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20130076764DISPLAY SCREEN SHARING SYSTEM, DISPLAY SCREEN SHARING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Display screen sharing system that shares common screen among a plurality of terminals comprises transmission side terminal that has operation right for common screen; and reception side terminal that does not have operation right for common screen. Reception side terminal comprises display area detection unit that acquires display area information indicating area of common screen displayed at reception side terminal itself, and supplies display area information to transmission side terminal. Transmission side terminal comprises common display area frame control unit that determines common display area based on display area information supplied from reception side terminal, and displays common display area on screen at transmission side terminal itself.03-28-2013
20100073384LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND DISPLAY SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display and a display system including the same are provided in one or more embodiments. For example, a liquid crystal display may include for an embodiment a bi-directional channel, a memory in which driving signal generation data including information required to generate a plurality of driving signals and EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) are stored, and a timing controller which receives the driving signal generation data and the EDID from the memory and transmits the EDID to the outside through the bi-directional channel. The driving signal generation data and the EDID may be transmitted from the memory to the timing controller via a single interface. A first time period during which the driving signal generation data is transmitted may not overlap with a second time period during which the EDID is transmitted.03-25-2010
20130083044CROSS-SECTIONAL DILATION MODE RESONATORS - Electromechanical systems dilation mode resonator (DMR) structures are disclosed. The DMR includes a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer, and a piezoelectric layer formed of a piezoelectric material. The piezoelectric layer has dimensions including a lateral distance (D), in a plane of an X axis and a Y axis perpendicular to the X axis, and a thickness (T), along a Z axis perpendicular to the X axis and the Y axis. A numerical ratio of the thickness and the lateral distance, T/D, is configured to provide a mode of vibration of the piezoelectric layer with displacement along the Z axis and along the plane of the X axis and the Y axis responsive to a signal provided to one or more of the electrodes. Ladder filter circuits can be constructed with DMRs as series and/or shunt elements, and the resonators can have spiral configurations.04-04-2013
20100045684HOST CONTROL DEVICE, SLAVE CONTROL DEVICE, SCREEN OPERATION RIGHT GIVING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM CONTAINING SCREEN OPERATION RIGHT GIVING PROGRAM - A host personal computer (PC) 02-25-2010
20100110088METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA COMMUNICATION BASED ON DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING - A data communication apparatus based on digital image processing is provided, in which a display displays a color block array including color blocks corresponding to transmission data, a camera captures an image of a color block array displayed on a display of a transmitting side, a storage stores a code table including information about colors mapped to data values, and a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) creates a color block array by converting transmission data to color blocks according to the code table during data transmission, and identifies the color block array in the image captured by the camera, detects colors of color blocks in the color block array, and extracts data values corresponding to the detected colors during data reception.05-06-2010
20100110087MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof, which are suitable for facilitating a user to use the terminal, are disclosed. The present invention includes providing multimedia relevant data in graphic data to a graphic processing unit, rendering a graphic frame using non-multimedia relevant data in the graphic data and providing the rendered graphic frame to the graphic processing unit, enabling the graphic processing unit to combine the multimedia relevant data and the rendered graphic frame together, and displaying the combined data and frame on a display unit. Accordingly, since a large-scale graphic data is processed in a manner of being appropriately distributed to a controller and a graphic processing unit of a terminal, an execution speed of the terminal can be enhanced.05-06-2010
20130038617Method and apparatus to record, archive, and playback computer monitor output - A recording apparatus for storing a screen output of at least one display device is disclosed. The at least one display device is connected to at least one processing unit for receiving a plurality of display signals forming the screen output and the recording apparatus is connected to at least one processing unit in a way that the recording apparatus functions independent of the connected processing unit. A recorder is capturing the screen output from the replica of the plurality of display signals thereon and stores into a data repository. An output interface is provided for playing the screen output on an user interface including a mobile device, or a web page or a third party application in communication with the recording apparatus. The recording apparatus may also be accessed from the remote users such that the recorded information may be accessed and played back.02-14-2013
20130135326SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR DRIVING AN INTERFEROMETRIC MODULATOR - This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling the actuation of an analog interferometric modulator. In one aspect, a voltage may be determined from a sense electrode. A distance between one or more of the electrodes may be determined based on the voltage. The sense electrode may be capacitively coupled to another electrode, and may be implemented in a mirror of a movable layer of an interferometric modulator, or may be implemented in a floating fixed layer of an interferometric modulator.05-30-2013
20130027413SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENTERING AND EXITING SLEEP MODE IN A GRAPHICS SUBSYSTEM - A technique is disclosed for a graphics processing unit (GPU) to enter and exit a power saving deep sleep mode. The technique involves preserving processing state within local memory by configuring the local memory to operate in a self-refresh mode while the GPU is powered off for deep sleep. An interface circuit coupled to the local memory is configured to prevent spurious GPU signals from disrupting proper self-refresh of the local memory. Spurious GPU signals may result from GPU power down and GPU power up events associated with the GPU entering and exiting the deep sleep mode.01-31-2013
20090315900GENERIC SURFACE MANAGER - A method, medium, and system are provided for a generic surface manager which allows graphics surfaces generated according to various existing and/or new graphics protocols to be rendered by a graphics consumer. The generic surface manager functions as an interface between a graphics consumer and one or more applications that generate graphics surfaces. Support is provided for various existing graphics protocols and the generic surface manager can be easily modified to accept surfaces generated according to new graphics protocols. An extensible system is thereby provided that can support a variety of graphics protocols without requiring modifications to be made to the graphics consumer.12-24-2009
20130057560Delivering GPU Resources Across Machine Boundaries - Described herein is providing GPU resources across machine boundaries. Data centers tend to have racks of servers that have limited access to GPUs. Accordingly, disclosed herein is providing GPU resources to computing devices that have limited access to GPUs across machine boundaries.03-07-2013
20090267954PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DISPLAY SWITCHING - A novel personal electronic device includes a first (embedded) and second (non-embedded) processors including associated operating systems and functions. In one aspect, the first processor performs relatively limited functions, while the second processor performs relatively broader functions under control of the first processor. Often the second processor requires more power than the first processor and is selectively operated by the first processor to minimize overall power consumption. Protocols for functions to be performed by the second processor may be provided directly to the second processor and processed by the second processor. In another aspect, a display controller is designed to interface with both processors. In another aspect, the operating systems work with one another. In another aspect, the first processor employs a thermal control program. Advantages of the invention include a broad array of functions performed by a relatively small personal electronic device.10-29-2009
20090267953CONTROLLER AND DRIVER FEATURES FOR BI-STABLE DISPLAY - The invention comprises systems and methods for partitioning displays, and in particular, displays of interferometric modulator displays. In one embodiment, a display system includes one driving circuit configured to provide signals based on video data intended for display, and a bi-stable display comprising an array having a plurality of bi-stable display elements. The array is configured to display video data using signals received from the driving circuit, and the driving circuit is configured to partition the array into two or more fields, each field including at least one bi-stable display element, and refresh each of the two or more fields in accordance with a refresh rate associated with each field. In another embodiment, a method of displaying data on a display of a client device includes partitioning a bi-stable display of the client device into two or more fields, displaying video data in the two or more fields, and refreshing each of the two or more fields in accordance with a refresh rate that is associated with each field.10-29-2009
20090267952Method and Appratus for Wirelessly Transmitting Display Signals, and Dislay Device - The present invention discloses an apparatus for wirelessly transmitting display signals between a plurality of external host device and a display device. The apparatus comprises a wireless signal transceiver unit for establishing a network-transmission-protocol-based high-frequency signal channel for respective external host devices; a main controller, connected to the wireless signal transceiver unit, for analyzing signals from the wireless signal transceiver unit to extract information of the plurality of external host devices, configuration information and/or the display data, performing configurations and display mode selection based on the configuration information, and outputting the active display data; an image data process control unit, connected to the main controller and the display device, for storing the display data from the main controller, controlling the output of the display data, and performing timing control to interface signals of the display device.10-29-2009
20120223954PERFORMANCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - In accordance with some embodiments, a graphics process frame generation frame rate may be monitored in combination with a utilization or work load metric for the graphics process in order to allocate performance resources to the graphics process and in some cases, between the graphics process and a central processing unit.09-06-2012
20130162660MOBILE TERMINAL INCLUDING STELLAR BODY WATCHING HOOKUP COMMUNICATIONS FUNCTION - A mobile terminal includes a detecting unit that detects a direction of the mobile terminal turned toward a stellar body existence direction; a display processing unit that acquires an image of a specific stellar body corresponding to the detected direction of the mobile terminal and image identification information thereon from a stellar body watching engine and, when any one of a plurality of kinds of information transfer is selected, that controls to display a rendered effect screen corresponding to the selected information transfer and including the image of the specific stellar body; and a transmitting unit that transmits, when the selected information transfer is carried out in a state in which the rendered effect screen is displayed, at least the image identification information or a URL associated with the image identification information along with a content of the selected information transfer.06-27-2013
