Single Display With Optical Path Division Patents (Class 348/54)
  • Patent number: 9830707
    Abstract: A apparatus for generating a depth map includes a cube space setting unit configured to set cube space based on camera intrinsic parameters; a layer generating unit configured to extract objects from a planar image and generate a layer including each object; a layer editing unit configured to apply at least one of parallel translation and rotation in a depth direction for the layer based on at least one of translation input and rotation input; and a model projecting unit configured to place a model on the layer, set a depth value for a model area placed on an object area included in the layer as a depth value of the object and generate a depth map comprising the depth value corresponding to each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Kyung-Ho Jang
  • Patent number: 9823484
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a 3D display device. The 3D display device includes a display panel and an electrochromic grating that is located on a light output side of the display panel; wherein the electrochromic grating comprises: a first transparent electrode layer, an electrochromic layer, a solid electrolyte layer and a second transparent electrode layer that are overlapped on a substrate of the display panel in sequence. As the solid electrolyte layer is used replacing the process in prior art that an upper and lower glasses substrates are used to package the electrochromic grating and thus avoiding complex packaging process, the 3D display device can be thinned. Further, as the electrochromic grating is directly formed on the substrate of the display panel, alignment between the electrochromic grating and the sub-pixels in the display panel can be more simple and accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenqing Zhao, Xue Dong, Xi Chen, Xiaochuan Chen, Changfeng Li, Ming Yang, Haisheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9741168
    Abstract: An object classification unit 504 classifies objects placed in a virtual three-dimensional space into objects to be displayed on an optical transmission type HMD and objects to be displayed on a monitor 300 which is observed through the optical transmission type HMD. A video outputting unit 506 outputs a video of each object to the monitor 300 or the optical transmission type HMD based on a classification by the object classification unit 504.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ohashi
  • Patent number: 9726891
    Abstract: A display engine assembly comprises a first imager and a second imager to generate a left image and a right image, respectively, in a head-mounted display device. The left and right images are left and right components, respectively, of a single stereoscopic image. The display engine further comprises an optical waveguide optically coupled to the first imager and the second imager. The optical waveguide is part of a first optical path to convey the left image to a left eye of a user of the head-mounted display device and is also part of a second optical path to convey the right image to a right eye of the user of the head-mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James Randolph Webster, Jeb Wu, Richard James, Steven John Robbins, Yarn Chee Poon, KengHui Lin, Chienchih Hsiung
  • Patent number: 9709863
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display device, a first substrate adjacent to a liquid crystal display panel is subjected to rubbing in a first direction that is the same as a polarization axis direction of light emitted from the liquid crystal display panel, and a second substrate that interposes a liquid crystal layer with the first substrate is subjected to rubbing in a second direction at a right angle with the first direction. The second direction is made the same as the polarization axis direction of polarized sunglasses to allow visual recognition of the image using the polarized sunglasses. Electrode patterns formed by alternately providing narrow and wide electrodes are arranged on the upper and lower substrates in a direction at a right angle with each other so that the rubbing directions on the upper and lower substrates form a right angle to ensure stable 3D display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshio Miyazawa, Terunori Saitou, Tatsuya Sugita, Miyuki Sugita, Shinichiro Oka
  • Patent number: 9635338
    Abstract: An encoder and method of encoding are provided for encoding at least one integral image representing at least one object in perspective in a scene and including a plurality of elemental images. The method of encoding includes generating a plurality of K sub-images on the basis of the plurality of basic images; arrangement of the sub-images in a predetermined pattern such as to form a multi-view image of the object, the views corresponding respectively to the sub-images; and adaptive compression of the multi-view image formed, as a function of the motion type of the object in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Shasha Shi, Patrick Gioia
  • Patent number: 9621881
    Abstract: A display device may include a signal controller to use a received image signal to generate sectional image signals, to determine a sequence for displaying sectional images that respectively correspond to the sectional image signals, and to use the sectional image signals to generate an image data signal. The sectional images may include a top left image, a bottom left image, a top right image, and a bottom right image. The device may further include a display panel to display the sectional images according to data signals generated based on the image data signal and according to the sequence. The sectional images may be portions of a whole image that has a size substantially equal to a display area of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Hoon Lee, Won Sang Park, Jong-In Baek
