Patents by Inventor Wesley Guy Munson

Patent number: 7209187
Abstract: A system for selectively illuminates a light source that illuminates a power indicator of a video apparatus when the indicator distracts a viewer. The power button illumination is selectively set to be extinguished or illuminated when the video apparatus is powered on by means of an on-screen menu as an example. Extinguishing the power button light source does not affect the ability of the indicator to become illuminated to provide information to a viewer regarding the operating status of the video apparatus such as when a TV projection lamp has failed.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 13, 2001
Issued: April 24, 2007
Assignee: Thomson Licensing
Inventors: Mark Gilmore Mears, Thomas Edward Gospel, Gene Harlow Johnson, Wesley Guy Munson
Application number: 20020186325
Abstract: A system for selectively illuminates a light source that illuminates a power indicator of a video apparatus when the indicator distracts a viewer. The power button illumination is selectively set to be extinguished or illuminated when the video apparatus is powered on by means of an on-screen menu as an example. Extinguishing the power button light source does not affect the ability of the indicator to become illuminated to provide information to a viewer regarding the operating status of the video apparatus such as when a TV projection lamp has failed.
Type: Application
Filed: December 13, 2001
Issued: December 12, 2002
Inventors: Mark Gilmore Mears, Thomas Edward Gospel, Gene Harlow Johnson, Wesley Guy Munson