U.S. Patent Covers Proprietary Decoding Method, Protects Fidelity of 3D Images Across the Delivery Chain
SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX-V: SIO) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 7,844,001 covering the way in which a merged stream of images is encoded and decoded. With this patent, SENSIO has established exclusive rights over decoding of content encoded in its proprietary SENSIO® 3D format.
“This latest U.S. patent clearly establishes our ownership of the technology and helps us ensure that products asserting that they decode the SENSIO® 3D format actually meet our exacting quality standards,” said Nicholas Routhier, SENSIO President and CEO. “By protecting our IP, we monetize our hard work, and we ensure that the high-fidelity images, for which our partners selected SENSIO® 3D further up the delivery chain, actually reach the end-user.”
SENSIO® 3D is a spatial compression technology for encoding (compression) and decoding (decompression) of 3D images. This unique frame-compatible format for high-quality stereoscopic signal processing developed by SENSIO, has been deployed in the field for eight years. SENSIO® 3D has been used in all commercial live 3D events produced around the world.
The issuance of this U.S. patent represents yet another step toward SENSIO’s goal of a worldwide patent presence. The company has patents pending with the European Patent Office, as well as Japan and China.