Image Shifting Means (i.e., Traveling Message) Patents (Class 345/56)
  • Patent number: 9733830
    Abstract: Operation keys are arranged on a front panel along with a display screen. When an electronic device has a certain state, information indicating the certain state is displayed on the display screen. A dynamic figure is displayed on a region on the display screen corresponding to a position of a specific operation key to be operated at the time of the certain state, among the operation keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitomi Tadokoro, Hideyoshi Nagado
  • Patent number: 9244414
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device, including an opening and closing detection unit that detects opening and closing of an opening and closing door which exposes a paper transporting passage for transporting paper, a paper jam detection unit that detects a paper jam in the paper transporting passage, a time measurement unit that measures a time when the paper jam is detected and opening of the opening and closing door is detected, and a control unit that controls the paper jam to be continued when a time measured by the time measurement unit is shorter than a predetermined time in case of detecting closing of the opening and closing door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8988319
    Abstract: A display device includes at least one processing device and at least one display element for representing at least two image planes that are able to be combined with each other, and a method is for representing a plurality of combinable image planes for displaying data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Stefan Goss, Stefan Lux, Robert Hofmann, Rainer Dehmann, Kyoung Sun Han, André Haedicke, Heino Wengelnik, Lorenz Bohrer, Joerg Lilienthal, Will Specks
  • Publication number: 20140333511
    Abstract: A moving image display apparatus includes a display unit which sequentially displays an image pattern in the form of a moving image on a display screen, a storage unit which stores area sectional information and display format information, the area sectional information defines predetermined divided areas corresponding to the image pattern among a plurality of divided areas into which the display screen is divided, and the display format information defines display formats of the divided areas defined by the area sectional information in a time sequential manner, and a display control unit which controls to display the predetermined divided areas corresponding to the image pattern in accordance with the display formats defined by the display format information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi NAGAHASHI, Akihiro YOSHIDA, Tomotake WAKATSUKI, Hiroshi NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8847856
    Abstract: A moving image display apparatus includes a display unit which sequentially displays an image pattern in the form of a moving image on a display screen, a storage unit which stores area sectional information and display format information, wherein the area sectional information defines predetermined divided areas corresponding to the image pattern among a plurality of divided areas into which the display screen is divided, and the display format information defines display formats of the divided areas defined by the area sectional information in a time sequential manner, and a display control unit which controls to display the predetermined divided areas corresponding to the image pattern in accordance with the display formats defined by the display format information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Nagahashi, Akihiro Yoshida, Tomotake Wakatsuki, Hiroshi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 8803919
    Abstract: A display apparatus and an image display method thereof are provided. The display apparatus automatically displays images stored in a memory in a pre-set order, and displays the images in various sequences if a change in position of the display apparatus is detected by a motion sensor. Accordingly, the sequence in which the images are displayed is easily changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-hwan Kim, Seung-soo Kang
  • Patent number: 8614653
    Abstract: An electronic display device for special events includes a base structure with a riser extending therefrom. At an upper, distal end of the riser are a pair of transparent document display panels that are oriented and configured to resemble an open book. The display panels each include an open side edge for receiving photographs, documents and other tangible items related to the special event. On a front surface of the base structure is an LED screen for continuously displaying a scrolling, prerecorded text message. A user enters the desired text message using a keypad on a side of the base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Leah Salgado
  • Patent number: 8594462
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided an information processing apparatus including: a display configured to include a display screen and to display image information at a display position on the display screen, the display screen having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, the display position represented by pixel-based coordinates; a calculation module configured to calculate coordinates of a next display position at which the image information is to be displayed next based on coordinate information of the display position and differential coordinate information, the coordinate information representing a position where the image information is to be displayed, the differential coordinate information representing a pixel-based distance with which the display position shifts; and a display control module configured to control the display to display the image information at the next display position based on the coordinate thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited
