Metatroy Z*TV patents blogs Nov. 2011 - June 2012


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Metatroy Blog mainly focuses on the Troyer patented Laser projector – MetaZtron --—Z*Tron Vision (Z*TV). The Laser TV history is discussed. Much can be learned about laser TV, patents and claims by reading this blog. The Troyer claims are provided and discussed. Shown is how a claim protects the invention. The “disruptive” Z*TV special attributes are described and how the patent claims explain the invention.
Blogs are included from November 2011 to June 2012. Discussed is the fact that Zuddites (modern Luddites) have hindered the introduction of Z*Tron Vision and what is the remedy. A quote to keep in mind when reading the Metatroy blog ---An industry dedicated to financing inventors and monetizing their creations could transform the world.

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  1. 1. Metatroys BlogDiane Troyer; Metatroy: Producer, Director, Designer, Inventor, Seeker Page | 818-795-2407Z*Tron Vision (Z*TV) Laser Projector is the linchpin –Keystone to Holographic Immersive Virtual Environments (HIVE).The HIVE MetaShell is a dimensional canvas for augmented immersive worlds.Storytelling, gaming, performances, edutainment, designing, learning--where participants create, congregate, collaborate, and celebrate.Infinite Focus, Instant Transformation, Innate Sharpness (IF IT IS) worlds are created with Z*TV.Metatroy is a conduit-- source --medium – designing, creating and patenting Z*Kit tools for the“leap into the HIVE”ZELF: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion. Zeons work in ZELF labs to create HIVE worlds.Zeons explore the HIVE art of IF IT IS. Zeons shield the HIVE from the Zuddites (modernLuddites). Zeons plan defense game strategies.STEAM TEAMS: (A) art with STEM—science, technology, engineering, math. Zeon’s formconclaves of STEAM TEAMS that use the dimensional canvas to analyze, design, manifest andbuild HIVE platforms, holodeck playpens and MetaMash worlds. Metatroy is a catalyst foractualizing HIVE ZELF platforms.IndexPage 1 Nov. 2011 About – Metatroy Blog shares and discusses the Troyer patents.Page 3 Nov. 2011 Ho l o g r a p h i c d i s c u s s i o n w i t h Dr. Steven L SmithPage 8 Feb. 2012 Metatroy blog introduction—patent attributes, history, plansPage 10 Feb.14, 12 Celebration of Z*TV Camera Projector patent: Feb. 14, 2012Page 14 Feb.22, 12 What Troyer Brings to the TablePage 19 April 2012 Page 22: April 4, 12 Letter LIPA Consortium (Peter Ludi) and replyPage 22 April 2012 Troyer Journal Notes at NAB: LIPA Consortium confrontationPage 24 April 2012 NAB Will Laser TV be the new Smart TV? Red Projector ReviewPage 29 April 2012 NAB Article written after NAB about laser projectionPage 32 May 2012 Z*Tron Vision Troyer Patent Claim ChartPage 43 June 8, 12 Sony Spilled the Beans with their “Secret Sauce”Page 48 June 2012 Patent Claims—for the reader’s study 1
  2. 2. M e t a t r o y s B l o g What Metatroy Blog is AboutZ*Tron Vision (Z*TV) Dimensional Laser TV and HIVE Platforms: Diane Troyer shares information abouther laser TV patents. Troyer comments on articles, other patents and provides “white paper” excerpts. Page | 2Troyer shares with lay people and experts about the patent process and how to read claims tounderstand the invention and potential infringement. You might want to study Troyer Patent Portfolio: Troyer patent claims cover big screen dome TV as well as flat screen best 3D. The Troyer patentclaims cover from the big 80 ft. domes to the suitcase and small PICO projector. Z*Tron Vision (Z*TV)provides KISS solutions (keep it simple streamline) for planetariums, digital cinema, staging sets, gaming,simulation, CAVE, immersive training, teaching and learning. Many believe that the Smart Internet TV(Google TV/ Apple TV/ etc.) will be immersive auto dimensional (3D with no glasses). It has been shownthat the best immersive reality experience is in curved space. Z*TV is the linchpin to the HIVE:Holographic Immersive Virtual Environments. Gaming, military, medical, industrial, home theater, etc.Saint Valentine Massacre 2012: The Troyer camera projector patent was issued on Valentine Day, Feb.14 , 2012: laser apparatus with a projector and camera that produces dimensional (3D) full colorspectrum high contrast images that adjust in real time to any irregular surface (dome, Cinerama,simulation, immersion). Massacre? Provided is the “disruptive” blueprint for smart internet laser TV.Certain industry experts acknowledge that the Troyer patents are the solution for the “holy grail” autodimensional images. Laser images are needed to create 3D without glasses.The Metatron Laser Projector R&D was accomplished in the Metatron Inc. labs 1992 – 2003. Industryleasers provided advice and saw demonstrations. Troyer stated that lasers would be used in digitalcinema because of the broader color spectrum, better contrast (black blacks and white whites) andinherent polarization allowing real time image adjustment to any surface.Troyer’s patented process provides a safer laser eye solution. Previous laser projectors were eyedangerous because laser beams were directed straight out of the lens. Troyer’s patented processsuggests that the laser beam is expanded and directed to a reflective light valve. The spatially modulatedpixels in the expanded laser beam are then reflected off the light valve and directed through the lens,retaining the inherent laser attributes of coherence, polarization and collimation in the image.Finally in 2012 the industry recognizes laser projection. Troyer claims call for deeper red (635 nm orhigher) to create full color spectrum. Taught previously was that 610 nm orange red should be used forbrighter images (NTSC color chart). Deep purples and fuchsias and mustards cannot be seen with 610nm orange/red when mixed with blue and green. Troyer suggests that the additional cyan wave length(secondary color blue/ green) be mixed with deeper red laser wavelengths to produces better blacks/whites and less speckle. The MetaZtron name has been changed to Z*Tron Vision (Z*TV). This is to callattention to the Z depth spatially modulated pixels making possible IF IT IS: infinite focus; instanttransformation; infinite sharpness. Any image feed in real time is automatically transferred into sharpvivid full color auto dimensional images. Z*TV creates IF IT IS images and is the linchpin and keystone forthe HIVE. The HIVE is now possible because images can be formed in domes and curved space. 2
  3. 3. Metatroys Blog Holographic discussionNovember 21, 2011Reply to Comment by Dr. Steven L Smith: Why Troyer Patents are Strong; We Page | 3discuss “Holographic” images Filed under: Laser Video ProjectorThis message was sent to my HIVE ZELF Holographic Immersive slide share. It is from Dr. Steven L Smith;Optical Engineer and 3D Imaging Specialist and a Senior Research Fellow of Modern Holography at DeMontfort University (Boston). Smith has been a purist about using the word “hologram”. Dr. Steven L Smith Diane, I reposted here so that you know who posted this comment, Icannot comment on your patent issues that seem to be many from this presentation.Importantly though I want to caution you on using the work ’holographic’. This term is not acatch all phrase for any ’potentially 3D’ media, but specifically designates a type of 3D imagethat is Phasebased in the reconstruction of spatial information through the generation orplayback of fringe gratings that reconstruct an objects wavefront, a subset if you will of thewider 3D imaging process. your process is not a phase based 3D imaging process. In fact thatvery point that you make that your image is in focus everywhere goes to prove that it is not a3D wavefront that has been created but a 2D image projection. 3D wave fronts focus at the pointof an objects location and diverge again from that point. All other issues that you are making inthis presentation related to your prior art probably will inevitably have to be sorted out in acourt just due to the very long history of laser scanning and projection. best of luckThis is the Troyer reply.Hi Steven, Thanks for the comments and wishing me luck. May I respond? The first section is about theTroyer patents. The second section is about the MetaZtron patented process and the label holographic.You probably have not had a chance to read my patents or claims. Or to compare my patents to theKodak laser projector patents or other laser projectors. Having the Canadian patent claims allowed Feb.28, 2011 establishes a great strength to the Troyer Patent Portfolio. The Canadian patent is based on my2001 US and is a combination of my divisional claims of 2005 and 2006 patents.The Canadian patent office is very good with their research counting all previous work including papers,speeches as well as patents. They found no prior art for my claims: full spectrum color over 635 nm redand lasers addressed to a reflective light valve (scanning as one of the approaches). The claims broadento all RLV including DLP, LCoS or any to be invented. The spatially modulated laser keeps the attributesof the laser to the screen (polarization, coherence and collimation).The Troyer patent portfolio and claims are explained at this site IT IS — Innate Focus; Instant Transfer; Infinite Sharpness.Each laser pixel retains the Z depth factor in the spatially modulated collimated laser beam to thescreen, the screen being any form or volume (could be fog, plasma, Cinerama, dome, etc.). 3
  4. 4. Brightness: We find that raster scanning is the best approach for brightness, heat mitigation, andcontrast. Also it is the most efficient use of the laser light. Unlike with other methods, almost all thelaser power is used on the screen. The entire laser light is in the expanded laser beam line withbrightness evenly distributed. Raster scanning creates a bright image. Multiple laser expanded lines canbe used within the 60 cycles a second. Full flood or combined expanded laser beams does not work aswell because it is difficult to control the artifacts. The most efficient is when the raster scan of the Page | 4reading laser corresponds to the raster of the formed writing image, when available.Laser Scanning: The Troyer patent claims are broad and cover different approaches to delivering laserlight to the reflective light valve. The preferred way is with expanded laser beams into slots that aredirected to the RLV (reflective light valve). Another is expanded beam lines that raster scan in sync withthe reading information when delivered in that method. This is at 60 cycles a second. Multiple laser linescan be scanned for more brightness. The Canadian patent office has sorted out the “long history of laserscanning” projection and has granted Troyer patent claims as original art, thus confirming the USpatents as “strong”. Doubt is caused because IMAX is claiming they have the laser projector patentsfrom Kodak for big screen domes. will not take a court battle for the industry to realize that Kodak patents to not cover dome projection.It is as simple as Kodak of IMAX producing the patents when asked, even though probably members ofthe LIPA Laser Projection consortium are hoping their representations are not questioned. IMAX, Kodak,NEC, Sony, Christies, Dolby experts have all attended demonstrations at the Troyer lab and havereceived paper work– white papers long before the LIPA consortium was formed. Troyer and team havebeen working on this invention for a long time. The Griffin Group backed the building of the prototypeand the JVC ILA digital projector was used as the base.Kodak Patent: Soon after the Kodak representative saw the Metatron Laser demonstration at LexelLaser in Fremont, California (Silicon Valley), they published a patent in Europe. This is the Kodak patentclosest to Troyer’s approach with expanded laser beam addressed to a spatial light valve. The claimscover an added optic to get rid of speckle. Troyer’s patent also covers the elimination of speckle in greatdetail. The Kodak patent does not include full color images and keeping the beams polarization to thescreen. Another Kodak patent written after the Troyer 2001 patent is for using additional colors withRGB, but no specific wave lengths are mentioned in the claims. Troyer claims cover fuller spectrum redand also using near 488 nm. for added cyan (blue – green). The Kodak patent also states that “blue-green” is the best color to add and that it provides more brightness. The Kodak claims, however, suggesta different way to modulate the four or more colors, since full spectrum RGB, plus added colors hasalready been claimed in the Troyer patents. Canada would not have granted Troyer the claims if theyhad found that Kodak had prior art.Claims: Looking at claims and patents is a job in itself, but you might enjoy reading Troyer’s 2001 patenton lasers addressed to a reflective light valve. Also with a quick look at the Kodak patents, you willrealize that many are based on a grating light valve approach which reduces the brightness and breaksthe coherence, collimation and polarization in the laser beam.Thus Kodak used the Troyer patented KISS (keep it simple streamline) approach to design their laserprojector demonstration model. If Kodak had used their grated light valve approach, they would not 4
