, March 6, 2014
/PRNewswire/ - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F),
a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical,
industrial and scientific markets, today announced that it has filed
two important patents with the US Patent Office relating to front and
rear-projection autostereoscopic 3D display systems. The first patent
application is for a front-projection auto-stereoscopic 3D display
system which enables viewers to experience autostereoscopic 3D content
through a front-projection system without the need for any special
glasses. The second patent application is a rear-projection
auto-stereoscopic 3D display system which enables viewers to experience
auto-stereoscopic 3D content through a rear-projection system without
the need for any special glasses.
"Protecting our intellectual property is of the utmost importance and
the two patents filed for our 3D display technology cover key areas for
future growth," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of
Zecotek Photonics Inc. "We have introduce two 3D system designs which
do not require the need for special glasses. The front-projector 3D
system design uses a special reflection screen to allow viewers to
experience auto-stereoscopic 3D content. The rear-projection 3D
system, similar to our patented 3D display technology (US Patent No.
7,944,465) which uses a vibrating lenticular display, does not require
a vibrating lenticular component which makes the system easier to
manufacture and scalable to larger sizes. We will continue to
vigorously protect all of the Company`s underlying technology through
On December 16, 2013, Zecotek announced it was demonstrating the
patented 3D display technology to major electronics companies in its
lab in Vancouver, BC. The Company is in discussions with certain major
electronics companies to co-develop an OLED/LED (organic light emitting
diode) based, flat screen, glasses-free, true 3D HD television. Zecotek
has overcome the main technical barriers required for a flat screen
form display with HD picture quality with available OLED/LED flat
screen display technologies. Furthermore, there is significant
interest in the 3D industry for a replacement for display systems which
require glasses or provide limited views.
Zecotek previously received patent allowances from the United States,
Europe and Eurasia covering the 3D/2D switchable optical imaging system
of Zecotek's 3D Display. 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 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 now 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.
Zecotek Photonics Inc (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I) is a photonics
technology company developing high-performance scintillation crystals,
photo detectors, positron emission tomography scanning technologies, 3D
auto-stereoscopic displays, and lasers for applications in medical,
high-tech and industrial sectors. Founded in 2004, Zecotek operates
three divisions: Imaging Systems, Laser Systems and 3D Display Systems
with labs located in Canada, Korea, Russia, Singapore and U.S.A. The
management team is focused on building shareholder value by
commercializing over 50 patented and patent pending novel photonic
technologies directly and through strategic alliances and joint
ventures with leading industry partners such as Hamamatsu Photonics
(Japan), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland),
Beijing Opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. (China), NuCare Medical
Systems (South Korea), and National NanoFab Center (South Korea). For
more information visit www.zecotek.com, follow @zecotek on Twitter and "like" us in Facebook at www.facebook.com/zecotek.
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