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Jeffrey B Sampsell: Spatial light modulator. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Melvin Sharp, James T Comfort, Carlton H Hoel, September 4, 1990: US04954789 (566 worldwide citation)

An electrostatically deflectable plate spatial light modulator with light reflecting plates (106) composed of aluminum alloy and with symmetrically located supporting hinges (108) connecting the plates (106) to support posts (104); this provides a thick stiff plate and a thin compliant hinges with d ...


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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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Jeffrey B Sampsell: Image display and remote control system capable of displaying two distinct images. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, December 17, 2002: US06496122 (415 worldwide citation)

An image display system capable of displaying two distinct images at the same time. One image is shown on an image display device such as a television or computer monitor which is coupled to the image display system. The other image is shown on a remote control included in an image display system. A ...


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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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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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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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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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