Color Display Patents (Class 345/22)
  • Patent number: 10304370
    Abstract: A driving circuit and a display device are disclosed. The driving circuit includes a driving chip, a first controllable switch and a resistor. A first lead pin of the driving chip is connected with a second terminal of the first controllable switch, a control terminal of the first controllable switch receives a switching signal, and a first terminal of the first controllable switch is connected with a display region through the resistor. When the driving circuit is under a voltage-dividing operation mode by the resistor, the switching signal is at a low voltage level, the first controllable switch is conductive, and the resistor performs a voltage-dividing, and the display region displays a first type of colors in order to increase the number of the displayed colors so that the delicate degree, aesthetics and layering of a displayed image can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Wenqing Song
  • Patent number: 10217438
    Abstract: A method and user interface for direct setting of black and white points. Black point is set using a slider and matching of gray shades. White point setting is performed by having a setting object move within a defined region, such as a square or circle, with the area where the setting object moves being adjusted dynamically based on the location of the setting object with respect to the defined region. When the area is the desired white, the setting is complete. Preferably the defined region has a varying color border to allow a reference for the user in moving the setting object. A more detailed setting of gray levels can be accomplished by providing a gray scale with reference points. Each reference point has an associated white point setting area, so that settings are developed for each reference point. Settings at other locations are determined by interpolation or extrapolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Marcu, Kenneth I. Greenebaum, Ian C. Hendry
  • Patent number: 9875724
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of displaying on an electronic device and an electronic device. The method is applied in an electronic device with a display unit, which includes: acquiring a first environment light parameter of an environment around the electronic device, wherein, the first environment light parameter comprises at least a second color temperature value of the environment; determining a first display parameter of the display unit according to the first environment light parameter; and displaying on the display unit with the first display parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chengguo Gao
  • Patent number: 9870727
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit including pixels including a first color subpixel at a left upper end, a second color subpixel at a left lower end, and a third color subpixel at a right side; a data converter to convert first color, second color, and third color unit input data into first color, second color, and third color unit adapted data; and a driver to apply an image signal to the pixel based on the adapted data, the data converter generating unit adapted data using first unit input data of a target subpixel and second unit input data of another subpixel adjacent the target subpixel along a direction, the direction being: an up direction when the target subpixel is the first color subpixel; a down direction when the target subpixel is the second color subpixel; and a right direction when the target subpixel is the third color subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min-Tak Lee
  • Patent number: 9837046
    Abstract: A display control device comprises calibration unit configured to display an image for colorimetry on a screen of a display panel and performing calibration processing of adjusting display quality of the display panel on the basis of a colorimetry result obtained by colorimetry with a sensor; detection unit configured to detect a predetermined event that can decrease an accuracy of colorimetry of the sensor while the calibration processing is executed; and determination unit configured to perform determination processing of determining whether or not to stop the calibration processing by comparing the colorimetry results before the detection and after the detection of the predetermined event with the sensor when the detection unit has detected the predetermined event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiji Kudo, Tomoyuki Ohno
  • Patent number: 9734773
    Abstract: A display improvement method and apparatus for a LCD panel are provided. The method includes: acquiring a gamma curve for at least one kind of color sub-pixel of a variety of color sub-pixels in a case of a side view; determining a luminance enhancement starting point on the gamma curve, according to tangent slopes of points corresponding to respective gray-scale values on the acquired gamma curve, wherein a gray-scale value of the luminance enhancement starting point is j, and the luminance enhancement starting point has a tangent slope less than tangent slopes of points having gray scale values (j?1) and (j+1) on the gamma curve; increasing a luminance value of a point having a gray-scale value greater than or equal to the gray-scale value of the luminance enhancement starting point and less than a maximum gray-scale value on the gamma curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-tsung Kang, Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9710927
    Abstract: A method for determining data enabling generation of a user profile and an apparatus configured to perform the method are described. The apparatus comprises an analyzer for analyzing one or more available images to determine image metadata related to at least one of colorimetric data and data about image capturing conditions. The determined image metadata are then made available to a user profile generator via a data interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Walter Arrighetti
  • Patent number: 9591252
    Abstract: A curved display apparatus and method for providing a rear combination lamp function are provided. The apparatus includes a laser scanning projector configured to project an image onto a predetermined projection area. A first reflection mirror is configured to reflect the image projected from the laser scanning projector and a second reflection mirror is configured to reflect the image reflected from the first reflection mirror. A curved screen displays the image reflected from the second reflection mirror. A controller is configured to receive data from a data detector that detects a running state, determine an image to be displayed on the curved screen from an image data list set in advance based on the received data, and operate the laser scanning projector based on the determined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Jong Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 9407792
    Abstract: A plurality sets of tristimulus values are calculated from input spectral data using a plurality sets of color matching functions. Correction coefficients for tristimulus values are calculated based on derivation methods of the plurality sets of color matching functions. Corrected tristimulus values are calculated from the plurality sets of tristimulus values using the correction coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kosei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9368057
    Abstract: The invention provides a new method to calibrate a display system such that the display system is conforming to an enforced standard for a wider range of parameters, e.g. viewing angles, than compared to traditional calibration methods. This is obtained by calculating an optimised set of calibration parameters for the display to be conform to the enforced standard for the selected range of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BARCO, N.V.
