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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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Herbert Meier: Transponders, Interrogators, systems and methods for elimination of interrogator synchronization requirement. Texas Instruments Deutschland, Brian C McCormack, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, July 30, 1996: US05541604 (313 worldwide citation)

A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system having an interrogator (12) and a transponder (14). The interrogator has a first tuned circuit (28) of a powering frequency for sending a powering burst to a transponder (14), a filter/demodulator (64) for receiving an wireless, modulated RF response fr ...


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E Earle Thompson, Thomas W DeMond: Digitized color video display system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, March 9, 1993: US05192946 (311 worldwide citation)

A digitized display system providing multiplexed color beams at one frequency less than the critical flicker frequency for the human eye with each color beam being provided at a higher frequency. The beams are directed at a spatial light modulator. The individual light beams from the spatial light m ...


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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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William E Nelson: Electrostatically controlled beam steering device and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, May 18, 1993: US05212582 (311 worldwide citation)

A device for steering light and its method of manufacture are disclosed. The device in the preferred embodiment consists of a multi-layer structure on a substrate. The substrate contains at least one electrode (36) for addressing a deflectable element (16) causing it to deflect towards the activated ...


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John Ling Wing So: Bus bridge device including data bus of first width for a first processor, memory controller, arbiter circuit and second processor having a different second data width. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert D Marshall Jr, Gerald E Laws, Richard L Donaldson, June 1, 1999: US05909559 (310 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit (2210) provides on a single chip for use with a first processor (106) off-chip, the following combination: first terminals (of 2232) for first processor-related signals and defining a first data width (32-bit), second terminals for external bus-related signals (PCI), third term ...


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Douglas J Weaver, John N Randall: Grated landing area to eliminate sticking of micro-mechanical devices. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, September 9, 1997: US05665997 (309 worldwide citation)

A digital micro-mirror device (10), whose contacting elements (11, 17) are not prone to stick together. In the case of a deflecting mirror device, landing electrodes (17) are covered with a grating (19), which reduces the contacting area but still permits conduction between the mirror (11) and the l ...


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Duane E Carter, James D Huffman, Rodney D Miller, Brian L Ray, Robert E Meier: Reduced micromirror mirror gaps for improved contrast ratio. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Charles A Brill, Frederick J Telecky Jr, Richard L Donaldson, February 22, 2000: US06028690 (298 worldwide citation)

A micromirror array fabricated on a semiconductor substrate 708. The micromirrors in the micromirror array logically divided into an interior active region 704 which selectively modulates light striking the mirrors in the interior active region 704, and an exterior border region 702 for producing a ...


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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, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, June 4, 1996: US05523803 (297 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 part of the system and techniques for minimizing the burst data rate while maintaining ...