For Television Patents (Class 315/382.1)
  • Patent number: 10093247
    Abstract: A system and method for determining when to display frontal curb view images to a driver of a vehicle, and what types of images to display. A variety of factors—such as vehicle speed, GPS/location data, the existence of a curb in forward-view images, and vehicle driving history—are evaluated as potential triggers for the curb view display, which is intended for situations where the driver is pulling the vehicle into a parking spot which is bounded in front by a curb or other structure. When forward curb-view display is triggered, a second evaluation is performed to determine what image or images to display which will provide the best view of the vehicle's position relative to the curb. The selected images are digitally synthesized or enhanced, and displayed on a console-mounted or in-dash display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Wende Zhang, Jinsong Wang, Kent S. Lybecker, Jeffrey S. Piasecki, Bakhtiar Brian Litkouhi, Ryan M. Frakes
  • Patent number: 7372509
    Abstract: A dynamic focus amplifier for generating a dynamic focus voltage for a focus electrode for a cathode ray tube at a capacitive load includes a source of a periodic signal at a horizontal deflection frequency. A pull-down transistor is responsive to the periodic signal and coupled to the capacitive load for producing, in accordance with the periodic signal, a first portion of the dynamic focus voltage that decreases, during a first portion of a period of the periodic signal. A storage capacitor is coupled to the capacitive load for replenishing a charge stored in the storage capacitor from a charge stored in the capacitive load to develop a control voltage in the storage capacitor. A pull-up transistor is responsive to the control voltage and coupled to a source of a high voltage and to the capacitive load for producing from the high voltage a current that is coupled to the capacitive load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: John Barrett George
  • Patent number: 7362044
    Abstract: A CRT includes an electron gun that includes a cathode adapted to emit thermal electrons, a first electrode and a second electrode adapted to form a triode portion together with the cathode, a plurality of focusing electrodes, an anode electrode and a subsidiary electrode arranged between the second electrode and a one of said plurality of focusing electrode adjacent to the second electrode. The subsidiary electrode is adapted to dynamically control an imaginary crossover point ofelectron beams emanating from the electron gun corresponding to landing locations ofthe electron beams on a phosphor screen of a panel in response to a voltage applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Gon Hong, Nozomu Arimoto, Hoo-Deuk Kim, Min-Cheol Bae, Kue-Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 7348569
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for accelerating charged particles are disclosed, wherein the method comprises using at least a transverse component of a temporally and spatially shaped electromagnetic field to accelerate one or more charged particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Thomas Feurer, Darius H. Torchinsky, Keith A. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7315113
    Abstract: A conductive film isolated from an inner conductive film is formed on an inner wall of a neck. Assuming that, among a plurality of focusing electrodes constituting an electron gun, a position in a tube axis direction of an end on an anode side of an anode-side focusing electrode placed at a position closest to the anode side is P0; among electrodes supplied with substantially the same voltage as that of the anode-side focusing electrode and arranged continuously from the anode-side focusing electrode, a position in the tube axis direction of an end on a beam generating portion side of an electrode placed at a position closest to the beam generating portion side is P1; in the tube axis direction, a position of an end on the beam generating portion side of the conductive film is PL1 and a position of an end on the panel side of the conductive film is PL2, the position P0 is placed between the position PL1 and the position PL2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Toshiba Picture Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 7138755
    Abstract: A CPU for adjusting color purity and color displacement at the center of a screen is provided on an outer circumferential surface of a neck portion. BVM coils for modulating a scanning velocity in a horizontal direction of electron beams are provided at a position where they are overlapped with the CPU in a tube-axis direction. A ring-shaped ferrite core is provided at a position where it is overlapped with the BVM coils in the tube axis direction. Two surfaces vertical to a tube axis of the ring-shaped ferrite core are covered with resin layers. Because of this, the ring-shaped ferrite core can be prevented from being cracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Toshiba Picture Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuyo Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 6989639