    Inventors: Tom Kimpe, Etienne Dorval
  • Patent number: 9366866
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a light source, a display device, an at least one illumination prism, and an at least one eyepiece optic. The light source emits illumination light. The display device modulates the illumination light and emits the modulated light as image light. The illumination light emitted from the light source is incident on the illumination prism. The at least one eyepiece optic transmits the image light emitted from the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryohei Sugihara
  • Patent number: 9098272
    Abstract: An automatic load detection system. A first reference signal that may be known apriori can be used for load detection. For example, the first reference signal may be used for invisible portion of a frame. The DAC receives the first reference signal and outputs a signal that is based on the first reference signal. The output of the DAC may have two known values depending on whether the load is coupled to the DAC, e.g., by having a different impedance. Thus, the output signal may be used for detecting whether the load is uncoupled from the DAC. If it is determined that the load is uncoupled from the DAC, the clocking signal to the DAC may be turned off. Thus, DAC no longer consumes power when the load is uncoupled, thereby saving power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Otto Steinbusch, Zahid Najam
  • Patent number: 9013503
    Abstract: A device includes converters for converting first image data of an RGB-type into second image data of a YCbCr-type, into third image data of the YCbCr-type, and into fourth image data of the RGB-type, wherein a CbCr-coordinate system has six regions defined by coordinates of a reference color and of six primary colors, and when coordinates of the second image data are located in a region defined by coordinates of the reference color, a first primary color, and a second primary color, the coordinates of the second image data are determined by the coordinates of the reference color, the first primary color, the second primary color, coordinates of a target reference color corresponding to those of the reference color, coordinates of a first target primary color corresponding to those of the first primary color, and coordinates of a second target primary color corresponding to those of the second primary color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won-Woo Jang
  • Patent number: 8870392
    Abstract: Projector (1) adapted to be installed on a household appliance (26), for projecting visible information onto a projection surface (17) lying outside of said household appliance, the projector comprising a focusing unit (4) that is adapted for focusing a light beam that emanates from a light source (5) onto said projection surface, wherein the focusing unit further comprises at least one fixation element (12) that is adapted to arrange the focusing unit in at least two different focusing positions (13, 13?) within said projector (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Kleinert, Honghua (Terry) Hu, Franz-Josef Wipperfurth, Werner Braun
  • Patent number: 8687013
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for assessing color characterization quality includes a characterization unit configured for determining at least one of a forward and inverse transform from a first set of device dependent input color values and measured output display values of the first set of device dependent input color values on the display and transforming a second set of device dependent input color values using the determined at least one of a forward and inverse transform to provide an intermediate set of device dependent input color values. The method, apparatus and system further includes a verification unit for performing at least one of a forward transform quality evaluation and an inverse transform quality evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Bongsun Lee, Jurgen Stauder, Laurent Blonde
  • Patent number: 8681184
    Abstract: A display unit for binocular representation of a multicolor image including a control unit triggering an imaging element such that the imaging element generates in a temporal successive manner the image to be displayed for a first beam path and a second beam path as a first image and second image, respectively. The images are generated in a pre-distorted manner, opposite of the chromatic aberration of the respective beam path, such that the chromatic aberration generated in the respective beam path is compensated when the first and second image is displayed. The display unit includes a switching module which operates in temporal synchrony with the first and second image being generated, such that a user can see the first image only via the first beam path and the second image only via the second beam path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss AG
    Inventors: Markus Seesselberg, Johannes Ruoff
  • Patent number: 8674345
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display includes: a substrate; a display device formed on the substrate, and including a common power line and a common electrode; a sealing substrate attached to the substrate by a junction layer surrounding the display device, the sealing substrate sealing the display device with the substrate; a first conductor formed over an outer side, a lateral side, and an inner side of the sealing substrate, the first conductor being for supplying a first electrical signal to the common power line; a second conductor formed on the inner side, the lateral side, and the outer side of the sealing substrate, the second conductor being for supplying a second electrical signal to the common electrode; and a plurality of arranging members formed into the sealing substrate, the first conductor, and the second conductor, the arranging members being for arranging positions of the sealing substrate, the first conductor, and the second conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8612070
