Patents Examined by Ryan Yang
  • Patent number: 7050074
    Abstract: The image display apparatus comprises: an image processor for outputting image data including plural color component data; a gain corrector for correcting levels of the image data output by the image processor; and an image display device having a plurality of pixels from each of whose pixels light for forming an image exits in accordance with the corrected image data corrected by the gain corrector. The gain corrector corrects the level of at least one of the plural color component data applied to the pixels in accordance with the positions of the pixels such that, when image data representing an image of a prescribed uniform color are output from the image processor, difference in chromaticity of light exiting from the pixels is reduced among the pixels without making luminance of the light exiting from the pixels of the image display device the same at all pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Fumio Koyama
  • Patent number: 7046247
    Abstract: A method for visualizing high density graphical data sets for display is effectuated by determining the graphical density corresponding to an area of the display, where the graphical density is of a non-uniform nature. A non-linear visual space transformation corresponding to the graphical density is processed. Resolution in the area of the display is increased in response to the non-linear visual space transformation and the area is displayed with increased resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ming C. Hao, Umeshwar Dayal, Daniel Cotting, Markus Gross, Thomas Holenstein, Brian Ono, Alan Karp
  • Patent number: 7046257
    Abstract: In response to operational instructions for changing an image quality parameter accepted in an operation unit, an image signal for displaying at least two identical images based on an inputted image signal on an image plane is generated. Further, an image quality adjusting processing is performed based on an image quality parameter before adjusting image quality with respect to a part of the generated signal for displaying an identical image, and another image quality adjusting processing is performed based on an image quality parameter after adjusting image quality with respect to another part of the generated signal for displaying another identical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Ochiai, Tetsuro Nagakubo
  • Patent number: 7046255
    Abstract: A hardware-implemented color video data correction filtering system includes a plurality of linearization tables to gamma decompensate input color video data referenced to a non-linear color space, a plurality of a set of pre-calculated gamut shifting arrays to compensate for color point data of a plurality of constituent colors of a color monitor with each set of pre-calculated gamut shifting arrays coupled to one linearization table of the plurality of linearization tables, a plurality of hardware adders with each hardware adder coupled to one of the set of pre-calculated gamut shifting arrays, and a plurality of non-linearization tables coupled to the plurality of hardware adders to compensate for non-linearities of the color monitor and produce output color video data compensated for non-linearities and color points of the color monitor. Color video data is corrected in an accelerated manner through use of the pre-calculated gamut shifting arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Henry M D'Souza, Gokalp Bayramoglu
  • Patent number: 7042473
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying an markup language based Web page on a handheld device having a relatively small display is disclosed. The method includes loading a Web page designed for viewing in, for example, SVGA resolution. The page is stored in a virtual memory (204) in the device in the form of horizontal and vertical pixels. The horizontal and vertical pixels are read from the virtual memory (204) in separate horizontal pixel and vertical pixel bit streams. The horizontal pixel bit stream is fed through a horizontal pixel counter (206) that flag certain pixels for removal by a horizontal pixel filter (207). Similarly, the vertical pixel bit stream is fed through a vertical pixel counter (208) that flag certain pixels for removal by a vertical pixel filter (209). The remaining pixels are stored in a display memory (210) and are presented on the handheld device display (212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Nokia Mobile Phones, Ltd.
