Accession Number:

ADD015474

Title:

Grid Free, Modular, Large Screen Display.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 1 Nov 90, patented 7 Jul 92,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-07-07

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

An improvement for a large screen display eliminates the gapgrid line which is otherwise present between abutted display modules. Each of the display modules has a light-emanatingreflecting display surface which provides a visual indication of the information content on a problem of a visual display for the large screen. A diverging strip is superimposed over each gapgrid line and at least a portion of the butting light-radiating display surfaces so that light is diverged from the abutted light-radiating surfaces to optically mask the gapgrid line and present a continuous uniterrupted display across the surface of the large screen display. The diverging strip can be tilted hollow fiber microchannels, tilted optical fibers or tilted plastic fibers inclined or fan-shaped at about a 10 deg -15 deg angle so that the gapgrip lines are optically masked. Optionally, a diverger panel as big as the display module is superimposed over each module extending over the gapgrid line for diverging the light projected from the abutted light radiating panels, thereby optically masking each gapgrid line. A linear face plate is mounted on the strip to improve the viewing angle.

Subject Categories:

  • Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE