Customized electronic display and methods of customizing the physical size and/or shape thereof

  • US 7,535,547 B2
  • Filed: 07/09/2004
  • Issued: 05/19/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/22/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for changing the physical shape of an electronic display, wherein the display comprises a front plate, a back plate, electrical circuits for operating the display, and liquid crystal material sealed in an area between the plates, the method comprising:

  • mounting the display in a fixture to maintain cell thickness;

    cutting the display along desired dimensions resulting in a target display portion and an excess display portion, thereby exposing an edge of the target display portion that extends from a first side edge of the display to a second side edge of the display;

    draining or wicking liquid crystal material from between the plates along the exposed edge of the target display portion;

    applying an adhesive along the exposed edge, the adhesive flowing between the plates; and

    curing the adhesive to create a first seal between the plates along the exposed edge.

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