20130063453REORDERING GRAPH EXECUTION FOR PROCESSING OPTIMIZATION - Methods are provided for reordering operations in execution of an effect graph by graphics processing unit. Memory availability is evaluated for storing images rendered using the effect graph. Memory is allocated for multiple parallel intermediate textures that store images. Operations that write to these textures are executed. It is then determined that there is not sufficient memory to perform additional parallel operations. The memory currently allocated is flushed, and memory for an upper-level texture is allocated. The operations that write pixels to the upper-level texture are executed.03-14-2013
201100188823-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROVIDING AND RECEIVING APPARATUSES, 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROVIDING AND RECEIVING METHODS USING THE SAME, AND 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE SYSTEM - A 3-dimensional image providing and receiving apparatus, 3-dimensional image providing and receiving methods using the same, and a 3-dimensional image system are provided. A 3-dimensional image receiving apparatus includes a phase conversion unit which converts phases of alternately output image signals, and a control unit which alternately blocks the image signals having the converted phases. Therefore, a viewer can view a 3-dimensional image output by a display apparatus having a polarization property without inconvenience in any positions.01-27-2011
20120236012Method and Device for Displaying Application Image - A method and a device for displaying an application image are provided, and the method includes the following steps: receiving a display request from a second operating system, and reading the application image stored in a storage area; judging whether it is required to process the application image through a window manager according to the configuration of the local image display system, and if required, sending the application image to the window manager, and sending the application image processed by the window manager to a display graphics library for processing; if not, directly sending the application image to the display graphics library for processing; and acquiring the location of the display memory through a display driver, sending the application image processed by the display graphics library to the display memory, and displaying the application image through the display memory. Using the solution, the application image of the installable operating system can be displayed in the local operating system.09-20-2012
20120236011METHOD OF DETERMINING THE STATE OF A TILE BASED DEFERRED RENDERING PROCESSOR AND APPARATUS THEREOF - Methods and apparatus for determining the state of a tile based deferred rendering processor are described. The method and apparatus include generating information indicating the state of the tile based deferred rendering processor when processing a unit of data during the geometry phase; generating an identifier that identifies the unit of data being processed during the geometry phase; storing the identifier identifying the unit of data processed during the geometry phase in association with the state of the tile based deferred rendering processor when processing the identified unit of data; generating information indicating the state of the tile based deferred rendering processor when processing the identified unit of data during the rasterisation phase; and outputting the stored identifier and the stored state information relating to the processing of the unit of data when the state of the tile based deferred rendering processor meets a condition.09-20-2012
20130162659DISPLAY APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM - A display apparatus includes a USB connector used to connect an external device so as to be able to communicate with that device. The display apparatus also includes a CPU which controls to make a display based on data received from the external device with which a communication connection is established via the USB connector. The CPU acquires class information indicating a class of the external device, the communication connection of which is established. When the communication connection with the external device is disconnected, if the acquired class information indicates a predetermined class, the CPU controls to continue the display based on the received data, and if the class information does not indicate the predetermined class, the CPU controls to end the display.06-27-2013
20090153572APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA - Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for processing data, capable of controlling the use of a graphic controller based on data usage in a memory, a variation speed of a memory data value, and/or operating states/conditions of a system.06-18-2009
20110292058NON-VOLATILE STORAGE FOR GRAPHICS HARDWARE - Methods and systems may provide for an apparatus having a graphics processing unit (GPU) and a non-volatile memory dedicated to the GPU. If a request for content is detected, a determination may be made as to whether the non-volatile memory contains the content.12-01-2011
20110292059VIDEO FRAME SELF-REFRESH IN A SINK DEVICE - A sink device having a display panel capable of performing a video frame self-refresh as directed by a source device is described. A source determines that a video frame will persist (i.e., remain the same). In this situation, the frame data does not need to be repeatedly transmitted over a main link between the source and sink devices. The main link can be turned off and transmission can cease for a certain time thereby reducing power usage by the devices or system as a whole. The source ensures that the last frame transmitted to the sink is correct by performing CRC checks and then instructs the sink, via certain bit settings in a video status indication symbol, to store the last transmitted frame in the sink's local buffer and use that frame to refresh the panel. The source can then disable the self-refresh when the frame changes.12-01-2011
20110292057Dynamic Bandwidth Determination and Processing Task Assignment for Video Data Processing - A method and apparatus for dynamic bandwidth determination and processing task assignment is disclosed. Embodiments include a video driver/interface that communicates with a video processing application such as a video editor. The video driver/interface is configurable to determine a best configuration of the system in order optimally perform the chosen video processing task. Configuration of a system includes dividing the task into subtasks and assigning the subtasks to processors of the system, including central processing units (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs). Configuration of the system also includes optimizing use of available memory of different kinds.12-01-2011
20100110086DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Provided are a display apparatus and a control method thereof which supports image data at differing frame rates, such as 60 Hz and 120 Hz, input from an image supply source. The display apparatus includes a first scaler which processes input image data; a second scaler which processes input image data; a display unit which displays thereon the image data processed by the first and second scalers; and a controller which selectively controls based on a frame rate of the image data to process the image data by the first scaler only, or to divide and process the image data by both the first and second scalers.05-06-2010
20100007669SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MAP DATA - A system and method is provided for assembling graphics information as a graphics display for presentation on a visual interface, the graphics information including a plurality of image tiles stored in a data store. The system and method comprise a management module for receiving a graphics request message and for coordinating processing of a selected number of the image tiles to generate at least one representative image tile as the graphics display in response to the graphics request message. The system and method also comprise a graphics system coupled to the management module for receiving processing information from the management module to facilitate access to the selected number of the image tiles. The selected number of image tiles are processed as a combination to generate the least one representative image tile, such that the graphics system includes graphics hardware such as a GPU/VPU configured for processing the graphics information.01-14-2010
20100277487Bios Graphical Setup Engine - A system and method for rendering a graphical setup display. A computer system comprises a first non-volatile storage device and a second non-volatile storage device. The first non-volatile storage device comprises a Basic Input/Output System (“BIOS”). The BIOS further comprises a BIOS graphical setup engine. The second non-volatile storage device comprises a setup image file containing a non-critical graphical setup image. The BIOS graphical setup engine selectively renders a basic graphical setup display omitting the non-critical image by using a set of pre-defined parameters stored in the first non-volatile storage device in place of the non-critical image if the non-critical image is not available, and renders an enhanced graphical setup display comprising the non-critical image contained in the setup image file stored in the second non-volatile storage device if the non-critical image is available.11-04-2010
20110148890Synchronized media processing - An electronic device comprises a central processing unit, a graphics processing un and a power control unit comprising logic to develop a predictive model of power states for a central processing unit in the electronic device, and use the predictive model to synchronize activity of a graphics processing unit in the electronic device with periods of activity in the central processing unit. Other embodiments may be described.06-23-2011
20090309886INTELLIGENT EXTERNAL DISPLAY CONFIGURATION ON MOBILE DEVICES - An external display configuration approach is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method can include: using an interface of a portable computing device to define preferred settings, where the preferred settings designate preferences for a display that is external to the portable computing device; detecting in the portable computing device, a connection of an external display to the portable computing device; loading the preferred settings when capabilities of the external display support the preferred settings; and adjusting settings of the external display to match the preferred settings.12-17-2009
20100085367GRAPHICS PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS IMPLEMENTING WINDOW SYSTEM - A graphics processing method and apparatus which implement a window system are provided. The graphics processing method includes converting graphics processing of a window system into a vector-based application program interface (API) format usable in the GPU; and performing the converted graphics processing in the GPU.04-08-2010
20090051693DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD USED IN A DISPLAY APPARATUS , AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - The display control method includes the steps of: making a first determination of whether the analog RGB signal is present or absent, and switching an input to the analog RGB signal and displaying an image expressed by the analog RGB signal when the analog RGB signal has been determined to be present; making a second determination of whether the digital signal is present or absent when the analog RGB signal has been determined to be absent, and switching the input to the digital signal and displaying an image expressed by the digital signal when the digital signal has been determined to be present; and starting a power-saving mode after a predetermined lapse of time when both the analog RGB signal and the digital signal have been determined to be absent.02-26-2009
20090284536DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - A display apparatus is provided that is capable of selecting an external device to which a CEC message is transmitted according to a user's operation to switch input as a device for operation, even when the device is not in an active state. A television apparatus 11-19-2009
20100201696Image Display System with Visual Server - An image display system with one or more client computers in selective communication with a visual server having image processing capabilities. The client computer generates image modifying data corresponding to a generated image, and transmits the data to the visual server. The visual server receives the image-modifying data, generates a modified image based upon the image-modifying data, and transmits the modified image as compressed data to the client. The client decompresses the modified image data and displays the modified image. In the system, the visual server and client can provide a sequential display of modified frames on client to support animation with complex 3-dimensional graphics.08-12-2010
