Diverse Display Devices Patents (Class 345/5)
  • Patent number: 10129500
    Abstract: The multi-display apparatus of the present disclosure is a multi-display apparatus for displaying a single image by combining a plurality of displays. The multi-display apparatus includes the plurality of displays connected to a network. Each of the plurality of displays includes a communication unit that communicates via the network and a controller. The controller determines whether a video signal can be reproduced at a predetermined display frame rate. When the video signal cannot be reproduced at the predetermined display frame rate, the controller changes a display frame rate from the predetermined display frame rate, and notifies other display of the display frame rate changed. When the display frame rate changed is notified from the other display, the controller changes the display frame rate to the display frame rate notified to reproduce the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junji Masumoto
  • Patent number: 10115375
    Abstract: A method may include in response to determining a host system is off, configuring a video controller of an information handling system including setting a display resolution of the video controller and writing management video data associated to a primary frame buffer such that management video data is able to be retrieved by the video controller for output to one or both of a first display associated with the host system and a second display of a management interface communicatively coupled to a management controller communicatively coupled to the processor and the memory and configured to provide out-of-band management of the information handling system. The method may further include in response to determining the host system is on, writing the management video data to an alternate frame buffer such that management video data is able to be retrieved by the video controller for output to the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Wade Andrew Butcher, Timothy M. Lambert, Johan Rahardjo
  • Patent number: 9989775
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein are directed to a dual-sided Pepper's Ghost Illusion is shown and described. In particular, various embodiments are described that allow using multiple image sources (e.g., projected bounces and/or panel displays) so the holographic image can be seen from both sides of the holographic system. In one embodiment, a specifically designed “Z frame” may be used to minimize the visible components in such a dual-sided system (e.g., particularly for smaller displays).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: VENTANA 3D, LLC
    Inventors: Ashley Crowder, Benjamin Conway, Troy P. Senkiewicz
  • Patent number: 9948867
    Abstract: An apparatus including a processor comprising hardware, wherein the processor is configured to: perform a selection operation of selecting one or more pickup images among a time-sequential series of pickup images; perform a correction operation to correct a brightness of the one or more pickup images selected by the selection operation; and generate a composite image based on: one or more pickup images among the series of pickup images not selected; and a result of the correction operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Fukuya, Kazuo Kanda, Nobuyuki Shima, Tomohiro Hoshino
  • Patent number: 9891465
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display (LCD) apparatus including: a first substrate including a first region realizing an image and a second region which transmits external light; a second substrate facing the first substrate; a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; a first polarizer arranged on a surface of the first substrate; and a second polarizer arranged between the second substrate and the liquid crystal layer and comprising a first polarization region positioned in the first region and a second polarization region positioned in the second region and having a polarization axis different from a polarization axis of the first polarization region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joonggun Chong, Hyungjune Kim, Hyoungcheol Lee, Wansoon Im, Jonghak Hwang
  • Patent number: 9753293
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a supporting member having a containment structure configured to contain a two-dimensional (2D) display terminal for displaying a parallax image. The display apparatus also includes a transflective device configured to face a display surface of the 2D display terminal and to transmit and reflect light from the displayed parallax image. Further, the display apparatus includes a connecting mechanism configured to connect the supporting member with the transflective device, wherein the containment structure includes an installation part configured to install a light-splitting device; an area of the light-splitting device is greater than or equal to an area of the display surface; and a three-dimensional (3D) image to be viewed is formed after the light from the parallax image displayed by the 2D display terminal is separated by the light-splitting device and transmitted and reflected by the transflective device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: TRONXYZ TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhang Ge, Lei Song, Jingwen Lai, Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 9576556
    Abstract: A light control and display technology applicable to light redirection and projection with the capacity, in a number of embodiments modified for particular applications, to produce managed light, including advanced images. Applications include miniature to very large scale video displays, optical data processing, 3-dimensional imaging, and lens-less vision enhancement for poor night-driving vision, cataracts and macular degeneration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: John Castle Simmons
  • Patent number: 9530382
    Abstract: A light control and display technology applicable to light redirection and projection with the capacity, in a number of embodiments modified for particular applications, to produce managed light, including advanced images. Applications include miniature to very large scale video displays, optical data processing, 3-dimensional imaging, and lens-less vision enhancement for poor night-driving vision, cataracts and macular degeneration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: John Castle Simmons
