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Computer graphics processing, operator interface processing, and selective visual display systems January USPTO class patent listing 01/07

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01/25/2007 > 102 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing

20070018906 - Product selection based on color and appearance of decorative artifacts: Systems, methods, processes, and devices are disclosed for measuring and matching the color and appearance of decorative artifacts to facilitate product selection, such as in a retail store or other commercial environment.... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP

20070018907 - Heads-up display system: A heads-up display system includes a liquid crystal display unit that can change optical characteristics in accordance with a video signal. The light modulated by the liquid crystal display unit is projected on a surface of a transparent plate that can reflect the light so as to realize a projection... Agent: Mccarter & English LLP Cityplace I

20070018908 - Head mounted apparatus: A head mounted apparatus mounted on a head of a user includes an apparatus body to be mounted on a front side of the head, a frame for supporting the apparatus body, the frame extending in a longitudinal direction at both sides of the head when the frame is mounted... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20070018909 - Apparatus and method for controlling display segments: An apparatus and a method for controlling display segments supply data to be displayed for each segment of a display panel, and display the supplied data according to each segment of the display panel for a predetermined time period. The supplying and the displaying of the data are performed repeatedly... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20070018910 - Method and apparatus for initiating gas discharge displays: A method and apparatus are provided for initializing ionization of a gas discharge display. The gas discharge display includes a keep-alive area electronically coupled to circuitry including one or more light emitting diode (LED). The keep-alive chamber is also optically coupled to the LED. The circuitry measures current through the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070018911 - Plasma display device: A plasma display device is disclosed. The plasma display device includes two opposing substrates, address electrodes, and display electrodes. A plurality of discharge cells are provided between the two opposing substrates. The address electrodes are formed along a first direction between the substrates. The display electrodes are formed along a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070018912 - Plasma display device, luminescent device and image and information display system using the same: p

20070018914 - Plasma display device and driving method thereof: A plasma display device has a plurality of first and second electrodes extended in a column direction and a plurality of third electrodes extended in a row direction crossing the first and second electrodes. The plasma display device further includes a plurality of display lines and a plurality of discharge... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070018913 - Plasma display panel, plasma display device and driving method therefor: A plasma display device including a plasma display panel having a plurality of discharge cells defined between a front substrate and a rear substrate, address electrodes proximate to the discharge cells and extending in a first direction, and scan and sustain electrodes proximate to the discharge cells and extending in... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20070018917 - Electronic device, method of driving the same, electro-optical device, and electronic apparatus: A method of driving an electronic device, which has a driving transistor having a control terminal a first terminal, and a second terminal, a conduction state between the first terminal and the second terminal changing according to a potential of the control terminal, and a unit circuit having a driven... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070018916 - Organic electro-luminescence display device and driving method thereof: There is disclosed an organic EL display device using pre-charge which can improve display quality by preventing a cross talk generated by a brightness difference within the same picture realization area, and a driving method thereof. An organic EL display device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070018918 - Organic light emitting display device and a method for generating scan signals for driving an organic light emitting display device having a scan driver: A system on panel (SOP)-type scan driver for an organic light emitting display (OLED) device. The scan driver includes flip-flops. Each of the flip-flops receives an input signal, a clock signal, and an inverted clock signal and outputs a scan signal. The scan signal is shifted and input to an... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070018915 - Visible and invisible image display: A display for producing either visible or invisible images to the human eyes comprising a plurality of pixels wherein each of the pixels includes one or more visible radiation subpixels capable of producing visible radiations to the human eyes and at least one invisible radiation subpixel capable of producing invisible... Agent: Pamela R. Crocker Patent Legal Staff

20070018919 - Portable microdisplay system: An active matrix color crystal display has an active matrix circuit, a counterelectrode panel and an interposed layer of liquid crystal. The active matrix display is located in a portable microdisplay system. The image is written to the the display therein causing the liquid crystal to move to a specific... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20070018920 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes an image signal converting part to convert image signals received from an external source into six-color image signals of different colors, a thin film transistor substrate on which pixels are provided, each of the pixels being defined by an intersection of a gate line and a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20070018921 - Liquid crystal display device: Within one sub-frame or one frame, values of an application voltage of one polarity and an application voltage of the other polarity, and respective retention periods are different. The value of the application voltage of the polarity when dark displaying is carried out is set to be greater than the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20070018922 - Driving apparatus for display device: A driving apparatus for a display device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, and each pixel includes first and second sub-pixels. The driving apparatus includes a memory for storing digital data, a controller for calling the digital data to output the digital data together with a clock... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070018923 - Driving circuit, display device, and driving method for the display device: A driving circuit according to an embodiment of the invention includes: a switching unit for sequentially switching between a first operation of applying a positive gray-scale voltage to odd-numbered data lines and applying a negative gray-scale voltage to even-numbered data lines and a second operation of applying a negative gray-scale... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070018924 - Liquid crystal display: An OCB (Optically Compensated Bend) liquid crystal display in which impulse driving is performed such that an impulse data voltage is applied between normal data voltages used for displaying an image. The impulse data voltage is divided into a first impulse data voltage and a second impulse data voltage having... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20070018925 - Circuit and method for driving pixels of an organic light emitting display: A circuit and a method for driving pixels of an organic light-emitting display are provided. The circuit comprises a thin-film transistor having a source terminal connected to a voltage source, a storage capacitor having a first terminal connected to a gate terminal of the thin-film transistor, and an organic light-emitting... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20070018926 - Display device and thin film transistor array panel: A display device is provided, which includes a first panel having a transparent electrode, and a second panel facing the first panel and having a plurality of first display signal lines, a plurality of second display signal lines intersecting the first display signal lines, a plurality of switching elements connected... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20070018927 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display (LCD) which can provide uniform vertical and horizontal visibility while improving lateral visibility is provided. The LCD includes a first insulating substrate, first and second gate lines which are formed on the first insulating substrate, and a data line which is insulated from the first and... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20070018928 - Display system with frame buffer and power saving sequence: A method is arranged to process a frame for an LCD with a modified polarity pattern. The pattern employs a polarity reversal scheme that results in line inversion and/or dot inversion patterns that are observable by pixel locations within the frame. The drive polarity for the column drivers in the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20070018930 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display according to the present invention includes: a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, each of the pixels comprising a first subpixel and a second subpixel; a plurality of first gate lines connected to the first subpixels; a plurality of second gate lines connected to the... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070018929 - Method for driving a flat panel display: A method for driving a flat panel display is provided. The flat panel display has n scan lines, wherein n is a positive integer. Each of the scan lines is coupled to a plurality of pixels. The driving method according to the invention includes the steps as follows: when pixels... Agent: J.c. Patents Suite 250

20070018935 - Display device: The present invention provides a display device which is used in a miniaturized portable information device, wherein the display device requires a small mounting area for a driving circuit thus realizing free mounting of the driving circuit and also can perform driving thereof with a low-voltage power source such as... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20070018933 - Driving circuit for display device and display device having the same: A driving circuit and a display device including the driving circuit are presented. The driving circuit has a controller, a driving voltage generator, and a gate signal generator. The driving voltage generator generates a first voltage; the controller receives the first voltage and generates a second voltage according to an... Agent: Dla Piper Rudnick Gray Cary Us, LLP

20070018931 - Level shifter with single input and liquid crystal display device using the same: A single input level shifter, which performs a stable level-shifting operation without increasing its area when used with a thin film transistor (“TFT”) having a variety of different characteristics, and includes an intermediate voltage signal providing unit for providing an intermediate voltage signal having a voltage between a supply voltage... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070018934 - Liquid crystal display apparatus: A liquid crystal display apparatus including a display panel includes a motion estimator for dividing a current frame into a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks having a predetermined size, comparing the plurality of blocks with a predetermined search region set for a next frame, and estimating... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20070018932 - Noise elimination circuit of matrix display device and matrix display device using the same: A noise elimination circuit that eliminates a noise of a display control signal of a matrix display device, includes a rising edge detection circuit unit that detects a rising edge of a signal for eliminating a noise, a counter that performs a count operation during a predefined period of time,... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070018936 - Reference voltage generator for use in display applications: A multi-reference voltage generator includes an interface controller, a first bank of N m-bit registers and a second bank of N m-bit registers. A first multiplexer has inputs connected to outputs of the first and second bank of registers. An m-bit digital-to-analog (DAC) has an m-bit parallel input connected to... Agent: Fliesler Meyer, LLP

20070018940 - Display device using enhanced gate driver: A display device includes: a plurality of gate lines for transmitting a gate signal; a plurality of data lines for transmitting a data signal; a plurality of switching elements connected to the gate lines and the data lines; a plurality of pixel electrodes connected to the switching elements; a gate... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070018937 - Driving device for driving an lcd monitor: A driving device for driving an LCD monitor, includes: a power supply comprising power transmission lines for carrying voltages; and driving units capable of driving an LCD panel of the LCD monitor according to the voltages carried by the power transmission lines. Each driving unit comprises an output buffer and... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20070018939 - Source driver circuit and driving method for liquid crystal display device: The invention relates to a source driver circuit and method for a LCD device. The source driver circuit includes a plurality of source drivers. Each source driver includes two data buffers, two digital-to-analog converters, two amplifiers, a switch module and two black insertion units. The invention uses the black insertion... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070018938 - Source driving device and driving method for liquid crystal display panel: A source driving device and a driving method for a display panel of a liquid crystal display are provided. The source driving device comprises a source driver and a current regulator. The source driver receives image data and then outputs image data via a plurality of source lines to drive... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20070018941 - Driver for light source having integrated photosensitive elements for driver control: A method for automatically adjusting the intensity of a lighting element based on feedback from internal and external sources of light is disclosed herein. A photosensitive element senses ambient light and transmits an electrical signal proportional to the intensity of the ambient light to a driver. The driver automatically adjusts... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20070018942 - Light source driving device: A light source driving device includes a switching circuit which switches a direct-current voltage supplied externally, a piezoelectric transformer which raises the voltage output from the switching circuit and which allows an alternating current to flow through a cold-cathode fluorescent tube, and a control circuit to change the duty ratio... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070018943 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display with improved display characteristics is disclosed. An OLED element is used as backlighting device resulting in a very flat liquid crystal display with a backlighting device. At least the front OLED drive electrode is formed such that it is at least partly light-transmissive, so that light... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20070018944 - Electrophoretic display panel: This invention relates to an electrophoretic display panel (1), for displaying a picture corresponding to image information, comprising a plurality of pixels (2), each containing an amount of an electrophoretic material comprising a first and a second type of particles (6, 7), having mutually different charges, being dispersed in a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070018945 - Image display device and image display method: An image display device is provided. The image display device has: an image display medium where charged particle groups are sealed between a pair of substrates at least one of which has translucency and which are opposed to each other with a space therebetween, and display density is changed by... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070018948 - Apparatus for stabilizing an electronic device during data input and device control: A stabilizer for a hand-held electronic device during use of the device may include a grip configured to be held by a human hand and a connection mechanism to couple the grip to the hand-held electronic device. The stabilizer may also include a locking mechanism coupled to the connection mechanism.... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20070018954 - Control panel assembly for laundry machine: A control panel assembly for a laundry machine is disclosed. According to the present invention, a control panel assembly for a laundry machine which has a control panel cover for defining an exterior thereof, a PCB having various electric sub-assemblies mounted thereon and a display part, wherein the display part... Agent: Fleshner & Kim, LLP

20070018946 - Controller apparatus: A controller comprising a body, a mouse assembly, a gamepad assembly and a connector. The mouse assembly extends from the body, is recognizable by a personal computer as a mouse assembly, and includes a pointer device and at least one mouse button. The gamepad assembly extends from the body, is... Agent: The Watson Intellectual Property Group, PLC

