Picture Carrier Patents (Class 353/120)
  • Patent number: 10368411
    Abstract: The invention relates to UV light modules that generate UV light. The UV light module includes: a substrate; a light source mounted on a top surface of the substrate, the light source generates output light; a detector mounted on the top surface of the substrate, the detector detects light incident thereon; and a lens disposed over the light source and the detector. The lens includes a surface on which a portion of the output light is internally reflected and the portion of the output light travels through the lens to the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BOLB Inc.
    Inventors: Jianping Zhang, Ling Zhou, Ying Gao
  • Patent number: 10302294
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode illumination type ellipsoidal spotlight, and more particularly, a light-emitting diode illumination type ellipsoidal spotlight which is capable of drastically prolonging the lifespan of a light source part used in the ellipsoidal spotlight, reducing power consumption and costs related thereto, and producing a variety of colors by manufacturing the light source part of the ellipsoidal spotlight is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Bic Light Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Hwan Ro
  • Patent number: 10048574
    Abstract: An embodiment provides an electronic device, including: a support arm; a base portion connected to one end of the support arm; a head portion connected to the other end of the support arm; a projector disposed within the head portion; and a projector adjustment element that adjusts an image projected by the projector; wherein a portion of the projector adjustment element is exposed on an underside of the head portion. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Yulong Xu
  • Patent number: 8567961
    Abstract: A low cost, light projection and sensing system that projects an image onto a display surface using an array of light emitters. The system or device has an integral sensing capability of the display surface using light sensors. Both the emitters and sensors are coupled to a control unit. The device modifies the light-projected image and sensor view region with its control unit. The device projects an animated overlaid image or large tiled image of photographic resolution. In at least one embodiment, a projection device may create smooth animation of its projected image by varying the brightness of one or more illuminated images within its generated video frames. Computer implemented methods are utilized for light emitter activation and brightness control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Huebner
  • Patent number: 8047661
    Abstract: A height adjustment apparatus for a projector includes a lifting member and an operation member. The projector includes a front wall and a bottom wall substantially perpendicular to the front wall. The front wall defines a first opening and the bottom wall defines a second opening. The bottom wall has a protruding portion extending from an inner surface of the bottom wall. The lifting member includes a supporting portion and an engaging portion. An end surface of the lifting member away from the supporting portion has a plurality of teeth. The operation member includes a receiving frame and an operating portion. The inner surface of the receiving frame away from the operating portion has a latching portion for latching with the teeth of the lifting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignees: Premier Image Technology(China) Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhuo-Guang Ruan
  • Patent number: 7826206
    Abstract: A receiving module for a display device includes a receiving frame and a receiving container. The receiving frame includes a bottom part and a plurality of side parts extending from a peripheral portion of the bottom part creating a receiving space. The receiving container includes a bottom plate and a plurality of sidewalls. The bottom plate is disposed on the bottom part. Each of the sidewalls includes a first side plate extending from an edge portion of the bottom plate and coupled to a corresponding side part to face an outer surface of each of the side parts, and a second side plate bent at an upper end of the first side plate to face an outer surface of the first side plate. Thus, the strength of a display device against an external force, such as a bending stress or a twisting stress, may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Gyun Woo
  • Patent number: 7665854
    Abstract: In a projection-type display apparatus that projects images onto a screen through a projection lens, even when images, such as setting images of the projection-type-apparatus main unit, that do not need to be displayed on the screen are projected to display, it is also necessary to turn on an expensive light-source lamp whose lifetime is relatively short, resulting in the lifetime of the light-source being shortened. In response to this problem, a lens cover 4 having a display function such as a liquid crystal is therefore used as the lens cover for protecting a projection lens 3, and images that do not need to be displayed onto the screen are displayed on the lens cover 4 having the display function; consequently, light emission from the light-source-lamp is made unnecessary at that time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Sugiura
  • Patent number: 7399091
