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Method for Reinforcing Larger Transparent Display Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244796D
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 92K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system to provide the illusion of transparency of a screen using steel reinforcement and projecting what should be seen on each side of the steel wrapped in a display. The approach makes use of technologies such as opaque display coatings on top of steel and specialized cameras that make large, fully reinforced transparent displays appear fully transparent, hiding the steel reinforcement.

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Method for Reinforcing Larger Transparent Display Device

Making very large display areas strong is a challenge. The larger the display, the greater the challenge is to make it structurally strong. One very large transparent display is difficult to reinforce without making it multiple divided windows instead of one whole window. (Figure 1) As the demand for larger displays increases, so does the problem.

Figure 1: Example of a large transparent display

A system or method is needed to strengthen the display device, perfectly reinforcing it, while not sacrificing the look and feel of having one large window (as opposed to multiple, segmented windows).

Many reinforced composites exist in the current art. Enabling art is behind-the-display camera technology. The existing systems are not comprised of solid steel wrapped in the illusion of transparency through cameras and video feeds; it is just a way to make a particular composite stronger.

The novel solution makes use of technologies such as opaque display coatings on top of steel and specialized cameras that will make large, fully reinforced transparent displays appear fully transparent, hiding the steel reinforcement in such a way to provide an illusion of total transparency. The novel a method and system reinforce transparent displays and other artifacts by inserting multiple steel or hard materials inside, while hiding said materials with the illusion of transparency.

The system is comprised of the following components:


 Large display device, window, or obstacle. Any obstacles can take advantage of some of these techniques in order to hide reinforcement metals or steel while providing the illusion of being transparent.


 Steel or metal reinforcement


 Opaque display device layer, flexible display unit to block the light and a surface to display captured images


 Software system that appropriately displays the live image feeds to the opaque device. The software system needs perfect mapping to the various display zones.

A transparent display has multiple slots, into which steel wire inserted in order to

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strengthen the transparent display. The steel wire provides additional strength in order to alleviate accidents and breakage and allow the displays to become larger over time. These slots with steel reinforcement ar...