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Computer graphics processing, operator interface processing, and selective visual display systems March listing by industry category 03/09

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20090079662 - Three-dimensional display device and image presentation method: A three-dimensional display device includes a plurality of transmissive display units arranged in different depth positions in view from an observer and a moiré vanishing element for diffusing light. The moiré vanishing element has a spatial frequency characteristic to cut off a spatial frequency more than a spatial frequency having... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090079663 - Locating and displaying method upon a specific video region of a computer screen: A locating and displaying method upon a specific video region of a computer screen comprises the steps of: capturing a plurality of computer screens during a predetermined time period; comparing one computer screen with the following computer screen to locate a plurality of screen differences, in which every single screen... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090079664 - Portable terminal: A portable terminal comprises a first body 104 on which the first display surface 102 is formed, a second body 108 on which the second display surface 106 is formed, and hinge units which combine the first body 104 and the second body 108 in a foldable way. The first... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090079665 - Power and video unit for a multi-screen display system: A power and video unit for use in a multi-screen display system is described herein. The unit includes a splitter that inputs a video signal from a laptop or desktop computer and converts the signal to a plurality of signals suitable for a multi-screen display system. The unit also includes... Agent: Mass Engineered Design Inc.

20090079666 - Operating system and operated terminal: A purpose of the present invention is to prevent an interference of an operating screen with other screens even while the system is operated. In a cellular phone 2, a CPU 14 causes a first CCU 11 to output operation data corresponding to a users operation. In the operation data,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090079667 - Auto-blanking screen for devices having multi-layer displays: A system to automatically blank a screen from a multi-layer display is disclosed. The system includes a multi-layer display, an associated logic device and a display controller in communication therewith and configured to receive signals from the logic device. The multi-layer display includes at least a first display screen and... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt

20090079669 - Flat panel display: A flat panel display is provided. The flat panel display includes a display panel, a gate driver, a source driver and a signal switching unit. The gate driver outputs a gate signal. The signal switching unit turns on the first terminal and the second terminal thereof to deliver the gate... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090079668 - Method for measuring readability of screen under sunshine: A method for measuring the readability of a screen under sunshine is disclosed. In this method, a first set of basic data of a screen module to be tested under dark room conditions is measured. Next, a second set of basic data of the screen module under simulated sunshine conditions... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090079670 - Display device: The use of a resistive or capacitive voltage-current-converter (35) in an (active addressed matrix) luminescent display pixel circuit allows fast programming and highly accurate pixel current definition for improved display uniformity.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090079671 - Input/output-integrated display device and protective glass plate used therein: The present invention herein provides an input/output-integrated display device which never causes, with ease, any contact between a protective glass plate and a part such as a display panel which is arranged in the device while facing the protective glass plate as well as a protective glass plate used in... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20090079674 - Liquid crystal display with peep-preventing function: In an active matrix LCD, different signal voltages are applied to adjacent pixels or sub-pixels. Averaged brightness of the adjacent pixels or sub-pixels displays a typicalγ curve while viewing right from the front, and on the other hand, displays a constant γ curve within a specified color level (signal voltage)... Agent: Venable LLP

20090079672 - Plasma display panel and imaging device using the same: There is provided a PDP, in which the deterioration in the address discharge timelag with age is suppressed, which is bright, has guaranteed life, can stably be driven, is of low power consumption, high definition, and high image quality. There is provided a pair of sustaining discharge electrodes on the... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090079673 - Plasma display panel device: The present invention relates to a plasma display device. The plasma display device includes a plasma display panel including an upper substrate having a scan electrode and a sustain electrode, and a lower substrate having a barrier rib for dividing discharge cells, and a driver disposed at one side of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090079675 - Liquid crystal display device: A device includes a substrate including a first insulating substrate, a first electrode located on the first insulating substrate, and a second electrode located between the first insulating substrate and the first electrode via an insulating underlayer interposed between the second and the first electrode, a substrate including a second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090079676 - Display apparatus and drive method thereof: A display apparatus comprises a display section including a display panel having a plurality of arranged display pixels, a display state of each of the display pixels being changed by an electric field generated between a pair of electrodes arranged to be opposed to each other; a luminous section including... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090079677 - Driving of data lines used in unit circuit control: The display matrix section 200 has pixel circuits 210 arranged in the form of a matrix, a plurality of gate lines Y1, Y2 . . . that extend in the row direction, and a plurality of data lines X1, X2 . . . that extend in the column direction. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090079678 - Display device and display driving method: A display device includes a display panel unit configured to include pixel circuits in each of which an organic electroluminescence device is used as a light emitting device and is driven to emit light with luminance dependent upon a voltage difference between a signal value voltage of an input display... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090079679 - Pixel driving method and apparatus for organic light emitting device: A pixel driving method for an organic light emitting device includes charging a data voltage supplied through a data line to a storage capacitor and driving an N-channel switching transistor while cutting off supply of an upper power supply voltage to an organic light emitting diode; and powering the organic... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090079680 - Dual-view display device: A method for compensating light leakage caused by slit diffraction in a dual-view display device by making use of a light blocker with slits is provided. A dual-view display device includes: a display that makes a first image and a second image of an input composite image visible in corresponding... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090079681 - Liquid crystal display device and luminance difference compensating method thereof: A liquid crystal display device may include a plurality of LCD modules tiled together and a corresponding microlens on each of the plurality of LCD modules. Each microlens may have a curved portion and a flat portion. Each of the LCD modules may comprise an LCD panel in which a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090079682 - Method for driving liquid crystal display apparatus: In one embodiment of the present invention, when a still image is displayed, applied voltages respectively corresponding to a total of n (n being an integer of not less than 4) types of gradation 0 to (n−1) are outputted to pixels. On the other hand, when a moving image is... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090079683 - Method for pixel gradation extension, drive method and apparatus for charging time of pixel capacitance: The present invention relates to a method of extending a pixel gray scale. The secondary gray scale levels with different charging times and the same gray scale voltage are formed by controlling a charging time of the gray scale voltage of every primary gray scale level and refining the level,... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090079684 - Electro-optical device and electronic apparatus including the same: An electro-optical device includes a pixel circuit with a driving transistor element, a storage capacitor, and a capacitive element. The driving transistor element is electrically connected to a corresponding data line and a corresponding driving electrode. The storage capacitor is electrically connected to the driving transistor element and the driving... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090079685 - Liquid crystal display device, method for driving liquid crystal display device, and electronic apparatus: Disclosed herein is a liquid crystal display device that carries out image displaying through application of a voltage dependent upon an image to a liquid crystal in units of a certain period, wherein in the case of applying an overdrive voltage higher than a voltage for displaying of the image... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090079687 - Load sensing forced mode lock: A method for restoring visual output to a display device. The method includes detecting a display device connection change on an output connector and changing output settings to a compatible output mode on the output connector. The method further includes cloning graphics output to the output connector. The graphics output... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP Third Floor

20090079686 - Output restoration with input selection: A method for restoring visual output to a display device. The method includes detecting a display device connection change on an output connector and changing output settings to a compatible output mode on the output connector. The method further includes cloning graphics output to the output connector. The graphics output... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090079688 - Processing device and processing method of high dynamic contrast for liquid crystal display apparatus: This invention relates to a processing device and processing method of high dynamic contrast for liquid crystal display apparatus, the processing device comprises a receiver, an inverter, and a source driving IC connected with a central processing module. The processing method includes: performing a histogram statistical process on received low... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090079689 - Display device and electric apparatus using the same: A standard electrode 19, and a plurality of signal electrodes 15 and a plurality of scanning electrodes 22 that cross each other are provided. A scanning driver Vd, which applies either one of a non-selected voltage that inhibits movement of a conductive liquid inside a liquid storage space and a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090079690 - Method and apparatus for enhancing entertainment software through haptic insertion: A method for enhancing entertainment through haptic insertion includes monitoring signal(s) during the execution of entertainment software, recognizing that the monitored signal(s) satisfy predetermined criteria, and generating a haptic control signal in response to enhance an entertainment experience. Monitored signals may include, for example, audio signals, video signals, data signals,... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090079691 - Cursor positioning method by a handheld camera: A method for positioning a cursor on a computer screen by a handheld camera shooting continuous images to detect movements of user's hand is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the camera is disposed in a handheld device such as laser pointer. The camera shoots a set of serial images of... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090079692 - Interactive digital clippings: A method of generating a self-contained interactive clipping from a printed substrate. The substrate has a graphic image and a position-coding pattern disposed thereon. The position-coding pattern identifies an identity and a plurality of locations. The method comprises the steps of: (i) receiving, in a computer system, interaction data indicative... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090079693 - Scrolling device: A control device is provided for controlling scrolling of a graphical object displayed on a computer monitor. The control device includes a housing; and a slider device disposed at a front portion of the housing configured to control scrolling of the graphical object on the monitor.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090079694 - Integrated control system with keyboard video mouse (kvm): Methods and apparatus are provided for efficiently controlling source computers connected to a display system. A control computer, source computers, and a video processor are connected over a control network. Input signals such as keyboard and mouse input signals are provided to the video processor and the source computers through... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090079695 - Input device: A dial is displayed in display unit showing a plurality of menus, and a control unit connected to an operation unit and the display unit rotates the dial in response to the move of a finger on the operation unit, and thereby a desired menu is selected, and when selecting... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090079698 - Input device and electronic apparatus: An input device inputs information by a slide operation depending on an operation body. The device contains a housing having an operation surface, a detection unit that is provided in the housing and includes an electrostatic capacitance sheet member which detects a slide position of the operation body to output... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090079696 - Method for inputting user command and video apparatus and input apparatus employing the same: A method of inputting a user command includes displaying a navigation window including letter key symbols corresponding to keys on a manipulator. If a first user command as to a specific key on the manipulator is input, a specific letter key symbol on the navigation window corresponding to the specific... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090079697 - Modular keypad mechanism: A Hand Held Computing device (HHC) (180) incorporating a keypad function (120), a display function (100) and processing function (430), the processing function (430) being operably coupled to both the keypad (120) and display (100) functions. The keypad function (120) is of a modular construction, such that a removable key-holder... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090079701 - Device and method for displaying data and receiving user input: Described are a device and a method for displaying data and receiving user input. The device includes a display arrangement displaying an image; a sensing arrangement generating orientation data corresponding to detected changes in an orientation of the device; and a control arrangement adjusting one of an orientation and a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP/ Motorola

20090079703 - Device and system for providing user with sensation effect on touch screen: Provided is a device and system for providing a user with a sensation effect on touch screen. The device includes a sensation effect creating unit for creating sensation effect based on motion information of the input device; a communication unit for communicating with the display device; a control unit for... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090079706 - Display device: In a display device having a touch panel, it is possible to prevent the generation of a screen defect caused by the intrusion of air bubbles into a UV curing resin formed between a touch panel and a display panel. The touch panel is constituted of an upper transparent-electrode-attached film... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090079704 - Method and apparatus for inputting operation instructions using a dual touch panel of a mobile communication device: A method and an apparatus for inputting operation instructions using a dual touch panel of a mobile communication device are provided. When the user's finger touches the second touch panel of the mobile communication device, the second touch panel detects whether there is a slide path. If no slide path... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090079699 - Method and device for associating objects: A method (400) of associating objects in an electronic device (100), the method (400) performs identifying a first object (420) in response to detecting an initial contact of a scribed stroke (410) at a location of a first area of a touch sensitive user interface (170) which corresponds with the... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090079702 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing an adaptive keypad on touch display devices: An apparatus for providing an adaptive keypad on touch display devices may include a processing element. The processing element may be configured to receive an indication of a detection of a touch event invoking an operation related to a text character entry, determine candidate text characters based on the operation,... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090079700 - One-touch rotation of virtual objects in virtual workspace: A method of rotating a virtual object within a virtual workspace. The method includes recognizing a selection perimeter of the virtual object and detecting a one-touch user input having a starting location within the selection perimeter of the virtual object. The method further includes tracking movement of the one-touch user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090079705 - Portable user control device and method for vehicle information systems: A personal user control device suitable for use in cooperation with information systems, such as vehicle information systems, and methods for manufacturing and using same. The personal user control device provides a user-friendly interface system for interacting with the information system. Unlike conventional control devices, the user interface system includes... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090079707 - Integrated capacitive sensing devices and methods: Disclosed are touch screen devices and methods of sensing an object near the surface of a touch screen device. A capacitive sensor is integrated into display electronics by flipping the traditional thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT) stack-up which has a bottom gate structure so that it is an... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090079708 - Three-wire resistive touch panel and display device using same: An exemplary resistive touch panel includes a top substrate having a first conductive coating thereon, and a bottom substrate comprising a second conductive coating thereon. The first conductive coating includes a plurality of predetermined target points that are electrically connected to form a series circuit, and the series circuit has... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090079709 - Sensing device of surface acoustic wave touch panel: Described is a sensing device of a surface acoustic wave (SAW) touch panel having a new reflector columns and rows arrangement. As compared to the conventional design in the art where each of the reflector columns and rows are arranged from thinness to thickness, each of the arrangements of the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090079710 - Scanning device for scanning a surface having coded data disposed thereon: Provided is a scanning device for scanning a surface having coded data disposed thereon which is substantially invisible to the average unaided human eye. The device is configured to determine at least two dimensions of a rotational orientation of the sensing device relative to the surface, the coded data being... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090079712 - Control knob with multiple degrees of freedom and force feedback: The present invention provides a control knob on a device that allows a user to control functions of the device. In one embodiment, the knob is rotatable in a rotary degree of freedom and moveable in at least one transverse direction approximately perpendicular to the axis. An actuator is coupled... Agent: Patent Department (51851) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20090079711 - Scrolling device: A control device includes a case having a bottom surface that has a front portion and a back portion; and a first friction pad and a second friction pad disposed on the front portion of the bottom surface. The first and second friction pads are configured to detect pressure from... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090079716 - Apparatus for driving a display panel, display device having the apparatus for driving a display panel and information processing apparatus having the display device: A display device includes a timing controller, a noise removing part, a data driving part and a gate driving part. The timing controller outputs image data and a data clock having a pair of differential signals. The noise removing part is connected to a pair of output terminals for outputting... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090079714 - Apparatus for improving display quality of dynamic images on liquid crystal display and method thereof: An apparatus for improving display quality of dynamic image on liquid crystal display (LCD) and a method thereof are provided. The apparatus includes an image data processing unit and an overdrive correcting unit. The overdrive correcting unit is coupled to the image data processing unit. The image data processing unit... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090079718 - Counter circuit, control signal generating circuit including the counter circuit, and display apparatus: In a counter circuit of a control signal generating circuit, a selector circuit selects under control which is in accordance with a selector circuit control signal (CTR) a predetermined one in a signal VSYNC and a signal HSYNC, which are pulse signals, so as to input a pulse signal thus... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090079719 - Data driver circuit and delay-locked loop circuit: A data driver circuit and a delay-locked loop (DLL) circuit that can operate normally in spite of errors, etc., caused when an analog data signal is applied to a display panel are provided. The data driver circuit receives a first data signal and a first clock signal and outputs a... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20090079713 - Display device, its drive circuit, and drive method: It is possible to implement impulse display in a hold type display device while suppressing an increase in complexity of a drive circuit and an increase in operation frequency. In an active matrix type liquid crystal display device of a dot-inversion drive scheme which is configured such that adjacent source... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090079715 - Gate driver and method of driving display apparatus having the same: A gate driver includes: a shift register and a gate signal generating unit. The shift register unit sequentially outputs scanning signals. The gate signal generating unit generates a normal gate signal and an inverted gate signal based on the scanning signals, controls a charge sharing operation of the normal gate... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090079717 - Quick port-switching method and associated apparatus: A quick port-switching method and associated apparatus are provided. A quick port-switching display control circuit includes a display controller, a first TMDS port, a second TMDS port and an analog video port. The display controller has a first GPIO pin and a second GPIO pin. The first TMDS port, second... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20090079720 - Method of driving plasma display panel and image display: When an immediately preceding subfield does not include the sustain period (33), a priming pulse (Vpr) is applied to address electrodes (D1 to Dm) prior to a ramp waveform part (S1) of an initialization pulse applied to scan electrodes (SCN1 to SCNn), after the writing operation ends. When the immediately... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (panasonic)

