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Single display with optical path division

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348 - Television

348042000 - STEREOSCOPIC

348051000 - Stereoscopic display device

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
348055000 Separation by time division 201
348058000 Separation by polarization 44
348059000 Separation by lenticular screen 36
348060000 Separation by color (i.e., anaglyphic) 12
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20100165084STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD - A stereoscopic display apparatus and a display method are provided. The stereoscopic display apparatus includes a display panel, a dynamic-backlight module, a tracking panel, an optical lens array. The display has an updated region and a non-updated region during a frame period the display panel displays according a first synchro-signal. The dynamic-backlight module has a plurality of light-emitting regions and the light-emitting regions are turned-on according to a second synchro-signal. The first synchro-signal and the second synchro-signal are synchronal. During the frame period, parts of the light-emitting regions corresponding to the updated region are synchronally turned-on and parts of the light-emitting regions corresponding to the non-updated region are synchronally turned-off. A light provided by at least the part of the light-emitting regions turned-on passes through one silt set and the display panel such that one of the single-eye images is only displayed by the non-updated region.07-01-2010
20120162399VISION SYSTEM, ALIGNMENT SYSTEM FOR ALIGNING DISPLAY PANEL AND PATTERNED RETARDER ON STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY USING THE VISION SYSTEM - A vision system for obtaining an image of a patterned retarder comprising first and second patterns having different optical axes is provided. The vision system comprises a camera, a ½ wavelength plate arranged in front of a lens of the camera, a rotatable ¼ wavelength plate arranged in front of the ½ wavelength plate.06-28-2012
20130027525LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY SYSTEM - The liquid crystal display device (01-31-2013
20120182407PARALLAX BARRIER FOR AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY, AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY, AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING PARALLAX BARRIER FOR AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY - Moiré generated in an autostereoscopic display utilizing a parallax barrier method is cancelled. The interval between visible light transmitting sections that are abutting in the horizontal direction of a parallax barrier is determined using: the average number of subpixels constituting one pixel for three-dimensional display in one row in the horizontal direction; the width of a subpixel, which forms a display; the distance from a predetermined diagonal moiré canceling position to the parallax barrier; the number of viewpoints of a video image used for displaying an autostereoscopic video image; and the distance (Z) from the image display surface of the display to the parallax barrier.07-19-2012
20120182406Multi View and Stereoscopic Image Display - A multi view and stereoscopic image display comprises: first glasses that comprise a first left-eye filter and a first right-eye filter, allow only a first image to pass through the first left-eye filter and the first right-eye filter in a multi view mode, and allow a left-eye image and a right-eye image to respectively pass through the first left-eye filter and the first right-eye filter in a 3D mode; and second glasses that comprise a second left-eye filter and a second right-eye filter, allow only a second image to pass through the second left-eye filter and the second right-eye filter in the multi view mode, and allow the left-eye image and the right-eye image to respectively pass through the second left-eye filter and the second right-eye filter in the 3D mode.07-19-2012
20120182405IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING DISPLAY CONTROL SIGNAL TRANSMITTED TO DISPLAY SCREEN DURING EXTRA DRIVING PERIOD - An image display method includes the following steps: transmitting an active data of a full image to a display screen, and after transmitting the active data of the full image is completed and before a driving period for an original vertical blanking interval corresponding to the active data is started, adjusting a display control signal transmitted to the display screen during an extra driving period, wherein a period length of the extra driving period is not equal to a period length of transmitting the active data of the full image to the display screen.07-19-2012
20120182404Three Dimensional Display - A three dimensional display is disclosed, and the pixel unit matrix thereof includes a central area, an upper area and a lower area, a left and a right area and matrix corner areas, which are composed of sub-pixels with different colors or partially identical colors. By aforementioned arrangement, the present invention can provide a pixel array different from conventional RGB array, so that the 3D stereo image can still be attained effectively while the stereo display is rotated under various directions or angles.07-19-2012
20130070066THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A three-dimensional display apparatus and a data processing method thereof are provided. The three-dimensional display apparatus includes a data processing module. The data processing module includes an image comparison unit and an image compensation unit. The image comparison unit receives a first eye frame and a second eye frame in order, compares a plurality of first gray-scale data of the first eye frame with a plurality of second gray-scale data of the second eye frame respectively, and outputs a plurality of comparison results. The image compensation unit is coupled to the image comparison unit and generates a compensation frame corresponding to the second eye frame according to the comparison results. Therefore, image sticking can be avoided.03-21-2013
20130050449VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a video processing apparatus includes a viewer detector that performs face recognition using a video photographed by a camera and acquires position information of a viewer, a correction amount calculator that calculates a correction amount for compensating for an error of the position information involved in deviation of an attaching position of the camera, a position information corrector that corrects the position information using the correction amount calculated by the correction amount calculator, a viewing area information calculator that calculates, using the position information corrected by the position information corrector, a control parameter for setting a viewing area in which the viewer is set, and a viewing area controller that controls the viewing area according to the control parameter.02-28-2013
20130088581AV SYSTEM - An AV system that executes image recognition of an identification mark 04-11-2013
20090040297Display Apparatus and Display Method - The present invention is an display apparatus including: a display portion 02-12-2009
20120224036DUAL-VIEW STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY USING LINEAR MODULATOR ARRAYS - A method for displaying first and second stereoscopic images to first and second viewers provides the first viewer with a first decoding device having a first viewer differentiating element for receiving the first stereoscopic image and further having a first left- and right-eye differentiating elements for separating left- and right-eye images. The second viewer is provided with a second decoding device having a second viewer differentiating element for receiving the second stereoscopic image and further having a second left- and right-eye differentiating element. The first stereoscopic image is displayed to the first viewer by forming a first left-eye image and forming a first right-eye image, each over substantially half of the refresh period. The second stereoscopic image is displayed to the second viewer by forming a second left-eye image and forming a second right-eye image, each over substantially half of the refresh period.09-06-2012
20120224035ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a depth estimation module, a parallax calculation module, a video generation module, a sub-image parallax determination module, a sub-image generation module, and a display control module. The depth estimation module estimates depths corresponding to pixels in a frame of video data. The parallax calculation module calculates parallaxes by using the depths. The video generation module generates left-eye and right-eye video data by using the video data and the parallaxes. The sub-image parallax determination module determines (i) a first depth for displaying a sub-image and (ii) a first parallax by using the first depth. The sub-image generation module generates left-eye and right-eye sub-image data by using sub-image data and the first parallax. The display control module displays a left-eye image and a right-eye image by using the generated data.09-06-2012
20130100260VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS, VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE AND VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a video display apparatus includes a telop detector, a correction coefficient calculator, a depth corrector, a parallax image generator, and a display. The telop detector is configured to calculate a probability of each pixel block in an input image being a telop. The correction coefficient calculator is configured to calculate a correction coefficient for a first depth value of a correction target frame so that a second depth value of a pixel block having a highest probability of being a telop out of the pixel blocks in the input image is within a first range. The depth corrector is configured to correct a third value of each pixel using the correction coefficient. The parallax image generator is configured to generate parallax images of the input image based on the corrected depth values. The display is configured to display the parallax images stereoscopically.04-25-2013
20090009594Three-Dimensional Representation Apparatus - Three-dimensional representation apparatus are disclosed. In one implementation, the three-dimensional representation apparatus includes a first two-dimensional picture forming device configured to form a first two-dimensional picture and a second two-dimensional picture forming device configured to form a second two-dimensional picture. The luminance of the first and second two-dimensional pictures may be individually adjusted. The first and second two-dimensional picture forming devices are positioned to be out of light paths for projecting the two-dimensional pictures formed by the other two-dimensional picture forming device. The three-dimensional representation apparatus may also include a focal distance adjustment optical element configured to adjust focal distances for each of the first and second two-dimensional pictures differently. A picture combining optical element of the three-dimensional representation apparatus is configured to combine the first and second two-dimensional pictures comprising different focal distances along the same optical axis. A display optical element of the three-dimensional representation apparatus is configured to display three-dimensional images by allowing the two-dimensional pictures combined by the picture combining optical element to be projected as virtual images at focusing positions displaced from each other along a sight line of a user.01-08-2009
20120236131DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes: a display unit which displays a parallax image on a display surface; a viewing position deriving unit which obtains a viewing position suitable for stereoscopic vision on the basis of the display surface; and a display control unit which causes the display unit to perform display for showing the viewing position obtained by the viewing position deriving unit.09-20-2012
20110279659STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME - A stereoscopic image display and a method for driving the same are disclosed. The stereoscopic image display includes a display panel, that displays data of a 2D image in a 2D mode and display data of a 3D image in a 3D mode in a time division manner, and a data modulation unit that previously stores modified values satisfying a luminance of a predetermined gray level and modulates left eye image data or right eye image data input during a current frame period to a modified value selected based on the result of a comparison between right/left eye image data input during a previous frame period and the left/right eye image data of the current frame period using the previously stored modified values.11-17-2011
20090309959STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PROJECTOR AND ADAPTER FOR STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PROJECTOR - A stereoscopic image projector includes: an image generator configured to generate three left-eye wavelength-specific images and three right-eye wavelength-specific images having different wavelengths by modulating three light beams having the different wavelengths in spatial modulators; an image combiner configured to combine the three left-eye wavelength-specific images into a single left-eye combined image and the three right-eye wavelength-specific images into a single right-eye combined image; a relay lens configured to receive the left-eye and right-eye combined images and focus real images of the left-eye and right-eye combined images that are separated from each other; a light guide configured to separately guide the real images of the left-eye and right-eye combined images; a left-eye image projection lens and a right-eye image projection lens respectively configured to project the real images of the left-eye and right-eye combined images guided through the light guide on a screen so that left-eye and right-eye images are focused.12-17-2009
20120002024IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method for operating an image display apparatus includes receiving a 3-dimensional (3D) image, detecting the depth of the 3D image, performing 3D processing on an audio signal received in synchronization with the 3D image in correspondence with the detected depth, and outputting the audio signal subjected to 3D processing. Thus, it is possible to output the audio signal in correspondence with the depth of the 3D image during 3D image display.01-05-2012
20120002023SPATIAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a spatial image display device capable of forming more natural spatial images even with a simple configuration. In the spatial image display device 01-05-2012
20110298905DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME - A display apparatus and a method of driving the same for performing local dimming that is suitable for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) image. The display apparatus receives a video signal containing a left-eye image and a right-eye image, processes the video signal, displays a three-dimensional (3D) image on the basis of the processed video signal, emits light to a display unit by local dimming, and controls the light source unit to be driven based on dimming information about at least one of the left-eye image and the right-eye image.12-08-2011
20110292190IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed. A method for operating an image display apparatus includes receiving a three-dimensional (3D) image including a left-eye image and a right-eye image, increasing/reducing a disparity between the left-eye image and the right-eye image, enlarging the left-eye image and the right-eye image in such a manner that a region where the 3D image is not displayed is not generated on a display screen as positions of the left-eye image and the right-eye image are changed to increase/reduce the disparity, and displaying the enlarged left-eye image and the enlarged right-eye image. The image display apparatus can provide a 3D image having an apparent depth suitable for the user's viewing environment, and can prevent a region where no images are displayed in response to increase/reduction of the disparity, and prevent an image from being damaged or lost.12-01-2011
20100091098DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - A display apparatus includes: a video display unit that converts a video signal containing information indicating the magnitude of disparity between left-eye and right-eye video images into video images and displays the video images on a screen; a projection distance detector that detects a projection distance that is the distance between the video display unit and the screen; a display size calculator that calculates the size of the video images displayed on the screen using the projection distance detected by the projection distance detector; a disparity magnitude detector that detects the information indicating the magnitude of disparity from the video signal; and a disparity magnitude adjuster that adjusts the magnitude of disparity using the size of the video images displayed on the screen and the information indicating the magnitude of disparity detected by the disparity magnitude detector.04-15-2010
20090153652DEPTH DEPENDENT FILTERING OF IMAGE SIGNAL - The invention pertains to rendering of image data for a multi-view display, such as image data for a lenticular auto-stereoscopic display. The method comprising the steps of receiving an image signal representing a first image, the first image comprising 3D image data, spatially filtering the first image signal to provide a second image signal, the second image signal representing a second image, the spatial filtering being such as a low-pass filter, a high-pass filter or a combination of a low-pass and a high-pass filter, a strength of the spatial filter is determined by a reference depth of the first image and a depth of an image element of the first image, and sample the second image to a plurality of sub-images, each sub-image being associated with a view direction of the image.06-18-2009
20110128356Method for displaying image information and autostereoscopic screen - The invention relates to a method for displaying image information in which pixels of a matrix screen (06-02-2011
20090066786Depth Illusion Digital Imaging - A method of generating a visual display of a scene having a desired illusion of depth comprising: generating a sequence of display images of the scene; setting velocities of features in the scene to generate non-perspective distortions of the scene in the display images; and sequentially displaying the display images.03-12-2009
20090147075METHOD FOR PRODUCING DIFFERENTIAL OUTPUTS FROM A SINGLE VIDEO SOURCE - A method for producing differential outputs from a single video source. A first step involves providing a single video source with two or more sequentially intermeshed video streams. A second step involves isolating through on and off temporal synchronization at least one of the sequentially intermeshed video streams.06-11-2009
20130188028PLAYBACK DEVICE, PLAYBACK METHOD AND PROGRAM - The present disclosure decreases or avoids tearing at a time when a stereoscopic image is updated, without increasing the capacity of memory. The stereoscopic image playback apparatus extracts a set of rendering requests for a left image plane and a right image plane from the BD-J application, and prevents a discord between update timing of an image for the left eye and an image for the right eye by adjusting an actual rendering timing or rendering order depending on an operation of an image output side. This enables an image update which relatively does not make viewers uncomfortable.07-25-2013
20100123773IMAGE-DISPLAYING DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM - An image display device including: an image formation unit which forms images for the left and right eyes; a projecting section which emits light beams representing the images for the left and right eyes via optical filters having different properties to display an image in a superimposed manner; first and second converting sections respectively convert signals representing images for the left eye and for the right eye into image signals of different color spaces by using first and second color conversion coefficients determined so that the images for the left and right eyes displayed on the basis of the light beams passing through the optical filters may have desired properties; and a driving section which drives the image formation unit on the basis of the converted signals representing the images of the left and right eyes to form the images for the left and right eyes.05-20-2010
20100085425One-Touch Projector Alignment for 3D Stereo Display - A 3D image is created by using two digital projectors having overlapping projection regions. The two digital projectors both emit polarized light, and one are arranged at different angles to each other, such that individual images projected from respective digital projectors can be discerned by the use of polarized eyeglasses. Individualized light transport matrices are used to coordinate together the two digital projectors.04-08-2010
20120268576ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display with a screen, an area of a part of the screen being settable in one of a three-dimensional video display mode of displaying three-dimensional video and a two-dimensional video display mode of displaying two-dimensional video. The apparatus further includes a detection module, a switch module, and a video display control module. The detection module is configured to detect a variation of a range of the area. The switch module is configured to switch the area to the two-dimensional video display mode, in a case where the detection module detects the variation of the range of the area when the area is set in the three-dimensional video display mode.10-25-2012
20090278918DISPLAY USING BIDIRECTIONALLY SCANNED LINEAR MODULATOR - A method for forming a stereoscopic image forms separate left-eye and right-eye images in a repeated cycle that forms the left-eye image by providing data for lines of the left-eye image, ordered in sequence from a first to a second edge of an image frame, then forms successive lines of modulated light according to the ordered sequence by progressively scanning lines of modulated light across a display surface by rotating a scanning element forward from a first to a second position. The right-eye image is formed by providing data for lines of the right-eye image, ordered in sequence from the second to the first edge of the image frame and forming successive lines of modulated light, progressively scanning the lines of modulated light across the display surface by rotating the scanning element in reverse from the second to the first position. The left-eye image is distinguished from the right-eye image.11-12-2009
20090262185Display apparatus and display method - The present invention relates to a display apparatus and a display method that enable multiple users to view high resolution moving images from various viewing points of the users. A light-control screen 10-22-2009
20090102916Structure of Stereoscopic Image Data, Stereoscopic Image Data Recording Method, Reproducing Method, Recording Program, and Reproducing Program - It is made possible to record stereoscopic image data of parallel-ray one-dimensional IP type in a format at a high compression rate with little image quality degradation. This stereoscopic image data can be efficiently decompressed and reproduced. A stereoscopic image data structure includes: a parallax component image data representing n or more parallax component images, each having accumulated pixels that cause the pixels to generate the parallel light rays in the same parallax direction in the viewing zone, and having different numbers of horizontal pixels. N combined images with the same numbers of vertical and horizontal pixels are a unit to be converted into a parallax interleaved image, the n combined images being formed by combining two or more parallax component images with parallax directions different from each other by n.04-23-2009
20080284844Switchable Lens - A display apparatus has a switchable birefringent lens array. The display apparatus produces a substantially linearly polarised output. The lens array comprises birefringent material arranged between a planar surface of a first substrate and a relief substrate of a second substrate defining an array of cylindrical lenses. The lens array has electrodes for applying a control voltage across the birefringent material for electrically switching the birefringent material between a first mode and a second mode. In the first mode the lens array modifies the directional distribution of incident light polarised in a predetermined direction. In the second mode the lens array has substantially no effect on incident light polarised in said predetermined direction.11-20-2008
20110205343STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A stereoscopic video processing device includes a candidate coordinate range calculation unit configured to calculate a range of candidate coordinates of a display position of a reference point of a two-dimensional object in a screen, a parallax total value calculation unit configured to calculate a total value of parallax values of pixels of a region overlapping the two-dimensional object in the stereoscopic video, for each candidate coordinate, a display position determination unit configured to determine a candidate coordinate having a smallest total value of the parallax values as the display position of the reference point of the two-dimensional object, a maximum value specifying unit configured to specify a maximum value of the parallax values of the pixels of the region overlapping the two-dimensional object in the stereoscopic video, and a parallax setting unit configured to set the parallax of the two-dimensional object displayed in the stereoscopic video.08-25-2011
20110205342ELECTRICALLY-DRIVEN LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS AND STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY USING THE SAME - An electrically-driven liquid crystal lens is disclosed. The electrically-driven liquid crystal lens being partitioned into a lens region and a non-lens region includes: a first and a second substrates disposed opposite to each other; a protrusion formed on the first substrate corresponding to the lens region, a first electrode formed on the first substrate and the protrusion for guiding electrical fields to increase the focus of the lens, and a second electrode formed on the non-lens region of the second substrate; a liquid crystal layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode. A stereoscopic display using the electrically-driven liquid crystal lens is also disclosed.08-25-2011
20100277576Systems for Capturing Images Through a Display - The present invention describes a visual-collaborative system comprising: a display screen having a first surface and a second surface; a first projector positioned to project images onto a projection surface of the display screen, wherein the projected images can be observed by viewing the second surface; and a first camera system positioned to capture images of objects through the display screen, the first camera system including a first filter disposed between a first camera and the first surface, wherein the first filter passes the light received by the camera but substantially blocks the light produced by the first projector, wherein the first filter is a GMR (Guided Mode Resonance) filter.11-04-2010
20110199465METHOD OF PROCESSING PARALLAX INFORMATION COMPRISED IN A SIGNAL - This invention relates to a method and a device of processing parallax information comprised in a signal. A signal comprising parallax map associated with further image information is received. A first data is obtained from the signal indicative of first parallax map constraints. A second data is obtained from the signal indicative of second parallax map constraints. Third data matching third parallax map constraints of a target device is determined by means of processing the at least the first data and the second data. This third data is used to generate an updated signal matching the parallax map information constraints of the target device.08-18-2011
20080239067Optical concatenation for field sequential stereoscpoic displays - A device used in projecting or transmitting stereoscopic images is provided. The device includes a multi-section light emitter, such as a “color wheel or a series of light emitting diodes (LEDs) configured to emit light energy in multiple sections. Each section of light energy has an optical attribute associated therewith, such as color. Light energy projected in at least two sequential sections by the multi-section light emitter provides light energy having identical optical attributes, such as identical colors (red, green, or blue) but different perspective views associated with each sequential section, where the same optical attributes being employed in adjacent sections is referred to as “concatenation.” Different polarization attributes or polarization axis orientations may be employed within each section to facilitate stereoscopic image transmission and such concatenation in many cases reduces “judder” or other adverse visual effects.10-02-2008
20090167846IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND TERMINAL DEVICE - To provide an image display device of an excellent display quality with which the brightness is not deteriorated in reflective displays, and to provide a portable terminal using the same. Provided is a display device which includes: a plurality of arranged display elements each including at least a pixel for displaying a first-viewpoint image and a pixel for displaying a second-viewpoint image, each of the pixels having a transmissive display area for transmitting light and a reflective display area for reflecting external light; and an optical device for distributing light emitted from each of the pixels to different directions from each other, wherein the reflective display areas of each of the display elements are arranged asymmetrically with respect to an axis that is perpendicular to an image distributing direction.07-02-2009
20120293640THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - According to one embodiment, a three-dimensional video display apparatus includes a display, a calculator and a generator. The display displays a plurality of images with different viewpoints by using a plurality of light beam control elements to control light beams from pixels. The calculator calculates a quality of view for each of viewing positions with respect to the display based on a number of the light beam control elements causing pseudoscopy at each of the viewing positions. The generator generates a map indicating the quality of view for each of the viewing positions.11-22-2012
