Data Responsive Crt Display Control Patents (Class 345/10)
  • Patent number: 10249215
    Abstract: Virtual reality arc welding systems that provide virtual reality simulations for training purposes. Virtual reality welding systems to aid in training welding students may provide a programmable processor-based subsystem, a rendering engine, an analysis engine, and recommended corrective actions based on virtual testing results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Peters, Deanna Postlethwaite, Matthew Wayne Wallace
  • Patent number: 10134303
    Abstract: Virtual reality arc welding systems that provide virtual reality simulations for training purposes. Virtual reality welding systems to aid in training welding students may provide intelligent connections to web sites on the internet, overlays of ideal weld puddles, recommended corrective actions based on virtual testing results, simulations of virtual environments with safety hazards, and simulations of relationships between improperly set welding parameters and weld defects and discontinuities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Peters, Deanna Postlethwaite, Matthew Wayne Wallace
  • Patent number: 10078801
    Abstract: A method for representing decision trees that avoids the common problem of congestion and overlapping of the nodes in the tree. This problem has traditionally limited the number of nodes and uncertainties that can be represented using decision trees. The approach provides a method and formulation for plotting the coordinates of the decision tree in a way that avoids the problem of congestion of the nodes by drawing the tree in reverse chronological order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Ali Abbas
  • Patent number: 10027283
    Abstract: Various methods and circuital arrangements for controlling an RF amplifier while reducing size, cost and power consumption are presented. Included is an amplifier controller unit that provides different current amplification stages that can be used for calibrating an output power of the RF amplifier based on a reference current. Order of the current amplification stages starting from the reference current allow reduction in size, cost and power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: pSemi Corporation
    Inventors: Poojan Wagh, Kashish Pal, Arun Srikanth Peri
  • Patent number: 9965973
    Abstract: Virtual reality arc welding systems that provide virtual reality simulations for training purposes. Virtual reality welding systems to aid in training welding students may provide a spatial tracker, at least one mock welding tool, a user interface for the input of information into the system, and intelligent connections to web sites on the internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Peters, Deanna Postlethwaite, Matthew Wayne Wallace
  • Patent number: 9921647
    Abstract: A method for preventing vision damage to a user viewing a screen of a mobile device is presented. The method may include collecting viewing condition data. The method may also include retrieving an eye health profile associated with the user. The method may then include retrieving eye health guidelines. The method may further include determining a maximum reading time based on the collected viewing condition data, the retrieved eye health profile, and the retrieved eye health guidelines. The method may also include determining that the determined maximum reading time exceeds a current reading time. The method may then include performing a preventive action in response to determining that the determined maximum reading time exceeds the current reading time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 9911360
    Abstract: Arc welding simulations that provide simulation of virtual destructive and non-destructive testing and inspection of virtual weldments for training purposes. The virtual testing simulations may be performed on virtual weldments created using a virtual reality welding simulator system (e.g., a virtual reality arc welding (VRAW) system). The virtual inspection simulations may be performed on “pre-canned” (i.e. pre-defined) virtual weldments or using virtual weldments created using a virtual reality welding simulator system. In general, virtual testing may be performed using a virtual reality welding simulator system (e.g., a virtual reality arc welding (VRAW) system), and virtual inspection may be performed using a standalone virtual weldment inspection (VWI) system or using a virtual reality welding simulator system (e.g., a virtual reality arc welding (VRAW) system). In accordance with certain enhanced embodiments of the present invention, virtual testing may also be performed on a standalone VWI system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Wayne Wallace, Carl Peters
  • Patent number: 9911359
