05717422 is referenced by 299 patents and cites 42 patents.

A display includes a light modulator, a source of light, and a control for controlling the intensity of light from the source supplied to the light modulator thereby to provide images of good contrast for both bright and dark scenes. A method of displaying an image using a passive light modulating display apparatus includes controlling the intensity of light illuminating the display apparatus as a function of a brightness characteristic of the image.

Title
Variable intensity high contrast passive display
Application Number
187163
Publication Number
5717422
Application Date
November 16, 1995
Publication Date
February 10, 1998
Inventor
James L Fergason
92 Adam Way, Atherton, 94025
CA, US
Agent
Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar
IPC
G09G 3/36
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