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Computer graphics processing, operator interface processing, and selective visual display systems January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/09

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20090027301 - Dual-screen electronic machine with content parsing function and display method for distributing display data on the same: The present invention discloses a dual-screen electronic machine with content parsing function, which comprises: a processor; a main display and a sub display connected with the processor, respectively; a content parsing module, which is to proceed the parsing on the content included in the received data and/or event, and would... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.

20090027302 - Method for operating object between terminals and terminal using the method: A method for operating an object between a first terminal and a second terminal and a terminal using the method are disclosed. The method comprises steps of extending the display space of one of the first and second terminals to the other terminal, intercepting, at said one of the first... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090027303 - Display apparatus with resistor multiplexer: Embodiments 1of an apparatus with first and second display panels and a resistor multiplexer are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027304 - Projector alignment in a multiple-projector projection system: Projector alignment in a multiple-projector projection system is checked by determining a location of at least a portion of a boundary of an image field projected by at least one of the projectors and comparing the determined location of the at least the portion of the image field to a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027305 - Plurality of self-activating display shaping devices defining a display area: A computer implemented method for utilizing a plurality of self-activating display shaping devices to provide shape adjustment information for a digital image projected on a display is disclosed. In one embodiment, the plurality of display shaping devices are automatically activated, the plurality of display shaping devices defining a desired digital... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027306 - Dual display apparatus: A dual display apparatus includes two activable displays capable of displaying an image signal, wherein the two displays differ in display characteristics; and a way for activating one of the displays in accordance with properties of an image signal.... Agent: J. Lanny Tucker Patent Legal Staff

20090027307 - Cosmetic enhancement mirror: Cosmetic enhancement mirror methods and related systems... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090027308 - Method for driving plasma display panel, and plasma display device: Provided is a method for driving plasma display panel capable of changing the quantity of emission in an erasure discharge. The method drives a plasma display panel including a scan electrode drive circuit (3) for driving scan electrodes (112), a sustain electrode drive circuit (2) for driving sustain electrodes (111),... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090027309 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus which can decrease a flicker with the resolution of a moving image being heightened, and further to decrease the color breakup at the edge portion of the moving image, drives an organic EL device 15 in a pixel with a composite signal of a signal A having... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090027313 - Imaging device: To determine a deterioration and maintain a high-quality image without unevenness of brightness by performing a precise correction, a detection scanning line for selecting a pixel which detects a deterioration of a pixel, a detection line for informing the outside of the display area of the property of a pixel... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090027314 - Imaging device and method of correction pixel deterioration thereof: In a display mode, a signal driving circuit (DAC) transmits image signals to the pixels selected by a scanning circuit for display and first switches of switch units. Then, a power supply circuit supplies a current corresponding to the transmitted signal to the pixels. Then, organic EL elements provided in... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090027312 - Organic light emitting display: An organic light emitting display that can minimize degradation of a drive transistor comprising a first switching element whose control electrode is electrically coupled to a scan line, being electrically coupled between a data line and a first voltage line for transmitting a data signal; a drive transistor whose control... Agent: Iphorgan, Ltd.

20090027315 - Organic light emitting display and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting display is disclosed. The display comprises: a scan driver for sequentially supplying a scan signal to scan lines during scan periods of a plurality of sub-frames included in a frame; a data driver for supplying a data signal to data lines when the scan signal is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090027311 - Organic light-emitting diode (oled) display apparatus and method of driving the same: An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display apparatus, including a control unit to receive an image signal and to generate a frame-based image data signal and a frame identification signal based at least in part on the received image signal, the frame identification signal being synchronized with the frame-based image data... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090027310 - Pixel, organic light emitting display using the same, and associated methods: A pixel including an organic light emitting diode, a second transistor controlling a current supplied to the organic light emitting diode, a pixel circuit configured to compensate a threshold voltage of the second transistor; and a compensating unit controlling a voltage of a gate electrode of the second transistor in... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090027316 - Organic light emitting display and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting display is disclosed. The organic light emitting display has a test pixel which receives power from a power supply, where the voltage of the power is adjusted so as to cause a certain amount of current to flow in the test pixel. The adjusted voltage is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090027317 - Electro-wetting display device: An exemplary electro-wetting display (EWD) device includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate opposite to the upper substrate, a plurality of side walls interposed between the upper and lower substrates and cooperating with the upper and lower substrates to form a plurality of pixel units, a first polar liquid disposed... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090027322 - Display apparatus and driving method thereof: In one embodiment of a display apparatus, a data conversion section of a display control circuit differentiates a digital image signal when display with black insertion is performed from a digital image signal when display without black insertion is performed, based on data read out from a ROM which stores... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090027319 - Display panel and its application: A display panel and its uses are provided. The display panel has several photo-sensors for detecting values of the visible light spectrum of the environmental light and whole light spectrum of the environmental light to obtain a value of the invisible light spectrum. The photo-sensor can be incorporated into an... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090027318 - Driving circuit of display device, method of driving display device, method of driving signal line, and display device: A driving circuit of a display device is disclosed in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention creates a non-display area on a display section of the display device so that a partial-screen display becomes available. The driving circuit includes a shift register and a signal processing circuit that... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090027320 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display and a driving method thereof are provided. The liquid crystal display includes a plurality of pixels, a plurality of scan lines, and a plurality of data lines. Each pixel includes a plurality of sub-pixels. Each sub-pixel is coupled to the data line, and includes a switch,... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090027321 - Method of driving liquid crystal display device, liquid crystal display device, and portable electronic apparatus: To enable a common inversion driving even in an LCD having a large size and a high definition. A common capacitance is significantly reduced by making most of scanning lines in a floating state during the common inversion. In addition, the timing for floating the scanning lines is changed depending... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090027323 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus includes: a first display panel unit which comprises a color filter; a second display panel unit which faces the first display panel unit, and comprises a plurality of display blocks; a signal processor; and a controller which controls the signal processor to process an inputted image signal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090027325 - Display device and driving method thereof: A display device and a driving method therefor includes a plurality of unit pixels arranged in a matrix form, a plurality of gate lines extending in a row direction and connected to the unit pixels, respectively, pluralities of first and second data lines extending in a column direction and connected... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090027324 - Liquid crystal display with wide viewing angle: A LCD with wide viewing angle includes a gate driving circuit, a data driving circuit, and a plurality of pixels. Each pixel includes two sub-pixels. The data driving circuit includes a plurality of data lines for transmitting a plurality of data driving signals to the pixels for display. The gate... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090027326 - Display element, method of driving the same, and electronic paper including the same: The present invention provides a display element capable of allowing a user to recognize the content of an image in a short time during screen rewriting, a method of driving the same, and an electronic paper including the same. At the time of image display, B and R pixels 12b(i,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090027327 - Liquid crystal display device and liquid crystal television: A liquid crystal display device capable of correcting variation in luminance in a drive beginning period of the liquid crystal display device with a simple configuration by a microcomputer 15 referring to a luminance stabilization program and a look-up table recorded on a ROM 16 and executing contrast adjustment of... Agent: Yokoi & Co., U.s.a., Inc.

20090027328 - Active matrix devices: An active matrix device has an array of rows and columns of pixels over a common substrate. Each pixel has a row conductor (12), a column conductor (10) and first and second in-plane electrode patterns (36,40). A first insulator portion (30) is disposed between the row conductor (12) and the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090027329 - Surface plasmon display device and method thereof: A surface plasmon display device includes metal particles having a constant size within all of the pixel regions between a first electrode and a second electrode and a dielectric layer corresponding to each of the pixel regions formed on an inner surface of a first substrate, wherein the dielectric layer... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090027330 - Device for using virtual mouse and gaming machine: A virtual mouse device is preferably installed in a gaming machine, and serving as an input device. An image sensor unit is laminated on a specific area on a screen of a display unit, and detects fingers or a palm of a player that move on or over the specific... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090027331 - Method and apparatus for displaying state of apparatus: A method of displaying a state of an apparatus having a user interface which includes generating state display information indicating the state of the apparatus and displaying the generated state display information in the user interface. The state display information indicates the state of the apparatus through a metaphorical indicator.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090027332 - Motor vehicle cockpit: A motor vehicle cockpit display system includes display units for displaying information arranged at different positions in a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle. A control arrangement controls the content of the information which is respectively displayed on the display units. A recording device senses in a contactless fashion an... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090027334 - Method for controlling a graphical user interface for touchscreen-enabled computer systems: A method for controlling a graphical user interface (GUI) for a touchscreen-enabled computer systems provides a variety of software methods (tools) provide for high-fidelity control of the user interface. The TrackScreen tool provides finger-friendly mouse functions such as scrolling, dragging and clicking. The Magnifier application continuously captures the current screen... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090027333 - System and method for emulating wheel-style, rocker-style, or wheel-and-rocker style navigation with an analog pointing device: A pointing device includes a position determining mechanism and a control mechanism that has a field of motion associated therewith. The control mechanism can be an object a user moves with his or her finger or it can be the user's finger that he or she moves over a surface.... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20090027337 - Enhanced camera-based input: Enhanced camera-based input, in which a detection region surrounding a user is defined in an image of the user within a scene, and a position of an object (such as a hand) within the detection region is detected. Additionally, a control (such as a key of a virtual keyboard) in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090027335 - Free-space pointing and handwriting: A position detection method using one or more one-dimensional image sensors for detecting a light source (22) in free space is adapted for use as a portable free-space data input device (20) for controlling of a cursor (42) on the display (44) of a computer A user of the portable... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090027338 - Gestural generation, sequencing and recording of music on mobile devices: System and methods for an application that allows users to interactively create, transform and play music using cell phones, iPhones™ and other enabled mobile communication devices communicating with a remote host are disclosed. Using an enabled mobile communication device, users are able to strike the mobile device like a drum... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090027336 - Remote controlled positioning system, control system and display device thereof: The invention relates to a remote controlled positioning system, a control system and a display device thereof. The remote controlled positioning system includes a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, a backlight source, a plurality of infrared ray (IR) sources and a directional remote controller. The LCD panel includes a plurality... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090027339 - Computing device pointing stick assembly: A computing device comprising a pointing stick assembly comprising an outer portion and an inner portion, the inner portion comprising a plurality of extensions extending through the outer portion.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027340 - Foldable mouse: A foldable mouse is disclosed. The foldable mouse includes a mouse body, a support portion, and a pivoting portion for connecting the support portion and the mouse body. The mouse body has a hollow surface and a sensing surface neighboring the hollow surface. The sensing surface is in contact with... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090027341 - Wireless optical input device: One embodiment of the present invention provides a wireless input device that employs optical sensing to effect the likes of cursor movement and scrolling. Power management techniques can be optionally employed to avoid premature depletion of the wireless input device's power source. Another embodiment of the present invention provides a... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090027342 - Optical mouse: An optical mouse (10) for controlling a display pointer of a computer (90) includes a main body (12) and a connecting line (14). The main body includes a wired module (40), a wireless module (50) and a battery module (80). The connecting line is detachably attached to the main body... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090027343 - Trajectory-estimation apparatus and method based on pen-type optical mouse: A trajectory-estimation apparatus and method that can estimate the trajectory of a pen-type optical mouse in a pen-up state. The trajectory-estimation apparatus includes a timer module calculating time for which an optical input device moves in a first state of the optical input device that produces a trajectory, and a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090027344 - Terminal emulator and controlling method therefor: A terminal emulator 2 includes a memory 206, main controlling unit 202, data forming unit 203, and video data outputting unit 204. The memory 206 stores real-time data received from computer 1 as log data. The main controlling unit 202 sets real-time data display area and plural log data display... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090027345 - Handheld electronic device and associated method enabling the output of non-alphabetic characters in a disambiguation environment: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with text disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. The output is based largely upon the frequency, i.e., the likelihood that a user intended a particular output,... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090027346 - Methods and systems for personalizing and branding mobile device keypads: Methods and systems for configuring keypads are provided to enable configuring display keypads to display themes, vary display fonts or present other graphics. An application may provide instructions to a keypad protocol to change the theme of or the size of the letters and numbers on the keypad. Alternatively, a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090027348 - Interactive wireless control system: An interactive wireless control system includes a control module and an application system. The control module includes a microprocessor having an image processing unit and a plurality of connecting interfaces. The control module is applied to a remote control device having at least one image-obtaining unit so that the microprocessor... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090027347 - User interface with enlarged icon display of key function: To improve the consumer experience with portable electronic devices, a user interface combines the use of capacitive sensors with tactile sensors in an input device. When a user places a finger, stylus, or other input instrument near a given key button, a capacitive sensor causes the display to display temporarily... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090027354 - Automatic switching for a dual mode digitizer: An apparatus for detecting a plurality of user interactions, comprising: at least one detector for sensing the user interactions, a respective controller, associated with each of the detectors, for finding positions of the user interactions, and a switcher, associated with the controllers, for handling the user interactions, according to a... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090027351 - Finger id based actions in interactive user interface: A system and method for using biometric images is disclosed. In an embodiment, a plurality of biometric images belonging to an individual are scanned and associated with one or more functions. The user can cause different biometric images to be scanned so that different functions within the user interface can... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20090027349 - Interactive display device: Computing devices are disclosed which include a digitizer and a display, wherein the digitizer and the display are mounted on opposite surfaces of the device. For example, a computing device such as portable hand held device includes a display mounted on a front surface of the device and a digitizer... Agent: Frank Derosa, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090027352 - Microelectronic pressure sensor: A microelectronic pressure sensor comprises a MOSFET transistor adapted with a mobile gate and a cavity between the mobile gate and a substrate. The sensor includes a gate actuator configured to move mobile gate in response to a pressure being exercised. A fingerprint recognition system includes a matrix of such... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090027353 - Pressure sensor array apparatus and method for tactile sensing: An input apparatus and method for tactile sensing are disclosed. The input apparatus includes a sensor array for outputting input data in an array format according to a touch input, and a controller for obtaining first input data for a first input from the sensor array if the first input... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090027355 - System and method for mapping interface functionality to codec functionality in a portable audio device: A portable digital audio device is capable of playing a number of different data file types, such as music data files, speech data files, video data files, and the like. Different CODECs are generally used for different data types. The system determines the data file type and selects the appropriate... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

20090027350 - Touch panel: A touch panel includes a plurality of pixels. Each pixel includes a light sensing component, a pressure sensing component, and a switch. The light sensing component generates a first sensing signal when sensing light. The pressure sensing component generates a second sensing signal when sensing pressure. The switch transmits the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090027356 - Capacitive touch switch: A capacitive touch switch has a touch panel with a top side and an underside. A circuit board is arranged at a spacing under the underside of the touch panel. A capacitive sensor element which is arranged at the underside of the touch panel and which is in electrically conductive... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090027358 - Input display apparatus and input display panel: Besides a white LED employed as a general backlight, an Ir-LED is provided to apply an infrared light beam from a display face of an input display panel to the outside, reflected light of the infrared light beam is detected by a sensor, and a user's request is thereby accepted.... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090027357 - System and method of detecting contact on a display: A system for detecting contact on a display is provided. The system comprises a planar medium associated with the display and includes at least one edge facet and opposing surfaces. The system also includes one or more optical sources operatively coupled to the at least one edge facet for transmitting... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20090027359 - Stylus with suction cup: A stylus includes a suction cup configured for being attached to a user' finger and a touch body mounted on the suction cup. In using this kind of stylus, a user can accomplish an input operation in a portable electronic device by using one hand to hold the portable electronic... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090027367 - Circuit of liquid crystal display device for generating common voltages and method thereof: A circuit of a liquid crystal display device for generating common voltages comprises an initial voltage source, an inverter, and a panel common voltage input port. The initial voltage source generates an initial voltage. The voltage signal from the panel common voltage input port passes through the inverter to become... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090027365 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus is coupled to a video signal supply source through at least one connector. The display apparatus includes: a main storage unit which stores extended display identification data (EDID) therein corresponding to the at least one connector; a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090027368 - Display capable of displaying images in response to signals of a plurality of signal formats: A display is capable of displaying images in response to signals of a plurality of signal formats. The display includes a controller that is coupled to a plurality of image data interfaces. When the plurality of image data interfaces are simultaneously operating, the controller selects one of the plurality of... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.

20090027360 - Display device and driving method: A novel method for driving a display having an array of pixels arranged in a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows includes the steps of defining a modulation period for a row of pixels, dividing the modulation period into a number of coequal time intervals equal to n... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20090027361 - Display device and driving method: A novel method for driving a display having an array of pixels arranged in a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows includes the steps of defining a modulation period for a row of pixels, dividing the modulation period into a number of coequal time intervals equal to n... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20090027364 - Display device and driving method: A novel method for driving a display having an array of pixels arranged in a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows includes the steps of defining a modulation period for a row of pixels, dividing the modulation period into a number of coequal time intervals equal to n... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20090027362 - Display device and driving method that compensates for unused frame time: A novel method for driving a display having an array of pixels arranged in a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows includes the steps of defining a modulation period for a row of pixels, dividing the modulation period into a number of coequal time intervals equal to n... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20090027363 - Display device and driving method using multiple pixel control units: A novel method for driving a display having an array of pixels arranged in a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows includes the steps of defining a modulation period for a row of pixels, dividing the modulation period into a number of coequal time intervals equal to n... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20090027366 - Driving chip, driving chip package having the same, display apparatus having the driving chip, and method thereof: A driving chip includes a main input part, a plurality of circuit cells and an auxiliary input part. The main input part includes a plurality of input terminals which receive an external signal. The circuit cells generate a driving signal in response to a signal applied from the main input... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090027369 - Organic light emitting display and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting display configured to be driven using a frame divided into a plurality of sub-frames includes a data driver configured to supply a plurality of data signals to output lines during a first period of one horizontal period of the sub-frame, a scan driver configured to sequentially... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090027370 - Semiconductor device: A shift register capable of supplying only a necessary clock signal to a necessary unit register with simple constitution. A semiconductor device is provided with a shift register in which a plurality of stages of unit registers is connected, in which the unit register comprises a flip-flop circuit, a first... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090027371 - Photo detector and method for fabricating the same: A photo detector is disclosed. The photo detector includes a substrate, a first patterned semiconductor layer with a first state, a dielectric layer, a patterned conductive layer, an inter-layer dielectric, a second patterned semiconductor layer with a second state, two first electrodes disposed on the inter-layer dielectric and two second... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090027372 - Photoelectric conversion device and electronic device having the same: A plurality of transistors in which ratios of a channel length L to a channel width W, α=W/L, are different from each other is provided in parallel as output side transistors 105a to 105c in a current mirror circuit 101 which amplifies a photocurrent of a photoelectric conversion device and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090027373 - Display and driving control method therefor: A display and a driving control method for the display are provided. The display includes a display panel, a driving control module and a power-saving control module. The display panel is configured to display a plurality of frames. The driving control module is coupled to the display panel for providing... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090027374 - Display device: To implement brightness change of pixels due to variations in environmental temperatures with low electric power, the display device includes a display part having a display area arrayed with plural pixels, a display scanning circuit and a signal driving circuit for driving the plural pixels, and a power circuit that... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090027375 - Power source, display including the same, and associated method: A power source for applying a voltage to a pixel circuit, the power source including a sensing unit and a controlling unit. The sensing unit senses a current flowing through a power line coupled to the pixel circuit, the controlling unit increases a voltage applied to the power line by... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090027376 - Organic light emitting display and method of driving the same: An organic light emitting display including pixels, each including an organic light emitting diode and a pixel circuit for controlling a supply of an electric current to the organic light emitting diode; and a sensing unit for converting a voltage applied to the organic light emitting diode to a digital... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090027377 - Organic light emitting display and method of driving the same: An organic light emitting display includes: a sensing unit for extracting degradation information of an organic light emitting diode included in each of the pixels, and for transferring a first digital value and a second digital value corresponding to the extracted degradation information to a data driver; the data driver... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090027378 - Displayport having protection circuit: A DisplayPort having protection circuit includes a supporting seat, a first terminal set, a circuit board, a second terminal set, a bottom plate and an outer casing. The supporting seat has a main body, at front of which a sealing wall is arranged. A supporting piece is extended outwardly from... Agent: Hdsl

20090027380 - 3-d visualization: An apparatus, computer program, method, system, and graphical display are provided for analyzing and imaging 3-D or multi-dimensional data volumes using linked 2-D parametric surfaces. At least two 2-D parametric surfaces are each derived from a multi-dimensional data volume. The 2-D parametric surfaces are displayed. The 2-D parametric surfaces are... Agent: Arnold & Knobloch, L.L.P.