20070018955 - Electronic unit: The invention relates to an electronic device (10) for providing predetermined functions for a user (1) of the device, with a man-machine interface of the device for allowing function-related inputs by the user and function-related outputs from the device, a processor-controlled computer device for processing the inputs of the user... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20070018951 - Image display device and image display method: Technology for carrying out a luminance range expansion process is provided. In the technology, the luminance range expansion process is carried out in a manner appropriate to the luminance histogram of image data. Using the white peak value WP which represents the maximum value of luminance and the APL which... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070018947 - Infrared transmitter/receiver accessory and system for portable photo player: A system and a consumer electronics kit include an infrared transmitter module and an infrared receiver module. The infrared transmitter module includes a video input that a user can connect to a video output of a portable image display/storage device. The infrared receiver module includes an infrared detector configured to... Agent: Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP

20070018950 - Input data processing program and input data processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus stores a series of input positions which are continuously detected by an input device in a memory thereof in order of the detection. An input position (B1) initially stored in the memory is stored as a reference point position in the memory. When each of the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20070018957 - Method for setting basic display screen in mobile terminal: Disclosed is a method for setting a basic display screen in a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal stores a plurality of indicator images corresponding to each of a plurality of status indicators, and a plurality of images which can be used as background elements. A user can set a basic... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20070018949 - Peripheral device for image display apparatus: The present invention relates to a peripheral device for image display, which comprises a hollow spot for holding the peripheral device, which then comprises a base and a shaft, wherein the shaft was located on the base, of which the shaft and the slot are a hole and shaft assembly... Agent: Genus Law Group PLLC Raymond J. Ho David B. Dort

20070018956 - Portable computer and method of controlling the same: A portable computer and a method of controlling the same that can secure safety of circuit and system by interrupting or providing an output of power and/or image signal supplied to a display panel in accordance with results of sensing an operation of a locking unit.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20070018952 - System and methods for enhancing the experience of spectators attending a live sporting event, with content manipulation functions: A handheld electronic device for use at a venue hosting a live sporting event, having a receiver for receiving a wireless RF transmission conveying a plurality of video streams derived from video cameras filming the live sporting event, a display and a user interface for selecting a video stream among... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20070018953 - System, method, and computer program product for anticipatory hypothesis-driven text retrieval and argumentation tools for strategic decision support: Provided are systems, methods, and computer programs for facilitating strategic decision support that include providing a domain model, receiving a hypothesis or query, using the domain model and hypothesis or query with a related prediction, and searching for evidentiary results related to a prediction obtained from the hypothesis or from... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20070018958 - Force reflective robotic control system and minimally invasive surgical device: A robotic system has been designed that can be used as a minimally invasive surgical device. The system has a master end and a slave end. The master end has five physical movements corresponding to physical movements at the slave end with five degrees of freedom. There is force feedback... Agent: Daryl W Schnurr Miller Thomson LLP

20070018959 - Mouse interface system capable of providing thermal feedback: A computer mouse interface system has a mouse section which includes a tactile feedback section arranged to stimulate a finger of a user through a plurality of pins, so that the user can feel the nature of a virtual object displayed on a computer screen. The system further has a... Agent: John M. Janeway Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP

20070018960 - Keyboard apparatus: Frame on which a plurality of keys are operably mounted has a continuous surface defining a channel-shaped concave section extending in a direction where the keys are arranged, and a body section in which the frame is mounted has a supporting surface that contacts opposite sides of an opening of... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20070018961 - Input apparatus of a mobile terminal and a display method thereof: An input apparatus of a mobile terminal and its display method are disclosed. The input apparatus of the mobile terminal according to an embodiment includes a keypad having a plurality of keys and generating key signals corresponding to a selection of the keys; a plurality of light emitting elements positioned... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070018967 - Display apparatus and touch-based method therefor: A display apparatus and touch-based method therefor is provided. The touch-based method for the display apparatus includes the steps of: providing the display apparatus including a screen and a frame, the frame connecting the screen and including a first touch sensitive unit and at least a touch sensitive region, the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20070018965 - Illuminated touch control interface: A touch control interface includes a panel having first and second surfaces. The first surface defines a touch interface area. The panel includes an opening extending entirely between the first and second surfaces, and the panel includes at least one touch sensitive element positioned within the touch interface area. An... Agent: Robert J. Kapalka Tyco Technology Resources

20070018962 - Message doll and message doll set: There is provided a message figure which is easy to produce and is not required to have a mechanism for moving an erasing magnet on a back side of a magnetic display sheet and to secure a space for moving the erasing magnet. Attached to a figure (5) is a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070018964 - Portable device and method for interacting therewith: A portable device includes a display that displays information from an application. A touchpad is oriented perpendicularly to the display. The touchpad detects one or more contact inputs. The one or more contact inputs associate with one or more virtual keys that the application interprets to display the information on... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20070018966 - Predicted object location: Embodiments of predicting an object location are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070018969 - Process of integrating a digitizer input device in a display: A process for integrating digitizer sensor array into flat panel displays. The sensor array is formed on the side of the display element (e.g., LC layer or OLED layer) where the pixel control switches (e.g., thin film transistors (TFTs)) of the display module are present, or on the other side... Agent: Liu & Liu

20070018968 - Storage medium storing object movement controlling program and information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes a touch panel, for example, set on a display screen. For example, the display screen displays a three-dimensional game screen showing a relatively narrower range of a virtual three-dimensional game world and a two-dimensional map screen showing a relatively wider range of the virtual three-dimensional... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20070018963 - Tablet hot zones: Programmable zones can be configured to allow commands, application software, macros, and/or utilities to be executed by tapping in a predetermined and programmed area on a digitizer screen. Hot spots can be used on any computer with a digitizer or touch screen.... Agent: Gateway, Inc. Attn: Patent Attorney

20070018971 - Double-action command temporizing for electronic commands operation on several devices: “DOUBLE-ACTION COMMAND TEMPORIZING FOR ELECTRONIC COMMANDS OPERATION ON SEVERAL DEVICES”, where a rotative button (4), through operating projections (5) in a plate of electronic circuit (1), forms a binary code giving information to an electronic microcontroller, concerning the updated position of the rotative button (4), being said position showed on... Agent: Wolf, Block, Shorr And Solis-cohen LLP

20070018970 - Optical slider for input devices: An optical feedback mechanism corresponding to a variation in input by a user's digit on an input element. The variation in input can be movement by the user's finger, or a change in the amount of pressure or force applied to a button. In one embodiment, the optical feedback is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20070018972 - Dynamic device and method for dispensing machines: The present invention relates, in general, to dispensing machines and methods and, more particularly, to dispensing machines capable of dynamic-content presentation and methods of using dispensing machines capable of dynamic-content presentation. The dispensing machine includes a content display unit that communicates with a display controller, visually displaying dynamic-content. The controller... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20070018974 - Image processing apparatus, mark drawing method and recording medium storing program thereof: An image processing apparatus is disclosed. The image processing apparatus includes a unit that determines whether a distance between a view point and a two-dimensional object belongs to any of first through fourth areas which are classified in the order from a shortest distance to a longest distance, a unit... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20070018975 - Methods and systems for mapping a virtual model of an object to the object: Systems, apparati and methods for mapping a virtual model of a real object, such as a body part, to the real object are presented. Such virtual model can be generated, for example, from an imaging scan of the object, for example, using MRI, CT, etc. A camera with a probe... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20070018973 - Systems and methods for sculpting virtual objects in a haptic virtual reality environment: A user of a virtual object or computer model uses a haptic interface device in the real world to manipulate a virtual tool in a virtual environment to interact and modify the virtual object. The user uses the virtual tool in a sculpting mode to modify the shape of the... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20070018976 - Determining regions that are occluded from an observation point: A method and system for defining a horizon on the surface with reference to the observation point, and identifying a region within the space that is beneath the horizon. Identifying a region that is beneath the horizon includes projecting a ray from the observation point that intersects the horizon and... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20070018977 - Method and apparatus for generating a depth map: In a method and an apparatus for generating a depth map of a scene to be recorded with a video camera, the scene is recorded at a plurality of focus settings differing from one another, and the focus setting proceeds through the depth range of the scene in increments; the... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20070018980 - Computer graphics shader systems and methods: Methods and systems are described that unite various shading applications under a single language, enable the simple re-use and re-purposing of shaders, facilitate the design and construction of shaders without need for computer programming, and enable the graphical debugging of shaders.... Agent: Jacobs & Kim LLP

20070018978 - System and method for generating pixel values for pixels in an image using strictly deterministic methodologies for generating sample points: A computer graphics system generates pixel values for pixels in an image of objects in a scene, using strictly-deterministic low-discrepancy sequences, illustratively Halton sequences, as sample points for evaluating integrals which are used to simulate a number of computer graphic techniques. The computer graphics system uses the low-discrepancy sequence to... Agent: Jacobs & Kim LLP

20070018979 - Video decoding with 3d graphics shaders: Video coding using 3D graphics rendering hardware by enhancing pixel shaders to pixel block shaders to provide efficient motion compensation computations. Reference frame prediction corresponds to texture lookup, and matrix multiplication is cast in linear combinations of rows format to correspond to pixel shader vector operations.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20070018981 - Electronic display apparatus and display method for the same: An electronic display apparatus comprises a lighting unit, a displacement detecting unit, a storage unit and a data processing unit. The lighting unit includes a plurality of light emitting elements aligned in a first direction. The displacement detecting unit is used for detecting displacement data of the electronic display apparatus... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070018986 - Data processing method and system: A data processing method including receiving a model of a directed graph, the model defining one or more nodes and edges of the directed graph, each node having a corresponding behavior defining the execution of the node, and each edge having corresponding data defining a directional link from one node... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty

20070018984 - Graphical indicator for the multiplexed display of line graph information: A method is disclosed for displaying a multiplexed property indicator on a network topology map. A coloration designation specification that specifies property-color designations is obtained. A network topology map that includes devices and links having properties that are specified in the coloration designation specification is displayed. A link or device... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20070018982 - Multi-variable operations: Operation of a multi-variable process involves multidimensional representation of the value (pl-p12) of the process variables (P1-P12) according to individual coordinate axes, and an operational envelope (UB,LB) derived from a group of sets of values for the process and quality variables (P1-P12,Q1-Q2) accumulated from multiple, earlier operations of the process,... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20070018983 - System and method for visualization of node-link structures: A method of visualizing a node-link structure includes determining a radius for at least one level of a circular tree obtaining data identifying a first node within the node-link structure, determining a first position of the first node, the first position being a center of the circular tree, wherein the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20070018985 - Track of statistics: A method and apparatus for generating a statistic based upon a persistence data is provided. The method comprises the steps of defining a plurality of slices of data comprising a persistence data and generating a histogram of the data within each of the plurality of slices. A parameter is measured... Agent: Lecroy Corporation

20070018988 - Method and applications for rasterization of non-simple polygons and curved boundary representations: A hardware-accelerated method for the rasterization of non-simple polygons is used to generate a trim-texture that is dynamically adapted to the required resolution. This method is combined with a GPU-based tessellation of parametric surfaces and a method to generate non-simple polygons with the required resolution from the parametric trimming curves... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20070018987 - Plane shape creation system, plane shape creation method and program recording medium: When a fixed polygonal plane patch is called a polygonal plane patch of level 0 and when each vertex of such polygonal plane patch is called a shape composition point of level 0, a normal line of level 0 is set on each shape composition point of level 0, and... Agent: Koda & Androlia