20100141666Method and Apparatus for Spatial Binning on a GPU and Global Path Planning to Avoid Spatially Binned Objects - A method and apparatus for sorting data into spatial bins or buckets using a graphics processing unit (GPU). The method takes unsorted point data as input and scatters the points, in sorted order, into a set of bins. This key operation enables construction of a spatial data structure that is useful for applications such as particle simulation or collision detection. The disclosed method achieves better performance scaling than previous methods by exploiting geometry shaders to progressively trim the size of a working set. The method also leverages predicated rendering functionality to allow early termination without CPU/GPU synchronization. Furthermore, unlike previous techniques, the method can guarantee sorted output without requiring sorted input. This allows the method to be used to implement a form of bucket sort using the GPU.06-10-2010
20090027406System And Method For Communicating Graphics Image Data Over A Communication Network - A graphics adapter comprises a frame buffer operable to store graphics image data. The graphics adapter also comprises a network interface operable to receive at least a portion of the graphics image data, the network interface further operable to format the received graphics image data into a plurality of packets for transmission over a communication network.01-29-2009
20090167773CONTROL METHOD AND COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR SWITCHING DISPLAY BETWEEN OSs - The present invention provides a control method for switching display between a plurality of OSs as well as a computer system. The method comprises: detecting that the currently displayed guest operating system (GOS) is required to be switched from a first GOS to a second GOS; determining whether the first GOS satisfies a preset switching condition, and switching the currently displayed GOS to the second GOS if the preset switching condition is satisfied, and otherwise, prohibiting the switching from the currently displayed GOS. With the method and the computer system, it is possible to avoid picture distortion or blurring or system collapse in switching display between a plurality of OSs.07-02-2009
20090201303MULTI-USER MULTI-GPU RENDER SERVER APPARATUS AND METHODS - The invention provides, in some aspects, a system for rendering images, the system having one or more client digital data processors and a server digital data processor in communications coupling with the one or more client digital data processors, the server digital data processor having one or more graphics processing units. The system additionally comprises a render server module executing on the server digital data processor and in communications coupling with the graphics processing units, where the render server module issues a command in response to a request from a first client digital data processor. The graphics processing units on the server digital data processor simultaneously process image data in response to interleaved commands from (i) the render server module on behalf of the first client digital data processor, and (ii) one or more requests from (a) the render server module on behalf of any of the other client digital data processors, and (b) other functionality on the server digital data processor.08-13-2009
20090085920APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE FOR PROVIDING NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE DISPLAY UTILITY - Methods for controlling complementary dual displays for use with an electronic device are presented including: receiving an input for display on a non-native display, where the input includes a native user interface (UI) input and a non-native UI input, and where the non-native display is a bistable, low frame rate display; if the input is the native UI input, sending the first native UI input to a corresponding application, processing the native UI input by the corresponding application, calling a non-native API for forwarding the processed native UI input to a non-native display driver, and sending a non-native display signal to the non-native display; receiving another native UI input for display on a native display, where the native display is a refresh-based, high frame rate display; and sending the other native UI input to the corresponding application.04-02-2009
20130120414PATTERNING OF ANTISTICTION FILMS FOR ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS DEVICES - A laser absorption layer is first selectively formed in a seal pattern region surrounding an array of electromechanical systems elements, followed by depositing an antistiction layer as a blanket layer over the substrate and the laser absorption layer. The antistiction layer is then selectively removed from the seal pattern using a laser. An epoxy sealing material is provided in the seal pattern where the antistiction layer was removed and a backplate is sealed to the substrate using epoxy.05-16-2013
20130120415COMBINED RESONATORS AND PASSIVE CIRCUIT COMPONENTS ON A SHARED SUBSTRATE - This disclosure provides implementations of electromechanical systems combined resonator and passive circuit component structures, devices, apparatus, systems, and related processes. In one aspect, the device includes a piezoelectric resonator structure formed over an insulating substrate. A portion of the piezoelectric resonator structure is spaced apart from the substrate by a first gap. A passive circuit component structure such as an inductor or a capacitor is formed over the insulating substrate. A portion of the passive circuit component structure is spaced apart from the substrate by a second gap. The first gap and the second gap are defined by removal of a sacrificial (SAC) layer.05-16-2013
20130120416STORAGE CAPACITOR FOR ELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for storage capacitors. In one aspect, an electromechanical systems (EMS) device includes a substrate, an optical stack disposed over the substrate, a mechanical layer positioned over the optical stack, and a storage capacitor. The optical stack includes a stationary electrode and at least one dielectric layer disposed over the stationary electrode, and the storage capacitor includes a first plate, a second plate and a dielectric structure disposed between the first and second plates. The first plate includes a portion of the mechanical layer positioned over an optically non-active region of the device, and the dielectric structure of the storage capacitor includes a portion of the at least one dielectric layer of the optical stack.05-16-2013
20130120417DISPLAY CONTROLLING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A display controlling apparatus that is capable of communicating with an image processing apparatus that sends image data to the display controlling apparatus in response to a notification from the display controlling apparatus, includes the following elements: a sending unit configured to send the notification to the image processing apparatus; a first receiving unit configured to receive the image data sent from the image processing apparatus in response to the notification; and a first computing unit configured to compute a first time required to display the image data received by the first receiving unit. The sending unit sends a new notification to the image processing apparatus at a timing based on the first time computed by the first computing unit.05-16-2013
20120139928DATA PACKER FOR PACKING AND ALIGNING WRITE DATA - A data packer of an input/output hub of a computer system packs and formats write data that is supplied to it before the write data is written into a memory unit of the computer system. More particularly, the data packer accumulates write data received from lower bandwidth clients for delivery to a high bandwidth memory interface. Also, the data packer aligns the write data, so that when the write data is read out from the write data packer, no further alignment is needed.06-07-2012
20120069030METHOD OF UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION FOR INCREASING DISPLAY RATE - A method of uniform distribution for increasing a display rate. For data to be displayed, dividing a complete effective output enable (OE) time that is greater than one serial shift cycle into several unit serial shift cycles and uniformly distributing the effective OE time for display. The method implements the uniform distribution of the display time to the maximum extent by using an OE signal under the condition that the whole display time remains unchanged, thereby increasing effective output number of the uniform distribution, uniformly maintaining a display effect and steadily improving a refresh rate effect, so as to effectively increase a display quality and avoid a significant loss of brightness.03-22-2012
20120105461AUTOMATIC SELECTION OF A BACKGROUND IMAGE FOR A DISPLAY ON A MOBILE TELEPHONE - A method for providing a background image on a display of a mobile telephone, whereby the data of one or more background images are stored in at least one memory accessible for the mobile telephone, comprises an automatic selection of a background image to be displayed, a retrieving of the data of the automatically selected background image from the memory, and a displaying of the retrieved background image on the display of the mobile telephone.05-03-2012
20120194529INTERFACE CARD - An interface card comprising a graphic unit, an outputting interface, an inputting interface, an assigning processor and a card body is disclosed. The inputting interface is used for receiving a PCIE inputting signal. When the inputting interface is electrically connected to a CPU via a connector, the PCIE inputting signal is inputted to the assigning processor via an inputting interface. The assigning processor assigns a PCIE outputting signal to a graphic unit according to the PCIE inputting signal, and further assigns another PCIE outputting signal to another graphic unit according to the PCIE inputting signal when the outputting interface is externally connected to another graphic unit. The card body is used for placing the graphic unit, the outputting interface, the assigning processor and the inputting interface.08-02-2012
20100156913Multi-display handheld device and supporting system - Current approaches to paperless books use single screen laptop computers or electronic paper display (EPD)-based book readers. Laptop computers consume too much power and cannot be used for extended periods of time, such as an entire school day, without recharging its battery. EPD devices are limited in functionality due to their slow refresh rate and grey-scale only images. An embodiment of the present invention integrates bi-stable display technology and refresh display technology into a single device and manages the use of these technologies to achieve power savings while providing a rich set of display functionalities to support user interaction with content in a synergistic manner. The power savings functionality enables the device to have a battery operating life between charges of many hours of operation, such as eight hours or more, while the display functionality enables users to access, display, and interact with content in ways users have become accustomed and in ways not before possible.06-24-2010
20090115788Mobile computer with auxiliary display on a secondary device - A system and method is disclosed for wirelessly communicating displayable information for display on an auxiliary display device. A primary display device comprising a first display and a first wireless modem generates displayable information. The availability of one or more auxiliary display devices and information is collected to determine which of the auxiliary display devices are supported by the primary display device. The power state of the primary display device is monitored. If it is operating in a full power state, a full auxiliary display output mode is maintained allowing all, or a subset, of the displayable information generated by the first display device to be displayed on supported auxiliary display devices. If it is operating in a low or off power state, a subset auxiliary display output mode is activated and a predetermined subset of the displayable information is displayed on the supported auxiliary display devices.05-07-2009