    Abstract: A device for aiding the deck-landing of an aircraft, the aircraft being controlled remotely from a mobile station, such as a ship, includes means for receiving data from the aircraft, notably attitudes of the aircraft, the aircraft hovering ready to land on deck, the deck-landing decision having to be taken under certain conditions that must all be met, the device including a computer making it possible to deliver temporal indicators indicating that all the conditions are met. The device includes a temporal gauge including a temporal graduation indicating mobile graphical zones representing the periods during which all the conditions are met for authorizing a deck-landing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Rémi Geoffroy, Patrick Garrec, Yannick Thiry, Patrick Cazaux
  • Patent number: 8587605
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image processing device capable of realizing appropriate color expression without requiring a large increase in data amount of image data for displaying a composite screen. A television broadcast receiver (1) includes a synthesis processing section (40) and an OSD processing section (24) for creating an OSD plane C as a composite screen in index color expression by combining an OSD plane U and OSD plane L, which are display screens in the index color expression. By the processing section (40) and the OSD processing section (24), the OSD plane C for attaining a display effect in which the OSD plane U and OSD plane L are superimposed is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yoshitani, Yuji Kamon
  • Patent number: 8570591
    Abstract: A color conversion device include a limit value setting unit that sets, in accordance with a color gamut, a limit value of a color material total amount that is used in an output device that uses color materials of M colors including black, where M is an integer equal to or larger than 4, and outputs an image; and a black amount determining unit that calculates a total amount limit value corresponding to the color gamut for each black amount on the basis of the limit value that has been set in accordance with the color gamut by the limit value setting unit and determines a black amount from a conversion target-independent color signal of a device-independent color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Kuwada
  • Patent number: 8538398
    Abstract: A method and system for coordinating a specific subscribed service on a mobile communication device are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, this is provided a method for coordinating a specific subscribed service on a mobile communication device, comprising: registering the mobile communication device with a node; transmitting identification information to the node, the identification information including an identifier of a device, an identifier of a vendor, an identifier of a user, and an identifier of a subscribed service; receiving information from the node in response to the transmitting; and enabling the specific subscribed service in accordance with the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Bryson Wilson, Jeffrey Emery
  • Patent number: 8520020
    Abstract: Stereoscopic color management of images with plural views. Image data for each view is defined in a component input device color space. Image data in the component input device color spaces is converted to a nominal source color space using plural input transforms each corresponding to one of the plural views. A rendering transform is used to convert image data for each view in the nominal source color space to a nominal destination color space. The nominal source color space, nominal destination color space and rendering transform are the same for all views. The image data for each view in the nominal destination color space is ultimately converted to a component output device color space associated with a stereoscopic output device respective of the view using a respective output transform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Siu-Kei Tin
  • Patent number: 8319455
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling the output of a plurality of light sources. The system can include four or more light sources (e.g. light emitting diodes (“LEDs”)) and a controller. The light sources are included in, for example, a luminaire. The respective outputs of the plurality of light sources are controlled using a hue and purity (“HP”) control technique. The HP technique includes selecting a dominant hue (e.g., green, blue, red, etc.). The purity of the selected hue is then modified to include or remove wavelengths of light adjacent to the selected hue. For example, if the selected hue is green, gradually reducing the purity of the selected hue gradually increases the presence of cyan and amber in the output of the luminaire. As the purity is reduced further, additional wavelengths of light are included, but the output of the luminaire remains, in essence, green.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Bennette
  • Patent number: 8013864
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and module for visualizing multivariate statistical measurements. A processing system receives multivariate statistical output data, such as scores or contributions from a multivariate statistical model and renders the multivariate statistical output data as a function of time as a color map on a display. Each multivariate statistical output data can be obtained at each time sample and rendered as a corresponding color patch on the display. The color, height and width of the corresponding color patch can be adjusted to correspond to the magnitude of the output data, the length of time of the time sample and the number of the output data. Normalized scores/contributions at each time sample can be rendered as a corresponding color patch on the display in response to said Q statistic exceeding said predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Wendy K. Foslien
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7920146