20110216173Impairments To 3D Experiences - Systems and methods for impairing video content to a user are described. Video content may be outputted to a user via at least one output device. Such video content may be video content associated with a video game. A determination may be made as to whether a simulated impairment to the video content is required. Upon determining that a simulated impairment is required, impaired video content may be outputted to the user via the at least one output device. The at least one output device may include an output device for the left eye of the user and an output device for the right eye of the user. The impaired video content then may outputted to the output device for the left eye while the video content, without simulated impairment, may be outputted to the output device of the right eye.09-08-2011
201200691613D GLASSES AND 3D DISPLAY APPARATUS USING IR SIGNAL AND RF SIGNAL - Three dimensional (3D) glasses and a 3D display apparatus are provided. The 3D glasses receive a sync signal from the 3D display apparatus through at least one of an infrared signal and a radio frequency signal.03-22-2012
20090002484Method and Apparatus for Correcting Misalignment of a Lenticular in a 3-D Television Receiver - A projection television receiver is given 3-dimensional functionality by mounting a lenticular array of substantially vertically arranged cylindrical lenses in front of the display screen. The position of this lenticular array is critical to the performance of the 3-D functionality. In order to correct for misalignment, the lenticular array is equipped with a photo-sensor on the side facing the display. The display is then controlled to selectively energize the pixels such that the actual position of the lenticular array can be determined. The displayed image is then shifted based on the measurement such that the user will see an optimal 3-D image quality.01-01-2009
20090051761DISPLAY SYSTEM, DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY METHOD, PROGRAM AND MEMORY MEDIA02-26-2009
20110228059PARALLAX AMOUNT DETERMINATION DEVICE FOR STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A parallax appropriate for a viewer is determined. An iris-to-iris distance of a user is stored for each user. A viewer at the front of the display screen of a stereoscopic image display apparatus is photographed, and an iris image of the viewer is detected. Iris authentication is carried out, and if the same image as the detected iris image is stored, it is understood which user is the viewer. The iris-to-iris distance of the viewer is read. A parallax is determined from the read iris-to-iris distance, the distance from the display screen to the viewer, and the display screen size.09-22-2011
20090309958DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device provides first and second images. The display device includes a display panel having electro-optical elements, including a first element group with first-image display elements displaying the first image and a second element group with second-image display elements displaying the second image. A light advance control unit controls light emitted from the first element group to advance to a first area displaying the first image and controls light emitted from the second element group to advance to a different, second area displaying the second image. The first and second element groups are controlled such that a first period in which the first-image display elements are driven and at least a part of the second-image display elements is not driven and a second period in which the second-image display elements are driven and at least a part of the first-image display elements is not driven are repeated.12-17-2009
20090141122Three-dimensional image display device and method of driving the same - A three-dimensional image display device includes: a display panel including a plurality of pixels each having red, green and blue sub-pixels, the red, green and blue sub-pixels alternately disposed along a horizontal direction and each of the red, green and blue sub-pixels disposed in a single line along a vertical direction; and a parallax barrier over the display panel, the parallax barrier including a plurality of open areas and a blocking area surrounding the plurality of open areas, the plurality of open areas alternating with the blocking area, and each of the plurality of open areas corresponding to each couple of the adjacent two sub-pixels.06-04-2009
20120105611STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A stereoscopic image processing method for a stereoscopic image pair forming a 3D image comprises the steps of evaluating whether the distance of a user is closer or further than a preferred distance from a 3D image display upon which the stereoscopic image pair is to be displayed, and if the evaluation indicates that the user is further than the preferred distance from the 3D image display, adjusting the respective displacements between corresponding image elements in the stereoscopic image pair, thereby changing the stereoscopic parallax in the 3D image.05-03-2012
20120105609BINOCULAR VISUAL PERFORMANCE MEASURING METHOD, BINOCULAR VISUAL PERFORMANCE MEASURING PROGRAM, EYEGLASS LENS DESIGN METHOD AND EYEGLASS LENS MANUFACTURING METHOD - A binocular visual performance measuring method including: a parallax image displaying step of displaying left and right parallax images at a predetermined measurement start position on a display screen when a measurement item is designated; a parallax image changing step of changing one of the left and right parallax images relative to the other of the left and right parallax images in accordance with the designated measurement item; a timing detecting step of detecting a timing when the subject viewing the left and right parallax images from a position a predetermined distance away from the display screen becomes unable to achieve fusion of the left and right parallax images; and a measurement value calculating step of calculating a measurement value of the designated measurement item based on the predetermined distance and a difference between the left and right parallax images defined at the detected timing.05-03-2012
20120105608METHOD, SHUTTER GLASSES, AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ENVIRONMENT BRIGHTNESS RECEIVED BY SHUTTER GLASSES - A method for controlling an environment brightness received by shutter glasses which are used to view images presented by a display device is provided. The method includes the following steps: generating a control signal according to image variations of image content presented by the display device, external environment brightness, or an instruction signal for controlling an operation of the shutter glasses; and adjusting activation time of the shutter glasses to adjust the environment brightness received by shutter glasses according to the controlling signal.05-03-2012
20100013911Dual Projection System With Inversely Synchronized Channel Projections - A dual projection system utilizes a first projector and a second projector to project alternating left and right channel images of a 3D display. The projectors are inversely synchronized such that while the first projector projects a right channel image the other projector projects a left channel image. A projection filter in each projector has left channel properties when the image being projected is a left channel image and right channel properties when the image being projected is a right channel image. The images projected from each projector alternate between left and right channel images approximately once per frame.01-21-2010
20100157030SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES - Systems and methods for displaying three-dimensional (3D) images are described. In particular, the systems can include a display block made from a transparent material with optical elements three-dimensionally disposed therein. Each optical element becomes luminous when illuminated by a light ray. The systems can also include a computing device configured to generate two-dimensional (2D) images formatted to create 3D images when projected on the display block, by a video projector coupled to the computing device. The video projector is configured to project the 2D images on the block to create the 3D images by causing a set of the passive optical elements to become luminous. Various other systems and methods are described for displaying 3D images.06-24-2010
20090046142AUTO STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY IMPROVING BRIGHTNESS - Provided is an auto stereoscopic display improving brightness, including: a left eye pixel including a plurality of first color sub pixels and a first white sub pixel; a right eye pixel including a plurality of second color sub pixels and a second white sub pixel; and a viewing field separating unit which separates a viewing field of a left image formed by the left eye pixel and a viewing field of a right image formed by the right eye pixel.02-19-2009
20100259604MULTI-USER AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY - A display apparatus for projecting images towards eyes of at least one viewer selectively when said eyes are spaced horizontally within a viewing field, said apparatus comprising: transmitting means for transmitting light; image generation means for generating different images, the image generation means being capable of generating image parts in a plurality of different vertical image areas; and light configuration means for configuring said transmitted light to provide a plurality of sets of vertical light configurations, the different configurations in each set being selectable to provide different emergent light characteristics for a vertical image area which is common to each configuration in a set and which is different for each set, whereby said different images are projected by said apparatus to coincide with one or more eyes selected from the eyes of each of the one or more viewers, and not one or more other eyes of the viewers.10-14-2010
20100225749Aerial display system - An aerial display system comprising inexpensive optical elements and a high brighted LCD display or similar video image display types provides floating images in an inexpensive enclosure. In the aerial display system, either an anti-reflective acrylic plastic layer or a circular polarizer is disposed proximate and parallel to a beam splitter so that the focal point of the floating image is proximate to the plastic layer or polarizer. This image position yields both a wider field of view and wider perceived field of view.09-09-2010
20100238275Method for Shortening or Lengthening a Viewing Distance between a Viewer and an Arrangement for Spatially Perceptible Display - The invention relates to the field of spatial representation, in particular to the spatially perceptible representation without auxiliary means for a plurality of observers at a time, the so-called autostereoscopic visualization. It is the object of the invention to create a possibility for autostereoscopic representation, allowing an adjustment of the observation distance independently of constraints for the configuration of the distance from the image display device to the optical element, for example a barrier or lenticular lens. This object is achieved by a method for spatial representation, in which partial image information of different views A(k), wherein k=1, . . . ,n and n>=2, is visualized on a grid (09-23-2010
20100238276APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING A STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE - An elemental image display has a pixel plane on which pixels are aligned with a matrix shape. A lens array has a plurality of birefringence lens aligned with an array shape. Each birefringence lens has an isotropy. A plurality of electrodes is placed between the elemental image display and the lens array. Each electrode is differently connected to a power supply line. A first electrode substrate has a part of the plurality of electrodes. A second electrode substrate has other part of the plurality of electrodes. A longitudinal direction of electrodes of the other part is perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of electrodes of the part. A medium is placed between the first electrode substrate and the second electrode substrate. The medium expresses anisotropy of a refractive index by applying a voltage from the power supply line.09-23-2010
20120127285SYNCHRONIZATION APPARATUS AND SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD - A synchronization apparatus synchronizes switchover between the right and left shutters of shutter glasses for viewing three-dimensional images, with switchover between a right-eye image frame and a left-eye image frame alternately displayed on a display device. The synchronization apparatus includes a sensor installed on the image display screen of the display device, and a controller for controlling switchover between the right and left shutters in accordance with an output signal from the sensor. The right-eye image frame and the left-eye image frame include discrimination marks for discriminating between the right-eye image frame and the left-eye image frame. The sensor detects the discrimination marks displayed on the image display screen.05-24-2012
201301280133D TV Display System - A wall fixture supports at least one display screen and a display shelf. The display shelf is located adjacent the display screen and includes a holder for housing a pair of three-dimensional (3D) glasses that are tethered to the holder The display screen displays two-dimensional (2D) media content. In response to receiving an indication from a presence sensor that the 3D glasses located in a glasses holder of the display shelf have been removed from the glasses holder, 3D media content is displayed on the display monitor.05-23-2013
20130128014System for stereoscopically viewing motion pictures - Moving pictures, as may be exemplified by television programming, are viewed stereoscopically. The system preferably comprises a visual display screen upon which may be displayed a left-to-right reversed visual display. A reflecting surface is positioned opposite the visual display screen for reflecting imagery from the visual display screen toward the viewer. The reflected imagery provides a reflected left-to-right correct visual display. The visual display screen is spaced from the reflecting surface such that the viewer's perception of the visual display screen causes the viewer to focus on a point behind the reflecting surface thereby requiring the viewer to perceive laterally offset reflections of the visual display screen at the reflecting surface. In one embodiment, a cabinet assembly enables the viewer or user to selectively position the visual display screen relative to the primary reflecting surface for enhancing the perception of depth in imagery effected by the perceived laterally offset reflections.05-23-2013
