Data Display for Multiple Layered Screens
Redwood Shores, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2009
PureDepth, Inc. (OTC:PDEP), the creator of Multi-Layer Display (MLD™) technology and a leader in new visualization experiences, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued formal Notice of Allowance for three U.S. patent applications to proceed to grant. These patents, with priority dates between 1999 and 2001, cover the display and movement of content between multiple planes, creating 3-D like effects that grab people's attention and improve response times by offering greater resolution, color range and contrast.
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. The newly-allowed patents are the company's 70th, 71st and 72nd allowed and granted. PureDepth has a total of 136 patent applications (including granted and allowed) worldwide.
The first allowed patent application, entitled "Interactive Three Dimensional Display with Layered Screens", is for an interactive 3-D display with layered screens. This technology, which can provide a key enhancement to kiosk displays, computer games and simulators, enables users to manipulate images via touch screen controls or means adjacent to the screens such as buttons, touchpads or joysticks. It also allows advertisers to display messages on one screen while images are being displayed on other screens.
The second allowed patent, entitled "Data Display for Multiple Layered Screens", is for a method of displaying data on a multi-level screen display by assigning screen designation codes to respective groups of data to determine the physical screen on which each group of date is displayed. This method is particularly suitable for spreadsheet software in which a user is able to see overlaying spreadsheets simultaneously.
The third patent allowed, entitled "Depth Fused Display", is for a new method of displaying an image with variable perceived depth using a display including one or more at least partially transparent, substantially parallel imaging screens located in front of, and overlapping a rear imaging screen. This method produces seamless experience of depth between discrete image planes, allowing for the creation of 3-D images that appear to float between the screens.
"Adding these patents to our already robust portfolio clearly demonstrates that MLD technology can be applied to so many aspects of our daily lives," said PureDepth CEO Andy Wood. "From advertising kiosks to computer games to work documents, MLD technology is versatile enough to enable a wide range of devices and displays to offer consumers the very best visualization experiences. It can make gaming more fun, work more productive and advertising more effective."
PureDepth's latest patents demonstrate an ongoing rapid expansion of its product and licensing developments. Ideal for applications in business, public displays, mobile devices and more, PureDepth's patented technologies provide brilliant alerts, high-contrast viewing, intense colors and real depth, revolutionizing 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.
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 has a U.S. office in Redwood Shores, California, with a research and development center located in New Zealand and an office in Japan.
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