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Computer graphics processing, operator interface processing, and selective visual display systems February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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20090051622 - Display control method and display system: A display control method and a display system using the method are provided. The display control method by which a single host device controls a plurality of display apparatuses includes generating first video data representing a first video displayed on a first display apparatus; generating second video data representing a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090051623 - Method and system for determining a position for an interstital diffuser for use in a multi-layer display: A method and system for determining a position for an interstitial diffuser for use in a multi-component display is disclosed. Embodiments utilize a camera to capture images of visual output from one or more display screens of a multi-component display, where each image may be taken with an interstitial diffuser... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes, LLP

20090051624 - Method and apparatus for signal presentation: A method and apparatus for presenting an information signal such as an image signal or a sound signal using a plurality of signal sources. The plurality of signal sources are located within a predetermined space, and the method comprises receiving a respective positioning signals from each of said signal sources,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090051626 - Device and method for controlling display-panel-addressing electrodes: A method controls electrodes for addressing a display panel having pixels distributed in lines and in columns, each addressing electrode being associated with a column in the panel, each line in the panel being successively selected for the addressing of the pixels in the line. The method includes maintaining, at... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090051625 - Plasma display apparatus and method of driving the same: A PDP apparatus having a driving circuit in which a circuit for applying a rising-slope waveform in a reset period, a circuit for applying a falling-slope waveform, and a clamp circuit for generating a falling waveform having a dulled waveform between the rising-slope waveform and the falling-slope waveform are comprised.... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090051627 - Display method of emission display apparatus: Sticking of a Pixel is suppressed to improve the life of a display panel. In an emission display apparatus with a display panel in which a plurality of pixels each having at least one subpixel are disposed. A first display method of emitting light with only a pixel P(i,j) serving... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090051628 - Organic light emitting display and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting display device includes: a plurality of pixels at crossing portions of data lines, scan lines, and emission control lines; a sensor for sensing degradation information of organic light emitting diodes and mobility information of driving transistors, which are included in each pixel; a converter for storing... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090051630 - Light emitting device: The invention has a monitoring portion which detects change of ambient temperature and degradation with time, provided with a plurality of monitoring pixels and a monitoring line. Each of the plurality of monitoring pixels has a light emitting element for monitoring, a constant current source, a switch, and a detecting... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090051629 - System and method for sequential driving of information handling system display backlight led strings: An information handling system display backlight illuminates an image with plural strings of LEDs driven by a backlight driver integrated circuit with pulse width modulation. A string detection module detects the number of active LED strings and divides the time period by number of active LED strings into an equal... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20090051631 - Electro-optic device and electronic apparatus: An electro-optic device of a field sequential mode includes an electro-optic panel including a plurality of pixels and forming an image by controlling ON and OFF of the plurality of pixels; and a light source unit radiating a first color light and a second color light to the pixels of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090051633 - Electro-wetting display device field of the invention: An exemplary electro-wetting display (EWD) includes a plurality of pixel regions, and each pixel region includes a first substrate; a second substrate opposite to the first substrate; a first conductive liquid disposed between the first and second substrates; a second, colored, non-conductive liquid disposed between the first and second substrates,... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090051632 - Reflective type electro-wetting display device: An electro-wetting display device includes a first substrate; a second substrate opposite to the first substrate; a plurality of side walls interposed between the first and second substrates, the side walls being arranged in a matrix and cooperating with the first and second substrates to form a plurality of spaces;... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090051636 - Display device: The present invention is directed to a display device which can display an image in any region within the display region without affecting the configuration of pixels, even when there is a non-display region. A display device is provided with a number of gate signal lines aligned on a first... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090051634 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display has a substrate, data lines, scan lines, pixel units and a pre-charge circuit. The data lines are disposed on the substrate in a first direction. The scan lines are disposed on the substrate in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The pixel units... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090051635 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display includes: a liquid crystal panel; a plurality of lamps supplying light to the liquid crystal panel; external electrodes provided at both ends of the lamps; common electrodes including a plurality of electrode holders for fixing the external electrodes of the lamps in a surrounding manner and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090051638 - Display device: A display device improves brightness while minimizing an increase in the number of source drivers. When a value obtained by dividing the length of a display screen in a row direction by the number of pixels in the row direction is a length corresponding to one pixel in the row... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090051637 - Display devices: A display device comprises a processor for receiving an image signal and generating a data signal and a luminance signal accordingly, a display panel comprising display cells, a data driver generating driving signals according to the data signal for driving the display cells, and a backlight module comprising light emitting... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090051640 - Display device: A flexible display device bendable in a certain direction is realized. R, G, and B pixels are arranged in a mosaic pattern. The display is bendable in a first direction, but is not assumed to be bent in a second direction. A data line extends in the first direction and... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090051639 - Method and device for reducing voltage stress at bootstrap point in electronic circuits: A discharging device is used to reduce the voltage level at a bootstrap point in an electronic circuit such as a shift register circuit. In such a circuit, a first transistor in a conducting state receives an input pulse and conveys it to the gate terminal of a second transistor,... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090051641 - Active matrix type liquid crystal display device and drive method thereof: A voltage corresponding to a black display is applied in a part of one frame period. When a black signal insertion period is changed, the black signal insertion period after the change is controlled so that (i) a time from a position at which a signal voltage of a first... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090051643 - Backlight assembly, display apparatus having the same, method for driving the same, and method for driving the display apparatus: In a backlight assembly, a display apparatus having the backlight assembly, a method for driving the backlight assembly and a method for driving the display apparatus, the backlight assembly includes a plurality of light sources and a light source driving unit. The light sources are disposed along a direction and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090051642 - Backlight assembly, method of driving the same and display system having the same thereof: The present invention provides a backlight assembly and a display system having the same, characterized in that the backlight assembly comprises: a plurality of light emission units and a control unit. Each unit having M kinds of emission components, each of the M kinds of emission components emitting light of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090051644 - Display device and related positioning method: A display device detects a touched position by making use of a inducing element and a counter electrode. The voltage produced by the counter electrode is able to affect a conductivity of the channel of the inducing element corresponding to the touched position. The inducing element and a readout circuit... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090051645 - Photo elements and image displays: An exemplary embodiment of a photo element comprises a first line, a second line, a switch transistor, and a photo transistor. The switch transistor has a first electrode, a second electrode, and a first gate. One of the first electrode and the second electrode is electrically coupled to the first... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090051646 - Flexible electrophoretic-type display: An electrophoretic-type display device including an array of microcells, where each microcell is formed by a microwell containing a quantity of ink and a polymer-based membrane connected to upper edges of the microwell. The membrane is formed by curing an aqueous or hydroalcoholic sealing solution that is overcoated on the... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP

20090051648 - Gesture-based mobile interaction: Gesture-based mobile interaction, motion of a device is sensed using image data, and a gesture corresponding to the sensed motion of the device is recognized. Functionality of the device corresponding to the recognized gesture is determined and invoked.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090051647 - Portable electronic device with motion sensing module: A portable electronic device includes a display module for displaying a menu, a motion sensing module, and a controlling module. The menu having a plurality of menu options. The motion sensing module detects a motion of the portable electronic device imparted by a user and generates a trigger signal associated... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090051649 - Wearable display interface client: A wearable display interface that during operation is in short-range, wireless bidirectional communication with a server, related methods, and systems including the interface and server. The wearable interface includes a power supply driving a processor that is operatively coupled to a visual display and a wireless interface where the wearable... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090051651 - Apparatus for remote pointing using image sensor and method of the same: Problem: since a remote pointing system using an image sensor and having a communication function through an infrared remote controller is used in various environments, the various environments have to be considered when designing the system. Solution: a signal reception unit outputs a control signal controlled to operate in a... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20090051652 - Control apparatus and method: The invention discloses a control apparatus capable of providing a user with a control over an object displayed on a display apparatus by a pointing device. The control apparatus includes an image capturing module, a separating module, a positioning module, a constructing module, and a processing module. The image capturing... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090051650 - Pass through of remote commands: In one embodiment, a television set having remote control signaling to a controlled device has a data communication interface for communication of data, said data communication interface having a connection reserved for DC power. A remote control interface that receives commands from a remote control device. A circuit determines whether... Agent: Miller Patent Services

20090051653 - Toy devices and methods for providing an interactive play experience: The invention provides a unique interactive play experience carried out utilizing a toy “wand” and/or other actuation/tracking device. In one embodiment the wand incorporates a wireless transmitter and motion-sensitive circuitry adapted to actuate the transmitter in response to particular learned wand motions. The wand allows play participants to electronically and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090051654 - Computer-mouse apparatus with voice-output-switch function: A computer-mouse apparatus with voice-output-switch function is provided. In addition to normal functions of a computer-mouse apparatus, this computer-mouse apparatus is configured to make a computer switch a voice output to another voice-output apparatus by using a pre-determined set of buttons on the computer-mouse apparatus. Therefore the user can quickly... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090051655 - Mouse with television signal receiving function: A mouse with television signal receiving function includes a mouse casing, a vent hole disposed on the mouse casing, and a digital tuner, an antenna, a hub disposed in the mouse casing. The vent hole is arranged near the digital tuner. The antenna connects to the digital tuner for receiving... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090051656 - Capacitance/voltage converting circuit, input apparatus using the same, electronic device, and capacitance/voltage converting method: A capacitance/voltage conversion circuit converts the difference in electrostatic capacitance between a first capacitor and a second capacitor into a voltage. With such an arrangement, a first voltage applying unit applies a power supply voltage Vdd to the first capacitor during a first state, and applies the ground voltage 0V... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090051657 - Display button device: A button device having display functionality is disclosed. The display buttons have button mechanisms, which, when depressed actuate a switch, creating a signal detected by electronics for the button device. Each button is configured to display an image, which can be changed by a display driver. Accordingly, the display button... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090051658 - Slideable keyboard for an electronic equipment: An electronic equipment (1) comprising a casing (10) having a front surface (11); a display (20); a mechanical keypad (30); and a set (40) of navigation and function/control keys, said display (20) and keypad (30) being arranged adjacent to one another on the front surface (11), the set (40) of... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090051669 - Apparatus and method for inputting function key: An apparatus and a method for inputting a function key. The apparatus and method provide convenience with which a user can use function keys of a QWERTY-type keyboard, such as direction keys and cursor movement keys, in a small-sized terminal. Also, the apparatus and method enable easy input of various... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090051659 - Computer input device: A device (1) for data entry into an electronic device such as a computer, personal digital assistant (PDA) or mobile phone is provided, comprising thumb and finger touch pads (5,3), arranged on the device in a pattern corresponding to the natural thumb and finger tip positions of the thumb and... Agent: Law Office Of Morris E. Cohen

20090051667 - Method and apparatus for providing input feedback in a portable terminal: An input feedback method and apparatus in a portable terminal having a touch input device are provided, in which a user's finger contact on a screen having a plurality of objects displayed is sensed, a value sensed from the finger contact is compared with at least one threshold, and a... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090051665 - Method of providing menu using touchscreen and multimedia apparatus applying the same: A method of providing a menu, and a multimedia device incorporating the same. In the multimedia device, the touchscreen is controlled to be activated and a menu that is selectable through a user touch is displayed on the touchscreen, when a user manipulation is input through a manipulating unit while... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090051664 - Method of setting audio signal and audio apparatus to use the same: A method of setting an audio signal, and an audio apparatus using the same. The audio apparatus includes a display to display a plurality of audio signal information, an input to receive a touch trace formed on the display as a command, a controller to change the audio signal information... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090051661 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing automatic positioning of text on touch display devices: An apparatus for providing automatic positioning of text on touch display devices may include a processing element. The processing element may be configured to receive an indication of a detection of touch event associated with an object, determine text corresponding to a location of the touch event, and provide for... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090051666 - Portable terminal: A portable terminal comprising: a first body having a keypad containing a plurality of keys arranged thereon and a display disposed in one direction for displaying information inputted via the keypad; and a second body slidably connected to the first body in a direction perpendicular to the one direction and... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090051660 - Proximity sensor device and method with activation confirmation: A touch sensor device and method is provided that facilitates improved device usability. Specifically, the touch screen device and method provide user interface functionality while reducing the possibility of inadvertent activation of certain functions. The touch screen device comprises a proximity sensor adapted to detect object presence in a sensing... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (syna)

20090051663 - Recovering image system: The invention relates to a recovering image system comprising a data inputting device, a driver and a panel. The data inputting device outputs digital data signals. The driver device receives the digital data signals, converts the digital data signals to analog data signals, outputs the analog data signals or reset... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090051668 - Touch panel structure: The present invention discloses a touch panel structure comprising: a transparent substrate to carry the components described later; a first conductive layer formed on one side of the transparent substrate and having a plurality of first sensing bands each of which is disposed with at least a first sensing zone... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090051662 - Touch-sensitive screen with haptic acknowledgement: A touch sensitive screen comprising a display device and a light-permeable, wherein a touch-sensitive arrangement arranged upstream of an image side of the display device at a distance therefrom. The arrangement can be displaced in relation to the display device such that a haptic acknowledgment is generated. The touch-sensitive arrangement... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090051670 - Liquid crystal display incorporating touch pad: A liquid crystal display incorporating touch pad, includes a liquid crystal module, a touch device, and a controller (80). The touch device includes a plurality of touch pads (72). The liquid crystal module includes a lower substrate (20), an upper substrate (10) and sealant (30). A gap is defined between... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090051671 - Recognizing the motion of two or more touches on a touch-sensing surface: An apparatus and method for recognizing the motion of multiple touches on a touch-sensing surface. In one embodiment, the touch-sensing surface is divided into multiple logical zones. Each of the logical zones has a configurable granularity. The apparatus and method detects multiple substantially simultaneous touches on the surface, and tracks... Agent: Cypress/blakely Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090051672 - Electro-wetting display device with touch mode: An exemplary electro-wetting display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, a first polar liquid disposed between the first and second substrates, a second, colored, non-polar liquid disposed between the first and second substrates, and a touch system disposed adjacent to the first substrate.... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090051673 - Wireless digital data storage device mounted in a pen shaped housing: A wireless digital data storage device mounted in a pen shaped housing has a barrel, a reservoir tube assembly and a memory device. The memory device is held in the barrel and the memory device having a controller, a memory unit, a wireless communicating unit and a display. The controller... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20090051674 - Display device and driving method thereof, semiconductor device, and electronic apparatus: To constitute a display panel only by transistors having the same conductivity type is difficult if a p-type transistor is adopted as a driving transistor. By constituting a circuit formed in the display panel by transistors having the same conductivity type, manufacturing process can be reduced, and cost reduction can... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090051675 - High transmission rate interface for transmitting both clocks and data: A high transmission rate interface for transmitting both a clock and data, which is adapted for an intra-panel liquid crystal display (LCD), is disclosed. The high transmission rate interface includes: a clock detection circuit adapted for receiving a data stream and detecting a specific data format in the data stream... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090051676 - Driving apparatus for display: A driving apparatus for a display is provided. The driving apparatus for a display comprises: a digital/analog converter for receiving an input voltage lower than a source voltage used in a buffer amplifier for output driving, generating a plurality of reference voltages, and selecting a reference voltage corresponding to an... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090051677 - Supply voltage removal detecting circuit, display device and method for removing latent image: A supply voltage removal detecting circuit, a display device and method for removing a latent image when a supply voltage is disconnected, in which the supply voltage removal detecting circuit includes a voltage controller, a detection signal generator, and an output unit. The voltage controller controls voltages such that when... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090051678 - Active matrix display apparatus: A readily-mountable low-cost active matrix display apparatus with a setup function is provided. A serial interface circuit 20 and setup circuits 16 are each formed of TFT elements on a liquid crystal panel 11. The serial interface circuit 20 performs serial-parallel conversion on a setup control signal 17 serially inputted... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090051679 - Local motion estimation using four-corner transforms: A four-corner motion system for precisely modeling local motion is provided. The four-corner motion system provides a motion estimation technique that uses a four-corner transform to describe planar motion. The four-corner motion system produces a motion field that describes the motion of each block in a reference frame at the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090051680 - Curved-surface generating method and program, and three-dimensional shape processing apparatus: A plurality of representative points are selected from a group of points obtained as results of shape measurement of an object, respective principal curvatures are calculated at the representative points on the basis of positional relationships between the representative point and a plurality of points existing around the representative point,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090051684 - Dynamically adjusted brush for direct paint systems on parameterized multi-dimensional surfaces: A system that implements a “tangent space brush,” allowing a user to paint directly onto a parameterized object, for example a three dimensional object. A tangent space brush projects coordinates from an input device to the world-space point on the surface of the 3D object. A normal is determined at... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090051682 - Method and apparatus for producing composite images which contain virtual objects: Methods and apparatus for production of composite images, videos, or films which exhibit virtual objects. More particularly, methods and apparatus for rendering, scaling, and/or locating, virtual objects within composite images, videos, or films employing marker objects as reference objects.... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC

20090051683 - Method and system for foot shape generation: A foot shape generation system that is based on digital photography and a database to provide three-dimensional point cloud information for footwear designers and manufacturers to realize footwear customization. The subject 102 stands on a self-contained platform equipped with cameras 601, 602, 603, 604 and a computer 104. A set... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090051681 - Monitoring user attention in a computer-simulated environment: Provided are methods, data processing systems and computer program product for monitoring user activity and monitoring the effectiveness of objects within a virtual environment such as an immersive, computer-simulated 3D environment. An embodiment of the invention monitors the attention given to a virtual object by one or more avatars, by... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law

20090051686 - Simulation of dynamic city environments and a related fabrication method: A method of dynamic generation by computer simulation of spatial elements, in particular, buildings and roads, constituting a three-dimensional city environment, the method comprising providing a supervisor subroutine responsible for overall control of the simulation; providing a spatial reorganization subroutine subordinate to the supervisor subroutine and responsible for generating the... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP

20090051685 - Stereoscopic image display apparatus: A stereoscopic image display apparatus includes: a plane display device including a display panel formed of pixels arranged in a matrix form and an image display controller controlling an image displayed on the display panel; an optical plate including a plurality of lenses provided in front of the display panel... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090051688 - Generating images using ray tracing and ray tree generated using low-discrepancy sequences: Computer graphics apparatus, methods and systems and program products, operable to generate and display human-perceptible images, comprise a ray tracer operable to generate a ray tree, the ray tree comprising a primary ray shot along a selected direction and a plurality of other rays, the other rays being generated by... Agent: Jacobs & Kim LLP

20090051687 - Image processing device: An image processing device includes a shader processor for carrying out a vertex shader process and a pixel shader process successively, a rasterizer unit for generating pixel data required for the pixel shader process on the basis of data on which the vertex shader process has been performed by said... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090051689 - Image processing method and apparatus: In image processing adapted to a display apparatus using a plurality of line buffers for storing data regarding dots aligned on scanning lines on the screen, when a line having a prescribed width and a prescribed length is drawn on the screen, a line drawing range is calculated with reference... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090051692 - Electronic presentation system: The invention provides a digital, animation presentation system for dramatically presenting various works. The digital and animated presentation in accordance with the invention is not limited by the conventions of paper books or electronic books that mimic paper-based books, and provides for the dramatic presentation of animation and animated text... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square

20090051691 - Image display apparatus: An object of the present invention is to be able to output moving image data that enables a desired image group partially included in all intra-subject images to be played as a moving image. An image display apparatus according to the present invention includes an image display function of displaying... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090051690 - Motion line switching in a virtual environment: A computing system enhances the human-like realism of computer opponents in racing-type games and other motion-related games. The computing system observes multiple prescribed motion lines and computes switching probabilities attributed to switching of simulated motion of a racer from one prescribed motion line to another. A sampling module samples at... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090051693 - Display control method used in a display apparatus , and display apparatus: The display control method includes the steps of: making a first determination of whether the analog RGB signal is present or absent, and switching an input to the analog RGB signal and displaying an image expressed by the analog RGB signal when the analog RGB signal has been determined to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090051694 - Methods and systems for adaptive image data compression: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for processing image data for use on LCD displays. Some aspects relate to an adaptive image compression techniques for liquid crystal display systems. Some aspects relate to systems and methods wherein varying degrees of compression are applied based on memory... Agent: Krieger Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090051695 - Image processing apparatus, computer program product, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an image storage unit that stores an image, an image display unit that sequentially displays each image, a feature-information storage unit that stores feature information of each image, a feature-information display unit that displays the feature information, a skip indicator receiving unit that receives a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090051696 - Methods, systems, and data structures for generating a rasterizer: Methods, systems and data structures produce a rasterizer. A graphical state is detected on a machine architecture. The graphical state is used for assembling a shell rasterizer. The machine architecture is used for selecting replacement logic that replaces portions of shell logic in the shell rasterizer. The machine architecture is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090051697 - Method and mechanism for programmable filtering of texture map data in 3d graphics subsystems: A system, method and apparatus to provide flexible texture filtering. A programmable texture filtering module is introduced into the graphics processing pipeline of a graphic coprocessor and graphic processor integrated with the host. A program from a defined instruction set may then be loaded into texture processing cores to process... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090051700 - Image display device, image display control method and program: An image display device includes: a storage means for storing a plurality of items of image data; a first classifying means for classifying the plurality of the items of image data in a first predetermined unit; a second classifying means for breaking the plurality of the items of image data... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090051701 - Information layout: An operating platform- and device-neutral user interface is provided. Through the use of the disclosed user interface, device-particular nuances with regard to the rendering of information are overcome thereby allowing for greater pervasiveness of mobile device usage and reduction in development and management costs through the improvement and consistency of... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090051698 - Method and apparatus for identifying differences in vector graphic files: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for identifying differences in vector graphics files. A set of vector graphics file pairs are retrieved, wherein each vector graphics file pair in the set includes a first vector graphics file and a second vector graphics file. The first vector... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090051699 - Perspective altering display system: The perception of a displayed image is altered for viewers moving relative to the position of the display system screen, thereby imparting a sense of three-dimensional immersion in the scene being displayed. A display generator generates a scene having foreground and background elements, and a display screen displaying the scene.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090051703 - Graphical user interface, display control device, display method, and program: There is provided a graphical user interface that is displayed within one screen of a display device. The graphical user interface includes a matrix-shaped display area that is partitioned along a first axis by types of content and partitioned along a second axis by units of time. Items of information... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090051704 - Object rendering from a base coordinate: An operating platform- and device-neutral user interface is provided. Through the use of the disclosed user interface, device-particular nuances with regard to the rendering of information are overcome thereby allowing for greater pervasiveness of mobile device usage and reduction in development and management costs through the improvement and consistency of... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090051702 - Process and apparatus for generating map data in real time: The invention has in particular as an object the generation, in real time, of a background map on the basis of a plurality of electronic maps having different projection parameters and geodesic parameters. After at least two electronic maps have been selected (300, 800), at least part of these maps... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090051705 - Method for automatically memorizing picture orientation: A method for automatically memorizing a picture orientation is disclosed. In this method, picture data are activated to display a picture image, and then the picture image is rotated by a display angle. After a picture feature based on the picture data is obtained, a feature record comprising the display... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090051706 - Coordinate evaluation: An operating platform- and device-neutral user interface is provided. Through the use of the disclosed user interface, device-particular nuances with regard to the rendering of information are overcome thereby allowing for greater pervasiveness of mobile device usage and reduction in development and management costs through the improvement and consistency of... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090051708 - Active display device and mixing type pixel driving method in active display device: A mixing type pixel driving method in an active display device includes generating a digital data for a selected pixel, first driving the selected pixel to be illuminated with a first illumination intensity, and second driving the selected pixel to be illuminated with a second illumination intensity in a second... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090051711 - Compact flat panel color calibration system: A compact flat panel color calibration system includes a lens prism optic able to pass a narrow, perpendicular, and uniform cone angle of incoming light to a spectrally non-selective photodetector. The calibration system also includes a microprocessor operable to determine the luminance of the display based upon the information gathered... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090051710 - Display method in an active matrix display device: The present invention relates to a method for displaying an image in an active matrix display device and more particularly in an active matrix OLED (Organic Light Emitting Display) display. The purpose of this invention is to increase the video dynamic range of each color component. The voltages applied to... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090051709 - Image adjusting apparatus: An image adjusting apparatus is provided for adjusting the color of an image. The image adjusting apparatus includes a converting module, a processing module, an output module, a display module, a measuring module and a computing module. The converting module converts an input image into an image signal. The processing... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090051707 - Liquid crystal display device drive method, liquid crystal display device, and television receiver: The method of driving a liquid crystal display in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention is a method of driving a liquid crystal display whereby a first liquid crystal panels produces a display from a first display signal and the second liquid crystal panel produces a display a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090051713 - Mobile terminal emitting light according to temperature and display control method thereof: A mobile terminal emitting light according to a temperature and a display control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal includes a display part activated in response to a control signal, a temperature sensor part for measuring a temperature of the mobile terminal and outputting a voltage corresponding to the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090051714 - Moving image playback apparatus and tone correcting apparatus: A filtering unit filters a moving image decoded by an image decoding unit to reduce noise component. A tone correcting unit corrects tone in accordance with setting of brightness set by a display control unit, utilizing tone characteristic of the moving image. The display control unit detects a signal from... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090051712 - Projection apparatus using variable light source: A projection apparatus using a spatial light modulator (SLM), comprising the following: at least one variable light source, at least one spatial light modulator for modulating the illumination light emitted from the variable light source in accordance with the modulation state of arrayed pixel elements, a variable light source controller... Agent: Bo-in Lin

  
02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090046033 - Digital collage display system: The present invention describes methods and apparatus to efficiently and effectively provide for the convenient and simultaneous display of multiple digital images. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a digital collage display system having a housing. A first electronic display device is provided in communication with the housing,... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP

20090046034 - Digital information system: The invention relates to a digital information system for displaying information on at least one display means with the aid of at least one television set or camera. The exposures are presented at places accessible to and frequented by a general public. The information system includes external information mediators and... Agent: Kevin Farrell Pierce Atwood