20100220178IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus includes: an adjustment amount setting section to set an adjustment amount of a parallax amount with respect to a two-dimensional image for left eye and a two-dimensional image for right eye; a difference calculation section to calculate a difference between brightness values of the two-dimensional image for left eye and the two-dimensional image for right eye in which the parallax amount is changed using the adjustment amount set by the adjustment amount setting section; a smallest value judgment section to determine an optimum adjustment amount by judging the adjustment amount at which a calculation amount using the difference between brightness values is smallest; and a parallax amount adjustment section to adjust the parallax amount of the two-dimensional image for left eye and the two-dimensional image for right eye, based on the optimum adjustment amount determined by the smallest value judgment section.09-02-2010
20110032343Liquid crystal shutter device and picture display system - A liquid crystal shutter glass includes: two shutter mechanisms and a drive section. Each of the shutter mechanisms includes a liquid crystal device and is configured so as to alternately perform an opening action and a closing action in a time-divisional manner, the opening action allowing incident light to pass through corresponding one of the shutter mechanisms, the closing action allowing the incident light to be blocked. The drive section controls a switching operation between the opening action and the closing action for each of the shutter mechanisms, while driving the liquid crystal device in each of the shutter mechanisms by means of a polarity inversion method in which a polarity of a drive voltage is alternately inverted. The drive section inverts the polarity of the drive voltage in a period of the opening action.02-10-2011
20110109732DISPLAY CONTROLLER, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM, OUTPUT DEVICE, AND TRANSMITTER - A display controller includes: an extraction means for extracting a characteristic of at least one of image data and sound data of content; a detection means for detecting a predetermined scene of the content on the basis of the characteristic extracted by the extraction means; a reproduction means for reproducing the content; and a display control means for displaying an image of the content so as to be recognized as a two-dimensional image when the reproduction position of the content is a position of a section of the predetermined scene detected by the detection means and displaying an image of the content so as to be recognized as a three-dimensional image when the reproduction position of the content is a position outside the section of the predetermined scene.05-12-2011
20110018982Video game apparatus, game information display control method and game information display control program - A video game apparatus 01-27-2011
20110018981Visual Displays and TelePresence Embodiments with Perception of Depth - System and method for a visual display system with a two-way mirror, which is between the observation zone and the image display device, positioned at an angle to reflect a backdrop surface that may be wider than the image display device or a backdrop with mirrored sides to extend the visual perception of the backdrop surface. A camera may be included with the visual display system for telepresence applications. The two-way mirror may extend into wall panels on the sides to form a room that appears to extend in depth by the reflection of the wall panels and a backdrop panel.01-27-2011
20120033058Stereoscopic Video Display Apparatus and Display Method - In one embodiment, a stereoscopic video display apparatus is configured to divide each of frames displaying a stereoscopic video into two subframes; assign one pixel from among the plurality of parallax images to each row in each subframe; display parallax images of a first group from among the plurality of parallax images in odd-numbered rows and displaying parallax images of a remaining second group from among the plurality of parallax images in even-numbered rows, when displaying one of the first and second subframes; and display parallax images of the second group in odd-numbered rows and displaying parallax images of the first group in even-numbered rows when displaying the other of the first and second subframes.02-09-2012
20110242298PRIVATE VIDEO PRESENTATION - Embodiments are disclosed that relate to private video presentation. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a system including a display surface, a directional backlight system configured to emit a beam of light from the display surface and to vary a direction in which the beam of light is directed, and a spatial light modulator configured to form an image for display via the directional backlight system. The system further includes a controller configured to control the optical system and the light modulator to display a first video content item at a first viewing angle and a second video content item at a second viewing angle.10-06-2011
20110242295Three dimension image display method - Disclosed is a three dimensional image display method and some application structures. The three dimensional display method employs one piece of flat mirror to separate an observer's right and left eyes while flipping one image, either right or left, to overlay with another to render a vivid three dimensional image. The method does not need eyeglasses, does not need to see through any optical elements, has no limit to the field of view, and is the most nature method for observers to view a three dimensional image just as to view the real world with naked eyes.10-06-2011
20110134227METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENCODING, DECODING, AND DISPLAYING A STEREOSCOPIC 3D IMAGE - A method and an apparatus for encoding a 3D image, decoding a three-dimensional (3D) image, and 3D image display apparatus and system that reduce capacity and transmission bandwidth of a 3D image content. In a 3D image, 3D image frames may include similar images to be viewed by right and left eyes of a viewer to produce a stereoscopic effect. To increase coding efficiency and reduce a bandwidth required to transmit the 3D image, the 3D image frames to be viewed by one of the viewer's eyes may be encoded based on the similar 3D image frames to be viewed by the other of the viewer's eyes.06-09-2011
20100123774IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - An image display apparatus includes an image forming unit, a projecting unit, first and second correcting units, and a driving unit. The image forming unit forms images for left and right eyes. The projecting unit emits light for the left-eye image via an optical filter for the left eye and emits light for the right-eye image via an optical filter for the right eye having properties different from those of the left-eye optical filter, to display the images in a superimposed manner. The first and second correcting units each correct image signals for the corresponding eye using correction data for use in correcting non-uniformity in the image being displayed by the light emitted via the corresponding optical filter. The driving unit drives the image forming unit on the basis of the corrected image signals to cause the image forming unit to form the left-eye image and the right-eye image.05-20-2010
201201202083D shutter glasses with frame rate detector - Active shutter 3D glasses with multiple optical detectors, such as photodiodes, are described that detect a frame rate of a 3D television or other 3D display by using independent component analysis. The detected frame rate is used to update a clock onboard the 3D glasses that times the active shutters, thereby synchronizing the shutters to the 3D display. A switch can reverse the shutters in case the left eye/right eye images are shown oppositely.05-17-2012
20090027488VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - There are provided a video processing apparatus and a video processing method. The video processing apparatus includes: a plurality of signal delay parts which sequentially store left-eye pixel information and right-eye pixel information that are alternately supplied; an interpolation unit which interpolates the right-eye pixel information and separately interpolates the left-eye pixel information; and an image generating unit which generates a left-eye image and a right-eye image based on the interpolated left-eye pixel information and the interpolated right-eye pixel information, respectively.01-29-2009
20120200680Display device and method for providing 3D image of the display device - Provided is a display device including: a viewpoint tracker for detecting a viewpoint variation by tracking a user's viewpoint; a display for alternately displaying a right image and a left image corresponding to user's right eye and left eye; a parallax barrier consisting of sub-segments which are continuously arranged to transmit or block the images by electrical on or off and alternately turned on/off by the unit of groups to alternately form an image transmission region and an image blocking region, in order to provide a 3D image by separately transmitting the right image and the left image to the user's right eye and left eye; and a barrier controller for electrically moving the image transmission region and the image blocking region of the parallax barrier by the unit of sub-segment according to the viewpoint variation, and a method for providing a 3D image of the display device. According to the present invention, it is possible to continuously smoothly provide an autostereoscopic 3D image to a user regardless of a change of a user's viewpoint from a mobile terminal such as a mobile phone or a change of relative position of the mobile terminal.08-09-2012
201101490523D IMAGE SYNCHRONIZATION APPARATUS AND 3D IMAGE PROVIDING SYSTEM - A three dimensional (3D) image synchronization apparatus and a 3D image providing system are provided. The 3D image synchronization apparatus synchronizes at least one input 3D image using a single sync signal and outputs the synchronized 3D image. Accordingly, the plurality of display apparatus are synchronized with one another according to a single sync signal.06-23-2011
20110032344DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR SWITCHING BETWEEN 2D AND 3D IMAGE DISPLAYING MODES - A display apparatus for switching between 2-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) image displaying modes is disclosed. In one embodiment, the display apparatus includes: i) a display unit configured to emit light, ii) a first optical sheet configured to input the emitted light and output a first refracted light and iii) a second optical sheet configured to input the first refracted light and selectively output one of a second refracted light and a third refracted light, wherein the first optical sheet is located between the display unit and second optical sheet. The display apparatus further includes an actuator configured to move at least one of the first optical sheet and the second optical sheet between a contacting state and a separating state, wherein the first and second optical sheets contact each other at the contacting state so that the second optical sheet outputs the second refracted light, and wherein the first and second optical sheets are spaced apart from each other at the separating state so that the second optical sheet outputs the third refracted light.02-10-2011
20100039504THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE CORRECTION DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE CORRECTION METHOD, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE REPRODUCTION DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROVISION SYSTEM, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A three-dimensional image correction device includes when a displacement amount which is a difference between a convergence angle on a display surface and a convergence angle on a perceived three-dimensional surface based on image information for a three-dimensional image is set as a disparity amount, a width of a depth amount represented by pop-up and pull-in of the three-dimensional image is set as a dynamic range, and display device specification information is set as display device information, a disparity amount detection unit for inputting the image information to detect the disparity amount from the image information, a correction computation unit for adjusting the detected disparity amount on the basis of the display device information to correct the dynamic range, and a disparity amount correction unit for correcting the disparity amount in the corrected dynamic range while corresponding to the display device information.02-18-2010
20100026793Stereoscopic image display apparatus and method of manufacturing the same - A stereoscopic image display apparatus includes an image display panel displaying an image for a right eye and an image for a left eye in a regularly mixed manner in a plane, a phase difference element including a right-eye image display portion corresponding to the image for the right eye and a left-eye image display portion corresponding to the image for the left eye to provide different polarization states, a light shield layer formed to project only in an area including a boundary between the right-eye image display portion and the left-eye image display portion of the phase difference element, and a binder layer interposed between the phase difference element and the image display panel to levelly coat and fill projections and recesses formed by the light shield layers, thus bonding the image display panel, the phase difference element, and the light shield layers together.02-04-2010
20100026792Method for manufacturing stereoscopic image display apparatus and stereoscopic image display apparatus - A method for manufacturing a stereoscopic image display apparatus includes a bonding step of bonding an image display panel and a phase difference element by disposing an adhesive layer between the entire surfaces thereof, the image display panel displaying a right-eye image and a left-eye image by regularly mixing them in a plane, the phase difference element including a right-eye image display section corresponding to the right-eye image and a left-eye image display section corresponding to the left-eye image, the phase difference element achieving different polarizations between the right-eye image display section and the left-eye image display section, the adhesive layer being composed of a transparent gel acrylic adhesive with a thickness of 25 to 100 μm, hardness of the adhesive being more than 0 and 350000 μN or less, holding strength of the adhesive at 40° C. after bonding being 8 to 20 N/20 mm.02-04-2010
20100091097Supporting A 3D Presentation - For reducing the effect of reverse half-occlusion in a 3D presentation on a screen, a virtual window is created in front of the screen. The screen is to be used for combining a left image and a right image for the 3D presentation. The virtual window is created by removing image data at a left edge of the left image and at a right edge of the right image before combining the left image and the right image on the screen.04-15-2010
20110304715Video Display Apparatus and Shutter Glasses - According to one embodiment, a video display apparatus includes a cabinet; and a glasses housing box. The glasses housing box is provided in the cabinet and configured to house at least one pair of shutter glasses.12-15-2011