20100225654Theatre Seatback Display - The present invention is directed to improvements on display hardware and/or user presentation interface systems for audience gathering places, such as theatres, stadiums, cinemas and auditoriums. The display hardware relates to the equipment used to distribute communications (such as advertising and audience feedback) throughout the audience gathering place and to (at least some of) the individual members of the audience. The user presentation interface systems involve the substance of the communications that are actually made to and/or from audience members. In this document the focus will be on theatre applications. One key insight is that while delivery of information to/from an audience member who has come to see a performance of some kind (for example, an opera) has the potential to be distracting, this process will be much less distracting, and can even be greatly enjoyment-enhancing, if each audience member has her or his own dedicated user interface presentation hardware (for example, seatback display, netbook plugged into her seat, headphones, etc.) at the individual level.09-09-2010
20100225653INFORMATION NOTIFICATION METHOD AND INFORMATION NOTIFICATION SYSTEM - An information notification method includes coding information by a first information processing apparatus, displaying the coded information on a screen of the first information processing apparatus, obtaining displayed coded information as image information by a second information processing apparatus having an image-capturing unit, transmitting the obtained image information to a third information processing apparatus from the second information processing apparatus, receiving at the third information processing apparatus the image information transmitted from the second information processing apparatus, and decoding by the third information processing apparatus the received image information so as to obtain the coded information.09-09-2010
20100253691GRAPHICS SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE DIGITAL DISPLAY INTERFACE STANDARDS - The present invention sets forth an apparatus for supporting multiple digital display interface standards. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a graphics processing unit (GPU) configured to determine a display device type of a display device that is in connection with a digital display interconnect, receive a display device information associated with the display device, and output a first data signal to the display device. The display device is of display port (DP) digital display interface standard and the digital display interconnect is of digital visual interface (DVI) digital display interface standard. The apparatus further includes a removable adaptor circuitry between the display device and the digital display interconnect.10-07-2010
20120242671METHOD AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT A SELF-REFRESHING DISPLAY DEVICE COUPLED TO A GRAPHICS CONTROLLER - A method and apparatus for supporting a self-refreshing display device coupled to a graphics controller are disclosed. A self-refreshing display device has a capability to drive the display based on video signals generated from a local frame buffer. A graphics controller coupled to the display device may optimally be placed in one or more power saving states when the display device is operating in a panel self-refresh mode. Data objects stored in a memory associated with the graphics controller may be aliased in another memory subsystem accessible to the operating system, graphical user interface, or applications executing in the system while the graphics controller is in a deep sleep state. The disclosed technique utilizes a virtual memory pointer, that may be updated in one or more virtual memory page tables to point to either the memory associated with the graphics controller or an alternate memory alias.09-27-2012
20130135325SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR DRIVING AN ANALOG INTERFEROMETRIC MODULATOR - Systems, devices, and methods for calibrating and controlling the actuation of an analog interferometric modulator are described herein. An electrode of a movable layer of the analog interferometric modulator may include a part for receiving a drive voltage, and an electrically isolated part. A charge may be sensed from the electrically isolated part, and used to determine the position of the movable layer or provide feedback to the drive voltage.05-30-2013
20100302262DISPLAY FOR INFORMATION STORAGE MODULE - A computer memory system (12-02-2010
20100194765IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image display apparatus includes: an external apparatus connecting unit that is connected with a plurality of image supply apparatuses and receives a plurality of data transmitted from the image supply apparatuses; an output unit that outputs an image based on the data to a display unit; an operation unit that accepts an input operated by a user; and a control unit that outputs, when an instruction to designate the image supply apparatus that outputs the data to be displayed in the display unit is input by the user via the operation unit, a suspension request signal requesting the suspension of supply of the data to the image supply apparatuses other than the image supply apparatus designated by the user.08-05-2010
20110025697METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING IMAGE DATA THROUGH RSDS TRANSMISSION INTERFACES - A method for transmitting image data through reduced swing differential signaling (RSDS) transmission interfaces to a driver in a display is provided, in which the image data include a number of pixel values each represented by a number of bits. The method includes the step of: simultaneously transmitting at least two bits of one of the pixel values by a single timing controller in one time period, in which each of the simultaneously transmitted bits is transmitted through a respective data line of the RSDS transmission interfaces.02-03-2011
20110115802Processing Unit that Enables Asynchronous Task Dispatch - A processing unit that includes a plurality of virtual engines and a shader core. The plurality of virtual engines is configured to (i) receive, from an operating system (OS), a plurality of tasks substantially in parallel with each other and (ii) load a set of state data associated with each of the plurality of tasks. The shader core is configured to execute the plurality of tasks substantially in parallel based on the set of state data associated with each of the plurality of tasks. The processing unit may also include a scheduling module that schedules the plurality of tasks to be issued to the shader core.05-19-2011
20100149196DISPLAY TERMINAL DEVICE - Disclosed is a display terminal device including a display operating unit (06-17-2010
20090033669System And Method For Communicating Graphics Image Data Over A Communication Network - A graphics adapter comprises a frame buffer operable to store graphics image data. The graphics adapter also comprises a network interface operable to receive at least a portion of the graphics image data, the network interface further operable to format the received graphics image data into a plurality of packets for transmission over a communication network.02-05-2009
20100164966TIMING CONTROLLER FOR GRAPHICS SYSTEM - One embodiment takes the form of an apparatus for changing a frequency of an image data stream, including: a timing controller; a buffer operably connected to the timing controller; wherein the buffer accepts the image data stream at a first frequency; the buffer transmits the image data stream to the timing controller; and the timing controller outputs the image data stream at a second frequency that is lower than the first frequency. In such an embodiment, the image data stream may include a blanking interval; and a data portion; wherein the buffer removes or reduces the blanking interval from the image data stream; and the buffer adjusts the frequency of the data portion such that the data portion and reduced blanking interval occupy a time equal to that of the blanking interval plus the data portion prior to adjustment.07-01-2010
20090322767System and Method for Presenting Visual Information at Plural Display Devices - A dual transceiver architecture provides source and sink device capabilities for communicating visual information between information handling systems and displays. A detector determines whether a cable connected to a port provides visual information or receives digital information. If visual information is received at a port, the visual information is provided to an adjacent port through a dual transceiver architecture so that the visual information is available to forward to another display, information handling system or other device. A common connector configuration simplifies the connection of multiple displays or devices, such as in a daisy chain configuration.12-31-2009
20090322766Method for transmission of a digital message from a display to a handheld receiver - The invention relates to a method to efficiently transmit a digital message over a unidirectional optical link, such as the link between a computer screen and a security token equipped with photosensitive elements. It is an object of this invention to provide a source coding scheme that is optimized for transmissions of alphanumerical data containing frequent occurrences of numerals and less frequent occurrences of non-numerical data. This is achieved by using a modified Huffman code for source coding, consisting of a nibble-based prefix-free binary code. The output of the coder is efficiently mapped onto a 6B4T channel code, wherein unused ternary codewords can be used to signal data-link layer events. This efficient signalling of data-link layer events, in turn, allows for a synchronization scheme based on repeated transmissions of a finite-length message, combined with an out-of-band clock signal.12-31-2009
20090322768Compile-time type-safe composable state objects - Methods and apparatus to efficiently and safely interface with a graphics processing unit (GPU) are described. In one embodiment, procedures for transforming type-checked parameterized mappings into runtime mappings may be used to efficiently and safely (e.g., without introducing errors) interface with a GPU. Other embodiments are also described.12-31-2009
20100013841DISPLAY DEVICE AND ITS CONTROL METHOD - When an operation mode of a television receiver is a normal mode, insertion of a memory card having trigger information stored therein into a card insertion portion causes a storefront mode setting screen to be displayed on a video display unit. When the operation mode of the television receiver is a storefront mode, detection of supply of power by a power supply detector causes a storefront mode release screen to be displayed on the video display unit. Users performs selection and setting on the storefront mode setting screen and the storefront mode release confirmation screen by operating a remote controller to switch the operation mode of the television receiver.01-21-2010
20100039435DISPLAY CAPABLE OF BEING CONNECTED TO INTERNET - A display includes a screen, a mouse input port to be coupled to a mouse, a mouse output port to be coupled to a computer mouse port, a storage unit storing an Internet web browser program, a video input port for receiving a video output signal from a computer, and a microprocessor electrically coupled to the storage unit and the video input port. The microprocessor detects whether the video input port receives the video output signal. If yes, the display operates in a first mode, the microprocessor executes the Internet web browser program, and the screen displays a web page accessed by the Internet web browser program. If not, the display operates in a second mode and the microprocessor makes the mouse input port to the mouse output port, so that the mouse is electrically coupled to the computer mouse port and the screen displays the video output signal.02-18-2010
20120120080LIGHT GUIDE WITH DIFFUSIVE LIGHT INPUT INTERFACE - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for providing illumination by using a light guide to distribute light. In one aspect, the light guide has a surface, such as an edge, into which light is injected. The surface is treated to create a diffusive interface with a light source. For example, the surface may be subjected to abrasion to form a frosted surface that acts as the diffusive interface, or a diffusive structure may be attached to the edge, with the attached diffusive structure functioning as the diffusive interface. The diffusive interface diffuses light entering into the light guide, and can thereby increase the uniformity of light propagating within the light guide. The light guide may be provided with light turning features that redirect light out of the light guide. In some implementations, the redirected light may be applied to illuminate a display.05-17-2012
