(75) Inventors: Jorell A. Olson, Portland, OR (US);
Robin Hoeye, Tigard, OR (US); Jason
Lewis, Keizer, OR (US)
(73) Assignee: Infocus Corporation, Wilsonville, OR (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/916,325
(22) Filed: Aug. 10, 2004
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0007565 Al Jan. 13, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 10/033,474, filed on Dec. 26, 2001, now Pat. No. 6,830,340.
The present invention provides an image-rendering device for an image projector. The image-rendering device includes a body having an image receiver adapted to alternatively receive a first interchangeable data transfer device and a second interchangeable data transfer device. Each interchangeable data transfer device is adapted to enable transfer of an image to the image-rendering device. The body may further include a projector connector adapted to operably couple the image-rendering device to the image projector and a processor configured to automatically transmit the image from the image receiver to the image projector for display. In some embodiments, the image-rendering device includes a peripheral device connector configured to enable at least one peripheral device to be operably linked to the image-rendering device. The peripheral device connector may be configured to transmit an image from the at least one peripheral device to the image projector, or vice versa.
16 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets