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20080284986Image distortion correcting mechanism of back-projection image display device and back-projection image display device - In a back-projection image display device, image light outputted from a projection device is reflected by a reflection mirror held by a base frame and projected onto the back of a screen, to display an image on the screen. An image distortion correcting mechanism includes adjustment mechanisms that deform the reflection mirror, drive units that generate driving force necessary for the deformation of the reflection mirror by the adjustment mechanisms, and a control substrate that supplies power to the drive units. The control substrate supplies power to the drive units in response to a control signal supplied from a remote control unit. This allows pin distortion and barrel distortion, as well as trapezial distortion to be corrected by remote control in the back-projection image display device.11-20-2008
20130083298PROJECTOR AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PROJECTOR - A projector that projects an image allows selection of one of a plurality of controlled objects located in correspondence with the vertices of the contour of the image and the sides of the contour, moves the selected controlled object within the image based on input operation, and corrects the contour of the image based on the moved controlled object.04-04-2013
20090195758MESHES FOR SEPARATELY MAPPING COLOR BANDS - A method includes generating a first plurality of meshes configured to map a first domain associated with a display surface to a second domain associated with an image capture device configured to capture a first image of the display surface, and generating a second plurality of meshes configured to map the second domain to a third domain associated with a first projector configured to display a second image onto the display surface. A third plurality of meshes is generated using the first plurality of meshes and the second plurality of meshes. The third plurality of meshes is configured to separately map a plurality of color bands between the first domain and the third domain.08-06-2009
20080259288Rear projection display - A rear projection display includes a projector for projecting light from a light source as an optical image, an exterior cabinet for enclosing the projector, a projection screen provided for the exterior cabinet on which the optical image is projected, and two or more optical sensors provided in a region where the optical image is projected from the projector other than an image display region.10-23-2008
20130077059DETERMINING MOTION OF PROJECTION DEVICE - Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to determining a motion based on projected image information. Image information is projected onto an external surface from a device. Sensor information about the external surface and/or projection is received. Motion of the device is determined based on the sensor information.03-28-2013
20130077060PROJECTOR CONTROL DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A corrector corrects a main image acquired by an image acquirer based on correction setting acquired by a correction setting acquirer, and stores corrected main image in a buffer. An unused area detector detects the area that has not stored the corrected main image in the buffer, and transmits the result to a sub-image selector. The sub-image selector selects, among sub-image candidates registered in a sub-image information memory, a candidate that can be displayed on the unused area and has the highest priority as a sub-image. The sub-image controller executes a program stored in the sub-image displaying program memory, and displays the selected sub-image on the unused area.03-28-2013
20120212710METHOD OF MEASURING ZOOM RATIO OF PROJECTION OPTICAL SYSTEM, METHOD OF CORRECTING PROJECTION IMAGE USING THE METHOD, AND PROJECTOR EXECUTING THE CORRECTION METHOD - A method of measuring a zoom ratio of a projection optical system adapted to project image light representing an original image on a projection screen, the method includes: (a) projecting and displaying a measuring image including a measurement point on the projection screen so that the measurement point is displayed at a position with an offset from an optical axis of the projection optical system; (b) detecting a projected measurement point, which is the measurement point projected and displayed on the projection screen, from a measurement point detection position having a fixed position relative to the projection optical system; and (c) determining the zoom ratio using position information of the detected projected measurement point and correspondence between the position information and the zoom ratio, the correspondence being prepared previously.08-23-2012
20130027673SPECKLE REDUCER AND PROJECTION UNIT INCLUDING A SPECKLE REDUCER - The present speckle reduction device comprises an optical element intended to be passed through by the coherent light beam to be treated. It also includes means able to cause heating of the said optical element; and a cooling element coupled to the said optical element so as to be able to cool the latter. A control module is configured to control the heating means and the cooling element so as to create thermal perturbations in the optical element, causing corresponding variations in the refractive index of the said optical element. The optical element is a piezoelectric crystal which is excited in a specific deformation mode causing its heating.01-31-2013
20130070213Projector and Projector System - This projector includes a laser beam generation portion outputting a laser beam, an image projection portion, including a scanning portion scanning the laser beam, projecting an image on a projection area, an image correction portion correcting distortion of the projected image on the basis of projection condition information, a photoreceiving portion receiving the laser beam reflected by a detection object, and a position acquisition portion acquiring the position of the detection object on the basis of photoreceiving information of the laser beam received by the photoreceiving portion and the projection condition information employed by the image correction portion for correcting the image.03-21-2013
20130050660PROJECTOR - A projector is provided. The projector includes a projection unit which projects an image, a case which supports the projection unit, a reflecting mirror which includes a reflecting surface which faces the projection unit and has a curvature, and reflects light, a first fixing part which is disposed on a center axis of the reflecting minor on an outer area of the reflecting surface, and a second fixing part and a third fixing part which are disposed on the outer area of the reflecting surface and which form a triangle with the first fixing part. Each of the first, second, and third fixing parts is configured to fix the reflecting mirror to the case.02-28-2013
20120218523PROJECTION TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A projecting unit projects a focus adjustment pattern onto a screen. An image capturing unit captures an image of the focus adjustment pattern and obtains the image as a captured image. A captured image analyzing unit calculates contrast data serving as an evaluation value indicating a degree of achievement in focusing the captured image. Based on the calculated contrast data, a control unit adjusts focus of the projecting unit so as to bring projected image light into a focus on the projection surface. The focus adjustment pattern has a first region and a second region different from each other in brightness. The control unit adjusts configurations of the first region and the second region in the focus adjustment pattern such that at least one of resolution of brightness and contrast becomes uniform in the captured image.08-30-2012
20090040472Projection Display Apparatus - A portable projection display apparatus (02-12-2009
20090237620PROJECTOR AND REFLECTION APPARATUS - A projector includes a light source, a light modulator that modulates the light flux emitted from the light source in accordance with an image signal to form image light, a projection optical apparatus that enlarges and projects the image light, a reflection section having a reflection surface disposed along the direction in which the projection optical apparatus outputs the image light, the reflection surface reflecting the image light, and an adjustment section that adjusts the inclination angle of the reflection section with respect to the direction in which the image light travels.09-24-2009
20120236266IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS - An image projection apparatus includes: an optical image generating unit to generate an optical image based on image data; a projection surface; a projection optical system including a plurality of optical elements and configured to form an projected image, onto a projection surface, coupled with the optical image generated by the optical image generating unit; a projected image shifting unit to shift the projected image by changing a posture of at least one of the plurality of optical elements included in the projection optical system; a tilt sensor to detect a posture of the optical element of which posture is changed by the projected image shifting unit; and a trapezoidal distortion correction unit to correct the optical image generated by the optical image generating unit so as to prevent the trapezoidal distortion of the projected image from occurring based on the detection result of the tilt sensor.09-20-2012
20090310089Systems and methods for receiving information associated with projecting - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to transmitting and receiving information associated with projection.12-17-2009
20090079946Optical Projection System - An optical projection system includes an image generation element, a projection lens set for receiving an image from the image generation element, refracting the image and projecting the image out, and a reflector for reflecting the image from the projection lens set and projecting the image to a screen. The projection lens set includes an aspherical lens with a distortion coefficient larger than 0.5 for producing a pincushion distortion of the image and several other lenses, and the absolute value of the sum of the distortion coefficients of the other lenses are less than the distortion coefficient of the aspherical lens. The reflector produces a barrel distortion to the image for compensating a pincushion distortion of the image produced by the projection lens set.03-26-2009
20090174867SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING IMAGE ARTIFACTS IN A PROJECTION DEVICE USING A SCROLLING REFRACTIVE ELEMENT - A system and method for reducing speckle and smearing phenomena caused by a coherent light source. The light beam from the coherent light source is preferably refracted by a rotating refractive element. The refracted beam is focused and projected through a light valve by a plurality of optical components. The rotation of the refractive element causes the beam to scroll across the surface of a light receiving element, which reduces the smearing effect. The rotation of the refractive element also causes the propagation path of the beam to vary, causing rays of the light beam to undergo relative phase shift, varying the interference pattern on the light receiving element, resulting in a reduction in the appearance of the speckle phenomenon.07-09-2009
