U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Grants Second Patent for 3DIcon's Breakthrough 3D Imaging Technology

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3DIcon Corporation (OTCBB:TDCP), a developer of volumetric, three-dimensional projection and display technologies, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted another patent for CSpace®. Patent # 8,075,139 for the volumetric, three-dimensional projection and display technology was awarded to the University of Oklahoma ("OU") under its Sponsored Research Agreement ("SRA") with 3DIcon.

3DIcon had signed an SRA with OU in 2006 to develop the technology now known as CSpace. Per the terms of the SRA, OU owns the patent for CSpace and 3DIcon has the exclusive worldwide marketing rights to technology.

This Continuation Patent marks the second patent granted for CSpace and is based on the original patent issued to CSpace in December of 2010. Titled "3D Light Surface Display," this second patent describes and protects an invention that uses a light surface display to create a three dimensional image. The light surface display includes a plurality of particles suspended within a volumetric display that illuminate to form a three dimensional image when these particles are energized by the electronic energy of two or more wavelengths.

"This second patent fortifies our intellectual property position in two key ways. First, it validates once more the fact that we are developing breakthrough technology for 3D imaging. Secondly, it enhances our marketing and negotiating position with industry partners while providing greater protection against potential patent infringers," stated 3DIcon CEO, Sidney Aroesty. "We continue to innovate and anticipate filing for additional patents in the near future."

About 3DIcon Corporation

3DIcon Corporation is a developer of groundbreaking 3D projection and display technologies that are designed to produce full color, high-resolution, 360-degree volumetric images, a development many consider to be the next step in 3D display technology. CSpace creates both dense and translucent images for use in mission critical functions including healthcare, security and defense. CSpace enables viewing inside organs, cargo containers, and baggage, as well as large scale terrain such as oceans and mountains, all of which are beyond the capabilities of other current display methodologies. The company also offers a software product, Pixel Precision®, which targets the R&D market for developers using Texas Instruments' DLP® line of products. For visualization of CSpace images please visit www.3dicon.net.  

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