    Abstract: Arc welding simulations that provide simulation of virtual destructive and non-destructive testing and inspection of virtual weldments for training purposes. The virtual testing simulations may be performed on virtual weldments created using a virtual reality welding simulator system (e.g., a virtual reality arc welding (VRAW) system). The virtual inspection simulations may be performed on “pre-canned” (i.e. pre-defined) virtual weldments or using virtual weldments created using a virtual reality welding simulator system. In general, virtual testing may be performed using a virtual reality welding simulator system (e.g., a virtual reality arc welding (VRAW) system), and virtual inspection may be performed using a standalone virtual weldment inspection (VWI) system or using a virtual reality welding simulator system (e.g., a virtual reality arc welding (VRAW) system). In accordance with certain enhanced embodiments of the present invention, virtual testing may also be performed on a standalone VWI system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Wayne Wallace, Carl Peters
  • Patent number: 9836987
    Abstract: A simulator facilitates virtual welding activity of boss (e.g., orbital) weld joints. The simulator may include a logic processor based system operable to execute coded instructions for generating an interactive welding environment that emulates welding activity on a section of virtual pipe having at least one virtual weld joint. It also includes a display connected to the logic processor based system for visually depicting the interactive welding environment, wherein the display depicts the section of virtual pipe. A pendant is provided for performing welding equipment setup and virtual welding activity on the at least one weld joint in real time where one or more sensors are adapted to track movement of the input device in real time for communicating data about the movement of the input device to the logic processor based system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Deanna Postlethwaite, David Zboray, Chris Gandee, Antonius Aditjandra, Matthew Wallace, Zach Lenker
  • Patent number: 9767766
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display panel including a first display area and a second display area; a first timing controller to control an operation of the first display area, generate a first reference clock signal, generate a first internal reference clock signal based on the first reference clock signal, and generate a first synchronization clock signal based on the first internal reference clock signal; and a second timing controller to control an operation of the second display area, receive the first reference clock signal, generate a second internal reference clock signal based on the first reference clock signal, and generate a second synchronization clock signal based on the second internal reference clock signal, wherein the first and second timing controllers are to be synchronized with each other based on the first reference clock signal, and exchange first data based on the first and second synchronization clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwan-Young Oh, Sil-Yi Bang, Sang-Su Han, Jin-Hyun Ko, Jin-Kyu Park, Jae-Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 9747866
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing light output profiles in display systems are described. A light output profile is defined in relation to a plurality of sample locations on an illuminated surface. Point spread functions that satisfy illumination performance values specified in the light output profile in aggregate are computed or derived. A design process that adds or removes optical components to a display light assembly derives an optimal design of a light illumination layer for display systems. Relationships and parameter values determined in the design process may be configured into display systems along with the optical components for the purpose of generating optimized light output profiles in the display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Hang-Kei Ip, Chun Chi Wan, Ka Wing Terence Lau
  • Patent number: 9368051
    Abstract: A display device includes a light modulation device, a light source, a light modulation device control section, and a light source control section. The light modulation device control section controls the light modulation device to select a plurality of scan lines of the light modulation device by K lines (K is an integer not smaller than 2), and write a data signal into the pixels corresponding to the selected scan lines in an image update period, and to select at least a part of the plurality of scan lines line by line, and then write the data signal into the pixels corresponding to the selected scan line in an image display period subsequent to the image update period. The light source control section sets a duty ratio in a part of the image display period to be higher than the duty ratio in another part of the image display period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Mizushiro
  • Patent number: 8972288
    Abstract: An online system for scheduling tablet dosage is described. The system comprises a server accessible via a network by at least one client. An application is hosted on the server. The application comprises a user interface configured to receive a designation of a tablet to be ordered. The user interface is further configured to display a scheduling matrix comprising a plurality of cells. Each cell of the matrix is configured to receive a tablet quantity designation. The application is further configured to generate a dosing schedule based on the tablet quantities entered into the scheduling matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Edge Medical Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Luciano, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8937614