    Abstract: In a configuration equipped with an anode current detecting resistor connected between a ground side terminal of secondary coils wound around a flyback transformer and generating a high voltage for an anode of a CRT, it is equipped with declination detecting device which detects declination of a voltage of the ground side terminal, and control device which stops an operation of a horizontal output transistor, after a state is shifted from a power OFF state to a power ON state, when the declination detecting device 5 does not detect declination of a voltage of the ground side terminal in case that a predetermined period has passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Kamizawa
  • Patent number: 6894445
    Abstract: A cathode ray tube video display comprises a cathode ray tube (CRT) for displaying a video signal (Vin) coupled thereto. A cathode ray tube electron beam blanker (201) is coupled to the cathode ray tube (CRT) and is responsive to a blanking trigger signal (GK) for blanking an electron beam (e) within the cathode ray tube (CRT). A blanking controller (200) is coupled to the cathode ray tube electron beam blanker (201) and generates the blanking trigger signal (Gk) for controlling electron beam blanking, wherein the electron beam (e) is blanked for different durations in accordance with one of a hot and cold start condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Owen Allender
  • Patent number: 6847404
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for protecting a video display device, having an anode and a cathode, against excessive beam current conditions. In particular, the present invention protects the video display device against zero-biasing of the device, wherein the cathode driver circuit is supplied by a plurality of power supplies and the loss of anyone of the power supplies causes zero-biasing of the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventors: David Ross Jackson, Dal Frank Griepentrog
  • Publication number: 20040257009
    Abstract: In a configuration equipped with an anode current detecting resistor connected between a ground side terminal of secondary coils wound around a flyback transformer and generating a high voltage for an anode of a CRT, it is equipped with declination detecting device which detects declination of a voltage of the ground side terminal, and control device which stops an operation of a horizontal output transistor, after a state is shifted from a power OFF state to a power ON state, when the declination detecting device 5 does not detect declination of a voltage of the ground side terminal in case that a predetermined period has passed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventor: Koji Kamizawa
  • Patent number: 6833680
    Abstract: A structure of an electron gun for a color cathode ray tube capable of reducing a drive voltage by creating an optimum relation among a cathode, a first electrode, and a second electrode mounted in the electron gun, and preventing degradation in response to input signals on a high-resolution screen and a focus characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: LG. Philips Displays Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Yeal Choi, Jun Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 6833679
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are provided for using a multi-element field emission cathode in a color cathode ray tube. The field emission cathode may have from four to ten field emission arrays linearly arranged. The arrays are preferably formed from carbon-based material. An electron gun assembly focuses electron beams from each array on to a phosphor stripe or dot on the screen of the cathode ray tube. Deflection apparatus moves the beam from each field emission array according to clock signals. Clock signals also turn on or turn off voltage to contacts controlling electron current from the array. Values of voltage applied, determined by a video signal, determine the intensity of electron current from each array, which controls the intensity of the light emitted by each color stripe or dot of phosphor on the phosphor screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Trepton Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Byron G. Zollars, John J. Lorr, Kent R. Kalar
  • Patent number: 6815913
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cathode ray tube which exhibits a favorable contrast by enhancing a speed modulation effect. A front-stage anode electrode and a focus electrode which constitute an electron gun are respectively divided into a plurality of portions. A plurality of portions of the divided front-stage anode electrode are arranged in the tube axis direction at given intervals and are electrically connected with each other. A plurality of portions of the divided focus electrode are arranged in the tube axis direction at given intervals and are electrically connected with each other. Due to gaps formed in the front-stage anode electrode and the focus electrode, the speed modulation effect is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Electronic Devices Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Syoichi Wakita, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Toshio Nakayama, Yasuo Tanaka, Kouichi Harasaka
  • Patent number: 6794833