20070018989 - Sensory integration therapy system and associated method of use: A sensory integration therapy system and method in the treatment of developmental, emotional, psychiatric, and physical disabilities is provided. The system includes an image generator for creating or projecting an artistic image, optionally, a display medium for displaying the artistic image, and one or more illumination energy devices for flooding... Agent: Dougherty Clements

20070018990 - Color computation of pixels using a plurality of vertex or fragment shader programs: A plurality of vertex or fragment processors on a graphics processor perform computations. Each vertex or fragment processor is capable of executing a separate program to compute a specific result. A combiner manages the combination of the results from the respective processors, and produces a final transformed vertex or pixel... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

20070018991 - System and method for express execution of playing computer multimedia data: A method and system for express execution of multimedia playing is provided. A computer system is installed with a first operating system and a second operating system in a data storage therein. The method includes the following steps: the computer system finishing basic booting process; the computer system loading and... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070018992 - Secure hardware desktop buffer composition: A plurality of virtual machines are executed on a host computer, the host computer including graphics hardware, and a display. The virtual machines write display data to their respective virtual desktop buffers. A virtual machine is selected to output to the display of the host computer. A composition buffer on... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20070018993 - Apparatus and methods for texture mapping: The invention provides texture mapping techniques that facilitate interactive painting of a three-dimensional virtual surface by a user in object space, without requiring global parameterization. The texture mapping techniques feature rendering texture for a given virtual object using a plurality of composite textures, each formed by blending collapsible texture layers.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20070018994 - Texture encoding apparatus, texture decoding apparatus, method, and program: A texture encoding apparatus includes a texture data acquisition unit configured to acquire texture data of a texture set provided under a plurality of different conditions, a block segmentation unit configured to segment the texture data into a plurality of block data items each of which contains a plurality of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070018995 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus has an image input section, a color image processor, a monochrome image processor and an image synthesizer. The image input section inputs image data of an original image. The color image processor generates color image data by performing color image processing on the image data. The... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20070018996 - Real-time rendering of partially translucent objects: Rendering of a partially translucent object is performed using a set of parameter maps derived from data measuring reflectance and transmittance of light received at the surface of the partially translucent object. Data is captured from an actual object being modeled, rather than estimated based on internal structure and composition.... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20070018997 - Graphics images system and method: A system for 3-dimensional gaming on a mobile handset is provided. The system includes a converter component operable to convert a pre-rendered 3-dimensional graphic image having 24-bit color resolution to a 3-dimensional graphic image having 16-bit color resolution. The component further operable such that the 3-dimensional graphic image having 16-bit... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20070018999 - Auto-centering of main image: A display controller is provided. The display controller includes a memory configured to store image data and a register configured to store data representing a border color. Auto-centering circuitry configured to cause the image data to be displayed in a center region of a display while surrounding the center region... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20070019000 - Display control device, display control method, program, and portable apparatus: The present invention provides a display control method and a display control device capable of detecting a position and an orientation of an apparatus by a simple structure and controlling a display of a displayed image based on the detected position and orientation of the apparatus with ease. Two cameras... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20070019001 - Method and apparatus of managing images stored in storage medium: An image management method and apparatus for retrieving images stored in a storage medium by using a plurality of time maps and displaying the retrieved images are provided to allow a user to conveniently and quickly retrieve images. An upper map is displayed with time intervals that are expressed on... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20070018998 - Poster with electronic touchpad input areas: A poster comprising a substrate (2), a layer of electrically conducting material applied in a pattern (3) on said substrate and a printed layer containing an image, wherein said pattern (3) includes a set of separate input areas (4) and connecting strips (5) leading form said input areas and a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20070019002 - display screen device: A display screen device includes a display panel on which a first image is displayed, and an electroluminescent display which displays a second image and is positioned to extend substantially entirely over one surface of the display panel so that the first image and the second image can be selectively... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070019003 - Program, information storage medium, image generation system, and image generation method: An image generation system including: a drawing section which draws an object to generate image data; and an overdrive effect processing section which performs overdrive effect processing for the generated image data and generates image data to be output to a display section. The overdrive effect processing section performs the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070019004 - Method and system for image templates: A method and system for enabling a user to import a user-defined graphics edit into at least one template, the method including the steps of selecting, by the user, at least one first editable object, editing, by the user, at least part of the at least one first editable object,... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group

20070019005 - Method and apparatus for efficient image rotation: The invention is generally directed to a method and apparatus for efficient rotation of an image. The image is preferably defined by an image matrix in which each datum of the image corresponds to a particular image row and a particular image column of the image matrix. A preferred method... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20070019006 - Subtractive display: A display and techniques for displaying information involve the use of pixel-generating elements that include a light conduit and multiple adjustable light absorbing filters. The light conduit allows light from a light source to pass from a first side to a second side of the pixel-generating element. A first adjustable... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070019007 - Display device for shifting location of pixels and method thereof: A display device and method are provided for shifting the location of pixels. The display device has a display panel with a certain panel resolution, a signal input part for receiving an input signal with a certain input resolution, a resolution adjustment part for adjusting the panel resolution of the... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

  
01/18/2007 > 118 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing

20070013608 - Dual display electronic device: A dual display electronic device (100) has a housing (201) comprising a first housing member (180) and a second housing member (190) movably mounted to each other to allow relative movement between an open position and a closed position. The first housing member (180) and the second housing member (190)... Agent: Motorola Inc

20070013609 - User interface for presenting media information: A user interface and methods for using a user interface for controlling processing of time-based media files. In one exemplary method, a graphical representation of a time line for a time-based media is displayed along with a graphical representation of a current time along the graphical representation of the time... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070013610 - Wireless security badge: An apparatus and technique for allowing wireless electronic badges to temporarily establish a wireless network (e.g., a piconet network) with a network security station mounted in a facility of an employer, a gym, a membership club, etc. The wireless electronic badges automatically exchange user code with the network security station,... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC

20070013611 - Mounting mechanism and head-mounted image display apparatus: This specification discloses a mounting mechanism for a display portion onto the head in which the movement range of a wearer is not restricted and it becomes possible to make the display portion follow the head. This mounting mechanism has a head mounting portion for mounting the display portion on... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20070013612 - Cosmetic enhancement mirror: Cosmetic enhancement mirror methods and related systems... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20070013613 - Semiconductor device and driving method thereof: There has been a problem that power consumption is increased if a potential of a signal line changes every time a video signal is applied to a driving transistor from the signal line, since the parasitic capacitance of the signal line stores and releases electric charges. In a configuration of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070013614 - Method, medium, and apparatus compensating for differences in persistence of display phosphors: A method, medium, and apparatus compensating for differences in the persistence of phosphors in a display panel. The method of compensating for differences in persistence of phosphors in a display panel, having two or more light-emitting elements with different response characteristics, may include compensating for the response time of a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070013615 - Plasma display apparatus and method of driving the same: A plasma display apparatus is provided. The plasma display apparatus comprises an energy recovery unit and a sustain driver for applying a voltage recovered from the energy recovery unit to sustain electrodes as a bias voltage in an address period. The voltage recovered to a source capacitor is applied as... Agent: Fleshner & Kim, LLP

20070013616 - Plasma display apparatus and driving method thereof: The present invention relates to a plasma display apparatus, and more particularly to a plasma display apparatus and a driving method thereof, which are capable of preventing an afterimage-generating wrong discharge when a plasma display panel is driven. Provided is a plasma display apparatus, including: a plasma display panel on... Agent: Fleshner & Kim, LLP

20070013617 - Plasma display apparatus and method of driving the same: A plasma display apparatus is disclosed. The plasma display apparatus includes a plasma display panel comprising a scan electrode and a sustain electrode. When an image displayed on the plasma display apparatus is a fixed image pattern which has a rate of change equal to or less than a threshold... Agent: Fleshner & Kim, LLP

20070013618 - Plasma display device and driving method therefor: In a plasma display device and a driving method therefor, address period operation is performed on a first group of first electrodes during at least a part of a period during which a sustain period operation is performed on a second group of first electrodes, and a reset discharge is... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20070013619 - Self-emission display apparatus and method of driving the same: It is an object of the present invention to inhibit a collapse of a color balance possibly caused due to deterioration of self-emission elements when performing a color displaying by virtue of several different colors. A self-emission display apparatus comprises: a display element section consisting of self-emission elements; a monitor... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC

20070013621 - Light emitting display device: A display device includes a pixel circuit unit comprising a plurality of pixels to display an image, a data driver to supply data signals to the pixel circuit unit, a scan driver to supply scan signals to the pixel circuit unit, a black/white transition detector to detect a degree of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20070013620 - Light-emitting diode drive circuit, light source device, and display device: A display device includes a light source device and an image display panel operable to display an image using light emitted from the light source device. The light source device includes a plurality of series drive circuits each including a predetermined number of series-connected light-emitting diodes, a constant-current circuit outputting... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20070013622 - Black level uniformity correction method: A method for improving liquid crystal spatial light modulator (10) uniformity is disclosed wherein an original code value (40) is obtained for a first pixel and a conditioned code value (50) is assigned to the first pixel. The conditioned code value is determined by characterizing the luminance response of a... Agent: Mark G. Bocchetti Patent Legal Staff

