Printed appliqué and method thereof

  • US 9,488,892 B2
  • Filed: 01/08/2014
  • Issued: 11/08/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/09/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electro-optic assembly, comprising:

  • a front substrate having a first surface and a second surface substantially parallel to the first surface;

    a rear substrate spaced from and substantially parallel to the front substrate, the rear substrate having a third surface and a fourth surface substantially parallel to the third surface;

    a carrier operably connected to at least one of the front substrate and the rear substrate;

    an appliqué

    layer directly on at least a first portion of the fourth surface and having an opening over a second portion of the fourth surface, the portions of the fourth surface in a transmissive region of the rear substrate;

    a light diffusing inkjet layer in the opening and over a portion of the appliqué

    layer in proximity to the opening; and

    an assembly component that is coupled to the carrier, behind the fourth surface and substantially coincident with the opening,wherein the front and rear substrates define a cavity at least partially filled with an electro-optic material.

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