3DIcon Researchers at University of Oklahoma File Provisional Patent Applications for 3D Technologies
OU Team Presents Two Filings to U.S. Patent Office; 3DIcon Expects Marketing of Innovative 3D Systems This Year
TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2006--3DIcon Corporation (Pink Sheets: TDCP), a communications development company, announced today that the University of Oklahoma, under contract with 3DIcon, has filed provisional applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for two separate proprietary 3D technologies.
“These initial patent filings mean that we can begin marketing a number of CSPACE™ concepts on schedule,” said Martin Keating, 3DIcon’s CEO. “We are focused on true three-dimensional replications, not 3D simulations. What OU has accomplished should allow us to meet our revenue goals for 2006. We are very excited.”
The 3D innovations were developed under a sponsored research agreement, a type of contract that is increasingly being employed between universities and corporations. The University of Oklahoma will own the 3D patents, and, under an exclusive licensing agreement, 3DIcon will receive a maximum of 97% of all revenues from worldwide sales. OU and 3DIcon anticipate that public prototype demonstrations will be held in Tulsa this summer. Details will be announced. Utility patents for the first two technologies should be filed before July 1, 2006.
It is expected that products employing both technologies will have immediate commercial application in the display marketplace. Keating added, “We believe we’re the first to produce high-resolution, full color, 360-degree, genuine 3D images. This is unique. It’s revolutionary. It’s no simulation.”
3DIcon Corporation is a development-stage company whose mission is to create and market full-color, 360-degree person-to-person 3D technology that is both simple and portable. Such a system could revolutionize or replace all existing forms of electronic communications, including television, telephones, and personal computers. This “next-generation” technology should be well suited for such industries as retail, manufacturing, entertainment, medical, healthcare, and the military.
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Released April 28, 2006