    Abstract: A circuit and a method for controlling a delay of a dynamic focus signal are provided. The delay control circuit includes a pulse center detecting circuit, a first delay control signal generating circuit, and a selection circuit. The pulse center detecting circuit generates a center detecting signal that detects a pulse center of a first pulse signal. The first delay control signal generating circuit generates a first delay control signal having a first logic level or a second logic level depending on the result of a comparison of a first comparative signal level generated in a form of a first degree function in response to the first pulse signal with a predetermined second comparative signal level. The selection circuit selects one of the center detecting signal and the first delay control signal in response to a predetermined selection signal and generates the selected signal as a second delay control signal that controls an amount of delay time of the dynamic focus signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 6794807
    Abstract: An electron gun for a cathode ray tube includes a single cathode that emits thermions; first and second electrodes; a plurality of focus electrodes provided consecutively after the second electrode; an anode electrode mounted after a final focus electrode; and a support that supports the electrodes in an aligned configuration. The final focus electrode and the anode electrode are mounted opposing one another with a predetermined gap therebetween. If a lengthwise direction of phosphor layers forming a phosphor screen of the cathode ray tube is a Y axis direction, and a direction perpendicular to the Y axis direction is an X axis direction, an electron beam aperture formed in a portion of the final focus electrode opposing the anode electrode, and an electron beam aperture formed in the anode electrode have diameters in the X axis direction that are larger than corresponding diameters of electron beam apertures formed in the remaining electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Sik Oh, Sang-Hwan Cho, Jeong-Nam Kim, Eui-Jeong Hwang, Bok-Chun Yun
  • Patent number: 6737818
    Abstract: An electron beam trajectory controlling device includes a main deflection section having a first main coil and defining a first path and being configured to control a trajectory of an electron traveling along the first path. The main deflection section includes a first auxiliary coil provided proximate the first main coil. A minor deflection section is provided adjacent to the main deflection section and has a first minor coil that is coupled to the first auxiliary coil. The minor deflection section defines a second electron path that is aligned to the first path. The minor deflection section cooperates with the main deflection section to control the trajectory of the electron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soichi Sakurai, Hiroshi Jitsukata, Nobutaka Okuyama, Katsumi Hirota
  • Publication number: 20040090165
    Abstract: In a cathode ray tube equipped with an electron gun for radiating multiple electron beams each scanning different positions, it is made possible to modulate velocities of the electron beams individually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Hirokazu Takuma
  • Patent number: 6703800
    Abstract: In a television receiver, a dynamic, parabolic correction voltage for focusing is generated by way of a transformer whose primary winding is fed with the line deflection current or a line-frequency voltage and to whose secondary winding a capacitor is connected, which capacitor integrates the sawtooth-waveform current in the secondary winding into a parabolic voltage. New types of picture tubes require a correction voltage which does not have a parabolic profile, rather whose form corresponds approximately to the cross section through the center of a bathtub. It is an object to provide a simple circuit for generating such a bathtub-waveform correction voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing SA
    Inventors: Franz Dieterle, Michael Loesle, Martin Läufer
  • Patent number: 6703783
    Abstract: A video imaging apparatus comprises first and second cathode-ray tubes, each having an ultor electrode and a focus electrode. A power supply generates an ultor voltage, which may have a fluctuating voltage component produced by beam current variations, and which is coupled to first and second ultor electrodes of the first and second cathode-ray tubes. A high voltage amplifier generates a dynamic focus voltage component at a frequency related to a deflection frequency. A combining network combines the fluctuating voltage component and the dynamic focus voltage component to develop a combined, dynamic focus voltage. The combined, dynamic focus voltage is coupled to each of the first and second focus electrodes for developing from the combined, dynamic focus voltage each of a first dynamic focus voltage at the first focus electrode and a second dynamic focus voltage at the second focus electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventor: John Barrett George
  • Patent number: 6703775
    Abstract: In an electron gun for a color cathode ray tube apparatus of this invention, one intermediate electrode is arranged between a final acceleration electrode and a focus electrode that make up a main lens, and a voltage divided by a voltage dividing resistor for dividing a voltage to be applied to the final acceleration electrode is applied to the intermediate electrode. A dynamic voltage which increases along with an increase in deflection amount of an electron beam is applied to the focus electrode, and a dielectric portion is formed between the final acceleration electrode and the focus electrode. This dielectric portion is formed on the intermediate electrode. Hence, elliptical distortion of electron beam spots is decreased on the entire surface of a phosphor screen, thereby providing a color cathode ray tube apparatus with a good performance on the entire surface of the phosphor screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Noriyuki Miyamoto, Hirofumi Ueno, Tsutomu Takekawa
  • Patent number: 6703802
    Abstract: The invention provides a circuit for controlling a cathode ray tube. The circuit comprises a source of input color signals (Uin(R), Uin(G), Uin(B)) for the primary colors of the cathode ray tube. Output amplifiers are coupled to the source of color input signals and to electron guns of the cathode ray tube. Finally, limiting means are provided to limit the color input signals to a predetermined threshold value. In this way the output amplifiers are prevented from saturation and undesirable smears do not appear on the screen. In an advantageous embodiment the limiting means are realized by a diode biased in reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventor: Bernd Fey
  • Patent number: 6690124
    Abstract: An autotransformer steps up the output of a high voltage amplifier for applying a drive signal to the focus electrode of a CRT. A parabolic signal is obtained or generated at a deflection frequency such as the horizontal scanning frequency and is applied as an input to the amplifier. The amplifier output is coupled to a center tap of the autotransformer. One winding is serially coupled to the focus electrode and the other winding is AC coupled by a capacitor to ground, in parallel with the amplifier output. The transformer steps up the amplifier output voltage and can reduce the voltage rating required of transistors in the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventors: Ronald Eugene Fernsler, Robert Joseph Gries
  • Patent number: 6664725
    Abstract: A CRT electron gun of the present invention has a cathode for emitting electrons toward a screen as a display face, a G2 electrode to which a voltage higher than that of the cathode is applied, a Gm electrode to which a predetermined voltage is applied, and a G3 electrode to which a voltage higher than that of the G2 electrode is applied, wherein at least those three electrodes are provided with an electron-passing opening and are arranged on the same axis in that order from the side of the cathode, and the potential of the aforementioned cathode is varied to vary the amount of electrons to be drawn; and in this, a configuration is made such that the lowest potential on the axis in a portion where the aforementioned Gm electrode exists substantially agrees with the maximum potential in a range where the potential of the aforementioned cathode varies, and a part of the electrons drawn from the aforementioned cathode flows into at least one of the aforementioned G2 electrode and the aforementioned Gm electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Shiroishi, Syuhei Nakata
  • Patent number: 6633142
    Abstract: A cathode ray tube is provided having an electron gun equipped with a main lens having a function of controlling a shape of an electron beam spot which is deflected to the peripheral portion of a display screen, to improve a resolution at the peripheral portion of the screen of the cathode ray tube for use in a direct view color television receiver or a color display terminal. To reduce the dynamic correction voltage of the electron gun, an electrostatic quadrupole lens with a simple structure is used, thereby reducing deterioration due to the deflection aberration of the electron beam spot at the peripheral portion of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Shirai, Kenichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 6614482
    Abstract: A video processing system includes a video output driver stage which is capable of automatically self-regulating the peak beam current output provided to a display. The system includes a video output driver stage with a video signal input and a video signal output for providing an amplified video signal. The video output driver stage comprises means for amplifying the video signal input to form the video signal output and conveying the amplified video signal output to the image reproducing display device. The system further comprising a sensing output for providing thereat a sensed signal representative of current conducted by said image reproducing display device. The system also includes a sensing and control means for sensing the sensed signal and for providing a feedback signal to an input component of the video output driver stage for limiting the current conducted by said image reproducing display device to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventor: Dal Frank Griepentrog
  • Patent number: 6614156