20090027405IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image processing device of the invention includes a storage portion which stores EDID information, a communication portion which executes communication based on HDMI standard with another image processing device through a communication passage, supplies the EDID information stored in the storage portion and receives an image/sound signal from the another image processing device, a reproducing portion which reproduces the image/sound signal received by the communication portion, and a changing portion which changes the EDID information stored in the storage portion when the reproducing portion cannot reproduce the image/sound signal properly.01-29-2009
20110254851Imaging Diagnostic Device - An imaging diagnostic device including a personal computer, a graphics card, a drive bay that receives an optical drive, an interface that connects the imaging diagnostic device to an examination device, a screen that displays signals received from the examination device as moving images, and a module arranged in the drive bay of the personal computer, said module including a splitter that receives a data stream from the graphics card, a digital signal processor that reduces the data stream and at least one storage unit that records the reduced data stream, the splitter transferring the data stream from the graphics card to the screen and the digital signal processor, the digital signal processor transferring the reduced data stream to the at least one storage unit.10-20-2011
20100097385DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE TIME REQUIRED FOR DETECTING INPUT SIGNALS - A display apparatus capable of adjusting the time for detecting input signals from an external input source is provided. The display apparatus includes a signal detector which checks a plurality of input sources in sequence for a predetermined basic time and detects signals input from the plurality of input sources, and a controller which controls the signal detector to adjust the basic time and recheck the plurality of input sources if no signal is detected within the basic time. Accordingly, it is possible to recognize an input source from which input signals are detected late.04-22-2010
20110254850IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, DISPLAY SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PROCESSING IMAGE - An image processing apparatus performing frame rate control on image data corresponding to each of dots forming a display image includes a frame rate generating section generating the frame rate of a dot according to a difference in gradation between the dot and a dot around the dot and a frame rate control section performing frame rate control on the image data on a dot-by-dot basis based on the frame rate.10-20-2011
20100321396METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHING MONITOR SCENE MODES - Systems and methods for automatically switching scene modes of a monitor may comprise processes and corresponding modules for sending a request to a driver to activate hardware modules of a graphics processing unit (GPU) based on a requirement of a launched application program and then recording identifiers of the activated hardware modules on a list. A record of a scene mode associated with one or more activated hardware modules on the list is located within a scene mode profile table and then the corresponding monitor parameters previously associated with the scene mode are read. The monitor is then automatically adjusted according to the monitor parameters read.12-23-2010
20080252647Method And Apparatus For Bandwidth Corruption Recovery - A graphics processor is provided. The graphics processor includes a memory storing image data for presentation and a display memory region in communication with the memory, the display memory region supplying image data to a display panel for presentation. The graphics processor includes bandwidth control logic configured to monitor a lag between an output from the display memory region and an input into the display memory region. The bandwidth control logic is further configured to prevent a level of the display memory from decrementing when the lag between the output and the input is capable of causing corruption on the display panel due to a lack of data from the display memory region. A method for avoiding a buffer under run and a device are included.10-16-2008
20080204463Adaptable User Interface and Mechanism for a Title Portable Electronic Device - A multimodal electronic device (08-28-2008
20080204462MAP INTERFACE WITH REMOVABLE PATH LOCATIONS - A map user interlace is described, including a first view transmitted from a server computer system to the client computer system, the first view including a first map and the initial path displayed on the first map, the initial path being from a starting location via at least one intermediate location to an end location, a deletion selector, selection of the deletion selector causing transmission of a deletion command being indicative of removal, of a selected one of the locations, and a second view generated in response to the transmission of the deletion command, the second view including a second map and the modified path displayed on the second map, the modified path including all of the locations but not including the selected location.08-28-2008
20110069073WIRELESS ATTACHED READER SCREEN FOR CELL PHONES - A display device is provided comprising a housing, a communication means within the housing configured to receive content from a local content source device external to the housing and to transmit messages to the local content source device, wherein the content comprises a static screen image, a storage means configured to store the content having been received from the content source device, wherein the storage means stores no more than a single static screen image and a display configured to display the content. A method for use with the display device is further provided.03-24-2011
20130009969Methods circuits & systems for wireless transmission of a video signal from a computing platform - Disclosed are methods, circuits and systems for wireless transmission of a video signal from a computing platform. There is provided a video and/or audio signal source device such as a laptop computer. The video and/or audio signal source device may include a Display Mini Card (DMC) System Connector. The video and/or audio signal source device may include a Mini Card (HMC or FMC) System Connector, and/or a Display Port (DP) connector. There may be provided a Display Mini Card (DMC) or a Mini Card (FMC or HMC) which may include electrical circuits adapted to receive video and/or audio signals from the DMC System Connector or the DP connector of the video and/or audio signal source device. Received video and/or audio signals may be transmitted to a functionally associated video/audio receiver. The electrical circuits of the Display Mini Card (DMC) or the Mini Card (FMC or HMC) may be adapted to transmit a video and/or audio signal using a video link such as WHDI, WIFI DIRECT or WIFI DISPLAY. The Display Mini Card (DMC) or the Mini Card (FMC or HMC) may include additional circuits adapted to perform additional functionality such as Wi-Fi communication.01-10-2013
20130009970Method and System for Display Output Stutter - Apparatus and methods for reducing power consumption of a data transfer interface in a computer system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for reducing power consumption of a data transfer interface between a first device and a second device, includes, identifying a free interval between a first data and a second data, disabling the data transfer interface during the free interval, enabling the data transfer interface at the end of the free interval, and transmitting the second data. The method may also include a step of notifying the second device that the data transfer interface is being temporarily disabled. Another embodiment, for example, includes the transfer of display data (or video frames) over an interface, such as, a DisplayPort interface, between a graphics controller device and a timing controller device in a computer system.01-10-2013
20110074796CODEC CONTROL - A method and system for a software driver of a graphics controller to work with a display codec. The software driver may be configured to work with different display codecs at different periods of time while using a default configuration. Other embodiments are also described.03-31-2011
20110074795GRAPHIC DATA PROCESSING MODULE AND DATA LINE DRIVING CIRCUIT USING THE SAME - A graphic data processing module includes a system interface for receiving image data streams, a shift register connected to the system interface, a timing generator connected to the system interface and the shift register, and a graphic display data random access memory (GDDRAM) connected to the shift register. The timing generator generates a clock signal and inputs the clock signal to the shift register, the shift register is controlled by the clock signal to receive image data streams in a first format from the system interface and convert the data of each pixel in the image data streams into data in a second format using fewer bits than the first format, and the data in the second format is transmitted to the GDDRAM.03-31-2011
20110074794SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CASTING A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DISPLAY OF A MOBILE DEVICE TO A DISPLAY SCREEN ASSOCIATED WITH A SET-TOP-BOX DEVICE - Exemplary multi-screen casting systems and methods are disclosed. For example, systems and methods for casting a graphical user interface display of a mobile device to a display screen associated with a set-top-box device are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a multi-screen casting system establishing a multi-screen display relationship between a mobile device and a set-top-box device, identifying data associated with a graphical user interface display of the mobile device, and transmitting the identified data associated with the graphical user interface display of the mobile device to the set-top-box device for display by a display device associated with the set-top-box device. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.03-31-2011
20100283790DEVICES TO PROCESS INTERLACED VIDEO OVER DSI - Multiple systems and methods for accurately regenerating interlaced video signals that are transmitted using DSI is provided. In some embodiments, multiple types of VSYNC packets may be defined and used in encoding packets depending when the edge of a VSYNC pulse does or does not coincide with the start of a HSYNC pulse. These types of VSYNC packets may be distinguished in some embodiments by either create new VSYNC packet types, or encoding unused bits in existing DSI packets. In other embodiments, a filter may be used to detect and correct HSYNC frequency distortions caused during the regeneration of interlaced video signals decoded from DSI packets.11-11-2010
20100194764INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store information representing a plurality of screens in each of a plurality of groups to which priorities are previously set, a determination unit configured to determine a group which is assigned the highest priority, and a control unit configured to display on a display unit a representative screen of the group assigned the highest priority.08-05-2010
20120147019DATA PACKER FOR PACKING AND ALIGNING WRITE DATA - A data packer of an input/output hub of a computer system packs and formats write data that is supplied to it before the write data is written into a memory unit of the computer system. More particularly, the data packer accumulates write data received from lower bandwidth clients for delivery to a high bandwidth memory interface. Also, the data packer aligns the write data, so that when the write data is read out from the write data packer, no further alignment is needed.06-14-2012
20120306897CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR INTERLANE SKEW - A system for controlling signal skew between adjacent transmission lines is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a plurality of transmission lines, each of which is physically adjacent to at least one other one of the plurality of transmission lines. The system further includes a plurality of transmission units, wherein each of the plurality of transmission units is coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of transmission lines. Each of the plurality of transmission units is configured to transmit, in accordance with a respectively received one of a plurality of clock signals, a respective signal on its corresponding one of the plurality of transmission lines such that the respective signal is skewed by a predetermined amount with respect to signals transmitted on each adjacent one of the plurality of transmission lines.12-06-2012
