Alphanumeric Display Patents (Class 345/25)
  • Patent number: 8797647
    Abstract: A double-vision color filter structure comprises a glass substrate, a slit grating, a transparent thin layer and a pattern of pixels, wherein the slit grating is formed on the glass substrate, the transparent thin layer is arranged on the surface of the slit grating on the glass substrate to form a cell structure with the glass substrate, and the pattern of pixels are formed on the transparent thin layer in the cell structure and comprises odd sub-pixel columns and even sub-pixel columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yanbing Wu
  • Patent number: 8665252
    Abstract: A display uses x illuminator systems to produce x primary colors and y overlap colors, which are combinations of primary colors, to illuminate a spatial light modulator in a display system. A first set of n duty cycles for the x primary colors over a frame is provided, wherein the display system can select any one of the duty cycles to produce a desired white point. A second set of n duty cycles of x+y colors over a frame corresponding to the first set of duty cycles is determined, where the second set of duty cycles are generated responsive to a specified desired allocation of the frame to the y overlap colors, such that each of the overlap colors can be displayed from a dark shade to a bright shade while maintaining a constant color point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Todd A. Clatanoff
  • 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: 8463244
    Abstract: A display apparatus for use in a wireless terminal is provided. A memory stores user interface (UI) data for cases mapped to events occurring in the wireless terminal. A controller collects the events occurring in the wireless terminal. The controller selects at least one executable case for the collected events. The controller selects UI data including a character image for the at least one selected executable case from the memory and outputs the selected UI data. A display unit displays the UI data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Ho Kim, Jeong-Wook Seo, Sung-Pil Kim, Hyun-Ji Kim, Sang-Min Park
  • Patent number: 7813768
    Abstract: A method for providing a dialing screen which visually changes depending on status information providable through a mobile terminal. Particularly, the dialing screen (such as an alphanumeric character inputting screen) displays status information including network status information, time-zone information of a transmitting side or receiving side, etc., which can be provided through the mobile terminal, with graphic elements thereof embossed. Therefore, it is possible to output a dialing screen in which specific status information is reflected, so that the various tastes of the users can be reflected in the dialing screen and simultaneously visibility of the transmitted information increases. The method may include the steps of determining a received signal strength and a current time zone of the mobile communication terminal and displaying an animation data on a background image wherein the animation data changes based on the strength of the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Hwan Baek, Jin-Yong Kim, Kyoung-Sik Yoon, Hee-Woong Choi, In-Won Jong, Hee-Kyung Jeon
  • Patent number: 7260262
    Abstract: A method for controlling the display of a screen which allows the user to discriminate the scanned image and the recognition result intuitively and easily. The display control method for allowing the user to verify the recognition result of a character on a verification screen form is implemented as follows. First of all, the standard pattern of a specific character stored in a memory and a plurality of character images recognized as the specific character are read, upon an operation of the user. And the read standard pattern is displayed in a recognition result character display portion within the verification screen form and a plurality of the read character image are displayed sequentially in a character image display portion adjacent or proximal to the recognition result character display portion and at a predetermined position of a character image list display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Toshimichi Arima
  • Patent number: 7206756
    Abstract: A method, a computer system and a computer program product to facilitate comparison-price shopping over a data network, such as the Internet, is provided that includes a price availability feature guaranteeing a price of a product associated with product-related information stored on a server. To that end, information that concerns a product is rendered on a display in a browser window. The information rendered typically includes offered price data. A server is provided that includes a plurality of addresses in an address space, and a subportion of the plurality of addresses is associated with an identification code. Acceptance to the offered price data is achieved by storing the information in the subportion, defining agreed price data. The agreed price data is maintained in the absence of a predetermined system event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Trilogy Development Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua P. Walsky
  • Patent number: 6836271
    Abstract: Character data to be displayed is obtained. The obtained character data is boldfaced by increasing a character line width of the obtained character data in a first direction by an amount corresponding to at least a width of a light-emitting element. A boldfaced character is displayed on a display screen in accordance with data derived from the boldfaced character data. In boldfacing the character data, a character line width-increasing pattern is selected in accordance with a degree to which the luminous intensity of the light-emitting elements contributes. In particular, the step of increasing the character line width in order to boldface the character data avoids a pattern in which a B-light (blue) emitting element is located at a next-to-endmost inner position of the increased character line width. A light-emitting pattern is selected in order to eliminate an isolated sub-pixel spot, which otherwise would objectionably be visible in the boldfaced character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadanori Tezuka, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Bunpei Toji
  • Patent number: 6791550
    Abstract: Method for managing Presentation Time in a digital rendering system for presentation of temporally-ordered data when the digital rendering system includes a Variable Rate Presentation capability. In a particular, one embodiment of the present invention is a method for converting Presentation Time to Data Time, and for reporting Presentation Time when only one time can be returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Enounce, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Goldhor, Edward J. Bianchi
  • Patent number: 6701263
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying electric power elements for a video display appliance that can compute a voltage and current actually applied to the appliance and power consumption computed therefrom, and display them on a screen. The apparatus includes, a key input section for a user's selection of a display command and display items of the electric power elements, a detecting section for detecting a voltage and current supplied from a power supply section, an operational processing section for converting the voltage and current into the power consumption in response to a control signal received from a control section, an OSD generating section and a display section for processing and displaying by an OSD the voltage, current, and power consumption on a predetermined region of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Seok Hwa Jeong
  • Patent number: 6587034
    Abstract: Simplified data message terminals and data communicating voice terminals are described for providing additional functionality in a facility using a wireless data communication system. The simplified data message terminals provide message and paging communication to employees or customers in a simplified terminal configuration using the existing data communication system. By performing voice to data and data to voice conversions, the same system provides voice communication without interruption of data communication services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederic Heiman, Joseph Katz, Robert Beach, Andrew R. Werback