    Abstract: A main lens section of an electron gun assembly includes a focus electrode supplied with a focus voltage of a first level, a dynamic focus electrode supplied with a dynamic focus voltage obtained by superimposing an AC component, which varies in synchronism with deflection magnetic fields, upon a reference voltage close to the first level, and an anode supplied with an anode voltage with a second level higher than the first level. The electron gun assembly further includes at least two auxiliary electrodes disposed between the focus electrode and the dynamic focus electrode, and these at least two auxiliary electrodes are connected via a resistor disposed near the electron gun assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Oda, Junichi Kimiya
  • Patent number: 6605898
    Abstract: A CRT device with an electron gun provided therein includes control means for controlling voltages applied to a cathode and a control electrode constituting the electron gun. The control means exerts control on each electrode voltage so that the difference between the cutoff voltage of the cathode and the voltage of the control electrode is greater when the luminance level of a luminance signal separated from picture signal is higher, thereby minimizing a spot diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Masahide Yamauchi, Kazunori Ohta, Masahiko Sukeno, Takashi Itoh
  • Patent number: 6586893
    Abstract: A device for correcting residual mis-convergence errors in a color cathode ray tube, the tube including a narrow-necked section, located at the rear thereof, in which electron guns mounted therein generate forwardly-directed red, blue and green electronic beams, an outwardly-opening center skirt section, extending forward from the narrow-necked section, and terminating in a wide perimeter surrounding a relatively flat, pixel-coated, viewing screen section that is arranged generally orthogonal to the axis of the narrow-necked section and upon which the electronic beams are directed to strike the pixels to produce color and images for viewing from the front of the tube, and further having at least one pair of electromagnetic coils mounted outside the tube, for initial focusing of the electron beams during their travel from the guns to the screen, the device including a separator made of a plastic, including a high density of magnetizable particles therein, the separator arranged for placement about the outside
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Inventor: Song O Shik
  • Patent number: 6566801
    Abstract: A cathode ray tube comprising an electron source and an electron beam guidance cavity having an input aperture and an output aperture, wherein at least a part of the wall of the electron beam guidance cavity near the output aperture comprises an insulating material having a secondary emission coefficient &dgr;1 for cooperation with the cathode. Furthermore, the cathode ray tube comprises a first electrode connectable to a first voltage source for applying, in operation, an electric field with a first field strength E1 between the cathode and the output aperture. &dgr;1 and E1 have values which enable electron transport through the electron beam guidance cavity. A second electrode is placed between the cathode and the cavity. The second electrode is connected to a second voltage source for applying, in operation, an electric field with a second field strength E2 between the cathode and the second electrode for controlling the emission of electrons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N. V.
    Inventors: Nijs C. Van Der Vaart, Petrus H. F. Trompenaars, Eduard M. J. Niessen, Gerardus G. P. Van Gorkom
  • Patent number: 6563496
    Abstract: A cut-off adjusting apparatus in which a signal source for detecting cathode current is not required, the cost can be reduced, the cathode current can be detected with high precision, and the correction corresponding to time-variation can be performed with high precision. Includes a controller in which when an enforced adjusting mode is set, during a vertical period a control signal is output to a video amplifier to output such a signal that no video signal is contained in the output and the pedestal level is the black level irrespective of the input video signal, and wherein an averaged cathode current at this time is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hisao Sakurai
  • Patent number: 6548968
    Abstract: An electrode assembly includes at least first and second electrodes for forming one or more dynamic quadrupole lenses to emit electron beams and an electron gun using the same. A first parabolic waveform signal having voltages decreasing from the center to the periphery of a screen on which the electron beams land is applied to the first electrode, and a second parabolic waveform signal having voltages increasing from the center to the periphery of the screen is applied to the second electrode, in synchronization with horizontal and vertical deflection signals for horizontally and vertically deflecting electron beams emitted from the electrode assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Seok Song, Sung-Jun An, Do-Hyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 6538398