    Inventor: Yoshio Furuichi
  • Patent number: 8289351
    Abstract: A method for driving a display includes following steps. A display panel is divided into a plurality of bright regions and a plurality of dark regions, wherein the dark regions and the bright regions are alternately arranged so that the bright regions within the display panel are not adjacent to each other. Next, a full-color frame is divided into four sub-frames, wherein the sub-frames are matched with the four color-orders one by one. In this way, the display randomly displays the sub-frames in a frame period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ke-Horng Chen, Chun-Ho Chen, Shian-Jun Chiou, Han-Ping Shieh, Ti-Ti Liu
  • Patent number: 8279141
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a plurality of pixels in a form of matrix and a controller configured to control the plurality of pixels of the display panel so that an instrument image indicating an instrument is displayed on the display panel. The instrument image includes a scale image indicating a scale, and a pointer image indicating a pointer that is movable in accordance with an increase and decrease in a measured magnitude for indicating the measured magnitude in association with the scale image. The instrument image further includes a highlight image that is displayed in a predetermined pattern in accordance with at least one of a position and a motion of the pointer image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Miki Katoh, Masahiro Kuno, Nagako Matsuno
  • Patent number: 8274449
    Abstract: A data access method for a timing controller of a flat panel display includes forming a line buffer including a plurality of memory cells in the timing controller, dividing the plurality of memory cells into a first section and a second section, wherein the number of memory cells in the first section is greater than the number of memory cells in the second section, writing a first number of pixel data into the first section, wherein the first number of pixel data is included in a plurality of pixel data corresponding to a row of a frame, writing a second number of pixel data into the second section, wherein the second number of pixel data is included in the plurality of pixel data, and the first number is equal to the second number, and reading the plurality of pixel data from the plurality of memory cells according to an order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Po-Jui Huang, Ying-Jie Su, Chung-Jr Jan
  • Patent number: 8120628
    Abstract: A method for driving a display is provided. According to the driving method, a display panel is divided into a plurality of bright regions and a plurality of dark regions, wherein the dark regions and the bright regions are alternately arranged so that the bright regions within the display panel are not adjacent to each other. Next, a full-color frame is divided into four sub-frames, wherein the sub-frames are matched with the four color-orders one by one. In this way, the display randomly displays the sub-frames in a frame period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ke-Horng Chen, Chun-Ho Chen, Shian-Jun Chiou, Han-Ping Shieh, Ti-Ti Liu
  • Patent number: 8111210
    Abstract: A system for operating a color flat panel display (FPD) is provided that includes a color FPD, a light source, and a display processing device. The color FPD has an adjustable color depth and is configured to reflect ambient light. The light source transmits light through the bottom surface of the color FPD. The display processing device is coupled to the color FPD and decreases the color depth of the color FPD when the light source is activated and increases the color depth of the color FPD when the light source is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Robert J. Lowles, James A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8013806
    Abstract: Image display apparatus comprising two or more arrays of light sources is described. Each array is rotatable around a common axis, and the light sources in each array are arranged so that each light source traverses along a unique path around the common axis. A controller is adapted to modulate the intensity of light emitted by each light source as it traverses its respective unique path such that the light sources in combination cause a desired image to be visible to an observer by virtue of persistence of vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Litelogic IP Limited
    Inventors: James Sirmon, Anthony Cole
  • Patent number: 7995067
    Abstract: A storage buffer attached to an image processor for stereo image processing. The processor compares a first image and a second image. The storage buffer stores image data of the second image. The storage buffer includes: a data-shifting-hardware mechanism which while the processor compares a patch of the first image to a swath of the second image, the data shifting mechanism using hardware within the storage buffer shifts at least a portion of the swath within the storage buffer. The data-shifting hardware mechanism includes preferably digital multiplexers with respective selectable inputs from adjacent and non-adjacent columns of data within the storage buffer and selectable inputs from adjacent rows of data within the storage buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Mobileye Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Mois Navon
  • Patent number: 7973742