  5. 5. have been able to present 3D unless they used many extra optics to re-polarize the laser beam. It is anecessity to keep the polarization and coherence to produce decent 3D. In writing her patent, Troyerwas very aware of the importance of retaining the laser beam’s coherent and polarization for theautomatic adjustment to any irregular screen (Domes, Cinerama, simulation, water screen, etc.) and fordimensional imaging (3D). Page | 5The Troyer patent teaches best method for keeping the natural polarization of the laser beamthroughout the optic train to the lens and out to the screen. The patent claims do not limit how manylaser beams can be used on the light valve. The Troyer published white papers discussed the twochannels with different polarizations in 2001 and 2003. The white papers were provided to thoseattending the demonstrations. Troyer feels, however, the best use of the patented process is with theone channel dimensional approach that can be discussed later.Previous Art: As stated, the Troyer patent claims stress directing a laser to a reflective light valve andstill keeping the laser attributes in the modulated laser beam image. Before the art was to use an AOM,which also kept the laser attributes. This was not eye safe in the fact that the laser beam was scanneddirectly out of the lens. The Troyer patent expands the laser beam that reflects off a light valve out andout the lens, which makes a more eye safe method for FDA approval. The claims cover using full coloredimages (red 635 nm or over). The art was to use an orange red at that time (610 nm) for more brightnessand to match the NTSC color images. No one made these claims before for the most streamlined andeye safe method.HOLOGAPHIC Now to Holographic: Your point is well taken. I was calling the process “autodimensional”. But I feel by definition we are doing a new form of holography—or at least it will beconsidered so as the art evolves. By taking the infinite focus (IF IT IS) attribute into consideration, we cancreate the simile of holographic colored images in real time.Please see my Z factor power point to understand the depth factor with the spatially modulated laserbeam. MetaZtron holographic Z depth factor.pdfOne Aspect Covered by Troyer Patent Claims: Laser Diode Approach: Small near infra-red modulateddiodes, 3 phase image scan (X Y and Z) captured by camera sensor. This can be one module, several ormany. Different slices of the image can be merged. More than one reflective light valve (RLV) can beused to capture the laser diode 3D images. The near infrared sensor captures the 3D images in real time(this is considered the writing phase of the RLV). Bright colored expanded laser beam light is applied tothe reflective light valve (reading stage of the RLV) and the captured 3D image is spatially modulatedinto the laser beams. This creates full colored dimensional imaging instead. Many XYZ images or for thatmatter different splices can be captured and combined. The images can also be optically combined afterthe light valve reading beam captures the 3D parts of the image. We know through tests that thespatially modulated images then become holographic if you project on the right kind of screen. This canbe plasma or another volume screen. Also with the Z factor the images hoover on a curved simulation,Cinerama screen or a dome. Specialty designed chips increase the effect. Several MetaZtron projectorscan be used for different image sides in surround space.Use Infrastructure and COTS: The industry needs a process now that uses the infrastructure that exists.Today the military, medical, industry need high resolution 4K images for simulation, immersive training, 5
  6. 6. security devices, etc. For this purpose we use COTS—and the infrastructure that is in place. A 4K LCoS orother HD device (DLP) can be directly addressed. Variations: Use a 4K LCoS that has been provided depthimages that have been real time translated into more depth. Light Blue Optics described a “holographic”program that is a great description of the Troyer patented process. Page | 6Big Dome Screens: Using the LCoS, DLP, OLED or other high resolution device to write the image (sensorcaptured). The reflective light valve larger surface provides more space for the wattage power of theaddressed high colored laser power.Applications: Software — chip (algorithm) can be designed with IF IT IS attributes taking intoconsideration the spatially modulated Z depth images. The IF IT IS attributes streamline the classic 2D to3D chips. Also software can be designed for real time merging of 3D two channel images into onechannel that has infinite sharpness and depth of focus. The images adjust to the volume or curvedscreen. The imager is chosen (LCoS, DLP, OLED, or any to be invented). The imager can be used with realcolors or as near infrared. The reading sensor is designed to captures with depth the near infra-red orcolor images.Slice Views: The LCoS or OLED or other best imager displays the different views. There is ongoingresearch to get “holographic like” best image. The spatial image views with Z depth can be projectedwith the MetaZtron from different angles. Great auto dimensional images are formed that can be seenfrom any angle, including the back when creating the surround images. Three MetaZtron projectors candisplay curved surround images. This might seem complicated, but is really simple with MZTV ability toproject in curved space. Lasers do not decay or fade in color and brightness. They have straight edgesthat are easy to merge.CAVE/ HIVE: Iowa State University used 24 Sony 4K LCoS arc lamp Sony projectors for their stereoimmersive 10 ft. by 10 ft. by 10 ft. flat walled CAVE (merging colors and brightness and edges difficultwith arc lamps). The CAVE is being researched and assembled in many global Universities, sciencecenters and labs. At least with the MetaZtron (HIVE) the walls can be curved instead of flat and doubleprojectors do not have to be used for stereo. The HIVE can be much larger than the CAVE and providerealistic vivid dimensional images, without glasses. The HIVE is much less costly. Three MetaZtron 4Kprojectors can be used instead of 24.Holodeck Playpen: Smaller Z*Tron Vision projectors can be set up in surround position to create a moreholodeck process for immersive training. We call the HIVE (Holographic immersive virtual environment)a Holodeck Playpen. Cameras and lens with in focus phase foreground/background are being created.Maybe with IF IT IS attributes as part of the formula, the camera sensors can be modified to capturealways in focus one channel images to go beyond the two channel process? Several groups are workingon such sensors. Samsung is working on such a lensGreat Application Potential Stimulates Crowd Sourcing: The Z*TV Invention is the linchpin – keystone formany apps created for the MetaZtron HIVE platforms. Presented is a firm base open architecturestreamlined platform that can evolve. Curved space is offered without any of the complicated softwareadjustments. Real time auto dimensional imaging is provided. Designers can work with automatic largealways fields of view, always in focus wherever the person stands. This is a great first step. 6
  7. 7. Real Time: This is a description of a patented base for real time colored holographic images. Maybe thisis not the classic hologram as we know it, but still takes into account the basic holographic principles. Itis suggested since the domes are built and available and closing because of no film content beingprovided, that the MetaZtron process of delivering any feed be started – the feed instantly transformed(IT) to auto dimension. Then all else can follow. Page | 7Camera and Projector: Troyer has patent pending on a laser apparatus with a projector and camera thatproduces full spectrum color and high contrast dimensional imaging. The camera captures in real time isand is transformed into vivid film like spatial images. 3D space scanning can capture an object (classicapproach) and then that information transformed by the addressed colored lasers on the reading side. Ifthe sensor has built in space allocation to capture images and has sliced capture of all sides thenanother aspect can be explored. The camera sensors have also evolved according to the Moore’s law.Images are modulated into spatially modulated Z depth laser pixels. Z*TV acts as an amplifier thatenlarges the images retaining resolution. The process automatically replicates, enhances, and amplifiesany feed. This is not the classic film two laser split wave front hologram, but a different process. Somaybe a new word instead of Holographic should be coined for what we do? Have any suggestions?You state: “This term is not a catch all phrase for any ’potentially 3D’ media, but specifically designates atype of 3D image that is Phase based in the reconstruction of spatial information through thegeneration or playback of fringe gratings that reconstruct an objects wavefront, a subset if you will ofthe wider 3D imaging process. Your process is not a phase based 3D imaging process”.My Fast Response: Why the MetaZtron Vision Process Could Be “Holographic”Are you stating that our images are not phase based? Are you stating that our images are notreconstructed? Yes, this approach removes the “film” process and replaces that process with real timesensor to spatial images. A sensor camera captures the image and it is transformed to a phase basedreconstructed images in real time.The Z*Tron Vision process is phase based and is a real time reconstruction with spatially modulatedinformation. No we do not use the splitting into two lasers, one as a scanner of the object and one forcreating and image of the object, but two lasers can be used for the same purpose.Z*Tron Vision (MetaZtron) works with a new concept which is keeping the collimation, polarization, andcoherence in each pixel (the inherent laser attributes). This is hard to comprehend for someone who hasnot worked with laser modulated images.Hologram Definition: A three-dimensional image formed by the interference of light beams from a laseror other coherent light source.The word “Holographic” it is used in the description of the Peppers Ghost technology. This definitely isnot holographic but is produced by a reflective mirror effect.“An industry dedicated to financing inventors and monetizing their creations could transform the world.” 7