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for creating and displaying images. An inner lens of transparent sheet material is formed, which may have a generally pyramidal configuration and presents a plurality of inner sides. A plurality of image sectors are created equal in number to the number of inner sides and are assembled on a medium, which may be translucent, conforming in shape to the inner sides. An outer lens is formed of transparent sheet material and presents outer sides conforming in shape to the shape of the inner sides. The inner lens nests within the outer lens with the image medium held therebetween to provide an envelope assembly. The envelope assembly may be supported on a lamp base whereby a light source backlights and penetrates the image to create a desired visual effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventors: John Hamilton Lockett, John Hoyl Lockett
  • Patent number: 7329035
    Abstract: There is disclosed a nightlight that can be held or worn by a child and that can display projected images in 3-D mode upon a flat surface to comfort and provide assurance for a child when left in the dark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Inventor: Marcos T. Feliciano
  • Patent number: 7168813
    Abstract: An object placed on a display surface conveys an image appearing on the display surface to a surface of the object. The object can include one or more optical elements such as a lens, or may include a plurality of fused fiber optics or collimated light tubes to convey the image appearing under the object to a different surface. The image can thus be made to appear on a side of the object, or on an intermediate surface within the object, or on a top surface of the object. In addition, on an interactive display device, the user is enabled to interact with the image and the object, for example, by using a gesture to move the image about on the display surface so that it is moved toward and under the object and thereafter appears on the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis Glenn Wong, Steven M. Drucker
  • Patent number: 6913359
    Abstract: A projection method using a real object projector is disclosed. The real object projector comprises a base, a control circuit installed in the base, and an image receiving apparatus installed on the base. The base is combined with a light source module, and between the light source module and the base is a different movable connection relationships according to different designs. The light source module can have a transparent film clip with an identifying mark, and different transparent film clips have different marks. When projecting with the real object projector the steps are, firstly moving the image receiving apparatus to a suitable position according to the mark on the transparent film clip, then focusing the image receiving apparatus according to the transparent film clip, and finally pressing an image receiving key to automatically identify the kind of transparent film clip and magnify the projection image with the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Microtek International Inc.
    Inventors: Jih-Ching Chang, Teng-Chou Yang, Chih-Kuang Wang
  • Patent number: 6848795
    Abstract: Disclosed is a projection media comprising a transparent polymer layer with random light diffusing elements and having a Tg of less than 75° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Cheryl J. Kaminsky, Robert P. Bourdelais
  • Patent number: 6814447
    Abstract: A real object projector having a base, a control circuit installed in the base, and an image receiving apparatus installed on the base. The base is combined with a light source module, and between the light source module and the base are different movable connection relationships according to different designs. The light source module can have a transparent film clip with an identifying mark, and different transparent film clips have different marks. When projecting with the real object projector the steps are, firstly moving the image receiving apparatus to a suitable position according to the mark on the transparent film clip, then focusing the image receiving apparatus according to the transparent film clip, and finally pressing an image receiving key to automatically identify the kind of transparent film clip and magnify the projection image with the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Microtek International Inc.
    Inventors: Jih-Ching Chang, Teng-Chou Yang, Chih-Kuang Wang
  • Patent number: 6793349
    Abstract: An image projector that drops into the accessory slot of a luminaire and projects high quality images printed on plastic slides in full color and photographic detail for extended time periods without heat degradation. The projector comprises a cooling fan, infrared and ultraviolet light filter means, and an inexpensive and removable slide assembly comprising a plastic image slide, a protective film slide and at least one mounting plate. The cooling fan is combined with layered, reflective filters to create a protected environment for the plastic image slide to survive the extreme heat at the gate of today's efficient luminaires. The plastic image slide is created on a plastic sheet using conventional computer printing technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Rosco Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin C. Hooper
  • Patent number: 6769779
    Abstract: A housing (100) for mounting a wire grid polarizing beamsplitter (122) and a spatial light modulator (30) in alignment with an output optical path comprises a front plate having an opening for admitting incident illumination provided along an illumination axis. A modulator mounting plate (110) is spaced apart from and parallel to the front plate, for mounting the spatial light modulator in the optical output path of the illumination axis. First and second polarizer support plates are spaced apart from each other and extend between the front plate and the modulator mounting plate. The respective facing inner surfaces of the first and second support plates provide coplanar support features for supporting the wire grid polarizing beamsplitter between the inner surfaces. The wire grid polarizing beamsplitter extends between the facing inner surfaces. The surface of the wire grid polarizing beamsplitter is a fixed angle with respect to the surface of the spatial light modulator on the modulator mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Franklin D. Ehrne, Barry D. Silverstein