    Abstract: A method for driving a field emission device (FED) applies an alternating (AC) voltage as a driving voltage for emitting electrons in a field emission device comprising cathode electrode including an emitter and an anode electrode facing the cathode electrode. A method for aging an FED uses a constant voltage so that electrons cannot be emitted from the electron emission source, and an AC voltage so that electrons can be periodically emitted from the emitter when the FED is aged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan-Wook Baik, Jeong-Hee Lee, Jeong-Na Heo, Deuk-Seok Chung, Tae-Won Jeong, Kyoung-Won Min
  • Patent number: 7778842
    Abstract: A system dynamically displays graphic identifier information, such as corporate logos, and value information for financial instruments, such as recent trade information, on a video wall having several monitors arranged to form a larger display. The system has input ports to receive feeds with identifiers and corresponding values of financial instruments, a filter to extract the identifiers and corresponding values of the financial instruments, a memory to store the extracted information and a table associating the financial instrument identifiers with graphic symbols, and processors to form a display signal with the graphic symbols and values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Apple, Paul Noble, John Footen, Andrew Klein
  • Patent number: 7724245
    Abstract: At a writing time, a first transistor 412 is turned on so that a data signal Xj is supplied to one end of a capacitor 420. At this time, since a second transistor 414 is turned off, driving current does not flow to an organic light emitting diode (OLED) device 430. A power supply voltage Vdd is supplied to the other end of a capacitor through a power supply line L. However, since the driving current does not flow at the writing time, the power supply voltage Vdd is not reduced by the wiring line resistance of the power supply line L. On the other hand, at an emission time, the first transistor 412 is turned off and the second transistor 414 is turned on. Therefore, the driving current is supplied to the OLED device 430.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Miyazawa
  • Publication number: 20100117934
    Abstract: A video is divided into portions, and the portions are used to control moving lights. A video is displayed where each moving light becomes a superpixel of the eventual displayed video. The superpixels themselves may be formed of pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: PRODUCTION RESOURCE GROUP L.L.C
    Inventor: Jeremiah J. Harris
  • Patent number: 7679613
    Abstract: A method of displaying an image with a display device including a plurality of display pixels includes receiving image data for the image, the image data including individual pixels of the image; buffering the image data and creating a frame of the image, the frame of the image including a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows of the pixels of the image; defining a first sub-frame and at least a second sub-frame for the frame of the image, image data of the second sub-frame being offset from image data of the first sub-frame by an offset distance of at least one pixel; and displaying the first sub-frame with a first plurality of the display pixels and displaying the second sub-frame with a second plurality of the display pixels offset from the first plurality of the display pixels by the offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: William Allen
  • Patent number: 7675510
    Abstract: A method of displaying an image with a display device including a plurality of display pixels includes receiving image data for the image, the image data including individual pixels of the image; buffering the image data and creating a frame of the image, the frame of the image including a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows of the pixels of the image; defining a first sub-frame and at least a second sub-frame for the frame of the image, image data of the second sub-frame being offset from image data of the first sub-frame by an offset distance of at least one pixel; and displaying the first sub-frame with a first plurality of the display pixels and displaying the second sub-frame with a second plurality of the display pixels offset from the first plurality of the display pixels by the offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: William Allen
  • Publication number: 20090225005
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided an information processing apparatus including: a display configured to include a display screen and to display image information at a display position on the display screen, the display screen having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, the display position represented by pixel-based coordinates; a calculation module configured to calculate coordinates of a next display position at which the image information is to be displayed next based on coordinate information of the display position and differential coordinate information, the coordinate information representing a position where the image information is to be displayed, the differential coordinate information representing a pixel-based distance with which the display position shifts,; and a display control module configured to control the display to display the image information at the next display position based on the coordinate thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Yoshio FURUICHI
  • Patent number: 7561119