  8. 8. Metatroys Blog Patent attributes, history, plansF e b r u a r y 2 0 1 2 Metatroy Blog Introduction –patent attributes, history, plans Page | 8Metatroy is a blog and twitter written by Diane Troyer about her patent portfolio for Laser TV. Troyer’slast patent was issued on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2012. The claims cover a laser apparatus with aprojector and camera with dimensional vivid full color images. Troyer has invented the best approach toprovide laser full spectrum color, high contrast auto dimensional images (Laser TV). She calls the deviceZ*Tron Vision (Z*TV).’s patents teach how to create laser images with full color spectrum and high contrast with pureblack and white and no artifacts and with limited speckle. The architecture provides eye safe images byreflecting expanded laser beams. This also allows mitigation of heat from the lasers. The laser beams arespatially modulated with a Z depth factor in each pixel to provide auto dimensional images (3D withoutglasses) Images have IF IT IS attributes: Infinite Focus, Instant Transformation; Innate Sharpness.With IF IT IS, the images automatically adjust to curved surfaces with even distribution of laser lightacross the screen. There is separation of foreground from background in 2D and 3D images. Others whoare attempting to deliver laser TV (Microvision, Light Blue Optics, Sony, IMAX/ Barco/Kodak etc.) arefollowing Troyer’s patented formula for great laser images.The Griffin Group backed the Troyer prototype. Roy Disney was an advocate of the Troyer process,recognizing the inherent qualities of her patented laser imaging process. Many Disney Imagineering(see the Captain EO replacement design), many other designers for theme parks including Siegfried(Siegfried and Roy) and the Jackson Group. Disney was in charge of the reissue of the Disney classics. He discovered how expensive it was to setup Fantasia and the other Disney 2D legacy film features to be released on an IMAX dome. Roy Disneyhelped arrange a demonstration of the Troyer video laser projector on an IMAX dome at the TechMuseum in San Jose. The viewers jumped up not believing what they saw— a satellite boxing match—the boxers hovering in space, the red blood spattering. An IMAX operative had the water and powerturned off and locked the theater door so the waiting people from Lucas, Disney and Technicolor couldnot view the images.Troyer held demonstrations in her California Metatron Labs. This is a partial list of companyrepresentatives that attended: Kodak, Sony, Disney, Panavision, Warner, Universal, Paramount, IMAX,Samsung, JVC, SAIC, Telcordia, Raytheon/ Williams Air Force Base, etc.Clients were thrilled about the attributes. The Griffith Park Planetarium was waiting for the Metatron fortheir refurbish, so they could deliver the ultimate in immersive space travel. There were many ordersbut the Zuddites (modern Luddites) were too strong with their attacks. They stopped the delivery of the 8
  9. 9. first 10 projectors that were assembled by stealing them. They took the projectors and stopped the lasercompany that was supplying the gas lasers. The ten assembled laser projectors were never recovered.Today finally the industry is recognizing that laser projection is an answer for best images. Also somerealize, as Roy Disney and others recognized 10 years ago that Troyer’s patents were the answer for thedome, CAVE, augmented realties, simulation, and immersive training and also best 3D imaging. Troyer Page | 9calls these platforms the HIVE: Holographic Immersive Virtual Environments.The Troyer Canadian patent granted Feb, 28, 2011 reinforced that the US patent claims are strong.Troyer was issued a Valentine patent Feb. 14, 2012. The claims cover a laser apparatus with a projectorand camera that portray dimensional vivid full color images.The best image dimensional process will change gaming and simulation as we know it. The patent claimsalso streamline the Telecine Digital Intermediary process. The claims provide a method for duplicatinghigh quality scanning of objects and art, etc. Dimensional captured images such as endoscopic and MRI,do not have to be distorted on flat screens, but can be viewed as they were captured. Any feed such as afootball game or TV show or a 2D legacy movie such as Star Trek can be seen in auto dimensionalCinerama. Troyer calls this Z Rama.Troyer and team are making strategic alignments so that it will not be another 10 years of chaos beforethe next plateau in imaging is introduced and offered to the waiting audiences. A patent troll approachcould be taken. Several groups are infringing. The Kodak patents do not cover the laser domedimensional projector as the IMAX CEO states, The LIPA laser projector consortium made up of Sony,Barco, Christies, IMAX, NEC, Dolby and others is suggesting the Troyer patented approach as their own.Intel will be infringing if they sell the Microvision projectors.Troyer feels that it was a great misfortune when the operators in theme parks, planetariums, domemuseums, science centers, command and control facilities, simulation and other immersive venues havenot had the opportunities to take advantage of the KISS (keep it simple streamlining) real time approachthat would have saved a fortune and delivered clear vivid immersive imaging for the viewers.Several details are important. The Troyer laser TV process uses the infrastructure that exists now. Troyerbelieves that it is impractical to attempt to create auto dimensional (3D without glasses) on flat screens.3D images work best when there is depth—space such as on a curved screen. The reason this has nothappened before is that projectors/ displays were not capable of providing the IF IT IS attributes.Internet TV: It is predicted by experts that the Z*Tron Vision (Z*TV) formula will be used. The Z*TVsuitcase is a small projector that creates big screen auto dimensional high end images.We are hoping for a fast track KISS approach to the missing link for the HIVE— Z*TV. There will be manyapps created for the linchpin keystone Z*TV and HIVE platforms. It will be the great next frontier with alot of crowd sourcing. The hungry youth will be mentored by the well trained “learning by hands on”experts. The HIVE provides the tool kit for the Holodeck Playpen. 9
  10. 10. Metatroys Blog St. Valentine’s PatentFebruary 14, 2012 Page | 10Best Valentine Ever– New PatentTags: auto-dimension, Camera and projector, HIVE, holodeck playpen, laser apparatus, MetaZtron, MZTV—Best Valentine’s Gift— ever— also more expensive than most gifts—but a great investment with prettymuch guaranteed return at this point. Patents are expensive for an independent she-wolf, that is not ina pack at this moment. This patent is the icing on the cake for the Troyer patent portfolio.Patent Pending: There is also the Telecine/ Digital Intermediate (DI) patent pending. Maybe I should justpublish the claims— which will be as effective as being issued in a patent — maybe in this case—because they are based on the 2001 patent claims.Provisional: Also I have a hot provisional— I am so excited about getting to work in the lab on this one.Troyer US Patent 8113660February 14, 2012Laser Apparatus with Projector and Camera with full spectrum color high contrast sharp dimensional imagesIN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICEApplicant: Diane TroyerInvention: Laser Projection Apparatus with LIQUID-CRYSTAL LIGHT VALVESAND SCANNING READING BEAMFebruary 14, 2012Serial No: 8113660Filed: 04/20/2006Group Art Unit: 2878Examiner: WILLIAM C. DOWLING1. A laser apparatus comprising:a camera having an image sensor for gathering an image;a laser modulator for receiving a signal from the image sensor then projecting theimage as a picture beam, wherein the beam that is projected includes visible laser lighthaving a wavelength of 635 nanometers red or longer;a reflective light valve for modulating the beam; andmeans for addressing the laser beam on the face of the light valve during projectionof said desired image;wherein the projector produces collimated spatially modulated laser beams thatproduce sharp images with depth. 10
  11. 11. 2. The laser apparatus of claim 1, wherein:the camera has a means for providing depth enhancement scalability and meansto separate the visible light into red, green and blue color information.3. The laser apparatus of claim 1 further comprising:means for incorporating blue and green laser light into the picture beam and separate Page | 11additional reflective light valves for modulating the blue and green lightrespectively.4. The laser apparatus of claim 1, wherein:said reflective light valve also receives blue and green laser light for modulation.5. The laser apparatus for claim 1, wherein said reflective light valve is a liquid-crystal reflective lightvalve.6. The 1aser apparatus for claim 1, wherein:the beams also include green and blue laser light andwherein the laser light of wavelength equal to 635 nanometers or longer mixeswith the green and blue laser light to provide substantially pure neutral colorsincluding pure white and pure black.7. The laser apparatus for claim 6, wherein:the laser projector is adapted to project substantiallycyan colored light with the blue light and the green light.8. The 1aser apparatus of claim 1, wherein:the laser projector projects purple, magenta, and deep honey.9. The laser apparatus of claim 8, wherein:collimation is retained in the laser beams, thus the spatial modulation ispreserved in the propagating laser beam producing infinite sharp dimensional coloredimages.10. The1aser apparatus of claim 9, further comprising:means for at least partly suppressing visible speckle in a picture formed by saidlaser light on a projection medium.11. The1aser apparatus of claim 1, further comprising:means for providing sharp high-bandwidth depth red,green and blue computer-monitor signals from a computer;wherein the projector serves as a high-color-fidelity computer monitor.12. The1aser apparatus of claim 1 wherein:the reflective light valve is controlled by light and control signals applied to thereflective light valve from the camera captured imageswherein the reflective light valve is controlled by light and control signals from 11
