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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 ...

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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    • Metatroys BlogDiane Troyer; Metatroy: Producer, Director, Designer, Inventor, Seeker Page | 1metatronvision@gmail.com 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
    • 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:http://www.slideshare.net/metatroy/troyer-patent-portfolio-2012The 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
    • 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”.http://www.slideshare.net/metatroy/hive-zelf-holograph-immersive-virtual-laser-meta-ztron-troyerFrom 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 sitehttp://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/metatroy/troyer-patent-portfolio-2012/2IF 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
    • 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.http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1222364361001/imax-ceo-on-laser-projection-patents-deal-with-kodak/It 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
    • 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
    • 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.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JnWKPqR6uM 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
    • 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. http://www.musion.co.uk/“An industry dedicated to financing inventors and monetizing their creations could transform the world.” 7
    • 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). http://www.slideshare.net/metatroy/troyer-outline-411Troyer’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.http://www.slideshare.net/metatroy/diane-troyer-ztv-themed-entertainment-gallary2010Roy 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.http://www.slideshare.net/metatroy/troyer-patent-portfolio-2012 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
    •  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. http://www.slideshare.net/metatroy/diane-troyer-ztv-themed-entertainment-gallary2010HIVE 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
    • 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
    • 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. http://www.blooloop.com/PressReleases/-Live-Park-World-s-First-4D-Avatar-Theme-Park-S/3290 . 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 <michael.ciesinski@flextech.org>Date: Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 5:22 PMSubject: E-mail and Memo to P. Lude/LIPATo: metatronvision@gmail.comCc: “Lude, Peter” Peter.Lude@am.sony.comMs. 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
    • 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
    • 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 coverhttp://www.laserfocusworld.com/news/2012/02/10/imax-teams-with-barco-to-co-develop-laser-projection-technology.htmlMetaZtron Vision (MZTV): Patented dome (HIVE) — IMAX does not have patent rightshttp://www.slideshare.net/metatroy/hive-zelf-holograph-immersive-virtual-laser-meta-ztron-troyerOver view of MetaZtron Vision (MZTV) Power point to John Deere 23
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=fr&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avmagazine.it%2Farticoli%2Fvideoproiettori%2F623%2Fanteprima-redray-laser-4k_index.hmlMetatroys 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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. http://www.slideshare.net/metatroy/metaztron-holographic-z-depth-factorIF IT IS: Any feed is instantly transformed (IT) to full spectrum color that can adjust to any surface(dome). http://www.slideshare.net/metatroy. 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
    • 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.http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/news-and- 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
    • economical lasers being underpowered and famous for having a characteristic “speckle” that woulddegrade picture quality. But significant progress has been made in all areas with new solid-state devicesthat promise to be capable of illuminating the largest screens with performance that meets and possiblyexceeds DCI’s image requirements.Around eight years ago, a tiny New Hampshire start-up, Laser Light Engines, began working behind the Page | 31scenes to refine lasers for cinema use. In 2010, LLE joined with IMAX in an equity partnership to refinethe technology for their large-screen format. Kodak has also been developing laser illumination and in2011 also signed an exclusive agreement with IMAX to further develop the technology. This pastJanuary, Barco, a DLP Cinema licensee, demonstrated a prototype 55,000 ANSI lumen, 4K laser-illuminated projector to rave reviews at the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s annual Moody Gardenssymposium in Galveston, Texas.Recently, the major projector manufacturers have joined forces by creating a new trade association, theLaser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA), to address the need to clear the huge number ofgovernment regulations in force affecting the use of lasers in commercial products. While the lightleaving the projector is safe, laser light sources still require multiple layers of regulatory approvalsbefore they can be commercially deployed.Ideally, the laser lamps would be configurable and allow retrofit in existing digital-cinema projectors.Even better, in the more distant future, it might be possible to locate the laser light supply in a centrallocation, connecting it to the projectors via fiber-optic cables, thereby reducing size of future projectors.Probably the largest challenge facing the projector companies in deploying laser illumination is theircost. Not only do the projector vendors need to recoup their considerable development costs, the laser-enabled projector has to be priced reasonably so its purchase price when combined with the potentialsavings in bulbs and energy over a reasonable period yields a net savings for the exhibitors.The remaining question that many exhibitors have is one surrounding the marketability of the laser-illuminated images. Lasers have the potential to make brighter images, and reports of the earlyprototypes suggest there will be striking improvements in contrast and extended color reproduction.Will the picture be noticeably better to the audience? Will they command a premium ticket price? Willthey pull in additional patrons? How will the industry market these improvements to audiences?This year’s CinemaCon marks one of the first industry-wide discussions about laser illumination. Nodoubt, there will be many more discussions before laser illumination becomes a practical and affordableoption for exhibitors. Industry experts predict that there will be several more years of productdevelopment, with cinema-grade products being available in the next three to five years.Laser illumination, coupled with high frame rates, with 3D and 4K, plus new audio formats, certainlyopens the door to the future of exhibition. Understandably, for many exhibitors who may just now havemoved into digital, it may seem like technology overload with an escalating stream of upgrades. At thesame time, it puts exhibitors in the critical position of having to decide which of these technologicalamenities makes sense to add, when to upgrade, and how to justify their expense. There is no easyanswer, as ultimately it is the market over time that guides exhibitors to the right decisions. Fortunately,we have events like CinemaCon with lively discussions on emerging technologies to help guide the way. 31
    • Metatroys Blog Patent Claim Chart for the friendly TrollsB l o g M a y 1 4 , 2 0 1 2 Z*Tron Vision Troyer Patent Claim Chart and Metatroy Page | 32notesTags: CAVE, HIVE, Holodeck playpen; auto dimension; auto stereo, IF IT IS; Virtual Reality, laser projector,laser tv, simulation, Z*Tron Vision; Troyer, ZTV —TROYER STATEMENT May 2012The claim chart can be found on a later page in this document. Patent claims are included later for amore comprehensive survey for the reader.The Canada patent claims (notice of allowance Feb. 28, 2011) are available on request. They will bepublished shortly. They are broad: all reflective light valves (RLV) and also lasers directed to the RLV.Troyer’s patents represent Z*Tron Vision which is a laser apparatus with projector and camera. TheTroyer patent process provides attributes: IF IT IS- infinite focus, instant transformation, and innatesharpness. These attributes make possible the long awaited dimensional HIVE: holographic immersivevirtual environments.Z*Tron Vision is the linchpin to the HIVE – as important as the printing press was to publishing.HIVE platforms are created with apps. It is predicted that there will be many applications developed forthe HIVE – a la Apple. There are many talents creating apps for the Microsoft Kinect. The Kinect cameracould be used as the camera in the Feb. 14, 2012 Troyer patent. There are many uses for the patentedlaser camera/ projector.These facts are shown to be true: Laser video projectors will replace arc lamp digital cinema projectors. Laser TV: home theaters, gaming, signage, industrial, medical, etc. HIVE TV: simulation, virtual augmented realties, immersion, evolved CAVE, etc. Z*Tron Vision (Z*TV) will be the display of choice: KISS (keep it simple: streamline) Z*TV is a basic patented process that provides a linchpin laser apparatus. Many apps (applications) will work with the linchpin Z*Tron Vision (Z*TV). The Troyer laser projector patented process is user friendly and the most streamlined. Troyer basic patents are KISS (keep it simple—streamline) It has been shown that it is difficult to leapfrog the Troyer patents (write around).What will be the best 3D: huge domes to small auto stereo (w/o glasses)?All auto stereo displays demonstrated so far have limitations. For instance there were twodemonstrations at NAB. One was by Dolby (with Philips) and the other by a Japanese research group. The displays cannot use the infrastructure that exists now to deliver the image. Many different facets/ lenticular approach—expensive and not streamlined. 32
    •  Not a pure viewing angle. Limited by participants position. Not wide angle views. Participants need to be at specific area for best view—thus not good for crowd viewing.The next big market is predicted to be the Apple /Smart/ Internet/ Google/ TV. Many are attempting topredict what will be the smart TV attributes. Page | 33Troyer’s predicts that consumers will demand these attributes for Smart TV Full color spectrum; deep magenta, purples and mustards can be viewed (more like nature) High contrast (good blacks) and grey scale -- sharp vivid images Dimensional images without glasses Wide field of view; not limited viewing angle, thus vivid sharp images at any angle in the room Always in focus sharp images (infinite depth of focus) Ability to adjust to any curved screen or any other irregular surface automatically. Use today’s infrastructure for delivery of content KISS: Keep it simple--- streamline (monitor for smart phone, tablet, computer, etc.) Auto dimensional (3D w/o glasses)—this means any video feed with automatic depth (3D) No glasses needed; Anyone sitting anywhere in the room views the Z depth images Camera / projector (display) combination — Kinect type feedback –range sensor Suitcase, modular — (user friendly—easy to move, mobile, fast set up) Models that project big dimensional screens that can also be used as performance backsets No flat screen distortion of 3D --dimensional images (endoscopic or Mars 3D images).TechCrunch: Is the future of 3D about the movies or TV? Interview with James Cameron Cameron: The future of 3D will be defined by TV. The reason for that is it’s going to solve this whole conversion issue. Because the 3D production cycle for TV is so short. You don’t have time to do a conversion. It just doesn’t exist. It’s just not part of the vocabulary. So, the tools for shooting it, posting it, delivering it, displaying it, are all going to be proven in the TV markets and then movie guys are just going to have to get in line with it.TechCrunch: What do you think about the state of 3D TV’s? Cameron: Mid level big flat panels are 3D now. — It’s really not that big a deal anymore. So, I think where it’s ultimately got to end, is glasses free viewing in the home, on the big screenIF IT IS attributes are considered transformative for the next display platforms. IF IT IS attributes aredesired by: Consumers for their Smart TV and home theater. Digital Cinema audiences. Military/ government wait for dome/ CAVE/HIVE immersive training/ simulation Signage — innovative approach with depth of focus (ability to be shown real time on curves) Opera/ Broadway/ music tour, staging and backsets for performance/ content productions Telecine: post house and consumer copying film, slides, video, — any feed Medical: ability to see captured dimensional images such as endoscopic camera images—not distorted on flat screens, but seen with best image (contrast, resolution, color ranges, layers, 33