20070013624 - Display: A display is provided having a multiple view mode of operation and a wide angle single view mode. The display comprises a transmissive spatial light modulator which displays spatially multiplexed images in the multiple view mode and a single image with full resolution in the single view mode. The modulator... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20070013623 - Display apparatus having precharge capability: A display includes capacitive display elements, output drivers, scan switches, precharge switches, and a precharge stopper. The drivers provide drive currents or voltages corresponding to display data, thereby driving the display elements correspondingly to the data. The precharge stopper determines whether display data corresponds to a specific state and prevents... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20070013625 - Transflective liquid crystal display device and method of fabricating the same: A transflective liquid crystal display device including a first substrate including a plurality of pixel regions, each of the pixel regions having a transmissive portion and a reflective portion, a gate line on the first substrate along a first direction, a data line along a second direction transverse to the... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20070013626 - Display apparatus: In a display apparatus, the number of wiring patterns to be routed on an interface board (FPC) connected to a display panel is reduced, thus reducing the size of the interface board and thereby reducing the overall size of the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a display panel which... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070013628 - Gray scale voltage generator, method of generating gray scale voltage and transmissive and reflective type liquid crystal display device using the same: A gray scale voltage generator and a method of generating a gray scale voltage in a transmissive and reflective type liquid crystal display device are disclosed. A transmissive mode gray scale data are transformed into real reflective mode gray scale data. An integer part is extracted from the real reflective... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070013627 - Optical module and positioning frame thereof: A system for driving a liquid crystal display is provided. The system receives a video signal including a first predetermined gray level signal and a second predetermined gray level signal. The system includes a memory, an impulse signal module, a first multiplexer and a detection unit. The memory stores the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070013629 - Electroluminescence display device: In an electroluminescence display device having, on a display panel, a display portion in which pixels are arranged in matrix, an external connection terminal is placed along a lateral side of the display panel and a vertical scan driver circuit is placed on a lateral side of the display panel... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070013630 - Liquid crystal display driving apparatus and method thereof: A liquid crystal display (LCD) driving method is provided. A pixel of the LCD is driven according to a precharge pixel value and a compensation pixel value both being generated from a pixel value during a precharge field and a compensation field respectively. A precharge driving voltage corresponding to the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20070013631 - Liquid crystal display driving methodology with improved power consumption: The present invention uses a voltage swing waveform that changes the Vcom voltage level at the half-frame time to achieve a row inversion effect. As such, the Vcom swing frequency is equal to the frame refreshing rate. As Vcom is provided to the LCD panel for driving the pixels, the... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20070013632 - Circuit for driving display panel with transition control: A driving circuit for driving a display panel including a plurality of pixels. The driving circuit includes a selecting signal generator to generate a plurality of selecting signals according to a first and a second pixel data, a voltage divider to provide a plurality of sub-transition voltages, and a voltage... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070013634 - Integrated circuit device and electronic instrument: An integrated circuit device includes at least one data driver block for driving data lines, a plurality of control transistors TC1 and TC2, each of the control transistors being provided corresponding to each output line of the data driver block and controlled. by using a common control signal, and a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013635 - Integrated circuit device and electronic instrument: An integrated circuit device includes a data driver block DB, a memory block MB, and a logic circuit block LB. The data driver block DB includes a data driver DR and a buffer circuit BF which buffers a driver control signal from the logic circuit block LB and outputs the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013633 - Liquid crystal display: The invention relates to a liquid crystal display used in a television receiver or a display section of an electronic apparatus and provides a liquid crystal display having a wide viewing angle and high viewing angle characteristics. The viewing angle characteristics of low gradations are improved by the capacitive coupling... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070013637 - Liquid crystal display with a structure for reducing corrosion of display signal lines: A liquid crystal display, in accordance with the present invention, includes a substrate and a plurality of driving signal lines formed on the substrate. The plurality of driving signal lines includes a plurality of voltage transmission lines. Each voltage transmission line carries one of a plurality of predetermined voltages and... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20070013636 - Modifying image signals for display device: Disclosed is a display device together with a method of modifying image signals. The display device includes a plurality of pixels with first and second pixels, and an image signal modifier for generating a modified image signal by modifying the input image signal of the first pixel based on the... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070013643 - Liquid crystal display and driving method therefor: A liquid crystal display in which differrent normal image data voltages obtained from one image are applied to the sub-pixel electrodes and an impulse data voltage is applied to one of the sub-pixel electrodes thereby avoiding a decrease in luminance as well as reducing blurring and flickering.... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070013638 - Source driver and data switching circuit thereof: A data switching circuit is provided. The circuit includes a control unit and a switching unit. The control unit provides a switching signal. The switching unit has N input ends and (N+1) output ends. The switching unit receives the switching signal. If N is an integer number and 1≦i≦N, the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20070013641 - Source driver and driving method thereof: A source driver for an LCD device. The source driver comprises a controller generating a pair of signals complimentary to each other, each of the signals toggling at a predetermined frame period, and an output buffer generating a data-line drive signal that is offset by positive and negative offset values... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20070013639 - Source driver and internal data transmission method thereof: A source driver and an internal data transmission method are provided. The present invention employs specially designed switch units and creates specially designed data paths in a source driver, which matches with the driving method for dot invesion and the specially designed pixel array. When the dot inversion driving method... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20070013640 - Source driver and the data switching circuit thereof: A data switching circuit is provided, which reduces power consumption of the source drivers when used together with a dot inversion driving method. The circuit comprises a control unit and a switching unit. Wherein, the control unit provides a switching signal. The switching unit has 2N input terminals and 2N... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20070013642 - System for transferring flat panel display substrates during manufacture: A system is provided for transferring a substrate of a flat panel display between the processing stations of a flat panel display manufacturing line. The system includes a transfer device that transfers a transfer container in which a substrate is loaded, a container loading and unloading device that loads and... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070013646 - Display device and display method: The present invention includes a display device for displaying an image and receiving light simultaneously or alternately. The display device includes: a plurality of display elements for displaying the image on a display surface of the display device by emitting light; a plurality of light receiving elements for receiving light... Agent: Robert J. Depke, Esq Rockey, Depke, Lyons & Kitzinger, LLC.

20070013648 - Display element, method of producing display element, and electronic apparatus including display element: A display element that includes a liquid crystal display panel and a backlight that illuminates the liquid crystal display panel, a method of producing a display element, and an electronic apparatus including a display element are provided. The angle of the light emitted from the liquid crystal display panel can... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070013645 - Display method and display device: A display method includes: changing a luminance of a display device in accordance with a brightness of surroundings or an operation of a user; and changing a display form of at least one symbol to be displayed depending on the luminance of the display device.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070013644 - Liquid crystal display device and electronic apparatus: A liquid crystal display device including: a liquid crystal screen; a backlight that applies light to the liquid crystal screen and displays an image formed on the liquid crystal screen; and a transmission light quantity increasing unit that increases a quantity of the light coming from the backlight and passing... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20070013647 - Surface light source using led and backlight unit having the surface light source: A surface light source using LEDs is provided. The surface light source includes a substrate having a plurality of divided regions, a plurality of red, green and blue LEDs arranged on each divided region in a predetermined arrangement structure, and a plurality of LED driving units each having red, green... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070013649 - Electrophoretic display device with improved reflective luminance: An electrophoretic display device with an improved reflective luminance is presented. The electrophoretic display device includes an electrophoretic display panel including sub-pixels corresponding to four colors (e.g., red, green, blue, and white). A signal converter is provided for receiving an image signal for three colors and converting it into an... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070013655 - Force feedback devices using fluid braking: A haptic feedback device including a fluid viscosity-controlled brake that outputs high forces to the device user at low cost while maintaining inherent safety. An interface device includes a manipulandum physically contacted by the user. A sensor senses a position of the manipulandum and outputs a sensor signal. The interface... Agent: Immersion - Thelen Reid & Priest L.l.p Thelen Reid & Priest L.l.p

20070013651 - Hand-held device with indication of ergonomic risk condition: A system to monitor an ergonomic risk condition of a user includes a hand-held device having a sensor that senses a stress parameter related to the user and generates stress data in response. The system additionally includes a processing unit in communication with the sensor. The processing unit determines an... Agent: Avago Technologies, Ltd.

20070013654 - Image recording apparatus and method for producing image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus has an apparatus body; a display unit; a first axis, a first bearing, a second axis and a second bearing which support the display unit pivotably to the apparatus body; a separate part which is formed unintegrally from the apparatus body, to which the first axis... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20070013652 - Integrated chip for detecting eye movement: According to one embodiment, the present invention relates to an integrated chip for detecting eye movement. An eye tracker device may include a CMOS image sensor which provides an imaging process of a user's eye image. The eye tracker device may be implemented on a single chip where pixel-level image... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20070013656 - Kvm switch including a terminal emulator: A method and system for converting the output of a communications port (e.g., a serial port or a USB port) into video signals representing the output of a terminal using a KVM switch. Upon receiving characters from the communications port, the system interprets the characters as terminal emulation commands and... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20070013653 - Method and apparatus for controlling reproduction of menu: A method and apparatus for controlling reproduction of a menu are provided to a user interface for interaction with users. The method includes: confirming the maximum number value in selection number values of one or more buttons in the menu; receiving a number value of number keys input by a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20070013650 - Systems and methods for inputting data using multi-character keys: Systems and methods are provided for inputting data to a mobile device using multi-character keys. A first input may be generated by pressing a multi-character key on the mobile device. In response to the first input, the mobile device may sequentially display a plurality of characters associated with the pressed... Agent: Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP (rim Prosecution)

20070013657 - Easily deployable interactive direct-pointing system and calibration method therefor: A method for controlling a computer display cursor in an interaction region includes projecting an image of the computer display to create the interaction region. A distance is established between a first point and a second point. The first point has a predetermined relation to the projection device, and the... Agent: Erik J. Banning

20070013659 - Operation equipment and operation system: The subject of the present invention is for offering an operation equipment and an operation system that can select directly either of a plurality of indication keys arranged on an operation screen according to posture of an equipment. An inclination of operation equipment 1 is detected, and the posture signal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070013658 - Wireless indicating apparatus: A wireless indicating apparatus solves the issues of operating freedom and the inconvenience of wireless input devices of the prior art. The present wireless indicating apparatus records the difference between a horizontal orientation, an operating cursor's position, and the difference between the vertical orientation and the operating cursor's position. Therefore,... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070013660 - System with continuous input mode: A system and method for providing a continuous input mode is disclosed. In the continuous input mode, a combination of a vector signal and a command signal is received from an input device. Upon receipt of a vector signal and a command signal, an image is moved on a display... Agent: Banner & Witcoff Ltd., Attorneys For Client Nos. 003797 & 013797

20070013661 - Optical displacement detection over varied surfaces: Embodiments of the present invention enable an optical device to track on a diffusing surface over which a transparent and/or translucent and/or optically smooth surface is placed. Some embodiments are directed towards detecting when an optical device is lifted off the surface it was resting on. Embodiments also include a... Agent: The Law Office Of Deepti Panchawagh - Jain

20070013663 - Flexible backlight unit for key of input device: Provided is a backlight unit for a key of an input device. The unit includes a light guide plate and at least one light emitting unit. The light guide plate is formed of flexible transparent resin and has a light guide pattern portion in which a plurality of engraved patterns... Agent: Park Law Firm

20070013664 - Keypad, keypad assembly and portable terminal: A keypad including a light guide layer in which light travels, and at least one key button disposed on an upper surface of the light guide panel. The key button may be attached on the upper surface of the light guide panel by means of an adhesive member which has... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20070013662 - Multi-configurable tactile touch-screen keyboard and associated methods: An input device for use with computer systems is provided. In one example, an input device includes a touch-sensitive screen and an overlay positioned over the touch-sensitive screen, the overlay having a plurality of tactile features. The touch-sensitive screen is operable to display one or more images, e.g., of multiple... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070013666 - Compact and durable messenger device: The subject innovation and/or methods relate to a compact durable communication device that can include a plurality of improvements to provide durability and thinness. The devices can be a clamshell smartphone, a messenger device, a thin smartphone, and/or any other suitable mobile communication device. The improvements can include a magnesium... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20070013665 - Method for shifting a shortcut in an electronic device, a display unit of the device, and an electronic device: The object of the invention is a method for shifting the contents of a first shortcut key (e.g. 26) belonging to the shortcut menu of the user interface of an electronic device to become the contents of a second shortcut key (e.g. 22) belonging to the same shortcut menu. An... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP

20070013676 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus such as a dual-view display includes a display control unit for controlling, in accordance with a priority of an image corresponding to particular contents, the display of the images of the other contents so that the operation of a touch-panel control screen for the other contents is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070013675 - Electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a stationary-type main-body casing, a display screen which is provided on the main-body casing, a touch panel which is provided on the display screen, and a support member which is disposed to face an inner surface of the main-body casing, the support... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070013667 - Electronic device and method for entering characters therein: An electronic device (100) having a touch screen (106) and method (500) for entering data in into electronic device (100). The method performs displaying (502) in a character selection area (202) of the touch screen (106) a group of characters. Strokes that are scribed over the characters are detected (504)... Agent: Motorola Inc

20070013677 - Haptic feedback for touchpads and other touch controls: A haptic feedback planar touch control used to provide input to a computer. A touch input device includes a planar touch surface that inputs a position signal to a processor of the computer based on a location of user contact on the touch surface. The computer can position a cursor... Agent: Immersion - Thelen Reid & Priest L.l.p Thelen Reid & Priest L.l.p

20070013672 - Method and apparatus for providing touch screen user interface, and electronic devices including the same: A method and an apparatus for providing a touch-screen user interface, and an electronic device using the method. The method includes receiving a touch-screen position of a hotkey for executing a specific function, which is input via a user's touch, and creating the hotkey at the specified position.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070013669 - Method for gesture detection on a touchpad: In a gesture detection method for a touchpad, various gestures such as tap, drag and double tap are determined by operating an object to touch on the touchpad, leave from the touchpad, and move on the touchpad.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070013670 - Method for gesture detection on a touchpad: In a gesture detection method for a touchpad, various gestures such as tap, drag and double tap are determined by operating an object to touch on the touchpad, leave from the touchpad, and move on the touchpad.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070013668 - Recessed touch pad: A recessed touch pad comprises a case, a touchpad module, an extension and retraction mechanism and a data transmission interface. The case, equipped with a motherboard of notebook, has a storing space and a storing port. The touchpad module is used to control the shift of display cursor of notebook,... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20070013674 - Rectangular sensor grid that provides functionality as a rectangular touchpad sensor and a circular scrolling region: A touchpad that provides general-purpose touchpad functionality such as cursor control controlled by movement of a pointing object on a touchpad surface, wherein a mode of operation of the touchpad can be changed such that the touchpad now provides functionality through a circular scrolling region defined as a circular region... Agent: Morriss O'bryant Compagni, P.C.