    Abstract: The present invention accomplishes a screen image display apparatus capable of changing a transfer direction of screen image signal freely. A master control 1 has a plurality of channels, with a signal line 2 being connected for transmitting a screen image signal so as to let each of the channels display a character or image. The signal line 2 is connected to a plurality of display blocks 3 by way of board-A, that is, signal transfer means. Each display block 3 comprises a board-A 4, that is, signal transfer means, a board-B 5, that is, signal supply means, and lamp units 6, that is, light emitting modules. And a screen image signal for causing the display block 3 to display a character or image is transferred from each channel of the master control 1 in a data transfer direction 7 via the signal line 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kuyama
  • Patent number: 7518571
    Abstract: The retaining circuit 110, which retains the digital image signal fed from the drain signal line 61 in response to the signal inputted from gate signal line 51, is formed. The signal selection circuit 120, which selects one of the two signals (signal A or signal B) in response to the signal from the retaining circuit 110 and which supplies the selected signal to the display electrode 80, is formed. Also, the reference voltage generation circuit 500, which provides the signal A and signal B, is formed within the display panel 100. When the display device is under the digital display mode, the reference voltage generation circuit 500 prepares the signal fed to the display electrode 80. Thus, there is no need to supply the signal A or signal B from outside, resulting in the simpler configuration of the external circuits. Also, since the drive of the external circuits can be completely halted under the digital display mode, it is possible to further reduce the consumption of the electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 7499003
    Abstract: A disappearing interface system for a device, such as an appliance (e.g., a cooking range) having an interactive user interface, a light-emitting device (e.g., a LED), a microprocessor based LED fader electronic control system that uses a PWM signal to drive an A/D circuit to control the intensity (e.g., fade in/out) of the light-emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Rudolph, Gary Fisher, Frank Downing, Robert McCoy, Maureen Donoho, James Hughes
  • Publication number: 20080291127
    Abstract: A moving image display apparatus includes a display unit which sequentially displays an image pattern in the form of a moving image on a display screen, a storage unit which stores area sectional information and display format information, wherein the area sectional information defines predetermined divided areas corresponding to the image pattern among a plurality of divided areas into which the display screen is divided, and the display format information defines display formats of the divided areas defined by the area sectional information in a time sequential manner, and a display control unit which controls to display the predetermined divided areas corresponding to the image pattern in accordance with the display formats defined by the display format information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi NAGAHASHI, Akihiro YOSHIDA, Tomotake WAKATSUKI, Hiroshi NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 7411569
    Abstract: The display device comprises: a substrate 50 having a plurality of light emitting elements on one surface thereof, and a substrate 10 having a circuit for controlling the plurality of the light emitting elements, bonded to said one surface of the substrate 50, and sealing a space where the plurality of the light emitting elements are formed. This makes it possible to form the light emitting elements on a flat surface, and the degradation of the emission characteristics of the light emitting elements can be prevented. The aperture ratio and the luminance of the display device can be also increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Susumu Okazaki, Takuya Watanabe, Atuyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 7362338
    Abstract: A display device having a display matrix (m+2x by n+2x) including an active, e.g., controllable, pixel border located around the edge locations of a frame buffer matrix for improved character viewability. The border can be several pixels wide, e.g., 1<x<5. In one embodiment, the border is two pixels wide and surrounds a liquid crystal display (LCD) matrix area having (m×n) pixels that are controlled by a frame buffer memory. In one embodiment, the pixels of the border are active pixels and each contain a red, a green and a blue subpixel. The pixel border is useful for increasing viewability, e.g., contrast, of characters that are displayed along the edge of the LCD matrix area in a frame buffer region. The invention includes a border attribute register for containing a color attribute and a brightness attribute, in one embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Gettemy, Francis James Canova, Jr., Roger Flores
  • Patent number: 7339552
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a dot matrix type display device by self light emitting elements in which a display burning phenomenon can be prevented from occurring. With the dot matrix type display device according to the present invention, in the display device in which a plurality of self light emitting elements are arranged in a dot matrix pattern, one or more icons, pictures, letters/characters, and the like are displayed at least on a part of a display area of the display device. The display origin of said one or more icons, pictures, letters/characters, and the like are moved at least one dot or more and displayed by movement display means one after another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Tohoku Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Seki, Norikazu Mito
  • Patent number: 7034811
