US 10,433,398 B2
Display and a light sensor operable as an infrared emitter and infrared receiver
Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, Cupertino, CA (US)
Assigned to ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC., Palo Alto, CA (US)
Filed by Essential Products, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 12, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/838,770.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/589,852, filed on Nov. 22, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/558,250, filed on Sep. 13, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0081114 A1, Mar. 14, 2019
Int. Cl. H05B 37/02 (2006.01); G08B 13/19 (2006.01); G07D 7/12 (2016.01); G01J 1/22 (2006.01); G01J 1/08 (2006.01); G06F 3/042 (2006.01); G01J 1/42 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G09G 3/3225 (2016.01); G01J 3/02 (2006.01); G01J 3/10 (2006.01); G01J 3/28 (2006.01); G01J 3/36 (2006.01); H04N 5/33 (2006.01); H01L 27/32 (2006.01)
CPC H05B 37/0227 (2013.01) [G01J 1/08 (2013.01); G01J 1/22 (2013.01); G01J 1/42 (2013.01); G01J 3/0235 (2013.01); G01J 3/108 (2013.01); G01J 3/2803 (2013.01); G01J 3/36 (2013.01); G06F 3/042 (2013.01); G06K 9/00228 (2013.01); G06K 9/00255 (2013.01); G07D 7/12 (2013.01); G08B 13/19 (2013.01); G09G 3/3225 (2013.01); H04N 5/332 (2013.01); G01J 2003/2826 (2013.01); G09G 2360/144 (2013.01); H01L 27/3227 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
a dual-mode display screen comprising a plurality of display members, in a first mode of operation of the dual-mode display screen the plurality of display members transmitting visible light and forming an image on the dual-mode display screen, and in a second mode of operation of the dual-mode display screen the plurality of display members transmitting infrared (IR) light into an environment surrounding the dual-mode display screen;
a dual-mode camera comprising a plurality of imaging members, in a first mode of operation of the dual-mode camera the plurality of imaging members receiving visible light and forming an image of visible light, and in a second mode of operation of the dual-mode camera the plurality of imaging members receiving IR light and forming an image of IR light;
a controller coupled to the dual-mode display screen and the dual-mode camera synchronizing the dual-mode display screen and the dual-mode camera by sending a first instruction to the dual-mode display screen to transmit IR light, and sending a second instruction to the dual-mode camera to receive IR light; and
a filtering member comprising a plurality of spectral filters, a first spectral filter in the plurality of spectral filters allowing green light and IR light to pass through the first spectral filter, a second spectral filter in the plurality of spectral filters allowing red light and IR light to pass through the second spectral filter, and a third spectral filter in the plurality of spectral filters allowing blue light and IR light to pass through the third spectral filter at the same time.