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Computer graphics processing, operator interface processing, and selective visual display systems December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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20090322651 - Display device and display method for the presentation of visual content: The inventive display method for the presentation of visual content transmits the control signals originating front the carrier rail (16) via a feed element (22) in a direction (18) of a display element row (14), wherein the signals are deflected at a first end (4) of the display element row... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC

20090322650 - Electronic device and display method: To provide a technology of moving and displaying an object concealed on a first display unit to and on a second display unit. An electronic device including a first display unit and a second display unit displays an object as a graphical user interface on the first display unit, detects... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090322649 - Tiled electronic display: A tiled display comprising: a plurality of display tiles aligned so that they provide the emissive image area; each display tile including: a plurality of light-emitting pixels arranged in groups of pixels; a plurality of sequentially arranged pixel drive circuits and each pixel drive circuit being electrically connected to a... Agent: J. Lanny Tucker Patent Legal Staff

20090322652 - System for projecting user input on multiple third party viewable screens simultaneously: An inventive system and method for projecting user input on multiple third party viewable screens simultaneously is presented. The method comprises establishing an identity on the network and associating the identity with an identifier, uploading content onto the network using an apparatus, associating the content with the identifier, and distributing... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090322653 - Compact virtual display: Provided is a compact virtual display in which an image displayed on an image display device is separated into a plurality of regions, selectively reflected in an image receiving optical system, and selectively transmitted in synchronization with the selective reflection of the image receiving optical system.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090322654 - Information display device and wireless remote controller: The head-mounted display has a rear arm, an accommodating part that is attached to the rear arm, a display arm that is held in the accommodating part so that this display arm can be accommodated, a display part which is attached to the tip end of the display arm so... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090322655 - Systems and methods for modifying an intensity of a cathode ray tube stroke signal within a digital display system: Systems and methods for modifying an intensity of a CRT stroke signal provided to a digital display displaying a stroke image are provided. One apparatus includes a velocity module for determining a vector velocity of the stroke image and an encoder for modifying the intensity of the stroke signal based... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090322656 - Plasma tube array-type display device and luminance correcting method: This invention provides a plasma tube array-type display device and a luminance correcting method realizing reduced variations in luminance values of a plasma tube array. A gradient of the luminance value in the longitudinal direction of one plasma tube is calculated on the basis of the obtained luminance value at... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090322657 - Organic light emitting display and fabricating method thereof: A flat panel display according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a transistor disposed on a substrate, a planarizing layer having a trench, which includes a bottom surface and a side surface, disposed on the transistor, a reflective film disposed in the trench, a pixel electrode disposed... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090322658 - Information processing apparatus: According to the invention, an information processing apparatus includes: a non-self-emission type display panel; a light source configured to apply light to the display panel; a light source driver configured to control luminance of the light source and provided independently from the display panel; and a flexible printed circuit board... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090322661 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a plurality of frame rate controllers that generate a motion interpolated intermediate image. The frame rate controllers exchange image information with adjacent frame rate controllers. According to the display apparatus, each frame rate controller displays the intermediate image on a corresponding display area based on the... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090322659 - Liquid crystal display panel and manufacturing method thereof: A liquid crystal display panel including a first substrate, a liquid crystal layer, an alignment layer, a polymer layer, scan lines, data lines, pixel structures, first capacitor bottom electrodes and second capacitor bottom electrodes, and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. Each pixel structure has a first pixel electrode and... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090322660 - Liquid crystal panel, liquid crystal display, and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal panel, a liquid crystal display, and a driving method thereof are disclosed. The liquid crystal panel comprises scanning lines, data lines, and a plurality of pixels, each of the plurality of pixels including a TFT, a pixel electrode, a first common electrode, and a second common electrode.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090322662 - Multi primary color display device: A multi-primary-color display device includes a number of pixels, each of which includes a first subset including red, green and cyan subpixels and a second subset including blue and yellow subpixels. In each pixel, the subpixels included in the first subset are arranged in series in one direction, while the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090322663 - Display device: A display device with low power consumption capable of canceling the collapse of gradation and skip of gradation in a high gradation part and a low gradation part and of displaying an even gradation in a wide range has been disclosed. The display device comprises a display element of dot... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090322665 - Liquid crystal display element, method of driving the element, and electronic paper utilizing the element: A method of driving a liquid crystal display element includes: applying a scan signal voltage to N scan electrodes simultaneously selected from among a plurality of scan electrodes formed in parallel on an inner surface of one of a pair of substrates between which a cholesteric liquid crystal selectively reflecting... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090322664 - System and method for optimizing lcd displays: A method and system for determining the Vcom for a liquid crystal display by using a light diffusing unit.... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20090322666 - Driving scheme for multiple-fold gate lcd: A driving scheme for a multiple-fold gate liquid crystal display (LCD), such as a double gate LCD, is disclosed. A forward driving sequence is provided to drive bank A and bank B of pixel electrodes in a number of rows. Subsequently, a reverse driving sequence is obtained to drive the... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20090322667 - Data driver: A data driver includes two data processing circuits for respectively providing positive and negative pixel voltages according to first and second pixel data, and a multiplexer circuit including multiplexer units. Each multiplexer unit has first and second input terminals respectively receiving the positive and negative pixel voltages, and an output... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090322668 - Monochromatic liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display comprises a back light emitting monochromatic light, a liquid crystal display element comprising, a pair of opposing substrates, a nematic liquid crystal layer placed between the pair of opposing substrates, an electrode pattern formed on a nematic liquid crystal layer side of each substrate, a pair... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090322670 - Color bistable display: A capsule for a color display includes an outer shell (110, 331, 431) surrounding an interior space (120), a solution (130) containing quantum dots (140) within the interior space, and pigment particles (150) suspended in the solution. In one embodiment, the quantum dots have a first electric charge with a... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090322669 - Novel systems, methods and compositions relating to display elements: c

20090322672 - Interactive display: An interactive display (1) comprising a display area (2) for displaying first information for a user is provided with a rim area (3) for detecting second information originating from the display area (2) via an object (20) for determining a position of the object. The rim area (3) may comprise... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090322671 - Touch screen augmented reality system and method: An improved augmented reality (AR) system integrates a human interface and computing system into a single, hand-held device. A touch-screen display and a rear-mounted camera allows a user interact the AR content in a more intuitive way. A database storing graphical images or textual information about objects to be augmented.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090322673 - Free fingers typing technology: The present invention provides the Free Fingers Typing Technology by fingers tapping on a surface, a technology that allows the user to type, point/select (on the display of a computer or computer-based-device) or play music with bare fingers without keyboard, without display pointing/selecting device and even without computer. The invention... Agent: I. Cherradi

20090322675 - Method and device to control a computer system utilizing a fluid flow: A device, to facilitate a user control of a computer system, includes a movable portion movable by a fluid flow of a generated by a user of the device, and a converter to convert movement of the movable portion into an electrical signal to facilitate control of the computer system.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090322674 - Switch, image transmission apparatus, image transmission method, image display method, image transmitting program product, and image displaying program product: A switch selectively switches terminals to which a computer is connected, and can be remotely operated by a remote-control computer connected to a predetermined network. This switch includes: an information acquiring unit that acquires cursor location information from the remote-control computer; an image extracting unit that extracts a cursor peripheral... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090322676 - Gui applications for use with 3d remote controller: A remote wand for controlling the operations of a media system is provided. The wand may be operative to control the movement of a cursor displayed on screen by the position and orientation at which the wand is held. As the user moves the wand, the on-screen cursor may move.... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090322677 - Light guide plate for system inputting coordinate contactlessly, a system comprising the same and a method for inputting coordinate contactlessly using the same: Disclosed are a light guide plate for a non-contact type coordinate input system, a system including the same, and a non-contact type coordinate input method using the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a light guide plate for a non-contact type coordinate input system, which eliminates inconvenience of... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090322679 - Orientation calculation apparatus, storage medium having orientation calculation program stored therein, game apparatus, and storage medium having game program stored therein: An orientation calculation apparatus obtains data from an input device including at least a gyroscope and an acceleration sensor, and calculates an orientation of the input device in a three-dimensional space. Orientation calculation means calculates the orientation of the input device in accordance with an angular rate detected by the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090322678 - Private screens self distributing along the shop window: An interactive method and system include at least one detector (210) configured to detect the position of at least one user (240) in proximity of a panel (205), such as a transparent panel of a shop window (205). A processor (120) is provided which may be configured to activate a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property And Standards

20090322680 - Radio frequency pointing device: A radio frequency pointing device used for controlling a computer pointer/cursor. The device is a glove that has a pointing device mounted on the index finger of the glove, the device communicates with a computer via radio frequency transmissions. The device has ergonomically positioned switches and touch scroll sensors thereon.... Agent: Ruben Alcoba, Esq.

20090322682 - Input apparatus: An input apparatus includes a main body, at least one input button and a scrolling component. The main body has a first surface, a second surface and a third surface extending from opposite edges of the first surface correspondingly. The at least one input button is mounted at the second... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322681 - Mouse and computer system using the same: A computer mouse is disclosed. The computer mouse comprises a main body, a transmission line set, a speaker module, and an electro therapy device. The speaker module and the electro therapy device are disposed in the main body. The speaker module comprises at least three channels to output audio signals... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090322683 - Electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a coordinate input device which inputs coordinate data, a disabling range setting module which sets a disabling range in which the coordinate data, which is input by the coordinate input device, is disabled, a determination module which determines whether the coordinate data,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090322684 - Multifunction display and operating device in a motor vehicle: A multifunctional display and operating device in a motor vehicle includes a display field for displaying information, and, situated adjacent to the display field, includes operating elements for selecting functions, the operating elements arranged as keys which are each pivotable about a rotational axis extending in, or at an end... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090322692 - Character input apparatus and character input method: A character input apparatus to input a character using a touch and drag method, the character input apparatus including: an interface to display a character on a touched location, if a touch is detected on the interface; a control unit to control the interface to change the displayed character and... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090322685 - Computer input device using touch switch: Input device of computer using touch switch. Electronic signal flows between touching conducting pads. The microcontroller in main portion detects the said electronic signal and recognizes which pads are touched to generate the input signal. The pad portion may further contain acceleration sensor and in this case the microcontroller recognizes... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20090322686 - Control and navigation for a device implementing a touch screen: Described is a method which includes the following steps: detecting an input into a touch screen; detecting the release of the input from the touch screen; calculating an elapsed time between the input and the release of the touch screen; and activating a function based on the elapsed time. Described... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090322693 - Device including display and input functions and method: To enable an input unit inputting information showing a contact position when in a first mode to be used as a pointing device inputting information showing a movement quantity of the contact position when in a second mode. Information is displayed on a display unit, a touch on a detection... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090322694 - Message processing system and method: A computer-based message processing system and method inputs an original image by using a touch panel of a first communication device, retrieves the original image, and encodes the original image to obtain a plurality of data packets. The system and method further compresses the data packets to generate a message,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322691 - Method and system for adjusting orientations of user interfaces by detecting gravity acceleration values: A method and system for adjusting orientations of user interfaces on a portable electronic device are provided. The method includes detecting coordinates of user contacted points of a touch panel of the portable electronic device, generating unlock signals of user inputs corresponding to the detected coordinates, detecting a value of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322696 - Method for assembling a digitizer sensor: A digitizer assembly includes a transparent sensor patterned with conductive elements within at least one layer, a PCB or the like patterned with conductive elements positioned along at least one edge of the transparent sensor, wherein the conductive elements at least partially match the conductive elements on the transparent sensor,... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090322695 - Mobile terminal and method of controlling the mobile terminal: Provided are a mobile terminal and a method of controlling the mobile terminal in which various operations performed by the mobile terminal can be controlled based on a vibration-indicator image representing the intensity, pattern and frequency of vibration generated by the mobile terminal. Therefore, it is possible for a user... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090322690 - Screen display: An apparatus including a housing; at least one display screen on a first side of the housing; and a controller. The controller is configured to display a first display on the at least one display screen and a second display on the at least one display screen at a same... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090322698 - Semiconductor device and method of fabricating the same: There is provided a high quality liquid crystal panel having a thickness with high accuracy, which is designed, without using a particulate spacer, within a free range in accordance with characteristics of a used liquid crystal and a driving method, and is also provided a method of fabricating the same.... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090322689 - Touch input across touch-sensitive display devices: For one disclosed embodiment, touch input may be detected over a surface for a first touch-sensitive display device and over a surface for a second touch-sensitive display device. An operation may be performed across the first and second touch-sensitive display devices based at least in part on detected touch input... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090322688 - Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for inserting a character from an alternate keyboard: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises displaying a first soft keyboard. While displaying the first soft keyboard, a key for selecting a second soft keyboard different from the first soft keyboard is displayed. A first contact is detected on... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090322697 - Touch-screen based input system and electronic device having same: An input system includes a first detecting unit, a second detecting unit, a reading unit, and an inputting unit. The first detecting unit is configured for detecting a first user input of performing a continuous touch operation on a location of a multi-touch screen. The second detecting unit is configured... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322687 - Virtual touchpad: Embodiments described herein are directed to simultaneously presenting a virtual touchpad and a graphical user interface of an operating system on the same display. A user can interact with the OS using the virtual touchpad, and user touches are read by a touch-screen portion of the display assigned to the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090322705 - Capacitive sensor and method for manufacturing same: A touch sensory, such as a capacitive touch sensor, includes a substrate having at least one passageway established therethrough. A first conductive coating is established at a first surface of the substrate, and a conductive element is disposed at the substrate and at least partially through the passageway. The conductive... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090322704 - Display device with touch panel: The display device with a touch panel includes: a display panel; and a touch panel formed to be overlaid on the display panel, in which: the touch panel includes X electrodes and Y electrodes which intersect the X electrodes; the X electrodes and the Y electrodes include intersection portions at... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090322700 - Method and apparatus for detecting two simultaneous touches and gestures on a resistive touchscreen: Resistive touchscreen system has substrate and coversheet with first and second conductive coatings. The substrate and coversheet are positioned proximate each other such that the first conductive coating faces the second conductive coating. The substrate and coversheet are electrically disconnected with respect to each other in the absence of a... Agent: Marguerite E. Gerstner Tyco Electronics Corporation

20090322701 - Method and apparatus for detecting two simultaneous touches and gestures on a resistive touchscreen: Resistive touchscreen system has a substrate with a first conductive coating having a first resistance and a coversheet with a second conductive coating having a second resistance. The substrate and coversheet are positioned proximate each other such that the first conductive coating faces the second conductive coating. The substrate and... Agent: Marguerite E. Gerstner Tyco Electronics Corporation

20090322699 - Multiple input detection for resistive touch panel: A method performed by a device having a touch-sensitive panel includes detecting touch coordinates of a touch on the touch-sensitive panel and measuring a current though at least a portion of the touch-sensitive panel. The method further includes comparing the measured current with a threshold current and identifying the touch... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090322703 - Touch panel with touch pads: A touch panel with touch pads includes a transparent substrate, a transparent electrode and a plurality of conductive lines. The transparent substrate has a display region. The transparent electrode is disposed on the transparent substrate and has a plurality of first touch blocks and a second touch block. The first... Agent: CovenantIPConsulting Co.