  12. 12. film, slide images. transparencies. electronically based media and video, direct liveimages, LCOS, OLED, DLP, and LED.13. The1aser apparatus of claim 1, wherein the reflective light valve is controlled by light and controlsignals of a multi-phase or multi-field imaging system. Page | 1214. The laser apparatus of claim 1, wherein the reflective light valve is controlled by light and controlsignals from camera capture of a live image of a stage performer and is amplified on a big screen.15. The laser apparatus of claim 1, wherein thereflective light valve is controlled by signals from a live image or hologram opticallycoupled, without electronic intermediary.16. A laser apparatus of claim 1, wherein the reflective light valve is controlled by signals sent from oneor more of the following devices: microscope, telescope, MRI, endoscope.17. The laser apparatus of claim 1, wherein:the light valve has a beam-modulation stage for impressing the desired imageonto the beam, and a control stage to control said impressing; andthe projector further comprises:means for writing an image incrementally onto successive portions of thecontrol stage; andmeans for directing the beam onto successive selected portions of themodulation stage, and means for generally synchronizing the directingmeans with the image-writing means.18. The laser apparatus of claim 1, for wherein:forming an image on an irregular projection medium having portions at distinctlydifferent distances from the projector wherein:the light valve operates by introducingat least partial disruption of the laser light coherence; and comprisingmeans for amplifying the camera picture onto such irregular projectionmedium to form a dimensional image that appears substantially sharp on said portionsof distinctly different distances.19. The laser apparatus of claim 1, wherein:the beam delivers full spectrum colored dimensionimages that amplify and correlate to the camera information,and form moving pictures that automatically adjust to a shaped screen.20. A laser projector system for forming amplified enhanced images with infinite sharp depth for laserprojection in curved space, said system comprising:a camera having image enhancement capabilities;a laser projector in communication with the camera for projecting aspatial modulated full color picture beam that includes laser light;the laser projector having a reflective light valve for impressing a sharpimage onto the beam; 12
  13. 13. means for scanning the beam across a face of the light valve duringprojection of a spatial modulated picture beam.21. A laser projector system of 20, wherein the laser projector is adapted to project the spatialmodulated full color dimensional picture beam on convex or concave screens and CAVE;at diverse distances from the projecting means; and the projecting means Page | 13displays a protracted show with sharp dimensional images on the one or moreprojection media including interior or exterior staging scrims for opera, performance, TV stages,CAVE, HIVE- holographic immersive virtual environments22. The laser projector system of claim 20 wherein: the image is delivered to the camera throughoptically switched images or optically multi-dimensional imaging.23. The laser projector system of claim 20 wherein: the camera is adapted to receive images from amicroscope, telescope, endoscope, MIR, testing instrument.24. The laser projector system of claim 20 wherein a direct image is transmitted to the laser projector byCID, CCD, MEMS, LED, DLP, LCOS, OLED, or other device that provides imaging information.25. A laser projector comprising:a laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam;a reflective light valve having a camera control stage that is addressed by lowpower amplified-modulated lasers;means to scan modulated lasers with multiple axis;said laser projector has a beam- modulation stage for imprinting images ontocolored lasers, the laser color including having a wavelength of 635 nanometers or longer;means to scan the colored beams retaining the infinite depth of sharpness of theprojected image;wherein the laser beams are substantially parallel rays, and retain the inherentpolarization and collimation of the laser beam.26. The laser projector of claim 25 further comprising means for scanningcollimated reading beams in sync with the writing information.27. The laser projector of claim 25 having increased resolution:wherein the reflective light valve has a writing control stage;means to deliver multiple imaging defining devices; andmean for combining the imaging defining devices to deliver imaging information 13
  14. 14. Metatroys Blog What Troyer Brings to the Table?Blog Feb. 22, 2012 What Troyer Brings to the Table? Page | 14 Troyer patent portfolio and proven laser prototypes. Patented designs ready to implement that are KISS and COTS KISS: keep it simple streamline; COTS: Off the shelf Large Z*Tron Vision (over 20 ft.) model and smaller Z*TV (under 20 ft. to PICO/ Suitcase) Team: "Tribe"/ Zeons/ conclave of trained support peoplePROCESS Mostly dealing with Troyer until the roadmap is structured. We need help on the ground for the layout of the smaller models for gaming and home. At this Point in the Enterprise: ready to pull in the money after years of targeting the goal. More support now available because finally industry understands about the transformation. Courage and strength to overcome the Zuddites The Zuddites (modern Luddites) instinct has been to trash the transformative HIVE technology.Report on Troyer Patent PortfolioTroyer US patent 8113660: Issued Feb. 14, 2012. Laser Apparatus Camera Projector with full spectrumcolor dimensional images (3D claims). These claims are based on the 2001 patent, but are more fullydescribed in the 2012 Valentine patent claims. The reader can study these basic claims to understandwhat technology is covered and think about the many possible applications. page 23 (Feb. 14 patent claims).Description of Uses Pico- Small footprint imager with sensor and amplification for big bright more eye safe image. Microvision and other Pico handhelds are not as bright. Telecine: Copy film or video to storage (DVD, etc.). Camera sensors capture small pictures formed by film or video. The Laser camera projector apparatus produces real time full color 2D to 3D images which are projected onto a small curved screen which provides the depth space needed -- separates the background from the foreground for the dimensional 2D to 3D effect. This Telecine process provides color enhancement and also transforms 2D feeds to a more dimensional image in real time. Microscopic, Telescopic, Endoscopic: sensor camera captures and in real time amplifies to high contrast dimensional images—not distorted on a flat screen. Medical, Scientific, Instrumental: MRI, etc. Specimens and splices can be directed optically and camera captured and combined for full dimensional images to be seen in real time. Performance: Speaker or actors on stage: Optically captured and amplified on huge screen. This can also be used in sports, Opera, TED type lectures, etc. 14
  15. 15.  Z*TV Laser Amplification Device for film and digital projectors: Optic Device attaches to the film projector or classic digital cinema reflective light valve projectors (DLP, LCoS, etc.). The arc lamps are replaced with LED dim light. The camera sensor captures the images that are transformed with powerful laser beams to modulated bright full colored dimensional pictures. These captured Z depth images are projected on a flat big screens or on a Z*Rama screen (dome). Page | 15Tool Kits and ApplicationsMany different cameras can be used including IR cameras. A Kinect is an infrared 3D depth sensor thatcaptures point cloud data to situate where the performer is located in their environment. The recentlydelivered perfected 2.5-D camera has been in the development process for years. At the trade showslong ago you could see attempts for capturing the movements of the participant in interactive tennis orgolf games. Think about today’s carpenter laser leveling tools and the sophisticated object scanning.Microsoft made a genius move in packaging their Kinect which is a 2.5-D camera, taking interactivegaming to a new level. Microsoft like Apple kept an open architecture for apps (applications). Kinectapps started pouring in—from academic science labs, from university’s and from innovative teens.Z*TV provides incentive for many apps. Z*TV is the keystone linchpin for the HIVE. STEAM TEAMS willorganize to create Z*TV applications and add many advancements to the HIVE (Holographic ImmersiveVirtual Environments). The MetaShell is the world that is formed in the HIVE and Holodeck Playpen.COTS off the shelf software and hardware are merged to create a small form factor laser optic engineand Z*Kit. Dimensional curved space can be explored with Z*TV attributes -- real time Z depth images.This is truly Edutainment--- learning the crafts with the new form of virtual building blocks.We place A (Art) into STEM to for STEAM TEAMS. Science, technology, engineering, and math areenhanced and enjoyed. Who knows – the Holodeck might be ready long before Star Trek. Captain Kirk isborn March 22, 2228. As soon as the Z*TV keystone linchpin is available the Zeons will have the catalystand incentive and right tools to evolve the holodeck playpen.Many companies, educators, military, etc. want augmented/ Virtual Reality/ HIVE platform applications.The Z*Tron Vision camera/ projector is a tool kit for augmented realist immersive training, teaching andgaming. A combined 2.5-D depth camera and high end capture camera take the Troyer patentedprocess to interesting transformative realms. The Kinect camera is one of the many tools that can beused to create new platforms, your imagination the limit. Z*TV is the linchpin keystone to make the KISS(streamlined) HIVE possible. HIVE venues are described in this document. After Hours Live is a live TVshow that would use the MetaShell sound TV stage. PlatformsThree dimensional modeling is critical for the HIVE (holographic Immersive Virtual environment)platforms. The participant, performer, Opera singer, warrior must be located and tracked in their space. 15
  16. 16. Imagine an evolved Karaoke. The performer is camera captured and placed in an environment of theirchoice in real time. Maybe it is the special world that the singer has created? Maybe it is just a field ofdaffodils? Maybe this is a duet and the other singer becomes a charming avatar character, moving withthe beat of the song. Performers can interact in their holodeck playpen—that has evolved way beyondtodays CAVE. This can be in a club, community center or also with Z*TV in the home. Page | 16Go to the MetaZone gaming café and have a more physical experience, interacting in virtual worlds. Thegathered enthusiasts write their own musical and create the worlds and perform with a live audiencewho are part of the action. The show is televised and is claimed a great event. Best content is a new“Star Search” TV. TV shows are funded by Google, Disney, Cuban and others that have set up big $funds to support local content. Longer shows and series prosper on evolved You Tube type channels.The Z*Rama—dimensional Cinerama—any 2D or 3D feed – but also a planetarium and TV sound stageand live performances – the Holodeck Playpen tool kit. Back to the days of Vaudeville when localcommunities had Opera houses/ juke joints/ town meeting halls where people Congregate, Collaborate,Create, Celebrate. The ZELF lab (Zone Enhanced Location Fusion) where the Zeons (those trained in thecraft of Z*Tron Vision) create HIVE platform applications. Companies pay the ZELF Lab and Zeons a greatdeal for designing and delivering needed HIVE platforms for human factors, training, mapping,discovery, medical training, healing, behavior modification MetaShell, etc. High paying jobs are createdwith hands on mentor training.Maybe Internet TV audiences will watch the Holodeck Playpen competition to see who has the bestAfter Hours Live Show. MetaZtron Vision Themed Entertainment (see the Sprite)The leased turnkey package MetaShell provides the tools needed for local talent. A local communitybuilds sustainability from ticket tales, lease of facility, and selling content, etc. The leased turnkey:MetaSphere (Planetarium, Z*Rama, Performance sound stage, Content production tools). A ZELF lab isattached with lab equipment including machines that make parts (plastic extruders, etc.).The Hollywood system has worked great. The model is learning the craft from the master; unions,mentors, interns. Content is still king today. Because of the internet, social networking and You Tubeand new tool kits, the silos are crumbing and there is a vertical landscape. There will be mini-Hollywoodin local communities with high end jobs that bring the talented back home. Local Zeons form STEAMTEAMS are like Disney Imagineers. The locals receive a salary, learn the art of the trade and enjoy theirwork: camera people, writers, singers, actors, software programmers, graphics, artists, engineers,inventors, designers, etc. The ZELF lab provides the needed stimulation and tools for the STEM crafts.The MetaSite is a portal with local cloud server and storage that reaches out into the 25 mile radiuswireless network to the computer receiving device in every home and business -- a continuation for alaptop for every child. Great Grandma can watch from home the gaming contest from the localMetaZone (gaming theater). Cameras are set up for remote monitoring and doctor/ nurse visits. Ticketsto the MetaSite planetarium show are expensive so the family watches in the home theater. Charlie is aZeon and helped edit the content: NASA dimensional Saturn images and syncing Dr. Gurnett’s shuttle 16