    Abstract: A device, in which circuit size is small and operation is stable, comprises a plurality of serially connected unit registers (shift registers) in which transfer is controlled by any of three or more clock signals each having a different phase, and a setting signal which determines shift direction; and a selection circuit (switch array) which can select at least one clock signal from the three or more clock signals in accordance with the setting signal; wherein the unit registers are put in a reset state by one clock signal selected by the selection circuit, corresponding to each of the unit registers
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Otose, Masamichi Shimoda
  • Patent number: 8930129
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: operating a communication unit for establishing a communication link between a first device and a second device; receiving a user defined destination; displaying a first location and a first route to the user defined destination on the first device and the second device, where the first location represents the location of the first device; and displaying a second location and a second route to the user defined destination on the first device and the second device, where the second location represents the location of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventor: Qian Chen
  • Patent number: 8860635
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and systems for designing and constructing displays from multiple light-modulating elements are disclosed. Display elements having different light-modulating and self-assembling characteristics may be used during display assembly and operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: W. Daniel Hillis, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Victoria Y. H. Wood, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8810413
    Abstract: Detect a head position of a user viewing a display device with a sensor, determine a duration of the user viewing the display device, identify a user fatigue in response to the head position, and provide a response to the user with the display device based on the user fatigue and the duration of the user viewing the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Glenn A. Wong, Peter C. Ellis, Mark C. Solomon, Robert P. Bliven
  • Patent number: 8706432
    Abstract: A method of measuring resistance in each of a plurality of resistors in a resistor matrix is provided. Each resistor is located at a different intersection between a column conductor and a row conductor. The method includes determining an offset error row current of each row conductor, scanning each row conductor to identify if that row conductor is connected to a column conductor by one of the plurality of resistors, scanning each resistor connected to that row conductor to determine if that resistor is connecting a column conductor to that row conductor, and if that resistor is connecting a column conductor to that row conductor, outputting an offset compensated resistance of that resistor calculated from the row current measured for that resistor less the offset error row current for that row conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Dietz
  • Patent number: 8661277
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including an HDMI connector complying with HEC (HDMI Ethernet Channel)-compliant HDMI standards, comprising: an HEC communication unit configured to communicate, via HEC, with an HEC-compliant communication apparatus connected to the HDMI connector; a determination unit configured to determine, using a protocol of the HDMI standards, whether or not an HEC-compliant communication apparatus is connected to the HDMI connector; and a control unit configured to stop power supply to the HEC communication unit if it is determined that an HEC-compliant communication apparatus is not connected to the HDMI connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Tokoro
  • Patent number: 8619024
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-frequency boost circuitry for use with a computer management system. Detection circuitry at the receiving end of a video signal measures the amplitudes of various frequency components of the video signal. If the amplitudes of the high-frequency components of the video signal are substantially lower than the amplitudes of the low frequency components of the video signal, the detection circuitry sends the amplitude information to analysis circuitry located at the transmitting end of the video signal. The analysis circuitry utilizes this information to determine the appropriate level of amplification needed for the video signal. This results in improved signal to noise ratio at the receiver in the computer management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: RIIP, Inc.
