Register | Login
Intellectual Property Today
RFC Express - Document Management System
2013 Top Patent Firms
2013 Top Trademark Firms
Current Issue

Advertising Opportunities

Click Here

Email A Friend Back to Archived News

TDVision Systems, Inc. Announces Allowance of New Patents Application from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Relating to Advanced Three-Dimensional Videogame Systems

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Irvine, CA -- TDVision Systems, Inc. today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for TDVision’s United States patent application directed to methods of generating three-dimensional images within a video game.

The patent application is U.S. Application No. 11/471,280 filed June 16, 2006 titled "3D Videogame System" and relates to earlier patent applications filed in 2002 and 2003. The newly allowed claims cover methods and systems for displaying three-dimensional images in a videogame that supports dynamically changing the stereoscopic settings based on a gamer’s object of interest.

The key feature of this patent is the dynamic stereoscopic convergence in video gaming. This method emulates the way the human eye perceives images in real life. When implemented on the videogame, it reduces side effects and enables a more enjoyable gaming experience. In real life, our eyes converge dynamically, depending on the object of interest. This is the same effect that occurs with the TDVirtualCam.

The TDVirtualCam can be implemented with DirectX, OpenGL filters, and at the Game Engine, Driver Level and the GPU level. This provides the videogame publishers and hardware manufacturers the flexible implementation required to achieve massive adoption. Currently, this method has already been adopted with some videogame titles.

"We are very pleased to announce receipt of this Notice of Allowance issued by the USPTO," said Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, CEO of TDVision. "This patent will strengthen our worldwide intellectual property estate and the pioneering work TDVision has done in three-dimensional imaging. Upon issuance, this patent will provide TDVision with valuable intellectual property protection through the end of 2023."

Upon issuance, TDVision will begin licensing this technology under the brand name "TDVirtualCam" to game developers and others with an interest in stereoscopic gaming.

To book an interview please email Orange County Public Relations firm NN Public Relations at, To learn more about TDVision, please visit

About TDVision

TDVision Systems, Inc. is the owner of several 3D-related key patents now listed as part of different standard stereoscopic architectures like ISO, MPEG and AVC. TDVision's technology allows the acquisition, encoding, deployment, decoding and visualization of stereoscopic 3D HD video streams and computer-generated content within the 3D ecosystem. TDVision's solutions are based on firmware and software changes to enable true 3D HD on current infrastructures. The solutions are ubiquitous, display agnostic, fully compatible and even allows 2D legacy compatibility with existing infrastructures.

The TDVision system is display agnostic, meaning it can be displayed on any existing stereoscopic 3D display including Full HD Dual Input, Frame Sequential, Line interleaved and Checkerboard without any additional hardware or changes on the display side. This can be done at the best native resolution and without any detriment in quality allowing users complete freedom in selecting any existing 3D or 2D display system.

Back to Archived News
Looking for...

  © Copyright 2013 Intellectual Property Today
Download Adobe Reader for free