20090322702 - Touch sensing display panel, touch sensing color filter and fabricating method thereof: A touch sensing color filter including a substrate, a black matrix, a color filter layer and a second sensing electrode layer is provided. The black matrix is disposed on the substrate to define a plurality of sub-pixel areas. The black matrix includes a first sensing electrode layer, and the first... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090322706 - Information display with optical data capture: Systems, devices, and/or methods that facilitate information display with optical data capture are presented. A display surface comprises optically selectable materials and/or contact transparent materials. The disclosed subject matter facilitates displaying information on a surface and collecting optical information about objects interacting with the display surface. The collected optical data,... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090322708 - Optical touch panel having smt components as optical gates: An optical touch panel and corresponding method are disclosed. The optical touch panel may comprise a rectangular position-detecting surface; a frame-shaped circuit board surrounding the rectangular position-detecting surface; a plurality of light-emitting elements configured for emitting a plurality of light beams, wherein the light-emitting elements are arranged along a first... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090322707 - Software based touchscreen: A software touchscreen displayed on start up for a LAN for an automated light. The software touchscreen is displayed by the software on initial startup, and later, after the initial startup, the same touchscreen is used for controlling the light.... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc

20090322709 - Electronic device and touch sensor film: An electronic device includes a light-emitting board, a touch sensor film and a signal connection part. The light-emitting board includes a driving substrate, and a semiconductor device disposed on a surface of the driving substrate. The touch sensor film includes a film disposed over the light-emitting board, and a touch... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090322710 - Extent calibration for absolute input sensors: A system and method for compensating for misalignment of a sensing surface of an absolute position input sensor is provided. In one embodiment, a first set of points is displayed on a display, the first set of points configured to represent a currently configured boundary edge. A user then traces... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090322715 - Display panel and display apparatus: Each of spare lines (EL1 through ELn) is provided, for a corresponding one of source lines (SL1 through SLn), at one end of a pixel (PIX) on the side facing a source line SL of the pixel (PIX). A source line (SLi) and a spare line (ELi) are connected via... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090322712 - Electron source, image display apparatus, and information display reproducing apparatus: There is provided an electron source including: an insulating substrate; a first wiring that is arranged on the insulating substrate; a second wiring that is arranged on the insulating substrate and intersects with the first wiring; and an electron-emitting device having a cathode electrode provided with an electron-emitting member and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090322713 - Image processing circuit, and display panel driver and display device mounting the circuit: A display panel driver includes: a compression circuit, when receiving image data of N×M pixels of a target block, generating compressed image data corresponding to the target block by compressing the image data; an image memory storing the compressed image data; a decompression circuit generating decompressed image data by decompressing... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090322711 - Lcd controller chip: An integrated circuit comprises a host interface control block for providing a connection between the integrated circuit and a master controller device. The integrated circuit further includes a plurality of I/O pins. A capacitive touch sense circuitry enables detection of actuation of at least one capacitor switch of a capacitive... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20090322714 - Method and apparatus for multiscreen management for multiple screen configuration: The present invention performs multiscreen configuration and multiscreen management by using a plurality of screens and a plurality of methods in order to represent a plurality of service contents. In accordance with a multiscreen configuration method of the present invention, by mutually assigning one or more broadcasting services, one or... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090322716 - Semiconductor device: There is provided a semiconductor device in which fabrication steps can be reduced by constructing a circuit using only TFTs of one conductivity type and in which a voltage amplitude of an output signal can be normally obtained. A capacitance (205) is provided between a gate and a source of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090322718 - Display apparatus: There is provided a display apparatus configured by stacking a drive circuit substrate and a light-emitting substrate. Electrodes of the substrates are accurately aligned to be electrically connected to each other. A display apparatus is configured by stacking a drive circuit substrate having a drive circuit and a light-emitting substrate... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090322717 - Field emission display driving circuit: A field emission display (FED) driving circuit is disclosed. The FED driving circuit is used for controlling a FED and monitoring the operation of the FED driving circuit. The FED driving circuit can simulate an image according to the image data by using a field programmable logic gate array and... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090322719 - Detection element: The present invention provides a detection element that can suppress generation of a residual image. A sensor portion includes a semiconductor layer, an upper electrode and a lower electrode. The semiconductor layer generates charges due to light being illuminated thereto. The upper electrode applies a bias voltage to the semiconductor... Agent: Moss & Burke, PLLC

20090322720 - Image display device: A simple double-speed process circuit 60 outputs a video signal V1 twice at a double speed in units of frames. A time-division gradation process circuit 50 performs gradation level conversion on the video signal in order to distribute brightness for one frame cycle to two sub-frame cycles, i.e. first and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090322721 - Methods for reducing edge effects in electro-optic displays: Edge effects in electro-optic displays are reduced by (a) ensuring that during rewriting of the display, the last period of non-zero voltage applied all pixels terminates at substantially the same time; and (b) scanning the display at a scan rate of at least 50 Hz.... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20090322722 - Display device, a method of driving the same, and electronic apparatus including the same: Disclosed herein is a display device, including a display portion including a plurality of first wirings and a plurality of second wirings each disposed in rows, respectively, a plurality of third wirings disposed in columns, respectively, and a plurality of light emitting elements and a plurality of pixel circuits each... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090322724 - Image processing systems: This invention generally relates to image processing systems. More particularly it relates to systems and methods for displaying images using multi-line addressing (MLA) or total matrix addressing (TMA) techniques, and to techniques for post-processing of data for display generated by these techniques. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090322725 - Lcd controller with low power mode: An LCD controller comprises a host interface control block for providing a connection between the LCD controller and a master controller. The master controller initiates a low power mode of operation for the LCD controller through the host interface control block. At least a portion of a plurality of input/output... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20090322723 - Method and apparatus for disabling a display device: Method and apparatus for disabling use of a display device. In one embodiment, the method may include detecting a blackout timer setting for a display device, the blackout timer setting indicating a blackout period. The method may further include detecting a current time, determining if the current time lies within... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090322726 - Method of driving image display apparatus: A method of driving an image display apparatus that includes a plurality of pixel circuits each provided with an organic light emitting device and a driving transistor that is electrically connected to the organic light emitting device and controls light emission of the organic light emitting device, includes: feeding the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090322727 - Display controlling apparatus and displaying apparatus: A display controlling apparatus has a voltage controlling circuit configured to generate an output voltage signal based on image data. The voltage controlling circuit has a digital/analog converting unit configured to convert the image data into a voltage signal, a comparing unit configured to compare a prescripted voltage digital value... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090322730 - Display device: Disclosed herein is a display device that allows a vertical scanning line to be shared between a plurality of rows without increasing the number of control lines or control signals, the display device including pixel circuits; vertical scanning lines; and horizontal scanning lines.... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090322731 - Display device: A display device includes a memory unit formed in each pixel to store video data and including a first inverter circuit whose input terminal is connected to a first node and whose output terminal is connected to a second node and a second inverter circuit whose input terminal is connected... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090322728 - Ldc panel driver with self masking function using power on reset signal and driving method thereof: In a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel driver with a self-masking function using a power-on reset signal, and in a method of driving the same, the LCD panel driver includes a power-on reset signal generation unit that generates a power-on reset signal in response to a supply voltage applied to... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20090322729 - Plasma display device: A plasma display device is provided. The plasma display device can prevent the generation of complementary bright spots or the occurrence of voltage peaking by adjusting the time to apply a bias voltage during a reset period. Thus, it is possible to improve the discharge properties and picture quality of... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090322733 - Apparatus and method for improving video quality of display device: Provided is an apparatus for improving image quality of a display device including a panel for displaying an image according to an inputted image signal a lamp for illuminating the panel an inverter for applying a drive current to the lamp and a control unit for intermittently applying a driving... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090322736 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a plurality of optical waveguides which are arranged in a row and have light output areas, a plurality of light sources which emit light beams incident upon the optical waveguides, a plurality of scanning lines whose cross-sections have convex portions and concave portions alternately positioned in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090322734 - Display device: Disclosed herein is a display device including a pixel array section having pixel circuits arranged in a form of a matrix, the pixel circuits each including a driving transistor for generating a driving current, an electrooptic element connected to an output terminal of the driving transistor, a storage capacitor for... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090322735 - Electrophoretic display device, driving method thereof, and electronic apparatus: There is provided a method of driving an electrophoretic display device including a first substrate, a second substrate opposed to the first substrate, a plurality of microcapsules including electrophoretic particles, the plurality of microcapsules being arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate, a plurality of first electrodes formed... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090322732 - Method for driving plasma display panel and plasma display device: The method for driving a plasma display panel effects control of the subfields as follows. The all-cell initializing operation on the discharge cell is carried out in the initializing period of at least one sub-filed; the rest of the subfields other than the aforementioned subfield selectively carry out an addressing... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090322737 - Gate driver, method of driving the gate driver, and display panel driving apparatus including the gate driver: A display panel driving apparatus and a method of driving the same are provided, and, in particular, a gate driver and a method of driving the gate driver. The gate driver includes a decoder that decodes gate line selection data and that generates a gate line selection signal. A gate... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090322738 - Methods and apparatus for displaying images using holograms: We describe a method of generating data for displaying an image defined by a plurality of holographically generated subframes for display sequentially in time to give the impression of said image, the method including: receiving data for said image for display; determining holographic data for a said subframe from target... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090322740 - System and method for displaying a planar image on a curved surface: An image display system for displaying a planar image on a curved viewing surface, such as a theater dome, with minimized image distortion. In order to display the image, a virtual surface, which is a representation of the curved viewing surface, is textured with the image using an angular distribution... Agent: Grant R Clayton Clayton Howarth & Cannon, PC

20090322741 - Three-dimensional display device, image producing device and image display system: A three-dimensional display device comprises pixel blocks where pixels having a plurality of dots are arranged to be matrix, respectively, a display body formed in a matter that the pixel blocks are arranged in a matrix, lens blocks where a plurality of lenses are arranged to be matrix corresponding to... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090322739 - Visual interactions with analytics: Visual interaction with an analytics-driven model view composition application. The application includes a data-model binding component that binds input data to model parameters, an analytics solver component that solves for remaining unknown model parameters, and a view composition component that generates a view composition using the model parameters. In one... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090322743 - Interpretive computing over visualizations, data and analytics: Visual items may each be constructed and placed in position using logic defined by a view component corresponding to each visual item, where that logic may depend on one or more values populated into parameter(s) of the view component. Some of those parameter values may correspond to known model parameter... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090322745 - Method and system for three-dimensional model acquisition: A system and method for acquiring geometic information from images includes a modulated light source configured to provide light energy at a rate unperceivable by the human eye. A camera is configured to acquire images at a rate at which a differential pair of images is obtained such that one... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20090322742 - Registration of street-level imagery to 3d building models: Point of origin information for image data may be inaccurately registered against a geographic location absolute. A process for aligning image and highly accurate model data adjusts a point of origin of the image data by matching elements in the image with corresponding elements of the model. In a street-level... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090322744 - System and method for displaying pictures in digital photo frame: A method for displaying pictures in a digital photo frame includes establishing a solid figure in three-dimensional space, attaching the pictures to different faces of the solid figure, and rotating the solid figure with the pictures attached thereon to dynamically display the pictures in three-dimensional space.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322747 - Graphics processing with hidden surface removal: The rapid depth testing for hidden surface removal in graphics processing may be achieved by depth testing representative pixels of a group of pixels. In one embodiment, the worst case pixels of a group of pixels can be identified. The worst case pixels can then be compared to worst case... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090322746 - Rational z-buffer for decreasing a likelihood of z-buffer collisions: A “Rational Z-Buffer” provides various techniques for reducing artifacts when rendering graphics using z-buffers. In particular, the Rational Z-Buffer reduces the likelihood of z-buffer collisions when using hardware or software z-buffer algorithms to render graphics by delaying homogenous division of pixels until after occlusion testing. Further, occlusion testing between any... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090322748 - Methods,systems, and computer program products for gpu-based point radiation for interactive volume sculpting and segmentation: Internal structures, features and properties in volumetric datasets are mostly obscured and hidden. In order to reveal and explore them, appropriate tools are required to remove and carve the occluding materials, isolate and extract different regions of interest. A framework of interactive tools are provided for real-time volume manipulation, sculpting,... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090322749 - Systems and methods for extracting a curve-skeleton from a volumetric image of a vessel: An accurate analysis of the spatial distribution and intravascular pattern of blood flow in any organ must be based on detailed morphometry (diameters, lengths, vessel numbers, branching pattern, branching angles, etc.) of the organ vasculature. Despite the significance of detailed morphometric data, there is relative scarcity of database on vascular... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20090322752 - Ray tracing system architectures and methods: Aspects comprise systems implementing ray tracing functionality according to example architectures. In one example, rays are collected into collections against elements of an acceleration structure, which in some cases are associated with objects composing a scene being ray traced. Indications of detected ray intersections also can be collected in an... Agent: San Francisco Office Of Novak, Druce & Quigg LLP

20090322750 - Real-time radiosity system in a video game environment: An approach for implementing an approximation of a radiosity solver that may be run entirely in the graphics processing unit of a video game console is provided. A set of raw triangles is partitioned into a collection of roughly planar transfer patches. For each patch, a projection on to the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090322751 - Shader interfaces: Allocation of memory registers for shaders by a processor is described herein. For each shader, registers are allocated based on the shader's level of complexity. Simpler shader instances are restricted to a smaller number of memory registers. More complex shader instances are allotted more registers. To do so, developers' high... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090322753 - Method of automatically selecting degree of zoom when switching from one map to another: A method is described of selecting one of a plurality of zoom levels of a desired map, the map comprising a plurality of data points and each zoom level comprising at least a portion of the data points, the zoom levels ranging from low magnification to high magnification, including selecting... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090322755 - Declarative approach for visuzliation: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can support a declarative model-based approach to designing, constructing, and rendering visualizations. By complying with a declarative descriptor, components can be readily customized by way of modifications to the model—declaratively specifying suitable features, behaviors, appearances and so forth. The descriptors that... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090322757 - Generation of pattern data with no overlapping or excessive distance between adjacent dot patterns: A device is disclosed for generating pattern data for unevenness that is randomly arranged on the surface of the reflective substrate of a reflective liquid crystal display device. The number of coordinates, a basic pitch, a movable range, and a dot diameter are entered from a data entry unit. An... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC

20090322754 - Static visualization of multiple-dimension data trends: A data trends static visualization system and method including a data trends static visualization diagram for statically visualizing changes in data. The data trends static visualization diagram is a multi-dimensional static diagram including plots of multiple data items, where each data item is a set of related data having associated... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090322758 - System and method for visualizing relationships between objects: A graphical user interface transforms objects into nodes and relationships that are shared between the objects into edges. The edges are labeled with the relationship types. Multiple edges are ordered automatically or manually. Multiple edges are collapsed onto a single line and labels applied to the single line for each... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090322756 - Using visual techniques to manipulate data: Various types of data can be collected into a data set and related content and/or related concepts across the data in the data set and/or across search histories can be displayed as a visual representation. The related content/concepts can be presented as a function of incremental revealing of relationships. After... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090322759 - Line plotting method: A line plotting method for plotting lines whose coordinates are given on a display screen on which pixels are arranged according to a prescribed rule, the method includes correcting coordinates at the end point of a line on the basis of which the end point is a starting point or... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090322762 - Animated performance tool: A performance tool comprises a program that configures metrics into animated scenarios and at least one display that displays the animated scenarios. The animated scenarios illustrate measurable inputted data from multiple sets of data that are juxtaposed with one another.... Agent: Brendan Babcock

20090322761 - Applications for mobile computing devices: A sequence of images is displayed in response to user input, such as an answer to a question, a touch and drag operation, a tap operation or shaking of a mobile device. The images may be displayed in an order determined by a direction implied by the user input, and... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090322760 - Dynamic animation scheduling: Dynamic animation scheduling techniques are described in which application callbacks are employed to permit dynamic scheduling of animations. An application may create a storyboard that defines an animation as transitions applied to a set of variables. The storyboard may be communicated to an animation component configured to schedule the storyboard.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090322763 - Motion capture apparatus and method: Provided are an apparatus and a method of effectively creating real-time movements of a three dimensional virtual character by use of a small number of sensors. More specifically, the motion capture method, which maps movements of a human body into a skeleton model to generate movements of a three-dimensional (3D)... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090322764 - Dynamically transitioning between hardware-accelerated and software rendering: A variable rendering system is described that automatically transitions between hardware-accelerated rendering and software rendering of application data based on system performance and without user interaction or noticeable impact on the user experience. When hardware-accelerated rendering is available, the system renders application data using hardware-accelerated rendering. If an event occurs... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090322765 - Method and apparatus for configuring multiple displays associated with a computing system: A method and apparatus for configuring multiple displays associated with a computing system begins when display preferences regarding at least one of the multiple displays are received. The display preferences indicate desired selections of which images are to be displayed on which displays and may be based on user selections... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090322768 - Compile-time type-safe composable state objects: Methods and apparatus to efficiently and safely interface with a graphics processing unit (GPU) are described. In one embodiment, procedures for transforming type-checked parameterized mappings into runtime mappings may be used to efficiently and safely (e.g., without introducing errors) interface with a GPU. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global

20090322766 - Method for transmission of a digital message from a display to a handheld receiver: The invention relates to a method to efficiently transmit a digital message over a unidirectional optical link, such as the link between a computer screen and a security token equipped with photosensitive elements. It is an object of this invention to provide a source coding scheme that is optimized for... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090322767 - System and method for presenting visual information at plural display devices: A dual transceiver architecture provides source and sink device capabilities for communicating visual information between information handling systems and displays. A detector determines whether a cable connected to a port provides visual information or receives digital information. If visual information is received at a port, the visual information is provided... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20090322769 - Bulk-synchronous graphics processing unit programming: Described is a technology in a computing environment comprising a programming language for general purpose computation on a graphics processing unit (GPU), along with an associated compiler. A Bulk-Synchronous GPU Programming (BSGP) program is programmed to include barriers to describe parallel processing on GPUs. A BSGP compiler detects barriers corresponding... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090322770 - Data transfer circuit and semiconductor memory device including the same: A data transfer circuit has a reduced number of lines for transferring a training pattern used in a read training for high speed operation, by removing a register for temporarily storing the training pattern, and a semiconductor memory device including the data transfer circuit. The data transfer circuit includes a... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC

20090322771 - Method for providing multiple users with private access to a computer: This disclosure describes a method for allowing multiple users to independently run graphical applications on a Windows computer at the same time by loading private instances of the graphics subsystem for each user at different virtual addresses within the kernel address space.... Agent: Law Offices Of Timothy Brisson

20090322772 - Image data processing method, program for image data processing method, recording medium with recorded program for image data processing method and image data processing device: The present invention is applied to a coding device and a decoding device for moving image data in compliance with, for example, an MPEG-4AVC/ITU-T H. 264 system, in which address data is issued to specify an area that is a plurality of read units in a horizontal direction and a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090322773 - Digital photo frame: A digital photo frame includes a display unit, a storage unit, and an annotation input unit. A display unit includes an image display unit and an annotation display unit. The storage unit stores an image and an annotation associated with the image. An annotation input unit inputs the annotation associated... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322774 - Image display control device, image processing device, image display control method, its program, and recording medium with the program recorded therein: An image processor of an image processor system acquires outputted image data from an image-data output unit, and generates first quality-adjusted image data and second quality-adjusted image data each of which has been processed under a different quality adjustment condition. The image processor controls a display to display in a... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090322775 - Image processing apparatus for correcting photographed image and method: An image processing method includes detecting image features including a human face from an image, performing ranking of the detected image features, determining an image processing condition such as an image processing parameter based on an image feature ranked highest in the ranking, performing image processing on the image based... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090322776 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for enhanced radar video processing: An apparatus for providing enhanced radar video processing may include a processing element. The processing element may be configured to receive, from a state table that is oriented in a fixed orientation, data based on a radar return, to store a texture corresponding to an image based on the received... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090322778 - System and method for encoding and decoding using texture replacement: The invention provides devices and methods that process images. The invention processes a received signal representing information of texture and information of an image, which has the texture removed from at least one region. The image information is encoded to obtain encoded information of the image. An output signal is... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq

20090322777 - Unified texture compression framework: A method for compressing textures. A first block of texels is transformed from a red-green-blue (RGB) space to a second block of texels in a luminance-chrominance space. The first block has red values, green values and blue values. The second block has luminance values and chrominance values. The chrominance values... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090322779 - Display device, method for generating four or more primary color signals, and program causing computer to execute processing for generating four or more primary color signals: A display device is designed to conduct a display operation using a number n of primary colors (where n is a natural number that is equal to or greater than four). The display device includes a video signal converting section that receives an m-primary-color signal representing a number m of... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090322780 - Recording device and recording control method, reproduction device and reproduction control method, output device and output control method, and programs: A recording device includes a color gamut conversion control unit, a color gamut conversion unit, and a recording unit. The color gamut conversion control unit controls a method of converting the color gamut of content data, on the basis of a user-specified condition specified by a user. The color gamut... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090322781 - Anti-aliasing techniques for image processing: Samples may be taken to determine illumination gradients across subdivided areas of a pixel to determine which pixels are more likely to experience aliasing. More samples are then taken in the regions that are more likely to experience aliasing. The determination of those regions that are more likely to experience... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090322782 - Dashboard controls to manipulate visual data: A system (and corresponding methodology) by which a user can interact directly with visual data is provided. The system employs associations and relationships between visual data objects to automatically update objects based upon a change in other objects. The innovation also provides specialized controls (e.g., dashboard tools/controls) that facilitate manipulation... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090322783 - Method and apparatus for displaying information: A method for displaying large amounts of information. The method includes the steps of forming a spatial layout of tiles each corresponding to a representative reference element; mapping observed elements onto the spatial layout of tiles of representative reference elements; assigning a respective value to each respective tile of the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090322784 - System and method for virtual 3d graphics acceleration and streaming multiple different video streams: A digital video transmission system that improves performance using 3D graphics acceleration hardware. A first system creates a virtual 3D graphics card for each terminal session executing on a server system that supports multiple users. The virtual 3D graphics card is assigned a share of processing ability on a physical... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090322785 - Method, apparatus, system and computer-readable medium for interactive shape manipulation: A method and apparatus for interactively manipulating a shape of an object, comprising selecting an object to be manipulated and rendering the object in dependence of a manipulation type. The method provides a smart object adapted interaction, manipulation and visualization scheme in contrast to previous display driven schemes. The method... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090322786 - Time-synchronized graphics composition in a 2.5-dimensional user interface environment: Software interfaces are configured to enable functionality that is commonly implemented in special-purpose hardware for mixing AV content into a set of 2.5-D graphics planes to be exposed to high level processes executing in a computing environment in a fully portable manner. Illustratively, the interfaces include a planar mixer (named... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090322787 - Digital image composition method: A digital image composition method is adapted to eliminate a ghost image produced by a digital image-capturing apparatus due to handshakes in shooting. The method includes the steps. In a pre-shooting process, a base image and a comparison image are respectively captured. A base pixel is selected from the base... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090322788 - Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and game apparatus: An imaging apparatus comprises position information obtaining means, decoration image selection means, and composite image generation means. The position information obtaining means obtains position information indicative of a position where the imaging apparatus is present. The decoration image selection means selects a predetermined decoration image from predetermined storage means based... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090322789 - Repurposed screen real estate for enhanced tablet function: A system, method, and program product is provided that automatically allocates a display screen into two areas when the display screen is pivoted from a landscape orientation to a portrait orientation. A hypervisor receives a pivot request (e.g., from a user) to pivot the display screen from a landscape orientation... Agent: Lenovo - Jvl C/o Vanleeuwen & Vanleeuwen

20090322790 - System and method for streamlining user interaction with electronic content: Various aspects and embodiments are directed to a graphical user interface that organizes interface elements into views of computer content for presentation to a user. Different views of are used to provide an interface that is responsive to configurations of the device and responsive to activity being performed by the... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090322791 - Apparatus and method for touch screen editing of digital images: An apparatus for displaying various aspects of images according to a user's operation includes a touch screen display on which an image is displayed, a compressing module supporting a compressing mode for displaying a portion of an image with a compressed appearance, a stretch module for displaying a portion of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090322792 - Image output apparatus, control method, and computer-readable storage medium: The apparatus of the present invention includes a reduction ratio determination unit that determines a reduction ratio in each of a plurality of image data based on a character size included in each of the plurality of image data; a reduction unit that reduces the plurality of image data according... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090322793 - Mobile terminal device: A device and method for selecting one option from a plurality of options is disclosed. A sequential selection of one option from the plurality of options proceeds when a detecting unit detects an operation associated with movement. A selecting unit sequentially selects one option from a plurality of options, and... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090322794 - Display with improved uniformity: An image display is disclosed comprising an image display device with a light emitting surface having an array of picture elements; a light guide formed from a plurality of light transmission guides with the input to each light transmission guide being provided by a sub-array of a plurality of picture... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090322798 - Flat panel displays: A display includes pixels, each pixel including a first display region and a second display region. A controller controls driving of the first and second display regions of each pixel to set the gray scale levels of the first and second display regions based on an overall gray scale level... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090322797 - Image display device: An image display device is provided with multiple light sources 101, 102 and 103, and a display element 100. Control is performed on a period in which the display element 100 displays each color and on emission of the light sources 101, 102 and 103 respectively emitting light beams of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090322799 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display (LCD) has a voltage generating circuit, a voltage regulating circuit, and a liquid crystal panel. The voltage generating circuit provides the liquid crystal panel with positive gray voltages and negative gray voltages. The voltage regulating circuit creates a compensating voltage lookup table recording compensated voltages according... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090322795 - Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption for displays: A system, apparatus and method to reduce power consumption for displays is described. The method may include receiving image data comprising a plurality of color components, generating a histogram for each of the plurality of color components, and adjusting each of a plurality of light sources based on the histograms.... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC C/o Intellevate

20090322800 - Method and apparatus in various embodiments for hdr implementation in display devices: An HDR display is a combination of technologies including, for example, a dual modulation architecture incorporating algorithms for artifact reduction, selection of individual components, and a design process for the display and/or pipeline for preserving the visual dynamic range from capture to display of an image or images. In one... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.

20090322801 - System, method, and computer-readable medium for displaying light radiation: A display system providing an enhanced viewing experience is provided. The system enables having backlighting colors fast adapted to the screen content while at the same time also having a relaxed viewing experience because the luminance slowly changes over time. A method and a computer-readable medium are also provided.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090322796 - Video signal control apparatus and video signal control method: According to one embodiments a video signal control apparatus includes an average luminance detector and a display luminance controller. The average luminance detector detects the average luminance of a video signal with respect to each frame. The display luminance controller controls the display luminance of a first frame using the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090322802 - Image display panel, image display apparatus driving method, image display apparatus assembly, and driving method of the same: Disclosed herein is a method for driving an image display apparatus including: an image display panel whereon pixels each having first to third sub-pixels are laid out in first and second directions to form a 2-dimensional matrix, at least each specific pixel and an adjacent pixel adjacent to the specific... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090322803 - Method and system for setting display resolution: A computing system with a graphical windowing server displaying to a display, and a method for setting the resolution of a display to which a computing device displays. The method comprises running a graphical windowing server with a digital connection enabled between the display and a graphics adapter for the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

  
12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090315809 - Display device: A display device comprising a plurality of plasma tube array-type display sub-modules joined with a high precision is provided. The shapes of the display electrodes on the display electrode support sheets are identical in all of the plasma tube array-type display sub-modules joined. The plurality of plasma tube array-type display... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090315808 - Electronic binoculars: An electronic binoculars includes: first and second imaging units with a predetermined horizontal distance therebetween disposed in a housing; optical members that guide image light beams to the first and second imaging units; a sensor that detects angular acceleration or acceleration acting on the housing; an image processor that processes... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090315807 - Multi-display operating system and method thereof: This present invention discloses a multi-display operating system and method thereof, which are applied to operate a plurality of screens respectively displayed on a plurality of display apparatuses, and these screens respectively display the interface image of at least one application program. The invention is characterized in that a focused... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090315810 - Information presentation device: The present invention relates to a method and a device for presentation of list type information on a display. The method controls the information to be presented on the display, and comprises obtaining information to be presented on the display, presenting information on the display, and detecting a rotational motion... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090315811 - Plasma display and driving apparatus thereof: A plasma display and a driving apparatus thereof with an improved energy recovery circuit configured to reduce resonances between a plurality of capacitors. Accordingly to an embodiment of the present invention, a plasma display has an energy recovery circuit that includes an energy recovery capacitor. The energy recovery circuit is... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090315813 - Display apparatus, driving method for display apparatus and electronic apparatus: Disclosed herein is a display apparatus, including: a pixel array section configured to have a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix thereon, each of the pixels including an electro-optical element, a writing transistor, a driving transistor, and a storage capacitor connected between the gate electrode and the source electrode... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090315812 - Panel and drive control method: In the present embodiment, threshold correction is performed simultaneously on all the pixels thanks to a common power line (DS) shared by all the pixels. Then, video signal lines are set to a second reference potential higher than a reference potential, followed by multi-step threshold correction and video signal writing... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090315814 - Self-light emitting display unit and electronic device: A self-light emitting display unit capable of improving manufacturing yield is provided. Sizes of color pixel circuits corresponding to pixels for R, G, and B are respectively set unevenly within a pixel circuit according to a magnitude ratio of drive currents which allow color self-light emitting elements in the pixel... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090315816 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a light generator disposed under the display panel to generate light, a light sensor disposed between the display panel and the light generator and which senses a first portion of the light generated by the light generator and reflected by an object disposed... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090315815 - Display device and driving method thereof: The present invention relates to a display device and a driving method thereof. The display device includes a light emitting device, a capacitor connected between a first electrical contact and a second electrical contact, a driving transistor, a switching transistor being controlled by a scanning signal to be connected between... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090315817 - Lcd panel apparatus and testing method using the same: An LCD panel apparatus comprises a pixel array, a first common electrode terminal, a second common electrode terminal, a plurality of first current directional devices and a plurality of second current directional devices. The pixel array comprises a plurality of common lines. Each first current directional device is connected in... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090315818 - Method and related apparatus for driving a flat panel display: A method for driving a flat panel display includes receiving image data corresponding to a picture with a gray level between a first gray level and a second gray level, generating a plurality of frame signals corresponding to a plurality of pixels in the flat panel display based on the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090315820 - Method for applying voltage to photo-addressable type display element, power supply device and driving device for photo-addressable type display element: A method for applying a voltage to a photo-addressable type display element includes: switching between +V volt and −V volt by a switching circuit to synthesize a rectangular wave pulse of ±V volt; and applying the rectangular wave pulse of ±V volt to the photo-addressable type display element as a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090315819 - Source driver and liquid crystal display: A source driver and a liquid crystal display are provided. The source driver includes a plurality of pads, a first conducting wire, a second conducting wire, a plurality of first digital-to-analog converters (DACs), and a plurality of second DACs. The first conducting wire is coupled to a first voltage and... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090315822 - Functionally integrated lcd displays with oled backlight: The present invention relates to an LCD display with an OLED backlight, which is characterized in that the OLED backlight has, alongside the areal region serving for backlighting the LCD display, one or a plurality of additional regions which can be switched independently of the areal region and which serve... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090315821 - Liquid crystal display: Provided is a liquid crystal display for adjusting the luminance of a backlight of a liquid crystal display panel in accordance with the illuminance of external light. The liquid crystal display comprises: an external light sensing circuit including a photosensor, a capacitor and a write switch; and a PWM duty... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090315823 - Liquid crystal display and method for driving the same: A liquid crystal display includes a control unit, an inverter connected to the control unit and a load connected to the inverter. The control unit provides a first control signal and a second control signal to the inverter according to a degree of brightness of an external image signals. The... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090315824 - Electrophoretic display sheet, electrophoretic display apparatus, and electronic device: An electrophoretic display sheet comprising a display layer, a first electrode, and second electrodes. The display layer has a plurality of reservoir portions filled with a dispersion liquid containing particles. Each of the plurality of reservoir portions has predetermined positions. When an electric field having a direction is generated by... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090315825 - infrared virtual, invisible computer keyboard and mouse: New design for an infrared virtual, invisible computer keyboard and mouse for a mice and keyboard less computer is presented. The current invention uses the fact that the infrared spectrum of human fingers can be changed when irradiated with low power diodes. Using this fact, the present invention presents a... Agent: John

20090315828 - Apparatus with multidirectional kay for cursor control: A multidirectional key for control of a cursor has an arrangement of multiple contacts facing another arrangement of multiple fingers and a sliding component between the arrangements. The component selectively enables a specific one of the contacts and a specific one of the fingers to touch one another depending on... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090315827 - Generation of graphical feedback in a computer system: The present invention relates to control of a computer system, which includes a data processing unit, a display and an eye tracker adapted to register a user's gaze point with respect to the display. The data processing unit is adapted to present graphical information on the display, which includes feedback... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090315826 - Method for identifying a single tap, double taps and a drag and a controller for a touch device employing the method: A method for identifying a single tap with a controller employing the method comprises following steps: (a) detecting the first hit-movement being conducted by the object touching the touch device; (b) starting a time-counting if a detected result of step (a) is “YES”; (c) detecting if the object leaves the... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.