20090046035 - Notebook with mini-projector: A notebook with a mini-projector is disclosed. The notebook with a mini-projector includes a mainframe, a display and a mini-projector. The display is arranged on and is electrically connected with the mainframe while the mini-projector is disposed on top of the display. When the display is standing over the mainframe,... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090046036 - Contents data reproduction system and program for realizing the contents data reproduction system: A contents data reproduction system including a reproduction apparatus which reproduces contents data including at least one of audio and image and a device which is connected to the reproduction apparatus and outputs contents data reproduced by the reproduction apparatus to a user, in which the reproduction apparatus has an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090046037 - High resolution display of 3d images: A 3D display has a backlight, image panel, lens array, and aperture mask. The lens array has a plurality of converging lenses having optical axes perpendicular to the image panel. The aperture mask has a plurality of electro-optic elements. Each element is aligned closely proximate to a corresponding one of... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090046038 - Control method and electronic system utilizing the same: A control method applied to a display panel including a gate driver, a source driver, and a plurality of pixel units. Each pixel unit includes a storage capacitor. At a first time point, a scan signal is provided by the gate driver. At a second time point following the first... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090046039 - Plasma display panel and method for manufacturing the same: A plasma display panel and a method for manufacturing the same ate provided. The plasma display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a drive device. The first substrate includes at least one address electrode, a dielectric layer, phosphors, and at least one barrier rib. The second substrate... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090046040 - Display device and electronic equipment: Disclosed herein is a display device including a pixel array section; power supply lines; and auxiliary electrodes, wherein the pixels each have an auxiliary capacitance, and one of electrodes of the auxiliary capacitance is connected to the source electrode of the drive transistor, and an other electrode connected to the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090046041 - Display device and electronic equipment: The present invention provides a display device including a pixel array section, the pixel array section having pixels arranged in a matrix form, each of the pixels including: an electro-optical element; a write transistor; a holding capacitance; a drive transistor; and a switching transistor; a write scan line disposed for... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090046042 - Drive method for reducing the power consumption of a flat display: The present invention provides a method to reduce the power consumption. The method comprises these steps. First, the RGB gray levels of a pixel are decided. Then, the RGB gray level values are transformed to XYZ tristimulus values. The XYZ tristimulus values are transformed to L*a*b* values. Next, the L*′a*′b*′... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090046043 - Display and display driving method: There is provided a display device: a display unit including a plurality of scan electrodes arranged to extend in parallel to each other along a first direction, a plurality of data electrodes arranged to extend in parallel to each other along a second direction crossing the scan electrodes, and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090046044 - Apparatus for driving a display panel: A source driver including a first line buffer, a second line buffer, a third line buffer and an analog-to-digital converter is provided. The first line buffer sequentially latches first data bits of values of pixels. The second line buffer sequentially latches second data bits of the values of the pixels.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090046045 - Display device and display medium using the same: A display system is built up of at least one display cell including an assembly (21) comprising a set of substrates (22), (23) at least one of which is transparent, a wall portion (28) for supporting the set of substrates in opposition to one another to define a liquid confining... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090046046 - Display device: An image processing unit (2 in FIG. 1) discards a high gray level side of input image data (RiGiBi) in accordance with a chroma coefficient (Csc), thereby to generate a signal of lowered chroma, and it expands the signal into output image data (RoGoBo) of full scale. Besides, the image... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090046047 - Source driving apparatus: A source driving apparatus is disclosed. The source driving apparatus of the present invention is capable enough of driving all pixels in an LCD panel without extremely enhancing the driving capability of the buffers therein to suit an increasing total channel number thereof mainly by means of a novel wiring... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090046048 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display includes a plurality of pixels each of which has a liquid crystal layer and a plurality of electrodes for applying a voltage to the liquid crystal layer and which are arranged in a matrix of rows and columns. Each of the plurality of pixels has a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090046050 - Display driver, electro-optical device, and control method for display driver: A display driver includes: a data input section to which display data or command data is input; a display processing section which includes a data line driver section driving the data lines based on the display data input through the data input section; a control register for controlling the display... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090046049 - Redundancy shift register circuit for driver circuit in active matrix type liquid crystal display device: An active matrix display device comprises a substrate having an insulating surface, a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in a matrix form over the substrate, and a plurality of switching elements operationally connected to the pixel electrodes. Each of the switching elements further comprise a thin film transistor. The display... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090046051 - Electro-dielectro-phoretic display device and method thereof: Electrophoretic particles and dielectrophoretic particles are included together in a unit pixel. Each of the electrophoretic particles and the dielectrophoretic particles includes two kinds of particles having different electric properties. The electrophoretic particles include positively charged particles and negatively charged particles. The dielectrophoretic particles include particles having low dielectric constant... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090046052 - Electrophoretic display device and method of driving same: An electrophoretic display (“EPD”) device includes an EPD panel to display an image, and a driving circuit to drive the EPD panel. To display an individual image, the driving circuit supplies a first refresh signal to display a black gray scale, a second refresh signal to display a white gray... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090046053 - Image displaying medium and image display device: An image display medium including a pair of substrates, a dispersion medium, and particles of two or more kinds, the particles of each kind being able to move in the dispersion medium in response to an electric field formed between the substrates, each kind of particles having a different color... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090046059 - Finger pointing apparatus: A finger pointing apparatus is disclosed. In one aspect the finger pointing apparatus includes at least one pressure sensor fixed on a hand for triggering a corresponding electromagnetic wave transmitter to transmit electromagnetic wave when pressure is produced by a finger contacting an external object. In another aspect, the finger... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090046056 - Human motion tracking device: A “human motion tracking” device (HMT) that translates natural body movements into computer-usable data. The data is transmitted to a simulation application as if it came from any conventional human interface device (HID). This allows an individual to interact with the application without the need for a conventional computer input... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090046057 - Image forming apparatus, display processing apparatus, display processing method, and computer program product: An MFP includes a selection receiving unit that receives selection by a user of a desired one of higher setting items displayed on an operation panel, and a display processing unit that displays, when the selection of the higher setting item is received, intermediate setting items corresponding to the selected... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090046055 - Interactive digital image display: An interactive digital image display has a screen, an image processor, a coordinate detecting unit coupled to the image processor, an image driving unit coupled to the image processor, a memory coupled to the image processor, and an interface for acquiring images. When user moves the display, the coordinate detecting... Agent: Raymond Sun

20090046054 - Resistive actuator with dynamic variations of frictional forces: A system for generating haptic effects on a rotary knob includes an electrical coil and a core. A first level of voltage is applied to the coil to enable a first surface interface having a first coefficient of friction and to generate a first haptic effect by varying the voltage.... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20090046058 - Self-contained, pocket-sized presentation apparatus: A self-contained, pocket-sized presentation apparatus includes a USB drive having a housing, a memory, a processor, and protective cover. A user input device, wireless transmitter, and power source, are integrally disposed within the cover, the transmitter being operatively engaged with the input device and configured to selectively transmit wireless signals... Agent: Richard L. Sampson Sampson & Associates, P.C.

20090046060 - Indicator system, computer readable recording medium, and indicating device: An indicator system includes: a controller that transmits, to a terminal, an image in an image capture region that is captured by an image capture unit and includes an object, projects an annotation image relating to the image in the image capture region onto a projecting unit, and switches on... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090046063 - Coordinate positioning system and method with in-the-air positioning function: A coordinate positioning system with in-the-air positioning function includes an illuminator and an image sensor. The illuminator produces a directional light. The image sensor receives the directional light produced by the illuminator and produces an image corresponding to the directional light to accordingly analyze the image and obtain a rotating... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090046061 - Dynamically controlling a cursor on a screen when using a video camera as a pointing device: A system provides for controlling a cursor on a screen automatically and dynamically when using a video camera as a pointing device. A computer displays static or dynamic content to a screen. A video camera connected to the computer points at the screen. As the video camera films the screen,... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090046062 - Pointing device with customization options: A pointing device that can interface with a graphical user interface of a computer or other electronic device. The pointing device includes a body having an upper portion and an underside. Also included is a tracking assembly having at least one sensor to detect movement and output a control signal... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)

20090046064 - Pointing device for control of a graphical display or application: The application discloses a pointing to interface with a graphical display. In illustrated embodiments disclosed, the pointing device includes a plurality of vertically aligned side buttons. The vertically aligned side buttons are aligned relative to a user's thumb and are selectively actuated through a pivoting motion of the user's thumb.... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)

20090046066 - Operating device for operating a machine tool, a production machine and/or a machine in the form of a robot: An operating device for operating a machine tool, a production machine and/or a machine in the form of a robot, includes a screen which is able to simultaneously display a first operating window and a second operating window. A first application for operating the machine can be displayed in the... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen

20090046065 - Sensor-keypad combination for mobile computing devices and applications thereof: A key structure layer is provided on the panel segment. The key structure layer may be combined with sensors that detect a position of a finger or other object at any region on the key structure layer. When contact with the key structure layer pushes the panel segment inward, the... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20090046067 - Input unit, mobile terminal having the same, and method for inputting message using the same: An input unit having a keyboard arrangement allowing efficient input of English words, a mobile terminal having the input unit, and a method for inputting a message using the input unit are provided. The input unit includes a plurality of symbol keys to which a plurality of symbols are sequentially... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090046076 - Counter-tactile keypad: A touch-based user interface for an electronic device, including a housing including electronic circuitry, a plurality of buttons mounted within a first area on a first side of the housing, and a screen mounted on a second area of a second side of the housing, the second side being opposite... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC

20090046072 - Electrically non-interfering printing for electronic devices having capacitive touch sensors: A capacitive sensor (200) for a touch sensitive electronic device (800) includes at least one graphic (401) visible to a user. The graphic (401) is configured so as to be non-electrically interfering with the electrode array of the capacitive sensor (200). A substrate (101), configured to transmit light, has a... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv

20090046075 - Mobile communication terminal having touch screen and method of controlling display thereof: A mobile communication terminal is provided. The mobile communication terminal includes a communication module for transmitting and receiving data in order to perform audiovisual communication with at least one other party's terminal; a camera module for photographing an image; a touch screen for displaying a first image received from the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090046069 - Portable electronic device and method of controlling same: A portable electronic device that has a housing, a moveable touchscreen display constrained by the housing, the touchscreen display including a touch-sensitive input surface overlying a display device, a single mechanical switch disposed between a back surface of the touchscreen display and a base of the housing, and operational components... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe

20090046068 - Tactile touchscreen for electronic device: A portable electronic device includes a housing; a touch-screen display constrained by the housing, the touch-screen display including a touch-sensitive input surface overlying a display device; a single mechanical switch disposed between a back surface of the touchscreen display and a base of the housing; and operational components including a... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe

20090046070 - Tactile touchscreen for electronic device: A moveable touchscreen display unit includes a base; a display device connected to the base by flexible sidewalls that extend between the base and the display device; a touch-sensitive input surface overlying the display device; and a mechanical switch disposed between a back surface of the display device and the... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe

20090046071 - Tactile touchscreen for electronic device: A portable electronic device includes a housing with a front frame; a moveable touch-screen display framed by the front frame of the housing, the moveable touch-screen display including a touch-sensitive input surface overlying a display device, the front frame including corners curved outwardly away from the surface of the touchscreen... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman

20090046074 - Telescreen operating method: The present invention relates to a communications system for distributing information to and from local and regional distribution centers as well as individual dial-up servers. The communications system contains an interactive, configurable interface. The first aspect of the invention employs a method and device for communicating information between computers, where... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090046073 - Touchscreen using both carbon nanoparticles and metal nanoparticles: A cover sheet assembly is provided for a touchscreen system. The cover sheet assembly includes an insulating layer having a surface configured to be disposed over an electrically conductive area of a substrate of the touchscreen system, and an electrically conductive material disposed on at least a portion of the... Agent: Marguerite E. Gerstner Tyco Electronics Corporation

20090046077 - Display device: A display device includes: a first substrate and a second substrate disposed to face each other; a display medium layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in a matrix between the first substrate and the display medium layer; a first transparent... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090046078 - Touchscreen using oriented microscopic linear conductive elements: A cover sheet assembly is provided for a touchscreen system. The cover sheet assembly includes an insulating layer having a surface configured to be disposed over an electrically conductive area of a substrate of the touchscreen system. An electrically conductive material is disposed on at least a portion of the... Agent: Marguerite E. Gerstner Tyco Electronics Corporation

20090046079 - Correcting coordinates on touch panel to true display coordinates: Detect four sets of first touch coordinates (A, B, C, D) on a touch panel. Divide an area delimited by the detected four sets into two areas of triangles (ABD, BCD). For each area of triangle, obtain a first correction factor. Detect a set of second touch coordinates (P, Q)... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20090046080 - Apparatus for driving panel in display system: An apparatus for driving a panel in a display system includes a reset device, a gate driver and a pull-high circuit. The reset device asserts a control signal when the display system is powered off. The gate driver has an input terminal receiving the control signal and turns on all... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090046083 - Digital-to-analog converter for display device: A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for a display device is provided. The DAC includes an amplifier and a current decoder. The amplifier receives a gradation voltage with respect to upper bits in data of k bits through a non-inverting input terminal, and varies the input gradation voltage according to a voltage... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090046082 - Electrowetting displays: The performance of electro-wetting displays can be improved by: (a) providing a concealment member (112) which conceals the moving fluid (108) when that fluid (108) is confined to a small area; (b) using the moving fluid to cover one or more sections of a filter or reflector having differently-colored sections;... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20090046081 - Modification device and method for selectively modifying transmission performance of image frame data: A device and method is provided to selectively modify the transmission performance of a frame data. Through a parallel transmission interface, the frame data is transmitted under a corresponding interface protocol and transmitted toward an image display. The method first detects a data size of the frame data and then... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20090046084 - Gate-driving circuit and display apparatus including the same: A gate-driving circuit operating in a stable manner even when simultaneously driving a plurality of gate lines at high levels is provided. The gate-driving circuit includes a shift register that receives a gate clock signal and scanning start signal and/or a mode signal and sequentially provides a plurality of pre-gate... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090046085 - Display apparatus, driving method for display apparatus and electronic apparatus: Disclosed herein is a display apparatus, including, a pixel section, a plurality of scanning lines, a plurality of signal lines, and a driving circuit.... Agent: Ronald P. Kananen, Esq. Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

20090046086 - Method for driving plasma display panel: A method for driving an AC type plasma display panel includes the steps of performing initialization at least once for each frame so as to clear binary setting of wall charge quantity in a screen by discharge except for micro discharge in which electrodes covered with a plurality of fluorescent... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090046087 - Oled driver, lighting apparatus equipped with the driver and an adjustment method of the apparatus: An OLED driver for driving at least one organic electroluminescence element, lighting apparatus equipped with the driver and an adjustment method of the apparatus. The driver has a square-wave voltage source and a controller. The source generates square-wave voltage and applies the voltage to the element. The controller controls the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090046088 - Organic electroluminescence display apparatus, driving circuit for driving organic electroluminescence light emitting portion, and driving method for organic electroluminescence light emitting portion: A driving circuit for driving an organic electroluminescence light emitting portion includes: a driving transistor of the n channel type having source/drain regions, a channel formation region and a gate electrode; an image signal writing transistor having source/drain regions, a channel formation region and a gate electrode; and a capacitor... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090046090 - Active matrix display devices: An active matrix display device comprises an array of display pixels, each pixel comprising a current-driven light emitting display element (2), a drive transistor (22) for driving a current through the display element (2) and a storage capacitor (30) for storing a voltage to be used for addressing the drive... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090046089 - Burn-in compensation for display: In accordance with one embodiment, apparatus are provided, which include a burn-in compensation pixel generator and burn-in compensation circuitry. The burn-in compensation pixel generator is configured to generate burn-in compensation pixel data. The burn-in compensation circuitry is configured to provide, within break-from-standard-use periods of a device employing a display, the... Agent: Prass LLP

20090046091 - Image display apparatus: In an image display apparatus of the invention, a signal input unit outputs a complex image signal, which has been converted to an easily-processed format, to a signal-for-display generator. The signal-for-display generator converts the complex image signal to a signal suitable for displaying at a display unit. An apparatus state-detector... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090046092 - Encoding device, encoding method, and program: A coding device having a judgment unit configured to judge whether or not a GOP is a GOP where GOP unit flicker is readily visible in an image decoded after encoded the GOP, for each of GOPs forming image data to be coded, and a coding unit configured to apply... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090046095 - Image analogy filters for terrain modeling: The present disclosure relates to the development of terrain image analogy filters which may be used to convert visible terrain imagery from a first condition to a second condition. For example, from a seasonal “daytime/summer” view to a “nighttime/winter” appearance. The image analogy filters may be generated using processors such... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090046093 - Map display device and map display method: A map display device and a map display method, in which a building in a map is formed as a pseudo three-dimensional figure and arithmetic processing to display the figure as a bird's-eye view is simplified. The map display device 20 for displaying map data, formed from vector data, on... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090046094 - Method and apparatus for predicting avatar movement in a virtual universe: The present invention provides a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer useable program code to offer to move an avatar in a virtual universe. A computer predicts a location selection to form a prediction. The computer renders a first viewport in a computer display, based on the prediction. The first... Agent: Ibm Corp. (rcr) C/o Rolnik & Associates, P.C.

20090046097 - Method of making animated video: A method of making an animated movie includes the steps of casting one or more animated characters as performers in a play of the animated video; creating one or more scenes of the animated video; canvassing the animated character in the scene to form a motion picture, and outputting the... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20090046096 - Totally integrated intelligent dynamic systems display: An apparatus for graphically displaying analytical data, comprising a generic model to graphically represent a complex set of physical characteristics potentially leading to catastrophic failure of a physical system. A central region represents failure of the physical system; a series of concentric ridges represents level of function. Wedge shaped regions... Agent: Virginia P. Shogren, P.C.

20090046098 - Primitive binning method for tile-based rendering: A primitive binning method includes detecting border tiles of a primitive defined by at least three vertexes. The detecting includes: defining a left edge and a right edge of the primitive compared to a direction of exploring tiles; calculating a slope sign for the left edge using an edge equation... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090046099 - Real-time display system: An apparatus and method for displaying photographic images in real-time is disclosed. Traditionally, ray tracing algorithms produce photographic images, but not in real-time. In one embodiment of the present inventions, shadows and lighting can be altered in real-time, and photographic images appear as an interactive photographic image.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090046100 - System and method for grouping thematically-related clusters into a two-dimensional visual display space: Concepts are extracted from content of documents. Clusters each include one or more of the concepts. A theme is identified in each of the clusters and includes at least one such concept within the cluster. Spines of the clusters that share at least one theme in common are formed. The... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20090046101 - Method and system for visually indicating a replay status of media items on a media device: A computer-implemented method and system are provided for visually indicating a replay status of media items on a media device. Aspects of the method and system include displaying in a graphical user interface (GUI) of the media device a representation of a first media item; displaying a profile score of... Agent: Concert Technology And Withrow & Terranova

20090046102 - Method and apparatus for spawning projected avatars in a virtual universe: The present invention provides a computer implemented method and apparatus to project a projected avatar associated with an avatar in a virtual universe. A computer receives a command to project the avatar, the command having a projection point. The computer transmits a request to place a projected avatar at the... Agent: Ibm Corp. (rcr) C/o Rolnik & Associates, P.C.

20090046103 - Shared readable and writeable global values in a graphics processor unit pipeline: An arithmetic logic stage in a graphics processor unit includes arithmetic logic units (ALUs) and global registers. The registers contain global values for a group of pixels. Global values may be read from any of the registers, regardless of which of the pixels is being operated on by the ALUs.... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090046104 - Display device and driving method therefor: An active matrix display device comprises a plurality of pixels, and driving circuitry arranged to drive each pixel with a pre-determined drive voltage level during a first phase (41) followed by an overdrive drive voltage level during a second phase (44). A partial frame store is for storing a fraction... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090046105 - Conditional execute bit in a graphics processor unit pipeline: An arithmetic logic stage in a graphics processor unit includes a number of arithmetic logic units (ALUs). An instruction is applied to sets of operands comprising pixel data associated with different pixels. The value of a conditional execute bit determines how the pixel data in a set of operands is... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090046106 - Method of displaying images and display apparatus applying the same: A method of displaying an object image desired by a user on a display apparatus such as an electronic picture frame, without needing to rotate or cut the object image, and a display apparatus to which the method of displaying is applied are provided. The displaying method comprises: determining a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090046107 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a display portion and a control portion, and effects color display depending on image signals for three colors. The control portion includes means 10, into which the image signals for three colors are inputted, for generating a first display signal for determining a brightness of predetermined... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090046108 - Conversion of a sub-pixel format data to another sub-pixel data format: A method of determining implied sample areas for each data point of each color in a source pixel data specified in a first sub-pixel format is used for sub-pixel rendering an image on a display specified in a second sub-pixel format. Each of the first and second sub-pixel formats comprises... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090046109 - Method and apparatus for moving an avatar in a virtual universe: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for moving an avatar. A computer renders a first viewport in a computer display. The first viewport may comprise a first tab, a first coordinate, and a first attitude. A first object is rendered based on the first coordinate and... Agent: Ibm Corp. (rcr) C/o Rolnik & Associates, P.C.

20090046110 - Method and apparatus for manipulating a displayed image: A method and an apparatus are for manipulating an image displayed on a display of an electronic device (100). Functions that are used include panning the image in a direction that is determined in response to a detection of a first stroke (125, 410, 610) of a touch and pressure... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090046111 - Method for operating a device: A method for operating a navigation device provides a driver with the option of being presented with an overview of the route lying ahead in addition to a detailed illustration of the current position along the route section, namely without any complicated interactions with the navigation device. This navigation device... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090046112 - Liquid crystal panel driving device, liquid crystal panel driving method, liquid crystal display device: In one embodiment of the present invention, a liquid crystal panel driving device for AC-driving a liquid crystal panel with first and second polarities includes an output tone generating section for generating an output tone corresponding to an input tone. With respect to the same input tone, the output tone... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090046113 - Uneven streaks evaluation device, uneven streaks evaluation method, storage medium, and color filter manufacturing method: A present uneven streaks evaluation device includes an evaluation data generation section for generating evaluation data, serving as an index for evaluating cyclic uneven streaks occurring on an evaluation target surface, in accordance with image data obtained by imaging the evaluation target surface to which light is emitted, wherein a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090046114 - Apparatus and method for driving an electrophoretic display: An apparatus for driving an electrophoretic display comprising a data driver applying data voltages to a plurality of pixels where electrophoretic particles are respectively disposed includes a memory storing gray information, level information of data voltages, and application time information of the data voltage, and a signal controller, wherein the... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

  
02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090040133 - Multiple display channel system with high dynamic range: A multi-channel display system comprises a plurality of display devices, each display device having a non-pixel addressable light output part, e.g. a backlight, and a pixel addressable light output part, e.g. an LCD panel, in an optical path. The non-pixel addressable light output part and the pixel addressable light output... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090040134 - Terminal having dual display units and method for inputting letters therein: Provided are a terminal having dual display units and a method for inputting letters therein. The terminal has a main display unit on one side, and a sub-display unit and an input unit on other side. When a screen-flip is requested, a second input window is displayed on the sub-display... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090040135 - Automatic adjustment of display settings for remote viewing by an administrator: A system and method automatically scale the resolution of video output of a selected workstation blade so that an administrator can view the video output by the selected workstation blade in the same format as it is displayed at the user terminal associated with the selected workstation blade. The video... Agent: Ibm Corporation (ss/nc) C/o Streets & Steele

20090040136 - Esd protection for mems display panels: A MEMS (Microelectromechanical system) device is described. The device includes an array of MEMS elements with addressing lines and MEMS switches configured to selectively connect the addressing lines to a ground or other potential in the event of an over-voltage, such as during an ESD event. The arrangement is particularly... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090040137 - Expanded bit map display for mounting on a building surface and a method of creating same: An expanded bit map display (“EBMD”) (10) for displaying an image (14) and a method of creating such for mounting the EBMD (10) to a building surface (12) is provided. The EBMD (10)is a large-scale colored light display comprising a plurality of light fixtures (16) mounted to the building surface... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20090040138 - Three-dimensional image displaying system: A technical object of the present invention is to provide a three-dimensional image displaying system having an ability to provide an observer with a three-dimensional image that is easy to see. In a three-dimensional image displaying system (1) of the present invention, a display device (3) sequentially executes a display... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090040139 - Led driving circuit: An LED driving circuit includes: a current generating circuit configured to generate a drive current corresponding to a voltage level of a drive voltage applied to anodes of the first to fourth LEDs so as to alternately drive the first and second LEDs and the third and fourth LEDs; a... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20090040140 - Method for displaying a single image for diagnostic purpose without interrupting an observer's perception of the display of a sequence of images: A method displays a single image on a graphical display for diagnostic purpose, without interrupting an observer's perception of the display of a sequence of images. Under that method, a sequence of images is displayed on a graphical display, interrupted only by the diagnostic image that is displayed for a... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090040143 - Apparatus and method for driving a plasma display panel: An apparatus for driving a plasma display panel that includes first and second substrates, X electrodes, Y electrodes, and A electrodes between the substrates, and a protective layer on a surface of at least one of the substrates and formed of a material including magnesium oxide and scandium, the apparatus... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090040141 - Plasma display and driving method thereof: In a plasma display and a driving method thereof, an average grayscale value of all discharge cells are detected from an input video signal, and an auxiliary reset waveform is supplied to reset periods of all subfields when the detected average grayscale value is lower than a predetermined reference grayscale... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090040144 - Plasma display device and driving method thereof: A method of driving a plasma display device having a first electrode and a second electrode adjacent to one another in a discharge cell, including applying a first waveform at least once to the first electrode, the first waveform including a gradual increase from a first voltage to a second... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090040145 - Plasma display device and driving method thereof: A plasma display device and a driving method thereof that can prevent a low discharge by forming wall charges uniformly in the reset period. The plasma display device includes a plasma display panel including a plurality of scan electrodes; a controller configured to divide one frame into a plurality of... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090040142 - Plasma display device and method of driving the same: A plasma display device including a plasma display panel having a plurality of electrodes, an address electrode driver, a sustain electrode driver, and a scan electrode driver having a first transistor is provided. The first transistor is coupled between an electrode of the plurality of electrodes and a power source... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090040147 - Plasma display and driving method thereof: The plasma display includes a controller and a driver. The controller divides one frame into a plurality of subfields, and establishes address and sustain periods in the respective subfields according to a subfield load ratio indicating a ratio of light emitting cells in the respective subfields. The driver selects a... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090040146 - Plasma display apparatus and plasma display panel driving method: A disclosed plasma display apparatus and a plasma display panel driving method provide improved luminance while preventing decrease in resolution. In the plasma display apparatus, which is adapted to the display of an interlace signal, the maximum number of sustain pulses associated with the emission of light that can be... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090040148 - White balance correction circuit and correction method for display apparatus that displays color image by controlling number of emissions or intensity thereof in accordance with plurality of primary color video signals: A display apparatus, which displays a color image by controlling the number of emissions or the intensity thereof in accordance with primary color video signals input thereto, has a detection portion and a white balance correction portion. The detection portion is used to detect the number of emissions or the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090040150 - Electric current driving type display device: In a pixel circuit 100, a driving TFT 110, a switching TFT 115, and an organic EL element 130 are provided between a power supply wiring line Vp and a common cathode Vcom and a capacitor 120 and a switching TFT 111 are provided between a gate terminal of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090040149 - Matrix array drive device, display and image sensor: A matrix array drive device according to the present invention includes: a horizontal scanning circuit controlling signal electrodes in a matrix array such that data signals corresponding to N rows of the matrix array are latched one row after another every horizontal scanning period of a predetermined length and a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090040151 - Organic light emitting display device and driving method thereof: A controller to reduced power consumption and/or improve outdoor visibility of an organic light emitting display device, and an organic light emitting display device includes the same. The organic light emitting display device including: a light sensor to generate light sensing signals corresponding to an external light intensity; an image... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090040152 - Graphical display comprising a plurality of modules each controlling a group of pixels corresponding to a portion of the graphical display: A graphical display includes multiple networked modules for controlling different group of pixels in the graphical display. In one embodiment, each module includes a network interface for receiving data and control signals, LED drivers for the pixels in the portion of the graphical display, and a control circuit that controls... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090040154 - Method for computing drive currents for a plurality of leds in a pixel of a signboard to achieve a desired color at a desired luminous intensity: A method computes drive currents for LEDs in a pixel of a signboard to achieve a desired color at a desired luminous intensity. This method is particular applicable to a signboard having pixels made up of four (4) or more primary colors. The method selects a number of colors within... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090040153 - Method for fault-healing in a light emitting diode (led) based display: A method to be used in a light emitting diode (LED) display provides a fault-healing capability. The method is applicable to a display having pixels made up of LEDs of four or more primary colors. For each pixel, the method receives a signal specifying a light intensity and a color... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090040155 - Display device and liquid crystal display device: A display device of the present invention includes: an illumination device that emits light; first and second substrates provided opposite each other; and the first substrate being disposed closer to the backlight device than the second substrate is; and a plurality of microlenses (2) provided on the surface, opposite the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090040156 - Display device and method for driving the same: A display device and a method for driving the same, in which the display device includes a storage unit for storing a plurality of reference gradation code data corresponding to a plurality of gradations, and some of variable gradation code data corresponding to some of the gradation points of the... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090040157 - Liquid crystal display device for displaying video data: A liquid crystal display device for displaying video data having a detection circuit for detecting a luminance distribution based on video data which is inputted, the luminance distribution being indicative of generation frequency of gradations in each of divided region which includes a plurality of gradations. The display device includes... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090040158 - Gamma reference voltage generating device, method for generating gamma reference votlage, and gray level voltage generating device: A gamma reference voltage generating device, a method for generating gamma reference voltages, and a gray level voltage generating device are provided. The gray level voltage generating device includes a selection unit and a gray level voltage generator. The selection unit is adapted for receiving M first gamma reference voltages,... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090040159 - Display driver, display device, and drive method: A display driver including: a data line driver circuit which drives an output line based on a drive voltage corresponding to display data; a first switching element connected between a first power supply line and the output line; a second switching element connected between a second power supply line and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090040161 - Display apparatus and driving method thereof: A display apparatus includes a panel part having a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of pixels, a data driver and a gate driver part. Each pixel of the plurality of pixels includes a first sub-pixel and a second sub-pixel. The first sub-pixel is connected... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090040160 - Flat display and method for modulating a clock signal for driving the same: A flat display and a method for modulating a clock signal for driving a flat display are provided. The flat display includes a clock generator and a clock modulator. The clock generator provides a clock signal that includes at least a first cycle waveform and a second cycle waveform following... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090040162 - Method for driving an active matrix liquid crystal display device: A method for driving an active matrix liquid crystal display device of the invention is provided to drive a common voltage applied on a common electrode facing a pixel electrode by inversion for displaying a part of the display area, wherein the common voltage is controlled by synchronizing the polarity... Agent: Venable LLP