  • Patent number: 9615068
    Abstract: A method for generating three dimensional (3D) displays. The method includes displaying a hologram that combines three (or more) images encoded into three (or more) different OAM channels, and the method also includes reflecting light from the displayed hologram to create a multichannel light beam. Then, the method involves decoding the multichannel light beam to decode and display the three encoded images. The decoding step includes displaying the three encoded images in decoded form in three view zones, three focal planes, or on three spaced-apart planes. The decoding is performed by a single decoding screen using holograms used for generating the three encoded images or is performed by three decoding screens configured based on a differing one of the holograms used for generating the three encoded images. The displaying of the hologram step includes operating a spatial light modulator (SLM) to display the hologram on a screen of the SLM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Quinn Y. Smithwick
  • Patent number: 9615084
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) display system is provided for displaying a 3D image including a first view image and a second view image to a viewer. The 3D display system includes an arrangement module, a processing module, and a displaying module. The arrangement module is configured to alternatingly arrange display units of the first view image and display units of the second view image on a display panel. The processing module is configured to obtain an information difference of a display unit of the second view image from the display units of the first view image, and re-calculate a pixel value of the display unit of the second view image. The displaying module is configured to display to the viewer the display unit of the second view image with the re-calculated pixel value via a light separation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SUPERD CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Dongfang Li, Zhang Ge, Lei Song, Ning Liu
  • Patent number: 9541765
    Abstract: An image display device includes a display element having a unit of display comprising sub pixels displaying images for first and second view points, and an optical unit that distributes light emitted from respective sub pixels into different first directions. When a region surrounded a black matrix in the sub pixel is defined as an aperture, the sub pixels form a base unit that is an adjoining pixel pair including two sub pixels arranged with a data line therebetween. When virtual lines evenly dividing a width of the sub pixel in the first direction into K+1 pieces are presumed, K number of storage capacitor lines are arranged across at least one virtual line in the aperture. In the adjoining pixel pair, the K number of storage capacitor lines of one sub pixel are nonparallel to the K number of storage capacitor lines of the other sub pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Niioka, Koji Shigemura
  • Patent number: 9529206
    Abstract: A method includes dividing a backlight source and a liquid crystal panel into N row sections, preprocessing 3D images to output first images and second images of left and right eyes in a complementary format, while preserving odd and even row section images of original images of the left and right eyes, and sequentially scanning the first images and second images of the left and right eyes from top to bottom using the backlight source. The method further includes, after scanning a row section, controlling the backlight of the row section to be turned on and then turned off until the same row section of a next image starts to be scanned, and repeating until all images are scanned. The method thus provides a crosstalk-free 3D effect and reduces power consumption of the backlight source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SHANGHAI AVIC OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Xing, Wei Xu, Lihua Xu
  • Patent number: 9495927
    Abstract: The liquid crystal display apparatus is provided with a display unit, a video signal driving circuit, a scanning signal driving circuit, a common electrode potential controlling circuit, and a synchronizing circuit. The display unit has a scanning electrode, a video signal electrode, a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in matrix form, a plurality of switching elements which transmit video signals to the pixel electrodes, and a common electrode. After the scanning signal driving circuit scans the entire scanning electrodes and transmits video signals to the pixel electrodes, the common electrode potential controlling circuit changes the potential of the common electrode into a pulse shape, overdrives video signals, or increases a torque required to return to a state in which no voltage is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takatori, Hiroyuki Sekine, Ken Sumiyoshi
  • Patent number: 9497444
    Abstract: Provided is a stereoscopic display device capable of achieving good stereoscopic images with a low level of crosstalk in a wide area. A stereoscopic display device includes: a display panel; a switching liquid crystal panel arranged to overlap the display panel; a control section that controls the display panel and the switching liquid crystal panel; and a position sensor that obtains position information about a viewer and supplies the same to the control section. The display panel includes first pixel lines and second pixel lines that are arranged alternately in a vertical direction. The control section switches between a plurality of display modes including a tracking three-dimensional display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehiro Murao, Hiroshi Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9459524