20090315829 - Multi-user pointing apparaus and method: An apparatus for interaction of a plurality of users with an application, comprising: a plurality of pointing devices (10) capable of emitting a signal (80; 110) (such as visible or infrared light, a laser or omnidirectional flashes), each pointing device comprising one or more triggers; a presentation device (20) (such... Agent: Fisher Technology Law

20090315830 - Keystroke tactility arrangement on a smooth touch surface: Disclosed are four arrangements for providing tactility on a touch surface keyboard. One approach is to provide tactile feedback mechanisms, such as dots, bars, or other shapes on all or many keys. In another embodiment, an articulating frame may be provided that extends when the surface is being used in... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090315831 - Apparatus and method for interactive display with tactile feedback: An electronic device including an interactive display having an interactive mode and a non-interactive mode. The interactive display comprises an image display device that displays a user-interactive imaged keypad in at least a portion of the image display device when the interactive display is in the interactive mode and that... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20090315832 - Apparatus and method for interactive display with tactile feedback: An electronic device including an interactive display having an interactive mode and a non-interactive mode. The interactive display includes an image display device that displays a user-interactive imaged keypad in at least a portion of the image display device when the interactive display is in the interactive mode and that... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20090315833 - Apparatus and methods for providing directional commands for a mobile computing device: Various embodiments for providing directional commands for a mobile computing device are described. In one or more embodiments, a mobile computing device may comprise a keypad arranged to operate in multiple modes including a standard mode and a directional mode such as a gaming mode, for example. The standard mode... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC 4500 Brooktree Road

20090315834 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for manipulating a device using dual side input devices: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for using dual side input devices for controlling an electronic device and applications running thereon. According to one technique, a user take some action with respect to an adjustable feature associated with the electronic device (e.g., zoom and/or skew an image... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090315844 - Film for optical use, transparent conductive member and transparent touch panel using the same: In the film for optical use, an undercoat layer 22 is disposed between a base material layer 21 and a resin layer 23 having hard coat properties. Refractive index na of the base material layer 21, refractive index nb of the undercoat layer 22 and refractive index nc of the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090315847 - Input apparatus having touch panel operation accepting method, and operation accepting program embodied on computer readable medium: In order to facilitate an operation, an MFP includes a touch panel which has an operation-accepting surface and detects a position on the operating-accepting surface designated by a user, an operating object discriminating portion to discriminate types of operating objects based on the number of positions on the operation-accepting surface... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090315843 - Input device and display device with input function: Provided is a resistance film type input device including: a first light transmission substrate and a second light transmission substrate which face each other; a first light transmission planar electrode formed on the surface of the first light transmission substrate, which faces the second light transmission substrate, in an input... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090315840 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display is disclosed. The liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal display panel including a pixel array and touch sensors, a transparent conductive layer on one substrate of the liquid crystal display panel transmitting display light, a polarizing plate on the transparent conductive layer, a driving voltage... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090315836 - Method and apparatus for executing a feature using a tactile cue: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an electronic device is configured to provide a tactile cue associated with a feature. The electronic device is also configured to identify one or more user actuations. After identifying one or more user actuations, the electronic device is configured to... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20090315842 - Method and related interface for controlling an electronic device with a touch panel: A method for controlling an electronic device with a touch panel includes displaying a background picture on the touch panel, displaying a plurality of selecting objects corresponding to a plurality of functions of the electronic device on the background picture, displaying a zooming scroll on a position of the touch... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090315852 - Method, system, and graphical user interface for selecting a soft keyboard: A portable electronic device may display one of a plurality of soft keyboards in a first display area and input characters in a second display area. The user may select a key on the soft keyboard, causing a plurality of objects corresponding to the plurality of soft keyboards to be... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090315846 - Mobile terminal: A mobile terminal including a first display unit configured to display first information for selecting a first key function, a second display unit configured to display second information for selecting a second key function, in which the second display unit is disposed to overlap with one surface of the first... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090315848 - Mobile terminal capable of sensing proximity touch: The present disclosure is related to a mobile terminal comprising: a touch screen configured to display a plurality of objects, and to generate a proximity signal or a direct touch signal by using an input medium; and a controller configured to display changed sizes of a plurality of selected objects... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090315850 - Multipoint touch surface controller: A multipoint touch surface controller is disclosed herein. The controller includes an integrated circuit including output circuitry for driving a capacitive multi-touch sensor and input circuitry for reading the sensor. Also disclosed herein are various noise rejection and dynamic range enhancement techniques that permit the controller to be used with... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090315851 - Multipoint touch surface controller: A multipoint touch surface controller is disclosed herein. The controller includes an integrated circuit including output circuitry for driving a capacitive multi-touch sensor and input circuitry for reading the sensor. Also disclosed herein are various noise rejection and dynamic range enhancement techniques that permit the controller to be used with... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090315839 - Physics simulation-based interaction for surface computing: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates enhancing interactive surface technologies for data manipulation. A surface detection component can employ a multiple contact surfacing technology to detect a surface input, wherein the detected surface input enables a physical interaction with a portion of displayed data... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090315837 - Touch screen adapter for monitor: A touchscreen adapter may fit between a display and a display mount and may resolve the presence and position of a touch to the surface of the display. In some embodiments, the touchscreen adapter may sense using a strain gage sensor mechanism. The touchscreen adapter may have a male mechanical... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315838 - Touch screen calibration sensor: A touchscreen may be calibrated using a second sensor that may be placed around the periphery of the touchscreen in a known position with respect to the touchscreen. The second sensor may be incorporated into a bezel and may have one or more sensor elements. The second sensor may be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315835 - Touch screen detection and diagnostics: A method includes driving a current through a touch screen that is based on contact of the touch screen, generating a proportional second current, and detecting contact of the touch screen from the second current. Another method includes providing a touch screen with parallel plates, disabling contact detection when a... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20090315845 - Touch sensor: A touch sensor has a support layer (12) of an insulating material and a resistive layer (13) applied to the support layer. A resistive material is shaped according to an elongated pattern forming a sequence of touch positions, and has a single terminal (16) to be coupled to a sense... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090315841 - Touchpad module which is capable of interpreting multi-object gestures and operating method thereof: A touchpad module, capable of interpreting multi-object gestures and an operating method, includes a detecting element for detecting an object amount and gesture made from a conductive object placed on the touchpad surface and a processing element for interpreting and driving a corresponding simulation such as a mouse, a keyboard... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services

20090315849 - Transparent conductive multilayer body and touch panel made of the same: A transparent conductive multilayer body includes a cured resin layer, a first transparent conductive layer, and a second transparent conductive layer sequentially laminated on at least one surface of a polymer film. The first transparent conductive layer is a crystalline transparent conductive layer free of an organic component. The second... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090315854 - Capacitance type input device and display device with input function: Provided is a capacitance type input device, in which a plurality of first light transmission electrodes extending in a first direction and a plurality of second light transmission electrodes extending in a second direction crossing the first direction are formed in an input region of a light transmission substrate, wherein,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090315857 - Display device with touch panel: A present display device with a touch panel includes: four detection circuits each of which is provided in one of the four corners of the transparent conductive film; and a coordinate position arithmetic circuit to which voltages detected by the four detection circuits are input. The detection circuits each include:... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090315858 - Display device with touch panel: A present display device with a highly reliable capacitive touch panel includes: a display panel; and a capacitive touch panel which is placed on an observer side of the display panel, in which the touch panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate which are arranged to face each... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090315855 - Flexible printed circuit, touch panel, display panel and display: A flexible printed circuit includes: a flexible substrate extending from a first end section to a second end section, and having an opening or a notch in proximity to the first end section; a first wiring layer extending from the first end section to the second end section so as... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090315856 - Flexible printed circuit, touch panel, display panel and display: A flexible printed circuit includes: a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer being in contact with one surface of a flexible substrate, a third wiring layer and a fourth wiring layer on the other surface of the flexible substrate, a first conductive member being formed on surfaces in... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090315853 - Multi-induced touchpad: A multi-induced touchpad sequentially includes a protect layer, a first axis locus, an insulation layer, a multi-induced layer, a space dot layer, a conductive film and a substrate. The first axis locus layer has the first axis locus and the multi-induced layer has the second axis locus and a conductive... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.

20090315859 - Capacitive touch panel and fabricating method thereof: A capacitive touch panel including a substrate, a plurality of first touch pads, a plurality of first dummy pads, an insulator layer, a plurality of second touch pads, and a plurality of second dummy pads is provided. The first touch pads arranged along a first direction are electrically connected. Each... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090315863 - Electronic pen having fast response time: An electronic pen for interacting with a surface. The pen comprises a cartridge having a nib for contacting the surface, a capacitive force sensor cooperating with said cartridge for sensing a nib force transmitted axially through the cartridge, and a processor configured to generate force data indicative of a force... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090315864 - Electronic pen with retractable and replaceable cartridge: An electronic pen comprises a user-replaceable cartridge having a nib, a force sensor for sensing a nib force transmitted axially through the cartridge from the nib and a retraction mechanism for retracting the cartridge. The retraction mechanism comprises a barrel adapted for seating the cartridge in either an extended position... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090315862 - Electronic pen with retractable nib and force sensor: An electronic pen having a retractable nib for interacting with a surface. The pen comprises a slidably movable cartridge having a nib for contacting the surface, a retraction mechanism for retracting the cartridge, an actuator coupled to the retraction mechanism, a force sensor providing a reaction to an axial force... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090315861 - Interactive whiteboard system: An interactive whiteboard system includes a combination electrical writable and dry erase marker, an interactive whiteboard to receive writing on the interactive whiteboard with the combination electrical writable and dry erase marker, and a computer operatively coupled to the interactive whiteboard to capture writing on the interactive whiteboard with the... Agent: Michael Winfield Goltry

20090315860 - Touch control pen assembly: A touch control pen assembly comprises a pen head including a touch head and the base; the touch head being placed in the base; one end of the touch head having a spring; a rear end of the touch head being formed with an annular groove for receiving the spring... Agent: Mei-ling Lee

20090315867 - Information processing unit: An information processing unit of the present invention includes a display control unit that causes an icon display area, in which a plurality of icons related to each other are grouped, to be displayed and an operation unit that receives various operations by a user. When the operation unit inputs... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090315866 - Input apparatus: An input apparatus that moves an instruction sign displayed on a display device to any position, the display device being connected to an information processing apparatus, including: an operation portion that includes a magnet, and operates the movement of the instruction sign; a restoration portion that is composed of an... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090315865 - Operating device and button assembly for computer numerical control machine: An operating device for a CNC machine includes an operating portion, an encoder, a memory unit, a microprocessor, a display unit, and a controller. The operating portion includes a rotary button and a confirm button. The encoder is connected to the rotary button and the confirm button for generating corresponding... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090315869 - Digital photo frame, information processing system, and control method: A digital photo frame includes a display section, a display control section, a detection information acquisition section that acquires detection information detected by a user detection sensor, and a user state determination section that determines at least one of a positional relationship between a user and the display section, an... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090315868 - Pulse output circuit,and display device drive circuit,display device, and pulse output method using same circuit: In one embodiment of the present invention, a source driver includes a shift register including latch stages each including a level shifter that level-shifts clock signals so that the signals are fed into a set-reset flip-flop as inverted set input signals. Outputs from the set-reset flip-flop are delayed by a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090315870 - Display device and driving method thereof: The present invention relates to a display device and a driving method thereof. A display device in the present invention comprises: a capacitor connected between a first node and a second node; a switching transistor controlled by a first scanning signal and transmitting a data voltage to the first node;... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090315871 - Image display system, image signal transmitter and image display unit: An object of the present invention is to realize a transmission distortion correction system for allowing an image signal including a plurality of picture signals to be corrected, and to realize an image signal transmitter and an image display unit. The image display unit of the present invention includes: a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090315872 - Liquid crystal display apparatus and liquid crystal panel driving mehtod: A liquid crystal display apparatus includes common voltage generator circuit (5) for supplying a common voltage to a common electrode connected in common to a plurality of liquid crystal cells which form part of liquid crystal panel (9); liquid crystal driving circuit (2) for inversely driving liquid crystal panel (9);... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090315873 - Energy recovery circuit and plasma display apparatus thereof: The present invention relates to an energy recovery circuit for supplying driving signals to a plasma display panel (PDP), and a plasma display apparatus employing the same. The plasma display apparatus includes a PDP, and a driver for generating a driving signal for driving the PDP. The driver includes a... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090315875 - Display apparatus and method: Image processing and corresponding apparatus, methods and systems. The image processing includes controlling n number of data-line driver circuits included in a display apparatus, the data-line driver circuit driving n number of subpixels. Such controlling causes to display a moving picture image such that frame information of the moving picture... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090315876 - Information processing device and information processing method, and storage medium: An information processing device includes an input section configured to input a plurality of types of video signals; and a timing controller configured to perform, separately for each of split regions that are obtained by splitting a display region of a display device, control of timing at which a corresponding... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090315874 - Pixel and organic light emitting display device using the same: Disclosed is a pixel structure capable of reducing the rate of defective pixels. The pixel includes a plurality of organic light emitting diodes, and a plurality of light emitting control transistors respectively coupled to a plurality of the organic light emitting diodes. The light emitting control transistors are turned on... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090315877 - Large area thin film circuits: A thin film circuit comprises a plurality of thin film transistors, wherein the output response of the circuit is dependent on at least first (36) and second (34, 22) of the transistors. The first thin film transistor (36) is, in use, exposed to a source of illumination (2) and the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090315880 - Method for driving a liquid crystal display device, an array substrate, method of manufacturing the array substrate and liquid crystal display device having the same: In a method for driving a liquid crystal display (LCD) device, an array substrate, a method of manufacturing the array substrate and the LCD device having the same, data signals are boosted by a first and a second boost signals up to a first and a second pixel voltages, respectively.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090315878 - Phase comparator, and clock generation circuit, image display device, and reproduction signal processor each using the same: In a synchronous reproduction signal processor, when a phase error between reproduction data and a clock is repeatedly detected such that a clock synchronized with a reproduction signal is generated based on the phase error, a filtering process unit (34) performs a filtering process which performs a weighed addition with... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090315879 - Plasma display device: A plasma display device includes a plasma display panel (PDP), the PDP including sustain electrodes, scan electrodes, and address electrodes disposed in correspondence to a plurality of discharge cells to selectively drive at least one discharge cell of the plurality of discharge cells, a chassis base supporting the PDP, at... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20090315881 - Display processing device, display processing method, and display processing program: In case it is necessary to have high-speed drawing processing such as display scrolling and so on, a drawing switching signal is input at a step, and high-speed drawing display data is output to a display at a step in response to this input, thereby display is performed. A high-speed... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090315883 - Autostereoscopic display with pixelated luminaire: An autostereoscopic display is described. The autostereoscopic display apparatus includes a pixelated backlight having a plurality of vertical pixel stripes. Each pixel stripe includes a left view light source and a right view light source. An image display panel is configured to display a plurality of image stripes that are... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090315884 - Method and apparatus for outputting and displaying image data: A method of outputting three-dimensional (3D) images, the method including: generating first-perspective image data and second-perspective image data to display the 3D image by converting a same two-dimensional (2D) image data; adding additional information indicating a relationship between the first-perspective image data and the second-perspective image data to the first-perspective... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090315882 - Reducing the number of vertices in a clustered delaunay mesh: What is disclosed is a system and method for reducing the number of vertices obtained when building an image gamut from a large number of image pixels. In one embodiment, a color image comprising a plurality of image pixels is received and the color data points measured. An n-dimensional Delaunay... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090315885 - Method and apparatus for automatic coalescence of connected rigid bodies: The present invention pertains to a method and apparatus for simulating the motion of three dimensional models, toys, games, etc. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving a plurality of three dimensional objects for motion simulation. The method may also include determining at least two three dimensional objects from... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090315887 - Image display apparatus and method for controlling the same: There is provided an image display apparatus which divides an image into plural partial images, each having a region overlapping an adjacent partial image, and displays each of the plurality of partial images on an associated one of a plurality of displays to allow a viewer to view the partial... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090315886 - Method to prevent resource exhaustion while performing video rendering: The inventive system and method for preventing resource exhaustion while performing video rendering comprises calibrating resource utilization of operating parameters, obtaining input configuration comprising a priority order and source data, and controlling streaming and rendering frame rates by dropping data based on the input configuration. The operating parameters can comprise... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090315888 - Method and a system for graphic representation of dynamic information: The present invention relates to a method and system for graphic representation of dynamic information from a dynamic 2D or 3D object. In particular, the invention relates to a novel method of interpolating dynamic information having values of different signs. The method of the present invention is particularly useful for... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090315891 - Method and system for automatic range determination of data for display: A system and method for automatically determining state ranges for data displayed on a display medium is disclosed. At least one metric relating to an object within a problem set is selected. Range parameters used in generating state ranges for each selected metric are specified. The range parameters include the... Agent: Fyi Corporation C/o Dr. Michael Esser

20090315890 - Method for enumerating cliques: Techniques for enumerating at least one maximal clique are provided. The techniques include obtaining data, wherein the data comprises a graph, obtaining a user-specified minimum size restriction on at least one maximal clique of interest, filtering the data using the user-specified minimum size restriction to reduce graph size, and enumerating... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090315889 - Signal process and system: A signal process, including processing signal data representing a signal to determine cycles of the signal, the cycles having different lengths; and processing the signal data to generate normalisation data for normalising the cycles to a common length. The process generates cycle data representing alignment of a plurality of normalised... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090315892 - Vector image generation method, image processing apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: A method for converting an image includes the steps of: obtaining an inclination of a character in the image; obtaining apex pixels forming contours of the character; obtaining an identical line segment candidate pixel group from a portion supposed to be expressed by a single line segment; extracting, based on... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090315896 - Animation platform: An animation platform for managing the interpolation of values of one or more animation variables from one or more applications. The animation platform uses animation transitions to interpolate the values of the animation variables. When conflicts arise, the animation platform implements application-supplied logic to determine an execution priority of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315897 - Animation platform: An animation platform for managing the interpolation of values of one or more animation variables from one or more applications. The animation platform uses animation transitions to interpolate the values of the animation variables. The animation platform uses a continuity parameter to smoothly switch from one animation transition to the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315894 - Browser-independent animation engines: Tools and techniques are described for browser-independent animation engines. These animation engines may include browser-independent animation objects that represent entities that may be animated within a browser. These animation objects may define animation attributes, with the animation attributes being associated with attribute values that describe aspects of the entity. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315898 - Parameter coding process for avatar animation, and the decoding process, signal, and devices thereof: The invention relates to a method for coding animation parameters for a character (A) with which are associated morphological values, said animation parameters comprising a translation parameter associated with at least one part of said character (A), characterized in that to code an intrinsic translation of said part of said... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090315895 - Parametric font animation: Font animation technique embodiments are presented which animate alpha-numeric characters of a message or document. In one general embodiment this is accomplished by the sender transmitting parametric information and animation instructions pertaining to the display of characters found in the message or document to a recipient. The parametric information identifies... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315893 - User avatar available across computing applications and devices: An avatar along with its accessories, emotes, and animations may be system provided and omnipresent. In this manner, the avatar and its accessories, emotes, and animations may be available across multiple environments provided or exposed by multiple avatar computing applications, such as computer games, chats, forums, communities, or instant messaging... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315899 - Graphics multi-media ic and method of its operation: A graphics multi-media integrated circuit (GMIC) is connected to a host processor over two serial links: a half duplex bi-directional serial link which accords to a protocol defined for a display serial interface, and a uni-directional serial link which accords to a compatible protocol defined for a camera serial interface.... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090315900 - Generic surface manager: A method, medium, and system are provided for a generic surface manager which allows graphics surfaces generated according to various existing and/or new graphics protocols to be rendered by a graphics consumer. The generic surface manager functions as an interface between a graphics consumer and one or more applications that... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090315901 - Electronic paper panel image update method: A updating method of images in electronic paper panel includes: divide the screen and image into (N*N) areas and build indexes for them; compare the present image on the display screen with the next image and compute the different areas; according to the computing result, find the uppermost, undermost, leftmost... Agent: J.c. Patents