20090079721 - Dynamic brightness range for portable computer displays based on ambient conditions: A portable computer system that comprises dynamically adjustable brightness range settings and brightness control for providing improved user readability and prolonged component lifetime of the display screen. The main processor can change the range settings based on ambient light conditions or the user can perform the changes. The brightness level... Agent: Palm C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090079724 - Method and device for avoiding image sticking: The present invention directs to a method an device for avoiding image sticking, the method for avoiding image sticking is to adjust a real common electrode voltage by difference between the real common electrode voltage and an ideal common electrode voltage, said difference is obtained by acquiring a real pixel... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090079722 - Plasma display device: Provided is a plasma display device, in which a brightness difference caused in a plasma display panel of a large screen is reduced. In order to reduce the value of a streaking or a brightness difference on the plasma display panel screen and to reduce the brightness difference between the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090079723 - Power saving switch and electronic apparatus with same: An electronic apparatus (10) includes a main body (30), a lid (20) pivotably connected with a side of the main body, a magnetic detecting unit (40) and a magnetic shield member (28). The detecting unit includes a magnetic body (42) mounted on one of the main body or the lid... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090079725 - Display device and method for driving the same: A display device includes: a drive circuit supplying a first signal voltage and a first reverse bias in a first frame time period, and supplying a second signal voltage and a second reverse bias in a second frame time period subsequent to the first frame time period; a first drive... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090079727 - Display device and display driving method: Disclosed herein is a display device including a display panel section; a panel temperature detecting section; a voltage change amount determining section; a signal amplitude reference voltage varying section; and a signal value reference voltage generating section.... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090079726 - Plasma display driving method and apparatus: A plasma display driving method and apparatus that can reduce the occurrences of dropout, on a displayed image, caused by misaddress when the environment temperature becomes low. In the inventive plasma display, the environment temperature is determined, and during a charge adjustment interval, the ultimate voltage, which the drive waveform... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090079728 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for generating multiview data: A multiview-data generating apparatus of the present invention generates, for each pixel index of each pixel included in a predetermined area, a color information group and a depth value group of a CG object corresponding to each viewpoint, derives an approximate function by approximating a relation between the viewpoint and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090079733 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for processing three-dimensional images: An element image array for displaying a three-dimensional image is generated by assigning the parallax images that are contained in multi-viewpoint information obtained under an arbitrary condition to the pixels included in a display panel so that parallax information derived from multi-viewpoint images is assigned to the pixels, based on... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090079730 - Method and apparatus for generating 3d image using 2d photograph images: Provided is a method and apparatus for generating a 3D image including: generating a 2D panorama image showing the whole scene by combining a plurality of 2D images, each of which partially showing the scene; and generating a 3D image by folding the 2D panorama image on the basis of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090079731 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides a set of GUI tracking menus for different navigation tasks where each navigation... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090079732 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system locks a cursor to a model point in a scene during panning and controls... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090079729 - Rendering three-dimensional objects on a server computer: Technologies are described herein for rendering documents containing three-dimensional objects. A client computer receives a request to display a document. If a program utilized to create the document is not available to display the document, the client computer transmits a request to a server computer to render the document, including... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090079734 - Sketching three-dimensional(3d) physical simulations: A system for creating physical simulations using hand-sketched three-dimensional (3D) objects, including: a memory device for storing a program; a processor in communication with the memory device, the processor operative with the program to enable: 3D objects to be hand-sketched and assigned physical descriptions; and behavior of the physical descriptions... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090079735 - Method of optimizing rendering of a multimedia scene, and the corresponding program, signal, data carrier, terminal and reception method: A method is provided for describing a multimedia scene comprising a set of objects that can be animated. This method provides at least one item of information of optimization, provided for permitting, in a terminal, a selection of a scene rendering algorithm among a set of at least two available... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090079736 - Information processing apparatus and program: Conventional information processing apparatuses have the problem of not being able to simulate deformation of a three-dimensional object in real time, along with its color information. An information processing apparatus according to the present invention deforms stored first mesh information of a three-dimensional object based on a deformation instruction for... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090079737 - Medical image processing apparatus and medical image processing method: A medical image processing apparatus of the invention comprises: a three-dimensional model estimating section that estimates a three-dimensional model of body tissues based on a two-dimensional image of an image of the body tissues inside a body cavity inputted from a medical image pickup apparatus; a voxel detecting section that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090079739 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system allows a user to designate a point on a model in a scene and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090079740 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides a zoom tool that allows a user to designate a target point in... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090079738 - System and method for locating anatomies of interest in a 3d volume: A system and method for modifying a curved cut plane of a 3D volume to locate objects or sections of interest within the 3D volume intersected by the cut plane. A cross-section of the 3D volume along an initially estimated curved cut plane is projected onto a flat viewing plane,... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090079742 - Object association in a computer generated drawing environment: Methods and systems for associating two objects in a drawing application with one another are provided. Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a method in a computing environment that includes receiving a command to designate a target and designating the target. The method can further include identifying a subject... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20090079741 - Statistical waveform drawing routine: A statistical waveform drawing routine includes forming an image, determining discrete points of the image, forming count totals of the number of discrete points of the image in a sweep of the discrete points in a first direction, and determining a statistical value according to the count totals of the... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090079744 - Animating objects using a declarative animation scheme: Technologies are described herein for animating objects through the use of animation schemes. An animation scheme is defined using a declarative language that includes instructions defining the animations and/or visual effects to be applied to one or more objects and how the animations or visual effects should be applied. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090079743 - Displaying animation of graphic object in environments lacking 3d redndering capability: Three dimensional (3D) animations of an avatar graphic object are displayed in an environment that lacks high quality real-time 3D animation rendering capability. Before the animation is displayed in the environment at runtime, corresponding 3D and 2D reference models are created for the avatar. The 2D reference model is provided... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20090079745 - System and method for intuitive interactive navigational control in virtual environments: A human-computer-interface design scheme makes possible the creation of an interactive intuitive user navigation system that allows user to issue his intended direction and speed for traversing in the virtual environment with just appropriately positioning a tracker within the operating space. The interface system contains the information about the boundary... Agent: Wey Fun

20090079746 - Switching between graphics sources to facilitate power management and/or security: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that switches between frame buffers which are used to refresh a display. During operation, the system refreshes the display from a first frame buffer which is located in a first memory. Upon receiving a request to switch frame buffers for the... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090079747 - Distributed antialiasing in a multiprocessor graphics system: Multiprocessor graphics systems support distributed antialiasing. In one embodiment, two (or more) graphics processors each render a version of the same image, with a difference in the sampling location (or locations) used for each pixel. A display head combines corresponding pixels generated by different graphics processors to produce an antialiased... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090079748 - Apparatus, system, and method for graphics memory hub: A memory hub permits a graphics processor to access random access memories, such as dynamic random access memories (DRAMs). In one implementation, the memory hub permits an increase in effective memory bandwidth by aggregating the memory of two or more memories. In another implementation, the memory hub permits a graphics... Agent: Nvidia C/o Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090079749 - Emitting raster and vector content from a single software component: Technologies are described herein for emitting raster and vector content from a single software component. An application program maintains an in-memory representation of a document in an intermediate format. When the application program needs to render the document, it determines whether the target device is a raster or a vector... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090079751 - Deep pixel display and data format: A method, graphics card, system, and data stream for generating a deep pixel display on a display device are provided. A first set of data relating to a region associated with a display is provided. The first set of data is processed to define a pixel definition. A second set... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson, P.C.

20090079750 - Message customization with dynamically added content: A dynamic message animation method comprising customizing a media file by embedding references to custom content into the media file, wherein the custom content is stored in one or more resources; and including the media file in an electronic message deliverable to a destination, wherein a media player at the... Agent: CenturyIPGroup, Inc. [main]

20090079752 - Generating a texture from multiple images: Techniques are described for generating a texture using a plurality of images and a geometry corresponding to an object. The geometry is mapped to each of the plurality of images. A graph includes a plurality of nodes corresponding to portions of the images. An edge exists between a first node... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090079754 - Display parameter adjusting method and apparatus for scene change compensation: A method and an apparatus for adjusting a display parameter are provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) calculating a scene change value between a current frame and a previous frame; (b) setting a first weight according to the scene change value; (c) calculating an original parameter of the... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090079755 - Gamut map model with improved gradation fidelity at low chroma values: An improved gamut map model (GMM) useful in conjunction with Windows Color System (WCS) is described. The method uses the WCS Minimum Color Difference (MinCD) GMM to handle gamut mapping for the Saturation rendering intent at low input chroma values. For input values to the gamut map model profile (GMMP),... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090079753 - Preferential tone scale for electronic displays: A method of displaying on a display a visual reproduction of an original scene with a preferential tone mapping; said display having a selected display white point and a selected display black point separated by more than 3.5 decades of luminance; the method comprising the steps of capturing original scene... Agent: Andrew J. Anderson Patent Legal Staff

20090079756 - Color processing apparatus and method thereof: In order to obtain a highly accurate color processing condition, a user is allowed to easily adjust a weight for a patch image with poor reliability. Hence, a color processing apparatus inputs color data of a plurality of patches included in a color chart captured by an image sensing device.... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090079757 - Method for controlling display and display system using the same: A method for controlling a display and a display system using the same are disclosed. The method for controlling a display includes selecting one of a plurality of color space information stored at a monitor as color space information of a monitor, transmitting the selected color space information to a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090079758 - Method and device for generating shadow maps: wherein ai are weighting coefficients depending on d, Bi are basis functions in terms of z and N is a natural number.... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20090079759 - Display processing system and method: Pixel data is stored in a data field corresponding to a pixel of an image. The data field includes an opacity bit, a first set of bits, and a second set of bits. If the opacity bit is set to an opaque-indicating state, then a color level value of a... Agent: Paul E. Franz, Esq. Jones Day

20090079761 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for rendering multi-viewpoint images: For each of rendering programs in each of which a rendering procedure is described, a piece of shape data indicating a shape of a rendering target object serving as a rendering target is specified, and also information related to viewpoint positions that are different from one another is specified as... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090079760 - Image processing method and system: The invention provides an image processing method. An image is provided, and the image is divided into a first subimage, a second subimage, a third subimage, and a fourth subimage according to a decomposing method. Next, the first, second, third, and fourth subimages are processed to generate a first subframe,... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090079762 - Method for producing multi-viewpoint image for three-dimensional image display and program therefor: A method for producing a multi-viewpoint image for a three-dimensional image display, includes: providing a plurality of viewpoints to be spaced at equal intervals in direction perpendicular to a single reference projection plane including target viewpoints serving as reference are spaced at constant intervals in a first direction parallel to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090079763 - Rendering processing device and its method, program, and storage medium: A rendering processing device which performs rendering processes of a plurality of inputted rendering process commands, categorizes the plurality of rendering process commands into a plurality of rendering command groups, assigns computation resources in order to execute rendering process commands for each of the plurality of rendering command groups, generates... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090079766 - Method and apparatus for displaying overlapping markers: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable code for rendering graphical markers in a manner that avoids overlap of graphical markers on a map display. The process identifies a plurality of points for display from data describing locations and associated data about locations. The process determines whether displaying graphical... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090079764 - Method for digitally magnifying images: A method for digitally magnifying images applied to an electronic device includes the steps of: reading in a preview image inputted into the electronic device; executing a 2-fold image magnifying process to the preview image; executing a fuzziness removing process to the preview image; segmenting the preview image into a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090079765 - Proximity based computer display: A computer that can alter display the format or content of a computer display in response to context information indicating the proximity of a user to the display. Such a display may enable a person to make better use of information organization and delivery capabilities of the computer as the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090079767 - Source driver, electro-optical device, and electronic instrument: A source driver supplies a grayscale voltage to a liquid crystal capacitor and a storage capacitor provided in parallel with the liquid crystal capacitor, a voltage that changes in synchronization with a polarity inversion timing being applied to one end of the storage capacitor. The source driver includes an offset... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090079768 - Method of controlling backlight module, backlight controller and display device using the same: A method of controlling a backlight module, a backlight controller and a display device using the same are provided herein. The method includes receiving an image having a plurality of regions, wherein the image is displayed by a plurality of color backlights. Next, a feature in a first region of... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090079769 - Driving method, driving circuit, electro-optical device, and electronic apparatus: A display device includes a data converting section that converts display data that is to be supplied to pixel units. The data converting section converting on the basis of a predetermined conversion rule for each of a plurality of fields. The plurality of fields corresponds to respective light emission time... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

  
03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090073080 - Seam hider for tiled displays: A tiled display (100) for lighting or imaging includes a plurality of display tiles (110) arranged side by side. The tiled display (100) furthermore includes a seam hiding arrangement (114) formed of at least one light absorbing cloth or textile (114) in a seam (112) between two neighbouring display tiles... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090073079 - Tiled passive matrix electro-luminescent display: A tiled, passive-matrix, EL display, including two or more EL tiles, each EL tile including an array of rows and columns of light-emitting elements, each light-emitting element being formed from a light-emitting layer that is sandwiched between an orthogonal array of row and column electrodes wherein each of the two... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff

20090073081 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus has an image display unit that displays a virtual image by projecting an image light to a windshield, and an obstacle detector that detects an obstacle existing around the vehicle as well as a safety determination unit that determines safety of the vehicle relative to the detected... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090073082 - Head mount display: d

20090073083 - Head-mounted display: A headphone (3) has LEDs indicating whether a head-mounted display is used for the left eye or for the right eye. In the case shown in the attached figure, the LED of L showing that the display is used for the left eye is lit. Whether the head-mounted display is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090073084 - Wireless devices with flexible monitors and keyboards: Non-flexible display and input components may be provided on the exterior of the portable device such that the device may be used, in some form, while the flexible components are stored. In one embodiment, a portion of the flexible display (or flexible keyboard) may be utilized when the flexible display... Agent: Jeffrey D. Mullen

20090073085 - Image display device, moire preventing film, optical filter, plasma display filter, and image display panel: An image display device comprises an electromagnetic shielding film and a moire preventing film attached thereto. The electromagnetic shielding film has a conductive portion and an opening portion, and the moire preventing film has a moire preventing part. When the conductive portion and the opening portion form a mesh pattern,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090073086 - Light emitting display device: A light guiding plate is provided on the obverse side of a display for displaying a display image while varying the display image. Unevenness is formed at a predetermined position at a reverse surface of the light guiding plate. A light emitting element is disposed at the side surface of... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090073089 - Display panel and electronic system utilizing the same: A display panel including a pixel unit and a scan line. The pixel unit includes a first sub-pixel, a second sub-pixel, and a third sub-pixel. The scan line is coupled to the first, the second, and the third sub-pixels and comprises a first side and a second side. The first... Agent: Venable LLP

20090073088 - Multi-primary color display and color filter: When the coordinates of multiple primaries are set within specific ranges in a chromaticity diagram (e.g. the CIE 1931 chromaticity diagram), the proportion of the contrast ratio of one primary to the contrast ratio of the other primary should conform to some requirements to achieve the white balance of dark-state,... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090073087 - Photostructured imaging display panels: Photostructurable glass and ceramic materials in slabs are processed into pixelized screens having opaque baffles therein for defining therebetween light pipes in the material through which pixel light is passed and directed with limited fields of view and for stereoscopic viewing, the screens being made using various manufacturing processes included... Agent: Carole A. Mulchinski The Aerospace Corporation