    Abstract: The embodiment of the present invention provides a mask plate and a method of patterning using the mask plate, the mask plate comprising a light shielding area and an opening area, the edge of the opening area being in a concave-convex shape. The embodiment of the present invention, by setting the edge of the opening area of the mask plate in a concave-convex shape, can improve linearity of the matrix edge formed after the processes of coating, exposing, developing, roasting of the photoresist, so as to prevent the problem of generating a jagged or a wavy shape at the matrix edge of a color filter in a color film substrate, thereby improving uniformity of color display of a liquid crystal display. The effect is particularly significant for a product using a negative photoresist or with a relatively thin line width in the formed matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong Wang
  • Patent number: 9430083
    Abstract: A control method applied in an electronic apparatus including a projecting unit and a depth detecting unit is described. The projecting unit is able to project first multimedia data onto a target object. The method includes detecting depth information of the target object by using a depth detecting unit; calculating a second parameter of the projecting unit according to the depth information of the target object and a first parameter of the projecting unit; and moving the projecting unit to a first position based on the second parameter of the projecting unit to make the projecting unit project a first display picture of the first multimedia data. The focusing of the projector can be executed quickly and accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Yitang Zhuang
  • Patent number: 9338433
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for displaying a 3D image using a 2D image in an electronic device. Information related to an inclination of the electronic device is detected from a motion of the electronic device. The 3D image is generated by moving each of a plurality of image layers, which are derived from the 2D image, based on the detected information and motion parallax corresponding to the detected information. The 3D image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-min Lee, Hee Seo
  • Patent number: 9310033
    Abstract: A light source device includes a plurality of light sources with different polarizations. A combined wavelength band of the light of a first polarization and second polarization is a first wavelength band. A combined wavelength band of a third polarization and fourth polarization is a second wavelength band. A plurality of selective transmission elements transmits one or more combined light of one or more polarizations and reflects one or more light of one or more polarizations. Thus, the light of the first polarization, the light of the second polarization and the light of the third polarization passing through a third selective transmission element, and the light of the fourth polarization reflected by the third selective transmission element proceed in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamada, Takeshi Utakoji, Kenji Samejima, Hiroshi Kida, Tomohiko Sawanaka, Shinji Yagyu
  • Patent number: 9288480
    Abstract: System and method for a visual display system with a two-way mirror, which is between the observation zone and the image display device, positioned at an angle to reflect a backdrop surface that may be wider than the image display device or a backdrop with mirrored sides to extend the visual perception of the backdrop surface. A camera may be included with the visual display system for telepresence applications. The two-way mirror may extend into wall panels on the sides to form a room that appears to extend in depth by the reflection of the wall panels and a backdrop panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: TelePresence Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Peter McDuffie White
  • Patent number: 9282265
    Abstract: A camera device includes a single imaging sensor, a plurality of imaging objectives associated with the single imaging sensor, and a plurality of dedicated image areas within the single imaging sensor, each of the plurality of dedicated image areas corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of imaging objectives, such that images formed by each of the plurality of imaging objectives may be recorded by the single imaging sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Ka Kei Leung, Wen Hua Lin
  • Patent number: 9217874
    Abstract: An image display apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a display panel having at least, first pixels that display a first parallax image and second pixels that display a second parallax image; and an image conversion element. The image conversion element includes: a plurality of first electrodes arranged at a predetermined pitch; a second electrode; and a liquid crystal layer. The image display apparatus according to the present disclosure simultaneously satisfies the following conditions, wherein f is a distance from the liquid crystal layer to the first pixels or the second pixels, r is a length equal to ½ of an arrangement pitch of the first electrodes, ?n is a birefringence of the liquid crystal molecules, P is an arrangement pitch of the first pixels and the second pixels, and d is a thickness of the liquid crystal layer: f ? 5 ? P ( 1 ) ? ? ? n < r 2 2 ? d · f .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kasano, Yasuhiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9202432