  • Patent number: 9508275
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a transparent display panel; and an optical switching element arranged on the transparent display panel and configured to be switched to one of a transmissive state, a non-transmissive state, and a reflective state, wherein the optical switching element includes a non-transmission layer formed to contact the transparent display panel and configured to switch to the transmissive state or the non-transmissive state, and a reflection layer formed on a first side of the non-transmission layer and configured to switch to the transmissive state or the reflective state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cho-Young Lee, Hye Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 9448434
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a liquid crystal display panel and a method of driving the same. A subpixel unit includes a transmissive portion and a reflective portion, the transmissive portion comprises a transmissive portion thin film transistor and a transmissive pixel electrode connected to a drain of the transmissive portion thin film transistor, the reflective portion comprises a reflective layer, a reflective portion thin film transistor and a reflective pixel electrode connected to a drain of the reflective portion thin film transistor, a gate of the transmissive portion thin film transistor and a gate of the reflective portion thin film transistor each are connected to a gate line of the subpixel unit, and a source of the transmissive portion thin film transistor and a source of the reflective portion thin film transistor are connected to different data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianshe Xue, Xiang Liu
  • Patent number: 9392129
    Abstract: A light control and display technology applicable to light redirection and projection with the capacity, in a number of embodiments modified for particular applications, to produce managed light, including advanced images. Applications include miniature to very large scale video displays, optical data processing, 3-dimensional imaging, and lens-less vision enhancement for poor night-driving vision, cataracts and macular degeneration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: John Castle Simmons
  • Patent number: 9348147
    Abstract: A 3D display apparatus for providing a Pepper's Ghost effect. The apparatus includes a background set spaced apart from a viewing space such that a viewer in the viewing space has a line of sight to the background set. The apparatus also includes a mirrored surfaces fan, which includes a motor, a hub rotatable by the motor, and a plurality of fan blades attached in a spaced apart manner to the hub to rotate with the hub. In some cases, each of the fan blades has a reflective region on a side facing away from the background set. The apparatus also includes a display device with a screen displaying an image of an object. The screen is positioned at an offset angle in the range of 40 to 60 degrees from a rotation plane for the sides of the fan blades. Often, the display device includes a 3D autostereoscopic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Quinn Y. Smithwick
  • Publication number: 20150130686
    Abstract: A cascaded display includes multiple transmitting elements which may include superimposed transparent display panels and backlighting elements. Combinations of different display panels may be used for different types of data, e.g., a persistent data panel and a non-persistent data panel to provide more uniform luminosity at any given point in time. Backlighting may be used to alter the color in which the displayed data is perceived by a viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Mark R. Hickman
  • Patent number: 9030376
    Abstract: Provided are a display device and a method for driving the same. The display device includes: a plurality of display modules; a plurality of display module drivers for respectively driving the display modules; a data divider receiving data signals for displaying an image on the display device and separating the received data signals into output data signals corresponding to each respective display module driver; and a timing control signal generator for generating a timing control signal to be supplied commonly to the display module drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Gyun Kim, Hee Jung Hong, Nam Yong Gong
  • Patent number: 9013291
    Abstract: An automobile instrument panel includes display means with a display area. First and second symbols may be displayed in the display area to convey safety information. The duration of display of a symbol may be different depending upon whether it is an acute safety symbol or a normal safety symbol. An audible alarm may also be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Christophe Dolle
  • Patent number: 8963812
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying a reflective image in response to light emitted from an emissive display is disclosed. An apparatus includes an emissive display, a processor in communication with the emissive display, and an electronic cover proximate to the emissive display. The electronic cover includes a passive display layer having a plurality of passive display elements and a photosensitive layer responsive to emitted light from the emissive display. A method includes forming an emitted light image on the emissive display and exposing the photoconductor layer of the electronic cover to an emitted light image, causing the plurality of passive display elements to form a reflective image on the passive display layer so that the reflective image corresponds to the displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Nan-Xing Hu, Johann E. Junginger, Gregory McGuire, Vladislav Skorokhod
  • Patent number: 8952957
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display apparatus includes a display panel, a display driver, an active polarizing layer, and an active polarizer. The display driver controls the display panel to display input image data categorized into data containing pixels in a first state, a second state, and a third state. The active polarizing layer is located on the display panel. The active polarizer controls the polarization direction of the active polarizing layer to enable the image displayed on the display panel to have the polarization direction after passing through the active polarizing layer. The active polarizing layer has first, second, and third polarization directions respectively corresponding to the pixels in the first state, the second state, and the third state in the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Chueh-Pin Ko