20080297733Distortion Detection System and Distortion Detection Method - The present invention relates to a distortion detecting system and a distortion detecting method having a structure for efficiently detecting distortion of a projected image that is projected onto a projected surface by a projector. The distortion detecting system includes a photodetecting apparatus, and an analyzing apparatus. When a reference brightness image is projected onto the projected surface by the projector, the photodetecting apparatus forms the projected image on the projected surface onto the photosensitive surface of the photodetector, and outputs light intensity profile data that indicates a one-dimensional distribution of incident light intensity in each of a first direction and a second direction on an image for inspection formed on the photosensitive surface. The analyzing apparatus detects distortion of the projected image by analyzing the light intensity profile data in the respective first direction and second direction outputted from the photodetecting apparatus based on known information concerning the reference brightness image.12-04-2008
20110292351IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS AND INTERCHANGEABLE LENS THEREFOR - The image projection apparatus includes a light modulating element modulating light according to an image signal, a correcting part performing correction processing on the image signal to decrease geometric distortion in a projection image by using correction data, a memory storing first correction data corresponding to interchangeable optical units, and a controller acquiring identification information of the interchangeable optical unit attached to the apparatus, reading the first correction data corresponding to the acquired identification information from the memory, and setting the read first correction data as the correction data for the correction processing. The controller acquires, when no first correction data corresponding to the acquired identification information is stored in the memory, second correction data stored in a memory in the attached interchangeable optical unit, and sets the acquired second correction data as the correction data for the correction processing.12-01-2011
20110292352POSITION ADJUSTMENT AMOUNT CALCULATION METHOD OF LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE, POSITION ADJUSTMENT AMOUNT CALCULATION DEVICE OF LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE AND PROJECTOR - A method for calculating a position adjustment amount of projected image includes a first image step of obtaining first image data which is obtained by an image capturing device imaging first feature points which are displayed using light modulated by a first light modulation device, a second imaging step of obtaining second image data which is obtained by the image capturing device imaging a second feature point which is displayed using light modulated by a second light modulation device, an adjustment amount calculation step of calculating an adjustment amount based on the first image data and the second image data.12-01-2011
20110141441IMAGE PROJECTION DEVICE - An object is to provide a image projection device which has a small size but can project an image having a high image quality. To achieve the object, in an image projection device, a reflection part which reflects a light flux from a light source is, while being rotated around a first axis by non-resonance driving, rotated by resonance driving around a second axis which is substantially perpendicular to the first axis, and thereby the light flux is deflected in a two-dimensional direction. By controlling the rotation of the reflection part, a correction for suppressing an image distortion along one scanning direction on a projection surface, and a correction for keeping substantially constant a scanning speed of the light flux along the other scanning direction on the projection surface, are performed. Here, the relationship of 10°<θ<70° is satisfied, where θ represents an angle of inclination of the light flux, which is projected to the projection surface, toward the other scanning direction relative to a normal line of the projection surface, in a case where the reflection part is in a central position of the rotations around the first and second axes.06-16-2011
20090141250Off-Axis Projection System and Method - A system and method for correcting optical distortion in an off-axis system is provided. The offset between the center of a display plane and the optical axis of the projection lens system is configured such that the offset is greater than half the vertical dimension of the display plane. In this manner, the distortion, such as a pincushion-type or barrel-type of distortion, is not symmetrical about the horizontal axis. In this scenario, the display plane, the projection lens system, a folding mirror, and/or the spatial light modulator may be tilted such that a keystone effect is induced. This keystone effect may be used to offset the distortion, particularly the pincushion-type or barrel-type of distortions.06-04-2009
20080266528PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE - A projection lens unit and a projection mirror unit are moved relative to an illumination optical system, between a first position where an image is projected in a shape that is longer along a direction of projection onto a projection plane and a second position where an image is projected in a shape that is longer along a direction perpendicular to the direction of projection onto the projection plane. When the projection lens unit and the projection mirror unit are located in the first position, a vertically long image is projected onto the projection plane (portrait display). In this state, when the projection lens unit and the projection mirror unit are moved to the second position, a horizontally long image is projected onto the projection plane (landscape display).10-30-2008