    Abstract: A circuit for driving a cathode ray tube (CRT) with cathode current detection. Specifically, the present invention discloses a CRT driver circuit comprising a push-pull configuration comprising upper and lower stages of darlington paired transistors. In the lower stage, a lower prestage circuit generates a video output signal in response to a video input signal that is amplified to drive a cathode electrode of a coupled CRT. In the upper stage, an upper prestage circuit of transistors drives a voltage divider for splitting a high voltage supply between the transistors in the lower prestage circuit. In both the upper and lower stages of darlington paired transistors, upper and lower output stages of transistors are electrically active only during transient periods of the video input signal. As such, a cathode current from a static test signal can be measured from an output through the lower prestage circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Hon Kin Chiu
  • Patent number: 6538370
    Abstract: A cathode-ray tube electron gun can alleviate unwanted radiation caused when cathodes and a first electron gun constitute an antenna by increasing the number of conduction leads of a first electrode of a cathode-ray tube electron gun from one to a plurality of conduction leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunobu Amano, Norifumi Kikuchi, Takashi Shirai, Motomu Tadama, Kazuo Sugimoto, Mitsunori Endou
  • Patent number: 6531808
    Abstract: A beam index type cathode ray tube having a screen divided into a plurality of areas and a plurality of electron guns corresponding to the divided screen areas. The beam index type cathode ray tube includes a tube of which inner atmosphere is maintained in a vacuum state and a screen formed at one side of an inner surface of the tube. The screen has phosphor stripes and index stripes. A plurality of electron guns are mounted in the tube facing the screen and a plurality of deflectors are mounted on the tube corresponding to the electron guns to deflect electron beams which are radiated from the electron guns to the screen. A plurality of detectors are mounted on the tube corresponding to the electron guns to sense lights emitted from the index stripes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Soo Lee, Jae-Ho Lee, Jong-Sik Choi
  • Publication number: 20030038603
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an electron gun. The electron gun comprises an RF cavity having a first side with an emitting surface and a second side with a transmitting and emitting section. The gun is also comprised of a mechanism for producing an oscillating force which encompasses the emitting surface and the section so electrons are directed between the emitting surface and the section to contact the emitting surface and generate additional electrons and to contact the section to generate additional electrons or escape the cavity through the section. The section preferably isolates the cavity from external forces outside and adjacent the cavity. The section preferably includes a transmitting and emitting screen. The screen can be of an annular shape, or of a circular shape, or of a rhombohedrion shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: Frederick Michael Mako, William Kalman Peter
  • Patent number: 6522057
    Abstract: The screen electrode in an electron gun for use in a cathode ray tube has multi-stage apertures such that the entrance area of an aperture is larger than the exit area. This has an effect of smaller screen electrode apertures with a result of increased pre-focusing of electron beams passing through the apertures. Thus, increased pre-focusing reduces the beam incident angle to the main lens. A smaller beam incident angle generates less spherical aberration in the main lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 6507143
    Abstract: A cathode ray tube has an anode of a large-diameter cylinder portion on its phosphor screen side and a small-diameter cylinder portion on its cathode side connected together, and a focus electrode formed of a large-diameter cylinder portion of a diameter larger than that of the small-diameter cylinder portion of the anode and a small-diameter cylinder portion having a diameter smaller than that of the small-diameter cylinder portion of the anode, the large-diameter and small-diameter cylinder portions being connected together. The large-diameter cylinder portion of the focus electrode is disposed concentrically within the large-diameter cylinder portion of the anode. The anode and a first electrode facing a cathode side end of the focus electrode are electrically connected together within the cathode ray tube. The following relationship is satisfied: −LP+184.9≧LG4≧0.0004 LP3−0.1571 LP2+21.006 LP−922.41, LP≧131.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Electronic Devices Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shoichi Wakita, Yasuo Tanaka, Toshio Nakayama, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Shoji Shirai
  • Patent number: 6504326
    Abstract: A focusing circuit (1) for generating a focus control signal for a cathode ray tube (3) has a modulation input (4) for influencing the focus control signal, which focus control signal contains a measure for an envelope of excursions of horizontal scan lines across the cathode ray tube. The focusing circuit (1) comprises a load control circuit (5) for influencing the focus control signal, and having a control input (6) coupled to the modulation input (4) for influencing the focus control signal by load control variation in dependence on a desired focus control signal modulation. The load control circuit (5) may comprise a current source and/or a voltage source and/or controllable impedance that have a control input for coupling to a modulation output of a synchronization processor (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Martin Huckriede