  • Patent number: 8890771
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying images on a transparent display of an electronic device. The display may include one or more display screens as well as a flexible circuit for connecting the display screens with internal circuitry of the electronic device. Furthermore, the display screens may allow for overlaying of images over real world viewable objects, as well as a visible window to be present on an otherwise opaque display screen. Additionally, the display may include active and passive display screens that may be utilized based on images to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Aleksandar Pance
  • Patent number: 8884844
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes a first display and a second display. The first display includes a number of first pixels. Each first pixel defines a first display region. Each first display region displays first visual content when voltages are applied to the first pixel and displays no first visual content when no voltage is applied to the first pixel. Each first display region is transparent or translucent when displaying no first visual content. The second display includes a number of second pixels. Each second pixel defines a second display region for displaying second visual content. The first visual content is viewable whether or not the second display displays the second visual content, and the second visual content is viewable when one or more first display regions corresponding to the second display region are transparent or translucent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fitipower Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Chi Yang, Li-Shen Chang, Wen-Rong Lin
  • Patent number: 8860632
    Abstract: A multi-panel device with a configurable interface is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the device includes a hinge rotatably coupled to a first panel of the device via a first pin and rotatably coupled to a second panel of the device via a second pin. The first pin is engaged within a slot of the first panel to enable a lateral movement of the first panel relative to the second panel such that the first panel has a first range of motion relative to the second panel when the hinge is in an extended configuration and a second range of motion when the hinge is in a retracted configuration. The first range of motion is larger than the second range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kilpatrick, II, Dave M Bahnemann, Daniel R Ervin, Gregg A Johnson, Sten Jorgen Ludvig Dahl, Jeffrey Jay Rhine, Steven J Lundgren, Holly Carol Rhine
  • Patent number: 8860011
    Abstract: One pixel is divided into a first region including a first light emitting element and a second region including a second light emitting element, wherein the first region emits light in one direction and the second region emits light in the direction opposite to that of the first region. Independently driving the first light emitting element and the second light emitting element allows images to be displayed independently on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruyuki Fujii, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20140292695
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes an operating unit which a passenger can operate, and a display unit which displays various types of images based on an operation input at the operating unit. The operating unit and display unit are disposed separated from each other. The operating unit is situated between the eyes of a driver performing the operation input and the display unit, and overlays the display unit on the line-of-sight direction of the driver performing the operation input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki WAKAMOTO, Makoto NIWA, Daigo KONNO
  • Patent number: 8847849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display apparatus comprising front display unit (10) and rear display unit (50), wherein the front display unit (10) and the rear display unit (50) are arranged such that an image on the rear display unit (50) is visible through a portion of the front display unit (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kortek Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoung Chan Lee, Chan Hwan Kim, Gun Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 8836611
    Abstract: A multi-panel device is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the device includes a first hinge coupled to a first panel and coupled to a second panel. The first panel includes a first display surface and the second panel includes a second display surface. The second hinge is coupled to the second panel and coupled to a third panel that includes a third display surface. The device also includes a sensor coupled to the first hinge to detect a relative orientation of the first panel to the second panel. The device includes a processor responsive to the sensor to detect a device configuration. The processor is configured to adjust a user interface displayed at the first display surface, the second display surface, and the third display surface based on the detected device configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kilpatrick, II, Steven J. Lundgren, Jeffrey Jay Rhine, Sten Jorgen Ludvig Dahl, Gregg A Johnson, Daniel R Ervin, David M Bahnemann
  • Patent number: 8832574
    Abstract: An apparatus including a first display configured to be able to display user content and to have an active display state in which said user content can be stably displayed via active powering of the display, and a second display configured to be able to display user content and to have a passive display state in which said user content can be stably displayed without active powering of the display. The apparatus is configured such that the first display is positioned to at least partially overlie and cover the second display to provide a covered region of the second display. The apparatus is also configured such that the content on the second display in the covered region can be viewed through the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Toni Patrik Ostergard, Ilkka Hyytiainen, Brian Davidson, Nigel Richardson