    Abstract: A method of displaying an image with a display device including a plurality of display pixels includes receiving image data for the image, the image data including individual pixels of the image; buffering the image data and creating a frame of the image, the frame of the image including a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows of the pixels of the image; defining a first sub-frame and at least a second sub-frame for the frame of the image, image data of the second sub-frame being offset from image data of the first sub-frame by an offset distance of at least one pixel; and displaying the first sub-frame with a first plurality of the display pixels and displaying the second sub-frame with a second plurality of the display pixels offset from the first plurality of the display pixels by the offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: William Allen
  • Patent number: 6972809
    Abstract: An optical device includes an optical path shifter that has at least one optical path shifting section. The optical path shifting section includes: a polarization modulator for changing the polarization state of an incoming light ray; and a birefringent element for shifting the optical path of an outgoing light ray of the polarization modulator based on the polarization state of the outgoing light ray. The optical device further includes a polarization corrector, which selectively changes the polarization state of an outgoing light ray of the optical path shifter, thereby keeping the polarization state of an outgoing light ray of the polarization corrector substantially unchanged no matter where the optical path has been shifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 6937211
    Abstract: An apparatus including a controller having an input for receiving an input signal is disclosed, the input signal having an audio component. A housing having an outer surface on which is fixed a conforming and surface covering light output device is also provided, whereby the controller enables creation of a visually dynamic decorative pattern on the surface of the housing dependent on the input signal and under the control of software programs. The controller enables creation of a visually dynamic decorative pattern on the surface of the housing dependent on the signal and under the control of pattern producing software. The input signal can be an audio, video, and/or environmental input signal. The output device can be visual display, audio speaker array, scent generator, and/or tactile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Gregory Robert Roelofs
  • Patent number: 6909417
    Abstract: A level shifter 13 is provided for each of SR flip flops F1 constituting a shift register 11. The level shifter 13 increases a voltage of a clock signal CK. This arrangement reduces a distance for transmitting a clock signal whose voltage has been increased, as compared with a construction in which a voltage of a clock signal is increased by a single level shifter and the signal is transmitted to each of the flip flops; consequently, a load capacity of the level shifter can be smaller. Furthermore, each of the level shifters is operated during a pulse output of the previous level shifter 13, and the operation is suspended at the end of the pulse output. Thus, the level shifters 13 can operate only when it is necessary to apply a clock signal CK to the corresponding SR flip flop F1. As a result, even when an amplitude of a clock signal is small, it is possible to reduce power consumption of the shift resister under normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hajime Washio, Yasushi Kubota, Kazuhiro Maeda, Yasuyoshi Kaise, Michael James Brownlow, Graham Andrew Cairns
  • Patent number: 6822397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the adjustment of luminance. The present invention is a method of manufacturing image forming apparatus including a step of applying characteristic shift voltage comprising a plurality of pulses in which the amplitude of the pulse obtained from the look-up table has two or more values, to the emitter, the look-up table storing the amplitude of the pulse and the number of the pulse for shifting characteristic of emitters to a predetermined luminance target value on the basis of the measurement result of the luminance. Moreover, the present invention is a method of manufacturing image forming apparatus comprising a step of applying the second pulses of characteristic shift voltage having the amplitude which was determined in response to the measurement result of the luminance after the first characteristic shift voltage had been applied to the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideshi Kawasaki, Shuji Aoki, Izumi Tabata, Akihiko Yamano, Hisashi Sakata
  • Patent number: 6628247
    Abstract: A display system reduces latent image formation by shifting an image between a first position and a second position, displaced only a few pixels from the first position. Preferably, the image is displayed briefly simultaneously at the first and second positions and then displayed only in the second position for a second predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Lear Automotive Dearborn, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Toffolo, Silviu Palalau, William Rogers, Masazumi Sone
  • Patent number: 6595647
    Abstract: A micro-display element used in displaying original images and reflection control module for optical projection display includes a control chip, a driving circuit, a plurality of metallic mirror surface reflection gate elements. The gate element, the driving circuit and the control chip are mounted in sequence from the top to the bottom layer, and the driving circuit is controlled by displaying control signals of the control chip so as to drive the reflection gate elements to cause, the “ON” and “OFF” control and at the outer surrounding of the reflection gate element, along the horizontal axial (X-axis) and the vertical axis (Y-axis) direction, equivalent number of adjustment pixels are provided, such that the micro-displays of R, G, B projected light, during optical module calibration, can be accurately adjusted to superimposed state by means of adjustment pixels which provide sufficient biased calibration in a horizontal axial direction in a vertical axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Taiwan Micro Display Corporation