  • Patent number: 6767101
    Abstract: A film scanning device using the same CCD light sensor for pictures of strip film and for a slide mount also comprises a body having a strip film transport path disposed there through. The transport path has a first opening in the body for inserting a developed strip film, a second opening in the body through which the developed strip film exits the body, and a third opening for inserting and pulling out a slide mount juxtaposed vertically relative to the strip film transport path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventors: Pony Huang, Kevin Tseng
  • Patent number: 6733142
    Abstract: An image projector system includes a cold light source, a projection lens, a slide retaining unit, and a liquid crystal module. The slide retaining unit is disposed between the cold light source and the projection lens, and is adapted to retain removably a projector slide between the cold light source and the projection lens when the image projector system is operated in a slide projection mode. The liquid crystal module includes a liquid crystal panel retained removably on the slide retaining unit between the cold light source and the projection lens to permit operation of the image projector system in a liquid crystal projection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Emerging Display Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Tai-Fa Young, Sung-Hua Tsai
  • Publication number: 20040080725
    Abstract: Disclosed is a projection media comprising a transparent polymer layer with random light diffusing elements and having a Tg of less than 75° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Applicant: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Cheryl J. Kaminsky, Robert P. Bourdelais
  • Patent number: 6637897
    Abstract: A transparent document securing device, using in a flatbed scanner, includes a securing frame. The securing frame comprises at least a securing cell, wherein the securing cell further includes a concave, a cover and a clip mechanism. The concave includes at least a first opening and an open slot. The cover includes at least a second opening. The securing device employs the cover to mount a transparent document in a concave. A user is therefore be able to place the securing device along with the transparent document in the document glass of a scanning system. By a predetermined mode, the scanning system is able to directly scan the transparent document; no need to preview the scanned image to adjust the scanning area. Thus, the time for scanning is saved. Further the fixed depth of the concave is utilized to proved a precise focus of the scanning system. The quality of the scanned image is therefore improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Mustek Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Jenn-Tsair Tsai, Chieng-Ming Tsaur, Bill Chen
  • Patent number: 6585381
    Abstract: The presentation and storage folder (10) allows filing of transparencies in a normal binder (1) and in addition allows projecting these on an overhead projector (2) without detaching these from their binder. The folder is composed of at least three leaves the first of which (11) allows to file it in a classical binder, the last (13) being composed of the transparency or of a transparent pocket which can contain the transparency proper whereas the leaf or leaves in between (12) allow to unfold the folder and place the transparency on the glass of an overhead projector without needing to detach the folder from the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Inventor: Albert Jan Ijspeert
  • Publication number: 20030081186
    Abstract: An image projector that drops into the accessory slot of a luminaire and projects high quality images printed on plastic slides in full color and photographic detail for extended time periods without heat degradation. The projector comprises a cooling fan, infrared and ultraviolet light filter means, and an inexpensive and removable slide assembly comprising a plastic image slide, a protective film slide and at least one mounting plate. The cooling fan is combined with layered, reflective filters to create a protected environment for the plastic image slide to survive the extreme heat at the gate of today's efficient luminaires. The plastic image slide is created on a plastic sheet using conventional computer printing technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Kevin C. Hooper
  • Patent number: 6550922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the audio-video recording of overhead projector based presentations. The apparatus (1) comprises an audio microphone (29), a logging element (20, 21, 27) for logging when a presenter changes a viewable object such as an overhead transparency (6) on an overhead projector, and a recording apparatus (25), wherein: the microphone (29) generates an audio signal from the audio portion of the presentation; the logging element (20, 21, 27) is activatable to generate a marker signal indicating the change of viewable object (6); and the recording apparatus (25) receives the audio signal from the microphone (29) and the marker signal from the logging element (20, 21, 27) to record the signals as audio data and marker data so that audio data is correlated with the marker data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Constantin Bogomolnyi
  • Patent number: 6547403