    Abstract: A wide viewing angle holographic image display method and apparatus are disclosed. The wide viewing angle holographic image display apparatus includes a scan line unit and a control unit. The scan line unit includes a plurality of lateral scan lines that represent different angles, respectively. The control unit performs control so that different data are output at the respective different angles, represented by the lateral scan lines, using the plurality of lateral scan lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hoo-Sung Lee, June-Young Chang, Seong-Su Park
  • Patent number: 9196212
    Abstract: Provided is a 3D image display device, including: a display panel displaying an image; a lens panel positioned on the display panel and has layers formed of different materials, refractive indexes of the layers being varied according to a driving voltage supplied from the outside; and a lens panel driver supplying the driving voltage to the lens panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngbok Lee, Taeyoung Heo
  • Patent number: 9179138
    Abstract: An image display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: an IR emitter controller for recognizing a pair of 3D glasses connected to the image display apparatus; a video multiplexer for receiving a plurality of displayed video data using a plurality of pairs of 3D glasses, setting a frame rate for the plurality of video data to assign a frame period thereto, and multiplexing the plurality video data according to the frame period assigned at the set frame rate, when the plurality of pairs of 3D glasses is connected to the image data apparatus; and a display unit for frame-sequentially displaying the multiplexed video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kook Yeon Kwak, Kwan Suk Kim, Jong Yeul Suh
  • Patent number: 9131225
    Abstract: A video display apparatus can adjust the parallax level of stereoscopic video images in accordance with the video image size and allows a user to make further parallax adjustment. The video display apparatus acquires the video image size of the stereoscopic video images, sets a default value of a depth adjustment value for adjusting the parallax level of the stereoscopic video images based on the acquired video image size, changes the depth adjustment value when the user has provided an input representing a change in the depth adjustment value, sets a parallax adjustment level of the stereoscopic video images based on the changed depth adjustment value, and adjusts the parallax level of the stereoscopic video images based on the parallax adjustment level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Morio Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9116359
    Abstract: To enable a viewer to recognize a stereoscopic image even when a posture of the viewer is changed in front of a display device by providing a stereoscopic image display apparatus including: a lens sheet which is adjacent to a display surface of a display device, and is configured by arranging a plurality of plano convex lenses along an arrangement direction of display elements, consecutively side by side while varying a distance from the display surface; a storage unit storing stereoscopic display images corresponding to parallax points with respect to a display object at a plurality of viewing points; a sensing unit which senses a posture changing amount of a visual organ of a human body; a selection unit selecting the stereoscopic display images for the respective viewing points according to the posture changing amount sensed; and a display controller allowing the stereoscopic display images on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Toshiro Ohbitsu
  • Patent number: 9106925
    Abstract: Compression of a video by segmentation, transformation, transform encoding, difference encoding, and muxing. The segmentation looks at energies of the frames, in order to find three different things: black frames which have energy less than the specified amount, consecutive frames which have energy difference is less than the specified amount, and changes in scene which have energy difference is more than a specified amount. If there is little or no energy or energy difference, then the frame is replaced by an indication rather than information about the frame itself; either an indication of a black frames or an indication of no change between two adjacent frames. If there is much energy, then this is taken as the beginning of a new scene, and used as an area to change group of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Ubiquity Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Carmichael, Connie Jordan, Kristian Sandberg
  • Patent number: 9094657
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a stereoscopic image converting method includes: generating a first depth map comprising depth values of pixels of an input video, wherein the depth values are estimated based on an amount of a characteristic of the input video, and wherein the depth values are represented by pixel shading; generating a second depth map by correcting the depth values of pixels within a distance from each of right and left ends of the depth map to become closer to a depth value corresponding to a screen of a display not protruding forward or recede rearward in stereoscopic viewing as the pixels within the first distance are positioned closer to the each of the right and left ends of the depth map; and generating a multi-parallax image by shifting pixels of the input video by an amount horizontally based on the depth values of the second depth map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Makoto Oshikiri
  • Patent number: 9082361
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a polarized three-dimensional display panel and a pixel cell thereof. The display panel comprises an array substrate, which includes a plurality of pixel cells arranged in a plurality of pixel zones configured by a plurality of scanning lines and a plurality of data lines arranged in a staggered manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengliang Ye, Deyong Fan