20090027383 - Computing system parallelizing the operation of multiple graphics processing pipelines (gppls) and supporting depth-less based image recomposition: A computing system capable of parallelizing the operation of multiple graphics processing pipelines (GPPLs), The computing system includes a parallel graphics processing subsystem (PGPS) supporting an object-division mode of parallel operation, including at least four stages, namely, decomposition, distribution, rendering and recomposition. The PGPS includes a z-buffering mechanism, wherein the... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., PC Soundview Plaza

20090027379 - Imaging system: The present invention relates to an imaging system for displaying image data representative of a structure investigated by scan image data acquisition means. The imaging system comprises display rendering means for processing scan data representative of the configuration of the structure and rendering a display comprising a 3D image of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090027382 - Method and system for direct rendering of multi-volume data: A method for performing direct rendering of a multi-volume data, having the steps of determining whether a volume of the multi-volume data is one of active and inactive via interaction with a ray for the multi-volume data, recording in triplicate a starting point and an end point of the ray... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090027384 - Method of identifying pattern in a series of data: In a method and device for generating and/or displaying 3D images the depth of content (d) of an image or a part of an image is temporarily increased to a high level (h) where after the depth of content is decreased to a low level (1). This temporary increase of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090027381 - Three-dimensional content reproduction apparatus and method of controlling the same: Provided are a spherical three-dimensional (3D) content reproduction apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The 3D content reproduction apparatus includes: a spherical display device which reproduces 3D content; and a docking station which provides 3D content, or the 3D content and metadata of the 3D content received from... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090027385 - Systems and methods for imaging a volume-of-interest: Systems and methods for imaging a volume-of-interest, which may include an object or point of interest to be analyzed in a display of three-dimensional data.... Agent: Crain, Caton & James

20090027386 - Image generating apparatus, method of generating image, program, and recording medium: The object is to generate an image in which an overlapped part of a tuned object and a non-tuned object having a contour line drawn therein is naturally represented. Only tuned objects among objects existing in a virtual three-dimensional space are perspective transformed, and image data and depth data of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090027387 - Image generating apparatus, method of generating image, program, and recording medium: The object is for drawing a contour line of an overlapped part from which a feeling of strangeness is not acquired in a case where a plurality of tuned objects are overlapped with one another in an image generated by a perspective transformation process. A tuned object A (a line... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090027388 - Image generating apparatus, method of generating image, program, and recording medium: The object of the present invention is to draw a natural contour line in a tuned object and perform clear tuned representation. For each tuned object existing in a virtual three-dimensional space, a reference width 402 that is determined in accordance with a reference size of each tuned object projected... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090027389 - Three-dimensional shape drawing device and three-dimensional shape drawing method: An object is to provide a three-dimensional shape drawing device which is capable of drawing a three-dimensional shape at a high speed. A high order bit comparing section compares high order bits of a depth value retained by a high order Z-buffer memory with high order bits of a depth... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090027391 - Directable lighting method and apparatus: A method for a computer system includes receiving a plurality of values for an illumination parameter associated with an illumination source for a scene, determining a plurality illumination contributions for a surface of an object within the scene, in response to the plurality of values, determining a plurality of texture... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090027390 - Method and system for scattered spherical harmonic approximation: A scattered spherical harmonic (SH) approximation method is proposed for pre-computation of SH coefficients at sampling vertices of an object to be rendered. The approach sparsely populates the object with a plurality of SH sampling vertices and uses the least squares approximation to calculate the SH coefficients at any (other)... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090027392 - Connection sub-graphs in entity relationship graphs: Techniques are described herein for a connection sub-graph generator that identifies important relationships between entities in entity relationship graphs. The generator first identifies two entities in an entity relationship graphs. A plurality of candidate path relationships between the two entities may be determined. For each such candidate path relationship, the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.

20090027393 - Identifying asymptotes in approximated curves and surfaces: Systems and methods for identifying asymptotes in approximated geometric forms are provided. One disclosed method includes identifying a set of data points that represent an approximated geometric form. The data points may be organized into segments. The method may further include determining a visible range of the geometric form to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090027394 - Machine-implemented method and electronic device for presenting a dual-axis graph: A machine-implemented method for presenting a dual-axis graph for a pair of data sets includes: reading the data sets; setting first and second boundaries of a first reference axis using first coordinates of data points of one data set having maximum and minimum values, respectively; setting first and second boundaries... Agent: Gallagher & Lathrop, A Professional Corporation

20090027395 - Machine-implemented method and electronic device for presenting a normalized graph for a plurality of data sets: A machine-implemented method is disclosed for presenting a normalized graph for a plurality of data sets, each data set having a plurality of data points each including a numerical first coordinate and a second coordinate. The machine-implemented method includes: reading the data sets; for each data set, multiplying the first... Agent: Gallagher & Lathrop, A Professional Corporation

20090027396 - Method for fitting a parametric representation to a set of objects: Described is a method for fitting a parametric representation to digital data. A vector distance field is generated to represent a set of objects and a parametric representation for the set of objects is initialized. A fitting error is determined from the vector distance field representation. The fitting error indicates... Agent: Guerin & Rodriguez, LLP

20090027397 - Method for fitting a parametric representation to a set of objects generated by a digital sketching device: Described is a method for sketching with a digitizing device. A set of digitized points along a path of the digitizing device are acquired and a parametric representation is fit to the path. Fitting includes generating a vector distance field representation of a set of objects corresponding to the set... Agent: Guerin & Rodriguez, LLP

20090027398 - Method for recognizing a shape from a path of a digitizing device: Described is a method for recognizing a shape from a path of a digitizing device. A set of points along a path of the digitizing device is acquired and a parametric representation is fit to the path. The parametric representation is compared to a set of known shapes to determine... Agent: Guerin & Rodriguez, LLP

20090027399 - Image editing apparatus, image editing method, image editing program, and computer-readable recording medium: An image editing device is provided with an input section (103) for receiving input of image data including information relating to date and time; an acquiring section (104) for acquiring information relating to a route and a time by which and at which a mobile object moved; and an associating... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090027400 - Animation of audio ink: In a pen-based computing system, a microphone on the smart pen device records audio to produce audio data and a gesture capture system on the smart pen device records writing gestures to produce writing gesture data. Both the audio data and the writing gesture data include a time component. The... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090027401 - Methods and apparatus for latency control in display devices: Various methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing aspects of latency control in display devices are disclosed. According to aspects of the disclosed invention, a source device commands a display device to minimize the delay between the time that image data enters the display device and the time that it is... Agent: Barcelo & Harrison, LLP

20090027403 - Graphic data processing apparatus and method: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for processing graphic data. According to an embodiment, the graphic data processing apparatus includes a CPU having at least one core; a GPU configured to process graphic data; a usage level checking unit configured to check a usage level of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090027402 - Method of controlling the mode of parallel operation of a multi-mode parallel graphics processing system (mmpgps) embodied within a host comuting system: A method of controlling the mode of parallel operation of a multi-mode parallel graphics processing system (MMPGPS) embodied within a host computing system having (i) host memory space (HMS) for storing one or more graphics-based applications and a graphics library for generating graphics commands and data (GCAD) during the run-time... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., PC Soundview Plaza

20090027404 - Image processing method and apparatus: An image processing apparatus comprises a plurality of processing blocks connected in series, and each respective processing block comprises a processor. In each respective processing block, the processor employs data input into that processing block to perform an image process upon the data. Also, each processing block performs a process... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090027405 - Image processing device and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing device of the invention includes a storage portion which stores EDID information, a communication portion which executes communication based on HDMI standard with another image processing device through a communication passage, supplies the EDID information stored in the storage portion and receives an... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090027406 - System and method for communicating graphics image data over a communication network: A graphics adapter comprises a frame buffer operable to store graphics image data. The graphics adapter also comprises a network interface operable to receive at least a portion of the graphics image data, the network interface further operable to format the received graphics image data into a plurality of packets... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027407 - Data access tool for programmable graphics hardware: Methods and apparatuses for accessing data within programmable graphics hardware are provided. According to one aspect, a user inserts special log commands into a software program, which is compiled into instructions for the programmable graphics hardware to execute. The hardware writes data to an external memory during runtime according to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090027408 - Display apparatus, control method thereof and display system having the same: A display apparatus, a control method thereof and a display system having the same are provided. The display apparatus includes: a communication unit; a memory in which the same data as that of an external display apparatus is loaded in the same reference address as that of the external display... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090027409 - Interface apparatus and method of writing extended display identification data: An interface apparatus and a method of writing an extended display identification data (EDID) are provided. The interface apparatus includes a data processing unit, a memory unit and a switching unit. The memory unit is coupled to a connector corresponding to the memory unit and the data processing unit via... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090027410 - Multi-color display device: It is expected to increase the size of a display panel and the number of tones to be displayed on the display panel, and it is requested to use a display panel displaying M (M>3) types of colors. This requires a large memory capacity and makes a circuit for performing... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090027411 - Apparatus and methods for stenciling an image: The invention provides methods of protecting selected regions of an image from subsequent modification during the operation of a graphics application. The methods allow a user to select a region of an image to protect, and to assign a level of protection to the selected region. Subsequent brush strokes in... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090027412 - Three-dimensional location-based texture transfers: Textures are transferred between different object models using a point cloud. In a first phase, a point cloud in 3-D space is created to represent a texture map as applied to a first, or “source,” object model. In a second phase, a value for a target texel of a texture... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090027413 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: There are provided a display apparatus and a control method thereof. The display apparatus includes: a display unit displaying an image; an image processing unit which processes an input image signal of a predetermined initial data bit and provides the processed image signal to the display unit; a storage unit... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090027414 - Converting color data to a color palette: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method to convert a pixel tuple in a red, green, blue (RGB) color space having R, G, and B color values into a human recognizable color name corresponding to a range of numerical values of a linear color palette scale based on... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC

20090027415 - Managing color output by appearance intent: In a method of managing color output by appearance intent a color display value is received. The color display value comprises at least one appearance intent tag and is associated with an item of graphic content. The color display value is converted into an intermediate color value such that an... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027416 - Graphic antialiasing method and graphic system employing the method: An antialiasing method includes: providing a first fragment; computing a first coverage area representing a portion of the first fragment covered by a first primitive; providing a second fragment juxtaposed to the first fragment and at least partially covered by a second primitive; processing the first coverage area to obtain... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090027418 - Map-based interfaces for storing and locating information about geographical areas: User interfaces and computer enabled methods for defining, discovering, and viewing map layers are provided. The map layers annotate an existing map by providing additional information that is not present in the existing map. A contribution user interface receives and configures the map layer on a web browser. The contribution... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto

20090027417 - Method and apparatus for registration and overlay of sensor imagery onto synthetic terrain: A method and apparatus for registering sensor imagery onto synthetic terrain is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of accepting a sensor image having sensor image data, registering the sensor image data, orthorectifying the registered sensor image data, calculating overlay data relating the registered and orthorectified sensor image data to... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC

20090027419 - Display device: A display device has a display panel, a reading unit, and a control unit. The display panel has a rectangular display region with a first area, and having a longer side and a shorter side with an aspect ratio of a (a>1). The reading unit hat reads a rectangular original... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090027420 - Portable electronic device: A portable electronic equipment includes a main body, a display screen, an orientation sensing module and a display controlling module. The display screen is arranged on the main body for displaying an image in an original orientation. The orientation sensing module includes a first elongated chamber, a first sensing unit,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090027421 - Computer system with a zooming capability and method: The computer system with zoom capability includes a floating zoom button which follows a cursor or may be navigated by a stylus or a finger tip across the display screen of the computer system. The floating zoom button includes a floating zoom “+” button and a floating zoom “−” button... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090027426 - Digital video screen device: Device for a digital video screen comprising one or more printed circuit substrates on which are mounted one or more integrated circuits covered by a one-piece display surface. The display surface is covered by one or more luminous substances that are excited by the integrated circuits placed underneath. A video... Agent: Fetherstonhaugh - Smart & Biggar

20090027424 - Display device: A method for equalizing deterioration in a display device having a plurality of pixels and each pixel has a self-emissive type display element includes applying an equal voltage to the display elements in a plurality of pixels causes the pixels to illuminate so that a comparatively smaller current flows in... Agent: J. Lanny Tucker Patent Legal Staff

20090027425 - Display device and driving method for display device: A display device includes: a display panel which comprises sub-pixels including an R sub-pixel, a G sub-pixel, a B sub-pixel and a W sub-pixel and disposed in a matrix form, a gate line and a data line which insulatingly cross each other and transmit a driving signal to the sub-pixels;... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090027422 - Image brightness control and compensation device for field emission display: An image adjusting device for adjusting brightness of an image signal is disclosed. The image adjusting device comprises a converting module and a processing module. The converting module is configured to convert an input image to an image signal. The processing module is coupled to the converting module and configured... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090027423 - Organic light emitting display and method of driving the same: An organic light emitting display and a method for driving the same, which may compensate for the degradation of an organic light emitting diode. The organic light emitting display includes: a plurality of pixels, each including an organic light emitting diode and a pixel circuit for controlling a supply of... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090027427 - Drive circuit for liquid crystal display device and liquid crystal display device having the same: The present disclosure provides a drive circuit for a liquid crystal display device, including: a main reference table, having an entry for a drive voltage applied to a pixel at a border of a partitioned area; a sub reference table, having an entry for a drive voltage applied to a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

  
01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090021450 - Data synchronization of auxiliary display: A computing apparatus includes a network interface, a Central Processing Unit (CPU), an auxiliary controller and an activation controller. The CPU has active and switched-off operational states and is arranged, when operating in the active operational state, to accept data from a communication network using the network interface. The auxiliary... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090021451 - Scanner apparatus and information display system provided with the same: The scanner apparatus which can be stored in the pedestal supporting the display apparatus has slide members on its side, which are engaged with slide members provided on the pedestal, and the apparatus can be stored so as to be drawn out freely from the pedestal. In addition, the upper... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090021452 - Method of driving plasma display panel, and plasma display device: A panel driving method has, in one filed time period, an all-cell initializing subfield for causing initializing discharge in all discharge cells for displaying an image in the initializing period, and a selection initializing subfield for selectively causing initializing discharge in the discharge cell that has caused sustaining discharge in... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090021454 - Display device, and method for repairing a defective pixel: A display device 10 having a supporting substrate 12, pixels arranged over the supporting substrate, each pixel comprising a display element, and a light-transmitting structural body 24 provided on the light extraction side of at least a partial region of at least one of the pixels 22b that is defective... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090021453 - Fashion accessory including alternating light emitting and non-light emitting elements of consistent lengths: The present invention discloses a fashion accessory for nightclub wear. The fashion accessory can include an article of jewelry that includes multiple light-emitting elements, multiple non-light-emitting elements and a binding element. Each of the light-emitting elements can emit light based on electroluminescence, phosphorescence, chemoluminescence, or radioluminescence. The binding element, can... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.a.

20090021456 - Method of colour image projection using spatial light modulation and light source modulation: The present invention relates to a method of operating a projection system comprising several solid state light sources (2, 3, 4) of different colour 13, 14, 15) and at least one spatial light modulator (1) having an array of switchable elements. Said array is illuminated by at least one of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090021455 - Reduced power consumption in oled display system: A method of controlling a passive matrix display having rows and columns of pixels including receiving an input image signal; determining drive signals for at least a first image field and a second image field; calculating a value that is correlated to a change in the total capacitive charge of... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff

20090021457 - Method for displaying an image on an organic light emitting display and respective apparatus: The driving of an active matrix organic light emitting display (AMOLED) shall be improved. A pulsing grayscale rendition shall be combined with an improved motion rendition when driving the AMOLED with analog signals. Therefore, there is provided a data signal which is applied to each cell of the AMOLED for... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing Llc

20090021459 - Display device: An object of the present invention is to lessen a user's feeling that something is wrong when a user watches a display device configured by rectangular pixels. In a display device of the present invention includes a display portion on which a plurality of pixels are arranged in matrix, the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090021458 - High contrast liquid crystal display: A projection system including a first imager that is an organic light emitting diode (OLED) imager configured to modulate a light band on a pixel-by-pixel basis proportional to gray scale values provided for each pixel of the image to provide a first output matrix and a second imager positioned and... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing Llc

20090021460 - Liquid crystal display, driver chip and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display and the driving method thereof. The LCD includes a timing controller, a plurality of driver chips and a display panel. The driver chips are cascaded together for driving the display panel to display frames. A driver chip includes a differential receiver, a single-ended receiver, a shift... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, Pc

20090021461 - Monochromatic liquid crystal display for colors: Techniques for providing backlight techniques in liquid crystal flat panel displays are disclosed. According to embodiment, the backlighting includes three color groups of light emitting diodes that are turned on successively. Pixels in an LCD are controlled in accordance with a display signal to transmit none, all or a determined... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Agency

20090021462 - Amplifier offset canceling within display panel driver: A data driver used for driving a display panel is provided with a grayscale voltage generator circuit generating a plurality of grayscale voltages; and a drive circuitry selecting a selected grayscale voltage from the plurality of grayscale voltages in response to input display data, and outputting a data signal having... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090021463 - Display panel driving apparatus, display apparatus, display panel driving method, and television receiver: In one embodiment, a display panel driving apparatus which generates, based on an input gray scale, a gray scale of a first sub-frame and a gray scale of a second sub-frame so as to display the input gray scale as a result of a summation of respective display corresponding to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090021464 - Digital driving method for lcd panels: A liquid crystal display (LCD) with a driver IC and an LCD panel having source and gate lines. A gate driver is disposed in the LCD panel for sequentially supplying scan signals to the gate lines of the panel. A source driver in the driver IC converts pixel data into... Agent: Venable LLP

20090021465 - Liquid crystal display and method of driving the same: In a liquid crystal display or panel and a method of driving the same, in response to the receipt of a plurality of image control signals each intended for one of the data lines, the image control signals are modified in accordance with different characteristics of the data lines. The... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090021466 - Semiconductor circuit, display apparatus employing the same, and driving method therefor: Disclosed is a display apparatus including two scanning circuits of the same configuration and layout, arranged on either sides of the display part. As long as one of the scanning circuits is in operation, the other scanning circuit is in a state in which no output signal is output.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090021470 - Backlight assembly and display apparatus having the same: A light-emitting part includes (N)-th row light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and (N+1)-th row LEDs, wherein ‘N’ is a natural number. A pulse width modulation (PWM) control part generates (N)-th and (N+1)-th PWM signals. A driving voltage generating part includes an (N)-th driving element that applies an (N)-th driving voltage to the... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, Llc

20090021469 - Backlight assembly, method for driving backlight assembly, and liquid crystal display having the same: There is provided a backlight assembly that supplies light to an LCD panel. The backlight assembly includes an LED assembly and a backlight unit. The LED assembly includes at least one LED block region having a plurality of LEDs. The backlight unit driving unit includes a color control unit that... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090021468 - Backlight unit and display apparatus having the same: A display apparatus, includes: a display unit which displays a video; a light source unit having a plurality of light sources which are independently driven, and which illuminate the display unit; and a driving unit which drives the light source unit. The driving unit includes: a driving signal generating unit... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090021467 - Display device: [Means for Solving the Problem] The display device is provided with a non-self-luminous display 1, an image processor 2 for driving the display based on an image signal and a control signal entered from the outside, a power source circuit 3 for supplying an electric power to the image processor... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090021471 - Light emitting device and method for driving the same: A light emitting device is provided. The light emitting device comprises a light emitting unit, a color sensor, a main control unit and a red, green and blue signal control unit. The light emitting unit has a red, a green and a blue LED. The color sensor senses a red,... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090021472 - Reflection type display apparatus and method for driving this apparatus: A reflection type display apparatus has, at the least, a first mode, for performing a first electroplating of an electrode 2 for a first color; a second mode, for performing second electroplating of a second electrode 4 for a second color, to remove the first electroplating from the electrode 2;... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090021473 - Haptic communication devices: Embodiments of the invention relate to methods and systems for providing customized “haptic messaging” to users of handheld communication devices in a variety of applications. In one embodiment, a method of using haptic effects to relate location information includes: receiving an input signal associated with a position of a handheld... Agent: Immersion -thelen LLP

20090021476 - Integrated medical display system: The invention relates to a medical display system for performing a medical function, including: an image display unit configured for displaying a medical image data set, and an additional device, wherein the additional device is integrated with said image display unit and is configured to assist in performing the medical... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20090021475 - Method for displaying and/or processing image data of medical origin using gesture recognition: A method for processing and/or displaying medical image data sets in or on a display device having a screen with a surface, including: detecting gestures performed on or in front of the screen surface; correlating the gestures to predetermined instructional inputs; and manipulating, generating, or retrieving, via computer support, the... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20090021477 - Method for managing information: The invention relates to a method of transferring data from a drawing device, which while utilizing a position-coding pattern, printed on a physical page, digitally records handwritten information, to an application in a computer system. The drawing device transfers recorded data to a memory in the computer system. A registering... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090021474 - System and method for displaying status information of a multimedia broadcast receiver on an ambient device: There is provided a system for providing status information associated with viewing behavior of media broadcasting. The system comprises a client device that includes a receiver to receive presence data from a remote device and a processor to generate an ambient command based on the presence data. The presence data... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090021478 - Switching device and method for a portable display product: A switching device and method for a portable display product includes a screen inserted on a body. A thicker handle is formed on one side of the body. Close to the center of one side of the screen, the handle disposes a main key, which is used most frequently. The... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090021479 - Device for extracting data by hand movement: The invention relates to a hand receiver (12) mounted on an x-y-z linear guiding flexion- and torsion-resistant guide extending in a Cartesian coordinate system and consisting of three guiding rails (20, 24, 28) which are pairwisely perpendicular with respect to each other and sliding with respect to each other in... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano Galgano & Associates

20090021480 - Pointer light tracking method, program, and recording medium thereof: A pointer light tracking method wherein all black image and white square images located at four corners of the all black image are projected on the display, the display on which the all black image and the white square images are displayed is shot by a camera, a domain corresponding... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090021481 - Hand integrated mouse platform: One embodiment of a hand integrated mouse platform remotely operates one or more computer applications while worn on the user's hand and the hand is also free to do other things such as keyboarding, driving, and flying.... Agent: Walter Urbach Iii

20090021482 - Virtually multiple wheels and method of manipulating multifunction tool icons thereof: e

20090021484 - Optical pointing device and automatic gain control method thereof: Provided are an optical pointing apparatus and an automatic gain control (AGC) method thereof. The optical pointing apparatus includes: an image sensor comprised of a plurality of pixels, for receiving light reflected by a work surface, sensing image data, and outputting an electrical signal; an automatic gain control (AGC) unit... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090021483 - Wireless mousecapable of controlling a handheld wireless communication apparatus: A mouse for controlling the operation of a handheld wireless communication apparatus is disclosed having on the outside thereof, in addition to the basic left button, right button and roller/button, a reset button, a power switch, a joystick button, a mode selector switch and a quick launch button, and on... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090021485 - Ergonomic thumb support device for a hand-held device: In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a thumb support device for use with a hand-held device that is held using a single hand and that included a thumb control. The hand-held device may have an input/output device on it, such as a display screen or a microphone.... Agent: Herman & Millman

20090021486 - Dashboard surfaces: Information can be displayed on a variety of dashboard surfaces. In some implementations, the technology for displaying information on a dashboard surface can be different, depending on the environment and/or intended use of the dashboard surface. In some implementations, the visualization may be different as well. In some implementations, each... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090021490 - Display system: A display system for displaying a layout of controls in a simulator including at least one of an information display, a switch such as a toggle or push-button switch, and a monitoring device such as an indicator, or a gauge, for a vehicle, the display system including a touch sensitive... Agent: Stites & Harbison Pllc

20090021488 - Displays and information input devices: An integrated display and input device including a first pixel array operative to provide a visually sensible output, a second pixel array operative to sense at least a position of an object with respect to the first pixel array and circuitry receiving an output from the second pixel array and... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090021487 - Electronic apparatus equipped with touch panel capable of identifying fingerprint: The invention discloses a touch panel capable of identifying fingerprints. The touch panel includes a touch layer and a fingerprint sensing layer. The touch layer is used for sensing a specific location touched by a finger. The fingerprint sensing layer is disposed under the touch layer and includes a storage... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090021489 - Identifying contacts on a touch surface: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090021491 - Operation input device: In an operation input device enabling multi-screen display, screen display functions are not prevented with each other, and smooth operation input becomes possible, respectively. The operation input device includes a multi-screen display device such as a liquid crystal display device enabling two-screen display on a right-left or up-down side. In... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090021492 - Light emitting touch pad and control system having the same: A light emitting touch pad includes a transparent touch sensor and a light emitting display apparatus. The transparent touch sensor is configured for sensing the position where an object touches the light emitting touch pad. The light emitting display apparatus is disposed at a side of the transparent touch sensor... Agent: Hdsl

20090021495 - Communicating audio and writing using a smart pen computing system: In a pen-based computing system, audio data is recorded from a microphone on the smart pen, and synchronized writing gesture data is generated from a gesture signal. Unsynchronized writing gesture data may also be received from another gesture signal. The audio data and the synchronized writing gesture data include a... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090021493 - Cyclical creation, transfer and enhancement of multi-modal information between paper and digital domains: In a pen-based computing system, multi-modal data is transferred between a paper domain and a digital domain. Data initially generated in the paper domain is captured by a smart pen and a digital file including the captured data is generated. For example, a computing system coupled to the smart pen... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090021494 - Multi-modal smartpen computing system: In a pen-based computing system, a smart pen allows user interaction with the pen-based computing system using multiple modalities. Generally, the modalities are categorized as input (or command) modalities and output (or feedback) modalities. Examples of input modalities for the smart pen include writing with the smart pen to provide... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090021499 - Display driving apparatus and method thereof: A display driving apparatus and a method thereof are provided. The apparatus includes a memory unit, a compression and decompression unit, a data selection unit, and a display accelerating unit. The memory unit is coupled to the compression and decompression unit and stores only a compressed frame to save memory... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090021497 - Flexible pixel element and signal distribution means: Discrete flexible pixel elements are hermetically sealed from the environment and comprise unitary, self-contained replaceable modules which enable efficient, economical production of large scale, free-form electronic displays, signs and lighting effects for outdoor use. The method and means for producing hermetically sealed discrete flexible pixel elements include encapsulation means, exterior... Agent: Hugh D Jaeger, P.a.

20090021498 - Lcd driving apparatus capable of self-adjusting drive force and method thereof: The invention provides an LCD driving apparatus which can self-adjust its drive force for different LCD panels. The LCD driving apparatus comprising: a variable resister coupled to a data line of an LCD panel for receiving an input voltage, and then outputting an output current to the data line of... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090021500 - Reflection type display apparatus and driving method thereof: A reflection type display apparatus includes: a light modulating layer having a first electrode having a light transmitting property on which an electroplating can be deposited, a second electrode disposed, in opposition to the first electrode, on a reflecting plate for reflecting light of a certain wavelength band, and an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090021496 - Voltage partitioned display: A voltage partitioned display (VPD) is presented that provides a flexible uniformly bright large area display panel that is easily scalable. The VPD of the invention can be variously shaped and, due to its flexibility, can be rolled to facilitate packaging and shipping. The VPD can comprise a single substrate... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090021502 - Display device and method for driving the same: A display device includes a display panel, a gate clock generator and a gate driver. The display panel includes a plurality of gate lines connected to a plurality of pixels. The gate clock generator generates a plurality of gate clock signals in which a width of a logic high period... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090021501 - Light emitting device and method for driving thereof: An object of the present invention is to provide a display device consuming lower amounts of power. The display device determines whether or not video signals corresponding to all of pixels in one row of a plurality of pixels are equal to one another. In a case where the video... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20090021503 - Method of driving plasma display panel: This plasma display panel driving method greatly enhances the discharge probability of address discharge without increasing an address period. A unit display period of an input video signal is divided into a plurality of subfields. The address stage in one subfield of each unit display period induces normal address discharge... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090021504 - Display apparatus integrated with power line communication function: A display apparatus integrated with power line communication function includes a port, a power line communication module, a signal processing controller, a displayer and a display driving module. The port is for connecting a device that stores or provides a digital image data. The power line communication module includes a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090021505 - Display driving circuit: The present invention relates to a display driving circuit, which includes a latch-up prevention unit, thus preventing the occurrence of latch-up. The display driving circuit according to the present invention includes first to third voltage generation units configured to receive an externally applied input voltage having a same magnitude and... Agent: The Rafferty Patent Law Firm

20090021506 - Plasma display device and driving method thereof: A plasma display device and a driving method is provided. An inverse gamma corrector generates a first video signal by mapping an input video signal to an inverse gamma curve, and an address APC unit determines an address power consumption level of the first video signal. When the address power... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090021507 - Driving device, display apparatus having the same and method of driving the display apparatus: A driving device includes an output timing controller which controls an output timing of a first driving voltage and a second driving voltage respectively generated from a first voltage generator and a second voltage generator. A third driving voltage output from the output timing controller is provided to a first... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090021508 - Light source module for display device and display device having the same: A light source module comprises a light source including a plurality of light emitting units and a voltage current source for supplying driving power to the light source according to a plurality of luminance control signals. The luminance control signals are dimming signals. The light source module also comprises a... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090021509 - Flat panel crystal display employing simultaneous charging of main and subsidiary pixel electrodes: A display system includes a display panel having a plurality of pixel units, each of the pixel units having first and second divided pixel parts; a first driver for applying a first gate signal to the first divided pixel part; and a second driver for applying a second gate signal... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090021510 - Display: A portable communication device may include a motion detection unit adapted to measure movement related data, a processing unit adapted to receive the movement related data from the motion detection unit, and at least one light emitting element adapted to receive control signals from the processing unit. The processing unit... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090021511 - Voltaic level adjusting circuit, method, and display apparatus comprising the same: A voltaic level adjusting circuit, a method, and a display apparatus having at least one data line are provided. The voltaic level adjusting circuit comprises a capacitor and at least one switch. The capacitor is charged to a voltaic level after receiving a reference voltage. The at least one switch... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090021514 - Handling raster image 3d objects: A raster image 3D platform provides methods and systems to facilitate image capture, position detection, and association of the image and position to create a raster image 3D object for modeling and simulation. The 3D object model, when combined with rendered 3D model, can be used in 3D simulation for... Agent: Strategic Patents P.c..

20090021512 - Image generation device, automatic generation method, recording medium, and program: A parts selection unit (203) reads out outline information stored in an outline information storage unit (212) and selects a parts image in alignment with stored outline information. Then the parts selection unit (203) selects remaining parts so that the total work load is within a range not exceeding a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090021513 - Method of customizing 3d computer-generated scenes: An automated method of rapidly producing customized 3D graphics images in which various user images and video are merged into 3D computer graphics scenes, producing hybrid images that appear to have been created by a computationally intensive 3D rendering process, but which in fact have been created by a much... Agent: Stevens Law Group

20090021515 - High performance ray tracing scene graphs: Systems and methods for high performance ray tracing scene graphs are provided by constructing a complex three dimensional special structure of sectors and nodes. Sectors are regions of space which can take any shape or size in three dimensional space. The non tree-based space partitioning structure allows rays to traverse... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090021516 - Method for visualizing data clouds using color and opacity blending: In order to address the challenge associated with the analysis and visualization of large datasets, a method and apparatus provides for visualizing data clouds using color and opacity blending. The information stored within the data cloud is represented using a data container object. The colors and opacities associated with the... Agent: Roberts, Mardula & Wertheim, Llc

20090021517 - Method and system for visualizing multivariate statistics: A method, apparatus and module for visualizing multivariate statistical measurements. A processing system receives multivariate statistical output data, such as scores or contributions from a multivariate statistical model and renders the multivariate statistical output data as a function of time as a color map on a display. Each multivariate statistical... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, Pllc

20090021518 - Method for constructing data structure used for proximate particle search, program for the same, and storage medium for storing program: A method for constructing a data structure of a proximate particle search is executed by a GPU, and computes a simulation of a physical object by converting three-dimensional digital image data to two-dimensional digital image data. The memory for a bucket is composed of buckets for dividing a memory space... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090021519 - Data distribution device and data distribution method: A data distribution device includes a pair of first storage units, a second storage unit which includes a dual-port memory, a write unit which repeatedly writes drive data into one of the pair of first storage units and thereafter writes the remaining drive data and a read output unit which... Agent: Volentine & Whitt Pllc

20090021520 - Priority control device: A priority control device comprises a clock generator for generating a clock signal, a time interval generating unit having a plurality of signal routes and each of the signal routes has a different signal passing time respectively, and a logic control unit coupled to the outputs of the signal routes.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090021521 - Method of and apparatus for encoding data: An array of texture data elements (texels) is subdivided into a plurality of 8×4 texture element blocks, each of which 8×4 texture element blocks encodes two 4×4 texture element sub-blocks 3, 4. Each encoded texture data block includes data indicating a method to be used to generate a set of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc

20090021522 - Methods and apparatus for multiple texture map storage and filtering: A method for a computer system including receiving a file comprising textures including a first and a second texture, and metadata, wherein the first texture need not have a predetermined geometric relationship to the second texture, wherein the metadata includes identifiers associated with textures and includes adjacency data, associating the... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090021523 - Display apparatus: A first color conversion means (22) is provided to convert the luminance and chrominance of the entire display module, and a second color conversion means (32) is provided to convert luminance and chrominance within a display unit. When one of the constituent display units of the display apparatus is replaced,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090021524 - Color selection system and method: A system and method for sorting and selecting colors from a palette of colors are provided. A color identification standard representing the color spectrum is selected. The color identification standard comprises color groups from which color harmonies can be created. The colors are sorted by a first attribute of the... Agent: Edward W. Goebel, Jr. Macdonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP

20090021525 - Display apparatus, display system and method for setting color scheme: A display apparatus, a display system and a method for setting color scheme are provided. The display system comprises a host and a display apparatus. The host comprises a first storage unit and a processing unit. The display apparatus used for displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) comprises a second... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090021526 - Determination method for white-point and correction method of the white balance: A determination method for white-point and a correction method of the white balance are disclosed. In the determination method for white-point of the white balance, first gray cards with different reflection coefficients are detected according to the properties of an image sensing device. Next, the white-point gray line of a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090021527 - Method for displaying bitmap with additional colors: An exemplary method for displaying bitmap with additional colors, includes: reading a bitmap and a first palette associated with the bitmap from a memory; dividing the bitmap into a color-unchanging portion and a color-changing portion; reading a second palette from the memory; associating the color-changing portion with the second palette;... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090021528 - Methods and apparatus for dynamic correction of data for non-uniformity: Methods and apparatus for dynamic correction of data for non-uniformity are disclosed. Feature data are extracted from input video data that include a subject shot against a backing area in a solid color. The feature data may describe characteristics of non-uniformity in input video data. A curve is generated based... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090021530 - Display control apparatus and display control method: A handwritten object displayed in a predetermined area on the display screen can be automatically edited in accordance with the size and shape of the area. According to this invention, a display control apparatus which controls display on a display screen includes a unit which designates an area on the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090021529 - Flexible pixel element fabrication and sealing method: Discrete flexible pixel elements are hermetically sealed from the environment and comprise unitary, self-contained replaceable modules which enable efficient, economical production of large scale, free-form electronic displays, signs and lighting effects for outdoor use. The method and means for producing hermetically sealed discrete flexible pixel elements include encapsulation means, exterior... Agent: Hugh D Jaeger, P.a.

20090021531 - Window or door showing remote scenery in real-life motion: A device and method to show scenery in a window (100) or door (200) from a remote location in realistic motion for decoration and relaxation. An embodiment of the device includes a camera (320); a processor (340); a window (100) or door (200); a display screen (110) embedded within the... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr

20090021532 - Translation table: The present invention relates to image displays and signage, and more particularly, to displays of custom or arbitrary shape. Such shaped displays include channel letter displays, logo or design displays, multiple displays in an assembly, multiple display modules, curved or round displays, or other arbitrary shaped or unusual aspect ratio... Agent: Hugh D Jaeger, P.a.

20090021533 - Method for extracting an inexact rectangular region into an axis-aligned rectangle image: A method and system for extracting an inexact rectangular region into an axis-aligned rectangle image. One example method may include identifying vertices for a rectangular frame within a digital image. A rotation matrix is calculated for rotating the rectangular frame to obtain a rotated rectangular frame. The matrix minimizes the... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090021534 - Display device: A display device has an improved white balance in white display and excellent display quality, and includes a plurality of pixels each including four sub-pixels More specifically, the display device includes a plurality of pixels each including: a sub-pixel pair of a red (R) sub-pixel and a green (G) sub-pixel;... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090021536 - Driving circuit of display element and image display apparatus: A new driving circuit is provided. The driving circuit according to the present invention comprises a first period for setting a current to be supplied to a display element, a second period for setting a gray-scale of the display element, and a third period for supplying a driving current to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090021539 - Light emitting device, method of driving a light emitting device, element substrate, and electronic equipment: A display device capable of obtaining a constant luminance without being influenced by temperature change is provided as well as a method of driving the display device. A current mirror circuit composed of a first transistor and a second transistor is provided in each pixel. The first transistor and second... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090021535 - Liquid crystal display and method fo driving thereof: A liquid crystal display includes a signal controller having a luminance controller receiving image data from an external graphic source and controlling the luminance of the image data such that the luminance at the gray expressed by a specific data value of the image data is established to be 80... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090021538 - Method of manufacturing display and method of adjusting color balance: A method of adjusting color balance includes writing first to third adjustment video signals on first to third pixels, respectively to obtain first to third monochromatic data, updating the first to third adjustment video signals based on the first to third monochromatic data, writing the updated first to third adjustment... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090021537 - Signal processing device, signal processing method, and display apparatus: A signal processing device for supplying a drive voltage signal to a display panel, includes a luminance detector, a memory to store a first correction factor for correcting the luminance level of the pixel to be changed by a voltage level difference between a drive voltage signal supplied to the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090021540 - Boundary dispersion for mitigating pwm temporal contouring artifacts in digital displays: A method and system providing boundary dispersion to pixel values displayed on a binary spatial light modulator to reduce temporal contouring artifacts. Pixel code values are offset from a nominal value when displayed on the SLM to disperse a large bit transition for a pulse width modulation (PWM) system. The... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

  
01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090015513 - Expandable multi-module display apparatus: An expandable multi-module display device cuts block data corresponding to an identification code of the expandable multi-module display device itself, and transmits the data-cut result to a specific flat panel display corresponding to the expandable multi-module display device itself, such that it displays a total image. The expandable multi-module display... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090015514 - Electronic device and display control method: In an electronic device that includes a first display unit (28) and a second display unit (29) that differs from the first display unit (28) in at least a type, a driving method to perform a display control, and a mode of driving to perform the display control, and that... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090015515 - Display system, display device and display method: A display system displays a received image on a display device based on image information transmitted from at least one image supply device via a network. An image generating unit generates a segmented image segmented into plural individual areas, the segmented image contains an individual connection image representing connection information... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090015516 - Display device and method of driving the same: A sub-field lighting rate measuring unit measures a lighting rate in a final sub-field. When the measured lighting rate exceeds a threshold value, a blank signal generator maintains a blank signal at a low level in a sustain time period in a sub-field. An output control circuit brings an output... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090015519 - Flat panel display device and data processing method for video data: A flat panel display includes first and second signal drivers which drive a first and second group signal lines of a display panel in accordance with an input first and second group video data respectively. A controller controls a timing of sending the first group video data to the first... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090015517 - Plasma display panel: A plasma display panel. The plasma display panel is constructed with a dielectric layer covering a sustain electrode of a front substrate. The thickness of the dielectric layer is defined in a certain thickness range to improve a discharge firing voltage and a luminance saturation rate of a phosphor.... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20090015518 - Plasma display panel: A plasma display panel includes a substrate, a plurality of first electrodes on the substrate, the first electrodes having a first length and being on a first plane, a plurality of second electrodes on the substrate, the second electrodes having a second length and being on a second plane, the... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090015520 - Plasma display panel apparatus and method for driving the same: The present invention provides a plasma display panel and a method for driving the plasma display panel each of which ensures to suppress problems associated with an erroneous discharge resulting from accidental occurrence of a strong discharge in a reset period as well as with an address discharge delay. The... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (panasonic)

20090015521 - Active matrix display devices: An active matrix display device stores a transistor drive voltage on a storage capacitor (24; Cs). A light-dependent device (27) effects discharge of the storage capacitor in dependence on the light output of the light emitting display element (2). Power is provided to each pixel from a first power line... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090015522 - Active matrix-type display device: When performing gradation expression using a time division driving method, an operational frequency of a driving circuit is suppressed, and non-light emitting time is eliminated to increase the light emitting time. Each of a number of pixel circuits includes a light emitting element, a driver element for turning on or... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20090015523 - Organic electroluminescence display device: Provided is an organic electroluminescence display device, in which when center deviations in film formation of organic electroluminescence layers in an arrangement direction of a sub-pixel aperture corresponding to a red light, a sub-pixel aperture corresponding to a green light, and a sub-pixel aperture corresponding to a blue light are... Agent: Reed Smith LLP Suite 1400

20090015524 - Electro-optical device: An electro-optical device having a plurality of pixels including a plurality of EL elements, wherein the electro-optical device provides a gray scale display by controlling a period of time at which the plurality of the EL elements emit light in one frame period; the plurality of the EL elements have... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20090015525 - Electro-optical device, method of controlling the same and electronic apparatus: Light having a color component that corresponds to a present field is irradiated on a plurality of pixels for a time duration that starts during the scan period of the present field and that ends during the scan period of a next field that is subsequent to the present field.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090015526 - Color control algorithm for use in display systems: A color control algorithm compensates variations in the display system so as to maintain color consistency in the projected images on the screen by constructing a color mapping table of the display system to include effects due to the variations and during image display applications, generating inputs of the color... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090015528 - Liquid crystal display having common voltage regenerator and driving method thereof: An exemplary liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel, a common voltage generator, and a common voltage regenerator. The liquid crystal panel includes liquid crystal capacitors and storage capacitors. Each liquid crystal capacitor includes a common electrode. Each storage capacitor includes a storage electrode. The common voltage generator is... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090015527 - Liquid crystal display panel, adjusting method thereof and liquid crystal display: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display panel having an adjusting device and an adjusting method thereof. The adjusting device is configured to transmit a recovery voltage signal having a recovery voltage to a common electrode line corresponding to a scan line when a low-voltage scan signal is... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20090015529 - Liquid crystal display panel with color washout improvement by scanning line coupling and applications of same: A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel with color washout improvement. In one embodiment, the LCD panel includes a common electrode, a plurality of scanning lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of pixels formed by the plurality of data lines crossing the plurality of scanning lines, each pixel... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090015532 - Display device and driving circuit thereof: In a display device such as a liquid crystal display, a processing for compressing a range of display data (grayscale) to a low grayscale side (a grayscale range where response is fast) except for a high grayscale side (a grayscale range where response is slow) at a predetermined compression ratio... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090015531 - Driving system and method for liquid crystal display: A driving system and method for liquid crystal display is disclosed. The system stores only the driving values corresponding to specific grayscale values of pixels on a current frame and specific grayscale values of pixels on a previous frame. The stored driving values are then used by an operation processing... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090015530 - Optically addressed gray scale electric charge-accumulating spatial light modulator: A technique for modulating light by an optically addressed, electric charge accumulating spatial light modulator achieves substantially monotonic gray scale response. Embodiments digitally modulate the voltage across a photoreceptive material included in the spatial light modulator. The digital modulation scheme entails illuminating the photoreceptor with a series of light pulses... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090015533 - Liquid crystal device and electronic apparatus: A liquid crystal device including a plurality of scanning lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of pixel electrodes, a capacitor electrode, a control circuit, a scanning line driving circuit, and a data line driving circuit.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090015534 - Semiconductor device and electronic device: A channel forming region of a thin-film transistor is covered with an electrode and wiring line that extends from a source line. As a result, the channel forming region is prevented from being illuminated with light coming from above the thin-film transistor, whereby the characteristics of the thin-film transistor can... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090015535 - Driving circuit for a liquid crystal display: Provided is a driving circuit for a liquid crystal display which is suitable for reducing a chip size and has improved noise immunity in a circuit which uses a level shifter and is constructed with a channel array. The driving circuit includes: the level shifter which is disposed in a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090015537 - Display device transferring data signal with clock: A display device includes; a panel, a timing controller generating an embedded clock data signal combining image data and a clock signal, and a column driver driving the panel in response to the embedded clock data signal. The data bits within the embedded clock data signal are communicated at one... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20090015536 - Liquid crystal display apparatus: A display area in a liquid crystal display apparatus is divided into five blocks extending in the lateral direction, is controlled to have a black writing period, a video writing period and a video holding period in each block in this order, and is controlled to delay the video writing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090015539 - Appearance improvement for zone backlit lcd displays: A liquid crystal display device includes a display panel having an active image display region, a non-image display region surrounding the active image display region, and a border area disposed between the active image display region and the non-image display region, and a backlight device adjacent to the display panel... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090015541 - Backlight driving method of liquid crystal display device, backlight driving device, and liquid crystal display device: There is provided a method of driving a backlight of a liquid crystal display device capable of eliminating leakage of light from adjacently-placed light emitting blocks. A gray level and maximum gray level of an input video signal are inputted for every light-emitting block. An output average gray level is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090015544 - Backlight modulation circuit and method thereof: An exemplary backlight modulation circuit (2) includes a first modulation section (220), a second modulation section (221), and a backlight modulation section (240). The first modulation section is configured to generate a first backlight modulation signal. The second modulation section is configured to generate a second backlight modulation signal. The... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090015543 - Frame-shifted backlight-scaled display system and frame-shifted backlight scaling method: In a backlight scaling method and system, the pixel values of a first frame are counted to obtain a first histogram of this frame simultaneously when the first frame is inputted to the data driver ICs, and a first backlight luminance generated according to the first histogram is applied to... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090015538 - Lcd device power saving system and method of reducing power consumption of lcd device: A control system for a portable display device includes a battery power supply powering a display panel of the portable display device, a backlight controller and a video processor connected to the display panel for displaying images, an adaptive controller providing output signals to the backlight controller and the video... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090015542 - Method and device for controlling the backlighting of a flat screen: Electronic circuit designed to control the level of lighting produced by light diodes in a flat screen. The circuit uses a PDM modulator in order to generate a control signal (Vc) with a number of pulses by period that depends on the desired level of lighting. The advantage is to... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090015540 - Portable terminal: Visibility of a transmissive liquid crystal display panel is improved in outside and inside environments. A liquid crystal display 110 to be installed in a portable terminal includes a transmissive liquid crystal display panel 106, a high directivity backlight 103 disposed opposing to the liquid crystal display panel 106, and... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090015546 - Electro-optic display device: There is provided an electro-optic display device which can be used in a folder type or in a roll type. The electro-optic display device comprises a substrate including an electro-optic layer having charged color particles and including a gate line and a data line; a timing controller for generating a... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090015545 - Imaging apparatus and operation method of the same: To provide a low-voltage-driven, low-power-consumption, electrophoretic imaging device and an operation method of the same. An electrophoretic imaging device includes an electrode in contact with an electrophoretic dispersion liquid in which particles are dispersed, and a holding electrode disposed on a side of the electrode opposed on a side thereof... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090015549 - Accepting user input: The invention is directed to an improvement in mechanisms and techniques for accepting user input. An apparatus for accepting a user input is described comprising a display, and a plate and a control knob positioned over the display. A portion of the display is visible through the plate, and a... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090015547 - Electronic device with physical alert: An electronic device (100) includes an actuation element (106) configured to alter an actuation element profile (108) of the actuation element (106) with respect to a housing (102) in response to a device event (110). Altering the actuation element profile (108) may include distally extending or changing the form factor... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv

20090015548 - Image projection system: Provided is an image projection system including a screen, an input terminal, an image processing unit, an image projector, and invisible light ray-shielding member, characterized in that: the screen has a pattern-printed sheet having reflection patterns for transmitting positional information by reflecting invisible light rays or absorption patterns for transmitting... Agent: Smith Patent Office

20090015551 - Integrated structure for directional wheel support and signal trigerring: The present invention includes a directional wheel which has a roller movable under a force. The roller has two sides forming a first and a second leaning portions that are held by a first and a second support structures. The first support structure and the second support structure have respectively... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090015552 - Operation system, pointing device for 3-dimensional operations, and operation method: An operation system used for operating a pointer on a display screen includes a first transmitting section, a first receiving section, a measuring section, and an outputting section. The first transmitting section transmits radio waves of a millimeter band. The first receiving section receives the radio waves transmitted from the... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090015550 - Responsiveness control system for pointing device movement with respect to a graphical user interface: Improved techniques that enable control of responsiveness to user movement of a pointing device with respect to a graphical user interface are disclosed. According to one embodiment, by controlling responsiveness, a friction effect can be imposed at predetermined regions of the graphical user interface. According to another embodiment, by controlling... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090015553 - Image displaying apparatus, image displaying method, and command inputting method: A disclosed image displaying apparatus comprises: a photographing unit configured to photograph an image on a screen; a projection image generating unit generating the image to be projected on the screen; an image extracting unit extracting identification information from the image photographed by the photographing unit, the identification information concerning... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090015555 - Input device, storage medium, information input method, and electronic apparatus: An optical input device has a display screen, a portion of the display screen being shielded from light by an operating member to implement input processing based on a plurality of input modes. The input device includes an input detection unit including a display unit that displays predetermined input information,... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090015554 - System, control module, and method for remotely controlling a computer with optical tracking of an optical pointer: A control module is used with a projector projecting an image frame having at least one icon from a computer onto a screen, and an optical pointer projecting an optical cursor onto the screen, and obtains a close-loop optical track of the optical cursor based on positions of the optical... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090015556 - Method and apparatus for interacting with an application: Disclosed is a system by which a user of a device may input data. The system provides a method for users to become familiar with standardized entry of data and interacting with a user interface. By restricting the keys used in the system to those universally found on typical mobile... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090015558 - Mouse capable of detecting a pulse: A mouse capable of detecting a pulse includes: a) a housing having electronic elements therein for fulfilling the functions of the conventional mouse, an infrared pulse sensor being disposed at the internal side of the housing for detecting the change of a slight amount of blood within the blood vessel... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090015557 - Responsiveness control method for pointing device movement with respect to a graphical user interface: Improved techniques that enable control of responsiveness to user movement of a pointing device with respect to a graphical user interface are disclosed. According to one embodiment, by controlling responsiveness, a friction effect can be imposed at predetermined regions of the graphical user interface. According to another embodiment, by controlling... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090015559 - Input device and method for virtual trackball operation: Input devices and methods are provided in which a sensing system is adapted to detect motion of an object on a surface and a processing system is coupled to the sensing system. The processing system is adapted to effect movement of a display pointer on a display in a first... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (syna)

20090015560 - Method and apparatus for controlling a display of a device: A device (2600) includes a controllable skin texture surface (2616), a non-keypad display (2618), and control logic (200). The non-keypad display displays non-keypad information representing at least one selectable element (2800, 2900). The selectable element represents additional display information (2610, 2614). The control logic is operatively coupled to the non-keypad... Agent: Motorola Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090015561 - Switch with a display capable of tree-type searching by a single unit: A switch with a display capable of tree-type searching by a single unit, which enables easy operation, cost reduction and space saving, is provided. The switch with a display capable of tree-type searching by a single unit comprises an operational button 6 capable of swinging motion and pushing motion, a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090015562 - Display system: A touch-panel-integrated liquid crystal display device (display system) includes a liquid crystal display device, and a touch panel input device, provided on a liquid crystal panel of the liquid crystal display device, which has upper and lower electrodes (conductive thin plates) for detecting a position via which information is inputted... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090015565 - Portable terminal: Disclosed is a portable terminal including a window for inputting information by a touching manner, a terminal body having a display module which is mounted therein and a window mounting portion for mounting the window at a front surface of the display module, and a coupling unit having one end... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090015563 - Stylized interactive icon for portable mobile communications device: Disclosed is a portable mobile communications device having an integrated interactive touch sensitive graphical icon protective cover over an LCD display. The protective cover is integrated into the housing of the portable mobile communications device and forms a graphical image or icon that only partially obscures the LCD display allowing... Agent: Williams Mullen

20090015564 - Touch force detecting apparatus for infrared touch screen: An apparatus for detecting touch force of an infrared touch screen comprises a plate glass, a sensor, an infrared transmit and receive array, a signal processing circuit, and a micro-controller for controlling the touch screen. Said sensor is a mechanical force sensor, and its signal output port is connected with... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP

20090015566 - Method and apparatus for initiating one-dimensional signals with a two-dimensional pointing device: Scrolling or other user interface functions are provided in response to two-dimensional inputs produced by a touchpad or other input device. The user initially touches the touch sensor in an area near a periphery of the touch sensor and moves his or her finger along the periphery of the device,... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (syna)

20090015567 - Digital stand alone device for processing handwritten input: A standalone real time device to process handwritten text for further applications. The system includes a means for making visible markings on writing surface, accompanied with a motion detector for detecting the handwritten text. It also comprises a microprocessor for storing appropriate data and commands, an enhanced memory to provide... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP

20090015568 - Method and apparatus for implementing slider detents: Improved techniques that enable slider detents to be implemented are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes determining when a user interface control displayed on a display screen has been selected. The user interface control is moved at a speed that is imparted by a pointing device. The method... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090015571 - Active matrix type display apparatus and driving method thereof: During a first selection period, a second main conductive terminal of a drive transistor and a display element are isolated, and at the same time, a control terminal of the drive transistor and the second main conductive terminal and a signal line are connected, and the signal line is supplied... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090015572 - Data driver for display device, test method and probe card for data driver: A data driver of a display device includes: a DAC (Digital Analog Converter) outputting a drive signal for driving a signal line of a displaying unit; an amplifier amplifying the drive signal outputted by the DAC and outputting the drive signal to the signal line; a repair amplifier having an... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090015570 - Electro-optical device, driving circuit, and electronic apparatus: Pixels include liquid crystal capacitors and holding capacitors having first ends connected to pixel electrodes and second ends connected to common electrodes corresponding to the first to 320th rows. A common electrode driving circuit includes TFTs for individual rows. In a partial mode, when a period in which a level... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090015569 - Image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus and display control method: An image forming apparatus includes a display that displays a normal operational screen and information other than the normal operational screen; a display controller that operates to switch what is displayed between a normal operational screen and information other than the normal operational screen and display the data on the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090015573 - Plasma display apparatus and semiconductor device: A plasma display apparatus having a plurality of display cells for prolonging the luminous brightness lifetime in the single-sided drive mode has a first sustaining electrode, a second sustaining electrode connected to reference potential and cooperating with the first sustaining electrode to perform sustain discharge through a discharge space of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090015574 - Liquid crystal displays, timing controllers and data mapping methods: In a liquid crystal display (LCD), a liquid crystal panel includes a plurality of subpixels. Source drivers drive source lines of the liquid crystal panel and gate drivers drive gate lines of the liquid crystal panel. A timing controller generates combination pixel data using current pixel data and previous pixel... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090015575 - Method for controlling a display panel by capacitive coupling: A method comprising emission periods during which a predetermined emission voltage which presents a first polarity, is applied and sustained at the control terminal of at least one driver of said panel, and depolarization periods during which a predetermined depolarization voltage which presents a second polarity, opposite to the first... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090015577 - Driving method of flat panel display apparatus: A driving method of a flat panel display apparatus of a line-sequential driving system in which the display apparatus has N first wirings extending in a first direction, M second wirings extending in a second direction different from the first direction, and image display portions formed in overlapped regions of... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090015576 - Flat display and method for driving the same: A method for driving a flat display having multiple pixels is provided. Firstly, whether a display mode of the flat display is a normal mode or an impulse-driving mode is determined according to a control signal. Next, the pixels are driven according to a data signal and a first set... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090015578 - Light emitting display devices: An active matrix electroluminescent display device has power supply lines (26) in the column direction. An isolating transistor (30) is provided for isolating a drive transistor (22) of each pixel from the pixel display element (2). The device is operable in two modes. In a first mode, the isolating transistor... Agent: Venable LLP Raymond J. Ho

20090015579 - Mechanical relaxation tracking and responding in a mems driver: The invention comprises systems and methods for adjusting a driving voltage based on relaxation information of a movable reflective layer of an interferometric modulator. In one example, a device for driving a MEMS device having a movable reflective layer comprises a sensing unit configured to generate information related to one... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090015580 - User selectable run-time for display device and method of reducing power consumption for display device: A portable display device includes at least one power input port, a battery power supply, an image display region powered by one of the at least one power input port and the battery power supply, a control system for determining receipt of external power by the at least one power... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090015583 - Digital music input rendering for graphical presentations: A graphical presentation is produced at a display of a host computer such that a scene description is rendered and updated by a received digital music input, wherein the digital music input is matched to trigger events of the scene description and actions of each matched trigger event are executed... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090015581 - Image processor, image processing method and information storage medium: To increase the number of object for which position, posture, and so forth are regularly updated even when a viewpoint position and a viewing direction are constantly changed in a virtual three-dimensional space, while keeping deterioration in smoothness of a display image unnoticeable. An image processor for producing and displaying... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090015582 - Short term residential spaces in a geo-spatial environment: A method, apparatus, and system of short term residential spaces in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a community network of user profiles, each profile associated with a specific geographic location, generating a first residential space identifier associated with a first user profile, and... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090015584 - Image processing program and image processing apparatus: Multilayer polygon data for constructing multilayer polygonal models and a height map including height data values, arranged in a two-dimensional array, each of which indicates the height of each position provided on a three-dimensional object to be drawn, are read from a storage device. Then, the height of a layer... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090015585 - Raster image data association with a three dimensional model: A method and system for associating a raster image data with a three dimensional model includes taking raster image data associated with an environment, selecting a three dimensional rendering model, and associating the raster image data with the three dimensional rendering model, so that the three dimensional rendering model can... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..

20090015586 - Method and system for modeling variable-node finite elements and application to nonmatching meshes: The present invention relates to a method and system for modeling non-matching finite element meshes using variable-node finite elements in the finite element method. More specifically, a method and recording medium for modeling a variable-node finite element for application to non-matching meshes using the finite element method performed via a... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090015587 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: A transmitter/receiver transmits and receives ultrasonic waves to and from a desired region of a subject via an ultrasonic probe. A signal processor obtains a plurality of physical quantities from signals outputted by the transmitter/receiver having received ultrasonic echoes from the subject. A voxel-value generator generates a voxel value containing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090015588 - Image creating device, light arranging method, recording medium, and program: A lighting model storage unit (205) stores therein a lightning model in which a light source is provided to a model body. A parts selection unit (203) reads an outline shape stored in an outline information storage unit (201) and selects a combination of parts to be arranged to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090015589 - Store misaligned vector with permute: Embodiments of the invention provide logic within the store data path between a processor and a memory array. The logic may be configured to misalign vector data as it is stored to memory. By misaligning vector data as it is stored to memory, memory bandwidth may be maximized while processing... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090015590 - Data processor and graphic data processing device: An object of the present invention is to improve efficiency of transfer of control information, graphic data, and the like for drawing and display control in a graphic data processor. A graphic data processor includes: a CPU; a first bus coupled to the CPU; a DMAC for controlling a data... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090015591 - Image generating apparatus, image generating method, and computer readable medium: There is provided with an image generating apparatus, including a storage having first and second buffers, a write buffer selecting unit selecting a buffer for each of areas to be written, a writing unit, a read buffer selecting unit selecting a buffer for each area of one frame to be... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090015592 - Display with efficient memory usage: A device is capable of displaying an image. The device includes a memory having a first memory portion for receiving a set of image data. A display has a viewport for displaying the set of image data in an image that fits within and fills the viewport. A processor is... Agent: Duane Morris LLP (agere)IPDepartment

20090015593 - Method and apparatus for automatically changing color: Provided are a method and an apparatus for automatically changing a color of a user interface of an image displaying apparatus, and a computer readable recording medium storing a program for executing the method. The method of automatically changing the color includes: analyzing a color distribution of a predetermined image;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090015594 - Audio signal processing device and computer program for the same: A sound signal processing apparatus includes: an obtaining unit which obtains a sound signal discriminated for each frequency band; a color assignment unit which assigns color data, different for each frequency band, to the obtained sound signal; a luminance change unit which generates data including a changed luminance of the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090015595 - System and method for converting digital map information using displayable map information as an intermediary: A system and method for converting digital map information using displayable map information as an intermediary. An embodiment of the present invention is generally related to systems for accessing, displaying, editing and using digital maps. The system can receive data into the viewer application in a first map format and... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090015596 - System and method for viewing and editing digital maps using a plug-in data abstraction layer for different digital map formats: A system and method for viewing and editing digital maps using a plugin data abstraction layer for different digital map formats. An embodiment of the present invention is generally related to systems for accessing, displaying, editing and using digital maps. The system includes a viewer application together with a data... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090015597 - Reorienting display on portable computing device: An electronic system includes an electronic display device and a communication port. Each display mode corresponds to a particular position of the communication port relative to a line of sight of a user. In one embodiment, the communication port is an infrared communication port. Each display mode corresponds to a... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090015598 - Technique for determining a minimum size of presentation data: A presentation authoring tool is used to create presentation data for later projection, to determine a recommended font size for the created presentation data displayed on a display screen of a computer executing the presentation authoring tool. The user interface presents a display screen for receiving input of an expected... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090015599 - Draggable mechanism for identifying and communicating the state of an application: In a method and system for identifying and communicating a state of an application, a namespace is defined for a draggable mechanism. The draggable mechanism is located within an application window housing an application. Metadata identifying application state information is appended to a URL embedded within the draggable mechanism to... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20090015600 - Image display apparatus and image display method: An image display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a moving unit configured to move a display position of an image displayed on a display screen; a setting unit configured to set a compressed image display area in the image; and a compression unit configured to,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090015602 - Contrast ratio enhancement system using asymmetrically delayed illumination control: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method that enhance contrast ratio of a display device using asymmetrically delayed illumination signal control. An exemplary embodiment comprises determining a pixel brightness level for a video frame, and delaying application of the illumination signal based on a change of the pixel... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.

20090015603 - Display device driving circuit of which power consumption is reduced, control method thereof, and display device using the same: A display device driving circuit includes: a grayscale signal output circuit, grayscale signal lines, a grayscale voltage output circuit, grayscale voltage lines, a digital-analog conversion circuit, a first to third switches. The grayscale signal output circuit outputs complementary signals as a digital grayscale signal. The grayscale signal lines receive the... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090015601 - Liquid crystal display device and driving method thereof: Provided is an LCD device. The LCD device includes: an input unit, a backlight unit, a histogram analyzing unit, a data correcting unit, a liquid crystal panel driving unit, a duty ratio determining unit, and a lamp driving unit. The input unit inputs data corresponding to an image displayed on... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090015604 - Display device and electronic device using the same: According to the invention, a compact and inexpensive with low power consumption memory and low access speed can be used for a panel controller and a deterioration compensation circuit of a display device. In a display device of a digital gray scale method, a plurality of pixels of a display... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

  
01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090009423 - Variable size electronic display based on slide-out and slide-in mechanism: The size of an electronic display is increased when display panels are slide-out from a stack beneath the top display panel. The slide-out display panels and the top display panel form one larger rigid and smooth display. The slide-out display panels can be slide back into the stack under the... Agent: Yuming Huang

20090009424 - Method and apparatus for displaying broadcast data using picture-in-picture: A method and apparatus for displaying broadcast data using picture-in-picture are disclosed. According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention, the inset window (secondary screen), that is displaying a second broadcast, is prevented from overlapping with an object selected from the first broadcast, that is displayed on the primary screen,... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090009426 - Display device: A display device includes a display panel including first to fourth pixels in a first direction, wherein each of the first to fourth pixels has a first width in the first direction and a length more than the width and in a second direction; and a backlight unit including first... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090009425 - Integral photography type three-dimensional display device: A display device includes a display panel including first to fourth pixels in a first direction, wherein each of the first to fourth pixels has a first width in the first direction and a length more than the width and in a second direction; and a backlight unit including first... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090009427 - Head-mount display: Switches and the like 6 that are used to control video images displayed on the display part 5 are installed on the headphone 1 for the left ear to which no display arm holding part 3 or display arm 4 is attached. The user operates these switches and the like... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090009428 - Enhanced brightness, color and contrast control for cathode ray tube monitor: A method and apparatus for controlling brightness, color and contrast in CRT monitors used in information handling systems. In accordance with the present invention, a viewing area on a CRT monitor is enhanced by applying appropriate signals directly to the grids in the CRT. In one embodiment of the present... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20090009430 - Electric charging/discharging apparatus, plasma display panel, and electric charging/discharging method: A charging/discharging apparatus (602) for charging a capacitance to be charged/discharged (Cp) includes: a recovery capacitor (Cr1) for recovering electric energy which has one terminal connected to a first power supply (GND) through first switch means (SW11) and another terminal connected to a second power supply (Vs+Vo) through second switch... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090009434 - High power address driver and display device employing the same: An address driver includes an energy recovery circuit and an output stage connected to the energy recovery circuit. The output stage is connected to the energy recovery circuit and is formed of a pull-up MOS transistor and a pull-down MOS transistor in series. A source terminal of the pull-up MOS... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090009429 - Plasma display panel: A plasma display panel has front plate (2) and back plate (10) that are faced to each other. The front plate has a display electrode, a dielectric layer, and a protective layer on a front glass substrate, and the back plate has an address electrode, a barrier rib, and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090009432 - Plasma display panel: A plasma display panel is disclosed. The plasma display panel includes a front substrate, a scan electrode and a sustain electrode positioned parallel to each other on the front substrate, an upper dielectric layer positioned on the scan electrode and the sustain electrode, a rear substrate positioned to be opposite... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090009433 - Plasma display panel: A plasma display panel is disclosed. The plasma display panel includes a scan electrode and a sustain electrode positioned parallel to each other on a front substrate, an upper dielectric layer positioned on the scan electrode and the sustain electrode, a rear substrate on which an address electrode is positioned... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090009431 - Plasma display panel and plasma display apparatus: A plasma display panel and a plasma display apparatus are disclosed. The plasma display panel includes a front substrate on which a scan electrode and a sustain electrode are positioned parallel to each other, an upper dielectric layer positioned on the scan and sustain electrodes, a rear substrate on which... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090009435 - Method of driving plasma display panel and plasma display unit: A method of driving a panel and a plasma display unit is provided, wherein one field comprises a plurality of subfields, each having an addressing period for producing an address discharge selectively in any of discharge cells, and a sustaining period for producing a sustain discharge by applying a number... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090009436 - Plasma display panel device and drive method thereof: The pulse Pul.3 is applied to address electrodes Dat at timing t0 prior to timing t1 when the potential of the scan electrodes Scn is increased to Vq(V). In this drive method, voltage Vx(V) is applied to address electrodes Dat so that there is no potential difference between the scan... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (panasonic)

20090009437 - Plasma display panel and plasma display apparatus: A plasma display panel and a plasma display apparatus are disclosed. The plasma display panel includes a front substrate, a scan electrode and a sustain electrode positioned parallel to each other on the front substrate, an upper dielectric layer positioned on the scan electrode and the sustain electrode, a rear... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090009438 - Image display apparatus: An image display apparatus of this invention includes a neighborhood data integration section 20 which integrates image data on respective colors corresponding to electron emitting devices proximate to an electron emitting device to be driven, and corresponding to a phosphor contributing to a halation, an adder 6 adds the integrated... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090009440 - Display device including an organic el device: A self-luminescence display device, in which dispersion in display among a plurality of pixels, caused by dispersion in characteristics among drive thin-film transistors, is decreased and uniform display free of unevenness can be obtained. The device includes a plurality of pixels having current drive type luminescent elements, and parallel-connected n... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090009439 - Pixels and display panels: A pixel and a display panel using the pixel are provided. In the pixel, a driving element provides a driving circuit according to a data signal and a reference voltage to drive a light-emitting element to emit light. The electrical difference of the driving elements due to the fabrication process... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090009441 - Organic el device and organic el display apparatus: In the present invention, there is provided an organic electro luminescence device including: an organic electro luminescence light emitting element; and a driving circuit for driving the organic electro luminescence light emitting element, wherein the driving circuit includes (A) an element driving transistor, (B) a video-signal write transistor, and (C)... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090009443 - Display device: The present invention relates to a display device (5) comprising a display screen (8) for displaying information to a user of the device (5). The device (5) is operable in a first mode or in second mode. In the first mode a first illumination source (6) of the device (5)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090009442 - Display system: A display system provides a display assembly having a display screen. LEDs are presorted into a plurality of groups, each group of LEDs having substantially the same color that is different than the color of another group. LEDs are selected from one of the groups. The selected LEDs are mounted... Agent: Ishimaru & Zahrt LLP

20090009445 - Light blocking display device of electric field driving type: Provided is a light blocking display device of an electric field driving type, including a barrier layer (150) including a plurality of driving holes (151) and having a first surface and a second surface, driving bodies (101) which are inserted into the driving holes (151) and have charges, a pixel... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090009444 - Mems devices having improved uniformity and methods for making them: Disclosed is a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device and method of manufacturing the same. In one aspect, MEMS such as an interferometric modulator include one or more elongated interior posts and support rails supporting a deformable reflective layer, where the elongated interior posts are entirely within an interferometric cavity and aligned... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090009452 - Display control device and method of controlling same: In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a display control device includes a driving circuit driving pixels based on successively inputted display data; and a drive mode control circuit determining an operation mode of the driving circuit based on the difference value between first display data among the display... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090009448 - Display device: Light reflecting layers 45a that totally reflect light are provided inside the subpixels 10 disposed in particular regions on an inner face of a TFT array substrate 4, and light reflecting layers 45b that scatter light are provided inside the subpixels 10 other than those. Thanks to this, the reflectance... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090009449 - Display device, active matrix substrate, liquid crystald display device and television receiver: In one embodiment of a display device, pixels are arranged in matrix, and a first luminance area (high luminance area) and a second luminance area (low luminance area) which surrounds the first luminance area and has a luminance lower than that of the first luminance area can be formed in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090009446 - Driver circuit, electro-optical device, and electronic instrument: A driver circuit for driving source lines of an electro-optical device includes first and second source short-circuit circuits that respectively short-circuit first and second source lines and a source short-circuit node, a source charge storage short-circuit circuit that short-circuits a source charge storage node connected with one end of a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090009450 - Image display apparatus and image display methods: Provided are image display apparatus and image display methods capable of suitably making correction for variation of driving conditions due to an electric resistance of matrix wiring of a display panel by downsized hardware. The apparatus and methods involve a device of calculating voltage drop amounts caused by the resistance... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090009451 - Image displaying device: An image displaying device displays a first image in a first direction and a second image in a second direction. The image displaying device includes a display panel having first display cells that display the first image and second display cells that display the second image. An optical unit has... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090009454 - Liquid crystal display device: A drive data output unit having a predetermined number of drive data output terminals arranged each for outputting the drive data; a display panel, in which the number of pixels arranged in a lateral direction is an integral multiplication of the number of drive data output terminals; a plurality of... Agent: Yokoi & Co., U. S. A., Inc.

20090009453 - Liquid crystal display device and control driver for a liquid crystal display device: A control driver for a liquid crystal display panel includes: an operation circuit, an LUT (Look-up Table), and a linear interpolation D/A converter. The operation circuit performs a certain operation on input image data to generate operation data, and outputs higher order bit data and lower order bit data of... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090009447 - Transflective type lcd device having excellent image quality: An LCD device has a reflective area that reflects light incident from a polarizing film side using a reflection film, and a transmissive area that transmits light of a backlight incident from a TFT substrate side. The drive voltages of the reflective area and transmissive area are Vr and Vt,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090009457 - Electro-optical device and driving method for the same: A grey tone display and a driving method are described. The display comprises a light influencing layer, an electrode pad located adjacent to the layer at one side of the layer in order to define a pixel in the layer, an n-channel field effect transistors connected to the electrode pad... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090009456 - Liquid crystal display device and image display method thereof: High quality images on liquid crystal panel can be obtained alleviating variations of the brightness and color among regions, in which backlight is divided when emission luminance of the backlight is controlled in each region based on image signal. A backlight device is divided into multiple regions, and has a... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC

20090009455 - Liquid crystal display device, driving method of the liquid crystal display device, and electronic device employing the same device and the same method: To provide a liquid crystal display device which can improve viewing angle characteristics and a driving method of the liquid crystal display device, and an electronic device including the liquid crystal display device. In a liquid crystal display device which performs display by aligning liquid crystal molecules at a tilt... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090009458 - Thin film transistor array panel and display appratus having the same: A thin film transistor (TFT) array panel and a display device having the same are provided. The TFT array panel includes a substrate, an n−1th and an nth gate line formed on the substrate, a data line intersected with the n−1th gate line, a first source electrode overlapped with at... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090009459 - Display device and method for driving same: There is provided a display in which any defective pixel is rendered less noticeable even if a full-screen white display or suchlike is effected. In a normally-white liquid crystal display device, which transitions after power activation from non-display state through display starting state, where a full-screen blank white display is... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090009460 - Display device and driving circuit for the same, display method: A display device is for carrying out display by supplying a data signal, that is supplied from a video signal line, to one of a plurality of pixel electrodes via a switching element, and by supplying a scanning signal for controlling ON/OFF state of the switching element to the switching... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090009462 - Liquid crystal display panel and driving method thereof: An LCD panel including a liquid crystal cell array, gate driving integrated circuits (ICs), first source driving ICs, second source driving ICs and a timing control circuit is provided. The liquid crystal cell array has a first display area and a second display area. The first and the second source... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090009461 - Over-driving device: An over-driving device is provided. In a first frame, a compression circuit compresses a first image signal to generate a first compression image signal, and a buffer temporarily stores the first compression image signal. In a following second frame, the compression circuit compresses a second image signal to generate a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090009463 - Liquid crystal display device and driving method of liquid crystal display device: A display device includes a circuit which is configured to execute such control that write of a non-video signal in pixels is executed in the first period, write of a video signal in the pixels is executed in the second period which partly overlaps the first period, write of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090009464 - Liquid crystal display apparatus: Provided is a liquid crystal display apparatus capable of stopping the brightness control of a back light source on the featuring quantity of an input video signal, in case a multi-plane display was performed. The liquid crystal display apparatus comprises a liquid crystal panel (6) for displaying a picture, a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090009465 - Driving apparatus for a display device and electrophoretic display device including the same: An apparatus for driving a display device including first and second signal lines connected to a plurality of pixels, third and fourth signal lines connected to a plurality of sensors, and a display area displaying images includes a data driver to apply a data signal to the first signal line,... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090009466 - Force-sensing orthotic electric device controller: The invention is directed to devices and methods for assisting individuals with poor extremity function (i.e., upper extremity function) to control devices. In one embodiment, a powered device is provided that comprises a controller and an orthosis communicably connected to the controller. An orthosis includes a harness worn by a... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090009467 - Shooting sound control method, shooting sound control device, shooting sound control program, and computer-readable recording medium: A method for controlling a shooting sound according to the present invention includes the steps of receiving an operation of a player and generating an operation signal, detecting at which area on a display screen a machine gun is pointing based on the operation signal, and determining one set of... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090009471 - Input apparatus, control apparatus, control system, and control method: An input apparatus outputting input information for controlling a movement of a user interface displayed on a screen is provided. The input apparatus includes: an angular velocity output unit for outputting a first angular velocity about a first axis, a second angular velocity about a second axis. A third angular... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090009469 - Multi-axis motion-based remote control: Motion-based control of an electronic device uses an array of at least three reference elements forming a triangle. An image sensor (e.g., a video camera), which may be located on a user-manipulated device, captures an image of the array. The array image has a pattern formed by a nonparallel projection... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20090009468 - Multi-functional wireless mouse: A multi-functional wireless mouse (1) includes a mouse body 2 and a circuit board 3. A scrolling wheel (11), a plurality of selection button (12), an earphone jack (13), a microphone (14), a speaker (15) and a laser led (16) are mounted on the mouse body 2. The circuit board... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090009470 - Wristwatch-type mobile terminal having pressure sensor and method for receiving user inputs therein: Disclosed is a wristwatch-type mobile terminal and method for receiving user inputs therein, which can efficiently receive user inputs through a pressure sensor. The method for receiving user inputs in a wristwatch-type mobile terminal includes providing a sensor unit to the wristwatch-type mobile terminal and detecting a user input through... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090009472 - Data input method and apparatus for pda thereby: Disclosed herein is an invention which relates to a data input apparatus for a handheld terminal and a method thereof comprising a sliding panel including a panel of a certain shape and a plurality of input members arranged at regular intervals on a certain portion of the bottom face of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090009474 - Improvements to input peripherals for a computer or the like: An input peripheral for a computer or the like, includes a moving portion (6, 60) handled by the operator and fitted with electrical sensors (40, 41, 44, 47) suitable for generating electrical signals for the computer in response to movements imposed on the moving portion by the operator. The moving... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090009473 - Mouse with adjustable assembly: A mouse with an adjustable unit is disclosed. The mouse includes an upper casing and a lower casing, both of which form an accommodating space therebetween to receive a switch, a pressing unit, an adjustable unit, and a circuit board. The pressing unit further includes a plurality of keys formed... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090009475 - Wireless computer mouse with battery switching capability: A wireless mouse suitable for use with a computing device, and method of using such a mouse. The mouse includes a housing, electronics within the housing for sensing movement of the mouse and wirelessly communicating with the computing device, at least two batteries within the housing, a device for monitoring... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.

20090009476 - Bag computer manual character input device and cover: Disclosed is a manual character input device, such as a keyboard or electronic write pad, designed for removable mounting and operation on the front of a bag computer. A keyboard may be ten full size keys wide with thumb keys for missing keys to right and left, may have tactile... Agent: Charles A. Daley Iii

20090009477 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus includes a display unit, a base chassis, a screen displaying section, and operation controlling means. The display unit includes a display region. The base chassis is made of a transparent material and includes a first region that extends outward from at least one end on a circumference... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090009478 - Controlling user input devices based upon detected attitude of a handheld electronic device: A wireless handheld electronic device configured to send and receive text messages. A microprocessor for receiving, processing and outputting data is located within the handheld device. A display screen in data-communication with the microprocessor presents information for user observation based upon data output from the microprocessor. A sensor is provided... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP (rim)

20090009479 - System and method for time division input on a dynamic graphic input device: A mobile device comprises a key switch and a graphic display region associated with the key switch. A display control application drives, on a predetermined alternation time schedule between a first time period and a second time period: i) display of a first icon on the graphic display region during... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090009481 - Haptic sense rendering apparatus and haptic sense rendering method: A haptic sense rendering apparatus is disclosed that includes a haptic sense rendering unit, a magnet, a coil that magnetically interacts with the magnet and drives the haptic sense rendering unit, and a drive circuit that generates a drive signal for driving the haptic sense rendering unit to emphasize at... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090009480 - Keypad with tactile touch glass: A mobile communication device may include logic configured to sense a position of input relative to a plurality of keys, wherein the plurality of keys are printed on a surface; detect a displacement of the surface; and determine an input key based on a sensed position of input when displacement... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090009483 - Single-chip touch controller with integrated drive system: A touch controller for controlling a touch sensor panel is provided. The touch controller includes a plurality of sense channels that receive sensor signals from the touch sensor panel, a drive system that generates a plurality of stimulation signals based on a supply voltage on the order of digital logic... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090009482 - Touch sensor pad user input device: A touch sensor pad may be utilized with an electronic device to perform different types of user input functions, such as typing, drawing, moving a cursor, etc. Regions of the touch sensor pad may correspond to keys of a keyboard. A user establishes a home position at a desired location... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20090009484 - Touch-detection display device having a detection and control unit and method to drive same: An exemplary touch-detection display device includes a display unit configured to display images, a touch-detection unit configured to detect external contact thereon, and a control and detection unit configured to detect functional conditions of the display unit and switch the touch-detection unit according to the functional conditions of the display... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090009486 - Display device with touch panel: A touch panel includes plural first electrodes extending in a first direction, plural second electrodes extending in a second direction different from the first direction, a driving circuit, a detection circuit, and a coordinate-position calculating circuit. The driving circuit sequentially selects two first electrodes out of the plural first electrodes,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090009487 - Display device with touch panel: Provided is a display device with a touch panel having the cost thereof reduced without a decrease in the transmittance ratio of light. A substrate has a planar transparent conductive film formed on an observer side thereof. The transparent conductive film is used as a transparent electrode of an electrostatic... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090009485 - Driven shield for capacitive touchpads: A conductive shield that is disposed near the sensor, wherein a signal is driven on the shield that is similar to the signal induced on the sensor, thereby reducing stray capacitances and protecting the sensor from external noise sources, and resulting in a stronger signal reaching the sensor.... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20090009488 - Method and system for detecting touch events based on redundant validation: A method of detecting a touch event on an acoustic fingerprint based touch system comprises digitizing at least two signals to form first and second sets of digitized signals. The at least two signals are received from at least two sensors on a touch panel. A frequency transform is performed... Agent: Marguerite E. Gerstner Tyco Electronics Corporation

20090009489 - Portable apparatus and method for inputing data with electronic pen and transmitting data: Disclosed is a portable apparatus and a method for inputting data with an electronic pen and transmitting data. More particularly, there is provided a portable apparatus for creating image data with an electronic pen and transmitting the created image data, or inputting data with an electronic pen, which allows a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090009490 - Ultrasonic input device for information display: Present invention provides an ultrasonic input device for information display. The ultrasonic input device includes a stylus 140, an ultrasonic receiving unit 130. The stylus further includes a piezoelectric disk element 210 that vibrates toward a circular opening 225 of a housing 220. A reflective structure 240 supported by a... Agent: Shih-chin Yang

20090009491 - Capacitive sensing control knob: Apparatuses and methods for detecting interaction of a user with a sensor array disposed on the wall of a protrusion from the surface of a control panel of a device that physically resembles a mechanical knob protruding from the surface of the control panel of the device. The method may... Agent: Cypress/blakely Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090009492 - Medical simulation interface apparatus and method: A system and method of providing a surgical training apparatus which comprises a plurality of mechanical interfaces each of which is configured to receive a user tool operable by a user. Each mechanical interface of the plurality is configured to allow movement of its respective user tool in a rotational... Agent: Immersion -thelen LLP

20090009494 - Driving apparatus and method for display device and display device including the same: An apparatus for driving a display device includes a plurality of data driving integrated circuits which generates data voltages and a signal controller which inputs a first load signal to a data driving integrated circuit of the plurality of data driving integrated circuits to control the data driving integrated circuit.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090009493 - Liquid crystal display device and method of driving the same: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel including a liquid crystal layer; and a driving circuit including a data driver supplying a data voltage to the liquid crystal panel, wherein the liquid crystal panel displays white at a first data voltage and black at a second data... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090009495 - Usb display driver, and small-scale mobile monitor and usb display system having the usb display diriver: Provided is a universal serial bus (USB) display driver including a USB receiving unit that serially receives an image data signal from a host via a USB interface and extracts display data and control data from the image data signal, and a display driver that generates a display data voltage... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20090009498 - Capacitive load driving circuit, capacitive load driving method, and driving circuit for liquid crystal display device: The present invention provides a driving circuit capable of exerting improved driving performance while saving power consumption. A capacitive load driving circuit includes a gate driver, which drives scan electrodes aligned in a column direction of capacitive load circuits arranged in a matrix, and a source driver, which drives data... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090009497 - Liquid crystal display and method of driving the same: A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel, which receives a plurality of gate signals and a plurality of data signals to display an image, a gate driver and a signal supplier which supplies a first scan-start signal, a clock signal and a clock bar signal to the gate... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090009496 - Organic light emitting display and manufacturing method thereof: A pixel including: an organic light emitting diode for emitting light in accordance with a received driving current; a first transistor including a gate for receiving a voltage corresponding to a data signal, the first transistor being for transferring the driving current in a direction from a source of the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090009499 - Plasma display, controller therefor and driving method thereof: A plasma display, a controller therefor and a method of driving determines a screen load ratio from a plurality of video signals input during one frame, and determines a total number of sustain pulses according to the screen load ratio. A ratio of overlap sustain pulses to non-overlap sustain pulses... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090009500 - Electro-optical device and driving method for the same: A grey tone display and a driving method are described. The display comprises a light influencing layer, an electrode pad located adjacent to the layer at one side of the layer in order to define a pixel in the layer, an n-channel field effect transistors connected to the electrode pad... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090009501 - Luminance sensing apparatus: The invention discloses a luminance sensing apparatus for sensing the luminance of any area on a panel. The luminance sensing apparatus comprises a base, a first shaft, a first actuator, a second shaft, a second actuator, and at least one luminance sensor. The first shaft is pivotally connected to the... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090009503 - Liquid-crystal display: A liquid-crystal display includes a gate line, a gate driver supplying gate signals to the gate line, a source line, a source driver supplying source signals to the source line, a pixel electrode to which the source signals are applied via a pixel switching element connected to the source line,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090009502 - Method for driving a plasma display panel with attenuation extimation and compensation and corresponding apparatus: The picture quality on a plasma display panel shall be improved when the contrast and/or the brightness are reduced. This is achieved by estimating the reduction of the dynamic occurring in the front-end of the data processing of the plasma display device and by compensating it in the back-end. Specifically,... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090009505 - Display device: A display device according to the present invention includes a switching regulator control circuit formed of TFTs. A digital switching regulator control circuit is composed of an AD converter circuit, a CPU, a pulse generation circuit or the like. An analog switching regulator control circuit is composed of an error... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090009506 - Display system and power control method thereof: A display system is provided. The display system includes a display unit for displaying an image, a support stand for supporting the display unit, a power source unit for supplying power to the display unit, an approaching detection unit that is formed on the support stand to detect an approach... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090009504 - Method of driving a display panel with depolarization: The method comprises, in addition to emission periods, depolarization periods during which a predetermined depolarization voltage, which exhibits a polarity opposite to the polarity opposite to the voltage applied during the emission periods, is applied and sustained at the control terminal of said driver circuits of the panel, and a... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090009507 - Display controller and method of controlling the same: A display controller according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a control pulse generating part outputting control pulse to a data line controller and a scan line controller driving a display panel, and an intermittent clock generating part generating an intermittent clock synchronized with a reference clock and... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090009508 - Apparatus and method for driving 2d/3d switchable display: Provided are an apparatus and method for driving a 2-dimensional (2D)/3-dimensional (3D) switchable display for improving the quality of image. The apparatus for driving a 2D/3D switchable display includes: an image mode determination unit determining whether input image signals of continuous frames are in a 2D mode or 3D mode;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090009509 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus including a frame doubling processing part for generating a doubled image signal, a false impulse drive processing part for outputting a current image signal after dividing the doubled image signal, a first frame memory for outputting the current image signal as a previous image signal delayed... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090009510 - Data line driving circuit, display device and method of driving data line: A data line driving circuit in a display device has an output terminal and a precharge circuit. The output terminal is connected to a pixel of a display panel through a data line. A gray-scale voltage corresponding to a display data is applied to the data line through the output... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090009511 - Image-data display system, image-data output device, and image-data display method: An image-data display system includes: a display-related-information acquiring unit that acquires a display size of an object image including a plane projection image of a three-dimensional object; an output-image-data generating unit that acquires instruction image data indicative of two positions in the plane projection image displayed in the object image,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090009512 - Imaging system: The present invention relates to an imaging system for displaying a structure of temporally changing configuration. The imaging system comprises a display rendering means which processes the image data representative of the structure, renders a display representative of the structure and a presents a display panel of key data indicia... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090009513 - Method and system for generating a 3d model: A method for generating a three dimensional (3D) model of an object is depicted in a two dimensional (2D) image is disclosed, The 2D image includes associated 3D information. The method includes an operator determining a geometric primitive corresponding to shape characteristics of the object and then the generation of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090009514 - Volume rendering quality adaptations for ultrasound imaging: Rendering quality parameter values are automatically set or adjusted as a function of acquisition ultrasound parameter values. The rendering quality is automatically selected based on the acquisition quality, such as providing for a higher quality or quality rendering for slower acquisitions. More than two rendering states are provided for a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090009515 - Game machine, game machine control method, and information storage medium: To provide a game machine for displaying a picture in which light from a light source causes the shadow of an object, and the shadow varies according to a change in the position of the light source, the shape (posture) of the object, and so forth, while reducing a processing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090009516 - Methods of displaying volumetric 3d images: This invention describes methods of displaying both physiological and psychological depth cues in a volumetric image display. This added psychological visual depth can display a background image of infinite depth. The basic concept is to combine a skewed coordinate system with a 2D image plane and display the V3D object... Agent: Che-chih Tsao, Ph.d. Act Research Corporation

20090009517 - Method for superimposing statistical information on tabular data: A method is disclosed for displaying a plurality of statistical data usually presented in a histogram, such as sample counts and percentages of a collection of categorized samples, in a compact single table. The method comprises presenting grouped statistical data that exists within a collection of “buckets” and presenting the... Agent: Schultz & Associates, P.C.

20090009518 - Drawing device: The drawing device is composed of: a triangle detecting unit 112 for specifying a triangle subjected to be drawn and specifying a pixel block having a pixel of the triangle, from drawing data; a B-edge detecting unit 114 for judging whether or not the pixel block specified by the triangle... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090009519 - Specifying wildcard characters for priority in xlfd at font set creation: A method and system are provided for creating a font set in an X Window computer system that supports use of prioritization of fields in an X logical font description. Two or more continuous wildcard characters may be applied to one or more fields of the X logical font description.... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC

20090009520 - Animation method using an animation graph: A method of animating a scene graph (M), which comprises steps for: creating (e1) an animation graph instance (G) comprising animation modules (MA1, . . . , MA10) and composition modules (MC1, . . . , MC4) organized in a tree structure, the animation modules being leaves of subtrees of... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090009522 - Information processing apparatus and method: In order to improve the operationality of a walk-through system using panorama photography images, the system is provided with a view calculating unit for calculating view information in accordance with a user instruction from an operation unit, the view information including view position information and view direction information; a panorama... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090009521 - Remote monitor having avatar image processing unit: The present invention is related to a remote monitor having an avatar image processing unit for making access to at least one home appliance so as to be able to communicate therewith for representing information on operation progress and control of the home appliance with an avatar. The remote monitor... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090009523 - System for interleaved storage of video data: An apparatus comprising a memory and a coder/decoder circuit. The memory may have a first memory portion and a second memory portion. The coder/decoder circuit may be configured to (i) position a set of atoms across the memory, (ii) define a strip across a portion of the atoms, (iii) designate... Agent: Christopher P Maiorana, PC Lsi Corporation

20090009524 - Method and device for the incremention of counter statuses stored in memory cells of a memory: A method for the incrementation of counter statuses in memory cells, which are arranged respectively in rows and columns of a first memory adds a “1” to the memory content of a memory cell of a second memory, which corresponds to the memory cell at the start of a sequence... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090009525 - Color adjustment device and method: A color adjustment device (100) comprises an image characteristic amount acquiring unit (10), a specific-color-area determination unit (20), and a color compensation unit (30). The image characteristic amount acquiring unit (10) acquires the image characteristic amount of an input image from the average luminance or additional information of the input... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090009527 - Liquid crystal display device and mobile terminal device: A liquid crystal display device capable of utilizing a backlight more effectively and more effectually and a mobile terminal device equipped with the liquid crystal display device are provided. A liquid crystal panel 6 of the liquid crystal display device contains a first display area on which a color display... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090009526 - Method and system for rendering a shape: A method for rendering an image that includes obtaining pixel coverage data for a first shape from a graphics cache, determining a first portion of the image covered by the first shape using the pixel coverage data for the first shape, and displaying the image with the first portion of... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun

20090009528 - Rgb color conversion palettes: A method for color conversion includes calculating distances between color coordinates in a conversion palette and a color coordinate for a pixel and assigning the pixel a color coordinate of the closest color coordinates in the conversion palette. The color coordinates in the conversion palette include a first point and... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090009529 - Adaptive contextual filtering: Selectively applying graphical filtering to a portion of an object. One method described herein includes a method including accessing an object to be rendered. At least one characteristic of a portion of the object is determined. A filter is selected that has been pre-specified for the at least one determined... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090009530 - Method and apparatus for automatic display of pictures in a digital picture frame: A method for displaying a photograph on a digital picture frame comprising the steps of: retrieving a digital image file containing the picture from a digital storage media device; detecting an orientation of the photograph; and displaying the image on the digital picture frame in the correct orientation on a... Agent: Kleinberg & Lerner, LLP

20090009531 - Image display control apparatus and method: A degree of overlapping between separately obtained regions of respective parts of an image is determined. When the degree of overlapping is greater than a defined value, only one of the obtained regions, or both the regions, or a region including both the regions is selected. When the degree of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090009532 - Video content identification using ocr: Systems and methods for processing video content to identify the video content including monitoring the video content for a video overlay added to the video content, identifying a video source of the video content in response to the video overlay, and identifying the video content in response to the video... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Sharp

20090009533 - Display controller: A display controller can prevent a display from displaying unnecessary information on the video to improve visibility in displaying the video. The display controller comprises a controller for controlling a display to display a video and navigation information on respective video and navigation display areas allocated to a screen of... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090009534 - Scale-dependent rendering of natural media styles: A method for generating a scale-dependent rendering of natural media styles in a vector-based graphics application is disclosed. A vector-based graphics drawing may be resized such that certain scale-dependent parameters are scaled proportionately, while other scale-independent parameters are not scaled. The result of such resizing is a scaled rendering of... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090009535 - Display processing device and display control method: A display processing device for displaying a display object in a display window and changing a display range includes a sectioning unit that divides the display window into a plurality of sections (screens) by creating boundary lines. Maps of geographical ranges to be displayed are sectioned and displayed in the... Agent: Alpine/bhgl

20090009536 - Method of and scaling unit for scaling a three-dimensional model: A method of scaling a three-dimensional input model (100) in a three-dimensional input space into a three-dimensional output model (200) which fits in a predetermined three-dimensional output space (104) is disclosed. The scaling is such that a first input surface (106) in the three-dimensional input space, having a first distance... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090009539 - Color gamut mapping and liquid crystal display device using the same: A color gamut mapping method, which is capable of minimizing a color difference perceived by a person, preventing brightness and contrast from deteriorating, and improving color reproducibility, and a liquid crystal display device using the same are disclosed. The color gamut mapping method includes converting image data having an original... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090009540 - Control method, display panel and electronic system utilizing the same: A control method controlling a display panel comprising a pixel unit. The pixel unit is coupled to a data line and comprises a capacitor, a transistor, and a luminiferous device. The capacitor comprises a first terminal coupled to the data line and a second terminal coupled to the transistor. The... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090009538 - Display driver circuit of display device: A display driver circuit of a display device includes: a first DA converter for converting a digital data to a gray-scale potential within a first potential range; and a second DA converter for converting a digital data to a gray-scale potential within a second potential range lower than the first... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090009537 - Display unit and display panel driver including operational amplifier to apply reference voltage to resistance ladder having impedance adjusting circuit: A display driver includes an operational amplifier which receives a gradation power source voltage and outputs a reference voltage, a resistance ladder which receives the reference voltage to generate a gradation voltage, and a resistor including a first end coupled to an output of the operational amplifier and a second... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

  
01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090002262 - Three-dimensional image display apparatus for displaying three-dimensional image: In an apparatus for displaying a three-dimensional image, sub-pixels having color components are arranged in a longitudinal direction and in a lateral direction in a matrix form, in a display section for displaying a flat image, and a light ray control element is disposed so as to be opposed to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090002263 - Providing a composite display: A composite display across multiple display means. A host computer system hosts an application capable of generating a graphics output and a plurality of rendering servers are provided, each connected to a display means for displaying a portion of the graphics output. A device driver includes means for encoding operating... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20090002264 - Display apparatus and method for driving display panel thereof: A display apparatus and a method for driving a display panel thereof are provided. Each column of data line in the display panel has tow sub-data lines. The driving method is described as follows. An input image signal is divided into a plurality of image segments, and each of the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090002265 - Image display device and image display system: An image display device and an image display system which can establish visible light communication without interfering with an image displayed at a predetermined frame rate are provided. A controller 12 controls a spatial light modulator in accordance with an image signal to display the image, and also modulates an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090002267 - Electronic display: An electronic display includes a display unit for displaying both a two-dimensional image and a three-dimensional image, and a barrier facing the display unit to convert an image into the two-dimensional or three-dimensional image. The barrier includes first and second substrates facing each other, a plurality of first electrodes on... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090002266 - Three-dimensional display article: An article is provided in one embodiment of the invention. The article includes a display structure having a height, a width, and a thickness that define a volume. The display structure further includes components that emit light to generate a three-dimensional image within the volume. The display structure includes a... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090002268 - Display control device, display device, and display method: A display control device enables to conduct control of automatically switching a display image in a prescribed direction of a plurality of viewing directions to a content or a status desired by a user on a display unit which can display individual images in a plurality of viewing directions on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090002270 - Composite display: A composite display is disclosed. A first paddle has a first plurality of pixel elements wherein the first paddle is arranged to sweep out a first area during a first paddle cycle. A second paddle has a second plurality of pixel elements wherein the second paddle is arranged to sweep... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090002271 - Composite display: A composite display is disclosed. In some embodiments, a composite display comprises a set of one or more paddles, a plurality of pixel elements installed on each paddle, and an optic configured to substantially collimate light attached to a surface of each pixel element. In some embodiments, a diffuser film... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090002272 - Composite display: A composite display is disclosed. In some embodiments, a composite display comprises a compound paddle comprising a plurality of components and configured to sweep out an area. A plurality of pixel elements is mounted on at least one component of the plurality of components. Selectively activating one or more of... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090002273 - Data flow for a composite display: A system for generating a display is disclosed. The system includes a base on which one or more paddles are mounted, wherein each paddle includes a plurality of pixel elements and is configured to sweep out an area during a paddle cycle, a processor configured to generate a script based... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090002269 - System and method for providing a floating alphanumeric/graphical display without moving electronics: A system and method for providing a floating display without moving electronics is provided. The mechanisms include a stationary array of light emitting elements and a moving reflective element. As the reflective element rotates, oscillates, or otherwise moves in a path relative to the array of light emitting elements, a... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090002274 - Optically writable display medium, optical writing device, and image display apparatus: An optically writable display medium, which includes a display layer, a photoconductor layer and a pair of electrodes, is provided. The display layer is capable of selectively reflecting incident light in response to an applied voltage and it has memory capability. Electrical resistance of the photoconductor layer changes in response... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090002275 - Image transfer device and method thereof, and computer readable medium: There is provided with an image transfer device which communicates with a screen display device displaying image data on a screen thereof, including: an image data generator configured to generate image data corresponding to a plurality of divided areas into which the screen is divided, respectively; a data compression processor... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090002276 - Method of driving plasma display panel: A plasma display panel driving method permitting to improve dark contrast without causing erroneous discharge. A forced address discharge is executed with respect to a discharge cell positioned adjacent to said one discharge cell, in each of the discharge cells belonging to a display line to be addressed immediately before... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090002278 - Plasma display and driving method thereof: A plasma display device, which gradually increases the current to the panel capacitors is disclosed. The display uses an inductor to reduce the current spike which would otherwise occur and create large electromagnetic interference.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090002277 - Plasma display panel device: p

20090002279 - Plasma display device and control method thereof: A plasma display device is provided which expresses a video with gradations by selecting each of a plurality of subfields forming one field, each of the subfields having a weighted number of sustain pulses. A sustain pulse number calculation unit calculates a display load factor of an input video signal... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090002281 - Active matrix organic electroluminescence display and its gradation control method: An active matrix organic electroluminescence(EL) display comprises plural selection and data lines mutually crossed, and a pixel circuit connected to the selection and data lines and having switching devices, a storage capacitor and an organic EL device. In a part of a period that the pixel circuit connected to the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090002282 - El display panel, power supply line drive apparatus, and electronic device: Disclosed herein is an electroluminescence display panel including: a pixel circuit; a signal line; a scan line; a drive power supply line; a common power supply line; a power supply line drive circuit; a high-potential power supply line; and a low-potential power supply line.... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090002284 - Image display apparatus: In correspondence with a fixed image area (11a) of a self-luminous device (11), an opacified fixed image area (16) is formed in a transmission panel (15), and a fixed picture which is a fixed image that is susceptible to image persistence is placed in the fixed image area (16). According... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090002283 - Organic electroluminescent device: An organic electroluminescent device comprises: a substrate; a display unit located on the substrate and including a plurality of subpixels; a sealing region located at the outer periphery of the display unit and defined to form a sealing member; and a plurality of wiring lines connected to the display unit... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090002280 - Organic light emitting device and method of driving the same: An organic light emitting device and a method of driving the same are disclosed. The organic light emitting device includes a display unit including a pixel including a plurality of subpixels, a scan driver connected to the display unit to supply a scan signal to the pixel, a data driver... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090002285 - Image display apparatus: An image display apparatus includes an image display unit having a light source and a light modulating unit; a histogram generating unit; a function generating unit; a first brightness calculating unit; a second brightness calculating unit; a first difference calculating unit; a first multiplying unit; a first summation calculating unit;... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090002286 - Information processing apparatus and method for controlling organic el display device: An information processing apparatus includes: an organic EL display device that displays an image with a plurality of pixels; and a controller that controls the organic EL display device to lower a brightness of the organic EL display device from a first brightness to a second brightness and to invert... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090002287 - Light-emitting device and image forming apparatus: A light-emitting device has a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in one direction, each of the plurality of pixel circuits having a light-emitting element that emits light according to the amount of driving current, a driving transistor that supplies the driving current to the light-emitting element, a holding transistor that... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090002288 - Luminance balancing: A composite display is disclosed. In some embodiments, a composite display comprises a paddle configured to sweep out an area and a plurality of pixel elements mounted on the paddle. Selectively activating one or more of the plurality of pixel elements while the paddle sweeps the area causes at least... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090002289 - Composite display: A composite display is disclosed. In some embodiments, a composite display comprises a paddle configured to sweep out an area and a plurality of pixel elements mounted on the paddle. Selectively activating one or more of the plurality of pixel elements while the paddle sweeps the area causes at least... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090002293 - Composite display: A composite display is disclosed. In some embodiments, a composite display comprises a paddle configured to sweep out an area and a plurality of pixel elements mounted on the paddle. Selectively activating one or more of the plurality of pixel elements during a fractional rotation of the paddle within its... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090002296 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a DSD for outputting a digital video signal and a wiring board. The wiring board includes a first wiring portion in which signal lines used to transmit the digital video signal output from the DSD are disposed, a signal generation circuit for generating drive voltage signals,... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090002295 - Electro-optical apparatus, method of driving same, and electronic apparatus: One field is divided into p (p is an integer of 2 or more) groups and each of the divided groups is divided into two subfields. The p groups have the same time period. The sub-fields forming one field have time periods that are different from each other. A plurality... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090002294 - Horizontal electric field-type liquid crystal display panel: A horizontal electric field-type liquid crystal display panel includes a plurality of scanning lines that are disposed parallel to each other, a common wiring, a plurality of signal lines that are disposed in a direction for intersecting the plurality of scanning lines, a switching element that is disposed near an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090002297 - Image display device: In an image display device, each frame image in input image signals is divided into multiple subfield images according to the number of pixels to be shifted by a pixel shifting part (3), the subfield images are supplied to an spatial light modulation part (2) to spatially modulate light from... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090002291 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel including a plurality of data lines, a plurality of gate lines crossing the plurality of data lines, and a plurality of liquid crystal cells, a timing controller to determine gray levels of input digital video data and a time when... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090002292 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display device includes a data transition part to compare a number of transitions between a previous data and a current data to selectively invert the current data and to generate a reverse signal, a memory to store the data from the data transition part and to output... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090002290 - Rendering an image pixel in a composite display: Rendering an image pixel in a composite display is disclosed. In some embodiments, an image pixel is mapped to a plurality of temporal pixels, and the image pixel is rendered in a composite display using at least a subset of the plurality of temporal pixels to which it is mapped,... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090002299 - Computer system display driving method and system: An image display system includes an LCD (liquid crystal display) or other display driven by alternating current and driven in an inverted manner by a predetermined driving method on a pixel basis, and an LCD driving device for generating a Frame Rate Control (FRC) pattern which is the same as... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.

20090002298 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a luminance compressing section, a luminance extending section, and a W calculating section. The luminance compressing section subjects three color signals to luminance compression according to a luminance in a preceding frame, and outputs compressed color signals. The luminance extending section outputs luminance extended and converted... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090002301 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel having a plurality of data lines, a plurality of gate lines, and a plurality of liquid crystal cells, a timing controller to determine gray levels of input digital video data and a time at which a polarity of a data... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090002302 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel having a plurality of data lines, a plurality of gate lines crossing the plurality of data lines, and a plurality of liquid crystal cells, a timing controller to determine gray levels of input digital video data and a time at... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090002303 - Liquid crystal display capable of compensating common voltage signal thereof: An exemplary liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel having a plurality of pixel units arranged in rows, a scanning circuit configured to activate the pixel units row by row by outputting a plurality of corresponding scanning signals, a data circuit configured to provide data voltage signals to the... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090002300 - System and method to drive display matrix: A system and method to drive display matrix, comprising: a voltage level generator to provide predetermined voltages, a row voltage selector to select a group of voltages from the voltage level generator depending on select vector to drive row drivers, a column voltage selector to select a group of voltages... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090002304 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display including a data driver, a gate driver and a liquid crystal display panel having a plurality of pixels and a plurality of pixel memories. According to embodiments of the present invention, the pixels and the pixel memories are configured to reduce power consumption of pixels displaying... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090002306 - Common voltage generating circuit having square wave generating unit and liquid crystal display using same: A common voltage generating circuit includes a square wave generating unit, a diode, a NOT gate, a first capacitor, a second capacitor, a third capacitor, a first resistor, a second resistor, and an output terminal. The square wave generating unit includes an output terminal, which is coupled to the output... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090002305 - Liquid crystal display with common voltage generator for reducing crosstalk: An exemplary liquid crystal display (20) includes a liquid crystal display panel (22), data lines (26) connected to the liquid crystal display panel, and a common voltage generator (24) configured to output a common voltage to the liquid crystal display panel. A predetermined number of the data lines are also... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090002307 - Display device, driving method of the same and electronic equipment incorporating the same: Disclosed herein is a display device including: a pixel section having pixel circuits arranged to form a matrix with at least a plurality of columns, pixel data being written to each of the pixel circuits via a switching element; at least one scan line disposed to be associated with rows... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090002311 - Dynamic backlight adaptation with reduced flicker: Embodiments of a system that includes one or more integrated circuits are described. During operation, the system receives a video image, that when displayed, includes a picture portion and the non-picture portion, where the non-picture portion has a first brightness value. Then, the system scales the non-picture portion to have... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090002308 - Light emission control apparatus and liquid crystal display apparatus including the same: According to one embodiment, a light emission control apparatus controlling light emissions of plural light sources in a light emission device which includes the light sources in respective light source areas and lights a liquid crystal panel using the plural light sources has following sections: an initial value setting section... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090002310 - Liquid crystal display apparatus: A liquid crystal display apparatus in an embodiment of the invention, in which each frame period is divided into a first period for writing the non-video signals, a second period for writing the video signals to the respective pixels, and a third period for maintaining the video signals in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090002309 - Semiconductor integrated circuit, power source system interface, and electronic apparatus: A semiconductor integrated circuit, includes: a light emitting diode driver for driving a light emitting diode which is a backlight source of a liquid crystal display panel; a regulator that stabilizes an externally supplied power supply voltage, so as to supply a power supply voltage which is stabilized to a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090002312 - Display apparatus, method of driving the same, and sensing driver of display apparatus: In a display apparatus, a display panel includes touch sensors that make contact with a common electrode by an external pressure to output a common voltage, and a sensing driver receives the common voltage from the touch sensors to generate a sensing signal. A controller receives the sensing signal from... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090002313 - Lighting apparatus and projection type display, and driving method therefor: A lighting apparatus used for a projection type display is provided, which can change the incident ray volume to an optical modulation device without changing the optical output intensity of the lamp, and can exhibit excellent effects in expressive power of an image and adaptability to the use environment. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090002316 - Mobile communication device with game application for use in conjunction with a remote mobile communication device and methods for use therewith: A mobile communication device includes a processing module that executes a gaming application based on gaming data and that generates display data in response thereto, wherein the gaming data includes first data and second data. A sensor generates the first data in response to the actions of a user. At... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090002315 - System and method for manipulation of sound data using haptic feedback: In an embodiment, a device which comprises means for generating an audio signal based on sound data, the audio signal configured to produce sound from an audio producing device; means for generating a haptic command based on the sound data, the haptic command configured to cause a haptic feedback device... Agent: Immersion -thelen LLP

20090002314 - Tactile sense presentation device and tactile sense presentation method: A tactile sense presentation device is disclosed that drives a tactile sense unit to present a tactile sense to an operator. The device includes a location detection unit that detects the location of the tactile sense unit and a drive unit that drives the tactile sense unit with a thrust... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090002317 - Joystick accessory for portable game console: A game console has a housing having a front and back sides and near an edge of the housing on the front side an array of depressable game-operating buttons. A joystick accessory has a generally U-shaped clip having a front and rear legs and dimensioned to fit over the edge... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20090002318 - Mobile communication device and input module thereof: An input module of a mobile communication device includes an interlinking unit, an input unit, and a pressing unit. The interlinking unit has a protrusion and a first sliding member. The input unit has a second sliding member opposite to the first sliding member. The pressing unit has a groove,... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090002319 - Wheel mouse: The present invention relates to a wheel mouse. The wheel mouse includes a base, an upper cover, a scroll wheel, a first support element, a second support element, and a wheel carrier member. The first and second support elements are disposed on the base and arranged in parallel with the... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090002321 - Character input device: A character input device of a PDA, mobile telephone, or the like comprises a memory unit (34) for storing a plurality of different types of keyboard arrangement images, a display unit (30) for displaying one of a plurality of different types of keyboard arrangement images on a touch screen (12),... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090002320 - Keyboard with surface for computer mouse operation and moveable numeric keypad: A keyboard device includes an alphanumeric keyboard and a numeric keypad moveable relative to the keyboard. The keyboard has structure defining a rolling or sliding surface for a mouse and also defining a storage compartment for the numeric keypad below the mouse rolling/sliding surface. In preferred form, the numeric keypad... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20090002322 - Method for distributing display information to a remote display device, a corresponding display device, a system for distributing display information and a signal comprising display information: k

20090002327 - Creating virtual replicas of physical objects: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for creating virtual replicas of physical objects. A computer system detects that a portion of a physical object has come into the physical vicinity of a portion of a multi-touch input display surface. The computer system accesses object identifying... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090002329 - Dual touchscreen: A touchscreen system for locating an opaque object in a target region, detects interruption of light beams, using two or more independent touchscreens (TS1, TS2), arranged to provide redundancy, each of the touchscreens having one or more optical emitters (10) to create the beams, and one or more optical detectors... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090002334 - Electronic calculator and method of controlling the calculator: An electronic calculator is very useful for learning manipulation procedure to perform a predetermined process by designating a position on a display screen of the calculator. Manipulation is executed on a touch screen 16a of the display screen with a touch pen. When a function expression is entered to execute... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090002335 - Electronic device with image based browsers: Methods and systems that improve the way media is played, sorted, modified, stored and cataloged on a portable media player are disclosed. One aspect relates to an image based browser that allows a user to navigate through and select images that are related to media items.... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090002331 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display panel having a liquid crystal between two flexible substrates, a light guide sheet of a lighting device capable of emitting lights of a plurality of colors to illuminate the liquid crystal display panel, and a switch sheet which senses a press thereon are stacked in this... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090002332 - Method and apparatus for input in terminal having touch screen: A method and an apparatus for detecting input to a terminal having a touch screen. The method includes the steps of: displaying an active cell activating any one of a plurality of objects displayed on a screen; sensing a touch on a display screen; checking a position touched and a... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090002328 - Method and apparatus for multi-touch tactile touch panel actuator mechanisms: A method and apparatus of actuator mechanisms for a multi-touch tactile touch panel are disclosed. The tactile touch panel includes an electrical insulated layer and a tactile layer. The top surface of the electrical insulated layer is capable of receiving an input from a user. The tactile layer includes a... Agent: James M. Wu Jw Law Group

20090002330 - Method and system for carrying out non-contact testing of touch panel: Disclosed are a system and a method for carrying out non-contact testing of a touch panel. An air nozzle is arranged above the touch panel with a predetermined distance set between an air jet orifice of the air nozzle and a surface of the touch pane. Air is supplied to... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090002326 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for facilitating data entry via a touchscreen: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for facilitating data entry into an electronic device via a touchscreen. As a user places his or her finger on the touchscreen, a cursor may be displayed at a location relative to other items displayed on the touchscreen that is proximate... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090002324 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a scrolling mechanism for touch screen devices: An apparatus for providing a scrolling mechanism for touch screen devices may include a detector, a scroll cursor generator and a scrolling device. The detector may be configured to receive an indication of a detection of a touch event at a touch screen display generating a content view of at... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090002325 - System and method for operating an electronic device: At an electronic device, at least one force applied to the entire electronic device by a human user is sensed. A force category for the at least one force is determined and a feedback action is provided to the human user at an output interface. The feedback action is associated... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090002333 - Systems and methods for device registration: Systems and methods for facilitating registration of a device, such as a portable device, are described. A user may be provided with a reference pattern, which may then be entered onto a corresponding grid on the device. The user entered grid pattern is then stored as data, encoded, and transmitted... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090002323 - Transparent conductive laminate and transparent touch panel comprising the same: A transparent conductive laminate consisting of a transparent polymer substrate, an uneven cured resin layer formed on at least one side of the substrate and a transparent conductive layer formed on the cured resin layer directly or through another layer. The cured resin layer contains fine particles A having an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090002337 - Capacitive-type touch panel: A capacitive-type touch panel includes: a transparent substrate; a plurality of first conductors; a plurality of second conductors cooperating with the first conductors to form a matrix of capacitive regions; and a controller connected electrically to the first and second conductors for detecting the capacitance of each of the capacitive... Agent: Shirley L. Church, Esq.