    Inventor: Ling-Yuan Tseng
  • Publication number: 20030117344
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moveable image display system comprising a plurality of moveable display frames, capable of displaying images, a power transmitter and a data transmitter. There are no electrical connections between the moveable display frames and the data or power sources, however the moveable display frames are mechanically and electrically connected to each other. The moveable display frames are capable of moving relative to each other and are capable of moving together relative to the data and power sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Laurence J. Hine, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 6571577
    Abstract: A bracelet includes at least one electronic display unit. Each display unit has a display having a plurality of display elements arranged in a sequence lying along the length of the bracelet and/or arranged in a sequence lying substantially around the perimeter of the display. The bracelet has a control circuit to control the display elements so that the characters displayed by the display elements appear to move along the sequence of display elements with time. In the alternative, the characters appear to move along a discrete face which is provided along the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Inventor: Philip J. Radley-Smith
  • Patent number: 6567058
    Abstract: A problem to be solved by the invention is to prevent a digital convergence correction device from lowering in precision of correction performed when a relation between screen raster and effective area of picture varies. A vertical display area detection signal that corresponds to a position in vertical direction of a picture display area on a screen is generated in accordance with a vertical deflecting current. An address counter for generating an address for reading out correction data is controlled in accordance with the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Chujo
  • Patent number: 6549180
    Abstract: A plasma display panel that is adaptive for shortening an address interval. The PDP is provided with first and second sustaining electrode lines making each row line, and first and second address electrode lines making each column line. The first and second address electrode lines are alternately overlapped with an insulating material as the row lines are progressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eun Ho Yoo, Woo Gon Jeon
  • Patent number: 6518942
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of forming the images in the systems having objects moving relative to each other. Particularly, it can be used at the transport and in the building for advertisement, designer, entertainment purposes and the like, thereby providing a simple execution. The method comprises of that an each image frame being formed by scanning with a separate image forming devices, and each frame scanning beginning of the formed image being synchronized with a moment when an object receiving the visual information comes into the visibility zone of the separate image forming devices while a mutual moving of said object and image forming devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Inventor: Igor P. Kurganov
  • Patent number: 6492963
    Abstract: A light display is mounted on the spokes of a rotating bicycle wheel. The display includes a plurality of arrays of lights, each array attached to one of the spokes. A sensor on the wheel, actuated by a magnet mounted on the frame, senses the angular velocity of the rotating wheel with respect to the bicycle frame. A microprocessor, mounted on the wheel and connected to the sensor, and individually connected to each of the plurality of arrays of lights by a cable, includes a memory which stores a plurality of display patterns. The microprocessor modulates the plurality of arrays of light according to a selected one of the plurality of display patterns and the sensed angular velocity of the rotating wheel to form an image using persistence of vision of a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Illumination Design Works
    Inventor: David J. Hoch
  • Patent number: 6476780
    Abstract: A road image display device for displaying an image of a road whereon a vehicle is travelling on a display screen by scrolling the road image at a specified speed as one would feel driving a vehicle thereon viewing the image from a fixed viewing point, which display device is provided with an input control section for inputting road design data concerning a straight line area, a clothoid curve (relaxed-curvature curve) area and a circular-arc area for a travelling road distance, and an electronic control unit for generating a road image representing a straight-line area, clothoid curve area and a circular-arc area according to the input road design data and which can easily generate any desired road image according to a free road design and more particularly can represent an image of a curved road portion by a curve having a relaxed curvature for joining a straight-line with a circle of a constant curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinichi Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 6466182