20110304713INDEPENDENTLY PROCESSING PLANES OF DISPLAY DATA - Independently processing planes of display data is provided by a method of outputting a video stream. The method includes retrieving from memory a first plane of display data having a first set of display parameters and post-processing the first plane of display data to adjust the first set of display parameters. The method further includes retrieving from memory a second plane of display data having a second set of display parameters and post-processing the second plane of display data independently of the first plane of display data. The method further includes blending the first plane of display data with the second plane of display data to form blended display data and outputting the blended display data.12-15-2011
20110304716Optical device for stereoscopic display and stereoscopic display apparatus - An optical device for stereoscopic display includes: a display section having a first surface and a second surface opposed to each other and outputting displayed-image light from the second surface; a parallax separation section disposed to face the second surface of the display section, and splitting the displayed-image light from the display section to allow stereoscopy; a first transparent parallel plate disposed to be in contact with the first surface of the display section; and a second transparent parallel plate disposed to be in contact with the second surface of the display section.12-15-2011
201200989443-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A three dimensional (3D) image display apparatus is provided. The 3D image display apparatus includes a receiving unit which receives a transport stream (TS) including a content image and an additional image, an information detecting unit which detects 3D depth information for the content image, an additional image processing unit which applies the 3D depth information detected by the information detecting unit to the additional image, and an output unit which displays the additional image, to which the 3D depth information is applied, along with the content image.04-26-2012
20100220177STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS OF NET PATTERN - A stereoscopic image display apparatus is provided which includes an image display panel and a parallax barrier having parallax barrier pieces in the front of the image display panel. In the stereoscopic image display apparatus, the image display panel has a pixel pattern in which left-eye sub pixels and right-eye sub pixels are alternately arranged in horizontal and vertical directions. The parallax barrier is spaced apart from the image display panel by a predetermined distance and the parallax barrier pieces with a predetermined size are arranged at a predetermined interval in the horizontal and vertical directions so as to allow a left eye and a right eye to separately recognize a left-eye image and a right-eye image formed by the left-eye sub pixels and the right-eye sub pixels, respectively. Accordingly, since a strip pattern is removed from s stereoscopic image, it is possible to obtain a natural stereoscopic image. In addition, since a strip pattern and a color mixing phenomenon are removed from s stereoscopic image, it is possible to obtain a natural and clear stereoscopic image.09-02-2010
20110063422VIDEO PROCESSING SYSTEM AND VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD - A video processing system and a video processing method are disclosed. It is determined whether a display mode of a display device is a Two-Dimensional (2D) mode or a Three-Dimensional (3D) mode. When the display mode of the display device is the 3D mode and a 2D On Screen Display (OSD) image is to be overlaid on an image being displayed on the display device, the display mode of the display device is switched to the 2D mode so that an image mixed with the 2D OSD image is displayed as a 2D image.03-17-2011
20110316991STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD OF STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE - A stereoscopic display device includes: a parallax adjustment section performing a parallax adjustment on each of a left-eye image and a right-eye image which are inputted; and a display section displaying the left-eye image and the right-eye image which are resultant of the parallax adjustment by the parallax adjustment section. The parallax adjustment section performs the parallax adjustment only on a region other than an OSD image region with an OSD image superposed therein in each of the left-eye image and the right-eye image.12-29-2011
20100214396Dual ZScreen Projection - A system and method for projecting stereoscopic images using a multiple projector arrangement is provided. The design comprises transmitting a first field train from the first projector, the first field train comprising first projector left and right images and concurrently transmitting a second field train from the second projector, the second field train comprising second projector left and right images. The first projector left image is transmitted by the first projector at substantially a same time as the second projector right image is transmitted by the second projector. Alternately, the design comprises transmitting a first field train from the first projector, the first field train comprising first projector left images alternating with first projector right images, and concurrently transmitting a second field train from the second projector, the second field train comprising second projector left images alternating with second projector right images. A quasi-interlacing technique is also provided.08-26-2010
20110157331STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE REPRODUCTION METHOD IN CASE OF PAUSE MODE AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE REPRODUCTION APPARATUS USING SAME - An apparatus, which forms a stereoscopic image by alternately displaying a left image and a right image, for reproducing a stereoscopic image in a pause mode, includes: a decoder unit configured to perform decoding on received image information; a 3D format generation unit configured to pair left and right images which are temporally consistent to generate stereoscopic image data; and a user input processing unit configured to receive a user selection with respect to image reproduction and delivering a corresponding signal to the decoder unit and the 3D format generation unit, wherein when the user input processing receives a to selection of a pause mode from the user, the decoder unit stops the decoding operation on the basis of the signal from the user input processing unit and the 3D format generation unit generates the stereoscopic image data by using the same left and right video frames. Even when a pause mode is selected while a stereoscopic image is being reproduced, the stereoscopic image can be outputted, and in this case, the stereoscopic image can be outputted in the pause mode without using any additional configuration.06-30-2011
20110157329METHOD FOR SWITCHING TO DISPLAY THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES AND DIGITAL DISPLAY SYSTEM - A method for switching to display three-dimensional (3D) images and a digital display system are provided. In the method, a digital display is activated to receive image data comprising at least one image and to detect a triggering signal, which is generated by detecting whether a 3D glasses is being used through a software means or a hardware means. According to the triggering signal, the digital display switches between formats of two-dimensional (2D) image and 3D image, so as to display the images.06-30-2011
20120007966EYEGLASS DEVICE AND VIDEO SYSTEM - An eyeglass device for assisting in viewing a video to be stereoscopically perceived includes an optical filter portion with left and right filters for adjusting light amount to be transmitted to left and right eyes, respectively and a controller for controlling adjustment operation of the light amount by the optical filter portion, wherein the controller switches a control mode of the optical filter portion between a first control mode of controlling the optical filter portion so that the adjustment operation becomes synchronized with display of a frame image of the video and a second control mode of controlling the optical filter so that that the adjustment operation becomes slower than a frame rate of the video to make a viewer perceive the adjustment operation which is asynchronous with the display of the frame image.01-12-2012
20120007965CONTROLLER, DISPLAY DEVICE, EYEGLASS DEVICE AND VIDEO SYSTEM - A controller for controlling an eyeglass device which performs an assistance operation for assisting in stereoscopically viewing a video includes: a first acquisition portion for acquiring first frequency information relating to a display frequency of frame images of the video; a second acquisition portion for acquiring second frequency information relating to an environmental factor which periodically varies in an environment where the video is viewed; and a generator for generating a reference signal to adapt the assistance operation of the eyeglass device to display of the frame image and periodic variation of the environmental factor on the basis of the first frequency information and the second frequency information.01-12-2012
20120007967VIDEO SYSTEM, EYEGLASS DEVICE AND VIDEO PLAYER - A video system includes a video player for playing data of contents and an eyeglass device used to view a video. The eyeglass device includes an optical filter portion for adjusting a light amount reaching eyes of a viewer, a battery used as a power supply of the eyeglass device, and a first transceiver for transmitting remaining charge information on battery charge remaining in the battery and receiving a synchronization signal for controlling the optical filter portion. The video player includes a second transceiver for receiving the remaining battery charge information and transmitting the synchronization signal, and a controller for calculating a time period represented by operational time information of the eyeglass device based on the remaining battery charge information and causing the second transceiver to transmit the synchronization signal so as to make the optical filter portion less frequently operated.01-12-2012
20120044330STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS AND STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO DISPLAY METHOD - A stereoscopic video display apparatus includes: a two-dimensional display unit which selects, for each of parallax images having a parallax from a reference parallax image, at least one pixel sequence on a panel, and displays each of the parallax images using the selected pixel sequence; a barrier part which divides light from the pixel sequences such that the respective parallax images are displayed at predetermined positions; a position detecting unit which detects the positions of viewers; and a parallax image arrangement control unit which specifies viewing positions possible for the left eyes of the viewers from among the detected viewing positions other than the viewing positions for the right eyes, and cause the two-dimensional display unit to respectively display the parallax images predetermined for the left eyes at the specified positions.02-23-2012
20120013718ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus configured to reproduce video data and additional data for displaying a sub-image, includes a first generator, an arrangement control module, a second generator, and a display control module. The first generator estimates depths of pixels in an image frame of the video data, and generates first left-eye image data and first right-eye image data which correspond to the image frame and have a parallax based on the depths. The arrangement control module sets a depth at which the sub-image is to be displayed, based on a foremost depth of the depths. The second generator generates second left-eye image data and second right-eye image data which correspond to the additional data and have a parallax based on the set depth of the sub-image. The display control module displays an image frame generated by using the generated image data.01-19-2012
20120154558DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING IMAGE THEREOF - A display apparatus and a method for processing an image thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes an image input unit which receives an image, an image processing unit which generates a left eye image and a right eye image corresponding to the input image, a control unit which generates a virtual obstacle corresponding to an obstacle interrupting viewing of the input image, and adds the virtual obstacle to the left eye image and the right eye image, and a display unit which outputs a left eye image and a right eye image, to which the virtual obstacle has been added, alternately. Accordingly, collision of recognition regarding depth information due to an obstacle may be prevented and thus, a user may enjoy a stereoscopic 3D image.06-21-2012
20120026303METHOD FOR FORMING AND OBSERVING STEREO IMAGES HAVING MAXIMUM SPATIAL RESOLUTION AND A DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT SAID METHOD - The invention relates to stereoscopic displays and can be used for producing flat screen stereoscopic monitors and television sets with the option of observing a stereo image both with glasses and without glasses and with maximum spatial resolution equal to the full resolution of display matrices, and retaining the option of observing monoscopic images with full resolution. The required separation of two views of stereo image in a pair of observation windows (zones) is ensured with aid of virtually any type of display matrix, the transmission characteristic of which are linearized with aid of reciprocal or inverse functions which are deduced in accordance with a calibrating curve defining as the relation between two corresponding light intensity dependences in a pair of observation windows (zones) whereas changing the amplitude of calibrating signal.02-02-2012
20120105610METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING 3D EFFECT IN VIDEO DEVICE - An apparatus and method of a video device provide a stereoscopic effect to a user to provide a 3 Dimensional (3D) video. The apparatus includes a 3D glasses recognition unit and a controller. The 3D glasses recognition unit determines a posture of a user who watches a stereoscopic video. The controller provides control to change the stereoscopic effect of the stereoscopic video according to the posture of the user determined by the 3D glasses recognition unit.05-03-2012
20110090323Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program - An image processing apparatus includes a controller that selects, from multiple images photographed from different viewpoints, a set of images for three-dimensional image display. The controller determines whether or not amount-of-movement information corresponding to a parallax between the images is recorded as attribute information of the images. When the amount-of-movement information is recorded, the controller selects a combination of images having a parallax corresponding to a display size of a display section by using the recorded amount-of-movement information. When the amount-of-movement information is not recorded, the controller selects a combination of images having a parallax corresponding to the display size by determining an amount of movement through use of information resulting from determination of degrees of block matching between images divided into blocks and using information of the determined amount of movement.04-21-2011
