US Patent No. 10,558,080

SEGMENTED TRANSPARENT LCD WITH LOCALIZED BACKLIGHTING


Patent No. 10,558,080
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Segmented Transparent Lcd With Localized Backlighting
Inventorship Jeremy Hochman, Walnut, CA (US)
Assignee Production Resource Group, L.L.C., Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,558,080

1. A method of manufacturing a segmented liquid crystal display (LCD) that employs ambient light for displaying a display image, comprising:obtaining an LCD display including a liquid crystal (LC) module and front and rear polarizers, the LCD display having a front side and a rear side;
attaching a light-redirecting layer to a rear surface of the rear polarizer;
attaching a protective film to a front surface of the front polarizer and a protective film to a rear surface of the light-redirecting layer;
scoring the front and rear sides of the LCD display to form front and rear segments, the scoring on the front side extending though the front polarizer to a front side of the LC module and the scoring on the back side extending through the light-redirecting layer and the rear polarizer to a rear side of the LC module; and
removing select ones of the front and rear segments to thereby form transparent spaces extending between remaining ones of the front and rear segments.