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Computer graphics processing, operator interface processing, and selective visual display systems July category listing 07/09

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20090189830 - Eye mounted displays: A display device is mounted on and/or inside the eye. The eye mounted display contains multiple sub-displays, each of which projects light to different retinal positions within a portion of the retina corresponding to the sub-display. The projected light propagates through the pupil but does not fill the entire pupil.... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090189829 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes: a main unit having a flat boxed shape; a first display device that displays contents; a connecting portion that is configured to detachably attach and fix the main unit to another apparatus; a connection interface that communicates with the another apparatus; and a controller that... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090189831 - Automobile windshield display: An improved automobile. An exemplary automobile includes an engine, a set of wheels connected to the engine, a chassis connected to the engine, and an electrochromatic windshield connected to the chassis. The electrochromatic windshield is operable to darken and un-darken the electrochromatic windshield. A video projection system is also connected... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090189832 - Filter for a plasma display panel and plasma display device having the filter: A filter for a plasma display panel (PDP) is configured to provide a white balance of the PDP viewed through the filter in a negative region of a minimum perceptible color difference (MPCD).... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090189833 - Liquid crystal panel unit, display device, and method of manufacturing the same: A liquid crystal panel unit, a display device, and a method of manufacturing the same, in which the display device includes: a display panel that includes a display region; a gate driver that applies a gate signal to the display region; a data driver that applies a data signal to... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090189834 - Display with multiple emission layers: A display has light emitting elements, a first driver, a power source, and a second driver. Each light emitting element includes “n” emission layers formed one over another to form a color dot in each pixel. The first driver drives the emission layers to emit light or no light. The... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090189835 - Display device: A display device according to one or more embodiments includes a display panel, a source driver part and a gate driver part. The display panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate. According to an embodiment, the first substrate includes a first side extending in a substantially straight line... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090189838 - Display apparatus and method for displaying an image: A display apparatus and a method for displaying an image are provided. The display apparatus includes a pixel array, a polarity (POL) signal generator, and a drive circuit. The pixel array which includes a plurality of pixels is configured to display a plurality of frames of the image. The POL... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090189836 - Impulse-type driving method and circuit for liquid crystal display: An impulse-type driving method for a liquid crystal display (LCD) is used for driving a pixel array of an LCD panel. The method includes providing a set of impulse control signals to a source driver. The source driver, according to the set of impulse control signals, drives the pixel array.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090189837 - Liquid crystal display: An liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel to which an image signal is applied, the liquid crystal panel including a liquid crystal molecule, and the liquid crystal display displaying an image based on the image signal by performing an active matrix driving, wherein a frequency of an image... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090189839 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display including a liquid crystal display panel having a display area that displays an image in response to a gate signal and a data signal, and a peripheral area including first, second, third and fourth peripheral areas surrounding the display area; a plurality of gate drivers performing... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090189840 - Display apparatus and method for driving the same: A display apparatus includes a backlight assembly generating a light; a sensor sensing an amount of the light and color coordinates of the light to generate sensing information; a display panel receiving the light and displaying an image in response to a gray-scale voltage; a gray-scale compensation unit receiving M-bit... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090189843 - Apparatus and method for displaying drive state of backlight in liquid crystal display device: Disclosed is checking a drive state of a backlight lamp of a liquid crystal display device and notifying to an external entity whether it is normally driven in which level or is difficult to be normally driven. The apparatus for displaying a drive state of a backlight in a liquid... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090189844 - Back light system and liquid crystal display device using the back light system: A back light system and a liquid crystal display device, which can reduce the power consumption substantially, are provided. The power consumption can be substantially reduced by providing a plurality of light-emitting dividing parts to which area division of the light emitting surface which illuminates with light towards a liquid... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090189842 - Backlight control apparatus: A backlight control apparatus for controlling a backlight device for a liquid crystal display (LCD), the backlight device including a plurality of light-emitting components, the backlight control apparatus including: a synchronization unit to provide a synchronization signal; an image processing module to receive a video image signal representing a video... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090189845 - Image display device and electronic apparatus: An image display device includes at least one light source that emits light; at least one display area that changes, for each pixel, a transmittance or a reflectance of the light emitted from the light source; a panel driving circuit that drives the display area on the basis of an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090189846 - Liquid crystal display device: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device having an LED drive circuit which can control a dimming control signal even with a pulse width of several tens μsec or less. The LED drive circuit includes a booster circuit, a first stage current mirror circuit generating a reference current,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090189841 - Open-loop color management for light emitting diode backlight module: An open-loop color management system comprises an indicating means, a controller and an LED driver. The indicating means is for indicating the operation status of the LED backlight module. The controller is for generating a control signal based on the operation status by reference to a look-up table. The LED... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090189847 - Cholesteric liquid crystal display device: A cholesteric liquid crystal display device has a cell comprising a layer of cholesteric liquid crystal material and an active matrix addressing arrangement. The active matrix addressing arrangement is used to drive the liquid crystal material into the planar state and the homeotropic state. To achieve grey levels, the active... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090189850 - Electrophoretic display device: An electrophoretic display device includes a pair of substrates, a pixel, a first electrode being formed on one of the substrates for the pixel, a second electrode being formed on the other of the substrates, and an electrophoretic element which is held between the first electrode and the second electrode.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090189849 - Electrophoretic display device, method of driving the same, and electronic apparatus: A device includes: first and second substrates; an electrophoretic element between the substrates and including a dispersion medium containing electrophoretic particles; pixel electrodes on the first substrate; a common electrode opposite the pixel electrodes on the second substrate; a unit supplying an image signal having a first or second potential<the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090189851 - Image display medium, preparation method thereof: An image display medium is disclosed, which medium includes a pair of substrates each having an electrode and colored particles between the pair of substrates, and the colored particles have an absolute electric charge of 0.5 to 4.0 μC/g.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090189848 - Method of driving electrophoretic display device, electrophotetic display device, and electronic apparatus: There is provided a method of driving an electrophoretic display device including electrophoretic elements including electrophoretic particles that is arranged between one pair of substrates, a display unit formed of a plurality of pixels each including a pixel electrode, a pixel switching element, a memory circuit that is connected between... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090189853 - Character input device: A character input device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device includes i) a base including an input region, ii) two input units disposed in the input region, wherein each of the input units is disposed to perform direction inputs of more than two steps that selects any one of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090189852 - Index wheel having notations and method of manufacture thereof: An index wheel having notations adopted on an electronic device to be freely rotated to generate signal command output includes at least an inner axis layer and an operation layer encasing the inner axis layer in a coaxial manner and movable together at the same time. The operation layer is... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy

20090189854 - User interface controller for a computer:

20090189855 - Computer cursor control system: The present invention provides a computer cursor control system comprising a touchpad device and a cursor control program. The cursor control program displays a virtual pointer on a screen according to a finger's touch on the touchpad device and simultaneously moves a computer and the virtual pointer according to the... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090189856 - System for interaction with computer system using printed surface: A system for enabling interaction with a computer system is provided which is configured to receive, at the computer system, identity and movement data from a sensing device used to interact with a text field on a surface, determine information stored by the computer system which is associated with the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090189858 - Gesture identification using a structured light pattern: In at least some embodiments, a computer system includes a processor. The computer system also includes a light source. The light source provides a structured light pattern. The computer system also includes a camera coupled to the processor. The camera captures images of the structured light pattern. The processor receives... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090189857 - Touch sensing for curved displays: Described herein is an apparatus that includes a curved display surface that has an interior and an exterior. The curved display surface is configured to display images thereon. The apparatus also includes an emitter that emits light through the interior of the curved display surface. A detector component analyzes light... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090189859 - Computer input device with a clip and method of manufacturing same: In a number of embodiments, a computer input device includes: (a) an outer casing having; (1) a first surface; (2) a second surface; and (3) a cavity between the first surface and the second surface; (b) at least one button at the first surface; (c) a mechanism configured to detect... Agent: Bryan Cave, LLP

20090189861 - Input device including a wheel assembly for scrolling an image in multiple directions: A computer input device having a housing and an engagable scroll wheel. The scroll wheel is rotatable about an axis to preferably cause vertical scrolling of an image on a display. The rotatable member is laterally movable relative to the housing. A sensor is preferably positioned within the housing for... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090189860 - Method for reducing power consumption of wireless mouse: The present invention provides a method for reducing power consumption of a wireless mouse. At least two sets of mouse moving data are combined into a single packet to be transmitted to a wireless signal receiver. In the wireless signal receiver side, the single packet is divided into the at... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090189863 - Combination console module for kvm switch: A combination console module is described which enables a console to be used both as a local console for a local KVM switch and as a remote console for a remote network-enabled KVM (IKVM) switch. In a stand-alone configuration, the combination console module includes a control section, an analog-to-digital converter... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090189862 - Method, computer program product and device for text editing: The invention relates to a method for enabling a user to edit a text on a screen comprising the steps of: defining the text into at least one block, enabling the at least one block to be selected by the user, associating at least one function with the at least... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090189864 - Self-adapting virtual small keyboard apparatus and method: A method, apparatus and computer-usable medium for implementing a virtual keyboard for use with small input devices. A circular keyboard can be graphically displayed, in response to a user input by a user via a small input device. A circular and centrally located key can be graphically located and displayed... Agent: Ibm Corporation (endicott) C/o Ortiz & Lopez

20090189866 - Apparatus and method for enabling user input: An apparatus including: a display including an array of picture elements which are configurable to provide information to a user; a first sensor for sensing force applied to the display by the user, the first sensor comprising a substantially transparent conductive member extending over at least a portion of the... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090189867 - Auto scanning for multiple frequency stimulation multi-touch sensor panels: The use of multiple stimulation frequencies and phases is disclosed to detect touch events on a touch sensor panel in a low-power state. Simultaneously during every frame, a number of rows of the touch sensor panel can be driven with a positive phase of one or more stimulation signals, and... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090189871 - Display device and method of sensing input point using magnetic fluid: A display device and method of sensing an input point using magnetic fluid the display device including: a touch panel part to receive a user input through a touch at an input point and to calculate a coordinate value of the input point; an electromagnet arrangement part comprising a plurality... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090189870 - Display input device: To provide a display input device including: a display controller for displaying a control frame on a display portion; a touch input detector for detecting a touch input to the touch panel portion; and a setup item displaying portion for superimposing setup items on the control frame in accordance with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090189865 - Flexible user input device system: A flexible user input system, comprising a computing system having a display device and a flexible user input device with a touch screen display member, the flexible user input device configured to concurrently display at least two user input interface representations.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090189874 - Image capture and haptic input device: The invention concerns an image capture and haptic input device. The device comprises at least one image sensor and haptic input means. The invention is characterized in that the image sensor is surrounded by the haptic input means. The latter can comprise discrete touch sensors distributed in a circle around... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090189868 - Method for providing user interface (ui) to detect multipoint stroke and multimedia apparatus using the same: A method for providing a user interface (UI) and a multimedia apparatus using the same in which, if a multipoint stroke in which at least two strokes are concurrently input is detected on the touch screen, the touch screen performs a function corresponding to the multipoint stroke. A user can... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090189873 - Projected field haptic actuation: An electronic device includes a touch surface that can be physically engaged by a user. The touch surface is operably connected to an actuator arm which, in turn, is connected to an actuator array. Drive electronics sense a user's movement relative to the touch surface and, responsively, drive the actuator... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps Suite 424

20090189872 - Touch panel: In a touch panel, a rear electrode provided at a rear end of an upper conductive layer is extended so as to surround the circumference of an upper substrate. Derivation sections for applying a voltage are formed at both ends of the rear electrode.... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090189869 - Touch panel input device, control method of touch panel input device, media stored control program, and electronic device: A touch panel input device 1 is provided which includes: a touch panel operating unit 100 including a display unit 110 displaying an image inquiring an operation, a touch panel 120 provided on a screen of the display unit 110, and a coordinate output unit 130 outputting touched coordinates on... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090189876 - Control device for determining 4-wire or 5-wire resistive touch screen: The present invention provides A control device for determining 4-wire or 5-wire resistive touch screen, comprising: detecting means for respectively sending 4-wire control instruction and 5-wire control instruction in the period before sending control instructions of fetching X-axis and Y-axis coordinate position, so as to detect whether a 4-wire resistive... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090189875 - Electronic device and touch screen display: A touch screen display includes a display device, a resistive touch-sensitive overlay disposed on the display device and including a pair of touch-sensor layers separated by a gap, a resistive touch screen controller connected to each of the pair of touch-sensor layers for determining a position of a touch event... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe

20090189877 - Touch panel device and user interface device: An analog touch panel device capable of utilizing a two-point touch on a touch panel as meaningful information input and a user interface device employing the analog touch panel device are provided. A decision is made as to whether two points are touched or not on a touch panel TP... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090189878 - Light-based touch screen: A light-based touch screen, including a housing for a display screen, a plurality of infra-red light emitting diodes (LEDs), fastened on the housing, for generating light beams, at least one LED selector, fastened on the housing and connected with the plurality of LEDs, for controllably selecting and deselecting one or... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC

20090189879 - Synchronization of plugins: A system and process for ensuring the smooth flow of electronic ink is described. Dynamic rendering is give priority over other event handlers. Priority may be the use of one or more queues to order when events occur and may be performing dynamic rendering prior to other steps.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 003797 & 013797

20090189880 - Source driving circuit: A source driving circuit is provided. The source driving circuit includes a plurality of source drivers, first switches, and second switches. Each transmission line of each source driver is coupled to the first switch and the second switch. In a first period, the first switches are turned on, and the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090189882 - Data driver circuit, method for driving same, and lcd device using same: An exemplary data driving circuit includes a data register, a counter, and a comparator. The data register is configured for receiving serial gray level signals in turn, and outputting the plurality of gray level signals in parallel. The counter is configured for outputting counting signals. The comparator is configured for... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090189881 - Display device: Two data lines are provided to an electrode for supplying a data voltage to a group of pixels in the vertical direction in such a manner that one data line of the two data lines is connected to one of the two pixels in the vertical direction and the other... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090189883 - Flat display apparatus and control circuit and method for controlling the same: In an exemplary flat display apparatus and control circuit and method for controlling the flat display apparatus, the flat display apparatus includes a plurality of gate driving units, each of which controls the operation of a scan line in the flat display apparatus. The flat display apparatus provides a first... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090189884 - Driving method of electrophoretic display device, electrophoretic display device, and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display device has a display unit including a plurality of pixels in which electrophoretic elements including electrophoretic particles are interposed between a pair of substrates, each pixel including a pixel electrode, a pixel switching element, a memory circuit connected between the pixel electrode and the pixel switching element,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090189886 - Liquid crystal display driving apparatus and method thereof: A liquid crystal display (LCD) driving apparatus and the method thereof is disclosed. The method receives a pixel and drives a pixel of the LCD according to the pixel value in a frame period, wherein the frame period is divided into a precharge field and a compensation field. Firstly, a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090189885 - Plasma display panel and method and device for driving the same: In a plasma display panel, errors in a digital image signal due to over-current are prevented from being generated. A method of driving the plasma display panel is performed in a plasma display panel driving block constituted by a high power element and a low power element and includes determining... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090189887 - Dimensions and computer aided modeling: An object to be dimensioned may have such a small dimension that the dimension text will not fit within a space defined by extension lines. A dimensioning method is provided that exaggerates extension lines (24) of small dimensions so that the dimension text will fit within the space the dimension... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090189889 - Method and apparatus for visualizing 3d image data from tomographic imaging modalities: At least one embodiment of the present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for visualizing 3D image data from tomographic imaging modalities using a rendering technique in which every pixel is calculated by integrating or summing along respectively one ray through a volume surrounded by the 3D image... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090189894 - Methods and systems for analyzing a remoting system to determine where to render three dimensional data: Methods and systems for rendering three dimensional graphical data by intercepting a three dimensional graphics stream comprising three dimensional graphics commands generated by an application executing on a first computing machine, and then analyzing the characteristics associated with a remoting system to determine a location for rendering three dimensional data... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090189893 - Methods and systems for computing a hash from a three dimensional data set loaded into a resource: Methods and system for computing a hash from a three dimensional data set loaded into a three dimensional resource, these methods and systems first determining that an application, executing in a distributed computing environment, locked a three dimensional resource. A identification of a first three dimensional data set loaded into... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090189892 - Methods and systems for detecting a dirty region within a frame encompassing three dimensional graphics: Methods and systems for detecting a dirty region within a frame encompassing three dimensional graphics and three dimensional graphics primitives. The methods and systems include executing an application on a local computing machine, the application generating three dimensional graphics, and issuing at least one function call. An agent also executes... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090189890 - Methods and systems for improving resource utilization by delaying rendering of three dimensional graphics: Methods and systems for improving resource utilization when remoting three dimensional graphics commands that are generated by an application executing on a local computing machine. An agent that executes on a local computing machine intercepts a first call to a drawing library. The application generates this first call to request... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090189891 - Methods and systems for remoting three dimensional graphics: Methods and systems for providing three dimensional graphics to remote computing machines and appliances that include an agent executing on a local computing machine to intercept a plurality of graphics commands generated by a three dimensional application executing on a local computing machine. A first portion of the plurality of... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090189888 - Procedure and device for the texturizing of an object of a virtual three-dimensional geometric model: A procedure for texturing an object of a virtual three-dimensional geometric model represented by three-dimensional geometric model data comprised of a three-dimensional object data associated with the object. Facet data is created out of three-dimensional geometric model data representing object surfaces of an object and which will be assigned 3D... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090189895 - Rendering unobstructed views in a gaming environment: A system and method for rendering unobstructed views in a gaming environment are provided. The system includes a memory for storing a camera navigation/control model, a central processing unit for executing the camera navigation/control model to provide unobstructed and non-disorienting target character views, and a graphics processing unit configured to... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090189897 - Dynamic shader generation: Some embodiments provide a method of performing several shading operations for a graphic object in a scene that is displayed on a device. The device includes several processing units. The method receives a set of criteria that can define a set of parameters that relate to the shading operations. The... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090189896 - Graphics processor having unified shader unit: Graphics processing units (GPUs) are used, for example, to process data related to three-dimensional objects or scenes and to render the three-dimensional data onto a two-dimensional display screen. One embodiment, among others, of a GPU is disclosed herein, wherein the GPU includes a control device configured to receive vertex, geometry... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090189898 - Shallow bounding volume hierarchies for accelerated ray tracing: Methods, systems, devices, and computer program code (software) products enable acceleration of ray tracing by using acceleration data structures with high arity to enable processing of nodes using streaming SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) instructions with reduced memory requirements.... Agent: Jacobs & Kim LLP

20090189899 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium storing a program for causing an image processing apparatus to execute an image processing method: In an image processing apparatus, when an output image generator generates an output image in which an individual image of each part of a product model is arranged around a parts assembly image of the entire product model with a specific part highlighted, a boundary information calculator calculates boundary information... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090189900 - Image processing apparatus, image processing program, image production method, and recording medium: An image processing apparatus includes a high-resolution processing unit configured to restore, with respect to an image desired to be displayed, a frequency band higher than a frequency band of the recorded image, using one of one electronically recorded image and a plurality of electronically recorded images obtained by continuous... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090189901 - Coordinate system identification: An example method for coordinate system identification that includes obtaining an attribute and a spatial entity of a region and identifying a number of information repositories using a business rule, the business rule identified using the attribute. The method further includes accessing the number of information repositories to identify a... Agent: Schlumberger Information Solutions

