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Michael Leddy, Mark Boysel, James A Delong, James M Florence, Tsen Hwang Lin, Jeffrey Sampsell: Digital micro-mirror based image simulation system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Charles A Brill, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, October 10, 1995: US05457493 (398 worldwide citation)

An image simulation system 20 for testing sensor systems 26 and for training image sensor personnel wherein synthetic image data is generated by a scene generator 21 and projected by an image projector 23. The image projector 23 uses a digital micromirror device array 27 to modulate the incident ene ...


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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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Robert Steven Reis, Vikram Verma, Domingo Antonio Mihovilovic, Peter Scott Bertrand, Richard Kenneth Stevens: Communication system for communicating with tags. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert C Klinger, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, November 11, 1997: US05686902 (395 worldwide citation)

A communication system for identifying, locating, tracking and communicating for other purposes with large numbers of tags in a time and energy efficient manner. The tags are associated with items located in a communication region that is interrogated by an interrogator on a one-to-many basis using ...


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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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Larry J Hornbeck: Multi-level deformable mirror device with torsion hinges placed in a layer different from the torsion beam layer. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dana L Burton, Richard L Donaldson, James C Kesterson, February 4, 1997: US05600383 (381 worldwide citation)

A bistable deformable mirror device (DMD) pixel architecture is disclosed, wherein the torsion hinges are placed in a layer different from the torsion beam layer. This results in pixels which can be scaled to smaller dimensions while at the same time maintaining a large fractional active area, an im ...


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Robert J Gove, Keith Balmer, Nicholas K Ing Simmons, Karl M Guttag: Multi-processor reconfigurable in single instruction multiple data (SIMD) and multiple instruction multiple data (MIMD) modes and method of operation. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert D Marshall Jr, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, May 18, 1993: US05212777 (371 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a multiprocessor system arranged, in one embodiment, as an image and graphics processor. The processor is structured with several individual processors all having communication links to several memories without restriction. A crossbar switch serves to establish the processor memor ...


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Claude A Sharpe, Dwaine S Hurta, Mark A Hamlett: Multi-stage transponder wake-up, method and structure. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Rebecca A Mapstone, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, April 15, 1997: US05621412 (366 worldwide citation)

A system and method which conserves energy in the operation of a transponder or tag (14) by providing that the transponder (14) be enabled or awakened in multiple stages. A threshold detector (62) is provided which measures the power level of received RF energy. If the RF energy received by the dete ...


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Larry J Hornbeck: Architecture and process for integrating DMD with control circuit substrates. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dana L Burton, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, June 1, 1993: US05216537 (366 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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Paul M Urbanus, Jeffrey B Sampsell: DMD architecture and timing for use in a pulse width modulated display system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, January 11, 1994: US05278652 (358 worldwide citation)

It is possible to replace a standard tuning unit in a television with spatial light modulator circuitry to improve the resolution seen by the viewer. The invention herein provides a system architecture, individual parts of the system, and techniques for minimizing the burst data rate while maintaini ...


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Larry J Hornbeck: Spatial light modulator and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dana L Burton, Richard A Stoltz, Richard L Donaldson, December 15, 1992: US05172262 (351 worldwide citation)

An electrostatically deflectable beam spatial light modulator with the beam composed of two layers of aluminum alloy and the hinge connecting the beam to the remainder of the alloy formed in only one of the two layers; this provides a thick stiff beam and a thin compliant hinge. The alloy is on a sp ...



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