  • Patent number: 9055286
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for a stereoscopic display system. The display system has a display panel containing an array of display units and a plurality of stereoscopic devices coupled to the display panel to affect three-dimensional (3D) display. The method includes receiving a 3D image to be displayed on the array of display units. The method also includes determining original display values for the display units and determining a coupling relationship between the display units and the stereoscopic devices. Further, the method includes determining a crosstalk condition based on the coupling relationship, and adjusting the original display values of display units based on the coupling relationship, the crosstalk condition, and the original display values of both the left display units and the right display units such that the crosstalk condition is cancelled. The method also includes displaying the 3D image using the adjusted display values of the display units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: SUPERD CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Song, Ning Liu, Zhang Ge
  • Publication number: 20150145971
    Abstract: To provide a display device that gives a viewer a strong stereoscopic effect or sense of depth in a two-dimensional image and a display device that gives a viewer a natural stereoscopic effect or sense of depth in a two-dimensional image, a display device includes a frame portion, and a display portion which has a display surface on a frame portion side and is located so as to be apart from the frame portion with a distance therebetween. The display portion overlaps with an opening of the frame portion, and an end portion of the display portion overlaps with the frame portion. The distance between the frame portion and the display portion is variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Yuichi YANAGISAWA, Masao KASUGA, Hisao IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20150145977
    Abstract: Provided is a display including: a sensor coupled to the display to detect a first position corresponding to at least one eye of a first viewer; and an image renderer coupled to the sensor to adjust a first image of a first 3D image pair to be displayed towards the eye of the first viewer according to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: David M. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20150145970
    Abstract: An apparatus for image processing controls a luminance of at least one light beam projected to a surface of a screen by at least one light source by controlling the at least one light source that emits the at least one light beam, wherein a luminance of an image output to the screen may be uniform by the luminance of the at least one light beam projected to the surface of the screen being controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Yoo Kyung KIM, Dong-kyung NAM, Ju Yong PARK, Jin Ho LEE, Seo Young CHOI
  • Patent number: 9041782
    Abstract: A multiple-viewer auto-stereoscopic display apparatus includes a display unit, an eye-tracking unit, a light transmission control unit, a light separation unit, and a synchronization control unit. The display unit is configured to display a view sequence of a plurality of view images of a 3D image in multiple viewing zones to one or more viewers. The light transmission control unit is configured to control light transmission to a particular viewing zone. The light separation unit is configured to separate the plurality of view images for the viewers to perceive 3D display. Further, the synchronization control unit is configured to synchronize refreshing of the display unit and the light transmission control unit, wherein a refreshing rate of the display unit equals to a refreshing rate of the light transmission control unit, and to dynamically adjust the view sequence based on the position information of the one or more viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SUPERD CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Song, Yinwei Chen, Ning Liu, Zhang Ge
  • Publication number: 20150138327
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an electronic device and a method of controlling the same. The electronic device may include a sensor configured to detect the location of at least one viewer, a display configured to generate a 3D image and generate at least one 3D-visible area where a 3D image is able to be recognized and at least one 3D-invisible area where a 3D image is unable to be recognized, and a control unit configured to change a display state of a 3D image if the detected at least one viewer is placed in the 3D-invisible area. In accordance with the present invention, a viewer may smoothly view an image because the display state of a 3D image is changed if the viewer is placed in a 3D-invisible area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Rijun Xu
  • Patent number: 9036014
    Abstract: A dual layer parallax barrier-based 3D display device may include an image panel that displays a left image and a right image so as to alternately display a left-image column and a right-image column, a dual layer parallax barrier that includes a first common electrode, a second common electrode, a plurality of first individual electrodes, a plurality of second individual electrodes, and a liquid crystal layer, and blocks specific portions of the displayed images and a driving unit that drives the electrodes based on the distance between the image panel and the viewer so as to allow the viewer to view the left image and the right image, separately, and simultaneously drives, in a particular state, at least one of the first common electrode and the plurality of first individual electrodes and at least one of the second common electrode and the plurality of second individual electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hyun Lee, Eung Don Lee