20090189902 - Generation of a vector graphic from a hand-drawn diagram: A method and system for generating a vector graphic from a color/object coded hand-drawn diagram are provided. A digital image of the diagram is generated and the key to the color/object code used to code the diagram is obtained. The digital image is then filtered to create a color-filtered image... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law

20090189905 - Apparatus and method of generating personal fonts: An apparatus and method of generating personal fonts is provided, which can modify a trace of handwriting inputted by a user into an elegant one and generate diverse personal fonts in accordance with user's style of handwriting. The apparatus for generating personal fonts includes a character input unit to receive... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090189903 - Storage medium having stored thereon display control program and display control apparatus: In accordance with an operation content indicated by a user's operation data, an amount of scrolling is calculated, and a display range of a table to be displayed on a display apparatus is moved in the table in accordance with the amount of the scrolling. With respect to respective drawing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090189904 - Text-reading support on handheld devices and devices with small displays: One aspect of the invention relates to techniques for increasing the displayable font size while retaining a wide text line of information on small information displays. In one embodiment, the inventive technique leverages the wider diagonal (in device dimensions) for text viewing and combine this form of display with a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090189906 - Script control for gait animation in a scene generated by a computer rendering engine: A system for controlling a rendering engine by using specialized commands. The commands are used to generate a production, such as a television show, at an end-user's computer that executes the rendering engine. In one embodiment, the commands are sent over a network, such as the Internet, to achieve broadcasts... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090189908 - Display balance / metering: Method, apparatuses, and systems are presented for processing a sequence of images for display using a display device involving operating a plurality of graphics devices, including at least one first graphics device that processes certain ones of the sequence of images, including a first image, and at least one second... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090189907 - Medical support control system: A medical support control system that can control a medical device, comprising: a plurality of video interface cards that are detachable from the medical support control system and that are used for the medical support control system for converting, when a video signal is input from an external environment, the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090189910 - Delivering pixels received at a lower data transfer rate over an interface that operates at a higher data transfer rate: A number of pixels are received at a pixel rate that corresponds to a lower data transfer rate. The received pixels are delivered for display on a display device, over an interface that operates at a higher data transfer rate. These pixels are delivered as part of a stream that... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090189909 - Graphics processor having unified cache system: Graphics processing units (GPUs) are used, for example, to process data related to three-dimensional objects or scenes and to render the three-dimensional data onto a two-dimensional display screen. One embodiment, among others, of a unified cache system used in a GPU comprises a data storage device and a storage device... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090189911 - Display device, display method, and program: The present invention provides a display device including an image content list holding section holding a list of a plurality of image contents, an image content obtaining section obtaining one or more image contents from the image content list held in the image content list holding section, a display screen... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090189912 - Animation judder compensation: Conventional concepts of signal processing have no specifically adapted judder compensation for combined streams of fields from graphics and further image signals and therefore show animation judder artifacts. Presently judder compensation is adapted for further image signals like a video only, and motion blur in a video image signal often... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090189913 - Creating images for displalying or printing on low-contrast background: Techniques for automatically adding special effects to an image to be overlaid on a low-contrast background are presented. A stroke or an intervening layer of a color contrasting with the background color is automatically added to provide a contrasting color around the edges of visible image content in an image... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090189914 - Image display method, program, and image display apparatus: A table is allocated indexes corresponding to display positions on a monitor screen, respectively, and data indicating an unexposed part at each of the display positions is stored in each index of the table. Focal position information is acquired from Exit header information on image data of an image, and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090189915 - Structured display system with system defined transitions: A disclosed system (and method) is configured to receive an instruction to transition from a first view to a second view. The first view and the second view include two or more visual elements. The system receives data corresponding to visual elements in the first view and visual elements in... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090189916 - Image warping method: An image warping method is disclosed, and comprises: providing a source polygon; providing a warping relationship; dividing the source polygon into a plurality of source triangles; sequentially performing a warping step on the source triangles one by one to generate a plurality of warped triangles; and combining the warped triangles... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090189917 - Projection of graphical objects on interactive irregular displays: A method for displaying images on a curved display surface is described herein. The method includes receiving a graphical object and distorting the graphical object at run-time such that an appearance of the graphical object on the curved display surface will be substantially similar regardless of a position of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090189918 - Method and system for fast 90 degree rotation of arrays: A method and system to rotate a 2N by 2N array are described. Consistent with one embodiment of the present invention, the 2N elements of the 2N rows of a 2N by 2N array are loaded from memory into the vector registers of a processor's single instruction multiple data (SIMD)... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090189919 - Image scaling method: An image scaling method is disclosed. In the image scaling method, at first dividing an original image into a plurality of original image columns, wherein each of the original image columns comprises original pixel rows. Thereafter respectively performing a scaling step on the original image columns, thereby generating scaled image... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090189920 - System and method for content based automatic zooming for document viewing on small displays: Described is a technique for viewing a document page on a small display such as a mobile phone or PDA. The page can come from a scanned document (bitmap image) or an electronic document (text and graphics data plus metadata). The page with text and graphics is segmented into regions.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090189921 - Display device and method for driving the same: The invention provides a driving method of a semiconductor display device in which generation of a pseudo contour can be suppressed while the operating frequency of a driver circuit is suppressed. Furthermore, the invention provides a driving method of a semiconductor display device in which generation of a pseudo contour... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20090189924 - Display driving device, display apparatus, and method of driving them: A display driving device for driving a plurality of display pixels provided with a light emitting element which performs color display, is provided with a signal converter which is supplied a display data including a plurality of color components corresponding to the plurality of display pixels and corresponds to a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090189922 - Image display apparatus, method for controlling the same, and electronic device: An image display apparatus includes a light-source driving circuit that drives a light source to cyclically change brightness. A control unit controls a pixel to turn on and off over a plurality of subfields in a field so that transmittance or reflectance in the pixel over the plurality of subfields... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090189923 - Laser projector: Disclosed is a laser projector to display an image having a predetermined number of gradations by a combination of n division gradations, each being set with a maximum luminance, comprising: a storage section to store a luminance value of each of the gradations, and division signals being associated with each... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090189925 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display (LCD) and a driving method thereof are provided. The driving method includes the steps of: transmitting video data to the LCD according to a first frequency, and processing the video data according to a first gamma look-up table to obtain a bright region image; transmitting the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

  
07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090184887 - Display apparatus having a plurality of displays and control method therefor: A display apparatus includes a main display control unit to control display characteristic parameters of a main display and a sub-display control unit to control display characteristic parameters of a sub-display. A determination unit determines whether to highlight data according to contents of the data to be displayed on the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090184888 - Display control system and method thereof: A display control system is provided. The display control system includes a first wireless apparatus and a second wireless apparatus. The first wireless apparatus processes a search function to obtain the character of the second wireless apparatus, and confirms whether the second wireless apparatus can connect to the first wireless... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090184889 - Method and apparatus for displaying: Aspects of the disclosure provide a display system. The display system can include a display module having a configurable optical characteristic that varies from substantially transmissive to substantially reflective, at least one data capturing device configured to capture data to form a display image, and at least a first projector... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090184890 - Enhanced zscreen modulator techniques: A method and system for use in conjunction with a push-pull liquid crystal modulator system for creating circularly polarized light of alternating handedness is provided. The method and system comprise a pair of surface mode liquid crystal cells and a driver electrically coupled to the cells. The driver is configured... Agent: Real D - Patent Department

20090184892 - Display device: A display device is formed from a plurality of modules (2) each including a large number of display elements (21) formed by diffusely radiating hollow bodies. The light sources thereof can be controlled individually in terms of brightness and colour. In this way, it is possible to construct large display... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090184891 - System(s), and method(s) for non-linear scaling of source pictures to a destination screen: Presented herein are system(s), and method(s) for non-linear scaling of source pictures to a destination screen. In one embodiment, there is presented a monitor for displaying a source picture. The monitor comprises a screen and a circuit. The screen comprises a plurality of columns, including at least one center column,... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090184894 - Image display apparatus, image displaying method, plasma display panel apparatus, program, integrated circuit, and recording medium: An image display apparatus using phosphors each having a different persistence time has a problem of reducing a motion blur caused by persistence of the phosphors in an image and improving color shift caused by the motion blur. The image display apparatus (1) includes: a motion detecting unit (2) that... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090184895 - Plasma display panel and display device having the same: A high-definition, high-quality, and high-contrast PDP that features high brightness, guaranteed long life, and stable driving, is provided by improving the time-dependent degradation of address discharge delay. The PDP includes: a front substrate having bus electrodes, and sustain discharge electrodes extending in a lateral direction of the bus electrodes to... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090184893 - Portable lcd tv: A portable, sturdy LCD TV is disclosed. The LCD TV is further constructed as a waterproof device and is equipped with an antenna so that the LCD TV, in addition to be used indoors as a computer monitor or TV, is also suitable for outdoor use.... Agent: Sam Chen

20090184898 - Electroluminescent display panel and electronic apparatus: An electroluminescent display panel has pixel circuits for the active matrix driving system. Each pixel circuit has a thin-film transistor in which a portion of a pattern of a metal wiring material above the channel layer of the thin-film transistor is so laid out as to shield the channel region... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090184897 - Electrophoretic display panel driving method and electrophoretic display panel: An electrophoretic display panel includes an element substrate, a counter substrate, and an electrophoretic display layer interposed between the element substrate and the counter substrate. The element substrate includes a first data line set including plural data lines, second data line sets each including plural data lines branched from each... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090184896 - Organic light emitting display and method of driving the same: There is provided an organic light emitting display capable of compensating for the deterioration of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) while sharing an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The organic light emitting display includes sub pixels positioned in the intersections between scan lines and data lines, a current source unit for supplying... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090184899 - Organic light emitting display device: An organic light emitting display capable of minimizing the voltage drop of pixel power sources supplied to an organic light emitting display panel, contemplates an organic light emitting display panel including a pixel unit on which an image is displayed, and a plurality of first and second power source pads... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090184900 - Image display device and display device control method: The invention relates to an active matrix image display device consisting of: several light emitters; a current modulator which is connected to each emitter; means for selecting emitters; means for powering the emitters; and an operational amplifier comprising an inverting input a noninverting input and an output. According to the... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20090184901 - Organic light emitting display and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting display includes a pixel unit including a plurality of pixels arranged at intersecting points of data lines, scan lines and light emitting control lines; a temperature sensor provided to measure a temperature of the pixel unit; a first analog/digital converter (first ADC) to convert information of... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090184902 - Self-luminous display device and driving method of the same: A self-luminous display device includes: pixel circuits; and a drive signal generating circuit, wherein each of the pixel circuits includes a light-emitting diode, a drive transistor connected to a drive current path of the light-emitting diode, and a holding capacitor coupled to a control node of the drive transistor, and... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090184903 - Organic light emitting display and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting display includes a plurality of pixels arranged at intersecting points of data lines, scan lines and light emitting control lines; a sensing unit extracting a signal corresponding to a degradation level of organic light emitting diodes provided in each of the pixels; a storage unit storing... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090184905 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a front cover attached to the display panel, a plurality of emitting units disposed on the front cover, and a switching unit. The display panel is used for displaying images. The emitting unit is used for receiving power from a power module and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090184904 - System and method for backlight control for an electronic display: The present invention discloses apparatus and techniques relating to the intelligent control of a display's backlight LED strings. The present invention provides for controlling the display intensity on a region-by-region basis and for adjusting the intensity multiple times within the duration of a frame. The present invention also provides backlight... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090184906 - Display device and method of driving the same: A display device and a method of driving the same are provided according to one or more embodiments. According to an embodiment, the display device includes a display panel including a plurality of display blocks arranged in the form of a matrix; a plurality of lighting blocks emitting light to... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090184907 - Display device: A display device is provided. The display device includes: a substrate including a unit display area, a fixing member that is formed on the substrate and that is electrically isolated, an insulating layer that is formed on the fixing member, a fixing electrode that is formed on the insulating layer... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090184908 - Display driving method and apparatus using the same: The present invention discloses a display driving method and apparatus using the same. The driving method of driving a display panel having pixel cells formed at each intersection of a plurality of scan lines and a plurality of data lines, said method comprising: simultaneously driving the pixel cells corresponding to... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090184909 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of pixels having a first and second pixel group corresponding respectively to odd and even-numbered lines extending along gate signal lines, an alternation signal transmitter outputting an alternation signal, an alternating circuit alternating polarities of voltages applied to the plurality of pixels... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090184910 - Circuit board and display device including the same: One or more embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a circuit board having a substrate and a plurality of differential signal lines formed on the substrate and transmitting differential signals. The differential signal lines include a first signal line and a second signal line. The first signal line and... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090184911 - Display device, driving method thereof, and electronic device using the display device: A display device is provided in which a signal line can be shared by a plurality of pixels and data supplied from scan lines can be distributed to a desired pixel selected from the plurality of pixels. The display is characterized in its circuit structure of the plurality of pixels,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090184912 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display includes a voltage providing unit for providing a common voltage which is a direct-current (DC) voltage level in each of a plurality of first periods of time, in each of a plurality of second periods of time, and in each of a plurality of third periods... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090184913 - Display device and electronic apparatus: A display device includes a plurality of pixels, and a time taken for writing a video signal into each of the pixels is changed according to the position of the pixel.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090184914 - Driving device for gate driver in flat panel display: A driving device of a gate driver in a flat panel display for reducing production cost includes a plurality of addressing units, each addressing unit for generating a plurality of addressing signals, and an output control circuit for performing logic operations in order on a plurality of addressing signals generated... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090184916 - Image display apparatus: The present invention provides an image display apparatus capable of reducing a hold blur in accordance with circumstances. A black inserting process for inserting a black display area into a display screen in a liquid crystal display panel 2 according to at least one of substance of a video signal... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090184917 - Liquid crystal display and dimming controlling method thereof: A liquid crystal display device and a dimming controlling method thereof are disclosed. The liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel, a drive circuit supplying a data pulse and a gate pulse to the liquid crystal display panel, a backlight unit divided into a plurality of block... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090184918 - Liquid crystal display with modulated black point: A backlit display with improved dynamic range.... Agent: Kevin L. Russell Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel LLP

20090184915 - Low-backlight image visibility enhancement method and system: A low-backlight image visibility enhancement method and system is proposed for integration to a backlit type of display unit, such as active matrix LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). The proposed method and system firstly converts the image of each video frame into a brightness-based grayscale image; then decomposes the grayscale image... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru

20090184919 - Flexible electrophoretic display and method for manufacturing the same: A flexible electrophoretic display includes a backside plate, a display structure and a side reinforcement. The backside plate has a cover area. The display structure is arranged on the backside plate and a surface thereof facing toward the backside plate has an area less than the cover area of the... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090184922 - Display indicator controlled by changing an angular orientation of a remote wireless-display controller: A remote controller for controlling a presentation image is disclosed. The remote controller includes gyroscope to detect the movement and angular speed of the remote controller and generate corresponding signals for transmitting to a computer or projection system. The movement or angular speed signals are processed and applied to move... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090184923 - Haptic stylus utilizing an electroactive polymer: Haptic feedback interface devices using electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators to provide haptic sensations. A haptic feedback interface device is in communication with a host computer and includes a sensor device that detects the manipulation of the interface device by the user and an electroactive polymer actuator responsive to input signals... Agent: James R. Riegel Immersion Corporation

20090184921 - Input through sensing of user-applied forces: Methods and devices for providing a user input to a device through sensing of user-applied forces are described. A user applies forces to a rigid body as if to deform it and these applied forces are detected by force sensors in or on the rigid body. The resultant force on... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090184920 - Two element slider with guard sensor: A method for using a slider-based capacitive sensor to implement a user interface having discrete buttons. Button locations are designated on a slider-based capacitive sensor having at least two conductive traces such that a user input at any button location results in a capacitance change in the conductive traces. Locations... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

20090184924 - Projection device, computer readable recording medium which records program, projection method and projection system: A projection device in which a displayed pointer image of an input device can be shifted by a plurality of users is provided. A projection device includes a wireless transmitting/receiving unit for receiving command signals of mouses connected with a plurality of computer units from the respective computer units; a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090184925 - Solar powered mouse: The present invention relates to a solar powered mouse. The solar powered mouse includes a mouse body, an optical sensor, an internal light source, a secondary battery, a lens and a power management device. The lens is arranged on the mouse body for focusing the external light beams on a... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090184926 - Touch-screen remote control for multimedia equipment: A multimedia control system presents program schedule information to a user in a visually and intellectually-intuitive manner. The multimedia control system can be used to display programming information, control multimedia devices, control home automation devices, etc. In one embodiment, a control screen used to display programming information is configured as... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090184927 - Data input device: A data input device for use with at least one of a touch screen, a keyboard, and a combination thereof is provided. Such data input device includes a stylus member engageable at a first end thereof with at least one of such touch screen, such keyboard, and such combination thereof.... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090184928 - Mobile terminal having qwerty key layout and method of setting and inputting symbol therein: A mobile terminal having a QWERTY key layout and a method of setting and inputting a symbol therein are provided. The method of setting a symbol in a mobile terminal having a QWERTY key layout includes selecting a setting function of a symbol defined a user; adding, if the selected... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090184929 - Computer system and multimedia input device thereof: A computer system and a multimedia input device thereof are disclosed. The multimedia input device is used for providing a shortcut input of the computer system. The computer system further includes a computer host and a display device, and it can execute several programs. The multimedia input device includes a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090184936 - 3d touchpad: A 3D touchpad that is comprised of a first touchpad, a second touchpad, and a third touchpad that are positioned to be parallel to the xy, yz, and xz-plane, wherein moving the user's finger on said 3D touchpad provides six degrees-of-freedom to the computer system. Said computer input device can... Agent: Cherif Atia Algreatly

20090184937 - Capacitance sensor, sense method, and manufacturing method: A touch screen may include pixel elements formed in a display substrate that are spaced from one another by an element spacing. A plurality of capacitance sense pads may be formed from a same conductive transparent layer in an array over the display substrate. Each sense pad may be separated... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

20090184939 - Graphical object manipulation with a touch sensitive screen: A method for graphical object manipulation using a touch sensitive screen, the method comprises detecting a presence of two user interactions within a defined boundary of a graphical object displayed on the touch sensitive screen, determining position of each of the two user interactions with respect to the graphical object,... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090184935 - Method and apparatus for controlling display area of touch screen device: A method of controlling a display area of a touch screen device includes detecting a touch on the display area of the touch screen device; determining whether the detected touch is being used to hold the touch screen device or to activate a function of the touch screen device; and... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090184934 - Method for determining the number of fingers on a sensing device: A method for determining the number of fingers on a sensing device, which has a plurality of scanlines, includes the steps of: identifying the scanlines that generate a detecting signal, which has a value greater than a threshold value; finding adjacent ones of the scanlines; forming at least one group... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090184932 - Portable device capable of initiating disengagement from host system: A portable device configured for engaging to a host system can be operable to generate a signal when the portable device is touched by a user or when the portable device detects an impending touch by the user. Responsive to the signal, the host system automatically initiates one or more... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090184930 - Position detecting display panel: An array of sensors, which is coupled to an array of pixel elements in a position detecting display panel, includes sensors that are each registered with a corresponding pixel element of the array of pixel elements, and that each include a material exhibiting magneto-electric behavior in response to a magnetic... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Seagate Technology Files