  • Publication number: 20030001527
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dynamic focusing circuit (100) for generating a line-frequency dynamic focusing voltage (Vl1) which can be used to control a DAF section (220) of a cathode ray tube (CRT). The dynamic focusing circuit (100) receives a line deflection current (Id1) and transforms and integrates said current so as to obtain the line-frequency focusing voltage (Vl1). The dynamic focusing circuit also generates a further line-frequency focusing voltage (Vl2) and adds this voltage to the line-frequency focusing voltage (Vl1). By applying the invention, the line-frequency focusing voltage (Vl1) is suitable for dynamically focusing the electron beam (201) in a cathode ray tube (CRT) with a relatively large deflection angle of, for example, 120°. It has both a sufficient amplitude and a suitable shape, for example, a bathtub shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Albertus Aemilius Seyno Sluyterman
  • Patent number: 6498427
    Abstract: A dynamic focus electron gun for a color cathode ray tube including a cathode, a control electrode and a screen electrode, which constitute a triode, a first focusing electrode having three vertically elongated electron beam through-holes formed through its emitting surface, a second focusing electrode which constitutes a quadrupole lens together with the first focusing electrode and having three circular electron beam through-holes formed through its entering surface facing the emitting surface of the first focusing electrode, and a final accelerating electrode installed adjacent to the second focusing electrode and constituting a main electronic lens together with the second focusing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Seok Song, Yong-Geol Kwon, Myeong-Hwan Lee, Kwang-Jin Yun, Woo-Seok Huh
  • Patent number: 6472833
    Abstract: A laser CRT includes a cathode, a modulator having an orifice for forming an electron beam from the electrons emitted by the cathode, and a beam directing unit directing the electron beam formed by the orifice of the modulator to the laser screen of the laser CRT. To reduce the diameter of the electron beam and to thereby improve the resolution of the laser CRT, the laser CRT includes at least one other modulator having an orifice for forming another electron beam from the electrons emitted by the cathode, the beam directing unit being adapted for directing the other electron beam formed by the at least one other modulator to the laser screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oleg Mikhailovich Makienko, Nikolai Grigoryevich Rumyantzen, Jong-Sik Choi
  • Patent number: 6469458
    Abstract: Auxiliary deflection coils are connected to horizontal deflection coils. Each auxiliary deflection coil is disposed in the intermediate region between the inner peripheral end adjacent to a window and the outer peripheral end. Each horizontal deflection coil is dividable into three regions extending from its winding introductory part to its winding terminal part. A variable inductance coil is connected in parallel with the intermediate region to control the horizontal deflection current flowing across the horizontal deflection coil. The variable inductance coil has a cylindrical core installed in a hollow space of a bobbin and a coil connected in parallel with the auxiliary coil. A disc core is provided adjacent to the coil. The disc core has an end face larger in area than an end face of the cylindrical core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nozawa, Yoshihiko Wada, Keiji Morimoto, Kenichi Ikeda, Naoki Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 6456018
    Abstract: An electron gun for a color cathode ray tube includes cathodes, a control electrode, and a screen electrode, forming a triode, first, second, third, and fourth focusing electrodes, sequentially arranged relative to the screen electrode and forming at least one first quadrupole lens, fifth and sixth focusing electrodes, adjacent to the fourth focusing electrode and forming at least one second quadrupole lens, and a final accelerating electrode, adjacent to the sixth focusing electrode and forming a main lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., LTD
    Inventors: Min-cheol Bae, Young-gon Hong
  • Patent number: 6452320
    Abstract: A main lens of an electron gun of a cathode ray tube is provided. The main lens for receives a plurality of parallel and co-planar electron beams emitted by the electron gun. The lens focuses each electron beam along a respective one of a plurality of focal axes incident to a display surface. A first grid electrode is positioned substantially orthogonally with respect to the plurality of electron beams, the grid electrode includes a plurality of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignees: Sarnoff Corporation, Orion Electric Company, LTD
    Inventor: David Arthur New
  • Patent number: 6445145
