Method for Automatic Adjusting Inclined Screen for Multi-Layered Display
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-18
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Disclosed are a method and system for automatically adjusting the incline of a multi-layered display screen such that the user has optimal viewing from different angles based on the position of the user. Additionally disclosed is a method to automatically pivot the physical device angle based on sensing the user’s location.
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Method for Automatic Adjusting Inclined Screen for Multi -Layered Display
In many cases, electronics users keep display devices on a horizontal surface and look at the device from an angle. Due to the angle of the user relative to the display position, sometimes the user finds it difficult to read the content. Figure 1 depicts a user attempting to look at display with a poor angle, which causes this user to have trouble viewing or reading the content on the display.
Figure 1: Example of user with poor angle for viewing a display
A method and system is needed by which the display screen automatically adjusts the incline or angle for optimal viewing.
There are known solutions for pivoting viewing screens by sending signals through some sort of device or remote. A system is needed to do that without user intervention, based only on the presence and location of a user. An apparatus does not exist that uses multiple glass layers and shows various sections of a frame in different layers, thereby providing an angled view for the user.
The novel contribution isa method and system by which, based on the viewing direction of the user, software installed in multi-layered display device automatically aligns and adjusts the angle of the display of content in in order to improve the user's viewing experience.
The novel method and system determine the viewing angle of the user in relation to the display, and installed software adjusts the angle of the multi-display layer content on a device to provide an optimal viewing angle for the user.
The system includes the use of optical or facial recognition of specific users. In the event that multiple people are looking at a display, one specific person is authenticated and defined as the primary viewer, for whom the system adjusts the viewing angle. Alternatively, if implementation is performed via a smart television (TV)-type scenario or multiple people are looking at system display, the system is configurable to calculate the viewing angle that is optimal for the position of multiple users.
The primary novel system comprises multiple layers of glass within the display.
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Secondarily, the novelty is in the ability for the physical screen to pivot in real time after calculating the associated user angle.
The core components of the system are:
Multi-layer screen device (i.e. multiple transparent layers), or pivot neck in the more simple embodiment
Camera to detect user's position in order to determine the best angle to be presented by the screen
Figure 2 depicts a multi-layer display device. In this case, multiple transparent display layers are overlaid. In this particular diagram, a user is looking squarely at the screen. Because a user looks from this perpendicular direction, the system displays the content in one layer only. The whole picture is shown in the top layer.
Figure 2: User looking squarely at the device
Figure 3 shows a user looking at the display from an angle. The...