  • Patent number: 9036012
    Abstract: An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed herein. The image display apparatus may include a display to display a 3D image having a left-eye image and a right-eye image, a sensor to detect positions of a first viewing device and a second viewing device for viewing the 3D image, and a controller configured control a perceived view of the 3D image viewed through the viewing devices. The perceived view of the 3D image may be changed based on a position of the viewing devices or the user relative to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyungnam Lee, Uniyoung Kim, Sangjun Koo, Saehun Jang, Gangseub Lee, Heesu Yang
  • Patent number: 9036013
    Abstract: A segmented dual layer parallax barrier-based 3D display device may includes an image panel that displays a left image and a right image so as to alternately display a left-image column and a right-image column; a dual layer parallax barrier that includes a first common electrode, a second common electrode, a plurality of first individual electrodes, a plurality of second individual electrodes, a plurality of segmented electrodes, and a liquid crystal layer, and blocks specific portions of the displayed images; and a driving unit that drives the electrodes based on the distance between the image panel and the viewer so as to allow the viewer to view the left image and the right image, separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hyun Lee, Eung Don Lee
  • Publication number: 20150130913
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a parallax acquiring unit configured to acquire a parallax of each of a plurality of stereoscopic pictures in a moving picture including the plurality of stereoscopic pictures chronologically as a moving picture parallax, and a parallax generating unit configured to generate a parallax causing a position in front of all of the plurality of stereoscopic pictures corresponding to the moving picture parallax acquired in a certain period of time to be a display position of a user interface picture as a user interface parallax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Shimizu, Keisuke Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150130912
    Abstract: A display system used with a television display. An image projector is supplied with image information that differs from but is related to the television content displayed by the television display. Image information is decoded from the content information supplied to the display system and supplied to the image projector. As a result, the image projector projects an image on a surface separate and apart from the display screen of the television display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicants: Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Clay FISHER, True XIONG, Charles MCCOY
  • Patent number: 9030533
    Abstract: Adjusting overlay positioning in stereoscopic video, including: receiving overlay data including a plurality of overlays, each overlay having a lateral axis value, a vertical axis value, and a depth value; receiving and displaying the stereoscopic video to a user as at least one of a video preview display and a stereoscopic display, each display including an overlay from the overlay data, wherein a position of the overlay in each display is based on the lateral axis value, the vertical axis value, and the depth value of the overlay, and wherein the video preview display includes interfaces for adjusting the position of the overlay in each display; receiving input from the user related to the depth value of the overlay; and adjusting the position of the overlay in the video preview display based on the input from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Aubey, Jr., Peter Avventi, Dennis Adams, Yoshikazu Takashima, John Ying, Tommy Choy, George Reis, Michael Thompson, Kiruthika Krishnadevarajan, Don C. Eklund, II
  • Patent number: 9030537
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a signal control unit for receiving an input of an image signal, and converting to a signal for displaying each of a right eye image and a left eye image at least two times continuously; and a display panel, input with the signal converted by the signal control unit, for alternately displaying the right eye image continuing two or more times, and the left eye image continuing two or more times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Nakahata, Tsuyoshi Kamada, Toshiaki Suzuki, Makoto Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9032470
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to detect a first position of a viewing apparatus, wherein the viewing apparatus enables viewing of media programs, obtain a media program in a first viewing perspective that conforms to the first position, present the media program with the first viewing perspective for viewing by way of the viewing apparatus, and transmit to the viewing apparatus a first audio signal corresponding to the first viewing perspective. The storage medium can also have computer instructions to detect that the viewing apparatus has moved to a second position, obtain the media program in a second viewing perspective according to the second position, and present the media program with the second viewing perspective for viewing by way of the viewing apparatus. Other embodiments are disclosed and contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Troy C. Meuninck, James Carlton Bedingfield, Sr., William A. Brown, David B. Delorme, Nadia Morris
  • Patent number: 9030536
