This patent further validates the unique value proposition that MLD technology offers consumers and manufacturers of visual displays
Redwood Shores, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2009
PureDepth, Inc. (OTC:PDEP), the creator of Multi-Layer Display (MLD™) technology and a leader in new visualization experiences, today announced that it has been granted a U.S. patent for its technology that allows for the movement of information between multiple display planes, creating 3-D like alerts that improve people's response time. U.S. patent number 7,505,049 is the company's 67th patent granted worldwide. PureDepth has an additional 65 patents pending covering the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and smaller markets.
PureDepth's MLD displays contain two or more layers of display panels placed in front of one another in a single monitor, with patented technology used to remove interference. This latest patent covers PureDepth's unique method of displaying information on a first focal plane, moving the information to a different focal plane when an alarm or critical situation arises, and then returning the information back to its original plane.
By moving information from one plane to the next, MLD-based products bring time-sensitive information to people's immediate attention, producing "brilliant alerts" that trigger the viewer's instinctual fight or flight response. Independent studies have shown that an MLD-enabled device can increase response time by up to 4.5 seconds.* Viewers using an MLD-powered device will see data or images on the front display screen while simultaneously viewing images displayed on the panel(s) behind, the effect of which is real depth.
"This patent further validates the unique value proposition that MLD technology offers consumers and manufacturers of visual displays," said PureDepth CEO Andy Wood. "By increasing people's response time, our technology gives users an edge. Imagine a stock trader looking at reams of numbers and being suddenly alerted as news of a trade quickly moves to the front of his screen, or an executive who is alerted to an important piece of news as he's about to close a deal. In these cases, seconds count, and Pure Depth's MLD technology lets people get things done faster."
PureDepth's latest patent demonstrates an ongoing rapid expansion of its product and licensing developments. Ideal for applications in business, public displays, mobile devices and more, the patent for moving information across multiple displays brings a once-future technology to the present, allowing display devices to provide a cutting- edge visual experience. Brilliant alerts, high-contrast viewing, intense colors and real depth are the results of the extensive portfolio of Pure Depth patented technologies that revolutionize the way people view data, images, video and other content.
PureDepth's MLD technology offers 3-D-like imagery without the need for special glasses. By providing real depth, instead of a simulation, PureDepth's technology delivers the most lifelike and most useful visual experience ever available, without negative side effects like headaches and dizziness. Since its inception, PureDepth has established itself as an innovator in the 3-D and visualization space, and the company continues to expand its leading technology offerings by licensing and supporting its technology with partners, including OEMs and developers, to bring cutting-edge visual display products to market.
*Research conducted by Dr. William Wong at the University of Middlesex comparing single-layer displays to an MLD.
PureDepth (http://www.puredepth.com) is an innovative technology company transforming the visual display experience by delivering award-winning MLD technology. Backed by 67 approved patents and more than 60 pending patents, this breakthrough in visualization is the first display technology that provides Actual DepthTM. The Company has a sales, marketing and distribution license agreement with Sanyo Corporation (NASDAQ: SANYY) in Japan, a worldwide licensing agreement with International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) and business opportunities in broad consumer markets. Founded in 1999, the Company is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with a research and development center located in New Zealand and offices in Japan.
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