20090040165 - Amplifying circuit and display unit: Provided is an amplifying circuit and display unit (for example, a liquid crystal display) which achieves reductions in an area and power consumption without needing to build up complicated logic, while maintaining properties, as compared with the existing amplifying circuit and display unit. In the amplifying circuit, a voltage follower... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090040164 - Digital-analog converter circuit: This invention provides a digital-analog converter circuit capable of appropriately correcting the optical characteristics of the liquid crystals according to the change in design or the preference of the user, and achieving goals of miniaturization, cost-lowering, as well as wide design suitability. The digital-analog converter circuit includes a storage device... Agent: Venable LLP

20090040166 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device includes a display panel including a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area, a plurality of gate lines and data lines arranged on the display area to intersect each other, so as to define a plurality of pixel regions, a plurality of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090040163 - Programmable nonvolatile memory embedded in a gamma voltage setting ic for storing lookup tables: A gamma voltage setting IC in an LCD with an OTP memory—a one time programmable nonvolatile memory or an MTP or flash memory—a multiple time programmable nonvolatile memory embedded in for storing lookup tables of the voltages of gamma curves and the common voltage values is capable of outputting a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090040167 - Programmable nonvolatile memory embedded in a timing controller for storing lookup tables: A timing controller in an LCD has an OTP memory—a one time programmable nonvolatile memory or a MTP memory—a multiple time programmable nonvolatile memory embedded in for storing lookup tables of overdrive functions, dynamic contrast adjustments, independent RGB Gamma curve corrections, and data conversion of cyclic DAC functions. The logic... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090040168 - Liquid crystal display with blocking circuits: A gate driver of a liquid crystal display includes a plurality of cascaded gate-driving circuits for outputting a plurality of scanning signals. Each of the gate-driving circuits includes a shift register for outputting scanning signals according to the clock pulses and the scanning signal outputted by the former gate-driving circuit,... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090040169 - Driving module for driving lcd panel and method of forming lcd device: The present invention discloses a driving module for driving an LCD panel and a method of forming an LCD device. The driving module includes: a source driving circuit, for driving the LCD panel; and a heat sink module, coupled to the source driving circuit and integrated with the LCD panel,... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090040170 - Electronic device comprising a display with adjustable brightness, chromaticity or both: An electronic device, a method and a computer program product for controlling the operation of a display. The electronic device comprises a display for displaying an RGB (Red/Green/Blue) image, a lighting device coupled to the display for supplying light to the display for enabling display operation thereof, and a color... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090040171 - Display device: In one embodiment of the present invention, a display device is disclosed which performs a divided-screen active driving, and which allows (i) its emitting region to be divided into smaller units, irrespective of the smallest module unit of a light source; and (ii) minimizing increase in costs for a driving... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090040173 - Led driver and display device using the same: An LED driver 5 includes current sources (52R, 52G, 52B) for generating drive current of LED (4R, 4G, 4B); and a black insert control section (54) for generating a black insert signal (BK) for determining a black insert period in one frame from a frame synchronizing signal (such as vertical... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090040172 - Liquid crystal display and the backlight indicating apparatus and method thereof: A liquid crystal display has a backlight module and an indicator. The indicator is used to detect the light brightness of the backlight module, and announces a warning when the light brightness is lower than a predetermined value. The indicator has at least one color light detection unit that includes... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090040174 - Display devices and electronic devices: Display devices with image sensors are provided. Display pixel portions are disposed at intersections of gate lines and source lines and arranged as a matrix. Each display pixel portion includes a liquid crystal element, a photo detector detecting an incident light, a hold device sustaining an analog first data corresponding... Agent: Venable LLP

20090040175 - Input interface device with transformable form factor: Various implementations of an interface device, along with associated methods and systems, are described in which the interface device has a housing with a transformable form factor, and a transformation assembly that can change the form factor of the housing. At least one of the form factors of the housing... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090040177 - Method and device for controlling information display output and input device: A method and device for controlling information display output and an input device. wherein the method and device control the display output of pages or files based on the pressure parameter information, the electromagnetic parameter information, the energy parameter information and/or the time parameter information input by the user. Therefore,... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090040176 - Method and machine-accessible medium for controlling multiple processing units with a single input device: A method and a machine-accessible medium transfer control of an input device from one processor to another processor in a distributed computing system when a pointer is located within a transition area of a display. Movement of the input device triggers the transfer of input signals generated by the input... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090040179 - Graphic user interface device and method of displaying graphic objects: A graphic user interface, an input/output computing apparatus for intuitive interfacing, and a method of interfacing are disclosed. The input/output computing apparatus for intuitive interfacing with a user, includes an input unit to detect one of a plurality of predetermined motions of the user and generate a signal corresponding to... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090040178 - Position detecting device: An object of the present invention is to provide a position detecting device that allows simultaneous use by a plurality of users by recognizing positional information about a plurality of pointers and associating the pointers and the users. A position detecting device of the invention includes a rear projector (1)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090040180 - Handheld electronic device including a variable speed input apparatus and associated method: An improved handheld electronic device and method provide an input apparatus having a number of input members, at least a portion of the input members being movable among an unactuated position, a first actuated position, and a second actuated position in order to provide input. The improved method of enabling... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090040181 - System and method for magnetic hand controller: Embodiments provide a system and method for magnetic hand controllers. An embodiment of a magnetic hand controller can include a base portion comprising a base magnet, a hand control portion spaced from and movable relative to the base portion, the hand control portion comprising a hand control and a hand... Agent: Alcon

20090040182 - System, method and computer program for controlling a cursor: A cursor control device is shown for enabling a user to input directional commands; a display for displaying a plurality of discrete areas and a cursor; a cursor controller for controlling the movement of the cursor in the display in response to the directional input commands, having: a first operational... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090040183 - Response system and method with dynamic personality assignment: A response system and method of receiving remotely entered user input selections at a central location includes providing at least one base unit and a plurality of response units. A user input selection is received with each of the response units. The user input selection is communicated to the at... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090040184 - Information entry mechanism: Techniques for efficiently entering data with a progressively reduced key set are disclosed. According to one aspect of the techniques, an emulated key set is used for entering data within some criteria or confined measures. A key set is generated dynamically each time in accordance with preceding entries. An example... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Agency

20090040185 - Antenna module for a display device that incorporates an electromagnetic digitizing tablet function: An antenna module includes a dielectric substrate, x-axis and y-axis antennas, a plurality of contact units, and an interconnecting unit. The dielectric substrate has opposite first and second surfaces. Each of the x-axis and y-axis antennas is formed an a respective one of the first and second surfaces of the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090040189 - Display device associated with touch panel, method of correcting errors of the same, and display system: A display device associated with a touch panel, a method of correcting errors of the same, and a display system in which the display device includes a pixel unit having pixels for displaying an image, a touch-sensing unit having touch-sensing elements for outputting a touch-sensing signal when the touch-sensing elements... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090040190 - Information equipment: In an information equipment including: a display device having display memory properties, which displays information by a passive drive or an active drive, in which scan electrodes are sequentially addressed; and a position detector for detecting a position of an input means; wherein a display information is updated in accordance... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090040186 - Method and system for displaying multiple synchronized images: A primary image is displayed a touch sensitive surface while touches at a first location and a second location on the touch sensitive surface are sensed. A baseline between the first location and the second location is determined. The baseline has a length and orientation. A secondary image comparable to... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20090040187 - Portable device and method for rapidly positioning cursor: A portable device has a first and a second area. The portable device includes a flat display module disposed at the first area and having a display area with a plurality of first coordinate positions, a touch pad module disposed at the second area and having a touch pad with... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090040188 - Terminal having touch screen and method of performing function thereof: A terminal having a touch screen and a method of performing functions in accordance with the touch screen. The method of performing a function of a terminal having a touch screen includes: detecting movement of a focus for performing the function; and performing, if a detected touch is generated on... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090040191 - Capacitive touch sensor with conductive trace lines in bonding region: Methods and apparatus are provided for a capacitive touch sensor including a circuit substrate (which may be a flexible substrate) having a touch sensor controller coupled to a plurality of contacts through a plurality of conductive traces. The contacts are formed on a first (bottom) side of the circuit substrate... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (syna)