20090002336 - Display device including integrated touch sensors: A display device including a plurality of sensing units, a plurality of first sensing signal lines, a first output unit, a first sensing output line, and a sensing signal processor. The sensing units are arranged in a matrix and generate a detection signal according to user contact. The first sensing... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090002338 - Screen input type image display: In an image display device incorporating a touch sensor capable of detecting coordinates with simple structure and high precision, a transparent conductive film on a substrate SUB forming a display screen of the image display device is patterned to form detection electrodes taking the shape of a plurality of pad... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090002339 - Touch pad with flexible substrate: A touch sensor device is provided that uses a flexible circuit substrate to provide an improved input device. Specifically, the present invention uses a touch sensor controller affixed to the flexible circuit substrate, which is coupled to a sensor component to provide a flexible, reliable and cost effective touch sensor... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (syna)

20090002341 - Display device: It is an object of the present invention to allow a specified function to be readily selected in a mobile telephone or the like without performing a complicated operation. A liquid crystal (30) is sandwiched between a TFT substrate (10) and a color filter substrate (20). A photosensor TFT (130)... Agent: Reed Smith LLP Stanley P. Fisher

20090002342 - Information processing device: In a display device having a dual view display function, provided is an information processing device which is capable of causing a user who performs an operation to feel an intuitive operation and which is capable of providing a user who does not perform the operation with an improved viewability.... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090002340 - Night vision touchscreen: A touchscreen system for locating an opaque object in a target region, detects interruption of light beams. Each of the touchscreens have one or more optical emitters (10) to create the beams, and one or more optical detectors (30) to provide detection signals arranged to use emission wavelengths which are... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090002344 - Calibration of an interactive display system: In an interactive display system, a projected image on a display surface and a vision system used to detect objects touching the display surface are aligned, and optical distortion of the vision system is compensated. Also, calibration procedures correct for a non-uniformity of infrared (IR) illumination of the display surface... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090002343 - Systems and methods for impedance stabilization: An AC-to-DC adapter may be provided in order to increase the sensitivity of a touch-sensitive surface. Such an AC-to-DC adapter may include a rectifying circuit to rectify incoming AC signals. The rectifying circuit may take the form of a diode bridge network that includes four diode branches. Stabilization circuits may... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090002346 - Electronic pen: An electronic pen has a casing and a tip to be put on a surface. The pen includes a positioning module for detecting the position of the tip on the surface, and an audio module configured to output signals responsive to the detected position of the tip on the surface.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090002345 - Systems and methods for interacting with position data representing pen movement on a product: A versatile electronic pen (100) includes a system for interacting with position data representing the pen's movement on a product (110) provided with a position-coding pattern (P). The system comprises an audio module which is operable to correlate the position data with audio data and to provide the audio data... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090002347 - Pointing device with optical positioning on low-diffusive surfaces: A computer input device includes a light source assembly forming an incident light beam that strikes an area on a surface beneath the input device with large incident angle. A light sensing assembly in the input device is positioned to receive scattered light and includes a band-pass filter. A barrier... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)

20090002353 - Display apparatus and drive method thereof: A display apparatus including a display having an upper display part and a lower display part, comprises a frame memory for storing therein the video image data at a rate of N frames/sec and supplying the stored video image data twice to each of the upper display part and the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090002354 - Display device and method for driving the same: A display device includes a display unit, a horizontal drive circuit, and a vertical drive circuit, the display unit including pixels in a matrix formation, as well as respective signal lines and scan lines via which the drive circuits drive the pixels. Each pixel includes a light-emitting element, a hold... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090002352 - Driving apparatus and display system using the same: A driving apparatus is provided for driving a display module. The driving apparatus comprises a comparing module, a processing module, and a first converting module. The comparing module is used for comparing an input signal with a feedback signal and generating a comparing signal. The processing module is coupled to... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090002349 - Electroluminescent white light emitting device: A white-light-emitting electroluminescent device includes light-emitting elements for emitting different colors of light, wherein one of the light-emitting elements has a luminous efficacy greater than the luminous efficacy of at least one of the other light-emitting elements. The different colors of light combine to form white light. Also included is... Agent: David Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090002350 - Frame buffer apparatus and related frame data retrieving method: A frame buffer apparatus is disclosed. The frame buffer apparatus includes a hold-type display for displaying and holding previous frame data; a data reading device for reading back the previous frame data held in the hold-type display. A driving circuit for a hold-type display is also disclosed. The data driving... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090002351 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display having reduced power consumption. The liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel having a plurality of pixels and a plurality of pixel memories. A pixel voltage is stored in a pixel memory in an on screen display (OSD) region of the liquid crystal display... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090002348 - Electrochromic display: An electrochromic display is disclosed which comprises an array-side substrate (10) in which a pixel electrode (15) and an electrochromic layer (30) are formed, a color filter-side substrate (50) in which a counter electrode (53) and an electrochromic layer (54) are formed, and an electrolytic layer (80) injected between the... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090002355 - Active matrix liquid crystal display device and method of driving the same: The present invention is directed to an a.c. driven active matrix liquid crystal display device capable of inhibiting the aforementioned artifact of stripes as well as saving the power consumption, and a method of driving such a device. A selection switch SW controlled by a column selection circuit 50 enables... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090002356 - Display apparatus and driving method of display apparatus: A display apparatus including a pixel circuit including a light emitting element arranged in a site where a scanning line crosses a signal line; a holding capacitor; a first switch which opens and closes connection between one terminal of the light emitting element and the signal line in accordance with... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090002357 - Drive circuit, a display device provided with the same: In one embodiment of the present invention, a drive circuit includes: a logic block connected between a source of a first voltage and a source of a second voltage, and a sampler including a plurality of sampling circuits. Each sampling circuit is for sampling, in use, an input data signal... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090002358 - Source driver, electro-optical device, projection-type display device, and electronic instrument: A source driver that drives a source line of an electro-optical device includes an image data comparison circuit that compares K-bit (K is an integer equal to or larger than two) image data in a current drive period with preceding data corresponding to a preceding drive level, and an amplifier... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090002359 - Source driver, electro-optical device, projection-type display device, and electronic instrument: A source driver that drives a source line of an electro-optical device includes a receiving circuit that receives image data, a vertical synchronization timing, or a horizontal synchronization timing through a transmission line that transmits the image data, the vertical synchronization timing, or the horizontal synchronization timing, and a source... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090002360 - Liquid crystal display device and method for driving same: An exemplary LCD includes a frame memory configured for receiving a plurality of first gradations of current frame and outputting a plurality of second gradations of preceding frame pre-stored therein; a comparator configured for receiving, comparing the first gradations with the second gradation to generate a comparison result; a luminance... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090002361 - Generating low resolution user interfaces for transmission to mobile devices: A computer-implemented method includes generating a user interface for displaying one or more images, receiving a request from a remote device to view the user interface, determining whether the remote device is a mobile device communicating over a wireless network, depending on a result of the determination, generating a low... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090002362 - Image to temporal pixel mapping: Image pixel to temporal pixel mapping is disclosed. In some embodiments, a grid of stochastically arranged temporal pixels is employed in a composite display. An image pixel may be mapped to one or more temporal pixels in the grid. One or more of the one or more temporal pixels in... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090002365 - Image processing program and image processing apparatus: A game apparatus includes a computer, and the computer reads rendering data from a rendering buffer, and displays a virtual three-dimensional image by utilizing color data and a depth value for each pixel which are included in the rendering data. When a photographing instruction is input, a focused position is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090002363 - Imparting three-dimensional characteristics in a two-dimensional space: Processes and techniques for imparting three-dimensional visual characteristics to images in a two-dimensional space are described. In one implementation, a graphical image is received in a two-dimensional space (e.g., a user interface on a computing device). A shape palette is presented to a user, the shape palette comprising a visual... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20090002364 - Method and apparatus for determining the alteration of the shape of a three dimensional object: A method for determining the alteration of the shape of a three-dimensional object from at least one two-dimensional image of the object, wherein the original three-dimensional model shape of the object is known—or is ascertained from the at least one two-dimensional image of the object. The three-dimensional model shape is... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090002366 - Method and apparatus for volume rendering of medical data sets: A method and a corresponding apparatus for volume rendering of medical data sets comprises a display (11) for displaying at least one slice view (12) of a medical data set (18) of an object, in particular a patient. A user selection unit (13, 14, 15) enables a user to select... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090002367 - Method and system for a communications information interface: A system and method is provided which allows for user-interactive, multi-dimensional information about coverage areas of wireless service providers. Map data can be continually updated by third party mapping systems, and the coverage data can be continually updated by coverage data repositories maintained by the respective wireless service provider or... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090002368 - Method, apparatus and a computer program product for utilizing a graphical processing unit to provide depth information for autostereoscopic display: A device for generating a 3D image based on 2D graphical content of an image and depth information (i.e., Z-map) to be displayed on a display includes an application processor, a graphical processing unit (GPU), a 3D rendering unit and a display. The application processor is capable of sending 2D... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090002369 - Method and apparatus for visualizing a tomographic volume data record using the gradient magnitude: A method and an apparatus are disclosed for visualizing a tomographic volume data record of an object volume. In at least one embodiment of the method, the gradient magnitude is additionally determined for each voxel of the volume data record and an at least two-dimensional transfer function is provided which... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090002371 - Generation of code from a graphical model: A method and system are provided for generating code from a graphical model in a graphical modeling environment. The graphical model includes at least one signal having a data size, a data dimensionality, or both that can vary from a first time instance to a second time instance as the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP/the Mathworks Floor 30, Suite 3000

20090002370 - Interactive controls and information visualization using histogram equalization: A user interface uses histogram equalization to allow easier manipulation and visualization of a data set, especially data sets having values that are not distributed uniformly. The user interface can show values of a data set in different colors or shades of colors, or a combination of these, or in... Agent: Aka Chan LLP / Oracle

20090002372 - Waveform data display device and method: This invention discloses a waveform data display device and method, wherein the device comprising a microprocessor, for receiving collected parameter information and generating information on a position, a length and a color value with the maximum brightness of each vertical line for drawing a waveform corresponding to the received parameter... Agent: Mindray C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090002373 - Apparatus and method for guided graphical navigation through multidimensional databases: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to analyze a categorical dimension of multi-dimensional data as a function of entropy to form entropy results. The entropy results are plotted as a stacked bar chart. A user graphically navigates through the stacked bar chart.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090002374 - Error metrics for characters: Generating an error from an error metric quantifying differences between reference objects representing characters and representations of the reference objects. One embodiment includes a method which includes accessing a reference object representing a character. One or more reference object characteristics are quantified. The reference object characteristics are related to character... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090002375 - Method for automatic font character height restriction: A method is provided for reducing a height of a font character in a nonlinear scaling process. The method includes reducing the height of the character by interacting with hinting instruction to adjust relevant instructions to thereby reduce the overall height of a font character while preserving as much of... Agent: Breiner & Breiner, L.L.C.

20090002377 - Apparatus and method for synchronizing and sharing virtual character: An apparatus and method for synchronizing and sharing a virtual character are provided. The method includes generating a virtual character, synchronizing content in a predetermined form with the generated virtual character; converting the virtual character into an extensible markup language (XML)-based file and storing the XML-based file.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090002376 - Gradient domain editing of animated meshes: Gradient domain editing of animated meshes is described. Exemplary systems edit deforming mesh sequences by applying Laplacian mesh editing techniques in the spacetime domain. A user selects relevant frames or handles to edit and the edits are propagated to the entire sequence. For example, if the mesh depicts an animated... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20090002378 - Pipeline architecture for video encoder and decoder: An image data-processing apparatus (100) includes an image data-decoding unit (10) operable to execute pipeline processing-assisted image decoding processing, a pipeline controller (20) operable to control pipeline processing in the image data-decoding unit (10), a memory (30), and an input/output interface (40). The pipeline controller (20) executes control over the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090002380 - Graphics processing apparatus, graphics library module and graphics processing method: There is provided a graphics processing system that includes a main processing unit and a graphics processing unit (GPU). The main processing unit puts rendering commands generated using a graphics library in the queue of a command buffer in a main memory. In this process, the library function offered by... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20090002382 - Graphics processing method, graphics processor and video reproducing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a graphics processor includes a decode request registering module which registers decode requests for image data items sequentially, a decode processing module which decodes and holds the image data items in a registration order of the decode requests, and a drawing module which acquires a decode... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090002381 - Media synchronization via image queue: This invention is directed to a system for processing media in an electronic device. An application operative to request the display of one or more graphics elements may be implemented on the electronic device. The application may identify graphics elements for display and organize the graphics elements in a layer... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090002379 - Video decoding implementations for a graphics processing unit: Video decoding innovations for multithreading implementations and graphics processor unit (“GPU”) implementations are described. For example, for multithreaded decoding, a decoder uses innovations in the areas of layered data structures, picture extent discovery, a picture command queue, and/or task scheduling for multithreading. Or, for a GPU implementation, a decoder uses... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP

20090002383 - Memory for providing a graphic content: A memory device comprises a memory array and a processing device. The memory array is configured to store a graphic data set. The processing device is configured to initiate outputting of data of the graphic data set from the memory array and to combine the outputted data in response to... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP Gero Mcclellan / Qimonda

20090002384 - Mobile phone: According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile phone including: a calculating unit configured to calculate an update range of the update data; an input-side switch unit configured to switch a first frame buffer of the plurality of frame buffers to which the update data is... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090002385 - Method and system for cost-efficient, high-resolution graphics/image display system: An image display system comprises a processor 10, a main memory 20 and a display panel 30, where the main memory 20 includes an uncompressed image area 24 for storing image data relating to an image and a compressed image area 26 for storing compressed image data. The processor is... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090002386 - Graphical representation creation mechanism: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for generating graphical representations. An image representing an item is obtained. Input specifying one or more styles is obtained. For a style, one or more graphical effects are identified based on the style. A layout is generated, including applying the style including... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090002387 - Method and apparatus for rendering three dimensional graphics data: Provided is a method and apparatus for rendering 3D graphics data. By calculating the size of a primitive, which is a basic constituent unit of objects indicated by the graphics data, on a screen, selecting one of a plurality of resolutions supported by a video stream according to the calculated... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090002388 - Content and activity monitoring: A user interface includes at least one application element on a display of a device and at least indicative element associated with the at least one application element. The at least one indicative element is configured to vary at least one attribute in relation to a parameter of the at... Agent: Perman & Green

20090002389 - Image display apparatus and manufacturing method thereof: An image display apparatus has a plurality of display devices and a correction circuit which corrects image data in order to reduce luminance unevenness among the plurality of display devices. The correction circuit has a first storing unit which stores first characteristic data of each of the display devices which... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090002390 - Image processor: An image processor includes a first data acquiring unit, a second data acquiring unit, a third data acquiring unit, a convergence point setting unit, and a converting unit. The first data acquiring unit acquires first color data that is included in a first color gamut. The second data acquiring unit... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090002392 - Integrated platform for user input of digital ink: Described is a technology that provides an integrated platform for users to use different kinds of digital ink (e.g., handwritten characters, sketched shapes, handwritten formulas) when interacting with computer programs. The platform interprets the user's digital ink input and outputs one or more associated items into an application program. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090002391 - Manipulation of graphical objects: Methods of manipulating graphical objects are described. One or more graphical objects are displayed in a fixed orientation with reference to a sensed reference direction. Manipulation is achieved by fixing the orientation or position of a displayed graphical object with reference to an apparatus, such as the display itself or... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20090002393 - Method and apparatus for rendering computer graphics primitive: The present invention is directed to a method for rendering a computer graphics primitive intersected with one or more user-defined clipping planes. The method includes receiving a primitive, a clipping plane and a default scissor window; determining a second scissor window according to the spatial relationship among a first scissor... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090002394 - Augmenting images for panoramic display: Methods and systems are provided methods and systems for augmenting image data (e.g., still image data or video image data) utilizing image context data to generate panoramic images. In accordance with embodiments hereof, a position and orientation of received image data is utilized to identify image context data (e.g., three-dimensional... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090002395 - Device having function of rotating image: There is provided a device comprising: a display unit configured to display an image corresponding to image data and to be rotatable with respect a body case of the device; a detection unit configured to detect a rotation angle of the display unit; and a data processing unit configured to... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090002396 - Navigating lists using input motions: A method of navigating items on a display on a computing device with a touch sensitive input device is disclosed. Similar to a bike wheel, the list of items will rotate in relation to the velocity of the input applied including speed up, slow down, stop and change directions.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)

20090002397 - Context aware image conversion method and playback system: The embodiments of invention provide method and apparatus for converting one or more images for display on a display surface. The output image is obtained from an input image. We scale the input image to generate a foreground image, in which a content of the foreground image corresponds directly to... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20090002398 - Method and apparatus for scaling an image to produce a scaled image: According to embodiments described in the specification, a method, and apparatus for scaling an image to produce a scaled image is described, the image comprising an array of image pixels, and the scaled image comprising an array of scaled pixels. In a first step a map is created between the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090002399 - Method and system for browsing pictures by using a keypad: The present invention relates to a method for browsing pictures by using a keypad, which comprises steps of: A. dividing a picture to be browsed into picture blocks corresponding to keys in a one-to-one correspondence according to a key disposition of an apparatus's keypad; B. determining a picture block corresponding... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090002406 - Data line drive circuit and method for driving data lines: A data line drive circuit includes a plurality of output circuits and a plurality of switch portions. The plurality of output circuits outputs voltages corresponding to grayscale voltages with respect to display data. The plurality of switch portions becomes an ON-state in response to a line output signal and connects... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090002400 - Display apparatus and brightness adjusting method thereof: A display apparatus and a brightness adjusting method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a panel unit which displays an image signal, a backlight unit which provides a light to the panel unit to visualize the image signal, a luminance value regulator which calculates representative values to be applied... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090002405 - Display drive apparatus, display apparatus and drive control method thereof: A display drive apparatus driving a display pixel, includes a light-emitting element and a light-emission drive element, connected to a data line, includes a reset circuit and a gradation current supply circuit. The reset circuit initializes the display pixel applying a reset voltage to the display pixel wherein the reset... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090002403 - Dynamic backlight adaptation for video images with black bars: Embodiments of a system that includes one or more integrated circuits are described. During operation, the system calculates a brightness metric associated with a video image. Then, the system identifies a subset of the video image based on the brightness metric, where the subset of the video image includes spatially... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090002401 - Dynamic backlight adaptation using selective filtering: Embodiments of a system that includes one or more integrated circuits are described. During operation, the system receives a sequence of video images, where a given video image in the sequence, when displayed, includes a picture portion and the non-picture portion, and where the picture portion has a histogram of... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090002402 - Error metric associated with backlight adaptation: Embodiments of a system that includes one or more integrated circuits are described. During operation, the system reduces power consumption by changing an intensity setting of a light source, which illuminates a display that is configured to display a video image, and scales brightness values for the video image based... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090002404 - Synchronizing dynamic backlight adaptation: Embodiments of a system that includes one or more integrated circuits are described. During operation, the system receives a sequence of video images and a brightness setting of a light source which is configured to illuminate a display that is configured to display the video images, where the sequence of... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

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