20090073090 - Digital signal processing apparatus, liquid crystal display apparatus, digital signal processing method and computer program: A digital-signal processing apparatus for processing elementary-color data to be output to a liquid-crystal display apparatus having a color panel structure, the digital-signal processing apparatus including: a line-unit weight-coefficient sum computation section; a compensation-coefficient computation section; a partial-weight-coefficient-sum computation section; a first-compensation-quantity-component computation section; a second-compensation-quantity-component computation section; a compensation-quantity... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090073091 - Plasma display apparatus and method of driving the same: A plasma display apparatus and a method of driving the same are disclosed. The plasma display apparatus includes a plasma display panel including scan and sustain electrodes, a scan driver, and a sustain driver. The scan driver supplies a first reset signal, of which a lowest voltage is a first... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090073092 - Display device: In one embodiment, a display device of the present invention includes capacitors provided between a gate and a source of a driver TFT. During a select period, a voltage is fed to the gate terminal of the driver TFT, and a voltage is fed to the source terminal of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090073093 - Display device and electronic apparatus: According to one feature of the invention, a display device comprises a pixel including a first sub-pixel having a first light-emitting element and a second sub-pixel having a second light-emitting element, a first source driver connected to a first source line included in the first sub-pixel, and a second source... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090073095 - Display device and driving method of display device: The present invention sets a display device for displaying a desired image on a display section, the display section being formed by arranging pixels in a form of a matrix, by outputting a driving signal for a signal line and a writing signal to the signal line and a scanning... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090073094 - Image display device: Plural pixels each having a current-drive type light emitting element, plural signal lines inputting image voltage to respective pixels and a pixel selection circuit for selecting pixels into which the image voltage is written through the plural signal lines from the plural pixels are included, in which the pixel selection... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090073096 - Programmable led driver: An LED driver includes an embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) capable of being programmed and storing control data for setting a variety of features of the LED driver, such as the maximum current for driving the LEDs, analog parameters such as the resistance of the internal resistor for setting the reference... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090073098 - Display module with identification circuit on panel: An exemplary display module includes a panel and an identification circuit including at least two resistors. The identification circuit is disposed on the panel.... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090073097 - Liquid crystal display: The liquid crystal display comprises a first substrate including a first pixel electrode and a second pixel electrode, a second substrate with an opposed electrode formed on, and a liquid crystal layer sealed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The thickness d1 of the liquid crystal layer on... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090073099 - Display comprising a plurality of pixels and a device comprising such a display: A liquid crystal display is provided to include a display panel with a plurality of pixels, which are arranged in rows and columns in a matrix form. Each pixel has a plurality of sub-pixels of first, second, third and fourth sub-pixel types, respectively, corresponding to red, green, blue and white... Agent: Venable LLP

20090073100 - Signal transmission film and a liquid crystal display panel having the same: A liquid crystal display of compact size is disclosed. The liquid crystal display has a signal transmission film and a single integrated PCB for processing a gate driving signal and data driving signal. The signal transmission film includes a base substrate, a gate driver IC formed on said base substrate,... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090073102 - Hardware driven display restore mechanism: A method and system for restoring output to a display device. The method includes receiving a request to restore the output, modifying output timing so output is visible on a display device, and invoking an output configuration application. The method and system allow a user to restore the output on... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090073103 - Liquid crystal display device and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display device includes: a pixel region including a plurality of pixels; a plurality of storage capacitance lines; a storage capacitor connected between a pixel electrode of each of the pixels and each of the storage capacitance lines; a polarity signal generating circuit that generates a polarity signal,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090073101 - Software driven display restore mechanism: A method and system for restoring output to a display device. The method includes receiving a request to restore the output, modifying output settings so output is visible on a display device, and invoking an output configuration application. The method and system allow a user to restore the output on... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090073104 - Liquid crystal display capable of split-screen displaying and computer system using same: An exemplary liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel having at least two pixel regions, a mode selector configured to provide a mode selection signal, and a timing controller configured to receive at least two video signal sets and in response to the mode selection signal, control the liquid... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090073105 - Shift register and liquid crystal display using same: An exemplary shift register includes a plurality of shift register units, each of which includes an output circuit, an input circuit, and a logic circuit. The output circuit includes a clock transistor, a voltage stabilizing transistor, and an input circuit for receiving signals output by a previous shift register unit.... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090073106 - Liquid crystal display apparatus: In a liquid crystal display apparatus of an OCB type, a frame inversion drive is carried out to invert the polarities of a white level voltage and a black level voltage in conformity with the polarity of an opposed voltage on the frame-to-frame basis, so that the amplitudes of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090073110 - Backlight driving circuit: A backlight driving circuit includes a brightness controller, a timing controller, and a logic calculation circuit. The brightness controller is configured to provide a first control signal to the logic calculation circuit, the timing controller is configured to provide a second control signal to the logic calculation circuit, and the... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090073109 - Backlight unit, liquid crystal display device including the same, and method of driving liquid crystal display device: A backlight unit includes a substrate and has a plurality of light emitting areas. In each light emitting area, at least one light emitting diode and a bypass current path are connected in parallel between a connection node and a switching unit. The switching unit is configured to connect a... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090073107 - Display device, manufacturing method thereof, control method thereof, and optoelectronic device: A display device including a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, a backlight module, and a photo-sensing device is provided. The backlight module is disposed below the LCD panel and is suitable for providing a light source. The photo-sensing device is built in the LCD panel and includes a plurality of... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090073108 - High efficiency display utilizing simultaneous color intelligent backlighting and luminescence controllling shutters: A display comprises a front-end component having a matrix of neutral light valves that defines the resolution of the display. A backlight unit provides backlighting for the front-end component and has a plurality of individual elements grouped into repeat units, wherein the individual elements in the repeat units differ in... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090073111 - Method of driving electrophoresis display device, electrophoresis device, and electronic apparatus: A method of driving an electrophoresis display device having a displaying portion which includes an lectrophoresis element containing electrophoresis particles and disposed between a first electrode and a second electrode opposing to one another and which consists of a plurality of pixels, the driving method including a step of performing... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090073114 - Control of a scrollable context menu: Disclosed are a method, a system and a navigation device for generating and controlling an interaction object, which is preferably in the form of a context menu, on a display unit. In at least one embodiment, the method includes presentation of the interaction object by way of at least one... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090073112 - Method and system for dynamically configurable tactile feedback for navigational support: A method for providing dynamically configurable tactile indicator signals on a control surface for navigational support, includes: detecting at least one of an operator's hands positioned on a control surface; routing control signals to a series of tactile sensors in proximity to the detected positions of at least one of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Endicott

20090073113 - Presenter model: A presenter model includes a presenter having a wireless signal transmitting unit and an accommodating box having a wireless signal receiving unit. The accommodating box having the wireless signal receiving unit receives the wireless signals transmitted by the wireless signal transmitting unit of the presenter. Via a USB port connected... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090073115 - Conjoined input keys adjacent a navigation tool on a handheld electronic device: A handheld electronic device configured to receive text messages has a body with a front face and top and bottom portions relative to text entry use orientation of the handheld device. A display screen is located on the front face of the body. The display screen presents information to the... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP (rim)

20090073116 - Display system: A display system has a display device, a display control device, and a laser emitting device. The display device has a display part that displays information on a display screen and a laser detection part having a plurality of optical sensors arranged in the vicinity of the display screen of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090073117 - Image processing apparatus and method, and program therefor: An image processing apparatus includes an extracting unit configured to extract a feature point from a captured image; a recognizing unit configured to recognize a position of the feature point; a display control unit configured to perform control, based on the position of the feature point, to display a feature-point... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090073119 - Detection circuit for detecting movements of a movable object: Detection circuits (1) for detecting movements of movable objects (2) such as joysticks are provided with first detectors (100) for detecting first movements of the joysticks in first directions, comprising first detection units (101) for detecting a presence/absence of light spots (3), locations of the light spots (3) depending on... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090073118 - Electronic apparatus with display screen: The present invention provides an electronic apparatus with display screen, wherein a direction key is provided on a side of the electronic apparatus, the display screen and a second menu display area, a plurality of first menu items arranged in right-left direction are displayed in the first menu display area,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090073120 - User interface device: A device comprises a manipulandum moveable in at least two degrees of freedom including a first link rotatably moveable about a pivot axis and a second link rotatably moveable about a pivot axis. The first link and the second link are coupled to a ground member. A first actuator is... Agent: Immersion - Nixon Peabody LLP

20090073121 - Hand activated input device with horizontal control surface: A cursor control device horizontally positioned operating surface is mounted on a vertical shaft connected to a biaxial joint which is enclosed in the base of the device. The hand of the operator rests on the operating surface and tips it in any direction so the shaft follows the movement... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20090073122 - Computer input device: A computer input device includes a housing, a move tracking module, and a light pervious plate. The move tracking module is disposed in the housing, and emits a sensing light. The light pervious plate is movably disposed between the housing and the move tracking module, and may be moved between... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090073123 - Computer input device and method of manufacturing same: In one embodiment, a computer input device (100) includes: (a) an outer casing (110) with an interior cavity (360); (b) a scrolling mechanism (220) located within the interior cavity and useable through the outer casing; (c) one or more buttons (250) located within the interior cavity and useable through the... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20090073124 - Systems and methods for providing a haptic manipulandum: Systems and methods for providing a haptic manipulandum are described. In one described system, a lever arm is pivotably coupled to a housing, and configured to apply a processor-controlled force to a substantially-spherical manipulandum to provide a haptic effect. The described system may include a processor in communication with an... Agent: Patent Department (51851) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20090073125 - Systems and methods for providing a haptic manipulandum: Systems and methods for providing a haptic manipulandum are described. In one described system, a lever arm is pivotably coupled to a housing, and configured to apply a processor-controlled force to a substantially-spherical manipulandum to provide a haptic effect. The described system may include a processor in communication with an... Agent: Patent Department (51851) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20090073128 - Cleanable touch and tap-sensitive keyboard: A touch sensitive surface having touch-capacitive and vibration sensors. This surface allows the user to rest their fingers on the keys and type as they would on a regular keyboard. As the user places their fingers on the keys, the touch capacitive sensors (one per key) report the signal strength... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090073127 - Pocket data input board: The invention is a transparent keyboard with translucent markings to show the functions of each key. It can rest over the screen of a computer, hand held device, smart phone or the like, without obstructing the screen or using it for marking the keys or reducing the size of the... Agent: Ahmad Amiri

20090073126 - Standardized method and systems for providing configurable keypads: A keypad protocol is provided as part of mobile device system software to serve as a standard interface between application software and keypads and other user-interfaces. The keypad protocol can provide a common set of interfaces and APIs to facilitate development of applications that are compatible with a wide variety... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090073130 - Device having cover with integrally formed sensor: A touch sensing device is disclosed. According to an example of the disclosure, the touch sensing device may include a cover having a touchable surface and a touch sensor integrally formed on a surface of the cover opposite the touchable surface. The touch sensing device may use the cover as... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Nova

20090073138 - Display panel and display apparatus having the same: A display panel having a touch screen, the display panel includes an array substrate having a plurality of pixels and an opposite substrate having a plurality of touch electrodes. The array substrate includes the pixels receiving a data signal through thin film transistors and sensors electrically and physically making contact... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090073134 - Dual-mode touch screen of a portable apparatus: A dual-mode touch panel for use on a screen of a mobile device, includes a substrate; a first touch panel, attached to a first side of the substrate; and a second touch panel, attached to a second side of the substrate.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090073133 - El emittting touch switch: An EL emitting touch switch includes first electrodes, a single second electrode facing the first electrodes, and EL layers each sandwiched between a corresponding one of the first electrodes and the second electrode. A light emission driver applies a driving voltage between the first and second electrodes to cause the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090073136 - Inputting commands using relative coordinate-based touch input: Methods, techniques, and systems for enhanced processing of touch input are provided. Example embodiments provide a technique for selecting and inputting a command that corresponds to a sequence of relative coordinate values generated by detecting changes in directional movement of a touch position. The user initiates a touch, and as... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090073131 - Method for determining multiple touch inputs on a resistive touch screen and a multiple touch controller: The present invention provides a method for determining multiple touch inputs on a resistive touch screen, the method comprises determining a touching sequence between a first object and a second object when the first object and the second object touch the resistive touch screen respectively; calculating coordinate of a first... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090073132 - Method for providing gui and multimedia device using the same: A graphical user interface (GUI) and a multimedia device using the same. The method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) includes displaying first GUI items selectable by a user on a screen, removing from the screen at least one of the first GUI items displayed on the screen by... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090073137 - Mobile phone and method: A method for inputting characters to a mobile communication apparatus is disclosed. The method includes enabling input of strokes representing a first character in a first area of a touch sensitive display; determining the first character from the strokes; determining one or more candidates of characters for word association with... Agent: Perman & Green

20090073129 - Portable interactive media presentation system: A system for providing a portable touch system comprises a bezel having a first and a second end, and a housing that is adapted to receive the first and second end of the bezel such that a display area is bounded by the housing and the bezel. At least one... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20090073135 - Projecting capacitive touch sensing device, display panel, and image display system: The present invention relates to a projecting capacitive touch sensing device, display panel, and image display system. The projecting capacitive touch sensing comprises an array of a plurality of sensing units, each sensing unit including: a first electrode made of a sensing material, at least one second electrode made of... Agent: Venable LLP

20090073139 - Touch panel with magnetic display unit: A touch panel includes a plurality of display units arrayed in a matrix. Each of the display units includes a container containing magnetic materials, a transparent film installed on the surface of the container, a first isolating component installed on a base and a portion of the sidewalls of the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090073140 - Sensing apparatus and method, and program therefor: Human contact/non-contact is detected speedily and accurately. A measurement section measures capacitance of each of sites to which a plurality of electrodes are connected where a human body touches, a comparison section compares the capacitance with a threshold value for each contacting electrode, and a control section determines whether a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090073141 - Electro-optical device, electronic apparatus and method of detecting indicating object: Provided is a device for driving first and second electrodes and an electro-optical element including a material having optical characteristics that vary with an applied voltage. The device includes: a driving unit which drives the electro-optical element between first and second driving states; a display unit which displays an image... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090073142 - Touch panel: A touch panel includes a light guide including a first face for detecting the position of an object in contact therewith and a second face opposite the first face, and a line sensor for receiving light emitted from a side face of the light guide plate, wherein, of light irradiated... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090073143 - Content management system: A contents management system includes a writing device and a management device. The writing device includes a writing section, an image retaining section, a judging section and a control section. The writing device writes a content image onto electronic paper which displays and retains an image in a no-power state... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090073144 - Input apparatus with multi-mode switching function: An input apparatus with a multi-mode switching function is disclosed. In one embodiment, the input apparatus includes a body, an arc surface touching module and a control module. The arc surface touching module is arranged on surface of the body, and is used to input two-dimensional position data. The control... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.

