Repair of Open Conductors in Fanout Area
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
In plasma or gas discharge display devices, conductors are formed on a pair of glass plates overcoated with a dielectric and sealed about their edges with the conductors disposed substantially orthogonal to each other, the intersection of conductor pairs forming discharge sites. Display line conductors in gas discharge panels are brought out to the edge of the glass in groups and terminated in a connection pad. Angled transition conductors on the glass, called fanout conductors, join the more densely spaced connection pads to the uniformly, but less densely, spaced display line conductors. Some of the fanout conductors, depending on their location, are relatively thin and susceptible to developing an open at some stage of plate processing.