20110141123Push Pull Adaptive Capture - In various embodiments, a screen image may be divided into rectangles, and a capture component may track changed rectangles and capture the screen upon receiving an indication. For small screen updates, the capture rate may be set to ˜30 captures per second to provide a lower latency. As the screen update size increases, the capture rate may be decreased to match an allocated bandwidth. The capture rate may be increased when available bandwidth increases and decreased as bandwidth decreases. For example, the capture rate may be decreased when downstream back pressure meets predefined criteria. The capture rate change may be effected gradually to avoid jerks and jumps. Varying the capture rate by also enable audio/video synchronization with varying bandwidth variations. Some embodiments may be extended to multiple monitor solutions.06-16-2011
20120098841Shared Video Management Subsystem - A shared video management subsystem configured to be coupled to and shared by a plurality of independent compute nodes includes a plurality of graphics interfaces configured to receive drawing commands and data from the compute nodes and render graphics information to a frame buffer. The subsystem also includes at least one display refresh controller configured to retrieve the graphics information rendered to the frame buffer and output the graphics information to a display device for display.04-26-2012
20120147018TIMING CONTROLLER FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND TIMING CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A timing controller for a liquid crystal panel and a timing control method thereof are provided. The timing controller includes a timing control unit for analyzing an input signal to generate a system state transition voltage (STV) signal and a base STV signal, and the timing control unit outputs a base trigger signal and a switch trigger signal having asynchronous frame rates to a select unit at the same time. A compare unit determines whether frequencies of the two state signals are same, so that the select unit determines to forward the base trigger signal or the switch trigger signal to a level shift circuit. Finally, a signal-time control unit controls an output time of the base trigger signal, and controls an output time of the switch trigger signal, so that a liquid crystal unit connected to each gate line has an equal charge time.06-14-2012
20090033668Display EDID emulator system and method - Various embodiments of a display EDID emulator system and method are disclosed.02-05-2009
20110316866CODEC CONTROL - A method and system for a software driver of a graphics controller to work with a display codec. The software driver may be configured to work with different display codecs at different periods of time while using a default configuration. Other embodiments are also described.12-29-2011
20110316865RECHARGEABLE UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS EXTERNAL GRAPHICS DEVICE AND METHOD - A graphics processing device that is portable, reconfigurable and provides graphics processing for a computer system is provided. The graphics processing device includes a Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface coupled with the graphics processor and configured to be coupled with computer system. The graphics processing device further includes the USB interface configured to transfer a graphics instruction, originated by the computer system, to the graphics processor. The graphics processing device may further include a battery coupled with the graphics processor to partially power the graphics processor. The battery may be rechargeable. The graphics processor may be configured to process graphics instruction on behalf of the computer system. A portable processing system to provide processing for a computer system is also disclosed. The portable processing system may include a processor. The portable processing system may include a USB module coupled with processor and configured to be coupled with computer system.12-29-2011
20090289946VIDEO MATRIX DISPLAY INTERFACE - In a video matrix display interface, an interface includes one or more subsystems to receive information from a plurality of display devices, compile the information from the plurality of display devices, report the compiled information to a graphics processing device, generate a video image using the compiled information, the image to be viewable across the plurality of display devices, splice the video image into portions and transmit the video image portions to the plurality of display devices, thereby creating a continuous image across the plurality of display devices.11-26-2009
20110096080DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SELECTING IMAGE PROCESSING FUNCTION - A device for selecting an image processing function is provided. The device comprises an analog-to-digital converting unit outputting a first image in response to an image signal having a first frequency; a frame buffer unit having a frame buffering function; and an over-driving unit having an over-driving function, wherein the device for selecting the image processing function enables one of the frame buffering function and the over-driving function according to the first frequency.04-28-2011
20120013625DISPLAY FOR PUMP - This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, a processor, and a user interface including a bistable display. A display element of the bistable display is placed in one of two stable orientations upon application of a biasing voltage and stays in the stable orientation when the biasing voltage is removed. The processor includes a display module configured to display a non-blank reversion display screen on the bistable display when no input is received at the user interface after a specified time duration, and to recurrently change the reversion display screen until input is received at the user interface.01-19-2012
20120013624Split Storage of Anti-Aliased Samples - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to improving the performance of anti-aliased image rendering. One embodiment is a method of rendering a pixel from an anti-aliased image. The method includes: storing a first set and a second set of samples from a plurality of anti-aliased samples of the pixel respectively in a first memory and a second memory; and rendering a determined number of said samples from one of only the first set or the first and second sets. Corresponding system and computer program product embodiments are also disclosed.01-19-2012
20120013623HOST COMPUTER AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING DISPLAY PARAMETERS - A method for adjusting display parameters of a monitor connected to a host computer. The host computer includes a video card. If the monitor cannot display data normally, the method selects a group of display parameters C01-19-2012
20120206464MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTENT ON THE SAME - A multi-functional display device and method for displaying content on the same are disclosed herein. The method may include displaying broadcast content on a first multi-functional display device, transmitting a request to display the content on a second multi-functional display device. The second multi-functional display device may accept the request and display the content on the second multi-functional display device. The first and second multi-functional display devices may display the content at the same time. The first multi-functional display device may be associated with a first social network service (SNS) account of a first individual and the second multi-functional display device may be associated with a second SNS account of a second individual. The request to concurrently view the content may be generated using account information of the SNS accounts.08-16-2012
20120062575METHODS AND DEVICES FOR LIGHTING DISPLAYS - Various devices and methods of lighting a display are disclosed. In one embodiment, for example, a display device includes a transmissive display configured to be illuminated through a back surface and a reflective display configured to be illuminated through a front surface. A light source is disposed with respect to the back of the transmissive display to illuminate the transmissive display through the back surface. A light pipe is disposed with respect to the light source to receive light from the light source and is configured to propagate the light such that this light provides front illumination of the reflective display.03-15-2012
20110096079Method and System for Displya Output Stutter - Apparatus and methods for reducing power consumption of a data transfer interface in a computer system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for reducing power consumption of a data transfer interface between a first device and a second device, includes, identifying a free interval between a first data and a second data, disabling the data transfer interface during the free interval, enabling the data transfer interface at the end of the free interval, and transmitting the second data. The method may also include a step of notifying the second device that the data transfer interface is being temporarily disabled. Another embodiment, for example, includes the transfer of display data (or video frames) over an interface, such as, a DisplayPort interface, between a graphics controller device and a timing controller device in a computer system.04-28-2011
20110090233Method and System for Time-Multiplexed Shared Display - A method is provided for sharing a display. The method includes displaying periodically a first image sequence on the display in synchronicity with a first signal, and displaying periodically a second image sequence on the display in synchronicity with a second signal. The method also includes selecting by a user the first image sequence for viewing, and shuttering periodically a set of goggles for the user in synchronicity with the first signal. A method is provided for sharing a display. The method includes displaying periodically a private image sequence on the display in synchronicity with a first signal, and displaying periodically a non-private image sequence on the display. In the method, the private image sequence and the non-private image sequence combine to form a public image sequence on the display. A system is provided for sharing a display.04-21-2011
20090085919SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAPPING SHADER VARIABLES INTO PHYSICAL REGISTERS - The present disclosure includes system and method of mapping shader variables into physical registers. In an embodiment, a graphics processing unit (GPU) and a memory coupled to the GPU are disclosed. The memory includes a processor readable data file that has a register file portion. The register file portion has a rectangular structure including a plurality of data items. At least two of the plurality of data items corresponding to data elements of a shader program. The data elements have different data storage types.04-02-2009
20120120081ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH PASSIVATION LAYER - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for providing illumination by using a light guide to distribute light. In one aspect, a passivation layer is attached to the light guide of an illumination device. The passivation layer may be an optically transparent moisture barrier and may have a thickness and refractive index which allows it to function as an anti-reflective coating. The passivation layer may protect moisture-sensitive underlying features, such as metallized light turning features that may be present in the light guide. The light turning features may be configured to redirect light out of the light guide. In some implementations, the redirected light may be applied to illuminate a display.05-17-2012
20120120082Level Shifter, System-on-Chip Including the Same, and Multimedia Device Including the Same - Disclosed is a level shifter that includes an input node; first and second voltage shifter circuits configured to generate an output clock of a second voltage domain in response to an input clock of a first voltage domain input via the input node, and an output node configured to output the output clock, wherein the first and second voltage shifter circuits have the same structure and are connected in parallel between the input node and an output node.05-17-2012
20120169746METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION INCLUDING NON FRAME AWARE FREQUENCY SELECTION - Systems and methods of adjusting a frequency of a graphics controller may include a logic to determine a metric associated with an input/output (I/O) queue. The metric may be used to determine whether an I/O limited condition exists. The I/O limited condition may be associated with a graphics controller. There may be a logic to cause a frequency of the graphics controller to be decreased when the I/O limited condition exists, and a logic to cause the frequency of the graphics controller to be increased when the I/O limited condition does not exist. The I/O limited condition may exist when a magnitude of the metric is equal to or greater than a first threshold. The I/O limited condition may not exist when the magnitude of the metric is equal to or less than a second threshold.07-05-2012