20090073145 - Input device, and electronic apparatus using same: Provided are an input device capable of a variety of operations with a simple configuration, and an electronic apparatus using the same. A rotary operation portion 2 includes ring magnets 4 securely attached at opposite ends of a roller 3, each ring magnet 4 being magnetized with the S- and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090073147 - Driving ic for display apparatus, display apparatus and setting data programming method thereof: A driving integrated circuit (IC) in which operations of registers and a method of programming setting data are improved, a display apparatus including the same, and the method of programming setting data of the display apparatus are provided. The display apparatus includes a panel displaying images, a driving IC disposed... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20090073146 - Interface device and display device using the same: An interface device includes a first connector, a second connector, and a switch unit. The first connector and the second connector respectively have a first power pin and a second power pin. The switch unit is coupled between the first connector and the second connector. When one of the first... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090073148 - Level shifter, interface driver circuit and image display system: The present invention relates to a level shifter receiving a control signal to produce a first and a second driving voltage, comprising a first and a second capacitor, and a first and a second self-bias circuit for respectively providing a supply path to couple to a direct current bias voltage... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090073149 - Display device: The gate electrode is formed above the polycrystalline semiconductor layer through the gate insulating film. The polycrystalline semiconductor layer includes a first region overlapping with the gate electrode in plan view. The first region is sandwiched between the second region and the third region. The second region of the polycrystalline... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090073150 - Liquid crystal display panel with image sensing system and image processing system using same: A liquid crystal display panel (21) includes a display area (210) and an image sensing system (23). The image sensing system is arranged in the display area. The image sensing system is capable of sensing ambient light and converting the ambient light into image signals. The display area is capable... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090073151 - Plasma display panel driving method and plasma display: In a plasma display panel driving method, a final voltage of a falling ramp voltage is reduced to a voltage for firing a discharge at all the discharge cells in a reset period. A difference between a voltage at an address electrode of a discharge cell to be selected and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090073153 - Drive circuit and display device: A first impedance control circuit (41) includes a plurality of capacitors connected in parallel with a first transistor (Q1), and a second impedance control circuit (42) includes a plurality of capacitors connected in parallel with a second transistor (Q2). Capacitors (C11 . . . C1n) in the first impedance control... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090073152 - Drive circuit and drive device for liquid crystal display: The present invention provides a drive circuit suitable for use in a liquid crystal display, comprising an op amp which has an inversion input, a non-inversion input and a first output and of which the inversion input and the first output are connected to each other; a first PMOS transistor... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20090073156 - Drive circuits for capacitive loads: A drive circuit for driving electroluminescent (EL) segments and polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) segment of a display. The circuit may include a flyback converter for generating an A.C. output voltage, a first switching circuit for selectively connecting the output voltage to the EL segments, and a second switching circuit... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090073155 - Image display device: The present invention provides an image display device which can realize the stabilization of system electric power, and can suppress crosstalk attributed to voltage drop of power source line by preventing the irregularities in power consumption which occur with time. The image display device includes a plurality of pixels each... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090073154 - Power generating module and liquid crystal display having the same: Provided are a power generating module and an LCD having the same. The power generating module includes a first driving voltage generator, a second driving voltage generator and an output deviation controller. The first driving voltage generator generates and outputs a first driving voltage including a first liquid crystal driving... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090073158 - Semiconductor element and device using the same: A memory element having a large memory window and a high reliability is provided at low cost by performing high speed write and erase operations at a relatively low voltage and suppressing rewrite degradation. A memory element includes a semiconductor layer arranged on an insulating substrate, a first diffusion layer... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090073157 - Signal control circuit and method thereof, liquid crystal display and timing controller thereof: A signal control circuit and a method thereof, and a liquid crystal display (LCD) and a timing controller thereof are provided. The signal control circuit of the present invention maintains a voltage level of a driving signal output from the timing controller for driving data drivers to the supply voltage,... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090073159 - Overdrive method for anti-double edge of lcd: An overdrive method for anti-double edge of LCD uses: a register unit, a signal processing module including a selection unit and a driving-voltage lookup table (ADE LUT) and a plurality of multiplex processing units to effectively save the resources of hardware and to eliminate the double edge phenomenon generated during... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090073161 - Method and apparatus for providing slide show by using plurality of images: A method of providing a slide show includes selecting one of a plurality of images in which geographic position information is set, marking a plurality of positions corresponding to the plurality of images on a map based on geographic position information and outputting the map, setting an image search range... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090073160 - Method for automatic generation of optimal space frame: Space frames consist of combination of one or more basic modules to function as a decorative feature or a building element in architectural design. There are certain aesthetic criteria to meet on the design of a basic space frame module; space frame module, geometric regularity, and dimension regularity for all... Agent: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

20090073164 - Automatic compositing of 3d objects in a still frame or series of frames: Systems, methods, and computer program products for creating composite images. In one approach, a method for generating an image, comprises the computer implemented steps of: adding a three dimensional (3D) object to a two dimensional (2D) image; rendering a representation of one of the objects in the 2D image viewable... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC

20090073162 - Three-dimensional design lasts for footwear: Systems and methods for generating three-dimensional design lasts for footwear include: (a) generating a three-dimensional last structure on the computer display (e.g., having the appearance of a conventional footwear last structure); (b) receiving user input indicating offset values for various zones of the last structure, wherein the user input indicates... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090073163 - Three-dimensional design lasts for footwear: An apparatus for and method of processing a vertex in relation to 3 dimensional (3D) graphics pipeline are provided. According to the method, while a processor processes vertex data in units of batches, vertex data corresponding to a batch to be processed next is extracted and temporarily stored in a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090073165 - Method and aircraft display system for generating three dimensional image: A rendering technique for generating a three dimensional (3D) image is provided. The technique includes the steps of collecting 3D data, writing the 3D data into texture memory as two dimensional (2D) slices, and texturizing a first set of overlapping polygons utilizing the 2D slices. The technique further includes the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090073166 - Method and apparatus for optimizing triangles into triangle strips according to a variety of criteria: Methods and computing devices enable optimized triangle strip generation using forward looking game tree evaluation methods with node evaluation of strip options based on desired performance criteria. The evaluation of possible triangle paths is performed using metrics which may be weighted for each desirable criteria at each move depth. A... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090073167 - Cooperative utilization of spacial indices between application and rendering hardware: According to embodiments of the invention, a data structure may be created which may be used by both a ray tracing unit and by a rendering engine. The data structure may have an initial or upper portion representing bounding volumes which partition a three-dimensional scene and a second or lower... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090073168 - Fragment shader bypass in a graphics processing unit, and apparatus and method thereof: Configuration information is used to make a determination to bypass fragment shading by a shader unit of a graphics processing unit, the shader unit capable of performing both vertex shading and fragment shader. Based on the determination, the shader unit performs vertex shading and bypasses fragment shading. A processing element... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090073169 - Hybrid hardware-accelerated relighting system for computer cinematography: An interactive cinematic lighting system used in the production of computer-animated feature films containing environments of very high complexity, in which surface and light appearances are described using procedural RenderMan shaders. The system provides lighting artists with high-quality previews at interactive framerates with only small approximations compared to the final... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP/pixar

20090073170 - Disparity map: A method of computing an output disparity map, comprising output elements having output values corresponding to shifts to be applied to respective pixels of a first image to compute a second image is disclosed. The computing is on basis of an input disparity map comprising respective input elements having input... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090073171 - Computer system and computer-based method for assessing the safety of a process industry plant: A method and system to establish a safety assessment of a process industry plant including multiple organizational units. The method and system store scores relating to a rating of one of an inspection, undertaken in one of the organizational units regarding an aspect of the plant, and an answer, given... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090073172 - Method and apparatus for displaying operation path of process: A method, apparatus, computer program product for displaying the operation path of a process. According to the invention, at least two virtual instance views are generated, and the at least two virtual instance views and the relationships therebetween together exhibit the complete operation path containing possible dynamic operations, wherein a... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (yor)

20090073173 - Figure rendering apparatus and figure rendering method: Disclosed is a figure rendering apparatus including: a figure displaying section to display a figure by rendering the figure in a display screen; a setting section to set an arbitrary point on a rendering figure as a moving point, a moving range of the moving point, and an arbitrary point... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090073174 - User interface for expressing forecasting estimates: A user interface allows a user to freehand draw a probability density curve, or to select from predetermined probability densities, such as a normal distribution. The probability density represents the user's opinion regarding the probability of occurrence for different outcomes of a future event. The user can easily manipulate the... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090073175 - Display processing apparatus, display processing method and display processing program: By storing pre-rasterized bitmap data and scalable font data in separate storage unit, even when a hard disk drive is disabled, it is possible to assure a function of displaying a required minimum number of (or a certain number of) a character or visual object by the scalable font data... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090073176 - Method to synchronize audio and graphics in a multimedia presentation: In a multimedia presentation, having speech and graphic contributions, a list of graphic objects is provided. Each graphic is associated to a graphic file capable of being executed by a computer to display a corresponding graphic contribution on a screen. A speech file comprising a sequence of phrases is also... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20090073177 - Supplemental cache in a graphics processing unit, and apparatus and method thereof: Disclosed herein is a supplemental cache for use with a graphics processing unit. The supplemental cache can be used to supplement a vertex cache used with a graphics processing unit. The supplemental cache stores vertex values generated in assembling primitives from vertices provided to the graphics processing unit as part... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090073178 - Compressing scheme using qualifier watermarking and apparatus using the compression scheme for temporarily storing image data in a frame memory: Display driver (10) with a frame memory (13) for temporarily storing image data representing a color image, and a data bus (11.1) for feeding image data to the display driver (10). The display driver (10) comprises means for performing a decision process (8, 9), said decision process being based on... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090073179 - Addressing on chip memory for block operations: A method for circularly accessing a plurality of memory addresses, using a sequence of values comprises determining a plurality of values, the number of values in the plurality of values being m, each value being represented by a predefined number of bits n. The method further comprises identifying in a... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090073180 - Graphics drawing apparatus, method, and program and recording medium on which the program is recorded: A graphics drawing apparatus drawing a graphic, including: a generation unit, where a sequence of two-dimensional coordinates of vertices is input, generating the coordinates of each of the vertices and virtual vertex coordinates for the coordinates of each of the vertices on a memory, the virtual vertex coordinates being generated... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090073181 - Apparatus and method for adjusting color of images reproduced by image reproducing device: A method and apparatus for adjusting the color of a reproduction image in an image reproduction device are provided. The color adjusting apparatus for an image reproduction device includes: an average saturation calculation unit calculating the saturation of each color component in an input image signal; a user input unit... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090073182 - Two dimensional representation of color spaces: Various aspects can be implemented for two dimensional representation of a color space. In general, one aspect can be a method for representing a color space, the method includes obtaining first, second, and third primary colors for the color space. The method also includes providing a first virtual triangle, the... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20090073183 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus includes: an image processor which processes image data; a display unit which displays an image based on the image data processed by the image processor; and a controller which controls the image processor to adjust at least one of a hue saturation and R, G and B... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090073184 - Method and apparatus for color correction: A graphical user interface for performing color correction and methods for implementing the color correction are disclosed. The graphical user interface allows a user to adjust the colorspace of the pixels in the image. In one embodiment, a color adjustment pad allows the user to push the pixels from a... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090073185 - Dithering method for an lcd: A dithering method for an LCD is disclosed and comprises a plurality of steps. First, a plurality of long-bit gray-level signals are received. Each of the long-bit gray-level signal is transformed to a short-bit gray-level signal and at least one LSB is obtained based on the bit length difference between... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090073186 - Automated generation of images: There is described herein a method for generating an image, the method comprising: receiving at least one data file comprising at least one subject image and options information related to desired parameters for a rendered image, the options information including at least a selection for a template that defines a... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090073187 - Rendering electronic chart objects: Rendering electronic chart objects is provided. A set of chart elements having a common set of properties is identified. Formatting attributes of the chart elements and the data point locations for each chart element are also identified. Path information is generated for the chart elements that includes the formatting attributes... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090073190 - Image mapping to provide visual geographic path: Provided is a computer system and method for mapping a visual path. The method includes receiving one or more images included in a predefined area; receiving one or more parameters associated with the image; and integrating the images and parameters into a map of the predefined area to enable mapping... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090073189 - System and method for generating visual representations of graphical data and digital document processing: A method, and associated systems and computer programs, for generating a visual display of graphical data comprises retrieving and displaying an initial approximate visual representation of the graphical data, progressively retrieving and displaying the graphical data, the graphical data being processed from source data representing a plurality of graphical elements,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090073188 - System and method of modifying illustrations using scaleable vector graphics: A system and method are provided that enable a user to modify an illustration using scaleable vector graphics. A scaleable vector graphics layer may be superimposed on a graphic, drawing or other illustration. A user may provide markings on the scaleable vector graphics layer such that the markings appear to... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090073191 - Virtual earth rooftop overlay and bounding: Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Detailed information of a structure or object information can be displayed on a rooftop or over an area of interest. The detailed information can be provided for a single structure or... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090073192 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: In an image display apparatus which displays a picture by inverting the drive polarity for each sub-frame, when the pictures of adjacent sub-frames are different from each other, image data is generated to prevent accumulation of electrical charges in each display element. For this purpose, the first and second sub-frames... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090073193 - System and method for changing orientation of an image in a display device: A method for displaying an image in a display device initially includes storing a plurality masks in a memory. A mask of the plurality of masks is selected randomly from the plurality of masks, when control information is received for a source image and used to change the orientation of... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090073194 - Device, method, and graphical user interface for list scrolling on a touch-screen display: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a device with a touch screen display is disclosed. In the method, a movement of an object on or near the touch screen display is detected. In response to detecting the movement, a list of items displayed... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

  
03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090066606 - Display apparatus and multi display apparatus having the same: A display apparatus and a multi display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a display module having an opening through which an image is displayed and a non-display area to form around the opening, and a rear cover directly coupled to a side surface of the display module. The multi display... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090066607 - Head-mounted device: A head-mounted device to be worn on a user's head includes a first pressing member to press, for example, an occipital region, a second pressing member to press, for example, a parietal region, and first and second linear members connected to the first and second pressing members respectively. The first... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090066608 - Display panel and panel inspection apparatus: Disclosed herein is a display panel based on active matrix driving having a display area made up of N pixel control lines, M video signal lines orthogonally intersecting the N pixel control lines, and pixel circuits arranged at intersections between the N pixel control lines and M video signal lines,... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090066609 - Method and apparatus for driving plasma display: A method and an apparatus for driving a plasma display in which supply of a driving waveform to the non-lighting display line of a plasma display screen is stopped while preventing level difference in luminance or instability of operational margin incident to stoppage of driving waveform supply. In the inventive... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090066610 - Plasma display apparatus: Provided is a plasma display apparatus capable of reducing power consumption by effectively using charges charged in a plasma display panel and achieving a high luminance by a reduction in reactive power. This plasma display apparatus includes: a plasma display panel in which X electrodes, Y electrodes, and Z electrodes... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090066611 - Plasma display apparatus and method of driving the same: A plasma display apparatus and a method of driving the same are disclosed. The plasma display apparatus includes a plasma display panel including scan electrodes and sustain electrodes, and a scan driver that supplies reset signals to the scan electrodes in reset periods of a plurality of subfields so that... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090066612 - Plasma display device and method of driving the same: A plasma display device including a plurality of scan electrodes, a scan driver for sequentially applying a plurality of scan pulses to the plurality of scan electrodes, and a controller for transmitting a control signal periodically having a first pulse to the scan driver, wherein the scan driver overlaps a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090066613 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus of the present invention has EL elements and pixel circuits 2 for supplying currents to the EL elements, which are arranged in a matrix fashion, and column control circuits 1 arranged corresponding to the number of columns of the matrix. The same number of column control circuits... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090066614 - Display device: A display device including independent power sources for a display use and a detection use, display elements, switches (21, 22 and 23) for independently connecting the power sources and the individual elements, a circuit (10) for controlling the switches, and a variable amplifier (16) as detection means, which reads a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090066616 - Display apparatus and driving method for display apparatus: The present invention provides a display apparatus, including: a display section including a plurality of pixels disposed in a matrix and a plurality of signal lines and a plurality of scanning lines; and a horizontal driving circuit and a vertical driving circuit configured to drive the signal lines and the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090066615 - Display apparatus and driving method thereof: A display apparatus comprises: plural light emitting devices emitting light by plural kinds of colors; a driving circuit for each light emitting device; a scanning line selecting the driving circuit; a light emission control line causing the light emitting devices to emit light; and a data line supplying to the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090066617 - Active-matrix organic light emitting diode dislay: An embodiment of an active-matrix organic light emitting diode (OLED) display is disclosed. The display includes a pixel array including a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel includes a light emitting device, a driving device and a selection device. The light emitting device includes a first organic light emitting diode,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090066618 - Method and system for controlling a display device: The present invention discloses a method and system for controlling a display device is provided. The method for controlling a display device comprises steps of: S102, sampling contents of a current display frame stored in a storage module and to be displayed at the next moment to obtain image information... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090066619 - Liquid crystal panel and liquid crystal display utilizing the same: A liquid crystal panel (200) includes parallel gate lines (212), and parallel data lines (213) insulatingly intercrossing the gate lines. The gate lines and the data lines define a plurality of pixel regions (211). Each pixel region includes a first thin film transistor (TFT) (215), a second TFT (216), a... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090066620 - Adaptive pulse-width modulated sequences for sequential color display systems: Adaptive pulse-width modulated sequences for sequential color display systems and methods. A method for displaying an image comprises receiving the image, computing a duty cycle for the image, generating a color sequence based on the computed duty cycle, and displaying the image using the color sequence. The generating comprises assigning... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090066621 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device includes: a liquid crystal display unit including a plurality of display units each switching between bright display and dark display; a backlight having a light source of a plurality of colors for making light emitted from the light source be incident upon the liquid crystal... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090066623 - Color sequential liquid crystal display and method of driving the same: A color sequential liquid crystal display (LCD) and a method of driving the same are introduced herein. The method is implemented to change transmittance of a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel by inserting a pre-driving signal between two adjacent frames. The pre-driving signal can be adjusted by the gray level... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090066622 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel having a plurality of pixel units for displaying images, a timing controller for generating image data, a reference voltage generator for generating a reference voltage group, a plurality of voltage dividers, and a plurality of converters. Each voltage divider is... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090066624 - Printed circuit board, display apparatus having a printed circuit board and method of manufacturing the printed circuit board: A printed circuit board (“PCB”) includes a first pattern structure, a second pattern structure, a third pattern structure, and a fourth pattern structure. The first pattern structure includes a first ground pattern. The second pattern structure includes a first line pattern overlapping the first ground pattern and a second ground... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090066625 - Electronic newspaper: We describe an electronic newspaper system which comprises an electronic newspaper device further comprising a low power flexible display, a radio for receiving information, a processor for processing said information for display and manipulation, memory for storing information and a battery for storing power in communication with a remote computer... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090066626 - Pixel structure and forming method and driving method thereof: A pixel structure, disposed on a first substrate, and electrically coupled to at least one scan line and at least one data line is provided. The pixel structure includes a first switch device, a second switch device, at least one pixel electrode, at least one control electrode, and at least... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090066627 - Method and device for automatically compensating common electrode voltage: The present invention directs to a method for automatically compensating a common electrode voltage, comprising: calculating an average shift amount of a common electrode voltage according to gray scale data in a line on a displayed image, processing the average shift amount of the common electrode voltage to be a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090066628 - Liquid crystal display element, method of driving the same, and electronic paper using the same: A method of driving a liquid crystal display element that applies an AC pulse voltage to drive liquid crystal includes: when the temperature of the liquid crystal is higher than a reference temperature, generating the AC pulse voltage for high temperature having a pulse width that is shorter than a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090066631 - Backlight control system and method using dither sampling: A controller device provides for local and global control of illumination color and intensity of a backlight. The controller architecture allows for optimization of an illumination surface and simultaneous sensing, analysis and control of each supported region of the surface to enable uniform light and color luminance output from the... Agent: Mccarter & English , LLP Stamford Office