  17. 17. recorded Saturn space sounds. Physics, math, astronomy --The “being in space” series is the best inSTEAM TEAMS. A (art) is the glue to merge science, technology, engineering and math.The teens would rather be creating the fun interactive horror game, learning the craft, how to use thetools, expressing themselves, and maybe receiving a better salary than their parents if their show hitsbig. The holodeck playpen keeps expanding, stimulated by the back set stage designers. The Zeons are Page | 17working on a seamless transition with actor and changing world – from reality to dream world. They arebeing paid by the Metropolitan Opera engineers to refine the software.Z*Rama contest: Zombie Horror Gaming: The teens compete to present the best interactive horrorshow movie/game. The challenge of the Zombies (secure the territory from danger) help promote localsecurity and first responder preparedness. Zeons work at their home Z*TV holodeck playpen (smartlaser TV with Z*Kit). The Kinect has inspired more movement and interconnectivity. The MetaShellworld could be for behavior modification, get rid of phobias, time travel. Great content creation jobs forthe STEAM TEAMS. The HIVE promotes hands on work in the lab (engineering) and movement at home,at school, or at the MetaSite, MetaZone or MetaSphere. Wow is this a new avenue for Edutainment?A physicist holds court at the regional MetaSphere Planetarium. This immersive Edutainment is waybeyond “TED.” The physicist preforms for the audience from the MetaShell world (dimensional curvedscreen backset). The holodeck playpen transforms the power point. The audience in theater or at homecan “leap into the HIVE” and experience evolving fractal worlds -or maybe they travel to Jupiter.In labs today globally (universities, science centers, companies, communities) many are working toexpand the CAVE, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, immersive training. Companies such as JohnDeere, Caterpillar and Rockwell Collins are attempting to create better CAVE worlds.HIVE realties are more like life. Instead of looking at the shadows on the flat wall pseudo 3D CAVE, it istime to leap into the HIVE. The HIVE takes the participant light years beyond the CAVE. From humanfactors (how to design best John Deere Gator or bulldozer) to best medical emergency training, Z*TronVision is the KISS linchpin keystone that creates dimensional realistic (like eyes see).The Theme Park Designers attempt to create immersive venuesIn this press release, Korean Theme park designs still with flat wall CAVE--- but reaching for theHIVE. . Korean avatar theme park venues attempt to create HIVE type Installations.Z*TV produces twice the brightness with vivid full color spectrum dimensional screens.If the designers of the Korean theme park had used laser Z*TV the screens would be much more vividand more immersive (curved). Fact: laser images have twice the color information compared to arclamp images (today’s digital cinema). Blue and green is mixed with red over 635 nm (Troyer patentclaim). The Z*TV KISS installations are automatic real time in curved space (costs 10X less). Z*TV hassmooth saturated film like images-not dull video arc lamp images. There are not big squares---like withLED panels. 17
  18. 18. 4D Avatar Theme Park a Reality Now: Business model: D’strict wants to expand overseas by licensing ‘Live Park’ – and createpermanent facilities for ‘Live Park’ in China and Singapore. The company has been selected as a preferred bidder for a $1 billionmulti-purpose theme park resort (2015 -- Asian region). D”strict has MOU with a Hollywood entertainment powerhouse andtheir global IP to develop a themed entertainment destination in Las Vegas and L.A. area. Page | 18The future of theme parks is here today: 4D avatar technology previously only imagined in movies becomes reality- (CEO ChoiEun-seok). Today two year olds play Xbox games; the silver generation own i-pads and consumers of all ages expect the latestinteractive technology across all areas of entertainment. The ‘Live Park’4D is a new genre of theme park that pushes the limitsof future entertainment. ‘Live Park’ enables visitors to experience a virtual world previously only seen in movies like ‘‘Avatar’.Mixed reality architecture allows the visitor to create an avatar and become the main character in a unique adventure. Withinteractive game elements as well as installation art, the visitor creates their own story in augmented reality. Next generation technologies are brought together such as gesture and sound sensing, motion capture and vision processing, multi- touch interfaces-- R&D is for 3D holographic movies, stereoscopic 3D motion video, architectural display and dome displays. Space: 10,000 sq. meter; Investment: $13 million; Time: over 2 years; Accommodate up to 3,000 visitors; 10,000 visitors a day. Open to the public since December 2011. Composed of 65 attractions; over7 thematic stages and uses state of the art 3D video, holograms and augmented reality technology to create a seamless story.Visitors and their avatars move through the theme park’s stages interacting with attractions using RFID wristbands and Kinectsensors to recognize their gestures, voices and faces. Highlights: ‘Ender Mirror’- visitors create their own look-alike avatar andtake photos by laughing at a mirror loaded with a ‘smile engine’. ‘Live360’- the world’s biggest interactive 360 degreestereoscopic theatre. Shouting and running together alongside their avatars, visitors can directly experience a realistic videogame with multiple story endings in a huge space. Live Square’ - allows visitors to enjoy the world’s most advanced avatargame in the world’s largest interactive projection square stretching over 150 meters. ‘Live Holo: holograms created by a collaboration between d’strict and domestic and overseas artists; ‘Syno Star Performance visitors perform with their avatars in augmented reality on hologram stage. Mega Live Event’ - ‘Live Park’ is transformed into an evening entertainment venue providing unconventional performances, events and exhibitions in co-operation with top Rave DJs, artists, clubs, brands and fashion magazines. 18
  19. 19. Metatroys Blog Letter To LIPPAEmail to LIPA Consortium and Pete Lude about Troyer Z*Tron Vision Page | 19Tags: Laser, LIP, LIPA, Lude, Metatron, Metatroy, Red, Troyer, Z Tron, Z*Tron, ZTVPETE LUDE Memo – President/CEO of LIPA Consortium (Feb. 2012)Note: Lude is Chairman at LIPA – Laser Illuminated Projector AssociationLude: President at SMPTE and Senior VP at Sony ElectronicsPete,Thank you so very much for the conversation about laser projection and my patents. Congratulations onsetting up LIPA laser projector consortium. Thank you for caring about laser projectors and attemptingto push the envelope.Where and how do you suggest we share with the industry the Meta Z*tron Vision (MZTV) laserprojector process? Also explaining why the Troyer patented process works best, ascertained after muchresearch and demonstrating prototypes for expert evaluators, many in the studios including your Sonyhead of entertainment, Chris Cookson when he was at Warner (2002). What do you as the LIPAchairman feel is a way to fast track this process and so the industry finally has been delivered the KISS(keep it simple streamlined) way of presenting the best image (dimensional)? Where did you suggest Ipresent MZTV —what forum? Are there any other suggestions that you have for introducing MetaZ*Tron Vision again?I did not know that IMAX had made a deal with BARCO when I talked to you– or we would havediscussed that further. I did share with you that according to research done by a hired expert inevaluating the Kodak patents (I was asked to provide support by reading the Kodak patents and claims).Kodak does not have patents on big screen domes. The patents for laser projectors that produce fullspectrum colored images that adjust automatically to curved space surfaces are the Troyer patents.As I explained the Kodak IP attorneys warned their representatives during their Kodak laser projectorprototype demonstrations that they should not state that they had patent coverage for their prototypenor should they suggest they are licensing the model they were demonstrating (prototype design).Kodak attorneys are quite aware of patent law and lawsuits and licensing. Kodak litigated against Appleand Rim for infringement on their camera and phone patents. Concerning laser projection, Kodak has apatent portfolio on a grated light valve method. Grated Light Valves have been found not to be aneffective way of delivering laser light to the screen.The Troyer patents are on a reflective light valve that is much more efficient. The Troyer 2001 patentclaims liquid crystal light valve. The US 2006 and 2012 patent and the Canadian patent broadened toreflective light valve, counting DLP, LCoS, MEMS, etc. The Kodak demonstration laser projector used theTroyer patented approach with reflective light valves. The Kodak demonstration model used a DLPreflective light valve that is covered by the Troyer patents. This is explained in the Troyer PatentPortfolio Troyer Patent Portfolio see new patent claims Feb. 14, 2012 Projector Camera full spectrumdimensional (3D) images 19