20110102559VIDEO DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS - Stereoscopic video content is reproduced to obtain a first pair of images with mutual parallax producing a stereoscopic effect. A first stereoscopic adjustment on the first pair of images is carried out to obtain a second pair of images. A second stereoscopic adjustment on the second pair of images is carried out to obtain a third pair of images, which are displayed on a screen to respective eyes of the viewer. The first stereoscopic adjustment is carried out differently for different video sources. The second stereoscopic adjustment is the same for all sources. The combination of the first and second stereoscopic adjustments enables content from different sources to be displayed with an appropriate stereoscopic adjustment for each source.05-05-2011
20110102558Display device for stereoscopic display - The present invention relates to a display system for stereoscopic viewing, the system comprising a binocular viewing device, information content, and a display source. The display system is remarkable in that it further comprises electronic components for implementing pieces of software for optimizing the binocular viewing device, the information content, and the display source, said pieces of optimization software together forming a loop for managing various parameters. The wearer of said device can thus view the information content via the binocular viewing device under conditions that are best adapted to the wearer's physiology.05-05-2011
20120120209DISPLAY DEVICE AND VIDEO VIEWING SYSTEM - A display device includes a liquid crystal panel which switches between a left frame image which is viewed by a left eye and a right frame image which is viewed by a right eye to alternately display the left and right frame images on a display surface with time; and a liquid crystal driver which scans and drives the liquid crystal panel with a frame image signal for displaying the left or right frame image over the display surface. The liquid crystal driver executes a first scanning operation over the display surface and a second scanning operation over the display surface after the first scanning operation, and the first scanning operation is executed in a shorter period than the second scanning operation.05-17-2012
20120120210ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND IMAGE OUTPUT METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electric apparatus includes a receiving module, an expanding module, and an output module. The receiving module is configured to receive a motion picture including a first image and a second image having a parallax therebetween. The expanding module is configured to expand the first image and the second image at least in a horizontal direction. The output module is configured to output data of a third image corresponding to a first region of the expanded first image and a fourth image corresponding to a second region of the expanded second image. The first region comprises the same size as the first image and does not include a first horizontal end portion of the extended first image. The second region comprises the same size as the second image and does not include a second horizontal end portion of the extended second image.05-17-2012
20120162400STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAYING APPARATUS - There is provided a stereoscopic image displaying apparatus that displays a stereoscopic image to a viewer wearing glasses, in which the image displaying unit has a plurality of display pixels, the correcting unit corrects gray levels of pixels of the image signal for the right eye or the left eye, the writing unit writes the image signal corrected by the correcting unit, into the display pixels of the image displaying unit, the timing controlling unit controls timing to open and close the right and the left of the glasses in accordance with timing of the writing by the writing unit, and the correcting unit corrects the gray levels of the pixels of the image signal in accordance with a difference between the timing of the writing by the writing unit and the timing to open and close the right and the left of the glasses.06-28-2012
20120300046Method and System for Directed Light Stereo Display - A plurality of perception directions associated with a viewer may be determined in a video device, and display of video content via the video device may be controlled based on the determined plurality of perception directions. Controlling display of the video content may comprise adaptively and/or separately configuring display of the content in each of the plurality of perception directions. The plurality of perception directions may be determined based on positioning information associated with the viewer. The positioning information may be determined using one or more sensors. The positioning information may comprise information pertaining to location and/or angle of perception associated with each of left eye and right eye of the viewer relative to the location and/or orientation of video device relative to the video device. The plurality of perception directions may comprise perception directions corresponding to each of right eye and left eye of the viewer.11-29-2012
20120300045PROJECTION APPARATUS, DECODER, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR THE PROJECTION APPARATUS - A projection apparatus, decoder, and an image processing method for the projection apparatus are provided therein. The projection apparatus includes a projection module, a decoder, and an optical device. The projection module is used for alternately projecting first projected images and second projected images according to a three-dimensional video signal. The decoder is coupled to the projection module, and used for receiving and decoding the three-dimensional video signal to generate and wirelessly transmit a status signal. The optical device is used for receiving a frame switching control signal outputted from the projection module, used for receiving the status signal from the decoder, and use for receiving the first projected images and the second projected images in an image receiving status.11-29-2012
201201272863D DISPLAY DEVICE AND 3D DISPLAY METHOD - A display device includes: an optical barrier unit which includes a plurality of gate groups each including a plurality of gates, and in which gates in different groups perform a gating operation individually at different timings; a combined image generator which generates a plurality of sequences of combined images each corresponding to the plurality of gate groups based on a plurality of different viewpoint images in accordance with an opening timing of the respective gate groups; and a display unit which displays the corresponding sequence of combined images in synchronization with the gating operation of the respective gate groups, wherein the combined image generator generates at least one sequence of combined images through interpolation.05-24-2012
20120127287OPTICAL COMPENSATION FOR GHOSTING IN STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAYS - A method for reducing crosstalk is stereoscopic displays comprises providing a first first-eye image, a compensated image of the first first-eye image, a first other-eye image, and a compensated image of the first other-eye image; displaying each of the images at least once during a single frame flash sequence, wherein the first first-eye image is displayed to a first eye, the compensated image of the first first-eye image is displayed to another eye, the first other-eye image is displayed to the another eye, and compensated image of the first other-eye image is displayed to the first eye; wherein the compensated images can be displayed simultaneously and/or at least one of the compensated images or eye images can be displayed more than one time during a single frame flash sequence.05-24-2012
20120162398Stereoscopic Video Processor and Stereoscopic Video Processing Method - According to one embodiment, a stereoscopic video processor includes a mode setting module, an adjustment module, and a communication module. The mode setting module sets a mode from among a plurality of modes each specifying an adjustment amount related to the disparity between first stereoscopic video and second stereoscopic video. The adjustment module adjusts the disparity between the first stereoscopic video and the second stereoscopic video by an adjustment amount corresponding to the mode set by the mode setting module. The communication module communicates with stereoscopic glasses for viewing the first stereoscopic video and the second stereoscopic video the disparity between which is adjusted by the adjustment module.06-28-2012
20100194866Electronic imaging device and driving method thereof - An electronic imaging device includes a display unit including a plurality of pixels divided into a first region and a second region, and a controller that generates first and second control signals to control the light emission of the plurality of pixels and applies the first and second control signals to the plurality of pixels in the first region and the plurality of pixels in the second region, respectively. The controller may generate and apply the first control signal as a turn-off signal when second stereoscopic images synthesized in a second order different from a first order are displayed in the first region after first stereoscopic images synthesized in the first order are displayed in both the first and second regions.08-05-2010
20100194867METHOD OF ILLUMINATING A 3D OBJECT WITH A MODIFIED 2D IMAGE OF THE 3D OBJECT BY MEANS OF A PROJECTOR, AND PROJECTOR SUITABLE FOR PERFORMING SUCH A METHOD - The invention provides a method of illuminating a 3D object 08-05-2010
20120212591Image Display Apparatus, Image Processing Device, and Image Processing Method - According to one embodiment, an image display apparatus includes a rearranging module, a scaling module, a display, and a parallax controller. The rearranging module is configured to rearrange a plurality of first parallax image signals in series in accordance with colors of the first parallax image signals to generate a second parallax image signal. The scaling module is configured to scale the second parallax image signal in a horizontal direction to generate a third parallax image signal. The display is configured to display at least a part of the third parallax image signal. The parallax controller is configured to output light emitted from the display to a specific direction.08-23-2012
20120212592ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM FOR DIPVERGENCE AND/OR CONVERGENCE OF A STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE PAIR - An adjustment system for use in a stereoscopic imaging system for adjusting the dipvergence and/or convergence of a displayed stereo image pair. A plano-plano window is mounted for tilting in one of the image paths thereby to enable the correction of dipvergence shifts, the adjustment of convergence or both.08-23-2012
20120176484THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A three-dimensional image display system, including: a multi-parallax image reproduction apparatus configured to reproduce two-dimensional images, which include a plurality of parallax images within one frame, at a first frame rate; and a three-dimensional display apparatus configured to carry out multi-parallax stereoscopic moving picture display at a second frame rate based on a plurality of parallax images reproduced by the multi-parallax image reproduction apparatus where one frame of stereoscopic moving pictures is formed from a multi-parallax image formed from a predetermined number of parallax images; the multi-parallax image reproduction apparatus reproducing an image wherein control information is included in any of the parallax images for every one frame or every plurality of frames, the three-dimensional image display apparatus carrying out control in accordance with the control information included in the parallax images to carry out the multi-parallax stereoscopic moving picture display.07-12-2012
20120176483THREE CHANNEL DELIVERY OF STEREO IMAGES - An apparatus for viewing of a three dimensional image of a scene, including a monocular device worn by a viewer for displaying a first two-dimensional image to one eye of the viewer, The monocular device being arranged so it can be worn on either eye of the viewer. A second display for displaying a second two-dimensional image of the scene in a stereo image pair which is viewed by the other eye of the viewer. A way of selecting the first two-dimensional image with either a left or right perspective relative to the second two-dimensional image dependent upon which eye the viewer uses with the monocular device.07-12-2012
20120075438VIDEO IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VIDEO IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - There is provided a video image processing apparatus. A display device includes a first display portion for a left eye image and a second display portion for a right eye image. The apparatus comprises: video image processing means for cutting out a part of frame images from a three-dimensional video image configured as an aggregate of the frame images, a single frame image being formed by arranging a pair of a left and right eye images corresponding to the same scene in a prescribed pattern; and output means for outputting the partial image to the display device. The video image processing means, when changing the cutout position, cuts out the partial image such that an arrangement pattern of the left and right eye images in the partial image after the change matches an arrangement pattern of the first and the second display portions in the display region.03-29-2012
20120249758ELECTRIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF INDICATOR - According to one embodiment, an electric apparatus has a camera or a plurality of cameras, an indicator, and a first controller. The first controller is configured to switch an indication of the indicator according to whether the camera performs photographing and whether to recognize a user's eye based on an image photographed by the camera.10-04-2012
20120188348VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE AND VIDEO VIEW SYSTEM - A video display device and a video view system with which occurrence of crosstalk can be avoided in stereoscopic video images. The device has a liquid crystal panel on which the video image for the left eye corresponding to the video signal for the left eye and the video image for the right eye corresponding to the video signal for the right eye are displayed, and a driving unit which drives the liquid crystal panel by executing at least two times of write-scanning respectively according to the driving amount based on the respective video signal for the left or right eye, wherein in each write-scanning, the driving unit performs an overdrive operation in which the liquid crystal panel is driven according to a driving amount based on a target luminance.07-26-2012