    • dimensional, always in focus—MRI slices can be put together in real time for dimensional images vivid images). Scientific/ Instrumentation/ Microscopic/HIVE Platforms: Z*Tron Vision is the linchpin to the HIVE – as important as the printing press was topublishing. Many applications will be created and streamlined by the linchpin HIVE attributes. Page | 34Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality/ CAVE/ Telepresence. How? Real time dimensional images in curvedspace —cuts the costs and time taken by more than 50%. The HIVE is user friendly. The HIVE platformattributes are sought by Location based entertainment venues; Themed park entertainment, immersivetraining and learning, etc.ZELF: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion — Some suggested private / public/ non-profit franchises:MetaSite gaming immersive mini theaters  WarpZone: gaming / group/ new approach to gaming arcades  Bucket of Dreams: advanced Chucky Cheese franchise  Teen Green Screen with content tool kits: from creating local games to Horror interactive movies with merchandising or fractal immersion rooms or traveling to different times in history or to space : a place for teens to play congregate and have hands on learning.  STEAM TEAMS: Placing art (A) into STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)  ZPA (healing spa devices and venues): laser light healing / communing/ sports healing/ beautification for aging/ animal healing/ get rid of arthritis/ cleansing/ healing  ZPA labs: develop devices for sports healing, etc.  MetaStation: dome train rides–  MetaSphere: combination Dome Screens for Z*Rama movies, Planetarium, Backset staging for performance/ extravaganza – also associated with a lab for applications for the HIVE.  Backsets Karaoke/ Performance clubs: Automatic backsets soundstages with performer (small Z*TV projector camera—capture and project performer in sets - often they design their staging)Troyer is an independent inventor, meaning she is not associated with a big company or institution. Theclaim chart below lists companies that are infringing on the Troyer patented process. Troyer has beenoffered upfront payment by the king of the patent “trolls” company that has been quite successful inhelping patent holders receive a great return from infringers. They do not pay to play unless they knowthey can win. Those experts who understand this patent area state that if handled right, the Troyerpatents are a gold mine. Troyer is getting offers from many areas. Her Canadian patent attorney hasadvised Troyer, since there is so much interest, that she put the patent troll offer on the backburner andhire a well-respected strong attorney in her inventions niche area that is adept at making deals andlicensing. Troyer is now seeking that attorney to provide guidance.Digital Cinema and Dome 3D: Troyer has demonstrated her patented big laser TV to main players. Someof these companies have recently formed a Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA) set up topromote and market laser projection for digital cinema. They promote lasers addressed to a reflectivelight valve, full color spectrum, and retaining the polarization for best bright 3D. The LIPA consortiummembers consisting of Kodak, Sony, IMAX, NEC, Dolby, Disney, THX, Christies, Barco and TexasInstrument, etc. Most have attended the Troyer demonstrations and received white papers, etc. Kodakhas shown a prototype laser projector based on the Troyer patents. Peter Lude, the LIPA chairman has 34
    • been informed that the consortium is promoting Troyer’s patented process and has shared thatinformation with the rest of the members. Troyer received an email back that LIPA is not responsible fortheir members and to approach each individually. They invitation to speak to the members about theTroyer patented process was withdrawn. These emails were published on the Troyer Metatroy blog.LIPA Consortium: The LIPA consortium is marketing Troyer’s patented KISS approach (keep it simple: Page | 35streamline). LIPA is representing that this is a new approach developed by their members, even thoughcorporate in most of these companies have attended the Metatron Laser Projector demonstrations withgreat interest (Metatron name now changed to Z*Tron Vision: Z*TV). Thank heavens Troyer had savvymentors who counseled her telling her she did not have to get a NDA (non-disclosure) but always getsignatures to document who attended the Metatron private demonstrations and received proprietarypaper work. When the LIPA group realizes that IMAX/Kodak/Barco do not have patents to cover dometheater like they represent, there should be an acknowledgement. Today we have blogs and socialmedia, so blatant infringements by companies in a consortium is not as likely to work. It is in fact theclassic example of why innovation is threatened. Why should any of the many watching the Troyerstruggle with her patents try to innovate?Troyer’s Patents: Troyer’s patents cover these areas: Laser apparatus, projector, camera and projectorwith full color, high contrast dimensional infinite focus images, Telecine and Digital Intermediate, etc.Audiences/gamers/consumers want Cinerama auto stereo images (3D with no glasses).Z*Tron Vision (Z*TV) covers laser TV from Pico (small hand held) to large 3D dome theaters. DigitalCinema projectors use reflective light valve (RLV). Troyer’s patents: lasers are directed to RLV with fullspectrum colored dimensional infinite focused images that adjust to any surface (curves—domes).The experts have qualified the Troyer patents as the solution for 3D dome theaters. This is because shehas patented the ability for a RLV modulated image to adjust to a dome, simulation, Cinerama, or anyother irregular screen. The Troyer claims cover modulating Z depth into laser beams to create real timedimensional images without glasses in curved space. Gamers and consumers call for a Smart TV that cantake the Internet streaming and translate to auto dimensional images. The military and government andeducational institutions want a more realistic immersive training and simulation. Sensors have evolvedwith Moore’s law. It is imperative for a security person on command and control on the ground to seevividly the dimensional image translated from the drone camera. It is imperative for the surgeon that islooking at an endoscopic (3D) image to see it clearly. Sensor dimensional captured images are distortedon flat screens. Z*TV depth dimensional imaging eliminates the flat screen distortion and makes possibletrue vivid images being seen in real time.Smart TV (internet TV): next big market after smart phone and tablet. Gamers and consumers call forauto stereo (3D without glasses). Steve Jobs stated he would be delivering dimensional laser TV, but hedid not have the patents. There is a race now to see who delivers the next hot device: Apple TV, GoogleTV, Microsoft, VIZIO, Samsung, Sony, Dell, etc. Troyer’s patents represent IF IT IS- infinite focus, instanttransformation, and innate sharpness — attributes that deliver the long awaited dimensional TV. Troyerand team are now aligning with experts to help market and negotiate deals with the interested parties.WHY? The Microvision Pico laser projector infringes Troyer’s patent claims. Intel and Pioneer haverecently signed to be OEM and sell Microvision products. Intel states they want to take the Microvision 35
    • designs to a bigger screen for gamers, home theater, etc. The basic Troyer patented design also workswith medical, instrumentation, scientific; signage, 3D dome, and HIVE platforms.HIVE: Holographic Immersive Virtual EnvironmentsHIVE: Z*Tron Vision (ZTV) is the linchpin for the HIVE. The HIVE is possible because of Z*TV. The images Page | 36can be projected in 3D curved space. The HIVE is the next step to the Hologram and to more realisticimages. The HIVE is the Smart TV (Internet TV) that interconnects devices using the currentinfrastructure. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Vizio, Cisco, Motorola, Dell, Samsung, Sony, etc. are competingto deliver. Gamers and consumers want auto-dimensional vivid bright images in curved space. Theywant the HIVE.Troyer published the patent claim chart on her blog. These are the claims that are being infringed: Lasers addressed to a reflective light valve using full spectrum color (635 nm. red of above). Cyan (near 488 nm.) can be added to make a fuller color spectrum and to reduce speckle. The laser beam is expanded (safer for the eye than a direct laser beam). Laser images retain infinite sharpness (infinite depth of focus) and automatically has the ability to adjust in real time to any irregular surface such as Cinerama or domes or curved simulation screens. Laser attributes retained in the modulated image to the screen: coherence, collimation and polarization for better sharp vivid images and better 3D. Provides better 3D because of the inherent polarized image. Creates vivid, sharp better 3D images, 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.Road Map Best Approach and Licensing: Break down the areas of licenses.It is established that all want displays—vivid, high contrast, sharp details, infinite focus, auto stereo—depth dimension, full color (saturated); ability to adjust in focus to any surface –mostly be in focus oncurved surface, without any adjustments. The Troyer patented process provides IF IT IS: infinite focus,instant transfer, innate sharpness.Licensing Area in Discussion Interest Competition Infringement Pico (vehicle; navigation; etc.) John Deere Microvision/ Pioneer/ Intel Pico Axaxtech Smart TV NVidia, Motorola Mobility, Dell Intel (Microvision design) Smart TV Deluxe, Reliance (India) HDI— Red Medical Digital Cinema LIPA ConsortiumSmart Internet TV Intel, Motorola Mobility, Dell, Sony, Samsung (all are attempting auto stereo) Note:Vizio has seen my patented process (but is fast tracking to deliver Google TV with their own method).Troyer and Teams Smart TV ApproachLocate strategic vendor parties to demonstrate the most advanced Z*TV model 36
    • Strategic partner: licensee/ manufacturer/ etc.May be the group that tackles other smart TV infringers.Claim chart states these groups are using the Troyer patented processAaxaTech, Microvision Light Blue Optics, IMAX/ Barco/Kodak, Sony,LIPA Consortium, HDI (RED), etc. Page | 37Laser addressed to a Reflective Light Valve (RLV) with laser light (DLP, LCoS, MEMS, LED, etc.)With Full color red >635 nm. (all the above)Repression of speckle: deeper red, add Cyan (blue green) -- Sony, etc.Infinite focus: keeping collimation, coherence and polarization in image for best stereo 3DPolarized laser modulated images: (all the above)More Eye Safe: Expanded laser beams are more eye safe than a direct pointed beam. Question: Is LIPAmarketing “infinite focus”? Is IMAX? Is Sony? Yes if they have infinite sharp images by keeping the laser’sattributes of polarization and coherence in the expanded laser beam. You cannot deliver good 3D unlessyou keep the laser beam attributes.LIPA does not talk about infinite focus. Instead their members state they have the most realistic 3D byusing the laser attributes. Kodak’s demonstration was with polarized coherent images for better 3Dsharp vivid focused images.—Troyer’s patented process with IF IT IS.Troyer Note: Red Camera demonstrated a 3D stereo laser projector for the home market at NAB. RedLaser Projector has hired Ed Sandberg to design their laser projector. Ed uses LCOS – at least with HDIdemonstration. The NBA demonstration was with 2K LCOS. RED states they are going to go upgrade tothe 4K LCOS method to get rid of their blurriness (ghosting) in fast moving images. Ed Sandberg is fromHDI in Las Gatos. http://displaydaily.com/2009/04/08/hdi-develops-3d-lcos-laser-projector/HDI does not have patents covering their basic process. Ed Sandberg was hired as a person to help setup optics when our lab was at Lexel Lasers in Fremont (Silicon Valley). Ed states in his resume that heworked with the military laser projectors. The group he worked with started with a very rudimentarysystem that was based on the English Cavendish laser projector patent. The TRW military laser projectorwas not based on the system from QD Technology. The QD Technology (Noble, Sandberg, Nelson) wasnot involved further. TRW, the group holding the contracts, took over from Vizulux and upgraded theprojectors so they met the rigid standards for quality images for the contract for the war room walls.When the images passed, the projectors were installed in the command and control war rooms. It took atechnician always on call in each facility. The projectors ran 3 years with a 98% up time that met thestringent qualifications.Troyer patents cover the basic approach to laser projection with a reflective light valve. Ed Sandberg hasfollowed the Troyer progress and knows about the patented approach. His partner was one of the mainTroyer engineers. Red/ HDI/ Ed Sandberg to not have patents to cover their basic laser projectorarchitecture. Stereo (3D) is discussed in the Troyer white paper. There are the established methods tocreate 3D: two channel stereo. 3D polarization for stereo images is well known to anyone in the art. Alsoone channel stereo can be used. The Troyer white paper discusses the possible 3D with glasses approachwith lasers. The change from 3D stereo with arc lamps (one channel combined stereo or two channel) isthat lasers are naturally polarized and brightness limiting polarizing filters and glasses are not needed 37