20090066630 - Image compensation methods and image display systems: An image display system including a liquid crystal panel, a backlight, and a compensation device. The backlight emits light passing through the liquid crystal panel according to a control signal. The compensation device alters the liquid crystal orientation of the liquid crystal panel according to the intensity of light emitted... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090066629 - Lamp driving structure for backlight module: A lamp driving structure for backlight module includes a backlight module implemented for disposing a first circuit board and a second circuit board thereon, the first circuit board couples with the second circuit board through a transmission line; the structure further includes at least a square wave controller, two square... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090066634 - Lighting device for display device and control circuit thereof: In a lighting device for a display device, sensor output determination portions determine whether color sensor output signals are greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold. Variable gain amplifiers amplify the color sensor output signals with a predetermined gain. A color control portion performs color control based on post-amplification... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090066633 - Liquid crystal display control circuit, operation panel, and image forming apparatus: A first output unit outputs a control signal for removing a residual electric charge from a liquid crystal display module that includes a backlight. A reference-signal obtaining unit obtains a reference signal for setting a reference when turning on the backlight. A delay-time setting unit sets a delay time for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090066632 - Processing device and processing method for high dynamic constrast of liquid crystal display device: The present invention relates to a processing device and method for high dynamic contrast of a liquid crystal display device. The processing device comprises a receiver, an inverter and a source driving IC connected to a central processing module, a gamma voltage controller connecting to the source driving IC. The... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090066636 - Electro-optic display device and method of driving the same: Disclosed is an electrophoretic display device including an electrophoretic display panel, a gate driver to supply a scan signal to a gate line of the electrophoretic display panel for a longer time during a refresh period than during a data output period, a data driver to supply at least one... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090066635 - Electyrophoretic display and method for driving the same: Disclosed is an electrophoretic display and a method for driving the electrophoretic display. The method for driving the electrophoretic display, which includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an electrophoretic layer including electrophoretic particles disposed in a plurality of pixels receiving the voltage for driving from the first electrode... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090066638 - Association of virtual controls with physical controls: A media application for providing outputs (e.g., audio outputs) in response to inputs received from an input device is provided. The media application may connect input mechanisms of an input device with parameters of channel strips (e.g., which may define output sounds) using an intermediate screen object. The media application... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090066640 - Device and method for providing a user interface: In an information processing apparatus, an operation receiving section receives an operation performed on a display. In response to the operation to call up a setting screen, a menu information generating section generates menu information in which a setting button requesting a setting conflicting with the current state is displayed... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090066637 - Handheld electronic device with motion-controlled display: A handheld electronic device includes a display, a memory configured to store a map, and a motion sensor configured to monitor the movement of the handheld electronic device. A controller is coupled to the display, the memory, and the motion sensor. The controller is configured to generate an image on... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090066641 - Methods and systems for interpretation and processing of data streams: Methods and systems for interpreting and processing data streams from a plurality of sensors on a motion-capture device are described. In various embodiments, an engine module of the system receives a raw input data stream comprising motion and non-motion data. Metadata is associated with data segments within the input data... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090066639 - Visual responses to a physical input in a media application: A media application for providing outputs (e.g., audio outputs) in response to inputs received from an input device is provided. The media application may connect input mechanisms of an input device with parameters of channel strips (e.g., which may define output sounds) using an intermediate screen object. The media application... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090066644 - Input control device and image forming apparatus: An input control device and an image forming apparatus capable of proving an easy-to-use operating environment even for a user having difficulties operating such conventional devices and apparatuses due to his/her height, color vision deficiency, weak vision, use of a wheelchair, and the like is disclosed. In the input control... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090066642 - Pointing device for electronic equipment: In a pointing device for electronic equipment, the equipment includes a casing and a receiving space defined by the casing, and the pointing device includes a sensor unit, a column, and a joystick. The sensor unit is disposed in the receiving space. The column is disposed on the sensor unit,... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090066643 - Touch screen panel to input multi-dimension values and method for controlling touch screen panel: A touch screen panel to input multi-dimension values and a method of controlling the touch screen panel are provided. In the touch screen panel, a touch screen unit displays a multi-dimensional coordinate system, and senses whether a certain point of the multi-dimensional coordinate system is touched, a control unit calculates... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090066647 - Gui applications for use with 3d remote controller: A remote wand for controlling the operations of a media system is provided. The wand may be operative to control the movement of a cursor displayed on screen by the position and orientation at which the wand is held. As the user moves the wand, the on-screen cursor may move.... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090066648 - Gui applications for use with 3d remote controller: A remote wand for controlling the operations of a media system is provided. The wand may be operative to control the movement of a cursor displayed on screen by the position and orientation at which the wand is held. As the user moves the wand, the on-screen cursor may move.... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090066646 - Pointing apparatus, pointer control apparatus, pointing method, and pointer control method: Provided is a pointing apparatus, a pointer control apparatus, a pointing method, and a pointer control method to a pointing apparatus, a pointer control apparatus, a pointing method, and a pointer control method capable of recognizing image codes included in an image frame using an image sensor to determine a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090066645 - Wireless mouse with alphanumeric keypad: A wireless mouse for use by a hand of a user with a computer and a display having a cursor that includes a hand-holdable housing and a battery carried within the housing. An integrated circuit is carried within the housing and includes radio communications circuitry adapted for communicating with the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP US Bank Center

20090066649 - Mouse pointer function execution apparatus and method in portable terminal equipped with camera: Disclosed is an apparatus and a method for executing a mouse pointer function in a portable terminal equipped with a camera. The method includes: capturing an external image signal by a camera module; sampling the external image signal and converting a sampled image signal into image data; mapping a group... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090066651 - Device and method for application navigation enhancement on a handheld electronic device: A handheld electronic device with a body which houses a microprocessor-run software application is disclosed. The software application program requires operator navigation therein during use. Furthermore, the application program is programmed to receive a directional navigation instruction from the operator utilizing a navigation tool. The instruction indicates a direction and... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP (rim)

20090066650 - Method and handheld electronic device for improved calendar user interface navigation: A method, handheld electronic device and computer program product for inputting calendar information using a graphical user interface (GUI) of a calendar application are provided. The GUI is displayed on a display screen of the handheld electronic device which comprises a navigational input device for receiving navigational input in a... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP

20090066652 - Keypad for a security system: Methods, computer-readable mediums, apparatuses, and systems are provided. For example, a method is disclosed which includes identifying at least one security system function, in a plurality of security system functions, for blocked user access when a keypad is away from a predetermined location; and storing the plurality of security system... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090066653 - Systems and methods for using a keyboard as a touch panel: A method for simulating a touch panel using a keyboard is provided. The method includes sensing a pattern of keys pressed either by sliding keystrokes or by standard keystrokes. Using the pattern of keys, a corresponding function is executed to activate one or more commands on an electronic device.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090066655 - Display for multi-function key pad and electronic device having the same: Disclosed are a display for a multi-function key pad and an electronic device having the display that have both input and output functions. The display for the multi-function key pad includes an electrophoretic display panel provided with a plurality of display regions arranged in a matrix form with having a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090066654 - Multi orientation user interface and electronic device with same: An exemplary multi orientation user interface for use in a portable electronic device includes a keypad, an orientation sensor, and a processor. The keypad includes a number of keys each associated with a respective command configured to command the portable electronic device to perform a corresponding function. The orientation sensor... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090066656 - Method and apparatus for inputting korean characters by using touch screen: A method and apparatus to inputt Korean characters using a touch screen, the method including: if a first input that selects a consonant key displayed on the touch screen is sensed, vowel keys including a Cheon (•) key, a Ji (-) key, and an In (┐) key are displayed around... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090066663 - Apparatus and method for controlling operation of mobile terminal: A method of controlling the operation of a mobile terminal is provided. By dynamically selecting or setting a specific function of a mobile terminal according to a change in pressure or contact areas sensed by a plurality of touch sensors which cover the mobile terminal, a user can easily select... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090066659 - Computer system with touch screen and separate display screen: A computer system includes a main processor, a display device, and a touch screen. The main processor is configured to execute instructions and to carry out operations associated with the computer system. The display device is electronically coupled to the main processor, for displaying a graphical user interface. The touch... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090066657 - Contact search touch screen: A system includes an active touch surface, the active touch surface being configured to receive a selection action from a pointer, an x-y coordinate system, the x-y coordinate system being configured to output position data relating to the position of the pointer on the active touch surface, and a processing... Agent: Visteon/brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090066665 - Device and method for driving a touch pad: Provided are a device for driving a touch pad, including: an input unit that receives an electrical signal be touching from channels of the touch pad; and a control logic unit that scans the channels. The control logic unit includes a channel selection section which divides the touch pad into... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090066658 - Glove attachment for touch sensitive data entry: An attachment to a glove enables electronic data entry on a touchscreen by a person wearing the glove. The attachment is a plate comprising a main body (110) and at least two bendable prongs (120) extending from the main body (110). Each bendable prong has a pointed end (121) capable... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr

20090066661 - Handheld electronic apparatus and input device thereof: A handheld electronic apparatus comprises a touch keypad, a circuit board, a base and a support mechanism. The touch keypad is configured to receive a user's touch operation and comprises a plurality of icons. The circuit board is placed below the touch keypad and has a dome switch providing tactile... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090066666 - Information display device and program storing medium: A CPU determines whether or not the display position of a link character string is finger-touched when a touch sensor on a screen constituting a display unit is finger-touched, and when the link character string is touched, a user is informed that a jump to a link destination is possible... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090066660 - Interface with and communication between mobile electronic devices: An input device and mobile electronic devices having improved user interface capabilities are described. In one embodiment, An input device includes a display device, a capacitive touch sensor overlying the display device, and a pressure-sensing layer underlying the display device. The display device may be, for example, a cholesteric liquid... Agent: Michael J. Ure

20090066662 - Method and system for distinguishing multiple touch points: The invention provides a system for distinguishing multiple touch points. The system comprises a panel, a first image capturing unit, a second image capturing unit, at least one third image capturing unit, and a processing unit. N touch points are indicated on the panel. A first image and a second... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090066668 - Terminal and method for entering command in the terminal: A terminal including a touch-screen display configured to be touched by a user, and a controller configured to determine a portion of the touch-screen display that is rubbed or swiped by the user and to generate a delete signal to delete text data associated with the portion of the touch-screen... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090066664 - Touch screen and display method thereof: A touch screen includes an information source, a display, a sensor module, an adjuster, and a processor. The information source is for providing display data, such as images or other documents, to be displayed. The display is for outputting the display data, and is overlaid with the sensor module. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090066667 - Touch screen multiple input multiple output (mimo) multimode wireless communication: The problem of simpler user operation of a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless communication system is solved by a system and method having touch screen operation, which does not require the use of push buttons. A processed location finder signal received from two or more Global Positioning System (GPS)... Agent: Kamilo Feher

20090066669 - Dual-sensing-mode touch-sensor device: A touch-sensor device is described. The touch sensor-device includes a panel having an array of capacitive sensors arranged to function, in a first direction, as a projected capacitance slider. The array of capacitive sensors is further arranged to function, in a second direction, as a set of independent surface capacitance... Agent: Cypress/blakely Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090066670 - Multipoint touchscreen: A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090066671 - Touch screen using infrared camera hardly affected by external distrubance light: A touch screen using infrared cameras hardly affected by external disturbance light includes an infrared radiation base having a plurality of infrared emitting elements and the infrared cameras, thereby preventing malfunction resulting from the external disturbance light. The touch screen includes a body having a screen part to which an... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt

20090066672 - User interface device and personal digital assistant: A user interface device and a PDA include: a transparent panel unit possessing plural layers, each provided with plural transparent deformation sections deformable to a specified shape by injection or discharge of fluid; a fluid channel unit possessing, in common or separately, two transparent fluid channels to inject and to... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20090066674 - Calibration of single-layer touch-sensor device: A single-layer touch-sensor device having a calibration mechanism coupled therewith is described. Included is a charge measurement circuit coupled, by a pair of electrical traces, with a slider of the single-layer touch-sensor device. A pair of calibration capacitors is included, each calibration capacitor coupled, between the slider and the charge... Agent: Cypress/blakely Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090066673 - Integrated force sensitive lens and software: A software compensation method that allows a touch sensitive display to be built using low-cost FSR force sensors The compensation method comprises an array of functional compensation modules including filtering, voltage conversion, temperature compensation, humidity compensation, sensor calibration, sensor reading linearization, auto calibration, positioning determination and finally end-user and mechanical... Agent: Royal W. Craig Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver

20090066678 - D/a conversion circuit and semiconductor device: A D/A conversion circuit in accordance with the present invention, which is provided with a switch swD, allows a writing operation of a voltage (a true gradation voltage) to be performed at a higher speed by first applying a first voltage (a voltage close to the true gradation voltage), which... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20090066676 - Data line driving circuit, electro-optical apparatus, and electronic apparatus: A data line driving circuit includes a plurality of blocks that are cascaded together, wherein each of the plurality of blocks includes a shift register that sequentially outputs a plurality of selection signals for each block in synchronization with a clock signal; a data synchronization circuit that adjusts a phase... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090066677 - Display apparatus including wirless communication device and method of operating the same: A display apparatus and a method of operating the same are provided. The display apparatus includes a wireless communication device, and a display unit that receives a main clock and is operated by an operating frequency in response to the frequency of the main clock, and a main-clock-providing unit that... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090066675 - Display driver and digital to analog converter thereof: The present invention provides a programmable digital to analog converter comprises a reference voltage generator for generating a plurality of reference voltages based on a plurality of reference signals respectively, the gamma reference voltage generator comprising: a resistor string comprising a plurality of resistors in serial for providing a plurality... Agent: John Chen

