PureDepth(TM) Announces Foundation Patent Granted for its MLD(TM) Technology
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — PureDepth, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PDEP), the creator of Multi-Layer Display (MLD) technology and a leader in new visualization experiences, today announced that one of its foundation patent applications has been allowed in the United States further expanding upon its worldwide protection. US application 10/048,966, filed by PureDepth with an international priority date of August 19, 1999, covers PureDepth’s unique method of displaying data or images on a multi-level screen display, providing the earliest and broadest protection for almost all current and envisaged uses of MLD.
PureDepth’s MLD displays contain two or more layers of display panels placed in front of one another in a single monitor. The newly-allowed patent, the 79th awarded to PureDepth and part of a group of foundation base patents, covers the simultaneous, individual, transparent and opaque control of layered imagery – allowing it to be moved from one panel to another – via processor, hardware and embedded or external software. This enables the user to see overlaid objects at the same time – a word processing program and a spreadsheet program for instance – without having to switch from one to the other. The patent’s claims cover MLD operating systems, Web browsers, medical and financial applications, GPS, gaming – including casino gaming – video and more.
“The granting of this expansive and fundamental patent strengthens the unique value proposition that MLD technology offers consumers and manufacturers of visual displays,” said PureDepth CEO Andy Wood. “By covering a broad range of applications, from browsing the Internet to monitoring important financial data to playing casino games, this patent clearly demonstrates how MLD technology can be applied to and enhance so many aspects of our daily lives, and solidifies PureDepth’s leadership position in the space.”
PureDepth’s latest patents demonstrate an ongoing rapid expansion of its product and licensing developments. Ideal for applications in business, public displays, mobile devices and more, PureDepth’s patented technologies provide brilliant alerts, high-contrast viewing, intense colors and real depth, revolutionizing the way people view data, images, video and other content.
PureDepth’s MLD technology offers 3-D-like imagery without the need for special glasses. By providing real depth, instead of a simulation, PureDepth’s technology delivers the most lifelike and most useful visual experience ever available, without negative side effects like headaches and dizziness. Since its inception, PureDepth has established itself as an innovator in the 3-D and visualization space, and the company continues to expand its leading technology offerings by licensing and supporting its technology with partners, including OEMs and developers, to bring cutting-edge visual display products to market.
PureDepth (www.puredepth.com) is an innovative technology company transforming the visual display experience by delivering award-winning MLD technology. Backed by 79 approved patents and 57 pending patents, this breakthrough in visualization is the first display technology that provides Actual Depth(TM). The Company has a sales, marketing and distribution license agreement with Sanyo Corporation in Japan, a worldwide licensing agreement with International Game Technology and business opportunities in broad consumer markets. Founded in 1999, the Company has a U.S. office in Redwood Shores, California, with a research and development center located in New Zealand and offices in Japan.
This press release contains certain statements that are “forward-looking statements” and includes, among other things, discussions and disclosures of the Company’s expectations for the use of its technology and market for its products, and the likelihood of any resulting products to become widely accepted by the marketplace. Words such as, but not limited to, “may,” “likely,” “anticipate,” “expect” and “believes” indicate forward-looking statements. Although PureDepth believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are generally reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will ultimately prove to be correct or materialize. All phases of PureDepth’s business and operations are subject to a number of uncertainties, risks and other influences, most of which are outside its control, and any one or combination of which could materially and adversely affect the results of the Company’s operations, and whether any forward-looking statements contained herein ultimately prove to be accurate. Information regarding such risks and uncertainties can be found in the Company’s most recently filed annual report on form 10-KSB, interim report on form 10-QSB and other filings that have been made with the SEC.
PureDepth(TM), MLD(TM) and Actual Depth(TM) are trademarks of PureDepth, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners, without intent to infringe.
Contact: Zac Rivera Maloney & Fox for Pure Depth +1 646 356 8312 zrivera (at) maloneyfox (dot) com
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