such as chlorine, the surfactant-treated material undergoes a change in color.