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Title: Interactive display system having a digital micromirror imaging device

Abstract

A display system includes a waveguide optical panel having an inlet face and an opposite outlet face. A projector cooperates with a digital imaging device, e.g. a digital micromirror imaging device, for projecting an image through the panel for display on the outlet face. The imaging device includes an array of mirrors tiltable between opposite display and divert positions. The display positions reflect an image light beam from the projector through the panel for display on the outlet face. The divert positions divert the image light beam away from the panel, and are additionally used for reflecting a probe light beam through the panel toward the outlet face. Covering a spot on the panel, e.g. with a finger, reflects the probe light beam back through the panel toward the inlet face for detection thereat and providing interactive capability.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175694
Patent Number(s):
7,025,461
Application Number:
10/650,958
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates (Upton, NY) BNL
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Veligdan, James T., DeSanto, Leonard, Kaull, Lisa, and Brewster, Calvin. Interactive display system having a digital micromirror imaging device. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Veligdan, James T., DeSanto, Leonard, Kaull, Lisa, & Brewster, Calvin. Interactive display system having a digital micromirror imaging device. United States.
Veligdan, James T., DeSanto, Leonard, Kaull, Lisa, and Brewster, Calvin. Tue . "Interactive display system having a digital micromirror imaging device". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175694.
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title = {Interactive display system having a digital micromirror imaging device},
author = {Veligdan, James T. and DeSanto, Leonard and Kaull, Lisa and Brewster, Calvin},
abstractNote = {A display system includes a waveguide optical panel having an inlet face and an opposite outlet face. A projector cooperates with a digital imaging device, e.g. a digital micromirror imaging device, for projecting an image through the panel for display on the outlet face. The imaging device includes an array of mirrors tiltable between opposite display and divert positions. The display positions reflect an image light beam from the projector through the panel for display on the outlet face. The divert positions divert the image light beam away from the panel, and are additionally used for reflecting a probe light beam through the panel toward the outlet face. Covering a spot on the panel, e.g. with a finger, reflects the probe light beam back through the panel toward the inlet face for detection thereat and providing interactive capability.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 11 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Tue Apr 11 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
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