20070013671 - Touch pad for handheld device: A media player having a touch pad is disclosed.... Agent: Beyer Weaver & Thomas, LLP

20070013673 - Virtual keyboard system and control method thereof: In a device that uses a virtual keyboard, an input field and a virtual keyboard used upon data input to that field are registered in association with each other. Upon data input, the associated virtual keyboard is used. When no associated virtual keyboard is available, a virtual keyboard of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20070013678 - Coordinate detecting device: A coordinate detecting device is disclosed. The coordinate detecting device includes a resistance film, a common electrode which applies electric potential to the resistance film, a voltage supplying section which supplies a voltage to the common electrode, wiring which supplies the voltage to the voltage supplying section, an insulation film... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070013679 - Pattern detection system: A detection system. The detection system includes a transparent substrate, an image sensor array, and a reflective layer. The substrate has first surface located opposite second surface and third surface located opposite fourth surface. The array is adjacent to the fourth surface. The reflective layer is adjacent to the third... Agent: Avago Technologies, Ltd.

20070013681 - Ambidextrous multi-function finger adaptor: An ambidextrous multi-function finger adaptor is proposed to facilitate the operation of various electronic equipments by the finger. The finger adaptor includes a removable wearing device for fixably enclosing a portion of the finger covering at least the finger pad. A first stylus tip is affixed to and projected from... Agent: Chein-hwa S. Tsao

20070013680 - Electronic pen-computer multimedia interactive system: A system for associating a selected object on any printed material to a valid response provided by a computer system includes a pointing device to determine a position on the printed material, a communicating device to transmit the position to the computer system, and a player component to correlate the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070013682 - Electronic device with rotary knob: An electronic device with a rotary knob includes a casing, a rotary knob and a switch. Wherein, the casing has an opening, the rotary knob is pivoted on the casing and locates in the opening. In addition, the rotary knob includes a first interconnecting part used for engaging with a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20070013683 - Electrophoretic display unit: Electrophoretic display units (1) comprising pixels (11) situated between common electrodes (6) and pixel electrodes (5) need, for shortening the total image update times, increased driving voltages across the pixels (11) which endanger transistors (12) coupled to the pixel electrodes (5). These increased driving voltage (V6) to the common electrode... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070013686 - Image display device and method for displaying an image on the basis of a plurality of image signals: Image signals input via input terminals are selected by a selector. The selected image signals are combined and displayed on the same screen of a display device. The display screen includes one main screen and a plurality of sub screens. In the case where a moving image is displayed on... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20070013684 - Integrated circuit device and electronic instrument: An integrated circuit device has a display memory which stores data for at least one frame displayed in a display panel which has a plurality of scan lines and a plurality of data lines, the display memory includes a plurality of RAM blocks, each of the RAM blocks including a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013685 - Integrated circuit device and electronic instrument: An integrated circuit device having a display memory, wherein a plurality of first power supply interconnects VSSL for supplying a first power supply voltage VSS to memory cells MC are formed in a metal interconnect layer in which a plurality of wordlines WL are formed; and wherein a plurality of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013687 - Integrated circuit device and electronic instrument: An integrated circuit device includes a display memory and a data read control circuit. The data read control circuit controls data reading so that data of pixels corresponding to a plurality of signal lines is read out by N-time reading in one horizontal scan period of a display panel (N... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013688 - Retinal scanning display and signal processing apparatus: A retinal scanning display is disclosed for displaying an image to a viewer by two-dimensionally scanning a beam of light on the viewer's retina. The retinal scanning display includes: an emitter emitting the beam of light; a light modulator modulating an optical characteristic of the beam of light, based on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013689 - Display apparatus with usb hub: A display apparatus includes an up stream port to which an external control system is connectable, a down stream port to which a peripheral device is connectable, a USB hub to transmit up stream data from the up stream port to the down stream port, a USB power supply to... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20070013693 - Aircraft flat panel display system: An aircraft cockpit flight deck data display system for displaying, on a viewable display screen, typically anti-aliased graphical imaging data derived from aircraft sensors, generates or receives graphics processing language (GPL) commands that define the information intended for presentation on the display screen. The GPL commands are input to a... Agent: Lance J. Lieberman, Esq. Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20070013690 - Method, system and software for visualizing 3d models: A combined viewer-spreadsheet application provides display of an extendable tree structure of an object and a three dimensional (3D) model of the object. A user of the application is able to add one or more columns or arrays to the tree structure and to reflect in the 3D model the... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20070013691 - Supervisory authority in virtual world environment: A method and system provides arrangements creating a relationship between a real-world entity and a virtual world environment. A participant or player can participate in various virtual world experiences including activities, settings, events, purchases, sales and diverse transactions to acquire virtual products, virtual services, and/or virtual items of value. Feedback... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20070013692 - Third party control over virtual world characters: A method and system provides arrangements creating a relationship between a real-world entity and a virtual world environment. A participant or player can participate in various virtual world experiences including activities, settings, events, purchases, sales and diverse transactions to acquire virtual products, virtual services, and/or virtual items of value. Feedback... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20070013695 - Digitally obtaining contours of fabricated polygons: The present invention provides a method for digitally obtaining contours of fabricated polygons. A GDS polygon described in a Geographic Data System (GDS) file is provided. Based on the GDS polygon, a plurality of identical polygons is fabricated with the same fabrication process such that shapes of the plurality of... Agent: Lsi Logic Corporation

20070013694 - Optimized meshlet ordering: A mesh model may be divided into nontrivial meshlets that together form the mesh model, where each meshlet has a single associated render state and some meshlets have different respective render states. Cost metrics are assigned to respective render state transitions, where each render state transition comprises a transition between... Agent: Microsoft Corporation Attn: Patent Group Docketing Department

20070013696 - Fast ambient occlusion for direct volume rendering: A method of direct volume rendering is provided comprising combining ambient occlusion volumes terms from a plurality of different filtered volumes using filters with different radii. During an ambient occlusion computation phase, the method obtains ambient occlusion terms from a plurality of different filtered volumes and, combining the ambient occlusion... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070013697 - Declarative specification of model visualizations: Techniques for generating a visual representation for a model representation in a manner whereby the model representation is not coupled to the visual representation. An abstract representation is generated based upon the model representation. Mapping rules are configured and used for generating the abstract representation from the model representation. A... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20070013698 - Common method for communicating area information: Method for communicating area information in a common framework implemented on hardware, including the steps of providing to the hardware a first set of instructions which generates an area of interest (AOI) defined by a first geometric shape, defining with the hardware the first geometric shape by one or more... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070013700 - Mobile communication terminal having function of animating input characters: Disclosed herein is a mobile communication terminal having a function of animating input characters. The mobile communication terminal includes memory, device hardware, a device Operation System (OS), an animation engine, and content. The memory stores character font image data and animation data capable of providing the animation effect of animating... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070013699 - Smooth transitions between animations: Smooth transitions between rich media (e.g., animations of visual elements of a UI) are provided when a “second” animation is started on a property of a visual element for which a “first” animation is already running. When the second animation is started, an animation system causes a current value of... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20070013701 - Method for distributing messages, computer, and program: According to an aspect of the present invention, in a virtual space unit area, a message is distributed among computers using a physical topology based on a physical network. This avoids delaying operations in a computer which are related to those in another computer on a virtual space and taking... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070013702 - Multi-graphics processor system, graphics processor and rendering method: A first GPU is provided with a digital video output terminal (Vout terminal) for connection to an external source. A digital video signal output from the Vout terminal is provided to a display device via a HDMI. The first GPU and a second GPU are connected to each other via... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20070013703 - Device for state sharing high-reliability in a computer system: A device for sharing states and information in a high-reliability or high-availability computer system, comprising a switch provided with a memory constituted by a memory key, said switch being connectable to at least one pair of computers by means of respective cables, the computers of said pair of computers being... Agent: Modiano & Associati

20070013704 - Memory controller interface for micro-tiled memory access: In one embodiment of the invention, a memory integrated circuit is provided including an address decoder to selectively access memory cells within a memory array; a mode register with bit storage circuits to store an enable bit and at least one sub-channel select bit; and control logic. The control logic... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070013705 - Stacking series of non-power-of-two frame buffers in a memory array: Storing frames of data in frame buffers sized to match the frame size when the frame size is not a power-of-two number of bytes is disclosed. The buffer size is chosen to be the largest power-of-two that is less than the frame size. When a frame of data is to... Agent: Emulex Design & Manufacturing Corporation C/o Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070013706 - Integrated circuit device and electronic instrument: Each of RAM blocks provided in a display memory and disposed along a first direction in which bitlines extend includes a sense amplifier circuit which outputs M-bit data upon one wordline selection (M is an integer larger than 1). At least M memory cells are arranged in each of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013707 - Integrated circuit device and electronic instrument: In an integrated circuit device, a data line driver block which drives data lines of a display panel based on data supplied from a RAM block from which data is read N times (N is an integer larger than one) in one horizontal scan period 1H of the display panel... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013708 - Tiled map display on a wireless device: A tiled-map display control with a predictive caching technique that minimizes user wait time and provides at least the illusion of continuous panning, even while map tile images are being loaded. Important components of the tiled map display are its definition and cached use of map tiles, as well as... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC Suite 700

20070013710 - Fast 3d-2d image registration method with application to continuously guided endoscopy: A novel framework for fast and continuous registration between two imaging modalities is disclosed. The approach makes it possible to completely determine the rigid transformation between multiple sources at real-time or near real-time frame-rates in order to localize the cameras and register the two sources. A disclosed example includes computing... Agent: John G. Posa Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle, Anderson &

20070013711 - Method and apparatus for painting groups of objects: Methods and apparatus, including computer program apparatus, implementing techniques for processing digital artwork. In one aspect, the techniques process aggregations of artwork where both the aggregation and at least some of the aggregated artwork have attached styles. The techniques handle various combinations of conditions resulting in applying style elements to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070013709 - Process and system for rendering an object in a view using a product lifecycle management database: The invention proposes a process for rendering an object view using a PLM database. The database comprises modeled objects and relations between said modeled objects. Said modeled objects are associated to a set of values of attributes, whose values are stored in the database or computable based on relations involving... Agent: Clifford Chance US LLP

