Feeds

PureDepth grabs no-specs 3D OLED tech

Looking beyond the active-shutter era

Intelligent flash storage arrays

PureDepth, a US company that holds a stack of intellectual property covering multi-layer displays, has added the use of OLED technology to its roster of patents.

The company this week said it has acquired - how much for, it didn't say - US patent 6,720,961, which details how two or more OLED panels can be placed one on top of the other to create a 3D display that can be viewed without special glasses.

The patent was filed in November 2001, though it claims priority over an application made in November 2000. It was approved in April 2004 and granted to one Thomas M Tracy of Uxbridge - Massachusetts not Middlesex.

For its part, PureDepth has been assembling its patent portfolio since its foundation in 1999. Its key patent holding is 7,626,594, filed in August 2000 and granted in December 2009.

The patent describes "an interactive imaging system with a perception of depth includes at least two screens configured to show a three-dimensional image, where the user can manipulate the image via control means. The control means can comprise touch screen controls, or means adjacent to the screens such as buttons, touchpads or a joystick. Image information may be transmitted over the internet or other communication means. Applications include computer games and simulators. Advertising messages may be displayed on one screen while images are being displayed on other screens".

So it's nothing if not comprehensive.

PureDepth licenses its patents to hardware manufacturers, including Sanyo and two makers of one-armed bandits, IGT and ADI. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers
Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.