    Abstract: A stereo slide mount and a stereo slide viewer in which a pair of right and left film holders are adjusted in either a direction of separation or a direction of approach by a film pitch-adjusting device to enhance the operability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventor: Minoru Inaba
  • Publication number: 20030038926
    Abstract: A transparent document securing device, using in a flatbed scanner, includes a securing frame. The securing frame comprises at least a securing cell, wherein the securing cell further includes a concave, a cover and a clip mechanism. The concave includes at least a first opening and an open slot. The cover includes at least a second opening. The securing device employs the cover to mount a transparent document in a concave. A user is therefore be able to place the securing device along with the transparent document in the document glass of a scanning system. By a predetermined mode, the scanning system is able to directly scan the transparent document; no need to preview the scanned image to adjust the scanning area. Thus, the time for scanning is saved. Further the fixed depth of the concave is utilized to proved a precise focus of the scanning system. The quality of the scanned image is therefore improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Applicant: Mustek Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Jenn-Tsair Tsai, Chieng-Ming Tsaur, Bill Chen
  • Patent number: 6494580
    Abstract: A stereo slide mount capable of adjusting a pitch between the right and left films, preventing a change in the pitch even when it is caused to fall. A plane land 9 is formed at the central portion of a base frame 3. After having adjusted a pitch between the two film holders 2 mounted on the right and left guide grooves, an adhesive label is stuck onto the land and onto the film holders to secure the film holders. A center window 12 is formed in a cover frame 1, so that the surface of the adhesive label can be viewed by eyes. Shooting data and a caption can be written on the surface of the adhesive label, or a picture of the film may be printed thereon on a reduced scale, or a bar code may be printed thereon and may be utilized for a voice guidance or for controlling a projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventor: Minoru Inaba
  • Patent number: 6462868
    Abstract: A display device is provided which permits viewing of both hardcopy and digital images. An embodiment of an image viewing station comprises a housing having an internal light source and a light transmissive display panel coupled to the housing such that light from the internal light source passes therethrough. Hardcopy images affixed to an outer surface of the display panel may be transilluminated by the light passing through the display panel. Digital images may also be displayed on the display panel, by projecting the digital images onto either the inner or outer surface of the display panel. Alternatively, the panel could include a light emitting or light transmissive display panel, such as a liquid crystal display or an electroluminescent panel. Light emitted by the display panel may be sufficient to transilluminate a hardcopy image disposed on an outer surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Buy-Phone, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Jay Giesberg, David Irwin Lappen, William Ascher Lappen
  • Publication number: 20020093630
    Abstract: A stereo slide mount capable of adjusting a pitch between the right and left films, preventing a change in the pitch even when it is caused to fall. A plane land 9 is formed at the central portion of a base frame 3. After having adjusted a pitch between the two film holders 2 mounted on the right and left guide grooves, an adhesive label is stuck onto the land and onto the film holders to secure the film holders. A center window 12 is formed in a cover frame 1, so that the surface of the adhesive label can be viewed by eyes. Shooting data and a caption can be written on the surface of the adhesive label, or a picture of the film may be printed thereon on a reduced scale, or a bar code may be printed thereon and may be utilized for a voice guidance or for controlling a projector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventor: Minoru Inaba
  • Patent number: 6375331
    Abstract: A transparency protection device for protecting a transparency sheet, the protection device including a protective sheet and a presentation flap generally coupled to the protective sheet. The protective sheet includes a generally transparent film having a first major surface and a second major surface, the first surface positioned to be in contact with the transparency sheet. At least a portion of the first major surface includes a plurality of integral micromounds protruding from the major surface. The protective sheet is micro-textured bi-axially oriented polypropylene having a micromound density in the range of 100 to 300 micromounds per square millimeter, the micromounds have a major axis length of 20 to 60 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Laura Landriani, Giuseppe Giacobone, Concetta Capezzuto
  • Patent number: 6309074
    Abstract: A method of transparency viewing, including: placing a transparency at a viewing surface, forming a light pattern and projecting the light pattern to back-illuminate the transparency. Preferably, the light pattern is formed by spatially modulating a beam of light using a plurality of light valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: SmartLight Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Inbar, Eran Shaffir
  • Publication number: 20010033368
    Abstract: Method and device for aligning a holder with respect to a carrier. The holder comprises at least one slot, whilst the carrier comprises a carrier plate and at least one bar. The bar is pivotably connected to the carrier plate with a first end, and to an element capable of sliding movement in said slot with an end remote from said first end. Once the holder has been positioned with respect to the carrier, the element is connected to the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: Hans Alphonsius Maria Steijaert, Richard Van Der Laan