20090315902 - Intelligent caching data structure for immediate mode graphics: An intelligent caching data structure and mechanisms for storing visual information via objects and data representing graphics information. The data structure is generally associated with mechanisms that intelligently control how the visual information therein is populated and used. The cache data structure can be traversed for direct rendering, or traversed... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090315903 - Image processing apparatus and memory management method for image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus has a plurality of functions and is capable of executing a job relating to any of the plurality of functions. The image processing apparatus includes a memory management unit to secure a storage region in a first storage device for program execution, a save unit to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090315904 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus including: a display section; a memory section which memorizes a display configuration for displaying each processing condition of a job on the display section, the display configuration having been selected from a plurality of display configuration types and set by being correlated with the each processing... Agent: Cameron Kerrigan Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090315905 - Layered texture compression architecture: Various technologies for a layered texture compression architecture. In one implementation, the layered texture compression architecture may include a texture consumption pipeline. The texture compression pipeline may include a processor, memory devices, and textures compressed at varying ratios of compression. The textures within the pipeline may be compressed at ratios... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315906 - Cache arrangement for graphical applications: A cache arrangement for graphical applications is disclosed. One embodiment comprises receiving a first address having a first n-bit portion and corresponding to a first pixel, receiving a second address having a second n-bit portion and corresponding to the first pixel, reversing the order of the second n-bit portion to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315907 - Tint block image generation program and tint block image generation device: A tint block image generation program generates tint block image data which forms a tint block image including a latent image portion, which is reproduced during copying, and a background portion, of which output density drops during copying, on a print medium. The program causing a computer to execute: a... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090315908 - Anisotropic texture filtering with texture data prefetching: A circuit arrangement and method utilize texture data prefetching to prefetch texture data used by an anisotropic filtering algorithm. In particular, stride-based prefetching may be used to prefetch texture data for use in anisotropic filtering, where the value of the stride, or difference between successive accesses, is based upon a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)

20090315910 - Systems and methods for obtaining an image alpha matte: Methods and systems for obtaining an alpha matte for an image are disclosed. First and second known portions of an image are determined. The alpha matte for the image is estimated based on an initial fuzzy connectedness (FC) determination between the entire image and the first and second known portions.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090315909 - Unified shader engine filtering system: Each row of a row based shader engine comprises a shader pipe array, a texture filter, and a level one texture cache system. The shader pipe array accepts texture requests for a specified pixel from a resource and performs associated rendering calculations, outputting texel data. The texture mapping unit receives... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090315911 - Storage medium having stored thereon color conversion program, and color conversion apparatus: Display control means displays, on display means, an image based on first conversion target image data in which color information is set for each of a plurality of image elements. Coordinate determination means determines a first coordinate in accordance with an instruction performed by using the pointing device. Conversion target... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090315912 - Method for adjustig color saturation and image displaying system applying the same: A method for adjusting color saturation, adapted for color adjustment of a pixel in a color space, is provided. The method includes: determining a color cube in the color space; selecting one from a plurality of diagonals of the color cube as a primary diagonal, and setting the primary diagonal... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090315913 - Map display system: A map display system includes a first map image generating section configured to generate a first map image, a second map image generating section configured to generate a second map image larger in scale than the first map image at intervals lower than intervals which the first map image is... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090315914 - Embedding large images within one another: An image processing system embeds at least one image inside a second image. The images are displayed together as a composite image. The first and second images are each tiled and have image pyramids comprising representations at different resolutions formed for them. The image processing system allows a user to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090315915 - Modulation of background substitution based on camera attitude and motion: A device and method of background substitution are disclosed. One or more cameras in a mobile device obtain a depth image. A processor in or external to the device segments the foreground from the background of the image. The original background is removed and a stored background image or video... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090315916 - On-the-fly creation of virtual places in virtual worlds: A specification of a set of objects associated with at least one virtual world is obtained. The objects are laid out in a three-dimensional virtual representation. An on-the-fly virtual place is created in the virtual world, based on the layout. The virtual place depicts the set of objects in the... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090315917 - Information display apparatus, information displaying method, and computer readable medium: An information display apparatus includes: a display portion that displays image information; an acquiring unit that acquires image information being subjected to a display processing; a scale-up and scale-down processing unit that subjects the acquired image information to a scale-up and scale-down processing with a designated scale-up and scale-down ratio;... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090315918 - Display apparatus, driving method for display apparatus and electronic apparatus: Disclosed herein is a display apparatus, including: a display panel having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix thereon, each of the pixels including an electro-optical element, a writing transistor, a driving transistor, and a storage capacitor connected between the gate electrode and the source electrode of the driving... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090315920 - Display control circuit, liquid crystal display device including the same, and display control method: In a display control circuit of this invention, a write gray scale level determining part outputs write gray scale level data for performing overshoot drive on a liquid crystal display device. Moreover, an achievable gray scale level determining part outputs achievable gray scale level data indicating a gray scale level... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090315919 - Display device and method of driving the same: A display device and a method for driving the display device are provided. A pre-gain correction value that can emphasize a contour portion of an image is set by using luminance data detected from an input video signal. The pre-grain correction value is differently amplified in accordance with different light... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090315921 - Image display apparatus and driving method thereof, and image display apparatus assembly and driving method thereof: An image display apparatus includes: an image display panel having a two-dimensional matrix with (P×Q) pixels each including first, second and third sub-pixels for displaying respective first, second and third elementary colors, and fourth sub-pixel for displaying a fourth color; and a signal processing section configured to receive first, second... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090315923 - Electronic paper panel image display method: A display method of images in electronic paper panel includes: set the resolution for display; add a new event which indicates and drives the new image display; trim the new image to fit in with the resolution; compress the image when it needs to be stored, only reserve the mean... Agent: J.c. Patents

20090315925 - Image display device: An image display device which can change an image size without the image deterioration and can suppress the large-sizing of the image display device is provided. The image display device includes an optical flux generator which is configured to generate and radiate an optical flux in response to an image... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090315922 - Method and system for adjusting screen resolution: A method and system for adjusting a screen resolution of a liquid crystal display module (LCM) of a portable electronic device are provided. The portable electronic device includes a touch panel, and a bay configured to receive and hold a stylus. The method includes receiving input signals received from the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090315924 - Method and system for adjusting screen resolution: A method and system for adjusting screen resolution of a display panel of an electronic device are provided. The method includes defining a mapping table indicative of a suitable screen resolution with respect to a plurality of distance ranges between the electronic device and a user in front of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

  
12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090309807 - Image display apparatus, image signal processing method, program for implementing the method, and storage medium storing the program: An image display apparatus which is capable of optimizing the image quality of a plurality of display devices having different optical characteristics when carrying out processing of an image signal supplied to the display devices, without providing a dedicated display driving circuit for each display device. The image display apparatus... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090309809 - Automatic method of display configuration-reconfiguration for a set of viewing devices: The field of the invention is that of systems comprising command or control facilities possessing a considerable set of viewing devices having to display a large number of parameters according to precise configurations such as, for example, the instrument panels of modern aircraft comprising several “displays”. The subject of the... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP

20090309810 - Large size tiled display device: A large size tiled display device includes a plurality of display panels having an image display part including a plurality of pixels. Each pixel includes at least three sub-pixels. A frame has a plurality of panel receiving portions to receive the plurality of display panels. The frame has an outer... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090309808 - Providing a coherent user interface across multiple output devices: Exemplary embodiments of methods and apparatuses to provide a coherent user interface across output devices having various characteristics are described. Rendering into a first window back buffer is performed to output a window on a first output device having first characteristics, and rendering into a second window back buffer is... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090309811 - Image display systems: In a head-mounted display system a viewed scene is optically compressed before being incident on a detector so that the peripheral regions of the image, which will appear in the viewing person's peripheral vision, are compressed more than the central region. The image is relayed to a display where an... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090309812 - Method and system for operating a near-to-eye display: Methods and systems for operating a vehicular near-to-eye (NTE) display screen operable within an operational range limit are provided. An image is rendering on the NTE display screen within a predefined visibility range. The predefined visibility range is within the operational range limit. A luminance of at least a portion... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090309813 - Display device: A display device in accordance with an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes a non-rectangular display area, a frame area surrounding the display area, a plurality of picture elements arranged in the display area, and a plurality of effective display areas having respective colors provided in the picture elements,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090309814 - Image display apparatus and television apparatus: An image display apparatus comprising: a plurality of pixels each having an electron emitting element and a light emitting area to be irradiated by electrons from the element; and a driving circuit for outputting a driving signal that drives the element, wherein the plurality of the light emitting areas include... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090309815 - Flexible reflective display device: A flexible reflective display device capable of improving display quality by using a reflective electrode employing carbon nanotubes. In an exemplary embodiment, a flexible reflective display device includes a substrate, a thin film transistor, a first electrode, an electrophoretic layer and a second electrode layer. The thin film transistor is... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090309816 - Organic light emitting display device: An organic light emitting display device that is capable of compensating for deterioration of organic light emitting diodes includes: a scan driver driving scan lines, compensation control lines, and light emission control lines; a data driver supplying initialization voltage to data lines during a first subperiod of a horizontal period... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090309817 - Organic light emitting display device: An organic light emitting display device capable of maintaining a voltage of a driving power of a display panel in a substantially constant manner. The organic light emitting display device includes a display panel for receiving an image data and an input voltage to display an image; a driving IC... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090309818 - Organic light emitting display and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting display includes: scan lines for applying scan signals; control lines for applying control signals; and data lines for applying data signals. The organic light emitting display further includes: pixels coupled to the scan, control and data lines for displaying an image; power supply lines coupled to... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090309819 - Collapsible support structure for a display: A support structure for a lighting display can be collapsed down towards the display. In an implementation, the support structure includes a set of first structural members onto which one or more tiles are attached. A second structural member is connected across the first structural members. When the second structural... Agent: Aka Chan LLP

20090309821 - Display device: Each of a plurality of pixels is composed of a first sub-pixel for a first color, a second sub-pixel for a second color, and a third sub-pixel for a third color. The longitudinal direction of the first sub-pixel is the extending direction of video lines, and the longitudinal direction of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090309820 - Gate driver and display panel utilizing the same: A gate driver including a shift register, a level shifter, an output buffer, and a processing unit. The shift register generates a shifted signal. The level shifter generates a level signal according to a first operation voltage, a second operation voltage and the shifted signal. The output buffer provides a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090309822 - Array substrate for in-plane switching mode liquid crystal display device: An array substrate for an in-plane switching mode liquid crystal display device includes a gate line on a substrate; a gate insulating layer on the gate line; first and second data lines on the gate insulating layer and crossing the gate line to define a pixel region; a first thin... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090309823 - Electronic device and driving method thereof: A pixel is provided in which normal display of an image is possible even if a sustain period is shorter than an address period in a driving method combining digital gray scales and time gray scales, and in which operation can be compensated by changing the electric potential of a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090309824 - Discharge circuit and display device with the same: A discharge circuit of a device including a drive circuit operating by an inputted negative voltage includes: a discharge unit connected between a first input terminal receiving the negative voltage and a second input terminal receiving a ground voltage, and configured to discharge the negative voltage to the ground voltage... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090309830 - Control apparatus, input apparatus, control system, handheld information processing apparatus, control method, and program therefor: A control apparatus, an input apparatus, a control system, a control method, and a program therefor that are capable of improving operability when a user operates a GUI displayed on a screen by a pointer using the input apparatus are provided. An MPU of a control apparatus sets weighting factors... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090309827 - Method and apparatus for authoring tactile information, and computer readable medium including the method: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for authoring tactile information that generates a tactile video for representing tactile information in the form of an intensity value of a pixel in order to author tactile information. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method and apparatus for... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090309828 - Methods and systems for transmitting instructions associated with user parameter responsive projection: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to transmitting and receiving instructions associated with user parameter responsive projection.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090309829 - Simple multidirectional key for cursor control: A multidirectional key is operative to press a specific one of multiple contacts, depending on the direction wherein the key's button disc is being moved. The fingers are projections extending from a ring, the combination being made out of sheet metal, and bent out of the plane of the disc... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090309826 - Systems and devices: The present disclosure relates to systems and devices that may be configured to facilitate content projection.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090309825 - User interface, method, and computer program for controlling apparatus, and apparatus: A user interface for a portable apparatus is disclosed. The user interface comprises a sensor arranged to determine a spatial change, wherein said user interface being arranged to control at least one function, wherein the function is controlled by said determined spatial change; an actuator arrangement; and at least one... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090309831 - Wireless control device and multi-cursor control method: A wireless control device and a multi-cursor control method for use with a computer system are provided. The application program of the computer system is executed to generate at least a first pointer and a second pointer. The wireless control device includes a first pointer controller, a second pointer controller... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090309832 - Pointing stick device: The present invention provides a pointing stick device circuit which is using fewer components. The circuit is using current sources instead of voltage sources. This will be more convenient to integrate the circuit and largely reduce the cost. Also, using this circuit and the relative process, the requirement of high... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20090309833 - Input controller used together with pointing device and input control method: Coordinate data on a position pointed out by a pointer on a screen is stored in a storage section. When a control switch (ball) is depressed, the coordinate data corresponding to a moment before a predetermined time counted substantially from the moment when the control switch is depressed is read... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090309834 - Laser pointer mouse: An apparatus includes a monitor, a camera for sensing an image on the monitor, a translucent material positioned between the monitor and the camera, and a processor for receiving the sensed image from the camera, determining a location of a laser spot with respect to the sensed image, and controlling... Agent: Upmc

20090309836 - Keyboard: A keyboard includes a keyboard pattern, a transparent touch panel and a control module. The keyboard pattern has a plurality of key patterns. The transparent touch panel covers the keyboard pattern. The control module is electrically connected with the transparent touch panel. When the transparent touch panel is pressed, according... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090309835 - User interface processing device: This patent application relates generally to processing devices in the medical device area.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090309837 - Handheld electronic device with reduced keyboard and associated method of providing quick text entry in a message: An improved handheld electronic device having a reduced keyboard provides facilitated language entry by making available to a user certain words that a user may reasonably be expected to enter. In some situations, certain words can be stored, for example, in a temporary dictionary for use in particular situations. For... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20090309847 - Apparatus and method for providing multi-touch interface capability: An apparatus and method for providing multi-touch human to computing device interface capability on devices having single-touch interface devices. The apparatus and method use heuristics based analysis of successive touch point X,Y coordinate pairs provided by the single-touch interface device to identify a multi-touch occurrence. A further heuristics based function... Agent: Vincent Patent Agency