20090184940 - Position sensor: A low-cost x-y digitizing system for use in consumer electronic devices, such as portable digital assistants, mobile telephones, web browsers and the like. The digitizer includes a resonant stylus, an excitation winding for energizing the resonant stylus and a set of sensor windings for sensing the signal generated by the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090184931 - Signal transfer assembly of touch panel: A signal transfer assembly of a touch panel has a conductive film arranged on a surface of a substrate; an edge of the conductive film being connected to a silver conductive circuit; signals triggered on the conductive film being transferred to the silver conductive circuit and then to the signal... Agent: Kai-ti Yang

20090184933 - Touch interpretive architecture and touch interpretive method by using multi-fingers gesture to trigger application program: This invention is related to a touch interpretive architecture of multi-fingers gesture to trigger an application program and a touch interpretive method thereof used in the same for interpreting a multi-fingers gesture applied to a touch pad and then acquiring some hot-key messages of at least an application program so... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services Chun-ming Shih

20090184938 - Touch screen switching assembly: A finger operable switching assembly includes a housing and a screen overlay defining a plurality of spatially separate apertures through which a finger of an operator can touch the screen. The screen overlay requires the operator to insert the finger in a spatially separated location defined by the plurality of... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090184943 - Displaying information interactively: An arrangement for displaying information on a display surface is provided, the arrangement including a computing unit and a projecting unit. The computing unit is capable of supplying a display control signal to the projecting unit to thereby cause the projecting unit to project a display image calculated by the... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090184942 - Optical sensor based user interface for a portable electronic device: An apparatus and method are described herein, which simultaneously promotes a positive computing experience for users of portable computer systems and increases overall durability and longevity thereof. In one embodiment, an optical apparatus enhances the user computing experience, in one embodiment by simplifying operation, and is much more durable and... Agent: Palm C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090184941 - Structure of an andio device: An image displaying device includes a housing accommodating a circuit board, a screen, and at least an optical trace detecting module. The optical trace detecting module has a light source and an image sensor for detecting movement of a user's finger thereon so as to generate and supply a corresponding... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090184944 - Optical writing image forming device, control device for optical writing image forming device: There is provided an optical writing image forming device including: a positioning section positioning an optical writing display medium including a pair of electrodes with at least one of which formed by a group of plural sub-electrodes, a display layer, and a photoconductor layer; a display layer initialization section applying... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090184945 - Driving method of plasma display and plasma display apparatus: An erroneous address discharge in the latter address when the so-called interlace scan is performed is prevented. A period for adjusting the charge of non-lighting cells is provided after an address period in a plasma display of the address-display-period separation method. The discharge in this period is a discharge between... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20090184946 - Display device and method thereof: A display device according to the present invention includes a first substrate, a driving portion formed on the first substrate, a plurality of signal lines formed on the first substrate to transmit signals to the driving portion, a second substrate facing the first substrate, and a conductive member formed on... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090184947 - Color calibration system and method: A color calibration system comprises an electronic device having a display screen, a color sensing device disposed on the electronic device, and a calibration module disposed in the electronic device to perform a color calibration process for the display screen based on a color value detected by the color sensing... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090184948 - Column driver device, driving device, and related serial transmission device for a liquid crystal display device: The present invention discloses a serial transmission device for reducing instantaneous current including an input terminal for receiving serial data, a coding module coupled to the receiving terminal comprising a plurality of coding units in series for transforming the serial data to a plurality of coding results according to a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090184949 - Plasma display device: There is provided a plasma display device. The plasma display device includes a plasma display panel (PDP) and a driving unit for generating driving signals for driving the PDP. A period in which sustain signals are supplied to the PDP includes a first period in which sustain signals supplied to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090184950 - Power transmission circuit: Provided is a capacitor coupling type power transmission circuit in which a variation in receiving side voltage due to a variation in capacitance is suppressed to prevent an influence on a variation in load current in a display panel. An insulating board of the display panel is sandwiched by capacitive... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090184953 - Plasma display device: A plasma display device includes the following elements: an image signal conversion circuit for converting an image signal into an image data; a data electrode driver circuit for driving data electrodes according to the image data; a power calculation circuit for calculating a power consumption of the data electrode driver... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090184952 - Plasma display device and driving method of plasma display panel: A plasma display device has a plasma display panel, an accumulative adding circuit for accumulatively adding predetermined values every predetermined unit time while current is applied to the plasma display panel, and a judging circuit for judging the property of an image to be displayed on the plasma display panel.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090184951 - Plasma display device and method of driving the same: A plasma display device includes a plasma display panel and a controller for receiving a digital image signal corresponding to an image to be displayed during a frame. The controller time divides a frame into a plurality of subfields, generates control signals for driving the respective subfields at an initialization... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090184954 - Design and addressing of a three-dimensional, curved sensor or display back plane: A method of forming a three-dimensional electronic device includes forming an array of pixels on a flexible two-dimensional surface, the array being formed according to a three-dimensional structure, the pixels having addressing lines accessible from at least one edge of the array, cutting the two-dimensional surface, the cuts being located... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/parc

20090184955 - Method and apparatus for volume rendering using depth weighted colorization: A method of volume rendering includes obtaining data (52) representative of a first composited plane of one or more anatomical structures and calculating data (54) of a second composited plane as a function of a first composited plane. The data of the second composited plane is indicative of a measure... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090184957 - Method and system for compressing and decoding mesh data with random accessibility in three-dimensional mesh model: A method and system to compress and decode mesh data with random accessibility in a three-dimensional mesh model, the system to compress mesh data with random accessibility in a three-dimensional mesh model including: a mesh data acquisition unit to acquire mesh data from a three-dimensional mesh model having a plurality... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090184956 - Method, medium, and system for compressing and decoding mesh data in three-dimensional mesh model: A method, medium, and system for compressing and decoding mesh data in a three-dimensional mesh model is provided. The system for compressing and decoding mesh data in a three-dimensional mesh model includes a mesh data acquisition unit acquiring mesh data from a three-dimensional mesh model, a cluster mesh generation unit... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090184958 - Updating a model of a subterranean structure using decomposition: To update a model of a subterranean structure, a partial decomposition is computed of an operator that is used to compute a parameterization representing the update of the model. The partial decomposition of the operator is selected from among a partial eigendecomposition of a Fisher information operator, and a singular... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C. Jeffrey E. Griffin

20090184959 - Method and apparatus for rendering: A rendering apparatus and method are provided. The rendering method includes: reading a block, corresponding to a fragment, from among compressed blocks stored in a depth buffer, by considering frequency information corresponding to the fragment and prepared in advance; and performing a depth test for the fragment by considering the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090184960 - System and methods for rendering transparent surfaces in high depth complexity scenes using hybrid and coherent layer peeling: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for rendering three-dimensional scenes including transparent surfaces are described, including two techniques for efficient rendering of transparent surfaces that exploit partial ordering in the scene geometry. The first (hybrid layer peeling) may combine unordered meshes with ordered meshes in an efficient way, and may... Agent: Robert C. Kowert Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090184961 - Three-dimensional shape data recording/display method and device, and three-dimensional shape measuring method and device: A three-dimensional shape data recording/display method including: a data inputting step S1 for inputting into a computer coordinate values on a three-dimensional shape; a model structuring step S3 for structuring an environment model for partitioning a spatial region into a plurality of voxels made from rectangular solids, of which the... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20090184963 - Display processing method and display processing apparatus: According to the present invention, when video resolution is changed, the TV receiver selects resolution having a priority to the graphics resolution requested by the application depending on the application types, or the TV receiver selects graphics resolution appropriate for video format resolution, thereby the TV receiver enables the clear... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090184962 - Systems and methods for managing video resolution in a multiple-output information handling system: An information handling system may include a video controller, multiple video interfaces configured for connecting video devices to the video controller, and a video resolution management system. The video resolution management system may be configured to determine a lowest maximum video resolution capability for relevant video devices connected to the... Agent: Baker Botts, LLP

20090184965 - Approximation of ordered sets of points by geometric elements via overlapping polytopes: An ordered set of physical points, each comprising a nominal point and an associated allowable deviation, is approximated by a sequence of geometric elements determined by a method of intersecting polytopes in a parametric space. A first bundle of geometric elements connecting a first subgroup of physical points is generated... Agent: Wolff & Samson PC Attn: Jeffrey M. Weinick

20090184964 - Region filling using matching criteria: A method for filling closed regions in a drawing using a region filling tool that may appear as a paint bucket. Rather than independently selecting regions to fill or filling based on style-by-layer techniques, the user selects a seed region such that other regions of the drawing are filled if... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090184966 - User-directed path-based region filling: A method for filling closed regions in a drawing using a region filling tool. Rather than selecting individual regions to fill, or filling based on style-by-layer techniques, the user creates a path or an area boundary to identify the regions to be filled. A graphics application may then fill each... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090184968 - Incentive method for the spirometry test with universal control system regardless of any chosen stimulating image: An incentive method for the spirometry test wherein the use of two separate images instead of only one is provided, the first image being controlled by the incentive control mechanism related to respiration of the patient, and the second image, initially covered by the first image, representing the incentive to... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090184967 - Script control for lip animation in a scene generated by a computer rendering engine: A system for controlling a rendering engine by using specialized commands. The commands are used to generate a production, such as a television show, at an end-user's computer that executes the rendering engine. In one embodiment, the commands are sent over a network, such as the Internet, to achieve broadcasts... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090184969 - Rigless retargeting for character animation: Motion may be transferred between portions of two characters if those portions have a minimum topological similarity. The portions or structures of the source and target character topologies may be represented as one or more descriptive files comprised of a hierarchy of data objects including portion identifiers and functionality descriptors... Agent: Oliver Strimpel, Patent Counsel Avid Technology, Inc.

20090184970 - Method and apparatus for displaying the laser contents: Provided are a method and apparatus for displaying lightweight applications scene representation (LASeR) content. A LASeR markup language (ML) that is based on a LASeR binary stream or a LASeR extensible markup language (XML) is parsed so as to generate a LASeR document object model (DOM). A LASeR application program... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090184971 - Method of controlling frame memory, memory control circuit, and image processing apparatus including the memory control circuit: Various exemplary embodiments provide methods of controlling frame memory, memory control circuits, and image processing apparatuses including the memory control circuits. Data representing values of pixels constituting each of a plurality of frames are received in an order of the frames, and data representing values of pixels constituting a previous... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090184972 - Multi-buffer support for off-screen surfaces in a graphics processing system: In general, the present disclosure describes various techniques for providing multi-buffer support for off-screen surfaces in a graphics system. One example device includes one or more buffer areas and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to allocate multiple buffers within the buffer space that are... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090184973 - Auto sorting of geometry based on graphic styles: Embodiments of the invention provide an auto layer sorting feature for a computer aided drawing (CAD) application where drawing elements are sorted into different drawing layers based on the graphic style associated with each individual drawing element. Objects added to the drawing may be automatically associated with a layer such... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090184974 - Conversion table creating device, storage medium storing conversion table creating program, and conversion table creating method: A color data setting unit that sets a plurality of sets of fifth color data that are defined in a first color space in one to one correspondence with a plurality of fourth color data sets. An identifying unit identifies some of first reference points, that are in proximity to... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090184975 - Caching for color management systems performing a gamut mapping function: What is provided herein is a novel system and method which improves efficiency of a color management system performing a gamut mapping function. In one embodiment, a plurality of source colors are examined to determine whether any have changed. If not, then the source profile, the source device model, and... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090184977 - Multi-format support for surface creation in a graphics processing system: In general, the present disclosure describes various techniques for creation of surfaces using a platform interface layer wherein such surfaces may have different format layouts for various different color spaces, such as the YCbCr color space. One example device includes a storage device configured to contain surface information and one... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090184976 - System and method for color-compensating a video signal having reduced computational requirements: A system for, and method of, color-compensating a video signal. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a first transformation circuit configured to receive and transform a gamma-encoded input video signal into a gamma-encoded RGB video signal R′G′B′ and (2) a second transformation circuit coupled to the first transformation circuit... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20090184978 - Image processing method for increasing the blurring of pirated images: The image is broken down into a breakdown color space. For each broken down source pixel, if a source point PS0j is used to represent the end of the color source vector OPS0j associated with said source pixel, component points P1j, P2j, . . . , Pkj, . . .,... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20090184979 - Facilitating image-editing operations across multiple perspective planes: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates performing an image-editing operation across multiple perspective planes. During operation, the system receives a selection for a source area for the image-editing operation, wherein the source area spans one or more perspective planes. The system also receives a selection... Agent: M.h.k.k.g., P.C. / Adobe Systems Incorporated

20090184980 - Scale-adaptive fonts and graphics: Scale-adaptive fonts and graphics are disclosed. In some embodiments, an indication of a desired overall size for the graphic is received. The graphic is scaled to the desired overall size. A shape of the graphic is adapted to the desired overall scale at least in part by adjusting a thickness... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP And Apple Computer, Inc.

20090184981 - system, method and computer program product for displaying images according to user position: A method is described for displaying images according to user position includes the steps of receiving a plurality of source images, indexing the plurality of source images and capturing a current user's position relative to a display suitable for presenting the plurality of source images. The method further includes choosing... Agent: Lucio D'orazio Pedro De Matos

20090184982 - Program, image data processing method, and image data processing apparatus: A program causes a computer or similar apparatus to execute processing to match image data with log data on the basis of date and time information, wherein the image data contains appended date and time information indicating the time of image acquisition, and the log data contains date and time... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090184985 - Display apparatus and driving device for displaying: A display driving circuit to supply a gray scale voltage corresponding to display data to a display panel, the display driving circuit including: a generation circuit to divide a reference voltage to generate a plurality of levels of the gray scale voltages; an interface circuit; a selection circuit to select... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090184983 - Displaying apparatus, displaying panel driver and displaying panel driving method: A display apparatus includes a display panel; and a display panel driver configured to drive signal lines of the display panel. The display panel driver includes: a color reducing circuit configured to be possible to generate a first color reduction image data from a first input image data by executing... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090184984 - Drive method of el display apparatus: A drive method of an EL display apparatus that includes a display screen in which pixels each of which includes an EL element are provided in a form of a matrix. The drive method includes: aggregating or processing by use of a histogram an image signal applied to the EL... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090184986 - Electro-optical apparatus and method of driving the electro-optical apparatus: The invention provides an electro-optical apparatus that can prevent a shift in a threshold voltage of an amorphous silicon transistor while driving an organic EL device in a pixel circuit including the amorphous silicon transistor. A characteristic-adjustment circuit can be provided, which has a function of returning a shift in... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

  
07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090179824 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and system: One of a plurality of color components which form pixels in an image that is influenced by chromatic aberrations caused by an optical system is selected as a reference color, and coordinates after conversion are calculated by applying conversion for correcting a distortion of the optical system with respect to... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090179825 - Arrangement for presenting and updating information: The aim of this invention is an arrangement for displaying and updating information with the use of controllable display units, which display units contain at least one display laminate equipped with an essentially thin display which can be updated. The display laminate is arranged for positioning in an essentially transparent... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090179826 - Sub-pixel rendering of a multiprimary image: Methods and systems for displaying an image on a display, for example, a liquid crystal display (LCD) having more than three different colored filters. The display may include a plurality of sub-pixels, each of the sub-pixels being aligned with a filter having a color selected from a set of more... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090179827 - High brightness large screen projected displays using lcos image generators: In an embodiment, a system is provided. The system includes a housing. The system further includes a first LCoS assembly coupled to the housing. The system also includes a second LCoS assembly coupled to the housing. The system further includes a third LCoS assembly coupled to the housing. Additionally, the... Agent: Tips Group C/o Intellevate LLC