20090310088Systems and methods for projecting - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to projection.12-17-2009
20090079945Image Stabilization in a Laser-Scanning Based Projector - A projector assembly includes a multi-pixel frame projector that sequentially projects each pixel making up a frame to a viewing surface, a movement detector coupled to the projector to detect a physical movement of the projector, and a movement compensator coupled to the projector, the movement compensator operable to transmit a correction signal to the projector, the correction signal capable of causing the projector to compensate for the detected movement.03-26-2009
20090207384PROJECTION APPARATUS AND DISTANCE MEASUREMENT METHOD - A projection apparatus including a projection drive control unit modulating an emitted light from a light source unit for each of a plurality of color components at predetermined time, and a projection distance acquisition unit irradiating light to the projection screen to acquire a distance to the projection screen, wherein the projection distance acquisition unit carries out laser distance measurement during a period the projection drive control unit modulates a color component of the emitted light to color components except one color component of a plurality of modulated color components.08-20-2009
20100079733OPTICAL ENGINE AND WIDE ANGLE PROJECTION LENS MODULE THEREOF - A wide-angle projection lens module is provided, including a reflective convex aspheric mirror and a refractive lens group of positive refractive power. The following Conditions (1) to (2) are satisfied:04-01-2010
20090290132Image Projection Display System - An image projection display system comprises a variable optical property element (11-26-2009
20090002643Shaped Mirror on a Projection Ray Path for Display Instruments - A projection display having a projection path through a shaped mirror positioned perpendicular with the screen. The shaped mirror positioned on a projection path reduces the depth of the projection display while eliminating image distortion at the center of the screen.01-01-2009
20100141902SHORT THROW PROJECTION LENS WITH A DOME - The present invention relates to an outer dome configured to provide protection and optical correction to a system of projection optics and the output thereof. More particularly, an optical projection system having an optical offset of greater than 100% is comprised within a projector housing having an outer dome comprised of an optically active material mounted onto an opening approximately coinciding with the optical projection system's exit pupil. The outer dome is configured to be decenterized from the exit pupil (e.g., the center of the dome is offset from the exit pupil in one or more of an x, y, and z direction) such that it provides optical correction to a projected image. Therefore, an outer dome is configured to provide protection to optical elements provided therein and improvement of projected image quality (e.g., reduced image distortion, reduced aberration).06-10-2010
20090033881PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD - According to one embodiment, a projection display device comprises a light modulator configured to receive light from a light source and emit an optical image modulated based on an image signal, a projector configured to project the optical image emitted from the light modulator onto a screen, and a correction unit configured to correct a distortion of the optical image which is projected onto the screen with an optical axis of the projector being not perpendicular to the screen, wherein the correction unit corrects the optical image which is projected onto the screen so that a shape of the optical image becomes a rectangle and any one of boundary sides of a rectangular optical image is aligned with a long boundary side of a trapezoidal projectable area of the projector.02-05-2009
20110267587PROJECTOR, PROJECTED IMAGE ADJUSTMENT METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR PROJECTING AN IMAGE WHILE CORRECTING THE SHAPE OF THE IMAGE - A projector includes a projection section which projects a calibration image onto a projection target through a projection panel, a shape determination section which determines a shape of the projection target, a correction target area setting section which sets a correction target area, an aspect ratio calculation section which calculates an aspect ratio of the correction target area, a determination section which determines whether or not a value which indicates a difference between the aspect ratio of the correction target area and a reference aspect ratio satisfies a set condition, and an image generation section which generates an image having the shape of the correction target area on the projection panel when the set condition is satisfied, and generates an image having the reference aspect ratio on the projection panel when the set condition is not satisfied.11-03-2011
20090059183DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE AND PROJECTOR INCLUDING SAME DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE - There are provided a small distance measuring device which enables an accurate distance measurement and has a wide range of measurable distances and a projector which is provided with the distance measuring device.03-05-2009
20090231551Digital imaging system - The present invention provides a projection system capable of making corrections to the shape of a projected light beam to take into account multiple irregularities in a projection surface. The invention also provides a projection system capable of adjusting the variation of intensity of a light beam projected on a projection surface that is not normal to the central axis of the projection beam.09-17-2009
