06674436 is referenced by 81 patents.

The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for increasing the perceived quality of displayed images. This is achieved in a variety of ways including the use of a plurality of device specific display characteristics when preparing images for display. It is also achieved through the monitoring of display device and/or ambient light conditions, e.g., on a periodic basis, and using the obtained information when controlling display output. Another approach to improving the perceived quality of displayed images involves the use of information relating to a specific user's ability to perceive image characteristics such as color. By customizing display output to an individual user's own physical perception capabilities and/or viewing characteristics it is possible to enhance the image quality perceived by the individual viewer as compared to embodiments which do not take into consideration individual user characteristics.

Title
Methods and apparatus for improving the quality of displayed images through the use of display device and display condition information
Application Number
9/364649
Publication Number
6674436 (B1)
Application Date
July 30, 1999
Publication Date
January 6, 2004
Inventor
J Turner Whitted
Pittsboro
NC, US
John C Platt
Bellevue
WA, US
Leroy B Keely
Portola Valley
CA, US
Gregory Hitchcock
Woodinville
WA, US
William Hill
Carnation
WA, US
Bodin Dresevic
Bellevue
WA, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger
US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G09G 5/26
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