    • (Real D). Troyer’s preferred method is discussed in her white paper and on the published power point—Z depth (also covered under patent) http://www.slideshare.net/metatroy/metaztron-holographic-z-depth-factorPatent claim charts follow the advertisements and representations of competitors, as they advertise thepatent attributes they are infringing. The darker portions are these representations Page | 38.AAXA:The AAXA L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector is an updated version of the L1, the world’s first laser poweredpocket projector. The updated design improves the performance of L1 v2 by increasing the thermalefficiency of the PCOS laser light engine. The unique three-color laser light source enables the L1 v2 toproduce images with amazing color saturation that are always in focus. Designed for mobileprofessionals and entertainment, the AAXA L1 v2 pocket projector combines a revolutionary laser lightsource, proprietary despeckling technology, and an LCoS imager (reflective light valve) to achieve a 20lumen output at 800×600 resolution without the pixilation problems found in some laser projectors.  Manufacturer: AAXA Technologies, Inc.  Manufacturer Website Address: www.aaxatech.com  Product Name: L1 v2 LCOS Projector  Projection Method: Front  Lamp Type: LaserMicrovision: From promotional sheet:With the MicroVision SHOWWX+™, the world’s first laser projector is now even brighter – our PicoP® display engine allowsyou to enjoy deep, rich color projection with bright and vivid laser images that are always in focus. Even on curvedsurfaces. We call this ‘infinite focus’.SHOWWX+TM Laser Pico Projector Display Performance  Resolution: WVGA (848 x 480)  Brightness: 15 Lumens  Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen  Focus: No user focus adjustment needed. Image in focus, even on curved surfaces  Refresh Rate: 60 Hz (nominal) (this is a raster scans)  Color Gamut: > 200% NTSC (this means that red is >635 nm. to have full color images)  Contrast Ratio: > 5,000:1 (they are scanning – could not have good contrast with flood)  Throw Ratio: 1:1 (projection distance/image diagonal)  Image size: 150 mm to 2500 mm (6 in to 100 in)  Projection Distance: 150 mm to 2500 mm (6 in to 100 in)  Regulatory: Class 2 laser product.1Microvision Blog: http://www.microvision.com/displayground/uncategorized/moving-the-bar/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=moving-the-bar 38
    • Because our PicoP display engine uses a raster scan method to create a picture pixel by pixel, line byline, it knows at any given time where those pixels are being painted by the engine.Microvision projection: you can see the scanning lines in the video images when the image is televised.There is a problem with the scanning design not hitting 60 seconds per cycle as stated (60 htz). TheTroyer main priority with the patented process was to design the architecture for a more eye safe model Page | 39(expanded lines) and to produce good images that when photographed look like film with no visible scanlines or pixels.Smart Internet TV Summary: Most predictors feel that Smart TV will have certain attributes: Full color spectrum; deep magenta, purples and mustards can be viewed (more like nature) High contrast: good blacks and whites—vivid images; readable print Dimensional real time images without glasses Wide field of view, so can be seen from any angle in the room Always in focus sharp images (infinite depth of focus) Ability to adjust to any curved screen or any other irregular surface automatically.Intel has signed to be a partner and sell Microvision products. An Intel representative states that theyare planning to create bigger models for the home market. It is indicated that Intel has decided to usethe Troyer patented process for developing Smart TV. Evidently Intel experts have decided that theTroyer patented process with the stated needed criteria is the direction for Smart TV. Interesting. Aperson working with Intel considered using the Troyer patented method in 2005 when they wereattempting to do the LCoS “suitcase” projector. The small lasers were not mature enough at that timefor that market and Intel dropped the project.http://www.microvision.com/displayground/tag/pioneer/ Note: Pioneer and Microvision signed a dealto use the Microvision laser light engine in new applications for the automobile: Shares in Redmond-based Microvision (NASDAQ: MVIS) soared more than 12 percent in early Wednesday trading after thedeal with the Japanese company was announced, and shares finished up 7 percent, rising 12 cents toclose at $1.81. Microvision and Pioneer signed a memorandum of understanding for futuremanufacturing and commercial distribution of Microvisions Pico-based display engines. MicrovisionLaser Engine: Pioneer uses the Microvision process (Troyer’s patent) for many apps. One is a carapplication including car window information for the driver.Microvision History: Microvision’s progress has been interesting. When Troyer’s 2001 patent waspublished, Microvision was getting scanning goggle patents. Microvision later started to work on thesmall laser projector as an off shoot of goggles. It took a few variations for them to figure out that theyget a much brighter picture if the laser beam is in sync with the video information.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UfarRM0BoM When the Microvision projector is taken apart it isfound that there is one scanning line addressed to the MEMS reflective light valve that provides themodulation. The Microvision video was shot in 2008. In 2011 Intel made a deal with Microvision to selltheir product and also to use the Microvision architecture for larger images. This is because laserprojection that is designed according to the Troyer patented architecture shows vivid shaper, highcontrast images with full color. Reading script is also more vivid with lasers. 39
    • Microvision raster scans on a MEMS reflective light valve so ghosting is not a problem. It is obvious thatLight Blue Optics also figured this out that syncing the scanning of the colored laser beams with thewritten image (LCoS) eliminating the ghosting in fast moving images and created better contrast. Gamesand sports demand fast response time with their fast movement. Microvision and Light Blue Opticsshould have read the 1997 white paper on my web site or studied my patent drawings more carefully. Itwould have saved on R&D time. Page | 40Light Blue Opticshttp://www.3i.com/media/press-releases/light-blue-optics-raises-us26-million-to-accelerate-development-of-laser-based-miniature-projection-systems.htmlFounded in 2004, LBO has developed an innovative holographic laser projection technology that allowsfull color, high-quality video images to be projected onto flat or curved surfaces. LBO’s novel approachto projection delivers a unique combination of enabling features including an ultra-wide throw angle,in-built laser speckle reduction, infinite focus, low power consumption, no moving parts and a robustdesign that naturally lends itself to miniaturization and low cost manufacture. LBO’s patentedholographic laser projection technology delivers full color, high-quality video images that remain infocus at all distances. The technology’s efficiency, small form factor, robustness and cost advantagesmake it ideally suited for deployment in multiple markets including automotive, digital signage andconsumer electronics.Light Blue Optics is funded by a syndicate of investors including Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH,Earlybird Venture Capital, Capital-E, NESTA, Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., Minaik, WhiteGoldFund Management and DFJ Esprit. It raised $2.5m in 2006, $26m in 2007, $15m in 2009 and another$13m last year – $56.5m in total. On last year’s completion it said the cash raised was designed torealize a growing list of new applications for its Light Touch™ technology.Note: the CEO and CFO have left Light Blue Optics. They realize that they are infringing on the Troyerpatent; they have raised money not having the patents they claimed to cover their process. What Icannot figure out is how the backers can invest such large sums without checking the patent status?IMAX and KODAK and BARCO http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1222364361001/imax-ceo-on-laser-projection-patents-deal-with-kodak/IMAX made the announcement that Barco has been chosen to be the exclusive supplier of both xenonand laser-projectors for IMAX for the next 7 years. According to the announcement, the laser projectorswill incorporate technology IMAX has licensed from Kodak. Installations of Barco laser projectors atIMAX venues will begin in 2013. according to Display Daily, Barco demonstrated a laser projector with55,000 lumens. For comparison: professional Sony SRXR320P Cinema Projector: 21,000 lumens.http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/IMAX_Licenses_Exclusive_Right_to_Kodak_39_s_Next-Generation_Laser_Projection_Technology.htmhttp://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/IMAX_Licenses_Exclusive_Right_to_Kodak_39_s_Next-Generation_Laser_Projection_Technology.htm 40
    • Copy:: Monday, October 17, 2011:IMAX Licenses Exclusive Right to Kodak’s Next-Generation Laser Projection TechnologyGroundbreaking Technology Will Enable IMAX(R) Film-Based Screens Over 80 Feet and Dome Theatresto Deliver the Highest-Quality Digital Content Available for the First Time Ever Page | 41This Kodak intellectual property is truly cutting edge, and will be used by IMAX’s esteemed TechnologyGroup to enhance the cinematic experience for consumers, enable the application of digital technologyin our larger and institutional theatres, and make being in business with IMAX even easier and moreprofitable,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond.IMAX expects to introduce the new laser-projection technology by the second half of 2013 and that itwill provide the company’s largest screen and dome customers — which have previously only hadaccess to analog film — with a full array of digital content, which often includes Hollywood’s biggestIMAX DMR(R) titles.“We are delighted to be licensing our technology to a company as innovative as IMAX,” said Kim Snyder,President, Entertainment Imaging, and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “Because thistechnology produces the deepest blacks, and the brightest 3D of any system demonstrated to date, itwill truly make the movies more exciting for consumers, and that creates a strong value proposition forthe studios and exhibitors as well. That’s the ultimate measure of this relationship. We look forward toworking with the IMAX team to make this vision a reality.”The Kodak technology is expected to extend these efforts and allow the illumination of IMAX 80-to-100-foot screens and domes with a brightness and clarity not currently attainable in these formats. Thesolution will also consume less power, last longer and have a wider color gamut when compared withexisting technology.TROYER’S QUESTION: To Kodak’s Kim Snyder and to IMAX CEO Gelfond: Can you please provide thepatent numbers for Kodak’s patents that cover big dome screens or Cinerama screens? I have not beenable to locate them. Are they patent pending? I have found quite a few patents on the laser projectorwith grated light valve (GLV) that Kodak stopped using. The grating light valve breaks the coherence andpolarization in the modulated laser beam. Thus you do not get good 3D or have the capacity for realtime always in focus on curved screens.The GLV limits the brightness in the image. It is not light efficient. Sony, Evans & Sutherland andRockwell Collins have all mothballed a similar light valve device after paying huge licensing fees: SiliconLight Machine: SLM– Sony: $30 million for entertainment. Evans & Sutherland: $10 million for domesand planetariums. Rockwell Collins: $72.5 million for simulation. Rockwell also received buildings andother property in the deal.Griffith Park Planetarium wanted to use Metatron Z*TV for their refurbish. A great immersive “beingthere” space show was designed. The Troyer laser projector was stolen from the IVC Burbank post houselab right before it was to be moved to Griffith Park. They were forced to use grated light valveprojectors instead: Evans & Sutherland—10X more expensive, dim, not infinite focus—bad show.http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/print/volume-48/issue-03/features/lasers-inject-new-life-into-projection-displays.html#.T2PVJDeLTOQ.twitter 41
