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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 (444 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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James M Florence, R Mark Boysel: Methods of forming multiple phase light modulators. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Brian C McCormack, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, May 17, 1994: US05312513 (341 worldwide citation)

A method for multiple phase light modulation, said method comprising providing a pixel (20) having at least two modulating elements (22),(24). The method further comprising addressing said at least two modulating elements (22), (24) whereby light incident on said addressed element undergoes discrete ...


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James M Florence, William E Nelson, Vadlammanti Venkateswar, James St Clair, Dirk Broddin, Serge M F Tavernier: Process and architecture for digital micromirror printer. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Agfa Gevaert, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, William E Hiller, October 24, 1995: US05461411 (296 worldwide citation)

Techniques for achieving high resolution, high-speed gray scale printing with binary spatial light modulators. A spatial light modulator array is divided into subarrays, and the subarrays are illuminated at various levels (510, 512, 514, 516) of a modulated light source. Additionally, each pixel (52 ...


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Jeffrey B Sampsell, James M Florence: Spatial light modulator based optical calibration system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, June 21, 1994: US05323002 (280 worldwide citation)

A method and system for calibration of optical systems is disclosed. The system consists of a reference source (12), a spatial light modulator (26) for transmitting the reference source signal through non-imaging optics (30) and into the input of an optical system (36). The output of the optical sys ...


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James M Florence, James D Huffman, Rodney D Miller: Spatial light modulator having improved contrast ratio. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Charles A Brill, Frederick J Telecky Jr, Richard L Donaldson, March 14, 2000: US06038056 (269 worldwide citation)

A spatial light modulator (70) comprised of an array of micromirrors (72) each having support post (74). The support post (74) defines support post edges (76) in the upper surface of the mirrors (72). These support post edges (76) are all oriented at 45 degree angles with respect to an incident beam ...


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Jeffrey B Sampsell, James M Florence: Projection display system for reflective light valves. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz PC, September 5, 2000: US06113239 (246 worldwide citation)

A projection display system for reflective light valves includes a light source for generating a light beam having RGB light components, wherein the red light component is p-polarized and the green and blue light components are s-polarized; a reflector structure having plural polarizing beam splitte ...


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James M Florence, R Mark Boysel: Multiple phase light modulation using binary addressing. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert C Klinger, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, February 25, 1997: US05606441 (236 worldwide citation)

A method for multiple phase light modulation, said method comprising providing a pixel (20) having at least two modulating elements (22), (24). The method further comprising addressing said at least two modulating elements (22), (24) whereby light incident on said addressed element undergoes discret ...


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Jeffrey B Sampsell, James M Florence, Larry Alan Westerman: Multi-segment light-emitting diode. Sharp Laboratories of America, Karen Dana Oster, August 12, 2003: US06606175 (197 worldwide citation)

A power conservative multi-segment LED transmitter including a multi-segment LED with a plurality of independently addressable LED segments, each LED segment suitable for selectively emitting a beam segment. A controller selectively enables and disables the LED segments. Depending on whether the bea ...


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Tsen Hwang Lin, Philip A Congdon, Gregory A Magel, James M Florence, Robert Mark Boysel: Optical switch having an analog beam for steering light. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert C Klinger, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, August 26, 1997: US05661591 (159 worldwide citation)

A spatial light modulator (40,70,80,90,130) operable in the analog mode for light beam steering or scanning applications. A deflectable mirror (42, 72) and which may be hexagonal (92, 132) is supported by a torsion hinge (44,86,94) ends along a torsion axis. A plurality of flexure hinges (48,82,106) ...


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Austin L Huang, James M Florence: Illumination control unit for display system with spatial light modulator. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, Richard L Donaldson, Rene E Grossman, November 14, 1995: US05467146 (111 worldwide citation)

An illumination control unit (17) for a projection display system (10) that uses a digital mirror device (DMD) (15) to generate images. The illumination control unit (17) has a first set of lenses (23) for receiving light from a source and focussing the light to a color filter (24). A second set of ...