20090207383PROJECTED IMAGE DISPLAY UNIT - There is provided a projected image display unit characterized by a display surface configured to display an image; projection means for projecting the image onto the display surface; and image capturing means for performing image capturing on the display surface, the image capturing means being placed on the same side of the display surface as the projection means, wherein the image capturing means is placed at a position so that the symmetrical position of the projection means with respect to the display surface is out of the range of the angle of view of the image capturing means.08-20-2009
20090244493IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing device includes a lens-shift amount acquisition section adapted to acquire an amount of shift of a projection lens of an image display apparatus, and an image signal correction section adapted to correct the image signal corresponding to a sub-pixel constituting a pixel in accordance with the amount of shift acquired by the lens-shift amount acquisition section.10-01-2009
20120105813PROJECTOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING PROJECTOR - In at least one embodiment of the disclosure, a projector comprises an imaging unit that photographs a projection surface and acquires a first photographed image during a projection of a featured image at a first time point and acquires a second photographed image during the projection of the featured image at a second time point different from the first time point. An image processing unit generates a reference image based on the first photographed image and generates a comparative image based on the second photographed image. A movement detecting unit detects a change in a relative position of the projector with respect to the projection surface by using the reference image and the comparative image generated by the image processing unit.05-03-2012
20100157253METHOD AND SYSTEM OF SCANNING LASER BEAM IMAGE PROJECTION - A projector (06-24-2010
20100157255Projection optical system and visual display apparatus using the same - In a projection optical system 06-24-2010
20100157254IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SAME - In an image projection apparatus, a sensed image obtained by sensing a projection surface, which contains a projected image, is obtained. Then, a difference image obtained by removing the projected image from the sensed image is used to detect a region corresponding to a predetermined object such as a user's hand or a pointer. Then, a user operation is determined based on the position and temporal variations of a particular portion of the region corresponding to the predetermined object.06-24-2010
20100177283PROJECTOR AND CONTROL METHOD - A projector includes: a projecting portion that projects an image based on input image data; an image data producing portion that produces the image data and then outputs the image data to the projecting portion; an image sensor that captures the projected image and thus produces a captured image; a movement detection sensor that is arranged on a plane parallel to the imaging plane of the image sensor and produces movement information on the basis of the detected movement, the movement detection sensor being arranged at an angle in the direction not equal to the horizontal direction and vertical direction of the imaging plane; a determining portion that determines whether the movement information meets an adjustment condition or not; and a control portion that, when the movement information meets the adjustment condition, controls the image data producing portion so as to adjust the image data on the basis of the captured image.07-15-2010
20100238416PROJECTION OPTICAL SYSTEM AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A projection optical system for enlarging and projecting a light flux from an image display panel modulating an irradiation light, onto a screen in an oblique direction, the projection optical system includes: a lens system including a plurality of lenses, the lens system refracting the light flux from the image display panel; a single convex mirror reflecting the light flux from the lens system, the lens system and the convex mirror being arranged in an order from the image display panel; and a stop disposed in an optical path after an emission from the lens system to an incidence on the convex mirror.09-23-2010
20100014056PROJECTION SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR - A projection system includes: a projection device mounted at a member that moves through space and projects an optical image; a detection device that detects relative position assumed in the space by a projection target surface onto which the optical image is projected and the projection device; and a control device that controls projection by the projection device in correspondence to the relative position detected by the detection device.01-21-2010
20100045942PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD - A projection display apparatus for displaying an image on a projection plane by projection, includes: an image capturing unit capturing an image; an angle calculator calculating an angle of the projection plane relative to the projection display apparatus; a straight line detector detecting at least one reference line segment in the captured image; a line segment complementing section setting at least one complementary line segment in the captured image on the basis of the calculated angle so that an area on the projection plane corresponding to an area defined by the reference line segment and the complementary line segment is rectangular; and a keystone corrector correcting a keystone distortion of an image displayed on the projection plane on the basis of the reference line segment and the complementary line segment.02-25-2010
