Zecotek Photonics Inc., a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, today announced that the Japanese Patent Office has issued a patent 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 and U.S. patent number 9,055,288 granted in June 2015 covering Zecotek's glasses-free 3D auto-stereoscopic display system.
"We continue to make progress in our efforts to commercialize our best-in-class glasses-free 3D displays and monitors," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. "The patent granted by the Japan Patent Office covers the significant improvements to our switchable 3D/2D display technology, and provides protection for our intellectual property on our path to commercialization. As outlined in our recently released 3D Technology Update, we are in discussions with potential strategic partners to transfer our 3D technology to commercial products for industrial, scientific, advertising and desktop gaming applications using existing digital light projector technologies, and for the consumer market at large using fast OLED/LED technologies for flat screen configurations. We will continue with our aggressive IP development program to meet market requirements and sustain our technological advantage for maximum value."
The 3D/2D switchable optical imaging system 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. Zecotek's 3D display technology allows for switching between 3D and 2D modes without loss of resolution, while displaying 3D and 2D content simultaneously. The Japanese 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 now been granted to Zecotek for its 3D display system in Japan, United States, China, Europe, Eurasia, Russia and Australia. Other patents have been filed and are pending in Korea and India.