20070013713 - Apparatus and method for synthesizing multi-dimensional texture: A multi-dimensional texture synthesis apparatus includes a generator to generate a reference multi-dimensional texture including a codebook and a reference index image, the codebook including a set of color information of the same-position pixels of the reference texture images, and the reference index image including a set of indexes for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070013712 - Methods and systems for providing texture tiling and mirroring: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing texture tiling. The disclosed systems and methods may include copying a source image into a texture of a size the same or larger than the source image. Furthermore, the disclosed systems and methods may include displacing texture coordinates corresponding to the texture into... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20070013714 - Simple and robust color saturation adjustment for digital images: A method and system for adjusting saturation in digital images that operates as closely as possible to the long-, medium-, short-(LMS) cone spectral response space. According to the method, a sensor component image such as an RGB image from a digital imager is input and converted to the LMS space.... Agent: Thomas J. D'amico Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20070013715 - Display button set with corresponding indications on screen of display: A display button set has corresponding indications on a screen of a display so that the instruction is operated by intuition. The display button set comprises an instruction table displayed on a screen of a display; a set of display adjustment buttons corresponding to the instruction table; each display adjustment... Agent: Kai Li Young

20070013716 - Method and system for a user-following interface: Techniques are disclosed for projecting an image onto a surface suitable for interaction with a user while avoiding user occlusion, and while correcting for distortion due to oblique projection. The displayed image moves to a suitable surface at a suitable size and orientation as a user moves around an environment,... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20070013717 - Displaying non-linear images on linear displays: System and method for gray scale mapping for displaying non-linear images on linear displays. A preferred embodiment comprises applying a linearizing function to a non-linear image to produce a linear image, selecting a picture element in the linear image, determining a first gray shade and a second gray shade based... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20070013719 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, storage medium, and program: An image processing apparatus includes a storing unit for storing, in a storage medium, image data of an image to be displayed on a display unit; a rendering unit for rendering characters in a character rendering region specified on the image; and a controlling unit for performing display control processing.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20070013718 - Image processor, image processing method, recording medium, computer program and semiconductor device: An image processor is provided which utilizes images taken by an imaging device, e.g., a digital camera, as an input interface to enter commands, etc. A memory is operable to store in real time a series of images of a location captured by the imaging device over time. A detector... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20070013720 - System and method for display stand height adjustment: Information handling system flat panel displays, such as liquid crystal and plasma displays, are supported on an adjustable stand having a rotation limiter that restricts adjustments of display positions to prevent damage to the display. A display bracket allows rotation of a display between landscape and portrait orientations and a... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20070013724 - Building of scaled physical models: A method for building architectural scaled physical models uses additive manufacturing equipment to make a building model based on electronic data in a building model file, and uses subtractive manufacturing equipment to make a site model based on electronic data in a site model file. The building model file is... Agent: Roberts, Mardula & Wertheim, LLC

20070013722 - Context map in computer display magnification: Described is a context map that assists users in determining a current location within a source region of a display monitor that is being magnified. The context map comprises a visible image representing a location of the unmagnified region that is being magnified. The visible image may be an indicator... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20070013723 - Magnification engine and interface for computers: Described is an engine and API that couples an application program to an effects program such as a magnification program. For example, source content may be magnified for viewing in an output region. Magnification may be accomplished by identifying a magnification window to the magnification engine, a source region to... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20070013721 - Method of displaying an image captured by a digital: Method of display of at least one digital image, called initial image, on a monitoring screen having a resolution less than the resolution of the initial image, the method comprising the following steps: a) the automatic identification in the image of at least one zone-of-interest (32a, 32b and 32c), b)... Agent: Patent Legal Staff

20070013725 - Gamma curve correction for tn and tft display modules: A circuit and methods eliminating production related luminance variations of electronic display applies to all display technologies that require gamma adjustment or also adjustment of other display parameters e.g. brightness or contrast as e.g. LCD or OLED display modules are disclosed. This is performed by individual trimming of the display... Agent: George O. Saile

  
01/11/2007 > 118 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing

20070008239 - Communications device interactive display: Various new and non-obvious systems and methods are disclosed for interaction between a primary and a secondary display on a portable electronic device. When an event is received at the electronic device, the secondary screen reflects a portion of information about the event. The primary screen is synchronized with the... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP

20070008240 - Display device: The present invention aims at the lowering of an image quality of an outer peripheral portion of an image display region. For this end, in a display device in which a plurality of display panels are arranged from a front side to a depth side in an overlapped manner and... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20070008241 - Optical unit for a head-up display: The invention is directed to an optical unit for a head-up display comprising an image generator, a mirror and a cover plate which are arranged in a housing one behind the other in the direction of light propagation. The beam path is directed to a windshield. The invention is wherein... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20070008242 - Display device: The present invention is intended to control the color temperature of white exhibited by a liquid crystal display device. White is produced when light waves emitted through pixels associated with three colors of red, green, and blue have maximum intensities. The amounts of light emitted through the respective pixels are... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20070008243 - Plasma display panel (pdp): A plasma display apparatus includes a Plasma Display Panel (PDP), a chassis base, a driver IC package, and cover plates. The chassis base has one side to which the PDP is attached and another side on which a Printed circuit Board Assembly (PBA) is mounted. The driver IC package is... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20070008244 - Plasma display device: A plasma display device which generates reset discharge in a reset period prior to an address period in the beginning subfields of a one-field display period, and applies two sustain pulses, which have rising timings different from each other by a predetermined period of time and have partly overlapping application... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20070008246 - Plasma display and a method of driving the plasma display: In a plasma display and a method of driving a plasma display, a discharge is generated in a sustain period since a first voltage is supplied to a scan electrode and a second voltage lower than the first voltage is supplied to a sustain electrode. Accordingly, a discharge current flows... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20070008245 - Plasma display apparatus and driving method thereof: The present invention relates to a plasma display apparatus, and more particularly, to a plasma display apparatus and driving method thereof, in which an afterimage erroneous discharge generated when the apparatus is driven can be prevented and damage to driving circuits can be prevented. The plasma display apparatus of the... Agent: Fleshner & Kim, LLP

20070008248 - Plasma display apparatus and driving method thereof: Embodiments of the present invention may prevent an afterimage-generating wrong discharge when a plasma display panel is driven. A driving pulse controller may control a driver to sequentially apply a first falling waveform and a second falling waveform to the scan electrode and to apply a positive waveform to the... Agent: Fleshner & Kim, LLP

20070008247 - Plasma display device and driving method thereof: A plasma display device and a driving method thereof. In a plasma display panel having an opening or a groove between a scan electrode and a sustain electrode, a driving waveform is applied to the scan electrode and an address electrode while the sustain electrode is biased at a predetermined... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070008249 - Plasma display device and driving method thereof: Reset, address, and sustain operations of a plasma display device are performed by applying a driving waveform to a scan electrode while biasing a sustain electrode at a ground voltage allowing a driving board for driving the sustain board to be eliminated. Since a low voltage is applied to the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070008252 - Drive apparatus and drive method for light-emitting display panel: A display data detection means 4b detects whether arrangements of video data corresponding to one scan and video data corresponding to the next scan are the same. When it is judged that the arrangements are not the same, the display data detection means 4b issues instructions to open gates to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20070008250 - Electroluminescent display devices: In an active matrix electroluminescent display, a plurality of rows of pixels are illuminated, defining at least two bands (10) of rows separated by a non-illuminated band (12). The bands (10) of rows of pixels scroll in the column direction over time, and at most 75% of the rows are... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070008253 - Method and system for driving a pixel circuit in an active matrix display: A method and system for driving a pixel circuit in an active matrix display is provided. The system implements a feedback driving scheme to enhance programming speed of the pixel circuit. The system includes a column driver for driving the pixel circuit with feedback. A controller controls a signal on... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20070008251 - Method of correcting nonuniformity of pixels in an oled: Nonuniformity in an organic EL display device is effectively detected. All display pixels of an organic EL panel are turned on and the display is photographed with a digital camera. A computer performs image processing of the photographed image to detect an area in which unevenness exists. Then, a V-I... Agent: Pamela R. Crocker Patent Legal Staff

20070008254 - Driving circuit using pulse width modulation technique for a light emitting device: A current driving apparatus and method using a pulse width modulation (PWM) technique to display a desired gray level for passive matrix organic light emitting diode (PMOLED) display applications is disclosed. The current driving circuit includes a memory, a logic and a segment driver. The memory stores a desired gray... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP

20070008255 - Led driver system and method: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a system is provided for driving at least one light-emitting diode (LED). The system includes an output terminal connectable to an anode of the LED and at which an output voltage can be provided for the LED. A driver loop, connectable to... Agent: Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

20070008256 - Pulse width modulation method for driving an oled panel: An organic light emitting display (OLED) panel has a plurality of organic light emitting diodes. The organic light emitting diodes are electrically connected to a plurality of segment lines and a plurality of common lines in a matrix structure. The organic light emitting diodes electrically connected to the same common... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP

20070008257 - Light-emitting device and electronic device using the same: It is an object to provide a light-emitting device and an electronic device which can provide an image with excellent image quality. One of the present inventions is a light-emitting device including a plurality of light-emitting elements each exhibiting a different emission color. At least one of the plurality of... Agent: Cook, Alex, Mcfarron, Manzo, Cummings & Mehler, Ltd.

20070008258 - Optical communication system, lighting equipment and terminal equipment used therein: A communication system has lighting equipment that has transmitter comprising multiple light-emitting elements that each emit light of different wavelengths and terminal equipment that has light-receiver comprising multiple light-receiving elements that receive optical signals for each of the different wavelengths.... Agent: Avago Technologies, Ltd. C/o Klaas, Law, O'meara & Malkin, P.C.

20070008259 - Modular display system: The present invention provides a modular display system (10) which can be used in a variety of environments for displaying informational signage, advertising, relaying T.V. images, art installations and so on. The system (10) comprises at least one fascia assembly (12) comprising an array of open-ended cells (18) and at... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20070008260 - Line-at-a-time foil display: A display device comprising a light guide (12), a front plate (14), and an intermediate electromechanically operable foil (16). Two electrode layers (22, 23) are arranged on either side of the foil (16) to induce electrostatic forces on the foil (16) and to bring selected portions of the foil into... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070008264 - Display panel driver and display panel driving method: A display panel driver includes: a clock generator for generating a clock signal; a horizontal reference generating circuit having a first frequency divider for dividing the frequency of the clock signal; a vertical reference generating circuit having a second frequency divider for dividing the frequency of the output from the... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20070008262 - Driving method of liquid crystal device and driving device of liquid crystal device: A driving method of a liquid crystal device for recording an image, the liquid crystal device including a liquid crystal layer having a cholesteric liquid crystal, a photoconductor layer accumulated on the liquid crystal layer, and electrodes, includes initializing an entire liquid crystal layer to a focal conic texture by... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070008263 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display includes a plurality of pixels arranged in the form of a matrix and having first and second sub-pixels. A plurality of gate lines are connected to the first and second sub-pixels to transmit gate signals thereto. A plurality of first and second data lines cross the... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070008261 - [bi-stabilized cholesteric liquid crystal device with auto execution function]: A bi-stabilized cholesteric liquid crystal device with auto execution function is disclosed. The cholestric liquid crystal device comprises a microprocessor, a cholestric liquid display device and a memory. The microprocessor is connected to a data transmission interface, a bi-stabilized cholesteric liquid crystal display device interface and a memory interface respectively.... Agent: Phison Electronics Corporation