20120081526IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR INCREASING HORIZONTAL BLANKING INTERVAL DATA TO GENERATE ADJUSTED HORIZONTAL BLANKING INTERVAL DATA - An image display method includes increasing a horizontal blanking interval (HBI) data included in a scan line data corresponding to at least a scan line and accordingly generating an adjusted HBI data; and transmitting a non-HBI data included in the scan line data and the adjusted HBI data to a display screen. An image display system includes a display screen, an adjusting circuit, and an output circuit. The adjusting circuit is arranged for increasing an HBI data included in a scan line data corresponding to at least a scan line and accordingly generating an adjusted HBI data. The output circuit is arranged for transmitting a non-HBI data included in the scan line data and the adjusted HBI data to the display screen.04-05-2012
20120320171DUAL LAYER PARALLAX BARRIER-BASED 3D DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD - A dual layer parallax barrier-based 3D display device may include an image panel that displays a left image and a right image so as to alternately display a left-image column and a right-image column, a dual layer parallax barrier that includes a first common electrode, a second common electrode, a plurality of first individual electrodes, a plurality of second individual electrodes, and a liquid crystal layer, and blocks specific portions of the displayed images and a driving unit that drives the electrodes based on the distance between the image panel and the viewer so as to allow the viewer to view the left image and the right image, separately, and simultaneously drives, in a particular state, at least one of the first common electrode and the plurality of first individual electrodes and at least one of the second common electrode and the plurality of second individual electrodes.12-20-2012
20120320170SEGMENTED DUAL LAYER PARALLAX BARRIER-BASED 3D DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD - A segmented dual layer parallax barrier-based 3D display device may includes an image panel that displays a left image and a right image so as to alternately display a left-image column and a right-image column; a dual layer parallax barrier that includes a first common electrode, a second common electrode, a plurality of first individual electrodes, a plurality of second individual electrodes, a plurality of segmented electrodes, and a liquid crystal layer, and blocks specific portions of the displayed images; and a driving unit that drives the electrodes based on the distance between the image panel and the viewer so as to allow the viewer to view the left image and the right image, separately.12-20-2012
20120327200THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE CORRECTION DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE CORRECTION METHOD, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE REPRODUCTION DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROVISION SYSTEM, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A three-dimensional image correction device includes when a displacement amount which is a difference between a convergence angle on a display surface and a convergence angle on a perceived three-dimensional surface based on image information for a three-dimensional image is set as a disparity amount, a width of a depth amount represented by pop-up and pull-in of the three-dimensional image is set as a dynamic range, and display device specification information is set as display device information, a disparity amount detection unit for inputting the image information to detect the disparity amount from the image information, a correction computation unit for adjusting the detected disparity amount on the basis of the display device information to correct the dynamic range, and a disparity amount correction unit for correcting the disparity amount in the corrected dynamic range while corresponding to the display device information.12-27-2012
20130016196DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING 3D IMAGE THEREOFAANM KIM; Ji-wonAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP KIM; Ji-won Seoul KRAANM PARK; Ji-wonAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP PARK; Ji-won Seoul KRAANM SEO; Je-hwanAACI DaeguAACO KRAAGP SEO; Je-hwan Daegu KR - An image processing apparatus, a three-dimensional (01-17-2013
201101573302D/3D PROJECTION SYSTEM - Projection systems, including projectors and projection screens, that support the presentation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional images for viewing are described, as well as methods for operating the same. In each of the example projection systems, a projection screen is used in conjunction with a light manipulator, such as a parallax barrier or a lenticular lens, that is disposed adjacent to (and may be integrated with) the projection screen to support the viewing of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional images.06-30-2011
20130141552POLARIZED GLASSES TYPE STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - According to a polarized glasses type stereoscopic image display device and a fabrication method thereof in accordance with the present invention, a light blocking pattern may be formed on a rear surface of the color filter substrate to enhance vertical viewing angle and aperture ratio. Moreover a light blocking pattern may be formed of a metal having a large hardness instead of resin BM and a step height from the rear surface ITO may be removed to prevent a scratch due to an abrasive belt.06-06-2013
20130135451Stereoscopic Image Displaying Apparatus and Corresponding Stereoscopic Image Displaying Method - A stereoscopic image displaying apparatus and a corresponding stereoscopic image displaying method are disclosed. The stereoscopic image displaying apparatus comprises a display panel, a backlight module and a pair of shutter glasses. The display panel is configured to write left-eye image data and right-eye image data according to a timing sequence. The backlight module has a plurality of light source regions, and the light source regions are turned on and off according to a timing sequence to scan the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data. A left-eye shutter and a right-eye shutter of the pair of shutter glasses are turned on and off alternately to receive the left-eye image data when the left-eye shutter is turned on and to receive the right-eye image data when the right-eye shutter is turned on. When data of one image frame are to be written into the display panel, first-type scanning lines of scanning lines are enabled sequentially according to a timing sequence to write first-type image data, and then second-type scanning lines of the scanning lines are enabled sequentially according to a timing sequence to write second-type image data.05-30-2013
20130176408IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME - The imaging element of the imaging apparatus is provided with pixels respectively having multiple photoelectric conversion units that generate image signals by photoelectrically converting light fluxes that transit different regions dividing an exit pupil of an imaging optical system to a single micro lens. The imaging apparatus generates left-eye image data and right-eye image data for three-dimensional display based on image signals output by the imaging element, and generates combined image data for two-dimensional display by additively combining the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data. The imaging apparatus compresses the combined image data at a first compression rate, compresses the left-eye image data and the right-eye image data at a second compression rate that is higher than the first compression rate, and records the respectively compressed image data in the same image file.07-11-2013
20130135452IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A liquid crystal prism element includes a pair of opposing substrates, a plurality of triangular prisms which have a ridge line extending in a Y axis direction and are arranged between the opposing substrates so as to be aligned along an X axis direction, and a liquid crystal layer formed between the opposing substrates. Each triangular prism has an inclined surface located on a center side of the opposing substrate in the X axis direction, an inclined surface located on a lateral side of the opposing substrate in the X axis direction, and a bottom surface. Both of the two inclined surfaces of a triangular prism provided at least in a portion of a region on the opposing substrate are formed so as to not be perpendicular to the opposing substrate.05-30-2013
20130093863LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL OF 3D TV AND SHUTTER GLASSES - Disclosed is a liquid crystal panel of a 3D TV, and the liquid crystal panel is provided with a left eye frame signal watched by left eye, a first frame signal, a right eye frame signal watched by a right eye and a second frame signal for overlay displaying each frame of displays. The first frame signal is a left-right eyes frame signal watched by the left eye and the right eye simultaneously, and the second frame signal is a black signal. The present invention also relates to shutter glasses of a 3D TV. The liquid crystal panel of a 3D TV and the shutter glasses are capable of increasing the display brightness of the 3D TV.04-18-2013
20130100259METHODS AND APPARATUS TO IDENTIFY EXPOSURE TO 3D MEDIA PRESENTATIONS - Methods and apparatus are disclosed to identify exposure to 3D media presentation. An example apparatus includes 3D glasses components to enable presentation of a 3D media presentation. The example apparatus includes 3D glasses to enable viewing of a 3D media presentation. The example apparatus includes a motion sensor carried by the 3D glasses to generate a movement signal. The example apparatus includes a transmitter carried by the 3D glasses to transmit the movement signal.04-25-2013
20130169765DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, DISPLAY METHOD AND IMAGING PROCESSING THEREOF - An image processing apparatus, an image processing system, and a method thereof are provided. The apparatus includes: a signal processor which receives a plurality of contents and constructs image frames of the respective contents; an outputter which operates in a first mode to output image frames of only one content, and in a second mode to combine and output the image frames of the plurality of contents; a video telephony processor including an image capturer to capture an image external to the apparatus, the video telephony processor connecting video telephony, if a request for video telephony is received via an external network; and a controller which controls the outputter to determine a combination of the image frames of the plurality of contents outputted through the signal processor, according to an operational status of the video telephony processor.07-04-2013
20110273543IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, RECORDING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Provided is an image processing apparatus that stereoscopically displays a two-dimensional image, comprising a generating section that generates a left-side image and a right-side image by shifting the two-dimensional image left and right in a display region; a right-edge processing section that attaches a right-edge image, which is displayed within a prescribed range from a right edge of the display region, to a right side of the left-side image; a left-edge processing section that attaches a left-edge image, which is displayed within a prescribed range from a left edge of the display region, to a left side of the right-side image; and an output section that outputs the left-side image with the right-edge image attached thereto to a left eye of a user and outputs the right-side image with the left-edge image attached thereto to a right eye of the user.11-10-2011
20130147929VIDEO PROCESSING DEVICE, VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - According to one embodiment, a video processing device includes a test pattern controller configured to output a test pattern to a display capable of displaying stereoscopically. The test pattern is indicative of whether a viewer is substantially at a center of a viewing area in which a video is viewed stereoscopically. The test pattern includes first to sixth parallax images corresponding to respective first to sixth viewing points arranged in a horizontal direction. The third parallax image and the fourth parallax image include a first mark The first parallax image and the sixth parallax image include a second mark different from the first mark. The second parallax image and the fifth parallax image include neither the first mark nor second mark.06-13-2013
20110221875THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a three-dimensional image display apparatus according to the present embodiments includes an acquisition unit, a selection unit, a generation unit, a display unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire attribute information related to attribute of one or more images to be displayed. The selection unit is configured to set parameter information based on the attribute information to control 3D effect for displaying the images and the parameter information includes at least parallax. The generation unit is configured to generate the images adjusted the 3D effect in accordance with the parameter information. The display unit is configured to display the adjusted images.09-15-2011
20130147930DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A display device according includes: a display section which displays a plurality of images intended for different eye-points; a separation section which optically separates the plurality of images for the different eye-points; a travel distance calculation section which calculates a plurality of directional travel distances of the separation section relative to the display section, in accordance with a change in an eye-point location of a viewer observing the display section; and a plurality of drive sections which is driven on the basis of the directional travel distances and moves the separation section relative to the display section.06-13-2013
20130147931Image DIsplay Device, Image Display Method, and Image Correction Method - A viewpoint detection unit detects a user viewing a stereoscopic image, including a parallax image of a subject as viewed from a predetermined position defined as a reference view position, and tracks a viewpoint of the detected user. A motion parallax correction unit determines, if a speed of movement of the viewpoint becomes equal to or higher than a predetermined level, an amount of motion parallax correction for the parallax image, on the basis of an amount of movement of the viewpoint, so as to generate a stereoscopic image corrected for motion parallax, generates, if the speed of movement of the viewpoint subsequently becomes lower than a predetermined level, a stereoscopic image by changing the amount of motion parallax correction in steps until the parallax image return to parallax images as seen from the reference view position.06-13-2013
20090153651SUSPENDED PARTICLE DEVICE - The invention relates to a 3 D display. The 3 D display comprises suspended particle devices with a suspension of elongated particles that align at a predetermined angle with incoming light beam. The display will allow information to be separated relevant to the left and right eye. An electronically controllable set of suspended particle devices adjusts the deflection angle of the outcoming light beam.06-18-2009