20110037955LASER PROJECTION DISPLAY AND IMAGE DISTORTION CORRECTION METHOD FOR THE SAME - A laser projection display and a method of compensating for image distortion of the same stereoscopic liquid crystal display device having a touch panel and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. Herein, the method includes displaying a picture including a red image, a green image, and a blue image, selecting one of the red image, the green image, and the blue image so as to perform pixel alignment of the picture, calculating pixel coordinate values x+dx and y+dy corresponding to the selected image (herein, x represents the x coordinate value prior to alignment, y represents the y coordinate value prior to alignment, dx represents a varied x coordinate value after alignment, and dy represents a varied y coordinate value after alignment), calculating distortion compensation coordinate values X′ and Y′ corresponding to the pixel coordinate values x+dx and y+dy, and mapping the distortion compensation values X′ and Y′, thereby compensating for an image distortion occurring in the selected image.02-17-2011
20100097580DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus that displays an image on a retina of a user, the display apparatus comprising: an image output unit (04-22-2010
20080204669Compact image projection arrangement with correction for laser beam angular misalignment - A lightweight, compact image projection module has a laser package having a common exit port, and a plurality of lasers mounted in the package and operative for emitting a plurality of laser beams of different wavelengths through the common exit port. An optical assembly focuses the laser beams exiting the common exit port, and includes a common focusing lens through which the laser beams pass along respective paths that are in angular misalignment. An optical corrector element in at least one of the paths corrects the misalignment to produce aligned beams. A scanner sweeps the aligned beams in a pattern of scan lines, each scan line having a number of pixels. A controller causes selected pixels to be illuminated, and rendered visible, by the aligned beams to produce the image.08-28-2008
20080204670Projector, projected image adjustment method, and program - A projector including: a projection section which projects a calibration image onto a projection target through a projection panel; a shape determination section which determines a shape of the projection target based on sensing information from a sensing section; a correction target area setting section which sets a correction target area; an aspect ratio calculation section which calculates an aspect ratio of the correction target area; a determination section which determines whether or not a value which indicates a difference between the aspect ratio of the correction target area and a reference aspect ratio satisfies a set condition; and an image generation section which generates an image having the shape of the correction target area on the projection panel when the set condition is satisfied, and generates an image having the reference aspect ratio on the projection panel when the set condition is not satisfied.08-28-2008
20110261328Apparatus and Method for Reducing Speckle in Display of Images - An apparatus and method of reducing speckle in projection of images is provided that includes the elements or features of producing a first image and displacing the first image to produce a second image that will reduce speckle relating to the first image when the first image and the second image are displayed on a display medium.10-27-2011
20100110394REAR PROJECTION IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A rear projection image display device according to an aspect of the present invention for projecting an image from a projection device onto a screen from a rear side, includes a plane reflection mirror for changing an optical path of the image from the projection device, fixing members for fixing more than one points on the periphery of the reflection mirror, rod-shaped reinforcement members fastened along the periphery and arranged inside the periphery in the rear side of the reflection mirror, support members being movable in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the reflection mirror, for supporting predetermined points between the fixing members on the periphery of the reflection mirror.05-06-2010
20090174868Image processing system, projector, computer-readable storage medium, and image processing method - A projector is configured of a difference image generation section that generates a difference image between an all-white first calibration image and a second calibration image which includes an image having features at the center and periphery thereof, a center reference position detection section that detects a reference position of a center block area in the difference image, a peripheral reference position detection section that detects a reference position of a peripheral block area, and a projection area information generation section that generates projection area information indicating a position of a projection area, based on those reference positions.07-09-2009