  • Publication number: 20010026353
    Abstract: The presentation and storage folder (10) allows filing of transparencies in a normal binder (1) and in addition allows projecting these on an overhead projector (2) without detaching these from their binder. The folder is composed of at least three leaves the first of which (11) allows to file it in a classical binder, the last (13) being composed of the transparency or of a transparent pocket which can contain the transparency proper whereas the leaf or leaves in between (12) allow to unfold the folder and place the transparency on the glass of an overhead projector without needing to detach the folder from the binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Inventor: Albert Jan Ijspeert
  • Patent number: 6296360
    Abstract: A stereo slide mount capable of adjusting perspective feeling of a stereo image into an optimum state, comprising a base frame 3 having a guide groove formed running in the lateral direction, two film holders 2 fitted in the guide groove, and a cover frame 1. Films are mounted on the two film holders 2 on the base frame 3, and the stereo slide mount is mounted on a stereo slide viewer equipped with a cam mechanism for adjusting the gap between the film holders. The pitch between the films is adjusted to obtain an optimum perspective feeling while observing a stereo image, and the cover frame is mounted after the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: Minoru Inaba
  • Patent number: 6295418
    Abstract: A stereo slide mount capable of correctly adjusting the pitch between the films. Horizontal guide grooves 14R and 14L are formed on the lower side of the right and left windows of a base frame 11 of the stereo slide mount, and film holder bars 15R and 15L are fitted into the guide grooves. Verniers are graduated on the right and left film holder bars under the right window and the left window of the base frame. Cam shafts are turned by being inserted in the bearing holes 18 formed at the ends on the inner sides of the guide grooves, whereby the film holder bars are slid outward to correctly adjust the offset amounts relying on the verniers. After the adjustment, perforations at both ends of the films are engaged with the bosses 16 of the film holder bars so as to be placed in position, and a cover frame 1 is mounted on the base frame 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Inventor: Minoru Inaba
  • Patent number: 6099130
    Abstract: An improved light box and film matrix with magnified viewing means for editing photographic images that have been scanned into a computer for photo manipulation. The light box contains light-blocking shades on top, left and right sides, and may be attached to the side of a computer monitor or placed on a horizontal surface. The film matrix confines photographic film while blocking extraneous light coming from within or behind the light box translucent viewing surface, and may be rotated 900 to accommodate horizontal or vertical images. The matrix holds mounted 35 mm and 6.times.6 cm slides, and single frames or sheets of 35 mm, 6.times.6 cm, 6.times.7 cm, and 9.8.times.12.4 cm film. A unique mounting bracket allows the light box to be placed vertically, immediately adjacent to the computer screen while comparing images, eliminating eye and back strain associated with conventional horizontally placed light boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Ronald G. Rockwell
  • Patent number: 6068298
    Abstract: A loose-leaf sheet for a transparency storage book is formed from a single paper sheet, and has a transparency receiving side, a binding side, a clamping side, and a blocking side. The clamping side is folded along a first fold line to form a clamping strip. The blocking side is folded along a second fold line to form a blocking strip. The binding side is folded along a third fold line to form a binding strip unit, which is formed with a plurality of binding holes. A transparency for projector use can be inserted into the sheet through the transparency receiving side, and is clamped on the clamping side. The binding strip unit, the clamping strip and the blocking strip are arranged in a U-shape, within which the transparency is confined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Mu-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 6036320
    Abstract: A stereo slide mount intended to facilitate the mounting operation of a slide film and to improve the accuracy of the operation. A stereo slide mount 1 constructs its system of a plurality of kinds of stereo slide mounts 1 (#-E, - - - , and #E) in which the left and right apertures have an equal width W and an equal pitch PW and in which film positioning pines 6L and 6R formed on a base frame 2 and positioning pins 7L and 7R formed in a cover frame 3 have a pitch P.sub.P changed stepwise. The base frame 2 and the cover frame 3 are united by bringing the perforations of the film on the positioning pins 6L and 6R of the base frame 2 and by fitting the positioning pins in the pin holes 7L and 7R of the cover frame 3. The individual stereo slide mounts have different film offsets so that the parallax can be corrected to reproduce an accurate stereoscopic image by mounting the film on the mount having a numerals of the offset which is decided by a masking extent guide device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Inventor: Minoru Inaba
  • Patent number: 6022111
