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Larry J Hornbeck: Spatial light modulator and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, James C Kesterson, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, October 29, 1991: US05061049 (719 worldwide citation)

An electrostatically deflectable beam spatial light modulator with the beams (30), address electrodes (42, 46), and landing electrodes (40, 41) to provide soft-landing of the beams on the landing electrodes (40, 41) which gives uniform large-angle deflection plus high reliability.


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Larry J Hornbeck: Spatial light modulator and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Carlton H Hoel, Leo N Heiting, Melvin Sharp, December 1, 1987: US04710732 (462 worldwide citation)

Spatial light modulators with deflectable metal flaps hinged to conducting posts on a substrate are disclosed. The metal flaps and conducting post may be a single piece, and connected to addressing circuitry in the substrate. Also, plasma etching to fabricate the flaps without breakage is disclosed.


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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 (429 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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Toshiki Saburi, Yasuhiro Mizutani, Naoyuki Kawazoe, Yoshiaki Fukatsu, Satoshi Koike, Teiyuu Kimura, Shunichi Ogawa, Takekazu Terui, Hiroshi Ando, Masahiro Higuchi: Image display unit. Nippondenso, Cushman Darby & Cushman IP Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, June 2, 1998: US05760931 (346 worldwide citation)

A heads-up display unit provided with a display device serving as display image forming means which displays a display image. A hologram serves as a reflecting means, and reflects the display light emitted from the display device, causing reflection of the display image on the interior surface of a ...


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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 (335 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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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, March 4, 1997: US05608468 (267 worldwide citation)

A spatial light modulator with hexagonal elements or pixels. The elements include a reflective hexagonal surface supported by flexible hinges. The hinges are in turn supported by support posts away from a substrate. On the substrate are control or address electrodes which control the direction of de ...


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Dominic A Cusano, Stanley J Lubowski: Transferrable, self-supporting pellicle for elastomer light valve displays and method for making the same. General Electric Company, Marvin Snyder, James C Davis Jr, June 23, 1992: US05124834 (263 worldwide citation)

An elastomeric light valve has a substrate with a principal surface on which is formed a multiplicity of pixels; each pixel includes a first set of pixel electrodes interdigitated with a second set of pixel electrodes. A silicone elastomer gel is disposed over both the principal substrate surface an ...


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Paul M Urbanus: Multiplexed memory timing with block reset and secondary memory. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, March 12, 1996: US05499062 (252 worldwide citation)

A spatial light modulator array with adaptable multiplexed memory architecture. The modulator has an array of individually controllable pixels, where a predetermined number of pixels are assigned to a memory cell (16). The memory cell receives data from an input bus (14). On a signal (22), the memor ...


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Robert J Gove, Vishal Markandey: Pixel data processing for spatial light modulator having staggered pixels. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, June 25, 1996: US05530482 (247 worldwide citation)

Methods of processing pixel data for display on a spatial light modulator (SLM) (15) having staggered pixels. An analog image signal in interlaced field format is sampled to provide staggered pixel data in field format, where pixel values in odd lines are offset from pixel values in even lines. This ...


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David McCutchen: Method and apparatus for dodecahedral imaging system. June 11, 1991: US05023725 (172 worldwide citation)

A dodecahedral environmental photography and projection system based on a pentagonal format is disclosed, designed for a modular compound camera and projector system aligned according to the dodecahedron, for the photography and projection of apparently continuous images across the interior surface ...