20090179828 - Plasma display device: There is provided a plasma display device capable of preventing a moving picture pseudo contour and blurring of a moving picture. The plasma display device includes a plasma display panel in which one display line is formed of a display electrode pair composed of two display electrodes and the display... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090179829 - Plasma display panel driving circuit and plasma display apparatus: An object of the present invention is to provide a PDP driving circuit and a plasma display apparatus each of which controls a discharge current at the time of sustain discharge by carrying out a switching operation during a power source clamping while changing a turn-on time, so as to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090179830 - Image display apparatus: An image display apparatus includes a display panel having a plurality of electron emission portions that emit electrons, a plurality of light emitting regions positioned corresponding to the plurality of electron emission portions to emit light in response to irradiation of electrons from the electron emission portion thereon, and a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090179831 - Display device: Any one of a write scanning line, a power source supply line, and a video signal line is structured as a subsidiary wiring disposed in the same layer as that having a lower electrode disposed therein. The subsidiary wiring is used in the power source supply line through which a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090179833 - Display device and electronic appliance: A display device having a light emission time necessary for performing impulse-type display which is suitable for motion image display comprises a resistor element including a first terminal and a second terminal, a transistor including a gate terminal which is electrically connected to a signal line, and a source terminal... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090179835 - Electro-optical device, driving method of electro-optical device, and electronic apparatus: An electro-optical device includes a pixel column, a first and second data lines, and a first and second output circuits. The pixel column including pixel portions are arranged in a first direction. The first and second data lines extend in the first direction. The first and second output circuits output... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090179832 - Organic electroluminescence display device: An organic electroluminescence display device is provided having a display section including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix; and a detection section for detecting a luminance characteristic of an OLED element in each of the pixels. The detection section includes a first path for allowing a detected characteristic... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090179834 - Processing method of flat panel display apparatus: A processing method of a flat panel display apparatus in which a cathode panel having electron emitting regions and an anode panel having phosphor regions and an anode electrode are joined is provided. A predetermined voltage is applied to each electron emitting region, thereby allowing electrons to be emitted therefrom.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090179838 - Display apparatus, driving method thereof and electronic instrument: An image display apparatus includes a pixel array section and a drive section configured to drive the pixel array section. The pixel array section is a pixel-circuit matrix with pixel circuits each serving as a matrix element. The drive section has at least a write scanner for supplying the control... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090179837 - Display system comprising a mirror device with micromirrors controlled to operate in intermediate oscillating state: A display system includes a spatial light modulator for displaying an image by the modulation state of a plurality of micromirrors, and a control device for controlling the spatial light modulator. The control device includes a data conversion device for converting all or a part of the digital image data... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090179836 - Gamma correction method, gamma correction apparatus, and display device: An exemplary gamma correction method for use in a display device is disclosed. The display device includes a lamp, and a memory. The lamp is configured to generate light which is modulated into a visual image. The memory is configured for storing a plurality of gamma correction settings. The gamma... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090179839 - Display apparatus, method of driving display apparatus, and electronic apparatus: Disclosed herein is a display apparatus including a pixel array and a driver, the pixel array including rows of scanning lines, rows of feeding lines, columns of signal lines, and a matrix of pixels disposed at the crossings of the scanning lines and the signal lines, the driver including a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090179840 - Display device: In a display device, a first glass substrate is curved. When signal line driving elements and scanning line driving elements are viewed from a normal direction of a principal surface of the first glass substrate, the signal line driving elements and the scanning line driving elements each have a rectangular... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090179842 - Flat display panel: A flat display panel is provided. The flat display panel includes a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of pixels arranged in an (m×n) array, in which both m and n are integers greater than 2. Each of the pixels includes four sub-pixels arranged... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090179841 - Method of controlling liquid crystal display device and computer program product therefor: A method of controlling a liquid crystal display monitor (2) is disclosed. The monitor has a liquid crystal display panel (4) having a plurality of pixels, a digital to analogue converter (30) for inputting image data to the display panel, and a backlight unit (20) having discharge lamps (22).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090179844 - Display element, display system having the same, and image processing method: The invention relates to a display element, a display system having the element, and an image processing method. There is provided a display element having high display quality, a display system having the element, and an image processing method utilizing the element. The display element includes a display section having... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090179843 - Lighting device with an array of controlled emitters with shared control and feedback: The invention relates to a lighting device that may particularly be used as an LCD backlight and that comprises an array of light emitters (11.1, 11.2) which are optionally separated by optical barriers (13). The light emitters (11.1, 11.2) may particularly be realized by groups of LEDs (12.1, 12.2) of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090179845 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display and a method of driving the same are disclosed. A timing controller of the liquid crystal display controls a polarity control signal to have a different phase in each frame and allows liquid crystal cells to be divided into a first liquid crystal cell group charged... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090179846 - Liquid crystal display device: The invention provides a liquid crystal display device for displaying an image, having a signal processing function and a narrow frame. In the display device of the invention, a signal processing circuit is formed by thin film elements and at least a portion of the signal processing circuit is formed... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090179847 - Liquid crystal display apparatus: A liquid crystal display apparatus includes a plurality of source lines and gate lines, pixel switching elements, and a plurality of drive circuits, each provided for a group of a predetermined number of source lines, and converting i-bit data video signal into an analog gradation signal and supplying the analog... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090179849 - Image displaying method, device, and related liquid crystal display panel: An image displaying method is provided. The image displaying method is utilized for displaying an image on a display region. The image has a first pixel and a second pixel respectively displayed on a first position and a second position in the display region. The image displaying method includes: illuminating... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090179851 - Light source control method and apparatus for display device: A light source control method and apparatus for a light source is provided for improving energy utilization efficiency. A light source control apparatus of the present invention includes a display panel which displays video data, a light source which emits light to the display panel, a light source driver which... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20090179848 - Method and system for improving dimming performance in a field sequential color display device: Methods and systems for displaying an image on a display device having first and second light sources are provided. A video signal is provided to the display device. The video signal includes first and second video frames. Each video frame includes first and second sub-frames corresponding to the respective first... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090179850 - Three-dimensional liquid crystal display device and related method of operation: A three-dimensional liquid crystal display (LCD) system may adjust the luminance of a backlight source to prevent a user from seeing a residual image. A backlight source may provide a darker first luminance when the system is updating frames and a brighter second luminance when the three-dimensional LCD system is... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090179852 - Virtual moving screen for rendering three dimensional image: A method of producing multiple three-dimensional images to create an optical illusion of movement, comprising the steps of: (a) energizing particles suspended within a volumetric display sequentially along the length and width of the volumetric display through projection of electromagnetic energy of one or more wavelengths, the energized particles forming... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20090179854 - Dynamic input graphic display: An input device for providing dynamic displays is disclosed. The input device can modify the appearance and/or location of graphics associated with an input area of a device. For example, the input device can have a button layout that shifts based on the orientation of the electronic device relative to... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Nova

20090179853 - Method of employing a gaze direction tracking system for control of a computer: A method of employing a gaze direction tracking system for control of a computer comprises the steps of: providing a computer display incorporating a screen and at least one off-screen control target (1, 2, 3, 4); and eye-pointing by a user at the control target. The eye-pointing is detected by... Agent: Ira S. Dorman

20090179855 - Multifunctional operating device and method: A multifunctional operating device is provided that includes a display unit, at least one operating element, to which a function can be assigned within a menu structure and can be selected when the respective operating element is actuated, and associated visual information on the function selected by the operating element.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090179857 - Portable digital device with intuitive browsing function and operating method thereof: The invention relates to a portable digital device with an intuitive browsing function and an operating method thereof. A start unit is enabled to allow the value and direction of a gravity acceleration variation to be sensed. According to the gravity acceleration variation, a sensing signal is provided for a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090179856 - Special mouse: An optical wireless, cordless computer input device also known as a computer mouse, shaped as a vehicle, with remote control vehicle capability comprising: (a) a sheet of rigid material having sufficient size to fit in the cupped palm of an average size adult hand, (b) a plurality of same-sized moveable... Agent: Lorraine Morgan Scott

20090179858 - Apparatus and method generating interactive signal for a moving article: Apparatus and method generate interactive signal for a moving article such as an airplane model. The airplane model is provided with a human-sensible interactive signal source; and the moving status of the air plane model such velocity is detected to generate a movement parameter. The movement parameter is operated with... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090179860 - Electronic device, character input module and method for selecting characters thereof: The present invention relates to a method for selecting characters and a device thereof. The method comprises the steps of sensing a touch on a first key, which has a plurality of characters marked thereon; confirming the touch and displaying the plurality of characters associated with the first key on... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090179859 - Handheld electronic device comprising a keypad having multiple character sets assigned thereto, with the character sets being individually illuminable: An improved handheld electronic device has a keypad that includes a plurality of different character sets selectively illuminable thereon. Different types of light and different mechanisms for delivering light provide the selective illumination of a particular character set. When a particular character set is illuminated, a corresponding character lookup table... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090179861 - Small form-factor keypad for mobile computing devices: Embodiments of the invention provide an effective keypad assembly and keypad layout for mobile computing devices. In particular, embodiments of the invention provide keyboard layouts and designs. Additionally, embodiments described herein provide for stack components to make keyboards operable on small-form factor devices.... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20090179863 - Method and apparatus for preventing operation of keystroke learning during entry of selected input strings: Methods and apparatus for disabling a learning algorithm resident on a communications device, such as, for example, a mobile wireless communications device are disclosed. A user may be provided with the option of disabling an algorithm that learns user keystrokes in order to provide predictive completion or disambiguation of input... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090179862 - Wireless mobile communication terminals and methods for forming the same: An electronic device includes a user input assembly. The user input assembly includes a capacitive touch sensor unit having a front side, a light guide overlying the front side, an opaque coating on the light guide, and a light source. The opaque coating is configured to represent indicia and/or ornamentation.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20090179864 - Disappearing interface system: A disappearing interface system for a device, such as an appliance (e.g., a cooking range) having an interactive user interface, a light-emitting device (e.g., a LED), a microprocessor based LED fader electronic control system that uses a PWM signal to drive an A/D circuit to control the intensity (e.g., fade... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090179869 - Combination thumb keyboard and mouse: A user interface device for use in controlling one or more external devices has at least a positional change operation mode and a keyboard operation mode. The user interface device has a main body portion, an orientation sensor, a surface sensor, a processor and a switch. The main body portion... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090179866 - Image sense: A method and apparatus for presenting the sense of an image is disclosed. First, a digital image is acquired and then various sensing tags are assigned to various sections of the digital image. The digital image is displayed on a screen. It is determined when and where a user touches... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090179865 - Interface system and method for mobile devices: User input-output schemes are provided for portable computing devices such as MIDs, UMPCs, and tablet PCs. In one embodiment, a device has position indicators beside or below the device display. The indicators may be input/output controls which receive touch commands to scroll displayed information horizontally or vertically. In another embodiment,... Agent: Kuware, Inc.

20090179867 - Method for providing user interface (ui) to display operating guide and multimedia apparatus using the same: According to a method of providing a user interface (UI), and a multimedia apparatus using the same, if a user touches a touch screen, a guide representing functions to be performed according to a user's operation is displayed. Therefore, a user can use the touch screen more conveniently.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090179868 - Position sensing display: A position sensing display integrates a touch sensor with an active matrix LCD panel. X sense electrodes and y sense electrodes in respective layers on a front panel are coupled capacitatively to respective sense circuits on active rear panel. A common electrode is driven, and the resulting signal on the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090179870 - Luminous touch screen with interstitial layers: A luminous touch screen includes a light guide having a light extracting feature on a first major surface and an interstitial layer on a second major surface. A touch screen overlies the interstitial layer. The light guide has an index of refraction, n1, the interstitial layer has an index of... Agent: Paul F. Wille Cantor Colburn LLP

20090179871 - Touch panel, and movable contact unit and switch using the same touch panel: A touch panel includes multiple belt-like lower electrodes formed on a light transparent base sheet and multiple belt-like upper electrodes placed away from the lower electrodes with a predetermined distance therebetween and in a direction crossing with the lower electrodes at right angles. The lower and upper electrodes are made... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090179872 - Movable contact body and switch using same: It comprises a touch panel with a plurality of band-like optically transmissive lower electrodes and upper electrodes formed at predetermined intervals in directions perpendicular to each other on an upper surface of an optically transparent base sheet, a dome-like movable contact formed from a conductive metal sheet which is mounted... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090179873 - Interactive hand held apparatus with stylus: An interactive, handheld apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a housing, a display screen on the housing, an electronic position location system, a stylus for selecting images on the display screen, a directional control pad on the housing and a memory device. The electronic position location system includes a processor... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090179874 - Electronic apparatus: Provided is an electronic apparatus including a plurality of casing bodies which are connected to one another so as to be relatively moved, wherein, by relatively moving the plurality of casing bodies, a first mode in which a first input manipulation unit is positioned on one side of a display... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090179876 - Buffer amplifier with minimized power consumption and display driver including the same: A buffer amplifier includes an input stage and an output stage. The input stage has input high and low power voltages applied thereon for generating at least one transmission signal from an input signal. The output stage has output high and low power voltages applied thereon for generating an output... Agent: Law Office Of Monica H Choi

20090179879 - Display device, method of driving display device, and electronic apparatus: A display device including a plurality of scan lines extending in a first direction, a plurality of signal lines extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, and an element unit including a plurality of element rows arranged in parallel with the second direction which include a plurality of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090179878 - Display drive circuit and method for displaying an image with an image data signal split: A display drive circuit includes a line memory which an image data signal is written into and read out from on a pixel-by-pixel basis. The line memory has its total storage capacity corresponding to at least a horizontal period of the image data signal. The display drive circuit also includes... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20090179877 - Driving method of plasma display panel: In a driving method of a panel, one field period is formed by arranging a plurality of subfields that have an initializing period for causing initializing discharge in a discharge cell, an address period for selectively causing address discharge in the discharge cell, and a sustain period for causing as... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090179875 - Flat display and driving method thereof: A flat display includes a substrate, multiple data lines, multiple scan lines, a source driving unit and a gate driving unit. The substrate includes a pixel array. The data lines are electrically connected to the pixel array. The scan lines including p groups of scan lines are electrically connected to... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090179881 - Color sensor unit for use in display device, color measuring device for use in display device, display system incorporated with color sensor unit, and display calibration method: In a color sensor unit for use in a display device, a color measuring device for use in a display device, a display system and a display calibration method of the invention, a CPU is operable to calculate a luminance value or a chromaticity value substantially equivalent to that to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090179880 - Display device and luminance control method therefor: Disclosed herein is a display device having an insulating substrate, an effective pixel area formed on the insulating substrate and having at least pixels arranged in the form of a matrix, and a peripheral circuit formed on the insulating substrate so as to surround the effective pixel area, the pixels... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090179882 - Light modulator, projection display apparatus and image projection method: A first linearly polarized bundle of rays of incident rays is converted by optical modulation with an input video signal into a second linearly polarized bundle of rays orthogonal to the first rays in polarization. The first rays pass through a polarizer before optically modulated. A second linearly polarized bundle... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090179883 - Method and system for detecting displayport source device connections to sink device: Methods and systems are disclosed for detecting DisplayPort (DP) source device connection to sink devices. When the DP link is active, no measurements are made to determine source device connections. When a DP link is not active, a signal line for the auxiliary channel for a DP connection is measured... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP

20090179885 - Plasma display and driving method thereof: A plasma display device is configured to apply a scan pulse to a scan electrode in a first subfield, apply a plurality of sequentially delayed address pulses to a plurality of address electrodes crossing the scan electrode. In addition, a plasma display device is configured to apply a plurality of... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090179884 - Plasma display device and method for driving plasma display panel: A stable address discharge in a plasma display device is generated without increased voltage to cope with increase in the cumulative current-carrying time of a panel with high luminance. A cumulative time calculating circuit for calculating cumulative current-carrying time of the panel and a driving circuit for driving the panel.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090179886 - Uni-directional light emitting diode drive circuit in bi-directional power parallel resonance: The present invention uses the capacitive, inductive, or resistive impedance component to constitute the first impedance, and uses the inductive impedance component and capacitive impedance component which will produce parallel resonance after parallel connection to constitute the second impedance, whereby the first impedance and the second impedance are series connected... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090179887 - Digital photo frame with a power saving function and a power saving method thereof: A digital photo frame with a power saving function includes a time-counting unit, a sensing unit, a displaying unit, and a processing unit. The time-counting unit is used for generating a time-counting signal. The sensing unit is used for sensing the environmental status and generating a sensing signal. The displaying... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090179888 - Display device and electronic equipment: A display device includes: a pixel array section; and a drive section, the pixel array section including scan lines, signal lines, pixels, and power lines, the drive section including a main scanner, a drive scanner, and a signal selector, wherein each of the pixels includes a light-emitting element, sampling transistor,... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090179889 - Plasma display device and method of driving the same: A plasma display device and a method of driving the same are provided. A screen load ratio is calculated for each frame utilizing an input video signal. An address power consumption is calculated in an address period of each of a plurality of subfields of the frame utilizing the input... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090179890 - Operational amplifier, drive circuit, and method for driving liquid crystal display device: The present invention enables rising and falling slew rates to be symmetrized and secures a drive current at the time of 2H inversion driving. An operational amplifier in accordance with one aspect of the present invention includes: a first output transistor and a second output transistor connected in series between... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090179891 - Scan driver, flat panel display using the same and associated methods: A scan driver may include a plurality of sub-scan drivers. Each of the sub-scan drivers may include a shift register configured to receive a start pulse and a clock signal to output p shift signals, a selector configured to receive a select control signal and at least two shift signals... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090179893 - Image display device, portable terminal device, display panel and image display method using the same: s

20090179892 - Image viewer, image displaying method and information storage medium: To provide an image viewer, an image display method, and an information storage medium for displaying a plurality of images while distinctively presenting the groups to which the images belong. Based on the number of images belonging to the respective groups, one or more motion data associated with the respective... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090179894 - Computing system capable of parallelizing the operation of multiple graphics processing pipelines (gppls): A computing system capable of parallelizing the operation of multiple graphics processing pipelines (GPPLs), and including one or more CPUs, in communication with a memory space, and a parallel graphics processing subsystem (PGPS) supporting an object-division mode of parallel operation including at least four stages, namely, decomposition, distribution, rendering and... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski , Esq., P. C.

20090179895 - Three-dimensional annotations for street view data: The present invention relates to annotating images. In an embodiment, the present invention enables users to create annotations corresponding to three-dimensional objects while viewing two-dimensional images. In one embodiment, this is achieved by projecting a selecting object onto a three-dimensional model created from a plurality of two-dimensional images. The selecting... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.

20090179896 - Method and apparatus for color visualization of 3d image data with a dark background: A method and an apparatus are disclosed for color visualization of 3D image data of an object using a rendering technique, in particular for tomographic imaging image data. In at least one embodiment, the method calculates pixels of the object from the 3D image data by applying a transfer function,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090179897 - Method and apparatus for aligning an infrastructure to a template: The method also includes a step of, responsive to a determination that both sub-graphs contain at least one cut vertex wherein removal of the cut vertex will splits the sub-graph into two sub-graphs as close in size as possible, rejoining both sub-graphs so as to form a graph representing the... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090179898 - Creation of motion blur in image processing: Motion blur is created in images by utilizing a motion vector. Vertices are developed with each vertex including a motion vector. The motion vector is indicative of how far vertices have moved since a previous frame in a sequence of images. The vertices are converted to an image and motion... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090179899 - Method and apparatus for efficient offset curve deformation from skeletal animation: A method for use in animation includes establishing an influence primitive, associating the influence primitive with a model having a plurality of model points, and for each of the plurality of model points on the model, determining an offset primitive that passes through the model point. Another method includes deforming... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090179900 - Methods and apparatus for export of animation data to non-native articulation schemes: A method for exporting animation data from a native animation environment to a non-native animation environment includes determining first object poses in response to a first object model in the native environment and animation variables, determining a second object model including a geometric object model, determining second object poses in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP/pixar

20090179901 - Behavioral motion space blending for goal-directed character animation: A method for rendering frames of an animation sequence using a plurality of motion clips included in a plurality of motion spaces that define a behavioral motion space. Each motion space in the behavioral motion space depicts a character performing a different type of locomotion, including running, walking, or jogging.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090179902 - Dynamic data type aligned cache optimized for misaligned packed structures: A method and apparatus for processing vector data is provided. A processing core may have a data cache and a relatively smaller vector data cache. The vector data cache may be optimally sized to store vector data structures that are smaller than full data cache lines.... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090179903 - Data processing unit with multi-graphic controller and method for processing data using the same: The present invention relates to a data processing apparatus provided with a multi-graphic controller and a data processing method using the data processing apparatus. A data processing apparatus of the present invention comprises a first graphic controller 10a and a second graphic controller 20 for processing and displaying inputted image... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090179904 - Video tiling using multiple digital signal processors: A system and method for creating video tile arrays is disclosed. A first plurality of video streams produced by a first plurality of Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) are received in a first Digital Signal Processor (DSP). The first DSP processes the first plurality of video streams to produce a... Agent: Stephen S. Roche Setter Roche LLP

20090179906 - Driving device and driving method of the same: A display device which includes a display panel having a plurality of pixels and displaying images. Each pixel includes a data line, first and second gate lines, a first sub-pixel connected to the first gate line and the data line, and a second sub-pixel connected to the same data line... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090179905 - Systems and methods for control signal and data transmission between various types of electronic modules: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device comprises a transmitter, a converter, and a receiver. The transmitter transmits data and a control signal. The converter receives the control signal from the transmitter and converts the control signal. The receiver receives the data from the transmitter via a data bus... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090179907 - Data accessing system and data accessing method: The present invention provides a data accessing system and a data accessing method. The method comprises: separately storing a (N×M)-bit digital data in L banks of a data storage module; utilizing a register module of a data accessing interface module to transmit data of a bank for L times in... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090179908 - Video memory quality of service: Apparatus, methods, and systems are disclosed to manage memory in an embedded system. The system registers video applications and video sources with a memory manager. The memory manager in turn provides memory to the video applications and video sources. The system has an input to receive an output from at... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090179910 - Reflection property control layer and display device: A display device includes: a reflection property control layer which is disposed in the front face of a display screen, whereby reflection properties are switched for each predetermined region; and a control unit configured to switch the reflection properties of the reflection property control layer depending on an input image,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090179909 - Screen saver trigger using partial still picture detection: A method of determining when to activate a screen saver for a display device comprises selecting as a sample set a sparse subset of pixels which collectively form a display frame. An evaluation is performed of only the pixels in the sample set, to determine over a plurality of display... Agent: Zoran Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC

20090179911 - Method for coding a colour digital image comprising weighting information: The field of the invention is that of display systems comprising graphics generation systems. The field of privileged application is that of overlaying synthetic symbologies coming from graphics generation systems onto one or more video images. The invention relates notably to display systems on board aircraft. The invention relates more... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090179912 - Image date update apparatus: An image data update apparatus that can highlight a component with maintaining an appearance of an image to which anti-aliasing is applied and with suppressing increase in processing load is provided. When periodically changing a color arrangement of a traffic congestion line bordered using a color of black and displayed... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090179913 - Apparatus for image reduction and method thereof: An apparatus for image reduction and a method thereof are used to reduce an original image, wherein the apparatus includes a weighting element, a memory element, a convolution element, and an adder. Moreover, the weighting element generates a plurality of effective weights according to an image reduction ratio. The memory... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090179914 - System and method for navigating a 3d graphical user interface: A system enables a user viewing a plurality of graphical objects rendered on a display screen of a mobile device to manipulate the renderings of each graphical object for purposes of selecting a first of the graphical objects. The system comprises the display screen and a facial proximity system determining... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090179915 - Image processing apparatus, printing apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus that combines a background image and an object includes a display screen configured to display an image, a wheel device configured to be operated by a user, an a display control unit configured to display on the display screen an image in which a circular background... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090179916 - Method and apparatus for calibrating a video display overlay: A method and apparatus for calibrating a video display overlay. The method includes the steps of providing calibration indicia, providing an image capture device and an image processor operatively connected to the image capture device, positioning the image capture device with respect to the calibration indicia, capturing an image of... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20090179918 - Mirror processor for display device: The mirror processor for display device of this invention comprises: A first input interface to receive a first image; a second input interface to receive a second image; an image decoding unit to convert said first and second images into a digital format; a memory unit to temporarily store at... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090179917 - Proxy direct 3-d device and remote rendering: Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for an overlaying requester to send graphics commands to a game connected to the overlaying requester via a dummy graphics application programming interface (API) object that the game will render over normal game-play graphics. In addition to allowing the overlaying requester to... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20090179919 - Methods and systems for masking visual content: Implementations of a computer-implemented method of modifying visual content include selecting visual content to be modified from a plurality of visual content stored in digital memory, presenting the visual content in a software-based tool for modifying the visual content and identifying at least one feature within the visual content for... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090179920 - Up-scaling: A method of up-scaling a first structure of samples representing a first property, the first structure having a source resolution, into a second structure of samples representing the first property, the second structure having a target resolution, on basis of a third structure of samples representing a second property, the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090179921 - Conditionally executed states: A system generates a state diagram model in a graphical modeling system, where the state diagram model includes at least one state. A condition statement is associated with the at least one state, and defines a condition upon which one or more actions associated with the at least one state... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090179922 - Display device: In a display device which mounts drive circuits and a display control circuit on a substrate which constitutes a display panel, signal lines can be arranged on the substrate which constitutes the display panel without making the signal lines intersect each other. A plurality of drive circuits and a display... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090179923 - Methods for driving electro-optic displays: An electro-optic display, having at least one pixel capable of achieving any one of at least four different gray levels including two extreme optical states, is driven by displaying a first image on the display, and rewriting the display to display a second image thereon, wherein, during the rewriting of... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

  
07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090174624 - Display apparatus: A display panel includes a display panel and a front cover. The display panel is used for displaying images. The front cover is attached to the display panel and arranged with a plurality of hybrid modules. The hybrid modules is used for sensing primary light emitted from side portions of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090174625 - Display device and driving method thereof: A display device includes a gate line, first, second, and third data lines arranged parallel to each other and intersecting the gate line, a first pixel connected to the gate line and the second data line and disposed between the first data line and the second data line, a second... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090174626 - Image display: To provide a reliable high brightness and definition image display by inhibiting a possible increase in fan noise and promoting cooling of an upper, hot portion of a display panel module, various boards, and image processing electronic components, an image display includes a flat display panel module, a display surface... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090174627 - Plasma display and driving device and method thereof: A plasma display, a driver for the plasma display, and a driving method thereof apply a reset minimum voltage according to a detected temperature of the plasma display. In the driving method, a reset falling waveform gradually decreasing to a reset minimum voltage is applied to a scan electrode during... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090174628 - Oled display, information device, and method for displaying an image in oled display: An OLED display including a display panel, a memory, and a processing circuit is provided. The display panel includes a plurality of sub-pixels. The memory stores a compensation table. The processing circuit includes a current sensor, and a processor. The current sensor sense a current of at least one sub-pixel... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090174630 - Organic light emitting display (oled) devise, modules, and electronic devices: An organic light emitting display device is disclosed, which including an active matrix substrate with an array of active elements disposed in an active region and a control circuit disposed in a peripheral region. A color filter substrate is oppositely disposed to the active matrix substrate, including color filter elements... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090174629 - Organic light emitting display device and driving method thereof: A circuit and process capable of smoothly switching between screens of an organic light emitting display by switching an image of a pixel unit that includes a matrix of pixels into a black image by sequentially reducing the voltage of a first power supply at least two times to display... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090174631 - Semiconductor device and driving method thereof: A semiconductor device in which a signal current can be written quickly in a current source circuit of a current input type. A signal current is written after performing a pre-charge operation, thus the writing is performed quickly. In the pre-charge operation, a current is supplied to a plurality of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090174632 - Laser displays using phosphor screens emitting visible colored light: Laser display systems using at least one scanning laser beam to excite one or more fluorescent materials on a screen which emit light to form images. The fluorescent materials may include phosphor materials.... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20090174633 - Organic light emitting diode identification badge: An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display device used as an identifier of an entity, person, or user access level in an identification badge. With the illustrative embodiments, the access and/or identifying information displayed on the badge can be altered or concealed as needed. The identification badge comprises at least one... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090174634 - Driving device and driving method for display device: A driving method of a display device in which an image is displayed on a display panel having a display element arranged in a pixel matrix, includes comparing, among pixel data corresponding to a display content in each pixel, pixel data corresponding to an nth horizontal scan line of an... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20090174635 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display (“LCD”) includes a decoupling line extending in a first direction, first and second data lines extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, a pixel electrode including a first sub-pixel electrode and a second sub-pixel electrode. The pixel electrode further includes a lower domain-dividing... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090174636 - Liquid crystal display device: It is possible to perform an optimal video expression in accordance with a change of a feature quantity of a video signal without lowering the display quality and reduce power consumption. As the video feature quantity, for example, APL is used. When the feature quantity is greater than a first... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090174637 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device is configured such that a liquid crystal layer is held between a pair of substrates. The liquid crystal display device includes, in a display area including a plurality of pixels, pixel electrodes which are disposed in association with the respective pixels, a counter-electrode which is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090174640 - Display element, image rewriting method for the display element, and electronic paper and electronic terminal utilizing the display element: The present invention relates to a display element, an image rewriting method for the display element, and electronic paper and an electronic terminal utilizing the display element and provides a display element having high display quality, an image rewriting method for the display element, and electronic paper and an electronic... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090174638 - High dynamic contrast display system having multiple segmented backlight: In one embodiment, a display system includes a subpixelated display panel and a backlight array of individually controllable multi-color light emitters. When the display panel comprises a multi-primary subpixel arrangement having a white (clear) subpixel, the backlight control techniques allows the white subpixel to function as a saturated primary display... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090174639 - Low color shift liquid crystal display and its driving method: A low color shift liquid crystal display and a driving method thereof are provided. The liquid crystal display comprises a plurality of data lines; a plurality of scanning lines arranged across the plurality of data lines, two adjacent scanning lines and two adjacent data lines arranged across the two adjacent... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090174641 - Method of driving liquid crystal display device, and liquid crystal display apparatus: A drive circuit of a liquid crystal display device includes a driver circuit that applies a voltage pulse to a liquid crystal of the liquid crystal display device, and a control circuit that controls the driver circuit to change the liquid crystal to a initial tone and to change the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090174642 - Liquid crystal display device and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display (LCD) device and a driving method can produce reduced direct current image sticking and flicker. An LCD panel for the LCD device has liquid crystal cells having a common same color in each horizontal line and has columns of liquid crystal cells having a repeating sequence... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090174643 - Lighting a cholesteric liquid crystal display apparatus: A display apparatus comprises a cholesteric liquid crystal display device having cells comprising a layer of cholesteric liquid crystal material and an electrode arrangement capable of providing independent driving of a plurality of pixels across the layer of cholesteric liquid crystal material. A drive circuit generates drive signals supplied to... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090174644 - Liquid crystal display device having an improved backlight: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel having a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between a pair of transparent substrates, at least one of which has patterned electrodes on an inner surface thereof, and a backlight disposed behind the liquid crystal display panel. The backlight has at... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith Hazel & Thomas LLP

20090174645 - Source driver that generates from image data an interpolated output signal for use by a flat panel display and methods thereof: A source driver that responds to image data by generating an output signal which can be used to drive a flat panel display. The source driver includes a gamma decoder and an amplifier. The gamma decoder selects a first voltage among first analog gray voltages based on some upper bits... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090174646 - Gate driver with error blocking mechanism, method of operating the same, and display device having the same: A liquid crystal display (LCD) includes a plurality of gate line drivers that are to be sequentially activated during a display frame in response to an input vertical synchronization start signal having a predefined waveform. However, during shift of display mode it is possible that the vertical synchronization start signal... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090174647 - Liquid crystal display panel of a liquid crystal display apparatus comprising a photo-sensing device: A liquid crystal display panel of a liquid crystal display apparatus comprising a photo-sensing device is provided. The liquid crystal display apparatus comprises a liquid crystal display panel and a backlight module. The liquid crystal display panel comprises a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer, at least... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090174650 - Display device and control method thereof: A display device including a display panel, a sensing electrode that is disposed in a matrix pattern and outputs a sensing signal with respect to an external stimulus, a calculator that divides the display panel into a plurality of detection regions based on a coordinate of a first stimuli group... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090174648 - Internet connected digital photo frame: For power saving and display, an internet connected digital photo frame is equipped with a sensor to detect an environment around it and a display to display in accordance with a detected effect. Furthermore, the internet connected digital photo frame displays internet connected digital contents at specific time by setting... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090174649 - Liquid crystal display and control method for charging subpixels thereof: A demultiplexer is provided within a liquid crystal display (LCD) to transfer respective data levels of a time multiplexed data signal to respective sub-pixels within a pixel group. The last of sequentially activated switches in the demultiplexer is activated for the longest time so as to provide sufficient time for... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090174651 - Addressing schemes for electronic displays: An electronic display comprises an electro-optic material (preferably an electrophoretic medium) having a plurality of pixels, and separate first, second and third sets of addressing means for addressing these pixels. Each of the pixels is associated with one addressing means in each of the three sets, such that addressing of... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20090174654 - Computerized interactor systems and methods for providing same: A computerized interactor system uses physical, three-dimensional objects as metaphors for input of user intent to a computer system. When one or more interactors are engaged with a detection field, the detection field reads an identifier associated with the object and communicates the identifier to a computer system. The computer... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090174652 - Information processing system, entertainment system, and information processing system input accepting method: A technique is provided related to an input interface wherein entertainment is enhanced by an information processing system that includes means for producing a computer image that prompts a player to virtually touch a plurality of touch points; means for accepting input of a video image of the player captured... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090174653 - Method for providing area of image displayed on display apparatus in gui form using electronic apparatus, and electronic apparatus applying the same: An electronic apparatus to provide an area of an image displayed on a display apparatus in a GUI form. The electronic apparatus transfers a user command related to an external apparatus to the external apparatus, and displays an area of an image displayed on the external apparatus on a display.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090174656 - Electronic image identification and animation system: An electronic system that includes a working surface and a camera that can capture a plurality of images on the working surface. The system also includes a control station that is coupled to the camera and has a monitor that can display the captured images. The monitor displays a moving... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP

20090174655 - Wheeled user input device in cooperation with a handheld electronic communication device: A handheld wireless communication device includes a device body having a display screen. The display screen is located above a user input device located on a front face of the body. The user input device includes a set of four rotatable wheels, each mounted on an axle having a longitudinal... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP (rim)

20090174657 - Entertainment system and processing apparatus: In a game system 1 of the present invention, an image capturing device 2 captures a controller 20. The controller 20 includes a plurality of LEDs which express controller numbers assigned to the controller 20 in a game application to be executed, and periodically repeats the turning on and off... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090174658 - System and method of adjusting viewing angle for display based on viewer positions and lighting conditions: A method for adjusting a viewing angle of a display, includes determining a location of one or more viewers and determining lighting conditions. Additionally, the method includes calculating an optimal viewing position of the display based on the location of the one or more viewers and the lighting conditions and... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090174660 - Ambidextrous operated computer system: The present invention provides a computer system operable by users of either handedness. The computer system includes a mouse and a computer connected together by interfaces. The mouse generates a mode-setting signal by a mode shift unit shifting between two selectable positions. The computer includes: a storage unit configured for... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090174661 - Gesture based modeling system and method: Described is a method and system for creating model components, such as business model components, using gestures that are input to a computer system. In an exemplary embodiment, the gestures are input to a computer system with a mouse device, but in general the gestures can be input via any... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090174662 - Mouse: There is disclosed a mouse including: an obtaining unit that obtains a vein image; a generation determination unit that determines a predetermined generation from the vein image; and a setting switch unit that switches content of settings, which is set in a computer connected through a predetermined transfer path, to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090174659 - Wireless mouse: The present invention provides a wireless mouse including a mouse body, a wireless signal receiver, a battery cover and a receiver holder. One end of the battery cover is pivotally connected to the mouse body such that the other end of the battery cover is rotatable with respect to the... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090174663 - Dynamically configurable keyboard for computer: A keyboard assembly, and an associated methodology, provides for a dynamically configurable keyboard display. A user interface input is formed of an electronic touch interface at which a keyboard display is provided. The keyboard display is generated during operation of the computer and is formed of key elements conforming to... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090174664 - Projection device with touch sensitive keypad: A projection device that includes a plurality of touch sensitive buttons, a backlight system for selectively illuminating each of the plurality of touch sensitive buttons, and a control device configured to control the backlight system to vary illumination of the plurality of touch sensitive buttons as a projection device operating... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090174668 - Accessing features provided by a mobile terminal: A terminal providing one or more features to a user is disclosed. The terminal comprises a control unit, a user input unit, display unit. The control unit provides, on a standby image of the terminal, an option to select type of an inputted character, an option to select one or... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090174666 - Keypad housing configuration for a mobile computing device: A mobile computing device includes a housing, a keypad assembly, and a housing lip. The keypad assembly provides a plurality of keys on a façade of the housing. The keypad and the plurality of keys are dimensioned to be operable with one or both of a user's thumbs. A housing... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20090174665 - Method of facilitating user input in handheld electronic device employing a text disambiguation function: Methods of facilitating input into a handheld electronic device based on the intent of the user wherein possible intended inputs generated by the text disambiguation function of the handheld electronic device are grouped and displayed in particular directional orientations. A multi-directional navigation mechanism may then be used to select a... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090174667 - Method, device, and graphical user interface providing word recommendations for text input: A portable electronic device having a touch screen display performs a set of operations, including displaying a plurality of key icons, each having an adjustable size hit region, and receiving a sequence of individual touch points input by a user on the touch screen display. The operations performed by the... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090174669 - Split qwerty keyboard with reduced number of keys: A reduced size and split keyboard arrangement is provided for a portable computing apparatus. The arrangement of the keys, together with mapping of multiple characters to the keys allows reduction of the keyboard to a smaller footprint of a handheld device. Keys may have a single character or multiple characters... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC

20090174674 - Apparatus and methods for a touch user interface using an image sensor: Apparatus and methods are presented for a touch user interface using an image sensor. A method for processing image-based input commands for a user interface includes receiving image frames from a sensor, determining when the sensor enters a cover state, determining, from subsequent image frames, when the sensor enters a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090174671 - Electric tactile sense presenting device and electric tactile sense presenting method: An electro-tactile display comprises at least one current source, arrayed electrodes, and a switching circuit for connecting each electrode to the current source or to ground. The electro-tactile display is characterized by selecting one or a plurality of electrodes from the arrayed electrodes and connecting the selected electrodes to the... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20090174672 - Haptic actuator assembly and method of manufacturing a haptic actuator assembly: A haptic actuator assembly and a method of manufacturing a haptic actuator assembly. The haptic actuator assembly includes a rail of predetermined length and a haptic actuator coupled to the rail, wherein the rail is coupled to another device to provide haptic feedback. The method of manufacturing a haptic actuator... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090174682 - Instrumentation module for a vehicle: An instrumentation assembly for installation in a vehicle dashboard is disclosed herein. The instrumentation assembly includes an electronic controller, an enclosure, a viewable gauge, a viewable display, and a proximity-sensing switch. The controller has a memory for storing information. The enclosure has a designated front section and a designated rear... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090174681 - Liquid crystal display panel and touch panel therefor: A display panel includes a first substrate, a touch spacer, a common electrode and a sensing electrode. The second substrate faces the first substrate, the touch spacer is disposed on a first substrate, the common electrode is disposed on the touch spacer, and the sensing electrode is disposed on a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090174675 - Locating multiple objects on a capacitive touch pad: A system and method for locating multiple objects on a capacitive touch pad is described. The method for determining locations of a plurality of objects contemporaneously interacting with a capacitive touch pad having a sensing region includes generating a first capacitive profile associated with a first object and a second... Agent: Synaptics C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20090174684 - Mobile terminal and method of controlling operation of the mobile terminal: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the operation of the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying a first image on a touch screen; and if a multi-touch input is detected from the first image and then a drag input for dragging the first image is detected,... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090174676 - Motion component dominance factors for motion locking of touch sensor data: An image jaggedness filter is disclosed that can be used to detect the presence of ungrounded objects such as water droplets or coins, and delay periodic baseline adjustments until these objects are no longer present. To do otherwise could produce inaccurate normalized baseline sensor output values. The application of a... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090174683 - Optical waveguide for touch panel, touch panel using the optical waveguide and manufacturing method of the optical waveguide:

20090174670 - Placement for interactive display tables: A display table (100) includes a location determination system (310) that determines the location and orientation of each privacy overlay (120) on the display table (100), and controls the display (110) of private information accordingly. Preferably, the overlays (120) are portable sheets, akin to placemats, that can be positioned relatively... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090174680 - Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for viewing and managing electronic calendars: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is performed at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display. The touch screen display includes a long axis, a short axis, a portrait view and a landscape view. The computer-implemented method includes executing a calendar application. In response to detecting... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090174679 - Selective rejection of touch contacts in an edge region of a touch surface: The selective rejection of touch contacts in an edge region of a touch sensor panel is disclosed. In addition, by providing certain exceptions to the rejection of edge contacts, the functionality of the touch sensor panel can be maximized. Contacts in edge bands around the perimeter of a touch sensor... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090174673 - System and methods for raised touch screens: A touch sensitive display assembly includes a touch screen and a button array. The touch screen is configured to display one or more input keys. The button array includes one or more buttons corresponding to the one or more input keys. The button array is formed by a substrate attached... Agent: Kang Lim

20090174678 - Touchpad and pick button assembly: A touchpad assembly for use in an electronic device is provided. The touchpad assembly may include a touchpad frame operative to be placed within an opening in an electronic device frame. The touchpad assembly may include a support plate for supporting a touchpad, and a bracket for receiving a pick... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090174677 - Variable rate media playback methods for electronic devices with touch interfaces: In some embodiments, an electronic device with a touch interface detects one or more user gestures that correspond to instructions to vary the playback speed of a media file that is being played on the device. In response, the device initiates a variable rate scan through the media file, forward... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090174686 - Combined touch sensor and led driver with n-type mosfet protecting touch sensor: A combined touch sensor and light-emitting-diode (LED) driver comprises a touch sensor circuit configured to detect a touch, where the touch sensor circuit is coupled to a common node and configured to operate with a first operating voltage, an LED driver circuit configured to drive an LED if the LED... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090174685 - System for controlling an audio-video system: Various embodiments of this invention are directed towards a system for controlling audio-video equipment, the lighted displays for audio-video equipment, and decorative lighted displays for audio-video equipment using one or more portions of the transparent area for the lighted display itself. Various embodiments of the invention disclose an audio-video unit... Agent: Marc E. Hankin, Esq.

20090174687 - User interface system: The user interface system of the preferred embodiment includes: a layer defining a surface, a substrate supporting the layer and at least partially defining a cavity, a displacement device coupled to the cavity and adapted to expand the cavity thereby deforming a particular region of the surface, a touch sensor... Agent: Schox PLC

20090174688 - Image jaggedness filter for determining whether to perform baseline calculations: An image jaggedness filter is disclosed that can be used to detect the presence of ungrounded objects such as water droplets or coins, and delay periodic baseline adjustments until these objects are no longer present. To do otherwise could produce inaccurate normalized baseline sensor output values. The application of a... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090174689 - Display device and drive control device thereof, scan signal line driving method, and drive circuit: In one embodiment of the present invention, an image displaying period of a 1st subframe of an Nth frame is partially overlapped with an image displaying period of a 2nd subframe of the Nth frame and an image displaying period of a 2nd subframe of an (N−1)th frame. For each... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090174693 - Information device: A device for obtaining, storing and displaying information from a remote server, the device has a modem for establishing communication sessions with the remote server. A memory coupled to the modem stores the obtained information, and a display is coupled to the memory for displaying the stored information. The device... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090174694 - Method and apparatus for driving electro-luminescence display panel: A method of driving an electro-luminescence display panel according to the present invention includes: a scan period when electro-luminescence cells formed at a cross of both a plurality of scan lines and a plurality of data lines are line-sequentially emitted; and an aging period when an aging is performed in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090174692 - Pixel driving circuit and a display device having the same: A pixel driving circuit includes a first driver and a second driver. The first gate driver includes a plurality of stage units connected to odd-numbered gate lines. The second gate driver includes a plurality of stage units connected to even-numbered gate lines. Each of the stage units of the first... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090174690 - Thin film transistor, display device including the same, and method for manufacturing the same: A display device and a manufacturing method thereof, include a first thin film transistor including a first control electrode, a first semiconductor disposed on the first control electrode, and a first input electrode and a first output electrode opposite to each other on the first semiconductor; and a second thin... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090174691 - Timing controller, data processing method using the same and display apparatus having the same: A timing controller includes a receiver and a clock generator connected to output terminals of the receiver. The clock generator receives an external clock signal through the receiver and periodically modulates a frequency of the external clock signal to generate a modulation clock signal that is used to process a... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090174695 - Scanning line driving circuit for active matrix and image display device: A first contact hole formed in a gate driving circuit is covered with an electrically conductive oxide film formed to be connected to the first contact hole and having a first pattern. The periphery of the electrically conductive oxide film is surrounded by an electrically conductive oxide film (a sacrifice... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090174697 - Image display apparatus: An image display apparatus capable of displaying a preferable image whose dark place contrast has a large value and whose color-reproducibility and gray-level reproducibility are excellent. A voltage level of a scanning selective signal is changed in response to a request from outside or the like, so that a black... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090174696 - Plasma display device and method of driving the same: A plasma display device and a method of driving the same. The plasma display device includes a scan electrode driver for sequentially applying a scanning voltage to a plurality of scan electrodes in a first period of an address period, and an address electrode driver for applying an address voltage... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090174698 - Pre-charge system for on glass lcd driving circuit: A driving circuit and a method of driving a liquid crystal display having an array of liquid crystal cells connected to a common line, a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of signal lines, each gate line being arranged to selectively enable a respective set of the liquid crystal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090174699 - Electroluminescent display devices an active matrix: An active matrix EL display has first and second capacitors connected in series between the gate and source or drain of a pixel drive transistor. A data input to the pixel is provided to the junction between the first and second capacitors thereby to charge the second capacitor to a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090174700 - Illuminator for emitting at least two lights having directivity and display apparatus using same: A display apparatus includes a liquid crystal display panel and an illuminator disposed at the back of the panel for emitting at least two illumination lights having directivities in different directions toward the panel. The illuminator includes a light guide plate made of transparent material whose one end surface serves... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090174707 - Anatomical recognition, orientation and display of an upper torso to assist breast surgery: Various methods, techniques or modules are provided to allow for the automated analysis of the 3-D representation of the upper front torso (i) to recognize 3-D anatomical features, (ii) to orient the subject with reference to their anatomy or a display, (iii) to determine dimensional analysis including direct point-to-point lines,... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090174704 - Graphics interface and method for rasterizing graphics data for a stereoscopic display: A graphics interface is operable to generate a stereoscopic image frame comprising a first set of pixels associated with a first view position and a second set of pixels associated with a second view position. The graphics interface comprises a rasterizer examining pixels of a first image to determine those... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090174708 - Image generating apparatus, image generating method and image generating program: An image generating apparatus for generating a visual field image seen from a photographed person who is photographed in at least one part of plural two-dimensional images, based on the plural two-dimensional images captured by plural image capturing apparatuses, comprises a photographed person's position detector for detecting a position of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090174706 - Multi-core geometry processing in a tile based rendering system: A method and an apparatus are provided for combining multiple independent tile based graphic cores. An incoming geometry stream is split into a plurality of streams and sent to respective tile based graphics processing cores. Each one generates a separate tiled geometry lists. These may be combined into a master... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090174705 - Parallax scanning through scene object position manipulation: One aspect of the invention includes a method of generating virtual autostereoscopic images using a computer. The method may include defining at least one object in a virtual three-dimensional space and defining a virtual point of view. Images may be generated by simulating a parallax scanning motion of the at... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090174703 - Particle-based method of generating and animating three-dimensional vegetation: A computer-based method for generating vegetation such as 3D models of trees. The method includes providing in memory a template with model growth rules. A computer processor positions a seed particle in a location in digital 3D space. The base particle is associated with a set of attributes stored in... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090174702 - Predator and abuse identification and prevention in a virtual environment: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for protecting a child user from inappropriate interactions within an immersive virtual environment. The inappropriate interactions may be detected by examining characteristics of the interactions between a child and another user (e.g., communications, transactions, etc.), by monitoring physical signs of stress in the child... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090174701 - System and method for performing motion capture and image reconstruction: A system and method are described for performing motion capture on a subject. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment of the invention comprise: creating a scalar field for the three-dimensional (3-D) capture volume of the subject; generating a surface mesh for the scalar field; retaining good vertices... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090174711 - Apparatus and method for simplifying three-dimensional mesh data: An apparatus and method for simplifying 3-Dimensional (3D) mesh data are disclosed. The method includes measuring discrete curvature at each point of received 3D mesh data, calculating an error based on distance-curvature error metrics including the discrete curvature, first sorting a low curvature one of the calculated error values in... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090174709 - Method for building three-dimensional objects containing embedded inserts: A method for generating build sequence data for a computer-aided design model of a three-dimensional object, the method comprising identifying a location of an insert data representation in the computer-aided design model, slicing the computer-aided design model into a plurality of sliced layers, generating a plurality of support layers for... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090174710 - Modeling method and apparatus: A modeling method and apparatus are provided, in which a vertex for each pixel of a depth image representing an object, the vertex having a 3-D position corresponding to the depth value of each pixel, is generated, grouping is performed on pixels which belong to a non-boundary of the object,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090174712 - Method, apparatus and computer-readable medium for scale-based visualization of an image dataset: A method for use in scale-based visualization of an image dataset is provided. The method comprises identifying a first set of voxels of the image dataset, wherein the voxels of the first set of voxels comprises gray values that are statistically frequently present in the image dataset, identifying a second... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090174713 - Method for digitally rendering skin or like materials: A computationally efficient method for rendering skin tissue to achieve lifelike results includes application of a blurring algorithm to a two-dimensional light map. The algorithm is compact and is not derived from complex mathematical models of subsurface scattering in translucent materials, and yet achieves results similar to more complex models.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090174714 - Cross-sectional image display apparatus, cross-sectional image display method, and computer readable recording medium storing cross-sectional image display program: A cross-sectional image display apparatus, method, and program capable of setting cross-sectional positions consecutively and efficiently, are obtained. Display of a cross-sectional image of a 3D image based on 3D image data is carried out by storing the 3D image data in a PC (12), presenting a two-dimensional image of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090174715 - Display processing device, display processing method, and display processing program: A font controller extracts and reads each time only the pre-rasterized bitmap font data groups to be used simultaneously among a plurality of pre-rasterized bitmap font data groups stored on the hard disk drive in advance, and expands and stores the groups in a work memory. With this arrangement, it... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090174717 - Method and apparatus for generating a storyboard theme for background image and video presentation: A method and apparatus for using a non-active (background) state of a display-enabled device to animate images and video elements within a themed storyboard from selected sources. States described in the method include: tuning to select viewable content, population of the storyboard matrix, animation of storyboard elements using animation effects,... Agent: O'banion & Ritchey LLP/ Sony Electronics, Inc.

20090174716 - Synchronized visual and audio apparatus and method: A method and apparatus for synchronizing sound with an illuminated animated image is provided. First and second image frames are defined on a planar surface using a plurality of light transmitting media. A plurality of light sources are positioned adjacent to the plurality of light transmitting media such that the... Agent: Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, Lc Attn: BoxIPDept.

20090174718 - Setting methods and motherboard for display parameters: Setting methods and motherboard for display parameters are provided. A display card is sought. If the display card is identified, a default parameter for display is accessed and stored to a BIOS via a bus. Then, the default parameter is adjusted to a modified parameter. After the default parameter is... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090174719 - White balancing that uses values of white-balanced colors on the visible gamut's boundary: White balancing is performed using a mapping that maps the visible gamut's boundary into itself. A predefined color Win is mapped into a color Wout which is a white color or a color perceived as white under some viewing conditions. If Sin is some other color, a corresponding color Pin... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090174720 - Method and system for surface analysis and envelope generation: A method and system of surface analysis or product design comprising using a plurality of input scans, commonly orienting the scans, establishing a common origin, creating a ray mesh having a plurality of rays extending from the origin, calculating intersections of the rays with the input scans, analyzing the intersection... Agent: Beem Patent Law Firm

20090174721 - Mechanism for effectively handling texture sampling: A method and apparatus for efficiently handling texture sampling is described herein. A compiler or other software is capable of breaking a texture sampling operation for a pixel into a pre-fetch operation and a use operation. A processing element, in response to executing the pre-fetch operation, delegates computation of the... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090174722 - Method for assisting in data calculation by using display card: A method for assisting in data calculation by using a display card is provided. In the present method, input data stored in a system memory is transformed into texture data, which is then stored in a display memory of the display card. Then, a Graphic processing unit (GPU) of the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090174723 - Color display: Power is saved in a color display system (200) by sacrificing color rendering capability in favor of brightness capability. The system (200) comprises a plurality of light emitters (202,204,206). The emitters are fed with a respective initial electric power input which adds up to a first total electric power input,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090174724 - Color display device and color display method: The color display device includes a colored light generation unit for repetitively generating a plurality of colored lights in a time sequence with a predetermined frequency, and an image generation unit for processing said plurality of colored lights, so as to generate an image corresponding to each of the plurality... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090174725 - Apparatus and method for providing enhanced visibility in mobile terminal: A screen display apparatus and method of measuring an ambient brightness by adjusting color quality of an output screen in a mobile terminal according to the ambient brightness, so that the visibility of the screen can be ensured in various environments. The includes measuring an ambient brightness of the mobile... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090174726 - Converting a colorimetric transform from an input color space to an output color space: A method, apparatus and system for transforming a calorimetric adjustment of a sequence of images from an input color space into an output color space includes a color adjustment device for determining a transformation table for converting the input color space of the sequence of images to an output color... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20090174727 - Method and apparatus for improved display of digital mammographic images: A method and apparatus for the improved display of digital mammographic images, which were measured in the context of a mammographic imaging system and displayed on a workstation monitor. The mammogram consists of a plurality of pixels with each pixel having a pixel value assigned thereto. The pixel values of... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090174729 - Image display device and control method thereof: One of the object of the present invention is to provide medical image display device and etc. that visualizes at least one volume data using a Raycast method, are provided with:a color acquisition function for acquiring color from voxel value, wherein at least two or more color acquisition functions are... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090174728 - Methods of and systems for displaying selected portions of split screen displays: A system for manipulating the appearance of a video signal includes an input, a user interface, and a processor. The input receives a video signal displayable as a video image in an active video field. The video image includes a plurality of sections. The user interface accepts a user input... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

20090174730 - Data driving apparatus and method thereof: A data driving apparatus and a method thereof are disclosed. When the data driving apparatus of the present invention receives a gray level digital value provided by a timing controller (T-con), the data driving apparatus provides a correction/compensation gray level voltage thereby for producing a precise pixel voltage to drive... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090174731 - Photo sensor and flat panel display using the same: A photo sensor capable of improved output used in a flat panel display (FPD). The photo sensor includes a first transistor coupled to a first power source, a first node, and a second node. A photo diode is also provided, as well as a second transistor, a third transistor, a... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090174732 - Image display controlling method and apparatus of mobile terminal: An image display controlling apparatus and method, which can automatically divide an image signal according to the size of a screen in a mobile terminal. The image display controlling method includes generating frames having inner and outer edges based on an image signal; measuring a ratio of the size of... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

  
07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090167633 - Managing multiple display surfaces: Embodiments of systems and methods for managing multiple overlapping electronic displays are disclosed, including the electronic displays of electronic paper, electronic books, computer monitors, and other electronic display devices. In one embodiment, a method includes sensing an overlap area of a first display and a second display relative to a... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC

20090167632 - Systems having twin display monitors: Systems for displaying a plurality of images. A system includes: a hollow post that is adapted for connection to a support means and has a recessed portion; and a pair of pivot arms that include mounting protrusions pivotally mounted in the recessed portion. Each pivot arm is adapted to pivot... Agent: Ipxlaw Group LLP

20090167634 - Systems having detachable twin display monitors: Systems for displaying a plurality of images. A system includes: a hollow post having a recessed portion; and a pair of pivot arms that include mounting protrusions pivotally mounted in the recessed portion. Each pivot arm is adapted to pivot about a first axis parallel to a longitudinal axis of... Agent: Ipxlaw Group LLP

20090167635 - Device, system, and method of appending a display of a mobile device: Device, system, and method of appending a display of at least one mobile device. In some demonstrative embodiments, a mobile device may include a display; a wireless communication module to establish one or more wireless communication links with one or more or more other mobile devices having one or more... Agent: Shiloh Et Al.

20090167636 - Mobile signal processing apparatus and wearable display: A proposition is to provide a mobile signal processing apparatus and a wearable display capable of reducing a trouble of a user relating to an audio quality setting and an image quality setting. A mobile signal processing apparatus includes an audio adjusting unit adjusting audio output from mobile acoustic devices,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090167637 - Electronic device with optical disc drive and digital photo frame: An exemplary electronic device includes an optical disc drive, a digital photo frame, and a connector mounted on the optical disc drive and cooperating with the optical disc drive to form two slide rails holding the digital photo frame in position. The digital photo frame includes a display panel for... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090167638 - Flexible film and display device comprising the same: A flexible film is provided. The flexible film includes a dielectric film; and a metal layer disposed on the dielectric film, wherein the dielectric film has a thermal expansion coefficient of about 3 to 25 ppm/° C. The flexible film is robust against temperature variations and has excellent thermal resistance... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090167639 - Methods of reducing perceived image crosstalk in a multiview display: Methods of reducing perceived image crosstalk in a multiview display. One method includes providing an image stream to a display having a horizontal dimension that extends from a first side of the display to an opposing second side of the display. The image stream includes a temporal sequence of images... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090167642 - Method and apparatus for driving plasma display panel: Provided are a method and apparatus for driving a PDP for widening a driving margin and improving contrast. The method for driving a PDP includes a first step of forming wall charges in cells with a set-up discharge using a set-up signal in a first sub-field and erasing the wall... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090167641 - Optical plate, backlight assembly and display device including the same: Provided is an optical plate that resolves white screen generation while maintaining emission brightness, a backlight assembly and a display device including the same. The optical plate is a light guide plate for a liquid crystal display. The light guide plate includes at least one plane in which a plurality... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090167643 - Plasma display device: The initial color temperature setting can change when a plasma display panel (PDP) is driven for a long period of time. One cause is due to the non-uniform deterioration of red, green, and blue fluorescent materials due to the ultraviolet rays discharged during operation of the panel. Color temperature correction... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090167640 - Plasma display panel driving method and plasma display device: A plasma display panel driving method and a plasma display device capable of reducing initializing spots generated immediately after the start of driving the plasma display panel, and improving the quality of images to be displayed. A plurality of subfields, each including an initializing period, an address period, and a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090167647 - Display device and electronic apparatus: Disclosed herein is a display device including a pixel array part configured to include scan lines disposed along rows, signal lines disposed along columns, and pixels that are disposed at intersections of the scan lines and the signal lines and arranged in a matrix, each of the pixels having at... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090167646 - Display device and electronic device: The present invention provides a display device includes: a pixel array section including a set of pixels arranged in a form of a matrix; and a driving section for driving the pixel array section.... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090167645 - El display device: A power source line 1 and a scanning line 3 are arranged on different wiring layers so as to be orthogonal to each other. In the wiring layer on which the scanning line 3 is arranged, a bypass line 111 is arranged on at least a part of a portion... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090167648 - Luminescence display and driving method thereof: A OLED display and a driving method thereof are disclosed. The OLED display includes: an OLED display panel including: data lines to which data voltages are supplied; gate lines to which a gate voltage is sequentially supplied; luminescence control lines to which a luminescence control voltage is sequentially supplied, a... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090167644 - Resetting drive transistors in electronic displays: A method for resetting drive transistors associated with subpixels in an electroluminescent display, comprising providing an electroluminescent display having a plurality of subpixels, each subpixel including an electroluminescent device and a drive circuit having a drive transistor for providing current through its associated electroluminescent device; providing a separate aging signal... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff

20090167649 - Active matrix display apparatus and driving method therefor: A display includes connection lines each of which is provided for the corresponding scanning line of the display and is connected to a light emission element driving circuit, a ramp voltage generating section for generating ramp voltage for varying the control electrode voltage of each of the driver transistors relative... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090167650 - Electro-luminescence display: An electro-luminescence display device including red, green and blue reference gamma generators each having three digital analog converters or more in order to generate a reference gamma voltage of low gray level and a reference gamma voltage of high gray level, and at least one integrated circuit to generate a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090167652 - Display device, method for driving same, and electronic apparatus: In an embodiment of the present invention, a signal driver employs a two-stage system in which the potential of a signal line (SL) is switched from a reference potential (Vofs) to an intermediate potential (Vofs2), and then switched to a signal potential (Vsig) of a video signal. A scanner supplies... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090167651 - Etendue-conserving illumination-optics for backlights and frontlights: Some embodiments provide luminance-preserving non-imaging backlights that comprise a luminous source emitting light, an input port that receives the light, an injector and a beam-expanding ejector. The injector includes the input port and a larger output port with a profile that expands away from the input port acting via total... Agent: Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens & Mcivor, LLP

20090167654 - Array substrate for liquid crystal display device: An array substrate for a liquid crystal display device includes a substrate including a display area and a non-display area, the non-display area having a link area and a pad area, array elements in the display area on the substrate, first to nth pads in the pad area (n is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090167655 - Light emission controller and liquid crystal display apparatus including light emission controller: According to one embodiment, a light emission controller has a light-value-change detector and a lighting controller. The lighting-value-change detector is configured to detect a change in a lighting value of a plurality of light sources. The lighting controller is configured to turn on the plurality of light sources at a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090167653 - Liquid crystal display and control method thereof: A liquid crystal display (LCD) includes an LCD panel, an orienting base, an imaging unit, an image processing unit, and a control unit. The LCD panel is configured for displaying information readable from any vantage point inside the viewing cone thereof. The orienting base is configured for supporting and orienting... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090167656 - Liquid crystal display to which infrared rays source is applied and multi-touch system using the same: There are provided a liquid crystal display (LCD) to which infrared rays (IR) light sources are applied and a multi-touch system using the same. The LCD to which IR light sources are applied includes a back light in which a plurality of lamp light sources and a plurality of IR... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090167657 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display device includes a pixel defined by at least four sub-pixels. The sub-pixels include at least one sub-pixel belonging to a first group and at least one sub-pixel belonging to a second group, the sub-pixel of the second group being different from that of the first group.... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090167658 - Image display device: In one embodiment of the present invention, luminance information of a video signal inputted thereto is weighted by a weighting section. An image characteristic value determination section, by one frame, takes an average of the weighted luminance information, thereby determining an image characteristic value of one frame. A backlight controlling... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090167660 - Liquid crystal display and control method thereof: A liquid crystal display and a control method thereof are disclosed. The pixel of the liquid crystal display comprises: a first switch element, a second switch element, a first storage capacitor, a second storage capacitor, a first liquid crystal capacitor, and a second liquid crystal capacitor. The control method comprises:... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090167659 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display including a plurality of pixels includes a gray voltage generator generating a plurality of gray voltages, a data driver supplying data voltages selected from the gray voltages corresponding to image data to the pixels, a gate driver supplying gate voltages to gate lines of the pixels,... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090167661 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display and a method of driving the same are disclosed. The liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel, a data drive circuit, a gate drive circuit, and a timing controller. The data drive circuit generates a pre-charge data voltage during pre-charge time and generates a... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090167662 - Power mosfet integration: A cellular transistor includes an N-type heavily doped (N+) buried layer (NBL), an N-well connected to the NBL, an N+ layer connected to the N-well and multiple drains. The N-well is formed after formation of the NBL. The N+ layer is formed after formation of the N-well. The multiple drains... Agent: Patent Prosecution O2mirco , Inc.

20090167663 - Liquid crystal display apparatus and bandgap reference circuit thereof: A liquid crystal display apparatus comprises a system-on-glass (SOG) and a bandgap reference (BGR) circuit. The BGR circuit, which is formed on the SOG, comprises a current mirror set and a diode set. The current mirror set is configured to generate a plurality of fixed currents. The diode set, which... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090167666 - Lcd driver ic and method for operating the same: A LCD driver IC includes an operational amplifier configured to remove or reduce an offset voltage level by outputting offset voltages having different polarities according to a state of a clock while going through one frame.... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.

20090167664 - Liquid crystal display and method for driving the same: A liquid crystal display and a method for driving the same are disclosed. The liquid crystal display includes a timing controller generating a polarity control signal. A logic inverting period of the polarity control signal during frame periods ranging from an Nth frame period among M frame periods to 2... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090167665 - Liquid crystal display apparatus and method for driving the same: A voltage having the positive polarity and a voltage having the negative polarity are alternately applied to a pixel between a counter electrode and a pixel electrode. A counter electrode voltage (Vcom) generating circuit or a source signal generating section is provided each of which controls effective voltages to be... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090167667 - Signal-line driving circuit, display device and electronic equipments: A signal-line driving circuit configured to supply a signal voltage having the positive or negative polarity to each of signal lines connected to display cells arranged to form a matrix as cells each to be subjected to a polarity inversion driving operation according to inversion of the polarity of the... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090167668 - Shift register: A shift register includes a plurality of scan stages to output scan pulses to a plurality of gate lines, a first dummy stage to output a first dummy scan pulse to a first of the plurality of scan stages, and a second dummy stage to output a second dummy scan... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090167669 - Arrangement comprising a mobile telephone and an lcd display module: In certain medical systems, such as modalities, it is not desirable to install a program for adjusting an image reproduction characteristic curve with respect to a reference characteristic curve. An arrangement which comprises a mobile telephone, an LCD display module and a look-up table to facilitate said adjustment is provided.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090167676 - Display devices with ambient light sensing: A method is provided of controlling an illumination source for a display device which comprises a display modulator for modulating the light provided by the illumination source. The method comprises using a light sensor arrangement to generate a first signal based on an ambient light level with first illumination source... Agent: Wen Liu Liu & Liu

20090167674 - Light source system and display: A light source system includes: a light source having a plurality of lighting sections each including one or more light-emitting diodes and controllable independently of one another; a light-sensing device detecting light from the light source in which the lighting sections are allowed to illuminate independently of one another; and... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090167675 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display is disclosed with a reduced thickness. According to an embodiment, the liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel including upper and lower substrates and divided into an effective display region and a non-display region adjacent to the effective display region; a backlight unit configured... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090167670 - Method of determining luminance values for a backlight of an lcd panel displaying an image: A controller for a backlight for a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel has at least two methods for determining illumination value for the backlight. The controller selects between the two methods based on properties of the image being displayed. The properties of the image include its color and its intensity.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090167671 - Methods and systems for display source light illumination level selection: Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for selecting a display source light illumination level and calculating an image compensation process to compensate for source light illumination level changes.... Agent: Krieger Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090167672 - Methods and systems for display source light management with histogram manipulation: Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for generating, converting and using histograms in an image processing system. Aspects of some embodiments also relate to generation of a one-dimensional histogram based on luminance and compound color channel data. Some embodiments also relate to histogram dynamic range conversion.... Agent: Krieger Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090167673 - Methods and systems for display source light management with variable delay: Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for synchronizing a source light illumination level signal with an image compensation process with a delay process on the source light illumination level signal.... Agent: Krieger Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090167677 - Method and apparatus for providing communicatons with haptic cues: A method and apparatus of generating haptic cues for pacing and monitoring are disclosed. After sensing an event via a component, a process for generating haptic cues generates an input in response to the event. The component, in one example, may be a sensor or a combination of a sensor... Agent: James M. Wu Jw Law Group

20090167678 - System and method for navigating a mobile device user interface with a directional sensing device: An electronic mobile device includes a display, a tilt sensor and a processor. The display is for displaying a graphical element. The tilt sensor is configured to measure a tilt angle of the mobile device. The processor is configured to store the measured tilt angle as a reference tilt angle,... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day

20090167680 - Electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes: a first casing provided with a metal part, a pointing device and a circuit board, the pointing device being mounted on the circuit board, the circuit board being provided with a cover member for covering the pointing device; a second casing being... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090167681 - Electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, a pointing device includes a detection IC mounted on a printed circuit board, a lens member provided to cover a top surface of the detection IC, and a finger guide member provided on the board to cover the detection IC and the lens member. The finger... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090167679 - Pointing device and method: A system and method for identifying a pointing organ or a pointing device in a field of imaging of a 3-D imaging system and for calculating a line of pointing relative to this organ or device are disclosed. The method and system may be used to enable a user to... Agent: Dr. Allan C. Entis, Intellectual Property Ltd.

20090167683 - Information processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, an optical position detection IC outputs, in accordance with movement of an object on a detection area including a light-transmissive area which is disposed on a top surface of a housing. A control module controls a movement direction and a movement amount of a cursor, which... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090167682 - Input device and its method: The present invention is an input device for inputting a command and information to a device, including: a body shape input section for acquiring body shape information of a user; a display information generation section for generating a display image necessary for the user to input the command and the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090167684 - Key input apparatus and method using direction-selector, and character input method using the same: Provided are a key input apparatus and method using a direction-selector, and a character input method using the same. The apparatus includes: a direction selection input unit for receiving a direction signal and a selection signal from a user; a storing unit for storing a key value divided by a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090167685 - Method and system for providing a computer environment for children: A computer system for providing a simulated computer environment for young children. A console is coupled to a display, e.g., a television set, for storing and processing a plurality of user selectable programs. User selectable program may be stored on a cartridge and received by the console. The user selectable... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes, LLP

20090167686 - Mouse with scanning module: A mouse includes a body, and a scanner. The body includes a first surface, an opposite second surface, and a recess defined in the second surface. The scanner received in the recess includes a housing defining a scanning window, an optical scanning unit received in the housing and an imaging... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090167687 - Handheld electronic device with roller ball input: An improved handheld electronic device includes an input apparatus, an output apparatus, and a processor apparatus. The input apparatus includes a reduced keyboard and a roller ball input. The roller ball input includes a movable portion that is substantially continuously rotatable with respect to a housing of the device and... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP (rim)

20090167693 - Electronic device and method for executing commands in the same: The present invention provides a method for executing commands in an electronic device, which has a touch sensing element, a keyboard unit and a display. First, the touch sensing element is configured for detecting a touch on one of the keys on the keyboard unit and generating a responsive signal... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090167692 - Electronic device and method for operating application programs in the same: The present invention provides a method for operating application programs in an electronic device, which has a keyboard unit, a touch sensing element and a display. First, the border information corresponding to a border area of the user interface provided by an application program is transmitted to a driving unit... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090167691 - Foldable electronic device: A foldable electronic device includes a main portion, a display portion, a gear set, a saw teeth member and a connection member. The main portion has a top surface. A keyboard is pivotally connected with the top surface of the main portion. The display portion is pivotally connected with the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090167690 - Keyboard module and electronic apparatus: A keyboard module suitable for being applied to an electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a display unit and the keyboard module. The keyboard module is electrically connected to the display unit. The keyboard module includes a supporting structure, a membrane circuit sheet, and a vibrator. The supporting... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090167689 - Keypad module of non-backlight panel and panel assembly of the same: A keypad module includes a non-backlight layer made of an opaque thin sheet, and a key layer made of an ultraviolet curable resin. One surface of the non-backlight layer is provided thereon with a recognition region. The key layer has a base portion and a plurality of pressing portions protruding... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090167688 - Navigational processor keyboard system: A system and method are provided in which a processor executes an application program such as an enterprise resources planning application. A primary display displays at least one user interface screen from that application program. A keyboard associated with the processor and the primary display screen is provided having a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090167694 - Touch sensor keypad with tactile feedback mechanisms and electronic device with the same: An electronic device includes a keyboard module, which has a plurality of first keys, a plurality of second keys, a first vibration element and a second vibration element. When any one of the first keys is pressed or touched, the first vibration element vibrates accordingly; and when any one of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090167695 - Embedded navigation assembly and method on handheld device: A handheld electronic communication device includes a plurality of text entry keys arranged in a keyfield. A navigation home region includes a navigation home key, and a navigation travel region bounds the navigation home region. The navigation travel region overlies text entry keys within the keyfield. A user navigates by... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP (rim)

20090167697 - Folder type portable terminal and method for setting key input unit thereof: A folder type portable terminal and a method for setting a key input unit thereof are disclosed. The folder type portable terminal includes a key input unit, a body, and a folder. The key input unit includes a first key set having a plurality of keys, each key being allocated... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090167696 - Mobile terminals including multiple user interfaces on different faces thereof configured to be used in tandem and related methods of operation: A mobile terminal includes a housing, a first user interface located on a first face of the housing, a second user interface located on a second face of the housing different from the first face, and a controller within the housing and coupled to the first and second user interfaces.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20090167701 - Audio and tactile feedback based on visual environment: Disclosed herein is an apparatus. The apparatus includes a housing section, electronic circuitry, a touch screen, and a user sensory feedback system. The electronic circuitry is mounted within the housing section. The touch screen is on the housing section. The touch screen is configured to sense a touch at an... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090167703 - Display panel and method for manufacturing the same: A display panel and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The display panel includes: a first substrate, a touch spacer formed on a first substrate, a common electrode formed on the touch spacer, a second substrate opposing the first substrate, a sensing electrode facing the touch spacer on... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090167706 - Handheld electronic device and operation method thereof: A handheld electronic device and an operation method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a virtual keyboard and a touch screen. The virtual keyboard includes a plurality of key sections. The touch screen has an inputting area for showing one of the key sections. When the touch screen detects... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090167717 - Handheld electronic device and screen lock method thereof: A handheld electronic device and a screen lock method thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps. Firstly, a detecting module detects at least one touched area on a touch screen. Next, when the at least one touched area reaches a threshold, the processing module disables the function of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090167700 - Insertion marker placement on touch sensitive display: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display. The method can include: displaying graphics on the touch screen display, detecting a finger contact on the touch screen display, and, in response to the detected finger contact, inserting an... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090167705 - Method for operating software input panel: A method for operating a software input panel (SIP) is provided for an electronic device having a screen. In the present method, a signal generated corresponding to an operation performed on the electronic device by a user is used for switching types and input modes of the SIP, or for... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090167716 - Method for switching touch keyboard and handheld electronic device and storage medium using the same: A method for switching a touch keyboard and a handheld electronic device and a storage medium using the method are provided. The method is suitable for a handheld electronic device having a touch screen. In the method, a character input function is first activated to display a first type touch... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090167714 - Method of operating handheld electronic device and touch interface apparatus and storage medium using the same: A method of operating a handheld electronic device and a touch interface apparatus and a storage medium using the same are provided. In this method, an operating interface displayed on a touch screen of the handheld electronic device is used to operate a function module of the handheld electronic device.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090167704 - Multi-touch display screen with localized tactile feedback: Systems, methods, computer-readable media, and other means are described for utilizing touch-based input components that provide localized haptic feedback to a user. The touch-based input components can be used and/or integrated into any type of electronic device, including laptop computers, cellular telephones, and portable media devices. The touch-based input components... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090167702 - Pointing device detection: A method of controlling a user interface of an apparatus including sensing a first angular position of a pointing device relative to the user interface of the apparatus; and performing an operation based, at least partially, upon the sensed first angular position of the pointing device. An apparatus including a... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090167713 - Position sensing display: A position sensing display integrates a touch sensor with an active matrix LCD panel. The panel includes both coarse and fine sensing means. The fine sensing means includes fine sense electrodes combined together in groups, the groups being interdigitated i.e. alternating across the display. In use, the fine sensing electrodes... Agent: Venable LLP

20090167712 - Reflection resistant touch screens: A flexible, non-birefringent cover and a polarizer on the front of a resistive touch panel reduce touch screen image distortion and obscuration resulting from the reflection of ambient light. Reduced reflection of ambient light is also obtained by touch screens of alternative construction incorporating combinations anti-reflection panels and polarizers located... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel

20090167707 - Touch control device: A touch control device includes a transparent substrate, a display element, and a touch panel. The display element is disposed on a surface of the transparent substrate and includes a displaying surface. The displaying surface is located away from the transparent substrate. The touch panel is located on opposite side... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090167708 - Touch panel and display device using the same: A touch panel includes a substrate, a transparent conductive layer, two first electrodes, and two second electrodes. The substrate includes a first surface. The transparent conductive layer is on the first surface of the substrate. The transparent conductive layer includes a first plurality of carbon nanotube strip-shaped film structures arranged... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090167709 - Touch panel and display device using the same: A touch panel includes a first electrode plate, and a second electrode plate separated from the first electrode plate. The first electrode plate includes a first substrate, a first conductive layer, and at least two electrodes. The second electrode plate includes a second substrate, a second conductive layer, and at... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090167710 - Touch panel and display device using the same: A touch panel includes a substrate, a transparent conductive layer, and a number of electrodes. The substrate includes a first surface. The transparent conductive layer is formed on the first surface. The transparent conductive layer includes a number of carbon nanotube wires. Opposite ends of each carbon nanotube wire are... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090167711 - Touch panel and display device using the same: A touch panel includes a substrate, a transparent conductive layer and a plurality of electrodes. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The transparent conductive layer is formed on the first surface of the substrate. The transparent conductive layer includes a plurality... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090167699 - Touch screen rfid tag reader: The efficient incorporation of RFID circuitry within touch sensor panel circuitry is disclosed. The RFID antenna can be placed in the touch sensor panel, such that the touch sensor panel can now additionally function as an RFID transponder. No separate space-consuming RFID antenna is necessary. Loops (single or multiple) forming... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090167698 - User interface for a portable oxygen concentrator: A user interface for a portable oxygen concentration system. The user interface includes a touch screen and a controller coupled to the touch screen. The controller is configured to detect when a first portion of the touch screen is contacted by a user, and thereafter operate the touch screen for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090167715 - User interface of portable device and operating method thereof: An operating method for a user interface is provided. The method is suitable for performing an input operation on a virtual control panel of a portable device by an input apparatus. The method comprises steps of receiving an input signal through the virtual control panel. Then, a type of the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090167718 - Display device and method of driving the same: In a touch sensible display device, a first sensing unit is connected to a row sensor data line and outputs a first sensing signal according to a touch, and a second sensing unit is connected to a column sensor data line and outputs a second sensing signal according to the... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090167719 - Gesture commands performed in proximity but without making physical contact with a touchpad: A method of using proximity sensing to detect and track movement of a detectable object that is making a gesture in a three-dimensional volume of space in a detection volume of a proximity sensitive touchpad.... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20090167720 - Multiple capacitance measuring circuits and methods: In capacitance measurement circuits and methods that measure capacitances at multiple locations by ramping voltage signals between reference levels, the phase of the voltage signal ramping can be controlled, for example to mitigate currents flowing between measurement locations. Such capacitance measurement circuits and methods can be utilized in touch sensor... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090167721 - Screen with capacitive touch zones: Capacitive touch screen including first and second substrates (2, 4) that extend parallel to and at a distance from each other, said first and second substrates (2, 4) being made of a transparent, dielectric material, a first series of electrodes (6), made of a transparent, electrically conductive material, being arranged... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20090167722 - Touch-sensitive faceplate with tactile feedback: characterized in that it comprises means (48, 52) for producing a mechanical impulse of a vertical principal orientation on the upper panel (32), when the value of the pressure (F2) is greater than or equal to the threshold value and that is transmitted to the pointing element (30) to generate... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090167723 - Input devices: Methods and apparatus relating to input devices are described. In one embodiment, an optical or an infrared sensor may be used to detect rays focused by a lens. A touch location (e.g., associated with location of a finger, a pen, a surface contact (with a table or mouse pad, for... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global

20090167724 - Optical touch panel: An optical touch panel is provided, which may comprise a rectangular position-detecting surface; a plurality of light-emitting element pairs configured for emitting a plurality of light beams; two reflectors configured for reflecting the plurality of light beams emitted by the plurality of light-emitting element pairs; and a plurality of light-receiving... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090167725 - Method for calibrating coordinates of touch screen: A method for calibrating coordinates of a touch screen includes the steps of: providing a display panel, which includes display coordinates along a first axis and a first axis display coordinate; providing a capacitive sensor, which includes sensing electrodes disposed along the first axis and respectively corresponding to sensing coordinates,... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090167726 - Input device for a scanned beam display: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, an input device may be utilized in conjunction with a scanned beam display or the like, or may be based on the scanning platform as used in a scanned beam display such as a MEMS based scanner. An input event such as... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090167728 - Light-emitting stylus and user input device using same: The present invention provides a light-emitting stylus configured to abruptly change a property of an emitted light beam when the stylus sufficiently contacts a surface. The abrupt change in the light beam is detectable by an array of light sensitive detectors that can be used to determine the position of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090167727 - Stylus and electronic device: An electronic device including a device body and a stylus is provided. The device body has a capacitive touch panel. The stylus has a handle and a head. The head is magnetic. The capacitive touch panel is controlled by the stylus through magnetism of the head.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090167730 - Display apparatus and method of driving the same: A display apparatus includes a display panel including gate and data lines disposed thereon, and a plurality of driver integrated circuits (“ICs”) on the display panel and electrically connected to data lines. Flexible printed circuit boards (“FPCBs”) are disposed on the display panel and a printed circuit board to apply... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090167731 - Display device: Driver IC 1 including a built-in charge pump power supply is mounted on display panel 5. Among wirings connected to driver IC 1, the width of FPC mounting pad 4 of connection wiring 3 leading to a driver built-in power supply is widened as compared with pads 4 of other... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090167729 - Information processing apparatus and panel control method: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display unit pivotally installed on a housing and including a magnet unit, a magnetic sensor unit incorporated in the housing to detect a movement of the magnet unit, a conversion unit which converts a magnetic force detected by the magnetic... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090167733 - Display substrate, method of manufacturing the display substrate and display apparatus having the display substrate: A display substrate includes a base substrate, a first line, a second line, a bridge line, a thin-film transistor (TFT), a storage line, and a pixel electrode. The first line extends in a first direction on the base substrate. The second line extends in a second direction on the base... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090167734 - Flat display and method of driving the same: In a method of driving a flat display having a first pixel and a second pixel, the first pixel is driven to a first gray level and the second pixel is driven to a second gray level during the first sub-frame period of a frame period. The first pixel is... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090167732 - Hierarchical structure display: A hierarchical structure display device according to the present invention (1) includes operation condition output means (11) for outputting operation condition information (10) for a switch operation condition (9) of a first switch (4) or a second switch (5) to cause an operator to recognize the operation condition information, and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090167735 - Flexible film and display device comprising the same: A flexible film is provided. The flexible film includes a dielectric film; and a metal layer disposed on the dielectric film, wherein the ratio of the thickness of the metal layer to the thickness of the dielectric film is about 1:1.5 to 1:10. The flexible film has excellent plating, adhesive... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090167736 - Digital image picture frame with self-adaptive control of brightness level: The picture frame comprises: a decorative frame (18), support or hanging means (22, 24), a display screen (12), a driver circuit (46, 48) for driving the screen, and a processor (32). It further includes wireless interface means (34), in particular of the Bluetooth type, for interfacing with a remote appliance... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20090167738 - Imaging device and method: An imaging device capable of sensing overall luminous intensity and determining whether to turn off an illumination device. The imaging device can capture a moving picture, and includes a light emitting unit for emitting light on a subject, a light measuring unit for detecting the brightness level of the subject,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090167737 - Method and apparatus for dynamically adjusting viewing angle of screen: A method and an apparatus for dynamically adjusting a viewing angle of a screen are provided. The method is suitable for dynamically adjusting a viewing range of a screen of a handheld electronic device, wherein the viewing angle of the screen is adjustable. The method is as follows. First, a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090167739 - Active matrix substrate and display device having the same: One embodiment of the present invention is to prevent deterioration of display quality from occurring in a display device provided with an active matrix substrate even when a larger size or a higher resolution is employed and a drive frequency is increased. In an active matrix substrate of a liquid... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090167740 - Plasma display device and method for driving plasma display panel: A method for driving a plasma display panel that includes a plurality of discharge cells including a display electrode pair composed of a scan electrode and a sustain electrode. One field period includes a plurality of subfields each including an initializing period, an address period and a sustain period. The... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090167745 - Data line driving circuit, driver i c and display apparatus: A data line driving circuit for a display panel includes a plurality of output circuits, a bias circuit, and a plurality of switches. Each of the plurality of output circuits includes an electric current source which supplies electric current in response to a bias signal, and supplies a data voltage... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090167743 - Display device and driving method of the same: A display device having a plurality of pixels, each pixel includes a light-emitting element, a storage capacitor, a driving transistor, a first switching transistor which supplies a data voltage to the storage capacitor in response to an on-voltage of a scanning signal, a second switching transistor which diode-connects the driving... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090167742 - Display device driving circuit, data signal line driving circuit, and display device: In one embodiment of the present invention, a driving circuit is disclosed of a display device, a connection and disconnection section is provided between an output of an analog amplifier circuit and an input of a digital circuit. The connection and disconnection section breaks an electrical connection between the output... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090167744 - Electro-optical device and electronic apparatus provided with the same: An electro-optical device includes pixels and a power supply circuit. The pixels are provided at positions corresponding to intersections of a plurality of scanning lines and a plurality of data lines. Each of the pixels includes a pixel switching element that is connected to a corresponding one of the data... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090167741 - Flat panel display and driving method thereof: A flat panel display including a glass substrate, a source driving unit and a gate driving unit is provided. An nth shift register of the gate driving unit includes a pull-up unit, a driving unit, a pull-down unit and a driving control unit. When the driving unit turns on the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090167746 - Lcd driver ic and method for operating the same: Disclosed is an LCD driver IC including: a POR (Power On Reset) circuit; and a counter, which receives a signal from the POR circuit to delay time and releases a RESETB of the POR circuit after power of a gate driver IC is stabilized.... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090167749 - Display driver method and apparatus: A method of providing an LCD overdrive drive scheme, which comprises measuring a stabilized transmission level of an LCD display pixel corresponding to a target drive level. An overdrive transmission level is measured corresponding to an overdrive drive level. The measured overdrive transmission level is compared with the measured stabilized... Agent: Liu & Liu

20090167748 - Plasma display apparatus, driving method thereof and driving ic: A plasma display apparatus wherein during the period for which the lighting of the AC type PDP panel is sustained, the electrodes on one side of the panel are maintained at a constant potential whereas the electrodes on the other side of the panel are supplied alternately with a positive... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090167747 - Tft-lcd driver circuit and lcd devices: Thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) driver circuit having a source drive buffer with an operational power amplifier having two differential amplifiers capable of alternating operation according to timing and bias voltage signals. The differential amplifiers are further capable of functioning as a voltage follower by inputting and outputting... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20090167750 - Apparatus and method for data interface of flat panel display device: An apparatus and method for data interface of a flat panel display device, which is capable of transferring clocks in a state, in which the clocks are embedded in digital data, thereby reducing the number of transfer lines, is disclosed. The apparatus includes a transmitter unit built in a timing... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090167754 - Electrophoretic display control device, electrophoretic display device, and computer-readable medium storing program of controlling redrawing of image of electrophoretic display panel: An electrophoretic display control device controls redrawing of an image of an electrophoretic display panel. The electrophoretic display control device includes a source pulse generation device that generates a source pulse for each of pixels, an area determination device that determines whether a specific area is a first area or... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090167751 - Methods and systems for image tonescale design: Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for generating, a modified process for compensating for a reduced source light illumination level as well as a post-compensation process.... Agent: Krieger Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090167753 - Plasma display panel and driving method thereof: A display panel and a driving method thereof capable of minimizing electromagnetic interference (EMI). A driving method of a display panel includes: sequentially supplying scan pulses to scan electrodes; and supplying data pulses separated by a time difference to at least two timing blocks while the scan pulses are supplied,... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090167752 - Plasma display panel driving method and plasma display device: A technique capable of enhancing performance of a reset operation by a reset waveform using a step-wise rectangular wave and obtaining stable display characteristics in a subfield drive control of a PDP device is provided. In the PDP driving method, in the drive control of the subfield, a reset waveform... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090167757 - Apparatus and method for converting color of 3-dimensional image: An apparatus and method of processing a three dimensional (3D) image are provided. An apparatus for processing a 3D image includes an image receiver to receive the 3D image and external illumination information associated with the 3D image, a saturation converter to convert a saturation of the 3D image based... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090167756 - Method and apparatus for computation of wireless signal diffraction in a three-dimensional space: A method (20 or 500) and system (200) for method for computing wireless signal diffraction in a three-dimensional space can include the steps of selecting at least a source point, finding (19) sinkpoints that fail to have a line-of-sight path to the source point and storing the sinkpoints found, placing... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090167755 - Method and system for generating surface models of geometric structures: A method and system of generating a surface model of an anatomic structure includes a catheter with which a plurality of location data points are collected from the surface of the anatomic structure. The method and system further includes a computer system that is configured to receive the collected data... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090167758 - Fast triangle reordering for vertex locality and reduced overdraw: Presented are systems and methods that change the order in which triangles are rendered, to improve post-transform vertex cache efficiency and reduce view-independent overdraw. The resulting triangle orders are orders magnitude faster to compute compared to previous methods. The improvements in processing speed allow such methods to be performed on... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090167759 - Three dimensional data processing device and method, three dimensional image generating device, navigation device, and computer-readable medium containing three-dimensional data processing program: In a three-dimensional data processing technique that uses stereographic data of a solid body to generate a bounding volume of the solid body, the generated bounding volume is used to determine whether or not to draw the solid body within a view volume. An inner quadrangular frame inscribed on an... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090167760 - Triangle mesh based image descriptor: Embodiments are directed to creating a triangle mesh by using a distance-minimum criterion on a plurality of feature points detected from an image, computing, based on the triangle mesh, global features that describe a global representation of content of the image, and computing, based on the triangle mesh, local features... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090167761 - Self-position identifying method and device, and three-dimensional shape measuring method and device: The invention includes a step S1 for inputting into a computer coordinate values on a three-dimensional shape; a step S4 for structuring an environment model that partitions a spatial region, in which a three-dimensional shape exists, into a plurality of voxels of rectangular solids, and stores each position; and a... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20090167763 - Quasi-monte carlo light transport simulation by efficient ray tracing: Methods, systems, devices and computer program code (software) products operable within a computer graphics system or other computer system enable quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) light transport simulation by efficient ray tracing.... Agent: Jacobs & Kim LLP

20090167762 - System and method for creating shaders via reference image sampling: A system and method for creating a surface shader based on material surface shading information of a reference image. A user interface is provided which allows an artist to place various markers on the reference image. One or more points on the reference image identified by the placed markers are... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090167764 - Image processing device, image processing method, and information storage medium: To provide an image processing device, an image processing method, and an information storage medium for achieving preferable texture mapping onto a three dimensional model which moves in a virtual three dimensional space. The image processing device (10) for mapping, on each of one or more polygons forming a three... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090167765 - System and method of converting edge record based graphics to polygon based graphics: A method and graphics converter for converting edge record based graphics to polygon based graphics is provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method for converting graphic object data that defines a graphic object for delivery to wireless devices connected to a wireless communications network, the method... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP

20090167766 - Advertising revenue sharing: Technologies are described herein for sharing advertisement revenue. An advertiser-generated avatar is provided to a first participant. The advertiser-generated avatar may be associated with an advertisement. Further, the first participant may be associated with a current avatar. The current avatar is replaced with the advertiser-generated avatar. While the first participant... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090167767 - Growing and caring for a virtual character on a mobile device: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for enabling a user to create and care for a virtual character on a user communication device. The data processing system includes a server connected via a communication network to a user communication device. In response to a user... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090167769 - Method, device and system for managing structure data in a graphic scene: A method is provided for restoring graphic animation content including the following steps: in a receiver terminal; transmitting a request for retrieving the content; and obtaining at least one graphic scene of the content describing at least the spatio-temporal arrangement between the graphic objects of the content. The content further... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090167768 - Selective frame rate display of a 3d object: Systems and methods are discussed for performing 3D animation of an object using limited hardware resources. When an object is rotated, the size of the object displayed progressively increases, thus taking up more memory, CPU, and other hardware resources. To limit the impact on resources as an object becomes larger,... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090167770 - Boosting graphics performance based on executing workload: A novel graphics system including workload detection software is disclosed. The novel graphics system increases the voltage and frequency of the graphics hardware in an integrated graphics chipset, depending on operations performed by the hardware, for either a performance advantage or a power savings advantage.... Agent: Carrie A. Boone, P.C.

20090167771 - Methods and apparatuses for configuring and operating graphics processing units: A graphics processing system with multiple graphics processing cores (GPC)s is disclosed. The apparatus can include a peripheral component interface express (PCIe) switch to interface the GPCs to a host processor. The apparatus can also include a transparent bus to connect the GPCs. The transparent bus can be implemented with... Agent: Schubert, Osterrieder & Nickelson, PLLC C/o Cpa Global

20090167772 - Graphic system comprising a fragment graphic module and relative rendering method: A graphic system having a central processing unit; a system memory coupled to the central processing unit; a display unit provided with a corresponding screen; a graphic module coupled to and controlled by the central processing unit to render an image on the screen of the display unit, the graphic... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090167773 - Control method and computer system for switching display between oss: The present invention provides a control method for switching display between a plurality of OSs as well as a computer system. The method comprises: detecting that the currently displayed guest operating system (GOS) is required to be switched from a first GOS to a second GOS; determining whether the first... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090167774 - Device, system, and method of user-interface rendering: Device, system, and method of user-interface rendering. In some demonstrative embodiments, a mobile device may include a display having a first display area; a first user-interface application to render a first user-interface on the display; a second user-interface application to render a second user-interface adapted to be displayed on a... Agent: Shiloh Et Al.

20090167775 - Motion estimation compatible with multiple standards: A motion estimation engine may be implemented to support multiple video encoding standards. The motion estimation engine may be designed to support two macroblock partitioning modes: one for frame type video signals and the other for mixed frame-field type video signals. Additionally, the motion estimation engine provides the mixing unidirectional... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090167776 - Graphics pipeline for rendering graphics: A graphics pipeline (20) for rendering graphics receives texture data (22) and vertex data (23). The texture data (22) define-rectangular texture maps (24), which are axis-aligned in texture space. The vertex data (23) describe output quadrilaterals (25) in screen space. A rasterizer (27) rasterizes the input rectangle (24) by determining... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090167777 - Method and apparatus for rendering: A rendering method and apparatus are provided. The rendering method includes: performing texture mapping of a transparency value of a fragment; testing whether or not the fragment can be expressed as a pixel after the performing of the texture mapping; and selectively performing texture mapping of the color value of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090167778 - Apparatus and method for single-pass, gradient-based motion compensated image rate conversion: A mipmap generator generates pairs of mipmaps that are each of a lower resolution that its respective source image. A single-pass, gradient-based motion vector generator generates an image motion vector map having values that represent the motion trajectories for pixels in the first and second source images. An image interpolator... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090167779 - Color signal generating device: An object of the present invention is to provide a color signal generating device where the size of the operational circuit is small and the speed of signal processing is fast. The color signal generating device for converting signals from a first color signal for forming a number of input... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090167780 - Method and device for adjusting preferred color and liquid crystal display device with the same: Method and device are disclosed for adjusting a preferred color which enables a user to set a preferred color conveniently and a liquid crystal display device with the same. The method and device for adjusting a preferred color includes displaying a menu selection image and setting a variety of optional... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090167781 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus capable of storing more data to a remaining region of a storage portion excluding a frame buffer region while displaying an image by an image display portion, is provided. When free space of a system storage portion has become below a predetermined value, a reduction in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090167782 - Correction of color differences in multi-screen displays: The calibration (e.g. color correction and/or equalization) of one or more display devices in an automated fashion using feedback obtained directly from the display devices, without requiring any manual or subjective evaluation, is disclosed. A sensor associated with a particular display device automatically measures certain characteristics of the display device,... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20090167784 - Computer program product containing image processing program, and image processing method: The computer-readable computer program product contains an image processing program for creating image data for display from RAW image data. The program includes: a command to read out the RAW image data from an image file; a command to read out from a first storage section of the image file... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090167783 - Image display method, image display apparatus, image recording apparatus, and image pickup apparatus: Data elements are extracted from data elements stored in a storage medium in accordance with two conditions and grouped into first and second groups. The data elements in the first group and those in the second group are displayed in regions distinguished from each other on a screen. In response... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090167785 - Device and method for compositing video planes: A device and method of forming a video frame from a video stream made up of a multiplexed plurality of sub-streams is disclosed. The method includes forming a foreground plane, forming a mask that represents opaque pixels in the foreground plane, and forming an underlying plane from at least one... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090167786 - Methods and apparatus for associating image data: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for uniquely identifying multiple real estate parcels and integrating image data sourced from disparate image data capture devices. Disparate image data capture device can gather data from proximate locations viewing different directions. In addition, multiple continuums of image data can be virtually traverse... Agent: Joseph P. Kincart Ideation Law

20090167787 - Augmented reality and filtering: A system (and corresponding method) that can enhance a user experience by augmenting real-world experiences with virtual world data to is provided. The augmented reality system discloses various techniques to personalize real-world experiences by overlaying or interspersing virtual capabilities (and data) with real world situations. The innovation can also filter,... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090167790 - Image-driving method and driving circuit of display and display apparatus: A image-driving method for a display includes receiving an image frame and registering at least a part of the image frame, wherein the image frame is divided into a prior-part frame and a post-part frame; respectively conducting a first luminance adjustment on the prior-part frame and the post-part frame so... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090167788 - Method of increasing color gamut of a color display: A method of increasing color gamut of a color display includes grouping subpixels of R, G, and B primary colors of a pixel by grouping R, G, and B light sources of the color display with a corresponding light intensity adjustment mechanism based on an overlapping degree between two response... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090167789 - Methods and systems for backlight modulation with image characteristic mapping: Elements of the present invention relate to systems and methods for selecting a display source light illumination level. Aspects of some embodiments also comprise methods and systems for temporal filtering of a display source light illumination level.... Agent: Krieger Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090167791 - Image display method, image display device, image display monitor, and television receiver: In one embodiment of the present invention, when an image is displayed in an image display device which has a frequency of 50 to 70 Hz in one frame period, a control LSI is set so that, in the case where the frame average luminance of a pixel is in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

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