    Inventor: David Hoerl
  • Patent number: 8582152
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises: an operation part having a display area and operable to receive an input from a user; a first display part operable to display, in a part of the display area, (i) a first image to be visible only from a range of a first viewing angle and (ii) a second image to be visible only from a range of a second viewing angle that does not overlap with the range of the first viewing angle; an audio output part operable to output an audio explaining the first image; and a second display part operable, while the audio explaining the first image is being output, to display, in a remaining part of the display area, a notification indicating that the audio explaining the first image does not correspond to the second image, such that the notification is visible from the range of the second viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Eguchi, Toshikazu Higashi, Tatsuya Eguchi
  • Patent number: 8542307
    Abstract: There is provided a video camera monitor that is capable of turning on a tally lamp without troublesome wiring even when a video camera does not have a tally signal output terminal. The present invention provides a video camera monitor that includes a camera video input unit and a tally display controller. The camera video input unit receives a camera video signal including a REC RUN time code, and the tally display controller controls tally display. The tally display controller controls the tally display based on whether the REC RUN time code is being advanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Video System Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kentaro Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 8488901
    Abstract: A video input signal is analyzed to detect image content and image properties, wherein detecting the image content includes automatically deriving image features. A content group is determined for the video input signal based on the detected image content, the content group including predefined image properties. The image properties of the video input signal are adjusted based on a difference between the detected image properties and the predefined image properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Berestov, Chuen-Chien Lee
  • Patent number: 8400322
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for scalable media output. The apparatus includes a proximity sensor module to detect the presence and proximity of a user, and to generate presence and proximity data in response to the location of the user with respect to the proximity sensor module. The sensor control module is configured to scale the media output of a media device. The system includes the apparatus and a display module configured to output visual information and an audio module configured to output aural information. The method includes detecting the presence and proximity of a user, generating presence and proximity data in response to the location of the user with respect to a proximity sensor module, communicating the presence and proximity data with a sensor control module, and scaling the media output of a media device in response to the presence and proximity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mario Francisco Acedo, Ezequiel Cervantes, Paul Anthony Jennas, II, Jason Lee Peipelman, Matthew John Ward
  • Patent number: 8395563
    Abstract: An image display device including an image input means to which image signals are input, an image display means for forming an optical image based on the image signals, and a device adjusting means for adjusting internal conditions of the device is provided with an adjusting operation support means for supporting an operation of the device adjusting means. Because the adjusting operation support means is provided, a user may easily adjust the image display device while confirming adjusting operation support information displayed by the adjusting operation support means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shoichi Akaiwa
  • Patent number: 8384030
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for setting a sample observation condition and a method and apparatus for sample observation which allow sample observation by speedily and simply finding an optimum condition while suppressing damage to the sample are provided. The setting of a sample observation condition according to the present invention is realized by an electron beam apparatus acquiring a profile at a predetermined evaluation location of a sample under a reference observation condition, by a processing section judging whether or not the above described acquired profile is located within a predetermined setting range and setting an optimum observation condition to be used for sample observation based on this judgment result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Ueda, Tatsuya Maeda
  • Patent number: 8354976
    Abstract: An image display device (1) including an image input means (10) to which image signals (S1 and S2) are input, an image display means (30) for forming an optical image based on the image signals (S1 and S2), and a device adjusting means (40) for adjusting internal conditions of the device is provided with an adjusting operation support means (61) for supporting an operation of the device adjusting means (40). Because the adjusting operation support means (61) is provided, a user may easily adjust the image display device (1) while confirming adjusting operation support information displayed by the adjusting operation support means (61).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shoichi Akaiwa
  • Patent number: 8319765
    Abstract: A system for adjusting a view angle of a display can automatically adjust a view angle of the display to prevent lights from reflecting on the display. A plurality of sensors detect light intensities of a plurality of directions around the display, and send the detected light intensities to an adjusting device. The adjustment device calculates the light intensities to get a sum and an average of the light intensities, and controls the view angle of the display to be turned a corresponding degree in response to light intensities of some directions being greater than the average and a preset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cho-Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 8232983