    Abstract: A transparency assembly including two generally transparent sheets, a transparent imageable sheet and a transparent protective sheet. The imageable sheet has a first major surface, a second major surface, and a plurality of side edges. The protective sheet is hingedly coupled to the imageable sheet by a full rotation hinge. The protective sheet has a first folded position where the protective sheet overlays at least a portion of the first major surface of the imageable sheet and a second folded position where the protective sheet overlays at least a portion of the second major surface of the imageable sheet. One or more flaps hingedly couple to one of the transparent sheets. The flap has a folded position and an unfolded position. In the folded position, the flap overlays at least a portion of the imageable sheet. In the unfolded position, the flap extends generally coplanarly alongside the imageable sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Joseph C. Carls
  • Patent number: 5973729
    Abstract: An image input device capable of: reading images on 35 mm film and images on another type of film contained in a new photo system-adapted cartridge; converting the images into digital image signals; and, feeding the signals into a computer. The device is constructed in such a manner that one selected between film adaptors (100, 300) can be loaded in a groove portion (2) of a main device body. The film adaptor (100) can retain 35 mm film (401, 402), while the film adaptor (300) can retain a new photo system-adapted cartridge film (403). The images on the loaded film are read by a linear CCD image sensor (9) being caused to execute scanning. This scanning results in the digital image signals which then are fed into a computer and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoichi Washizu
  • Patent number: 5928758
    Abstract: A card blank for identification cards and the like that include a microfilm with predetermined information to be read by a common utensil such as a magnifying glass or a microscope. The card includes two sheets that joined together at predetermined areas and include each a window with similar dimensions and in alignment. The microfilm is positioned between the two sheets exposing most of its area with information. The edges of the microfilm are sandwiched by the two sheets defining a peripheral wall around the windows. One of the embodiments contemplates the use of a slot in one of the sheets with a peripheral pocket surrounding the windows. This allows the ready insertion of the microfilm. Another embodiment includes a flexible second sheet that folds back permitting a user to bring one straight edge of the microfilm in abutting contact with an interface line thereby readily positioning the microfilm so that a substantial portion of its information is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Inventor: Rafael R. Huguet
  • Patent number: 5836665
    Abstract: A stereo slide mount which facilitates correct mounting of stereo slides to utilize the advantage of a stereo camera having a function for correcting parallax. The front-side mount frame 11 and the back-side mount frame 12 are provided with windows 13L, 13R, 14L and 14R maintaining a pitch nearly equal to the gap between two human eyes. The windows have vertical and lateral sizes which are slightly larger than the screen region of the slide film F. Positioning pins 15 are provided at upper, lower, right and left portions of the windows 14L, 14R of the back-side mount frame 12, and holes 16 are formed in the front-side mount frame 11 to correspond to the pins 15. The film is positioned while bringing perforations of the slide film F into engagement with the pins 15 which are then forcibly introduced into the holes of the front-side mount frame 11, in order to join the front-side and back-side mount frames 11 and 12 together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Minoru Inaba
  • Patent number: 5829857
    Abstract: Folder apparatus for holding and positioning a plurality of transparencies for projection by an overhead projector includes a base panel with two wing panels extending outwardly and in opposite directions from and secured to the base element. The transparencies are disposed against one wing panel and are movable from the position against the one panel to a position on the base panel for projection, and are movable from the projection position on the base panel to a storage position against the other panel. Transparencies include a base element with extensions through which extend holes or apertures. The holes or apertures receive guide rods which are secured to the base panel. The transparencies move on the guide rods. A gradual reveal frame for gradually revealing material on the transparency being projected is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Bunmi Olugboji
  • Patent number: 5823651
    Abstract: A display adapter adapts a display, such as a laptop display, to a projector display panel for use with an overhead projector. The laptop display is detached from a laptop CPU and physically and electronically connected to the adapter. The display adapter has a parallel conductor and electronic interfacing circuitry to interface the display with the computer CPU via the parallel port of the laptop. The adapter has an enclosure with a central body and two extendible sleeves slidably mounted to the body to move between an expanded position and a collapsed position. In the expanded position, the sleeves project outward from the body in opposing directions. In the collapsed position, the sleeves are slid inward relative to the body toward each other to an abutting relationship. The enclosure also has two support arms movably mounted to the first and second sleeves, respectively, to move between an opened position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventors: Jacques H. Helot, Michael D. Derocher
  • Patent number: 5803569