  • Patent number: 8823722
    Abstract: Embodiments include a single integrated circuit comprising: a first display controller configured to control a non-bistable display screen; and a second display controller configured to control a bistable display screen. Embodiments also include disposing, on a single integrated circuit, a first display controller capable of controlling a non-bistable display screen; and a second display controller capable of controlling a bistable display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Samson Huang, Alice Hsia
  • Patent number: 8797154
    Abstract: An in-vehicle display apparatus includes: multiple switchable display elements for displaying one of display items in a display group that is assigned each switchable display element; an operation device for outputting an operation signal according to an operation of a user; a determination device for determining an operation mode of the operation of the user with respect to the operation device, according to the operation signal; and a display control device for independently controlling each switchable display element to execute a switching and displaying operation according to the operation mode. In the switching and displaying operation, the display control device controls one of switchable display elements to switch a current display item to another display item according to a predetermined switching order of display items every time the operation device outputs the operation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Teruaki Araki
  • Publication number: 20140198016
    Abstract: The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for a low-power mode (or low-transmission state) associated with a display. An exemplary system comprises: a first display positioned on top of a second display, the first display at least partially covering the second display; the second display; a processor configured to: determine whether the first display is in low-transmission state or a high-transmission state; in response to determining the first display is in a low-transmission state, enable display of an image on the first display. Additionally, the system also updates an image on the display based on determining a frequency of updating an image on the display in the low-transmission state, and based on determining an amount of data to be updated on the display in the low-transmission state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Alexander Hunt, Martin Ek
  • Patent number: 8760375
    Abstract: In a conventional display device comprising a sub-display, the display device is increased in thickness and in the number of components as the number of displays is increased. In the present invention, a dual emission display device is used so that either surface of a display is used as a main display or a sub-display. Accordingly, the display device can be reduced in thickness and in the number of components. Further, mechanical reliability can be enhanced when the invention is applied to a tablet PC, a video camera and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama
  • Patent number: 8743077
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a front light system which can be built with thin film light emitting diodes (LEDs), such as organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) or electro-luminescent light emitting diodes. The front light system may be built on a thin and flexible substrate and can generate lighting of satisfactory uniformity and with high efficiency. The system also can potentially be inexpensive. The front light system of the present invention is particularly suitable for keymat applications wherein a flexible reflective display on top of a touch sensitive surface or device, is used as an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Sprague
  • Patent number: 8727540
    Abstract: An image projecting device for projecting an image on a screen is provided. The image projecting device includes a toppling detecting part that detects a toppling of the image projecting device; a toppling direction detecting part that detects a direction in which the image projecting device topples; and a controlling part that controls the image projecting device such that the image projecting device continues to project the image if the toppling detecting part detects the toppling of the image projecting device and the toppling direction detected by the toppling direction detecting part is directed toward the screen, while the image projecting device stops projecting the image if the toppling direction detected by the toppling direction detecting part is directed away from the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mikinori Ehara
  • Patent number: 8711062
    Abstract: In a structure in which six active matrix regions 103 to 108 are integrated on one glass substrate, horizontal scanning control circuits 101 and 102 are commonly disposed for the respective active matrix regions 103 to 105 and 106 to 108. Then the horizontal scanning control circuits 101 and 102 are operated at different timings, and images formed by the active matrix regions 103 to 105 and 106 to 108 are synthesized and projected. With this operation, the horizontal scanning frequency required for one horizontal scanning control circuit can be made half of the horizontal scanning frequency of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yoshiharu Hirakata, Jun Koyama, Satoshi Teramoto
  • Patent number: 8698703
    Abstract: An electro-optical device including: first display elements divided into at least a first region and a second region, for displaying a first image, and second display elements each divided into at least a third region and a fourth region, for displaying a second image, the first and second display elements being arranged such that each third region is disposed between the first region and the second region of the adjacent first display element and each second region is disposed between the third region and the fourth region of the adjacent second display element; a parallax barrier layer provided on a side of the display elements adjacent to a viewer, the parallax barrier having light transmitting regions at positions thereof corresponding to boundaries between adjoining first and third regions as well as between adjoining second and fourth regions; and a spacer layer separating the display elements from the parallax barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Epson Imaging Devices Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Momose