  20. 20. In research of statements, literature, press releases, interviews and talking to those who attended theprivate demonstrations, Kodak representative followed this mandate. Kodak did not suggest that theyhad patents covering their demonstration model, nor did they state they were selling licenses to theirdemonstration projector. They said they were selling their optic designs for the laser projector. Yes,Kodak has patents on certain adjustments to the basic laser projector optic layouts, such as explained inthe Troyer patent description and drawings. Kodak has patents on an optic they add, which they state Page | 20reduces the speckle in the optic path. It is not known if that optic was part of their optical design in thedemonstration model. That optic patent does not in any way reduce the fact that the basic laserprojector architecture that LIPA consortium is now suggesting to be used by the industry to assemblelaser projectors is the Troyer patented process.In early 2012 IMAX stated in press releases and interviews that they are finally going to deliver big domeand flat screen laser images. IMAX states they are licensing the Kodak patents that cover big dome andflat screen theaters. IMAX CEO evidently is attempting to control the laser projector industry and he alsowants to obtain higher stock prices.To save great time and expense, some responsible entity should ask the IMAX CEO or Kodak IPrepresentative what patents IMAX has licensed that cover big dome or flat screens? For that matter,now that IMAX is partnering with Barco, Barco better have the answers or they are putting themselvesin the path of infringement if they use the KISS approach for best image. Should LIPA non-profitconsortium have this responsibility for the industry? Should we have our representative bring thissituation up with LIPA? It would be wonderful if the industry does not have to go through another tenyears waiting for great 3D images with bright filmic colors.It can be shown through the long history between IMAX and Troyer that IMAX corporate is very awareof the Troyer patents and has attended demonstrations of prototypes on domes, etc. It is thus assumedthat the IMAX CEO is very aware of the Troyer patented laser projector. In fact it can be shown throughdocumented evidence that IMAX corporate with strategic collusion companies has made a calculatedeffort to thwart Metatron Inc., Metatron Zone Management and Troyer from delivering the Troyerpatented projectors to clients. It is assumed that IMAX and collusion companies have stopped Troyer inintroducing her patented laser projection technology in order to keep the IMAX stock from crashing.Imax Press Conference Jan. 2012 is reminiscent of press conference May 2003: The IMAX CEO, JamesCameron and Phillip Anschutz gave a press conference stating that IMAX was ready to deliver and installvideo cinema projectors (laser) in IMAX screens (flat screens and domes). The IMAX stock shot up andthe Wasserstein Limited Partners sold their preferred stock for over $800 million. (May 3, 2002)Is it legal to provide misinformation to stock holders? Was it legal in 2003 for the IMAX CEO to representthey had digital projectors for flat screens and domes? Is it legal today to state they have patentcoverage for domes, when they know they do not?Did IMAX corporate represent to Cameron and Anschutz that they had finally gotten control of theMetatron technology? This was soon after the 10 assembled JVC projectors for waiting clients whowanted laser projectors were stolen. Among the clients: Famous Players for 8 Canadian large screentheaters, 40 theaters owned by European sister theater company– Universal Vivendi’s, Raytheon(Williams Air Force Base—simulation), Griffith Park Planetarium for their refurbish; etc. Lexel Laser hadthe 30 lasers assembled for the ten projectors and was taken over for pennies on the dollar. 20
  21. 21. Patents protected Troyer from compete demise when the projectors were stolen on the way to clients.Troyer will preach the importance of patents and the patent developer getting fair return for their yearsof time and expense. Troyer and teams ultimate survival from the Zuddites (modern Luddites) attack onTroyer is an example of how patents can protect a technology and the inventor.Respectfully, Page | 21Diane TroyerTroyer Note:Peter Lude had asked me to give a presentation to the LIPA group in our phone conversation prior tothis letter. After he received this letter, I received the email below. This is from a section from LIPAConsortium pamphlet.Communications: chaired by Rich Reames of Sony – Responsible for LIPA’s internals and externalcommunications and outreachRegulatory Technology Issues: chaired by Dave Schnuelle of Dolby – Responsible for identifying and resolvingtechnical issues impeding commercialization of laser illuminated projectorsRegulatory Business Issues: chaired by Pete Lude of Sony – responsible for identifying and resolving businessissues and ensuring the overall industry’s path to commercialization of laser illuminated projectors———- Forwarded message ———-From: Michael Ciesinski <>Date: Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 5:22 PMSubject: E-mail and Memo to P. Lude/LIPATo: metatronvision@gmail.comCc: “Lude, Peter” Diane TroyerMetatron Zone LLCDear Ms. Troyer:Peter Lude of Sony forwarded to me your e-mail dated February 14, 2012 concerning the Troyer patentportfolio. We at the Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA) thank you for your interest in ourorganization.However, LIPA is a not-for-profit organization which is not authorized to engage in market promotionalactivities for any single party, nor is it authorized to consider the patent positions of our members orothers in the industry. These activities are simply outside of our charter.If you wish to present your views on your patent portfolio, you can contact LIPA members directly.However, please be advised that LIPA will have no ability to act on any of the issues which concern yourpatent portfolio.I regret that we could not be of assistance to you in this matter.Sincerely,Michael Ciesinski 21
  22. 22. LIPA Managing DirectorCEO/ FlexTech Alliance3081 Zanker RoadSan Jose, California USA 95134Tel. 1-408-577-1300 Page | 22www.flextech.orgThis e-mail message is confidential and intended only for the named recipient(s) above. It is not to beforwarded without permission of the sender. If you have received this message in error, or are not thenamed recipient(s), please immediately notify the sender and delete this e-mail message from yourcomputer or mobile device.Metatroys Blog NAB Rantings and RavingsApril 10 -15, 2012 -- Troyer Journal Notes at NAB:It seems that my letter to LIPA had a great effect. I ran into David Schnuelle from Dolby in front of theRED Laser Projector booth. He is now a LIPA board member; He saw the MetaZtron projector at IVC lab(International Video Convergence) in Burbank in 2002. I asked him if he remembered. He looked at meshocked, because maybe he did not make the connection – but what other woman has been shoutinglaser video projector for years? Yes, he was with Ken Holland, owner of IVC, when Holland stood at ourlab door at IVC screaming at me– “You will not get by with this!” We were getting the laser projectordemonstration set up for Warner group (Chris Cookson a member of the Warner group attending).The IVC post house was the Warner lab for transferring Warner film to DVD. Ken Holland’s main incomewas the color lab, where they pushed digital color for the digital cinema arc lamp content (more filmcolor). Seeing Metatron, the viewers realized that full spectrum color video (like film) is possible. Digitalcinema can be filmic with good blacks (contrast) –without the need of a color lab enhancement.Ken Holland was a part of the collusion group who made sure that the Troyer patented projector did notmake it to the clients, including the Griffith Park Planetarium for their refurbish. The demonstrationlaser projector disappeared from the IVC lab with the lasers, tools and 40 expensive custom made largerpolarizing cubes ($600 each) coded for red, green, and blue that were to go into the 10 JVC projectorbases being built for clients. IVC was the old Lockheed Skunk Works- so was probably the most securebuilding in Burbank so all knew it was an inside job. A Burbank police report was made about the stolenequipment. Carmel Development CEO, Alan Williams, had offered to pay for the lease at IVC. CarmelDevelopment paid for a year in advance. Clint Eastwood was working with Warner then. CarmelDevelopment/Clint Eastwood do not have ownership in technology or patents (documents on request).NAB: Dave Schnuelle was the LIPA person who was the communicator —whether he wanted to be ornot. He informed me he had read the letter sent to Lude. He told me that they had decided that they arenot infringing because they are flooding the reflective light valve instead of scanning. I informed him mypatent claims cover lasers addressed to the light valve and are not limited to scanning. I told him withour research we found problems with flooding: Heat, Reduced contrast, lack of artifact control. 22
  23. 23. Parallel Projection: The laser attributes mean that the directed beams can be coherent and collimated.Ambient light like the sun can be flooded, not directed. Parallel Projection combines streams of laserbeams. Kodak and Barco have patents based on different approaches to address laser light to areflective light valve. The parallel laser lines are combined into a flood. That might work if the image wasnot constantly static (too hot). It is difficult to provide even light flow without artifacts in the images.Also with such a flood the contrast is reduced. Page | 23The reflective light valve does not have much surface for high power laser light for a big screen. We havefound that the laser light can be directed to a front surface, and then redirected to the reflective lightvalve.Barco and Kodak both have leap frog patents for addressing laser light to a Reflective light valve. A leapfrog patent adds a specific addition to a patent’s broader claim that has already been issued. Parallelprojection is a specific way to address lasers to the reflective light valve.The Troyer patent claims are broad in how the laser is addressed to the light valve. I suggested that theLIPA group read my claims and patents (Troyer Patent Portfolio). Also I offered to provide the LIPAmembers a specific claims chart that compares the Troyer patent claims to the Kodak, IMAX, BARCO,Sony and Christies laser projector reflective light valve configurations in their prototypes.I informed Dave Schnuelle that my representatives are upset that LIPA is made up of companies whoserepresentatives have attended the Z*Tron Vision demonstrations, received white papers. LIPA is statingthat they are delivering a new approach to laser technology and essentially marketing my patentedprocess. Patents are for the purpose of protecting the inventor who spent the years of R&D and a greatdeal of money and discovered the innovation (Canadian patent near $30,000—mainly in years of fees).I also shared I had just seen the RED laser projector 3D demonstration and the images had given me asplitting headache. I did not know if I had preprogrammed myself for a headache –but there was anache right above my eyes behind my forehead. Maybe it was because I had peered at the images to seeif there was blurring in the fast movement. I had just discovered that the person who set the Red laserprojector was my former engineer. Thus I know he does not have patents for his designed process:lasers addressed to a reflective light valve (LCoS) with the red 635 nm. or above.Snhnuelle is in charge of Dolby’s new technologies. They were showing an auto stereo display that theyhad developed with Phillips. I wrote my blog the next morning at McDonalds and published it. I figuredit was important to let the LIPA group know I was going to be a spokesperson about this.CASEY STACK: I had exchanged emails with Casey Stack who was talking about laser compliance at theLIPA session at NAB. I informed him Kodak, IMAX, Barco and Sony do not have basic patent on the laserreflective light valve method. Stack’s questions were what LIPA members would want answered –whichis a method to cut through a lot of misinformation. Emails under other cover Vision (MZTV): Patented dome (HIVE) — IMAX does not have patent rights view of MetaZtron Vision (MZTV) Power point to John Deere 23