20070008265 - Driver circuit, electro-optical device, and electronic instrument: A driver circuit includes first and second color component first and second grayscale signal line groups which extend in a first direction and to which grayscale voltages are supplied, first and second voltage select circuits which output the grayscale voltages corresponding to first and second grayscale data from the grayscale... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070008266 - Liquid crystal display device and electronic device: A relaxation time in a common inversion drive of a liquid crystal display device is minimized. The liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines that intersects the plurality of scan lines, a plurality of pixel switching devices dispose corresponding to intersections of... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070008267 - Display: A liquid crystal display and a liquid crystal display panel thereof. Gates on thin film transistors serving as switches in the same row of pixels are coupled with a gate line. A scan signal is substantially inputted to a middle of the gate line and transmitted to two extremities of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20070008269 - Electronic device and driving method thereof: A pixel is provided in which normal display of an image is possible even if a sustain period is shorter than an address period in a driving method combining digital gray scales and time gray scales, and in which operation can be compensated by changing the electric potential of a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070008268 - Organic light emitting diode display: This invention relates to an organic light emitting diode display device that is adaptive for preventing a characteristic change of a device which drives the organic light emitting diode and for securing reliability of the device. The organic light emitting diode display device includes: a pixel array having a plurality... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20070008270 - Display device and, method for controlling a display device: A voltage level converter for driving resistive and capacitive loads of a display device includes a charge circuit having a capacitance, a transistor NMOS1, a capacitance, and a transistor; a discharge circuit having transistors; and a reset signal generating circuit provided in a preceding stage of the discharge circuit. A... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070008271 - Liquid crystal display device, apparatus for driving the same, and method of driving the same: An LCD device includes an LCD panel, a source driving part, an operating part, a mean voltage generating part, and a pre-charging part. The LCD panel includes a switching element and a liquid crystal capacitor. The switching element is formed in a region defined by gate and source lines adjacent... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070008272 - Gate driver circuit for lcd having shared level shifter: The present invention reduces the number of level shifters to obtain smaller layout area while remaining the original function of gate circuit, where a signal from a shift register is transferred to a level shifter for voltage shifting and afterward is transferred to a proper buffer through a selector.... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20070008273 - Source driver for liquid crystal display: The present invention provides a source driver used in an LCD, especially a big LCD, so that energy consumed can be saved together with small amplitude and reduced electromagnetic interference.... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC Suite 1404

20070008274 - Method for driving liquid crystal panel, and liquid crystal display device: A method for driving a liquid crystal panel that includes horizontal scan wires, data wires, pixel electrodes surrounded by the horizontal scan wires and the data wires; and switching elements connected to the pixel electrodes, wherein the switching elements are controlled by a gate selection signal and during a on-time... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070008275 - Display device: A heatsink made of aluminum is provided in a liquid crystal display device. A plurality of light emitting diodes are contacted to a front surface of the heatsink. A fin unit is contacted to a rear surface of the heatsink. In addition, a display panel is supported by a holding... Agent: Young & Thompson

20070008277 - Image data processing apparatus and image data processing method: An image data processing apparatus divides image data into a plurality of pixel data including a set of pixel data corresponding to a set of signal lines of a display device selectively controlled by an element, and stores the divided image data. Corresponding to one of the divided plurality of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070008276 - Interface unit and interface transmission method thereof: An interface unit electrically coupled to a display module. The interface unit includes an interface controller and a pin mask. The interface controller is for receiving a first display signal and outputting a second display signal under a writing mode. The pin mask has N pins electrically coupled to the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20070008278 - Electrophoretic display unit: Electrophoretic display units (100) comprising pixels (11) situated between a common electrode (6) and pixel electrodes (5) need, for shortening the total image update times, increased driving voltages across the pixels (11) which make disturbances more visible. To camouflage such disturbances, instead of one common electrode (6), different counter electrodes... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070008281 - Input device and its manufacturing method: The integrated structure of the stress sensor section with the control section facilitates the confirmatin of the matching of both sections before the input device is incorporated into an electronic device. For example, it is possible to select only the input device which exhibits favorable matching as a result of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070008279 - Optically triggered interactive apparatus and method of triggering said apparatus: An optically triggered interactive apparatus (100), comprises a video camera (104) arranged to capture a reference video image of a scene (112). A graphical user interface (107) is used to select a target area (124b) within the reference video image. A processor (106) arranged to detect the presence of light... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20070008280 - Remote control for an audio signal playback system: In an audio-signal playback system, a remote control device (3) for remotely controlling a playback device (2) for audio signals comprises a detector (7) for detecting mobile-phone radio signals (5) from a mobile phone (4), wherein, on detection of the mobile-phone radio signal (5), the remote a control device (3)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070008283 - Game performing method, storage medium, game apparatus, data signal and program: A game performing method realizable of finer and easier operational input with a joy stick. The game performing method for an apparatus comprising an input section having an operating handle capable of inputting an inclination of a desired angle in a desired direction, has: controlling a virtual handle of a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070008282 - Pipeline a/d converter and method of pipeline a/d conversion: A pipeline A/D converter of the present invention includes a plurality of stages each operating for A/D conversion and a digital computing portion that outputs an A/D converted signal based on a digital signal output from each of the stages. In each of the stages, an analog signal from the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20070008284 - Mouse with built-in microphone: Provided is a wired or wireless mouse, one of peripheral devices of a computer. The mouse is capable of installing a built-in microphone in the mouse without a design change of a mouse surface, outputting a voice signal from the microphone to a soundcard of a computer through a separate... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070008285 - Image capturing device: An image capturing device is disclosed. The image capturing device includes: a light-emitting component for generating a light ray; a light-guiding component for providing a first straight light-guiding path to guide the light ray generated by the light-emitting component toward a surface; and a sensor for sensing the light ray... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20070008286 - Optical displacement detection over varied surfaces: Embodiments of the present invention enable an optical device to track on a diffusing surface over which a transparent and/or translucent and/or optically smooth surface is placed. Some embodiments are directed towards detecting when an optical device is lifted off the surface it was resting on. Embodiments also include a... Agent: The Law Office Of Deepti Panchawagh-jain C/o Intellevate, LLC

20070008289 - Computer keyboard: A keyboard has a middle region that has upward longitudinal slopes rising to upper planes on both sides of the middle region. An alphanumeric section disposed in the keyboard housing generally in the middle region. The keyboard includes a first wing section and the second wing section in which each... Agent: Banner & Witcoff Ltd., Attorneys For Client Nos. 003797 & 013797

20070008291 - Foldable keyboard: A foldable keyboard for inputting data into a portable electronic device is provided. The foldable keyboard includes an upper cover, a lower cover, a first keyboard portion, and a second keyboard portion. A space is formed, as the upper and the lower cover are in closed relationship to each other,... Agent: Reed Smith LLP Suite 1400

20070008288 - Method for keypad optimization: A keypad optimization method for handheld devices with optimal multi-language entry capability and handiness for both handheld and fingertip manipulation receives application requirements containing language specification and performs application mapping using the application requirements to generate versatile keypad map output. A versatile keypad is implemented using versatile keypad map wherein... Agent: Shih-jong J. Lee

20070008287 - Personalized handset keyboard symbols input system and method thereof: A personalized handset keyboard symbols input system and method thereof, which can be utilized to execute a keyboard symbol correspondence program and generate the corresponding relation setting between the respective keyboard symbol and the combined key signal as redefined by the user, and then store settings into a keyboard symbol... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070008290 - Switch device for showing changing interval: The present invention relates to a switch, and a signal generating switch device which can provide continuous real-time response. The problem to be resolved is to provide a method in order to realize a switch device which permits the pole is in a dynamic state in which the pole can... Agent: Beyer Weaver & Thomas, LLP

20070008292 - Mobile device with rotatable keyboard: A mobile device is provided having a rotatable keyboard. The keyboard is attached to the mobile device and is rotatable in a single plane with respect to the device's housing between a first and second position. A plurality of keys are provided having first indicia in a first orientation relating... Agent: Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP (rim Prosecution)

20070008302 - Bi-directional communication system, display apparatus, base apparatus and bi-directional communication method: A bi-directional communication system comprising a base apparatus and a display apparatus. The display apparatus is a portable liquid crystal display for viewing video programs and browsing the internet. The base apparatus contains a television tuner for receiving broadcast signals and wirelessly transmits programming to the display apparatus. An infrared... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20070008296 - Computer system capable of preventing from losing a touch pen: A computer system includes a touch pen; a sensor for detecting whether the touch pen is at a predetermined position; and a controller electrically connected to the sensor for controlling an operation of a predetermined procedure according to a detecting result of the sensor in the predetermined procedure.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20070008294 - Cordless electromagnetic induction system and method for reminding battery capacity: The present invention discloses a cordless electromagnetic induction system, which comprises a cordless pen and a tablet, connecting to a host. In this regards, the cordless pen comprises a battery for supplying power to the pen, a RF (radio frequency)oscillator circuit for generating radio frequency signal, representing the location and... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070008297 - Method and apparatus for image based power control of drive circuitry of a display pixel: An apparatus and a method for controllably reducing power and heat dissipated by OLED display circuitry are disclosed. Image dependent drive voltage adjustments are made to reduce the power generated by and the heat dissipated by the OLED pixel circuitry. That extends the life span of the components of the... Agent: Howrey LLP

20070008300 - Method and medium for variably arranging content menu and display device using the same: A method and medium for variably arranging a content menu and a display device using the same are disclosed. The method for variably arranging a content menu includes a) detecting position information of a user's finger touched with a touch screen, b) setting an attention area in accordance with the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20070008295 - Method for gesture detection on a touchpad: In a gesture detection method for a touchpad, according to the present invention, various gestures such as tap, drag and double tap are determined by operating an object to touch on the touchpad, leave from the touchpad, and move on the touchpad.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070008303 - Projection-type display device and software program: A projection surface on which a predetermined projection image is projected is provided; a writing surface on which an image can be drawn directly in a superimposing manner with a projection image displayed on the projection surface is provided; and a photography part photographing an image drawn on the writing... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070008298 - Storage medium storing pointing device input adjustment program, input adjustment apparatus and input adjustment method: A computer as an input adjustment apparatus includes a memory. This memory stores an input adjustment program. The computer is connected with a touch pad. When a user touches the touch pad with his/her finger, the computer is provided with touch coordinate data on a touched portion and a value... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20070008293 - Touch sensitive device and display: Disclosed is a system that provides visual feedback to a user indicating which input components (e.g., keys, buttons, dials, etc.) of an input device (e.g., a keyboard, a keypad, a control panel, etc.) are currently being touched in order to avoid engaging the wrong input component. The system comprises a... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20070008301 - Training system and method: A training system has a stylus. An electronic tablet detects a position of the stylus when the stylus is near a surface of the electronic tablet. A process defines a tolerance band on the electronic tablet.... Agent: Law Office Of Dale B. Halling, LLC

20070008299 - Two-dimensional position sensor: A capacitive position sensor for determining the position of an object along first and second directions is described. The sensor comprises a substrate having an arrangement of electrodes mounted on a single surface thereof. The electrodes are arranged so as to define an array of sensing cells arranged in columns... Agent: David Kiewit

20070008304 - Digital pen and method of use: A digital pen (1) contains an identity tag reader (3, 4) for identifying places, individuals or items to each of which a written data record relates. Each place or individual is marked with an identity tag (20, 36) whose identity and location are recorded in a database. The digital pen... Agent: The Firm Of Karl F Ross

20070008305 - Multiple function radio bezel interface: A multiple function radio bezel interface includes a display screen, a first knob assembly including an outer ring and an inner knob, the outer ring adapted to allow a user to select an application from a multimedia main menu and the inner knob adapted to allow a user to selectively... Agent: Visteon

20070008306 - Switch member and power window switch disposed with the switch member: A switch member comprising a convex knob portion on which the finger of an operator catches, wherein the knob portion is retained such that it is pivotable around a pivot shaft, a base surface of the knob portion is configured as a curved convex surface, wherein the curved convex surface... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20070008307 - Dual function control device: A display device. In one embodiment, the display device includes a body including an integrated circuit card slot; and a remote device removably storable in the integrated circuit card slot in a docking position. The remote device may be operable to control the display device when in the docking position.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20070008308 - Plasma display device and driving apparatus thereof: A plasma display device including first and second electrodes and a driving circuit alternately applying first and second voltages to the first and second electrodes. The driving circuit includes a power recovery unit, a sustain discharge voltage supply, and a gate voltage supply. The power recovery unit includes an inductor... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070008309 - Method to transmit and receive font information in streaming systems: A method is disclosed that allows a content provider to transmit font information to a receiver, and that further allows a receiver terminal to receive and apply such information, thus giving improved possibilities for the content provider to define how to render the transmitted text or symbols on a display.... Agent: Thomson Licensing Inc.