20090040192 - Flat- panel display device and electronic apparatus: A combination flat-panel touch sensor/display device includes a display device substrate on which signal lines, scanning lines and storage capacitance lines for applying electrical signals to liquid crystal are formed. A surface of the flat-panel display device corresponding to a display area has a transparent conductive film serving as an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090040193 - Touch screen with selective touch sources: A data processor for an occupant identification system.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090040194 - System and method of projecting an image on a physical substrate using a virtual image and a virtual plane: A method of projecting an image on a physical substrate using a virtual image and a virtual plane includes generating a virtual two dimensional plane and locating a position and orientation of a wand with respect to the virtual plane. The method further includes creating a virtual image on the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090040195 - Visual system: Method and apparatus (16) for projecting infrared or near infrared or low intensity visible light from a pen, pointer or other guiding object in the form of a coded pattern image, detectable by a camera and recognition system but invisible, or hardly visible to the user and audience, thus controlling... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090040197 - Apparatus for dynamically circumventing faults in the light emitting diodes (leds) of a pixel in a graphical display: An apparatus dynamically circumvents faults in the light emitting diodes (LEDs) of a pixel in a graphical display. The LEDs are organized into groups of one or more LEDs. The apparatus includes drivers for generating a current to an associated group of LEDs of the pixel and fault detectors associated... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090040199 - Apparatus for testing driving circuit for display: An apparatus for testing a driving circuit for a display is disclosed. The apparatus includes a selecting circuit, a reference voltage generator and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The selecting circuit includes many input terminals and an output terminal. The input terminals are respectively coupled to many output pins of the... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090040201 - Device and method for driving electrophoretic display to desired optical state: A drive controller for an electrophoretic display includes a data driver for applying image-altering drive signals to selected ones of a plurality of pixels where the driver includes: a memory unit for storing an alteration progress indicator and a target state indicator. In each of predetermined time spans such as... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090040202 - Drive circuit and liquid crystal display apparatus including the same: A drive circuit for a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel is provided, where the LCD panel includes a plurality of pixels located at intersection regions of a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines. The drive circuit includes a gate line drive unit and a data line... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20090040204 - Drive circuit for display apparatus and display apparatus: A drive circuit that is an example of the present invention is a drive circuit of a display device for outputting in parallel the analog picture signals generated based on the digital picture signals inputted in serial. This circuit comprises a level shift circuit for converting the voltage level of... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090040203 - Gate driving circuit and display device having the same: A gate driving circuit and a display device having the same, a pull-up unit pulls up a current gate signal by using a first clock signal during a first period of one frame. A pull-up driver coupled to the pull-up unit receives a carry signal from one of the previous... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090040198 - Method for detecting pixel status of flat panel display and display driver thereof: The present invention discloses methods and display drivers for pixel status detection of flat panel displays. The method includes the following steps of: providing scan data to the register; using the scan data to drive the pixel; detecting the pixel status to obtain status data; refreshing the register with the... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090040200 - Method for driving display and a display driver thereof: The present invention relates to a method for driving a display adapted for solving afterimage in moving picture and a display driver thereof. The method includes the steps of: dividing a frame of the display into a plurality of areas; dividing a frame period into a first display period and... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090040196 - Method of controlling the display of various data in a vehicle and opto-acoustic data unit: A method and apparatus for controlling the display of various data on a dual view screen in a vehicle in which the line of view of a driver is continually monitored and which in response to the driver directing his line of view to the screen, renders visible to him... Agent: Indianapolis Office 27879 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090040205 - Method for compensating for a chromaticity shift due to ambient light in an electronic signboard: A method for use with an electronic signboard (e.g., an LED signboard) compensates psychovisual chromaticity shift due to ambient light. The method first measures a color of light reflected from the signboard. Based on the measurement a set of calorimetric equations defining the desired light to be perceived as being... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090040206 - Plasma display device: A driving method of a plasma display panel which performs image display using a plurality of sub-fields. In a sustain discharge period, a first sustain discharge waveform and a second sustain discharge waveform are applied, the second sustain discharge waveform having a timing of voltage clamping at a rising edge... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090040207 - Display device and driving method thereof: A display device includes: a plurality of pixels that represent a first color, a second color, a third color, and white; a signal processor that converts input image signals respective to the colors into output image signals respective to the colors plus an output image signal for the white color,... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090040208 - Plasma display and driving method thereof: In a plasma display, a drain of a first transistor is connected to a scan electrode, and a source of the first transistor is connected to a power source supplying a first voltage. First and the second resistors are connected in series with the scan electrode and the power source.... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090040209 - Plasma display and driving method thereof: In a driver for driving an address electrode in a plasma display, a power recovery switch is coupled between a power recovery capacitor and the address electrode, and a driving switch is coupled between a power source for supplying an address voltage and the address electrode. A grounding switch is... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090040210 - Scan electrode driver for a plasma display: A scan electrode driver for driving a scan electrode, the scan electrode driver including a scan IC coupled between a first node and a second node, and adapted to selectively apply a first voltage and a second voltage that is lower than the first voltage to the scan electrode during... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090040211 - Method for driving plasma display panel: A method for driving an AC type plasma display panel includes the steps of performing initialization at least once for each frame so as to clear binary setting of wall charge quantity in a screen by discharge except for micro discharge in which electrodes covered with a plurality of fluorescent... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090040212 - Driver and driver circuit for pixel circuit: The driver includes a digital-to-analog converter receiving a pixel value and outputting one of gamma voltages corresponding to the pixel value, and an output stage providing a driving voltage and a driving current corresponding to the gamma voltage outputted from the digital-to-analog converter, in which the driving voltage is provided... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090040213 - Liquid crystal driving apparatus: A liquid crystal driving apparatus comprising: a latch circuit including latch-areas each in n-bit unit, configured to sequentially latch into a designated latch-area, pieces of n-bit display-data obtained by dividing m-bit display-data for driving column-electrodes corresponding to each row-electrode of a liquid crystal display panel including row and column-electrodes; a... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20090040214 - Signal processor, liquid crystal display device including the same, and method of driving liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device includes a signal processor using an (n−1)-th conversion signal corresponding to an (n−1)-th raw image signal of an (n−1)-th frame to correct an n-th raw image signal of an n-th frame, and outputting an n-th corrected image signal, the (n−1)-th raw image signal. The n-th... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090040216 - Data compression method and apparatus, data restoration method and apparatus, and program therefor: Three-dimensional data (120) is compressed at a high compression ratio without deteriorating resolution and accuracy, by computing a coupling coefficient from input three-dimensional data and a three-dimensional base data group obtained from a plurality of objects and outputting the coupling coefficient as compressed data (130). Specifically, the three-dimensional data (120)... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090040215 - Interpreting sign language gestures: Embodiments of the invention include methods and apparatuses relating to identifying hand gestures. In one embodiment, a hand gesture is identified by capturing an image including an image object of the hand gesture, generating a numerical signature based on the image object, and identifying the hand gesture from reference numerical... Agent: OmikronIPLaw Group

20090040218 - Fitting curves from one model to another: A method and system for variational and iterative fitting of complex curves (such as Super Helix curves) to arbitrary regular parametric curves is described, called a curve fitting system. The curve fitting system uses data reduction and error-analysis often found in mesh decimation schemes as well as non-linear minimization. The... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090040217 - Method and program for generating boundary surface information: A method includes: an input step of inputting boundary surface information 11 on an object to a computer using the computer; a grid sampling step of determining cutting points 13 where the boundary surface cuts across edges of a predetermined rectangular parallelepiped grid 12 and normal vectors 14 of the... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20090040219 - System and method for surfacing of particle systems: A method and system for surfacing of particle systems is proposed to achieve high surface resolutions and low execution times, comprising partitioning particles into sub-blocks, each sub-block associated linear data arrays, sequentially accessing each array to composite the particles into a respective sub-volume using estimates of grid stencils derived from... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090040220 - Hybrid volume rendering in computer implemented animation: In the field of computer graphics and more specifically computer implemented animation, two known alternative methods for rendering objects which have volume (fire, smoke, clouds, etc.) are ray marching and splatting (i.e. particle-based rendering). These methods have contrasting strengths and weaknesses. The present volume rendering method and associated apparatus combine... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090040221 - Method and apparatus for fast automatic centerline extraction for virtual endoscopy: A method for automatic centerline extraction for a virtual endoscopy image of an organ having a boundary surface includes centering on selected points of an initial path through the image, which is derived from an endoscopy dataset, respective spheres exhibiting respective maximal diameters short of contacting the boundary surface; and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090040222 - Multi-pass shading: An application binary interface includes a descriptor specifying a binary shader for each pass of a multi-pass shader. The application binary interface also includes a graphics state of a graphics object for each pass of the multi-pass shader. The graphics state for the first pass is an initial graphics state... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090040225 - Apparatus and method for three-dimensional model retrieval: The present invention relates to three-dimensional model retrieval apparatus and method. The three-dimensional model retrieval apparatus according to the present invention comprises a model normalizing unit for rotating and/or translating a three-dimensional model so that main axis directions of the three-dimensional model are consistent with coordinate axes of a system... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090040223 - Method for generating three dimensional ribbon cable objects in computer aided design drawings: A method for generating a three-dimensional representation of a ribbon cable in a computer-aided design drawing is disclosed. In one embodiment, a user may create a three-dimensional ribbon cable object with an arbitrary shape and an arbitrary number of fold or twists. A user creates or specifies a ribbon cable... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090040226 - Methods and apparatus for controlling output of multidimensional information and input apparatus: A method for controlling display output of the multidimensional information comprises: setting a corresponding relation of the moving distance and moving direction information of the multidimensional parameter information and the display information in multidimensional directions in advance, so that the moving distance and moving direction information of the current display... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090040224 - Three-dimensional shape conversion system, three-dimensional shape conversion method, and program for conversion of three-dimensional shape: In a computer 20 with a three-dimensional shape conversion program installed therein, a coordinate processing unit 21 obtains two-dimensional coordinate data of a contour stroke SS input through the user's operation of a mouse 50 or another suitable input unit. A 2D/3D modeling unit 22 performs two-dimensional modeling based on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090040228 - Content information display method and apparatus: Provided are a content information display method and apparatus. The method includes: extracting a content file list; extracting additional information having a same property from among additional information on each of content files included in the content file list; generating a graph representing a degree of the property by comparing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090040227 - Indicators for interactive analysis of virtual three-dimensional machine data: Methods for displaying machine data are described including a method for displaying machine data as an image showing a three-dimensional graph having three axes and one or more cursor images representing substantially planar cursors on the display for analyzing data.... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20090040229 - Generalization of features in a digital map using round number coordinates: A system and processes for generalizing a collection of objects using points not necessarily part of the original objects are provided. Generalization of features in a digital map includes moving points to round number coordinates, while keeping topology correct and not moving points outside an allowed distance range, thus substantially... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090040230 - Vector image drawing device, method for vector image drawing, and computer readable recording medium: Where each of m and n are any natural number: a drawing region subdivider 5 for subdividing a drawing region into an m×n matrix of drawing subregions having m rows and n columns,; a target vector data selector 6 for discriminating, for each of the drawing subregions, vector data necessary... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090040231 - Information processing apparatus, system, and method thereof: An information processing apparatus includes a bio-information obtaining unit configured to obtain bio-information of a subject; a kinetic-information obtaining unit configured to obtain kinetic information of the subject; and a control unit configured to determine an expression or movement of an avatar on the basis of the bio-information obtained by... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090040232 - Method to record bus data in a graphics subsystem that uses dma transfers: In a graphics based subsystem based on direct memory access transfer, a user queue library is used by the application program interface to send graphic command data to the graphics adapter. The user queue library transfers data stored within the user queue to the graphics adapter using direct memory access... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090040233 - Wearable type information presentation device: The wearable type information presentation device according to the present invention includes: a situation acquisition unit (101), which acquires a situation of the user; a viewing/hearing adaptability storage unit (106), which stores a viewing/hearing adaptability; a viewing/hearing adaptability determination unit (105), which determines the viewing/hearing adaptability that corresponds to the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090040234 - Image processing device: An image processing device includes a first conversion unit including a color conversion matrix circuit that inputs first image data and outputs second image data. The color conversion matrix circuit is able to arbitrarily set a conversion coefficient.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090040235 - Image processing apparatus, computer program product, and image processing method: An image information storage unit stores a series of images. A display-time-information storage unit stores display-time information which defines display time of each image. An image display control unit displays an image on an image display unit, based on the image stored in the image information storage unit and the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090040236 - Method of and system for preventing viewing by bystanders of information: A method of and system for preventing viewing by bystanders of information displayed on a display screen displays simultaneously an active image and a second image. The display screen has a first viewing angle and a second viewing angle. The first image is visible from the first viewing angle and... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090040237 - Method for tracking moving entities: m

20090040238 - Image display program and storage medium containing same: A program is to be executed by a computer having an image display apparatus. The program, when executed, causes the computer to perform the functions of displaying an initial image on the display apparatus; receiving a zoom-in boundary designated on the displayed initial image, the part of the displayed initial... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090040239 - Graphic object translation system: A graphic object translation system is described. The graphic object translation system has an automatically retracting arcuate control component that has a rest position to which it returns after being moved and released. The graphic object translation system also has a graphic control component that is responsive to a movement... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090040240 - Hovering table headers: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for displaying header information in a table. One or more cells of a table are selected and their associated header information is determined and replicated. Display attributes are then applied to the replicated header information resulting in the generation of a table... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Rsw

20090040242 - Display apparatus, display method, display monitor, and television receiver: In one embodiment of the present invention, the image display period of the first sub frame of an N-th frame is arranged to partly overlap the image display period of the second sub frame of the N-th frame and the image display period of the second sub frame of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090040243 - Display device and method for driving display member: In one embodiment of the present invention, in an even-numbered signal line group, the arrangement sequence of the first and second signal lines is reversed between in a display area and in a non-display area, and the same goes for the arrangement sequence of the third and fourth signal lines.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090040245 - Drive circuit for display apparatus and display apparatus: A drive circuit that is an example of the present invention is a drive circuit of a display device for outputting in parallel the analog picture signals generated based on the digital picture signals inputted in serial. This circuit comprises a level shift circuit for converting the voltage level of... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090040244 - Driving device, liquid crystal display having the same, and method of driving the liquid crystal display: In a driving device, a liquid crystal display having the driving device, and a method of driving the liquid crystal display, the driving device includes a signal controller, a voltage selector, a gray-scale voltage generator, and a data driver. The signal controller outputs a power-down signal indicating an imminent power-off.... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090040241 - Method for driving light-emitting panel: The method for driving a light-emitting panel provides a method for driving a light-emitting panel such that, even if there is a defect at a certain place of the light-emitting surface, the whole surface is not turned off and the function as a lighting apparatus or a backlight of or... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090040246 - Image processing device, display device, image processing method, and program: An image processing device includes a detector for detecting a linear-interpolation-applicable area and an expansion corrector for performing a gradation expanding process on the linear-interpolation-applicable area detected by the detector. When a detector 11 detects a linear-interpolation-applicable area, if the gradation values of pixels preceding and following a pixel where... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