    Abstract: A user interface providing device provides a user interface that handles correction of a pixel value of each pixels forming image data. The user interface includes a hue setting unit for selecting a pixel by designating a hue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Rui Yamada
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100156759
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes first and second light-emitting regions which are arranged in a first direction, a first electron-emitting device corresponding to the first light-emitting region which is located further from the second light-emitting region than the first light-emitting region with respect to the first direction, a second electron-emitting device corresponding to the second light-emitting region which is located further from the first light-emitting region than the second light-emitting region with respect to the first direction, a first black member which is located on the opposite side of the first light-emitting region from the second light-emitting region, and a second black member which is located between the first and second light-emitting regions. A width of the second black member with respect to the first direction is smaller than a width of the first black member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Iba, Tomoko Narusawa
  • Patent number: 7714874
    Abstract: Disclosed are a color management method, an apparatus thereof and a color management computer program for executing the method that enable a user to conveniently and easily select and/or change colors desired by the user in diverse ways. The color management method includes displaying a color scheme list that is a list of color schemes for providing a standard for converting the colors that constitute an image, and if a selection manipulation of one among the color schemes that constitute the displayed color scheme list is input, storing the color scheme selected by the selection manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi-jung Jang, Kyeong-man Kim, Hyun-soo Oh
  • Patent number: 7686455
    Abstract: Light in primary colors RGB modulated in a first modulation optical system is transmitted through a relay lens (36) and further divided into a P-polarized light and an S-polarized light by a PS separation wire grid (37). The S-polarized light is transmitted through a wavelength spectral filter (39) to select red/green/blue light components R1, G1, B1 of 615, 515, 450 nm in wavelength, which are then modulated by a Y1 device (44). The P-polarized light is transmitted through a wavelength spectral filter (46) to select red/green/blue light components R2, G2, B2 of 650, 550, 475 nm in wavelength, which are then modulated by a Y2 device (51). The 3 -primary color lights modulated by the Y1/Y2 devices (44), (51) are combined with each other at a PS composite wire grid (55) to project a synthetic light on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignees: Victor Company of Japan, Limited, Nippon Hoso Kyokai
    Inventors: Makoto Yoshimura, Masato Furuya, Masaru Kanazawa, Yuichi Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 7683913
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a semiconductor device in which a correct video signal is inputted into a display regardless of whether a luminance signal and a color-difference signal, or a three-primary color signal of R, G, and B is inputted as a video signal and which is also applied to the case of a digital video signal, and a driving method thereof. The display device includes a display panel, and a video format conversion circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Koyama, Hiroki Dembo, Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 7602401
    Abstract: An image display apparatus for displaying an image on a panel having pixels each including a plurality of subpixels of different colors includes an interpolation operator interpolating consecutive sampling values of pieces of input color data to correct phases of the pieces of input color data on the basis of positions of the subpixels in each pixel and output pieces of output color data; an area detector detecting a specific area from the image displayed on the panel by processing the input color data or the output color data; and a correction unit computing and outputting weighted averages of the pieces of input color data and the pieces of output color data on the basis of a detection result obtained by the area detector. The specific area is an edge portion, a portion where a luminance level gradually changes, or a repeated-pattern portion where a spatial frequency is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Nishida, Mitsuyasu Asano, Kazuhiko Ueda
  • Patent number: 7576719
    Abstract: A display capable of displaying multi-color space and including a display unit, a control circuit, and a light source is provided. The control circuit is electrically connected to the display unit and the light source respectively. In addition, the light source is controlled by the control circuit to switch between different illumination modes, such that the display is capable of displaying multi-color space with different specifications, for example, sRGB, NTSC, SMPTE, PAL, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventor: Jih-Fon Huang
  • Publication number: 20090115686
    Abstract: A display system includes a server supplying an image signal through a network communication and at least one display apparatus displaying the image signal received through the network communication. The at least one display apparatus includes a display unit displaying the image signal thereon, a sensor device sensing a color coordinate of the image signal displayed on the display unit and a communication unit communicating with the server. The server adjusts the image signal with a reference color coordinate and supplies the adjusted image signal to an originating display apparatus from among the at least one display apparatus which supplied the color coordinate to the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kye-won RYOU
