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Jeffrey B Sampsell: DMD display system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, September 19, 1995: US05452024 (425 worldwide citation)

A digital video display system (100). The system receives digital data from either broadcast video (102) or an alternate source (107), in either analog or digital form. The system processes the data into display data and loads the data onto a digital micromirror device (112). The data is either form ...


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Scott D Heimbuch, Jeffrey B Sampsell, Robert J Gove, Stephen W Marshall, Donald B Doherty, Gary L Sextro, Carl W Davis, Joseph G Egan: Method and apparatus for sequential color imaging. Texas Instruments, Julie L Reed, Richard L Donaldson, Rene E Grossman, September 5, 1995: US05448314 (395 worldwide citation)

A sequential color system is provided in which a processor (22) is coupled to a memory (24) and a receiver (27). Images are generated by shining light from a light source (28) through a color wheel (30) and onto DMD array (26). Light from the DMD array (26) is shone on screen (32). By adjusting the ...


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Jeffrey B Sampsell: White light enhanced color field sequential projection. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, August 3, 1993: US05233385 (392 worldwide citation)

A method for increasing the brightness of a scene in a color projection system is disclosed. The brightness can be increased in both temporal and spatial filtering systems. In a temporal system, a portion of the total illumination time is allocated to white light to raise the overall brightness. In ...


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Michael A Mignardi, Jeffrey B Sampsell, R Mark Boysel: Digital micromirror shutter device. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, July 6, 1993: US05226099 (344 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a device that consists of a micro-mechanical switch consisting of an electrode, a gap between the electrode and an individually deflectable element, which has a vertical shutter attached to its underside. When the electrode is addressed the movement of the deflectable element caus ...


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Robert J Gove, Jeffrey B Sampsell, Vishal Markandey: Method and device for multi-format television. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, February 6, 1996: US05489952 (331 worldwide citation)

A multi-format display system including hardware and algorithms for digital and High Definition Television. The system includes a light source (120), a tuner/preprocessor unit (114), a processor unit (116), a spatial light modulator (118), and a display surface (128). The processor unit can scale an ...


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Larry J Hornbeck: Low reset voltage process for DMD. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, July 19, 1994: US05331454 (324 worldwide citation)

It is possible to use an oriented monolayer to limit the Van der Waals forces between two elements by passivation. An oriented monolayer (34) is formed upon the landing electrode (10) of a spatial light modulator element. When the element is activated and deflects to come in contact with the landing ...


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Jeffrey B Sampsell: High-yield spatial light modulator with light blocking layer. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, October 6, 1998: US05818095 (322 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device with an optically active region which receives light, and has a layer of metal which blocks the light from the substrate. The substrate contains addressing circuitry which can experience current leakage if photocarriers are allowed to form by contact with light. A layer of met ...


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Jeffrey B Sampsell: Direct view deformable mirror device. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, Richard L Donaldson, Rene E Grossman, May 14, 1996: US05517347 (321 worldwide citation)

A faceplate (10a) for directly viewing an image generated by a digital micromirror device (10b), which generates images by tilting tiny mirror elements (11) to on or off positions. The faceplate (10a) has a number of optical fibers (12) parallel to each other and closely spaced together. The ends of ...


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Donald B Doherty, Robert J Gove, Mark L Burton, Rodney D Miller: Pulse width modulation for spatial light modulator with split reset addressing. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, Richard L Donaldson, William E Hiller, March 5, 1996: US05497172 (318 worldwide citation)

A method of implementing pulse-width modulated image display systems (10, 20) with a spatial light modulator (SLM) (15) configured for split-reset addressing. Display frame periods are divided into time slices. Each frame of data is divided into bit-planes, each bit-plane having one bit of data for ...


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Toshiyuki Kaeriyama: Support posts for micro-mechanical devices. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, July 8, 1997: US05646768 (315 worldwide citation)

An improved support post (16, 23, 25) for micro-mechanical devices (10). A via (34a) that defines the outer surface of the support post (16) is etched into a spacer layer (34). An oxide layer (41) is conformally deposited over the spacer layer (34) and into the via (34a), and then etched back to the ...



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