20090066679 - Plasma display device: Provided is a technique relating to a scan driver of a PDP device which is capable of ensuring or improving performances of power consumption and temperature in an arrangement configuration of a substrate and a plurality of ICs, particularly, also in an area including an IC at a second position... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090066680 - Display device and method for using the same: A display device includes an image display region displaying images, an automatic light sensor sensing ambient lighting conditions of a location of the display device, and a control system controlling an amount of light produced within the image display region by the displayed images based upon the sensed ambient lighting... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090066681 - Digital-to-analog converter including a source driver and display device and method for driving the digital-to-analog converter: Provided are a division-type DAC, a method for driving the division-type DAC, a source driver and a display device having the division-type DAC. A decoder of the DAC is divided into a plurality of decoders, so that the number of transistors of each decoder is reduced and the size of... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090066684 - Display and discharging device of the same: A display including a display panel having a plurality of gate lines connected to a plurality of pixels, a gate driving unit which sequentially provides a gate turn-on voltage to the plurality of gate lines and provides a control voltage to the plurality of gate lines to which the gate... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090066682 - Display unit, drive circuit, amorphous silicon thin-film transistor, and method of driving oled: A display unit has an organic light emitting diode (OLED) 21 provided in correspondence with each of pixels and capable of emitting light by itself a drive transistor 22 for driving the OLED 21, a twig transistor 23 which is formed so as to have a portion of an electrode... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090066683 - Power generating module, and liquid crystal display and electronic apparatus having the same: A power generating module includes: a first power terminal to which a first voltage is supplied; a second power terminal to which a second voltage generated by a regulator is supplied; and a filtering unit including a bridge capacitor connected between the first power terminal and the second power terminal.... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090066685 - Driving an in-plane moving particle device: An in-plane driven moving particle device comprises a first substrate (SUI) and an moving particle material (EM) comprising charged particles (PA), a first electrode (RE) and a second electrode (GE; DE), both arranged on the first substrate (SUI) for generating a predominantly in-plane electrical field in the moving particle material... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090066686 - Organic light emitting display and method of driving the same: An organic light emitting display and a method of driving the same, in which a driving frequency is lowered and at the same time a production cost is reduced. The organic light emitting display includes: a display region divided into a left part and a right part; a first data... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090066687 - Liquid crystal display device: (Means for Achieving Object) A number of first scanning lines are divided into M groups when M is an integer of 2 or more (M≧2), a number of second scanning lines are divided into N groups when N is an integer of 2 or more (N≧2), and the jth region... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090066688 - Display apparatus and image display method: A display apparatus and a method for displaying an image are provided. The display apparatus includes a memory which stores one or more images; a communication unit which receives a universal serial bus (USB) video signal transmitted via a USB cable from an external apparatus, and receives a specific command... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090066689 - Image displaying method: According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method for displaying an image including a plurality of blocks in which code information can be embedded, includes obtaining a first image including a plurality of blocks, obtaining a second image determined by changing the characteristic value of the selected blocks of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090066691 - Method for rendering an object: The method is for rendering an object. An object to be rendered is identified. An outline of the object is defined. A front plate of the object is identified. A back plate that is shifted relative to the front plate is created. A beveled side extending between the front plate... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)

20090066690 - Selective interactive mapping of real-world objects to create interactive virtual-world objects: A method for interactively defining a virtual-world space based on real-world objects in a real-world space is disclosed. In one operation, one or more real-world objects in the real-world space is captured to define the virtual-world space. In another operation, one of the real-world objects is identified, the identified object... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090066692 - System and method for efficiently simulating and imaging realistic water surface and other effects: Water surface and other effects are efficiently simulated to provide real time or near real time imaging on low-capacity computer graphics computation platforms. Water and other surfaces are modeled using multiple independent layers can be dynamically adjusted in response to real time events. The number of layers used in a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090066693 - Encoding a depth map into an image using analysis of two consecutive captured frames: A computer implemented method of calculating and encoding depth data from captured image data is disclosed. In one operation, the computer implemented method captures two successive frames of image data through a single image capture device. In another operation, differences between a first frame of image data and a second... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090066694 - Methods and systems for generating 3-dimensional computer images: There are provided methods and apparatus for generating a 3-dimensional computer image. The image comprises a number of objects and is divided into separate areas. In a first aspect, control data to link to object data stored in a memory for each object is derived for two objects at a... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090066695 - Method and system for displaying a map: A computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions which when executed cause a computing device to receive a request from a client to display a map projection of a spatial reference, wherein the spatial reference comprises a location and a scale, select a projected coordinate system from a plurality of projected coordinate... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation/osha Liang Mr. Bryan Galloway, ManagingIPCounsel

20090066696 - Video processing system and method: An image processing method introduces a graphical feature or effect into a part of one or more video images of a scene. The scene includes a view of a plurality of objects disposed on an object plane, the part of the video images including one of the plurality of objects... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090066697 - Caricature tool: Pre-designing caricatures is inflexible and hinders the design process. Accordingly, a technique for rendering a caricature made up of at least one caricature part is provided. For a subject caricature, each caricature part is sized and positioned based on the size and position of a base connection point. Each caricature... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090066698 - Systems and methods for performing quantity takeoff computations from computer aided design drawings: One or more embodiments of the invention set forth methods for performing quantity takeoff computations from computer aided design (CAD) drawings. The user initiates the quantity takeoff of an instance of a drawing object by manually selecting one or more geometries that visually represent the instance. The quantity takeoff engine... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090066699 - Vector image drawing circuit and method for vector image drawing: A vector image drawer comprises: an outline definer, a divider, an outline flag setter, a filler, and a continue flag setter. The outline definer defines outline data for indicating a start pixel and an end pixel of a filling along each scanning line of a drawing region. The divider divides... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090066703 - Constraint schemes for computer simulation of cloth and other materials: Constraint schemes for use in the computer simulation and animation of cloth, clothing and other materials helps to prevent clothing from excessive stretching, bunching up in unwanted areas, or “passing through” rigid objects during collisions. Several types of constraint systems are employed, including the use of skinned vertices as constraints... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090066702 - Development tool for animated graphics application: A presentation engine collects information concerning the rendering of the frames of an animated graphics application, such the time taken for rendering the frame and the amount of memory used. This information quantifies the amount of certain computing resources being utilized on a per-frame basis, enabling identification by the authors... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section

20090066700 - Facial animation using motion capture data: Methods and apparatus for facial animation using motion capture data are described herein. A mathematic solution based on minimizing a metric reduces the number of motion capture markers needed to accurately translate motion capture data to facial animation. A set of motion capture markers and their placement on an actor... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090066701 - Image browsing method and image browsing apparatus thereof: An image browsing method includes: detecting a movement corresponding to a user input to generate a detecting variation; checking if the detecting variation is greater than a predetermined threshold value; when the detecting variation is greater than the predetermined threshold value, displaying an animation indicative of completely turning a page... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090066704 - Wireless graphics card: A device is provided for use in a portable computer. The device includes a wireless graphics card that includes a connector for coupling to an expansion slot of the portable computer and for receiving a plurality of signals from the portable computer, the plurality of signals including video, audio, and... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090066705 - System and method for an information handling system having an external graphics processor system for operating multiple monitors: Methods and systems are disclosed for an information handling system comprising an internal graphics system and an external graphics system, wherein both the internal and external graphics systems may operate simultaneously to support multiple monitors. The internal graphics system may be provided, for example, from a notebook computer. The external... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP

20090066706 - Image processing system: The present multi-processor system performs information processing suitably. The system can receive, reproduce and record a variety of image contents. By comprising a powerful CPU in the multi-processors, a plurality of pieces of large image data, such as high definition image data or the like, can be processed simultaneously in... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20090066708 - Hands-free, user-formatted instruction display system: An instruction display system includes memory for storing instruction information in a format specified by the user, a display, and a hands-free user-controlled processor. Hands-free user inputs define selected portions of the stored instruction information that are to be displayed. The memory, display and processor are coupled to the user... Agent: Peter J. Van Bergen

20090066707 - Source driver for image scrolling: A source driver comprising a frame memory, a first line buffer, and a second line buffer. The frame memory stores bits of pixel values of an image. The first line buffer then sequentially latches the bits of the pixel values from the frame memory with a first address index. The... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090066709 - Display driver: A display driver for sending display data to a display panel includes a sampling circuit and a selector. The sampling circuit receives moving image data and a sampling signal generated by a write signal and an address designated with an address decoder and captures the moving image data on the... Agent: Gregory Turocy Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090066712 - Advanced data visualization solutions in high-volume data analytics: A system and method for creating a visual perspective of operational information that facilitates rapid decision making. The system and method merges existing data sources from any number of computer-fed external data sources through an applications server to display data sets in easily recognizable, repeatable images (tiles) uniquely designed for... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090066710 - Customized remote access to imaging node front panels: Methods and systems for customized remote access to imaging node front panels offer improvements in the areas of unified access, on-screen viewing and comprehension of front panels delivered by diverse imaging nodes to remote client nodes. The imaging nodes may be diverse, for example, in terms of message formats used... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20090066713 - Medical image system: A medical image system capable of changing a display configuration to a desired one by an easy operation is provided. In a medical image system 1 including medical image display apparatuses 5A and 5B, each equipped with one or a plurality of monitors, a server 3 stores display configuration files... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090066711 - Radio frequency (rf) sensing system, rf display device, and puzzle system using the same: This invention discloses a RF sensing system, a RF display device and a puzzle system using the same. The RF sensing system includes a platform, at least one RF reader and a RF display device. The RF reader is installed at the platform for generating a radio signal. The RF... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090066714 - Systems and methods for managing texture data in a computer: Provided are methods for managing texture data in Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). The methods include receiving, into an arbiter, a preload request configured to request processing of texture data in advance of shader processing and receiving, into the arbiter, a dependent read request configured to request processing of texture data... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090066715 - Method and apparatus for processing digital image to be displayed on display device with backlight module: A method and apparatus for processing a digital image to be displayed on a display panel illuminated with a backlight module. The backlight module is set to a specific backlight duty according to a luminance statistic of the digital image. The digital image is remapped through a tone mapping function... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20090066716 - Video blending using time-averaged color keys: A display system combines a graphic plane and a video overlay plane using color keys in the graphics plane. By time-averaging patterns of color keys in successive frames of the graphics plane, individual pixels of the graphics plane can be made to appear partially transparent. Using this technique, regions in... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090066717 - Color management system that enables dynamic balancing of performance with flexibility: A method and system for allowing a computer system platform the ability to intervene in the content workflow and perform additional color management based upon the content state and any color management policies in place is provided. Profile data from a source is converted to an intermediate color space upon... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090066718 - System and method for image-based color sequence reallocation: System and method for image-based color sequence reallocation in sequential color display systems. A method comprises generating a color signal from an image to be displayed, wherein the color signal contains light intensity information, computing percentages of the color sequence to be allocated to each color in a set of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090066719 - Image dithering based on farey fractions: A method for image processing includes quantizing pixel values of the first digital image to form a sequence of quantized pixel values each having the second bit depth. The step of quantizing the pixel values generates a sequence of least significant bit groups, each of the least significant bit groups... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090066720 - Method and system for transforming adaptively visual contents according to terminal user's color vision characteristics: Disclosed are a method and a system that adaptively transform visual contents inputted from a network, in accordance with the visual characteristics of a terminal user. A visual characteristics descriptor that describes the information of the user visual characteristics in a predetermined format is proposed. The descriptor includes the information... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20090066721 - Method and system for providing accelerated video processing in a communication device: Systems and methods for processing signals are disclosed. The method may include, in a communication device that includes a chip operating to processing video signals, receiving video data from a camera. The received video data may include alternating YUV formatted video data and RGB formatted video data. The received video... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090066722 - System, device, and method for conveying information using enhanced rapid serial presentation: A method for rendering a rapid serial presentation on a consumer device having at least a display screen involves rendering a portion of the rapid serial presentation on the display screen of the consumer device, automatically pausing rendering of the rapid serial presentation, displaying a message on the display screen... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090066724 - Graphics display system with graphics window control mechanism: A graphics integrated circuit chip is used in a set-top box for controlling a television display. The graphics chip processes analog video input, digital video input, a graphics input and an audio input simultaneously. The chip processes graphics images organized as windows. The chip obtains data that describes the windows,... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090066723 - Position adjustment method for projection images: A position adjustment method for projection images for adjusting positions of two projection images projected from two of plural projectors contained in a multi-projection display onto a projection surface such that the two projection images have an overlapping area by using two adjustment images one of which has a first... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090066725 - Information-processing apparatus and information-processing method: An information-processing apparatus determines whether a stimulation generation unit and a background virtual object contact each other based on position and orientation information about the stimulation generation unit and position and orientation information about the background virtual object. If it is determined that the stimulation generation unit and the background... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090066726 - Composite image-generating device and computer-readable medium storing program for causing computer to function as composite image-generating device: A composite image-generating device includes: a geometric transformation table that assigns coordinates corresponding to positions of pixels of an output image on an input image received from a capturing section; and an output image-generating section that generates the output image by superimposing an overlay image based on overlay data associated... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090066727 - System for extended high frame rate imaging with limited-diffraction beams: A system for producing a high frame rate image includes transmitting a single weighted spatial frequency signal of energy toward an object to be imaged; weighting multiple receive spatial frequency signals from the object, or by performing a spatial Fourier transform; reconstructing an image data set from the single transmitted... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20090066728 - Device and method for screen rotation on a touch-screen display: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a device with a touch screen display is disclosed. In the method, a multifinger twisting gesture is detected on or near the touch screen display. The multifinger twisting gesture has a corresponding degree of rotation. A 90°... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090066729 - Real-time display of measurement array data for handheld computing devices in communication with instruments: The present invention provides a method for a handheld computer with a graphical display showing multiple points of data in real-time from a microcontroller-driven analog measurement instrument via a low speed, wired or wireless transport. A finite amount of measurements are taken at a predetermined interval from a sensor wherein... Agent: Philip Thomas Virga

20090066730 - Image display control apparatus and image display control method: At the time of switching an image to be displayed from a first image to a second image with different number of recording pixels with the display scale fixed, display is controlled such that of a partial range displayed in a display region of the image, a relative position of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090066731 - Image display device and method for correcting display characteristic thereof: An image display device and a method for correcting a display characteristic thereof are provided. The image display device includes a composite color luminance determination unit which determines luminance of a composite color using luminance of a neutral color and luminance of a pure chromatic color, a display unit which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090066732 - Lcd panel driving circuit: The present invention provides an LCD panel driving circuit capable of suppressing unevenness in gradation even by a centralized amplifier system. In the LCD panel driving circuit, a source driver includes source terminals. The source terminals are sectioned into three source terminal groups. Decoder groups, bus wirings and amplifier groups... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

  
03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090058760 - Mobile panel-type outdoor billboard and neon signboard: A mobile panel-type outdoor billboard and a neon signboard each include a large mobile panel and a solar power generator connected by an electric wire to the large mobile panel. The large mobile panel is composed of a single large panel formed by assembling a plurality of liquid crystal panels... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090058761 - Navigation system and portable head up display thereof: This present invention provides a navigation system and a portable head up display thereof. The navigation system comprises a navigation apparatus and a portable head up display. The navigation apparatus is for generating a command with navigation message. The portable head up display is for receiving and processing the command... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090058764 - Array substrate for flat-panel display device and its manufacturing method: An array substrate comprising: a first insulator film arranged to insulate scanning and control lines from signal lines; switching elements, each of which is arranged in vicinity of respective intersection of the scanning and signal lines; a second insulator film that covers a multi-layer wiring pattern including the scanning and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090058763 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a panel substrate including a data line driver, a controller connected to the panel substrate, and a connection unit provided in the panel substrate. The controller selects M signal lines from N signal lines (M is a natural number satisfying M≦N) in accordance... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090058762 - Image display apparatus and its driving method: A driving method of an image display apparatus includes the steps of: applying a non-selection potential to a first scanning wiring; and applying a selection potential to the first scanning wiring. A voltage applied to an electron-emitting device connected to the first scanning wiring is set to a voltage having... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090058768 - Display device: In a display device (10), one scan driver circuit (702) applies a scan voltage to one display electrode (Y1, . . . , Yj, . . . , Yn) of each of pairs of display electrodes of adjacent two (314, 316) of a plurality of units, and applies a sustain... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090058766 - Method and apparatus for resetting a plasma display panel: The present invention relates to a method for resetting a plasma display panel which can improve contrast by reducing unnecessary light in a set-up period, and apparatus thereof. The method for resetting the plasma display panel, includes the steps of: forming initial wall charges in the discharge cells by means... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090058765 - Plasma display device: Between a sustain circuit outputting a sustain pulse and a scan circuit (even) driving a Y electrode of an even display line, there is provided a first switch capable of making the Y electrode of the even display line be in a high impedance state, and between the sustain circuit... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090058767 - Plasma display device: There is provided a plasma display device including a plasma display panel (PDP). A unit frame of the PDP is divided into a plurality of subfields to be driven. A reset signal supplied to the scan electrodes in at least one subfield among the plurality of subfields includes a first... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090058769 - Active matrix display device: An active matrix display device, wherein a unit pixel comprising a plurality of sub-pixels is correlated to video data having bits corresponding to a plurality of gray scale levels for a pixel, one bit of the video data is correlated to at least one frame display sub-pixel in the unit... Agent: J. Lanny Tucker Patent Legal Staff