20090309844 - Display apparatus having touch screen function: A display device includes: a display panel including a first region having a plurality of display cells for displaying an image, and a second region at least partly surrounding the first region, the second region including a plurality of light generation cells for generating light, different from the image, to... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090309849 - Enhanced on-object context menus: Aspects of the present invention provide context menus useful in, e.g., a computing device receiving user input via a stylus. Icons representing actions performable on an object are displayed in a context menu for the object. Additional aspects of the invention include cascading menus that also minimize hand and/or wrist... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090309839 - Eraser assemblies and methods of manufacturing same: An eraser assembly for erasing a display surface of an electronic display system, where the display surface can implement a dot pattern. The eraser assembly can comprise a body assembly, which can be in communication with an eraser pad and a sensing device, such as a camera. The camera can... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090309841 - Eraser for use with optical interactive surface: An eraser is usable in a display system having a display surface. The eraser includes one or more optical detection elements for determining the coordinates of the eraser relative to the display surface.... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090309846 - Surface computing collaboration system, method and apparatus: A system for digital content collaboration and sharing has first and second collaboration devices each having a display device operable to display digital content items and operable to detect multi-touch hand gestures made on or adjacent a surface of the display device. The system is operable transfer digital content items... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090309842 - Touch control virtual screen apparatus: A touch control virtual screen apparatus is provided. The touch control virtual screen apparatus includes a screen, an optical structure, and a detection module. The screen is adapted for emitting light. The optical structure includes at least one optical lens, and is adapted for configuring an image of a virtual... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090309843 - Touch panel using nano-wire: Provided is a touch panel using a zinc oxide (ZnO) nano wire. The touch panel may include a first transparent substrate, a first transparent electrode layer on the first transparent substrate, a light transmissive nano wire layer including a plurality of piezoelectric nano wires that may be arranged on the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090309845 - Touch window: A touch window including a first transparent substrate, a second transparent substrate, a first conductive film and a pad is provided. The second transparent substrate is disposed on one side of the first transparent substrate, and the area of the first transparent substrate is larger than that of the second... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090309838 - Use of separation elements with rear projection screen: A rear projection display devices includes a diffusion layer having an interface surface configured to diffuse visible light, and a visible light projection subsystem configured to project a display image at the interface surface using the visible light to be diffused by the diffusion layer. The rear projection display devices... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090309848 - User interface device: A user interface device, which allocates each of the functions for operating an instrument to fingertips in response to a hand movement and allowing an operator to intuitively comprehend the allocation of each of the functions to the fingertips, is provided. This includes: a GUI button allocation section that first... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090309840 - Wireless transmitter installed at touch screen for bi-directional signal transmission, and wireless transmission module installed between touch screen and computer system: In a wireless transmitter installed in a touch screen for bi-directional signal transmissions, the touch screen includes an image driving unit for receiving an image signal and converting the image signal into an image display signal and a signal control unit for generating a touch control instruction signal, and the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090309851 - Capacitive sensor panel having dynamically reconfigurable sensor size and shape: This relates to a capacitive sensor panel that is able to dynamically reconfigure its sensor size and shape for proximity and/or distance to enable hover and gesture detection. Thus, the size and/or shape of the sensors in the panel can differ according to present needs. The sensor panel may dynamically... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090309850 - Capacitive touch panel: A capacitive touch panel is assembled by a substrate layer, sensing layer, and surface layer. A plurality of transparent X and Y axis traces are arranged on the sensing layer and intersect each other as a matrix. A front end of each X trace and each Y trace has a... Agent: Kai-ti Yang

20090309852 - Touch panel input device and control method thereof: A touch panel input device includes a touch panel, an analog multiplexer and an embedded controller. The touch panel generates a plurality of analog signals when the touch panel is touched. The analog multiplexer is communicated with the touch panel. The embedded controller is communicated with the analog multiplexer for... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090309853 - Electronic whiteboard system and assembly with optical detection elements: An electronic whiteboard system and assembly with optical detection elements is disclosed. The electronic whiteboard system includes a writing/display surface and a retroreflective perimeter surrounding the edge of the surface. A user can mark upon the surface or interact with an image displayed on the surface using an input device.... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090309854 - Input devices with multiple operating modes: An input device for interacting with a display surface of an electronic display system. The input device can comprise a body, a nib, a sensing system, a cap, and a mode-indicating system. The body can provide structural support for the input device. The nib, which is in communication with the... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090309855 - Led matrix driving device: An LED driving device and method that individually controls the brightness of each LED or LED block of multiple LED arrays is provided. The LED driving device utilizes a comparison of a data input signal with a reference signal using a comparator. The LED driving device may function as a... Agent: Matthew J. Esserman

20090309857 - Operational amplifter circuit, and driving method of liquid crystal display using the same: A small-offset operational amplifier circuit with a simple circuit architecture is provided. An operational amplifier circuit includes: differential pair sections (MN1 and MN2, MP1 and MP2); a first switch section (SG3); folded cascode-connected current mirror circuit sections (MP3 to MP6, MN3 to MN6); a second switch section (SG1 and SG2);... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090309856 - Pixel and organic light emitting display device using the same: An pixel of an organic light emitting display device includes: an organic light emitting diode (OLED); a second transistor for supplying a current to the OLED; a first transistor coupled between a data line and a gate electrode of the second transistor, the first transistor being turned on when a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090309858 - Liquid crystal display and driving method of the same: A liquid crystal display (“LCD”) and a driving method of the same are provided. The LCD includes a photo sensor including a ring oscillator having cascade-connected inverters, wherein the output signal of the ring oscillator has a frequency varying according to the ambient luminance.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090309859 - Multidirectional photodetector, a portable communication tool having thereof and a method of displaying: A photodetector of the invention is characterized by having a plurality of detector elements that are arranged over a light-transparent substrate and are connected in parallel. A foldable portable communication tool having two display portions of the invention is characterized by including one photodetector which includes a plurality of detector... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090309860 - Driving method and related device for reducing power consumption of lcd: A driving method is provided for reducing power consumption of a liquid crystal display. The driving method includes steps of sequentially receiving first data and second data, determining whether the second data is the same as the first data, and controlling a data-line driving circuit not to read in driving... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090309861 - Power supply and plasma display device having the same: A power supply and a plasma display device having the power supply is disclosed. The power supply reduces power used in a power factor correction unit and a DC converter by distributing the total power of the power supply between the power factor correction unit and the DC converter.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090309862 - Data driver and display apparatus having the same: In a data driver, an inverter inverts a first data signal from a first group of data signals. A converter includes first and second converting circuits. The first converting circuit converts a second data signal included from second group of data signals into a first gamma voltage. The second converting... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090309863 - Display device and method of driving thereof: A display device includes plural scan lines, plural data lines intersecting the of scan lines, plural discharge lines for the respective scan lines; and plural pixel circuits for respective intersections of the scan lines and the data lines. Each of the pixel circuits includes a driving transistor, a first diode... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20090309865 - Image display device: During a first period of a set period, a reset switch element of each pixel is turned on to converge a voltage at a control electrode of a TFT to a predetermined voltage, and a step signal having a first voltage level is supplied from a step signal generation circuit.... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090309864 - Plasma display device and plasma display panel drive method: A first driving circuit alternately reverses polarities of voltages applied to a first and a second electrode in order to cause sustain discharge between the first and second electrodes. A second driving circuit applies a pulse to a fourth electrode in synchronization with a timing when the Polarities of the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090309868 - Active matrix organic light emitting diode display and method of driving the same: An active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) display including an organic light emitting diode (OLED), a driving transistor switching a supply of current to the OLED according to image signals, and at least one current controller including a plurality of current control transistors controlling the amount of the current... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090309866 - Controlling a mobile telephone responsive to an esd event: Whenever an electrostatic discharge (ESD) event has occurred which may have corrupted the display registers, displays in a mobile telephone are reinitialized. A General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) device is employed to trigger an interrupt whenever an antenna/detector, connected between the GPIO and a test point proximate the displays, detects the... Agent: Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

20090309869 - Driving circuit and display: A liquid crystal display in which it is possible to reduce the EMI noise ascribable to high harmonic contents in a charging/discharging current is disclosed. The liquid crystal display includes a source driver 10. The source driver includes output terminals (OUTn) that drive a liquid crystal panel, amplifiers 15 that... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090309870 - Electrophoretic display device, driving method for electrophoretic display device, and electronic apparatus: A driving method for an electrophoretic display device that includes opposing first and second substrates provided so as to sandwich an electrophoretic element having an electrophoretic particle, a plurality of first electrodes formed on the first substrate at an electrophoretic element side, and a second electrode which is formed on... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090309867 - Method of driving pixels and display apparatus for performing the method: A pixel is driven by first converted image data having a first polarity and being converted by an A-gamma curve during an (N)th frame where ‘N’ is a natural number. The pixel is driven by second converted image data having a second polarity opposite to the first polarity and being... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090309871 - Smart pixel addressing: A display unit has modular groups of light emitting elements or pixels. A light emitting element in the display unit can be used as a light receptor for accepting control information without needing to connect the display unit to a network or a controller.... Agent: Aka Chan LLP

20090309872 - Object selecting device, object selecting method, information recording medium, and program: An object selecting device, etc., is provided making possible easy selection of objects displayed in a predetermined order. A display unit (306) of the object selecting device (301) displays objects whose order is further forward so as to hide objects whose order is further back, if objects overlap. A position... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090309875 - Drawing generation device, method and program for electric cable housing components: To make possible using three-dimensional data of electric cable housing components to automatically generate and output a drawing that is simple and useful as two-dimensional data for clearly representing the relationship between upper and lower components. Determination controller 121 of two-dimensional data generation unit 120 converts three-dimensional data of electric... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090309874 - Method for display of pre-rendered computer aided diagnosis results: A method for displaying pre-rendered medical images on a workstation includes receiving three-dimensional medical image data. A region of suspicion is automatically identified within the three-dimensional medical image data. A rendering workstation is used to pre-render the three-dimensional medical image data into a sequence of two-dimensional images in which the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090309873 - Three-dimensional image display device and three-dimensional image display method: It is made possible to provide a three-dimensional image display device by which an alarm image with high visibility can be displayed at the end of the viewing zone in a parallel-ray one-dimensional IP system, without a reduction of the viewing zone or a decrease in processing speed. A three-dimensional... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090309876 - Method and apparatus for organizing object geometry for spatial and memory coherency and optimal rendering: Methods and computing devices enable the generation of contiguous triangle patches for use in generating triangle strips for processing in a computer graphics engine. A seed triangle is selected and a patch of contiguous triangles is formed by incrementally adding adjacent triangles to the patch at equal steps from the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090309877 - Soft shadow rendering: A real-time method for rendering soft shadows from lighting environments on dynamic height fields provides for self-shadowing by computing a horizon map for set azimuthal directions with a multiple resolution pyramid on the height field. The multiple resolution pyramid comprises more levels than power of two levels. Visibility is represented... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090309878 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a projecting unit that projects a registered face image containing at least part of a face onto a surface of a three-dimensional model having a shape in which at least part of the three-dimensional model in one direction on the surface onto which an image... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090309879 - Statistically-based display processing: In exemplary embodiments, a waveform processor system may update pixel state information as a function of current pixel state information (e.g., intensity, color) by comparing a randomized value to a set of predetermined threshold values that correspond to different permitted pixel states. In an illustrative example, each time a display... Agent: Lecroy Corporation

20090309880 - Drawing control method, drawing control apparatus, and drawing control system for embedded system: A drawing control method, a drawing control apparatus, and a drawing control system for embedded system are provided. The present invention adopts an independent drawing control apparatus to control a drawing unit to draw a frame, and move the drawn frame to an external frame buffer in advance, and therefore... Agent: J C Patents

20090309881 - Copying of animation effects from a source object to at least one target object: A method and a processing device may be provided for copying animation effects of a source object to one or more target objects of a presentation. The source object and the target objects may be included in presentation templates, or presentation slides of presentation files. The one or more target... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090309882 - Large scale crowd physics: Systems and methods for creating autonomous agents or objects. Agents reactions to physical forces are modeled as springs. A signal representing a force or velocity change for one animation control is processed to produce realistic reaction effects. The signal may be filtered two or more times, each filter typically having... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP/pixar

20090309883 - Computer system and tool and method for managing shader clock: A management method of shader clock includes providing a management interface under an operation system environment for receiving an input of a user. When a frequency value to be set of a shader clock input by the user is received, the management method of the present invention can obtain a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090309884 - Apparatus and method for selectable hardware accelerators in a data driven architecture: A method and apparatus employing selectable hardware accelerators in a data driven architecture are described. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a plurality of processing elements (PEs). A plurality of hardware accelerators are coupled to a selection unit. A register is coupled to the selection unit and the plurality of... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090309885 - Performance allocation method and apparatus: In accordance with some embodiments, a graphics process frame generation frame rate may be monitored in combination with a utilization or work load metric for the graphics process in order to allocate performance resources to the graphics process and in some cases, between the graphics process and a central processing... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090309886 - Intelligent external display configuration on mobile devices: An external display configuration approach is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method can include: using an interface of a portable computing device to define preferred settings, where the preferred settings designate preferences for a display that is external to the portable computing device; detecting in the portable computing device, a... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20090309887 - Bandwidth improvement for 3d display: A method of operating an autostereoscopic display, the autostereoscopic display device comprising a switchable aperture array and a screen, the method comprising: displaying a portion of an image on the screen for a first period of time; and using the switchable aperture array to restrict to a second period of... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090309888 - Real-time messaging system for an image display device: A real-time messaging system for an image display device is provided. One disclosed embodiment includes an image display device including a light source and an image-generation device configured to receive light from the light source, and in response, generate an image. The image display device may further include a projection... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090309889 - Method and apparatus for contolling writing of data to graphic memory: A method and apparatus for controlling writing of data to a graphic memory is provided. In the method and apparatus, a plurality of consecutively input data pieces are controlled to be not consecutively written to the same memory area in terms of time or space.... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090309890 - Display device, control method thereof, program and recording medium: A display device that receives an input of video signal data including a plurality of pieces of frame data, corrects frame data representing a frame to be displayed based on frame data of a frame adjacent to the frame to be displayed, and outputs the resulting data as data to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090309891 - Avatar individualized by physical characteristic: An avatar generator for a virtual environment reflects a physiological characteristic of the user, injecting a degree of reality into the capabilities or appearance. Thereby, many of the incentives of the real world are replicated in a virtual environment. Physiological data that reflect a degree of health of the real... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090309892 - Information display apparatus, information displaying method, and computer readable medium: An information display apparatus includes: a receiving unit that receives character sequence information arranged in a plurality of lines; an image acquisition unit that acquires a line image in which an end of an nth line and a start of an (n+1)th line of the received character sequence information are... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090309893 - Method and system for displaying and communicating complex graphics file information: A method and system is disclosed which permits anyone with a web browser to view, zoom, markup, and edit CAD files without special software tools. This is accomplished by calculating and serving rasterized files in a format such as portable network graphic files that are readily viewed by a client... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090309894 - Electronic layout generation based on visual context: An electronically implemented method is disclosed for generating a layout for a composite image. The method starts with the steps of receiving (210) at least one content element to be included within the composite image and an external environment context image (220) indicative of the intended external environment of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090309895 - Image display apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image display method: The object of the present invention is to provide an image display apparatus, an image processing apparatus, and an image display method that are able to display images without motion blur without increasing the transmitted amount of image signal. An image display apparatus of the invention comprises an image reception... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090309896 - Multi instance unified shader engine filtering system with level one and level two cache: Apparatus and systems utilizing multiple shader engines where each shader engine comprises multiple rows of shader engine filters combined with level one and level two cache systems. Each unified shader engine filter comprises a shader pipe array, and a texture mapping unit with access to a level one cache system... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090309897 - Communication terminal and communication system and display method of communication terminal: A communication terminal and a communication system able to adaptively update sizes and positions of screens in accordance with the situation without operation by a user, and a display method of the communication terminal, which perform processing of individual packets in a linked manner under the control of a display... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090309898 - Rendering apparatus and method: The rendering parameters including the position coordinate, the color information and the transparency in a vector definition space are calculated for each pixel occupied by a curved surface model projected on a screen. Plural primitive data are generated and stored from the vector data. By judging whether the plural primitive... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090309899 - Method and system for switching between video sources: Method for switching from a first video source to a second video source, the first video source producing first video content being displayed to a user, and the second video source producing second video content, wherein a changing view of a polyhedron with first and second substantially rectangular surfaces is... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20090309900 - Method and apparatus for displaying map using non-linear compression: A map displaying method and apparatus to display a map on a screen, the map displaying method including: establishing a first area on the map that is not compressed based on a current location of an object on the map; non-linearly compressing a second area adjacent to the first area... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090309901 - Electronic picture frame and image display method thereof: An electronic picture frame and an image display method thereof are provided. In the electronic picture frame, a plurality of images are arranged and displayed on one side of a screen, and among the plurality of images, an image at a particular position is enlarged and displayed. Alternatively, a screen... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090309902 - Method for grayscale rendition in an am-oled:

20090309903 - Signal processing device for liquid crystal display panel and liquid crystal display having the same: A liquid crystal display system including a signal processing device uses interpolation to generate an intermediate image frame using previous image frame data and present image frame data. The system converts data of the intermediate image frame into transposed image data that is to be used to drive a liquid... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