    Abstract: A video image displaying apparatus and video image displaying method, applicable to the supplying, by arranging a plurality of picture displaying devices for instance on the inner walls of a tunnel, of consecutive articulated images by the plurality of picture displaying devices to occupants of a train to provide consecutive articulated images using these still pictures without, for instance, causing trouble to the performance by the driver of the mobile object. Blinking of still pictures at terminal displaying apparatuses is started and ended after waiting for the passage of a prescribed part of the mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignees: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsu Shigetomi, Masaomi Yamamoto, Ichiro Yasukura
  • Patent number: 6417822
    Abstract: In an operation of an address period for addressing cells of a display device, such as a plasma display panel, comprising a plurality of cells of three kinds, red (R), green (G), blue (B), which are arranged on a plane for forming a display surface thereof, in which each of said cells comprising: a pair of transparent electrodes provided in parallel to each other; an address electrode being positioned opposing the pair of transparent electrodes; luminescence medium provided on the address electrode; and a discharge space being defined between the pair of transparent electrodes and said fluorescence medium on the address electrode, wherein the address discharge is conducted by applying an address voltage to the address electrode, and the address voltage applied is determined depending upon the each kind of the cells, R, G and B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Sasaki, Seiichi Yasumoto, Kunio Ando, Masaji Ishigaki, Michitaka Ohsawa, Takeo Masuda, Keizo Suzuki, Masatoshi Shiiki
  • Patent number: 6373450
    Abstract: Data, including letters, numerals and marks, are sequentially scrolled on a display. When a switch is pushed, the scroll is interrupted, and then the data being displayed is fixed. An arrangement may be made such that the scroll occurs at a high speed first and then occurs at a low speec in response to the operation of the switch. Further, the data being displayed may be caused to blink for a confirmation purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Asako Fujita
  • Patent number: 6348905
    Abstract: An LED display apparatus includes an LED display module, an inner frame member, and a supporting unit. The LED display module has an array of light emitting diodes mounted thereon, and a longitudinal axis. The inner frame member is disposed to confine the LED display module therein, and has a size sufficient to permit movement of the LED display module in opposite directions of the longitudinal axis. The supporting unit mounts the LED display module in the inner frame member such that the LED display module is movable back and forth in the inner frame member along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Dynascan Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Tsun-I Wang
  • Publication number: 20010023194
    Abstract: A portable communication apparatus (1) has a movable cover (16) with a liquid crystal display (19, 20) mounted thereon. The liquid crystal display (19, 20) is double-sided in at least one part (20), hence showing the information both from a front side and from a back side (21). This part of the display (20) is transmissive, and the rest of the display (19) is either reflective or transflective. The information is viewable through a window (22) in the cover (16) when the cover (16) is closed. As soon as the cover (16) changes positions from closed to opened, or from opened to closed, the information will be rotated 180°, so that the information will appear correctly. The portable communication apparatus has means (30, 31) and steps for the rotation of information, which automatically will be initiated, when the position of the cover (16) is detected by a controller (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: September 20, 2001
    Inventors: Mats Pettersson, Erik Heded
  • Patent number: 6278419
    Abstract: A display of the type in which a mobile unit moves one or more arrays of light sources repeatedly through a sequence of positions in a display zone to create the illusion of a floating image. According to a first aspect of the invention, each array is provided with a mechanism for sensing when it arrives at each position in the display zone, and each array then is provided with data to display at that position. According to a second aspect of the present invention, the display is provided with a data storage medium that is geometrically congruent with the path along which the arrays move, and the data to be displayed are read from the data storage medium as the mobile unit moves past the data storage medium. In preferred embodiments of the present invention, the path of motion of the arrays is circular; and, within the second aspect of the invention, the data storage medium is a cylindrical medium, for example, a floppy disk or a compact disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Light Spin Ltd.
    Inventor: Sergay Malkin
  • Patent number: RE40566
    Abstract: A display device consisting of an electron-emitting device which is a laminate of an insulating layer and a pair of opposing electrodes formed on a planar substrate. A portion of the insulating layer is between the electrodes and a portion containing an electron emitting region in between one electrode and the substrate. Electrons are emitted from the electron emission region by a voltage to the electrodes, thereby stimulating a phosphorous to emitting light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seishiro Yoshioka, Ichiro Nomura, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Toshihiko Takeda, Tetsuya Kaneko, Yoshikazu Banno, Kojiro Yokono