  
02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090033587 - Display: Various embodiments and methods relating to driving a stacked arrangement of display panels are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033588 - System, head-mounted display, and control method thereof: An HMD (10a) generates region information indicating a region having, as an axis, a line which passes through the position of the HMD (10a) and that of a wireless I/F (105a). The HMD acquires position information of each of wireless I/Fs of other image processing apparatuses (11b, 11c). The HMD... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090033589 - Image display device: An increase in the circuit size of a drive circuit that accompanies multi-gradation is reduced. Herein, VI0 to VIM are modulation circuit reference voltages in which a prescribed range, i.e., from a non-emission voltage VEOFF to a maximum emission voltage VEON, is divided in M equal parts. Higher-order dividing resistor... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090033590 - Liquid crystal display with polarity reversion circuit and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display includes one or more data drivers for outputting data signals, a processor, and at least two control units, each of which controls polarities of data signals of selected data drivers. The processor processes the data signals of the data drivers, and sends control signals to the... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090033593 - Driving method of plasma display panel and plasma display apparatus: A plasma display apparatus can operate only the display operations requiring control for suppressing a temperature of a panel tube surface. In the plasma display apparatus, display load factors of display image data at each of a plurality of regions on a plasma display panel are detected by an individual-region... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090033595 - Flat panel display module: A flat panel display module includes a display panel, a chassis configured to support the display panel and having a chassis base and a first extending portion, the first extending portion being parallel to the display panel and extending away from the chassis base, the first extending portion including a... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090033591 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display which is installed in a work vehicle provided by the present invention includes a luminance adjusting section which can manually adjust luminance of a backlight in a liquid crystal panel, setting means which sets a luminance adjustable range by means of the luminance adjusting section, and... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090033594 - Plasma display and driving method thereof: A plasma display device including first electrodes and second electrodes extending in one direction is disclosed. A first reset waveform is applied to the first electrodes and the second electrodes during a reset period of a first subfield, and a second reset waveform is applied to the first electrodes and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090033592 - Plasma display device and driving method thereof: A plasma display device including a scan circuit, a plasma display panel, and a plurality of power sources for driving the plasma display panel. The scan circuit is configured to apply scan voltages to scan electrodes of the plasma display panel in order to select light-emitting cells and non-light-emitting cells... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090033599 - Active matrix display apparatus and driving method thereof: An active matrix display apparatus comprising two-dimensional arranged pixel circuits each including a display element connected with a signal line for supplying a current thereto and a scanning line, and further including a drive transistor and a capacitor, one terminal thereof being connected to a control terminal of the drive... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090033596 - Display device: Example embodiments relate to a display device having first and second substrates arranged opposite to each other, a semiconductor device on the first substrate, an organic light emitting element on the first substrate and an optical unit between the organic light emitting element and the second substrate. The display device... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090033600 - Light emitting device and method of driving the light emitting device: A light emitting device that achieves long life, and which is capable of performing high duty drive, by suppressing initial light emitting element deterioration is provided. Reverse bias application to an EL element (109) is performed one row at a time by forming a reverse bias electric power source line... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20090033597 - Light emitting display and method of manufacturing the same: A light emitting display and a method of manufacturing the same. The light emitting display includes a substrate, a plurality of first and second signal lines that cross each other on the substrate, a plurality of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) coupled between the first signal lines and the second... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090033598 - Organic light emitting display: Disclosed is an OLED in which separation regions of spacers in odd and even rows are formed so that a fine metal mask (FMM) between light emission layers may move without being caught in the spacers. The OLED includes even and odd spacers protruding upwardly between light emission layers and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090033601 - Organic light emitting display and its driving method: An organic light emitting display and its driving method includes: a pixel unit divided into a first display region and a second display region; a light emitting control driver outputting in parallel a plurality of light emitting control signals through a plurality of light emitting control lines; a switch unit... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090033602 - Organic light-emitting display device and method of driving the same: An organic light-emitting display for improving an aperture ratio and increasing lifespan includes an organic light-emitting display panel in which pixel cells are formed, a gray-scale converter configured to convert a gray-scale of a pixel data signal by multiplying the pixel data signal which drives the pixel cells by a... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090033603 - Projection type display apparatus: A display apparatus has several light emitting elements and several lenses. The light emitting elements generate light of a first and second part of a frame respectively during a first and second period. The lenses pass through by the light from the light emitting elements, and operate to form images... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090033604 - Hybrid display: In one embodiment, a hybrid display that may include a first light emitter of a first type and a second light emitter of a second type that define first and second addressable subpixels of a hybrid pixel. The first and second light emitters may be coupled to a support and... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090033605 - Display system: In a displays system provided with a large-sized display apparatus and a pedestal for supporting the display apparatus, a space of the pedestal is effectively used while preventing a fall of the pedestal effectively. The display system has a display apparatus and a pedestal for supporting the display apparatus. Further,... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090033606 - Liquid crystal display apparatus and method of driving the liquid crystal display apparatus: A liquid crystal display includes pixels, driver circuits, and a control circuit. The control circuit sets, in a one-frame period, a first period and a second period shorter than the one-fame period and partly overlapping the first period. The control circuit controls the driver circuits, causing them to write non-video... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090033607 - Optical display system and method, active and passive dithering using birefringence, color image superpositioning and display enhancement with phase coordinated polarization switching: l

20090033608 - Display device: A display device includes: a first display substrate having a plurality of pixel electrodes, a plurality of data lines disposed parallel with each other and that cross a center portion of the pixel electrodes, a plurality of gate lines that cross the data lines, and a plurality of driving thin... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090033609 - Display device: The present invention provides a technique which can prevent the disconnection of lines in the vicinity of terminal portions formed on an end portion of a TFT substrate of a liquid crystal display panel. Terminal portions for supplying electric signals to scanning lines are formed on a TFT substrate. Auxiliary... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090033610 - Light emission device, display using the light emission device, method of driving the light emission device, and method of driving the display: A light emission device includes a substrate, a plurality of scan lines on the substrate, a plurality of column lines on the substrate, and a plurality of light emission pixels at crossings between the scan lines and the column lines. Corresponding pixels of the plurality of light emission pixels connected... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090033614 - Body scales with rgb backlit display panel: Body scales include an LCD display panel for displaying information such as body weight and body fat of a user standing upon the scales, and LED backlighting behind the display panel having variable multicoloured output dependent upon reference meanings of that information.... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20090033612 - Correction of temperature induced color drift in solid state lighting displays: Methods of controlling a display including a backlight unit having a plurality of solid state light emitting devices are disclosed. The methods include receiving a target color point for the display, measuring a temperature associated with the display, generating a compensated target color point in response to the measured temperature,... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20090033611 - Display device, instrument panel, automatic vehicle, and method of driving display device: A display device includes an illuminator; a display panel for performing displaying by using light which is emitted from the illuminator; and a control circuit for controlling the illuminator. The illuminator includes a plurality of light source blocks, at least one light source belonging to each of the plurality of... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090033615 - Light emission device, display using the light emission device, method of driving the light emission device, and method of driving the display: A light emission device, a display using the light emission device, and a method of driving the light emission device are provided. The light emission device includes a plurality of scan lines for transmitting a plurality of scan signals, a plurality of column lines for transmitting a plurality of light... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090033613 - Liquid crystal display: In one embodiment, a liquid crystal display assembly comprises a liquid crystal module, a backlight assembly comprising an array of light emitting diodes, a detector to detect an optical output of at least one light emitting diode, and a controller coupled to the detector wherein the controller comprises logic to... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033616 - Display apparatus and display method: A display apparatus and a display method are provided capable of displaying an image in a desirably adjusted state upon execution of an application program. In the display apparatus, a command for display position is inputted to the touch panel and according to such an input, a determining section determines... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090033617 - Haptic user interface: It is presented a method comprising: generating at least one haptic user interface component using an array of haptic elements; detecting user input applied to at least one haptic element associated with one of said at least one haptic user interface component; and executing software code associated with activation of... Agent: Perman & Green

20090033619 - Method and apparatus for controlling universal plug and play device to reproduce content in a plurality of reproduction regions on screen thereof: Provided are a method of reproducing content using a universal plug and play (UPnP) device which has a plurality of reproduction regions. According to the method, information regarding reproduction regions is obtained using newly defined actions before a control point calls an action “Play( ).” Then, a reproduction region for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090033618 - Unit, an assembly and a method for controlling in a dynamic egocentric interactive space: A portable unit for providing instructions for navigation in menus or controlling equipment, the unit having a user interface and a camera pointing in the general direction of the user. The unit tracking relative movements between the unit and the user and converting the relative movement into the instructions. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090033620 - Portable electronic device and touch pad device for the same: A portable electronic device includes a casing and a touch pad device. The casing has an opening. The touch pad device is mounted on the casing, and includes a touch pad, a support, a suspending device, and a sensing device. The touch pad is movable and exposed in the opening.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090033621 - Inertial sensor-based pointing device with removable transceiver: An inertial sensor-based pointing device 10 is compatible with a removable USB pod 14 having a digital flash memory 32 and an integrated radio transceiver 30. Flash memory 32 can be used by a user to store software that enables a user to auto load software applications into compatible computers.... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090033622 - Smartscope/smartshelf: The SmartScope technology implements perceptual interfaces with a focus on machine vision and establishes a footprint for data collection based on the field of view of the data collecting device. The SmartScope implemented in a retail environment integrates multiple perceptual modalities such as computer vision, speech and sound processing, and... Agent: Venable LLP

20090033623 - Three-dimensional virtual input and simulation apparatus: The present invention relates to a three-dimensional virtual input and simulation apparatus, and more particularly to an apparatus comprising a plurality of point light sources, a plurality of optical positioning devices with a visual axis tracking function, and a control analysis procedure. The invention is characterized in that the plurality... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090033624 - Safe and low cost computer peripherals with force feedback for consumer applications: Power management for an interface device that is manipulated by a user and in communication with a host computer and provides forces to the user. The device includes a sensor and an actuator. One embodiment provides first power from the host computer over a serial interface and second power from... Agent: Immersion - Nixon Peabody LLP

20090033625 - Pointing device for interface with a graphical display: The application discloses a pointing device to interface with a graphical user interface of a computer or other electronic device. As disclosed the pointing device includes a contoured body profile having a forward portion and an aft or tail portion. In embodiments disclosed, the body of the pointing device includes... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)

20090033626 - Computer mouse: A pad-free radio-frequency mouse includes an ergonomic design such that the mouse is contoured to a user's hand, a Radio-Frequency mouse transmitter, and a USB Radio-Frequency receiver. With the usual mouse pad removed, the cursor on a monitor can be subtly maneuvered by moving one's thumb or fingers over an... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090033627 - External keyboard: There is described a keyboard including user-operable alpha-numeric keys. One or more identification devices associated with the user-operable keys are included in the keyboard. When placed in proximity to the keyboard, the one or more identification devices selectively communicate with a digital apparatus in response to user-actuation of the user-operable... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090033628 - Method and systems for revealing function assignments on fixed keypads: Methods and computing devices provide the capability of revealing the value or function assigned to particular keys in a keypad or keyboard by an application running on a computing device. A touch or near touch of a key prompts the presentation or display of the value or function presently assigned... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090033629 - Portable terminal equipment and a method of receiving input: Provided is a portable terminal equipment which can prevent operation keys from being increased and which is capable of reducing the numbers of pushing the operation keys down at the time of input of characters. The portable terminal equipment has a plurality of operation keys (10˜21) to which characters and... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20090033630 - hand-held device for content navigation by a user: This invention relates to a hand-held device (100,200) and a method for content navigation by a user (102). A ball shaped housing (101) having a display area (103) enables a display of information (105) on the surface of the device. To determine the absolute or relative position and/or an absolute... Agent: Ahs Inc

20090033634 - Handheld electronic apparatus and touch panel thereof: A handheld electronic apparatus comprises a touch panel, a front cover and a display panel. The front cover has a support portion with a first opening. The touch panel is placed on the support portion and covers the first opening. The touch panel comprises a touch panel body and a... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090033632 - Integrated touch pad and pen-based tablet input system: Integrated touch pad and pen-based tablet input devices and systems are described herein. At least some illustrative embodiments include an input device that includes a touch pad that detects when a surface of the touch pad is contacted by a finger of a user (the surface of the touch pad... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033631 - Rewritable electronic drawing surface using bistable media: An apparatus having an electronic drawing surface includes a common electrode overlying a least part of the outer surface of a housing, or other object, and a bistable media layer overlying the common electrode. The bistable media layer has at least two stable states and is operable to assume a... Agent: Leveque Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090033633 - User interface for a context-aware leisure-activity recommendation system: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that provides a user interface for a context-aware recommendation system which can be operated with one hand. The user interface includes a touch-screen display and a list of recommendations presented on the touch-screen display. The user interface further includes a plurality... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090033635 - Instruments, touch sensors for instruments, and methods or making the same: A touch sensor module for an instrument may comprise a touch sensor panel including a plurality of electrodes and a plurality of sensor regions on the touch sensor panel. Each sensor region has an electric field defined by the electrodes and a ground surrounding the electrodes. A processor may be... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090033636 - Touch panel input device: In a touch panel input device of the invention, in response to an approaching finger, electrostatic capacitance between each of a plurality of sensor electrodes and the finger varies, and the input device includes a plurality of sensor electrodes disposed planarly in spaced relation, and a nonconductive member to be... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090033637 - Liquid multi-touch sensor and display device: High-resolution multi-touch sensor and display device where the interaction medium is liquid, enabling more realistic tactile experience for simulations of synthetic wet environments. Based on frustrated total internal reflection, the device employs liquid within a tank as the optical waveguide that receives light, such as infrared light, that undergoes total... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

