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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: 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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Larry J Hornbeck: Architecture and process for integrating DMD with control circuit substrates. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Richard A Stoltz, Rene E Grossman, Richard L Donaldson, March 24, 1992: US05099353 (311 worldwide citation)

DMD projection light values for HDTV have various manufacturing requirements, including the high yield integration of the DMD superstructure on top of an underlying CMOS address circuit. The CMOS chip surface contains several processing artifacts that can lead to reduced yield for the DMD superstruc ...


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Robert J Gove, Stephen W Marshall, Vishal Markandey, Donald B Doherty, Richard C Meyer, Scott D Heimbuch: Digital television system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, Richard L Donaldson, Rene E Grossman, June 11, 1996: US05526051 (295 worldwide citation)

A digital television system (10) is provided. System (10) may receive a video signal at composite video interface and separation circuit (16). The video signal is separated into separate video signals by composite video interface and separation circuit (16). The separate video signals are converted ...


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James C Baker, Scott H Prengle: Method of providing sacrificial spacer for micro-mechanical devices. Texas Instruments, Julie L Reed, Richard L Donaldson, Rene E Grossman, October 3, 1995: US05454906 (273 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating micro-mechanical devices that use support elements (13) raised from a substrate (15), to support moveable elements (11). First, support elements (13) having reflective top surfaces (31) are fabricated. A layer of photoresist material (41) is then deposited over the support el ...


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Francois A Padovani, Tim H McMains, Mitchell R Rowlette: Temperature sensor. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Russell E Baumann, Richard L Donaldson, Rene E Grossman, December 13, 1994: US05372427 (262 worldwide citation)

A low-cost, highly-responsive temperature sensor has a thermistor element surface-mounted in a circuit defined by an electrically-conducting layer of a three-layer circuit substrate to be in close thermal coupling to a metal base layer on an opposite side of the substrate. The base layer is adapted ...


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Robert J Gove, Donald B Doherty, Stephen W Marshall, Carl W Davis, Joseph G Egan, Richard C Meyer, Jeffrey B Sampsell, Scott D Heimbuch: System and method for packaging data into video processor. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, Richard L Donaldson, Rene E Grossman, March 5, 1996: US05497197 (226 worldwide citation)

A system (30) for packing data into a video processor is provided. System (30) comprises demultiplexer (32), first and second first in-first out buffer memories (34) and (36), and multiplexer (38). Demultiplexer (32) divides a field of video data into first and second parts (42) and (44). First and ...


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Lyle E McBride, Richard G Delagi, George Trenkler: Low-power, infrared information transmission system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Rene E Grossman, Andrew M Hassell, Stephen S Sadacca, April 24, 1979: US04151407 (215 worldwide citation)

A low-power infrared information transmission system, the transmitter of which is compact, portable and capable of being powered by a low-voltage battery power source for an extended period of time, utilizes a unique infrared light pulse position modulation technique. The system is capable of transm ...


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Jeffrey B Sampsell: Micro-mechanical optical shutter. Texas Instruments, Julie L Reed, Richard L Donaldson, Rene E Grossman, October 17, 1995: US05459602 (214 worldwide citation)

A micro-optical shutter array (92, 102) having a number of tiny shutters (10), which revolve so as to intermittently block light from a via (12), and which may be operated in either a stepping or continuous motion. The array (92, 102) may be batch manufactured using integrated circuit fabrication te ...


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Douglas W Anderson: Wide field of view head-mounted display. Texas Instruments, Julie L Reed, Richard L Donaldson, Rene E Grossman, January 9, 1996: US05483307 (196 worldwide citation)

A head-mounted display (10). A spatial light modulator (12) generates the image to be viewed. A projection lens (14) projects the image to a rear projection screen (16), which diffuses the image to accommodate the spacing and size of the viewer's eyes. The image is reflected by a beam splitter (17) ...