    Abstract: In the method for driving a plasma display panel and the plasma display device, the scan electrodes of the plasma display panel are divided into two scan electrode groups, the address period of subfields is divided into two address periods corresponding to the two scan electrode groups, and at least in one address period, the scan electrodes belonging to the scan electrode group provided with scan pulses are sequentially provided with scan pulses shifting from second voltage higher than scan pulse voltage to scan pulse voltage and shifting again to second voltage, and the scan electrodes belonging to the scan electrode group not provided with scan pulses are provided with either third voltage higher than scan pulse voltage or fourth voltage higher than second voltage and third voltage, and with third voltage at least while scan pulse voltage is applied to adjacent scan electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Ogawa, Keiji Akamatsu, Yasuhiro Arai
  • Patent number: 8203504
    Abstract: An image forming method and a charged particle beam apparatus suitable for suppressing the inclination of charging when scanning a two-dimensional area with a charged particle beam. A third scanning line located between a first scanning line and a second scanning line is scanned. After the first, second and third scanning lines have been scanned, a plurality of scanning lines are scanned between the first and third scanning lines and between the second and third scanning lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kobaru, Hidetoshi Morokuma, Hiroki Kawada, Sho Takami, Katsuhiro Sasada, Kouichi Yamamoto, Norio Satou, Kunio Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 8144077
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for a visual display structure having a fade resistant surface finish. The visual display structure is three-dimensional and may be used to recreate a naturally occurring structure, such as rocks, coral or vegetation. The visual display structure may also be used to produce a scenic element, such as an underwater castle, sunken ship or ruins. The visual display structure is created by providing a base, a binder over the base, and crushed glass particles to the binder. The crushed glass particles may be selected from a plurality of colors and are arranged so as to imitate the naturally occurring structure and its surface features. Once the crushed glass particles are applied to the base, thereby assuming the shape of the base, the visual display structure is ready for use. The visual display structure may be exposed in part to an underwater environment as, for example, a component in a theme park attraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Susan Dain
  • Patent number: 8031169
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-frequency boost circuitry for use with a computer management system. Detection circuitry at the receiving end of a video signal measures the amplitudes of various frequency components of the video signal. If the amplitudes of the high-frequency components of the video signal are substantially lower than the amplitudes of the low frequency components of the video signal, the detection circuitry sends the amplitude information to analysis circuitry located at the transmitting end of the video signal. The analysis circuitry utilizes this information to determine the appropriate level of amplification needed for the video signal. This results in improved signal to noise ratio at the receiver in the computer management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: RIIP, Inc.
    Inventor: David Hoerl
  • Patent number: 7994409
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to audio mixing and editing devices and methods. A system is provided that permits mixing of and editing of multiple input audio tracks through the use of visual representation of audio signals. By viewing the visual representations of the audio inputs, a user is able to achieve a desired mix of signals with more accuracy and efficiency when compared with mixing based on hearing alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Master Key, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Lemons
  • Patent number: 7935877
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to music composition devices and methods. A system is provided which allows composers of all skill levels to easily create music that is pleasurable to the ear. The system may also assist more advanced composers in creating complex musical arrangements based off of partially completed compositions. The system also streamlines composition and arrangement in multi-instrument environments. The user is able to select from a variety of available music visualizations and instrument views, allowing comparison therebetween. The system may comprise composition error checking functions, free-play performance abilities, and recording and playback features. Certain embodiments incorporate remote access for collaboration between users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Master Key, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Lemons
  • Publication number: 20110032176
    Abstract: An image forming method and a charged particle beam apparatus suitable for suppressing the inclination of charging when scanning a two-dimensional area with a charged particle beam. A third scanning line located between a first scanning line and a second scanning line is scanned. After the first, second and third scanning lines have been scanned, a plurality of scanning lines are scanned between the first and third scanning lines and between the second and third scanning lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Atsushi KOBARU, Hidetoshi Morokuma, Hiroki Kawada, Sho Takami, Katsuhiro Sasada, Kouichi Yamamoto, Norio Satou, Kunio Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 7820900
