06618045 is referenced by 84 patents.

Methods and arrangements are provided that automatically adjust various operating settings associated with a display device in response to detected lighting conditions. The methods and arrangements respond to dynamically changing light conditions in an effort to significantly maintain the output quality of the display as previously established by the user. Memory is provided and configured to store at least one user preference value. At least one display parameter controller unit operatively associated with the display device is also provided and configured to respond to a parameter setting. At least one sensor unit, which is responsive to light, is configured to output a detected light value to logic. The logic is operatively coupled to the memory, the display parameter controller unit and the sensor unit. The logic is configured to output the parameter setting to the parameter controller unit based on the user preference value and the detected light value. Thus, for example, the user can establish a preferred setting for the brightness, contrast, color, etc., for a given lighting condition. The logic can be further configured to output the parameter setting based on the preference value, detected light value, and specified curve-fitting data.

Title
Display device with self-adjusting control parameters
Application Number
9/497913
Publication Number
6618045 (B1)
Application Date
February 4, 2000
Publication Date
September 9, 2003
Inventor
Yun Lin
Kirkland
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06G 5/00
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