    Inventor: Arto Lehtonen
  • Patent number: 7030892
    Abstract: A display system according to various aspects of the present invention provides systems and methods for an integrated graphical user interface which facilitates the interactive and dynamic display aircraft data. In accordance with various aspects of the present invention, a user (e.g., a pilot) provides input to a processor and receives visual feedback via a display produced by one or more monitors. The display includes various graphical elements according to the operator's commands and a predetermined set of rules. By adjusting the information on the display, the user may view the desired information according to the operator's current needs and interests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mike G. Gyde, Mark I. Snyder
  • Patent number: 7027051
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for displaying resource utilization information for a plurality of resources is provided. A time period is determined in which to measure the resource utilization information. The resource utilization information is monitored based on the time period. A result of the monitoring of the resource utilization information is displayed, wherein the result of the monitoring of the resource utilization information is dynamically displayed so as to provide an indication of utilization of a resource within the plurality of resources relative to a resource reference level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Allen Alford, Jr., James Bruce Beesley, Stephen Raymond Nasypany
  • Patent number: 7027061
    Abstract: An improved raster engine adapted to render video data from a frame buffer to one of a plurality of disparate displays is disclosed which comprises an integral bounded video signature analyzer, a hardware cursor apparatus supporting dual scanned displays, programmatic support for multiple disparate display types, multi-mode programmable hardware blinking, programmable multiple color depth digital display interface, and programmable matrix controlled grayscale generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Dan Dotson, Thomas Lloyd Heidebrecht
  • Patent number: 7023448
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for selecting rendering intent including computer program product. A set of rendering intents, and a colored document or image is received. A set of rendered images are created and simultaneously previewed by rendering the received image according to the received rendering intents. Alternatively, a set of rendered differences are created from the rendered images and simultaneously previewed. Difference images reflect differences between rendered images and a reference image. Reference images can be either the source image or another rendered image. Rendered images or differences are simultaneously previewed by simultaneously displaying them on a monitor, or by printing them on a single sheet of paper. A rendered image or difference is selected by user input. The rendered images or difference images are associated with a rendering intent. The associated rendering intent is selected to render the received document or image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Ioana M. Danciu
  • Patent number: 7023447
    Abstract: A novel multi-resolution block sampling based texture analysis/synthesis algorithm. A reference texture is assumed to be sample from a probability function. The synthesis of a similar, but distinctive, synthetic texture is handled in a process and by an apparatus that first estimates and then resamples the probability function. In order to achieve good and fast estimation of the probability function for a reference texture and in order to retain the texel structural information during the synthesis, a novel concept of block sampling and a corresponding novel texture synthesis scheme based on multi-resolution block sampling is employed. As a result of this novel approach, the computational complexity of the present invention is much lower than that of other approaches to the problem. In addition, for textures that exhibit a high degree of directionality, a process, which integrates estimation of dominant texture direction and the synthesis algorithm is employed to handle directional textures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Yue Yu, Chang Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 7023456
    Abstract: A method for displaying a zooming operation on a display screen of a computing platform. The method includes retrieving data from a geographic data storage system, possibly located on another system, displaying a starting image that shows geographic features at a first scale with a first level of detail and then displaying an ending image that shows the same geographic features at a second scale with a second level of detail. Between the displaying of the starting image and the displaying of the ending image, at least one intermediate image is displayed. The intermediate image combines two component images of at least some of the same geographic features shown in the starting or ending image. The two component images in the intermediate image are at the same scale and are registered with respect to each other so that the same geographic features represented in the two component images coincide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Navteq North America, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Huber, Philip Robare
  • Patent number: 7023452
    Abstract: An image division unit divides an original image. Each divided image is assigned an identifier, and additional information for generating an image corresponding to each divided image. An image distribution unit transmits the divided image and a reference drawing to a corresponding image generation terminal device. The image generation terminal device displays the reference drawing, generates an image corresponding to the received divided image, and transmit the generated image to an image distribution device. The image generation unit generates an entire image by integrating images received from a plurality of image generation terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Oshiyama, Nobuyuki Mori
  • Patent number: 7015893