  24. 24. Diane Troyer Metatron Zone LLC office: 319-512-1009 Cell: 818-795-2407Metatroys Blog Laser TV—Smart TV??? Page | 24April Week of NAB: Will Laser TV be the new Smart TV? Red Projector ReviewTroyer Note: RED Laser Demonstration – 3D at NAB—It seems that the prototypes being shown (Sony, Kodak, Barco) all need specialized screens.The RED demonstration made me realize how important it is to share our approach to auto dimension.Z*TV can be viewed on a basic white screen material like used in motion picture theaters. It is best if it iscurved for viewing of the real time dimensional images without glasses. The current infrastructure canbe used to deliver the images. No changes need to be made. The reason this auto dimension no glassesapproach works compared to other attempts is because of the wide viewing angle. The viewer can seethe images from any place in the room. The images can be seen from any angle, any seat in the hometheater or in the crowed large auditorium.Laser TV is the new kid on the block— for big domes, digital cinema, and Smart/ Internet/ Google AppleTV. We call these attributes: IF IT IS. Infinite Focus; Instant Transformation, and Innate sharpness – thelong sought Holy Grail: any feed transformed to film like color with auto dimensional images that can beseen from any place in the room.NAB 2012: Red Laser Projector & PlayerBy Scott Wilkinson • Posted: Apr 20, 2012The most important consumer-related product introduction at NAB was a new projector and sourcedevice from Red Digital Cinema, which is best known for its digital-cinema cameras. As its name implies,the REDray Laser Projector uses lasers as its illumination source, and the red, green, and blue lasers arehoused in a separate module (the larger box seen directly above the projector in the photo) thatconnects to the projector itself via fiber optics. Even more interesting, multiple laser modules can beganged together to produce more light for larger screens, and the lasers are rated to last more than25,000 hours with virtually no change in color or light output.What type of imager does it use? Red would not say, but I have it on relatively good authority that it’sLCOS. I did confirm that it’s a dual-imager, polarized-3D engine with 4K resolution, allowing each eye tosee 4K simultaneously using passive-polarized glasses. And it can accept frames rates up to 120fps in 2Dor 60fps for each eye in 3D—in fact, it’s native refresh rate is 360fps per eye.Also introduced was the REDray Player (seen on top of and next to the laser module in the photo), ahard-disk-based source device capable of playing 4K 3D material at up to 120fps as well as 7.1 audiofrom its four HDMI 1.4 outputs. Content is loaded onto the hard disk via gigabit Ethernet, USB, or SDcard, and more storage can be added via eSATA. 24
  25. 25. I was amazed to learn that Red has developed a new codec called RED code RGB that reduces thebandwidth required for 4K delivery to around 20 megabits per second—that’s right, 4K at a data ratelower than Blu-ray! Red claims it is visually indistinguishable from its REDcode Raw codec, which is usedfor its camera output at more than 400Mbps, but I’ll reserve judgment on that until I can see a directcomparison between the two. The player includes two independent codecs—REDcode RGB and H.264—for backward compatibility. It will also upconvert lower resolutions to 4K. Page | 25The player will be available as a standalone unit for—get this—around $1000! The modular projectorpackage will include a version of the player with an HDMI input and additional video processing, and thecost will depend on how many laser modules you want. Most home theaters will need only one, which issaid to be sufficient for screens up to 12 feet wide. And the cost of such a system? Hold on to your hat—around $10,000! That’s less than half the price of the Sony VPL-VW1000ES with 4K 3D per eye, and itincludes a 4K 3D player!Of course, the distribution of such content is still a big question mark. At 20Mbps, a 4K movie encodedin REDcode RGB can be effectively delivered online or on a thumb drive, removing the last technologicalhurdle to 4K distribution. But will the studios actually start releasing such high-res content? Only timewill tell, though Red’s proprietary REDpass DRM (digital rights management) might help persuade themit’s safe to do so.The line to see the REDray demo was easily the longest at the show. Produced by Ridley Scott amongothers and written and directed by his son Luke Scott, the demo consisted of a short 3D movie entitledLoom, which was shot on Red Epic cameras at 24fps. It’s a dystopian vision of a totalitarian futurereminiscent of THX 1138, complete with a computerized counselor. But whereas much of THX 1138looks very bright with lots of light and white walls, many of the scenes in Loom are very dark with lowcontrast, making it less than ideal as demo material.Also, the system was not completely dialed in—we were seeing 2K in each eye, and there was someobvious ghosting because there had been a last-minute switch to a Stewart 5D screen, which requiredsome tweaking—so the demo didn’t look as good as it could have. Still, I hope to visit Red in the nearfuture to learn more about the projector and player, which seem to be game changers in the world ofhome and commercial cinema.From an Italian Technology Paper: Reviews on RED laser“Beyond the ghosting, the thing that struck me immediately is the native contrast ratio, very, very low.The black level is just too high. Also higher than a lower-priced DLP projector. ““All in all there’s the projector. It exists and works, but still need significant improvements, not just forthe stereo separation that will be resolved with better management of the polarization of the laserbeams. The biggest trouble I think about the native contrast ratio that is simply timeless. “__________________Problem could be resolved if RED maybe reconsider a 3D system alternative to the polarized passivebut always, at least save on the glasses. I know nothing … These are just personal observations. If theworld is turning its business primarily on technologies LampLess, it is clear that not all stakeholders willbe watching blow of seeing major share of the sector more profitable than our niche. Therefore, it isassumed that we will see some beautiful, beginning with dall’ Infocommm 25
  26. 26. Problem of polarization of light in laser systems of RED, Sony technology -- cannot use normal screensfor 3D … there is only one type of laser projection … but here I leave the floor to expert of optic physics!Problem of single implementation: if you adopt a 3D system with linear polarization or circular – as didSony and RED – serves the silver screen regardless of the light source, you cannot escape. Matte screens Page | 26with 3D active systems can be used, if the arrays are able to work at a sufficient speed (ie, over 144hz):for example Barco demonstrate Wednesday to CinemaCon a DLP projector 4K laser with XpanD, formore projecting material HFR (Native least 48fps for each eye).It seems that regulating the wavelengths of RGB laser is actually quite complicated (source: OmegaOptical, developers of the 3D Panavision). Commento # 85 di: SydneyBlue120d pubblicato il 20 Aprile2012, 22:40 Comment # 85 by: SydneyBlue120d published April 20, 2012, 22:40It was also announced for the Sony compatibility with Panavision 3D system that works with a whitescreen, but I do not think has been very successful (to put it mildly …).Commento # 86 di: Rosario pubblicato il 20 Aprile 2012, 23:11 Comment # 86 by: Rosario publishedApril 20, 2012, 23:11E’ un peccato dover usare la polarizzazione , è come fare un passo in avanti ed uno indietro. It ‘a shameto have to use the polarization, is like taking a step forward and one step back. Blog Troyer-Metatroy - perspectiveApril 27, 2012Z*Tron Vision (Z*TV) Troyer (Metatroy) PerspectiveZ*Tron Vision (Z*TV) Update Information; Troyer’s PerspectiveNAB Review (National Association of Broadcasters) April 16- 20Diane Troyer has just returned from NAB in Las Vegas. The trip verified that the timing is right now to gointo full gear to introduce Z*Tron Vision again and to create a licensing roadmap.Troyer has predicted more than 10 years ago the transformation taking place today. Troyer’s patentscover not only the big dome dimensional images that are the Holy Grail today, but also the bestapproach to Smart TV/ Internet TV/ Google TV/ Apple TV/ Microsoft TV/ etc. Also Troyer’s patentedprocess is great for signage, gaming, simulation, medical, instrumentation: Z*Tron Vision has been calledthe linchpin to the HIVE (Holographic Immersive Virtual Environments). 26
  27. 27. Troyer could have gotten her technology out sooner, but she was a mouse playing with elephants untilthe timing was right. Today Troyer’s patents are a gold mine if handled properly. Patents are a necessityin the new global game. Ask Steve Jobs and Goggle and Motorola about patents.Troyer has patents in US (5) and was issued a patent in Canada that validates her US patents: Feb. 2011.She has patents in India and Mexico. Troyer’s patent granted Feb. 14, 2012 covers laser apparatus with Page | 27projector and camera with dimensional (3D) full spectrum colored images that adjust to any surface(curves) with great blacks and whites (contrast). These are the attributes that are demanded for SmartTV and Internet TV as well as many other applications (medical, signage, gaming, simulation, etc.).Today patents have become a strong commodity and are a necessity for a successful company thatwants to deliver laser TV. For instance over $130 million was invested in Light Blue Optics. They statedthey had patents for always in focus “holographic” images that adjust to curved screens. It was thendiscovered that they were infringing on the Troyer patents. Their two founders left the companyrecently. They are proceeding, but it is difficult to expand, not having patents.Peter Lude of Sony has started LIPA. This is a laser consortium of Sony, Dolby, IMAX, Kodak, Barco,Christies, etc. LIPA is stating that in digital cinema lasers will replace arc lamps in large screen reflectivelight valve (RLV) projectors –RLV: LCoS, DLP. MEMS, etc. Sony, IMAX/ Kodak/ Barco and Christies arebuilding laser projectors; all based on the Troyer patent attributes (claims). The Troyer patent drawingsand descriptions are blue prints. These groups are using the classic 3D stereo (two) channel approach.Thus glasses are needed and flat screens so the stereo images match. Troyer has covered the classic 3Ddouble polarization approach as well as various other ways to present 3D with lasers in her early whitepapers, all based on the Troyer basic laser projector claims.Past Clients: Troyer and team demonstrated the Metatron proof of concept models and set up theassembled projectors to be delivered to clients. Many saw the Metatron (name in early 2000) projectordemonstrations. Experts from LIPA (Kodak, Sony, IMAX, Dolby, Disney) had private demonstrations andreceived white papers. One of the demonstrations was a boxing match and DVD of Fifth Element on anIMAX dome demonstration. The vivid images adjusted to the dome, the boxers hovering in space, redblood flying. The images are instantly transferred to full spectrum colors and there is an automaticnatural separation between the foreground and background providing an instant transformation (IT) of2D images into vivid depth images in curved space.The clients waiting for delivery were Famous Players (Canada) that wanted 8 projectors, their Europeansister company (49), Air Force/ Raytheon (simulation); Griffith Park Planetarium for their refurbish, andUniversal City Walk for a dome theater. The first ten projectors were assembled for the waiting clientsand were lost on their way to have lasers placed (stolen – not recovered).Laser Digital Cinema: LIPA has members who are infringing (using Troyer’s patented architecture) havebeen alerted that when they start selling or leasing their projectors they need to consider being accusedof infringement. Troyer took the leverage approach rather than the threat of litigation (patent troll)when she communicated with the LIPA Group: Pete Lude (Sony) and David Schuneulle (Dolby).The LIPA members are stressing using what they call parallel projection, which is forming a flood bycombining many lines of laser beams. It is represented that Barco is using this method in their 27
