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3DIcon Team Files Provisional Patent for Virtual Moving Screen to Render 3D Images


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Patent Filing Positions 3DIcon as Industry Standards-Setter for Unifying Volumetric 3D Screens Fortifies 3DIcon’s Patent Portfolio

Tulsa, OK -- 3DIcon Corporation (OTCBB: TDCP), a development-stage technology company, announced today that its research team at the University of Oklahoma, working under a sponsored research agreement (SRA), has filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describing a virtual moving screen for rendering three-dimensional (3D) images.

"This is a breakthrough concept unifying rendering technologies that require a moving screen with those that require a static screen. We are creating platforms that enable Swept Volume Display (SVD)-type rendering engines to project on static screens just like our CSpace-type displays," stated Hakki Refai, Ph.D, co-principal investigator for 3DIcon’s SRA at OU.

3DIcon Chairman Martin Keating added, "Strategically speaking, this patent further strengthens our intellectual property portfolio and puts us in a more favorable position to license as well as to defend our technologies."

SVD and other motion-dependent rendering technologies (like full- and half-rotating screens, rotating Archimedes spirals, spiral screens, etc.) require moving screens to create a 3D image. 3DIcon’s new provisional patent describes a virtual moving screen which is compatible with motion-dependent-type engines. The virtual moving screen can receive input from the rendering engine and render images on displays that require no moving parts. Moving parts can restrict the size, color, clarity, and portability of 3D images. This technology offers substantial potential benefits to the 3D imaging industry.

About 3DIcon Corporation

3DIcon Corporation is a development-stage company whose mission is to create and market genuine full-color, volumetric 360-degree 3D technology. Through its SRA with the University of Oklahoma, 3DIcon owns the exclusive worldwide marketing rights to all 3D intellectual properties developed or under development under the SRA.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995

With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The actual future results of 3DIcon could differ significantly from those statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as the inability to finance the company's operations, inability to hire and retain qualified personnel, and changes in the general economic climate. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or "continue," the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements should not be regarded as a representation by 3DIcon, or any other person, that such forward-looking statements will be achieved. We undertake no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In light of the foregoing, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.



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