Patents by Inventor Katherine Noesen

Katherine Noesen 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).

  • Patent number: 7324072
    Abstract: A display device having a display matrix including a pixel border of width x and located around the edge locations of the matrix for improved viewability. The pixels of the border are “dummy pixels” each containing a red, a green and a blue subpixel. Each subpixel has a color filter and is manufactured with a “dummy” transistor which operates to fix open the subpixels thereby allowing a predetermined amount of “white” color brightness through the dummy pixels. The pixel border is useful for increasing viewability of characters that are displayed along the edge of the LCD matrix area in which images are generated from a frame buffer memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis James Canova, Jr., Katherine Noesen, Richard Blair
  • Patent number: 6961029
    Abstract: A display device having a display matrix including a pixel border of width x and located around the edge locations of the matrix for improved viewability. In particular, the border can be several pixels wide, e.g., 1<x<5. In one embodiment, the border is two pixels wide and surrounds a liquid crystal display (LCD) matrix area in which images are generated from a frame buffer memory. In one embodiment, the pixels of the border are “dummy pixels” each containing a red, a green and a blue subpixel. Each subpixel has a color filter and is manufactured with a “dummy” transistor which operates to fix open the subpixels thereby allowing a predetermined amount of “white” color brightness through the dummy pixels. In one implementation, the brightness amount is approximately 80–95 percent of the saturation brightness for the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis James Canova, Jr., Katherine Noesen, Richard Blair