  • Patent number: 6512626
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display constructed from an illumination unit, two control electrodes and a light-scattering microcompartment film. The electrophoretic display can be used as a display board, a computer display or a flat-panel display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Creavis Gesellschaft fuer Technologie und Innovation mbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Georg Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6380928
    Abstract: An improved portable, electronic survey and satisfaction questionnaire device adapted for use in the hospitality industry, and more particularly restaurants, which incorporates a transceiver to signal restaurant personnel upon the achievement of certain threshold, pre-programed, criteria allowing contact with the customer prior to exiting the hospitality establishment. The device electronically presents a series of questions, records the answers, and stores and/or transmits all or a portion of the survey response. Preferably, the transceiver communicates with a silent pager, worn by a restaurant manager, if certain threshold responses are registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Todd
  • Patent number: 6292164
    Abstract: Displaying a set of characters in a size larger than characters already accepted and displayed in the system. A method for accepting input in a system. The method includes receiving a set of user inputs associated with a set of characters. The set of characters is displayed in size larger than characters already accepted and displayed in the system. A user selection of at least a character from the set of characters is received. In response to the user selection, the character is displayed in a size generally corresponding to characters already accepted and displayed by the system. According to one embodiment of the invention, the set of characters comprises kanji. An embodiment of the invention includes a computer system including a display, a user input device, a memory including a data structure that associates sets of user inputs with respective sets of characters, and a computer executable code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Planetweb, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Soohoo
  • Patent number: 6057813
    Abstract: A microcomputer has a plurality of on screen display devices in one chip. Under control of a CPU, display tasks are respectively controlled in the on screen display devices in an independent manner, thereby obtaining a desired display screen on which the display tasks are simultaneously displayed. The microcomputer has a function of controlling priorities of display of the display tasks, and that of controlling occurrence of interrupt and existence of a mask in display of the display tasks. A desired display screen on which the display tasks are simultaneously displayed is obtained by combining these control functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 5706397
    Abstract: A method of constructing a new active list of phone models from an existing active list of phone models during acoustic matching of a speech recognition system is described. A vector quantized speech vector is compared against each of the phone models in the existing active list to obtain a phone best score for each of the phone models of the existing active list. A best phone best score is determined among all the phone best scores of the phone models to obtain a global best score. A phone model of the phone models from the existing active list is added to the new active list of phone models if the phone best score of that phone model is within a first predetermined value of the global best score. A next phone model of the existing phone of the existing active list is added to the new active list if the phone ending score of that existing phone is within a second predetermined value of a best score of the existing phone model. A next (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Yen-Lu Chow
  • Patent number: 5574447
    Abstract: A keyboard for use with a computer has an array of keys including a space key and modifiable keys with apparatus for detecting when keys are pressed and generating a key code corresponding to keys that are pressed, a buffer capable of holding the key code of a key, a state register having three states including a state indicating when the first key code of a word is in the buffer. The keyboard also has apparatus for comparing a key code in the buffer to a second key code and for generating a modified key code when a match is found, and apparatus for sending the key code to the host computer, the key code sent being the modified key code when the first key code of a word is in the buffer and the key code in the buffer matches the second key code of the word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt & Mallinckrodt
    Inventor: William H. Roylance
  • Patent number: 5555172
    Abstract: A data entry system includes a display of either icons, alphabet letters, numerals or a combination of visual and alpha-numeric information and allows the user to select data for entry, by using a reversible control to highlight a selected icon or other displayed control or data element and subsequently enter the element with a push-button switch. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the display is in an overhead console and the information entry controls are located at the forward edge near the top of an armrest console where they are conveniently located and readily available to the operator. In one preferred embodiment a rotary left-right switch is provided to allow the operator to select display information for entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Prince Corporation
    Inventor: Suzanne K. Potter
  • Patent number: 5494573
    Abstract: A monitor for a beverage processing system that can sense a characteristic of the system, compare the characteristic to a threshold value to determine if a component of the system is not operating properly, and transmit the characteristic to a remote site. The monitor includes a controller coupled to a number of sensors that sense various system characteristics such as the water pressure and resistance at various locations of the system. The processor compares the outputs of the sensors with threshold values to determine if the various components are operating properly. The monitor also has a visual display unit which can output the various characteristic values along with processor generated messages that identify a component(s) that is not operating properly or needs preventive maintenance. The monitor transmits data via a modem to a computer located at a remote site. The computer can store and display the characteristics and other processor outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Aquatec Water Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivar Schoenmeyr, Mike Mihld
  • Patent number: 5248964
    Abstract: A method and circuitry for using two buffers containing video display information is shown. One buffer contains character mask or dot image information, while the other buffer has two portions, foreground and background, which store attribute information. In non-compatible write operations attribute information stored in registers is written to the attribute buffers when mask information is written to the first buffer. In compatible write operations the attribute value is written to the foreground attribute buffer and zero is written to the background buffer, while an OR'ed value of the attribute value is written to the first buffer. In non-compatible read operations the value in the first buffer may be obtained or a CRC value may be generated on the entire character cell. The CRC value can be compared with similar CRC values developed on the character mask of interest to determine if a character is present in the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn A. Edgard, Paul M. Garner, Ronald B. Higgins, Christopher D. Miller