20100309296Autostereoscopic Display Apparatus - In an autostereoscopic display apparatus comprising a liquid crystal spatial light modulator having an array of pixels of different colors, each pixel comprising plural domains of different polar alignments, and a parallax element comprising an array of optical elements having geometric axes extending in parallel across the spatial light modulator in an inclined direction, the domains are shaped to improve the angular contrast uniformity. For each individual domain, a notional line parallel to the geometric axes of the optical elements of the parallax element has a total length of intersection with the individual domain, summed over adjacent pixels of the same color, is the same for all positions of the notional line. The total length of intersection for different domains is proportional to the area of the individual domains.12-09-2010
20100079585INTERACTIVE THEATER WITH AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - A method for providing differing image streams to audience members in an interactive theater setting. The method includes positioning optical filters such as shuttered glasses between audience members and a display surface. During a display period, two or more image streams are provided on the display surface with the optical filters operating to transmit a first image stream. The method includes modifying an operating state of a subset of the optical filters during the display period to transmit a second image stream. The image streams may be provided by a set of projectors that operate concurrently to project the image streams upon the display surface such as over the same portion of the surface. Modifying the operating state may be in response to user input from audience members such as manual switching of operating state or channel by the user with a device linked to the filter or glasses.04-01-2010
20110242297ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND IMAGE OUTPUT METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electric apparatus includes a receiving module, an expanding module, and an output module. The receiving module is configured to receive a motion picture including a first image and a second image having a parallax therebetween. The expanding module is configured to expand the first image and the second image at least in a horizontal direction. The output module is configured to output data of a third image corresponding to a first region of the expanded first image and a fourth image corresponding to a second region of the expanded second image. The first region comprises the same size as the first image and does not include a first horizontal end portion of the extended first image. The second region comprises the same size as the second image and does not include a second horizontal end portion of the extended second image.10-06-2011
20110242296STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A stereoscopic image display device, for outputting left and right two (2) pieces of output videos, by superimposing an OSD (On Screen Display) on left and right two (2) pieces of output images, comprises: a disparity correction portion for correcting disparity of the input images, thereby outputting corrected images; and an OSD superimpose for superimposing the OSD on each of the corrected image, thereby outputting output images, wherein correction is made in such that the disparity of the corrected images in jumping out direction comes to be small, when displaying the OSD, and thereby lightening visual fatigue due to the fact that an object on the input image is seen in front than the OSD.10-06-2011
20110234772STEREOSCOPIC PICTURE DISPLAY, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND STEREOSCOPIC PICTURE DISPLAY METHOD - A stereoscopic picture is viewable from all directions with high reproducibility without complicating a stereoscopic display mechanism, compared to related art. A cylindrical rotation section 09-29-2011
20130155207SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING A VIDEO PRESENTATION - A system for, and method of automatically controlling a video presentation and 3D glasses incorporating the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system is configured to sense whether a viewer is wearing glasses and transmit a signal to the video source if the viewer is not wearing the glasses. In another embodiment, the system is configured to sense whether the viewer is watching the video presentation and transmit a signal to the video source if the viewer is not watching the video presentation.06-20-2013
20130155208IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An image display apparatus includes: an image display panel; a backlight device; first and second liquid crystal prism elements each configured to change a deflection direction of emitted light according to a voltage applied thereto; a position detection section configured to detect a position of a user; and a control section configured to control the voltages applied to the liquid crystal prism elements, on the basis of information of the position of the user detected by the position detection section. Each liquid crystal prism element includes a pair of opposing substrates, a plurality of triangular prisms which have ridge lines extending in a first direction parallel to one side of the image display panel and are arranged between the pair of opposing substrates so as to be aligned along a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, and a liquid crystal sealed between the opposing substrates.06-20-2013
20130182087INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a glassless three dimensional (3D) display capable of displaying a three-dimensional image. The apparatus includes a display, a detection module, and a setting module. The display is configured to display windows corresponding to application programs, each application program configured to support display of a three-dimensional image. The detection module is configured to detect a window observed by an observer. The setting module is configured to set a first region to a three-dimensional-image display region based on the observed window.07-18-2013
20110304714STORAGE MEDIUM STORING DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM FOR PROVIDING STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY DESIRED BY USER WITH SIMPLER OPERATION, DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM - A storage medium encoded with a display control program and executable by a computer of a display control device capable of interacting with an input device, for controlling a display capable of providing stereoscopic display, is provided. The present display control program stored in the storage medium includes zoom control instructions for performing zoom processing of a stereoscopic image based on an operation input accepted by operation input acceptance instructions, parallax control instructions for adjusting parallax of the stereoscopic image based on the operation input accepted by the operation input acceptance instructions, and display control instructions for causing the display to display the stereoscopic image subjected to zoom processing in accordance with the zoom control instructions, with parallax adjusted in accordance with the parallax control instructions.12-15-2011
20110310235DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND METHOD, AND PLAYBACK DEVICE AND METHOD - A device for displaying stereoscopic images on a screen includes a receiving unit, signal processing unit, and display unit. The receiving unit receives stream data including left and right views of stereoscopic images. The signal processing unit alternately extracts left- and right-view frames from the stream data. The display unit displays each frame sent from the signal processing unit for a predetermined time on the screen. The signal processing unit sends the display unit one left-view frame a first number of times and one right-view frame a second number of times during one frame period of the stereoscopic images. The signal processing unit calculates the frame rate at which the display unit displays the left- and right-view frames divided by the frame rate of the stereoscopic images. The signal processing unit sets the first and second numbers of times to different values for one frame period of the stereoscopic images.12-22-2011
20130113901PLAYBACK DEVICE, COMPOUND-EYE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, PLAYBACK METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - There is provided: a CPU that, in at least one case among a case in which fluctuation of a fixed interval in the acquired parallax amount is greater than a predetermined value, and a case in which the parallax amount reaches a predetermined allowed limit value, or a case in which an object of acquisition of the parallax amount can no longer be detected, judges that there is an abnormality in the parallax amount, and that, in a case that is none of these, judges that there is no abnormality in the parallax amount, and that, when it is judged that there is no abnormality in the parallax amount, carries out first parallax adjustment, and that, when it is judged that there is an abnormality in the parallax amount, switches to control of a second parallax adjustment and carries out parallax adjustment.05-09-2013
20120007964IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A location error determination unit determines, prior to displaying on a display device stereoscopic images including a parallax image for the left eye and a parallax image for the right eye of a subject, whether the parallax image for the left eye and the parallax image for the right eye are stereoscopic images that can be located as three-dimensional images. A parallax error determination unit determines, when it is determined that the parallax image for the left eye and the parallax image for the right eye can be located as stereoscopic images, whether a range of distribution of parallax between the parallax image for the left eye and the parallax image for the right eye is accommodated within a predetermined parallax range. An error communicating unit communicates an error when it is determined that that the parallax image for the left eye and the parallax image for the right eye cannot be located as stereoscopic images or when it is determined that the range of parallax between the parallax image for the left eye and the parallax image for the right eye is not accommodated within the predetermined parallax range.01-12-2012
20120019635THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) DISPLAY METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method is provided for a three-dimensional (3D) display system. The method includes obtaining a plurality of original images of a plurality of viewpoints in a 3D image for display, and adjusting an average parallax value between at least two of the plurality of original images based on a current size of a display window on a display device configured to display the 3D image. The method also includes reconstructing 3D scene information of the 3D image, and obtaining an image for each of the plurality of viewpoints and at least one new viewpoint based on the reconstructed 3D scene information. Further, the method includes combining the image of each viewpoint into a new 3D image with a desired average parallax, and sending the new 3D image to the display device for 3D display.01-26-2012
20120019634THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) DISPLAY METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method is provided for a three-dimensional (3D) display system. The method includes obtaining a plurality of original images of a plurality of viewpoints in a 3D image for display, and determining an actual size of a display window on a display device configured to display the 3D image. The method also includes adjusting an average parallax value between at least two of the plurality of original images based on the actual size of the display window. Further, the method includes creating a new 3D image with a desired average parallax based on the adjusted plurality of original images, and sending the new 3D image to the display device for display.01-26-2012
20130201305DIVISION OF A GRAPHICAL DISPLAY INTO REGIONS - The described examples provide a method and system to divide a main screen on a wireless device into two or more logical screens or regions. Each region is capable of presenting its own multimedia data or content without user intervention. In one example, the audio signal for a desired multimedia data is sent via wireless connections, such as Bluetooth® or other wireless personal area networks (WPAN), to each user. The described examples enable multiple content viewing on a single wireless device. Also described are eyeglasses capable of selecting which audio stream to receive based on a user's gaze position to the display that has been divided into multiple regions.08-08-2013
20120069162INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, REPRODUCTION DEVICE, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing device includes: a recording unit that records a 3D content including a left eye image and a right eye image; a parallax adjusting unit that adjusts parallax between the left eye image and the right eye image of the 3D content according to a recording rate or a transmission rate of the 3D content; and a transmission control unit that transmits the 3D content including the left eye image and the right eye image with the adjusted parallax to respective terminals as a transmission destination through a network.03-22-2012
20120069160METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AMBIENT BRIGHTNESS PERCEIVED VIA THREE-DIMENSIONAL GLASSES BY ADJUSTING AMBIENT BRIGHTNESS SETTING, THREE-DIMENSIONAL GLASSES, AND VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE THEREOF - A method for controlling an ambient brightness perceived via three-dimensional (3D) glasses is provided. The 3D glasses are arranged to view stereo images presented by a video display apparatus. The method includes the following steps: adjusting an ambient brightness setting of the 3D glasses, and controlling the 3D glasses according to the ambient brightness setting in order to adjust the ambient brightness perceived via the 3D glasses.03-22-2012
20130208099STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - A 3D tablet includes: a parallax image display unit which displays a stereoscopic image including a right-eye image and a left-eye image, between which there is parallax; a parallax barrier display unit which displays a parallax barrier having a stripe pattern and superimposed on the parallax image display unit to show the right-eye image and the left-eye image to a right and left eye of a user, respectively; a user position detection unit which obtains an orientation of the user relative to the parallax image display unit; a direction calculation and control unit which substantially collimates a longitudinal direction of the stripe pattern of the parallax barrier with the orientation of the user; and a parallax image generation unit which generates and displays, using the parallax image display unit, the stereoscopic image in which there is parallax in a direction substantially perpendicular to the orientation of the user.08-15-2013

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