Patents by Inventor Iain King Wilmington

Iain King Wilmington has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160284319
    Abstract: A display apparatus and method are provided for at least partially compensating for undesirable image degradation arising from the processing of a generated image prior to display at a viewing surface, such as a combiner. The degradation is such that a viewer perceives a reduction in contrast ratio of a portion of the image content appearing in one or more regions of the field of view of the display, for example against an external scene being viewed through the combiner. In the invention, control means are provided to at least partially compensate for the reduction in contrast ratio by decreasing the resolution of the portion of the generated image content intended for display in the region of perceived reduced contrast ratio prior to input to the processing function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen Paul MASON, Ian MARSHALL, Paul Stewart MORANT, Iain King WILMINGTON
  • Patent number: 8102591
    Abstract: A display apparatus (20) includes an electromagnetic radiation source (22) and digital micro-mirror device (21) having a plurality of micro-mirror elements on a surface thereof. The electromagnetic radiation source (22) is arranged to illuminate the digital micro-mirror device (21) and at least one micro-mirror element of the digital micro-mirror device (21) either reflects electromagnetic radiation along a primary path (23) to an exit lens (23) to form a desired image to be viewed by an operator or along a secondary path (25) to an electromagnetic radiation dump (26). The digital micro-mirror device (21) is also operable to generate a test image at the electromagnetic radiation dump (26) at a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Robin George Fulton, Iain King Wilmington
  • Publication number: 20100067095
    Abstract: A display apparatus (20) includes an electromagnetic radiation source (22) and digital micro-mirror device (21) having a plurality of micro-mirror elements on a surface thereof. The electromagnetic radiation source (22) is arranged to illuminate the digital micro-mirror device (21) and at least one micro-mirror element of the digital micro-mirror device (21) either reflects electromagnetic radiation along a primary path (23) to an exit lens (23) to form a desired image to be viewed by an operator or along a secondary path (25) to an electromagnetic radiation dump (26). The digital micro-mirror device (21) is also operable to generate a test image at the electromagnetic radiation dump (26) at a predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: BAE SYSTEMS PLC
    Inventors: Robin George Fulton, Iain King Wilmington