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sound and speech recognition devices and methods. A system is provided that utilizes a system of tonal and rhythmic visualization methods to recognize different sounds so as to accurately identify true security problems in a cost effective manner. The system can also be utilized to recognize different vocal characteristics so as to accurately identify individuals based on their speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Master Key, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Lemons
  • Patent number: 7817105
    Abstract: An image forming method and a charged particle beam apparatus suitable for suppressing the inclination of charging when scanning a two-dimensional area with a charged particle beam. A third scanning line located between a first scanning line and a second scanning line is scanned. After the first, second and third scanning lines have been scanned, a plurality of scanning lines are scanned between the first and third scanning lines and between the second and third scanning lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kobaru, Hidetoshi Morokuma, Hiroki Kawada, Sho Takami, Katsuhiro Sasada, Kouichi Yamamoto, Norio Satou, Kunio Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 7796044
    Abstract: An eye protection apparatus includes a sensor adapted for sensing the presence of a person within a predetermined distance range in front of a monitor and outputting a pulse signal, an amplifier unit connected to the sensor for receiving the pulse signal and outputting an amplified signal, a comparator connected to the amplifier unit to receive the amplified signal, a MPU connected to the comparator, and an alarm circuit connected to the MPU. The comparator compares the amplified signal with a predetermined signal, and sends a result to the MPU; the MPU outputs a control signal according to the result to the alarm circuit, and the alarm circuit controls power to the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gui-Rong Chen
  • Patent number: 7719596
    Abstract: A burn-in correction system including a display unit equipped with a display panel displaying an image according to input image data, and an imaging unit acquiring imaged image data by imaging the display panel from a viewing side, the system correcting burn-in on the display panel. The system further includes: a lighting unit lighting each pixel constituting the display panel in order under a preset lighting condition; a calculation unit calculating a difference value between luminance of the imaged image data of each pixel lighted by the lighting unit, the imaged image data acquired by imaging each lighted pixel with the imaging unit, and luminance preset in the lighting condition; and a correction unit correcting luminance of each pixel based on the input image data, the correcting performed based on the difference value calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Katayama, Toshihiro Takagi
  • Patent number: 7696956
    Abstract: An apparatus for video graphics array (VGA) testing includes a connector, a switch, and an output. The connector has at least one signal output pin. The signal output pin of the VGA connector is connected to the output via the switch. The output can be coupled with an oscilloscope or other similar signal analyzing device. It is simple and efficient to use the apparatus for coupling a VGA connector of a computer with an oscilloscope in the VGA testing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Indsutry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xue-feng Deng, Hao-yu Guo, Huang-nien Lin, Tai-chen Wang
  • Patent number: 7671856
    Abstract: A unique test pattern is used for measuring timing parameters of RGBHV analog video signals. For horizontal timing a horizontal line includes within an active video region left and right portions at a first level and a central portion at a second level, the left, right and central portions having a defined percentage relationship to the number of pixels of the horizontal line within the active video region. Also optionally included are left and right border portions just prior to and just after the left and right portions respectively. Measurements are done in pixels for the horizontal line from a horizontal sync pulse to each transition of the unique test pattern, and the horizontal timing parameters are derived from such measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: G. V. Varaprasad, Anindya Dutta
  • Patent number: 7650036
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for receiving and encoding 3D video. The receiving method comprises: accepting a bitstream with a current video frame encoded with two interlaced fields, in a MPEG2, MPEG4, or H.264 standard; decoding a current frame top field; decoding a current frame bottom field; and, presenting the decoded top and bottom fields as a 3D frame image. In some aspects, the method presents the decoded top and bottom fields as a stereo-view image. In other aspects, the method accepts 2D selection commands in response to a trigger such as receiving a supplemental enhancement information (SEI) message, an analysis of display capabilities, manual selection, or receiver system configuration. Then, only one of the current frame interlaced fields is decoded, and a 2D frame image is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawmin Lei, Shijun Sun
  • Patent number: 7598959
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems, as well as methods and articles, may operate to update video display pixels. A video display bus can communicate data to a video display according to specified clock frequencies and a refresh time period. Power conservation can be enhanced by adjusting the specified clock frequencies and/or refresh time period to provide idle time on the video display bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Kardach, David Williams, Achintya K. Bhowmik, Barnes Cooper
  • Publication number: 20090225003