    Abstract: A notebook computer with projecting function including a mainframe and a display. The mainframe has conventional input devices and circuits connecting the display via a rotary shaft. The display is connected to the mainframe by the rotary shaft at one side thereof and includes a liquid crystal display, a cover plate, an assembly of a reflective plate and a luminous body, and a frame at the other three sides of the display and capable of 90 degrees rotation. The liquid crystal display has a display frame at its periphery. When the cover plate and the assembly are disposed on the display frame and the frame is insertably connected to the cover plate, the notebook computer is an ordinary one. But when the cover plate and the assembly are detached from the display frame, and the frame is turned through 90 degrees, the images displayed on the liquid crystal display may be projected with the use of a projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventor: His-Kuang Ma
  • Patent number: 5791755
    Abstract: A gobo handling apparatus for use in a spotlight is disclosed. The spotlight has a housing supporting a light source producing a light beam and supporting at least one focusing lens. The spotlight includes an iris slot through the housing proximate the focal plane of the light beam. The apparatus of the invention comprises an elongated gobo housing removably inserted in the slot. The gobo housing has a central axis and an aperture therethrough for passage of the light beam in a direction normal to the gobo housing axis. The housing has a plurality of generally disk shaped gobo carriers each supporting a gobo, arranged side by side and movably contained within the housing. A drive mechanism contained within the housing operatively engages each of said plurality of gobo carriers for independently translating the gobo members along the housing axis into and out of the spotlight beam and rotating the gobo carrier in the spotlight beam in response to a remote control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Wybron Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick L. Henry, Kenneth R. Fasen
  • Patent number: 5763056
    Abstract: A light blocking transparency assembly comprises a single sheet of transparency film and two foldable opaque flaps. The flaps overlap when in their folded position. The inventive construction provides improved feedability of the assembly through a variety of imaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Virtudes Ramirez Lund, James Beard Svacha
  • Patent number: 5757420
    Abstract: A film scanner includes: a film carrier having, an aperture for image reading, a film conveyor for conveying a film on which image information in each frame has been recorded, to the aperture one frame by one frame of the film, and a communication device for receiving a control signal to control the film conveyor; an image reader for optically reading the recorded image information on the film; a controller for generating the control signal; and a first outputting device connected with the communication device for outputting the control signal to the film carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Hoshino, Kohichi Yamaguchi, Satoshi Harada, Toshiki Fujisawa, Kosei Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 5751399
    Abstract: A film slide including a transparency having an image section bearing a visual image and a data section bearing encoded data relating to the visual image; and a mount having front and back panels. The panels each define an image window overlapping the image section. At least one of the panels defines a data window overlapping the data section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Daniel M. Pagano, David L. Patton, Edward Weissberger
  • Patent number: 5743615
    Abstract: Film slides bearing encoded data and methods for preparing them. The film slides each include a transparency having an image section bearing a visual image and a data section bearing encoded data relating to the visual image; and a mount including a data portion bearing magnetically recorded data relating to said visual image. The data portion of the mount physically supports the transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Dale F. McIntyre, Daniel M. Pagano, David L. Patton, Edward Weissberger
  • Patent number: 5722694
    Abstract: An envelope includes a transparent sleeve for holding an overhead projector transparency. The envelope further includes at least one transparent flap which is hingedly connected to the sleeve along a long edge thereof. The flap defines a pocket, and a transparent supplemental information sheet or an opaque blocking sheet is inserted into the pocket of the flap for selectively juxtaposing the sheet with the transparency, thereby altering the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Inventor: Helgi E. Baldursson
  • Patent number: RE41038
    Abstract: A transparent document securing device, using in a flatbed scanner, includes a securing frame. The securing frame comprises at least a securing cell, wherein the securing cell further includes a concave, a cover and a clip mechanism. The concave includes a least a first opening and an open slot. The cover includes at least a second opening. The securing device employs the cover to mount a transparent document in a concave. A user is therefore be able to place the securing device along with the transparent document in the document glass of a scanning system. By a predetermined mode, the scanning system is able to directly scan the transparent document; no need to preview the scanned image to adjust the scanning area. Thus, the time for scanning is saved. Further the fixed depth of the concave is utilized to proved a precise focus of the scanning system. The quality of the scanned image is therefore improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventors: Jenn-Tsair Tsai, Chieng-Ming Tsaur, Bill Chen