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor including a controller to receive a broadcast of media content comprising three-dimensional image content for presentation on a display device operably coupled with the media processor, adjust the broadcast of the media content to comprise two-dimensional image content, and present the media content on a display device, wherein the controller adjusts the media content to comprise the two-dimensional image content during presentation of the broadcast of the media content on the display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Robert King, Sharon Carter
  • Patent number: 9022564
    Abstract: The present application relates to a display apparatus comprising: a display portion which displays a first image and a second image different from the first image to create a stereoscopic image; a separator which separates the first and second images from each other; and an adjuster which adjusts a shape of the separator. The separator includes a barrier portion which blocks image light emitted from the display portion. The barrier portion includes a contour portion which defines a shape of at least one opening that allows transmission of the image light. The contour portion includes a first contour and a second contour facing the first contour. The first and second contours define a continuous opening region inclined at a predetermined angle from a vertical line. At least one of the first and second contours forms protrusions which periodically protrude toward the opening region. Shapes of the protrusions are heterogeneous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tatsumi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Ken Mashitani
  • Publication number: 20150116468
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing multi-view composed frames uses a single display pipe mechanism. The single display pipe includes, in one example, a memory requestor that fetches multi-view data from a frame buffer using a plurality of viewports. The single display pipe may also include a multi-view packer. Each viewport of the single display pipe has access to a frame buffer holding multi-view frame data, and may be configured to have access to different areas of the frame buffer. In this fashion the single display pipe may fetch data representing more than one view of a multi-view frame. Additionally, the multi-view packer combines the data fetched from one or more of the viewports to form a multi-view frame to be supplied for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis Au
  • Publication number: 20150116467
    Abstract: A parallax adjustment device including a parallax adjustment unit configured to perform parallax adjustment on a left-eye image and a right-eye image that are obtained by imaging, and a data processing unit configured to associate metadata regarding the parallax adjustment with image data including the left-eye image and the right-eye image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keizo Gomi, Takahide Otani, Kenji Gotoh
  • Publication number: 20150116469
    Abstract: A multi-view point 3D display apparatus using an active optical device is provided. The active optical device may change a path of light without a substantial drop of image resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyu-hwan CHOI, Hong-seok LEE, Hoon SONG, Yoon-sun CHOI, Jung-mok BAE
  • Patent number: 9019355
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method of driving the same for performing local dimming that is suitable for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) image. The display apparatus receives a video signal containing a left-eye image and a right-eye image, processes the video signal, displays a three-dimensional (3D) image on the basis of the processed video signal, emits light to a display unit by local dimming, and controls the light source unit to be driven based on dimming information about at least one of the left-eye image and the right-eye image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-rae Kim, Tae-hyeun Ha, Jae-sung Park
  • Publication number: 20150109426
    Abstract: A glassless stereoscopic image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The provision of a glassless stereoscopic image display apparatus included a display, a lens unit disposed in front of the display to separate multi-view images to be displayed on the display according to direction, and a controller configured to insert a first indicator indicating a sweet zone corresponding to a first viewing distance into a part of the multi-view images, insert a second indicator indicating a sweet zone corresponding to a second viewing distance into another part of the multi-view images, and control the display to display the multi-view images, into which the first and second indicators are inserted, on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaeyoung CHO, Sieun KO
  • Patent number: 9013564
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic 3D display system includes a display having a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel is configured to display light rays representing a left-eye view and a right-eye view of an image. The autostereoscopic 3D display system further includes an optical-deflection system configured to control the light rays representing the left-eye view and the right-eye view. The optical-deflection system includes a separately controllable lenslet associated with each pixel, where the lenslet is configured to steer the light ray representing the left-eye view corresponding to the pixel, and steer the light ray representing the right-eye view corresponding to the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Alistair K. Chan, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Jaron Lanier, John L. Manferdelli, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.