US Patent No: 5,921,650

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High efficiency field-sequential color projector using two SLMs

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A display is disclosed operating in a field-sequential color mode having first and second light valves which are simultaneously illuminated with different color beams having different polarizations provided from a color wheel. The light valves provide an image forming light to a projection lens for projecting the image forming light onto a screen. The wheel has front and back surfaces which are displaced from each other and have segments of different colors for separating a polarized white light into the simultaneous different color beams. A retardation film for converting the polarization of colors reflected from the back surface from a first polarization to a second polarization. The wheel is rotated for sequentially illuminating the light valves with different colors of different polarizations simultaneously. The display further includes a polarizing beam splitter assembly for directing the different color light beams from the wheel to the light valves and directing the image forming light to the projection lens. The polarizing beam splitter assembly includes a plurality of polarizing beam splitter sub-assemblies. A clean-up polarizer for absorbing the first or second polarizations is located between two halves of the polarizing beam splitter assembly.

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY40341

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Doany, Fuad Elias Katonah, NY 40 1172
Rosenbluth, Alan Edward Yorktown Heights, NY 25 481

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BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (5)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
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7,403,320 2-channel display system comprising micro electro mechanical systems 1 2004
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8,102,589 Superposition system comprising micro electro mechanical systems 0 2007
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DUKE UNIVERSITY (3)
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INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC (1)
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IMAX THEATRES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (10)
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SUN INNOVATIONS, INC. (10)
7,090,355 System and method for a transparent color image display utilizing fluorescence conversion of nano particles and molecules 84 2004
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6,986,581 Light emitting material integrated into a substantially transparent substrate 76 2004
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7,452,082 Excitation light emission apparatus 7 2005
7,213,923 Emission of visible light in response to absorption of excitation light 83 2005
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* 2006/0197,922 Display 21 2006
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* 8,152,306 Waveguide display 1 2011
 
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (1)
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* 7,515,746 Automated color matching for tiled projection system 4 2001
* 2002/0041,708 Automated color matching for tiled projection system 15 2001
7,066,605 Color recapture for display systems 6 2004
7,252,391 Method of producing an image 3 2006
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REALD INC. (2)
* 8,408,708 Polarization modulation wheel 2 2010
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* Cited By Examiner