    Abstract: Electrophoretic displays (100, 400) comprise suspensions in one or more bodies of liquid (116, 418, 426) of reflective particles (118, 420), and photoluminescent particles (120, 422). The one or more bodies of liquid are located between a front wall (104, 402) and a back wall (102, 404). Electrodes (128, 129, 410, 412) and optionally a transparent ground plane layer (124) are provided for applying electric fields to the suspensions according to image information. The reflective particles and the photoluminescent particles are characterized by the electrophoretic mobilities of the same sign, and therefore move in the same direction in response to applied fields. A source of radiation (140, 428) capable of exciting photoluminescence of the photoluminescent particles is optically coupled to the liquid suspensions. An optical filter layer is optionally located at the front of the displays. The display is capable of operating under a wide range of ambient light conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Zili Li, Zane Coleman
  • Patent number: 7015933
    Abstract: A graphic data file containing instructions for displaying graphic data on a display device, the graphic data file having a header identifying the start of the graphic data file, a plurality of portions of instruction data following the header and each portion of instruction data having an instruction for controlling the graphic data of a predetermined size to be displayed and frame information to determine an order and a period of time for displaying the graphic data. A method for generating independent graphic data files including instructions for controlling a process of the graphic data files to be displayed on a display device, and to a corresponding medium and a player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: CAVS Multimedia Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Kwang Ho Han, Jong-Moon Lee, Kyeong-sang Yeo
  • Patent number: 7015922
    Abstract: An image display method for displaying description data having text information and image information described in a predetermined description format. The image display method comprises the steps of extracting attribute values indicating attributes for specifying the image information from the description data (106), listing the extracted attribute values (108, 109), selecting at least one attribute value from among the listed attribute values (111), reading the image information specified by the selected attribute value (112), and displaying the image information (113).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiko Wada
  • Patent number: 7015928
    Abstract: A graphics integrated circuit chip is used in a set-top box for controlling a television display. The graphics chip processes analog video input, digital video input, a graphics input and an audio input simultaneously. The chip includes a display engine that processes graphics images organized as windows. The display engine processes graphics images formatted in any one of a plurality of formats including a color look up table (CLUT) format. A color look-up (CLUT) table loading mechanism preferably facilitates the transfer of real-time CLUT table data during graphics composition. The loading mechanism may be triggered by a window descriptor that contains a color look-up table load command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander G. MacInnis, Chengfuh Jeffrey Tang, Xiaodong Xie, James T. Patterson, Greg A. Kranawetter
  • Patent number: 7015934
    Abstract: The present invention aims at realizing displaying of a realistic image of a conversation scene in which a speaker can be visually recognized by people watching this image regardless of the content of the image. To this end, according to the present invention, a two-dimensional or three-dimensional face model is deformed, and animations A1i through A3i which express a state in which a person is speaking are consequently created and displayed as auxiliary images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Toyama, Eiro Fujii, Yuzuru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7015924
    Abstract: In a system for storing and displaying images, such as in a personal computer or mobile telephone, a display apparatus is provided which selectively displays virtual reflections of the real environment according to mirror values encoded with the stored image. A camera (302) provides real-time environmental image data which, under control of the CPU (100), are stored in memory (106, VRAM3). For transparency effects, background image data (RGB2) are mixed (110) with the foreground image (RGB1) under control of a transparency code (T). The resultant pixel values (RGB3) are further mixed with the environmental image data read out of VRAM3 which are left-right reversed (118) to simulate a true mirror image ) for output to the display device (300). The image from another camera (310) can be used in the same manner to provide a virtual transparency function. By controlling the transparency and reflection effects for each pixel of the image, various special effects and a more realistic display can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Graham G. Thomason
  • Patent number: 7015912
    Abstract: A computer program product for use in conjunction with a computer system. The computer program displays all the information that is conventionally displayed in a plurality of pie charts in a single novel chart form. When applicable, this novel chart form can also display positively contributing components and negatively contributing components in the same chart. The chart comprises a plurality of bars and each bar in the plurality of bars comprises a plurality of linearly ordered components. For each bar in the chart, the program includes instructions for patterning each component in the bar in a way that visually differentiates it from components in the bar that border the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Vendavo, Inc.
    Inventor: Johannes L. Marais
  • Patent number: 7012617
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for converting an input digital color image having a set of possible input colors to an output digital color image having a set of palette colors, the number of palette colors being less than the number of possible input colors, wherein the set of palette colors is determined based on the distribution of colors in the input digital image boosted by a distribution of important colors contained in the input digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jiebo Luo, Qing Yu, Kevin E. Spaulding