Having Endless Belt Or Tape Reader Patents (Class 345/57)
  • Patent number: 8902373
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device (100) according to the present invention includes an active matrix substrate (120); a counter substrate (140); and a liquid crystal layer (160). Each of pixels (P) includes sub pixels (Spa, Spb) respectively having liquid crystal capacitances (CLa, CLb) and storage capacitances (CCa, CCb). A gate bus line (Lg) includes gate lines (Lga, Lgb) electrically connected to gates of thin film transistors (130a, 130b) and a connection line (Lgc) for electrically connecting the gate line (Lga) and the gate line (Lgb) to each other. A sub pixel electrode (124a) strides over the gate line (Lga), and a sub pixel electrode (124b) strides over the gate line (Lgb). Owing to this, change of a parasitic capacitance caused by an alignment shift between the sub pixel electrode and the gate bus line is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8570246
    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 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert J. Lowles, James Alexander Robinson
  • Patent number: 8174522
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) structure data creation technique capable of readily creating 3D structure data is disclosed. This method is for producing data of a 3D structure which is made up of a plurality of elements. The method includes the steps of preparing first and second two-dimensional (2D) sectional images different in normal vector from each other, forming first and second unit graphics based on these 2D images, partitioning each unit graphic on a per-element basis, performing layout arrangement of two unit graphics in accordance with normal vectors, expanding these unit graphics for conversion to 3D objects, and allocating a selected element to a region in which elements of the unit graphics failing to coincide with each other, which region is included in and specified from those regions with intersection of respective partitioned parts of the unit graphics, thereby to create the 3D structure data required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hiroshi Watanabe
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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