  • Patent number: 8698704
    Abstract: An electro-optical device including: first display elements divided into at least a first region and a second region, for displaying a first image, and second display elements each divided into at least a third region and a fourth region, for displaying a second image, the first and second display elements being arranged such that each third region is disposed between the first region and the second region of the adjacent first display element and each second region is disposed between the third region and the fourth region of the adjacent second display element; a parallax barrier layer provided on a side of the display elements adjacent to a viewer, the parallax barrier having light transmitting regions at positions thereof corresponding to boundaries between adjoining first and third regions as well as between adjoining second and fourth regions; and a spacer layer separating the display elements from the parallax barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Epson Imaging Devices Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Momose
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140055322
    Abstract: A display system is provided. The display system includes a display device displaying images and a head-mounted display apparatus. The display device includes an invisible light emitting unit producing invisible lights corresponding to the images. The head-mounted display apparatus includes a visible light filtering unit and a light wavelength transforming unit. The visible light filtering unit receives lights corresponding to the display device and removes visible lights from the receiving lights, wherein the visible lights are ambient lights between the display device and the head-mounted display apparatus. The light wavelength transforming unit receives the receiving lights from the visible light filtering unit and transforms the wavelength of the receiving lights such that the receiving lights become visible lights. The disclosure further provides a head-mounted display apparatus for the display system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YI-WEN CAI, SHIH-CHENG WANG
  • Patent number: 8648772
    Abstract: A reflective display, such as an electrophoretic display (EPD), and an emissive display, such as a backlit liquid crystal display, may be combined to form an amalgamated display. This combination may include layering one display atop the other, alternating reflective and emissive display elements, or otherwise interspersing reflective and emissive display elements with one another. Images on the amalgamated display may be presented using either reflective or emissive modes or a combination of the two, depending upon factors such as refresh rate, power consumption, presence of color and/or video, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Hebenstreit, Amish Rajesh Babu
  • Patent number: 8621365
    Abstract: A file sharing method and a file sharing system are provided. The system includes a first file processing apparatus and a second file processing apparatus with wireless transmission function to transfer files therebetween. At first, the first file processing apparatus is coupled to the second file processing apparatus. The first file processing apparatus automatically or manually executes a file sharing software to receive desktop information of the second file processing apparatus, and the file sharing software integrates a desktop of the first file processing apparatus with the desktop information to generate a integrated desktop shown on the first file processing apparatus. The second file processing apparatus processes a file in response to a control operation of an icon on the integrated desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Wen Luo, Wen-Chieh Tseng, Shun-Lung Wang, Yi-Lung Tsai, Tang-Lung Lo, Ling-Wei Hou
  • Patent number: 8583178
    Abstract: The mobile terminal has a memory unit configured to store a software, a first display unit configured to display a first screen image generated by a first version of the software, and an interface unit configured to be connected to an external display device having a second display unit. A controller is configured to display the first screen image corresponding to the software of a first version on the first display unit when the software is executed, and to control a second screen image corresponding to the first image, according to the software of a second version to be displayed on the second display unit when the interface unit is connected to the external display device, the second image generated by a second version of the software. Accordingly, a user is able to experience different versions of software simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chanphill Yun, Woongchang Kim, Sunryang Kim
  • 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: 8547406
    Abstract: Display element with at least one color-generating cell of the first type which has an emissive light source, and with at least one color-generating cell of the second type which has a reflective and/or transmissive and/or transflective light source, whereby each cell of the second type can be driven so that it makes visible one of the chromatic colors red, green, blue, magenta, cyan and yellow and the achromatic colors white and black, to compensate at least partly for the absence of the color impression created by at least one color-generating cell of the first type on account of the ambient light of the display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Display Technology AG
    Inventors: Andriy Bitman, Dieter Jerosch, Frank Bartels, Karlheinz Blankenbach, Juergen Rawert
  • Patent number: 8537214