  28. 28. Cinemacon April 25, 2012 demonstration (55,000 lumens). The LIPA Consortium members state they arenot infringing using this method of addressing the reflective light valve (Schuneulle).The Troyer patent description suggests that her preferred method to address laser light to the reflectivelight valve (RLV) is with a raster scan or with slots of laser color. Moving expanded laser beams are moreeye safe than flying spot laser beams that go directly out of the lens. Scanning expanded laser beam Page | 28lines do not produce heat. A static laser flood of combined laser beams is hot. Moving laser expandedbeams produces images that have very high contrast because the laser light does not bleed into theblack. Most important—the “scanning” laser lines eliminate the ghosting in fast moving images. A staticlaser flood reduces the contrast considerably by bleeding light into the black and producing ghostingartifacts and speckle. It is difficult to control the collimation, coherence and have good polarization witha flood approach. An example is the RED laser 3D demonstration. The laser images were full color andvivid. But there was ghosting and the contrast could have been much more pronounced.Troyer’s image tests show that in order to achieve the best high contrast artifact free images with evendistribution of the light on a curved screen, that the best laser address to the reflective light valve is araster scan with expanded beam lines. Directing of laser light has been kept broad in the Troyer claims,but scanning or placing slots of laser light on the reflective light valve is the preferred method. Usingexpanded beams in a flood is covered by the Troyer patent claims. The Troyer claims main point is tocreate full spectrum color with 635 nm red or over with a reflective light valve. How the lasers areaddressed is not a method to write around the Troyer patents.In the patent world published white papers count. The Troyer 2001 white paper covers these topics.Better contrast is achieved with moving laser expanded beams on the light valve (not bleeding into theblacks), thus creating sharper, vivid, non speckled non artifact images. Troyer published a claim chart –asked for by the patent trolls. These are the claims that are being infringed: lasers addressed to areflective light valve using full spectrum color (635 nm. red of above). Another claim cyan (near 488 nm.)can be added to make a fuller color spectrum and to reduce speckle. Another claim: The laser beam isexpanded (safer for the eye than a beam). Another claim: laser attributes retained in the modulatedimage to the screen: coherence, collimation and polarization (This creates vivid, sharp better 3Dimages). Because the inherent quality of the beam is kept that is modulated by a reflective light valve,the image has the ability to adjust in real time to any irregular surface such as Cinerama or domes.Z*Tron Vision Auto Dimension: Troyer’s preferred approach to dimensional images is laser and curvedspace (dome/ Cinerama/ simulation screens, etc.). The LIPA group and Red have not have stayed withthe classic stereo two channel flat screen method. Troyer teaches that the most effective approach fordimensional images is to take advantage of the attributes of the laser and create dimensional (3D)images in curved space. This approach is described in the Diane Troyer power points on slide share. It iscalled the Z depth factor: spatially modulating depth into each pixel of the laser beam. Troyer hasdemonstrated this method by showing images in curved space. The most pronounced was the boxingmatch on an IMAX dome. The boxers hovered in space. Any content including sports, TV shows, Operaand 2D legacy features—or Internet streaming can be shown in real time on curved screens. The imagesare dimensional and can be seen from any seat in the room (wide viewing angle). There is absolutely noeye strain, because the brain does not have to play readjustment games.The IF IT IS aspect of the Troyer patented process is to take advantage of Infinite Focus, InstantTransformation and Innate Sharpness in the image (IF IT IS) and create auto dimensional (3D) images in 28
  29. 29. curved space without glasses. These images are best viewed in curved space (Cinerama, Simulation,etc.). The CAVE now used in industry and instructions has flat walls. IF IT IS makes possible curved wallsin the HIVE: holographic immersive virtual environments). This power point describes the Z depth factorin the laser beams. IT IS: Any feed is instantly transformed (IT) to full spectrum color that can adjust to any surface(dome). The power points and documents share different aspects Page | 29of the IF IT IS transformational attributes.Smart TV: The Troyer patents IF IT IS attributes are desired for the next big declared boom: Smart/Internet TV. We had the Smart phone revolution. Recently we had the tablet. It is known that the nextglobal market will be the Smart Internet TV. Who will deliver the most progressive? Apple TV? GoogleTV? Microsoft TV? Sony? Vizit? Samsung? Or a new comer?At the NAB convention Troyer explored these areas and had conversations with these groups about theZ depth factor: NVidia for support with chips and working with chosen partner; Motorola Mobility(purchased by Google)—(Troyer has NDA with Motorola through Symbol); Microsoft: curveddimensional display for X Box and Kinect; the digital home and theater; Sony: PlayStation gaming; digitalhome, digital cinema; Themed Edutainment; Samsung: many areas.We are now hiring the right attorney who is adept with licensing in the niche area of the Troyer patents.Example of Infringement: Microvision/ Intel/ Pioneer: Intel has made a deal to work with theMicrovision (Pico) design for the digital home (Smart/ Internet TV). Microvision is infringing on theTroyer patents according to the patent trolls who have offered Troyer upfront money and contingencyfor suing infringers. Microvision has also made a deal with Pioneer to use their designs for automobiles,etc. (infinite focused images on windshield). Experts at patent troll litigation state that the stakes havebecome much higher with Intel and Pioneer involved. The patent troll finds that it is often necessary tosue one of the infringers to get attention and show that the inventor is serious. One of Troyer’s patentattorneys suggests since there is so much interest in the patents to put the patent trolls (want to sue) onthe back burner and hire a good negotiator and/or strong strategic partner. A good example would beTechnicolor Global Licensing in the fact that they are familiar with the Troyer’s niche area.Metatroys Blog After NABApril last week; Article written after NAB about laser projectionTroyer Note: The article below was written the week after NAB. This is the first article that mentions aformer laser projector. (Interesting). Maybe my letter to Pete Lude at LIPA and my talk with DavidSchnuelle helped? Bill Mead’s (writer) actually brings up former laser projectors in the early 2000 (whendigital cinema appeared).I want to make it very clear –the experts that saw our projector images did not find that speckle was aproblem. There might be speckle in a still image, depending on the screen type. The moving videoimages did not have a speckle issue. Competition might have started the rumor that we had a speckleproblem. Maybe Kodak and Sony had a problem with their grated light valve approach? 29
  30. 30. The “flood” approach now used by the LIPA Consortium members of course has speckle, low contrastand ghosting. These negative aspects created by a flood of light are pointed out in the white paper Iwrote in 2010. The patented process for elimination of speckle is explained in my patent descriptionThe patent claims cover this process of why the speckle is eliminated. Page | 30features/features/technology/e3i1ad9cfa7ff181b9a7bdb36a03b055e80Shedding light on lasers: CinemaCon offers expert opinions on technology’s futureApril 18, 2012 By Bill Mead, Digital Cinema EditorBarco demonstrated a laser projector prototype at the Moody Gardens symposium in January.A must-see panel discussion on laser illumination is being planned for CinemaCon in Las Vegas onWednesday morning, April 25. Billed as “Laser Light Technology: The New Frontier in ScreenBrightness,”the panel will be moderated by Jerry Pierce, chairman of the Inter-Society’s Digital CinemaForum (ISDCF). AMC’s John McDonald, chairman of the NATO Technology Committee, will participatealong with representatives from the major cinema projector companies. Scheduled to speak from theprojector manufacturers are Pete Lude from Sony, Wim Buyens from Barco, and Michael Esch fromChristie and Jim Roisterer from NEC.Pierce is uniquely qualified to lead the discussion, having been involved in the initial development of theDCI specifications and later founding the industry’s ad-hoc fix-it group, the ISDCF, who routinely meet toaddress ongoing issues affecting digital presentations.Pierce said of the upcoming panel discussion, “Laser-illuminated cinema projectors have become thisyear’s hot topic, and likely will be discussed for several more years before they are practical forexhibitors. Laser illumination offers exhibitors the potential of lower ongoing costs, a moreenvironmentally friendly booth, plus the potential of even brighter and better images, but there are stillchallenges to overcome. Our panel will be able to address where each of the major projector companiesis in their laser developments and discuss how they see laser-powered projectors fitting into theirproduct lineup.”Indeed, laser illumination could eliminate one of the last remaining holdovers from analog filmprojectors—the Xenon bulb, which many consider to be the weak link in current digital projectors.Xenon bulbs are expensive, they produce lots of heat and wasted energy, and they tend to drift inbrightness over their relatively short life. The laser lamps, on the other hand, should last up to ten timeslonger, run cooler and more efficiently, and remain steady in brightness.A key point all exhibitors need to understand is that the laser light sources being discussed result inconventional light on the screen. With laser illumination inside the lamp-house, the outputs of threeprimary-color lasers are combined to create a normal white light source similar to that produced byXenon bulbs. In other words, the laser technology is internal to the projector, with conventional lightexiting the lens, porthole and into the auditorium. There are no laser beams outside the projector, so norisk of zapping the audience or burning holes in the screen.Although many exhibitors are just hearing about laser illumination, it’s an idea that has been aroundsince digital projectors were introduced. Initially, the technical challenges seemed overwhelming; with 30