Zecotek Photonics Inc., a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, announced that the U.S. Patent office has granted U.S. Patent No. 9,055,288 to Zecotek for technology related to the Company's switchable 3D/2D optical imaging system. This patent adds to the global portfolio of patents, including U.S. patent number 7,944,465 covering Zecotek's glasses-free 3D auto-stereoscopic display system.
"This U.S. patent marks another important step in our continued efforts to provide the best-in-class glasses-free 3D displays and monitors," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. "The patent covers the significant improvements to our switchable 3D/2D display technology which meet the practical needs of OEM's and end users. Our 3D display technology allows for switching between 3D and 2D modes without loss of resolution, and displaying 3D and 2D content simultaneously. The patent also covers technology which significantly broadens the capabilities of specialized 3D display applications such as fundamental research and medical imaging. We are working closely with OEM's within well-defined markets and will continue to maintain an aggressive IP development program in parallel with our efforts to meet market requirements."
The 3D/2D switchable optical imaging system further improves the core capabilities of the 3D display technology by introducing a software-selectable full-resolution 2D mode with viewing angles and dynamic range/colour depth on par with conventional 2D displays. The patent also covers technology for both 3D and 2D modes, dynamic adjustment of viewing angle, number and width of viewing zones as well as the functionality to dynamically control the positioning of different viewing zones.
Patents have been granted to Zecotek for its 3D display system in the United States, China, Europe, Eurasia, Russia and Australia. Other patents have been filed and are pending in Japan, Korea and India.
About Zecotek's 3D Display System
Zecotek's 3D Display System is based on the auto-stereoscopic principle, but with substantial innovative and patented improvements and represents a new and unique generation of 3D displays. It has the capability of simultaneously presenting 3D and 2D images on the same screen, and for separate views at different viewing angles. Zecotek's true, auto-stereoscopic 3D2D display system requires no eyewear and has an effective viewing angle of 40 degrees with 90 concurrent perspectives allowing for multiple views at the same time. Another unique feature of the Zecotek system is constant motion parallax within the viewing angle. Motion parallax eliminates the sense of imbalance and dizziness during normal observation which can occur with polarized and shutter glasses used with other commercial systems. Furthermore Zecotek's 3D display features the preservation of the base resolution in every perspective view irrespective of the number of such views. This is not true for any other glasses-free displays where the base resolution is divided by the number of views. Zecotek's white paper on 3D display technology is available on www.zecotek.com.