  • Patent number: 7397484
    Abstract: A method of displaying an image including receiving a plurality of corresponding to an image data, wherein each of the plurality of frames includes a plurality of color sub-frames; sequentially displaying the color sub-frames corresponding to a first frame in a first color sequence over time; and displaying the sub-frames corresponding to a second frame following the first frame in a second color sequence over time, wherein the first color sequence is different from the second color sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: TPO Displays Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Chih Chang, Li-Sen Chuang, Dai-Liang Ting
  • Patent number: 7352893
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium of one embodiment of the invention is disclosed that has a data structure stored thereon to represent extended color gamut information for a pixel. The data structure has a number of data fields, where each data field is to store a number of bits representing a different color component of the pixel. The data structure also has at least one interpretation bit for each data field to indicate how the bits of the data field are to be interpreted in representing the different color component of the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Huanzhao Zeng, Kevin R. Hudson
  • Publication number: 20080042925
    Abstract: To provide a portable terminal device that can secure the same operability even when a user changes his or her portable terminal device to a new one, the portable terminal device is made to comprise a function providing unit for providing a function according to key inputs, a standard profile obtaining unit for obtaining a second standard profile from a communications destination device, etc., and a standard profile registering unit for registering the contents of the second standard profile to a first standard profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiko Arai, Katsuaki Akama
  • Publication number: 20080007485
    Abstract: To make it easy to specify a terminal (wireless communication device) connected to an access point (wireless connection device) by performing display corresponding to the access point to which the terminal is connected. A wireless connection device reads, from a storage unit, specified information for designating a display mode for specifying a connection of the wireless connection device itself, performs wireless communications with a wireless communication device, and notifies the wireless communication device of the specified information read from the storage unit. On the other hand, the wireless communication device performs the wireless communications with the wireless connection device, receives the specified information from the wireless connection device, and conducts the display in the display mode designated in the specified information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomoharu Saitou
  • Patent number: 7268748
    Abstract: A cathode ray tube (CRT) device increases image resolution using spatial or temporal techniques. The CRT device includes a plurality of electron guns that each produce an electron beam and a plurality of separate phosphor dots, each corresponding to one of a plurality of primary colors. Certain ones of the phosphor dots form a color spot of a single primary color when impacted by an electron beam. The CRT device also includes steering electronics coupled to the plurality of electron guns to guide the electron beams to project on the phosphor dots to form a plurality of color spots each indicating a different one of the primary colors. The steering electronics direct the electron beams to separate and shift the color spots indicating the different primary colors from one another. In one embodiment, a subpixel clock is coupled to the steering electronics to effect subpixel rendering on the CRT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Clairvoyante, Inc
    Inventor: Candice Hellen Brown Elliott
  • Patent number: 7265745
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an input keypad having a plurality of keys. The input keypad outputs an output signal that is indicative of either a single depressed key or a plurality of depressed keys. The apparatus includes a processor for receiving the output signal by the input keypad and associating an alphabetic character with the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Ralph M. Kling
  • Patent number: 7218291
    Abstract: A fragment processor includes a fragment shader distributor, a fragment shader collector, and a plurality of fragment shader pipelines. Each fragment shader pipeline executes a fragment shader program on a segment of fragments. The plurality of fragment shader pipelines operate in parallel, executing the same or different fragment shader programs. The fragment shader distributor receives a stream of fragments from a rasterization unit and dispatches a portion of the stream of fragments to a selected fragment shader pipeline until the capacity of the selected fragment shader pipeline is reached. The fragment shader distributor then selects another fragment shader pipeline. The capacity of each of the fragment shader pipelines is limited by several different resources. As the fragment shader distributor dispatches fragments, it tracks the remaining available resources of the selected fragment shader pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Karim M. Abdalla, Emmett M. Kilgariff, Rui M. Bastos
  • Patent number: 7215341