20120169745Method and System for Selecting Data for Display in a Plurality of Displays - Systems, methods, and computer readable storage mediums for arbitrating the sending of display data to a plurality of displays that are coupled to a controller are disclosed. A method for arbitrating display data requests for a plurality of displays coupled to a controller includes, providing display data to a display in the plurality of displays based upon a relative priority of the display amongst the plurality of displays.07-05-2012
20100289804SYSTEM, MECHANISM, AND APPARATUS FOR A CUSTOMIZABLE AND EXTENSIBLE DISTRIBUTED RENDERING API - A system and method for providing an Application Programming Interface (API) that allows users to write complex graphics and visualization applications with little knowledge of how to parallelize or distribute the application across a graphics cluster. The interface enables users to develop an application program using a common programming paradigm (e.g., scene graph) in a manner that accommodates handling parallel rendering tasks and rendering environments. The visualization applications written by developers take better advantage of the aggregate resources of a cluster. The programming model provided by APT function calls handles scene-graph(s) data in a manner such that the scene and data management are decoupled from the rendering, compositing, and display. As a result, the system and method is not beholden to one particular graphics rendering API (e.g. OpenGL, Direct X, etc.) and provides the ability to switch between these APIs even during runtime.11-18-2010
20100245367METHODS AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAY DEVICE IN-SYSTEM PROGRAMMING THROUGH DISPLAYABLE SIGNALS - Methods and device for in-system firmware update in an information output device are provided. In one aspect, a method of firmware update in a display device receives a set of data in an image format through a video signal input channel of an input port of the display device. The set of data is converted from the image format to an instruction set format that is different from the image format. A first set of instructions that is used to operate the display device is updated with the set of data in the instruction set format.09-30-2010
20120133659METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING STATIC FRAME - A method and apparatus provides for providing a static frame. In one example, the method and apparatus divides a frame into regions and sends the divided regions of the frame from a display data transmitter, e.g., a processor such as a graphic processing unit (GPU), to a display data receiver, e.g., a timing controller (TCON). In a self-refresh mode when the frame is static, the method and apparatus detects alteration of one or more regions in the static frame. The alteration may be due to data errors in one or more regions of the static frame captured by the display data receiver and/or due to updated content (e.g., movement of a cursor) in one or more regions of the static frame in the display data transmitter. The method and apparatus then, in one example, only resends those altered regions from the display data transmitter to the display data receiver to redress the alteration.05-31-2012
20120218277DISPLAY LIST MECHANISM AND SCALABLE DISPLAY ENGINE STRUCTURES - A display list with slot instructions is provided to interface between platform software and a display engine. A display list interface is created for each frame of image data that is to be updated and displayed on a display. In some circumstances, the display list may be reused for subsequent frames, for example, when generating a stream of video images for a video mode display showing a static image. A display list may be part of the interface between a software driver and a scalable display engine architecture that has multiple repetitive processing blocks enabling the same or multiple frames to be processed in parallel to produce update frames for one or more display devices.08-30-2012
20120162236INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO SIGNAL OUTPUT CONTROLLING METHOD FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a connector, a graphics controller, a port setting module, a selector and a selector controller. The port setting module sets a first port used to output a video signal generated by the graphics controller as a data transmission port compliant with a first interface standard, and sets a second port used to output the video signal as a data transmission port compliant with a second interface standard. The selector connects one of the first port and the second port to the connector. The selector controller supplies a first signal to the selector in order to connect the first port to the connector when a first external unit is connected to the connector, and supplies a second signal to the selector in order to connect the second port to the connector when a second external unit is connected to the connector.06-28-2012
20090058864METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GRAPHICS PROCESSING - A graphics processing system is provided. The graphics processing system comprises a display unit, a frame buffer, an interface, and a controller. The frame buffer, defined by an initial pointer and a boundary pointer first image data in the frame buffer, stores first image data corresponding to a first image area displayed on the display unit. The interface receives a scrolling request directing the first image to scroll in a vertical and/or horizontal direction. The controller determines a reading pointer of the frame buffer according to the initial and boundary pointers and the scrolling request, loads new image data into a memory location at which a particular part of the first image data is stored. The new image data is loaded in a memory location in which an image area not included in the first image area after the scrolling is stored, retrieves the remaining first image data and the new image data beginning from the reading pointer, and directs the display unit to display the retrieved image data in sequence on a viewable image area thereof.03-05-2009
20080211819RASTER IMAGE PROCESSOR USING A SELF-TUNING BANDING MODE - A raster image processor (RIP) using a self-tuning banding mode is disclosed. The RIP automatically and continuously adjusts the band size used for generating the raster image based on past performance (i.e. past data throughput values) and corresponding band sizes. At the start of each page of image, or after a certain number of pages has been processed or certain amount of time has elapsed, the RIP determines whether performance has worsened since the last band size adjustment. If it has worsened, the band size is reverted to a previous best performing value. If the performance has improved, then the band size is changed in the same direction as the last change. Raster image processing is performed using the adjusted band size,09-04-2008
20120075313INTERFEROMETRIC OPTICAL DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH BROADBAND CHARACTERISTICS - Broad band white color can be achieved in MEMS display devices by incorporating a material having an extinction coefficient (k) below a threshold value for wavelength of light within an operative optical range of the interferometric modulator. One embodiment provides a method of making the MEMS display device comprising depositing said material over at least a portion of a transparent substrate, depositing a dielectric layer over the layer of material, forming a sacrificial layer over the dielectric, depositing an electrically conductive layer on the sacrificial layer, and forming a cavity by removing at least a portion of the sacrificial layer. The suitable material may comprise germanium, germanium alloy of various compositions, doped germanium or doped germanium-containing alloys, and may be deposited over the transparent substrate, incorporated within the transparent substrate or the dielectric layer.03-29-2012
20120081373ENERGY-AWARE TASK CONSOLIDATION ON GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT (GPU) - A method includes configuring a shared library, stored in a memory, to be loaded into applications to intercept graphics processing unit (GPU) computation requests for different types of workload kernals corresponding to the applications. The method further includes generating a power prediction and a performance prediction for at least one candidate kernel combination for execution on a GPU responsive to the GPU computations requests. The at least one candidate kernel combination pertains to at least two of the workload kernals. The method also includes rendering a decision of whether to execute the at least one candidate kernel combination or to execute the at least two of the workload kernals pertaining thereto separately, based on the power prediction and the performance prediction.04-05-2012
20110216080ELECTRONIC PAYMENT TERMINAL WITH AN IMPROVED DISPLAY - An electronic payment terminal is disclosed including a display screen including first and second terminals for receiving display data, a first processor connected to the first terminal and adapted for supplying display data to the first terminal at a first rate, and a second processor connected to the second terminal and adapted for supplying display data to the second terminal at a second rate lower than the first rate and adapted for supplying to the display screen a signal for the selection of the display data received at one of the first and second terminals. The second processor is further connected to the first processor and is adapted to send to the first processor a signal for authorizing or forbidding the transmission of display data to the display screen.09-08-2011
20120092352METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING EVENT-MATCHING WITH A GRAPHICAL PROCESSING UNIT - A computer-implemented method for event matching in a complex event processing system includes receiving, with a computer processing device, a stream of event data; receiving, with a computer processing device, an event list and an access predicate list, wherein the event list includes one or more event data pairs; and identifying, with a graphical processing device, patterns in the stream of event data.04-19-2012
20120287140Display Interface Circuit - A display interface circuit includes a physical layer circuit for receiving and modulating an original data signal and an original clock signal, a frame buffer for storing and outputting the data signal according to the clock signal and a command signal, a display serial interface for transmitting the data signal and the clock signal through packetization, a configuration register for generating the command signal according to an asynchronous clock signal and the data signal, and an asynchronous delay circuit for adjusting a clock latency that the clock signal takes to be sent to the configuration register to generate the asynchronous clock signal.11-15-2012
20120287139METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING IMAGES USING A COLOR FIELD SEQUENTIAL DISPLAY - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for generating and transmitting video frame data from a graphics processing unit (GPU) to a color field sequential display device. A frame buffer image comprising per-pixel packed color channels is transformed to a frame buffer image comprising regions corresponding to the color channels with vertical blanking regions inserted between color sub-field regions. Each region of the transformed frame buffer image is sequentially transmitted to the color field sequential display device for display of the corresponding color channel. Backlight illumination for each color channel is controlled by the GPU for temporal alignment with display of each color channel during a vertical blanking interval. The GPU may compensate an individual pixel's color channel value based on a corresponding previous color channel value in order to minimize crosstalk between neighboring color fields.11-15-2012
