Concord, MA (PRWEB) October 22, 2009
Euclid Discoveries, a leading developer of video compression technologies, today announced it has filed its 73rd patent application. The patent filing claims key advancements in the technology, called EuclidVision™, including its first physical implementation, the EuclidVision codec, and secures those claims with priority dates as early as 2005.
The patent, which includes 35 claims, was filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The PCT provides a unified procedure for reserving patent rights in 142 countries, including a vast majority of the world's industrialized nations. Concurrent with the PCT filing, the company also filed an application covering the same claims in Taiwan, as it is not a member of the PCT.
One of the most significant aspects of this patent application is its protection of the company's first physical implementation of the technology, the EuclidVision™ codec. The EuclidVision codec is based on the MPEG-4 codec, facilitating conformance to the industry standard, while delivering unprecedented compression levels through Euclid's proprietary algorithms. Euclid has led the industry in application of object and feature based modeling combined with normalization to achieve improved video compression levels.
"With this patent filing we have achieved a major advancement in the field of video compression, securing Euclid Discoveries' position as the leader in the next era of video compression," said Richard Wingard, Euclid's CEO. "MPEG-4 codecs are the industry standard for video compression performance and we are proud that our technology is built on top of this standard while delivering higher compression and equal or higher visual quality." Mr. Wingard went on to say, "While we have focused our current implementations of the EuclidVision codec on video compression, we recognize the advances that this technology will bring to a broad range of video applications including: video archival and search, digital rights management, personal video systems and the migration of video to cloud computing."
Another key aspect of this filing is its "Continuation in Part" (CIP) status. CIP patent filings claim patent protection for enhancements made to technology or devices already covered by earlier patents. By claiming a CIP, many of the claims included in this new patent will benefit from the priority dates of the earlier patents. In this way, the company continues to advance its technology, while securing the broadest patent coverage for the complete body of technological advances.
Chuck Pace, Euclid Discoveries' Chief Technology Architect and the patent's inventor of record, commented on the patent's impact. "The current patent filing significantly bolsters the protection of feature-based compression enhancements of EuclidVision; enhancements that provide unprecedented levels of compression for video. Feature-based compression is the next major step in video compression, and EuclidVision is the first publicly announced, commercially viable implementation of such a compression."
About Euclid Discoveries
Euclid Discoveries is a research and development company for next generation video processing and compression technology. The company's patent protected video compression technology, EuclidVision™, is based on MPEG-4 and incorporates Computer Vision and Image Understanding algorithms to achieve significantly higher compression levels without loss of visual quality. Euclid's advancements provide the groundwork and example for future applications in the areas of video compression, storage, archival, and search.