  
12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090303155 - Display device: A display device includes: a plurality of display panels which each have a plurality of pixels provided in correspondence with intersections of a plurality of scanning lines and a plurality of data lines and a driving circuit supplying image data to the data lines; and a control circuit which controls... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090303156 - System and method for low bandwidth display information transport: A digital video transmission system that operates with three different video rendering paths. A first rendering path operates by receiving display requests and rendering bit-mapped graphics in a local screen buffer. The display information in that local screen buffer is then encoded and transmitted to a remote display system that... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090303157 - Display device: A display device (1a) of the present invention includes a displaying section (10), an image generating section (2) for generating an image signal, and a parallax barrier aperture array (17), distinction means (3) for judging whether cross talk of an image of another-pixels reaches a level at which the cross... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090303158 - Head-up display system: A head-up display system having a judgment boundary information storage storing judgment boundary information defining judgment area used for judging based on a movement of the driver's eye position whether or not a reflecting angle of the reflector is adjusted, an imaging device imaging an imaging area, an eye position... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090303159 - Method of navigating in a surrounding world captured by one or more image sensors and a device for carrying out the method: The present invention relates to a method for a user to navigate in a surrounding world captured by one or more image sensors and displayed to the user in an image display area of a display device which in use is in front of the user's head and follows the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090303160 - Apparatus and method for deleting duplicate image files: A method for deleting duplicate image files in a digital photo frame (DPF) includes selecting an image file for comparing to other image files in the DPF, determining if names of other image files and a name of the selected image file are the same, and determining if sizes of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090303161 - Apparatus and methods for driving solid-state illumination sources: A method for driving a solid-state illumination source to emit light having a brightness determined by a control value involves selecting a control mode based at least in part on the control value. In one embodiment a constant current is supplied to the solid-state illumination source for control values in... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20090303165 - Active matrix display device: In order to provide an active matrix display device in which parasitic capacitance or the like is suppressed by forming a thick insulating film around an organic semiconductor film and disconnection or the like does not occur in the opposing electrode formed on the upper layer of the thick insulating... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090303164 - Display device: The invention provides an image display device capable of reducing the transmission delay of a scanning signal. A plurality of scanning signal lines are wired in one pixel circuit row. Pixel circuits of the pixel circuit row are connected to any of the plurality of scanning signal lines.... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090303162 - Image display device: Provided is an image display device in which deterioration of a self-light-emitting element within a pixel is corrected accurately. A driver transistor provided in each pixel to drive the self-light-emitting element is driven in a saturation region. A voltage detection unit detects a voltage across the self-light-emitting element of each... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090303163 - Image display device: Provided is an image display device in which deterioration of a self-light-emitting element within a pixel is corrected accurately. A detection unit detects, within a detection period, a difference in characteristics between self-light-emitting elements of adjacent pixels. A first subtraction circuit outputs a differential voltage between a reference voltage and... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090303166 - Liquid crystal display apparatus, driver circuit, driving method and television receiver: In one embodiment of the present invention, in a liquid crystal display apparatus, while the complication of a driver circuit, etc., and an increase in operating frequency are suppressed, impulse display is implemented and the charge characteristics of pixel capacitances are improved. In an active matrix-type liquid crystal display apparatus... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090303167 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device which can enhance power-consumption reduction efficiency irrespective of inputted image data is provided. The liquid crystal display device includes: a liquid crystal display panel which includes a display region formed of a mass of a plurality of pixels; a backlight which has a plurality of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090303168 - Liquid crystal display device and method for driving same: One embodiment of the present invention provides a liquid crystal display device in which auxiliary capacitance lines are driven, thereby allowing the range of drive voltage to be kept narrow while increasing the difference between the maximum and minimum absolute values of voltage to be applied to liquid crystal, and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090303169 - Scanning drive circuit and display device including the same: Disclosed herein is a display device, including display elements two-dimensionally disposed in a matrix; scanning lines, initialization control lines, and display control lines extending in a first direction; data lines extending in a second direction different from the first direction; and a scanning drive circuit.... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090303172 - Analog-to-digital converter, display device including the same and driving method of the same: An analog-to-digital (“A/D”) converter includes; a photocurrent integrator which integrates photocurrent and stores the integrated photocurrent in a feedback capacitor in the form of voltage, and a discharger which attenuates the voltage out from the photocurrent integrator in the form of an exponential function.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090303170 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: The liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines forming a matrix, a back light unit including a plurality of light source blocks capable of being driven separately, an image processing circuit to generate a movement judgment signal based on a digital... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090303171 - Method of local dimming of light source, light source apparatus for performing the method and display apparatus having the light source apparatus: In a method of local dimming of a light source including a plurality of light-emitting blocks, a dimming level of each light-emitting block of the plurality of light-emitting blocks is determined. A compensation dimming level of a predetermined light-emitting block is calculated based on dimming levels of peripheral light-emitting blocks... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090303173 - Electrophoretic display apparatus and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display apparatus includes a display having a plurality of pixels each having a pixel electrode; and a common electrode opposed to the pixel electrode; an electrophoretic element disposed between the pixel electrode and the common electrode, the electrophoretic element containing electrophoretic particles; a driving unit that performs partial... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090303174 - Control of dual function input area: An apparatus is provided that may be a portable device, such as a portable personal computer, cellular phone, or other computing device. The apparatus includes an input device. The input device may include a first input area and a second input area. The first and second input areas may occupy... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20090303178 - Display control apparatus, display control method, and program: There is provided a display control apparatus including an external memory accommodating unit for accommodating a removable external memory; a database recognizing unit for recognizing a database stored in the external memory, the database being recorded with an image stored in the external memory and information related to the image... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090303177 - Electronic device and method for selecting functions based on orientations: The present invention provides an electronic device and a method for selecting functions based on orientations of the electronic device. The method includes: a) storing relationships between orientations and functions; b) fetching inductive signals based on the orientation of the electronic device; c) recognizing the current orientation according to the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090303175 - Haptic user interface: This invention relates to a method, apparatuses and a computer-readable medium having a computer program stored thereon, the method, apparatuses and computer program using a haptic signal perceptible by a user contacting a user interface surface with an input means (device) to indicate a predetermined direction on the user interface... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090303179 - Kinetic interface: A kinetic interface for orientation detection in a video training system is disclosed. The interface includes a balance platform instrumented with inertial motion sensors. The interface engages a participant's sense of balance in training exercises.... Agent: Morrison Ulman Nupat, LLC

20090303176 - Methods and systems for controlling electronic devices according to signals from digital camera and sensor modules: An embodiment of a method for remotely controlling an electronic apparatus, performed by a processor of the electronic apparatus, comprises the following steps. Existence of an object in close proximity to the electronic apparatus is detected. A camera module of the electronic apparatus is turned on to capture a series... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090303180 - Computer display control using multiple input devices with different combinations of input functions: In one embodiment, a computing device for providing navigation on a display is provided. The computing device includes a first input device that provides navigation on the display screen in two dimensions. For example, the first input device may be a trackstick or track ball that can be mechanically actuated... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20090303181 - Sphere absolute angle detection system, sphere actuator, and pointing device: A sphere absolute angle detecting system (1) comprises a sphere (2) to which a surface image recognition pattern (P) for detecting the absolute angle of the sphere (2) is provided and an image recognition device (3) provided outside the sphere (2). The image recognition pattern (P) can be composed by... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090303182 - Discrete vibration scroll wheel device: The present invention discloses a discrete vibration scroll wheel device, which comprises: a scroll wheel and a support seat supporting the scroll wheel. The scroll wheel has a wheel portion and an axle portion. The support seat has an axle-receiving hole where the axle portion is inserted and held. The... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090303184 - Handheld electronic product and control method for automatically switching an operating mode: A handheld electronic product that is capable of automatically switching between operating modes includes a mouse module for outputting a mouse signal when operated on a plane surface, an angle detection module, and a control module. The angle detection module detects changes in angular orientation between the handheld electronic product... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20090303183 - Palm support structure of mouse: The present invention discloses a palm support structure of a mouse, and the palm support structure includes an ergonomic auxiliary body installed on a lateral edge or a rear position of a mouse body and combined with the mouse body. When a user operates the mouse, the user's palm is... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20090303186 - User input handling for digital video playback device: Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to providing user inputs, such as, for example, text from a keyboard, to an application executed on a digital video object playback device.... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc C/o Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP

20090303185 - User interface, device and method for an improved operating mode: A user interface configured to detect a first press on a volume key and upon the detection determine a second operating mode and switch from a first operating mode to the second operating mode.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20090303187 - System and method for a thumb-optimized touch-screen user interface: A virtual thumb-board solution is provided that fits on a pocket-size device or even palm-size device and uses the standard keyboard layout with straight rows of keys, which is achieved while making the virtual thumb-board accurate, fast, and comfortable. And thumb-optimized virtual User Interface solutions are provided that make information... Agent: Matt Pallakoff

20090303198 - Capacitive sensing with high-frequency noise reduction: A method and apparatus for sensing the presence of a body from a change in an amount of charge present on a capacitively charged key includes performing a measurement burst which generates a plurality of signal sample values from a plurality of measurement cycles. Each of the measurement cycle includes... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel

20090303201 - Cooking device: There is provided a cooking device that prevents operation based on a control command assigned to a touch key from being executed when a user is not intending to operate the touch key. The cooking device includes an electrode unit which includes a key electrode (3a) provided on the lower... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090303195 - Display device provided with touch panel: A display device provided with a touch panel for detecting a contact position on a touch surface of the panel at which a contact object is brought into contact with the touch surface, the touch panel including an in-panel-surface electrode with a plurality of openings formed in a display area.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090303189 - High resistivity metal fan out: The formation of metal traces in the border areas of a touch sensor panel to provide improved reliability, better noise rejection, and lower manufacturing costs is disclosed. The metal traces can be coupled to rows on the touch sensor panel in an interleaved manner, so that any two successive rows... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090303196 - Matrix touch panel device: A matrix touch panel device includes input resistive films formed on a first substrate, and output resistive films formed on a second substrate placed face to face with the first substrate and intersecting with the input resistive films in a matrix with a gap therebetween, and by detecting whether any... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090303191 - Method for manufacturing touch panel with glass panel layer and glass substrate: A method for manufacturing a touch panel includes following steps. A substrate is used and an upper surface thereof is formed with a plurality of lower electrode units. A periphery of each lower electrode unit is formed with a gluing frame, and a periphery of the substrate is formed with... Agent: Kai-ti Yang

20090303199 - Mobile terminal using proximity sensor and method of controlling the mobile terminal: A mobile terminal including a touch screen and a proximity sensor and a method of controlling the mobile terminal are provided. The method includes displaying an image on the touch screen; if a touch signal for the image is received, displaying an image-editing menu; choosing one of a plurality of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090303200 - Sensor-based display of virtual keyboard image and associated methodology: A display device includes a touch screen having a display surface that displays images. The touch screen outputs a signal indicating a position on the display surface that has been touched. The display device also includes a first sensor that senses a position of an object relative to the display... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090303188 - System and method for adjusting a value using a touchscreen slider: Methods and apparatus are provided for controlling a touchscreen in an electronic system and adjusting a value using a control element. A method is provided for controlling a touchscreen adapted to sense object presence in a sensing region. The method comprises displaying a control element having a reference point on... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090303194 - Touch panel control device, picture-drawing device, display function-equipped coordinate input device, and touch position acquisition device: In order to restrict a decrease in processing speed due to an increase in bit length of a digital signal, a mobile telephone (1001) receives an input of a digital signal having a predetermined bit length indicating a coordinate of a user-specified position on an input surface of a touch... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090303193 - Touch screen display device: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a touch screen display device includes a touch screen display panel, a first integrated circuit (IC) chip, and a second IC chip. The touch screen display panel includes a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090303197 - Touch sensitive video signal display for a programmable multimedia controller: The forgoing method, system, and apparatus relates to a touch sensitive display for use with a programmable multimedia controller. In the illustrative system, the user may select and designate a video input device to be implemented on a video output display device within the user's network of devices. The media... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20090303192 - Touch-driven devices with selectively active regions and control method thereof: A method for controlling a touch-driven device including a display is provided. The method includes The method includes providing a display area and a virtual key area for displaying application options, detecting a contacted virtual key, and generating a notification signal in response to the contacted virtual key, retrieving corresponding... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090303190 - Touch-sensitive display device: A touch-sensitive display device includes a frame assembly, a display module and a touch panel. The frame assembly has a first frame, a second frame received in the first frame and a third frame covered on the first frame. The second frame has a plurality of side walls, two of... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090303203 - Capacitive sensing with low-frequency noise reduction: A method of sensing the presence of a body from a change in an amount of charge present on a capacitively charged key. The method comprises inducing charge onto the key during a drive part of a measurement cycle, coupling a signal measurement capacitor to the key during a signal... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel

20090303202 - Capacitive touch screen: A capacitive touch screen includes a liquid crystal layer, an upper transparent conductive layer, a lower transparent conductive layer, an upper transparent plate, a lower transparent plate, an upper polarizing plate, a lower polarizing plate, a touch control circuit unit and a first dielectric layer. The upper transparent conductive layer,... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090303204 - Controlling and accessing content using motion processing on mobile devices: Various embodiments provide systems and methods capable of facilitating interaction with handheld electronics devices based on sensing rotational rate around at least three axes and linear acceleration along at least three axes. In one aspect, a handheld electronic device includes a subsystem providing display capability, a set of motion sensors... Agent: Sawyer Law Group PC

20090303205 - Computation device incorporating motion detection and method thereof: Information from an accelerometer integrated at a computation device is received. An orientation of a display of the computation device, or other attribute, can be determined based upon the received information based upon an assumed reference, such as a desktop surface that is perpendicular to a gravitational vector, or based... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20090303206 - Data dependent drive scheme and display: A method for writing data to a display includes the steps of receiving a plurality of data bits, where each bit is associated with a different pixel of the display, reading the value of each data bit, determining whether each data bits has an off-state value, and generating a disable... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20090303207 - Data dependent drive scheme and display: A method for writing data to a display includes the steps of receiving a plurality of data bits, where each bit is associated with a different pixel of the display, reading the value of each data bit, determining whether each data bits has an off-state value, and generating a disable... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20090303208 - Device with display position input: In accordance with some embodiments, an electronic device is provided with one or more position sensors, providing it with the ability to detect, and use as part of its user interface, a special orientation of a part of the device.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090303209 - Display apparatus, control module and method for the display apparatus: A display apparatus, a control module and a method for the display apparatus are provided. The control module comprises a color sensing unit, a light sensing unit, and a processor. The color sensing unit is configured to sense and output color information of the display apparatus. The light sensing unit... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090303210 - Display panel driver and display device: Provided is a display panel driver with an improved driving characteristic by use of an amplifier output having excellent symmetry of an output characteristic. The display panel driver according to the present invention includes a first input differential stage circuit, a first output stage circuit, a second output stage circuit,... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090303212 - Optical device and virtual image display: An optical device includes: a light guide plate receiving, for each of N types of wavelength bands, a plurality of parallel light beams with different incident angles each corresponding to view angles, and guiding the received parallel light beams; a first and a second volume hologram gratings of reflection type... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090303211 - Shift register and gate driver therefor: The present invention relates to a shift register and a gate driver therefor. The shift register comprises: a first thin film transistor, of which a gate is connected to a first node, a source is connected to a clock signal terminal, and a drain is connected to an output terminal... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090303213 - Signal line driving circuit and light emitting device: Variations occur in the characteristics of transistors. The present invention is a signal-line drive circuit comprising first and second current source circuits corresponding to respective plurality of signal lines, a shift register, and n (n is a natural number of one or more) video-signal constant current source s, wherein each... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090303214 - Display control substrate, manufacturing method thereof, liquid crystal display panel, electronic information device: A display control substrate and a method of manufacturing thereof, includes a thin film transistor (TFT) that is provided for each of a multiplicity of pixel sections provided in two dimensions and is an inversely staggered TFT. A gate electrode wiring, a Cs wiring and a source electrode wiring of... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090303215 - Display control apparatus and display control method: A display control apparatus includes an external light detection unit configured to detect ambient brightness of a display apparatus, a variation detection unit configured to detect a variation of orientation of the display apparatus, and a control unit configured to adjust display luminance of the display apparatus according to the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090303216 - Display device and control method thereof: Display device technology, in which an illumination sensor senses illumination of surroundings of a location where a display device is installed and image signals to be displayed are received. An average picture level of a received signal is detected and a controller controls brightness of a backlight associated with the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090303220 - Display device and driving method thereof: A display device includes a light emitting diode, and first and second driving transistors connected between a driving voltage and the light emitting diode to supply driving electric current to the light emitting diode. A control voltage or control voltages differentiated in polarity from each other is/are applied to control... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090303219 - Display device, liquid crystal display device and electronic device including the same: A liquid crystal display device includes a pixel having a first to nth (n is a natural number of 2 or more) subpixels and a circuit. To the circuit N (N is a natural number of 2 or more) wirings for supplying a digital signal with N bits and first... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090303218 - Plasma display and method for driving plasma display panel: A disclosed plasma display includes a plasma display panel including cells and display electrodes including a group of X electrodes and a group of Y electrodes; an X electrode driving circuit configured to apply a sustaining pulse to the group of X electrodes; and a Y electrode driving circuit configured... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090303217 - Transmission interface for reducing power consumption and electromagnetic interference and method thereof: d