20130021352METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING BURST REFRESH OF A SELF-REFRESHING DISPLAY DEVICE - A method and apparatus for performing display image refresh in bursts to a display device. A buffered refresh controller includes capabilities to drive the display based on video signals generated from a local frame buffer at a first rate. The graphics controller may optimally be configured to burst a new frame of pixel data to the buffered refresh controller at a second rate to replace the previous frame of pixel data in the local frame buffer. The second rate is different than the first rate. Additionally, the graphics controller may send frames only when they contain new pixel data. By enabling the graphics controller to selectively transmit the new frame of pixel data at the second rate, higher than the first rate, the graphics controller may be placed in a power-saving state during at least a portion of each frame update.01-24-2013
20130169653DISPLAY APPARATUS, UPGRADING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME - A display apparatus, an upgrading apparatus and a display system including the same are provided. The display apparatus includes: a signal input unit to receive an input signal; a first image processor to output a first output signal by processing the input signal; an upgrading apparatus connector to which an upgrading apparatus comprising a second image processor is connectable; and a casing to accommodate the first image processor and the upgrading apparatus connector, the casing including a casing panel in which a connection opening is formed to enable access to the upgrading apparatus connector.07-04-2013
20130169654UPGRADING APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - An upgrading apparatus, a display apparatus, a control method thereof, and a display system are provided. The upgrading apparatus for the display apparatus includes: an interface which is connected to the display apparatus and communicates with the display apparatus; a video processor which processes a video signal corresponding to an image displayed by the display apparatus; and a controller which controls the video processor to process the video signal to be displayed by the display apparatus when the upgrading apparatus is connected to the display apparatus through the interface, and controls the upgrading apparatus to operate based on information received from the display apparatus. Thus, the upgrading apparatus operates based on the information of the display apparatus, thereby securing compatibility with the previous-version display apparatus and enhancing the stability of the operation.07-04-2013
20130113812PROJECTOR - A projector includes an information input unit, a reader, a condition information storage, an image data processing device, and a controller. The information input unit inputs information matched to each projection surface. A information storage medium that can communicate information with other device without contacting can store identification (ID) information of a corresponding projection surface. The reader reads the ID information stored in the information storage medium disposed at each projection surface. The condition information storage stores the information. Upon reading ID information, the read ID information is correlated with the stored information, and then stored in the condition information storage. The image data processing device corrects image data. The image data projection device projects the corrected image data. The controller searches for information correlated to ID information and instructs the image data processing device to correct image data.05-09-2013
20130113810SIDEWALL SPACERS ALONG CONDUCTIVE LINES - Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for electromechanical systems devices having a sidewall spacer along at least one sidewall of a conductive line. An electromechanical systems device can include a sidewall spacer along at least one sidewall of a conductive line under a movable layer. The sidewall spacer can be sloped such that the sidewall spacer has a decreasing width away from a substrate under the movable layer. The conductive line can be configured to route an electrical signal to the electromechanical systems device. In some implementations, a black mask structure of an electromechanical systems device can include the conductive line.05-09-2013
20130093776Delivering a Single End User Experience to a Client from Multiple Servers - Methods, systems, and computer readable media are disclosed for creating a multi-port client server connection in a remote desktop environment. In an embodiment, the multi-client server connection can decouple client-server connection and client-server input from graphics delivery from the server to the client. Such embodiment provides higher server performance and enables dynamic server resource management. The multi-client server connection can be implemented in a virtual environment or between physical machines where one set of physical machines receives the graphics requests from the client and another set of physical machines generates and transmits display data to the client.04-18-2013
20130113811DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a display panel for displaying a still image and for displaying a motion picture. The display panel includes a gate line, a data line, a storage electrode line, a first switching element connected to the gate line and the date line, a storage connected to the switching element and the storage electrode line. The display device further includes a signal controller for providing controlling signals to drive the display panel. The display panel is driven at a first frequency when the motion picture is displayed. The display panel is driven at a second frequency lower than the first frequency when the still image is displayed. When the display panel is driven at the second frequency, a common voltage inputted to the storage electrode line changes.05-09-2013
20110273461STATUS DISPLAY APPARATUS - Provided is a development environment which makes it easy to verify the performance, processing load, and display status in an actual built-in device, enabling a reduced work cycle time during development and high work efficiency. Display means, central processing means, drawing processing means, and storage means are provided. The central processing means, at every predetermined operation unit clock, interprets content stored in the storage means at an instruction address and performs various computation processing. The drawing processing means shares the storage means with the central processing means and performs drawing processing. The display means shares with the drawing means a predetermined memory space starting at a display address in the storage means and makes a display device perform display in accordance with the memory state of the predetermined memory space starting at the display address. The storage means and/or central processing means is allowed to be provided outside of the status display apparatus.11-10-2011
20130147818System and Method of Leveraging GPU Resources to Enhance Performance of an Interact-able Content Browsing Service - A system and a corresponding method of leveraging GPU resources to enhance performance of the interact-able content browsing (ICB) service are to utilize the computation capacity of the GPU of the graphics card to share the computation load originally taken by the CPU. The raw images depicted by the browser application program executed in the server can be directly retrieved from the VRAM of the graphics card by the encoder inside the GPU to be further encoded and streamed before being forwarded directly to distant clients. Thereby, work load and bus bandwidth occupation on the CPU can be greatly reduced, the number of clients that can be served simultaneously by a single server can be increased, and the related power consumption can be substantially reduced06-13-2013
20110234604ELECTRONIC PAPER DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR BOOTING UP ELECTRONIC PAPER DISPLAY - An Electronic Paper Display (EPD) includes a central processing unit (CPU), an EPD screen, a first storage storing applications, an EPD controller. The EPD controller is configured for running the stored software applications and controlling the EPD screen to display visual information. The EPD further includes a second storage and a temporary controller. The second storage is configured for storing files capable of being displayed on the EPD screen during the process of booting up the EPD. The temporary controller is configured for determining whether the process of initializing the CPU is finished during the process of booting up the EPD, and further configured for starting the EPD controller, copying the files from the second storage, and delivering the files to the EPD controller to display if the process of initializing the CPU is not finished.09-29-2011
20130155078CONFIGURABLE GRAPHICS CONTROL AND MONITORING - A method and a graphics control and monitoring system are described. The graphics control and monitoring system is configurable and is equipped with a control and processing device, a computer, a data acquisition device, and a display. The control and processing device is equipped with a field programmable device that is configurable to work with a variety of data acquisition devices. The control and processing device receives data collected by the data acquisition device and processes the data. Further, graphics processing is performed by the processor which can be a central processing unit (CPU), a graphics processing unit (GPU), general purpose computation on GPU (GPGPU) that is equipped with parallel computation capability, among others. After processing, display data is provided to a display.06-20-2013
20110310108INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An information processing apparatus includes a graphics processing unit capable of dividing processing on an image into a plurality of threads, and executing processing on the image, a determining section configured to search for a thread parameter with which the graphics processing unit is capable of executing processing at the highest speed under a given image-processing condition, and to determine the thread parameter as an optimum thread parameter, a transferring section configured to establish a correspondence between the image-processing condition and the optimum thread parameter determined by the determining section, and to accumulate the image-processing condition and the optimum thread parameter in a database via a transmission line, and a setting section configured to obtain the optimum thread parameter from the database via the transmission line, and to set the optimum thread parameter to the graphics processing unit.12-22-2011
20130194283DISPLAY APPARATUS, UPGRADING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - The display apparatus includes: an image processor which processes an image signal; a display which displays an image based on the processed image signal; an interface to which an upgrading apparatus for processing the image signal is connected; and a controller which controls the interface to cut off power supplied to the upgrading apparatus upon receiving a user's selection to change the upgrading apparatus mode from an active mode to a passive mode. Thus, the active and passive modes of the upgrading apparatus are changed without removing the upgrading apparatus and without rebooting the display apparatus, thereby improving user's convenience.08-01-2013
20120069031DECOUPLED HOLOGRAPHIC FILM AND DIFFUSER - In various embodiments described herein, a display device includes a front illumination device that comprises a light guide disposed forward of an array of display elements, such as an array of interferometric modulators, to distribute light across the array of display elements. The light guide may include a turning film to deliver uniform illumination from a light source to the array of display elements. For many portable display applications, the light guide comprises the substrate used in fabricating the display elements. The display device may include additional films as well. The light guide, for example, may include a diffuser and/or an optical isolation layer to further enhance the optical characteristics of the display.03-22-2012
20120081374DISPLAY CONTROLLER, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD - Disclosed herein is a display controller including: a first display control section, a second display control section, a signal line, an output selection section, and a mode selection control section. The first display control section includes a first image generation portion adapted to decode content and first image output portion adapted to output the decoded content. The second display control section includes a second image generation portion and second image output portion. The signal line conveys the decoded content to the second image output portion. The output selection section selects one of the outputs of the first and second image output portions. The mode selection control section selects one of first and second display modes, based on functional information about the first and second display control sections.04-05-2012

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