20090058770 - Display device and electronic system utilizing the same: A display device including a pixel unit, a selection unit, and a control unit is disclosed. The pixel unit includes a driving transistor and a capacitor. The driving transistor includes a gate and a source. The capacitor is coupled between the gate and the source. The selection unit selectively transmits... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090058771 - Method of driving organic electroluminescence emission portion: Disclosed herein is a method of driving an organic electroluminescence emission portion, the method including the steps of: applying a first node initialization voltage to corresponding one of the data lines, and supplying the video signal instead of the first node initialization voltage for a predetermined scanning time period, applying... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090058772 - Organic light emitting display and method for driving the same: A method of driving an organic light emitting display device includes generating a luminance map for a plurality of pixels by applying the same driving voltage to driving transistors formed in the plurality of pixels of a panel and by capturing luminances of the pixels, generating a threshold voltage map... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090058774 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a substrate, a daisy chain, a driving circuit, and a conductive portion. The substrate has an electrode line. The daisy chain includes a first conducting wire separated from the electrode line. The first conducting wire has a first terminal and a second terminal. The conductive portion... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090058776 - Display apparatus, driving method thereof and electronic equipment: A display apparatus including: an effective pixel section having a plurality of pixel circuits arranged to form a matrix, each pixel circuit including a switching device through which pixel video data is written into the pixel circuit; a plurality of scan lines each provided for an individual one of rows... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090058773 - Display driver and related display: The present invention discloses a display driver and related display. The display driver includes: a plurality of level shifters, respectively receiving input signals for outputting shifted signals; a plurality of switches; and a digital-to-analog converter, having a plurality of input terminals electrically connected to outputs of the level shifters respectively... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090058775 - Liquid crystal drive apparatus and liquid crystal display apparatus: A liquid crystal drive apparatus includes: a storage unit storing an enhancement correction coefficient having (1/2n)×m below a decimal point where n is 3 or 4, and m is an integer which is at least 0 and less than 2n; a frame memory holding digital image information of a second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090058778 - Image display device: An image display device gives a difference in luminance between subframes when dividing a frame into the subframes. Further, a magnification to be applied to one of an R signal, a G signal, and a B signal having the maxim signal level is also applied to the other signals. Thus,... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090058777 - Liquid crystal display device and method for driving same: An exemplary liquid crystal display device includes pixel units. Each pixel unit includes a first sub pixel unit and a second sub pixel unit. The first sub pixel unit is associated with one of three primary colors, and the second sub pixel unit is associated with one of three complementary... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090058779 - Liquid crystal display element, method of driving the same, and electronic paper including the same: The prevent invention provides a liquid crystal display element capable of displaying an image in a short time during screen rewriting, a method of driving the same, and an electronic paper including the same. A liquid crystal display element includes: B, G, and R display units that have liquid crystal... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090058780 - Display apparatus and display method: A display apparatus including: a pixel section having a plurality of pixel circuits arranged two-dimensionally by being each provided at an intersection of a scan line and a signal line as a circuit including a switching device, a display element and a storage capacitor; and a correction circuit for correcting... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090058781 - Gate driving device for liquid crystal display: The invention relates to a gate driving device for Thin Film Transistor liquid crystal display comprising: a plurality of shift registers directly deposited on an array substrate, said shift registers being composed of effect transistors and a capacitor, obtaining a gate driving signal voltage by controlling an input signal. Said... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090058783 - Liquid crystal display device: LCD device including: a first LCD panel for displaying an image in a transmission mode; a second LCD panel for displaying an image in a reflection mode; and a power supply circuit for supplying a first counter voltage for displaying in the transmission mode to a first counter electrode of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090058782 - Method of driving an active matrix liquid crystal display: A method for driving an active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) to perform partial display area displaying on a portion of a display area thereof is disclosed. The method includes: using a common electrode voltage for line alternate-driving in a first write period of a partial display area, and for... Agent: Venable LLP

20090058784 - Display device: A display device includes a first substrate, a first electrode comprising first electrode extensions formed on the first substrate, a second electrode comprising second electrode extensions formed on the first substrate and arranged alternately with the first electrode extensions, a second substrate facing the first substrate, liquid crystal molecules interposed... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090058785 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display including: a first common electrode line and a second common electrode line located near an edge of a panel and at least partly surrounding a plurality of pixels on the panel; a first common line positioned at an ith horizontal row of the pixels and coupled... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090058786 - Liquid crystal display and inversion drive method: One embodiment of the invention includes an liquid crystal display (LCD) with multiple polarity signal lines that control output buffer blocks so that at least one voltage polarity of a signal transmitted via a data line controlled by a first output buffer block inverts non-simultaneously with at least one voltage... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090058787 - Image display system, a liquid crystal display device, and a discharge circuit of the liquid crystal display device: The present invention relates to a discharge circuit of a liquid crystal display device which receives a power and controls the charges stored in the pixel units of the pixel matrix of the liquid crystal display device. The discharge circuit includes a control circuit receiving the power and generating a... Agent: Venable

20090058788 - Apparatus and method of driving data of liquid crystal display device: An apparatus and method of driving data of a liquid crystal display device is disclosed, which can minimize an electromagnetic interference EMI noise by decreasing an output peak current of a data driver, the apparatus comprising a timing controller for supplying a reference source output enable signal; a delay circuit... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090058789 - Digital play system, lcd display module and display control method: The present invention provides a digital play system, comprising a signal conversion unit to receive a video signal and convert it into image data; and a LCD display module consisting of a timing controller to receive said image data and output row control signals and pixel data, a row driver... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090058790 - Shift register and liquid crystal display using same: The present invention relates to a shift register and a liquid crystal display using the same. The liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel, a data driving circuit and a scanning driving circuit. The data driving circuit and the scanning driving circuit each include a shift register. The shift... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090058791 - Apparatus for and method of controlling digital image processing apparatus: An apparatus for and method of controlling a digital image processing device in order to reduce power consumption by automatically recognizing a state in which power of a display device can be turned off or the display device can operate in a power saving mode, and in that case, turning... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090058793 - Backlight unit for synchronization with an image signal for liquid crystal display: A backlight unit for synchronization with an image signal for a liquid crystal display (LCD), which can synchronize frequencies of a lamp driving signal and a lamp brightness signal with frequencies of a horizontal synchronization signal and a vertical synchronization signal, which are image signals used in an LCD panel.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090058792 - Backlight unit, liquid crystal display device including the same, and localized dimming method thereof: A backlight unit of a liquid crystal display device supplies light to one or more corresponding pixels of a liquid crystal display panel. The backlight unit includes a plurality of blocks formed into a matrix shape. Each block includes a light emitting diode module. The blocks in a row of... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090058795 - Electronic device with liquid crystal display: An electronic device, such as personal computer, incorporating a liquid crystal panel which uses LEDs as an illuminating light source for a liquid crystal panel to reduce power consumption and size of the electronic device. When 3-color LED lamps 13R, 13G, 13B of the LED light source 12 are lit,... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090058796 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device having superior moving-image display characteristics are provided. In the liquid crystal display device, the timing of application of grayscale voltage to liquid crystal cells at the top end of its screen with respect to the timing of application of grayscale voltage to liquid crystal cells... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090058794 - Liquid crystal display device with improved display luminance: A liquid crystal display device has: a liquid crystal display unit including a plurality of common electrodes to be sequentially applied with a drive voltage and segment electrodes for segment display, facing each common electrode, and a plurality of display areas divided for one or more common electrodes; a backlight... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090058797 - Electrophoresis display device, electrophoresis display device driving method, and electronic apparatus: The invention provides, as an aspect thereof, a method for driving an electrophoresis display device that has a pair of substrates that sandwich an electrophoresis element that contains, without any limitation thereto, a plurality of electrophoresis particles and further has a displaying section that is made up of a plurality... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090058798 - Method for driving electrophoresis display device, electrophoresis display device, and electronic apparatus: There is provided a method for driving an electrophoresis display device equipped with a plurality of pixel electrodes, each of the pixel electrode being provided for every pixel, a common electrode provided to oppose the plurality of pixel electrodes, and an electrophoresis element containing electrophoresis particles, the electrophoresis element being... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090058800 - Information processing device, program, and method: According to one embodiment, an information processing device includes a position detecting section configured to detect a position of a hand from an input image of the hand, a memory section configured to store data of the position of the hand detected by the position detecting section, a rotation judging... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090058799 - Interactive pointing device: An interactive pointing device having pointing function in space and game control is provided in the present invention. The interactive pointing device comprises an accelerometer module and a gyroscope device. The accelerometer module functions as sensing the movement of the operator and generates at least one axis of accelerating signal... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090058801 - Fluid motion user interface control: A fluid motion user interface control is disclosed. According to an example of the disclosure, a processor receives a signal indicating a unit of motion applied to an input device, determines a distance to move a cursor based on the unit of motion, and displays a movement of the cursor... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Nova

20090058804 - Information processing apparatus, kvm switch, server, and computer readable medium: An information processing apparatus comprises an inputting portion, a detecting portion, and an outputting portion. The inputting portion inputs operation data from an operating member. The detecting portion detects a single piece of or a plurality pieces of operation data such that an amount of movement of a cursor of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090058802 - Input device: An embodiment of a system for controlling a graphical user interface of a device includes a tiltable member, an electrically conductive member, a substrate, a drive circuit, a switch, and signal logic. The tiltable member is configured for tilting by a user. The electrically conductive member is configured to move... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20090058803 - Pointing and control device and method for a computer system: A pointing and control device for a computer system, the device having a body that can be maneuvered by a user; and an inertial sensor fixed to the body for supplying first signals correlated to the orientation of the body with respect to a gravitational field acting on the inertial... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090058805 - Presentation system and method for making a presentation: Methods and systems are provided for making a more effective presentation to an audience. A method comprises displaying the presentation on a first display screen oriented for viewing by a presenter while facing the audience while also displaying the presentation on a second display screen (or several display screens) oriented... Agent: Thomas Guy Berry

20090058806 - Processing cursor movements in a graphical user interface of a multimedia application: A method for processing a selected item in a GUI of a multimedia application is provided. The method includes receiving a hot key input that specifies a function that is to be applied to the selected item and displaying a set of control guidelines associated with the hot key input.... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090058807 - Mouse pointer function execution apparatus and method in portable terminal equipped with camera: An apparatus and a method for executing a mouse pointer function in a portable terminal equipped with a camera are disclosed. The method includes: capturing an external image signal by a camera module; sampling the external image signal and converting a sampled image signal into image data; mapping a group... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090058808 - Computer mouse device: A mouse device includes a main body and a cover. The main body includes a roller wheel, a left key and a right key, wherein the roller wheel is sandwiched between the left key and the right key. The cover includes a right key cover and a left key cover... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20090058810 - Input device and imaging device having the same: In a keyboard displayed on a display, a desired character or symbol is efficiently input. A string field section, a key section, and an option section are displayed on a rear LCD, or the like, of a digital camera. A neutral key is provided in the option section. When a... Agent: David A. Novais, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company

20090058811 - Press-key structure: A press-key structure is disclosed, which comprises: a keycap; a scissors-type supporting part; a substrate; and an elastic part. In an exemplary embodiment, the scissors-type supporting part is configured with a first and a second pivot axes; the press-key structure further comprises a first clasp part formed with a guiding... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090058809 - Reduced key arrangement for a mobile communication device: A keyboard for a mobile communication device includes a first set of alphanumeric keys that is arranged in a two column by three row array. In a first example, the key arrangement includes vowels and consonants in the two by three array, with function keys positioned in a row that... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day

20090058814 - Handheld electronic device and associated method providing advanced text editing function in a text disambiguation environment: An improved handheld electronic device and associated method provide an advanced editing feature and an improved learning feature that are provided in a disambiguation environment. The advanced editing feature advantageously enables a new word that has been incorrectly disambiguated by a disambiguation routine to be readily by the user without... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090058813 - Handheld electronic device and associated method providing disambiguation of an ambiguous object during editing and selectively providing prediction of future characters: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software and prediction software. During editing of an object, the object can be ambiguous, and the system provides one or more disambiguated interpretations of the ambiguous object. In some circumstances, the system can additionally provide one... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090058816 - Information processing apparatus and cellular phone terminal: Disclosed is an information processing apparatus including a display unit displaying information on a display screen, an operation unit including a text input key, and a control unit. The control unit displays text in response to input from the operation unit in a state of displaying an initial screen on... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20090058812 - Mobile computing device construction using front paneled assembly and components thereof: A computing device includes a processor, a display component, a keypad assembly and a panel. The display component includes a display area that is pressure-sensitive to detect user-contact with the device over the display area. The display component is coupled to signal the processor when contact is detected. The keypad... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20090058815 - Portable terminal and method for displaying touch keypad thereof: A portable terminal and a method for displaying a touch keypad thereof are disclosed. The portable terminal includes a controller to determine whether a display screen is in a portrait mode in response to a text input request, and a touch screen to split a touch keypad into a left-hand... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090058829 - Apparatus and method for providing feedback for three-dimensional touchscreen: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for providing various feedbacks for a proximity based systems or a 3D touchscreen. According to the embodiments, a field (or a recognition region) above a 3D touchscreen may be divided into a predetermined number of levels of sub fields and a configuration of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090058818 - Device and method for determining touch position on sensing area of capacitive touch panel: Described is a device and a method for determining a touch position on a sensing area of a capacitive touch panel. In the device and method, an alternating current (AC) scan signal having a frequency and a current value is supplied to each of four corners of the capacitive touch... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090058821 - Editing interface: A portable electronic device displays icons (e.g., graphical objects) in one or more regions of a user interface of a touch-sensitive display, and detects user input specifying an exchange of positions of icons in the user interface. In some aspects, the respective positions of two icons in a user interface... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090058828 - Electronic device and method of operating the same: An electronic device and a method of operating the same are provided. The electronic device includes a touch-sensing module sensing a change in a touch, a processing module determining a display screen layer associated with a touch location, and a screen display module displaying a part of the display screen... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090058820 - Flick-based in situ search from ink, text, or an empty selection region: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates in situ searching of data. An interface can receive a flick gesture from an input device. An in situ search component can employ an in situ search triggered by the flick gesture, wherein the in situ search is... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090058827 - Information processing device, method and program: According to one embodiment, the information processing device includes a display provided with a touch sensor on a display surface thereof, a virtual display section capable of virtually displaying an area larger than a maximum display area of the display, a mode switch section configured to switch the display from... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090058817 - Liquid crystal displayer for preventing the generation of moisture: A liquid crystal displayer for preventing the generation of moisture includes a front cover, a touch panel, a nameplate, a partitioning plate and a liquid crystal displayer module. With the partitioning plate dividing a region between the touch panel and the liquid crystal displayer module into a first space and... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090058824 - Portable communication device having a near-infrared touch input display: A portable communication device is equipped with a touch input display that includes a source of non-visible light integrated within touch input display and a plurality of photodetectors integrated within the touch input display, wherein the photodetectors are configured to detect non-visible light. The portable communication device is configured to... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090058830 - Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for interpreting a finger gesture: A portable device with a touch screen display detects a finger-in-contact event at a first position on the touch screen display and identifies a user interface object associated with the first position. The portable device determines whether the identified user interface object is moveable across the touch screen display. For... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090058819 - Soft-user interface feature provided in combination with pressable display surface: A mobile computing device having a display assembly that is configured to otherwise capable of distinguishing contact by a magnitude of force or inward movement of the display surface as a whole.... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20090058826 - Touch panel: A touch panel has a first substrate and a second substrate. The thickness in the non-sensor regions of the first substrate is greater than the thickness in the sensor regions of the first substrate. The second substrate includes first photo spacers and second photo spacers having substantially the same heights.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090058825 - Touch panel and display apparatus having the touch panel: In a touch panel and a display apparatus having the touch panel, the touch panel includes a plurality of sensor lines, a plurality of sensor switches, a line selecting unit and a sensor resistor section. The sensor switches are electrically connected to the sensor lines, respectively, and apply sensing signals... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090058822 - Video chapter access and license renewal: The present disclosure includes, among other things, systems, methods and program products for content chapter access and license renewal.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090058823 - Virtual keyboards in multi-language environment: The disclosed implementations include displays of accented or related characters for characters selected by a user through a virtual keyboard operating in a multi-language environment. In one aspect, when a user clicks and holds down a key, a popup displays accented characters for the character associated with the key. In... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090058831 - Pixel unit, method for sensing touch of an object, and display apparatus incorporating the same: A pixel unit, method for sensing touch of an object, and a display apparatus incorporating the same are provided. The display apparatus includes a data line. The pixel unit includes a first switch circuit electrically connected to the data line and a sensing circuit electrically connected to the first switch... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090058832 - Low profile touch panel systems: A low profile touch display can be provided, namely one including an optical detection system with the bulk of the electronics and optics positioned partially or completely below the detecting plane surface. The light source and optical detection system components can be configured so that the exit and entry apertures... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090058833 - Optical touchscreen with improved illumination: In an optical touch display system, light from a primary source can be retroreflected to a detector in the absence of an object in the detection area. When an object is present, its position can be triangulated based on the direction of its shadows at the detectors. Accuracy can be... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090058834 - Apparatus and method for inputting letters: User input apparatus and method for inputting letters. The letters can be input based on the rotations of the user input apparatus. By inputting the letters in the differentiated manipulation not depending on the buttons, the diversity and the convenience in inputting the letters can be achieved.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090058840 - Electro-wetting display device: An exemplary electro-wetting display (EWD) device (30) includes a first substrate (31), a second substrate (38), a driving circuit layer (32) provided on the second substrate, a plurality of partition walls (34), a first fluid (35) and a second fluid (36). The first and second fluids immiscible with each other... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090058839 - Image display apparatus: A projector (image display apparatus) having enhanced visual mute or A/V mute functions includes a light modulation element for displaying an image, a lamp for illuminating the light modulation element, and a fan for cooling the lamp; the image display apparatus further includes a visual mute means for setting a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090058837 - Method and apparatus for displaying images: A method for displaying images in an image-processing device is provided. The image display method includes, if there is a multi-image display request for previously stored multiple images, determining a preset number of simultaneously-displayed images; decoding each of as many images as the number of simultaneously-displayed images among the multiple... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090058835 - Method for transmitting image data to driver of display: A method for transmitting image data to a driver of a display is provided, in which the image data include pixel values each represented by a number of bits. The method includes the steps of sequentially transmitting at least two bits of one of the pixel values during a first... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090058838 - Source driver, display device and system having the same, and data output method thereof: Disclosed is an output method of a source driver, which may include the steps of receiving image data, converting the image data into analog image signals, and distributionally outputting the analog image signals based on pluralities of delayed control signals, wherein the pluralities of delayed control signals may be generated... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090058836 - Video data revision method for electron emission display device: An apparatus and method for revising video data for en electron emission display device to improve image quality by reducing non-uniformity in luminance of a plurality of pixels. In an exemplary embodiment, a display region includes a plurality of pixels, each pixel comprising at least one electron emission device. A... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090058841 - Plasma display and driving method thereof: A plasma display and a method of driving the plasma display. The plasma display includes a plasma display panel including a plurality of discharge cells corresponding to sustain electrodes and scan electrodes. A first transistor is coupled between a first power source and a node coupled to the scan electrodes.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090058842 - Devices and methods for controlling a display to conserve power: Devices and methods for controlling display output based application class and/or on one or more monitored device parameters are described herein. These devices and methods can be advantageous because they can reduce power consumption, and can improve user experience. For example, devices and methods comprising determining an application class, wherein... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090058843 - Active matrix display device: A two-terminal switching device provided on each of a plurality of pixel units and connected at a first terminal to a control electrode of a drive transistor, the two-terminal switching device being transferred to a conductive state according to magnitude of the voltage applied to a second terminal to supply... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090058844 - Display device and driving method for a display device: A scan driver selects first four rows of pixels at a time and then sequentially selects second four rows of pixels for each row in double gate driving. A data driver supplies a tone voltage corresponding to black data to the first four row of pixels at a time and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090058845 - Display device: The invention provides a display device wherein provisions are made to be able to properly adjust the image viewing direction, viewing angle, or viewing range on the display device. The display device includes a display section capable of displaying independent images intended for a plurality of different viewing directions on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090058846 - Method for driving an electrophoretic display: The display of after-images is prevented in an electrophoretic display by applying one gray of at least three different grays through at least some of the pixels, applying a middle gray through at least some of the plurality of pixels, and applying a final compensation voltage to refresh the plurality... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090058847 - Methods and systems involving faceted browsing with tags: A method for organizing and displaying data includes classifying data objects with facets, wherein facets are aspects that include subjects of the data objects, associating tags with the data objects, wherein the tags are descriptive labels of the data objects, associating the tags with the facets, displaying the facets in... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin

20090058848 - Predicted geometry processing in a tile based rendering system: A method and apparatus are provided to enable tile based rendering systems to operate with predicated geometry whilst only making a single rasterisation pass. To do this, geometry that is to be predicated is substituted in image data with visibility test objects and associated conditional break points. In rasterisation, when... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090058849 - Geospatial data system for selectively retrieving and displaying geospatial texture data in successive additive layers of resolution and related methods: A geospatial data system may include at least one geospatial data storage device containing three-dimensional (3D) geospatial structure data, and also containing geospatial texture data associated with the geospatial 3D structure data and being retrievable in successive additive layers of resolution. The system may further include at least one geospatial... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist

20090058851 - Method for drawing geometric shapes: A method for drawing geometric shapes comprises the steps of obtaining a request to draw at least two geometric shapes, each having assigned a depth coordinate and at least one having the depth coordinate variable across its surface, dividing the geometric shapes into rectangles such that each rectangle has a... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20090058850 - System and method for intuitive interactive navigational control in virtual environments: A human-computer-interface design scheme makes possible the creation of an interactive intuitive user navigation system that allows user to issue his intended direction and speed for traversing in the virtual environment with just appropriately positioning a tracker within the operating space. The interface system contains the information about the boundary... Agent: Wey Fun

20090058852 - Graphics processing apparatus, methods and computer program products utilizing minimum-depth occlusion culling and zig-zag traversal: A plurality of rows of tiles is defined in a graphics display field comprising a plurality of rows of pixels, each tile including pixels from at least two rows of pixels. Occlusion flags for respective tiles of a row of tiles for a graphics primitive are set based on whether... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20090058853 - Method for meshing a curved surface: A curved surface meshing method is provided. The method meshes a three-dimensional curved surface by meshing a parameter plane, mapping triangles generated on the parameter plane to triangles in a three-dimensional space to get a 3D meshed curved surface. The method may generate substantially well-proportional distributed triangles on curved surfaces... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090058855 - Electromechanical surface of rotational elements for motion compensation of a moving object: Mechanical surface of rotational elements for motion compensation of a locomotive object. A single layer of rotational elements formed as a mechanical surface on which a human can stand and/or move, and which automatically compensates for diverse human locomotion such as translation in two dimensions and rotation. The surface can... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090058854 - Geospatial data system for selectively retrieving and displaying geospatial texture data based upon user-selected point-of-view and related methods: A geospatial data system may include at least one geospatial database containing three-dimensional (3D) geospatial structure data and geospatial texture data associated with the geospatial 3D structure data. At least one geospatial data access device may also be included and comprise a display and a processor cooperating therewith for communicating... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist

20090058856 - Image generating apparatus, method of generating image, program, and recording medium: The object is to smoothly move the position of the viewing point of the virtual camera with existence of an object between the position of the viewing point of the virtual camera and the position of the subject avoided. A camera peripheral area that has a viewing point as its... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090058859 - Construction of decision logic with graphs: Data characterizing a plurality of related action graphs is received. Thereafter, the, plurality of related action graphs are transformed into a logically equivalent structure so that rendering of the logically equivalent structure can be initiated. Related interfaces, apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090058858 - Electronic apparatus having graph display function: An electronic apparatus having a graph display function comprises an expression memory configured to store an expression including expression elements, a parameter setting unit configured to set an expression element included in the expression stored in the expression memory as a coordinate parameter in accordance with operation made by a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090058857 - Network trouble-tickets displayed as dynamic multi-dimensional graph: In one embodiment, a technique for efficient display of trouble ticket information is provided. The technique involves presenting a single view of disparate sets of data as a multi-dimensional graph. A weighting function may be applied to branches of the graph and the graph updated to reflect the results of... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/cisc

20090058860 - Method for transforming language into a visual form: A computer assisted design system (100) that includes a computer system (102) and text input device (103) that may be provided with text elements from a keyboard (104). A user may also provide oral input (107) to the text input device (103) or to a voice recognition software with in-built... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20090058861 - Word input support device: A word input support device has a display device and a control circuit. The control circuit classifies an inputted character into multiple character groups, and changes a character group that is displayed according to an intentional operation of a user. If a word desired to be finally inputted is among... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090058862 - Automatic avatar transformation for a virtual universe: An approach that automatically transforms an avatar characteristic of an avatar that is online in a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is an avatar locator component configured to locate an avatar that is online in the virtual universe. An avatar characteristics transforming component is configured to automatically... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090058863 - Image animation with transitional images: A technique is provided for animating an image or a portion of an image. In accordance with this technique, intermediary or transitional images, referred to as offset images, are displayed as part of an animation step to lessen abrupt changes in pixel values. In one embodiment, the offset images are... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090058864 - Method and system for graphics processing: A graphics processing system is provided. The graphics processing system comprises a display unit, a frame buffer, an interface, and a controller. The frame buffer, defined by an initial pointer and a boundary pointer first image data in the frame buffer, stores first image data corresponding to a first image... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090058865 - Coordinating apparatus and image processing system utilizing the same: A coordinating apparatus for coordinating data transmission between a data providing device and a display device is provided. The display device conforms to a transmission standard. The coordinating apparatus includes a programmable coordinating module and an outputting module. The programmable coordinating module is programmed according to the transmission standard. The... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090058866 - Method for mapping picture addresses in memory: The invention discloses a method for mapping picture addresses in a memory, such that decoded picture data can be mapped in corresponding address in a memory. The memory comprises at least two memory arrays, each of which comprises multiple memory rows. The mapping method comprises the following steps: dividing one... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090058870 - Display device and error diffusion method therefor: A display device is provided which includes: a decimal part conversion unit (302) which converts a value of a decimal part of a pixel signal for a target pixel into another value when the decimal part takes a specific value, the pixel signal having an integer part and the decimal... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090058868 - Image display device and method of changing edid information thereof: An image display device and method of changing extended display identification data (EDID) information includes a first storage unit which stores extended display identification data (EDID) information to be provided to the source providing device, a second storage unit which stores at least one version of the EDID information which... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090058869 - Method and system for addressing digital rendering devices: A method is provided for updating a data-rendering device connected to a communications network by an intermediate device. A specific electronic address is assigned to the data-rendering device. The method includes associating at least one identifier, preliminarily assigned to the intermediate device, with the electronic address. The at least one... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090058867 - Optimized visualization and analysis of tabular and multidimensional data: A system and method for generating a display of a dataset for optimized visualization of the dataset are disclosed. A data area of the display is defined. The data area includes two or more dimensions, the intersection of which defines a graphical object having a set of visual attributes. One... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.

20090058871 - Example-based procedural synthesis of element arrangements: Method and apparatus for synthesizing element arrangements from an example. Embodiments may synthesize element arrangement patterns from an example arrangement. Embodiments may combine a texture synthesis technique based on local neighborhood comparison of an example and a target with procedural modeling based on local growth. Given an example, connectivity of... Agent: Robert C. Kowert Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090058875 - Digital light processing display device: The invention relates to a display device using the DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology. This invention is in the field of digital cinema and content protection, where camcorder acquisition followed by immediate illegal distribution creates important revenue losses for content owners. According to the invention, the addressing of the display... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090058872 - Dynamically reconfigurable graphics layer system and method: A method of displaying a user interface in a portable electronic device is provided. The method includes displaying a user interface via a graphics layer attached to a software renderer, detaching the graphics layer from the software renderer, and attaching the graphics layer to one or more of a plurality... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090058874 - Image display device: A first data storing unit stores therein first data required for displaying an image in a drawing window. Upon a mode switching unit switching a display mode in the drawing window, a data acquiring unit acquires auxiliary data required for displaying the image in a switched display mode from the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090058873 - Multiprimary color subpixel rendering with metameric filtering: Systems and methods of rendering image data to multiprimary displays that adjust image data across metamers are herein disclosed. The metamer filtering may be based upon input image content and may optimize subpixel values to improve image rendering accuracy or perception. The optimizations may be made according to many possible... Agent: Clairvoyante, Inc.

20090058876 - Dynamic color gamut of led backlight: A backlight unit usable in an LCD for dynamically expanding color gamut of the LCD. In one embodiment, the backlight unit has a plurality of light emitting elements, and a control unit electrically coupled with the plurality of light emitting elements for controlling intensity of light emitting from each of... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090058877 - Method for a representation of image data from several image data volumes in a common image representation and associated medical apparatus: Method for the representation of image data from several image data volumes in at least one common image representation on an image display unit connected to a computer, in particular for the representation of medical image data, whereby in the or at least one image representation image data from at... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090058878 - Method for displaying adjustment images in multi-view imaging system, and multi-view imaging system: A multi-view imaging system which allows efficient and accurate adjustment of optical axes, and the like, of imaging units is disclosed. More than one images acquired with more than one cameras by imaging a subject are subjected to live view image processing to generate more than one live view images.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090058879 - Liquid crystal display and the driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display (LCD) including an LCD panel and a driving unit is provided. The LCD panel has a red pixel, a green pixel, and a blue pixel. The driving unit is applied for receiving a red data signal, a green data signal, and a blue data signal, and... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090058880 - Anti-aliasing of a graphical object: A method for rendering graphical data is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes rendering an aliased version of one or more polygons and sampling one or more edges of the aliased polygons. The method also includes calculating a curve that approximates the edge portion and intersects a set of... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090058881 - Fusion night vision system with parallax correction: A fusion night vision system corrects for parallax error by comparing an image from a first sensor with an image from a second sensor.... Agent: Insight Technology Incorporated Attn: Peter W. Murphy

20090058882 - Screen display device: The present invention is a screen display device (1) capable of displaying a plurality of screens on a display concurrently, and the screen display device (1) includes: a screen change event detection section (101) for detecting a screen change event which is a trigger for a change of a display... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090058883 - Method for rotating images: In a method for rotating geometric shape having an assigned texture image, a two dimensional outline of a rotated source geometric shape is defined by performing its perspective projection onto a two dimensional plane. Then, according to the method, the two dimensional outline is split into intermediate rectangles in places... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20090058884 - Image display device and method: An image display device and method are provided. The image playing device includes a display, a storage means, an information acquiring unit, and a comparing unit. The storage means stores images and related information related to the images. The information acquiring unit obtains an image resolution of an image to... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090058885 - Adaptive video processing apparatus and method of scaling video based on screen size of display device: Provided are an apparatus for processing adaptive video and a method of scaling video, which generate a graphical user interface (GUI) so that a GUI suitable for the screen size of a display device can be displayed according to the screen size of the display device. The apparatus can realize... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090058886 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program storage medium: There is provided with an image processing apparatus including: a storage which stores image data of one frame; an image receiving unit which receives image data on an area of all or a part of the one frame; an image writing unit which writes received image data into the storage;... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090058890 - Display device: When one frame period of two consecutive frame periods is a frame A and a next frame period subsequent to the frame A is a frame B, a tone requested from an external system is displayed in each sub-pixel by displaying two tones during the two frame periods including the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090058889 - Display panel driver: A display panel driver including a selector circuit provided between a holding circuit and a converter circuit is disclosed. The display panel driver replaces a bit value of a higher order bit of display data with a lower order bit thereof according to a test signal input to the selector... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20090058887 - Mehtod for gradually adjusting screen brightness when switching operating system: A method for gradually adjusting screen brightness when switching an operating system is provided. The method is used for gradually adjusting the brightness of a screen of an electronic device by a controller thereof when the electronic device is switched from a first operating system to a second operating system.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090058888 - Timing controller, display device and method for adjusting gamma voltage: A timing controller is provided. The timing controller comprises a data analyzer, a gain processor, an operator unit and an original gamma voltage generator. The present invention utilizes the data analyzer to analyze a gray level distribution of video data, and then the gain processor selects a gain value. The... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

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