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for adjustment of a harmonization compensation applied to alleviate a discrepancy of conformity between a video image transmitted by a video transducer (1) and projected by a head-up display device (5, 6), of an aircraft, and an external scene ahead of the aircraft. At least one equipment item of the aircraft—preferably the said HUD device—equipped with at least one control element accessible in the cockpit, is programmed to be able to function according to a nominal mode and according to a maintenance mode, in which at least one of its control elements, known as a redirected control element, is used to define the applied harmonization compensation. An operator activates the maintenance mode and starts an adjustment operation, in which he modifies in real time the applied harmonization compensation, by manipulating at least one redirected control element, until the video image is matched with the external scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Sandra Poussin, David Bideau, Laurent Coloma, Stephane Gauthier
  • Patent number: 8488905
    Abstract: It is difficult to reproduce an input image more faithfully while enlarging a dynamic range and color gamut, in a reproduced image obtained by overlapping output images by a projector and printer. An image processing apparatus (102) transforms an input signal (101) into an RGB signal for a projector (103) and a CMY signal for a printer (104). In this case, the image processing apparatus (102) uses a transformation LUT, which is generated based on the spectral distribution characteristics of the projector (103) and the spectral reflectivity characteristics of the printer (104). By overlapping images formed by the projector (103) and printer (104) based on the transformed image signals, an input image can be reproduced more faithfully while enlarging the dynamic range and color gamut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yosuke Hayase
  • Patent number: 8487835
    Abstract: A display device is provided. A display device includes a first display panel and a second display panel disposed on the first display. One of the first display panel and the second display panel is monochrome and the other of the first display panel and the second display panel is color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Sukho Jung
  • Patent number: 8482508
    Abstract: A LCD display device includes a LCD panel including a plurality of LCD units with trapezoid structure, and three sides of the LCD unit all include three liquid crystal molecules (LCM), the LCMs of all of the first side of the LCD unit constitute a first LCM array and form a first display interface, the LCMs of all of the second side constitute a second LCM array and form a second display interface, and the LCMs of all of the third side constitute a third LCM array and form a third display interface. The LCD display device also includes three signal conversion modules configured to convert three display signals into three control signals respectively, and three driving modules configured to drive the three LCM arrays according to the control signals and cause the first, the second, and the third display interface to display corresponding images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Fang Wong, Xin Lu, Yu-Cui Zhou
  • Patent number: 8482484
    Abstract: A display device and an electronic device in which more sophistication and a high added value are realized by obtaining a read function by incorporating an imaging device, and by using a panel with small volume can be provided. A display device and an electronic device according to the invention has a first display surface and a plurality of pixels arranged in matrix over one surface of a light transmitting substrate and a second display surface over the other surface of the substrate. The plurality of pixels are each provided with a transistor, an imaging device, and a light-emitting element which emits light to the first display surface and the second display surface. The light-emitting element has two functions of serving as a light source when information of a subject is read and displaying an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuko Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20130169512
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first display and a second display. The first display is used for displaying dynamic images; and the second display is used for displaying static images. The first display is capable of being translucent, and the first display is stacked on the second display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: CHEN-CHI YANG
  • Patent number: 8467119
    Abstract: An electrochromic display device including: a first substrate; first electrodes parallely extending on the first substrate; a second substrate opposite to the first substrate; second electrodes parallely extending in a direction orthogonal to the first electrodes on the second substrate; and an electrochromic composition layer between the substrates, wherein the device is passive-matrix driven to perform a display by energization between the electrodes, and to perform erasing of the display by energization in a reverse direction, a pixel is formed in a portion where the first electrodes sterically intersect with the second electrodes, and metal electrical wires extending over the regions between the second electrodes and the second substrate along the second electrodes, each of metal electrical wires being conductively connected to each of the second electrodes corresponding to any one of the regions, and insulated from each of the second electrodes corresponding to the other regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignees: Funai Electric Advanced Applied Technology Research Institute Inc., Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wu Weng, Toshimi Fukuoka, Tetsuya Higuchi, Masao Suzuki, Masatoshi Ono
  • Patent number: 8462080
    Abstract: A display device includes a display cell having a plurality of sub-pixels to make a single image or dual images, and a control cell for passing through the single image, and guiding a first image of the dual images toward a first direction and a second image of the dual images toward a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Seok Jang, Joon-Kyu Park, Hyun-Suk Jin
  • Patent number: 8451193
    Abstract: A display (202) is formed on an OLED layer (210) and at least one other layer formed of different display technology (212). At least one sensor (206 and/or 208) is used to determine a condition which impacts readability of the display (202). The different display layers are enabled and disabled in response to the sensed conditions to provide optimum viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Namm, Jorge L. Garcia, Salvador P. Magana