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Fiber optic display screen

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WO2001097203A3
WO2001097203A3 PCT/CA2001/000895 CA0100895W WO2001097203A3 WO 2001097203 A3 WO2001097203 A3 WO 2001097203A3 CA 0100895 W CA0100895 W CA 0100895W WO 2001097203 A3 WO2001097203 A3 WO 2001097203A3
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image
display
screen
optic
fiber
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Alexander Mantsvetov
Gennadii Ivtsenkov
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Light Man Group Inc
Alexander Mantsvetov
Gennadii Ivtsenkov
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
    • G09FDISPLAYING; ADVERTISING; SIGNS; LABELS OR NAME-PLATES; SEALS
    • G09F9/00Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the information is built-up on a support by selection or combination of individual elements
    • G09F9/30Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the information is built-up on a support by selection or combination of individual elements in which the desired character or characters are formed by combining individual elements
    • G09F9/305Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the information is built-up on a support by selection or combination of individual elements in which the desired character or characters are formed by combining individual elements being the ends of optical fibres

Abstract

A fiber optic based display system includes a plurality of optic fibers having an image receiving end and an image display end. The image receiving ends are bundled together and receive a graphic image from a projector. Each optic fiber transmits a piece of the image to its image display end, which is mounted in a display screen. The image display ends are spaced apart and are visible from a front side of the display screen, from which each fiber projects a light signal corresponding to the piece of the image incident on the image receiving end of the that fiber. The spacing between the image display ends is selected such that a typical person cannot resolve the light signal emitted from adjacent fibers. A person viewing the display screen consequently sees a cohesive image corresponding to the graphic image. The projector may be any type of light projector, including a slide or movie projector or a computer controlled projector which individually projects each pixel sequentially into the image receiving ends. In a second embodiment, each optic fiber is split into four optic fibers to reduce the spacing between adjacent image display end in the display screen. Both of these embodiments may be used with a plurality of lenses configured to collimate the light signals transmitted from the display screen to increase the intensity of the projected image. In another embodiment, the display screen is actually formed integrally with a piece of carpet to provide a floor display.
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