    • Kodak has been granted two leap frog patents, which were applied for after visiting the MetaTron Lab atLexel Laser in the Silicon Valley in 2000 to see our demonstration (documented). One is to expand thelaser beam and address a reflective light valve and reduce speckle with a special Optic. The otherdiscusses the need for full color spectrum and added cyan but the claims are about modulating and donot cover the basic colors. The modulation layout is very general, listing all the possibilities. Page | 42We claim that the Kodak demonstration laser projector model was based on the Troyer patentedarchitecture using the DLP (reflective light valve) and broad spectrum colors— red 635 nm or over. Theimages would not be full spectrum color if lower red was used. Also Kodak kept the polarization andcollimating in the beam to the screen to create 3D images. The switching in polarization 3D is a knownart. The various ways of achieving 3D using the attributes of lasers was discussed in the Troyer whitepapers provided for clients since 2002.Suggestion: Set up a forum by those who do not want to wait another 10 years for laser projection?Evidently according to the situation so far LPA will not be holding the forums. Members pay $25,000 tojoin, so Pete Lude is taking care of his paid members. The forum should discuss what to do when publiccompanies knowingly misrepresent the facts to their stock holders. IMAX is misrepresenting they havepatents to cover big screens and domes and full color bright images—using lasers and a reflective lightvalve (DLP, LCoS, or other). It can be proven that IMAX is very aware that Troyer has the patents. Pleasestudy the Troyer patent claims to verify Troyer patent coverage.LIPA Consortium: http://www.lipainfo.org/news.html The main companies in this group have seen theTroyer laser projector demonstrations in her lab or on the IMAX dome: Kodak, IMAX, Sony, Dolby, NEC,Disney, and THX technology experts. Many others have seen the Metatron demonstration. It can beshown that each LIPA company member is very aware of Troyer’s patents. Is this consortium formed toprotect them in their plan to infringe on the Troyer patents? These companies, when attending theMetaZtron demonstrations received white papers and specifications.LIPA represents that they are making Laser projectors more available to audiences, but LIPA reallyrepresents a consortium that is stating they are planning on infringing on the Troyer patent process. Ifthey follow the laser architecture they are advocating which is the most KISS___ keep it simple –streamline (Troyer’s patents).NOTE: Troyer has sent an email to LIPA Consortium through Pete Lude (Pete Lude—founder andchairman and with Sony). She has also received a letter back. This has been published on the Troyerblog: MetaTroy: http://metatroy.wordpress.com/ --- April 2012NAB 2012 session on laser TV:http://expo.nabshow.com/mynabshow2012/public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=SessionDetails.aspx&SessionID=1781 42
    • Metatroys Blog Sony spilled the beans with their“secret sauce” Page | 43Blog June 8, 2012Display: cyan reduces speckle; Sony/Laser Light Engine projectorFiled under: Laser Video Projector — Tags: Chris Cookson, cyan, Diane Troyer, ghosting, HIVE, HowardLukk, IVC, laser artifacts, Laser Light Engine, Matt Brennesholtz, Metatron, Sony, virtual reality, Z*TronVision, ZTV, Zuddites — metatroy @ 8:43 amThis is a copy of an Insight Display article by Matt Brennesholtz :http://www.display-central.com/lle-provides-details-speckle-new-products/LLE Provides Details on Speckle & New ProductsMay 23, 2012 | Filed under: Display Daily, Projection Technology | No Commentby: Matt BrennesholtzSony and Laser Light Engines (LLE) provided the first public demo of a speckle free laser illuminatedcinema projector at NAB Technology Symposium on Cinema (TSC) (formerly known as Digital CinemaSummit) last month in Las Vegas, as reported by Chris Chinnock in the May Issue of LDR. This follows theprivate Barco demo last January, as discussed in Display Daily on February 8th.I took this as an opportunity to talk to Bill Beck, Founder and EVP of Business Development of LLE aboutboth the demo and upcoming products from LLE. Beck said that the main goal of the demo was to showit was possible to get a despeckled image on a silver screen. This was important because despeckledimages are much easier to achieve on low-gain matte screens but the exhibitors need to be shown thatlow speckle can be achieved in 3D presentations using silver screens. Silver screens are required for 3Dtechnology using passive polarization glasses, such as the ones used by RealD or MasterImage. In theorywavelength selection (Dolby) and active glasses 3D can use matte screens, although high-gain screensare often used even in these installations to increase the 3D brightness.Beck said the main speckle issue with laser cinema, especially in the LLE/Sony demo, is the green. Hesays this occurs for several main reasons: 1. The human eye has the highest sensitivity in green so the green looks much brighter than the red or blue. 2. The human eye has its highest resolution in the green, so it is easier to perceive the small features of speckle. It is also easiest to perceive that the speckle features are hiding small features contained in the displayed image. 3. The frequency-doubled green laser normally has a very narrow bandwidth, on the order of 0.2nm, causing more speckle.He added that in a 3D demonstration, such as the one at NAB, polarization diversity cannot be used,eliminating one normal tool of despeckleing.Beck says that the LLE “Secret Sauce” technology for speckle reduction is the ability to spectrallybroaden the green light to as much as a 20 – 30nm bandwidth. He declined to say exactly how broad 43
    • the green bandwidth was in the NAB demo and, not surprisingly, he declined to say exactly what this“Secret Sauce” technology was.Beck told Insight Media that LLE had recently introduced the RGB100 rack-mounted laser product. Thisunit is intended as a xenon-replacement system, not for new designs. LLE also offers red, green and bluemodules on an OEM basis. The RGB100 is a standalone, despeckled RGB laser light source for 3 chip Page | 44digital projection systems. It delivers 100+ W of color-controllable RGB light, for a total of over 28,000white balanced lumens into the projector. Red, green and blue wavelengths are 638nm, 545nm and445nm respectively. The combined RGB light is transmitted to the projector via a single armored opticalfiber cable with a 400 or 440µm diameter core and a 0.22 NA. Delivery of the first units will be in June,2012. The data sheet on the rack-mounted RGB100 system can be downloaded from the LLE web site, ascan the preliminary specifications on the green OEM module. The LLE procedure for measuring speckleis also available for download.For an expanded version of this story, including more information on laser speckle and how lasers canbest be used in 3D presentation of cinema and other content, see upcoming issue Large Display Report.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Troyer Note: Yes Matt Brennesholtz, as you might be aware after our phone conference two yearsago— I agree with Sony’s secret sauce solution. My first patent claim in 2001 stresses the “secret sauce”(below). Also my US patents 2005, 2006, and 2012 and the allowed Canadian patent 2011 claims. Allhave claims with lasers addressed to a reflective light valve with red 635 nm or over. Cyan is added thatis shorter wave length blue green—(488 nm — 510 nm), which reduces the speckle and produces moresaturated colors with better whites and blacks.We have found that by using deeper red and adding cyan with the RGB, that the speckle is greatlyreduced, as explained in my Troyer patent description and in the Troyer patent claims. The classic solidstate laser green is 532 nm which is nearer yellow green and therefore has more speckle. Note—In thearticle Matt states that the laser green that Sony is using is 545 nm. I think this is a mistake—it should be535 nm. If Sony is using 545 nm – good luck with their color. No wonder they need more greenwavelengths. Read http://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/metatroy/troyer-patent-portfolio-2012/1These Facts Can Be Shown: This process of using “cyan” for reduction in speckle and for a moresaturated full color with a better white and black is discussed in the Troyer patent description. Thoseattending the demonstrations were provided white papers on color. Suggested is that they read theexplanation in the published Feb 2001 patent.The Troyer Metatron Laser Projector demonstrations in the early 2000′s were the first time the expertattendees viewed full color spectrum in digital cinema projection. Thus they realized that video couldhave film like colors also. None of the viewers complained about speckle because the Troyer patentedprocess reduced the speckle in the motion picture images. Some speckle could be seen in still images.Troyer did a lot of R&D by testing different wavelengths. She had the fortune of being able to use dyelasers where she could change the red colors (Read about speckle elimination in the Troyer patentportfolio description). 44
    • Among the attendees: Merv Griffin Group (investors and partner); Roy Disney and Imagineering Group;display experts from Dolby, Kodak, Sony, Panavision, Universal theme parks, IMAX, Warner, CarmelDevelopment, Air Force, Raytheon, Griffith Park Planetarium, Runco, Famous Players, many cinematheater groups and Vegas groups, etc. The main interest was for dome themed entertainment venues.Chris Cookson was with the Warner technology group who saw the demonstration at the most securepost house in Burbank: International Video Conversion (IVC). IVC did the Warner film conversions. Chris Page | 45Cookson is now head of motion picture technology at Sony (a copy of the white paper distributed to theWarner group is available on request).Greg Thagard was with Warner and set up the demonstration to check the Troyer claims: full spectrumsaturated color images with limited speckle in moving images; twice the contrast than with arc lamps;heat mitigation from fast moving laser expanded beams; and mainly the biggest problem with using theJVC Hughes ILA in digital cinema—the ghosting (blurring) in fast moving images.The main criticism of using the JVC ILA (Liquid Crystal) instead of the DLP arc lamp projectors was theblurring artifacts in fast motion. Warner tech experts viewed the laser images automatically adjust to abig curved screen and also a balloon and realized that any video feed in “real time” could betransformed to full color and adjust to a curved screen. That in itself would save the studios a fortune inpost house fees. Digital Cinema theaters would have interactivity for gaming and live football games andOpera in big screen Cinerama. The demonstration proved the problems were solved. The Warner guyssaid –You did it!!! And were most excited.Troyer showed the viewers the heat mitigation of that the slotted fast moving lasers by passing her handthrough the direct path of the moving expanded laser beams. (Flooding with lasers or arc lams producesburning heat). The blacks (contrast) were much more pronounced because the slots of laser light werenot bleeding into the black. There were no ghosting artifacts.Howard Luck was head technology engineer at IVC lab in Burbank. He was delighted with the laserprojector and wanted to start doing the classic measurements. Troyer and team were quite happy togive him any information he wanted about the projector. He was head of technology on the DCIcommittee. He would make suggestions for Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) standards. Thus adding cyan isa suggested DCI mandate for better color saturation. Also because DCI knew full video filmic color waspossible, the DCI made a mandate for full color spectrum images.Ken Holland who owned IVC at that time was very upset. Warner was his main customer. He rushed intothe lab screaming at Troyer and her engineer when they were setting up for the Warner demonstration“You are not going to get by with this!” That proved to be true. Modern Luddites stopped thedemonstration projector delivery to Griffith Park Planetarium for their refurbish. The projector,equipment and optics were stolen from the IVC lab right before the move. Also stolen and neverrecovered were the ten projectors built for waiting clients. Troyer calls the disrupters “Zuddites”(Modern Luddites).Dave Schnelle was with Ken Holland when he screamed at Troyer and the engineer. Schnelle is now withDolby and the LIPA consortium. At NAB 2012 Troyer asked Schnelle what he thought when he heard KenHolland yell those words? He just shook his head, remembering and said it was a long time ago.Ken Holland made his money in the color theater where they pushed the digital cinema arc lamp colorsto be more film like. The Metatron Laser Projector would hurt the post house business. After the Warner 45
    • demonstration Howard Lukk was told he could not have discussion with Troyer or her team. Troyer andteam were locked out of the lab and had to have permission to have demonstrations. The lease for thelab had been paid up front so there was no legal basis for the lock out. The equipment was owned byMetatron Inc. — California Corporation.Troyer hired attorneys and threatened to have a press conference outside the IVC post house. The Page | 46Troyer team was allowed to get into their lab for a demonstration for Dr. Adam Drobot from SAIC/Telcordia and a high end gaming executive. Drobot is considered a high end evaluator of patents andtechnology. Troyer and guest engineer were actually walked out of IVC when they went in to help set upthe demonstration, with the threat of the police being called. Ken Holland evidently was in collusionwith the Zuddites who were making sure the “Metatron Laser Projector” was not placed in a venueAfter viewing the Metatron images, Dr. Drobot stated that the Troyer patents are strong, that theimages could be compared to film and that the laser projector was the long awaited solution for theCAVE (simulation virtual reality, HIVE) because of the infinite focus.Roy Disney was a great advocate of the Metatron. The great sabotage came when Roy Disney was to seeanother Metatron demonstration. That never happened. Events were such that the demonstration wascanceled and the engineer team freaked. Dean Lyon decided to go work in New Zealand and help PeterJackson set up his lab. It is dangerous to be involved with disruptive technology in the USA.The Troyer team was stopped by sabotage of the Zuddites. When nothing else worked to stop Troyer,they just made the projectors disappear. Thus Troyer and team were not able to deliver and install the10 JVC laser projectors to Famous Players and the Military and Griffith Park Planetarium for theirrefurbish. h. Much time was wasted. Much interference was wrought by the Zuddites. The FBI was calledin but to no avail at that time.Chris Cookson took the information to his high tech job at Sony. Other Sony technology experts also hadseen Metatron demonstrations. Chris Cookson would not accept Troyer’s calls in 2010 about workingwith Sony (emails sent). It is interesting that Sony thinks they can blatantly infringe. The fact that Troyerand team can prove Sony knows they are infringing is dangerous for a big company, because the chargefor infringement is tripled. IMAX and Barco are also infringing. Kodak does not have the patents neededto cover the basic laser process being proclaimed by the LIPA consortium (See email to LIPA and Sony’sPete Ludi in prior metatroy wordpress blog). The Warner group endorsed the laser projection image asbest video image: full spectrum saturated film colors, much higher contrast—good blacks, no ghosting infast moving images, and heat mitigation. The industry is still attempting to deliver filmic images withgood contrast and eliminating blur artifacts.The Troyer laser projector proves that laser images far surpass arc lamp images. Infinite focus wasintroduced with the ability to adjust to curves (Microvision, Light Blue Optics, Aaxatech). Z depth isspatially modulated into the pixel to create auto dimension. (See Troyer patent optic drawings). Theseexciting attributes streamline and lower costs. They make dome theme park venues possible. FinallyKISS Cinerama: keep it simple—streamlined and user friendly.Experiencing “Being there” in space was finally possible. JPL and NASA dimensional images on a bigcurved Planetarium screens with Dr. Donald Gurnett’s captured space sounds in sync with the images.John Mosley of JPL was the producer and had discovered the Metatron for the Planetarium. There wasweeping when the Metatron was stolen out of IVC and not delivered. Griffith Park Planetarium was 46
    • forced to deliver a sub- standard experience. Maybe finally audiences today can have that greatexperience— and not have to wait another 10 years.IMAX could not have us show our projector. Their stock would crash – not only because we werereplacing the IMAX film dome experience, but also because the JVC ILA would probably be the choiceover the DLP. IMAX was the lead in introducing the Texas Instrument DLP for digital cinema. They had Page | 47purchased the arc lamp reflective light valve projector from England and paid $10 million dollar licensingfees to Texas Instruments. Barco and Christies also each paid $10 million dollar licensing fees. This stillholds true today. IMAX sold their rights to NEC and kept the rights for Digital Projection. IMAX is nowworking with Barco for the laser projector with the DLP. Sony and RED are using LCoS—liquid crystal. Allare reflective light valves.Troyer Patent US 6183092; February 6, 2001 – Claim One1. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer;a reflective liquid-crystal light valve for modulating the beam with a desired image;further laser apparatus for projecting one or more picture beams that include green and blue laser light;and wherein the laser light of wavelength about 635 nanometers or longer mixes with the green andblue laser light to provide substantially pure neutral colors including pure white and pure black;wherein the further laser apparatus projects substantially cyan light with the blue and green light;wherein the laser light of wavelength about 635 nanometers or longer sometimes generates visiblespeckle when used to form a picture on a projection medium;and further comprising means for at least partly suppressing visible speckle when present in such apicture; said suppressing means comprising the combination of:means for displacing the beam substantially as a unit, during its projection;said light of wavelength about 635 nanometers or longer; and said cyan light.Troyer Notes: Full color spectrum is created with lasers that are addressed to a reflective light valve(RLV). The claims were broadened to all RLV in US 2006 and US 2012 and the Canadian patent(allowance notice Feb. 2011). The liquid crystal light valve is now a secondary claim. All reflective lightvalves are covered. All digital cinema projectors use reflective light valve (RLV) at this time: DLP, LCoS,LED, MEMS, or any to be invented.Full Color Spectrum with Deeper Red: Laser projectors should provide full color spectrum for bestimage. Thus the red needs to be 635 nm or higher (640 nm). With this deeper red, magentas, purplesand mustards are created. Adding cyan has proven to provide better color spectrum and better whitesand blacks. The DCI—digital cinema initiative suggests using Cyan for best color balance. Cyan with thedeeper red reduces the speckle caused by green lasers in the 532 nm range. Also using a deeper redsupports eliminating speckle and a produces a more saturated film like image.This claim covers full spectrum color (using deeper red—635 nm red). The art before stated that orangered (610 nm) had to be used for more image brightness and to match the NTSC (TV) analog color chart.This orange red caused more speckle because of the shimmer. The claim with 635 nm red or above thuscovers full spectrum filmic color with speckle repression with a reflective light valve (RLV). 47
    • “Secret Sauce” Solution for Sony and Laser Light Engine: Did Sony and LLE techs read the recipe for thesecret sauce in the Troyer patents, when they could not get rid of their speckle. Adding Cyan, however,is now pretty standard since it is one of the DCI mandates for better saturated color. Deeper red andcyan also create a secondary color plateau for yellow, magenta, and cyan.Leap Frog Patent by Kodak and Barco: The LIPA Consortium including Kodak, IMAX, Barco and Sony Page | 48think that they are “leap frogging”—writing around the Troyer patents by combining the lasers intowhat they call parallel projection, which is a form of merging expanded parallel lines of laser beams tobecome more of a flood process. Read the first claim of the first patent 2001. The claim is broad (doesnot specify) how the lasers are addressed to the reflective light valve. Troyer’s preferred method isdiscussed. This is an expanded beam scanning in sync with the video information when possible (film orslide image information not delivered in raster format).Note: Kodak has a leapfrog patent that stresses adding cyan to RGB in the description, but it is not partof the Kodak patent claims. Kodak could not make these claims because it was prior art.Read http://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/metatroy/troyer-patent-portfolio-2012/1Metatroys Blog Troyer Patent ClaimsTroyer Patent US 6183092 February 6, 20011. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; a reflective liquid-crystallight valve for modulating the beam with a desired image;further laser apparatus for projecting one or more picture beams that include green and blue laser light;and wherein the laser light of wavelength about 635 nanometers or longer mixes with the green andblue laser light to provide substantially pure neutral colors including pure white and pure black;wherein the further laser apparatus projects substantially cyan light with the blue and green light;wherein the laser light of wavelength about 635 nanometers or longer sometimes generates visiblespeckle when used to form a picture on a projection medium;and further comprising means for at least partly suppressing visible speckle when present in such apicture; said suppressing means comprising the combination of:means for displacing the beam substantially as a unit, during its projection; said light of wavelengthabout 635 nanometers or longer; and said cyan light.Troyer note: All laser projectors need to provide full color spectrum for best image. All the laserprojectors that work are using a reflective light valve for modulation. Add cyan which has been found toprovide better color spectrum and is stated in the DCI—digital cinema initiative for best color balance—Kodak has a leapfrog patent that stressed adding cyan but does not have it in the claims. 48
    • This claim covers full spectrum color (using deeper red—635 nm. red- than the art was previously). Theadded cyan suggests using the secondary colors of yellow, magenta, and cyan (488 nm.) Thus greatblacks and whites can be created and speckle is reduced with the broad spectrum colors.Full color spectrum is created with lasers that are addressed to a reflective light valve (RLV). The claimwas broadened to all RLV in US 2006 and Canadian patent: notice of allowance Feb. 28, 2011. The art Page | 49before stated that orange red (610 nm.) had to be used for more brightness and to match the NTSC (TV)analog color chart. This orange red caused more speckle because of the shimmer. The claim with 635nm red or above thus covers full spectrum filmic color with speckle repression with a reflective lightvalve (RLV). All digital cinema projectors use RLV— DLP, LCoS, LED, MEMS, or any to be invented.(US patent 2006, 2012 and Canada broaden to reflective light valve with same claims)2. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer;a reflective liquid-crystal light valve for modulating the beam with a desired image;and further laser apparatus for projecting one or more picture beams that include green and blue laserlight; wherein the laser light of wavelength about 635 nanometers or longer mixes with the green andblue laser light to provide substantially pure neutral colors including pure white and pure black;and wherein the laser light of wavelength about 635 nanometers or longer sometimes generates visiblespeckle when used to form a picture on a projection medium; and further comprising means for at leastpartly suppressing visible speckle when present in such a picture; said suppressing means comprisingthe combination of:means for displacing the beam substantially as a unit during its projection; and said light of wavelengthabout 635 nanometers or longer.Troyer note: All laser projectors using the reflective light valve infringe on this claim if they have fullcolor spectrum and are using polarized laser images. The description of means for displacing the beamsubstantially as a unit during its projection is explained in the Troyer patent text and the drawings.3. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer;a reflective liquid-crystal light valve for modulating the beam with a desired image;a laser apparatus for projecting one or more picture beams that include green and blue laser light;wherein the laser light of wavelength about 635 nanometers or longer mixes with the green and bluelaser light to provide substantially pure neutral colors including pure white and pure black;and the liquid-crystal light valve is controlled by light generated substantially in response to a type oftraditional broadcast video signals; and substantially no color correction or gamma adjustment isapplied to remove any color-balance effect of using said 635-nanometer or longer-wavelength laserlight instead of broadcast video standard red.Troyer note: All laser projectors using reflective light valve and using full color spectrum 635 nm. red andover — infringe on this claim.4. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for protecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer;and a reflective liquid-crystal light valve for modulating the beam with a desired image; wherein thelaser light sometimes generates visible speckle when used to form a picture on a projection medium; 49
    • and further comprising means for at least partly suppressing visible speckle when present in such apicture; said suppressing means comprising means for displacing the beam substantially as a unit duringits projection.Troyer note: 1 – 4 patent claims are independent. Troyer and experts claim that the laser projectorsbeing built are infringing on these claims by Microvision, Light Blue Optics, Kodak, IMAX, Barco, Sony, Page | 50RED. If the laser image is not delivered as a unit to the screen and is an actual laser beam—then thatprojector should not have FDA approval because actual individual laser beams out of the lens aredangerous to the eyes.5. The projector of claim 4, wherein: said suppressing means further comprise said light of wavelengthabout 635 nanometers or longer, in combination with the displacing means.6. The projector of claim 5: wherein the liquid-crystal light valve has a beam-modulation stage forimpressing the desired image onto the beam, and a control stage to control said impressing;and further comprising: means for writing an image incrementally onto successive portions of thecontrol stage; and means for directing the beam onto successive selected portions of the modulationstage, and for generally synchronizing the directing means with the image-writing means.Note: This is the way to do it best—as Microvision as discovered, Light Blue Optics, AXXA, and Kodakdiscovered with their demonstration laser projector.7. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for protecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer;a reflective liquid-crystal light valve for modulating the beam with a desired image;wherein the liquid-crystal light valve has a beam-modulation stage for impressing the desired imageonto the beam, and a control stage to control said impressing;means for writing an image incrementally onto successive portions of the control stage; and means fordirecting the beam onto successive selected portions of the modulation stage, and for generallysynchronizing the directing means with the image-writing means.Note: The infringers will find if they synchronize the laser expanded beam with the image informationthat they will get rid of the blurring—ghosting—even with a LCoS or other liquid crystal device. Also thecontrast is much higher, because a flood of the laser beam is not bleeding into the black (reducescontrast). The goal is for the best image that looks like film. Thus no blurring (ghosting), high contrastand full color vivid sharp images.8. A laser projector for use in forming an image on an irregular projection medium having portions atdistinctly different distances from the projector;said projector comprising laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laser light ofwavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer;a reflective liquid-crystal light valve for modulating the beam with a desired image;wherein the liquid-crystal light valve operates by introducing at least partial disruption of the laser-lightcoherence; and means for projecting the picture beam onto such irregular projection medium to forman image that appears substantially sharp on said portions of distinctly different distances,notwithstanding said at least partial disruption of coherence. 50
    • Note: any laser projector that uses a reflective light valve and lasers and has infinite sharpness and goodpolarized 3D images uses this method that was discovered by Troyer and patented. Before laserprojectors had infinite focus but were using the AOM (acoustic optic modulation) for modulating theimage. That was dangerous to the eyes because a flying spot scan was used, directing laser beams out ofthe lens. Also the AOM approach, like the grated light valve approach (Kodak) was not light efficient.Brightness was reduced on the screen. Page | 519. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting along a path a picture beam that includeslaser light which sometimes generates visible speckle when used to form a picture on a projectionmedium, said path having an axis; and means for at least partly suppressing visible speckle when insuch a picture; and the suppressing means comprising means for displacing the axis of the path duringprojection of the beam.10. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for protecting along a path a picture beam thatincludes laser light which sometimes generates visible speckle when used to form a picture on aprojection medium; means for at least Partly suppressing visible speckle when in such a picture; thesuppressing means comprising means for displacing the path during projection of the beam; and aliquid-crystal light valve having a beam-modulation stage for impressing an image onto the beam; andwherein: the displacing means scan the beam over the beam-modulation stage during said projection.11. The projector of claim 10, wherein: the displacing means comprise an optical deflecting elementmounted for mechanical rotation.12. The projector of claim 11, wherein: the deflecting means comprise an optical deflecting elementmounted for mechanical rotation.13. The projector of claim 12, wherein: the deflecting element comprises a mirror mounted on agalvanometer or motor.14. The projector of claim 13, wherein: the mirror is mounted for rotation about an axis substantially ina reflective surface of the mirror.15. The projector of claim 10: the light valve also having a control stage to control said impressing; andfurther comprising: means for writing an image incrementally onto successive portions of the controlstage; and means for controlling the displacing means to direct the beam onto successive selectedportions of the modulation stage, and to generally synchronize the beam with the image-writingmeans. Note: broadens the laser address to portions of the modulation stage instead of just scanning.16. The projector of claim 15, wherein: the control stage is a photosensitive stage that receives anincrementally written optical image. Note: control stage is a camera.17. The projector of claim 15, wherein: the control stage comprises an electrode matrix that receivesincrementally written electrical voltages.18. The projector of claim 10, for use in forming an image on an irregular projection medium havingportions at distinctly different distances from the projector, wherein: 51
    • the displacing means are substantially nondiffusing; and the liquid-crystal light valve operates byintroducing at least partial disruption of the laser-light coherence;and further comprising: means for projecting the picture beam onto such irregular projection medium toform an image that appears substantially sharp on said portions of distinctly different distances,notwithstanding said at least partial disruption of coherence. Page | 5219. The projector of claim 9, wherein: the displacing means are substantially lossless, to within onepercent of beam intensity.20. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting along a Path a picture beam that includeslaser light which sometimes generates visible speckle when used to form a picture on a projectionmedium; means for at least partly suppressing visible speckle when in such a picture; the suppressingmeans comprising means for displacing the path during projection of the beam; and beam-expansionmeans; and wherein the displacing means and beam-expansion means cooperate to achieve a net gainin light-energy efficiency.Note: Independent claim: This is a claim that does not state liquid crystal light valve or scanning laserbeams. This claim explains how eye safety and light efficiency (brightness) is kept by using beamexpansion. All mentioned laser projectors use beam expansion, including the parallel flood approachthat the LIPA Consortium (Sony, IMAX, NEC, Barco, Christies etc.) is suggesting is the best approach.21. The projector of claim 20, wherein: the gain in efficiency approaches approximately fifty-six percent,in comparison with masking off original circular edges of the laser beam.22. The projector of claim 20, wherein: projection-surface aspect ratio of four to three, the gain inefficiency is approximately sixty-four percent, compared to masking off original circular beam edges.23. The projector of claim 20, wherein: for a projection-surface aspect ratio of sixteen to nine, the gainin efficiency approaches approximately eighty-five percent, in comparison with masking off originalcircular edges of the laser beam.24. The projector of claim 20, wherein: the displacing means and beam-expansion means also cooperateto substantially eliminate initial nonuniformity of brightness in the beam.25. The projector of claim 9, wherein: the laser apparatus comprises one or more lasers; and every laserin the laser apparatus is exclusively a solid-state laser.26. The projector of claim 9, wherein: said projection medium has a shape; the laser apparatuscomprises optical means for shaping the picture beam to a cross-sectional shape shallower than theshape of said projection medium; and the displacing means also shift the picture beam on the projectionmedium, during said projection.27. The projector of claim 26, wherein the optical means are selected from the group consisting of:plural lenses in series for adjusting the beam dimension in two substantially perpendicular directions;and a curved mirror that forms part of the displacing means. 52