20070008313 - 3d graphic processing device and stereoscopic image display device using the 3d graphic processing device: A stereoscopic image display device for displaying a three dimensional (3D) stereoscopic image in real-time by using a 3D graphic contained within a 2D image. The stereoscopic image display device includes a controller, a 3D graphic processor, a driver, and a display unit. The controller receives 3D graphic data and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070008311 - High resolution and rapid three dimensional object generator advanced: The device makes 3 dimensional objects. Micro-displays with quick reactant of material enable to produce the 3 dimensional objects very rapidly and with high resolution. Optionally, the 3 dimensional input device is embedded to the system to create the instant duplication of 3 dimensional images/objects. Image can be artificially generated... Agent: Kazutora Yoshino

20070008312 - Method for determining camera position from two-dimensional images that form a panorama: A method of estimating three-dimensional camera position information from a series of two-dimensional images that form a panorama employs common features in adjoining image pairs in the series to estimate a transform between the images in the pairs. The common features are subsequently employed to adjust an estimated rotational component... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20070008310 - Method for generating a three-dimensional display: Methods, data processing systems and computer program products for automatically generating a display of an illuminated physical object on a video display unit of a data processing system are described. Pixels of a predefined model (8) of the object are selected. For each selected pixel (BP) a first light intensity... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20070008314 - Stereoscopic image display device: A stereoscopic image display device includes: a display unit including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix format, the pixels including left-eye and right-eye pixels alternately arranged in one direction; a memory including a left-eye image area for storing left-eye image data corresponding to the left-eye pixels and a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070008315 - Stereoscopic image display device: A stereoscopic image display device includes a display panel including a plurality of left eye pixels and a plurality of right eye pixels, a memory including a left eye image section for storing data corresponding to the left eye pixels and a right eye image section for storing data corresponding... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070008316 - Computer graphics rendering method and apparatus: When a plurality of coplanar shapes are rendered over one another by performing a hidden surface removal operation using the Z value, a reference plane is specified, and the Z value of each point of a shape to be rendered on the reference plane is uniquely calculated based on the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070008317 - Automated medical image visualization using volume rendering with local histograms: Methods and apparatus are configured to provide data to render (medical) images using direct volume rendering by electronically analyzing a medical volume data set associated with a patient that is automatically electronically divided into a plurality of local histograms having intensity value ranges associated therewith and programmatically generating data used... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20070008318 - Image processing method and computer readable medium: An image processing method is provided capable of improving a response to a user in a case where a series of images using volume data are displayed by volume rendering. When the images are displayed by animation in an oscillating manner with amplitude, the amplitude is gradually increased so as... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20070008319 - Layout-oriented recording of automation information: The invention relates to a system and a method for the graphical recording of system requirements and specifications in electronically readable form. Elements of a plant are graphically represented by selectable components. The components are graphically rendered in a relationship to each other and a control-relevant circuitry automatically specified based... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070008320 - Image-processing device and program: An information-processing device (such as an image-processing device) executes a boldface character generating process when it is judged that a character should be expressed in boldface type based on a drawing instruction inputted from outside and there exists no boldface form data of the character corresponding to font information comprised... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070008321 - Identifying collection images with special events: A method for associating event times or time periods with digital images in a collection for determining if a digital image is of interest, includes storing a collection of digital images each having an associated capture time; comparing the associated capture time in the collection with a special event time... Agent: Pamela R. Crocker Patent Legal Staff

20070008322 - System and method for creating animated video with personalized elements: Described herein are systems and methods for cartoonizing an image and incorporating the image into an animated video based upon a predefined animated story. In alternate embodiments of the invention, multiple images may be incorporated into the animated video. In further embodiments, the animated video may be output from the... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

20070008323 - Reference picture loading cache for motion prediction: Video coders use motion prediction, where a reference frame is used to predict a current frame. Most video compression standards require reference frame buffering and accessing. Given the randomized memory accesses to store and access reference frames, there are substantial overlapped areas. Conventional techniques fail to recognize this overlap, and... Agent: Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

20070008326 - Dual mode image capture technique: A technique processes captured data on a device, wherein selected captured data of a given quality resolution is transferred via a communication link to a separate storage location for future availability. A storage protocol may include various storage organization categories. A possible aspect may provide an identifier record to enable... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20070008325 - Method and apparatus providing for high efficiency data capture for compression encoding: A preferred embodiment is directed to an image data processing unit providing for high efficiency data capture for compression encoding. In one embodiment, a control circuit is adapted to cause a data provider, such as a camera, to output pixel data in one of two modes. In a first mode,... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20070008324 - Resource management for virtualization of graphics adapters: Mechanisms are provided for the sharing of graphics adapter resources among multiple partitions in a virtual machine environment. A first mechanism allows for the sharing of graphics adapter resources so that one partition, a video service partition, containing a graphics proxy process, can use this graphics proxy process to offer... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20070008327 - Strategies for processing media information using a plug-in processing module in a path-agnostic manner: A media processing framework includes multiple media processing paths. At least one of the media processing paths includes a media processing pipeline which is in-process with respect to an application which interacts with the media processing pipeline. At least one other of the media processing paths includes a media processing... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20070008328 - Identifying and accessing individual memory devices in a memory channel: In one embodiment of the invention, a memory integrated circuit is provided including a memory array, a register, and control logic coupled to the register. The memory array in the memory integrated circuit stores data. The register includes one or more bit storage circuits to store one or more identity... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070008329 - Video overlay device of mobile telecommunication terminal: A video overlay device of a mobile telecommunication terminal comprises a multiplexer for outputting at least one of a first video data and a second video data; and a video overlay unit for overlaying at least one of the first and second video data with graphic data in accordance with... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka

20070008330 - Texture cache control using a data dependent slot selection scheme: Provided are methods, systems, and graphics processing apparatus, for improving graphics system performance using a data dependent slot and set selection technique for receiving texture data into an L2 cache for providing a high utilization of system resources in a diverse texture processing environment.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20070008331 - Bi-directional display: A bidirectional text display method embodied in a functional programming language which first assigns bidirectional attributes to a logical character stream. Next, through explicit processing, level numbers are assigned, honoring any directional overrides present in the logical character stream. Subsequent weak and neutral type processing potentially causes attribute types to... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rhf)

20070008332 - Stationary semantic zooming: A system and method for stationary semantic zooming. Stationary semantic zooming allows selected non-spatial rendering attributes, such as level of detail, to be varied according to other specified non-spatial rendering attributes. Stationary semantic zooming allows low importance objects to be rendered with a lower level of detail than higher importance... Agent: Mhkkg/sun

20070008333 - Texture filter using parallel processing to improve multiple mode filter performance in a computer graphics environment: Provided are methods, systems and graphics processing apparatus, for improving graphics system performance using a parallel processing texture filter for trilinear filtering. The texture filter unit includes multiple filter units, which may be utilized separately for bilinear and free-trilinear filtering or together to perform true trilinear filtering.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20070008334 - Motion compensation display: In an image display apparatus of the invention, a motion area detection module sequentially detects a motion area in each of frame images sequentially displaced by an image display device. A motion compensation module performs motion compensation for the detected motion area of each frame image, generates drive image data... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070008335 - Low noise dithering and color palette designs: Methods for choosing and combining colors from a color palette to render an image color tone are disclosed. A set of up to four palette colors are chosen and the weighted factors for combining the chosen palette to render the image color are determined. The weighted factors of the chosen... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20070008336 - Pixel center position displacement: A pixel center position that is not covered by a primitive covering a portion of the pixel is displaced to lie within a fragment formed by the intersection of the primitive and the pixel. X,y coordinates of a pixel center are adjusted to displace the pixel center position to lie... Agent: Moser, Patterson & Sheridan, LLP Suite 100

20070008337 - Accumulating transforms through an effect graph in digital image processing: Methods and systems for processing, e.g., non-destructively processing, digital image data utilizing vertically-oriented Effect graphs are provided. In non-destructive processing where and when data is transformed is fairly important, both in terms of quality and performance. The further down the vertically-oriented Effect graph a transformation occurs, the better. As such,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20070008338 - Display system, display apparatus, and method of controlling video source and display apparatus: A display system includes a video source to supply a first video signal and a display apparatus to receive the first video signal and a second video signal from an external device to be displayed as a main picture and a sub picture, respectively, through a picture in picture (PIP)... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20070008339 - Image processing system, image processing apparatus, and display apparatus: To provide an image processing system capable of increasing a sense of affinity for a robot at a low cost, an image processing system has an image generating device for generating computer graphics in a figure corresponding to a positional relationship between an observer, who is observing a figure of... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

20070008341 - Information processing apparatus and method: An index detecting section detects an index in a physical space, from a captured image obtained by an imaging apparatus. An erroneous-detection prevention processing section performs erroneous-detection prevention processing, based on information relating to image coordinates of a detected index. An image output section outputs, to a display device, an... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20070008340 - Information processing method and apparatus: An imaging apparatus index detecting unit detects an index in a physical space from an image captured by an imaging apparatus including a first camera. A position and orientation estimating unit estimates the position and orientation of the imaging apparatus based on information relating to image coordinates of a detected... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20070008342 - Segmentation refinement: A method of converting of a first set (100a) of initial segments of an image into a second set of updated segments (A′,B′,C′,D′) is disclosed. The method comprises iterative updates of intermediate segments (A,B,C,D) being derived from respective initial segments. Each update comprises determining whether a pixel (300) should be... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070008343 - Systems and methods for rendering text within symbols: Systems and methods are provided for rendering symbols with text. In one implementation, the method may comprise selecting a symbol from a repository, selecting text to be combined with symbol, and combining the text with the symbol. To combine the text with the symbol, the method may further comprise combining... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070008344 - Manipulation of projected images: Correction of distorted projections and other visual effects are displayed continuously for still and video images based on three-dimensional transformations that distort or overlay images projected in such a way that the displayed image manipulated. The technology used to remove the distortion is not hardware dependent, may be used with... Agent: Christopher Paradies, Ph.d.

20070008345 - Display system for an industrial device: A system and method for displaying information on an industrial apparatus is described. In one variation, the industrial device is arranged so as to place a display panel of the industrial device in an orientation relative to an industrial system. The industrial device is then installed in the industrial system... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20070008346 - Display device having program images filtering capability and method of filtering program images: A display device, having a program images filtering capability and a method of filtering the program images are provided. The display device receives the video signals containing program classification information, that is used to compare and determine if the images of the received video signals should be filtered. When the... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)

20070008347 - Voltage generator for flat panel display: A voltage generator for a flat panel display includes a bandgap reference voltage generator configured to generate a reference voltage responsive to a received power voltage, and a gray scale voltage generator configured to receive the reference voltage from the bandgap reference voltage generator and to generate a gray scale... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070008348 - Video signal processing apparatus and video signal processing method: A video signal processing apparatus for outputting an output video signal to a display unit and displaying an image based on an input video signal on the display unit includes a signal processor for dividing the input video signal into a predetermined number of signals and outputting the signals as... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

  
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