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for a visual display structure having a fade resistant surface finish. The visual display structure is three-dimensional and may be used to recreate a naturally occurring structure, such as rocks, coral or vegetation. The visual display structure may also be used to produce a scenic element, such as an underwater castle, sunken ship or ruins. The visual display structure is created by providing a base, a binder over the base, and crushed glass particles to the binder. The crushed glass particles may be selected from a plurality of colors and are arranged so as to imitate the naturally occurring structure and its surface features. Once the crushed glass particles are applied to the base, thereby assuming the shape of the base, the visual display structure is ready for use. The visual display structure may be exposed in part to an underwater environment as, for example, a component in a theme park attraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Susan Dain
  • Patent number: 7421375
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organic electroluminescent device and a driving method thereof. The organic electroluminescent device according to the present invention comprises a plurality of scan lines in a first direction, a plurality of data lines in a second direction different from the first direction, a panel having a plurality of pixels formed on crossing areas of data lines and scan lines, and a data driving circuit which drives the pixels according to a display data and a brightness control data inputted from external apparatuses. The data driving circuit comprises a display data recognizing circuit which receives display data from a first external apparatus in the external apparatuses and a current generating circuit which receives brightness control data from a second external apparatus in the external apparatuses, and applies a data current according to the display data recognized in the display data recognizing circuit and the brightness control data to the data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byoung Ik Kwon
  • Patent number: RE40574
    Abstract: A monitor control system capable of reprogramming the function of a LCD monitor. The monitor control system utilizes VGA signal lines for video signal transmission during normal mode of operation and the same VGA signal lines for transmitting erase/record commands and data when the erasable programmable ROM inside the monitor demands reprogramming. Using an isolator circuit in the monitor control system for isolating an erase/record pathway of an erasable programmable ROM from a normal video pathway, data within the erasable programmable ROM can be modified without opening up the monitor casing. Hence, the modification of monitor function is much more convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Te-Hsiu Tsai
  • Patent number: RE41631
    Abstract: Gamma correction or other power Power functions and other self-similar functions are generated for correcting the light intensity for digital pixels implemented in hardware. Two levels of mapping of segments are preformed to reduce the total number of segments for a given precision. The A range of inputs is divided into successively smaller segments. Two levels of mapping of segments are performed. Each segment is smaller than the next by a factor of 1/a for a first or primary level, or 1/b for a second level of segments. All inputs are mapped of scaled up to the input range of the largest segment in the primary level. Then the largest primary segment is further divided into several second-level segments, and the input is again mapped or scaled into the largest of the second-level segments. Gamma correction The function is performed on the input scaled into the largest second-level segment. A linear approximation within the largest second-level segment is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Tao Lin
  • Patent number: RE41966
    Abstract: A monitor control system capable of reprogramming the function of a LCD monitor. The monitor control system utilizes VGA signal lines for video signal transmission during normal mode of operation and the same VGA signal lines for transmitting erase/record commands and data when the erasable programmable ROM inside the monitor demands reprogramming. Using an isolator circuit in the monitor control system for isolating an erase/record pathway of an erasable programmable ROM from a normal video pathway, data within the erasable programmable ROM can be modified without opening up the monitor casing. Hence, the modification of monitor function is much more convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Te-Hsiu Tsai
  • Patent number: RE44388
    Abstract: A monitor control system capable of reprogramming the function of a LCD monitor. The monitor control system utilizes VGA signal lines for video signal transmission during normal mode of operation and the same VGA signal lines for transmitting erase/record commands and data when the erasable programmable ROM inside the monitor demands reprogramming. Using an isolator circuit in the monitor control system for isolating an erase/record pathway of an erasable programmable ROM from a normal video pathway, data within the erasable programmable ROM can be modified without opening up the monitor casing. Hence, the modification of monitor function is much more convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Te-Hsiu Tsai
  • Patent number: RE45305
    Abstract: A monitor control system capable of reprogramming the function of a LCD monitor. The monitor control system utilizes VGA signal lines for video signal transmission during normal mode of operation and the same VGA signal lines for transmitting erase/record commands and data when the erasable programmable ROM inside the monitor demands reprogramming. Using an isolator circuit in the monitor control system for isolating an erase/record pathway of an erasable programmable ROM from a normal video pathway, data within the erasable programmable ROM can be modified without opening up the monitor casing. Hence, the modification of monitor function is much more convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Te-Hsiu Tsai