    • 28. The projector of claim 26, further comprising: a liquid-crystal light valve having a beam-modulationstage for impressing an image onto the beam, said modulation stage having a cross-sectional shape; andwherein: the displacing means comprise a curved mirror that shapes the picture beam to a cross-sectional shape shallower than the cross-sectional shape of said modulation stage; and said curvedmirror is mounted in a galvanometer movement or motor, to scan the shaped beam over saidmodulation stage. Page | 5329. Independent claim—No liquid crystal: A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for forming apicture beam that includes laser light; said laser apparatus producing an initially substantially circularlaser-light beam subject to non uniform illumination;means for transmitting a beam out of the projector for viewing by an audience as images on asubstantially rectangular viewing screen that has a shape;and means for forming an illuminated image on the substantially rectangular viewing screen by usingthe circular laser-light beam without masking off significant fractions of the laser-light beam;said illuminated-image-forming means comprising:means for reshaping the initially circular laser-light beam to a laser-light beam of shallower shape thansaid shape of the substantially rectangular viewing screen, and means for scanning the reshaped laser-light beam over the screen.30. The projector of claim 29, further comprising: means for minimizing the influence of nonuniformityof illumination in the initially substantially circular laser-light beam; said minimizing means comprisingsaid reshaping and scanning means; wherein the reshaping and scanning means cause saidnonuniformity to at least partially average out.31. The projector of claim 29, wherein: the reshaping means introduce additional illuminationnonuniformity along the width of the shallow, wide laser-light beam; and the illuminated-image-formingmeans further comprise means for compensating for the additional illumination nonuniformity.32. A laser projection system for forming an image on an irregular Projection medium having portions atdistinctly differing distances from the projector;said system comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes laser light;a liquid-crystal light valve for impressing an image onto the beam; and means for projecting the beamfrom the light valve, with said impressed image, onto such irregular projection medium;wherein the liquid-crystal light valve operates by partial disruption of laser-light coherence in the beam;and further comprising means for, notwithstanding said partial disruption of coherence, causing imageto appear sharp on said projection-medium portions of differing distances.33. The system of claim 32, wherein: the image appears substantially evenly illuminated, except wherelight is distributed over a receding surface.34. A laser projection system for forming an image on an irregular projection medium which comprises acurved screen or dome having an image-receiving area that has a shape and that has portions atdistinctly differing distances from the projector;said system comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes laser light;a liquid-crystal light valve for impressing an image onto the beam; and means for projecting the beamfrom the light valve, with said impressed image, onto such irregular projection medium; 53
    • and wherein the laser apparatus comprises means for shaping the beam to have a cross-sectional shapeshallower than the shape of such image-receiving area, and means for scanning the beam on suchirregular projection medium; and the beam at such irregular projection medium is substantially uniformin distribution across its cross-section.Note: Light Blue Optics and AXXA use liquid crystal light valve. Microvision uses a MEMS reflective light Page | 54valve. Kodak/ IMAX and Barco use the DLP (MEMS) reflective light valve. They are attempting to do aparallel projection method—placing all laser diode lines in parallel and sending a flood on the screen.The contrast will be reduced with the parallel static flood approach compared to the scanning or slotapproach. It is almost impossible to keep evenly distributed light over the whole surface of combinedparallel lines. It is not known how effective the polarization and collimation combined parallel staticimage will be for creating non artifact evenly distributed images or for retaining the infinite focuspolarized collimated images for best 3D.Troyer Patent US 6910774 June 28, 2005Claims:These are much the same as the 2001 patent, but it is stated that all the color can be in one light valveor separate.1. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength equal to six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; and a reflective liquid-crystal light valve for modulating the beam with a desired image.Troyer Note: the June 6, 2006 patent claims (divisional) and Canadian patent claims (Feb. 29, 2011)broaden the patent claims to reflective light valve (RLV) any including LCOS, DLP. MEMS, LED, OLED orany to be invented. This patent claim does not use scanning as a solution. It is kept open for any laserbeam address.2. The projector of claim 1, wherein: light that appears red in the beam comprises substantially only saidlaser light of wavelength equal to 635 nanometers or longer.3. The projector of claim 2, further comprising: means for also incorporating blue and green laser lightinto the picture beam; and separate, additional reflective liquid-crystal light valves for modulating theblue and green light respectively.4. The projector of claim 2, wherein: said light valve also receives blue and green laser light formodulation, within the same light valve.5. The projector of claim 2, further comprising: means for scanning the beam across a face of the lightvalve during projection of each image, rather than flooding the entire face substantially simultaneously.6. The projector of claim 5, further comprising: means for also incorporating blue and green laser lightinto the picture beam; and separate, additional reflective liquid-crystal light valves for modulating theblue and green light respectively. 54
    • 7. The projector of claim 2, wherein: said light valve also receives blue and green laser light formodulation, within the same light valve.8. The projector of claim 5, wherein: the laser apparatus comprises no solid-state lasers, but ratherexclusively lasers of gas type. Page | 559. The projector of claim 2, wherein: the laser apparatus comprises no solid-state lasers, but ratherexclusively lasers of gas type.10. The projector of claim 1, further comprising: further laser apparatus for projecting one or morebeams that include green and blue laser light; and wherein the laser light of wavelength equal to 635nanometers or longer mixes with the green and blue laser light to provide substantially pure neutralcolors including pure white and pure black.11. The projector of claim 10, further comprising: means for receiving high-bandwidth red, green andblue computer-monitor signals from a computer; wherein the projector serves as a high-color-fidelitycomputer monitor.12. The projector of claim 10, wherein: the liquid-crystal light valve is not controlled by light derivedfrom traditional broadcast video signals.13. The projector of claim 12, wherein the liquid-crystal light valve is controlled by light or control signalsapplied to the valve by writing onto a control stage of the valve:a vector, bitmap or other computer file scanned from an image or generated in a computer, oramplitude-modulated laser-diode illuminationswept dimensionally across the control stage, or imagesfrom a small transmissive liquid-crystal display modulator, in turn written by signals not derived fromtraditional broadcast video signals, or other entire frames without interlace, or motion-picture film colorseparations, or a still image from a slide or overhead-projection transparency, or a color separationmade therefrom, or a live image optically coupled, without electronic intermediary, to the control stage.14. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; and a reflective liquid-crystal light valve for modulating the beam with a desired image; and wherein: light that appears red inthe beam comprises substantially only said laser light of wavelength about 635 nanometers or longer:the laser apparatus comprises solid-state lasers; and said apparatus projects a beam in which light thatappears red is of wavelength between about 635 and 650 nanometers.15. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; and a reflective liquid-crystal light valve for modulating the beam with a desired image; and wherein: said apparatus projects abeam in which light that appears red is of wavelength substantially 647 nanometers.16. The projector of claim 15, wherein: the image is a moving picture.17. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; a reflective liquid-crystallight valve for modulating the beam with a desired image; and further laser apparatus for projecting one 55
    • or more beams that include green and blue laser light; wherein the laser light of wavelength about 635nanometers or longer mixes with the green and blue laser light to provide substantially pure neutralcolors including pure white and pure black; and the further laser apparatus projects substantially cyannative laser light with the blue or green light, or both.18. The projector of claim 10, wherein: the first-mentioned laser apparatus and the further laser Page | 56apparatus, considered together, comprise one or more lasers; and every laser in the first-mentionedlaser apparatus and the further laser apparatus is exclusively a solid-state laser.19. The projector of claim 10, wherein: the first-mentioned laser apparatus and the further laserapparatus, considered together, comprise one or more lasers; and every laser in the first-mentionedlaser apparatus and the further laser apparatus is exclusively a gas laser.20. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; a reflective liquid-crystallight valve for modulating the beam with a desired image; and further laser apparatus for projecting oneor more picture beams that include green and blue laser light; wherein the proportions of light power ofthe about 635-nanometers or longer-wavelength laser light, the green laser light and the blue laser lightare roughly eight to six to five (8:6:5).21. The projector of claim 10, further comprising: means for also incorporating the blue and green laserlight into said picture beam; and separate, additional reflective liquid-crystal light valves for modulatingthe blue and green light respectively.22. The projector of claim 10, wherein: said light valve also receives the blue and green laser light formodulation, within the same light valve.23. A laser projection system for forming a sharp image on an irregular projection medium havingportions at distinctly differing distances from the projector; said system comprising: laser apparatus forprojecting a picture beam that includes laser light; a liquid-crystal light valve for impressing a sharpimage onto the beam; and means for projecting the beam from the light valve, with said impressedimage being displayed sharply on substantially all such portions, at distinctly different distances, of suchirregular projection medium as a show for an audience.24. The system of claim 23, wherein: the irregular projection medium comprises one or more projectionmedia selected from the group consisting of: an interior of a dome, or other building having internalsurfaces that are not generally normal to a projection direction, an exterior of a dome, sculpture,monument, or other structure having external surfaces that are not generally normal to a projectiondirection, a waterfall, a water fountain, fog or a cloud, ice, a scrim in front of a curtain or screen, aplurality of scrims in optical series, one or more trees, grass, vines or other foliage, a hillside or otherlandscape, or other receding surface, and an array of people or other animals or other discrete objects,or combinations thereof, at diverse distances from the projecting means; and the projecting meansdisplay a protracted show on the one or more projection media, for the audience.25. The system of claim 24, further comprising: such irregular projection medium.26. The system of claim 23, further comprising: such irregular projection medium. 56