20090033638 - Image display unit and method of detecting object: An image display unit and a method of detecting an object which are capable of reliably detecting an object with a simple structure irrespective of use conditions are provided. Invisible light is emitted from a screen of a display portion. The invisible light reflected from a target object which comes... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090033639 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program therefor: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a display control unit and an output unit. The display control unit displays image data of an operation unit including a rotary operation dial, and displays while rotating, according to a designated target volume value, the operation dial from a rotation angle position... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090033640 - Scroll whell device for computer mouse: A scroll wheel device for computer mouse is disclosed, which comprises: a scroll wheel, having a scraggly structure formed in the interior thereof; and an adjusting unit. In an exemplary embodiment, the scraggly structure can be a sawtooth-like structure patterned on a circumferential area of a hollowed portion formed inside... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090033641 - Scan line driving circuit, electro-optical device, and electronic apparatus: Each scan line 112 has a unit circuit 40 that has TFTs 62,64 and 66. Capacitance C1 is short-circuited by the TFTs. Reset signal Rst is supplied to the gate electrode of TFT 62. the source electrode of TFT 62 is connected to a gate-on power supply line Vgon. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090033642 - Shift register and liquid crystal display using same: A shift register of the present disclosure comprises a plurality of shift register units using alternating clock signals to shift signals. The shift register outputs signals having substantially no overlap with adjacent signals. The shift register may be employed in a liquid crystal display.... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090033645 - Display device and operating method of the same: A display device includes: a display control circuit and a memory. The display control circuit drives a display panel. The memory stores setting data for the display panel. The display control circuit reads the setting data from the memory in response to a blanking start signal indicative of a start... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090033644 - Display device and wiring routing method: A display device for displaying an image using matrix driving includes: an emission element corresponding to each pixel to be displayed, disposed on L lines, with the scanning direction as lines; a display portion whereby the M lines worth of the emission elements are simultaneously driven; and a connection unit... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090033643 - Integrated display module: A display device includes a substrate. At least a portion of a plurality of pixel circuits are disposed over or integrated into a first surface of the substrate, and arranged in a matrix. A control device is disposed over a second surface of the substrate.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090033646 - Display with a luminance and color temperature control system and method for controlling the luminance of a display: A display includes a display module, a light source, a light source driving circuit, a display driving circuit, and an optical sensor. The optical sensor is installed next to the light source for detecting the luminance and color temperature of the light source. The optical sensor is coupled to the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090033647 - Plasma display and driving method thereof: In a plasma display device, a plurality of sustain pulses that alternately have a high level voltage and a low level voltage are applied with an opposite phase to that of first and second electrodes that perform a display operation in a sustain period. A width of the last sustain... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090033648 - Light film device: A light film apparatus having an illuminated graphics panel with at least two segments that can be individually powered. A controller manages a power which is delivered from a power supply to each of the segments, so that each of the segments is either powered on, powered off or powered... Agent: Douglas H. Pauley Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20090033649 - Signal line driving circuit, light emitting device, and method for driving the same: Variation occurs in transistor characteristics. The present invention relates to a signal line driver circuit comprising: a plurality of current source circuits corresponding to a plurality of wirings; and a shift register, characterized in that: the plurality of current source circuits each comprise capacitor means for converting a supplied current... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090033651 - Display device and display method: A display device having frame display duration of X, including: emission elements corresponding to each pixel to be displayed, disposed on L lines, with the scanning direction as lines; a scanning driving unit scanning and driving the emission elements; M data signal driving units driving the emission elements to display... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090033652 - Display device and method of driving the same: A display device includes a display portion formed by disposing pixels in matrix, in which the pixel includes: a light emitting element; a signal level holding capacitor; a writing transistor for receiving a write signal from the vertical drive circuit, and being turned ON/OFF by the write signal, thereby setting... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090033650 - Video processing method, video display device and its timing controller: Video processing method, a video display device and its timing controller can support video signals having different types of resolutions from ones set in advance without a special circuit identifying the resolution. Timing controller of video display device generates a first horizontal reference signal (HRST_start) indicating start of an active... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090033653 - Adaptive sub-sampling for reduction in issued rays: According to one embodiment of the invention, by increasing the number of rays issued through adjacent pixels with colors of high contrast while maintaining the number of rays issued through adjacent pixels which do not have colors of high contrast, a ray tracing image processing system may render an anti-aliased... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090033656 - Database driven relational object modeling and design system, method and software: The systems, methods, and software of the present invention relate to a database drive relational object modeling and design platform, which addresses the need for a system that allows the design and modification of complex three dimensional objects while doing so in a manner that reduces the requirements for computing... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group C/o Portfolioip

20090033654 - System and method for visually representing an object to a user: A first two-dimensional geometric representation of a first moving object from a received first image is determined. A first visual indication to render the first two-dimensional geometric representation of the first moving object in a three-dimensional space is obtained. The first moving object is visually rendered in the three-dimensional space... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090033655 - System and method of three-dimensional pose estimation: A system and method for identifying objects using a machine-vision based system are disclosed. Briefly described, one embodiment is a method that captures a first image of at least one object with an image capture device, processes the first captured image to find an object region based on a reference... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090033658 - Computational geometry using control geometry having at least two dimensions: A method and system for computer aided design (CAD) is disclosed for designing geometric objects. The present invention interpolates and/or blends between such geometric objects sufficiently fast so that real time deformation of such objects occurs while deformation data is being input. Thus, a user designing with the present invention... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090033657 - Sliding texture volume rendering: Subsets of volume data are sequentially stored for volume rendering from two dimensional textures. For example, pairs of adjacent two-dimensional images are loaded into RAM or cache. Strips of texture data are interpolated for polygons extending between the two-dimensional images. The strips or polygons are more orthogonal to a viewing... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090033659 - Real-time luminosity dependent subdivision: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for receiving geometry data corresponding to a plurality of polygons of a scene, calculating a luminosity metric for each polygon, and subdividing a polygon into multiple polygons if the luminosity metric is greater than a threshold level. Other embodiments are described... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC

20090033660 - Apparatus and methods for texture mapping: The invention provides texture mapping techniques that facilitate interactive painting of a three-dimensional virtual surface by a user in object space, without requiring global parameterization. The texture mapping techniques feature rendering texture for a given virtual object using a plurality of composite textures, each formed by blending collapsible texture layers.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090033662 - Multiple artistic look rendering methods and apparatus: A computer system comprises a memory configured to store a geometric description of an object, wherein the memory is configured to store a first set of parameters associated with a first artistic look, and wherein the memory is configured to store a second set of parameters associated with a second... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090033661 - Spatially-varying convolutions for rendering soft shadow effects: Soft shadows may include areas that are less clear (more blurry) than other regions. For instance, an area of shadow that is closer to the shadow caster may be clearer than a region that is farther from the shadow caster. When generating a soft shadow, the total amount of light... Agent: Robert C. Kowert Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090033663 - Surface shading of computer-generated object using multiple surfaces: Objects are modeled and rendered using multiple surfaces to provide attributes used in rendering. In some embodiments, a reference surface for an object is defined, e.g., using conventional modeling techniques. One or more auxiliary surfaces are associated with portions of the reference surface. Some of the surface attributes (e.g., color,... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090033664 - Generating a visualization to show mining results produced from selected data items and attribute(s) in a selected focus area and other portions of a data set: To visualize and analyze data, selection of at least one focus area in a visualization of a data set is received. Based on characteristics of the selected at least one focus area, using at least one analytic technique to mine relationships between data items and at least one attribute in... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033665 - Curve drawing apparatus, curve drawing method, parking support system and vehicle: A coordinate calculating unit 2 calculates a coordinate to be drawn from an expression of an original curve inputted thereinto. A horizontal broadening unit 4 performs a calculation for horizontal broadening that is implemented on the original curve. A vertical broadening unit 5 performs a calculation for vertical broadening that... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090033666 - Scneario generation device, scenario generation method, and scenario generation program: There is provided a scenario generation device capable of automatically generating a scenario for generating an animation of rich expression desired by a user even from a text created by the user who has no special knowledge about creation of animation. In the device, a scenario generation unit (111a) generates... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090033667 - Method and apparatus to facilitate depicting an object in combination with an accessory: At a personally portable wireless two-way communicator (800), one can provide (101) an avatar as corresponds to a given object and then capture (102) an image as corresponds to an accessory for that given object. That image can be used (103) to determine corresponding metadata for the accessory which metadata... Agent: Motorola/fetf

20090033668 - Display edid emulator system and method: Various embodiments of a display EDID emulator system and method are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033669 - 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

20090033671 - Multi-sample rendering of 2d vector images: A method and device for enhanced rendering providing reduced memory bandwidth requirements in a graphics processor. In the rendering process, a classification buffer of limited bit length is used for classifying the pixels. Based on the classification, a decision on the pixel color may be made without accessing the multi-sample... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090033670 - Providing pixels from an update buffer: A method comprises storing pixel data in a frame buffer, retrieving the pixel data from the frame buffer and processing at least one pixel value of the pixel data to generate an output pixel bit stream. The method further comprises storing pixel values in a first update buffer. The pixel... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033672 - Scheme for varying packing and linking in graphics systems: A wireless device which performs a first-level compiler packing process and a second-level hardware packing process on varyings. The compiler packing process packs two or more shader variables (varyings or attributes) whose sum of components equals M into a shared M-dimensional (MD) vector register. The hardware packing consecutively packs M... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090033673 - Rendering of shadows with hand-painted appearance: Shadows are rendered automatically with a hand-painted appearance. The shadow region is divided into a core and a penumbra. A core perturbation zone is defined between the core and penumbra and a penumbra perturbation zone is defined between the penumbra and an unshadowed region. Within each perturbation zone, a texture... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090033674 - Method and apparatus for graphically defining surface normal maps: A surface normal map of an object can be interactively modified to create brushstroke-like textures. In one embodiment, surface normal components along the x, y, and z axes (in object coordinate space) are mapped onto red, green, and blue color components. The object's surface is displayed in an editing interface... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090033675 - Display for a mobile terminal for wireless communication: The invention relates to a display for a mobile terminal for wireless communication comprising a first display area (2) with a high colour depth and a second display area (3) with a low colour depth. The invention further relates to a method for a display for a mobile terminal for... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090033676 - Methods and devices for display color compensation: Disclosed are methods and devices for color compensation of a display having a translucent display cover applied to an outside surface of the display. A method may include characterizing a color shift due to the translucent display cover for when there is rendering of an image on the display and... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090033677 - Computer-implemented gamut mapping: In gamut mapping, as the brightness of the original color (S) increases further and further beyond the source gamut (110) boundary, the corresponding color (S′) in the target gamut (120) becomes closer and closer to a white color (W). Image distortion is reduced as a result.... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090033678 - Method for checkerboard-based vector to raster conversion: Provided is a method for converting an input vector outline image to an output monochrome raster image consisting of only corner-contiguous pixels in a checkerboard pattern. Using a combination of a monochrome checkerboard raster image and a vector-based diamond grid, a determination is made as to which output raster pixels... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090033680 - Apparatuses for overlaying images, portable devices having the same and methods of overlaying images: An apparatus for overlaying images includes a broadcast image layer generator, an application image layer generator, and an overlay processor. The broadcast image layer generator generates a broadcast image layer based on a received broadcast signal. The application image layer generator generates an application image layer based on an application... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090033681 - Method and apparatus for consolidating overlapping map markers: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable code for consolidating overlapping markers in a mapping application. The process identifies a plurality of points for display from data describing locations and associated data about locations. The process then determines whether displaying graphical indicators for a set of points in the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090033679 - Visual integration hub: A plurality of applications are integrated in a system by merging three-dimensional (3-D) display data contributions from the respective applications into a single display scene using a visual integration hub constituted by, for example, a simply programmed processor with suitable input storage to store display states of each application for... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson, P.C.

20090033682 - Method and system of immersive generation for two-dimension still image and factor dominating method, image content analysis method and scaling parameter prediction method for generating immersive sensation: A system and method for generating immersive sensation for a two-dimensional still image is provided. The method for generating immersive sensation including: converting a color space of an inputted image; loading a background mask to separate a foreground image and a background image from the inputted image; achieving attribute information... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090033683 - Method, system and apparatus for intelligent resizing of images: A new approach contemplating a variety of improved methods and systems to perform intelligent image resizing on an image is proposed. The approach enables a user to interactively mark or select portions of the image to preserve and/or remove. An energy function can then be used to calculate values of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090033684 - On-screen marker to assist usability while scrolling: In a non-limiting aspect thereof, the exemplary embodiments of this invention provide a method including placing a marker on a display, where the marker is placed automatically at a departure point on the display upon sensing a scrolling operation, and moving the marker on the display, where the marker moves... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090033686 - Display panel driving method, display apparatus, display panel driving apparatus and electronic apparatus: In the present invention, there is provided a display panel driving method of the type wherein the total light emitting period length within a one-field period is controlled to variably control the peak luminance level of a display panel, the driving method including a step of variably controlling, where the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090033687 - Electro-optical device, method of driving the same, data line driving circuit, signal processing circuit, and electronic apparatus: A signal processing unit that generates data signals for controlling gray-scale levels of electro-optical elements includes a first D/A conversion unit that generates gray-scale signals from gray-scale data for designating the gray-scale levels of the electro-optical elements; a storage unit that stores correction data indicating correction values with respect to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090033685 - Organic light emitting display and driving method thereof: The present invention provides an organic light emitting display and a driving method the same capable of improving image quality by reducing luminance variations depending on temperature. The organic light emitting display and a driving method of the present invention includes a temperature sensor unit sensing ambient temperature and outputting... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090033688 - Brightness adjusting method and device for an led-based display panel: A brightness adjusting device for a light-emitting diode (LED) display panel has at least one photo sensor, a control circuit, a timing controller and a driving circuit. The LED display panel is composed of multiple LEDs being divided into groups according to color. The photo sensor sequentially senses brightness of... Agent: Patenttm.us

20090033689 - Method and apparatus for adjusting pixel values: A system that adjusts pixel values to produce visual effects in a frame to be displayed is presented. During operation, the system receives coordinates and pixel-adjustment values for one or more control points within the frame. Next, the system calculates pixel-adjustment values for pixels in the frame based on the... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

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