20090303221 - Flat display panel having internal power supply circuit for reducing power consumption: A flat display employs at least one high voltage different from logic voltages. The display has a voltage detection unit and a drive control signal control unit. The voltage detection unit is used to detect the high voltage. The drive control signal control unit is used to control drive control... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090303225 - Liquid crystal display and method of driving the same: A liquid crystal display (LCD) device and a driving method thereof for improving a working efficiency of the LCD and reducing manufacturing costs. The liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel having liquid crystal cells at crossings of data lines and gate lines, data integrated circuit supplying... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090303224 - Liquid crystal display device with a timing controller and manufacturing the same: A liquid crystal display device that includes a timing controller for outputting processed image signals to a source driver. The timing controller also includes a plurality of mapping circuits such as RSDS data mapping circuit and a mini-LVDS data mapping circuit. The mapping circuits are selectively connected to a differential... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090303223 - Method for driving plasma display panel: A method for driving a plasma display panel including a plurality of discharge cells each having a scan electrode and a sustain electrode. One field includes a plurality of subfields each having an address period for generating address discharge in a discharge cell, and a sustain period for alternately applying... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090303222 - Plasma display device and method for driving plasma display panel: Provided are a plasma display device and a method for driving the plasma display panel. The plasma display device with a panel having high luminance can generate a stable address discharge without increasing the voltage required to generate an address discharge when the current accumulated time of the panel has... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090303226 - Source driver capable of controlling source line driving signals in a liquid crystal display device: There is provided a source driver capable of controlling the timing of source line driving signals in a liquid crystal display device. The source driver includes a plurality of output circuits, each output circuit including an output buffer and a switch. The output buffer amplifies an analog image signal, and... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090303228 - Electrophoretic display device, electronic apparatus, and method of driving electrophoretic display device: An electrophoretic display device includes a first substrate and a second substrate, an electrophoretic element which is placed between the first and second substrates and contains electrophoretic particles, a plurality of first pixel electrodes formed on an electrophoretic element side of the first substrate, second pixel electrodes provided on the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090303229 - Ergonomic lighting system: This invention relates to an ergonomic lighting system for a display device including an image display region. An image analyzer determines the color information of a video signal to be displayed in the image display region. Light emitting means is disposed such that it peripherally surrounds the image display region... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090303227 - Video display capable of compensating for display defects: A video display device includes a display panel; a memory storing defect information for compensating data to be displayed on defect regions of the display panel; a compensation circuit comprising a first compensator that compensates the data to be displayed on the defect regions using the defect information from the... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090303232 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus is disclosed. The display apparatus includes a display panel that displays at least one of a two dimensional (2D) image and a three dimensional (3D) image, and a driver that is driven so as to display an image on the display panel. The driver includes a 3D... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090303230 - Surface parameterization method: A method (200) for performing surface parameterization using a divide and conquer strategy is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a surface is divided into two arbitrary parts (220). Each divided part is separately flattened into a triangular region in parameter space to form first and second disks, respectively (230). The... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20090303233 - Systems and methods for imaging a three-dimensional volume of geometrically irregular grid data representing a grid volume: Systems and methods for imaging a 3D volume of geometrically irregular grid data. The systems and methods utilize various types of probes and displays to render the geometrically irregular grid data, in real-time, and analyze the geometrically irregular grid data.... Agent: Crain, Caton & James

20090303231 - Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for manipulating three-dimensional virtual objects: An electronic device with a touch screen display, a computer-implemented method, and a graphical user interface for navigating in three-dimensional virtual spaces and manipulating three-dimensional objects in the virtual spaces using simple finger gestures are disclosed.... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090303234 - Method for object formation: The invention relates to a method for object formation for environmental modeling, wherein the processing of information of a sensor is carried out in consideration of a segmenting threshold (62) that is non-linear at least in sections. The invention further relates to a device for object formation for environmental modeling,... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20090303235 - Interpolation processing method, interpolation processing device, shape evaluation method, and shape evaluation device: An initial polygon obtained from a point group is used as a control polygon, and a control point of the control polygon is offset in a normal direction by the shortest distance from a limit surface generated by the control polygon, so that the position of new control point is... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090303236 - Method and system for explicit control of lighting type in direct volume rendering: Method and apparatus in computer enabled imaging for user control of the type of lighting applied to computer enabled volume rendering by means of an extended transfer function, by adding to the transfer function an additional user controlled parameter which explicitly specifies the type of lighting which is to be... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090303237 - Algorithms for identity anonymization on graphs: The proliferation of network data in various application domains has raised privacy concerns for the individuals involved. Recent studies show that simply removing the identities of the nodes before publishing the graph/social network data does not guarantee privacy. The structure of the graph itself, and in is basic form the... Agent: Ip Authority, LLC Ramraj Soundararajan

20090303238 - Identifying on a graphical depiction candidate points and top-moving queries: Computer-readable media and computerized methods for identifying candidate points on a graphical depiction of relative popularity of an entity (e.g., entertainer, sports team, and the like) are provided. Points on the graphical depiction are ranked based on a number of user-submitted web queries that reference the entity that are received... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090303239 - Methods and systems for creating and editing a graph data structure: The present invention provides methods and systems to simultaneously create software applications and documents compatible to all electronic and print platforms from a single database source using graph database technology. The methods and systems may include a graph data structure having two or more points of data interconnected by a... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..

20090303240 - Graphics system and drawing method thereof: A graphics system including: a register storing data of a clipping frame of a frame buffer; a register storing offset data of a figure; a register storing data of a clipping frame of a stencil buffer that is larger than the clipping frame of the frame buffer and storing position... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090303241 - Systems and methods for font file optimization for multimedia files: Methods and systems of generating and displaying textual information for a multimedia file are provided. An optimized font file is created that matches the text data of the multimedia file and optionally a number of predetermined text characters. The optimized font file may also be further configured to conform to... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20090303242 - Methods and apparatuses to arbitrarily transform windows: Exemplary embodiments of methods and apparatuses to arbitrarily transform windows are described. Data associated with a first transformation may be obtained. The first transformation may be applied to a first window. The first transformation may relate a first texture point of the first window to a first arbitrary point. The... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090303243 - Circuit and method for compensating display defect in video display: Circuit for compensating a display defect in a video display device of the present invention includes a memory having position information on a plurality of regular patterned defective regions of a display panel, gray scale section information, a defect level data on each of the regular patterned defective regions, and... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090303244 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: A storage unit stores therein first image data having a file size smaller than a predetermined size and a second image data having a file size larger than the predetermined size. The first image data and the second image data represent the same contents. A file selecting unit selects either... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090303245 - Technique for performing load balancing for parallel rendering: A technique to promote load balancing in parallel graphics rendering. In one embodiment, one or more threads are associated with one or more rendering tiles and scheduled in a balanced manner on one or more graphics processing resources.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090303246 - Image browsing device, computer control method and information recording medium: To provide an image viewing device for enabling a user to readily find their desired image. An image viewing device comprises a viewpoint position moving unit for moving a position of a viewpoint (54) in a virtual space (50) where one or more image objects (52) are placed, according to... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090303247 - Method and system for color correction using thre-dimensional information: A system and method for the color correction of an image using three-dimensional, geometrical information of the capture environment of the image includes determining geometrical properties of at least a portion of the image and modifying a look of at least the portion of the image by altering a value... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20090303248 - System and method for dithering video data: A novel method for driving a display device includes the steps of receiving video data of a first type, converting the video data to data of a second type, dithering the data of the second type to form dithered pixel data, and outputting the dithered pixel data. The step of... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC

20090303249 - High dynamic range image editing: A high dynamic range image editing system for editing an image file having pixels spanning a first range of light intensity levels in an image editing system that only displays differences in the light intensity levels of pixels within a second range of light intensity levels that is less than... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090303250 - Card image description format to economize on data storage: A mobile telephone displays an image of a payment card in connection with a contactless payment function implemented in the mobile telephone. The mobile telephone constructs the payment card image from separate image elements. Data which represents at least some of the image elements is stored in an image data... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC

20090303251 - Displaying, processing and storing geo-located information: Systems, apparatuses and methods for displaying geo-located imagery are described. The systems may utilize multiple independent quadtree data structures to organize and display geo-located imagery from a variety of sources. A user of the systems described herein may select which geo-located imagery quadtree sets are to be displayed. The user... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090303252 - Registration of ct image onto ultrasound images: Embodiments for registering a CT image onto ultrasound images are disclosed. At a preoperative stage, a plurality of first ultrasound images are formed during a respiratory cycle and a CT image is obtained at the maximum inspiration. The CT image is registered onto each of the ultrasound images to thereby... Agent: Jones Day

20090303254 - Method of controlling a displaying of a graphical object on a display of a mobile electronic device and mobile electronic device: The present invention provides a mobile electronic device comprising a display for displaying an image and an input unit comprising plural keys. The mobile electronic device is equipped with a control unit for controlling the displaying of the image. The present invention further provides a method of controlling a displaying... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090303253 - Personalized scaling of information: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates rendering of a portion of viewable data. A web page, a user interface or other displayable information can be personalized such that disparate portions of the displayable information are rendered at varying scales, resolutions, sizes, etc. A personalizer... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090303255 - Systems and methods for providing information in a rich media environment: Systems and methods for providing session-related information in a rich media environment. In various embodiments, a reference to individual media fragments in a session may be identified in an SDP message. In further embodiments, different arrangements may be used to enable faster session and scene setup time by carrying SDP... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20090303256 - Display-pointer visibility: A method, apparatus, and system are provided for accentuating a pointer. An idle time period associated with a pointer relating to a display is monitored. A determination is made whether a termination of the idle time period associated with the pointer has occurred based upon the monitoring. A representation of... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson, P.C.

20090303257 - Mobile terminal device and display control method: A mobile terminal device includes a display unit, a display control unit and a display size determination unit. The display control unit controls a list display displayed in a list display area of the display unit and a preview display displayed in a preview display area of the display unit.... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090303258 - Information display apparatus, information displaying method, and computer readable medium: An information display apparatus includes: an extracting unit that extracts a part of an image of a character sequence virtually arranged in a line, as a display area; a display unit that displays the part of the image of the character sequence within the extracted display area; a moving unit... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090303263 - Display control apparatus and method: A display control apparatus includes a synthesizing unit for synthesizing multiple pieces of image data to generate synthesized image data; an image quality adjustment unit for carrying out image quality adjustment for the synthesized image data output from the synthesizing unit; a format discrimination unit for discriminating a format of... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090303260 - Image display device: An image display device includes a plurality of pixels, and a feeder that commonly supply power to the plurality of pixels. In this image display device, each of the pixels has a light-emitting portion that emits light by a current supplied to the light-emitting portion, a driver that controls light... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090303265 - Lcd device and method of controlling the same: A liquid crystal display (LCD) device and an apparatus for controlling a liquid crystal display which can perform luminance adjustment no matter what illumination method is employed are provided. An image display screen is divided into a plurality of small regions, and a plurality of counter electrodes 26 are provided... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20090303262 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: The exemplary embodiment of the invention relates to a liquid crystal display device and a driving method thereof. The liquid crystal display device according to the exemplary embodiment of the invention comprises: a liquid crystal display panel wherein data lines and gate lines are disposed crosswisely each other; a controller... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090303264 - Liquid crystal driving device: A liquid crystal driving device includes a liquid crystal controller and specific color expansion circuits. The liquid crystal controller generates a liquid crystal drive signal to be supplied to a liquid crystal display panel in response to display data. The specific color expansion circuits generate an image output signal from... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090303261 - Method and apparatus for improved color management: A method and apparatus for color matching during compositing. In one embodiment of the invention, a set of one or more un-color matched pixels are stored and associated with a first color profile. A fragment program is generated based on the first color profile and a second color profile associated... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090303259 - Video drive scheme for a cholesteric liquid crystal display device: A cholesteric liquid crystal display device (24) comprises three stacked cells (10R, 10G, 10B), each comprising a layer of cholesteric liquid crystal material (19) and an electrode arrangement (13, 14) capable of providing independent driving of a plurality of pixels across the layer of cholesteric liquid crystal material by respective... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

  
12/03/2009 > 166 patent applications in 69 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090295679 - Multiple display network supporting hdmi-cec: Methods and devices for manipulating HDMI-CEC messages transmitted over a network including at least two HDMI-CEC display devices with their associated at least two HDMI-CEC cluster trees that at least partially overlap, and enabling each of the HDMI-CEC display devices to communicate using HDMI-CEC with its associated HDMI-CEC cluster tree... Agent: Active Knowledge Ltd.

20090295680 - Operating a multi display network supporting hdmi-cec: Method and devices for operating a network including at least two HDMI-CEC display devices using HDMI-CEC. Some embodiments include creating and displaying a control menu which includes the HDMI-CEC display devices. Other embodiments include creating a unique control menu for each of the HDMI-CEC display devices.... Agent: Active Knowledge Ltd.

20090295681 - Virtual image system for windshields: A virtual image system for windshields that permits an image source to reflect off the windshield so that a virtual image, free of ghost image, is visible to the driver. Either a matte black material is applied to a windshield glass pane at any of the outer glass pane windshield... Agent: General Motors Company Legal Staff

20090295682 - Method for improving sensor data collection using reflecting user interfaces: One challenge with using sensing devices to collect information about a person is that the person needs to stay within reach of sensor. Several solutions exist to resolve this issue, some relay on improving the machinery of the sensor, while other relay on constraining the movements of the person tracked.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090295683 - Head mounted display with variable focal length lens: This invention discloses methods and apparatus for generating a head mounted display with a first resolution area and a second resolution area. One or more variable focal length lenses are utilized to increase the resolution of the second resolution area.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090295684 - Flexible film and display device including the same: A flexible film and a display device including the same are disclosed. The flexible film includes an insulating film and first and second metal layers on the insulating film. The insulating film including at least one hole, a first surface corresponding to an inner circumferential surface of the hole, a... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090295685 - Flexible film and display device including the same: A flexible film and a display device including the same are provided. The flexible film includes an insulating film including a hole, an inner surface surrounding the hole, a first surface, and a second surface opposite to the first surface and a metal layer covering the inner surface and at... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090295686 - Filter and plasma display device thereof: A plasma display device is provided. The plasma display device includes a plasma display panel (PDP) which includes an upper substrate on which a plurality of black matrices are formed; and an external light shielding sheet which is disposed at a front of the PDP and includes a base unit... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090295687 - Plasma display panel including tcc emi filter, and/or method of making the same: A plasma display panel (PDP) includes an EMI filter supported by a glass substrate for blocking/shielding substantial amounts of electromagnetic waves, with the filter being supported by a side of the substrate opposite a viewer. In certain example embodiments, a black frit and a silver frit comprise a filter frame... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090295688 - Plasma display apparatus and method of driving the same: A plasma display apparatus and a method of driving the same are disclosed. The method includes assigning a predetermined number of sustain signals to each of subfields constituting a frame depending on weight values of the subfields, selecting some of combinations of the subfields, actually measuring a luminance of light... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090295690 - Electronic circuit and panel having the same: Disclosed herein is an electronic circuit, including: a light emitting element, having diode characteristics, for emitting a light in accordance with a drive current; a sampling transistor for sampling a video signal; a driving transistor for supplying the drive current to the light emitting element; and a hold capacitor for... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090295691 - Image display device: The present invention disposes a switch transistor between a driving transistor and a light emitting element, and sets the switch transistor in an off state during a non-emission period. Thereby, a variation in threshold voltage of the driving transistor is corrected while destruction of the light emitting element due to... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090295689 - Two and three dimensional view display: A display device (200) configured to provide two-dimensional and three dimensional perception. The device comprises a display panel (230), a backlight arrangement (201) and control circuitry (232). The backlight arrangement comprises a first layer (210) in the form of an optically clear lightguide, a birefringent second layer (202) and a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090295692 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device having optical sensors, for sensing a touch, embedded in a liquid crystal panel to improve touch sensitivity is disclosed. The liquid crystal display device includes pixel regions spaced from each other on a first substrate, gate lines formed to separate the pixel regions in a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090295693 - Liquid crystal display: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display comprising a pixel electrode comprising a first sub-pixel electrode, a second sub-pixel electrode and a third sub-pixel electrode, separated from each other; a first thin film transistor connected to the first sub-pixel electrode; a second thin film transistor connected to the second... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090295694 - Liquid crystal display and array substrate thereof: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display and an array substrate thereof The array substrate comprises scan lines, data lines and a plurality of pixel defined by a crosswise arrangement of the scan lines and the data lines. The pixel comprises a first sub-pixel electrode; a second sub-pixel electrode... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

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