Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc.
|Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140187968||SPECTRAL IMAGING WITH A COLOR WHEEL - A spectral imaging apparatus includes an image sensor positioned to capture images of a target, a rotating color wheel aligned with the image sensor, and a projector positioned to project overlay images onto the target. The color wheel can include one or more filter segments, each allowing light of a different range of wavelengths to pass. The color wheel can further include a blocking or opaque segment. A set of captured images of the different wavelengths can be processed to generate a false-color overlay image for projection onto the target. Processing of overlay images can be performed when the blocking or opaque segment is in front of the image sensor. The spectral imaging apparatus may be a multi-spectral imaging apparatus and made be used in the medical fields, such as for determining and indicating tissue oxygenation. Video rates can be achieved.||07-03-2014|
|20140111867||LIGHT COMBINING SYSTEM - A light combining system is provided comprising: prisms comprising respective entrance faces enabled to receive respective on-state light from respective digital-micro-mirror devices (DMD). At least one interface between prisms is enabled to receive respective on-state light from the prisms. A mirror at the at least one interface is enabled to transmit first on-state light from a first prism through a second prism and reflect second on-state light from the second prism in alignment with the first on-state light back through the second prism. Respective angles formed by a normal of the mirror and each of the first on-state light and the second on-state light is less than a total internal reflection angle. A combination of respective back working distances of the DMDs and shapes of each of the prisms is chosen such that respective illumination paths and respective reflection paths of each of DMDs do not interfere with each other.||04-24-2014|
|20140105593||LIGHT MODULE INTERLOCK SYSTEM - Described is a light module interlock system comprising: an optical cable enabled to transmit light of a first wavelength and a second wavelength different than the first wavelength; a first light module enabled to provide the first wavelength to the optical cable; a second light module enabled to provide the second wavelength to the optical cable; a sensor enabled to detect the first wavelength transmitted by the optical cable, the sensor located at an opposite end of the optical cable as the first light module; and an interlock in communication with the sensor, the interlock enabled to: disable the second light module when the sensor fails to detect the first wavelength, such that the second wavelength is no longer provided to the optical cable.||04-17-2014|
|20130181884||CONFIGURABLE IMAGING SYSTEM - A configurable imaging system and methods therefor are provided. For each respective display unit in an imaging system having an image source and display units, presence of adjacent display units is detected, each of the display units configured to generate respective portions of an image, the display units arranged in a geometrical configuration. A map of the one of the geometrical configurations is generated based on detection of the presence of the adjacent display units.||07-18-2013|
|20130006178||METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTION OF CATHETER LOCATION FOR INTRAVENOUS ACCESS - A system is set forth for detection of catheter location for intravenous access, comprising a catheter having a light source for illuminating a needle tip thereof; and an infrared detector and image projector for simultaneously detecting image vasculature and the location of the needle tip below the surface of the skin and in response projecting an image onto the skin to reveal the location of the needle tip relative to the vasculature.||01-03-2013|
|20110148742||CONFIGURABLE IMAGING SYSTEM - A method for use in an imaging system having an image source and a plurality of microtile units for generating respective portions of the image is provided, each microtile unit including a self-contained screen and a rear projector for projecting the image on the screen, the method for at least one of self-aligning, colour matching and brightness matching the image portions across successive adjacent microtile units. The screen is over-scanned so that a portion of an edge of each image spills over onto a side wall of the microtile unit adjacent a further one of microtile units. Light from the image is permitted to spill through the side wall into the further microtile unit. The light is detected within the further microtile unit. The image is adjusted in response to detection of the light within the further microtile unit so as to at least one of align, color match and brightness match the image between the plurality of microtile units.||06-23-2011|
|20110148741||CONFIGURABLE IMAGING SYSTEM - An imaging system is provided. The imaging system comprises an image source providing a video data stream. The imaging system further comprises a plurality of microtile units for: generating respective portions of an image from the video data stream, each microtile unit connectable to a plurality of other microtile units in multiple geometrical configurations. Each microtile unit comprises circuitry for: communication with the plurality of other microtile units to control generation of each respective portion of the image; and sub-image capture from the video data stream. The imaging system further comprises a system control unit for: automatically detecting a configuration of connected microtile units to determine information indicating a portion of the image each individual microtile unit is to be responsible for; and relaying respective information comprising a respective portion of the image a respective microtile unit is to be responsible for to each the respective microtile unit in the sub-image capture.||06-23-2011|
|20110032493||SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM FOR A PROJECTOR SYSTEM - A safety interlock system for a projector system is provided. The projector system has a lamp, a controller and ballast for powering the lamp upon receipt of a lamp enable signal from the controller. The projector system further has a safety inter-lock system for deactivating the lamp in the event the lamp is not properly installed.||02-10-2011|
|20090002998||Reflective iris - According to embodiments described in the specification, a reflective iris is described for concentrating collimated light emitted from a parabolic lamp, the parabolic lamp comprising a lamp aperture from which the collimated light is emitted. The reflective iris is comprised of a planar reflective element for reflecting the collimated light back towards the parabolic lamp, a shape of the planar reflective element being generally complementary to a shape of the lamp aperture; and an optical aperture through the planar reflective element, disposed around a perpendicular axis of the planar reflective element, for light to pass through the planar reflective element. When the reflective iris is axially aligned with the parabolic lamp, the collimated light is reflected from the planar reflective element back towards the parabolic lamp, for reflection back through the optical aperture.||01-01-2009|
|20090002398||Method and apparatus for scaling an image to produce a scaled image - According to embodiments described in the specification, a method, and apparatus for scaling an image to produce a scaled image is described, the image comprising an array of image pixels, and the scaled image comprising an array of scaled pixels. In a first step a map is created between the array of scaled pixels and the array of image pixels. In a second step, an energy parameter of each image pixel in the array of image pixels is determined. In a third step, a fraction of a given image pixel which overlaps a given scaled pixel in the array of scaled pixels is determined for each image pixel, in the array of image pixels. In a final step the energy parameter of the given image pixel is distributed between scaled pixels which overlap the given image pixel, the distributing based on the fraction, such that the energy parameter is conserved.||01-01-2009|
|20080285087||CONFIGURABLE IMAGING SYSTEM - An imaging system, comprising an image source and a plurality of microtile units for generating respective portions of an image, each microtile unit including a plurality of coupling mechanisms for connection to a plurality of other microtile units such that the microtile units may be arranged in multiple geometrical configurations, and each microtile unit including circuitry for communication with the other microtile units to control generation of each respective portion of the image.||11-20-2008|
|20080284675||CONFIGURABLE IMAGING SYSTEM - An imaging system, comprising an image source and a plurality of microtile units for generating respective portions of an image, each microtile unit including a plurality of coupling mechanisms for connection to a plurality of other microtile units such that the microtile units may be arranged in multiple geometrical configurations, and each microtile unit including circuitry for communication with the other microtile units to control generation of each respective portion of the image.||11-20-2008|
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