    • 27. The system of claim 23, wherein: the laser apparatus comprises one or more lasers; and every laserin the laser apparatus is exclusively a solid-state laser.28. The projector of claim 24: wherein the laser apparatus projects red laser light in the picture beam;and the light valve impresses red components of an image onto the red laser light; and furthercomprising: means for also incorporating blue and green laser light into the picture beam, and separate, Page | 57additional liquid-crystal light valves for respectively impressing blue and green components of the imageonto the blue and green light.29. The projector of claim 24, wherein: said light valve receives laser light components of threerespective colors and impresses corresponding color components of the image onto the three respectivelight components, respectively, all within the same light valve.30. A laser projection system for forming an image on an irregular projection medium having portions atdistinctly differing distances from the projector; said system comprising: laser apparatus for projecting apicture beam that includes laser light; a liquid-crystal light valve for impressing an image onto the beam;and means for projecting the beam from the light valve, with said impressed image, onto such irregularprojection medium to form a substantially sharp image on such medium at such distinctly differingdistances.31. The system of claim 30, wherein: the irregular projection medium comprises one or more projectionmedia selected from the group consisting of: an interior of a dome, or other building having internalsurfaces that are not generally normal to a projection direction, an exterior of a dome, sculpture,monument, or other structure having external surfaces that are not generally normal to a projectiondirection, a waterfall, a water fountain, fog or a cloud, ice, a scrim in front of a curtain or screen, aplurality of scrims in optical series, one or more trees, grass, vines or other foliage, a hillside or otherlandscape, or other receding surface, and an array of people or other animals or other discrete objects,or combinations thereof, at diverse distances from the projecting means; and the projection meansform the substantially sharp image on substantially each element of the selected one or more media.32. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laserlight of wavelength longer than 640 nanometers; and a reflective liquid-crystal light valve for modulatingthe beam with a desired image.33. The projector of claim 32, wherein: said apparatus projects a beam of wavelength substantially 647nanometers.34. The projector of claim 32: wherein the light valve impresses red components of an image onto thelaser light of wavelength longer than 640 nanometers; and further comprising: means for alsoincorporating blue and green laser light into the picture beam, and separate, additional liquid-crystallight valves for respectively impressing blue and green components of the image onto the blue andgreen light.35. The projector of claim 32, wherein: said light valve receives laser light components of threerespective colors and impresses corresponding color components of the image onto the three respectivelight components, respectively, all within the same light valve. 57
    • Troyer Patent June 6, 2006 US 7055957This patent can be licensed separately. The claims broadens to all reflective light valveshttp://www.freepatentsonline.com/7055957.htmlhttp://www.google.com/patents/US7055957Inventor: Troyer Page | 58Date Issued: June 6, 2006Application: 10/946,081Filed: September 21, 2004Inventors: Troyer; Diane (Kalona, IA)Assignee:Primary Dowling; William C.Examiner:Attorney Agent: Carter; Ryan N.U.S. Class: 349/25; 349/5; 353/31; 359/197Field Of 353/31; 353/33; 353/34; 353/37; 353/122; 359/197; 359/212; 359/215; 359/216; 359/221; 359/223; 348/751; 348/761; 348/766; 349/2; 349/4;Search: 349/25; 349/5International G03B 21/14Claim:1. A laser projector comprising:laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes exclusively laser light of wavelength about sixhundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer;a reflective light valve having a beam-modulation stage for impressing an image onto the exclusivelylaser-light beam, and having a control stage, distinct from the beam-modulation stage, to control saidimpressing;means for writing an image incrementally onto successive generally slot-shaped portions of the controlstage; and means for directing the exclusively laser-light beam onto successive selected generally slot-shaped portions of the modulation stage, and for generally synchronizing the exclusively laser-lightbeam with the image-writing means;wherein the laser apparatus initially projects the exclusively laser-light picture beam having substantiallyall rays substantially parallel to a common optical axis, with substantially no ray crossing the optical axisor otherwise passing through the center of any aperture stop;wherein the projector therefore has no telecentric zone;and the exclusively laser-light picture beam is not focused at or near the directing means or themodulation stage, or elsewhere within the laser projector.2. The projector of claim 1, wherein: the reflective light valve includes a substantially distinct spatialportion for modulation of each distinct spatial portion of the exclusively laser-light beam, respectively.3. The projector of claim 2, wherein: the projected beam has a cross-section that is substantially uniformin intensity rather than having a Gaussian intensity distribution. 58
    • 4. The projector of claim 3, wherein: substantially the entire cross-section of the exclusively laser-lightbeam, with negligible masking, is directed onto said successive selected portions of modulation stage.5. The projector of claim 1, wherein: substantially each control-stage portion has a substantiallycorresponding modulation-stage portion; and the directing-and-synchronizing means generally Page | 59synchronize selection of modulation-stage portions with writing at corresponding successive control-stage portions, subject to a delay generally equal to rise time in the modulation stage.6. The projector of claim 1, wherein: the directing means comprise a curved mirror that shapes thepicture beam to a shallow cross-section; and said curved mirror is mounted in a galvanometermovement or motor, to scan the shaped beam across said modulation stage.7. The projector of claim 1, wherein: the directing means comprise a curved mirror that shapes thepicture beam to a shallow cross-section; and said curved mirror is mounted to a rotating disc forscanning the shaped beam across said modulation stage.8. The projector of claim 1, further comprising: means for reflecting the beam from the directing meansinto the beam-modulation stage and for transmitting the beam, after return from the beam-modulationstage, to form a picture on a projection medium; and wherein: the laser apparatus is generally disposedon a first level; the light valve, writing means, and reflecting-and-transmitting means are generallydisposed on a second level above or below the first level; and the directing means also transfer thebeam from the first level to the second level.9. The projector of claim 8, wherein: the directing means turn the beam from a path generallyassociated with the first level to propagate in a direction generally perpendicular to that path, towardthe second level.10. The laser projector of claim 1 wherein the laser light is a substantially white laser beam comprised ofamplitude-modulated color imaging information; wherein the substantially white laser light is formed bythe combination of a red laser beam having a laser light of wavelength of about 635 nanometers orlonger, and laser beam of blue and green wavelengths so that the white light contains a full colorspectrum.11. The laser projector of claim 10 wherein the substantially white laser light further comprises at leastone additional laser beam; said additional laser beam having a wavelength of about 488 nanometersTroyer Note: This claim suggests that the secondary colors are included with the red, blue and green.Secondary colors are yellow, magenta, and cyan (488 nm).12. The projector of claim 1, further comprising: means for reflecting the laser light beam from thedirecting means into the beam-modulation stage and for transmitting the beam, after return from thebeam-modulation stage; means to form a sharp in focus picture on an irregular projection medium;;wherein the laser apparatus is generally disposed on a first level and the light valve, writing means, andreflecting-and-transmitting means are generally disposed on a second level. 59
    • Troyer Note: means dome, simulation, curved screen or irregular screen like water screen, balloon,sculpture having portions at distinctly different distances from the projector13. The projector of claim 1, further comprising: means for reflecting the beam from the directing meansinto the beam-modulation stage and for transmitting the beam after return from the beam-modulationstage, means to form a sharp in focus picture on an irregular projection medium; having portions at Page | 60distinctly different distances from the projector; and wherein the laser apparatus generally retains thecollimation and the spatial modulation is preserved in the propagating laser beam.Troyer Note: This is the magic that makes possible always in focus sharp images on domes and withsimulation—also this makes possible the 2D to 3D in the fact that the sharp spatially modulated imagesthat are always in focus create automatic depth in curved space or with volume flat screens.14. The laser projector of claim 1, further comprising a means of preserving the pseudo collimation(non-crossing rays) of the laser beams to form a sharp image on an irregular projection medium havingportions at distinctly differing distance from the laser apparatus. Troyer Note: Dome half screen,Cinerama, Simulation, CAVE/ HIVE—holographic immersive virtual environments.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Notes: The St. Valentine patent claims can be found on page 10 of this document.Troyer US Patent 8113660 February 14, 2012Projector and Camera with Dimensional Sharp Full Spectrum Color Dimensional Images(Page 10 of this document)IN 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. DOWLINGClaims found on page 10 or this document under Valentine patent++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Canadian Patent 2,372,833 (allowance of claims)Canadian Patent application 2,372,833 given notice of allowance Feb. 28, 2011. The Canadian patentoffice is very thorough – and looks at all prior art. This is strong validation of the India and Mexicanpatents and also the 4 USA patents. 60
    • Canada claims are broad covering all reflective light valves. This patent claims reflective light valves andpretty much uses a combination of claims in the USA patents. Request a copy of the Canada patent andclaims – Diane Troyer; 818-795-2407 (mobile); 319-512-1009 (office) Metatronvision@gmail.comTwitter and blog: metatroyPatent Pending: There is also the Telecine/ Digital Intermediate (DI) patent pending. Troyer will publish Page | 61the claims— which will be as effective as being issued as a patent (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.Metatroys Blog June 2012We are in the days of transition—transformation. Now the lay person, the student, the seeker can bethe expert. Read patents and claims in your niche if you are thinking about getting a patent. Study yourarea of interest. Have the passion and learn. Find a mentor to help.Guess what—this works across the board. The person can learn the craft and how to use the tools.Deliver content, programing, writing the great script, best graphics—best game design.Now it is easier to manufacture with the new machines. Design and create your prototype and the partcan be made simply. Local technology labs are needed that provide access to the tools needed (Z*Kit).These local labs attached to a MetaSphere or MetaSite with the big curved screen Z*TV platform can becompared to when the libraries were built to be accessible to local communities.The ZELF lab—Zone Enhanced Location Fusion is where inventors, designers, programmers, contentmakers can have access to expensive equipment and the tools needed to do the work. Well paidmentors are there to teach using the tools. Often the talent becomes the intern to learn how to use thetools. Forms of manufacturing are done at the local levels bringing more jobs to the community.I have been told that my claims are very simple and clear by the patent Trolls—and I am very proud ofthis. Thank You Peter Lippmann for being a mentor—and respecting me and teaching me aboutpatents. I was so fortunate to have found you in the Cal Tech conclave. I am fortunate to have you asmy patent attorney who helped me write the patent description and argue the first set of claims.This is the only comment left on the blogs—This is how Troyer felt after the main Luddite attack afterthe Metatron Inc. California Company was destroyed and the team dissolved in 2003. In Iowa moreresearch was done and more patent claims received. This is the time of great transformation; Troyerknows that the technology will be available as a tool kit and not compromised.Comment » Very intrigued by your story. It’s sad to see technology stolen… been avictim of that myself. You will eventually catch up to these guys and get *some* of yourlicensing money out of them. But they will never ever ever let you take control of their industry.Show business is run by the biggest thieves and cons of them all. 61