    Abstract: A display device capable of removing a defocused beam spot on the focusing screen by obtaining the fluctuation of a focusing voltage following the fluctuation of a high-tension voltage. There is applied a DC voltage of a predetermined high-tension voltage. Also, there is supplied a dynamic focus (DF) correction waveform such as a parabolic waveform voltage or the like matched with horizontal and vertical deflections or the like, for dynamically controlling the focusing in accordance with the shape of the tubular surface of a cathode-ray tube or the like. Further, there is supplied a peak focus (PF) correction waveform voltage corresponding to the fluctuation of the high-tension voltage. The DF correction waveform and the PF correction waveform are added by an adder. An added signal from the adder is amplified by an amplifier to 600 to 800 Vp-p, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Oosuga, Hiroaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 6441566
    Abstract: The thickness of a face panel is greater at a peripheral edge portion than at a center portion. At the inner surface of the face panel, a curvature radius in a short axis direction on a long axis is set to decrease from the center of the face panel toward a long axis end and, with L representing a distance from the center of the face panel to the long axis end, has a minimal value at a position spaced from the center of the face panel more toward the long axis end than L/2. A phosphor screen on the face panel has phosphor layers and non-emitting black layers and a percentage of the non-emitting black layers per unit area at least in the neighborhood of a diagonal axis end of the face panel is equal to or smaller than that at the center portion of the face panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Norio Shimizu, Masaaki Ogura, Masatsugu Inoue
  • Patent number: 6424084
    Abstract: In the electron gun assembly of a cathode ray tube, a main electron lens portion is formed by a fifth grid to an eighth grid, and incorporates a quadrupole lens. The fifth grid receives a voltage obtained by superposing, on a voltage as a reference voltage, a dynamic voltage that parabolically changes with an increase when the electron beam is deflected amount of the electron beam. The sixth grid receives a voltage obtained by superposing, on a voltage as a reference voltage, a dynamic voltage that parabolically changes with an increase when the electron beam is deflected amount of the electron beam. The seventh grid receives the voltage, while the eighth grid receives an anode voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Junichi Kimiya, Takashi Awano, Shigeru Sugawara
  • Patent number: 6420841
    Abstract: A colour display device (19) is disclosed having an improved focus performance. In state-of-the-art colour display tubes, a static voltage is applied to the focusing electrode (23). This means that only one focus voltage is available for the entire range of beam currents. In general, due to the fact that the diameter of the electron beams (7,8,9) increases as the beam current increases, the focus voltage is a function of this beam current, which itself is determined by the cathode voltage. In this invention, a colour display device (19) is disclosed in which the voltage on the focusing electrode (23) is changed as a function of the cathode voltages, thereby significantly improving the focus performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Jozef Cornelis Walterus Van Vroonhoven
  • Patent number: 6414424
    Abstract: In an inline type electron gun incorporated in a color cathode ray tube, a plurality of electron beams are produced from each of cathodes. A plurality of beam apertures are formed, per cathode, in a first grid and a second grid of the electron gun. The second grid consists of a plurality of split grids spaced apart from each other in the traveling direction of electron beams. The beam apertures formed in at least one of the split grids constituting the second grid are positionally eccentric to the beam apertures formed in another split grid. A voltage of a waveform synchronized with a deflection period is impressed from a circuit in a display apparatus to at least one of the split grids constituting the second grid. And the electron lens effect of the second grid is changed in accordance with the impressed voltage waveform, thereby correcting the positional deviation of the plural electron beams caused in the peripheral area of a fluorescent screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasunobu Amano
  • Publication number: 20020053888
    Abstract: A color cathode ray tube has an electron gun in its neck portion. The electron gun includes plural focus electrodes and an anode fixed in axially spaced relationship by two support rods. The electron gun also includes a voltage-dividing resistor for producing a voltage applied to a first focus electrode by dividing a voltage applied to the anode, and a metal conductor surrounding the resistor and fixed to a second focus electrode upstream of the first focus electrode. The resistor is disposed in the vicinity of one of the support rods, is formed of an insulating film, a resistance pattern, and a substrate disposed in the order named from the insulating film toward the neck portion. The resistance pattern is such that a potential difference between the metal conductor and a portion of the resistance pattern facing the metal conductor is equal to or smaller than 4 kV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Publication date: May 9, 2002
    Inventors: Hisao Nakamura, Sachio Koizumi, Kenji Suzuki