20090244492AUTOMATED GEOMETRY CORRECTION FOR REAR PROJECTION - An automated geometry correction system and method for rear-projection systems is provided. The automated geometry correction system comprises at least one fiducial placed along each edge of the image screen to permit a correspondence between the image coordinate system of the projection engine, and the screen coordinate system of the image screen. Based on the established correspondence, an image warping algorithm is used to effect an inverse distortion for matching a source image to the projection engine and the image screen, thereby effecting the geometric correction.10-01-2009
20120044464SPECKLE REMOVAL FOR A LASER SCANNING PROJECTOR - An apparatus and method for reducing the visibility of speckle in coherent light comprises propagating the coherent light through a multimode optical waveguide 02-23-2012
20120002178Image Stabilization and Skew Correction for Projection Devices - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for generating a projected image are provided. Movement measurements are received from an accelerometer within a projection device. A determination is made as to whether the movement measurements indicate movement of the projection device. Upon determining that the movement measurements indicate movement of the projection device, a movement correction factor is determined based on the movement measurements to compensate for the movement of the projection device. The projection device is caused to generate a projected image according to the movement correction factor.01-05-2012
20120008101DISPLAY SYSTEM - A projection apparatus for projecting an input image onto the projection surface includes a correction unit configured to correct distortion of an image to be displayed on the projection surface, a projection unit configured to project an image corrected by the correction unit, a communication unit configured to communicate with an external imaging apparatus, and a control unit configured to control the correction unit, wherein the control unit transmits distortion information concerning distortion of an image to be displayed on the projection surface to the imaging apparatus via the communication unit.01-12-2012
20120008103Ray Casting for Coherent Light Internal Projection Systems - A system and method for projecting coherent (e.g., laser) light imagery onto an interior surface of a 3-dimensional projection surface is provided. In some aspects, there is provided a coherent light source, which may comprise more than one wavelength (color) component such as red, green and blue laser sources. In some aspects, one or more light component is directed through optical elements within the system so as to modulate the source light with image data or information by way of a microdisplay apparatus. In addition, the coherent light rays are reflected or redirected as needed by optical lens assemblies, which can include positive lens elements, negative lens elements, mirrors, and/or prisms. The rays move from their source to the microdisplay and on through the various optical assemblies towards the surface of the projection screen. In some aspects, the rays move through the system with little or no ray crossing because of the simplicity of the construction of the same. Also, in some embodiments, there is no need for forming intermediate imagery. In some aspects, the coherent light forms well-defined images on the projection surfaces at a variety of distances from the optical assemblies, therefore allowing flexible use of various 3-dimensional projection surfaces of almost arbitrary size and shape.01-12-2012
20120008102On-Axis Projection Lens with Offset - A method and system of projecting images with high degrees of image offset while limiting the physical offset of the projection lens elements. The methods and systems provided limit the displacement of the optical elements relative to the optical axis of the display panel and enable a very thin, efficient projector.01-12-2012
20110085146PROJECTION SYSTEM, PROJECTION APPARATUS, AND IMAGING MODULE - A projection system including a light valve, a lens, an arc reflector, and an arc screen is provided. The light valve is capable of providing an image beam. The lens is disposed in the transmission path of the image beam. The arc reflector has an arc reflective surface. The arc reflective surface is disposed in the transmission path of the image beam from the lens, so as to reflect the image beam. The arc reflective surface is curved in a first direction and not curved in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The arc screen is disposed in the transmission path of the image beam reflected by the arc reflective surface. The arc screen is curved in the first direction and not curved in a third direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. A projection apparatus and an imaging module are also provided.04-14-2011
20120206696PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE ADJUSTING METHOD - A projection display apparatus displays a test pattern image including three or more intersections configured by three or more line segments. The projection display apparatus calculates a positional relationship between the projection display apparatus and the projection plane based on the three or more intersections included in the test pattern image. The test pattern image is included within a display frame.08-16-2012
20110080565IMAGE PROJECTING APPARATUS - An image projecting apparatus includes an image display element, an optical system that projects an image displayed on the image display element onto a screen, an optical element that shifts in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the optical system, an adjusting mechanism that can shift the optical element in the direction perpendicular to the optical axis, and a holding member that fixes the optical element to a lens barrel, wherein a combined Abbe number vdch of materials of the optical element with respect to a d-line, a combined focal length fdch of the optical element with respect to the d-line, and the pixel pitch P of the image display element satisfy an appropriate condition.04-07-2011