    Abstract: A method of coloring a plurality of cells using a predetermined fill-color, the cells occupying a region in a grid of cells thereby defining a plurality of region-cells, the method comprising: (a) dividing the grid into a plurality of elementary-regions, each comprising at least one cell; (b) visiting one elementary-region at a time and determining, for each cell of the elementary-region, whether the cell is a region-cell; (c) writing color data in at least one region-cell of each elementary-region using a color selected from a color-space so as to store information in the elementary-region, the information directing a backtracking path in the region, thereby providing a mapped elementary-region; and (d) using the information for visiting all the mapped elementary-regions along the backtracking path and for writing color data using the fill-color in each region-cell of each of the mapped elementary-region along the backtracking path; thereby coloring all the region-cells by the fill-color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Vladimi Yanovski, Alfred M. Bruckstein, Israel A. Wagner
  • Patent number: 7075511
    Abstract: A vehicle rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes a rearview mirror case, which is adapted to mount to a vehicle, and a reflective element. The mirror system further includes a carrier, which has at least either a display screen or a user-actuatable interface device, such as a user-actuatable button. The carrier is mechanically connected to the mirror case, for example by a snap-fit connection, whereby the mirror system is easier to assemble and optionally provides for a removable carrier for replacement, repair or upgrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Rick Mousseau, Barry W. Hutzel, Darry P. DeWind
  • Patent number: 7006104
    Abstract: An image server transmits reference image data to a mobile telephone having a display device on which the reference image is displayed. A wavelength vs. luminance characteristic of the displayed reference image is measured by a radiance measurement unit, and a correction parameter for the mobile telephone is calculated based upon the measured wavelength vs. luminance characteristic. Processing for calculating correction parameters is executed with regard to other mobile telephones as well. If an image-data transmit request is issued by a mobile telephone, the image data is corrected using the correction parameter that corresponds to the mobile telephone. The corrected image data is transmitted to the mobile telephone. Since a correction suited to the mobile telephone is carried out, an excellent image is displayed on the display screen of the mobile telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunichiro Nonaka
  • Patent number: 6990922
    Abstract: This invention is to offer an indication system and method of a meter part having excellent visibility and designing property. Alight is irradiated from the first light source toward the indicating panel from the side of the indicating face for making the background part of the indicating panel luminous with a complementary color to a color indicating the indicator part of pointers, graduations, numerals and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadaoki Ichikawa, Toshinori Takahashi, Mitsuhiro Nawashiro, Norihito Kino, Hiroshi Ito
  • Patent number: 6950097
    Abstract: A video display interface controller for a host video display unit in which control signals multiplexed with component video signals are extracted and routed according to included address information. Control data associated with one or more local addresses is used for initial processing of the component video signals while control data associated with one or more remote addresses is used for subsequent signal processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Peyman Hojabri
  • Patent number: 6897876
    Abstract: A method for transforming three color input signals (R, G, B) corresponding to three gamut defining color primaries to four color output signals (R?, G?, B?, W) corresponding to the gamut defining color primaries and one additional color primary W for driving a display having a white point different from W includes the steps of: normalizing the color input signals (R,G,B) such that a combination of equal amounts in each signal produces a color having XYZ tristimulus values identical to those of the additional color primary to produce normalized color signals (Rn,Gn,Bn); calculating a common signal S that is a function F1 of the three normalized color signals (Rn,Gn,Bn); calculating a function F2 of the common signal S and adding it to each of the three normalized color signals (Rn,Gn,Bn) to provide three color signals (Rn?,Gn?,Bn?); normalizing the three color signals (Rn?,Gn?,Bn?) such that a combination of equal amounts in each signal produces a color having XYZ tristimulus values identical to those of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Murdoch, Michael E. Miller, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 6862029
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for controlling color displayed on a color monitor. The method includes, in one embodiment, the steps of: activating a first color scheme on the monitor; responsive to the activating of the first color scheme, measuring a first color point of the monitor; storing the first color point within a memory associated with the monitor; activating a second color scheme on the monitor; responsive to the activating of the second color scheme, measuring a second color point of the monitor; storing the second color point within the memory associated with the monitor; activating a third color scheme on the monitor; responsive to the activating of the third color scheme, measuring a third color point of the monitor; and storing the third color point within the memory associated with the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Henry M. D'Souza, William H. Nott, Gokalp Bayramoglu
  • Patent number: RE44957
    Abstract: A monitor control device includes a monitor connected to a computer. The device displays a signal transmitted from the computer in characters or pictures of the form which can be recognized by a user. The device includes an input unit connected to the monitor, for outputting an image tune signal or a picture color tune signal and other control signals, and a controller installed in the monitor, for interpreting the control signals generated from the input unit and transmitting a monitor control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-chan Kim