20120062855PROJECTOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING PROJECTOR - A projector includes a projection unit, an imaging unit, a correction control unit acquiring first correction information based on a first captured image acquired by capturing a distortion detection image projected onto a projection surface, and a distortion correction unit performing distortion correction based on the first correction information. The correction control unit, in a case where second distortion correction needs to be performed after the distortion correction unit, performs first distortion correction based on the first correction information, allows the projection unit to project the distortion detection image without transforming the distortion detection image by using the distortion correction unit allows the imaging unit to capture the projected distortion detection image so as to be acquired as a second captured image, acquires second correction information based on the second captured image, and allows the distortion correction unit to perform the second distortion correction based on the second correction information.03-15-2012
20120249977DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR AN OPERATING ROOM - A display apparatus for displaying medical information in a medical treatment facility includes an image surface to depict information, such that the image surface is configured so that it can be converted by reshaping from an operating condition into a resting condition and vice versa.10-04-2012
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20080291402Image processing system, projector, computer-readable medium, and image processing method - An image processing system and a projector project a calibration image onto a projection target, sense the calibration image to generate sensing information, and generate projection target region information based on the sensing information. The system and projector generate projection area information based on the sensing information, image distortion correction information based on the projection target region information and the projection area information, and correct an image signal based on the image distortion correction information so that image distortion is corrected. The system and projector project an image based on the image signal corrected by the distortion correction section, determine a first height/width ratio that indicates a height/width ratio of the projection target, generate the image distortion correction information to display an image at a first height/width ratio range and display an image at a desired height/width ratio when the first height/width ratio is not within the acceptable range.11-27-2008
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20130094002PROJECTION SYSTEM USED IN A VEHICLE - A projection system used in a vehicle including a projection apparatus, a projection screen, and an image correction module is provided. The projection apparatus provides an image beam. The projection screen receives the image beam. The image beam forms an image on the projection screen. The projection screen is a non-flat plane. The image correction module corrects the image beam to compensate a distortion of the projected image based on the surface contour of the image screen.04-18-2013
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20120257173PROJECTION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM- STORING STORAGE MEDIUM - A projection apparatus capable of projecting an image with a user interface screen superimposed thereon includes a detection unit configured to detect a distortion amount of the image, a calculation unit configured to calculate a parameter for correcting the image based on the distortion amount detected by the detection unit, and a determination unit configured to determine a shape of the user interface screen based on the parameter.10-11-2012
20130194554PROJECTOR AND METHOD FOR PROJECTING IMAGE FROM PROJECTOR - A projector that modulates light emitted from a light source and projects the modulated image light on a projection surface, the projector including: an object detection unit for determining the position of an object that blocks projection of the image light; a distance detection unit for determining the distance to the object; and a projection control unit for determining an avoidance area where the object prevents the image light from reaching the projection surface based on the position of the object determined by the object detection unit and the distance to the object determined by the distance detection unit and projecting the image light in an area other than the avoidance area.08-01-2013
20130201457PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE - A projection display device includes an optical modulation element configured to modulate light outputting from a light source, and a projection unit configured to project light modulated by the optical modulation element on a projection screen. The projection display device includes an element control unit that controls the optical modulation element to display a test pattern image, an acquiring unit that acquires an image obtained by capturing the test pattern image from an image capture element that captures the test pattern image projected on the projection screen, and an adjusting unit that adjusts an image projected on the projection screen on the basis of the capture image acquired by the acquiring unit. The element control unit controls the optical modulation element such that a guidance image that guides focus adjustment of the image projected on the projection screen is displayed.08-08-2013

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